"Oh, John the Rabbit" Music Video
Music video from Elizabeth Mitchell's upcoming album Sunny Day available October 5, 2010.
"Little Bird, Little Bird" Music Video
Music video from Elizabeth Mitchell's album You Are My Little Bird released in 2006.
Tom Wisner, Bard of the Chesapeake
Tom Wisner interview in Lusby, Maryland.
Sarah Lee Guthrie Interview
Sarah Lee Guthrie talks about the inspiration for her new children's album Go Waggaloo.
Los Texmaniacs Interview and Performance
Los Texmaniacs add creative touches to bring traditional conjunto music to younger audiences.
Ella Jenkins performs at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Filmed at the 2009 Smithsonian Folklife Festival for the Giving Voice program.
Ella Jenkins' Workshop
Ella Jenkins demonstrates how to teach rhythm by using the limberjack dancer in a workshop.
Ella Jenkins in conversation
Ella Jenkins, world-reknowned children's recording artist, released her first 10-inch vinyl album, Call and Response.
Ella Jenkins performs "I Know a City Called Okeechobee"
Ella Jenkins sings her song "I Know a City Called Okeechobee" before a sold out crowd.
Pete Seeger live performance and interview
Clips from the Smithsonian Folkways Concert in honor of Ella Jenkins at the Music Center at Strathmore.
Pete Seeger sings "English Is Crazy"
Regarded as the dean of 20th-century folk singers, Pete Seeger started recording for Folkways in 1943.
Pete Seeger discusses political songs
Pete Seeger lent his voice and energy to causes he believes in for more than sixty years.
National Anthem by Pete Seeger
Pete Seeger Sings the U.S. National Anthem at the Ralph Rinzler Memorial in 1995.
Mike Seeger performs "Walking Boss" at the Folkways studio
For over fifty years, Mike Seeger has been a musician, documenter, and tireless advocate.
Mike Seeger's interview at the Folkways studio
Mike Seeger talks about his childhood and early days in music.
Mike Seeger discusses Early Southern Guitar Sounds
Flimed in 2007 at the Folkways studio in Washington, D.C.
Cajun fiddler Michael Doucet
Michael Doucet performs with David Doucet and Mitchell Reed. Recorded live at the 2007 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.
Banjo great Tony Trischka discusses the instrument
In the early 1970s, Tony Trischka spearheaded a movement to innovate the sound of the banjo.
Bess Lomax Hawes Interview
Bess Lomax Hawes discusses the 13th Annual Ralph Rinzler Memorial Concert held in her honor in 2007.
Bernice Johnson Reagon in conversation
Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon, singer, activist, and historian, organized multi-racial.
The Paschall Brothers perform "God Said He Would Move/On the Right Road Now"
Filmed at the 2007 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.
The Paschall Brothers rehearse "I'll Be Satisfied"
Tidewater gospel quartet is a long and proud a cappella tradition, and the Paschall Brothers are among its last tradition-bearers.
John Jackson performs "Steamboat Whistle"
The blues became a prominent American musical form at the turn of the 20th century.
Joe Glazer discusses music in the American Labor Movement
Since the Industrial Revolution, working people have been organizing and.
Freedom Singers perform "We Are Soldiers in the Army"
Music was essential to the African-American struggle for civil rights and equality.
Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys perform "Little Birdie"
Filmed at the 2003 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.
John Cephas and Phil Wiggins discuss the Piedmont blues style
The Piedmont blues is a type of blues music distinguished by a unique finger-picking.
Hazel Dickens performs "West Virginia, My Home"
Hazel Dickens became an accomplished bluegrass performer at a time.
Doc Watson "Deep River Blues"
Watch Doc teach and play "Deep River Blues" with his flat top guitar.
Dewey Balfa recalls the lyrics to a Cajun waltz
Dewey Balfa is an impassioned ambassador for Cajun music and culture, fiddler and singer.
Dewey Balfa in performance and conversation
Dewey Balfa plays a Cajun fiddle tune and speaks to the importance of regional culture.
Elizabeth Cotten performs "Freight Train"
Elizabeth "Libba" Cotten built her musical legacy on a firm foundation of late 19th- and early 20th-century.