Posts tagged "Joe Crookston"
Finalists Named in 2017 Wildflower! Performing Songwriter Contest

Finalists Named in 2017 Wildflower! Performing Songwriter Contest

Ten finalists have been named in the 2017 Wildflower! Performing Songwriter Contest. Each will perform two songs on the Singer Songwriter Stage during the 25th annual Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival at Galatyn Park Urban Center in Richardson, Texas, just a few minutes north of Dallas. Billed as North Texas’ largest music festival, it takes place, May 19-21. [To continue reading this article, click on the headline.]

January is Music Festival Time in Florida

Floridians and visitors to the Sunshine State have opportunities to escape the winter doldrums and enjoy some fine music in mid-January. Both the South Florida Folk Festival and the 30A Songwriters Festival take place over the same weekend in different parts of the state. [To continue reading this article, click on the headline.]

AcousticMusicScene.com Hosts Showcases at 2015 NERFA Conference, Nov. 12-15

Some 800 performing artists, presenters, promoters, agents and managers, folk DJs and others actively engaged in contemporary and traditional folk music will converge on the Hudson Valley Resort in Kerhonkson, New York, Nov. 12-15, 2015, for the 21st 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 continue reading this conference preview, click on the headline.
Top Albums, Songs, Artists of 2014 (FOLKDJ-L)

Top Albums, Songs, Artists of 2014 (FOLKDJ-L)

New York-based female Americana roots trio Red Molly had the most-played album (The Red Album) on folk radio during 2014, while Indiana-based singer-songwriter Tim Grimm had the most-played song (“King of the Folksingers”), 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. Pete Seeger, the American folk music icon who died last January at 94, was the most-played artist. [The 2014 year-end FOLKDJ-L charts, which are based on reported airplay by 184 different radio DJs, are posted on AcousticMusicScene.com with permission. To view them, click on the headline.]

New Bedford Folk Festival Set for July 5-6, 2014

The New Bedford Folk Festival, formerly known as the Greater New Bedford Summerfest, is one of the Northeast’s most pleasant, refined and enjoyable music festivals. Slated for July 5-6, 2014 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, and now in its 19th year, the family-oriented festival takes over the cobblestoned streets of this historic New England port city –- which is part of the Whaling National Historic Park. [To continue reading the article, click on the headline.]

Utah Folk DJ Pulls the Plug on “Fresh Folk”

After 14 years of hosting "Fresh Folk" on Utah Public Radio, Blair Larsen is calling it quits. Her last show -- featuring new releases from acoustic-based artists engaged in folk, blues, bluegrass and Celtic music -- will be broadcast on Saturday, July 19 at 8 p.m. MST. [To continue reading the article, click on the headline.]
American Roots Music Festival at Caramoor Set for June 28

American Roots Music Festival at Caramoor Set for June 28

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash will headline the fourth annual American Roots Music Festival at Caramoor, a family friendly celebration of acoustic music on Saturday, June 28, 2014. Set on 90 acres of gardens and Italianate architecture in Katonah, Westchester County, NY – 40 miles northeast of New York City — the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts is well known for its summer music festivals. AcousticMusicScene.com is delighted to again be a Cultural Partner of the festival and will have a presence there. [To read the full article, click on the headline.]
Top Albums and Songs for May 2014

Top Albums and Songs for May 2014

The Red Album, the latest release by the New York-based female Americana roots trio Red Molly, was the most-played album on folk radio during May 2014, followed by singer-songwriter Joe Crookston's Georgia I'm Here, 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. Several tracks from both albums also were reportedly among the top ten most-played songs during the month, although they were edged out by Asheville, NC-based Americana roots trio Red June for the top spot. [To view the Top albums and Songs charts, click on the headline.]

Finalists Named in 2013 Wildflower! Performing Songwriter Contest

Ten finalists have been named in the 2013 Wildflower! Performing Songwriter Contest. Each will perform two songs on the Singer Songwriter Stage during the 21st annual Wildflower! arts and music festival in Richardson, Texas, just a few minutes north of Dallas. Billed as North Texas’ largest music festival, it takes place, May 17-19. [To read the full article, click on the headline.]

Remembering Terence Martin, A Gifted Singer-Songwriter

Terence Martin, a gifted New York-based singer-songwriter and published poet, has lost his battle with pancreatic cancer. Martin, who succumbed to the disease on Nov. 7, was born in London, England, grew up in Los Angeles, California, and moved east in 1997 to become part of New York’s thriving acoustic music scene. He recorded and released six albums independently and was working on another one at the time of his passing. [To read a short article, as well as personal remembrances and reflections from Jim Colbert, a fellow singer-songwriter, click on the headline.]

Roots Music Report Folk Radio Chart, 09-17-10

Tim O'Brien's Chicken & Egg tops the Roots Music Report's Folk Radio Chart this week, followed by albums by Red Horse, Frazey Ford, The John Hartford Stringband and Mumford & Sons. New or returning this week on the Folk Top 50 are albums by The YaYas, LJ Booth, Suzie Vinnick, Joe Crookston, Cheryl Wheeler, Anne & Pete Sibley, Dala, Caroline Herring, The Once, Natalie Merchant, 3 Penny Acre, Hey Mavis, John McVey, Phil Selway, Julian Moon, Sam Buckingham, Ruth Moody, Jennie DeVoe and Ellis Paul. [To view the current Roots Music Report Folk Radio Chart, click on the headline.]

Two New One-Day Festivals Slated for This Month in Massachusetts; 16th Annual Essex Music Festival Goes Riverside; Boston Folk Festival is Back for September

Despite the tough economy, two new one-day music festivals are slated for this month in Massachusetts, while the previously cancelled Boston Folk Festival is back on again for September. And the Essex Music Festival, now in its 16th year, moves to a new downtown location, along the Essex River, on August 29. [To read the entire article, click on the headline.]