Samoa Wilson has been singing folk music since she was 5 years old. It was something she did with her whole family instead of watching television or listening to the radio.
“We just worshipped Woody Guthrie and Lead Belly and Blind Willie Johnson and the Carter Family and all kinds of American music,” said Wilson, who will perform with not just one, but two groups at this year’s Brooklyn Folk Festival at St. Ann’s Church in Brooklyn Heights.
“There’s over 40 different bands playing all kinds of different kinds of down home grassroots music styles, this year primarily from the United States, but also from all around the
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