Jackie Guthrie, wife of folk-singer Arlo Guthrie, passed away Sunday at the age of 68 at the couple’s winter home in Sebastian, Florida.
Like fellow folkies Dawes, Mumford & Sons seems to be one of the most predominant new acts to be name-checked by rock’s royalty. Let’s take a look at which other musical icons have endorsed Marcus Mumford and his mates.
The first songs that singer-songwriter Joel Rafael learned on guitar were Woody Guthrie’s – the standards of the ’60s folk revival scene, like “This Land Is Your Land.” Rafael never really got over them, and has spent his entire career paying tribute to Guthrie.
In America, folksingers tended to be lone troubadours with guitars in hand. English folkies often formed bands. Two of the best-known were [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Fairport Convention[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Steeleye Span[/lastfm]. We noticed that Steeleye Span’s bassist, […]