Singer Songwriter Rachel Bissex Dies

Article written by on Monday, Feb 21, 2005 in Passings

Singer-songwriter Rachel Bissex died of cancer at her home in Burlington Vermont on Sunday February 23. She was 48. She was the beloved wife of playwright Stephen Goldberg, mother of Emma Goldberg, Matthew Cosgrove and stepmother of Jonas Goldberg, and sister of Karl, Walter, Donald and Paul Bissex.

A scholarship fund has been established for her children Emma and Matt. Checks should be mailed to Merchants Bank, 164 College Street, Burlington VT 05401. Make checks payable to Bissex College Fund, Account #01827674.

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Folk and Blues Grammy Winners

Article written by on Monday, Feb 14, 2005 in Awards

The Folk and Blues Grammy winners for 2005……

Best Traditional Folk Album

Beautiful Dreamer – The Songs Of Stephen Foster Various Artists Steve Fishell & David Macias, producers American Roots Publishing

Other Nominees Gitane Cajun BeauSoleil Vanguard Records

The Morning Glory Ramblers Norman & Nancy Blake Dualtone

My Last Go Round Rosalie Sorrels & Friends Red House Records

…And The Tin Pan Bended, And The Story Ended… Dave Van Ronk Smithsonian Folkways Recordings


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Folk Alliance Founder Elaine Weissman Dies

Article written by on Saturday, Feb 05, 2005 in Passings

Elaine Weissman longtime head of the California Traditional Music Society and one of the founders of the Folk Alliance passed away Friday, Feburary 4, 2005, after a long and courageous fight with cancer.

People who knew Elaine are invited to contribute their memories of her to an interactive memorial on the CTMS web site.

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