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Sent: 02 December 2010 11:27

Subject: efolkMusic News 12.02.2010


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efolkMusic Community News

"pick it up and carry it on..."

Featured Artists 

Gerry and RosieThe cognoscenti all know Gerry O'Beirne -- originally from Ennis, County Clare, along Ireland's music-rich west coast --  a renowned singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Gerry met Rosie Shipley  in a recording studio in Texas in 2002 and they have been playing music together ever since. They tour the globe and can often be found in Dingle in the West of Ireland, which has become their musical home. Yesterday I Saw The Earth Beautiful is Gerry and Rosie's long-awaited duo album featuring Gerry's instrumental compositions and songs interwoven with Rosie's selection of traditional fiddle music from Ireland, Cape Breton, and Appalachia.

O'Carolan's Concerto / / Member Download

Gerry O`Beirne Artist Page

LinqLinq offers a powerful song dealing with the devastating effects of bullying on our youth. "As an indie music writer, I feel seriously outclassed here. Linq has no business being on an indie site. She should be opening for Bob Dylan. Or Joni Mitchell. Janis Ian would love her too. It's not just Linq's talent that puts her on this level. As a protest folk singer/songwriter and activist, she somehow manages to avoid the 'Everything Sucks' sub-genre that so many indie protest folkies fall into."

Oh Bully / / Member Download

Linq Artist Page

Jackie ArredondoJackie Arredondo performs hooky, Nashville-style country / pop with quite a lot of flair.  A teacher as well as a singer, Jackie helps develop "rough talent" into successful artists for Sony Music Latin, but has stepped out on to the stage with a couple of nice platters. Smartly produced, sounds like mainstream material, well worth a listen. 

Insane: / Member Download Jackie Arredondo Artist Page


DarynyckNice press, here, for Darynyck, a Columbus, OH duo: "I hate to admit this, but these guys might be too good for me to review." -Quarantine Music Blog

They've got a new CD, their second, interestingly titled The Chaotic LP, with some nice hooks and pop grooves- get it from CDBaby, learn more about them here, click below to listen to the title cut....

Chaotic (Under Control) / / Member Download

Doug JayneDoug Jayne is a musician and record store owner (The Last Record Show in Santa Rosa CA) with a new album, Folk University, or "Folk U" . The album, which features his Laughing Gravy alumni, is a 12 song musical romp featuring tunes by Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, Phil Ochs and Fred Neil, to name a few. Nice selection of songs, good players, definitely worth a listen. Click below to hear a track >>

I Ain't Got No Home / / Member Download / Doug Jayne Artist Page


Bennett BrierHere is the title track from veteran Texas songwriter Bennett Brier's latest album. Well-produced and sung by Jay Sims with Stephen Doster on guitar. More info on Bennett's artist page.

Scorpio and Me /  / Member Download

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If you only go out once between now and Christmas, we can heartily recommend heading to Sellersville Theater in Sellersville, PA on December 10th for a rare chance to see the Roche Sisters -- Maggie, Terre, AND Suzzy, as they continue an almost-20-year tradition of doing holiday shows.

"Since we were children, Christmas music has always been a part of our lives," Suzzy said in a story in Bucks Local News, "each holiday season to regale passersby with Christmas carols". 

The sisters' legendary arrangements of Xmas classics from their "We Three Kings" album plus some Roche classics are reportedly on the program.  "For us, the show is a fun way to celebrate the holidays without having to go to a mall," Suzzy said. We couldn't agree more, don't miss this if you are anywhere near Bucks County December 10; more info here...


As the music business has "deconstructed" over the past ten years, artists have had to find new ways to get heard; here are a coupleof promotional services available to our artists:

  • "EPK" distribution - We'll send an email  invitation to view your "electronic press kit" to over 500 folk radio DJs and folk festival producers. We'll point them to your efolkMusic artist page, website, mySpace page, etc. where they can learn more about you. all for less than 10 cents per contact. 
  • Folk Radio CD Distribution - We'll send your CD to 50 or 100 stations that feature folk and singer/songwriter shows, along with a letter of recommendation and your "one sheet", for just $250 (the "hot 50" package).

And lest we forget...


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According to the New York Times (10/25/2010)

11: The percentage decline in private donations to the nation's biggest charities last year ? the steepest one-year drop in 20 years, according to Philanthropy 400, an annual survey by The Chronicle of Philanthropy. Six of the 10 largest private charities reported a decrease, including the United Way (No. 1 ), the Salvation Army (No. 2), the American Cancer Society (No. 7), and the Y (No. 10). The survey reflected the sluggish economic recovery; contributions are not expected to rebound by the end of 2010.

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