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American Folk Music

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Appalachian Journey
From YouTube, produced by Mike Dibb, Penny Forster
This 56-minute video is a recording of Alan Lomax as he travels through the Southern Appalachians investigating the songs, dances, and religious rituals of the descendants of the Scotch-Irish frontiers people who have made the mountains their home fo... [more]
June 26, 2011 at 12:47 PM
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Ages: 12 - 18
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Doc Watson's Musical Influence
From YouTube, produced by Wayne Martin N.C. Arts Council
Wayne Martin, executive director, N.C. Arts Council, recalls Doc Watson's influence on him as a young musician, drawing him to the North Carolina mountains to hear traditional music firsthand. Martin says Watson's unparalleled technical skill was s... [more]
June 19, 2012 at 05:30 PM
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Ages: 12 - 18
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Doc and Rosa Lee Watson's Musical Relationship
From YouTube, produced by N.C. Arts Council
Wayne Martin, executive director, N.C. Arts Council, recalls Doc Watson's longtime relationship with his wife, Rosa Lee, who taught their son Merle how to play the guitar. (01:20)
June 19, 2012 at 05:25 PM
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Ages: 10 - 18
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Pete Seeger  "Forever Young"
From YouTube, produced by Martin Lewis & Mark Hudson
At 92 years old, Pete Seeger’s version of “Forever Young” by Bob Dylan. Hounded by the McCarthy anti-communists in the 1950′s, the grandfather of modern folk music. (05:20) Ironically, driving Pete Seeger underground spawned the interest of a whole ... [more]
April 20, 2012 at 03:38 PM
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Ages: 10 - 18
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"Tennessee Stud" played by Doc Watson and Jack Lawrence
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Doc Watson and Jack Lawrence perform "Tennessee Stud." From the DVD "Legends of Flatpicking Guitar."  (04:04)
June 19, 2012 at 05:39 PM
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Ages: 12 - 18
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Pete Seeger - The Water is Wide
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Believed to be either an English or Scottish folk song, "The Water is Wide" originated around the 1600's. Originally "Oh Waly Waly," about Lady Barbara Erskine, daughter of the 9th Earl of Mar. Married the 2nd Marquis of Douglas in 1670, but falsely ... [more]
April 20, 2012 at 03:49 PM
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Ages: 12 - 18
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Doc Watson's Musical Legacy
From YouTube, produced by Wayne Martin N.C. Arts Council
Wayne Martin, executive director, N.C. Arts Council, describes how Doc Watson set the standard for virtuoso acoustic guitar, how he embodied the music of western North Carolina, the traditions he kept alive and the legacy that remains in the form of ... [more]
June 19, 2012 at 05:28 PM
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The Erie Canal - The Weavers - (Lyrics)
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(02:15) We were forty miles from Albany forget it I never shall what a terrible storm we had one night on the E'ri'e canal Oh the E'ri'e was arising and the gin was getting low, and I scarcely think we'll get a drink 'till we get to Buffalo, 'ti... [more]
April 20, 2012 at 03:59 PM
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Ages: 15 - 18
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Some Crazy Magic: Meeting Harry Smith who compiled the Anthology of American Folk Music
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An Animated interpretation of John Cohen's first meeting with Harry Smith, the experimental filmmaker and animator who compiled the Anthology of American Folk Music, the most influential music collection in American history. Done for the American St... [more]
January 12, 2012 at 04:42 PM
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American Standard Time Presents John Cohen
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While mainly known as a founding member of the seminal folk revival  group The New Lost City Ramblers, John Cohen is also a musicologist, photographer and filmmaker who is responsible for the documentation and  recording of many great Appalachian mus... [more]
January 12, 2012 at 04:36 PM
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