COMMUNITY: ADVENTURES IN
THE MODERN FOLK WORLD
By Scott Alarik
416 page book documents the modern folk world like no other book on
the market today. Written by Scott Alarik, the folk music writer for
the Boston Globe and a folk correspondent for National Public Radio.
Scott's words are matched with photojournalist Robert Corwin's photos
to document the modern folk world of today.
As the mainstream music industry is in historic decline, the small
sub-stream of folk music is thriving as never before. Why? This book
creates an intimate portrait of the modern folk world with interviews
and photos of over 120 of its biggest artists and revealing backstage
stories with labels, managers and promoters of this vibrant grassroots
Click on the book cover at left to order this book
for tracks from these CDs on Internet Folk Festival.
The Way We Live
Sangiolo has a knack of capturing slices of her life in northeastern
Connecticut in song. You'll hear it in "The Last Green Valley"
and "Ginny's Garden" from this self-produced CD. Her "25
Missions" is a moving tribute to her father's World War II
experiences as a member of a bomber crew. Click on the album cover
to visit Maria's web site.
Nos Sadwrn Bach (Not Yet Saturday)
Wales, Wednesday nights are often known as "little Saturday nights"
because that's when musicians get together for a mid-week session.
Fronted by renowned harpist Robin Huw Bowen, this all-instrumental
CD includes 11 titles that are a linguistic nightmare for an English
speaker, but a delight for your ears. Click on the album cover to
visit the Crasdant web site.
Diane Zeigler has captured six national songwriting awards, and it's
easy to see why just by listening to this CD. Her "songs are
full of life, knowledge and alarming depth" according to the
Boston Globe. Listen for her originals "Ride That Rail"
and "Indian Paintbrush", her soulful cover of Dave Carter's
"Gentle Soldier of My Soul", and her feisty reinterpretation
of the folk classic "Wild Mountain Thyme." Click on the
CD cover to visit Diane's web site.
Dog Man Don't Cat Man Do
Danny Bakan (pronounce it "back-in") is an actor, composer
for the theater, and a darn fine clawhammer style banjo picker. Produced
by Bill Garrett, this CD features Danny backed by some of Canada's
best folk musicians including Tom Leighton, Oliver Schroer and Chris
Whiteley. Listen here for the traditionally-inspired "Dance",
the deadpan "I Did My Laundry on Saturday Night", and a
modern-day pirate tale called "Jackeye". Click on the CD
cover to visit Danny's Web site.
daughter of a Baptist preacher from Sledge, Mississippi, Kate grew
up in the core of the civil rights movement. Those experiences indelibly
shaped her heart, character and convictions. Her music reflects the
influence of smoky soul, R&B, Southern rock and folk music. On
Monuments, Kate's musical vision combines and extends these influences
into a sound that is both rootsy and contemporary. Click the CD cover
to visit Kate's web site.