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Archive for December, 2008

Bands include: Donna the Buffalo, Rusted Root, The Horse Flies, The Town Pants,  N’Dias (The Mix), Slo-Mo, Rasta Rafiki, The Sim Redmond Band, Bombadil, The Steve Johnson Band, Li’l Anne & Hotcayenne, The Believers, Rising Sun & The Gunpoets, John and Mary & The Valkyries, Pine Ridge, Alison Pipitone, The Woodbox Gang, Jim Donovan, The Talk-to-me’s, Buffalo Zydeco, Tiger Maple Stringband, The Bogarts, Smackdab, Who You Are, Blue Sky Mission Club, Ken Hardley, more.

Great Blue Heron Music Festival
Wait Corners Road, Sherman NY
Mail: P.O. Box 791, Jamestown NY 14701
E-mail: gbhfest@netsync.net
Phone: 716/487-1781

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Saturday, January 3, 2009, supporters and friends of Mystic Seaport’s annual Sea Music Festival will gather for a fundraising Chantey Blast to benefit the Festival’s activities.  The Pub Sing format will feature talents from Sea Music Festival performers: Robbie O’Connell, members of the Johnson Girls, Geoff Kaufman, The Rum Soaked Crooks, Marc Bernier, David Littlefield, Dan Milner, Daisy Nell and Stan Collison will be on hand, with several special surprise guests anticipated.

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Hill Country Music Camp

A music camp for just you and your music

The 5th annual Hill Country Acoustic Music Camp will be held June 3rd to June 7th, 2009 in Kerrville, in the beautiful Texas Hill Country.

Held at Schreiner University, the 2009 Camp offers five days with a stellar line of instructors teaching guitar, fiddle, banjo, mandolin, dobro, voice, hammer dulcimer, and mountain dulcimer. The camp features small instrument classes to maintain individual attention. Add in some informal jams and music in country, roots, americana, folk, bluegrass, celtic, and maybe a bit of classical for a memorable and fulfilling musical experience.

Camp attendees average 55+ in age and come with skill levels from novice to advanced.

Five days of instruction cost $325. Private rooms and meal plans on the beautiful Schreiner campus are available at an affordable rate. Come enjoy five days of your music, your instrument and your new friends. Registration and details available at www.hcamp.org, or call Bob Miller at 830-459-2120.

Submitted by Hill Country Acoustic Music Camp

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1st Studio Album in Five Years from Seminal Roots Band Continues to Traverse a Varied Turf of Blues, Soul, Rock, R&B and Swing Sounds

WASHINGTON, DC – The Nighthawks, one of the premier seminal American roots bands of the past 35 years, will release their first studio album in five years, American Landscape, on February 3, 2009 via Powerhouse Records, distributed nationally by Redeye. The new CD marks the studio album debut of the band’s current lineup, in place for the past five years, with original members Mark Wenner (harmonica, lead vocals) and Pete Ragusa (drums, vocals) joined by Paul Bell (guitar, vocals) and Johnny Castle (bass and vocals). American Landscape was produced by The Nighthawks and recorded/mixed at several studios in the band’s hometown area of Washington, DC.

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The Video Features Footage Of Manu And Soccer Legend Maradona Together In Buenos Aires As Well As Vintage Footage Of Maradona Playing

Manu Chao has released a new music video for “La Vida Tombola,” the hit tribute to soccer legend Diego Maradona. The video features footage of Manu and Maradona together in Buenos Aires as well as vintage footage of Maradona playing. “La Vida Tombola” is off Manu Chao’s Latin Grammy-winning La Radiolina, which was also recently certified Gold by the RIAA.

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Téada

Téada

TÉADA & CARA DILLON LEAD SEASONAL IRISH CELEBRATION ON SAN FRANCISCO’S KALW-FM THIS SATURDAY, DEC 27

Online at www.kalw.org

A lively celebration of the season with some of Ireland’s brightest young traditional stars will be aired on KALW-FM (San Francisco) this Saturday, Dec. 27th from 3:00 to 5:00pm (PST). “An Irish Christmas in America,” featuring award-winning group Téada and leading Irish vocalist Cara Dillon, can be heard at 91.7 FM in the Bay Area or online (streaming) at www.kalw.org.

Cara Dillon

Cara Dillon

The holiday program of traditional music, song, and spoken word also features Irish musicians Grainne Hambly on harp and uilleann piper Tommy Martin. The show will air on the program “Folk and Beyond,” with a playlist of the concert to be posted at the website http://www.kalwfolk.org. The program was recorded live in concert last month at the Freight & Salvage on Nov. 30.

“An Irish Christmas in America” is an annual tour produced by Téada bandleader/fiddler Oisin Mac Diarmada. The group has a new holiday CD by the same name. For more on the tour or to purchase the CD, visit irishchristmasinamerica.com.

Submitted by Judith Joiner Publicity

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Shout Sister Shout

Shout Sister Shout

Northport N.Y. – M.C. Records is proud to announce the signing of the band Shout Sister Shout. Shout is comprised of Rachael Davis on lead vocals with the band Steppin’ In It providing the musical backing. Shout Sister Shout focuses on old-time American Jazz featuring torch swing numbers alongside bluesy ballads. Look for a release of Hit That Jive Jack on March 24, 2009.

The band is booked by Fleming Artists.

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New! Dirty Linen t-shirts!

Mugs, aprons, mousepads, tote bags, ties, and more…

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Odetta Special on WFUV, Dec 28

Odetta, photo by Diana Davies

Odetta, photo by Diana Davies

Odetta’s good friend and WFUV radio personality John Platt will be hosting a 3-hour special on Odetta.  The show will feature excerpts from Odetta’s interviews and performances recorded exclusively for WFUV, as well as recollections from friends, including Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Dr. John, Richie Havens, Madeleine Peyroux, Peter Yarrow, Judy Collins, Maria Muldaur, Tom Paxton, Pete Kennedy, Nanci Griffith, and Janis Ian. If you live in the New York City Metro area you can tune into 90.7 FM this Sunday, December 28, 8am-11am. If you don’t, you can hear the special during the same time via www.wfuv.org. The program will be archived for two weeks on the WFUV website. Odetta would have turned 78 on December 31.

Submitted by M.C. Records

Read “Odetta, An American Voice” from Dirty Linen #87 April/May 2000.

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Library of Congress Symposium
February 24 & 25, 2009
Washington, DC

To mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns, Scotland’s national poet, the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, in collaboration with The Scottish Government, will present a free public symposium on Burns’ life and work, as well as his impact on America and American culture.

Leading scholars, poets, and musicians from Scotland and the United States will join experts from the Library of Congress in the two-day event. The symposium will be produced by the Library’s American Folklife Center (AFC), in cooperation with the Library’s Center for the Book and the Poetry and Literature Center.

“Robert Burns at 250: Poetry, Politics, and Performance” will be held in the Mumford Room of the Library’s James Madison Memorial Building. The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited, so registration is required. Registration information will be available shortly. For further information contact: Nancy Groce, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress; Phone: 202-707-1744; Email: ngro@loc.gov.

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