The original Psych-Folk ensemble, The Incredible String Band, joins host David Garland to talk about their long career and to perform in the WNYC studio. Visiting the U.S. for the first time in 30 years, the British group has timed things well to coordinate with a resurgence of interest in their trailblazing, imaginative music. While most hippies were plugging in electric guitars, The ISB were using acoustic guitars, sitars, fiddles, lutes, and a vast range of other instruments to make wildly creative songs of rough-hewn virtuosity. They're first albums were released in the mid-Sixties, and their visit to Spinning On Air will bring us up to date.
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