Posts tagged "Gillian Welch"

Winners Named in Chris Austin Songwriting Contest

Winners were named in the 24th Annual Chris Austin Songwriting Contest, hosted by MerleFest 2016, following performances by finalists on April 29 during the popular roots-oriented music festival held at the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. [To continue reading this article, click on the headline.]
Caitlin Canty is 2015 Telluride Troubadour Winner

Caitlin Canty is 2015 Telluride Troubadour Winner

Caitlin Canty, a Vermont-bred, New York City-based singer-songwriter with an Americana-rootsy rock style, won the 2015 Telluride Troubadour Competition. She then performed a short set on the main stage during the 42nd Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival, a roots-oriented music festival set amid Colorado’s rugged San Juan Mountains, June 18-21. To continue reading this article, 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.]

Finalists Named in 2014 Chris Austin Songwriting Contest

Finalists have been named in the 22nd annual Chris Austin Songwriting Contest, hosted by MerleFest 2014, the popular roots-oriented music festival that takes place April 24-27 on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. [To continue reading the article, click on the headline.]
Americanafest Draws Record Attendance

Americanafest Draws Record Attendance

This year’s Americana Music Festival and Conference (Americanafest), which took place Sept. 12-16 in Nashville, TN, was the most successful one in its 13-year history – drawing record attendance and registrations, according tot the Americana Music Association. The five-day celebration of American Roots-inspired music, featuring plenty of learning and networking opportunities, as well as a wide array of music showcases by up-and-coming and veteran artists, drew more than15,000 fans, 300 performing artists and more than 1,100 music industry professionals, according to the association. [To read the full article and learn who the recipients of this year's Americana Honors and Awards are, click on the headline.]
Americana Honors & Awards Nominees Named

Americana Honors & Awards Nominees Named

Nominees for the Americana Music Association’s 2012 Americana Honors & Awards were announced on May 31 during a celebratory event at The Grammy Museum’s Clive Davis Theatre in Los Angeles, California. With nods for Album of the Year, Artist of the Year, Song of the Year and Duo/Group of the Year,Jason Isbell snagged the most nominations, along with his group, the 400 Unit. [To read the full article and see the list of nominees in six categories, as voted by members of the Americana Music Association, click on the headline.]

Roots Music Report Folk & Roots Country Radio Charts, 01-27-12

Albums by Pieta Brown Red Molly and Sarah MacDougall retain the top three spots on the Roots Music Report folk radio chart this week, while albums by Robert Earl Keen, Gillian Welch and Joe Ely continue to hold the top three spots on the roots country chart. [To view the current Folk and Roots Country Top 50 charts, click on the headline.]

Roots Music Report Folk & Roots Country Radio Charts, 01-20-12

Albums by Pieta Brown Red Molly and Sarah MacDougall retain the top three spots on the Roots Music Report folk radio chart this week, while albums by Robert Earl Keen, Gillian Welch and Joe Ely continue to hold the top three spots on the roots country chart. [To view the current Folk and Roots Country Top 50 charts, click on the headline.]

Roots Music Report Folk & Roots Country Radio Charts, 01-13-12

Albums by Pieta Brown Red Molly, Sarah MacDougall, The Deep Dark Woods and Madison Violet are in the top five spots on the Roots Music Report folk radio chart this week, while albums by Robert Earl Keen, Gillian Welch, Joe Ely, Ryan Adams and Blackie & the Rodeo Kings hold the top five spots on the roots country chart. [To view the current Folk and Roots Country Top 50 charts, click on the headline.]

Top Albums and Songs of 2011 (FOLKDJ-L)

Alison Krauss and Union Station's Paper Airplane is the top album of the year and "Scarlet Town" from Gillian Welch's The Harrow and the Harvest, the #2 album, is the top song of 2011, based on 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 compiled by Richard Gillmann, click on the headline.]

Roots Music Report Folk & Roots Country Radio Charts, 12-30-11

Albums by Pieta Brown, Abigail Washburn, Madison Violet, June Tabor and Gene & Gayla Mills retain the top five spots on the Roots Music Report folk radio chart this week, while albums by Robert Earl Keen, Joe Ely, Gillian Welch, Blackie & the Rodeo Kings and Greg Brown (Pieta's dad) continue in the top five spots on the roots country chart. [To view the current Folk and Roots Country Top 50 charts, click on the headline.]

Warren Hellman, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Founder, 1934-2011

Warren Hellman, a San Francisco-based financier and philanthropist who founded and funded the city’s nationally renowned Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival and toured earlier this year with his band, The Wronglers, died Dec. 18 from complications of leukemia. He was 77. [To read the full article, click on the headline.]