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Folk Musician Tom Paxton (Uncredited)

Tom Paxton

Tom Paxton has been an integral part of the songwriting and folk music community since the early 60s Greenwich Village scene, and continues to be a primary influence on today's New Folk performers. The Chicago native came to New York via Oklahoma, which he considers to be his home state. His family moved there in 1948, when Paxton was ten, and he graduated from Bristow High School and The University of Oklahoma, where he majored in drama, while his interest in folk music grew and eventually predominated. Brought to New York courtesy of the US Army, Paxton remained there following his discharge. His early success in Greenwich Village coffeehouses, such as The Gaslight and The Bitter End, led to an ever-increasing circle of work.

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<i>Woody Guthrie at 100</i>: Jam Session with Tom Paxton, Tim O'Brien, Noel Paul Stookey, and Mark Schatz 10/14/12: Woody Guthrie at 100: Jam Session with Tom Paxton, Tim O'Brien, Noel Paul Stookey, and Mark Schatz

Tom Paxton, Noel Paul Stookey, Tim O’Brien, and Mark Schatz are presenting a Woody Guthrie Hootenanny Guitar and Sing-Along Jam Session. Bring your guitar, and be prepared to Rise Up Singing with these masters of folk and traditional music.

Woody Guthrie at 100: Jam Session with Tom Paxton, Tim O'Brien, Noel Paul Stookey, and Mark Schatz

Tom Paxton, Noel Paul Stookey, Tim O’Brien, and Mark Schatz are presenting a Woody Guthrie Hootenanny Guitar and Sing-Along Jam Session. Bring your guitar, and be prepared to Rise Up Singing with these masters of folk and traditional music.

Tom Paxton 12/11/10: Tom Paxton

A Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner, the renowned folk musician has become a voice of his generation.

Tom Paxton

A Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner, the renowned folk musician has become a voice of his generation.

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