News

  • The Stray Birds Announce New Album ‘Let It Pass’ Due Out In September and Fall Tour Dates

    • 2018-06-16
    • Folk Alley staff

    Releasing September 7th on Yep Roc Records, Let It Pass charts the trio’s tumultuous emotional journey in the years since the release of their 2016 album Magic Fire, a period which saw fiddler/guitarist/banjoist/vocalist Maya de Vitry and fiddler/guitarist/mandolinist/vocalist Oliver Craven end their romantic relationship while choosing to continue their musical one. Along with bassist/banjoist/vocalist Charlie Muench, the pair had to face down an uncertain future and reevaluate what it meant to create art together.

  • k.d. lang to Receive Americana Trailblazer Award

    • 2018-06-07
    • Folk Alley staff

    The Americana Music Association has named k.d. lang as the recipient of the 2018 Americana Trailblazer Award. The honor will be presented to lang at the 17th annual Americana Honors & Awards, which will be held on Wednesday, September 12 at the historic Ryman Auditorium. lang will also headline the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on Sunday, September 16 as part of her "Ingénue Redux" Tour, celebrating that landmark album’s 25th anniversary.

  • 2018 Americana Music Association Award Nominees Announced

    • 2018-05-16
    • Linda Fahey

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 15, 2018) - The Americana Music Association® announced the nominees for its 17th annual Honors & Awards show at an intimate members-only ceremony held at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum.

  • John Prine's 'Tree of Forgiveness' Out Today

    • 2018-04-13
    • Linda Fahey

    John Prine’s highly anticipated new album, The Tree of Forgiveness, is out today. Released on his own independent label, Oh Boy Records, the album is Prine's first collection featuring new material in over 13 years and was produced by Grammy Award winning producer Dave Cobb. 

  • Patty Griffin Announces Additional 2018 Summer Tour Dates

    • 2018-04-13
    • Linda Fahey

    GRAMMY® Award-winning singer/songwriter Patty Griffin has announced additional summer tour dates for 2018. These shows will see Griffin performing with her deeply talented long-time guitarist David Pulkingham. Acclaimed Canadian folk artist Rose Cousins will appear as support on select shows.

  • Calling All Educators! World Music Education Courses

    • 2018-04-12
    • Linda Fahey

    This summer, Smithsonian Folkways is offering several week-long certificate courses for all levels of educators who seek to teach and facilitate an understanding of music across world cultures.