CANADIAN ARTIST JACKIE WASHINGTON PASSES AT THE AGE OF 89

Jackie Washington 1919 – 2009 The legendary Canadian blues artist Jackie Washington passed away over the weekend. At the age of 5 he began singing professionally with his brothers as The Four Washington Brothers. He would go on to work with artists like Duke Ellington, Lionel Hampton, Clark Terry, Joni … → read more

WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS Playlist for June 21, 2009

The obligatory Father’s Day “theme” hour (as mandated by F.C.C. and a subparagraph ruling of the 1954 rule passed by the International Folk Music Council) filled the portion of the show.  I “twittered” requests for this and was surprised by a nice response (via Facebook) and some terrific suggestions.   I … → read more

FOLK NOTES: June 21 – 27

Note: The following schedules are subject to change. Please be sure to check with the individual venue for confirmation of time and appearance. Sunday, June 21, 2009 Stephane Wrembel: The Django Experiment at Barbès 376 9th Street (corner of 6th Ave.) Park Slope, Brooklyn 718 965-9177 www.barbesbrooklyn.com ****** Van Hayride … → read more

2009 FALCON RIDGE EMERGING ARTISTS SHOWCASE ANNOUNCED

The Falcon Ridge Folk Festival has announced the artists selected to perform in this year’s Emerging Artist showcase, one of the most popular events of the festival.The following 24 artists listed in alphabetical order are confirmed for this year’s Falcon Ridge/Grassy Hill Emerging Artist Showcase from 501 total applicants. They … → read more

FOLK NOTES: June 14 – 21

Note: The following schedules are subject to change. Please be sure to check with the individual venue for confirmation of time and appearance. Sunday, June 14, 2009 Birthdays and Anniversaries: Burl Ives (1909), Jerry Rasmussen (1935), Andy Irvine (1942), John Whelan (1959) Susan McKeown at Barbès 376 9th Street (corner … → read more

Join Tom Chapin & Si Kahn in Piermont NY: Wednesday evening, June 17th

Here’s a note from Si Kahn & Tom Chapin about an important event that will be taking place next week: PLEASE JOIN TOM & BONNIE CHAPIN,MICHAEL MARK, JON COBERT and SI KAHN7:30 pm, Wednesday, June 17th, in Piermont NYfor a SPECIAL SINGALONG EVENING to benefitGRASSROOTS LEADERSHIP’S CAMPAIGNTO END IMMIGRANT FAMILY … → read more