American folk music
American folk music is a musical term that encompasses numerous genres, many of which are known as traditional music, traditional folk music, contemporary folk music or roots music. Roots music is a b...
KISS MY ASS BABY
Kelly Fox, 72, belts out 'Kiss My Ass Baby' by the 'The All Purpose Blues band' from New Orleans. Lyrics: Kiss my ass baby Ain't gonna take your trash no more,no more Kiss my ass baby I Ain't gonna ...
BB King, The King Of Blues, Dies At 89
Born in Mississippi, King began performing in the 1940s, going on to influence a generation of musicians, and working with Eric Clapton and U2. Once ranked as the third greatest guitarist of all time,...
Americana
Americana refers to artifacts, or a collection of artifacts, related to the history, geography, folklore and cultural heritage of the United States. Many kinds of material fall within the definition o...
Bluegrass music
Bluegrass music is a form of American roots music, and a subgenre of country music. Bluegrass was inspired by the music of Appalachia. It has mixed roots in Irish, Scottish, Welsh, and English tradit...
Blues
Blues is a genre and musical form that originated in African-American communities in the "Deep South" of the United States around the end of the 19th century. The genre is a fusion of traditional Afr...
Cajun music
Cajun music, an emblematic music of Louisiana, is rooted in the ballads of the French-speaking Acadians of Canada. Cajun music is often mentioned in tandem with the Creole-based, Cajun-influenced zyde...
New Weird America
New Weird America describes a subgenre of psychedelic and indie music, often psych folk, of the late 20th and early 21st centuries.
The term is generally believed to have been coined by David Keen...
Old-time music
Old-time music is a genre of North American folk music. It developed along with various North American folk dances, such as square dancing, flatfoot dancing, buck dancing, and clogging. It is played o...
Sacred Harp
Sacred Harp singing is a tradition of sacred choral music that originated in the American South of the United States. The name is derived from The Sacred Harp, a ubiquitous and historically important ...
Pitching Sacred Harp music
In Sacred Harp music, it is the custom to sing a song in a key chosen for the moment, rather than the one notated in the hymnbook. Pitching (also: keying) is the act of finding such a key. A person...
James Landrum White
James Landrum White (January 22, 1847 – March 8, 1925) was a shape note singing teacher, composer, and a reviser of his father's shape note tunebook known as The Sacred Harp.
In 1844, three years ...
Alexander James Adams
Alexander James Adams (born November 8, 1962) is an American singer, musician and songwriter in the Celtic and World music genres. He blends mythical, fantasy, and traditional themes in performances, ...
Southwest Texas Sacred Harp Singing Convention
The Southwest Texas Sacred Harp Singing Convention is an annual gathering of shape note singers. Songs are sung a cappella from the Sacred Harp tune book. The Convention was organized on April 28, 190...
Casey Anderson
Charles Henry "Casey" Anderson (October 5, 1934 – c. 1976) was an African-American blues and folk singer, songwriter and guitarist. From 1959 to 1976, he recorded ten albums and some fifteen sin...
Oz Bach
Paul Michael "Oz" Bach (June 24, 1939 – September 21, 1998) was an American folk musician and guitarist for the 1960s group Spanky and Our Gang.Bach entered music in 1962 as a guitarist, singer and co...
Richard Fariña
Richard George Fariña (March 8, 1937 – April 30, 1966) was an American writer and folksinger.
Richard Fariña was born in Brooklyn, New York, of Cuban and Irish descent. He grew up in the Flatbush ...