Posts tagged "Anthony da Costa"

American Roots Music Festival Set for June 24

Rhiannon Giddens and Sarah Jarosz headline the seventh annual American Roots Music Festival at Caramoor – a daylong, family friendly celebration of acoustic music -- on Saturday, June 24. Set on 90 acres of gardens and Italianate architecture in Katonah, Westchester County, NY – 40 miles northeast of New York City — the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts is well known for its summer music festivals. is delighted to again be a Cultural Partner of the festival and will have a presence there. [To continue reading this article, click on the headline.]

2010 Kerrville Wine & Music Festival Set for Sept. 3-5

Wine and music aficionados will gather in the Texas Hill Country over Labor Day Weekend for the 2010 Kerrville Wine & Music Festival. The annual event, pairing Texas wine tastings with performances by two-dozen singer-songwriters, takes place Sept. 3-5 at the Quiet Valley Ranch, nine miles south of Kerrville on TX Hwy 16. On Aug. 31, from 8-9 p.m. central time, will broadcast a performance by Uncle Lucius live from the Tin Roof Steakhouse in Boerne, TX to promote the Wine & Music Festival. [To read the entire article, click on the headline.]

32 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Finalists Named for 2010

Thirty-two songwriters have been named as finalists in the 2010 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Competition for Emerging Songwriters. Chosen from among 800 submissions from around the world, the finalists will perform the two songs they submitted during the New Folk Concerts slated for Saturday and Sunday afternoons, May 29 and 30, as part of the Kerrville Folk Festival. [To read the entire article, click on the headline.]

Long Island AcoustiCalendar for November 2009

Detailed listings for nearly 100 concerts, festivals, open mics, jam sessions and musical workshops slated for November in Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk counties appear in this installment of’s Long Island AcoustiCalendar. Editor's Note: Links to websites and online calendars covering other parts of the New York metropolitan area, the Northeast and beyond appear in the Regional Calendars section of [To view the Long Island AcoustiCalendar, click on the headline.] Hosts Late-Night Song Swaps at Falcon Ridge, Afternoon Showcases at Huntington Folk Festival will host late-night song swaps during the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, July 23-26, and artist showcases at the Huntington Folk Festival, August 1. [To read the entire article, click on the headline.]

Abbie Gardner is Folk Winner in John Lennon Songwriting Contest

 Abbie Gardner (photo by Kathy Gardner).By Michael Kornfeld Abbie Gardner, a gifted New York area singer-songwriter and dobro player, who also is part of the rootsy female Americana trio Red Molly, is the Lennon Award winner in the folk category of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. Her winning song, “The Mind of a Soldier,” now competes with the winners in the contest’s 11 other categories for the $20,000 Maxell Song of the Year Award, to be announced in July. “I wanted to write a war song, but not from the perspective of either side, not something preachy or political, something more personal that people can relate to,” says Gardner of her award-winning...