This chapter focuses on the career of Richard Dyer-Bennet in New York. It describes Dyer-Bennet’s relationship with some of the most prominent musicians in the state including Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Huddie Ledbetter, and Burl Ives. The chapter also highlights Dyer-Bennet’s debut performance at the Town Hall on March 4, 1944, in which the demand for tickets was so great that the police had to restrain the overflow crowd.
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