Congratulations To Ryan Bingham

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Me and my band were living out of our Suburban four years ago. By the time Ryan Bingham spoke to reporters at the Academy Awards he was already…

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In Memory of Mark Linkous

Monday, March 8, 2010

Mark Linkous took his own life on Saturday evening in Knoxville, Tennessee. Born into a coal mining family, Mr. Linkous lived in Andersonville, Virginia and later in Hayesville,…

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Cultural Equity

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

One of the stated goals of this site is to offer a place for readers interested in the american rural arts to learn more about the wealth of…

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Sam Amidon on ‘World Cafe: Next’

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Sam Amidon is the product of a folk musician family in Vermont who returned to playing traditional songs via his experiences in punk rock and experimental music. I…

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Making Music at Fur Peace Ranch

Sunday, February 14, 2010

photo by Jorma Kaukonen The Ohio Farm Bureau produces a phenomenal magazine for its members called Our Ohio. I recently came across a copy and was excited to…

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26th Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Sunday, January 24, 2010

This weekend The Western Folklife Center is hosting the 26th Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada. Each year, according to the WFC, the Gathering brings together “thousands of…

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For the Weekend: From the Range to the Bayou

Saturday, January 16, 2010

The Western Folklife Center offers a website well-worth visiting and revisting. Next weekend they host their 26th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering; while I’m looking forward to writing more…

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Consuela Lee and the Snow Hill Institute

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

image by Bill Hackwell Bruce Weber in the New York Times reported today on the passing of Consuela Lee, the jazz pianist and music professor who returned to…

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For the Weekend: Muddy and Willie

Saturday, January 9, 2010

  “Long Distance Call” also appears, in acoustic form, on his classic 1964 Record Folk Singer. I’ve recently found that Muddy Water’s estate keeps up an informative website…

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Dust-To-Digital

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Lance Ledbetter’s record label Dust-To-Digital is one of the finest examples of how younger generations are continuing the mission of John Cohen, Alan Lomax and Harry Smith. Ledbetter,…

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