Kasey & Shane, live in Fargo

Wow, what a show. Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson, along with Bill Chambers, live in Fargo, North Dakota, June 18, 2009. Absolutely incredible. Bet you wish you were there. Well, through the magic of bootlegging technology, you can be. Download … Continue reading

Justin Townes Earle, live in Fargo

Justin Townes Earle, opening for Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson, live in Fargo, North Dakota, June 18, 2009. Download the audio of the entire show. Or, watch this clip on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9Uxis9CxEY … Continue reading

FredHead road trip?

Fred Eaglesmith will be performing at Shooters in Kenora on June 30th. In live performance, Eaglesmith brings to mind both Neil Young’s raucous splendor with Crazy Horse and the tender beauty of Young’s acoustic numbers. This summer he embarks on … Continue reading

Very Interesting Collaboration coming!

text copied from: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/jambase/~3/ie7enbBdLLk/headsup.asp The Monsters. Monsters of Folk – comprised of Bright Eyes’ Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis, My Morning Jacket’s Jim James and M. Ward – will be releasing their first collaborative album on September 22. The self-titled … Continue reading

CFMA deadline?

CFMA Committee Announces The Fifth Anniversary Edition of the Canadian Folk Music Awards and Call for Submissions Please visit the CFMA media web site at www.folkawards.ca/media  The Canadian Folk Music Awards celebrates its fifth anniversary this year by returning … Continue reading

Changes to Grammy Categories

Changes Coming to the Folk Grammys SANTA MONICA, Calif. (June 3, 2009) — Due to the increasing growth of traditional music, The Academy has split the category Best Contemporary Folk/Americana into two categories: Best Contemporary Folk Album and Best Americana … Continue reading

NY TIMES ARTICLE ON STEVE EARLE/TOWNES VAN ZANDT

Freeing a Mentor From His Mythology By ANTHONY DeCURTIS Published: May 7, 2009 WOODSTOCK, N.Y. SINCE he released his first album in 1968, and especially since his death in 1997, the country songwriter Townes Van Zandt has been a prototypical … Continue reading

Important Message from Red House Records

Red House Records is one of THE great/important independent folk/roots labels anywhere. They have great people, a great philosophy, and they put out great music. Not all of it is for me, but I stand wholeheartedly behind the label and … Continue reading