The Family Folk Machine, Iowa City’s intergenerational choir, has a four-part mission: to build community by singing songs with our neighbors, to explore American history and culture through song, to foster individual musical development, and to pursue excellence as an ensemble. Our goal to foster individual musical development has received
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To those who missed our Stand by Me: Songs of Friendship concert – and those who would like to revist these wonderful songs, the videos (taken by The Senior Center) are now available!
“The Traveling Kind” on November 15th at the Senior Center and November 22nd at the Old Capitol building in the Senate chamber! One of the purposes of our intergenerational, non-auditioned choir is to explore American culture and history through song, and this fall we will reflect on the joys of rambling
by Aprille Clark and Miles Crall “The Wabash Cannonball,” originally published in 1882, is the oldest song in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.
by Ed Flaherty “Ridin’ on the City of New Orleans, Illinois Central, Monday mornin’ rail… Good Mornin’ America How Are Ya?” Written by Steve Goodman (rip), famously performed by Arlo Guthrie, now to be wonderfully performed by the FAMILY FOLK MACHINE on Nov 15th and 22nd!
by Tammy Coverdale-Bauer This song was written by Goebel Reeves and performed by many artists including Woody Guthrie, Arlo Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Emmylou Harris, and The Kingston Trio. What’s interesting to me is that its music is nearly identical to popular Civil War Era composer George F. Root’s song, “Just
by Aprille Clarke and Tobin Crall “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” was written by Robbie Robertson of The Band and later covered by Joan Baez.