Appalachian Mountain music from Jean Ritchie, singer & dulcimer player:
Never affiliated with Hilary Clinton’s campaign:
I’m With Her is a band featuring (as pictured below) Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O’Donovan and Sara Watkins.
Doug Sahm (formerly of Sir Douglas Quintet), Freddy Fender, Augie Meyers, Louie Ortega, Speedy Sparks, Ernie Durawa, Oscar Tellez, Derek O”Brien, and accordion virtuoso Flaco Jimenez perform one of their Tex-Mex hits live:
Playlist of Les Blank film celebrating the famed Mexican-American musicians of the borderlands, the migrant farming communities from which they come, and the the strong family bonds of Tejanos:
Cover of an early Bob Dylan song:
The background is real:
Rhiannon Giddens of the Carolina Chocolate Drops and “Nashville” based her lyrics for this song (see below) on a 19th-century slave’s memoir. This is an excerpt from an episode of the PBS series “David Holt’s State of Music” (Season 1).
Bio shows Rhiannon can sing anything (including opera):
A professed Southern Gothic songster born in Chattanooga but based in Johnson City, Tennessee, Amythyst Kiah’s commanding stage presence is only matched by her raw and powerful vocals—a deeply moving, hypnotic sound that stirs echoes of a distant and restless past. Accoutered interchangeably with banjo, acoustic guitar, or a full band (Her Chest of Glass), Amythyst’s toolbox is augmented by her scholarship of African-American roots music. Provocative and coolly fierce, her ability to cross the boundaries of blues and old-time through reinterpretation is groundbreaking and simply unforgettable:
60s folk singer wrote his own tunes:
This has to be one of the odder pairings in folk music history:
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Ruth Foster & Jorma Kaukonen (of Jefferson Airplane & Hot Tuna) perform an acoustic version of a David Crosby tune:
Great folk-rock band features Allison Russell on vocals:
This video also includes Rhiannon Giddens on harmonies and banjo and Steve Dawson on guitar: