Posts tagged "John McCutcheon"

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.]
AcousticMusicScene.com Hosts Showcases at SERFA Conference in North Carolina

AcousticMusicScene.com Hosts Showcases at SERFA Conference in North Carolina

More than 250 people will converge on the Montreat Conference Center in Montreat, North Carolina, just off the Blue Ridge Parkway, near Asheville, May 17-21, 2017 for the 10th annual Southeast Regional Folk Alliance (SERFA) Conference featuring contemporary and traditional folk music, networking and learning opportunities. Kathy Mattea will be the keynote speaker. AcousticMusicScene.com will again host late-night song swaps. [To continue reading this article -- including the Official and AcousticMusicScene.com showcase lineups -- click on the headline.]
Top Albums and Songs of February 2017 (FOLKDJ-L)

Top Albums and Songs of February 2017 (FOLKDJ-L)

Zoe Mulford, a transatlantic singer-songwriter, had the most-played album (Small Brown Birds) and three of the top five songs on folk radio during February 2017, while influential veteran folksinger-songwriter Tom Paxton had the most-played song (“Boat in the Water”). The month’s most-played artist was John McCutcheon, who also held that distinction and had both the most played album (Trolling For Dreams) and song on folk radio in January. 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.]

Top Albums, Songs – January 2017 (FOLKDJ-L)

John McCutcheon, one of America’s most revered folksinger-songwriters, had both the most played album (Trolling For Dreams) and song (“Y’all Means All”) on folk radio during January 2017 and was the month’s top artist. Three other tracks from his latest album were among the top 10 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 top albums and songs charts are posted on AcousticMusicScene.com, with permission. To view them, 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 AcousticMusicScene.com, with permission. To view them, click on the headline.]
Folk Alliance International Conference, Camp & Fair Set for Feb. 17-21 in Kansas City

Folk Alliance International Conference, Camp & Fair Set for Feb. 17-21 in Kansas City

Kansas City, Missouri may be better known for jazz, blues, barbecue and the Royals. However, more than 2,500 people are expected to converge on this midwestern metropolis Feb. 17-21, 2016, for the 28th Annual Folk Alliance International Conference, a concurrent music camp, and a new Kansas City Folk Festival on Sunday. [To continue reading this article, click on the headline.]

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

Hudson Harding Sampler, Vol. 10: Happy Holidays was the most-played album on folk radio during December 2015, while “Longest Night of the Year” by Joe Jencks, from that CD distributed by radio promoter Erik Balkey, 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 December 2015 FOLKDJ-L Top Albums and Songs charts are posted on AcousticMusicScene.com with permission. To view them, click on the headline.
Top Albums & Songs of May 2015 (FOLKDJ-L)

Top Albums & Songs of May 2015 (FOLKDJ-L)

Joe Hill’s Last Will by John McCutcheon was the most-played album on folk radio during May 2015, closely followed by Sue Massek’s Precious Memories. The title track of McCutcheon’s latest album was the most-played song during the month. 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 May 2015 FOLKDJ-L charts are posted on AcousticMusicScene.com with permission. To view them, click on the headline.
Guy Carawan, Folk Musician and Musicologist, 1927-2015

Guy Carawan, Folk Musician and Musicologist, 1927-2015

Guy Carawan, a folksinger, musician, ethnomusicologist and activist perhaps best known for introducing the anthemic protest song “We Shall Overcome” to the American civil rights movement during the 1960s, died in his sleep May 1 following a lengthy illness. He was 87. [To continue reading this article, 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.]
AcousticMusicScene.com Hosts Showcases at SERFA Conference in May

AcousticMusicScene.com Hosts Showcases at SERFA Conference in May

Nearly 200 people are expected to converge on the Montreat Conference Center in Montreat, North Carolina, just off the Blue Ridge Parkway, near Asheville, May 14-18, 2014, for the seventh annual Southeast Regional Folk Alliance (SERFA) Conference -- an extended weekend of contemporary and traditional folk music, networking, and learning opportunities. John McCutcheon is the keynote speaker. AcousticMusicScene.com will host late-night song swaps and a Midnight Hoot on the opening night. [To read the full article -- including listings of artists performing in official and AcousticMusicScene.com showcases -- click on the headline.]

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

Christine Lavin Presents: Just One Angel v2.0 was the most-played album on folk radio during December 2013, 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. Six tracks from the album, an eclectic collection of 20 new holiday songs by 20 U.S. singer-songwriters produced by Lavin and Andrew Ratshin, also were reportedly among the month's most-played songs. However, John McCutcheon's classic "Christmas in the Trenches" topped the songs chart.. [To view the Top Albums and Songs charts, which are posted with permission on AcousticMusicScene.com, click on the headline.]