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New Releases for May 29

May 29, 2007

**Ed. note - I guess there were so many new releases last week because people avoid the Memorial Day weekend. Everyone must be too stuffed from weekend cookouts to contemplate new music.**

M Shanghai String Band: From the Air
Smithsonian Folkways: Talking Feet: Solo Southern Dance - Flatfoot, Buck and Tap
Wolfstone: Terra Firma

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Nickel Creek Adds Apple to Its Final Days

May 24, 2007

Nickel Creek will end their summer tour with a series of August dates sharing the bill with singer/songwriter Fiona Apple. The dates from Aug. 2 through 19 lead up to Nickel Creek's final show before the band's self-imposed hiatus at the Four Corners Folk Festival in Pagosa Springs, CO on Sept. 1. These are Apple's only live dates this summer.

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New Releases for May 22

May 22, 2007

**Ed. note - lots of CDs by dead people in the mix this week. I'll try to keep the reissues to an interesting minimum. BTW, I'm going to start a contest and see how many ways Loudon can be misspelled or mispronounced. And, I'm really looking forward to Knocked Up**

Loudon Wainwright III: Strange Weirdos: Music from and Inspired by the Film Knocked Up
Jimmy Thackery: Solid Ice
The Watersons: Sound, Sound Your Instruments of Joy
Don't Look Away: Kate Voegele
Various: Putumayo Kids Presents: Animal Playground
Hayseed Dixie: Weapons of Grass Destruction
Judee Sill: Live in London: The BBC Recordings 1972-1973
Adrienne Young: Room to Grow
Bob Evans: Masters of Fingerstyle Guitar
Eric Andersen: Blue Rain
Meg Baird: Dear Companion
Jeff Buckley: So Real: Songs from Jeff Buckley
The Country Gentlemen: Going Back to the Blue Ridge Mountains
Richard Thompson: Sweet Warrior
Joan Osborne: Breakfast in Bed
Various: Just One More: A Musical Tribute to Larry Brown
Catherine Feeny: Touch Back Down
The Chad Mitchell Trio: Original Kapp Recordings
Kris Drever: Black Water
Duncan Sheik: On Stage at World Cafe Live

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New Releases for May 15

May 14, 2007

**Ed. note - as it turns out, the release dates on Billboard.com are wildly inaccurate. But I don't care, it's the most complete list, so it's what I'm sticking with.**

Harry Manx: In Good We Trust
Buddy Guy: Stone Crazy!
The Avett Brothers: Emotionalism
Thirtieth Anniversary Special: Dry Branch Fire Squad
Incredible String Band: Across the Airwaves - BBC Radio Recordings 1969-74
Noel Paul Stookey: Promise of Love
Loudon Wainwright III: T-Shirt and Final Exam (double CD reissue)
Maria Muldaur: Naughty, Bawdy and Blue
Sonya Kitchell: Words Came Back to Me

Posted by Ann VerWiebe at 5:28 PM | Comments (0)

First International String Festival Visits New Jersey - May 11 & 12

May 11, 2007

StringNation, a non-profit string music coalition (fighting for the betterment of strings I suppose) is presenting the International String Festival at the Gordon Theater in Camden, N.J. this weekend. The international roster of performers includes Tim O'Brien, Vasen, Darol Anger's Republic of Strings with Scott Nygaard, Mike Marshall & Hamilton de Holanda, the Stephane Wrembel Trio, Bryce Milano, and Seamus Egan, Eamon McElholm & Eric Merrill. The event also includes a performance by the StringNation Orchestra.

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The Obscure Dr. Strangely Strange to Reunite!

May 10, 2007

This is to announce a forthcoming previously unreleased album by Dr Strangely Strange dating from their classic period, 1969/70. Titled 'Halcyon Days', the CD will contain archive tracks, many produced by Joe Boyd as well as 3 new songs. The CD will be released around June 16th. To pre-order go to Hux Records.

To launch their new album the original members will come together to play their first London gig in 36 years. Tim Booth, Tim Goulding and Ivan Pawle, are performing at Denmark Streetís 12 Bar Club on Saturday, June 16th 2007. Tickets are on sale now. For full details go to Hux Records News Section.

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New Releases for May 8

May 7, 2007

**Ed. note - we haven't listed new releases for awhile, but it's almost summer and what the heck. I'm using the Billboard list, which has different dates from Amazon.com for some releases. Showing up on this list does not guarentee airplay on FolkAlley.com.**

Jimmy LaFave: Cimarron Manifesto
Serena Ryder: If Your Memory Serves You Well
Elliott Smith: New Moon
The Tannahill Weavers: Live and in Session
Darol Anger & Mike Marshall: Woodshop
Wilco: Sky Blue Sky
Rufus Wainwright: Release the Stars
Pink Martini: Hey Eugene!
Blackie & the Rodeo Kings: Let's Frolic Again

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Johannes Linstead Named Guitarist of the Year

Johannes Linstead picked up the award for Guitarist of the Year at the Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards in Mississauga, Ontario on April 27. This is the 3rd year for the Smooth Jazz Awards, which are voted on by fans. Linstead is a multi-instrumentalist who infuses his sound with world beats.

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Doyle Lawson Receives Honorary Degree

May 4, 2007

Bluegrass maestro Doyle Lawson (of Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver) is slated to receive an honorary doctorate on May 5 from King College in Bristol, TN. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. and Lawson will offer the commencement address. He will receive a Doctor of Fine Arts degree (I don't know what color tassel that is, mine was brown - yay Theatre Arts!). Congratulations Doyle!

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Tony Trischka Adds Banjo Fun to 'Late Night with David Letterman'

May 1, 2007

Last week (while I was sleeping in my car at MerleFest), Tony Trischka appeared on David Letterman's show to promote his new CD, Double Banjo Bluegrass Spectacular - a collection of banjo duets. With him were Brittany Haas on fiddle, Michael Daves on guitar and guest banjo players Bela Fleck and Steve Martin. The song they're performing is "The Crow," written by Martin (which may have something to do with why Tony Trischka had a feature spot on Letterman). Watch the apperance on YouTube here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HmIBA85FRg

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