#3648: Based on American Folk Songs

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Listen to music inspired by American folksong for this New Sounds, including tunes from Sam Amidon, Robert Plant, and Julia Wolfe's "Steel Hammer," about the legend of John Henry. From Vermont-born singer/fiddler/banjoist/guitarist Sam Amidon, listen to selections off of his latest release, “Lily-O, a new album of reimagined folk songs featuring guitarist and composer Bill Frisell, among others. There’s also music on the tune of John Henry, reworked as “John Hardy” in music from banjo picker Frank Fairfield, Bela Fleck and Vishwa Bhatt, and “John Doe #24 in a tune from Last Forever. And more.

PROGRAM #3648, Based on American folk songs (First aired on 10/10/2014)  

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Sam Amidon

Lily-O

Pat Do This, Pat Do That [3:21]

Nonesuch 543642
nonesuch.com

Bang on a Can All-Stars / Trio Mediaeval

Julia Wolfe: Steel Hammer

Julia Wolfe:  Steel Hammer: Characteristics [5:47]

Cantaloupe 21099
cantaloupemusic.com

Frank Fairfield

Frank Fairfield

John Hardy [5:09]

Available at Amazon.com

Last Forever

Trainfare Home

John Doe #24 [3:43]

Nonesuch #79604
Out of print.  Try Amazon.com

Bela Fleck / VM Bhatt

Tabula Rasa

John Hardy [2:29]

Water Lily Acoustics - #WLACS 44
waterlilyacoustics.com

Sam Amidon

Lily-O

Walkin' Boss [3:30]

See above.

Robert Plant

lullaby and… The Ceaseless Roar 

Little Maggie [5:06]

Nonesuch 543973
nonesuch.com

Bang on a Can All-Stars / Trio Mediaeval

Julia Wolfe: Steel Hammer

Julia Wolfe:  Steel Hammer - The States [9:48]

See above.

Sam Amidon

Lily-O

Lily-O [8:53]

See above.