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Play On, John: A Life In Music Smithsonian Channel Program Trailer
Description: Short trailer for the Smithsonian Channel program Play On, John: A Life in Music, a 30-minute documentary about the life of John Cohen. In addition to being a founding member of the New Lost City Ramblers, John Cohen is a producer of other traditional musicians for Smithsonian Folkways, filmmaker, author, and photographer. From Smithsonian Channel: John Cohen's influence is seen and heard throughout traditional American folk music. Many believe that he is the inspiration for the Grateful Deads famous song Uncle Johns Band. A modern-day renaissance man, he is a painter, documentary filmmaker, teacher and photographer. This is the story of one artists amazing body of work, featuring rare footage of Bob Dylan, interviews with Pete Seeger and narrated by Sam Shepard. The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy ( Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time.
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1 min 15 sec
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