Odetta’s Gone

The news of folk music legend Odetta‘s death this week was bittersweet. At 77, she’d lived a full and important life, as much as any one of us could hope for. She had been invited to sing at the upcoming inaguration of Barak Obama, however, and though she lived to see his historic election she’ll have to sing from a much higher dais come January.

If you’re unfamiliar with Odetta’s work, there’s plenty of it out there to educate yourself with. Here’s a great, short clip of an early appearance at the Newport Folk Festival that encapsulates her ebullient singing and very strong guitar strumming style nicely.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s