Mike Seeger, whose love for traditional songs and tunes inspired many other musicians — including Bob Dylan — to look for the rural roots of American music, died of cancer Friday night at his home in Lexington, Va. He was 75.

Hear this report from NPR’s "All Things Considered" 

"Mike Seeger Cleared Paths, Showed Us The Way"

Originally posted 2009-08-10 21:40:01.