This week on Classical IPR in Concert, it’s a folk music singalong! Folk musician Mike Seeger (brother of Pete Seeger) once famously commented that the definition of American folk music is "...all the music that fits between the cracks."
This week, we look into those cracks and enjoy folk music from every region of the United States. We’ll hear favorites from Woody Guthrie; Peter, Paul, and Mary, The Carter Family and many more.
Songs I learned as a kid:If I Had a Hammer - Peter, Paul, and MaryThe Sound of Silence - Simon and GarfunkelClemente Op. 36 - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Cowboy Songs:Goodbye, Old Paint - Harry McClintockThe Streets of Laredo - Eddy ArnoldDon’t Fence Me In - Roy Rogers Shanties:Leave Her Jonny, Leave Her - The Fisherman’s FriendsPass Around the Grog - The Fisherman’s FriendsDrunken Sailor - Storm Weather Shanty Choir Dance break! Fun folk instrumentals:Mountain Dew - Red Rhodes and the RoadrunnersFoggy Mountain Breakdown - Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs American Southeast:Can the Circle Be Unbroken - The Carter FamilyDidn’t Leave Nobody But the Baby - Emmylou Harris, Allison Kraus, Gillian Welch Women of Folk Music:Freight Train - Elizabeth CottenOld Virginny - Jean RitchieLittle Boxes - Malvina Reynolds Miscellaneous:High Flyin’ Bird - Richie HavensMuleskinner Blues - OdettaGoodnight, Irene - Huddie Leadbetter (Lead Belly) Closing set:Turn Turn Turn - Pete SeegerBlowin’ in the Wind - Bob DylanThis Land Is Your Land - Woody GuthrieDay Is Done - Peter, Paul, and Mary