From: efolkMusic Inc [news_at_efolkmusic_dot_org]
Sent: 17 April 2007 19:45
Subject: efolkMusic News & New Music April 07
efolkMusic April 2007 news and new music
CDs- DAs-MP3s:Your nonprofit source for bluegrass,Gospel, Celtic, roots, country, modern and traditional folk music 
 NEW Music Tuesday:::

CDs and Digital Albums recently added to our exceptional catalog:
     As usual, a great mix of the new, rare and unusual , all music guaranteed "mighty fine"....

The Sevens > Valiant
  (CD,MP3 Singles)
     New England-based "Celtic-old-time-fusion" group releases followup to their highly respected debut CD "Celtic Groove Brand"; great playing, great spirit, great fun. <artist page>

Elaine O'Rourke > No Beginning, No End
     Compelling and hypnotic, dark and haunting -- these are words repeatedly used to describe Elaine O'Rourke's debut CD. O’Rourke is an explorer who beckons you to wander, curious, beyond the expected, beyond the comfortable conventions of modern folk music. <artist page>

The Red Clay Ramblers > Chuckin' the Frizz  
(CD, DA, MP3 Singles)
     Rounder mines the vault again and finally re-issues this classic on CD. Recorded live at the original Cat's Cradle in Chapel Hill, this is a rollicking affair, "a superior string band at the height of its powers, spinning out traditionals and originals with inspired, infectious fervor." -(the Independent) <artist page>
Greg Brown
Greg Brown
> Yellow Dog
     "Notebook Songs Live in the Upper Peninsula!" The beloved songwriter debuts a bouquet of new songs -- and some old favorites -- one evening at the Peterson Auditorium in Ishpeming MI. Proceeds to benefit the area's Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve -- all in an earth-friendly bifold digipak. <artist page>
Jon Shain
Jon Shain > Army Jacket Winter
(CD, DA, MP3 Singles)
     Thirteen new songs, a more progressive "songwriter" album and a richly textured recording from the piedmont bluesman, it is clear that Shain has stretched his musical envelope on this album.. <artist page>

J.D. Crowe > Bluegrass Holiday  (CD)
     1968 reissue of the bandleader's debut -- featuring Red Allen, Doyle Lawson and Bobby Slone. Plus: four bonus tracks! <artist page>

Sass! > Album One   (CD, DA, MP3 Singles)
     SASS! is the dynamic duo of Chicago singer-songwriters Sandy Andina & Susan Urban. Having joined forces in 2004, Sandy and Susan are accomplished performers and songwriters, each with many years of experience entertaining audiences across the Midwest and beyond.. <artist page>

Round the House > Safe Home  (CD, DA, MP3 Singles)
     Round the House plays Irish traditional music, including dance tunes (reels, jigs etc) and songs in English and Irish; their approach is a hair's breadth away from the “pure-drop”, with a respectful nod to the tradition; <artist page>
Jim Heald > Old Jalopy (CD, DA, MP3 Singles)
     Jim has been a two-time finalist at the Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk competition. In addition to Modern Folk, the music is an eclectic brew of Traditional Jazz and Blues, a touch of Country, humor and faux pop-spirituality, and Caribbean musings. <artist page>

The Ebony Hillbillies > I Thought You Knew  (CD)
     From the streets and subways of NYC! Full-length outing from the Big Apple's purveyors of African-American old-time mountain string music: fiddler Henrique Prince and Norris Bennett on 5-string banjo, lap dulcimer and guitar; with bassist Dave Colding, percussionist Ricky Gordon, and guest bassist Tony Garnier. <artist page>

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 News :::

DRM, Out the Door!
"Digital Rights Management" is the name given to the born-to-lose attempt by the major labels to "protect" their music against copying.
As Steve Jobs recently pointed out, 90% of the music is already "unprotected", on CDs, so why waste time trying to lock the cage once the chickens are out?
efolkMusic sampler      Amazon is reportedly opening their own download store in May, with all content on unprotected MP3, Just as efolkMusic has for the PAST SEVEN YEARS. Better late than never, I guess.
       Try some of our "mighty fine" 192kbps MP3s (Start by listening to streaming previews, most of ours are full length!), take some home right now, songs are 98 cents or even less with our handy one-click MultiPaks. Begin your browse in Download Central    


  New Music!!!

Free Downloadable "Digital Sampler"!
     The first ever efm New Music Download Sampler- 10 FREE songs from 10 outstanding efolkMusic artists, NO STRINGS attached (except on the guitars)! New music from Marti Jones, Don Dixon, the Sevens, Jonathan Byrd, the Red Clay Ramblers, Tea Merchants, Joel Mabus, Noah Paley, Christabel and the Jons, and the Shady Grove Band, yours for the taking, full-length 192Kbps Stereo MP3s!.

CLICK HERE for the Music!

MP3 Singles
     These efolkMusic member artists all have new offerings, for immediate download, 98 cents or less a song with convenient MP3 multipaks:

Browse our growing collection of Digital Albums!

Want to get your own music into more ears? 
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