Music Museum of New England
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To preserve, honor and showcase New England’s musical heritage.

Jackie Washington

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Born in Roxbury, Jackie Washington (not to be confused with the Canadian bluesman of the same name) was an important figure in the early ‘60s folk scene as roots music transcended its ethnic origins and was brought onto college campuses and across the country by a host of fresh, acoustic guitar-toting talents. Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, the Clancy Brothers, Phil Ochs, Joan Baez, and Bob Dylan interpreted and popularized folk selections that, in some cases, had been passed down for generations. Then they began to write their own songs using the
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