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Here are the top ten articles for the Folk Music Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!

1. Poor Wayfaring Stranger Lyrics and History
Poor Wayfaring Stranger is a traditional folk song of unknown origin. Regardless of its origins, it is a hauntingly beautiful piece of music. This song has been recorded countless times.

2. Top 10 Bluegrass Artists (Traditional)
These are the artists that are considered to be among the best performers who consistently produce the traditional Bluegrass sound.

3. God’s Gonna Trouble the Water
Lyrics and orgins of an African Spiritual and Coded Slave Song.

4. Oh Come, Angel Band
Background and song of a very beautiful and spiritual gospel song.

5. Barbara Allen Origins and Lyrics
An old Scottish Ballard rich with symbolism.

6. Christmas Bluegrass
Recommended Christmas projects by bluegrass artists.

7. Air Force Song History and Lyrics
Celebrating the US Air Force with a historical perspective of the origins of "The Air Force Song" in honor of Memorial Day.

8. Royal Southern Brotherhood
Check out the new and exciting band with Devon Allman, Mike Zito and Cyril Neville.

9. Coded Slave Songs
Expressing emotion through songs is a cathartic experience. Under the bondage of slavery, Black Americans used spirituals to express deep emotions, spiritual beliefs and secret communications.

10. Ken Lyon Band
Ken Lyon is a fantastic vocalist and bluesman. Blackstone River Theater´s phenominal acoustics is a natural venue for his acoustic folk and blues set. Ken Lyon, former member of the Tombstone Blues Band, is best known in RI through his affiliation with Pendragon, a popular Celtic Folk Band.



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