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This has been a strange summer. Those of us who enjoy music festivals and workshops have suffered quite a loss. For the next two shows, we’ll travel back in time to some of our most revered festivals with recordings made from the stage. This week, we’ll feature a portion of Pete Seeger’s set at the very first Newport Folk Festival in 1959. We’ll also travel to Newport to hear the Rev. Gary Davis, The Jim Kweskin Jug band, and Earl Scruggs and Hylo Brown. And we’ll visit the Brandywine Mountain Music Convention and Clifftop. It’s off to the festivals … this week on The Sing Out! Radio Magazine.

Episode #20-29: Missing the Festivals, Pt.1
Host: Tom Druckenmiller

Artist/”Song”/CD/Label

Pete Seeger / “If I Had A Hammer”(excerpt) / Songs of Hope and Struggle / Smithsonian Folkways
James Bryan / “Oyster River Hornpipe” / Bluff Country Gathering 2000-2004 / Jawbone
Pete Seeger / “The Bells of Rhymney” / The Newport Folk Festival 1959 / Not Now
Pete Seeger / “One Grain of Sand-Abiyoyo” / The Newport Folk Festival 1959 / Not Now
Pete Seeger / “Careless Love” / The Newport Folk Festival 1959 / Not Now

Rev. Gary Davis / “I Will Do My Last Singing in this Land Somewhere” / Folk Music at Newport Pt.1 Vanguard
The Jim Kweskin Jug Band / “Sadie Green (the Vamp of New Orleans)” / Folk Music at Newport Pt.1 Vanguard
Earl Scruggs with “Hylo” Brown and the Timberliners / “Earl's Breakdown” / Bluegrass at Newport / Vanguard
Rayna Gellert / “Folding Down the Sheets” / Bluff Country Gathering 2000-2004 / Jawbone

Fred Cockerham, Kyle Creed, Bobby Patterson / “Step Back Cindy” / The Brandywine Moiuntain Music Convention / Chubby Dragon
Kilby Snow / “Wind and Rain” / The Brandywine Mountain Music Convention / Chubby Dragon
Ola Belle Reed / “Undone in Sorrow” / The Brandywine Mountain Music Convention / Chubby Dragon

Cliffhangers / “Forked Deer” / Clifftop Appalachian String Band Music Festival Best of 2005 / West Virginia Division of Culture and History
Orpheus Supertones / “Mississippi Sawyer” / Clifftop Appalachian String Band Music Festival Best of 2005 / West Virginia Division of Culture and History
Moonshine Monsters / “Sally Ann Johnson” / Clifftop Appalachian String Band Music Festival Best of 2005 / West Virginia Division of Culture and History
Pete Seeger / “If I Had A Hammer”(excerpt) / Songs of Hope and Struggle / Smithsonian Folkways