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By Nick Crowe  


Have One on Me by Joanna Newsom (Drag City)

Folk music is enjoying interesting times. Unlike classical music, whose endless centenaries and revivals root it firmly in the historical, folk is employing its own traditions to create original and relevant work. Young American acts like Grizzly Bear, Devendra Banhart, Sufjan Stevens and, arguably, Animal Collective, are writing the kind of innovative music which, though reminiscent of the late 1960s and early 1970s electric scene, is just as comfortable in the hip bars of New York and London as a beer tent…

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