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Pete Seeger

In a sign of how music can cross social divides, the banjo, an instrument of African origin, became integral to the folk music of Southern whites. Classic Banjo collects tracks from the Folkways label by black and white musicians more

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<p> When Steve Martin surfaced on stage in the '70s with a banjo, many thought it was a gag, a funny prop. But as glimpsed in the intro to director Marc Fields\' documentary <em>Give Me the Banjo</em>, Martin is an able musician who takes his ins.. more

I Hate Hollywood

Mike Seeger was a founding member of the folk-blues revival string band the New Lost City Ramblers as well as a distinguished solo artist, concentrating on early American music. He was a virtuoso on many instruments, such as banjo... more

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Pete Seeger turns 93 in May, but he already seemed like an elder when he played Maine's Bowdoin College in 1960. His earnest and rather studious approach to folklore may seem unfashionable nowadays, yet Seeger was a brave and significant fo... more

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I’m Art Kumbalek and man oh manischewitz what a world,ain’a?So listen, hard t will ,Art for Art's Sake more

Art for Art's Sake

Pete Seeger, who turned 90 last month, can look back on a life of accomplishment. Many tri American Favorite ,CD Reviews more

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