How does 100 hours of free music
sound to you? We've opened the doors to our "Member MP3
Library", almost 2000 full-length stereo MP3s are now FREE!
As per our mission, we are doing what we can to get more good music
into your ears! Starting NOW, all downloads are available to ALL VISITORS,
no membership required, take one, take a thousand.
Starting our second decade
in operation, we've come to realize that requiring a
"supporting" ($$) membership for access to our huge archive
of tracks was, in fact, not in the best interest of our artists. We
want the WIDEST DISTRIBUTION possible, as this is music worth listening
to. We hope this change will in turn bring more visitors and
cause more exposure for the "mighty fine" artists on the
SO no more
"memberships"...but, hey, that doesn't mean we don't want and
need your support; We're just moving to a sort of "honor"
system, with a sliding scale from $0 to whatever you want to give. Click
here to help us continue to provide this service for artists AND
fans- take what you want, give what you can.
This is an all
volunteer operation, no salaries, no expense account lunches, ALL
proceeds go into the website. Please consider helping us pick it up and carry it on.. Thanks!!!
How about Don Dixon doing Every
Day Will Be Like a Holiday (listen
& download) or maybe Joel Mabus with Let's Do Christmas
& download)?? This is classy work, here, from legends- have YOU
heard their music??? Trust us, we are EXPERTS, we would be highly paid
if our pundrity had McMass-market appeal.
And everybody loves the
hammered dulcimer, don't they, especially this time of year? I'll bet
you haven't heard Jon Sobel's Don't You Know That It's
& download) with the nice HD part; or what about Jack
Herrick's Christmas Bell (listen
& download) from Bah! Humbug!? If it doesn't put you
in the mood, nothing will.
There's a lot more where
those are, waiting for your click -- all full length stereo "open
format" MP3- download all you want -- and thanks one more time to
That's what the wine.com
guys used to say, as they helped connoisseurs separate the
wheat from the chaff, and it's exactly what we try to do at efolkMusic
From the very start,
efolkMusic has curated a "filtered" roster of artists and
music. We listen to and can recommend -- some more heartily than
others, of course -- EVERY ARTIST on the website. There's plenty
of crap on the internet, we like to think that it's better to have a
select collection of quality music than a gigantic hog trough that is
our FREE downloads, listen to full-length previews, read stories
from the road, listen to our in-house
radio feed, cruise the folk
festival and folk
radio show databases, find new artists -- your ears will thank you.
We will, too, just for
stopping in. And if you want to help us in this important work, consider
a (tax-deductible) donation to our nonprofit- donations of $30 or
more get our great 106-song MP3/CD sampler as well...
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.
Arrrgh...if you can,
help out....please consider
a donation to help keep this nonprofit growing!!!!
musicians wanted: Arguably the premier nonprofit web-based organization
dedicated to "furthering the understanding, appreciation,
preservation, and performance of traditional and contemporary folk
music from around the world...", efolkMusic is always looking
for artists to add to our curated roster- send us
a link where we can hear your music!