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The Roots Channel

If you love authentic music--and I'm pretty sure you do or you wouldn't be reading this--you really need to check out The Roots Channel. This has been a labor of love for Michael Thomas Connolly, who gives you the…
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Ramona

Here is a new version of an older song of mine, recorded in 2014 for Orphans & Relics but, in the end, left on the cutting room floor. With Michael Thomas Connolly, Matthew Berger, and Steff Kayser. I hope you…
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Louis Armstrong's Last Recording of St. James Infirmary

By late 1967, Louis Armstrong's time was running out. He'd been hospitalized, old friends had been dying, and many of his signature pieces were getting tougher to play. By early 1968 some of them--including St. James Infirmary--were no longer in…
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Love Your Guitar

Sometime around 1964 Pete Seeger interviewed Mississippi John Hurt for Sing Out magazine. At one point, Pete asks what advice John would give to an aspiring guitarist, and John spills his secret. So if you've always wanted to finger pick…