American Troubadours: Groundbreaking Singer-Songwriters of the 60s

American Troubadours: Groundbreaking Singer-Songwriters of the 60s

great collection of information on some very talented and influencial musicians.

  • Tim Buckley's "Song To The Siren" as sung by Liz Fraser makes it all worth while.

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  • Green Rocky Road is as close as we’ll ever get to hearing the record Karen Dalton would have made in 1963. Discovered on the same reel-to-reel tapes that yielded the live performances comprising the Cotton Eyed Joe release, were n... Green Rocky Road is as close as we’ll ever get to hearing the record Karen Dalton would have made in 1963. Discovered on the same reel-to-reel tapes that yielded the live performances comprising the Cotton Eyed Joe release, were nine home recordings of Dalton left alone, with no one watching, no audience to please. Accompanied solely by her own sturdy banjo picking and 12 string strumming, her deep blue, smoky-throated singing evokes the voices and faces of past lives lived – the broken-backed pioneer, the coalminer black with shadow, the stained fingers of the slave, the prostitute…the dead and forgotten. Karen was perhaps the last true folk singer and that’s the bases of the potent appeal of her enigmatic art and of her commercial failure during her too-brief lifetime.

  • A well composed introduction to the expansive world of female voice featuring a stunning handful of artists who's craft (often so rich in classical training) pushes past conventional description. Note: A portion of the proceed... A well composed introduction to the expansive world of female voice featuring a stunning handful of artists who's craft (often so rich in classical training) pushes past conventional description. Note: A portion of the proceeds from album sales go to WITNESS, a group cofounded by Peter Gabriel that equips human rights advocates with modern technology such as video cameras to further their causes

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