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Peerless. – Shawn Persinger

Peerless. – Shawn Persinger – sound recording review Rich Warren SHAWN PERSINGER Peerless EHP 023 Brace yourself, Shawn Persinger lunges toward you like a sharp knife. He’s edgy and articulate and opens with a stab of violence with “It Rains A Lot.” It features a couple in bed, and let’s just say it’s not your […]

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We recently received word about MadForTrad.com, a Cork-based Irish music Production Company

We recently received word about MadForTrad.com, a Cork-based Irish music Production Company We recently received word about MadForTrad.com, a Cork-based Irish music Production Company. For the past three years, MFT has been in production and are now going public with their Irish music CD-ROM tutorials and Irish music portal site. The CD ROMs include video, […]

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The Charles River Valley Boys, Bluegrass and Old Timey Music, . – Prestige 24280 – Brief Article

The Charles River Valley Boys, Bluegrass and Old Timey Music, . – Prestige 24280 – Brief Article – sound recording review Tom Druckenmiller Reissue of the classic first two recordings by one of New England’s earliest bluegrass outfits. Recorded in 1962 and 1964, these sides reflect the youth0al enthusiasm of the players as they discover […]

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Railroad Earth Bird in a House Sugar Hill 3956.

Railroad Earth Bird in a House Sugar Hill 3956. – sound recording review Roger Deitz This is an album of offerings with songwriter sensibility, suggesting that there may be more to progressive bluegrass music than endless new-age instrumental ragas and new-grass, skew-grass, voodoo-grass name tags. Here we have artists who understand and respect each other’s […]

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Publication noted: an anotated listing of new folk recordings, videos & books

Publication noted: an anotated listing of new folk recordings, videos & books – Bibliography COMPACT DISCS 24 HOUR BURN 9306 S. Spaulding Ave., Evergreen Park, IL 60805 Triple Love Bookends: MARK BUERSCHAPER. 11 folk and rock songs from IL-based singer-songwriter. ACOUSTIC DISC P.O. Box 4143, San Rafael, CA 94913-4143 49 Dawgnation: DAVID GRISMAN QUINTET. A […]

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Ollabelle: what a friend they have in gospel music

Ollabelle: what a friend they have in gospel music Geoffrey Himes There was a bar on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, named after the corner of Ninth Street and venue C, where it once stood. “9C was tiny, a total dive,” bassist Byron Isaacs says. “It wasn’t sure if it was a biker bar or an […]

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For providing assistance directly for musicians, NARAS’ MusiCares Hurricane Relief Fund is the best place to start

For providing assistance directly for musicians, NARAS’ MusiCares Hurricane Relief Fund is the best place to start For providing assistance directly for musicians, NARAS’ MusiCares Hurricane Relief Fund is the best place to start. An outreach of the Recording Academy, MusiCares has allocated $1 million to aid musicians displaced by the hurricanes. Those seeking funds […]

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The Singing Kettle Sing-a-long Songs from Scotland

The Singing Kettle Sing-a-long Songs from Scotland – Sound Recording Review Fran Landt Smithsonian/Folkways 45057 The highly popular Singing Kettle ensemble developed from the I970s Scottish folk duo of Cilia Fisher and Artie Trezise. Performing under the Singing Kettle name since 1982. the group has added Gary Coupland and Kevin Mcleod, and at one time […]

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Various Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: a Musical Journey

Various Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: a Musical Journey Gary von Tersch Sony/Legacy (DVD) 55804/55805/55806/55807/55935/55936/55937 VARIOUS Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues Hip-O (CD) 0393 Under the guiding hand of acclaimed director Martin Scorsese, The Blues is an eye-opening and long over due seven DVD project (originally aired on PBS Television) of emotionally resonant, impressionistic films […]

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a reader-assisted song search service

The songfinder: a reader-assisted song search service Joe Hickerson It is with some modicum of pleasure that I can report that one of our contributors below had sent his question to other chat services, but to no avail. Then one of our Sing Out! list users came through. Way to go team! Pursuant to our […]