WUMB July Program Guide

Singer-Songwriter Roots

Folk Tales spends April tracking the roots of the singer-songwriter. April 6, we remember the Almanac Singers, the ragtag ensemble that started it all for Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger and the folk revival––even though Woody called it “the only group I was in that did its rehearsing on stage.” April 13, we visit the man sometimes called the inventor of the popular song, brilliant and controversial 19th-century songwriter Stephen Foster. April 20, it’s the singing poet who wrote, according to one critic, “music to slit your wrists by,” Leonard Cohen; and April 27, a look at activist songwriter and Women’s Music legend Holly Near. 

~ Scott Alarik

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