Dave Van Ronk to be the Basis of a Movie?!?

Joel and Ethan Coen, the film making brothers who gave us movies such as “Fargo,” “The Big Lebowski” and last year’s critically acclaimed feature “True Grit,” are working on their next feature – which appears to have a folk music theme, and potentially evolves around Dave Van Ronk. According to … → read more

Pinetop Perkins Foundation Names Scholarship Recipients

The Pinetop Perkins Foundation is pleased to announce the names of nine recipients fort the 2011 Master Class Workshops in Piano and Guitar. These winners come from five different states, including Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia, Texas and Colorado. Mississippi scholarship recipients are all in the music program at the Delta Blues … → read more

Tom Druckenmiller Takes Over Sing Out! Radio Magazine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Bethlehem, PA – June 10, 2011 —  Commencing with show #11-24, airing the week starting June 15th, banjo-player, teacher, writer and radio host Tom Druckenmiller will be taking over hosting duties for The Sing Out! Radio Magazine from the show’s founder Matt Watroba, who has moved over … → read more

David “Frankie” Toler, former Allman Bros. drummer, passes

Sadly, David “Frankie” Toler, former Allman Brothers drummer, has passed away after prolonged illness at the age of 59.  Frankie Toler had been in declining health for several years. After receiving a liver transplant two years ago he had been able to play at some band rehearsals. Frankie’s brother, Dan … → read more