Joan Baez

Joan Baez

Joan Baez is a Mexican American folk singer and prominent activist in the fields of human rights, peace, and environmental justice. In the and she led 600 people in an antiwar demonstration in San Francisco,

Peter Paul and Mary - LOVED them and all of their songs - adored folk music!

Peter, Paul & Mary performing on the Jack Benny Program in Mom took me to see them in concert in

Merriam-Webster announced, as reported by the Associated Press, the inclusion of the musical definition of the word 'Americana' to its Collegiate Dictionary. Americana joins Tweet, m-commerce and around 100 other words whose use is now widely recognized enough to be a part of today’s lexicon. According to the dictionary’s editors Americana music is defined as:  a genre of American music having roots in early folk and country music

Merriam-Webster announced today, as reported by the Associated Press, the inclusion of the musical definition of the word Americana to its Collegiate Dictionary.

Odetta Holmes (12/31/1930 – 12/2/2008; Birmingham, AL,), known as Odetta, was a singer, actress, guitarist, songwriter, and a civil and human rights activist, often referred to as "The Voice of the Civil Rights Movement".

Odetta Holmes was a singer, actress, guitarist, songwriter, and a civil and human rights activist.

Woody Guthrie, 1912 - 1967.55; singer, songwriter. Autobiography Bound for Glory 1983.

The always entrancing Woody Guthrie

Woody Guthrie, he is named in that song Oklahoma Angel . autobiography Bound for Glory

Through the years, Mr. Seeger remained determinedly optimistic. “The key to the future of the world,” he said in 1994, “is finding the optimistic stories and letting them be known.” Andrew Sullivan for The New York Times

Pete Seeger, Champion of Folk Music and Social Change, Dies at 94

Through the years, Mr. Seeger remained determinedly optimistic. “The key to the future of the world,” he said in 1994, “is finding the optimistic stories and letting them be known.” Andrew Sullivan for The New York Times

Joni Mitchell on Change. La adoro. Ya no se hace música así. Ya no se siente la música así.

My personal folk goddess Joni Mitchell on change and its relation to her work.

The Folk Music Festival That Started With A Spider Bite  ||  Night of the Taranta, an Italian folk music festival akin to Woodstock, celebrates a musical tradition that dates to antiquity. http://www.npr.org/2017/10/17/553751656/the-folk-music-festival-that-started-with-a-spider-bite?utm_campaign=crowdfire&utm_content=crowdfire&utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest

The Folk Music Festival That Started With A Spider Bite

Night of the Taranta, an Italian folk music festival akin to Woodstock, celebrates a musical tradition that dates to antiquity.

50 Best Folk Music Artists of All Time

50 Best Folk Music Artists of All Time

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

"When it was initially released, the Anthology brought virtually unknown parts of America's musical landscape to the public's attention. It inspired a generation of musicians to go in search of the traditions, and, in some cases, the musicians whose recordings Harry Smith had selected to include in the Anthology."

Anthology of American Folk Music®

Smithsonian Folkways - Anthology of American Folk Music - compiled by Harry Smith

SHAWANO FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL August 10, 2018 - August 12, 2018

Enjoy a mix of ethnic and contemporary folk music and dance.

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