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10 hrs ago | American Reporter

Reporting: Mexico11 are Killed in 20 Hours. So Where's the Media?

In 1940, believing that "God Bless America" was too passive an anthem, the great folk singer Woody Guthrie wrote an answer called " Your Land." Pete Seeger, God bless him, sang it at the Inaugural Concert at the Lincoln Memorial on Sunday.


Related Topix: Woody Guthrie, Lincoln Memorial, US National Parks, US Politics, US News, Joe Biden, George Bush, Dick Cheney

15 hrs ago | The Telegraph

Call on diesel decontrol only after state polls

New Delhi, Sept. 16: A decision on the deregulation of diesel prices is likely to be taken after the Assembly polls in Maharashtra and Haryana next month even as the state-owned oil firms have started making profits on the sale of the fuel.


Related Topix: India, World News, Assembly

19 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

Jesse Winchester's 'A Reasonable Amount of Trouble' an affirming epitaph

Jesse Winchester's final album, 'A Reasonable Amount of Trouble,' is being released posthumously on Tuesday. It's no mere coincidence that the opening track on the final album from singer-songwriter Jesse Winchester, who died in April from bladder cancer, is a characteristically disarming song called "All That We Have Is Now."


Related Topix: Jesse Winchester, Music, Entertainment

19 hrs ago | Mi2n

Tierney Sutton Sets A 'Devastatingly Intimate' Mood On 'Paris...

Following widespread acclaim for her heartfelt homage to Joni Mitchell on 2013's Grammy-nominated After Blue, singer Tierney Sutton returns in the revealing setting of duos and trios on Paris Sessions, to be released September 16th, 2014. Called 'devastatingly intimate' by her colleague Mark Summer, cellist and founder of the Turtle Island Quartet, this collection of romantic standards and three originals by French guitarist Serge Merlaud casts a spell from the dreamy opening track, 'You Must Believe in Spring,' to the delicate closer, 'Answer Me, My Love.'


Related Topix: Jazz, Tierney Sutton, Love, Drama Movies, Joni Mitchell, Soul, New-Age, Body + Soul

20 hrs ago | Santa Barbara Independent

The Last Internationale

If you are looking for a progressive band with the social conscience, passion, and righteousness of The Clash, the Noise Conspiracy, or Rage Against the Machine , Buffy Sainte-Marie , and Bob Dylan. As for contemporaries, the group cites The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, The Kills, and Dead Weather.


Related Topix: Rage Against the Machine, Pop/Rock, Woody Guthrie, Buffy Sainte-Marie, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion

Yesterday |

Singer-Songwriter Billy Bragg Will Perform At The Suffolk Theater On Sept. 19

"Punk, folk, poetry, grit- everything from Woody Guthrie to Bob Dylan to Johnny Rotten can be heard blended in the music of singer-songwriter Billy Bragg.


Related Topix: Woody Guthrie

Yesterday | Brooklynvegan

Skygreen Leopards released 'Family Crimes' (stream it), playing NYC...

Skygreen Leopards have been part of San Francisco's psych scene since the early '00s, with the core duo of Glenn Donaldson and Donovan Quinn with various expanding and contracting bandmates over the years. The music has remained consistent, however, pastoral folk pop indebted to the city's mid-'60s flower-power scene.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock

Yesterday | NME

The War On Drugs 'upset' after being called 'beer-commercial guitar shit' by Mark Kozelek

Sun Kil Moon frontman Mark Kozelek reportedly insulted The War On Drugs during a US festival at the weekend, describing the band as "beer-commercial lead-guitar shit." Kozelek was performing at the Ottawa Folk Fest at the same time as The War On Drugs' set was taking place.


Related Topix: The War on Drugs, Pop/Rock, Mark Kozelek

Yesterday | KURB-FM Little Rock

Susan Boyle Covers Pink Floyd, John Lennon on New Album, "Hope"

Britain's Got Talent star Susan Boyle returns this holiday season with a new disc called Hope , and it finds the Scottish singer covering songs by some unlikely artists: Pink Floyd and John Lennon . The album, due October 21, features Susan performing "Wish You Were Here," the title track of Pink Floyd's 1975 album, as well as "Imagine," the classic title track of Lennon's 1971 album.


Related Topix: Pink Floyd, John Lennon, Pop/Rock, Art Garfunkel, Simon & Garfunkel

Yesterday | Gazette Series

Johnny Coppin returns to Wotton for a performance at UTEA

UNDER the Edge Arts are thrilled to welcome back Johnny Coppin to the Chipping Hall in Wotton-Under-Edge this month. Johnny is a singer/songwriter and a founder member of the band Decameron.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock

Yesterday | Houston Press

Sampling Joe Sample: 1975

With the wild, platinum-selling commercial success of Joni Mitchell's Court and Spark in 1974, Joe Sample's studio-session career went into warp drive. Throughout the remainder of the decade, he would sprint from one important project to the next.


Related Topix: Jazz, Joe Sample, Joni Mitchell, Mick Jagger, Pop/Rock, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Houston, TX

Yesterday | Canberra City News

Lucy Wise at Smith's tonight

Wise has entertained audiences across Australia, New Zealand and the UK with her unique blend of folk, chamber and pop music combined with masterful storytelling and a soulful voice. Drawing inspiration from her background in Appalachian and Celtic folk music as well as legendary songwriters such as Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan, Lucy's songs sketch universally recognisable stories that are grounded in the realities of everyday experience.


Related Topix: Joni Mitchell

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Northland Press

Tim Grimm to open Grassroots Concerts season

Tim Grimm, an award-winning songwriter and stage/screen actor, makes his Grassroots Concerts debut on Friday, Sept. 19 in a 7:30 p.m. show that will include his wife, Jan Lucas, on vocals and harmonica.


Related Topix: Clear and Present Danger, Thriller, Drama Movies, Action Movies, Reasonable Doubts, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Tim Grimm, Recreational Vehicle, Award, Nisswa, MN

New York Daily News

Miley does Led Zep

The former teen star has tackled the folk standard "Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You," written by Anne Bredon, recorded by Joan Baez, but far better known for the tumultuous take by Zeppelin on its1969 debut. Cyrus' version hews close to the Jimmy Page/Robert Plant arrangement of the song, mimicking its proto-power ballad, acoustic/electric approach.


Related Topix: Joan Baez, Pop/Rock, Music, Entertainment


Folk artist Gordon Lightfoot soothes the soul

Since I was young, folk music has always held a special place in my heart. My dad introduced me to the likes of James Taylor, Jim Croce and John Denver, and they forever etched the love of folk into my heart.


Related Topix: Gordon Lightfoot, Jim Croce

Ellis Paul to Perform at Outpost in the Burbs Oct. 3

World renowned singer/songwriter and folk musician, Ellis Paul will be performing at Outpost in the Burbs in Montclair on October 3 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation located at 67 Church Street. The concert is scheduled to take place at from 8-10pm with Chris Trapper opening the show.


Related Topix: Montclair, NJ, Woody Guthrie, Boston College, University of Maine

Chicago Reader

Best shows to see: Skygreen Leopards, EMA, Meshell Ndegeocello

With the end of Riot Fest, the summer music-festival season comes to a close. But you'd be crazy to think that live music around town would just stop.


Related Topix: Jazz, Lee Fields, Soul, Jacob, IL, Chicago, IL


Robyn Hitchcock released new LP, touring, playing Eugene Mirman...

For Robyn Hitchcock 's new album, The Man Upstairs , he worked with legendary British folk producer Joe Boyd . Boyd suggested that Hitchcock make "a Judy Collins album," such as Elektra would have released in in the late '60s, with a mix of originals and covers, all in a spare acoustic style that showcases Hitchcock's skill with the frets and his nicely aged voice.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Fairport Convention, Nick Drake, Judy Collins, Pop/Rock, The Psychedelic Furs

New York's Amigos to bring back hootenannies at Greenwich House Music School

Acclaimed New York Americana band The Amigos is partnering with Greenwich House Music School in presenting a monthly series of themed music parties, The Amigos Family Dinner , consisting of jam sessions and potluck dinners. The Amigos hope the distinguished West Village facility for music education can evoke the spirit of the legendary hootenannies held in the Village by the likes of Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie .


Related Topix: Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, New Orleans, Jazz

Daily Mail

Susan Boyle announces release of new inspirational album

SuBo Queen of Scots: Susan Boyle announces release of new inspirational album as she poses for stunning shots with Royal photographer Jason Bell Since making her debut as a hopeful on Britain's Got Talent in 2009, she has gone on to become one of the world's top-selling acts. And Susan Boyle, 53, looks set to continue that trend, with the announcement that she's releasing Hope, her sixth album in five years.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Art Garfunkel, Simon & Garfunkel