Newsflash: Driftwood Music Magazine


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Driftwood Music Magazine has been launched! Many former Dirty Linen writers have teamed up with writers who contributed to Paste, Music Monthly, and other fine publications to bring you the best in folk, roots, world, and rock music commentary.

Sue and I wholeheartedly support this effort and wish Driftwood much success.


Stories From a Delta Bridal Room

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Georgianne Nienaber was preparing articles for Dirty Linen, but, alas, none of them saw print as issues were canceled.  RootsWorld has published Georgianne’s talk with Southern songwriters Caroline Herring, Claire Holley, and Kate Campbell about their tribute to author and photographer Eudora Welty.

Sandy Denny on NPR’s “All Things Considered”

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NPR’s “All Things Considered” had a much too-short story on Sandy Denny as one of the “50 Great Voices” series today. Contributions from Richard and Linda Thompson.

The Darwin Song Project

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Former Dirty Linen writer Kerry Dexter has published an article on the Darwin Song Project: Eight Songwriters and a Scientist. Chris Wood, Karine Polwart, Mark Erelli, Rachael McShane, Jez Lowe, Stu Hanna, Krista Detor, and Emily Smith were invited by the Shrewsbury Folk Festival in Charles Darwin’s hometown to celebrate Darwin’s bicentennial in 2009.

2009 Interview with Paul Hartman

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Here’s an interview I did last year that might still be of interest.

Paul Hartman on Dirty Linen

— Paul Hartman

The “Spinal Tap” of Morris Dancing?

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A note to our friends in the U.K. — Morris: A Life With Bells On will be making its television premiere on UKTV Blighty this Saturday 29 May at 8pm. Following the film, Morris the Making Of will feature the trials and tribulations of filming a California beach in rainy Dorset! That and other production secrets revealed by filmmakers Chaz Oldham and Lucy Akhurst.

Morris the Movie Widget

Beyond Petroleum

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RootsWorld has a great article on Louisiana musician Tab Benoit. This is particularly timely, considering Benoit’s campaign to preserve the rapidly diminishing wetlands (Voice of the Wetlands) and the current oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

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