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American Folk Music Revival

  • 16 Apr 2020
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

NOTICE, 3/16: Due to concerns about the Coronavirus/COVID-19 and corresponding nation-wide mandates regarding events, all remaining Cabin Fever programming for the 2020 season has been canceled. Please visit our main Cabin Fever page for more info. If you're currently registered, you should have received an email from us with more details. Thank you for understanding, and we'll see you next year!

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Traditional folksongs are customary songs with unknown composers that were passed along orally from one generation to the next, prior to recording technology. Although many folksongs became known as popular songs, they are not considered commercial or classical in style. This presentation explores the origins and evolutions of traditional American folksongs that were recorded during the American Folk Music Revival of the 1940s-1960s. Songs recorded by artists such as Woody Guthrie, Lead Belly, Burl Ives, Joan Baez, Jean Ritchie, Bob Dylan, Odetta, Nina Simone, Pete Seeger and others will be explored and performed. Presenter Tracy Morrison is a folksinger-songwriter-storyteller and sixth generation Idaho native. She was raised on a small farm in rural southern Idaho with no access to television or radio - instead she spent leisure time with her family and community gathering for potlucks and song circles. Her songwriting explores culture, history, and life experience, and her musical style draws from American Root genres. The songs Tracy has written about historical Idaho (western) women feature Sacajawea, Polly Bemis, Sarah Winnemucca, Peg Leg Annie and many more. Tracy published a self-titled EP (2012) and two full-length albums of original music, Dancing Through Medbury (2014) and Heirloom (2018).

FREE ($5-10 donation suggested) - no need to register

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