- The Byrds
- Bob Dylan
- The Limeliters
- Chad Mitchell Trio
- Judy Collins
Roger McGuinn is a folk legend. During his time with the Byrds (1964-1973), McGuinn developed two innovative and highly influential styles of electric guitar playing: "jingle-jangle" — generating ringing arpeggios based on banjo finger picking styles he learned while at the Old Town School; and secondly, a merging of saxophonist John Coltrane's free-jazz atonalities, which hinted at the droning of the sitar — a style of playing first heard on the Byrds' 1966 single "Eight Miles High."
An acclaimed solo artist, sideman (for the likes of Bob Dylan), and folk music historian, McGuinn has used the World Wide Web to continue the folk tradition since November 1995 by recording a different folk song each month on his Folk Den site. The songs are made available from his web site and a selection (with guest vocalists) was released on CD as Treasures from the Folk Den. In November 2005, McGuinn released a four-CD box set containing one hundred of his favorite songs from the Folk Den.
(modified from Wikipedia, 5/14/09)
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