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Topic: Best Contemporary Folk Recording

  Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album was first awarded in 1987.
Until 1993 the award was known as the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Recording.
Prior to 1987 contemporary and traditional folk were combined as the Grammy Award for Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Grammy_Award_for_Best_Contemporary_Folk_Album   (194 words)

 Contemporary Folk Downloads - Download Contemporary Folk Music - Download Contemporary Folk MP3s
Although she was a significant presence on the folk scene between the late '70s and mid-'80s, it's difficult to categorize Kate Wolf as a folk performer (though that is ultimately the broad category that suits her best).
One, deriving from their success, was a modest folk song revival, in some small clubs and especially on college campuses, mostly as entertainment; and the other, a byproduct of their fllisting, was the coalescing of newly vital, very politically focused branch of folk music.
Their recording, released in June of 1963, was an instant hit, shipping over 300,000 copies in less than two weeks -- many times the number of records that Dylan himself had sold up that point -- and eventually rising to number two on the charts.
www.mp3.com /contemporary-folk/genre/233/subgenre.html   (6003 words)

 Shawn Colvin - Biography - AOL Music
Shawn Colvin is one of the bright spots of the so-called "new folk movement" that began in the late '80s.
A live tape sold at gigs (Live '88) attracted the attention of Columbia Records, who signed her the same year in the wake of success from like-minded performers Tracy Chapman, Suzanne Vega, and the Indigo Girls.
In addition to her normal recording activities, Colvin has dueted with Tony Bennett for the film It Could Happen to You and made a cameo appearance in the film Grace of My Heart, singing one song for the soundtrack.
music.aol.com /artist/shawn-colvin/3946/biography   (637 words)

 Best of Friends
When the invitation to join Gibson and Paxton in the Best of Friends trio was extended, Anne put her solo career on hold for the next 18 months and hit the road with her two mentors.
In the early ’60s, heavyweight folk manager Albert Grossman suggested that Gibson and Camp add a female voice to their duo; when his suggestion was rejected, Grossman adapted the Gibson/Camp template and assembled Peter, Paul and Mary.
Although personal problems and folk fans’ preferences for somewhat younger and scruffier performers eventually edged Gibson from the limelight, he remained a vital and creative presence in the folk world until his death in 1996.
www.appleseedrec.com /bestoffriends/musicians.html   (492 words)

 Grammy Award for Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording... - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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 The Orchard - Appleseed News & Reviews
His most recent studio CD, 2002’s Looking for the Moon on Appleseed, was a finalist for that year’s “Best Contemporary Folk Recording” Grammy.
Folk Alliance) named Tom as a recipient of an Elaine Weissman Lifetime Achievement Award, which honors two musicians and one business person each year for devoting their life’s work and talent to the advancement of the performing folk arts.
Although Chicago-born, Oklahoma-raised Tom established himself in the fledgling Greenwich Village folk scene of the early ’60s and has been a prominent figure in America’s folk scene ever since, England has had a special place in Tom’s heart for decades.
www.appleseedrec.com /theorchard/winter06/tompaxton.html   (637 words)

 Plump Records - About Shawn Colvin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Shawn's solo perfomances at the Iron Horse and the Somerville Theater were recorded and then culled into a live tape that was sold at her shows.
Shawn was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Female Pop Vocal category for the single, "I Don't Know Why," and the album itself was nominated for Best Contemporary Folk Recording.
For the third time, she was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Contemporary Folk recording category.
www.plump.com /abtshawn.htm   (636 words)

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For her next recording, Colvin got to realize a long-time goal and in 1994, recorded Cover Girl, a collection of unique interpretations of her favorite songwriters works.
She also found time to lend vocals to records by Mary Chapin-Carpenter, Lyle Lovett, and James Taylor's Hourglass, on which she sings "Yellow and Rose," a duet with Taylor.
Shawn's interpretation of Elvis Presley's "Viva Las Vegas" was originally recorded for a Doc Pomus tribute album and was used in the Coen Brothers' The Big Lebowski.
www.jeopardy.com /mini_sites/ny_celebrity/events_celebrity_shawn.html   (596 words)

 Artemis Records - Artist News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
At the 47th annual Grammy Awards ceremony last night, Artemis recording artist Steve Earle won a Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Album for THE REVOLUTION STARTS...NOW.
He is the guiding light for alternative country and rock with his ambitious blend of music combining the attitude of outlaw country, the sheer power of heartland rock populism and the well-crafted lyrical commitment of America's greatest singer/songwriters.
Stephen King, in his column for Entertainment Weekly, stated "Earle is one of the best songwriters currently working the American pop-music scene".
www.artemisrecords.com /newsarticle.aspx?id=189   (207 words)

 washingtonpost.com: MP3
His eclectic music incorporates contemporary urban folk with elements of melodic pop and alternative rock.
"Some of the best feedback I’ve received", says Cletus, "has been when someone has said, 'I feel like that song was about me', or about someone else in their lives." "But", Cletus continues, "poignant lyrics with a forgettable melody or groove often don't get heard, because people haven't been drawn into the song.
The range of categories in which he has received awards (Folk, Pop, Modern/Alternative, Adult Contemporary, and Rock) displays the stylistic breadth of his music.
mp3.washingtonpost.com /bands/cletus_kennelly.shtml   (806 words)

 Shawn Colvin
Columbia Recording artist Shawn Colvin is following up her Grammy-winning platinum-certified A Few Small Repairs album with Holiday Songs & Lullabies, a collection of all-new recordings of seasonal holiday classics and traditional children's lullabies.
Last year, as Shawn recorded "All Through The Night" (which also appears on Holiday Songs & Lullabies) for Carnival, a various artists benefit album put together by Sting for the Rainforest Foundation International, she discovered that her keyboard player, Doug Petty, had a similar experience with the book when he was growing up.
Her last album, A Few Small Repairs earned two Grammys -- Record of the Year and Song of the Year for "Sunny Came Home," produced and cowritten by John Leventhal -- and generated Shawn's first RIAA gold and platinum record awards.
www.sonymusic.com /artists/ShawnColvin/bioupt98.htm   (982 words)

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Folk singer Shawn Colvin, who has battled depression for almost 3 decades, campaigns to make more people aware of the debilitating disease.
After garnering popularity in New York City's folk scene, the songwriter with the clean voice was signed to Columbia.
Her 1989 debut album, "Steady On," won a Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Recording, and the career trajectory was pointed decidedly upward.
www.tucsoncitizen.com /print/living/080704d1_shawn_colvin   (842 words)

 Rock On The Net: Tracy Chapman
While studying African culture and anthropology at Tufts, Tracy began performing her folk sound at local coffeehouses on the streets of Harvard Square.
She recorded some demos that eventually made their way to the right people, and Tracy singed with Elektra Records in 1987.
In 80s, when the pop radio airwaves were filled with synthesizers and video-generated pop stars, Tracy emerged with her debut LP filled with a raw, calming folk sound that was welcomed by music fans.
www.rockonthenet.com /artists-c/tracychapman_main.htm   (877 words)

 Indigo Girls to perform on May 6 in Carpenter Center (04-08-93)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The album won a Grammy for "Best Contemporary Folk Recording." 1990 saw the release of the group's second Epic recording, Nomads* Indians*Saints, with a supporting cast including Mary-Chapin Carpenter, the Ellen James Society and drummers Jim Keltner and Kenny Aronoff.
The single, "Hammer and a Nail," from that album was nominated for a Grammy Award as best contemporary folk recording.
In 1991, the Indigo Girls released an eight-song EP, Back on the Bus, Y'All, of live recordings from concerts at Notre Dame University, West Georgia College and the Uptown Lounge in Athens, Ga. This EP brought the group its fourth Grammy nomination.
www.udel.edu /PR/UpDate/93/26/10.html   (365 words)

 Shawn Colvin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Shawn Colvin, darling of the New Folk scene, is in her manager's office peering through a photographer's loupe at some glamorous--and decidedly unfolkie--images of herself.
So Colvin's label, Columbia Records, is pinning its hopes on a makeover--and the tunefulness and ferocity of her new album A Few Small Repairs.
The record literally re-pairs Colvin with producer John Leventhal, the man who guided her Grammy-winning debut Steady On, and who was Colvin's lover through much of the '80s.
www.sonymusic.com /artists/ShawnColvin/ew.htm   (274 words)

 Shawn Colvin @ eFolkMusic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Shawn Colvin was born in Vermillion, South Dakota on January 10, 1956.
In 1983, she moved to New York, where she found a home in the city's singer/songwriter scene, building a following in New York and Boston through constant gigs.
Colvin's 1992 follow-up, the more pop-oriented Fat City, earned her two more nominations — Best Contemporary Folk Recording and Best Female Pop Vocal for the single "I Don't Know Why" — as well as considerable critical praise and a growing crossover audience.
www.efolkmusic.org /ArtMusic/ViewArtist.asp?AID=390   (579 words)

 Daily Religious News
Saliers' sexual orientation has been the topic of controversy for some conservatives, but event organizers instead have cited her "spiritual and theological understandings and (her) commitment to justice for women and children" as reasons for the invitation.
The elder Saliers is the author of a dozen books and is president of the North American Academy of Liturgy and the Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality.
Saliers does not openly advocate for the acceptance of homosexual practice in the Assembly presentations, her public recognition as a lesbian icon puts the Women's Division in the place of endorsing the lesbian lifestyle and of offending the women of the church," said Faye Short, president of RENEW, a conservative women's organization.
www.baptiststoday.org /rns/2006/rns050506.htm   (290 words)

 Keepers Of Our Hearts
In 1990 "Hammer and a Nail" was nominated for Best Contemporary Folk Recording.
In 1991 Nomads*Indians*Saints was nominated for Best Contemporary Folk Recording.
They were again nominated for Best Contemporary Folk Recording for Swamp Ophelia.
members.tripod.com /~Lady_Lamia/IndigoGirlsindex.html   (661 words)

 Major Events Office @ the University of Michigan - Event Details, AAFF
Arlo Davy Guthrie was born July 10, 1947 in Brooklyn, NY, the son of the legendary folksinger Woody Guthrie.
Many of the best songwriters have an ability to express musically their deepest personal feelings; others have a flair for creating pop music that resonates with a wide audience.
Robert Jones Matt Watroba is known as the voice of folk music in the Detroit area for his work with the Detroit public radio station, WDET.
www.umich.edu /~mevents/Events/meo-aaff.htm   (1328 words)

 Baltimore Symphony Orchestra > Press Room > Press Releases
Emily and Amy’s latest CD, “Become You,” which was released in 2002, features a mix of folk, pop and rock with a bit of Latin and soul.
Their recording debut in the summer of 1985 with “Crazy Game” was just the beginning of this critically acclaimed duo’s career as the Indigo Girls released their self-titled EP in 1986.
In 1989, they released “Indigo Girls” and “Strange Fire” under Epic Records and went on to win a Grammy for “Best Contemporary Folk Recording” that same year.
www.baltimoresymphony.org /pressroom/pressreleases/view.asp?id=30000114   (319 words)

 I'll Take Pop Culture For $1,000, Alex...: MUSIC: PERFORMERS: NANCI GRIFFITH: BIOGRAPHY
Her father continued to influence her tastes by introducing her to famous folk singers of the time as Towns Van Zandt and Carolyn Hester.
When she won an award at the Kerrville Folk Festival for her songwriting, local red label BF Deal signed her on.
A compilation release of her best from the MCA years also appeared in 1993.
www.lorenjavier.com /popculture/nancibio.html   (735 words)

 Rock On The Net: Indigo Girls
With a combination of folk, rock, and alternative sounds, the Indigo Girls have become one of the most critically claimed duos of the their genre.
Their efforts made little impact on the music world but led to a contract with Epic Records in 1988 (and was re-released in '89).
The Indigo Girls also took part in the highly successful Lilith Fair summer tour and was credited with bringing together the unity and collaboration of the the other artists participating in the tour.
www.rockonthenet.com /artists-i/indigogirls_main.htm   (1248 words)

 MP3 Thread - FOLK: Modern Folk - Alternative
Modern urban folk with elements of melodic pop and modern rock on 12-string guitar, phonetic phrasing and word-play to accompany a rhythmic and percussive style of guitar playing, while creating vivid character portraits.
Washington, DC-based Cletus Kennelly is a five-time Wammie winner (Washington Area Music Association awards) in the categories of "BEST NEW ARTIST", "SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR", "BEST CONTEMPORARY FOLK VOCALIST" (twice), and BEST CONTEMPORARY FOLK DUO/GROUP (for "Cletus Kennelly and Lori Kelley").
He has a way of connecting to the audience directly, and the rich quality of his voice is so effective, he doesn't need a band behind him.
www.tradebit.com /filedetail.php/204658   (1075 words)

 Biographical Info
After first receiving the inspiration, she then conquers the daunting details and logistics of transatlantic recording sessions in order to produce and record her vision with a global cast of contemporary and traditional music’s leading lights.
The granddaughter of NBC Symphony conductor Ernest Cutting and great-granddaughter of composer George Hoffman, Cutting was born into a unique, if unorthodox, family of writers, concert musicians, and visual artists who renounced their worldly goods to study Indian philosophy.
Cutting’s rich compositions are equally shaped by the wellspring of traditional British and Celtic song, a passion inspired in large part by her association with British folk revival leader A.L. Lloyd.
mywebpages.comcast.net /jcutting/jcbio.htm   (1991 words)

Pam Steinfeld has been likened to some of the best singer/songwriters in the country, including Joni Mitchell, Lucy Kaplansky, and Mary Chapin Carpenter.
Pam's debut CD "Open Hands" was released on Vineyard Breeze Records in June of 2001.
With Pam on vocals, guitar, and keyboards, the CD was produced with WAMMIE Producer of the Year Marco Delmar at Recording Arts Studios.
www.mp3tunes.com /album_details.php?album_id=17427   (360 words)

 Georgetown University | Newsroom -- Media Advisories
Folk musicians Dulcie Taylor and Avril Smith are 2004 Wammie Award winners of the Washington Area Music Association (WAMA).
Taylor's recent album Mirrors and Windows was recently named on of the "Best Recordings of 2004" by Soundstage Magazine.
The Friday Music Series of the Program in Performing Arts at Georgetown University presents folk musicians Dulcie Taylor and Avril Smith in a performance of mandolin, guitar and vocals.
explore.georgetown.edu /news/?ID=2164   (91 words)

 Listen to Music from Michelle Murray
This CD is a collection of songs recorded at various recording studios between 2003 and 2005.
Tracks 1-5 were recorded with Rick Kanton as part of the Water's Edge CD, "Make a Choice." That CD, a collaboration between Michelle Murray, Anne Sucher and Rick Kanton, received a 2005 Wammie Award nomination for Best Contemporary Folk Recording.
Tracks 8-9 were recorded in 2003 at Matt Holsen Studios as part of Michelle's first solo sampler CD, "This Life." And finally Track 10, the twisted love song "Another Lover Down the Drain" was recorded with Rick Kanton.
www.michellemurraymusic.com /music.html   (350 words)

 Live on Hober: SOUND UNWOUND
Michelle Swan is a 2000 Wammie Nominee via The Washington Area Music Association for "Best Debut Recording" "Whistling in the Dark is an excellent debut and shows a remarkable talent.
Washington, D.C.-based Cletus Kennelly, named "Best New Artist" for the year 2000 by the Washington Area Music Association, is an award-winning songwriter whose music blends contemporary urban folk with elements of melodic pop and alternative rock.
Cletus was also nominated for Wammies in the categories of Contemporary Folk Male Vocalist of the Year, Best Debut Recording ("Thread"), Best Contemporary Folk Recording ("Thread"), and Best CD Design.
hober.com /old_soundunwound_files/sound_unwound_three_moon_union.html   (326 words)

 Like A Diamond : Shawn Colvin headlines Miller Lite Uptown Mix - Thursday, 08/21/03   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Her sophomore effort, and even a collection of covers, gained Grammy nominations, and Colvin quickly became known as one of the best songwriters and vocalists in the new folk-meets-adult contemporary world.
Holiday Songs and Lullabies, a sort of greeting to Colvin's new daughter, followed in 1998, and A Whole New You, a singularly accomplished record that was bewilderingly overlooked, came along in 2000.
Colvin also had to spend some serious time rallying from the disappointing response to her last record and coming up with a new game plan.
www.nashvillerage.com /music/archives/03/08/37975127.shtml   (677 words)

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