From: efolkMusic Inc [news_at_efolkMusic_dot_org]
Sent: 17 August 2006 15:45
Subject: efolkMusic News Aug 2006
efolkMusic Aug 2006 news and new music
Your nonprofit source for bluegrass,Gospel, Celtic, roots, country, modern and traditional folk music 
 New Music :::

Greg Brown
"The Evening Call"
     The "Bard" of Iowa releases twelve new songs, highly relevant, still the premier poet of the prairie....more...

Cohorts Coastal Cohorts
"Wild Ponies"
     The first recording venture since the Original Cast Recording of King Mackerel; produced by Don Dixon and featuring eleven songs from the Cohorts. Don Dixon, Bland Simpson and Jim Wann. Pre-order or get it now on mp3. more..

Jimmie Jimmie Rodgers
"The Singing Brakeman"
     Bargain price on this 2 CD set features 50 hits, including all 13 "blue yodels. more..

Mac Mac Wiseman
"The Best of Mac Wiseman"
     25 tracks: the long-discontinued 1966 LP "Sings Twenty Favorites" along with bonus cuts from his personal collection -- most of which were recorded during the '70s. more...

Rhythm Rats
"Pretty Crowin' Chicken"
    From the Marimac 1994 catalog, on CD for the first time! 19 "wild and beautiful old fiddle tunes, driving dance music, ballads, banjo songs and mountain blues" . more...

Rafe Rafe Stefanini
"Ladies Fancy"
Rafe is back with a set of mostly traditional tunes he has arranged for fiddle and banjo. more...

 News :::
Planning Ahead: Folk Alliance to Meet in Memphis
 The 19th annual international convention of the North American Folk Music and Dance Alliance (Folk Alliance) is coming to Memphis, Tennessee. With over 2,000 attendees, the conference offers a complete view of the business world of traditional and contemporary folk music and dance through 150 showcases drawn from every possible genre of folk, as well as films, workshops, and a networking-rich tradeshow. The business conference will be held at the Memphis Convention Center and Memphis Marriott Downtown February 22-25, 2007.
      During the conference, registrants attend panels that provide useful insight for achieving success in the field of folk music and dance. Artists will perform for promoters, booking agents, and record label representatives, mingle with radio and print media, music publishers and others who make the business of folk happen.
     Showcase applications, early conference registration and hotel reservations begin June 1, 2006. Go to MailScanner has detected a possible fraud attempt from "" claiming to be to register or call 901/522-1170.
     The Folk Alliance is the largest networking organization on the continent devoted to the folk community. Their latest achievement is that Folk Alliance members can now apply for health insurance through Music Pro.

Are You a Player? We Can Get Your Music Into More Ears: 
       We are a "filtered" site, looking for exceptional musicians for our roster. We've been distributing promo and for-sale mp3s and CDs since 1999, and host over 6,000 folk fans EVERY DAY! Application is easy, just point us to where we can have a's more info >>

Moving! efM Moving into New ".NET" Website Next Week, Unveiling "Digital Albums"!!!
God willin' and the creek don't rise, we will make the transition to the new website in the middle of next week. Everything SHOULD work as before, but you know how that is- please watch your step and thanks in advance for your patience as we work out the bugs.
   Our look and feel won't change substantially, but all functions will be faster and more secure, and we will begin offering collections of mp3 called "Digital Albums". These will include special collections as well as complete CDs available for immediate download.

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  Festival News :::
Carrying It On: The 1st Annual Ola Belle Reed Homecoming Festival, Lansing NC, Aug 18-20
The 1st Annual Ola Belle Reed Homecoming Festival is an opportunity to celebrate the life and music of this remarkable woman in the locale where her life's journey began, the small community of Lansing in the mountains of North Carolina.
     The festival will feature the music of Ola Belle's husband and sons, musicians who played with her over the years, newer groups that are carrying on her tradition, and local talent.
     "High on a mountain, wind blowing free", join Ola Belle's family and friends and the people of Lansing, North Carolina for a weekend of music and fellowship.
     Performers include Mike Seeger, Si Kahn, Kevin Roth, Mark Brine and Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer .

Co-founder Gene Shay Returns to Philly for 45th Annual Fest, This Weekend!
"There were about five or six of us who got the festival started in the early '60s. We were all members of the Philadelphia Folksong Society, and we were looking for a new way to bring folk music to a larger audience and a way to raise funds so we could do even more to promote and popularize folk songs, ballads, and the like." says festival co-founder and radio personality Gene Shay
     Forty-four festivals later, Shay returns to host this most venerable folk event. Eternal thanks to Gene for all his great work!
     This year's performers include Jackson Browne and David Lindley, Hot Tuna, Rodney Crowell, Amos Lee, Terri Hendrix, Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion, James Hunter, Raul Malo, Jimmy LaFave, The Roches, The Duhks, Arrogant Worms, Antje Duvekot, The Avett Brothers, and the Guy Mendilow Band. At the Old Pool Farm near Schwenksville, Friday through Sunday. MailScanner has detected a possible fraud attempt from "" claiming to be

Help Us "Save" Folk Music!
     Become a new member, renew or make the "gift of music" with a gift membership- you or the recipient gets a 100-song MP3/CD sampler loaded with "mighty fine" music plus 10% off all purchases for a year and much more!  
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     Join today at the $30 level (we are a 501(3)(c) tax-exempt organization) and get your 100 song sampler and access to hundreds of free "member" downloads, 10% discount on all purchases, and more....
Submit Tunes for the TuneShop:
     Thanks to a grant from the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, devo is under way in the TuneShop, and we need tunes!  PDFs, extensive documentation for contemporary interpretations of trad and trad-inspired tunes in an online database are on the way. Got tunes for the collection? Visit the TuneShop for more info >>

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