Jeanie Fitchen performing at the 1992 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)

Date: May 22, 1992

Source: S1576 , T92-67, T92-68

Type: Sound

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  • Rocking the Child (T92-67)
  • A Child Not My Own
  • The Cruel Mother
  • Whistle Daughter Whistle
  • Trilogy (T92-68)
  • Be Not Too Hard
  • Tear Down the Walls
  • Get Together

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  • Two reel to reel recordings. Tammy Murray served as emcee. Often called the 'Queen of Florida Folk,' Fitchen debuted at the Florida Folk Festival at fifteen in 1966 as Eugenia Sisinni. Born in Orlando, Fitchen has played most of the festivals ever since, as well as many others including the Beers' Fox Hollow Festival. In 1999 she was nominated for a Grammy for her album, Roads. Fitchen told a story about each song.



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