Ashokan, Farewell

 

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Jay Ungar, Molly Mason, Mike Meranda, Ruth Unger, and a host of others bid farewell to the 2018 Summer Hoot in Ashokan with Jay’s haunting ballad, “Ashokan Farewell.” The song gained fame by being featured as the theme song of Ken Burns’s Civil War series.

 

Mike and Ruthy’s Hoot Love

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Mike Meranda and Ruthy Ungar, musicians extraordinare, talked with me about making a meaningful life in art.

Click on the grey triangle above to learn how a family survives and thrives carrying on the humanistic music path trod by Woodie Guthrie and Pete Seeger, and then goes on to make their own distinctive mark in music.

The interview was broadcast yesterday on the Arts Express program on radio station WBAI.

For more about the Ashokan Summer Hoot click here at Hoot.Love.