“in the groove” for Tuesday, August 11, 2015

James McMurtry / The Mike Harding Folk Show / Philadelphia Folk Festival

Song and Artist: “Forgotten Coast” by James McMurtry

James McMurtry, singer-songwriter of Austin, Texas
James McMurtry, singer-songwriter of Austin, Texas

images courtesy Jennifer Bronenkant and concertlivewire.com


“Forgotten Coast” by James McMurtry

James McMurtry’s website/music: http://www.jamesmcmurtry.com/

Radio Show Podcast: The Mike Harding Folk Show

Mike Harding, host of podcast
Mike Harding, host of podcast “Mike Harding Folk Show”

image courtesy The Mike Harding Folk Show official website

This is the site to visit if you want to hear a mixture of traditional roots music along with the latest releases of folk roots and acoustic music.

Excerpt from Mike Harding:

“…(E)very week I’m going to be podcasting an hour plus of the very best folk, roots and acoustic music – some of it will be up to the moment current stuff reflecting the new releases that are coming out, other stuff will be out of the archives: classic tracks from way back which have more than stood the test of time.”

URL: https://www.facebook.com/TheMikeHardingFolkShow/info?tab=page_info

Listen via official website or MixCloud: https://www.mixcloud.com/mikeharding10/

Listen via ITunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-mike-harding-folk-show/id625331640

Website for The Mike Harding Folk Show: http://www.mikehardingfolkshow.com/

Supporter of Americana: Philadelphia Folk Festival

Philadelphia Folk Festival
Philadelphia Folk Festival

images courtesy Philadelphia Folk Festival website, newsworks.org site

The Philadelphia Folk Festival, sponsored by the Philadelphia Folksong Society, features traditional and newer roots music of various genres such as traditional Celtic, singer-songwriter, folk rock, and country, to name a few. The festival is in its 54th year, and takes place near Schwenksville, in Upper Salford Township, Pennsylvania over a four day weekend in August. (August 13-16, 2015).

Arlo Guthrie's
Arlo Guthrie’s “Alice’s Restaurant” 50th anniversary.

images courtesy Arlo Guthrie website, YouTube

This year the Festival celebrates the 50th anniversary of Arlo Guthrie’s “Alice’s Restaurant” album release, specifically his musical monologue “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree,” which became a folk cult favorite Thanksgiving tradition to be played over the air by radio stations across the nation, in addition to being performed by Guthrie to commemorate the events that inspired him to write Alice’s Restaurant.

In addition to nationally known acts, the Philadelphia Folksong Society has boosted its roster with artists affiliated with its Philadelphia Music Co-op to represent up-and-coming regional talent.

Excerpt from Philadelphia Folk Festival website:

“The Philadelphia Folksong Society’s Philadelphia Music Co-op works with area musicians to showcase, collaborate, and develop them as artists. Entering its fourth year, the Co-op now boasts over 70 incredible acts that deserve to be on everyone’s radar.”

Official website for the Philadelphia Folk Festival: https://pfs.org/folk-festival

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