Posts tagged "Richard Thompson"

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.]
Top Albums and Songs of November 2014 (FOLKDJ-L)

Top Albums and Songs of November 2014 (FOLKDJ-L)

The Rose of No Man’s Land by Nell Robinson was the most-played album on folk radio during November 2014 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. [The November 2014 FOLKDJ-L top albums and songs charts are posted with permission on AcousticMusicScene.com. To view them, click on the headline.]
'Nashville 2.0: The Rise of Americana' Airs on PBS

‘Nashville 2.0: The Rise of Americana’ Airs on PBS

The burgeoning Americana music scene is the focus of Nashville 2.0, a new hour-long music documentary that airs on PBS television stations across the U.S. on Nov. 22. The special, which may be viewed as a primer of the genre, features performances by a number of well-known roots music artists and emerging artists who are transcending traditional boundaries and putting their own contemporary stamp on long-established genres like country, folk, bluegrass, blues, roots rock, R&B, rockabilly, folk-rock and honky-tonk that have inspired what is broadly known as Americana today. These are interspersed with filmed interviews with some of these artists as well as select music journalists and historians. [To continue reading the article, click on the headline.]

Roots Music Report Folk and Roots Country Radio Charts, 03-22-13

Veteran Australian singer-songwriter Paul Kelly's Spring and Fall tops the Roots Music Report folk radio airplay chart this week, while renowned British guitarist and songwriter Richard Thompson's Electric retains the #1 spot on the roots country chart. [To view the current Folk and Roots Country Top 50 albums charts, click on the headline.]
Roots Music Report Folk and Roots Country Radio Charts, 03-15-13

Roots Music Report Folk and Roots Country Radio Charts, 03-15-13

Next Time Around, the first studio release by American singer-songwriter Darryl Purpose in more than a decade, topped the Roots Music Report folk radio airplay chart last week. Electric, the latest album by acclaimed British guitarist and songwriter Richard Thompson moved back into the #1 position on the roots country chart. [To view the latest Folk and Roots Country Top 50 albums charts, click on the headline.]
Roots Music Report Folk and Roots Country Radio Charts, 03-01-13

Roots Music Report Folk and Roots Country Radio Charts, 03-01-13

Veteran Australian singer-songwriter Paul Kelly's Spring and Fall tops the Roots Music Report folk radio airplay chart for a second week, while renowned British guitarist and songwriter Richard Thompson's Electric moves into the #1 spot on the roots country chart. [To view the current Folk and Roots Country Top 50 albums charts, click on the headline.]
Quick Q & A with Vance Gilbert

Quick Q & A with Vance Gilbert

With his engaging personality, wonderful wit, soulful and resonant tenor, and solid songwriting and performance skills, Vance Gilbert has been impressing audiences since emerging on the Northeast folk and singer-songwriter scene during the early 1990s. Kathy Sands-Boehmer posed some questions to him recently. [To read Kathy's Quick Q & A with Vance Gilbert, 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.]

Two Music Festivals in July Have Mass. Appeal

A couple of music festivals of note take place in Massachusetts in July: the Greater New Bedford Summerfest, July 6-8, along the cobblestoned streets of the old whaling city, and the Green River Festival featuring music, hot air balloons and more at the community college campus in Greenfield, July 14-15. [To read the full article previewing these festivals, click on the headline.]

2011 Grammy Nominees Named

Nominees in more than 100 categories have been named for the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards, to be broadcast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011 on CBS. [To read the article, including a list of nominees in select categories, click on the headline.]