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This rich portrait tells the little-known story of Reverend Gary Davis, the great blues, ragtime, and gospel musician. Tracing his journey from the tobacco warehouses of the rural south to the streets of Harlem, the film is a revealing portrait of an artist whose unique style and remarkable skills on the guitar made him an icon in 1960s New York and inspired a generation of musicians. Harlem Street Singer celebrates the beauty and spirituality of his music as well as the human qualities that made Reverend Davis a much beloved teacher and minister. Featuring performances and interviews with musicians he influenced and taught, including Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead, Jorma Kaukonen of Jefferson Airplane, David Bromberg, Stefan Grossman, John Cohen, Woody Mann, John Hammond and Peter Yarrow of Peter Paul and Mary. This is the story of an American master whose legacy continues to live on in today’s music scene.
Folk singer and activist Peter Yarrow of 'Puff the Magic Dragon' fame joins us to talk about his music career and a lifetime of sticking it to the man. He'll perform a benefit concert this week for the Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation.
Peter Yarrow and Paul Stookey from Peter, Paul and Mary talk about the influences of folk music on today's contemporary music.
Peter Yarrow and Paul Stookey of folk trio Peter, Paul, Mary join WSJ's Tanya Rivero to talk about their iconic music, their new book release, and perform "Blowin' in the Wind."
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As the country continues to engage in foreign wars, PHIL OCHS: THERE BUT FOR FORTUNE is a timely tribute to an unlikely American hero whose music is as relevant today as it was in the 1960s. Ochs, a folk singing legend, was moved by the conviction that he and his music would change the world. He loved his country and fought to honor it, in both song and action. Wielding only a battered guitar, a clear voice and the quiver of his razor sharp songs, he tirelessly fought the good fight for peace and justice throughout his short life. PHIL OCHS: THERE BUT FOR FORTUNE is buoyed by these anthems and melodies from humorous to haunting and throughout the film play the role of narrator, giving contextual depth to the unfolding saga of Ochsí complex political and personal life. In the film, Joan Baez, Tom Hayden, Pete Seeger, Sean Penn, Peter Yarrow, Christopher Hitchens, Ed Sanders, and others who knew or were inspired by Ochs tell stories of political passions that were equal parts idealism, conviction and fantasy mixed together with a big ego and often wild disorganization.
In Pete Seeger: The Power of Song, Director Jim Brown documents the life of one of the greatest American singer/songwriters of the last century. Musicians including Bob Dylan, Arlo Guthrie, Joan Baez, Bonnie Raitt, Brice Springsteen, Natalie Maines, and Peter, Paul and Mary appear in this intimate portrait and discuss Seeger s lasting influence on the fabric of American music.
Interviews, archival footage and home movies are used to illustrate a social history of folk artist Pete Seeger.
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