NPR webcasts Newport Folk Fest

Can’t get to the Newport Folk Festival this weekend? NPR has you covered! NPR Music, together with six partner radio stations, is exclusively webcasting and broadcasting dozens of live performances from George Wein’s Newport Folk Festival, offering music from acts like The Decemberists, Emmylou Harris, Gillian Welch, M. Ward, Gogol … → read more

New vintage models from Fender and Gretsch guitars

Fender has redesigned its American Vintage series’ Telecaster model to produce classic 1960s and 1970s tones. The American Vintage ’69 Telecaster Thinline, American Vintage ’72 Telecaster Thinline and American Vintage ’72 Telecaster Custom are all period-correct guitars with the same feel and versatility of Fender’s original line of ultra-popular guitars. … → read more

Sparky and Rhonda Cited!

Our dear friends Sparky and Rhonda Rucker were recognized this past March with the “Howard ‘Louie Bluie’ Armstrong Legacy Award” at the Symposium on Affrilachia held at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. Internationally acclaimed folk musicians who have been weaving history and storytelling into their performances for decades, Sparky and Rhonda’s … → read more