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Luke Winslow-King Strings Together a Southern Gem on “I’m Glad Trouble Don’t Always Last’

Artist: Luke Winslow-King Album: I’m Glad Trouble Don’t Always Last Score: 7/10 Defining an artist is tricky.  Formulating creative ideas through life stories and into a musical structure is not a simple process.  Therefore, slapping a ‘one size fits all’ label onto an artist is simply unfair. Luke Winslow-King is not subject to such criticism. […]

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Dierks & Patty create “A Beautiful World”

One of the hottest names in country music has teamed up with a folk legend, and the result is nothing short of, well, beautiful: Dierks Bentley and Patty Griffin seem right at home and natural in the video for “A Beautiful World.” The video, simply shot and authentic, matches the organic and easy lyrics, melody, […]

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The 2010 Lilith Fair Lineup is Kind of Awesome.

Remember Lilith Fair? The Sarah McLachlan-curated touring festival/gathering of womanly vibes that took America by storm in the ’90s? Well, it’s back. And we’re excited. The festival, which includes female artists from the rock, pop, country, folk, hip-hop and R&B worlds coming together, announced their initial lineup this week, and there are plenty of CMP-approved […]

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Rest In Peace, Mike Seeger – Read his last interview

The music world lost an incredible performer with the passing of folk virtuoso Mike Seeger this weekend. Seeger, best known for his work with the New Lost City Ramblers in the 1950s and 1960s, died Friday of multiple myeloma at his home in Lexington, Va. He was 75. His survivors include 13 grandchildren and his […]

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Download Newport Folk Festival Performers Sets

Avett Brothers, Billy Bragg, Neko case, Ramblin Jack, Pete Seeger, Gillian Welch.. from NPR In the true spirit of Folk Music NPR has once again gone above and beyond to get the music to the people for free. When you visit http://www.npr.org/music/newportfolk/index2.html you are visiting the Newport, Rhode Island Folk Festival that just happened on August […]

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Jim Rooney To Receive Lifetime Achievement For Producer/Engineer

8TH ANNUAL AMERICANA HONORS & AWARDS NASHVILLE, AUG. 6, 2009 — The Americana Music Association proudly announces that Jim Rooney will receive the Lifetime Achievement for Producer/Engineer award at the 8th Annual Americana Honors & Awards ceremony, scheduled for Thurs., Sept. 17 at the historic Ryman Auditorium. In a career spanning more than 50 years, […]

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Steve Shiffman & The Land of No

Anti-folk has been used to describe this East coast wonder known as Steve Shiffman & The Land of No. Indeed the elements of modern anti-folk are present in this melodic record, however it can be more clearly stated by considering Steve Shiffman as a bridging sound from the singer/songwriter/folk movement that is taking over all […]

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