Music: Other Voices, Too (A Trip Back To Bountiful)

Nanci Griffith

To the music industry, Griffith says, folk is a four-letter word. This beautiful 19-song set proves that traditional music, as embodied in the folk revival of the '50s and '60s, is a potent language that still speaks eloquently. Inviting singer-songwriters of that mighty time (Carolyn Hester, Dave Van Ronk) to swap harmony with their current avatars (Lyle Lovett, Lucinda Williams), Griffith is host to an all-star sing-out: great versions of He Was a Friend of Mine and Wasn't That a Mighty Storm. For the young, this package will offer not memories but revelations, if they can just find it--in the back...

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