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John Prine, revered American folk songwriter, dies of coronavirus complications

New York - John Prine, an American folk legend widely considered one of his generation's most influential songwriters, died following complications of coronavirus Tuesday, his publicist told AFP on behalf of his family. He was 73 years old.

Review: Patty Griffin wins 2020 Grammy Award for 'Best Folk Album' Special

Veteran singer-songwriter Patty Griffin has a major reason to celebrate. She won the 2020 Grammy Award for "Best Folk Album," which was indeed glorious.

Op-Ed: Judy Collins releases best folk album of 2019 — 'Winter Stories'

Veteran folk singer-songwriter Judy Collins released the greatest folk album of 2019, "Winter Stories." Digital Journal has the scoop.

Review: Judy Collins puts on ethereal show at Joe's Pub in New York City Special

New York - On November 22, veteran singer-songwriter Judy Collins performed at Joe's Pub in New York City along with Norwegian folk artist Jonas Fjeld and Chatham County Line.

Review: Judy Collins stunning on 'Northwest Passage' with Jonas Fjeld Special

Veteran singer-songwriter Judy Collins charms on "Northwest Passage," where she collaborates with Norwegian artist Jonas Fjeld and the quarter Chatham County Line.

Op-Ed: Judy Collins deserves to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Grammy award-winning recording artist Judy Collins is a woman that deserves to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Todd Snider extends tour, Ramblin' Jack Elliott is musical guest

Singer-songwriter Todd Snider has extended his 2019 tour for the rest of this year, and Ramblin' Jack Elliott will serve as his special musical guest on select shows.

Melanie talks Long Island Music Hall of Fame, longevity in music Special

Westbury - On November 8, esteemed singer-songwriter Melanie chatted with Digital Journal at the red carpet of the 2018 Long Island Music Hall of Fame GALA.

Review: Judy Collins will melt your heart with new 'Dreamers' single Special

Veteran folk songstress Judy Collins has released her new single "Dreamers" on July 6, 2018. Digital Journal has the scoop.

Review: 'Folk' album released, features the music of John A. Lomax Jr. Special

John Lomax just released an album of his father's music, which was collected by his grandfather. It is a compelling piece of Americana music.

Review: Sarah Jarosz glorious on Grammy-winning 'Undercurrent' album Special

Folk singer-songwriter Sarah Jarosz shines on her Grammy-winning studio album "Undercurrent," which was released on Sugar Hill Records.

Sarah Jarosz wins two Grammy awards in the folk music categories

On February 12, acclaimed folk singer and songwriter Sarah Jarosz accepted two Grammy awards in the folk music categories.

Folk duo March to May talks recent tour and two upcoming videos Special

Folk-pop duo March To May chatted with Digital Journal about their recent tour in Washington and Oregon, and their two upcoming videos.

Review: Folk duo March to May sparks 'Embers' with their new single Special

Seattle-based folk duo March to May have released their soaring new single "Embers," which is off their newest studio album.

Activism meets music with Kristen Graves Special

An interview with CT State Troubardour singer/songwriter Kristen Graves. Kristen discusses her music, activism and humanitarian work.

The Barr Brothers jump into sonic adventures Special

With a mix of soul, folk, and desert blues going into their brand of rock and roll, the Barr Brothers are creating a space for their music that soars past tidy categorizations.

Howie B's 'Down With The Dawn' a portrait of loss and life Special

Scottish DJ/producer Howie B. is perhaps best-known for his work with U2, Bjork, Tricky, and Ry Cooder. But he's also a gifted artist in his own right. His latest album offers a wide range of sounds, and references deeply personal experiences.

Review: Oysterband — Diamonds on the Water

Oysterband's first album of all new material in seven years will not disappoint fans of this folk/punk band from the United Kingdom.

Peggy Sue talk about influences and performing live Special

It was a cold day in London when Digital Journal went to St Pancras Old Church to see Peggy Sue launch their new album, but straight away the choral vocals can warm up any weary traveller.

Review: ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ is a chart-topper Special

Joel and Ethan Coen’s ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ presents a week in a young folk singer’s life, chronicling his misadventures in the search for success.

Interview: Emmylou Harris talks about Woofstock at Fontanel Special

Nashville - On April 24, veteran country and folk music sensation Emmylou Harris chatted via telephone with Digital Journal’s Markos Papadatos.

Scottish musicians out in force to protest radio show's axing

Some of Scotland's biggest names in the folk and world music genres have come out to support a growing protest over the axing of a traditional music show on Radio Scotland.

South African singer back from the dead?

Latest update - 12 February 2012: Police say that the man's fingerprints establish that he is in fact Sibusiso John Gcabashe, 28. Gcabashe will be charged with fraud.

Bob Dylan wins a folk Grammy

Bob Dylan, whose latest chart-topping release failed to secure a Grammy nomination for the coveted album of the year, picked up a consolation prize at the awards ceremony on Sunday.

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 We’ve been focusing on figuring out how to play these songs live   says Brad Barr (far left) of t...
"We’ve been focusing on figuring out how to play these songs live," says Brad Barr (far left) of the songs on 'Sleeping Operator.' "In that process, each night of this last tour they’ve grown in different ways. We do leave a lot of room to improvise, and a lot of room to breathe and to let them discover themselves."
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 Sleeping Operator  is the Barr Brothers  second album. L—R  Andres Vial  Brad Barr  Andrew Barr  ...
'Sleeping Operator' is the Barr Brothers' second album. L—R, Andres Vial, Brad Barr, Andrew Barr, Sarah Pagé.
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The Thursday evening sky at the 2017 Edmonton Folk Music Festival.
The Thursday evening sky at the 2017 Edmonton Folk Music Festival.

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