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Finalists Announced in 2017 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Competition

Finalists Announced in 2017 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Competition

Thirty-two songwriters have been named as finalists in the 2017 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Competition for Emerging Songwriters. Chosen from among more than 600 submissions from around the world, the finalists will perform the two songs they submitted at the New Folk Concerts slated for Saturday and Sunday afternoons, May 27 and 28, as part of the Kerrville Folk Festival. [To continue reading this article and see the list of Kerrville New Folk finalists, click on the headline.]

It’s Music Festival Time in New York State

Music festivals abound in New York State in late June. Among those of note are Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival (June 20-21 in Croton-on-Hudson), Old Songs Festival (June 26-28 in Altamont), American Roots Music Festival at Caramoor (June 27 in Katonah) and Rockland-Bergen Music Festival (June 27-28 in Tappan). To continue reading this article, which also includes information about the Huntington and Falcon Ridge Folk Festivals that take place later in the summer, click on the headline.
AcousticMusicScene.com  Hosts Showcases at NERFA Conference, Nov. 7-10

AcousticMusicScene.com Hosts Showcases at NERFA Conference, Nov. 7-10

More than 800 performing artists, presenters, promoters, agents and managers, folk DJs and others actively engaged in traditional and contemporary folk music will converge on the Hudson Valley Resort in Kerhonkson, NY, Nov. 7-10, 2013, for the 19th Annual Northeast Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA) Conference. AcousticMusicScene.com will again have a major presence as it hosts afternoon and late-night song swaps, in addition to its popular Midnight Hoot at the close of the conference’s first day. [ To read the full article and see the AcousticMusicScene.com showcase schedule, click on the headline.]
AcousticMusicScene.com Co-Sponsors Aug. 25 Picnic and Mini-Folk Festival in New York

AcousticMusicScene.com Co-Sponsors Aug. 25 Picnic and Mini-Folk Festival in New York

Hundreds of folk & bluegrass music lovers are expected to gather at the New City Volunteer Ambulance Corps (200 Congers Road, New City, New York) on Sunday afternoon, August 25 for the fourth annual picnic, singing party, and jam hosted by the Borderline Folk Music Club of Rockland County and co-sponsored by AcousticMusicScene.com. The free event is set for 12-6 p.m. in the outdoor grassy area adjacent to the parking lot. [To read the full article, which includes a listing of the featured artists and guest emcees, click on the headline.]
AcousticMusicScene.com Hosts Showcases at a Folk Festival on Long Island, July 20

AcousticMusicScene.com Hosts Showcases at a Folk Festival on Long Island, July 20

The eighth annual Huntington Folk Festival is slated for Saturday, July 20, 2013. The free event will extend from 12 noon into the late evening at Heckscher Park, Main Street (Route 25A) and Prime Avenue, in Huntington, New York. Americana-roots ensemble Spuyten Duyvil headlines the festival in the evening, while AcousticMusicScene.com and Acoustic Live! in New York City and Beyond host unplugged showcases and song swaps during the afternoon featuring artists from several states. [To read the full article and see the day's schedule, click on the headline.]
Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Finalists Named

Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Finalists Named

Thirty-two songwriters have been named as finalists in the 2013 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Competition for Emerging Songwriters. Chosen from among more than 700 submissions from throughout the U.S. and Canada, the finalists will perform the two songs they submitted during the New Folk Concerts slated for Saturday and Sunday afternoons, May 25 and 26, as part of the Kerrville Folk Festival. [To read the full article, click on the headline.]
Borderline Folk Music Club Honors Si Kahn at Annual Picnic, Aug. 26, in Rockland County, NY

Borderline Folk Music Club Honors Si Kahn at Annual Picnic, Aug. 26, in Rockland County, NY

Hundreds of folk & bluegrass music lovers are expected to gather at the New City Volunteer Ambulance Corps (200 Congers Road, New City, New York) on Sunday afternoon, August 26, 2012 for the third annual picnic, singing party, and jam hosted by the Borderline Folk Music Club of Rockland County and co-sponsored by AcousticMusicScene.com. The free event, for which people are expected to bring a cold potluck dish for six, is set for 12-6 p.m. in the outdoor grassy area adjacent to the parking lot. [To read the article in its entirety, click on the headline.]

AcousticMusicScene.com Hosts Song Swaps and Mini-Showcases at Falcon Ridge and Huntington Folk Festivals This Summer

AcousticMusicScene.com will host song swaps and mini-showcases during the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, July 22-24, and the Huntington Folk Festival, August 6. Both festivals take place in New York State. {to view the entire article, including schedules, click on the headline.]

2011 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Finalists Named

Thirty-two songwriters have been named as finalists in the 2011 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Competition for Emerging Songwriters. Chosen from among 800 submissions from around the world, the finalists will perform their two submitted songs during the New Folk Concerts slated for Saturday and Sunday afternoons, May 28 and 29, as part of the Kerrville Folk Festival. [To read the article and see who the finalists are, click on the headline.]

Dartmouth Hosts a Day of Social Change Music Programs, Jan. 22

Noel Paul Stookey (of Peter, Paul & Mary fame) and other artists who share his concern about social justice through their songs will be part of a day-long series of social change music programming at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire on Saturday, Jan. 22. Dartmouth partners with the Public Domain Foundation, a nonprofit organization launched by Stookey more than 30 years ago to encourage the making and use of music for social change, to present nearly 10 hours of programming in commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. [To read the entire article, click on the headline.]

Benefit Concert for Folk DJ Angela Page Slated for July 5

Since 1993, Angela Page has been exposing folks in New York’s Catskill Mountains region to a blend of music from the contemporary folk scene through her weekly radio show, “Folk Plus,” airing Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on hydro-powered public radio WJFF 90.5 FM. Now some of her friends within the folk music community are coming together to stage a benefit concert on July 5 to raise funds to help defray medical and legal expenses related to a chemical sensitivities illness she contracted while working as a school media specialist in a mold-infested middle school library. [To read the entire article, click on the headline.]

Long Island AcoustiCalendar for May thru Mid-June 2009

Detailed listings for more than 125 concerts, open mics, jam sessions and workshops slated for May through the second week of June 2009 in Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk counties appear in this installment of AcousticMusicScene.com’s Long Island AcoustiCalendar. [To view the AcoustiCalendar, click on the headline.]