Stephanie Ledgin Releases New Folk Music Book

Article written by on Tuesday, Feb 16, 2010 in People,Publications

Journalist and photographer Stephanie Ledgin has released her latest book, Discovering Folk Music. Ledgin is a former board member of the International Bluegrass Music Association. In addition to directing folk festivals, running radio shows and writing extensively about bluegrass and other forms of roots music….

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Article written by on Sunday, Mar 01, 2009 in Publications

The roots music magazine No Depression, having recently moved from print to online format, has now made the painful decision to replace a paid editorial model with a community-contribution model. In her announcement, Publisher Kyla Fairchild notes:

“It is with great sadness that we come to this decision, as our great stable of writers has helped us to create the voice and spirit of No Depression for thirteen years. It is our hope that a business model for online content providers will emerge in the future that will allow us to resume providing quality music journalism.”

The publishers are in the process of uploading their 75-issue archive to the site. They intend to continue providing daily music updates, and invite readers to submit photos, videos and commentary.

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New Videos From Patrick Costello

Article written by on Sunday, Mar 18, 2007 in On The Web,Publications


A while back, actually quite a while back. I posted about Patrick Costello’s Creative Commons licensed [banjo and guitar instruction books…Patrick wrote recently to let me know that he’s still at it. He’s added two instruction videos, one for Banjo and one for guitar. Like his books they’re licensed under creative commons and can be downloaded for free…

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Naked Folk Calendar 2007

Article written by on Thursday, Dec 28, 2006 in Publications

Once again Jane Toohey has produced ‘revealing’ look at the world for folk music with her ‘Naked Folk’ calendar. As in previous years a portion of the profits will be donated to a fund to help supplement the cost of health insurance for musicians.

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Podcasting Legal Guide Released

Article written by on Wednesday, May 10, 2006 in Publications

Creative Commons and Vogle & Associates have published a legal guide for Podcasters. Inspired by the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Legal Guide for Bloggers, the Podcasting Legal Guide is designed to outline both legal and practical issues that are specifically relevant for podcasters, such as using music and video in a podcast.

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Songs The Walemen Sang Republished

Article written by on Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 in Publications

Mystic Seaport in Connecticut, the premiere East Coast maritime museum, has republished ‘The Songs the Walemen Sang’ according to an article in The Vineyard Gazette.

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