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BooGrass Bash launches in October

Halloween and bluegrass music haven’t traditionally clicked together in people’s minds, but folks in Anderson, SC are hoping to change that.They have schedule a three-day, indoor bluegrass festival to launch this year over the Halloween weekend at the Anderson County Civic Center. The BooGrass Bash will […]

It happened one summer

Five songs, only three of which were amplified. Thirty-five minutes, including interruptions. That’s how long Bob Dylan played for at Newport Folk Festival on Sunday 25 July 1965. Even on… Read more The post It happened one summer appeared first on The Spectator.

Give a Rocky Mountain High-25 to Gillian Welch, Jason Isbell: Who Else Made the List?

With 19 featured acts representing four foreign countries and American artists who grew up in states from Massachusetts to Alaska, the 25th annual Rocky Mountain Folks Festival covered the gamut in many ways during three days of genre-bending music in August. Show More Summary

Bat for Lashes Discusses Debut Sexwitch Album, Shares "Helelyos"

This past Saturday, Bat for Lashes' Natasha Khan unveiled her new project, Sexwitch, with a surprise set at Green Man Festival in Wales. Now, she's announced its self-titled debut album, a set of six covers of 1970s psych and folk songs from around the world. Show More Summary

Watch Phil Manzanera, Paul Simonon, & Tony Allen Perform With Ligabue At Italian Folk Festival

Roxy Music guitarist Phil Manzanera served as musical director for this year’s La Notte della Taranta folk festival in Salento, Italy. Manzanera also performed at the event as part of an international supergroup with Paul Simonon ofShow More Summary

Hear Jim James' Heartfelt Solo Track, 'Take Care of You'

Fresh off My Morning Jacket's new album The Waterfall and helping to serve as Roger Waters' backing band at Newport Folk Festival, Jim James is back with a surprise new solo track titled "Take Care of You." The heartfelt, spirited song appears on the soundtrack for the upcoming drama No Escape. The film,...

Bob Dylan Went Electric. And You Should Too, With a Plug-In Hybrid, Says Audi

A new hybrid-electric Audi is just like that time Bob Dylan shocked audiences by playing an electric guitar at the Newport Folk Festival, says Audi. This new video from the automaker, a sponsor of the 2015 festival, interviews a mixShow More Summary

Pale Imitation Festival Half Time Oranges

Hello folks. Well we are back from Romania, not entirely in jail although it was close, and not entirely burned to a crisp either, although Mrs. Toad was rather in danger of entirely melting on one or two occasions. Go here for the full story – you just have to scroll down a bit. Anyhow, we […]

Peace, Love and Twang at the Philadelphia Folk Festival

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The Philadelphia Folk Festival, which has been around for 54 years, isn’t your grandfather’s folk festival. While there is still a smattering of venerable acoustic solo folksingers on its program like Arlo Guthrie, Bruce Cockburn and Tom Paxton, the festival has become a great platform for Americana artists of all flavors as well as for […]

All You Need To Know For the Decatur BBQ, Blues and Bluegrass Festival Tomorrow

BBQ, Blues and Bluegrass Festival advance $10 tickets are only available until midnight tonight!  $20 at the gate tomorrow.  Get ’em HERE. Also, here’s a helpful “All you need to know” list from the BBQ, Blues and Bluegrass folks! Date: Saturday, August 15th Time: 12pm – 8pm Location: 630 East Lake Drive, Decatur, GA 30030 (for your […]

'Court' renders judgment on modern vs. traditional in India

The winner of two prizes at the Venice International Film Festival in Italy, "Court" revolves around the fallout from police allegations that a politically charged concert by 65-year-old Indian folk singer Narayan Kamble (Vira Sathidar) abetted the suicide of a sewage worker.

Returning to Colorado, Vikki Thorn of the Waifs Has Festival Fever

Singer-songwriter Vikki Thorn of the Waifs, the Australian folk rockers who were profiled on Aug. 7 in the first part of a series previewing the 25th annual Rocky Mountain Folks Festival in Lyons, Colorado, loves these musical feasts...Show More Summary

Ryley Walker releases new 13-min track, playing the Tompkins Square Label anniversary show (and other dates)

by Andrew Sacher photo: Ryley Walker at 2015 Pitchfork Festival (more by James Richards IV) The prolific psychedelic folk singer Ryley Walker released his newest album Primrose Green (his first for Dead Oceans) earlier this year, and he's already back...

NC: City Offers Free Bus Service During National Folk Festival

Aug. 10--GREENSBORO -- The City of Greensboro will offer free bus service along all routes during the National Folk Festival in downtown Greensboro Sept. 11 through 13. Festival goers can hop on any Greensboro Transit Authority bus along the route to downtown and be dropped off, free of charge, right in the middle of the festival. Show More Summary

"We've no real desire to make folk music more contemporary": DiS meets The Unthanks

DiS caught up with Rachel, Becky and Adrian from The Unthanks after their incredible set at Cambridge Folk Festival.

Gaspar Noé’s ‘Love’ At Heart Of French Film Ratings War; Age Limit Upped Mid-Run

At the Cannes Film Festival press conference for Gaspar Noé’s Love, the director suggested folks should fly to Paris to see it if the sexually explicit film ended up banned in their home countries. As it turns out, the movie will now be playing in far fewer Parisian theaters than previously expected. Show More Summary

Toadcast #318 – The Palecast Vol.3

 Hiya folks, once again in advance of the glorious Pale Imitation Festival we have a podcast exploring all the weird and wonderful bands who will be playing in Edinburgh during August for your wild and enthusiastic entertainment. Because you’re coming along, right? All of you? Oh god do please come. Please. Pleasepleasepleasepleaseplease! Ah fuck that, […]

My Morning Jacket- XPoNential Music Festival Presented by Subaru – Camden, NJ 7/25/15 (PHOTOS)

A day after appearing at the Newport Folk Fest for a set with Roger Waters, My Morning Jacket took the stage at the XPoNential Music Festival in Camden, NJ.  Photos by Cathy Poulton           The post My Morning Jacket- XPoNential Music Festival Presented by Subaru – Camden, NJ 7/25/15 (PHOTOS) appeared first on Glide Magazine.

Newport Folk Festival 2015 In PHOTOS

The 2015 Newport Folk Festival took place July 24-26 at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island. Photos by Rich Gastwirt. Check out our DAILY RECAPS: Friday, July 24 Saturday, July 25 Sunday, July 26 The post Newport Folk Festival 2015 In PHOTOS appeared first on Glide Magazine.

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