Tag Archives: Folkways Records

This Historic Day In Music: Elizabeth Cotten

It’s been five years since I last celebrated Elizabeth Cotten’s birthday here on sixstr stories. I think it’s time to do so again. On January 5, 1893, in the town of Carrboro, North Carolina (right next to Chapel Hill), George … Continue reading

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This Historic Month In Music: Doc, Wes & Lightnin’

It just so happens that three of my favorite guitarists were born in the month of March. Arthel “Doc” Watson was born in Deep Gap, North Carolina, on March 2, 1923. John Leslie “Wes” Montgomery was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, on March … Continue reading

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Quotations Marked 4

“The real musician is not the one who can knock your eyeballs out with fast, difficult runs. A real musician can make the simple songs vibrate and sparkle with the life that is within them.” That quote has been posted … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: Woodrow Wilson Guthrie

Woodrow Wilson Guthrie was born on this day, July 14, in 1912. He was the third of five children of Charley and Nora Guthrie of Okemah, OK. It wasn’t long before family and friends started calling him “Woody.” Many years later, The Penguin Encyclopedia … Continue reading

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