Posts tagged "Brother Sun"
Top Albums and Songs of 2016 (FOLKDJ-L)

Top Albums and Songs of 2016 (FOLKDJ-L)

Folk-harmony trio Brother Sun had the most-played album (Weights & Wings) on folk radio during 2016, while Indiana-based singer-songwriter Tim Grimm had the most-played song (“Woody’s Landlord”), according to charts compiled by Richard Gillmann from radio playlists submitted to FOLKDJ-L, an electronic discussion group for DJs and others interested in all folk-based music on the radio. Bob Dylan was the year’s most-played artist. [The 2016 year-end FOLKDJ-L top albums, songs and artists charts are posted on AcousticMusicScene.com with permission. To view them, click on the headline.]

Emerging Artists Showcase Performers Chosen for 2016 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival

Twenty-four artists/acts have been selected to perform in the Emerging Artists Showcase during the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival on Friday afternoon, August 5, 2016, from noon to 4:30 p.m. [To view the list of this year's Falcon Ridge/Grassy Hill Emerging Artists Showcase performers and an article previewing the festival, click on the headline.]
Top Albums & Songs of April 2016 (FOLKDJ-L)

Top Albums & Songs of April 2016 (FOLKDJ-L)

Folk harmony trio Brother Sun’s album Weights & Wings was #1 on folk radio during April 2016. The trio -- comprised of veteran touring singer-songwriters Greg Greenway, Joe Jencks and Pat Wictor -- also had the most-played song (“Mary Don’t You Weep and Moan”). So say the airplay charts compiled from radio playlists submitted to FOLKDJ-L, an electronic discussion group for DJs and others interested in all folk-based music on the radio. [The April 2016 FOLKDJ-L Top Albums and Songs charts are posted on AcousticMusicScene.com with permission. To view them, click on the headline.]

Apply Now for Falcon Ridge/Grassy Hill Emerging Artist Showcase

May 20 is the application submission deadline for the annual Falcon Ridge/Grassy Hill Emerging Artist Showcase. From among all entries received, 24 artists/acts will be selected for two-song/10-minute spots on the main stage on Friday, August 5, during the 28th annual Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. [To continue reading this article, which includes a preview of the festival, click on the headline.]
AcousticMusicScene.com Hosts Late-Night Song Swaps at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival

AcousticMusicScene.com Hosts Late-Night Song Swaps at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival

AcousticMusicScene.com will host a series of late-night song swaps during the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, July 30-August 2, in partnership with Pirate Camp, which was informally launched by Stuart Kabak and the late Jack Hardy more than a decade ago to provide a warm and welcoming haven for sharing music, food and camaraderie. [To continue reading this preview of the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival and see the complete schedule for the AcousticMusicScene.com tent @ Pirate Camp, 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.

South Florida Folk Festival Set for Jan. 17-18

Brother Sun, Gathering Time, Hardin Burns, Harpeth Rising, Passerine and David Roth headline the 2015 South Florida Folk Festival. Presented by the nonprofit Broward Folk Club, the festival takes place Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 17-18. More than 40 musicians will perform on two stages at Fort Lauderdale’s Hugh Taylor Birch State Park (3109 E. Sunrise Blvd., just west of A1A) over the weekend. To continue reading the article -- which includes the complete artist lineup and mention of the 12 finalists in the festival's singer-songwriter competition -- click on the headline.
AcousticMusicScene.com Hosts Song Swaps at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival

AcousticMusicScene.com Hosts Song Swaps at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival

AcousticMusicScene.com hosts a series of late-night song swaps during the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, July 31-August 3, in partnership with Pirate Camp, which was informally launched by Stuart Kabak and the late Jack Hardy more than a decade ago to provide a warm and welcoming haven for sharing music, food and camaraderie. [To continue reading this festival preview and see the schedule for the AcousticMusicScene.com tent, click on the headline.]
Emerging Artists Showcase Performers Chosen for Falcon Ridge Folk Festival

Emerging Artists Showcase Performers Chosen for Falcon Ridge Folk Festival

Twenty-four artists/duos or groups have been selected to perform in the Emerging Artists Showcase during the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival on Friday afternoon, August 1, 2014, from noon to 4:30 p.m. [To continue reading the article and see the list of showcase artists, click on the headline.]
Top Albums and Songs of 2013 (FOLKDJ-L)

Top Albums and Songs of 2013 (FOLKDJ-L)

Folk harmony trio Brother Sun's sophomore release, Some Part of the Truth, was the most-played album on folk radio during 2013. The trio -- comprised of veteran touring singer-songwriters Joe Jencks, Greg Greenway and Pat Wictor -- also had the most-played song, Jencks’"Lady of the Harbor," according to charts compiled by Richard Gillmann from radio playlists submitted to FOLKDJ-L, an electronic discussion group for DJs and others interested in all folk-based music on the radio. The FOLKDJ-L charts are based on 157,864 airplays from 187 different DJs. The number of reported spins (airplays) is shown in parentheses, while label and release dates appear in brackets. They are posted, with permission, on AcousticMusicScene.com. [To view the Top Albums and Songs of 2013,...

2013 Connecticut Folk Festival & Green Expo Set for Sept. 7

The eighth annual Connecticut Folk Festival and Green Expo, a free, day-long event, is set for Saturday, Sept. 7, in New Haven’s Edgerton Park. It will feature performances by singer-songwriter Darrell Scott and folk harmony trios Brother Sun and The Stray Birds, among others. [To read the full article, click on the headline.]
Top Albums and Songs of April 2013 (FOLKDJ-L)

Top Albums and Songs of April 2013 (FOLKDJ-L)

Folk harmony trio Brother Sun's sophomore release, Some Part of the Truth, was the the most-played album on folk radio during April 2013, as it was in March. The Steel Wheels' "Go Up To That Mountain," from the Virginia Blue Ridge Mountain's-based string band's album No More Rain, was the most-played song, according to charts compiled by Richard Gillmann from radio playlists submitted to FOLKDJ-L, an electronic discussion group for DJs and others interested in all folk-based music on the radio. [To view the Top Albums and Songs charts, click on the headline.]