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The New Lost City Ramblers were the best known of the young string bands that sprung up during the Folk Revival Movement of the 1960s. Initially comprised of folksong collector and record producer Mike Seeger, photographer and filmmaker John Cohen and mathematics graduate student Tom Paley, the Ramblers took their repertoire and arrangements from vintage hillbilly and blues records of the '20s and '30s. Their distinctive sound, captured on a long series of Folkways albums, made The New Lost City Ramblers favorites on the festival circuit. In 1962, Paley was replaced by multi-instrumentalist and singer Tracy Schwartz, who was especially strong on fiddle. In later years the Ramblers went on to solo projects, occasionally reuniting for a concert or album.

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