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New Orleans on the Mind

Thursday, June 13, 2013

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It’s been a tumultuous time at the New Sounds office.  In recent weeks, we sent off an intern to school in New Orleans, and welcomed a new summer intern.  Thanks to their help, the New Sounds Assistant, or the "staff" has had time to hoard things and perhaps consider sharing them with John Schaefer for New Sounds (or Soundcheck.)  Here are some things to get excited about that might not all be New Sounds material.

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"Folk Songs"

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Why the quotation marks?  For this New Sounds we’ll hear tunes that might sound like folk songs, but are actually new songs in the folk tradition. Some actually are traditional tunes, as in those from the Carter Family repertoire – in the case of a Bill Frisell offering, and some are extensions of the tradition, which draw from rural Appalachian and early Americana.

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New Sounds

"Folk Songs"

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Why the quotation marks?  For this New Sounds we’ll hear tunes that might sound like folk songs, but are actually new songs in the folk tradition. Some actually are traditional tunes, as in those from the Carter Family repertoire – in the case of a Bill Frisell offering, and some are extensions of the tradition, which draw from rural Appalachian and early Americana.

New Sounds

New Sound of British Folk

Saturday, October 30, 2010

A new generation picks up the mantle of English folk/rock revivalists like Pentangle and Fairport Convention on this New Sounds program.  This new sound of British folk includes songs from Rachel Unthank & The Winterset (now just the Unthanks), young musicians who play very old music from Northumbria, a region of England rich in folklore and folk music.

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Soundcheck

Soundcheck CD Picks of the Week

Thursday, April 08, 2010

This week’s picks bring us an alt-rock guitarist showing his eclectic side, an Uruguayan hero and a new sound from a veteran English band. 

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