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I Hear America Singing
I Hear America singing explores the many aspects of recorded folk music from early field recordings and “race” records to today’s singer-songwriters tracing the music from ancient ballads to today’s headlines. Along the way host Ross Burns touches on child ballads, the blues, spirituals, Celtic, world music, old-time county-western, cowboy culture, and Americana. Find out more about the singers, their careers, and the influence on their peers and successor. You may find some surprising and unexpected connections.
A special Independence Day edition of the program will air July 4th at 9pm with an encore July 7th at 8pm. The series begins it's regular run Monday, August 4, 2014 airing weekly at 9pm.