Posts tagged "Compass Records"

Compass Records Acquires Red House Records

Compass Records Group has added Red House Records to its family of labels. The Nashville, TN-based company announced its acquisition of the St. Paul, MN-based imprint on Nov. 7. [To continue reading this article, click on the headline.]
Top Albums and Songs of November 2015 (FOLKDJ-L)

Top Albums and Songs of November 2015 (FOLKDJ-L)

Joy of Living: A Tribute to Ewan MacColl (Compass) was the most-played album on folk radio during November 2015, while “I Am an Immigrant” by Jesse Palidofsky and “Take Me Home” by Free the Honey were reportedly the most—played songs. So say 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 monthly Top Albums and Songs charts are posted on AcousticMusicScene.com with permission. To view them, click on the headline.
Remembering Jean Ritchie, 1922-2015

Remembering Jean Ritchie, 1922-2015

Jean Ritchie, the Kentucky-born folksinger, songwriter and song collector who helped to popularize hundreds of traditional Appalachian ballads and spur the so-called folk revival of the mid-20th century in the U.S., died June 1, 2015 at her home in Berea, KY. Ritchie, 92, was surrounded by members of her family, who sang at her bedside during her last hours. [To continue reading this article, click on the headline.]
Balsam Range is IBMA Entertainer of the Year

Balsam Range is IBMA Entertainer of the Year

Entertainer of The Year, the top honor in the 25th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards – presented Oct. 2 at Raleigh, North Carolina’s Duke Energy Center for the Arts – went to the Tar Heel State’s own Balsam Range. The acoustic quintet also was named Vocal Group of the Year, while member Buddy Melton was voted Male Vocalist of the Year. [To read the full article and see a listing of 2014 International Bluegrass Music Award winners, click on the headline.]
Top Albums & Songs of September 2014 (FOLKDJ-L)

Top Albums & Songs of September 2014 (FOLKDJ-L)

Dear Jean: Artists Celebrate Jean Ritchie was the most-played album on folk radio during September 2014 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 37-track, two-CD set released by Compass Records features various artists paying homage to the Kentucky-born singer-songwriter who influenced and inspired them and who many regard as “the mother of folk.” It also was the top album in August. [Click on the headline to view the top albums and songs charts that are posted with permission on AcousticMusicScene.com.]
Top Albums and Songs of August 2014 (FOLKDJ-L)

Top Albums and Songs of August 2014 (FOLKDJ-L)

Dear Jean: Artists Celebrate Jean Ritchie was the most-played album on folk radio during August 2014 according to 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 37-track, two-CD set released by Compass Records features various artists paying homage to the Kentucky-born singer-songwriter who influenced and inspired them and who many regard as “the mother of folk.” [Click on the headline to view the top albums and songs charts that are posted with permission on AcousticMusicScene.com.]

FreshGrass Returns to MASS MoCA, Sept. 19-21

FreshGrass, a family-friendly bluegrass and roots music festival in the Berkshires of northwestern Massachusetts, is slated for Sept. 19-21, 2014. For three days and nights, the indoor galleries and outdoor courtyards and meadows of the Mass MoCA campus in North Adams will be filled with the sounds of banjos, fiddles, guitars, mandolins and voices of traditionalists and trailblazers alike. [To continue reading this article, click on the headline.]

Entries Sought for 2014 FreshGrass Awards

Up-and-coming bluegrass artists who offer a fresh take on the genre are invited to compete for the 2014 FreshGrass Award, a highlight of the eponymous three-day bluegrass and roots festival held each fall at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts. [To continue reading this article, click on the headline.]
IBMA Presents Awards for 2013

IBMA Presents Awards for 2013

The Gibson Brothers were named Entertainer of the Year during the 24th Annual Bluegrass Music Awards show on Thursday night, Sept. 26, at Memorial Auditorium in Raleigh, North Carolina. It was the second straight year that the quintet from upstate New York received the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA)’s top honor. [To read the entire article and see who else received awards and honors, click on the headline.]
Nominees Named for 2013 International Bluegrass Music Awards

Nominees Named for 2013 International Bluegrass Music Awards

The Gibson Brothers top the list of nominees for the 2013 International Bluegrass Music Awards that were announced during an August 14 news conference at Nashville’s Loveless Barn. The reigning Entertainers of the Year, who hail from upstate New York, garnered a collective eight nominations. Following them were Balsam Range with seven nominations and The Boxcars, Alison Kraus & Union Station and Russell Moore & 111rd Tyme Out with six nods each. Winners will be announced during the International Bluegrass Music Awards Show in Raleigh, North Carolina on Sept. 26. [To read the full article and see the entire list of nominees, click on the headline.]
Nominees Named for 55th Annual Grammy Awards

Nominees Named for 55th Annual Grammy Awards

Nominees in more than 75 categories have been named for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards, to be broadcast live on CBS television stations from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013. Mumford & Sons was among the top nominees with nods for Album of the Year, Best Americana Album and Best Rock Performance. [To view the full article, including a list of nominees in the Roots Music Field, click on the headline.]

Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers Win IBMA’s Top Award

Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers were named Entertainer of the Year during the 22nd Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards show on Thursday, Sept. 29, at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee, ending a three-year winning streak by Dailey & Vincent. [To read the article in its entirety and learn of all the award winners, click on the headline.]