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The Sounding Joy

by Elizabeth Mitchell

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The Sounding Joy is a spirited collection of folk carols drawn from Ruth Crawford Seeger’s 1953 songbook American Folk Songs for Christmas. This album celebrates the spirit of community and homespun traditions that existed in times before the commercialization of Christmas. Natalie Merchant, Aoife O’Donovan, Amy Helm, John Sebastian, Dan Zanes, Happy Traum, and many others including special guest Peggy Seeger join Elizabeth Mitchell to pay tribute to a collection revered in the canon of American music. 70 minutes, 32-page booklet with photos.

“The Sounding Joy is a homecoming, a commu­nity gathering on common ground where every­one is welcome. That’s the spirit in which it was conceived and recorded.”
--Natalie Merchant, from the liner notes


released July 5, 2017



Elizabeth Mitchell New York, New York

Elizabeth Mitchell is a twice Grammy nominated Smithsonian Folkways recording artist. A founding member of the band Ida, Elizabeth records and performs with her husband Daniel Littleton and their daughter Storey.

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