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New Albums Celebrate Original Song Craft

The Mavericks, Les Stroud, and Chris Spedding return with masterworks, while newcomer Erik Neff impresses on his full-length debut. Elsewhere, an outstanding collection from Shout! Factory celebrates the role of folk music. Artist: The Mavericks. Titles: Mono (Valory). You might like if you enjoy: Roy Orbison, Chris Issak, The Mavericks…
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Woody Guthrie Definitive Collection (CDs, DVD, 78 RPM) Coming From Rounder in October

Woody Guthrie may be more popular in the 21st century than he ever was in the 20th. The unexpected success of Mermaid Avenue — the 1998 and 2000 albums of Woody Guthrie lyrics set to music by Billy Bragg, Wilco and …
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Arlo Guthrie at The Barrymore Theater in Madison, WI

Best known for his 1967 protest hit Alice’s Restaurant, singer / songwriter and activist Arlo Guthrie is out on tour, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of his father, Woody Guthrie. Arlo is performing many songs from his father’s catalog, including some of his father’s old poems to which he has put music. Woody Guthrie, famous for This Land Is Your Land, as well as numerous other activist and protest songs, passed away in 1967, leaving behind both …
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