Thursday, December 15, 2005

Roger McGuinn, The Folk Den Project

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Roger McGuinn was back on my show this afternoon to talk about his newest release, "The Folk Den Project."

For the last ten years, Roger has been recording folk songs and posting them on his website, along with the lyrics and chords, in an attempt to preserve the music he loves. Now he's compiled 100 of these recordings in a CD boxed set that you can order here.

Today, he explained some of the history of folk music and played some of those songs, including a couple of classics you'll recognize, and the first one he felt was appropriate after the 9/11 attacks. He also explained how and why he helped invent the 7-string guitar he plays.

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