S1:E1 // If She Heard My Guineas Clink
Play • 51 min

Season 1, Episode 1 // If She Heard My Guineas Clink

Featured in this Episode: 

Traditional - "Peggy O" (:28)

 Jimmie Rodgers - "Waiting For a Train" (8:01)

Elizabeth Cotten - "Shake Sugaree" (15:23)

Dave Van Ronk - "Green, Green Rocky Road" (25:40)

Gillian Welch - "Everything is Free"  (35:26)


A traditional Scottish song survives over 300 years, traveling thousands of miles before filtering through the Appalachian Mountains and becoming a folk "pass along" tune. “The Singing Brakeman” comes alive after witnessing the yodeling of Swiss emissaries, creating the original country music sound. A woman in her 60’s falls into a household worker position for the Seeger Family, and they discover a talent left behind 30 years ago that would inspire generations of guitar players. A man who was bigger in person than the myths that followed him, personifying emotion through old songs. And a living legend, who punctures holes in hearts with her incomparable songwriting, transformed by The Stanley Brothers.

Interested in supporting this independent program? 

Join the Patreon community, or send a one-time donation through Venmo or PayPal


Facebook | Instagram 

"Shine A Light":

Source Credits: 

#1: WhiteGum | Weeping Willow Guitar | The Jovial Crew

#2: Bluegrass Today | Official Website

#3: Folkways | Rainbow Quest

#4: The Vinyl District | Folkways | Elijah Wald | Guitar Workshop

#5: The Guardian | The New Yorker | Rolling Stone 

--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/americansongcatcher/support
More episodes
Clear search
Close search
Google apps
Main menu