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King has produced folk music since 1976 and is the recipient of numerous awards. He aims to educate people on overlooked parts of U.S. history and raise awareness for humanitarian issues and social causes. Kattau said that his performances educate in a poignant way, carrying much more ...

A day before the end of the crowdfunding campaign, the group surpassed its goal. By 1 pm that afternoon, they announced that they'd signed the deed. Ural Thomas at Laurelthirst (Image Hunter Paye, hunterpaye.com). By Matthew Singer
The festival is presented by the Jalopy Theatre & School of Music, "a grass roots cultural center that's really the home for folk music in New York City right now," he added. "It's the inheritor of a tradition that goes back to the 30s. There were great places that people remember--Gerdes Folk City, or ...

Saturday Strings students had the honor of a visit from two very special guests on March 24: Folk music icons Jay Ungar and Molly Mason stopped by to work with the Saturday Strings orchestras on "Ashokan Farewell" and "Lovers' Waltz," two pieces they composed. Jay Ungar's "Ashokan Farewell," ...
For this episode of Indystructible, I hung out with Eli Smith, a musician, ethnomusicologist and founder of the Brooklyn Folk Festival. Now in its tenth year, the festival features hundreds of bands from all over the world. There are workshops, open jam sessions and a banjo throwing competition. It's taking place this year at St.
Bhasin is trying to do the same with her renditions of Punjabi folk songs like Madhaniya, Akh kashni, Laung gawacha, Nai jaana and the latest Chitta kukkad. “I feel like folk music is almost like an old recipe that is passed on from generation to generation. It is our culture, no matter how far the borders ...
But I love folk music and I love country and bluegrass, and it's fun also introducing my audience — maybe they are gay, and maybe they don't listen that type of music, so it's fun being their gateway drug to something I think is so great. Like, If you go to my music video for "Break Your Heart," all the comments ...
A music event previewing for a large event coming soon was happening in Marquette tonight. An event that has been around for a long time in the Upper Peninsula is celebrating this year's music festival through many events leading up to it. “Well this is our 40th festival so it's a really big celebration and we ...
A premiere Canadian folk music trio will be having some fun in Hamilton Friday night, March 23. The Quebec folk music band, De Temps Antan, will close out the latest season of the Bitterroot Performing Arts Series at the Hamilton High School Performing Arts Center. After the Hamilton performance, the ...
In venues around the Bay Area, like The Lost Church, Neck of the Woods, and the Octopus Literary Salon, Bay Area musicians are sharing new and exciting folk songs, emotive compositions full of lyrical storytelling and thoughtful instrumentation. The stories shared by local folk artists are often personal, ...
The intent was to focus on more traditional Irish folk music. “Wild Rover” and “Whiskey in the Jar” are just two examples of songs that call for the crowd to sing along. The rousing scene keeps the craic up in the room — the fun. “We challenge ourselves to keep up with the crowd,” said Haggerty. That, “and ...
The Central Ohio Folk Festival will move to southern Delaware County to make room for the annual event's growing audience. The Columbus Folk Music Society, Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks and WCBE 90.5 again have joined forces to sponsor the 22nd annual event, which is May 5 and 6.
Gathering Time remains part of a vibrant folk music and folk rock scene as talented musicians pay tribute, not simply through tribute bands, to the great songs that have gone before. While tribute bands seek to imitate the original, Gathering Time pays tribute to the song and the time, playing music with its ...
Classical musicians dabbling in folk and bluegrass, and vice versa, isn't a new phenomenon. The classically trained folk music trio Harpeth Rising, however, gives new energy to the traditional forms they intermingle with little regard to precedent or predisposed notions of genre. “I started playing classical ...

On March 8, Humanities Nebraska speaker David Seay of Avoca helped area fourth graders celebrate Nebraska's Statehood Day at the Seward Civic Center. Students from Seward Elementary, St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School and St. John Lutheran School learned about American folk music and the ...
Tom and Dick Smothers and Judy Collins host a musical journey through the evolution of modern American folk music, from its roots in bluegrass to San Francisco coffeehouses and Greenwich Village clubs. Featured performers include the Brothers Four, Glenn Yarborough, the Highwaymen, the Limeliters, ...
Cosby Gibson and Tom Staudle, both of Fultonville, received “Best Folk Album” and “Best Folk Lyrics” respectively at the awards show on March 3. Together, the duo plays acoustic and blue-style original music. “It's acoustic,” Gibson said of the duo's music. “Folk music — some people think of Pete Seeger ...
Styka's March 18 show marks the much-anticipated return of folk music to the David Adler Music and Arts Center. In the 1970s, the Libertyville School of Folk and Old Time Music began using the Adler Estate for a series of folk music classes. The Libertyville School of Folk and Old Time Music then became a ...
Wall cites Woody Guthrie and Ramblin' Jack Elliott as influences, and his lyrics bear out that tradition of plainspoken folk music. The album opens with the couplet “It was a cold and cruel evening sneaking up on Speedy Creek /I found myself a-sleepin' in the snow,” and the song, called “Thirteen Silver ...
BROOKSVILLE — The Will McLean Music Festival gets underway March 9 at the Sertoma Youth Ranch, with yet another nod to the "Father of Florida Folk." The late McLean, who was known as the "Black Hat Troubadour," patched together a meager living while embarking on a mission to preserve the land ...
The duo traveled through the Andes Mountains and Argentina to interview composers of original Latin American folk music. In 2015, the duo self-produced their first album, “Blanco,” for which the Chilean government awarded them a grant to tour to the United States while performing Chilean music. The duo ...
The Russian Folk Instrument Orchestra, led by conductor Boris Varon, combines professional soloists with students from Moscow's prestigious Gnessin Russian Academy of Music. The concert will feature popular selections and traditional Russian folk music, appealing to a broad variety to musical tastes.
CRYSTAL FALLS — On Sunday, March 11, the Second Sunday Folk Dance presents award winning Cajun fiddler and singer-songwriter Gina Forsyth. White Water will provide the opening act. The concert and folk dance is held at the Fortune Lake Camp in Crystal Falls, Mich. and starts at 4 p.m. CT.
The incandescently vibrating soprano is worn down nearer a burnished alto after a half century of committed music-making and activism. Yet the takeaway from Joan Baez's latest – following her well-earned 2017 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – is how essential her work remains. On "The ...
Describing her work as "folk impressionism," Chattanooga musician Jessamyn Rains is a master at coaxing real heart and emotion from the traditional strains of folk music, a feat which has become more impressive over the past few years since many people now will simply assume that an artist has got ...
There are many Grateful Dead fans—I among them—who believe that some of the most interesting music Jerry Garcia played from the late '80s until his death in 1995 was with his acoustic side projects, first with the Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band and then with David Grisman and some of the mandolinist's ...
Above, Les Lannom, half of the Irish folk music duo Roisin Dubh, dons the bagpipes while performing Irish folk music Saturday at St. Nicholas's pub in Du Quoin. Right, Holly Kee, the other half of Roisin Dubh, sings and plays the keyboard. John Homan/Du Quoin Call. John Homan/Du Quoin Call. Above ...
In his Chronicles memoir, Dylan recalls the first time he saw her, on a 1961 CBS TV special on folk music. “I couldn't stop looking at her, didn't want to blink,” he wrote. “She was wicked looking—shiny black hair that hung down over the curve of slender hips, drooping lashes, partly raised, no Raggedy Ann ...
American Epic is a musical journey across time to the birth of modern recording, when the voices of a diverse nation transformed the way music sounded and how it impacted our lives and the world. These brilliantly restored recordings from the 1920s were the product of early record labels sending ...
In venues across the Bay Area, like the Lost Church, Neck of the Woods, and Octopus Literary Salon, Bay Area musicians are sharing new and exciting folk songs — emotive compositions full of lyrical storytelling and thoughtful instrumentation. The stories shared by local folk artists are often personal, like ...
Playing transcendental Texas folk, cosmic Americana and stargaze surf-western, The Deer weave psychotropic soundscapes and tranquil, vivid dream-pop. The quintet won Folk Band of the Year at this week's Austin Music Awards, and nabbed runner-up in the Best Austin Band category. The Deer will ...
The clip was part of a video retrospective honoring Havens as the winner of the posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award: Legacy, one of several accolades presented at the International Folk Music Awards. The ceremony also celebrated the organization's own 30-year history, which began in 1989 when ...
The Winnipeg Folk Festival, now in its 45th year, was honored for its state-of-the-art environmental awareness and sustainability practices Wednesday at the International Folk Music Awards in Kansas City. An anchor of the international folk festival circuit since 1974, the Winnipeg Folk Festival received the ...
Folk Alliance International (FAI) kicked off its 30th Annual Conference tonight with the International Folk Music Awards Show held for the first time at Kansas City's historic Folly Theater. The awards show, which included a live-streamed broadcast and was presented in partnership with Folk Music Canada, ...
An intimate and compelling performer who launched his career as part of the legendary New England folk scene of the 1960s, Staines remains one of the most beloved singers on the folk music scene today. His music is a slice of Americana, filled with cowboys, Yukon adventures, fisherman and everyday ...
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Abbey K. Chokera, senior assistant director for Kenya's Permanent Presidential Music Commission in the Ministry of Sports, Culture and the Arts, will give a presentation on Kenyan folk music at 6 p.m. Monday, March 12, in Room 218 in the Davidson Music Center (No. 45) on campus. Chokera is ...
vomFASS at Waverly Place is holding a class on making tapas, the Spanish appetizer dish. The class will make a variety of recipes and starts at 6:30 PM. The Cary Arts Center is hosting acoustic trio “Ten Strings and a Goat Skin” which blends traditional folk music and comedy to entertain audiences.
Anna & Elizabeth Are Excavating Folk Music's Many Mysteries ... Folk music is a funny term these days. We refer to folk music as almost anything a singer/songwriter does with an acoustic instrument. When I worked in record stores in the '70s, Simon and Garfunkel were in the folk section, as was Dylan and ...
LET LOVE IN: The Athens Folk Music and Dance Society is hosting its 11th annual Sweetheart Duets Hoot Monday, Feb. 12 at The Foundry. It runs 8–10 p.m., and admission is free. Performing couples will play a short selection of songs, and the evening is hosted by Pickled Holler's Jessica and Matthew ...
Three are multidisciplinary arts camps, and there's also Fiddle Camp, for 7- through 12-year-olds with experience on the fiddle,” says Alicia Manson of Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago. All are day camps, and most are divided into two-week sessions, she says. “Every year around this time, parents ...
Singer-songwriter Jo Mapes was an influential queen of the folk music scene who performed at Chicago's Gate of Horn, the Playboy Club and Poor Richard's, as well as clubs in San Francisco and Greenwich Village and at Carnegie Hall. “She was a bohemian and a beatnik,” said her daughter Hillary ...
In keeping with the heart and soul of the festival 2018 will see the great talents of some of the world's leading traditional exponents of folk music such as Andy Irvine (IRL), Chris While & Julie Matthews (UK), Harry Manx (CAN), Pauline Scanlon (IRL) and John Spillane (IRL). Iconic Australian artists Archie ...
This week, Purdue Convocations is hosting a music-based residency that will explore global expressions of folk music, its basis in history and predictions of how the genre will change in the future. “Future Folk,” as the event is called, will start on Tuesday and run through Thursday. It features wild Up, a Los ...
KALAMAZOO, MI -- American folk music icon Tom Paxton will headline the 16th annual Cooper's Glen Music Festival on Saturday. The one-day festival Feb. 3 put on by the Great Lakes Acoustic Music Association will feature jam sessions, vendor displays and workshops led by the featured musicians.
Collins innovated the folk music tradition, heard most strikingly in the 1964 album, Folk Roots, New Routes, and gave shape to bands like Pentangle and Fairport Convention. Then she stopped singing ... for almost four decades. You can hear that story in a stirring interview, moderated by our own Bob Boilen and conducted ...
“Folk music crosses all borders and cultures,” David says in summation. “The cross pollination of Irish, Scottish and American music has been fundamental for advancement. They all reflect the world in which they are written into. The lilt, swing and drive can be interpreted in many different ways, and ...


 

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