Very Interesting Collaboration coming!

text copied from: 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  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


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

Sunset Saloon welcomes 2008 Artist of the Year!

Last year when I first heard Christina Martin’s album “Two Hearts,” it blew me away. It’s so melodic and so interesting and so powerful and so pretty and just plain AWESOME. I’ve said before that she combines the heartbreaking lyricism … Continue reading