Singer Ani DiFranco gave birth to a daughter, Petah Lucia at her Buffalo home January 20th. Mother and baby are both healthy and happy, according to her web site.
via About Folk Music
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Format changes at two public radio stations mean the end for two long running east coast folk radio shows. Earlier this month WFCR-FM in Amherst Massachusetts ended ‘Valley Folk’ which has been part of the folk music community in Western Mass for more than 22 years. This week WETA FM in Washington D.C. canceled ‘Traditions’, the D.C. area’s longest running folk music program.
It’s sad and shocking to see two important shows gone in such a short time.
Sometimes audience response can turn these things around so if you live in the broadcast areas of either of these stations, please take a few minutes to let station management know what you think.
At WETA contact Sheryl Lahti Director of Audience Services (703) 998-2724. firstname.lastname@example.org
Update Ron Olesko has a very thoughtful post on the situation and the future of folk music radio. He also points us to articles in the Washington Post and the Washington City Paper.
Update January 29 WAMU has picked up Mary Cliff’s ‘Traditions’ program which will now air Saturday nights, 11 pm to 1 am.Read More Add a Comment
Winnipegâ€™s The Wyrd Sisters have released a new full length CD “Wholly”.
As with their last Juno-nominated release â€œSin & Other Salvations,â€ the new CD â€œWhollyâ€ was produced by Murray Pulver – two-time Prairie Music Awards Producer of the Year nominee and winner of the Canadian Music Alliance Musician of the Year award in 2003.Read More Add a Comment
Pete Seeger and Paul DuBois Jacob’s book “The Deaf Musicians” has been awarded the Schneider Family Book Award for “books that embody the artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences.
“The Deaf Musicians” tells the story of a young boy who forms a jazz group with other deaf performers. who communicate through sign language, becoming a sensation for their nightly subway concerts.Read More Add a Comment