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Daphne says ...
Our family of Mom, Dad, & 6 kids traveled around the US in a VW camper bus in the mid 60s. The radio rarely worked, so we sang our favorites: "You Are My Sunshine", "Oh, Susannah", "I've Been Workin on the Railroad", "Red River Valley", and "She'll Be Comin''Round the Mountain." Those are my favorite old American tunes!
06/27/2012 5:02:35 PM CDT
Michael in Seattle says ...
Geerge Barnes, Barney Kessel are two of my favorite guitar masters. Woody Guthrie is arguably our best American troubadour. Of course, Pete Seeger and Willy Nelson can't be underestimated. And, the list can go on ad infinitum. The beauty of owning this collection would be to use it for demonstration and clarification purposes with my Brazilian family and friends who maintain their musical roots are superior.
06/27/2012 5:04:19 PM CDT
LizHH says ...
Love the Putumayo CDs! Brasileiro is a personal fave, but they are all terrific. The kids' CDs make great gifts for hard-to-please kids.
06/27/2012 5:04:49 PM CDT
Laine Massey says ...
ove blues, bluegrass, country rock, folk, most ethnic musics.
06/27/2012 5:08:15 PM CDT
Tia says ...
Muddy Waters
06/27/2012 5:11:38 PM CDT
cheryl says ...
hailing from massachusetts, i have to say woody guthrie! my kids love the putomayo series.
06/27/2012 5:14:22 PM CDT
Sarah Speidel says ...
Alison Krauss is a favorite. We LOVE all the Putumayo CDs!!
06/27/2012 5:19:41 PM CDT
John says ...
Tracy Nelson
06/27/2012 5:23:30 PM CDT
Arleen says ...
I loved the old classic Home on the Range, Don't Fence Me In, etc.but don't recall who sang them - Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Happy Trails and later Roger Miller King of the Road.
06/27/2012 5:37:54 PM CDT
Maurice Frank says ...
When I think of quintessentially American music I think of Jazz, though I know other genres predate it.
06/27/2012 5:42:00 PM CDT
Tatiana says ...
Gerry Mulligan is the best!
06/27/2012 5:54:44 PM CDT
Eleanors Mama says ...
Bluegrass: The Grascals, Dale Ann Bradley, Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, The Woodys, anything by Ricky Skaggs. American "roots" music - Pete Seeger, Bela Fleck does some neat new stuff, Doc Watson, Johnny Cash...
06/27/2012 5:55:45 PM CDT
Kim B says ...
So much great American music! I guess I'd have to go w/ Home on the Range; we played it at my grandfather's funeral.
06/27/2012 6:06:28 PM CDT
Pam in Chicago says ...
Pete Seeger and Alison Krause!
06/27/2012 6:07:21 PM CDT
Betty D says ...
When James Taylor sings roots, it's the best. His voice and delivery are perfect for the genre.
06/27/2012 6:25:18 PM CDT
Sandy says ...
Love the Greencards---check them out, love love love all music and Putumayo is a great way to check out so many artists
06/27/2012 6:27:22 PM CDT
PATRICIA WEIDNER says ...
James Alan Shelton...Shady Grove...I am new to this , music but can't believe how much I enjoyed listening to the tracks.
06/27/2012 6:28:15 PM CDT
Laurey says ...
We've been enjoying educating the kids with a variety of American music- blue grass Cajun jazz... Love putamayo!! Took the family to see Bruce springsteens tour a few years ago of great old american music with wonderful fiddles and horn section. Happy summer everyone!
06/27/2012 6:39:13 PM CDT
Marius says ...
The Soggy Bottom Boys!
06/27/2012 6:39:31 PM CDT
Christy Simpson says ...
Ricky Skaggs!
06/27/2012 6:44:30 PM CDT
Barbara Hughes says ...
Would love to have these -finally have a car with a cd player!!
06/27/2012 6:45:02 PM CDT
Grace Seidel says ...
I love love love bluegrass. And the kids who I play Auntie to love country. "Mama don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys" is a favorite!
06/27/2012 6:45:24 PM CDT
Melody says ...
oh, my, there are so many good musicians, past and present that i love. Bluegrass is wonderful but I also love many other types of music from different countries and cultures. The Chieftains are a fav, too. Enjoy learning and hearing about music..guess my parents gave me the right name!
06/27/2012 6:45:44 PM CDT
Aliza says ...
I've never tried these giveaways before. They're interesting. This is a lot of comments for anyone to read through; if the winner is picked at random, does anyone actually *read* all these posted comments? I do adore roots music, as does my husband. But I would never be able to choose a single favorite...not in a million years... No, I have a thought. I vote for "The Highway Poets". Modern roots band, just got back from Austin...they're quite marvelous. I do also adore Whole Foods and the amazing things they are doing all over the world. Thank you for offering this interesting exploration into the world of giveaways, as well as the opportunity to share a bit of personal feeling towards our favorite things and products. If someone does read these, hope you're having a wonderful summer...and not spending all of it on the computer. :) Thanks again, ~ Aliza
06/27/2012 6:54:20 PM CDT
faith kramer says ...
our whole family became huge bluegrass fans from Oh Brother where art thou movie. Don't know if we have a fav but you can't go wrong with Allison Kraus
06/27/2012 6:56:00 PM CDT

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