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On April 21, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings will release Pete Seeger‘s American Favorite Ballads, a five-CD box-set featuring thetime-honored classics Pete Seeger recorded with Moses Asch between 1957 and 1962. All five volumes of Seeger’s landmark recordings, instrumental in sparking the folk revival of the 1960s, are presented here in beautiful packaging, digitally re-mastered, with exhaustive liner notes and historical annotations for each song written by the compiler Guy Logsdon and Smithsonian Folkways archivist Jeff Place.

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WVBR’S BOUND FOR GLORY, 42nd YEAR, SPRING 2009

Phil Shapiro, host of WVBR‘s Bound for Glory since its inception in 1967, announces the Spring schedule, continuing  the 42nd year of this Central New York musical tradition.

WVBR’s Bound for Glory, North America’s longest running live folk concert broadcast, broadcasts live from  the Cafe at Anabel Taylor Hall at Cornell on Sunday nights.  Bound for Glory brings central New York another series of free folk concerts, on WVBR-FM, 93.5 and 105.5, and streaming on line at http://wvbr.com . We promise some excellent acoustic music, presented by long-time host Phil Shapiro.

The show runs Sunday nights from 8 to 11, with live sets at 8:30, 9:30, and 10:30.  All three sets are different.  Come to as many sets as you wish.  Admission in the live audience at Anabel Taylor  is free and is open to everyone in the area.  Kids are always welcome.  Refreshments are available.  For further information, call Phil Shapiro at 607-844-4535, or e-mail pds10@cornell.edu.

Find out about upcoming Bound for Glory shows, and about how you can help, by joining the Friends of Bound for Glory.  Look up http://wvbr.com on the Web.

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It’s been five years since Texas-based, New England-raised Slaid Cleaves released an album of original material. Though he’s never been described as ‘prolific’, Slaid has once again delivered an album full of uncommonly fine-tuned songs built to stand the test of time. The new batch of songs on Everything You Love Will Be Taken Away, Music Road Records, will hit the streets April 21 and he’ll be bringing his new songs along on an East Coast swing (see itinerary below).

Reuniting with producer Gurf Morlix and co-writer pals such as Rod Picott and Adam Carroll, the new collection of literate and astute, Americana folk tales is a beautiful follow up to the critically acclaimed Wishbones (2004) and Broke Down (2000). While continuing to showcase his masterful talent as a songwriter of depth and detail, Everything You Love Will Be Taken Away evinces the growth of an artist probing yet deeper into the human heart.

Having spent the better part of the past five years on the road, Slaid is embarking on another new journey in joining the co-op label Music Road Records. The brainchild of fellow songwriter Jimmy LaFave, the new label, headed by noted engineer Fred Remmert, is allowing Slaid a more hands on involvement with both his album release and his career in these tumultuous times. (more…)

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A Festival for the whole family – fun, education and experiences at an affordable price.

What’s considered the premier folklife festival in the U.S. will welcome visitors once again this summer.

The 60th annual celebration of everything Pennsylvania Dutch, the Kutztown Folk Festival, will take place from June 27th thru July 5th, 2009. As in years past, this year’s festival features folk art exhibits, crafts, quilts, antiques, collectibles, entertainment, food and family fun.

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The Dirty Linen Gig Guide by-artist and by-state listings have been updated for February.

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Nashville – January 27th, 2009The Duhks proudly announce the release of their new music video, “Fast Paced World”, the title track from their latest studio album, Fast Paced World. Shot at the Salton Sea in less than 48-hours, the band teamed up with director Dream Rockwell, artistic director of the vaudeville circus group Lucent Dossier, and producer Darya Danesh to create a fanciful socially-conscious music video for the Elevate Film Festival in Los Angeles.

“Lucent Dossier and the entire crew put absolutely every ounce of their emotion and energy into this video,” says lead singer Sarah Dugas. “We hadn’t the slightest idea that we would have such an amazing and exciting collective at our disposal.”

Written by Sarah Dugas, “Fast Paced World” is an expression of the band’s passion for the environment. “It’s a song that is essentially about over-consumption,” says banjo player and Duhks founder Leonard Podolak. “We’ve all grown up with an outlook where’s there’s enough for everyone without destroying the earth.”

The band prides itself on promoting sustainability, launching their own project, www.greenduhks.com in October 2007.

“As a band, its something we feel very strongly about,” says Podolak. “We just want to reduce our carbon footprint as much as humanly possible.”

For more information on The Duhks green living, or to check out the band on tour, visit www.duhks.com.

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David Mallett

David Mallett

“North Meets South” – a song for Inauguration Day

David Mallett has released “North Meets South” on mp3 as a song of hope and reconciliation as Barack Obama is inaugurated as President of the United States. The song is part of a forthcoming collection of new recordings and is available for listening on the David Mallett Myspace page www.myspace.com/davidmallettmusic.

It’s also on www.davidmallett.com, click on the link on the home page under David’s photo. Direct link to the song is www.davidmallett.com/images/Song_For_Obama.mp3.

Song lyrics are posted on www.davidmallett.com/news.html.

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Tanglefoot

Tanglefoot

Tanglefoot‘s website reports that the 2009 touring season will be the last for the band.

A good summary of the band’s history appears on pressconects.com of Binghamton, NY.

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Phil Shapiro

Phil Shapiro

WVBR’S BOUND FOR GLORY, 42nd YEAR, WINTER 2009

Phil Shapiro, host of WVBR‘s Bound for Glory since its inception in 1967, announces the Winter schedule, continuing the 42nd year of this Central New York musical tradition.

WVBR’s Bound for Glory, North America’s longest running live folk concert broadcast, broadcasts live from the Cafe at Anabel Taylor Hall at Cornell in Ithaca, NY on Sunday nights. Bound for Glory brings central New York another series of free folk concerts, on WVBR-FM, 93.5 and 105.5, and streaming on line at http://wvbr.com. We promise some excellent acoustic music, presented by long-time host Phil Shapiro.

The show runs Sunday nights from 8 to 11, with live sets at 8:30, 9:30, and 10:30. All three sets are different. Come to as many sets as you wish. Admission in the live audience at Anabel Taylor is free and is open to everyone in the area. Kids are always welcome. Refreshments are available. For further information, call Phil Shapiro at 607-844-4535, or e-mail pds10@cornell.edu.

Find out about upcoming Bound for Glory shows, and about how you can help, by joining the Friends of Bound for Glory. Look up http://wvbr.com on the Web.

JAN. 18 KEN KOLODNER AND FRIENDS. Ken Kolodner is one of America’s very best hammered dulcimer players and a fine fiddler as well. He makes his Bound for Glory debut, bringing along some fine musicians, some of whom you may know. We’ll have old timey tunes, beautiful waltzes, French Canadian tunes, and a whole lot more. Fun. Coming up from Baltimore.

JAN. 25 CLAUDIA SCHMIDT. For many years Claudia Schmidt was a mainstay of America’s singer-songwriter scene, a fine performer who makes a wonderful connection with her audiences. Then she retired, for about ten years, back to Michigan. Well, she came back on the circuit. Hooray. Let’s make her very welcome.

FEB. 1 JAMES GORDON. Please welcome back James Gordon to the Bound for Glory stage. Coming to us from Guelph, Ontario, James is one of Canada’s best exports, a fine writer who can be intense and poignant one moment, and the next moment incredibly funny. Many remember him from the band Tamarack.

FEB. 8 LONG JOHN AND THE TIGHTS. Old Timey mountain music at its best, music to get your toes tapping. Most of the members of Long John and the Tights are familiar to Bound for Glory audiences, because they live around Ithaca, but this is actually the first time that this particular band has played the show. Traditional music to warm up a Winter’s night.

FEB. 15 MUSTARD’S RETREAT. Mustard’s Retreat? I guess by now they’re old friends of Bound for Glory. They’re past winners of the Best of Bound for Glory award. A Mustard’s Retreat show is living room music that’s up on stage, and it feels really good. Contemporary folk, good humor, and some real sparkle. In from Michigan.

FEB. 22 JIM GAUDET AND THE RAILROAD BOYS. It’s been many years since Jim Gaudet appeared on Bound for Glory. He’s an Albany based singer songwriter who writes songs with interesting twists and turns. This time he’s got an excellent band with him. The Railroad Boys are at the intersection of folk and bluegrass, and they’re good.

MAR. 1 BOB WHITE AND KEVIN MAUL. This will be one of the most unusual shows of the year. Bob White is a traditionally oriented folksinger who was very influential back about thirty years ago… which was the last time he appeared on Bound for Glory. Kevin Maul is a hot dobro player, most famous for playing with Robin and Linda Williams. Let’s see what happens when they get together.

MAR. 8 T.B.A. We’ll let you know.

On MARCH 15 and 22, Bound for Glory will be Albums from the Studios.

Give Phil a call at 607-273-2121. Next Live Bound for Glory? MARCH 29. This Spring we’ll be welcoming GARNET ROGERS, DANA AND SUSAN ROBINSON, JOHN WORT HANNAM, DENNIS STROUGHMATT AND CREOLE STOMP, JACK WILLIAMS.

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Portland, OR – December 14, 2008 – Sean-nós Northwest is proud to present the 2nd annual Sean-nós Northwest Festival, January 16-17, 2008. The Sean-nós Northwest Festival celebrates and promotes three aspects of traditional Irish culture – sean-nós singing, sean-nós dancing, and Gaeilge, the Irish language. These living folk traditions from the rural West of Ireland are strikingly beautiful, vitally satisfying, and incredibly rare to find anywhere outside of Ireland.

The festival brings master artists Áine Meenaghan, Brían Ó hAirt, and Ben Power to the Pacific Northwest to teach day-long workshops in these traditions. Learners at all levels, from absolute beginners to advanced practitioners, are welcome. Participants will have the opportunity to showcase their skills during an open session at the end of the day, and the master teachers will perform in a concert, open to the public, in the evening.

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