Mike Seeger (b. August 15, 1933 in New York, New York) is an American folk musician and folklorist. Events 778 - The Battle of Roncevaux Pass, at which Roland is killed Year 1933 ( MCMXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The City of New York The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Folk music can have a number of different meanings including Traditional music: The original meaning of the term "folk music" was synonymous
He was exposed to traditional music through his mother (Ruth Crawford-Seeger) and father (Charles Seeger), who worked with musicologists John and Alan Lomax. Ruth Crawford Seeger ( 3 July 1901 - 18 November 1953) born Ruth Porter Crawford was a Modernist Composer and an American Charles (Louis Seeger Jr ( December 14, 1886, Mexico City - February 7, 1979, Bridgewater Connecticut) was a Musicologist Musicology ( Greek: μουσική = "music" and λόγος = "word" or "reason" is the scholarly study of Music John Avery Lomax (September 23 1867 - January 26 1948 was a pioneering musicologist and folklorist. Alan Lomax ( January 15, 1915 &ndash July 19, 2002) was an American folklorist and musicologist. His famous musical family includes half-brother Pete Seeger and sister Peggy Seeger. Peter "Pete" Seeger (born May 3 1919 is an American folk singer political Activist, and a key figure in the mid-20th century American Peggy Seeger, born June 17 1935 in New York City, is an American folk singer
He is an accomplished musician; a distinctive singer who plays autoharp, banjo, fiddle, dulcimer, guitar, mouth harp, mandolin, and dobro. The Autoharp is a musical String instrument having a series of chord bars attached to dampers which when depressed mute all the strings other than those that form the The banjo is a Stringed instrument developed by enslaved Africans in the United States, adapted from several African instruments The Appalachian dulcimer is a Fretted String instrument of the Zither family typically with three or four strings A mandolin is a musical instrument in the Lute family (plucked or strummed Dobro is a Trade name now owned by Gibson Guitar Corporation and used for a particular design of Resonator guitar. At 25, along with John Cohen and Tom Paley, he became a founding member of the New Lost City Ramblers. John Cohen (born Queens New York 1932 is a founding member of the New Lost City Ramblers as well as a photographer and filmmaker of note Tom Paley (born 19th March 1928 is an American Banjo -player Tom Paley was born and raised in New York City where he first fell in love with Old-time music. The New Lost City Ramblers is a contemporary old-time String band that formed in New York City in 1958 during the Folk Revival.
His influence on the folk scene is described at some length by Bob Dylan in his recent book, Chronicles. Bob Dylan (born Robert Zimmerman, May 24 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota) is an American singer-songwriter author poet and painter who has been a major