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Stephen D. Winick
Folklorist, Music Critic, Editor
Stephen D. Winick is an expert on folksong and folk music. As a music journalist, he has hundreds of articles and reviews to his credit. He was one of the the original editors at the All-Music Guide, and worked on the four printed editions of that book. He has also written for Music Hound Folk, Music Hound World, Dirty Linen, and Sing Out! In the academic world, he serves as the longtime convener of the Music and Song Section of the American Folkore Society, and as one of the contributing editors to the Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd edition. He has written definitive articles on several songs, including “Reynardine,” “The Leaving of Liverpool,” and “Kumbaya.” He has M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Folklore and Folklife from the University of Pennsylvania, and is also an expert on verbal folklore, with published articles on legends, riddles, folktales, and especially proverbs. He works as the writer and editor at the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress. He can be found on the web at www.stevewinick.com