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- May/June issue: The May/June 2010 issue has been canceled. Information will be posted on our website when news about a resumption in publishing Dirty Linen is known.
A new customer service phone number in California has been set up. All subscription and back issue orders, address changes, and questions about your subscription or other order should be directed here. 1-866-702-7778. Press “2” for Dirty Linen, then “1” for Customer Service. The office is open from 9am to 5pm Pacific Time. (Noon to 8pm Eastern Time.)
- Change in editors: Longtime Dirty Linen editors Sue and Paul Hartman have left the Visionation family of publications.
OK, what’s a Mobbie? It’s the Baltimore Sun‘s annual awards for best Maryland blogs. Driftwood Magazine has been nominated in the “Best Entertainment Blog” category. Please vote! Often!
The Johnny Cash Project, an online global collective art project and visual testament to the life and career of Johnny Cash, “The Man In Black,” celebrates its official launch today, with over 5,000 frames submitted to the dynamic website in the three weeks since the site’s soft launch.
The highly interactive website celebrates American VI: Ain’t No Grave, Johnny Cash’s final studio recording, produced by Rick Rubin. The Johnny Cash Project sets out to engage fans of the beloved musical icon from around the world in an unprecedented collaborative project: the creation of an ever-evolving music video for the title track of the album. Continue Reading »
What: Cultural Heroes - A historic American civil rights museum exhibit honoring Bessie Smith, Marian Anderson, Paul Robeson, Lead Belly, Woody Guthrie, Josh White and Billie Holiday, with a related thematic music and stories program by Josh White, Jr.
Where: Fisk University, 1000 17th Avenue, Nashville, TN
Concert & Lecture: Little Theatre of Fisk University
Museum Exhibit: Aaron Douglas Gallery at the John Hope Franklin Library
Date: Concert Program – Sunday, May 2, 2010 at 4:00 pm. Exhibit runs through June 30th Continue Reading »
Posted in Dirty Linen, Festivals/Tours/Events | Tagged Alan LeQuire, Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Cultural Heroes, Doug Yeager, Josh White, Josh White Jr, Lead Belly, Marian Anderson, Paul Robeson, Woody Guthrie |
The 13th annual Rhythm & Roots Festival announces its spectacular all-star lineup for 2010. Held at Ninigret Park in Charlestown, Rhode Island every Labor Day weekend, the festival has become a destination event drawing roots music and dance fans from all over the country. This year the festival is held Sept 3-5, 2010. Ninigret Park is located at 4890A Old Post Rd, (just off Route 1), Charlestown, RI 02813. For tickets and info: www.rhythmandroots.com, 1-888-855-6940. Hours: Friday, 5:00 pm to midnight and noon to midnight on Saturday and Sunday. Continue Reading »
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Inspired by Pete Seeger’s desire to clean up the river over forty years ago, the Great Hudson River Revival initially helped raise the funds to build the sloop Clearwater, which has since become a world-renowned floating classroom and a symbol of effective grassroots action. Today, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater is a non-profit organization that sails at the forefront of the nation’s environmental challenges. The revenue raised by the Revival goes to support Clearwater’s numerous educational programs and its work toward environmental and social justice—as well as keeping the sloop Clearwater afloat.
Pete Seeger & the Power of Song gets us underway on Saturday, June 19 on the Rainbow Stage. Also featured on this stage throughout the weekend are famed singer-songwriters Steve Earle and Shawn Colvin, contemporary music star Joan Osborne; Westchester County native David Bromberg and his quartet, Keller Williams, “newgrass” sensation Railroad Earth, Donna the Buffalo, Toshi Reagon, The Felice Brothers, sacred steel guitar family band The Lee Boys, and Hazmat Modine, a global blues band based in NYC. Continue Reading »
Posted in Dirty Linen, Festivals/Tours/Events | Tagged Anne Shapiro & Tom Callinan, Bob Reiser, Bobaloo Basey, Bonga & The Vodou Drums of Haiti, Brother Joscephus & the Love Revival Revolution Orchestra, Buckwheat Zydeco, C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band, Captain Killian & Crew, Dala, Dan Bern, Dave Conover, David Amram, David Bromberg, Dirty Stay Out Skifflers, Donna the Buffalo, Edukated Fleas, Eileen Ivers, Eric Russell, Evy Mayer, Folklore Urbano, Great Hudson River Revival, Hazmat Modine, Hope Machine, Jay, Joan Osborne, Jonatha Brooke, Kakande, Keller Williams, Kim Harrisleading, Le Vent du Nord, Lucy Kaplansky, Marva P. Clarke, Mel & Vinnie, Mike Doughty, Milton, Molly & Peter, Nancy Marie Payne, Nightingale, Pete Seeger, Pete Seeger & the Power of Song, Railroad Earth, Rhett Miller, Robert DeMayo, Sara Watkins, Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion, Shawn Colvin, Slavic Soul Party!, Steve Earle, Steve Forbert, Steve Stanne, Stout and Matt Turk, Tao Seeger Band, the Felice Brothers, The Lee Boys, The Storycrafters, The Subdudes, Toshi Reagon | 1 Comment »
On Monday, June 21 at Gotham Hall in New York City, WhyHunger will celebrate its 35th anniversary by paying tribute to the 2010 WhyHunger Chapin Award honorees including the grassroots winners of the Harry Chapin Self-Reliance Awards. These awards will be given in recognition of their inspiring work and dedication on issues of hunger and poverty on a local, national and global level. The annual dinner will be hosted by three-time Grammy Award winner Tom Chapin.
Tickets can be purchased at www.whyhunger.org/dinner. Continue Reading »
It is with great sadness that we announce the cancellation of the entire April/May 2010 North American tour for King Sunny Ade and his African Beats.
On March 26th 2010 a tragic car accident took the lives of two members of the African Beats, talking drummer Gabriel Ayanniyi and percussionist Omo Olope, who were en-route to a video shoot for a forthcoming recording. When the US Embassy refused to grant visas to replacement members in a timely manner, there was confusion about the possible courses of action.At the same time, it became clear that the artist and the band had neither recovered from the impact of the tragedy, nor were they able to find consensus on how to move forward with normal touring.
As a result, the North American April/May 2010 tour has been canceled until such a time as King Sunny Ade and his group have sufficiently regrouped and are ready to face the rigors of an International tour again.
We offer our heartfelt condolences to the band and the families of the deceased. On behalf of the artist and his band we extend our apologies to all who will be disappointed by their inability to perform in North America this year.
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Just in time for Earth Day (April 22), Great American Taxi, whose current album Reckless Habits is climbing the Americana radio airplay charts, has donated a free download of a song, “Appalachian Soul” culled from its debut album Streets of Gold, to raise awareness of the plight of coal miners and their communities in West Virginia. The track is offered free to radio stations that agree to direct listeners to http://www.greatamericantaxi.com, which in turn links to West Virginia Council of Churches web site http://wvcc.org, which collects donations for the miners.
GAT frontman Vince Herman, who grew up in West Virginia, comments: “Great American Taxi sends our thoughts out to the families and communities affected by the mining disaster at the upper big branch mine. We hope that their unconquerable Appalachian spirit and families can help them navigate these difficult times. The country and the world share in their grief. We need coal. We need our miners to be safe. We need understanding on all sides of this contentious issue of our national energy policy. We would like to make Taxis’ tribute to that Appalachian spirit available as a download here and suggest a donation to the WV council of churches to assist the families of our fallen brothers. Let’s all come together and honor the families who have paid that ultimate price for our energy needs and hope that this is the last such disaster we must face.” Continue Reading »