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Pete Seeger, Folk Music Legend, Dies at 94

Seeger wrote some of the 20th century’s most indelible songs, including “If I Had a Hammer,” “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” and “Turn! Turn! Turn!” to name a few, all collected in numerous volumes throughout his life.

01/28/2014

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Arlo Guthrie Loses Wife Jackie, Postpones Tour Dates

Jackie Guthrie, wife of folk-singer Arlo Guthrie, passed away Sunday at the age of 68 at the couple’s winter home in Sebastian, Florida.

10/16/2012

Mumford & Sons are all smiles alongside Elvis Costello. (photo by Larry Busacca/Getty)

Mumford & Sons’ Big-Name Endorsements: Robert Plant, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Ray Davies

Like fellow folkies Dawes, Mumford & Sons seems to be one of the most predominant new acts to be name-checked by rock’s royalty. Let’s take a look at which other musical icons have endorsed Marcus Mumford and his mates.

09/21/2012

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Woody Guthrie Centennial: Singer Joel Rafael Celebrates, Co-Writes With Woody

The first songs that singer-songwriter Joel Rafael learned on guitar were Woody Guthrie’s – the standards of the ’60s folk revival scene, like “This Land Is Your Land.” Rafael never really got over them, and has spent his entire career paying tribute to Guthrie.

07/12/2012

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Rock Flashback: Steeleye Span

In America, folksingers tended to be lone troubadours with guitars in hand. English folkies often formed bands. Two of the best-known were [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Fairport Convention[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Steeleye Span[/lastfm]. We noticed that Steeleye Span’s bassist, […]

11/16/2011

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