Mudcat Café message #1933996 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #75122   Message #1933996
Posted By: Suffet
12-Jan-07 - 12:30 AM
Thread Name: Little known '60s Folk Singers
Subject: RE: Little known 1960's Folk Singers
Greetings once again!

Just to add to what Frank Hamilton wrote:

The Gil whose last name he cannot recall was Gil Turner. He died in 1974 at the age of 41. Among his many songs, the best know is Carry It On!

The banjo player married to Sally Rogers is actually Howie Bursen, not Burston. I took clawhammer lessons from him at Pinewoods Camp in 2005.

Sis Cunningham was from Oklahoma, not Appalachia, although some of her songs were in Appalachian style. Sis was, up to the time of her death in 2004, a mentor to generation after generation of topical-political folk singers.

Sonja Savig is still very active in the New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club.

--- Steve