Bluegrass songwriter Harley Allen passes

We’ve received the sad news that Nashville-based songwriter Harley Allen passed away this morning, March 30th, after a battle with cancer. The son of bluegrass performer Red Allen, he’s had a long-lasting relationship with bluegrass and country music, working with an impressive list of performers, including Linda Ronstadt, Ricky Skaggs, … → read more

NEFFA’s Dan Pearl needs kidney donor

We’ve received a special message from NEFFA (New England Folk Festival Association) informing us that Dan Pearl, the editor of the NEFFA’s newsletter, is suffering from complications from Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD). PKD is a progressive disease that accelerates in middle age. Dan Pearl was diagnosed in 2001, and the … → read more

Alligator Records on NPR Weekend

NPR’S WEEKEND EDITION SATURDAY CELEBRATES ALLIGATOR RECORDS’ 40TH ANNIVERSARY Alligator Records’ founder and president Bruce Iglauer speaks with Scott Simon on NPR’s Weekend Edition this Saturday, March 26, 2011. The freewheeling discussion covers Alligator’s 40th anniversary, as Iglauer regales Simon with stories of Hound Dog Taylor, Koko Taylor and many … → read more