Peter Yarrow Celebrates American Folk Songs In ‘peter Yarrow Sing Along Special’ On PBS TV

New York, NY – Peter Yarrow, one of the most acclaimed performers of American folk music, hosts a new PBS TV special airing on dozens of PBS TV affiliates during the holiday season. A preview of the special is available on You-tube.

The Peter Yarrow Sing Along Special is a family celebration of America’s favorite folk songs performed by some of America’s most beloved folk singers. Starring Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul & Mary, this special also features multiple Grammy winners Mary Chapin Carpenter and Keb’ Mo’, cello and voice duo Bethany & Rufus, and singer and percussionist Billy Jonas.


The Black Raven Band 2010 Los Angeles Music Awards Winner!

The BlackRaven Band will be presented with the 2010 Producers Choice “Spiritual Artist of the Year” and will be performing at the 2010 Los Angeles Music Awards!

Don’t miss The BlackRaven Band at 7:30pm on the Red Carpet Stage, as they will give an unforgettable performance.

Contemporary indigenous flute artist Daniel Hicks takes the unique sound of the Native American flute in imaginative new directions, with highly personal flute styles which have earned him international demand, acclaim and awards, including the 2009 Phoenix Music Awards “Instrumental Artist of the Year”, and for his featured work with Black Raven Band’s debut release, “First Flight” earned the 2009 Los Angeles Music Awards “Instrumental Album of the Year”, 2009 West Coast American Indian Music Awards “Traditional Instruments” award.


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Shari Puorto Winner, Los Angeles Music Awards 2010

The 2010 LA Music Awards and presentation ceremony are scheduled for Nov 18 at the spectacular Paramount Theater on the Paramount Studios lot in Hollywood Ca.

This is an important story for any music publication but is especially important to us blues fans because of the special “Producers Choice Award” going to blues artist “Papa J” (a.k.a. Jeffery Hudson) for “Entertainer of the Year”. (more…)

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2010 Los Angeles Music Awards Winner to Appear Live on KSVY-TV Channel 27 in Sonoma – Friday, Nov. 5

Natasha James Is Interviewed By Mayor Ken Brown, Performs Live
On KSVY-TV Channel 27 in Sonoma/Friday, November 5


SONOMA, CA– Sonoma County-based musician Natasha James is interviewed and performs live on KSVY-TV Channel 27 and KSVY-FM 91.3 in Sonoma, Friday, November 5 at 9:30 a.m.
This will also be streamed live at and


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Avett Brothers are the Best Duo/Group at this Year’s Americana Music Awards

Live, Volume 3 in Stores  October 5

On Tour Now

The Avett Brothers won top honors at the 9th annual Americana Music Awards for Best Duo or Group at a ceremony held in Nashville on September 9th at the historic Ryman Auditorium.  Celebrating music that honors and is derived from traditions of American roots music, it’s especially exciting for The Avett Brothers to be presented with an Americana Music Award.

“It was truly an honor to be there, and winning the award just took the experience over the top for us,” exclaimed Seth Avett.  “It was thrilling to be in the same room with so many legends of music,” marveled bassist Bob Crawford.   (more…)

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Americana MusicFest Brings Folk, Bluegrass & Other Acoustic Music To New Generations of Music Fans

Young and old alike can enjoy traditional American music at the Americana MusicFest from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3 at Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills. Musicians will perform folk, bluegrass, Cajun and other American music.

Emceeing the festival is multi-talented performer, educator and musician Joe Craven. Headliners include Scott Gates (mandolin extraordinaire), John York (guitarist formerly with The Byrds) and Kirsten Proffit (songwriter, guitarist). (more…)

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Folk advocate Silber dies at 84 By William Grimes / New York Times News Service

Irwin Silber, a founder and the longtime editor of the folk-music magazine Sing Out!, died Wednesday in Oakland, Calif. He was 84.

The cause was complications of Alzheimer’s disease, his son Frederic said.

Silber was one of the prime movers behind the folk music revival of the 1950s and 1960s and, on a famous occasion, treated Bob Dylan to a public scolding for abandoning his political songs. (more…)

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Roots-Rocker Natasha James in Concert@Iron Door Saloon, September 17/18

Performing In Concert! Two Big Nights! At IRON DOOR SALOON/Sept. 17, 18

Jesse McReynolds “Songs Of The Grateful Dead” coming 10/5

Jesse McReynolds & Friends with David Nelson Stu AllenSongs Of The Grateful Dead: A Tribute to Jerry Garcia & Robert Hunter
Release Date: October 5, 2010

Woodstock Records presents Songs Of The Grateful Dead recorded by one of our country’s greatest music legends, mandolin innovator and stylist Jesse McReynolds.

An American treasure, Jesse is best known for his singing, arranging, songwriting and musical wizardry.A Grand Ole Opry member for more than 45 years and is a multiple Grammy nominee and winner. Jesse McReynolds & his brother Jim (Jim & Jesse) have numerous honors including being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame’s “Walkway of Stars”, the Virginia Country Music Hall of Fame, the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Hall of Honor, and Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Hall of Fame. (more…)

The Grascals Receive Five IBMA Nominations

Genre-bending sextet celebrates #1 CD on both Bluegrass Charts;

Gives Hank Williams, Jr. his first IBMA nomination

Nashville, TN— Two-time IBMA Entertainers of the Year The Grascals are in the hunt for the 2010 Awards, making the final ballot in the following categories:

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