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Work o' the Weavers is a tribute group that replicates the music of the seminal folk group the Weavers. Singer, banjoist, and guitarist David Bernz grew up next door to original Weavers member Lee Hays in upstate New York. He put the tribute band together with singer/guitarist James Durst, who also maintains a successful career as a solo performer (which is consistent with his position as the Pete Seeger figure in Work o' the Weavers); singer/bassist Mark Murphy, and singer Martha Sandefer. The group not only plays songs associated with the Weavers at its concerts, but also tells the earlier band's story of national success with "Goodnight Irene" and other hits, their travails during the Communist witch hunt of the 1950s, and their return to popularity with their 1955 Carnegie Hall reunion show. As they put it on their web site, www.workotheweavers.com