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Folk Duet: Writing Discord and Folk Music

PUBLISHED ON OUP BLOG “Apathetic,” he scoffs. “Naïve and romantic,” I counter defensively. These songs are so self-absorbed!” “Those songs were so self-righteous!” This is Pete Seeger-biographer David Dunaway and me debating the evolution of American folk music from our distinct generational perspectives, and we aren’t, technically, arguing. Beyond the pot-shots, …

Singing Out
(Oxford University Press, 2010)

Singing Out

Published by Oxford University Press. Foreword by Pete Seeger. “Intimate, anecdotal, and spell-binding, Singing Out offers a fascinating oral history of the North American folk music revivals and folk music. Culled from more than 150 interviews recorded from 1976 to 2006, this captivating story spans seven decades and cuts across a wide …