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- Posted on Dec 3rd 2008 11:30AM by Gaylord Fields
Her booming, classically trained voice laid over her gentle acoustic guitar playing was a mainstay of the protest folk movement, culminating with her performance at the March on Washington in 1963. Her precise musicianship and principled stances were a strong influence on folk luminaries that include Bob Dylan and Joan Baez.
Odetta, who in 1999 was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Bill Clinton, was scheduled to perform at the inauguration of Barack Obama on Jan. 20. Read more about her life and times here.