(2012/Ace) 15 tracks 1964 (41:46). Mike Seeger was born in 1933 in
New York and raised in Maryland and Washington. The son of musicologist
Charles Seeger and the acclaimed classical composer Ruth Crawford
Seeger, Mike began playing traditional music around 1951, later founding
the influential group the New Lost City Ramblers. His solo album for
Vanguard found him singing (both solo and with accompaniment) and
playing guitar, banjo, autoharp, fiddle, harmonica (French harp) and
dulcimer (the latter to great effect on the haunting 'Waterbound').
In America, Mike Seeger was having a big impact on the young Bob Dylan.
In his book Chronicles Volume 1, Dylan attests: "Mike Seeger had that
effect on me. He played on all the various planes, the full index of the
old-time styles, [and] he played these songs as good as it was possible
to play them. What I had to work at, Mike already had in his genes."