Bonny Light Horseman is a project of three friends who got together to make new folk music, inspired by the spirit of old folk music. That trio is Eric D. Johnson of Fruit Bats, multi-instrumentalist Josh Kaufman, and Anais Mitchell, creator of the Broadway musical, Hadestown. They’re live in the studio today playing a set of traditional songs, reimagined. And we’ll learn how they dug up these ballads and spirituals, and the name Bonny Light Horseman is explained. That’s coming up, on the next World Cafe with host Stephen Kallao.
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(Photo: Bonnie Light Horsemen performing the Newport Folk Festival – Courtesy of the artist/via Facebook)