Guest Author - Chris Curtis
Thank you for your interest in the Folk Music Newsletter which will be put out on a weekly basis. Subscribing to the newsletter will keep you informed about the most recent article published on the site. It's an easy way for you to keep current since a link to the newest Folk Music article will take you directly to it. How easy can that be?
You might wonder what kind of information you might find on the Folk Music Topic of Bellaonline. You can expect to hear about:
• Reviews of projects from a variety of artists in the Old Tyme, Cajun, Zydeco, Bluegrass, Folk, and Celtic genres.
• Interviews with interesting musicians
• Previews and reviews of festivals
• History and backgrounds of traditional songs
• Profiles of various artists or bands
• Reviews of related literature
• And much more
If you have grown tired of the formula production and creatively stifled music put out by the pop and rock music industry, Folk Music and all of its related styles can set you on a new journey of exploration. There are some phenomenal musicians who choose to break free of the music industry constraints and have opted for the home style folk venues and festivals. With the Folk Music newsletters, you will learn more about these artists and where you can experience their music. For example, did you know that both John Paul Jones and Robert Plant of Led Zepplin fame have released or contributed to projects in the Bluegrass world? Did you know that John Paul Jones plays a mean mandolin? Steve Martin (comedic superstar) has a highly successful Banjo project and tours with Steep Canyon Rangers.
Furthermore, Boston MA, Austin TX, Asheville NC, Nashville, TN, Lafayette, LA have become hot beds of talented musicians who play out locally at small clubs and venues. There is no better way to experience music than in a small venue with incredibly brilliant pickers. Don't believe anyone when they tell you Folk Music is dead or dying. It's certainly alive in the smaller coffee houses and clubs. And oh, by the way, much of the music in this universe is danceable – what better way to get in your weekly ration exercise that to gyrate to some smile generating music.
By subscribing to the Bellaonline Folk Music Newsletter, you will have access to what's happening in the Folk circles. Perhaps it will inspire you to join in the passion of this music that is so alive.