Folk Musicians-4

FOLK MUSICIANS ON THIS PAGE: GALANT, TU PERDS TON TEMPS * JORMA KAUKONEN * PHARIS & JASON ROMERO * SHIRLEY COLLINS & DAVY GRAHAM * KATE RUSBY  * BOB DYLAN * JOSIENNE CLARKE & BEN WALKER * ELIZA GILKYSON * FAY HIELD * PETER MULVEY * JUNE TABOR * HURDY GURDY MUSIC * DONOVAN * RICHARD & MIMI FARINA * SEEKERS * JOHN GORKA * RUTH MOODY * ERIC ANDERSON * THE BE GOOD TANYAS * IAN AND SYLVIA * DAWN RIDING *  LOS SUPER SEVEN * SARAH JAROSZ * GREG BROWN * MARY BLACK * JUDY COLLINS * GORDON LIGHTFOOT

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“Galant, Tu Perds Ton Temps” five-woman a cappella group is a sensation in Quebec. Galant was founded by Josianne Hébert and Mia Lacroix — both musicians as well as singers — and was always conceived as a vocal group. Three other women were enlisted to create a full and multi-hued vocal sound, and the quintet gathered every Sunday to share songs from a female perspective. Galant’s name translates as “Loverboy, you’re wasting your time.” They primarily  sing in French:

Here they sing a Johnny Cash song, “Mary of the Wild Moor”:


He began playing folk/blues, then switched to rock (playing lead guitar for Jefferson Airplane), switched to electric blues (with Hot Tuna) and now has returned to his first love:

Entire album:



Suggested by Gil Levine:

Beautiful vocals by Shirley Collins and sublime guitar by Davy Graham on this 15-song playlist:


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Dylan performs a folk song at Isle of Wight festive in 1969:

With Joan Baez singing Woody Guthrie on Rolling Thunder Tour in the 80s:

Dylan performs a traditional folk blues:

Off the cuff (London, May 4, 1965) Savoy Hotel room performance:

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Winners of the Best Duo category at the 2015 BBC Folk Awards:

Entire album:

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Playlist of entire album Looking Glass:

Playlist of entire album Old Adam:

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Suggested by Gil Levine:



Playlist of entire June Tabor album Apples:

An electric version of Dylan song:

Full album:


HURDY GURDY MUSIC



Joan Baez’s sister and author Richard Farina were a folk group (as well as a married couple) in the early 60s:


John Gorka covers Prince’s “When Doves Cry”:

Suggested by Gil Levine:

Playlist of 51 John Gorka songs:


Popular Australian folk music group in the ’60s:



I saw Anderson perform this song at the U. of Iowa Union in the late ’60s:

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Entire album of A Collection [2000-2012]:


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Featuring N’Dea Davenport and filmed at The Chelsea Hotel in NYC:

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Oakland folk trio Dawn Riding features Sarah Rose Janko, lead vocals, acoustic guitar, composer; Jasmyn Wong, drums; Hall McCann, lead electric guitar:

Sarah Rose Janko of Dawn Riding performs “The Difference” with Jessie Leigh Smith on harmonica for Run With The Moon September 2020:

THE DIFFERENCE

Born on a lucky sign my life was saved by a rolling dice, 
And there is no good reason why I never had to fear I never had to fight, 
What did you do when Perry died? Did you pull your blinds and hide? 
Or did you run down screaming through the night and let the barricades light the sky? 
Some people mourned the loudest for the loss of property, 
And it makes me sick to see them when those people look like me. 

Life in uncertain times I was alone 3 months on ice, 
I said I was a prisoner of my mind until I heard the news and I was reminded, 
That all my family knows is crime and nobody knows hard time, 
But the cops kicked in the door and they took sweet Breonna's Life. 

They say you're born and you die alone well you know that that's not true, 
You're born into a legacy of what went down here before you, 
How can you wear your great grandmothers pearls and you tell me the past is gone? 
The books closed on yesterday but tomorrow's coming fast along.

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LOS SUPER SEVEN



Sarah Jarosz (with Nathaniel Smith and Chris Thile) sings Bob Dylan’s “Simple Twist of Fate”:

Sarah is also in the band I’m With Her (see Folk Musicians-2)


Last I heard, Brown was living in Iowa City, IA with Iris Dement:

Brown set some of William Blake’s “Songs of Innocence and Experience” to music. Here’s one:


Playlist with 73 of her songs:


The first two songs by Judy Collins are from the Stephen Stills-produced album Who Knows Where the Time Goes:

The old ballad “Green Bushes” is the basis for “Farewell to Tarwathie” and Bob Dylan also used it as a basis for “Farewell Angelina”. The lyrics were written in the 1850’s by George Scroggie although the Judy Collins album, “Whales & Nightingales” lists it as ‘traditional’. This the Scottish whaling song “Farewell To Tarwathie” from 1970.  Her singing is accompanied by humpback whales: