Posts tagged "Leonard Cohen"

AcousticMusicScene.com Co-Sponsors Borderline Folk Music Club Picnic, Aug. 27

Hundreds of folk, roots and bluegrass music fans from throughout the New York metropolitan area are expected to converge on Germonds Park in West Nyack, NY on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 27, for the annual, picnic and music festival presented by the Borderline Folk Music Club and the Town of Clarkston, and co-sponsored by AcousticMusicScene.com, Folk Music Society of Huntington, The Folk Music Society of New York (aka Pinewoods Folk Music Club), and Tribes Hill. The free event, extending from noon to 6 p.m., will feature a musical tribute to Leonard Cohen, the influential and much-revered singer, songwriter and poet who died last November at age 82. [To continue reading this article on AcousticMusicScene.com, click on the headline.]

2017 JUNO Awards Presented in Ottawa

Artist and Album of the Year honors went to the late Leonard Cohen, while William Prince took home Contemporary Roots Album of the Year and The East Pointers won Traditional Roots Album of the Year during the 2017 JUNO Awards ceremonies that took place April 1 and 2 at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Ontario -- Canada’s capital city. Award recipients in these and some three-dozen other categories were selected by members of the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS). [To continue reading this article, click on the headline.]
Top Albums and Songs of November 2016 (FOLKDJ-L)

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

Hannah Shira Naiman, a clawhammer banjo-playing singer-songwriter from Toronto, Ontario, had the top album (Know The Mountain) on folk radio during November 2016, while southern Indiana-based singer-songwriter Tim Grimm had the most-played song (“Woody’s Landlord”) for a second consecutive month. Leonard Cohen, the acclaimed Canadian singer-songwriter, poet and novelist, who died Nov. 7 at age 82, was the month’s most-played artist. So say the airplay 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 Oscar Brand, 1920-2016

Remembering Oscar Brand, 1920-2016

Oscar Brand may well have been the first folksinger and songwriter who I saw perform live when I was a youngster. My parents brought me to see him at a local library on Long Island, NY, where Brand, who died of pneumonia Sept. 30 at age 96, also lived with his family. Over the years, I saw him perform in concert and at festivals and special events many times -- most recently at the opening reception for the “Folk City” exhibit at The Museum of the City of New York last year. [To continue reading this article, click on the headline.]

Arts Presenters, Performing Artists Converge on New York City, Jan. 15-19

Several thousand people are expected to converge on New York City, Jan. 15-19, for the annual conference of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP). Now in its 59th year, the global performing arts marketplace and conference will feature more than 1000 artist showcases, a large EXPO Hall featuring nearly 400 exhibitors, networking opportunities galore, daily plenary sessions and keynote speakers, and a wide array of professional development workshops and forums. Plenaries and select sessions will live stream free for industry professionals, artists and the public. [To continue reading this article -- including a listing of folk and roots artists who will be showcasing their talents -- click on the headline.]
Leonard Cohen, Rose Cousins, Elliott Brood Win Juno Awards

Leonard Cohen, Rose Cousins, Elliott Brood Win Juno Awards

Acclaimed Montreal-born singer-songwriter, poet and novelist Leonard Cohen, Halifax, Nova Scotia-based singer-songwriter Rose Cousins, and Ontario-based alt-country band Elliott Brood were named as winners in the 42nd Annual Juno Awards (the Canadian equivalent of the Grammys). The awards were presented by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) in Regina, Saskatchewan over the weekend. [To read the full article, click on the headline.]

Roots Music Report Folk Radio Chart, 05-01-09

Roots Music Report compiles weekly radio airplay charts for various roots-related genres. These are based on spin totals reported by music directors and DJs from more than 400 terrestrial and Internet radio stations. The latest Folk radio airplay chart is posted on AcousticMusicScene.com with permission. [To view the latest Folk radio airplay chart, click on the headline.]