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Update on Middle Earth Lawsuit

Article written by on Tuesday, Oct 31, 2006 in Venues

An update from Chris Jones of Middle Earth Music Hall on the lawsuit I posted about earlier -Ken

Thanks to all who sent cards, letters, e-mail and cash. The response has been and continues to be amazing. Both the music community and the locals have been solid in their support. The local weekly called to say that there was “no way we can print all these letters but we will do as much as possible.” The letters have had a galvanizing effect on the local public causing everyone to take notice of what is going on. We can’t go anywhere without a word of encouragement, a pat on the back or sometimes even a ten, twenty or check slipped in the handshake. (more…)

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Big List of Folk Music Weblogs

Article written by on Sunday, Oct 29, 2006 in On The Web

Here’s a list of the folk music web logs that I know of. I’m pretty sure that it’s not comprehensive. Google returns 6,550,000 results for ‘folk music’. There have got to be more amidst all those sites. If have one or know of others leave a comment below or drop me a note. I’ll keep this post updated.

Updated 3/18/2007 (more…)

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Stolen Guitar and Gear

Article written by on Sunday, Oct 29, 2006 in Lost and Stolen Instruments

Canadian musicians Don Ross and Brooke Miller had their van robbed in Montreal last week.

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Travis Edmonson Hospitalized

Article written by on Thursday, Oct 19, 2006 in People

Travis Edmonson of Bud and Travis, has been in the hospital the past two weeks after a fall that broke his hip.

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Site News, October 2006

Article written by on Wednesday, Oct 18, 2006 in Announcements

Late fall flowers and leaves Hi Everyone,

As you will have noted I’ve been back posting regularly after a pretty slow summer. Well actually life was pretty busy which was why posting was slow. Musically it included a trip to the Oldsongs Festival, a couple of days at Ithaca’s own Grassroots Festival, a week of dancing at Pinewoods and the fabulous Turtle Hill Festival just after labor day weekend. In a few weeks I might run into some of you at North East Regional Folk Alliance Conference.

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Garnet Rogers Wins Eighth Annual Best of Bound for Glory Award

Article written by on Sunday, Oct 15, 2006 in Awards

Garnet Rogers has been selected the by fans of WVBR’s Bound for Glory radio show as the best act of the show’s 39th season which concluded this summer. Show host and founder Phil Shapiro announced the award on the October 15th live show.

Previous winners of the award, voted every year by the ‘ Friends of Bound for Glory’ include Le Vent Du Nord, Tanglefoot, Y*ALL, Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer, Mustard’s Retreat, Chris Smither, and Small Potatoes.

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Folk Music 50s and 60s Radio

Article written by on Tuesday, Oct 10, 2006 in On The Web

Loran Partigianoni wrote to let us know about ‘Folk Music ’50s & 60’s Radio, a folk music channel on Live 365. As Loran explains it the station is more about the artists of the folk revival than the music recorded then.

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Vermont Venue Battles Frivolous Lawsuit

Article written by on Tuesday, Oct 10, 2006 in Venues

Last week the Middle Earth Music Hall in Bradford, Vt. was served with a summons to appear in the Orange County Superior Court in Chelsea, Vt to answer to a motion for an immediate injunction to cease all activity at the music hall immediately

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