Mixing up folk tunes

Woody Guthrie, famed American songwriter-raconteur, would have been 100 years old this July. Folk music revivalist Pete Seeger recently celebrated his ninety-third birthday. In an age where songwriters and singers had separate roles in the music industry, these elder statesmen of American folk music forged ground for contemporary singer-songwriters like Wilco, Bruce Springsteen, and Neil Young. Listen to modern voices sing songs of childhood, love, loss, hard times, protest, and working folk. Check out American Folk music remixed recommendations from the PrincetonPL collection. 

Listen to the original recordings, courtesy of PrincetonPL’s streaming music websites.

  • Music Online: American Folk music from Smithsonian Global Sound Stream music from Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. This collection is a virtual encyclopedia of the world’s musical and aural traditions. American Folk Music covers icons such as Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, and hundreds of others.
  • Music Online: American Folk Songs Stream music from the American Song library, Alexander Street Press. This collection contains music that relates to almost every walk of American life, every ethnic group, and every time period.

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