Resources on the Web

Acoustic Americana Music Guide Comprehensive calendar in and around LA. News and commentary for the Folk, Roots & Singer-Songwriter communities.

Bandsintown Search for concerts by city, date, artist, festival, venue or genre (Folk, Blues, Jazz, Rock, Classical, Metal, and more).

BBC Sounds Highlights folk and acoustic music from around the UK and the world.

Bluegrass Association of Southern California  The BASC Bluegrass JamOn is typically held the fourth Sunday of every month. Check their website for current dates.

Bluegrass Etcetera Frank Hoppe, a former Caltech Folk Music Society volunteer! Frank’s show is now heard Thursdays, noon to 3PM on Bluegrass Country Radio.

Celtic Colours This International Festival is held yearly in October on Cape Breton Island. Their website is loaded with videos from past performances.

Celtic Connections Glasgow’s annual folk, roots and world music festival celebrates its connections to cultures across the globe. Live streams and replays are often available during the festival.

Folk & Acoustic Playlists Multiple lists, consisting of thousands of songs in the genres of Folk, Acoustic, Americana, and Bluegrass. Free to access on Spotify.

Folk Alliance International An international arts nonprofit and NEA-designated National Arts Service Organization founded in 1989 is a community of passionate and driven artists, managers, agents, DJs, festivals, record labels, fans, and more.

Folk Music of Hispanic New Mexico: The John Donald Robb Collection. Robb recorded and transcribed over 3000 Hispano folk songs all over New Mexico and the Southwest between 1945 and 1972. This is a small sample of the collection.

FolkScene Allen Larman, Kat Griffin, Peter Cutler & Deborah Hand-Cutler will continue the pioneering radio show started by Howard and Roz Larman in 1970.  The program features recorded music and in studio live performances.

Folkworks Just about everything you’d want to know about Los Angeles area folk music and related activities.

KPFK Roots Music & Beyond Americana to world music sounds, folk to funk, bluegrass to blues and beyond.

Mudcat Cafe Search for songs and lyrics in the Digital Tradition Folk Song Database, which contains about 9,000 songs.

No Depression The Journal of Roots Music offers stories, reviews, and a variety of musical playlists.

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings is part of the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage providing access to all of Folkways Records, which sought to record and document the entire world of sound.

Songkick Search for concerts by city, date, artist, festival, venue or genre.

SoundCloud Free service containing thousands of songs and artists.

Spotify Contains +70 million songs and growing. Free service, but login is required.

Topanga Banjo • Fiddle Contest & Folk Festival The Festival started in 1961, making it one of the oldest continuously held traditional music events in the US.

Ultimate World and Folk Playlist Created for Spotify by Guardian Music. This list of 85 songs is free to access.

Youtube Millions of songs available for free. Search by an extensive combination of keywords. Enjoy playlists crafted by individuals, or groups, or create your own.

Prairie Home Companion Rebroadcast No longer on the air but still a presence. Live from Here was the replacement show hosted by Chris Thile. It has been canceled; however, all shows were archived and can be listened to at any time.