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1 hr ago |

Carrie Newcomer to Showcase a Permeable Life at SubCulture, 4/24

Singer-songwriter Carrie Newcomer will perform next Thursday, April 24, at SubCulture , featuring material off her new album, "A Permeable Life".


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2 hrs ago | Greenwich Citizen

Seeger will be celebrated at Hudson River festival

This Sept. 21, 2013, file photo shows Pete Seeger performing on stage during the Farm Aid 2013 concert at Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Seeger's life will be celebrated at the annual Clearwater Festival this summer.


Related Topix: Pete Seeger, Saratoga Springs, NY, Springs, NY, Croton-on-Hudson, NY, Beacon, NY, Entertainment

3 hrs ago | Something Else! Reviews

On Second Thought: Joni Mitchell - Dog Eat Dog

I mentioned last week in my look back at Joni Mitchell's Wild Things Run Fast that it was her first album for Geffen Records - and one which left a major impact on me.


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7 hrs ago |

Sean Hayes, Kristen Bell & More Set for NBC's Maya Rudolph Show

NBC's The Maya Rudolph Show will premiere Monday, May 19 on NBC . Starring the Emmy Award nominee and beloved "Saturday Night Live" veteran, "The Maya Rudolph Show" revisits the classic variety show format.


Related Topix: Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Saturday Night Live, Maya Rudolph, Veronica Mars, Drama, Kristen Bell, Sean Hayes, Hot Chicks, Andy Samberg

11 hrs ago | TheLoop

Coming Up: Indigo Girls at Tarrytown-April 20

The Grammy-winning folk icons will be playing classics from throughout their career as well as songs from their most recent release, Beauty Queen Sister, on IG Recordings/ Vanguard Records.


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16 hrs ago | Salisbury Journal

Swimathon raises more than A 10,000

A SWIMATHON hosted by the Rotary Club of Salisbury on Saturday is expected to have raised more than A 10,000 for local causes.


Related Topix: United Kingdom, Isle of Wight County, England, Steve Marriott

18 hrs ago | Bay Guardian

Diamonds on the soles of their shoes: Bay Area artists start a dance...

For Paul Simon's 1986 hit album Graceland , both its production and its long-time success moved across boundaries of space, time, and genre.


Related Topix: Paul Simon, Pop/Rock, World News, South Africa, Africa, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Theater, Arts

Tue Apr 15, 2014

People's Light & Theatre to Stage Woody Sez, 5/7-25

People's Light & Theatre presents Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie running May 7-25 on the Leonard C. Haas Stage.


Related Topix: Woody Guthrie, Malvern, PA, Activism, West End (Washington, DC)

Lexington Herald-Leader

Critic's pick: Emmylou Harris, 'Wrecking Ball - Deluxe Edition'

It's hard to fathom that two decades have passed since Emmylou Harris recast her already regal Americana expertise within the otherworldly ambience that Daniel Lanois designed for the extraordinary album Wrecking Ball .


Related Topix: Emmylou Harris, Country, Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle, Gillian Welch, Larry Mullen Jr., Pop/Rock, U2

WOZZ-FM Appleton

Kramer makes court appearance

UNDATED State Representative Bill Kramer is free on a signature bond, after making his first court appearance on two felony charges of second-degree sexual assault.


Related Topix: Waukesha, WI, Muskego, WI, Assembly

The Miami Herald

Jesse Winchester was revered by other songwriters, if not the general public

It was an offhanded comment by singer-songwriter Jesse Winchester, but it stopped Elvis Costello cold when he was chatting with Winchester for his short-lived music-interview series "Spectacle" on the Sundance Channel a few years ago.


Related Topix: Jesse Winchester, Patti Page, Pop/Rock, bladder cancer, Health, Country, The Mavericks

Ledbury Reporter

ACCUSED: Veteran folk singer Roy Harper is facing sex charges.

Folk singer Roy Harper has had the date of his plea hearing at Worcester Crown Court put back until next month.


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Hispanic Business

Stillwater: Folk singer Greg Brown to headline Log Jam festival

"It's definitely a conscious decision on our part to have more regional music, and we felt that Greg was a good fit for the direction that we were taking our festival," said festival organizer to issue his first two albums and named it after the red house he was living in.


Mon Apr 14, 2014

The Brooklyn Paper

MUSIC: Goodnight, Pete: Folk Fest hosts sing-a-long tribute to Pete Seeger

Play strong, play Seeger: The late folk legend Pete Seeger will be honored with a sing-a-long at the Brooklyn Folk Festival on April 20. This year's Brooklyn Folk Festival will host a salute to Pete Seeger, the New York City troubadour who died at the age of 94 earlier this year.


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The Olympian

Folk singers to perform Pete Seeger tribute concert in Olympia on Wednesday

When folk music icon Pete Seeger died in January, he left behind a legacy that was as large as it was multi-faceted.


Related Topix: Olympia, WA, Pete Seeger

The Austin Chronicle

Kerrville Folk Festival Founder Rod Kennedy Dies

Folk lovers around the globe received sorry, start-of-the-week news when the San Antonio Express-News reported that Rod Kennedy , founder of the Kerrville Folk Festival, passed away this morning in Kerrville.


Related Topix: Kerrville, TX, Peter, Paul & Mary, Austin, TX, Music, Entertainment


Cloud Nothings and Ryley Walker played Music Hall of Williamsburg...

Cloud Nothings brought their tour with Ryley Walker in support of this year's fantastic Here and Nowhere Else to Music Hall of Williamsburg last night for their first of two sold-out NYC shows.


Related Topix: John Renbourn

Folk music's never-ending moment in the sun

Played by Oscar Isaac, Llewyn Davis's set-closer is, "It was never new and it never gets old, it's a folk song."


Related Topix: Oscar Isaac, Greenwich Village (New York, NY), Roy Orbison, Pop/Rock, The Shirelles, The Kingston Trio, Hard Rain, Music!


British duo excel at spooky folk pop and Beyonce-esque ballads

That T Bone Burnett didn't include a tune from the fourth album by Smoke Fairies on soundtrack for recent freaky detective TV programme True Detective is a crying shame, because British spook-folk duo Jessica Davies and Katherine Blamire are at their unsettling and atmospheric best here.


April and pollen count ... still off the charts

Welcome to another week of Nashville 's heART! Whether you are itching to get out and see some creativity this week or your eyes and throat are simply itching because of the pollen count, you are in luck this week in Nashville.


Related Topix: Gillian Welch