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15 hrs ago | American Reporter
In 1940, believing that "God Bless America" was too passive an anthem, the great folk singer Woody Guthrie wrote an answer called " Your Land." Pete Seeger, God bless him, sang it at the Inaugural Concert at the Lincoln Memorial on Sunday.
19 hrs ago | The Telegraph
New Delhi, Sept. 16: A decision on the deregulation of diesel prices is likely to be taken after the Assembly polls in Maharashtra and Haryana next month even as the state-owned oil firms have started making profits on the sale of the fuel.
23 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times
Jesse Winchester's final album, 'A Reasonable Amount of Trouble,' is being released posthumously on Tuesday. It's no mere coincidence that the opening track on the final album from singer-songwriter Jesse Winchester, who died in April from bladder cancer, is a characteristically disarming song called "All That We Have Is Now."
23 hrs ago | Mi2n
Following widespread acclaim for her heartfelt homage to Joni Mitchell on 2013's Grammy-nominated After Blue, singer Tierney Sutton returns in the revealing setting of duos and trios on Paris Sessions, to be released September 16th, 2014. Called 'devastatingly intimate' by her colleague Mark Summer, cellist and founder of the Turtle Island Quartet, this collection of romantic standards and three originals by French guitarist Serge Merlaud casts a spell from the dreamy opening track, 'You Must Believe in Spring,' to the delicate closer, 'Answer Me, My Love.'
Yesterday | Santa Barbara Independent
If you are looking for a progressive band with the social conscience, passion, and righteousness of The Clash, the Noise Conspiracy, or Rage Against the Machine , Buffy Sainte-Marie , and Bob Dylan. As for contemporaries, the group cites The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, The Kills, and Dead Weather.
Yesterday | Patch.com
"Punk, folk, poetry, grit- everything from Woody Guthrie to Bob Dylan to Johnny Rotten can be heard blended in the music of singer-songwriter Billy Bragg.
Yesterday | Brooklynvegan
Skygreen Leopards have been part of San Francisco's psych scene since the early '00s, with the core duo of Glenn Donaldson and Donovan Quinn with various expanding and contracting bandmates over the years. The music has remained consistent, however, pastoral folk pop indebted to the city's mid-'60s flower-power scene.
Yesterday | NME
Sun Kil Moon frontman Mark Kozelek reportedly insulted The War On Drugs during a US festival at the weekend, describing the band as "beer-commercial lead-guitar shit." Kozelek was performing at the Ottawa Folk Fest at the same time as The War On Drugs' set was taking place.
Yesterday | KURB-FM Little Rock
Britain's Got Talent star Susan Boyle returns this holiday season with a new disc called Hope , and it finds the Scottish singer covering songs by some unlikely artists: Pink Floyd and John Lennon . The album, due October 21, features Susan performing "Wish You Were Here," the title track of Pink Floyd's 1975 album, as well as "Imagine," the classic title track of Lennon's 1971 album.
Yesterday | Gazette Series
UNDER the Edge Arts are thrilled to welcome back Johnny Coppin to the Chipping Hall in Wotton-Under-Edge this month. Johnny is a singer/songwriter and a founder member of the band Decameron.
Yesterday | Houston Press
With the wild, platinum-selling commercial success of Joni Mitchell's Court and Spark in 1974, Joe Sample's studio-session career went into warp drive. Throughout the remainder of the decade, he would sprint from one important project to the next.
Tim Grimm, an award-winning songwriter and stage/screen actor, makes his Grassroots Concerts debut on Friday, Sept. 19 in a 7:30 p.m. show that will include his wife, Jan Lucas, on vocals and harmonica.
The former teen star has tackled the folk standard "Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You," written by Anne Bredon, recorded by Joan Baez, but far better known for the tumultuous take by Zeppelin on its1969 debut. Cyrus' version hews close to the Jimmy Page/Robert Plant arrangement of the song, mimicking its proto-power ballad, acoustic/electric approach.
Since I was young, folk music has always held a special place in my heart. My dad introduced me to the likes of James Taylor, Jim Croce and John Denver, and they forever etched the love of folk into my heart.
World renowned singer/songwriter and folk musician, Ellis Paul will be performing at Outpost in the Burbs in Montclair on October 3 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation located at 67 Church Street. The concert is scheduled to take place at from 8-10pm with Chris Trapper opening the show.
With the end of Riot Fest, the summer music-festival season comes to a close. But you'd be crazy to think that live music around town would just stop.
For Robyn Hitchcock 's new album, The Man Upstairs , he worked with legendary British folk producer Joe Boyd . Boyd suggested that Hitchcock make "a Judy Collins album," such as Elektra would have released in in the late '60s, with a mix of originals and covers, all in a spare acoustic style that showcases Hitchcock's skill with the frets and his nicely aged voice.
Acclaimed New York Americana band The Amigos is partnering with Greenwich House Music School in presenting a monthly series of themed music parties, The Amigos Family Dinner , consisting of jam sessions and potluck dinners. The Amigos hope the distinguished West Village facility for music education can evoke the spirit of the legendary hootenannies held in the Village by the likes of Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie .
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:04 pm
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