What Exactly is Appalachian Blues Music?

America’s music culture has adapted over time when different cultures have come to live in the United States. It has been the innovator of a whole raft of musical styles that have taken their influences from people from all over the world.

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The History of American Jug Bands

To understand the music of the south of America, you should focus your attention on Memphis. This grand old southern city sits on the majestic Tennessee River where Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas all meet. Memphis has absorbed the sounds from up and down the river, including Delta Blues, Jazz, Cajun[…]

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Small Unusual Festivals in Europe -part 2

In our first part where we covered lesser known festivals in Europe, we looked into some festivals on the beautiful beach and in some unique places with various genres of music. To continue, we are going to present you with pretty cheap options for festivals during the summer, even cheaper[…]

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The Great Work of Joni Mitchell

Joni Mitchell was born Roberta Joan Mitchell in 1943 in Alberta, Canada. Joni Mitchell is a very talented singer/songwriter who has been active for over 30 years. Joni Mitchell is considered by many to be one of the best female artists of all time, and her album “Blue” is widely[…]

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How Harmonies are Used in Folk Music

Folk music typically has strong harmonies present. Vocal harmony is an essential element of most folk songs that have been written and played. Vocal harmony is generally a pleasant-sounding music that is played at the same time as (or around) the melody, which includes the main notes of the music.[…]

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Top Festivals to Attend This Year

Festivals provide an opportunity to unwind and enjoy feel-good music. Also, fans get a chance to meet up with their favorite artists and see them live on stage. Music festivals are excellent venues to experience different cultures, visit new and exciting places and meet people from all paths of life.[…]

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Folk Music Origins in Europe

Folk music resides in oral tradition; consequently, its history is best learned through the study of its relation to other genres. Literary sources have allowed for the gathering of a vast chunk of folk songs gathered in oral tradition; usually of significant antiquity. Assimilation Under the growth of Christianity, efforts[…]

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Great European Folk Bands

Europe boasts an array of folk bands, however, only a few have gained international recognition. They have become more and more popular over the last few years and now they are bands that are not to be missed.  Below is a compilation of the most prominent groups that fans would[…]

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Where to See Folk Music in Europe

Folk music has been one of the most effective ways of preserving European traditions. Listening to the music is fun and educative, but watching a live performance is an overwhelmingly fantastic experience. If you are a folk music lover, consider going someplace where you can see leading stars perform these[…]

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