Latest American folk music Stories

2011-05-04 13:44:00

CHICAGO and RAAMSDONKSVEER, Netherlands, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Performing their all-original American Roots Music in the Louisiana Zydeco Tradition, MOJO & The Bayou Gypsies will headline Europe's 19th International Cajun & Zydeco Festival, 21-22 May, 2011, in Raamsdonksveer, NL! This exciting and innovative music from their newest album, "25 Years of Inducing Wild Behavior," will be highlighted at one of the world's largest and renowned festivals that celebrate American Roots...

2011-04-29 06:45:00

ARDEN, N.C., April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mountain Home Music, a division of Crossroads Entertainment & Marketing, Inc., celebrates the very rare occurrence of garnering two #1 Bluegrass chart toppers in the same month. Bluegrass Unlimited magazine, which publishes the definitive radio airplay charts for Bluegrass music, has announced their May 2011 charts. Trains I Missed by Balsam Range tops the BU Singles Airplay Chart for the month, while The Boxcars' self-titled CD takes the #1...

2011-04-12 10:46:00

NEW ORLEANS, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Third-generation Zydeco artist Chubby Carrier took home a sweet reward for decades-long work born of a family music tradition in winning the Grammy for his album Zydeco Junkie. "My dad, Roy Carrier, and grandfather, Warren Carrier, paved the road for me.

2009-08-26 05:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Bob Dylan will release a brand new album of holiday songs, Christmas In The Heart, on Tuesday, October 13, it was announced today by Columbia Records. All of the artist's U.S.

2009-08-02 15:40:40

The 2009 Newport Folk Festival in Newport, R.I., reportedly enjoyed its highest attendance in years with 9,200 visitors.

2008-10-04 18:00:09

By Jade Wright MERSEYSIDE'S first bluegrass and roots music festival takes place next weekend at The Brindley, Runcorn, on Friday and Saturday. Featured artists include Tony and Bill Ellis (USA). There will also be workshops, so feel free to take your instruments. For tickets call 0151 907 8360.

2008-10-04 00:00:18

By Spencer Leigh Musician whose work with the Kingston Trio paved the way for Bob Dylan During the purge of Communists led by Senator Joe McCarthy in the early 1950s, folk music was seen as subversive and anti-American and the leading group, the Weavers, was blacklisted.

2008-10-02 21:00:14

By Martin Snapp WHEN THE Freight & Salvage Coffee House, Berkeley's home for traditional folk music, moves to the city's downtown arts district next year, no one will be smiling more broadly than the co-chairman of the capital campaign, Dr.

Word of the Day
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.