Smithsonion – Songs of The Spanish Civil War

Smithsonion – Songs of The Spanish Civil War

On October 14, Smithsonian Folkways will release Songs of the Spanish Civil War, a historically vital collection of songs from the 1930s that reintroduces the hymnal of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, more than 2,600 American volunteers who fought General Francisco...
Seldom Scene Folkways Debut

Seldom Scene Folkways Debut

What does it take for a bluegrass band to remain popular for more than four decades? For The Seldom Scene, it’s taken not only talented musicians, a signature sound, and a solid repertoire, but also a sheer sense of fun. On April 22, the longtime pillars of the...

Classic Celtic Music

Given the origins of much of Bluegrass Music, I thought this album might be of interest to many. Besides that, Smithsonian Folkways have successful history of releasing musical gems in my experience. The latest release in Smithsonian Folkways Classic series is,...
Stephen Wade’s Banjo Diary

Stephen Wade’s Banjo Diary

The Smithsonian Folkways Recordings have released Stephen Wade’s Banjo Diary: Lessons from Tradition. Its release coincides with the publication of his new book, The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience (University of Illinois...
Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection

Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection

In honor of the Woody Guthrie Centennial, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings will release the new box set Woody at 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection on 10th July, 2012, four days before the treasured musician would have turned 100 years old. Below you can see...