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Elizabeth Mitchell & Friends - "Baby Born Today" [Live in The Pewter Shop at The Ashokan Center]
Watch Elizabeth Mitchell & Friends perform "Baby Born Today," recorded live in The Pewter Shop at The Ashokan Center in Olivebridge, New York. The song is a "shout"—a traditional part of the all-night Watch Night services held on Christmas Eve at churches in the South. It's featured on Mitchell's Smithsonian Folkways album 'The Sounding Joy.' Performers: Amy Helm Byron Isaacs Daniel Littleton Natalie Merchant Mike Merenda Elizabeth Mitchell Simi Stone Ruthy Ungar Directed by Kale Kaposhilin Director of Photography: Chris Rahm Camera Operator: Ben Fundis Assistant Director / Gaffer: John Butters Recording Engineer: Guthrie Lord Editor: Chris Rahm Mixing Engineer: Guthrie Lord A Production of Evolving Media Network 'The Sounding Joy: Christmas Songs In and Out of the Ruth Crawford Seeger Songbook' available on CD and Digital. Stream/download/purchase: Smithsonian Folkways: Bandcamp: 'The Sounding Joy' is a spirited collection of folk carols drawn from Ruth Crawford Seeger’s 1953 songbook 'American Folk Songs for Christmas.' Featuring Elizabeth Mitchell and a luminary list of her musical family, friends, and neighbors, this album celebrates the spirit of community and homespun traditions that existed in times before the commercialization of Christmas. Natalie Merchant, Aoife O’Donovan, Amy Helm, John Sebastian, Dan Zanes, Happy Traum, and many others including special guest Peggy Seeger all add their voices to pay tribute to a collection revered in the canon of American Music. Elizabeth Mitchell: Facebook: Instagram: Smithsonian Folkways: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: 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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4 min 35 sec
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music folk "Woody Guthrie" "Pete Seeger" Smithsonian Folkways old-time non-profit
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