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The Folk Music Revival of 2001

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The Folk Music Revival of 2001

The Folk Music Revival of 2001

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On this edition of All Songs Considered we look at some of the artists responsible for 2001's folk music revival. Featured artists: Gillian Welch, Ralph Stanley, Jimmie Rodgers, Hank Williams, Doc Watson, Roscoe Holcomb, John Hartford, the Reverend Gary Davis, and the 1946 Band.

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The Folk Music Revival of 2001

O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Angel Band

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Angel Band

  • from O Brother, Where Art Thou?
  • by Alison Krauss & Gillian Welch

More than thirty years after the death of Carter Stanley, his brother Ralph is enjoying more popularity than ever. This recording was made in 1955.

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Down from the Mountain

Big Rock Candy Mountain

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Big Rock Candy Mountain

  • from Down from the Mountain
  • by John Hartford

John Hartford was a passionate and often unheard voice in country music for more than 30 years. The soundtrack to O Brother, Where Art Thou? brought him the attention his fans thought he long deserved.

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American Roots Music

Waiting for a Train

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Waiting for a Train

  • from American Roots Music
  • by Hank Williams

Jimmie Rodgers was the father of country music. This song -- one of his trademark train tunes -- was recorded in 1929.

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American Roots Music

Cold, Cold Heart

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Cold, Cold Heart

  • from American Roots Music
  • by Hank Williams

In six short years, Hank Williams forever changed the course of music history. Though he died before he was 30, Williams left a remarkable collection of original songs still performed by artists around the world.

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There Is No Eye: Music for Photographs

Man of Constant Sorrow

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Man of Constant Sorrow

  • from There Is No Eye: Music for Photographs
  • by Various Artists

Musician, photographer, and historian John Cohen first heard Roscoe Holcomb play the banjo on a journey through eastern Kentucky in the late 1950s. Cohen coined the phrase "high, lonesome sound" to describe Holcomb's voice.

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Demons and Angels: The Ultimate Collection

Twelve Gates to the City

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Twelve Gates to the City

  • from Demons and Angels: The Ultimate Collection
  • by Reverend Gary Davis

The Reverend Gary Davis was a great ragtime guitarist in the 1920s. He was an ordained minister, and part of the folk revival of the 1960s.

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Doc Watson at Gerdes Folk City

Little Sadie

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Little Sadie

  • from Doc Watson at Gerdes Folk City
  • by Doc Watson

Doc Watson first performed on electric guitar, but switched to acoustic for his first solo performance at Gerdes Folk City, featured on this recording.

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Time (The Revelator)

Dear Someone

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Dear Someone

  • from Time (The Revelator)
  • by Gillian Welch

Gillian Welch is one of several young artists helping to revive the sound of old-timey folk and bluegrass.

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David Peterson and 1946

The Butcher Boy

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The Butcher Boy

  • from David Peterson and 1946
  • by The 1946 Band

The 1946 Band pays tribute to the great father of bluegrass, Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys with vintage clothing and a meticulously crafted sound.