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This Historic Day In Music: Woody Guthrie – Take 4

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the name “Woody Guthrie?” I’m guessing that it’s not “children’s songs.” (I would really like to know your answer to that question!) Well, Woody Guthrie was a dad. He … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: Elizabeth Cotten – Take 4

“Take 4?!” That’s correct. Elizabeth Nevills Cotten was born on January 5, 1893, in Carrboro (right next to Chapel Hill), North Carolina. And the story of how little Elizabeth grew up to become a guitarist, singer, songwriter, performer and Grammy-award … 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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