Guy Carawan

Genres: Folk
Descriptive "tags": comedy stand-up genius spoken word stand-up comedy Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
Links online: Wikipedia

Biography

28 July 1927, Los Angeles, California, USA. Carawan plays guitar, banjo and hammer dulcimer, sings songs of protest and freedom and is a published author. He started listening to folk music when he was 21 years old, inspired by artists such as Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger and Burl Ives. After leaving college with a degree in sociology, he travelled to New York, and stayed for the next few years with Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Eric Darling and Frank Hamilton. Carawan developed his knowledge of the folk music of the Deep South by touring North Carolina and Tennessee in the company of Hamilton and Elliott. He first caught the attention of the British folk scene during his world tour in 1958. That same year, he recorded America At Play, with Peggy Seeger, an album largely made up of songs collected by Alan and John Lomax and Cecil Sharp. Both Guy and his wife Candie Carawan have recorded and performed together at rallies and in concert. The EP Guy Carawan, was released...

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