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Author : Rebecca Davis

Source :  Blues Access, Fall 1998


“Cambridge, Massachusetts, is still remembered as a center of the “folk revival” of the early 1960′. Many of the scene’s denizens – Joan Baez and Tom Rush among them – had learned their music from Pete Seeger and Leadbelly. Some of these folk revivalists occasionally played blues; however, the deepest Delta blues styles took a back seat to the lighter and more approachable sounds of Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee.

There were a few, however, who appreciated the more powerful Delta blues, and their interest was almost fanatical in intensity.”