New from Anna & Elizabeth : “The Invisible Comes to Us”

Folk music is a funny term these days. We refer to folk music as almost anything a singer/songwriter does with an acoustic instrument.  Record stores in the 1970s, would put Simon and Garfunkel in the folk section, as was Dylan and Joan Baez, James Taylor. But the musicians who inspired those musicians were Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, … Continue reading New from Anna & Elizabeth : “The Invisible Comes to Us”

Harry Smith and the Anthology of American Folk Music

Sixty-five years ago this year an event occcured which changed the course of American music.  A unassuming man, unknown, with no professional expertise other than his devotion to old 78s of American vernacular music, released to the public the Anthology of American Folk Music. “Had he never done anything with his life but this Anthology, … Continue reading Harry Smith and the Anthology of American Folk Music