Sandal Maker / Fiddler Allan Block Dies

We just received the sad news that sandal maker / fiddler Allan Block passed away on Wednesday, October 23rd, at 90 years of age. Allan was a seminal figure in the Folk Revival and Greenwich Village folk scene of the 1960s, father to the great blueswoman Rory Block, and a … → read more


Mariel Vandersteel: Hickory

            MARIEL VANDERSTEEL Hickory Mariel Vandersteel   Mariel Vandersteel is a young fiddler who grew up in California. She attended a number of music camps which nurtured her old-time abilities. But at the same time she was exposed to the wonders of Norwegian Hardanger … → read more


Dennis Stroughmatt: La Belle Blondine

        DENNIS STROUGHMATT La Belle Blondine Swallow 6223   When you studied US history, you probably never learned about the French Creole settlers who founded the Illinois territory 300 years ago along the Mississippi and the Wabash Rivers. With the The Louisiana Purchase the influence … → read more