This Classically Speaking mixtape walks across the fine line between classical music and American folk music.
The episode includes the fiddle tune Red Prairie Dawn from duo Oliver the Crow. Here is a video of one of their signature pieces, Sailing With The Tide.
Stephen Siefert’s performance of hymn tune Sweet Hour of Prayer dates back to Live in Studio C Host Emeritus Will Griffin’s tenure. This video of Black Mountain Rag is a wonderful visual of his engaging playing.
And Béla Fleck dusted off one of his early pieces, titled Surrender Dorothy,just after the birth of his younger son. In this Tiny Desk concert from a few months before, a many-months-pregnant Abigail Washburn points out, “Just so you know, this is his fault.”
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