Posts tagged "Tom Russell"
Top Albums & Songs - June 2017 (FOLKDJ-L)

Top Albums & Songs – June 2017 (FOLKDJ-L)

Tom Russell’s Play One More: The Songs of Ian and Sylvia was the #1 album on folk radio during June 2017, while Joe Jencks had the most-played song (“Let Me Sing You a Song“ from Poets, Philosophers, Workers and Wanderers, May’s most-played album and #2 in June). 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, with permission. To view them, click on the headline.
Remembering Rosalie Sorrels, 1933-2017

Remembering Rosalie Sorrels, 1933-2017

Rosalie Sorrels, an Idaho songbird who wrote heartfelt, expressive, often deeply personal songs of love and loss, loneliness, poverty and social injustice, and sung them in her fluid, mellifluous yet sometimes heartbreaking voice, passed away June 11 at the Reno, Nevada home of her daughter, where she had been living for the past several years. [To read an article about the much-admired singer-songwriter and storyteller, from which the above is excerpted, click on the headline.]

Cactus Cafe at UT in Austin Faces Closure

The nationally renowned Cactus Café on the campus of the University of Texas in Austin may be closing later this year. Citing a desire “to minimize the impact of budgetary reductions on students and to protect student core services,” the Texas Union board of directors on Friday announced plans to “phase-out” the intimate live music venue that has attracted a wide array of local, regional, national and international touring acoustic artists since it opened in February 1979. The board's plans are slated to take effect in August. [To view the full article, click on the headline.]