Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Media developments

John Hart of NewFolkRadio.com, based in Portland, Oregon, USA, sends word of his new website, Acoustic Music Pinboard (from which the image on the left is taken). This is intended as a service, facility, and resource for anyone involved in acoustic music - including folk, old-timey, bluegrass, Americana, etc. - and especially for anyone who wants to maximise the number of search-engine results for their own website. John says:

The mission of this new site is to publicise your band, label, news, event, concert, achievement, profiles, etc. using images and text... From bands to managers to labels to radio stations, to news sites, all are welcome. This is your site, have fun with it.


Thanks also to Ed Commons, the producer/director of Red Barn Radio, based in 'the heart of the Bluegrass', Lexington, Kentucky, USA, for this news. Red Barn Radio is a syndicated radio programme, now in its eleventh season, which offers an authentic look into the bluegrass and old-time music and musicians of the Kentucky region. Recorded in front of a live audience, it includes interview material woven into the show, giving insight into the history and interests of the music and musicians, and their roots in Kentucky. Ed writes:

I am interested in getting our programme to listeners around the world where an interest and love for bluegrass and its roots are appreciated. I am wondering if you might have any suggestions of stations in your country or region that might be interested in such a programme. Any contact information would be appreciated.

The show is offered free of charge, and is available from a secure download site in the NPR format. It is offered in two parts, both 59 minutes each, with a separate promo.

You can find more information on Red Barn Radio from the website. Contact Ed Commons by e-mail.