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Protest Singers - Where are the Protest Singers

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Folk Music today may not look like it did a hundred years ago, or even just thirty years ago, but it’s not the only thing that has changed. Folk is nothing if not adequately commenting on the times in which it exists.



Open Mic Nights in Seattle

2016-12-03T11:05:05Z

Seattle has a burgeoning folk and roots music scene. Here are opportunities to join not only open mic nights, but also community jam sessions and song swaps.



10 Essential Folk Music Singer-Songwriters

2016-12-03T11:05:05Z

From Woody Guthrie to Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell to Ani Difranco, here's a look at ten of the best American folk music singer/songwriters of all time.



The Fascinating History of American Folk Music

2016-12-03T11:05:05Z

History of American folk music, from topical and protest music to folk-pop, indie roots, Americana, bluegrass, and other forms of acoustic music.



History of an American Folk Song: "We Shall...

2016-12-03T11:05:05Z

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Folk Music and the Civil Rights Movement

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Learn more about the height of the civil rights movement with this look at civil rights and folk music.



What Is Folk Music?

2016-12-03T11:05:05Z

What is folk music? This may be a topic on which scholars, fans, and artists will never entirely agree, but that's only because folk music is subjective to the people to whom it means something, by definition. Learn more about what folk music is, and what it has been in American history.



Holiday Folk Music CDs

2016-12-03T11:05:05Z

As the holidays approach, here's a look at some of the most notable holiday folk music CDs to get you in the spirit.



"Yankee Doodle" - Traditional

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What's the difference between folk and acoustic...

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10 Essential Songs from the Civil Rights Movement

2016-12-03T11:05:05Z

Songs inspired and encouraged the civil rights movement in America (1950s-'60s). These ten earned their place as essential anthems and ballads.



Wondering What a Folk Song Is? Here's the Answer

2016-12-03T11:05:05Z

The folk song is one of the most functional, portable, adaptable and accessible arts of human history. Learn more about American folk music.



"Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" - Johnny Marks

2016-12-03T11:05:05Z

The story behind the folk song Christmas carol Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.



Why Does Protest Music Work?

2016-12-03T11:05:05Z

I remember the first time I saw the full original version of " This Land is Your Land ," when I really



Top 10 Best Moments in Bob Dylan's Early Career

2016-12-03T11:05:05Z

Bob Dylan is one of the most influential singer/songwriters ever, whether you're looking at Folk, Pop, or Rock. His career has enjoyed several twists and turns that have kept fans (and often Bob himself) on their toes. If you don't have the patience for Scorsese's very long Documentary on Dylan, have no fear. I'll sum it up for you by ticking off the ten biggest moments at the start of his career.



A Closer Look at Bob Dylan's 'Protest' Songs

2016-12-03T11:05:05Z

From his debut at the 1963 Newport Folk Festival to his performance at Martin Luther King Jr's freedom march in Washington, D.C., Bob Dylan spent most of 1962-63 writing



Best Folk Music Albums

2016-12-03T11:05:05Z

Folk music spans a wide variety of artists. These folk music albums are not only the best place to start for new fans, but are a good primer for fans looking to expand their existing collection.



History of O Christmas Tree

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Bob Dylan Timeline

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Little did Bob Dylan know, in 1961, that he would end up writing some of the world's most celebrated anthems. What follows is a timeline hitting the peaks and valleys of Dylan's epic and ongoing five-decade career.



Why Folk Singer Pete Seeger Was Important

2016-12-03T11:05:05Z

Pete Seeger's legacy in social justice work is strong, but his influence on American folk music is palpable. Learn more with this brief history.



Background and History of Patriotic American...

2016-12-03T11:05:05Z

Here's a look at the background of some of the most popular and memorable patriotic American folk songs.



Discover Folk Music's Greatest Female Musicians

2016-12-03T11:05:05Z

Women in folk music run the gamut from singer-songwriters to blues guitarists, alt-country crooners and activist protest singers. Learn more about women in folk music, from the legendary trailblazers to the hottest up-and-coming female folksingers. From Janis Ian to Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez to Ani DiFranco, this is a list of some of the most important women in American folk music.



Bob Dylan's “Hurricane”: The Story...

2016-12-03T11:05:05Z

Although Dylan played the song every night during the Rolling Thunder Revue tour in 1975, he dropped “Hurricane” from his live set after the Night of the Hurricane II benefit in January 1976 and hasn't performed it to this day. It's every diehard Dylanite's deep-seated fantasy that someday, somehow, he or she will be in the front row when Dylan finally decides to shake the tree. Readore about Dylan's song



Folk Song History of We Wish You a Merry...

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New York Open Mic - An (Incomplete) Listing

2016-12-03T11:05:05Z

Whether you live in NYC or are just visiting and want to hit up open mic night, here's a look at some of the New York City's nightly open mics.



Bob Dylan's Best Songs

2016-12-03T11:05:05Z

Diving into Bob Dylan's music catalog can be a little overwhelming. Check out this list of Bob Dylan's best songs for some tips on where to start.



All About Protest Music

2016-12-03T11:05:05Z

Protest is remarkable for many reasons, but mostly for the fact that it helps people realize they're not alone in feeling a spirit of dissent against certain injustices, whether on a personal or more overarching governmental level. Learn more about American protest music, topical folk songs, political folksingers, and protest singers.



How is Folk Music Different From Country?

2016-12-03T11:05:05Z

What's the difference between folk music and country? Learn more about the history of when country and folk music parted ways.



Essential Bluegrass Pickers

2016-12-03T11:05:05Z

From the innovators who spun bluegrass into being back in its earliest days, to the imaginative innovators who continue to keep bluegrass alive and relevant, the genre is replete with full-throttle, hugely talented instrumentalists. Here's a look at a few of the players whose work helped define the genre, and those who are helping it stay strong for generations to come.