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Joel Selvin, author of 20 books on music and a veteran music journalist for the San Francisco Chronicle, supplies the back stories to more than 200 pages of Chris Strachwitz’s photographs that jump off the pages.
“Music is our history.” – Jolie Holland
“The album represents one full rotation of the boat in which we are adrift…” – Charlie Parr
“The album represents one full rotation of the boat in which we are adrift…”
A brilliant, virtuoso guitarist who influenced everyone from Richard Thompson to The Grateful Dead, Ry Cooder, and Taj Mahal, Joseph Spence was infused with the spirit of improvisation
“’Last of the Better Days Ahead’ is a way for me to refer to the times I’m living in. I’m getting on in years, experiencing a shift in perspective that was once described by my mom as ‘a time when we turn from gazing into the future to gazing back at the past, as if we’re adrift in the current, slowly turning around.’” – Charlie Parr
Smithsonian Folkways presents ‘Industrial Strength Bluegrass,’ celebrating the region’s bluegrass history and resilient people
Join in for a free online music event on December 10th at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT
“Education is what you get when you read the fine print. Experience is what you get if you don’t.” – Pete Seeger
Listen to “Mèsi Bondye” from the re-release of ‘Vari-Colored Songs: A Tribute to Langston Hughes’