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Deb C says ...
These CDs are great! I like Allison Krause ...
06/28/2012 9:11:08 AM CDT
Irene Gamarnik says ...
I was never a big fan of Country/bluegrass music, but once I started listening to Bluegrass Country on 105.5 FM in Washington, DC I began developing a taste for it. Love how the music flows.
06/28/2012 9:14:53 AM CDT
wing chau says ...
I never listen to this music.so it may be my first chance to listen
06/28/2012 9:20:58 AM CDT
Sarah says ...
I can't get enough Willie Nelson!
06/28/2012 9:27:42 AM CDT
Cindy Baker says ...
These are great. Thank you for all your work putting these together.
06/28/2012 9:31:51 AM CDT
Veronica says ...
"This Land Is Your Land" by Woody Guthrie an American roots favorite!
06/28/2012 9:35:42 AM CDT
Lynn M says ...
What's not to love? The Fourth of July, apple pie, and classic American tunes. I've always loved the way that bluegrass strings come together, and enjoy listening to Alison Kraus, Tony Trischka, and classics such as Flatt & Scruggs. When my children were younger, we listened to Putumayo CDs for children and it would be great to add this set to our collection.
06/28/2012 9:39:43 AM CDT
Pam N says ...
I am excited to hear these new CD's. My family is from eastern Tennesse and I love the Blue grass sound. My favorite version is Elvis with I'll Fly away. Living here in Colorado I enjoy the sounds of the West. I remember listening to Roy Rogers when I was very young. These new CD's will continue to be classics for future generations.
06/28/2012 9:43:13 AM CDT
Janey Garcia says ...
Bill Monroe - Grandaddy of Bluegrass! I was fortunate enough to see him live at a blue grass festival back in the 1990's when I was first introduced to Bluegrass and I've been hooked ever since.
06/28/2012 11:08:33 AM CDT
Rita Johnson says ...
My mom, who has Alzheimers, loves this music. It's what she grew up with in the South. Yep, she would definitely get the music. The other folks who have Alzheimers where my mom is would love it, too. They would all share in the bounty! Between sweet cherries, delicious water and beautiful music...if the folks could win the three, you don't have a clue as to how happy they would be with these wonderful things!
06/28/2012 11:09:17 AM CDT
hello5 says ...
love to sing along to all these songs!
06/28/2012 11:12:02 AM CDT
CS says ...
I've borrowed the occasional Putumayo CD from the library...would be great to own the set!
06/28/2012 11:53:24 AM CDT
Agnes says ...
Jerry Garcia. Love all things Putumayo!
06/28/2012 12:07:21 PM CDT
Suzanne says ...
When I think "American Roots" of music I want to hear B.B. King or Muddy Waters.
06/28/2012 12:08:19 PM CDT
Catherine Potter says ...
I love Woodie Guthrie! He's a great example of the roots of American music. Songs of more simple times that help us remember how the U.S. of A. got started and grew!
06/28/2012 12:39:28 PM CDT
Brenda G says ...
This music reminds me of my Grandfather who would have been 100 years old yesterday and was from Thornhill, Tennessee. He worked for the WPA and then went north to work in the auto plants in Michigan but never forgot his roots with this music.
06/28/2012 1:36:33 PM CDT
Dee says ...
"American Roots" always makes you want for more. Just love the CD - it is one of a kind.
06/28/2012 2:04:06 PM CDT
Eliezer Pennywhistler says ...
First off, you have to separate the actual musicians who passed down their traditions over the centuries, from recordings. There are so many musicians one could name. I'll mention just two - Doc Watson, who was adamant that he was a rockabilly musician on electric guitar before he was "discovered" as a folk musician; and Bill Ochs - the Jewish pennywhistle and uillean pipes player from New York who taught me to play ... and love ... Irish music. As to recordings, it pretty much all starts with "The Anthology of American Folk Music" - eighty-four American folk, blues, Cajun and country music recordings from 1927 to 1932, compiled by Harry Smith from his personal collection of 78 rpm records. The anthology became the touchstone for the American folk music revival in the 1950s and 1960s. Had this not happened, American folk, blues, Cajun and country music would have essentially disappeared from the world.
06/28/2012 2:24:22 PM CDT
drew says ...
I am a fan of American roots music. My fave artist is Woody Guthrie.
06/28/2012 2:31:47 PM CDT
Mike V says ...
Pete Seeger is a legend.
06/28/2012 2:35:25 PM CDT
B Bohard says ...
I love blue grass harmonies and lyrics. My first exposure was while still in college, an album called 'Old And In The Way'. While not as familiar with Cowboy, there are a couple of cool songs my dad sang to the kids when we were growing up, one of which was 'Home on the Range' I'm not at all sure we learned the real words, but we wailed driving down the road on family trips in that overcrowded station wagon. I would love to learn more.
06/28/2012 2:35:53 PM CDT
Vicky says ...
I really enjoy listening to American roots music and my favorite artist is Dolly Parton. I think she writes great songs and has a beautiful voice. I especially like her bluegrass songs from the mountains of Tennessee.
06/28/2012 2:36:57 PM CDT
MH says ...
I love bluegrass and folk music--and so does my four-year-old. I don't have a particular favorite artist, but I know better than to try to get the kid away from a guitar performance! We're looking forward to a festival next week and would love to have the Putumayo CDs in our collection.
06/28/2012 2:42:02 PM CDT
Su Coulsby says ...
I was born in the 40's & listened to Woody Guthrie, & then as a young adult til now i have SOenjoyed his son, Arlo! My have song they do is "This Land Is Your Land" It ALWAYS makes me smile! :)
06/28/2012 2:52:28 PM CDT
Alice says ...
I like any player who plays dobro.
06/28/2012 3:15:50 PM CDT

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