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Bethany And Rufus: Not Her Father's Folk Music

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Bethany And Rufus: Not Her Father's Folk Music

Bethany And Rufus: Not Her Father's Folk Music

Bethany And Rufus: Not Her Father's Folk Music

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Spotlight: Bethany And Rufus Perform '900 Miles'

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Vocalist Bethany Yarrow and cellist Rufus Cappadocia make an incredible amount of music for just two people. Yarrow, daughter of Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul & Mary), first met Cappadocia at the Knitting Factory in Manhattan. Ever since, they've been reinventing traditional music and transforming it into a sound that defies genre classification.

For this performance at KPLU in Seattle, Bethany and Rufus presented their versions of "900 Miles," "If I Had My Way" and "House of the Rising Sun." If you lived through the great folk scare of the 1960s, you might think you've heard these songs, but you've never heard them performed like this.