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Tim Eriksen at Newport

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http://timeriksenmusic.com/ Tim Eriksen, Minja Lausevic and 70 friends sing an old shape-note/gospel song from Maine on the Newport Folk Festival main stage, 2006. Included in the remarkably diverse collection of songs in D.H. Mansfield's "American Vocalist," 1848. This song is presumably from, or heavily influenced by, African American tradition, while others show the influence of the Shakers, Native American Christians, English parish church musicians, the first few generations of New England composers, the Hutchinson Family, secular collections like the American Musical Miscellany (Northampton, MA 1787) and the oral tradition so prominent in 19th century camp meetings and other social gatherings. http://www.myspace.com/timeriksenmusic