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  • 1. American Roots Music
  • 2. What is American Roots Music?•Includes a wide range ofgenres•Country, bluegrass, folk, jigsand reels, blues•Instrumental and vocalmusic•Famous examples of artistsin this style: Alison Krauss,Pete Seeger, Bill Monroe,The Carter Family
  • 3. The Ballad•Storytelling lyrics•Often features a cappellasinging•Sad tales, religious themesare common—sometimes inthe same songPete Seeger
  • 4. Instrumental Music of theAppalachians•Fiddle, banjo, and guitar•Instruments came from avariety of locations andcultures.Example: Banjo was broughtto the United States byAfrican slaves.•The music itself alsoreflected influences fromother countries. English, Irish,and Scottish music areespecially prevalent.
  • 5. The Carter Family•Alvin “A.P.” Carter, Sara Dougherty Carter,Maybelle Addington Carter•Popularity rose in conjunction with therise of recorded music.•Bristol Sessions in 1927•”The Big Bang” of country musicThe Carter Family
  • 6. The Influence of the Carter FamilyJoan Baez•Bob Dylan-Wayworn Traveller to Pathsof Victory•Joan Baez-Wildwood Flower-Gospel Ship-Engine 143
  • 7. Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys•Father of bluegrass•Creator of the now standardbluegrass instrumentation: fiddle,banjo, mandolin, guitar, bass•Notable for having multiple virtuosomusicians in the band: Lester Flatt,Earl Scruggs•Blue Moon of KentuckyBill Monroe
  • 8. Blue Moon of Kentucky• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffhqOy_A8KM
  • 9. The Folk RevivalPete Seeger•1940’s-1960’s•Renewed interest in American folkmusic•The Weavers (included Pete Seeger)•Famous songs performed byThe Weavers-Goodnight Irene-On Top of Old Smoky-Sloop John B.
  • 10. Goodnight Irene• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jj3s8qq3kU4
  • 11. American Roots Music Today•The music lives on•Alison Krauss and Union Station,Gillian Welch, Old Crow MedicineShow•O Brother Where Art Thou-Grammy awards for album of theyear and soundtrack album of theyear (2002)Alison Krauss

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