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    TAG : Folk Music

    Song Premiere: Bhi Bhiman – “Bread and Butter”

    Utne Reader is proud to premiere "Bread and Butter" by Sri Lankan-American folk singer Bhi Bhiman from his new album Rhythm and Reason, available May 19.Combining a witty sense of humor with biting social commentary, Bhi Bhiman has earned well-deserved comparisons to Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, ...

    Finding the Real Woody Guthrie

    This article originally appeared at Chronicle.com. Woody Guthrie has been having a blowout of a 100th birthday party, and it's lasted all year long. Forty-five years after his death in 1967, you can suddenly hear him everywhere.Tribute concerts have been held around America and in Europe, many ...

    Music Review: Aimer et Perdre – To Love and To Lose – Songs, 1917-1934

    Various ArtistsAimer et Perdre: To Love and To Lose - Songs, 1917-1934Available now on Tompkins Square (Feb. 14, 2012)Love is the easiest universal human experience to convey in song, rivaled only by the similarly universal human experience of losing love. That’s not to say it’s “easy” ...

    The Pre-Revolutionary Clown

    Five thousand people streamed through the streets of Manhattan. The crowd marched against the stream of traffic: It made it harder for the NYPD to follow them. Some carried briefcases and umbrellas, having been caught up in the throng on their way home from work or during an afternoon stroll. ...

    Bob Dylan at 70

    You may have heard: It’s Bob Dylan’s 70th birthday. For many people out there this seems to be a tough milestone to grasp, leaving them incapable of figuring out just what it means for our life and times. Or, as Michael Hogan puts it at Vanity Fair, “Seventy isn’t that old anymore. So ...

    Dawes: Their Time Has Come

    The California four-piece Dawes has captured audiences with its low-key folk rock sound, especially their anthem “When My Time Comes.” We caught up with front man Taylor Goldsmith via e-mail. The band is currently finishing up work on a new album.“When My Time Comes” is a really ...

    Holly Golightly: From the Club to the Farm

    “Don’t expect any backup.” That’s the gist of a secret message sent during the Civil War to the commander at Vicksburg, Mississippi, the day the city fell to Union forces.The note was never received and never even decoded until last year, when conservators at the Museum of the ...

    Sing or Die: The Words and Music of a Somali Refugee

    "When I'm singing I remember many things—the good times when we have the life in Somalia... Now everything is zero. The solution is to be dead. When I play music I remember the good times and I become very happy." That's Somali musician Mohammed Abbi Samantar. He lives with his wife, Kaha ...

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