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Michael Hurley: Original Folk Style

Michael Hurley is an American folksinger, guitarist and fiddler who became a part of the Greenwich Village music scene in the late '60s and '70s. Born and raised in Bucks County, Penn., Hurley released his first album in 1964. But he remained inactive in his solo career, occasionally lending songs to the Holy Modal Rounders and the Youngbloods until the early '70s, when he wrote two more albums: Armchair Boogie and Hi-Fi Snock Uptown.

Hurley intermittently released albums throughout the '80s and '90s, mostly by himself or on small labels. In 2001, Locust Music reissued his first album, renaming it Blueberry Wine, with new artwork by Hurley himself. His latest release is Ancestral Swamp, which makes clear that Hurley has lost none of his original uniqueness or style.

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David Dye
David Dye is a longtime Philadelphia radio personality whose music enthusiasm has captivated listeners of World Cafe® since 1991. World Cafe is produced by WXPN, the public radio service of the University of Pennsylvania.