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The Festival and Folkways -- Ralph Rinzler's Living Cultural Archives

This year Smithsonian Folkways received two Grammy Awards and a third nomination. The updated re-release of the Harry Smith Anthology of American Folk Music, dedicated to the work of Ralph Rinzler, won for best historical album and best album notes, with staff members Amy Horowitz, Jeff Place, and Pete Reiniger honored with awards. The New Lost City Ramblers—John Cohen, Mike Seeger, and Tracy Schwarz—were nominated for There in Ain't No Way Out as best traditional (style) folk album and performed at the Festival's 1997 Ralph Rinzler Memorial Concert.

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