Posts tagged "Dar Williams"

Official Showcase Artists Chosen for 30th Annual Folk Alliance International Conference

Folk Alliance International has announced the Official Showcase artists for its 30th annual conference taking place February 14-18, 2018, at the Westin Crown Center Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri. [To continue reading this article -- which includes a listing of Official Showcase artists -- click on the headline.]

Philadelphia Folk Festival Set for Aug. 17-20

Thousands of music lovers are expected to converge on Old Pool Farm in Upper Salford Township, near bucolic Schwenksville, Pennsylvania, Aug. 17-20, for the annual Philadelphia Folk Festival. Now in its 56th year, the event, produced and presented by the Philadelphia Folksong Society, a nonprofit arts organization, is the longest continuously running outdoor music festival of its kind in North America. [To continue reading this article, click on the headline.]

Top Albums and Songs of December 2016 (FOLKDJ-L)

Hudson Harding Sampler, Vol. 11: Happy Holidays, a compilation CD distributed by radio promoter Erik Balkey, was the most-played album on folk radio during December 2016. Dar Williams’ “Christians and the Pagans” tied with John McCutcheon’s classic “Christmas in the Trenches” as the month’s most-played song. 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 top albums and songs charts are posted on, with permission. To view them, click on the headline.] Hosts Late-Night Music at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Hosts Late-Night Music at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival will host a series of late-night song swaps, mini-showcases and open song circles during the 25th annual Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, August 1-4, in partnership with Pirate Camp, which was informally launched by Stuart Kabak and the late Jack Hardy a decade ago to provide a warm and welcoming haven for sharing music, food and camaraderie. [To read the full article, which includes a preview of one of the Northeast's most popular music festivals and a complete schedule for the tent @ Pirate Camp, click on the headline.]

January 2011 is Music Festival Time in Florida

Although most folk festivals in the U.S. happen outdoors during the summertime, at least two take place indoors on Florida’s respective coasts in January 2011: 30A Songwriters Festival and South Florida Folk Fest. [To read the entire article, click on the headline.]

Q & A with Ty Greenstein of Girlyman

Girlyman is a harmonic folk-pop duo whose music is a blend of contemporary acoustic, folk-rock and Americana that is filled with catchy melodies. The trio's latest album, Everything's Easy, was released this summer. Sharon Goldman recently interviewed one of Girlyman's members, Ty Greenstein. [To read Sharon's interview, click on the headline.]

Q & A with Singer-Songwriter Antje Duvekot

Antje Duvekot is a talented German-born and Boston area-based folk-pop singer-songwriter whose latest album, The Near Demise of the High Wire Dancer, produced by Richard Shindell, has been drawing critical acclaim and considerable airplay on folk radio. New York-based singer-songwriter Sharon Goldman interviewed Antje recently for her new Songwriting Scene blog. Her interview is re-posted here with permission. [To read Sharon's Q & A with Antje Duvekot, click on the headline.]

Getting to Know … Melissa Greener

'Melissa [Greener]'s delivery and calm, collected yet passionate presence on stage is something to experience," maintains Kathy Sands-Boehmer, who compares the singer-songwriter's work to that of a young Ani DiFranco or Dar Williams. [To read Kathy's recent Q & A interview with Melissa Greener, click on the headline.]

Long Island AcoustiCalendar for March-Early April 2009

Detailed listings for more than 150 concerts, open mics and jam sessions slated for March through early April 2009 in Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk counties appear in this installment of’s Long Island AcoustiCalendar. [Click on the headline to see the AcoustiCalendar.]