Posts tagged "Shawn Colvin"

NERFA Conference Returns to Stamford, CT, Nov. 9-12 – Celebrating Music and Community

More than 700 performing artists, presenters, promoters, agents and managers, folk DJs, and others actively engaged in contemporary and traditional folk music will converge on the Crowne Plaza in Stamford, Connecticut, Nov. 9-12, for the 23rd Annual Northeast Regional Folk Alliance 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 article -- which includes listings of all the artists performing in juried Formal and Semi-Formal Showcases, as well as those hosted by AcousticMusicScene.com -- click on the headline.]
2016 Americana Honors and Awards Presented

2016 Americana Honors and Awards Presented

Jason Isbell won Album of the Year and Song of the Year honors, while Chris Stapleton was named Artist of the Year during the Americana Music Association’s 15th Annual Americana Honors & Awards show, Sept. 21, at Nashville’s storied Ryman Auditorium. [To continue reading this article, click on the headline.]
Top Albums & Songs - June 2016 (FOLKDJ-L)

Top Albums & Songs – June 2016 (FOLKDJ-L)

Ivas John, Sarah Jarosz, Spook Handy, Ana Egge and The Sentimentals, and Shawn Colvin & Steve Earle had the most-played albums and songs on folk radio during June 2016. 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.]
Top Albums & Songs of July 2015 (FOLKDJ-L)

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

For a second consecutive month, Tomorrow’s Child, the new album by Jonathan Edwards – the singer-songwriter best-known for the 1971 hit single “Sunshine (Go Away Today)” – was the most-played album on folk radio during July 2015. The album also sports five of the month’s top songs, although the most-played songs were Dubl Handi’s “Cindy” and Katie Dahl’s “Crowns.” So say 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 monthly top albums and songs charts are posted on AcousticMusicScene.com, with permission. To view them, click on the headline.]
Top Albums & Songs of June 2015 (FOLKDJ-L)

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

Tomorrow’s Child, the new album by Jonathan Edwards -- the singer-songwriter best-known for the 1971 hit single “Sunshine” -- was the top album on folk radio in June, while Edwards’ “Down In The Woods” was the most-played song during the month. So say 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 monthly top albums and songs charts are posted on AcousticMusicScene.com, with permission. To view them, click on the headline.]

It’s Music Festival Time in New York State

Music festivals abound in New York State in late June. Among those of note are Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival (June 20-21 in Croton-on-Hudson), Old Songs Festival (June 26-28 in Altamont), American Roots Music Festival at Caramoor (June 27 in Katonah) and Rockland-Bergen Music Festival (June 27-28 in Tappan). To continue reading this article, which also includes information about the Huntington and Falcon Ridge Folk Festivals that take place later in the summer, click on the headline.
Q & A with Dan Navarro

Q & A with Dan Navarro

Singer-songwriter Dan Navarro spent more than 20 years as part of the acclaimed acoustic duo Lowen and Navarro; has penned songs covered by other notable artists (including the Grammy-nominated “We Belong” as sung by Pat Benatar); has been a singer and voice actor in numerous movies, television series and commercials; and is an ardent champion of songwriters’ and performers’ rights. Since the 2009 retirement of his late musical partner Eric Lowen, he’s been touring widely as a solo artist. Kathy Sands-Boehmer spoke with Navarro recently. To read her Q & A with him, click on the headline.
Roots Music Report Folk and Roots Country Radio Charts, 08-31-12

Roots Music Report Folk and Roots Country Radio Charts, 08-31-12

Shawn Colvin's All Fall Down retains the #1 position on the Roots Music Report folk radio airplay chart this week, while Kin - Songs by Mary Karr & Rodney Crowell, a collection of songs penned by The New York Times' best-selling author and the Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, continues to top the roots country chart. [To view the Folk and Roots Country Top 50 albums charts, click on the headline.]
Roots Music Report Folk and Roots Country Radio Charts, 08-24-12

Roots Music Report Folk and Roots Country Radio Charts, 08-24-12

Shawn Colvin's All Fall Down returns to the #1 position on the Roots Music Report folk radio airplay chart this week, while Kin - Songs by Mary Karr & Rodney Crowell, a collection of songs penned by The New York Times' best-selling author and the Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, tops the roots country chart. [To view the Folk and Roots Country Top 50 albums charts, click on the headline.]
Roots Music Report Folk and Roots Country Radio Charts, 07-27-12

Roots Music Report Folk and Roots Country Radio Charts, 07-27-12

Shawn Colvin's All Fall Down returned to the #1 position on the Roots Music Report folk radio airplay chart last week, while Sun Midnight Sun, the sophomore release by singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek tops 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, 07-13-12

Roots Music Report Folk and Roots Country Radio Charts, 07-13-12

Shawn Colvin's All Fall Down tops the Roots Music Report folk radio airplay chart for a second week, while Willie Nelson's Heroes remains #1 on the roots country chart. [To view the current Folk and Roots Country Top 50 albums charts, click on the headline.]

Two Songwriting Contests Have April 15 Entry Deadlines

April 15 is the entry deadline for both the Philadelphia Songwriters Project’s 2011 Songwriting Contest and the 19th Annual Rose Garden Coffeehouse Performing Songwriter Competition. [To read the article, click on the headline.]