Wednesday, February 01, 2006

New Lost City Ramblers

During the folk revival of the late 1950's and '60's, city boys Mike Seeger, John Cohen, and Tracy Schwarz, as the New Lost City Ramblers, introduced a new generation to old-time string band music. They learned the songs from long out-of-print 78 rpm records and presented them in traditional style to new audiences at festivals, clubs, and college campuses. They sparked a resurgence of interest in this long forgotten American musical style.

The New Lost City Ramblers have not only introduced traditional performers to new audiences but have greatly influenced many of today's performers, such as the Highwoods String Band and the Horseflies.

New Lost City Ramblers - Roll On Buddy

New Lost City Ramblers - Stone's Rag

5 Comments:

Anonymous Lucy said...

Lively little numbers, I like 'em. Good picks, Ed.

February 02, 2006 10:24 AM  
Blogger countrygrrl said...

love this jangly sound of the NLCR. reminds me of my childhood and the sound of early folkie bands like the weavers, the spinners and of course the dubliners..all good stuff..keep up the fab blogging..

February 02, 2006 3:17 PM  
Blogger Ed said...

Those were good times. My uncle got me started as a kid by spinning records by the Dubliners every time I visited. Good memories.

February 02, 2006 3:48 PM  
Blogger Mr. Beer N. Hockey said...

That Roll On Buddy song makes want to get some seed in the ground this spring.

February 02, 2006 10:57 PM  
Blogger Ed said...

Not sure that's the kind of rolling they... on second thought...

February 03, 2006 9:31 AM  

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