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“The Americana Music Association has unveiled its final round of artists to perform during the 17th annual Americana Music Festival & Conference to be held in Nashville on September 20-25, 2016. The lineup, featuring icons, innovators and up-and-comers, underscores Americana’s perennially formative place in the world’s musical landscape. (The official Spotify playlist is here: http://bit.ly/AmericanaFest .)
The final days of the Kickstarter campaign for the documentary The Blues Society, directed by Augusta Palmer, are upon us. It captures the Memphis Country Blues Festival between 1966 and 1969, a time when blacks and whites came together in a city full of strife and segregation.
Music and food is a perfect combination of sensual pleasures, and how better to honor that relationship but to create an album of songs related to food!
Music Maker Relief Foundation and chef Bill Smith have partnered together to compile the new compilation Biscuits For Your Outside Man to be released June 22 on the Music Maker label. It features one previously unreleased song out of 17 tracks.
Recently I was introduced to two bands in the Americana genre and I believe both are worthy of your attention and support.
JALOPY RECORDS PARTNERS WITH MISSISSIPPI RECORDS TO RELEASE ‘LOST TRAIN BLUES’ – COMPILED FOR ALAN LOMAX’S 100TH BIRTHDAY WITH NEVER-BEFORE-ISSUED FIELD RECORDINGS
This project excited me when I was told about it. What foresight some people had to make these recordings and preserve them! Read the entire release about this album, but here is a sneak preview of St. James Infirmary.
Passim Announces 2015 Iguana Music Fund Grants
25 grants totaling over $40,000 awarded to musicians to enhance careers and support community outreach projects
Cambridge, MA December 22, 2015 – Passim announced today the recipients of the 2015 Iguana Music Grants awarded annually to musicians in an effort to enhance their careers or aid their community outreach efforts. Marking the Cambridge organization’s 8th year of grant making, over $40,000 has been awarded to help fund 25 different musicians and their projects.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m thrilled to be attending the Newport Folk Festival this year. I am, however, sad to miss these FREE events in downtown Boston that are happening simultaneously with Newport.
This will be the fourth annual Boston Summer Arts Weekend event. Set for July 25-26, 2015 at Copley Square in the Back Bay, the event features a wide range of eclectic performances. Can I mention again that it is all free?
The Extended Play Sessions is raising funds for a new studio. Here’s an explanation of the mission; at the end of this article, there appears another link to the fundraising page. I would personally appreciate any donations my readers choose to make.
“The Extended Play Sessions exists primarily for one major purpose: to provide a format for musicians to collaborate with my team of video artists in documenting a live performance that delivers an authentic experience of creative connection to an ever-expanding community of music fans around the world.