Signup for a folk alley account

Dick Rodgers Passes in Washington, DC

June 3, 2008

Richard "Dick" Rodgers, a familiar face on the Washington, DC, folk scene died of a heart attack following surgery. He was 70. The Youngstown, Ohio native and graduate of The Ohio State University moved to DC in the early '60s where he became the first dues-paying member of the Folklore Society and started the Washington Folk Strums newsletter (basically so he could get into concerts for free). He was known for his encyclopedic knowledge of traditional folk music and for playing, among other instruments, a homemade hurdy-gurdy in concert and at the Maryland Renaissance Festival.

Posted by Ann VerWiebe at June 3, 2008 12:13 PM


Good news, thanks for your share.

wedding dresses

Posted by: Find Way at May 17, 2010 3:25 AM

Registered users can post comments in the blog. Please register or log in to share your views.

Support Folk Alley During Our Spring Fund Drive!


Pioneers of Bluegrass Honored in Kentucky
New/Emerging Artists Perform at AMA Ceremony
Red House Records Celebrates 25 Years with Anniversary Concert at The Birchmere
Dick Rodgers Passes in Washington, DC
Stuart Ripley Dies in Edinburgh, UK
Weepies Issue A $10,000 Video Challenge
Jack Johnson Named Top 'Green 10' Artist by Billboard
Pete Seeger Nobel Prize Effort Continues
Singer/Songwriter Sara Bareilles Helps Celebrate National Train Day
Bob Childers, Oklahoma Singer/Songwriter, Dies
Bob Dylan Wins Pulitzer Prize
Junos Reward Folk Alley Artists
Interactive Dylan Exhibit Entertains in LA
Feist and Corb Lund Win Independent Music Awards
San Antonio Hosts Roots Music Awards
Gibson Introduces Commemorative Earl Scruggs Banjo
Dave Siglin Retires from Ark
Freight & Salvage Breaks Ground for New Facility
Leonard Cohen Inducted into Rock Hall
'No Depression' Ceases Publication
Willie P. Bennett passes
Steve Earle and Levon Helm Win Folk Grammys
JUNO Awards Nominations Announced
East Coast Music Awards Presented in New Brunswick
Awards Announced by SPBGMA
John Martyn wins BBC Lifetime Achievement Award
Alison Krauss and Robert Plant Head Out on Tour
Martin Hayes Wins "Oscar of the traditional music world"
Riders in the Sky Honored by Society for American Music
'Falling Slowly' Nominated for Oscar



January 2011
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31