In the latest issue of Perfect Sound Forever <http://www.perfectsoundforever.com
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Folkie's Uncertain Legacy, by Kasper Nijsen
"In 2007 a box-set entitled 'There Is A River: The Elektra Recordings' was set to be released, only to be withdrawn shortly afterwards, in a gesture that symbolized singer-songwriter David Ackles's life-long failure to break through to a larger audience. Yet this failure is hardly due to a lack of critical appreciation..."
BLIND ALFRED REED
Old-Timey Economic Blues Resonate, by Bill Bamberger
"One blind singer who did try to point out inequities in America's economic and social strata--and who is, by some, said to have been the first "protest singer"--was Alfred Reed. Reed was born blind in Floyd, Virginia in 1880. He had a good voice for country music, nasal and twangy yet easy to understand, and he learned to play the fiddle to accompany himself and this is how he made his living."
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