Review and photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk
In the contemporary folk-music world there are several musical dynasties that have invented, perfected and administered the whole historical spectrum of the musical form: the Guthries (Woody, Arlo & Sarah Lee), the Seegers (Pete, Peggy, Mike & Tao), the Dylans (Bob & Jacob), the Chapins (Harry, Tom & Jen), the Ungars (Jay & Ruthie), the Whites (Josh & Josh, Jr.), the Browns (Greg & Pieta), the Reagons (Bernice & Toshi) and the Wainwrights (Loudon, Rufus, Martha, Lucy & Sloan) readily come to mind, and there are more.
In fact, if you owned all the recordings by these families, you’d have at least 80 percent of the most important folk music ever created.
So it was a treat for those who came to Caffe Lena to hear Loudon’s sister Sloan do her thing.
And what is that?