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Tracy Newman
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In 1965, young folk musician Tracy Newman, who had performed with the New Christy Minstrels, landed a children’s television program on WNET in New York, which later became PBS. The program, What’s New, featured Tracy introducing the guitar and banjo to her young audience and performing several popular Folk songs, such as “Pick a Bale of Cotton,” “Big Rock Candy Mountain,” and “Cripple Creek.” At the time of the great Folk Music boom of the 1960s, Tracy also performed a well-received Beatles medley at the Bitter End in New York, where she also often served as MC. There she met the ...