Picks and Pans Review: Troubadours of Folk Music

UPDATED 08/15/1994 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 08/15/1994 at 01:00 AM EDT

PBS (Mon., Aug. 15, 9:05 p.m. ET)


This haphazard special is culled from an open-air concert last summer on the UCLA campus. Some of the performers fit the bill: Arlo Guthrie, Joni Mitchell, Richie Havens and Odetta. But I have trouble buying some of these other acts as folk singers. John Prine? That's a stretch. The Cajun band Beausoleil? No way, cher. Hippie rock relics Jefferson Starship? Surely you jest. At least the latter performs a spirited version of "Volunteers," the 1969 anthem that is the highlight of the Forrest Gump soundtrack.

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