03 December 2008
Odetta: "House of the Rising Sun (live)"
Odetta (31 Dec. 1930 - 2 Dec. 2008) was a goddess among folk singers. She was in line to sing at Barack Obama's inaugural festivities in January, which makes her passing all the more a loss.
Click the tag at the bottom of this entry with her name, and you can hear her singing "The Fox" in a very early episode of The Mental Nomad Podcast. And read more about her life and career, if you're not that familiar with her.