Hal Willners Harry Smith Project concerts in London, New York and Los Angeles celebrated the eccentric collector genius and his influential Anthology Of American Folk Musk. Instrumental in inspiring the urban folk revival of the 1960s, the Anthology's continuing impact on modern music is incalculable. Drawing on this legacy, these landmark shows brought together a remarkable roster of artists performing their own unique interpretations of these classic songs. From Nick Cave's cathartic take on spirituals to Lou Reed's mesmerizing evocation of Blind Lemon Jefferson, these passionate reinterpretations (as well as others by F.lvis Cosiello, Reck, Sonic Youth, Steve Earle, Beth Orton, Percy Heath, Philip Glass. David Johansen and more) resurrect ghosts and connect the leading musicians of today with the greatest songs of America's past. Join us for a wild ride through a remarkable musical landscape.
Tracklisting: 1. Elvis Costello - The Butcher's Boy 2. David Johansen - Old Dog Blue 3. Nick Cave - John The Revelator 4. Beck - Last Fair Deal Gone 5. Kate and Anna McGarrigle - Sugar Baby 6. Ed Sanders - One Hot Summer Night 7. Lou Reed - See That My Grave Is Kept Clean 8. Beth Orton - Frankie 9. Roswell Rudd with Sonic Youth - Dry Bones 10. The Folksmen - Old Joe's Place 11. Robin Holcomb and Todd Rundgren - The House Carpenter 12. Gavin Friday with Maurice Seezer - When That Great Ship Went Down 13. Philip Glass - Etude No. 10 14. David Johansen - James Alley Blues 15. Eric Mingus with Gary Lucas - Oh Death Where Is Thy Sting? 16. Petra Haden - Single Girl, Married Girl 17. Richard Thompson with Eliza Carthy - The Coo Coo Bird 18. Bob Neuwirth with Eliza Carthy - I Wish I Was A Mole In The Ground 19. Geoff Muldaur - Poor Boy Blues 20. Don Byron, Percy Heath and Bill Frisell - This Song Of Love 21. Kate and Anna McGarrigle with Elvis Costello - Ommie Wise 22. Steve Earle - Prison Cell Blues 23. David Thomas - Fishing Blues