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Folk Music

BOOMTOWN Closes Wonderbound's Season With a Bang

Eden Lane | Posted 04.21.2015 | Arts
Eden Lane

Colorado's Contemporary Dance powerhouse Wonderbound (formerly known as Ballet Nouveau Colorado) has established itself as a major force with a variety of successful collaborations.

The Singer

Marcia Liss | Posted 04.11.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Music to Soothe the Lonesome Traveler

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 04.03.2015 | Arts
Nancy Cohen-koan

We learn a little bit about the lives of each of these singers and writers, and what inspired them to write what they did, some literally lifting old songs that were long part of musical history and updating them for the time

Stay With Us, Joni. We're Not Done Yet

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 04.01.2015 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

Oh, you're not goin' anywhere, Miz Joni. I mean that. She just can't. I mean, the woman reads my mind. In fact, all my life, I've felt like Joni Mitchell was reading my diaries. And my dreams. And was telling me the truths I didn't want to admit.

Celtic Canadian Connections

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 03.30.2015 | Arts
Stephen D. Winick

Like the folk musics of Spain and North America, the music of Wales has a long and deep connection with that of Ireland; from the bardic schools of the middle ages, which sent harpers and singers between them, to today's folk revival, the two countries have influenced each other unceasingly for centuries.

Daily Meditation: Bound For Glory

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 03.23.2015 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

The Lomax Connection

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 03.20.2015 | Arts
Stephen D. Winick

The group's challenge was familiar to anyone in traditional music: interpret source recordings in an interesting way while remaining true to the spirit of the originals.

Daily Meditation: Finding Peace In Love

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 03.18.2015 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

First Nighter: Folk Music Honoring 'Lonesome Traveler' Sure is Folksy

David Finkle | Posted 03.17.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

As writer and director, O'Neil is so intent on keeping Lonesome Traveler at a good-time hootenanny level (remember hootenannies?) that though he brings in some of the harder crises and their "We Shall Overcome" aspects, he doesn't get as analytic as he might.

9 to See at SXSW and a Wu Tang Rumor

Josh Rosenblum | Posted 03.19.2015 | Entertainment
Josh Rosenblum

On top of the thousands of must-see bands and acts for those attending South by Southwest / SXSW in 2015, I've compiled another list that attendees might find useful as we plot out our days and nights of many music genres playing across Austin next week.

Lead Belly: Songster of Mythic Proportions

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 03.06.2015 | Arts
Stephen D. Winick

Lead Belly's life was a narrative of mastery and resistance, like Zora Neale Hurston's High John De Conquer or folklore's John Henry. His songs are a vast and varied banquet of Americana cooked up and served through the genius of one man.

Peter, Paul and Theo in Concert and Discussion

Brad Schreiber | Posted 03.04.2015 | Entertainment
Brad Schreiber

When Andrea Grossman of Writers Bloc booked Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey from the folk music group Peter, Paul and Mary and Theodore Bikel to boot, it was more than a concert and discussion.

Carlos Núñez Concert Honoring Alan Lomax's Spanish Fieldwork

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 03.02.2015 | Arts
Stephen D. Winick

Lomax, who lived in Europe for most of the 1950s because he had been blacklisted at home, loved Galician music, and shared Carlos's belief that Galicia was essentially Celtic, which greatly colored his fieldwork.

Hot Albums Before Folk Alliance 2015

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 04.20.2015 | Arts
Stephen D. Winick

Two of the Alt's members live and work in the U.S., and they recorded the album here, making them part of the long story of Irish music and song in America. Another piece of that puzzle is provided by Brian Miller and Randy Gosa on their release The Falling of the Pine.

At Selma and Around the World, Pete Seeger Brought Us Closer Together

Peter Dreier | Posted 03.31.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Pete's fingers can strum no longer, but, thanks to him, people around the world can have many "singing tomorrows."

Daily Meditation: Begin Again

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.20.2015 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Daily Meditation: Enter Silence

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.16.2015 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Robin Williams and Phil Ochs: Two Tragic Artists Shaped By Pathos and Optimism

Jared Feldschreiber | Posted 03.07.2015 | Arts
Jared Feldschreiber

It is worth comparing Ochs' life to Robin Williams, since both artists were filled with authenticity, passion, love and idealism for a better society. In theatrical terms, they defined the tenets of catharsis and pathos.

Daily Meditation: A New Day

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 12.31.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

A Song to Sing with My Brothers and Sisters

Susanne Mentzer | Posted 01.31.2015 | Arts
Susanne Mentzer

I saw at an early age that through singing one could stand up for the rights of the many. What I realize now is that I longed to do something for the greater good through singing and that this was a part of what the folk movement and protest song genre accomplished.

50 Years Later, Peter Yarrow Still Asks, 'When Will They Ever Learn?'

Michael Levin | Posted 01.15.2015 | Arts
Michael Levin

Yarrow credits his half-century of performing with Peter, Paul and Mary for giving him a platform that allows him to address global issues -- the Middle East and climate change, among others -- at the highest levels. At least as important, his musical legacy affords him credibility with kids.

After the Heroin, the Singing

Ben Evans | Posted 01.05.2015 | Arts
Ben Evans

In total, he looked up all of two times throughout his set, and the shame that seemed to hold his eyes to the floor was both unsettling and captivating.

Daily Meditation: Safe In The Womb

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.29.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Folk Stalwart Loudon Wainwright III Offers "Lots of Family Material"

Christopher Murray | Posted 12.20.2014 | Arts
Christopher Murray

Saying the unsayable in his wickedly funny, well-observed folk songs, Wainwright is profane, smart, poking received wisdom in the eye and then grabbing your heart with a tender and devastating truth about life and love, mistakes and mystery.

Listen To Another Great Song From Alecia Moore's New Project

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 09.30.2014 | Entertainment

Alecia Moore and Dallas Green continue their You+Me project with the release of "Capsized," the opening track to their upcoming debut album, "rose ave...