The filing deadline for individual tax returns typically falls on April 15th. Up to the last minute, Americans are tabulating their income and deductions to determine their taxes. For some people, Tax Day creates refunds, which may be needed to pay for essential goods and services. For others, the tabulations result in payments due. “Tax Day from Smithsonian Folkways” addresses the spectrum of emotions associated with tax season. From joy to devastation, the playlist presents perspectives on money, government, and wealth by artists Elizabeth Cotten, Dave Van Ronk, and many others.
2013 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings