Mimi & Richard Farina
The Farinas were faces on the Greenwich Village folk scene during the early 1960s, although their paisley-patterned songs were far better suited for spare-changing on Haight Street than keeping the snooty Village beatniks jazzed. Many of their songs have an Appalachian feel and prominently feature dulcimers, while other tunes plug in for a little electric light-rocking. The deprecating "granola" label applies to much of their work -- very wholesome, all-natural, and no preservatives. Or, in others words, perishable and bland.