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Kingston Trio

Folktronica: Folk Singer Embraces the New for the Sake of Progress

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 05.14.2013 | Arts
Marcel Hidalgo

Bob Dylan was smart enough to pull out an electric guitar at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965 and "rocktify" his folk music. Now, Jason Garriotte appears to be following in the steps of Dylan by reaching a different type of folk and changing the aspects of the experience.

Pete Seeger Continues to Inspire "Tomorrow's Children"

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

91 year old Pete Seeger recently told a Rolling Stone journalist that his new album, Tomorrow's Children, is "the most inspiring thing I've ever done....

Pete Seeger, "Folk Music" and the Left

Jesse Larner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jesse Larner

As someone on the left who loves folk music, I understand that I'm supposed to feel mystically uplifted by the dean of activist folkies. But I never could stand Pete.

Will Charlie Ever Get Off That Train?

Peter Dreier and Jim Vrabel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Peter Dreier and Jim Vrabel

Since the Kingston Trio's self-censored version became a hit fifty years ago, "M.T.A." has become a part of American folklore.