For the Love of the Music: The Club 47 Folk Revival is a documentary that “explores the influence Club 47 had in American folk music, which peaked in popularity in the mid-1960s to the singer-songwriter era. Unlike the folk music scene that was percolating in New York’s Greenwich Village at the same time, Club 47 wasn’t a bar run by club owners but a nonprofit coffeehouse. This free-flowing atmosphere lent itself to more of a collaborative relationship between the club and the artists, [co-poducer/co-director Rob Stegman] says.” If you’re near Wellfleet, Mass., you can catch a screening of the film on Saturday.
Spinner.com is offering a free download of Andrew Combs’ “Worried Man.”
An excerpt from Chet Flippo’s new Nashville Skyline column/pop quiz: I was throwing this idea around the other day with a couple of comrades from the ultra-secret Country Music Identity Committee, and we came to the conclusion that it’s time to implement a licensing system for budding country singers. We agreed that complete ignorance of country music’s heritage and tradition is not a proper way for the music to be presented around the nation and around the world by the current crop of wannabe country stars.
Juli Thanki is the editor of Engine 145 and a freelance writer whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, Bluegrass Unlimited, and M Music & Musicians Magazine. In 2011 she received the International Bluegrass Music Association Print Media Person of the Year award.