A Day in New Jersey with NERFA

When musicologists first began collecting folk songs, they found themselves studying the communities and the kinship the songs had with the common people in the localities they were examining. In the early 20th century the study of folk songs took on a greater urgency when there was a fear that … → read more

2009 FOLK ALLIANCE CONFERENCE UNDERWAY IN MEMPHIS – LISTEN IN ON XM RADIO

The 2009 International Folk Alliance Conference is underway in Memphis, Tennessee. Unfortunately I could not attend this year, but I am looking forward to some exciting live broadcasts from the event.Once again, XM Satellite Radio will be broadasting live from the conference. Last year they broadast the annual awards ceremony, … → read more

XM SATELLITE RADIO CELEBRATES THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOLK ALLIANCE LIVE FROM THE KERRVILLE FOLK FEST

XM Satellite Radio’s Channel 15, The Village, will be broadcasting live from the Kerrville Folk Festival this Sunday May 25th. The five hour broadcast will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Folk Alliance, an organization whose members include record companies, publishers, presenters, agents, managers, music support services, manufacturers and artists … → read more

NERFA 2007

THE DAVE ROWE TRIOwarm up during an informalshowcase at NERFA Another NERFA has come and gone. No, NERFA is not a new strain of virus – although it is an infectious gathering of members of the folk music industry. Each year since 1994, a group of approximately 600 people gather … → read more

Earl Scruggs, Dave Van Ronk and Manny Greenhill to be honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards at the International Folk Alliance Conference this Feb.

A press release from the Folk Alliance: (Memphis, Tenn.) The North American Folk Music and Dance Alliance (Folk Alliance) announces banjo legend Earl Scruggs, blues revivalist the late Dave Van Ronk and manager/producer the late Manny Greenhill as recipients of the 2007 Elaine Weissman Lifetime Achievement Awards (LAAwards). Earl Scruggs, … → read more