Roots Music Today

November 16, 2003
(was 11.24.2002)

What do Hip-Hop and traditional Delta Blues have in common?  Down in the bijous and hollers of Mississippi - a lot more than you  think. Next time on To the Best of Our Knowledge, the new revolution in Roots Music. Also, the  debate over what’s authentic country music. And, we’ll talk to Nora  Guthrie about the legacy of her father, Woody Guthrie.

  1. Natalie MacMaster on Cape Breton Music

    Cape Breton fiddler Natalie McMaster says that she’s been step dancing and playing the fiddle since she was a child.

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  2. Bill Malone on "Don't Get above Your Raisin'"

    Bill Malone is the country’s foremost historian of country music. His new book is called “Don’t Get above Your Raisin’.”  He talks about why he loves old-time country music.

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  3. Nora Guthrie and Elizabeth Partridge on Woody Guthrie

    Nora Guthrie is folk singer Woody Guthrie’s daughter and runs the Woody Guthrie Archives.  Elizabeth Partridge is the author of “This Land Was Made for You and Me,” Guthrie’s biography.

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  4. Matthew Johnson on Fat Possum Records

    Matthew Johnson founded Far Possum Records to preserve the Delta and Hill Country blues he loves.  Now he produces recordings which feature hip-hop and techno style re-mixes of his classic recordings.

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