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When Mark O’Connor performs at Berklee College of Music on Dec. 10 with a group of faculty and students, he’ll be celebrating more than the end of his week-long residency.  He’ll introduce Berklee’s new American Roots Music Program, directed by Matt Glaser.
Reflecting violinist Glaser’s own eclectic tastes and journeys, the American Roots Music Program explores America’s musical and cultural heritage, and creates a focus on the styles from which all contemporary music originates. Students will delve into blues, gospel, folk, country, bluegrass, Cajun, Western swing, polka, Tex-Mex, and other sounds.

Glaser will design the curriculum, promote nontraditional improvisation, develop faculty programs, and host visiting artists, concerts and symposiums. Top contemporary performers, writers, and producers who are carrying on the American roots traditions constitute the board of advisors to the Roots Music Program: Ricky Skaggs, Bela Fleck, Leo Kottke, Charlie Haden, Edgar Meyer, David Grisman, Andy Statman, Don Rigsby, Lloyd Maines, Liz Carroll, John Blake, Geoff Muldaur, Bruce Molsky, Ted Gioia, Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, Darol Anger, Ray Benson, Doug Wamble, John Lawless, Fletcher BrightSara and Sean Watkins ,and Michael Doucet. (more…)

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Sonny Landreth, Levee TownOriginally released in 2000, the album features guests John Hiatt, Bonnie Raitt and Michael Doucet of BeauSoleil

BREAUX BRIDGE, La. ­ Sonny Landreth’s 2000 release Levee Town, originally issued on Sugar Hill Records, will be reissued on April 21, 2009 on Landreth’s own Landfall Records, distributed by Ryko through Virtual Label. The re-mastered reissue will contain five previously unreleased tracks from the original sessions (“Pedal To Metal,” “Road A Plenty,” “Old Flame,” “Fare You Well” and a co-write with Will Jennings, “For Who We Are (The Nightbird Sings),” with guest Jennifer Warnes. This album is a poetic tale of life in Lousiana, mixing myth and mojo to conjure up music that rocks hard and runs deep. The album features such guests as Bonnie Raitt, John Hiatt and BeauSoleil’s Michael Doucet.

“Along with the two records that preceded it (Outward Bound, 1992; and South of I-10, 1995), I feel like Levee Town was part of a three–album trilogy,” Landreth says. “I wanted to dig even deeper into the built-in mythology and mystery of the Deep South. It’s really inspirational to live here. And the deeper I go, the more inspired I get.”

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Here are the results to our Grammy poll for Best Zydeco or Cajun Music Album. Voting took place from January 19th through January 25th.

Field 14 — Folk, Category 72
Best Zydeco or Cajun Music Album (Vocal or Instrumental.)

Who should win the Grammy?

Who WILL win the Grammy?

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Field 14 — Folk, Category 72 Best Zydeco or Cajun Music Album (Vocal or Instrumental.)

Vote for your Grammy favorite…

And make a prediction…

January 25: Voting has closed for this poll. See the results.

We’ll run this poll for a week, then do other Grammy categories. Results will be posted each Monday when the next poll starts.

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