Poets and songwriters have been altering traditional sources for contemporary audiences for centuries, creating what we can call "tradiginal" folk music, partly traditional and partly original. Among such artists have been Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan. In this performance-talk expect an introduction to traditional folk styles of singing, instrumentation on acoustic guitar and banjo, along with contemporary lyrics that are so seamless that it is often difficult to know where the traditional song leaves off and the new song begins.
Held in a private residence on the Upper West Side of Manhattan near Broadway & West 98th Street. Seating is limited; reservations are required. Fee: $10 for Folk Music Society of New York members, $12 for non-members. The $10 member rate is also offered to students and educators. For reservations, location, and directions please e-mail John Ziv at email@example.com or call him at 212-662-6575.
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