Odetta: Civil Rights Activist and Musician.  http://www.biography.com/people/odetta-507480 … #HistoricPOC #BlackHistoryMonth

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Odetta Holmes was a singer, actress, guitarist, songwriter, and a civil and human rights activist.

Jean Ritchie and all of her dulcimers.

The iconic American folk musician Jean Ritchie appeared in a CES at Frostburg State University performance in 2009

"When it was initially released, the Anthology brought virtually unknown parts of America's musical landscape to the public's attention. It inspired a generation of musicians to go in search of the traditions, and, in some cases, the musicians whose recordings Harry Smith had selected to include in the Anthology."

Anthology of American Folk Music®

Smithsonian Folkways - Anthology of American Folk Music - compiled by Harry Smith

Peter, Paul and Mary were an American folk-singing trio whose nearly 50-year career began with their rise to become a paradigm for 1960s folk music. The trio was composed of Peter Yarrow, Paul Stookey and Mary Travers.   Peter, Paul & Mary won their 1st Grammy (If I Had a Hammer) May 15,1963.  ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVORITE GROUPS.....GOT TO SEE THEM LIVE WHILE I WAS AT UVA IN THE 60S.

Peter, Paul, and Mary were a United States folk-singing trio whose nearly career began with their rise to become a paradigm for folk music. The trio was composed of Peter Yarrow, (Noel) Paul Stookey and Mary Travers.

9 antique folk art early American home made musical instruments. Dating from the 1870’s to the 1940’s.

9 antique folk art early American home made musical instruments. Dating from the to the Includes guitars, banjos and violins Lost Found Art

The Story Of American Folk Music 1 - YouTube

The first of a number of extracts from a 3 hour documentary on American folk music. This episode picks up the story with John Lomax and his "discovery" of Hu.

History of American folk music, from topical and protest music to folk-pop, indie roots, Americana, bluegrass, and other forms of acoustic music.

Learn About the Fascinating History of American Folk Music

Pete Seeger (born May 3, 1919) is an American folk singer, political activist and author, and a key figure in the mid-20th century American folk music revival.

Pete Seeger, Folk Legend, Dead at 94 /// Seminal figure in American music influenced generations of musicians from Bob Dylan to Bruce Springsteen

Pete Seeger photographed by Annie Leibovitz. "This machine surrounds hate and forces it to surrender." (Seeger's banjo is the counterpoint to Woody Guthrie's guitar that was marked: This machine kills fascists. rw)

Pete Seeger on Combinatorial Creativity, Originality, Equality, and the Art of Dot-Connecting

Pete Seeger photographed by Annie Leibovitz. "This machine surrounds hate and forces it to surrender." (Seeger's banjo is the counterpoint to Woody Guthrie's guitar that was marked: This machine kills fascists.

“What I find interesting about American country music is that essentially, as I understand it now, it’s folk music. And folk music wherever you are is an expression of the authentic soul of a country, whether that’s Scottish folk music, Irish folk music, English folk music, or Spanish folk music." — Tom Hiddleston http://www.soundslikenashville.com/news/tom-hiddleston-discusses-his-view-on-country-music-role-of-hank-williams/?utm_source=share-tw&utm_medium=button

Tom Hiddleston Discusses His View on Country Music, Role of Hank Williams

50 Best Folk Music Artists of All Time

50 Best Folk Music Artists of All Time

Here's a look at the 50 best singer/songwriters, artists, and bands in the history of American folk music, from the through the until today.

Pete Seeger--uncrowned king of the world! - Inducted in 1996 as "Early Influence"

Pete Seeger :: His music helped shape who I am today. Rest in peace, Pete Seeger.

Joan Baez is an American folk singer, songwriter, musician, and a prominent activist. Baez has a distinctive vocal style, with a strong vibrato. Her recordings include many topical songs and material dealing with social issues. Wikipedia Born: January 9, 1941

Joan Baez ~ "Joan Chandos Baez (born January 1941 as Joan Chandos Báez)

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