Startling news from the world of English folk: a new album by the superstar' 60s singing group The Young Tradition.
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In addition to the American and Canadian folk I often encounter, I've been writing for years about European music, from Finland to Spain and everywhere between.
In November, 1939, in East Calais, Vermont, two collectors recorded a rare ballad called "The Frozen Limb," sung by a lumberjack and sawyer named Elme...
In the late 1960s now-legendary folk musician John Prine was living in Maywood, Illinois, and working as a mailman.
At night he would venture out t...
My kids and I have been listening to Lisa Loeb's new children's album and book, Lisa Loeb's Silly Sing-Along: The Disappointing Pancake and Other Zany Songs, in the car for the last week and we have it fully memorized.
"Puff the Magic Dragon" became my son's first favorite song. Without failure, he stopped whatever he was doing when the song began and crawled over to the tape recorder.
Since the Kingston Trio's self-censored version became a hit fifty years ago, "M.T.A." has become a part of American folklore.
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