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Sent: 13 June 2006 16:52
Subject: efolkMusic Monthly 6.06


efolkMusic Monthly June 2006
Your nonprofit source for the "mighty finest" in folk music  

Featured CDs:

More Traditional CDs

Woody Guthrie  >  "This Land Is Your Land"
  Includes favorites, featuring all of his Dust Bowl ballads. "Hard Travelin'," "I Ain't Got No Home In This World Anymore," "Tom Joad," "Dust Cain't Kill Me," 26 tracks in all.

More Roots CDs

Don Dixon  >  "the entire combustible world in one small room "
     Newer than new, just released into the 'real' world, Don writes ten new ones, reflections on place; this is beyond post-modern, way ahead of the curve, Dixon's coolest album ever. Bonus track with vocals by Ms. Marti Jones.

More Old-time CDs

Christian Wig  >  "Lost Indian: Fiddling on the Frontier"
 Twenty-three fiddle tunes learned from recordings of senior fiddlers who can trace their fiddle ancestry back at least to the early 1800s and in some cases earlier; the object being to find tunes that would have been played on the early frontier.

More Bluegrass CDs

The Del McCoury Band  >  "The Promised Land"
The masters of bluegrass delve back into gospel. Includes "Five Flat Rocks," "The Lord Is Writing Down Names," "Canaan's Happy Land," 11 more tracks.

More International CDs

Marcus Doneus  >  "Spirit of the Strings -  acoustic solo guitar"
 This Austrian finger-style guitarist plays a variety of styles including traditional American blues, Brazilian music, finger-style and ragtime. Marcus Doneus is a talented guitarist who combines outstanding techniques with accomplished compositions.

More Traditional CDs

Pete Seeger  >  "American Favorite Ballads, Vol 4"
Twenty-eight tracks of classic folk songs from America's past, including "Go Down Moses," "You Are My Sunshine," "Molly Malone," and more. With liner notes by folk song scholar Guy Logsdon, detailing song origination and its place in the evolution of the American folk song movement. efM Editors Choice >>

More Kids CDs

Doctor Sparkles  >  "Sail Away"
"Sail Away" is the Doctor Sparkles prescription for Vacation, Amusement, Reflection & Remembering that Fantasy is re-creation of Self in the imagination.

More Country CDs

Ralph Stanley  >  "A Distant Land To Roam: Ralph Stanley Sings the Songs of the Carter Family"
Bluegrass's greatest voice sings old-time country's great repertoire! "Worried Man Blues," "Storms Are On the Ocean," "I'm Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes," "Engine 143," "Keep On The Firing Line," eight more.

More Gospel CDs

Uncle Dave Macon  >  "The Gospel According To Uncle Dave Macon"
Collection of 26 hymns, including "Shall We Gather At The River," "In The Sweet Bye And Bye," "One More River To Cross" and many others.

Festival Season!!

We've got a comprehensive list of folk festivals to help you make your summer travel plans. It's one of the most popular areas on our website. Resources like this are why efolkMusic exists- check it out and get out on the "bluegrass highway"!
     If you are a festival administrator and are not listed,
add your fest here- if you do have a listing check your content and update if needed- it's free, continuing our mission to support folk music around the world.

Not listed? Add your fest!

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Featured Artist:

Dell and the Boys

The Del McCoury Band releases their first Gospel album, and it's worth the wait! Not many people know it, says Del McCoury with a chuckle, but though 2006 is the first time he's released a bluegrass gospel album, it's not the first time he's tried. "I was all ready to do one back in the late 1980's," the holder of nine International Bluegrass Music Association Entertainer of the Year awards reveals. "But then our banjo player left the band, and he was such an important part of what we were going to do that we had to hold off. And the time just never seemed right after that--until now."

Though it may have been a long time coming, The Promised Land is surely worth the wait, and for more than one reason. In contrast to the string of groundbreaking albums that preceded it, the new set finds the Del McCoury Band dialing back its usual musical breadth and exploration of edgy material in favor of a deeper drink from the well of bluegrass tradition. From the joyous drive of the banjo that kicks off the celebratory opener, "Canaan's Happy Land," to the impeccable Scruggs style fingerpicked guitar of the closing "The Lord is Writing Down Names," the music here quietly asserts that no matter how far the group has roamed in the pursuit of creativity, its mastery of bedrock bluegrass is as good as--make that better than--ever. Find out more....

American Masters: Woody Guthrie

Coming Up from WNET New York: American Masters explores the social, political and artistic legacy of the People's Songwriter in Woody Guthrie: Ain't Got No Home premiering July 12 on PBS stations Around the country

Interviews with Pete Seeger and Bruce Springsteen, family members, biographers Ed Cray and Joe Klein; folklorist Guy Logsdon, featuring rarely seen home movies and family photos from the Woody Guthrie Foundation and Archive, recently discovered radio recordings and original Guthrie artwork

 Though he lived to just 55, Woody Guthrie's music, prose and poetry continue to inspire and invigorate legions of new fans, songwriters and performers. "Those songs will always remain rallying points for generation after generation after generation," says Bruce Springsteen in AMERICAN MASTERS. Check local listings for show times in your area.

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More New Additions..

Larry Unger, "Waltz Time II"

T-Bone Burnett, "Twenty Twenty: The Essential T-Bone Burnett" and "The True False Identity"

John Horrocks, "Heart and Soul"

Casey Driessen, "3D"

Sugar Hill Records, "Sail Away: The Songs of Randy Newman"

Paul Simon, "Surprise"

Pig's Ear, "The Whole Hog"

Sligo Rags, "The Night Before the Morning After"

Hank Woji, "Patriot Games"

Bruce Springsteen, "We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions"

Mad Tea Party, "Flying Saucers"

Cady Finlayson, "Harp and Shamrock"

Mary Z Cox, "Banjo Dreamin' Suwannee Nights"

Michael and Dawn Moon, "Live at the Murphy Larson Place"

Pete Morton, "Flying an Unknown Flag"

The Boat Band, "Trip to the Lakes"

Rick Spreitzer, "From the Bottom"

Waldo Knight, "Aftermath"

Little Windows, "Just Beyond Me"

Tom Feldmann, "Driven to my Knees"

Featured MP3 Downloads:
Get to know these new efM artists with an MP3 single, guaranteed "mighty fine" music! All featured tracks are full-length 192kbps stereo MP3s!

Loaded Dog From 'A Coastline Facing West' > Twenty Million People
Steve Eulberg
From 'I Celebrate Life' >Ferret Frolic
Hank Woji
From 'Medallion' >My Shining Sun
Craig Herbertson 
From 'Lord of Whisky' > Ace of Clubs
Doctor Sparkles 
From 'Sail Away' > Sail Away
Mike Dixon
From 'Bendigo Champion of England ' > The Cheerful 'Orn
Janet Russell
From 'Gathering the Fragments' > Curtain Call
Calloused Hands 
From 'Tennessee Tracks' > Baby Let Me Follow You Down
Nick Hennessey
From 'A Rare Hunger' > Naked Flame
Deborah Hord
 'Life Is Like That'

We've been selling legal mp3s and PAYING ARTISTS since 1999!  Downloads are available singly for just 98 cents, or in handy one-click "MultiPaks" for as little as 75 cents a song. Browse Downloads >>

Exceptional Artists Wanted For "Total Control" Publishing and Distribution Through efM
     We have just unveiled our new artist administration area, a TOTAL ARTIST CONTROL interface that allows artists to create and maintain a complete point-of-contact for the more than 6,000 fans who visit efolkMusic daily.
     Artists can create artist pages with complete e-commerce capability- CDs, "Digital Albums" (coming very soon) and individual tracks for sale or for promotional distribution, including detailed liner notes and album art. (You don't even need a completed CD, if you have tracks you want to publish and distribute, you can do it here!)
      The new interface has extensive real-time reporting, including sales, inventory (we'll sell your CDs, too, of course- if you like) and detailed visitor stats.
    We are a "filtered" site, looking for exceptional music- if you have some and want us to help you get it into more ears, application is easy, just point us to where we can have a listen....
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