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All About the Seeger Family Tree

2017-02-28T11:02:21Z

From Charles Seeger's fascination with American folk music to his children's proliferation (and some would say darn near perfection) of the craft, to the budding careers of his grandchildren, here's a look at the Seeger family tree.



Background and History of Patriotic American...

2017-02-28T11:02:21Z

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



Essential Mardi Gras Songs

2017-02-28T11:02:21Z

Mardi Gras would be no fun without the incredible music of New Orleans. Learn more about the NoLa celebration with this list of Mardi Gras songs.



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

2017-02-28T11:02:21Z

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



How To Write a Folk Song

2017-02-28T11:02:21Z

Advice for songwriters - Quick tips on how to write a great contemporary folk song (though the same idea applies to any style of music).



What Is Folk Music?

2017-02-28T11:02:21Z

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.



"This Little Light of Mine"

2017-02-28T11:02:21Z

Learn the history of this folk song - the lyrics, who recorded it and its connection to the Civil Right movement.



Discover Folk Music's Greatest Female Musicians

2017-02-28T11:02:21Z

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.



The Fascinating History of American Folk Music

2017-02-28T11:02:21Z

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



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

2017-02-28T11:02:21Z

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



50 Best Folk Music Artists of All Time

2017-02-28T11:02:21Z

Here's a look at the 50 best singer/songwriters, artists and bands in the history of American folk music, from the 1940s through the 60s until today.



Bluegrass and Folk Music Instruments

2017-02-28T11:02:21Z

folk music instruments, musical instruments, american folk music, americana, roots music, bluegrass instruments, jug band instruments, old time music instruments, banjo, harmonica, jew's harp, musical jug, spoons, washboard, washtub bass, guitar



Bob Dylan and Joan Baez: The King and Queen of...

2017-02-28T11:02:21Z

Folk music singers Joan Baez and Bob Dylan wowed audiences whenever they dueted in live concerts. Backstage the pairing was not always so melodic.



How is Folk Music Different From Country?

2017-02-28T11:02:21Z

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



Great Mandolin Players in Folk and Bluegrass

2017-02-28T11:02:21Z

Mandolin is one of the most popular instruments in American folk music and bluegrass. Learn more about the instrument by learning more about all the great artists who have played it through the years. Here's a list of some of the greatest mandolin players of folk and bluegrass music.



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

2017-02-28T11:02:21Z

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Profile of the Carter Family Tree

2017-02-28T11:02:21Z

The Carter Family is one of the most influential families in traditional folk and country music, from the original family band lineup through to the grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Learn more about the musical contributions of the Carters with this introductory family tree.



"I've Been Working on the Railroad" - Traditional

2017-02-28T11:02:21Z

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The Story Behind the Song: Guantanamera

2017-02-28T11:02:21Z

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The 5 Best Banjo Songs Ever

2017-02-28T11:02:21Z

Learn more about the banjo with this list of five essential banjo tunes, for folks learning to play or those who just love the twangy sound.



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

2017-02-28T11:02:21Z

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All About the Guthrie Family Tree

2017-02-28T11:02:21Z

Woody Guthrie was inarguably one of the most important singer-songwriters in the history of contemporary folk music. But his family has followed suit with their insightful, ruminative, and often humorous story-telling songs. Learn more about the Guthrie Family with this quick family tree.



10 Essential Songs from the Civil Rights Movement

2017-02-28T11:02:21Z

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



60 Best Songs of the 1960s Folk Revival

2017-02-28T11:02:21Z

The 1960s folk revival churned out a lot of great songs. Here are the 60 best, listed alphabetically by the artist's first name. If you don't see a song that you think belongs on this list, please drop your vote in the folk music forum.



The 10 Best Bluegrass Artists of All Time

2017-02-28T11:02:21Z

Learn more about American bluegrass music with this list of essential bluegrass artists.



Folk Music and the Civil Rights Movement

2017-02-28T11:02:21Z

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