Folk Music News

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2017 NERFA Formal Showcase Artists Announced

I have been attending the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance Conference (NERFA) since the late 1990s. This annual gathering of artists, DJs, promoters, presenters and fans has been a gathering that has a profound influence on me. NERFA provides an opportunity to meet with old friends, hear “new” artists and to … → read more

TRADITIONS playlist #17-28

Airing live on WFDU on Sunday, July 9th, 2017 from 3-5pm Re-broadcast Saturday, July 15, 2017 (with a bonus hour) on BluesAndRootsRadio.com An exploration of the use of trains in folk songs was heard during the first hour (exclusive to the BluesAndRoots Radio.com broadcast). We also shared new music from … → read more

Clearwater Festival to Sail Again in 2017

Following a one-year hiatus, the Great Hudson River Revival is returning to Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson, New York on June 17 and 18. Evolved out of a local “folk picnic” organized by Toshi Seeger and her husband Pete Seeger in 1966, the Great Hudson River Revival was first held … → read more

We Can Turn this Ship Around

Christine Lavin gets political!

Remember last summer when we couldn’t wait for the election to be over so we could get back to normalcy? Remember our hopes of uniting this country again and finding common ground? With the inauguration of Donald Trump looming this coming week, our lives seem anything but normal. A line … → read more