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First Aid Kit compare Jack white to Willy Wonka as they cover his song - " listen

The Swedish folk duo recorded a single at White's Third Man studio in Nashville and spoke about their experience with the singer as they performed a session for Triple J's Like A Version show yesterday .


Related Topix: Buffy Sainte-Marie

Thu Jul 31, 2014

The Age

Ruslana the performer singing 'Wild Dances' at the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest in Istanbul.

Kiev: Ruslana, the Eurovision-winning warrior princess, is here with her MacBook to educate us on Russian propaganda and the importance of media plurality.


Related Topix: Ruslana, World News, Russia,

The Memphis Flyer

Steve Martin, Edie Brickell and the Steep Canyon Rangers at Snowden Grove Amphitheatre Saturday

In 1976, Gong Show host Chuck Barris stood near a puddle of spilled milk and broken glass left by a family magic act called the Magicians Three and introduced the next performer.


Related Topix: Steep Canyon Rangers, Earl Scruggs, Bluegrass


Stage 8 Presents: Kala Farnham

Kala Farnham is a classically trained pianist, an active member of the Rhode Island Songwriters Association, a theater and church musical director, and a performing songwriter.


Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Joni Mitchell, Jazz, Tony Bennett

WAFF-TV Huntsville

Man accused of torching ex-girlfriend charged with murder

The man accused of dousing his ex-girlfriend with gasoline and setting her on fire has been formally charged with murder in the case.


Related Topix: The Kennedys

WXPN-FM Philadelphia

Folkadelphia Session: Amy Ray

Goodnight Tender , the new solo album from Amy Ray , is not a record to be taken lightly.


Related Topix: Indigo Girls, Philadelphia, PA


Veterans groups fighting for a state law to be overturned

Two veterans groups joined the Wisconsin Asbestos Victims Network and state lawmakers to announce they support a bill that would overturn the law known as Act 154.


Related Topix: South Range, WI, Assembly

Black Country Bugle

Hilda is queen for the day on 100th birthday

Hilda at 100 holds court with the Mayor of Dudley, Margaret Aston on the right, and left to right back row Roger Beebee, John Holden , Mary Beebee , Sue Holden, and kneeling, granddaughters Louise Green and Emma Holden HEARTFELT congratulations filled Ashbourne Care Home in Dudley last Wednesday as resident Hilda Holden reached the dizzy heights of ... (more)


Related Topix: World News, West Midlands County, England, Staffordshire County, England, United Kingdom, Country, Daniel o'donnell,

Wed Jul 30, 2014

The American Scholar

For to Sound Folksy

Not long ago, listening to performers from Chicago's Old Town School of Folk Music, I heard an unusual syntactic construction: for followed by an infinitive .


Related Topix: New York

The Citizens' Voice

'Dead' lyricist Robert Hunter a crowd-pleaser

Armed with just an acoustic guitar and harmonica, Robert Hunter brought the timeless tunes of the Grateful Dead to life.


Related Topix: Robert Hunter, The Grateful Dead, Pop/Rock


Elusive Van Morrison headlines 50th Cambridge Folk Festival

When Cambridge City Council decided to hold a music festival in the historic English university town back in 1964, few expected it to be going strong 50 years later.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, Cambridgeshire County, England, United Kingdom, Life, Knitting, Hobbies

Bainbridge Island

Concert series at Battle Point Park continues with the Laura Love Trio

Concerts in the Park returns to Bainbridge Island's Battle Point Park through Aug. 20 with the Laura Love Trio.


Related Topix: Laura Love, Entertainment

Something Else! Reviews

'It's not supposed to be ballot by bullet': Inside...

"Long Time Gone," a standout track from Crosby Stills and Nash's debut, remains this fiery indictment of dreams lost - and a central emotional moment of any CSN concert.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Crosby, Stills & Nash, The Kennedys, Drama Movies, Contact, Science Fiction Movies, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Morristown Green

Lords of Liechtenstein and Jean Rohe, local favorites, get shot at folk fame at Falcon Ridge

THEY'VE GOTTEN SO BIG! The Lords of Liechtenstein-Noah and Dan Rauchwerk-performing in the tent at Festival Earth in 2013.


Related Topix: Lughnasadh, Life, Holidays

Banbury Guardian

Eclectic line-up for Fairport's Cropredy caper

This year's Fairport's Cropredy Convention promises a more diverse line-up than ever with acts as varied as Chas & Dave and Marillion set to take the stage at the ever-evolving festival.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Waterboys, Genesis, Fairport Convention

Navaho Hopi Observer

Navajo Festival of Arts and Culture Saturday and Sunday at Museum of Northern Arizona

More than 60 award-winning artists will travel from across the Navajo Nation for a weekend of cultural immersion at the Museum of Northern Arizona's 65th Annual Navajo Festival of Arts & Culture Saturday and Sunday.


Related Topix: Flagstaff, AZ, American Indians, Painting, Arts

Tue Jul 29, 2014


Quilty bares truth in conflict

Like many other Australians who returned from a war in a foreign land, Ben Quilty came home a profoundly changed person.


Related Topix: Australia, Oceania, World News, Asia, Afghanistan,

My Edmonds

Hank & Claire to perform at Hazel Miller Plaza Thursday, July 31

J oin folk/Americana music duo Hank & Claire Thursday, July 31,for a concert at Hazel Miller Plaza in downtown Edmonds from 5-6:30 p.m. Hank Payne and Claire Favro who together perform acoustic musical stories - yours, mine, ours - sung in harmony.


Related Topix: John Prine, Tom Paxton, Chuck Pyle

WUNC-FM Chapel Hill

All Songs ConsideredNewport Folk 2014 In Photos

Once the singer for Crooked Still, Aoife O'Donovan was an arresting vocal presence with only a guitar and a bassist at her side.


Related Topix: Charlie Haden, Jazz, Newport Folk Festival, Country, Pete Seeger

National Public Radio

New Mix: Macklemore & Lewis Join Fences, Plus Zola Jesus, Sun Kil Moon, More

On "The Valley," the Texas band thunders and strums its way to a glorious sing-along chorus.


Related Topix: Newport Folk Festival, Country, Texas, Mark Kozelek