Steve Goodman was a Grammy Award-winning folk music singer and songwriter from Chicago. “City of New Orleans” is one of his most famous numbers, thanks to Arlo Guthrie’s rendition. Bluegrass legend Jethro Burns was one half of Homer and Jethro, a group sometimes known as “the thinking man’s hillbillies.”

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