Wednesday, October 28, 2020

I’m going away but not to stay

DPRB Folk Festival

The Bright Light Quartet, a group of menhaden fishermen from Virginia’s Eastern Shore, were one of many high spots from Alan Lomax’s 1959–1960 “Southern Journey” field recordings.

Bright Light Quartet • Sweet Roseanne • 1960

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Fare ye well my Pharisee

DPRB Folk Festival

How could you not love a song you grew up with—but not with those lyrics!

Mance Lipscomb • Polly Wolly Doodle All Day • 1964

Get it: Live! At the Cabale

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

It’s going to be raining outdoors

DPRB Folk Festival

Johnny Shines, who traveled with Robert Johnson in the thirties, said that one time when RJ played this song, after he finished it got real quiet. “Then I realized they were crying—both women and men.”

Robert Johnson • Come On In My Kitchen • 1937