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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. (more…)

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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. (more…)

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MerleFest 2010, presented by Lowe’s and slated for April 29 -May 2, is proud to announce the line up for the event’s 23rd year.  The following artists will join host Doc Watson on the campus of Wilkes Community College for a celebration of “traditional-plus” music­a term Doc coined to describe the unique mix of traditional, roots-oriented sounds of the Appalachian region, including bluegrass and old-time music, and expanded to include Americana, country, “plus whatever other styles we were in the mood to play.” (more…)

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Kathy Mattea

Kathy Mattea

Kathy Mattea, Ben Sollee, and Donna the Buffalo to headline festival held at Shakori Hills

Pittsboro, NC – Spending a summer weekend listening to music will help to ensure a safe school for hundreds of children.  How?  The Mountain Aid concert June 19-20, 2009 at Shakori Hills Farm in Chatham County, NC benefits Pennies of Promise, a grassroots campaign to construct a new building for Marsh Fork Elementary School in West Virginia.

Tucked into the heart of Appalachia, Marsh Fork Elementary sits in the shadow of a Mountain Top Removal coal mine, just 225 feet from the coal silo and 400 yards downstream from a leaking dam holding back nearly three billion gallons of toxic sludge.  Independent tests prove coal dust contaminates Marsh Fork Elementary, a direct threat to the children’s respiratory health.  Grandfather Ed Wiley began Pennies of Promise after his granddaughter got sick and West Virginia leaders told him the state could not afford a new school in a safer location.  The goal?  Raise eight million dollars and create a healthy future for the children of Appalachia. That’s where Mountain Aid comes in.

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What: Spring Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance
When: Thursday, April 16 through Sunday April 19, 2009
Where: 1439 Henderson Tanyard Road, Silk Hope, North Carolina. Just down the road from Pittsboro, Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Raleigh, Durham, and Greensboro.
For more info: Schedule and info at www.shakorihills.org or by calling (919) 542-8142. Information is always being updated.

Stages: The festival will feature more than 40 bands and performers on two big outdoor stages, a large Dance Tent, and an intimate Cabaret Tent.

Featured performers: Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys, Donna the Buffalo, Jim Lauderdale , Keith Frank & The Soileau Zydeco Band, Rachid Taha, The Old Ceremony, Jose Conde y Ola Fresca, Todd Snider, The Horse Flies, and Justin Townes Earle

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Excerpts from the new issue of Dirty Linen, No. 140 – March/April 2009, are now on our website. Features include Terrance Simien, Patrick Ball, Julie Fowlis, Cadillac Sky, Gyuto Monks, Maria Muldaur, Donna the Buffalo, Vinyl Valhalla: Whippersnapper, Psych Folk, Bob Gibson Reissues, Wee Folk, Dirty Linen “Editor’s Choice” Sampler CD #4, concert reviews, recording reviews, book reviews, DVD reviews, news.

Mailed to subscribers on January 9, 2009
On newsstands February 3, 2009

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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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