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Willy Deville and Mike Seeger

The music world lost two of its favorite veterans last weekend.

Willy Deville

Willy Deville was a singer and songwriter, whose 35-year career produced a significant body of work that was revered by a legion of faithful fans, especially in Europe. His band, Mink Deville, was a mainstay at New York’s legendary club, CBGB. In 1980, critic Robert Palmer wrote this of Deville in the New York Times; “He embodies (New York’s) tangle of cultural contradictions while making music that's both idiomatic, in the broadest sense, and utterly original.” Deville passed away on August 6th. He was 58.

Mike Seeger

A half-brother of folk legend Pete Seeger and brother of renowned folk artist Peggy Seeger, Mike Seeger was himself an inspiring songwriter, performer and folklorist. Co-founder of the New Lost City Ramblers, Seeger received six Grammy nominations, and influenced a generation of faithful followers, including Bob Dylan. Seeger passed away on August 7th at the age of 75.

Book

Mike Seeger - Southern Banjo Sounds
mike-seeger-southern-banjo-160
http://www.catalog.kpl.gov/uhtbin/cgisirsi/x/0/0/5?searchdata1=seeger{AU}+AND+mike{AU}+AND+Southern+banjo+sounds+{TI}&library=BRANCHES&language=ANY&format=ANY&item_type=ANY&location=ANY&match_on=KEYWORD&item_1cat=ANY&item_2cat=ANY&sort_by=-PBYR


Willy Deville and Mike Seeger

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The music world lost two of its favorite veterans last weekend.

Willy Deville

Willy Deville was a singer and songwriter, whose 35-year career produced a significant body of work that was revered by a legion of faithful fans, especially in Europe. His band, Mink Deville, was a mainstay at New York’s legendary club, CBGB. In 1980, critic Robert Palmer wrote this of Deville in the New York Times; “He embodies (New York’s) tangle of cultural contradictions while making music that's both idiomatic, in the broadest sense, and utterly original.” Deville passed away on August 6th. He was 58.

Mike Seeger

A half-brother of folk legend Pete Seeger and brother of renowned folk artist Peggy Seeger, Mike Seeger was himself an inspiring songwriter, performer and folklorist. Co-founder of the New Lost City Ramblers, Seeger received six Grammy nominations, and influenced a generation of faithful followers, including Bob Dylan. Seeger passed away on August 7th at the age of 75.

Book

Mike Seeger - Southern Banjo Sounds
mike-seeger-southern-banjo-160
http://www.catalog.kpl.gov/uhtbin/cgisirsi/x/0/0/5?searchdata1=seeger{AU}+AND+mike{AU}+AND+Southern+banjo+sounds+{TI}&library=BRANCHES&language=ANY&format=ANY&item_type=ANY&location=ANY&match_on=KEYWORD&item_1cat=ANY&item_2cat=ANY&sort_by=-PBYR

Posted by Keith Howard at 08/10/2009 09:57:11 AM 



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