TRADITIONS playlist for May 21, 2017

Re-broadcast Saturday May 27, 2017 on www.bluesandrootsradio.com This week’s guests were Rick Massimo, author of I Got A Song: A History of the Newport Folk Festival and Stevie Connor, Music Director and co-owner of www.bluesandrootsradio.com. New music from The McIntosh County Shouters, Harpeth Rising, Joe Jencks and Lindsay Straw. (Tune … → read more

“NEW” NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL TO CELEBRATE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF LEGENDARY GATHERING

The Newport Folk Festival lives to celebrate it’s 50th Anniversary! Although it will bear a different name this year, make no mistake – the Newport Folk Festival will take place AND return to a form that will rekindle memories of the original event. Now called George Wein’s Folk Festival 50, … → read more

GEORGE WEIN RETURNS TO PRODUCE ANNUAL NEWPORT FOLK AND JAZZ FESTIVALS

83 year old George Wein is returning to stage. In 2008, the founder of the Newport Jazz and Newport Folk festivals sold his production company that produces the legendary events, but both events were in danger of being cancelled due to financial issues. Wishing to preserve the legacy, Wein will … → read more

BOB DYLAN HISTORIC NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL PERFORMANCES TO BE RELEASED ON DVD

Another gem for Dylan fans. Like a successful factory that pumps out a new product each year, Sony is releasing a “new” Bob Dylan DVD that features various Dylan performances captured at the Newport Folk Festival between his first appearance in1963 to his historic “electric” appearance in 1965. The DVD, … → read more