Wednesday, Mar. 13 2024

10:00 am - 11:30 am

To celebrate Judy Collins’s upcoming performance at Musicfest, we take a look at an era of music she is often associated with: The American Folk Music Revival of the 1940s through the mid-1960s.

American folk music is an expansive genre, but we’ll listen to some of the musical pioneers and how they influenced culture and the life of American music. We’ll identify salient features in the music and discuss the serious topics they often address. You’re sure to know several of these iconic songs, so we’ll have the opportunity to listen to some of your favorites! The playlist will be sent out later this weekend.