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ny: liv carrow and brian dewan to perform at the half moon

Thursday, June 16th from 9 to midnight! YES IT'S TRUE- A LEGENDARY HUDSON PAIRING Liv Carrow, the wayward ex-local darling of the alleged local music scene, will return to play some songs for you on the glittering stage, joined by one of the world's most unique accordion crooners, Catskill's very own Brian Dewan. Bring your […]

Posted: June 13 2016
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"this soil is fertile."

Artists from South Sudan, a new country fraught with internal conflict, make a case for the power of community agriculture in their music video. As they sing, rap, and comb through fields of corn, okra, and sorghum, their message is clear: There's rich soil in Sudan, and it will improve the lives of people if they […]

Posted: June 5 2016
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music: corner tour

Corner Tour is a band of charmers. We like to defy your ears with our melancholy mountain carnival. But don't ask us what kind of music this is. Listen for yourself especially around bedtime for some dream inspiration. To listen, CLICK HERE! A lightning bolt struck San Francisco in 1998 and Corner Tour was born. […]

Posted: November 5 2015
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earthalujia! sundays nov-dec, joes at the public in NYC

Revernd Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir "are wild anti-consumerist gospel shouters and Earth loving urban activists who have worked with communities all over the world defending community, life and imagination."

Posted: November 1 2015
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farm aid turns 30 and throws a rocking party, sept. 19, chicago

   Farm Aid 30  will be at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island on Saturday, September 19! Tickets on sale August 3 with (limited) discounted tickets available to farmers. There are plenty of ways for farmers, advocacy groups, and social media faries to get involved. More details: here! If you aren't familiar with Farm Aid yet, it's […]

Posted: August 2 2015
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revolution songs for your sunday morning

  Phil Ochs: come for the brilliantly funny song intros and stay for the revolution.

Posted: August 2 2015
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Jonathan Edwards live!

Posted: July 22 2015
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the fabulous parlor confirmed for greenhorns event july 20, portsmouth, nh

   Listen here!  See them live! Stay tuned for more details.

Posted: July 5 2015
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call for volunteers for neil young shows!

   Neil Young's "The Monsanto Years" tour kicks off today! The Greenhorns are joining the tour and we are looking for representatives for each show. You will join an "Activist Village" of other environmental and agricultural groups spreading the movement all across the country! Interested in volunteering? Email [email protected] Please include your name, contact information, […]

Posted: July 5 2015
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farm music for kids!

These folks have met their kickstarter goal, but additional dollars pledged will go towards building a dedicated classroom for their Music for Sprouts program right on the farm. $1 gets you a digital download of the album, once released! Check it out HERE  

Posted: July 27 2014
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call for musical submissions!

Greenhorns! We would love to hear from you! Please send songs by August 1st in the following format to: [email protected] Track title: Artist: Written by: Link to a recording: Contact of musician(s): Link to lyrics: Permission to use material? (Please state YES) Need some inspiration? Look no further:

Posted: June 16 2014
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worksongs with max & maggie! atlanta, ga

if you've got roots and/or connections in the Southeast, spread the word! Whistlepig Productions Presents: "I'm Goin' Home: Worksongs, Chanteys and Roots Music with Max and Maggie." Join Max and Maggie for a raucous, foot-stomping evening of singing.  With simple call-and-response structures, these work songs and sea chanteys can be learned quickly, require no prior experience, and […]

Posted: May 18 2014
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music feature: the whiskey farm

We love this band. The Whiskey Farm

Posted: May 7 2014
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call for musical submissions

The Agrarian Resistance Mixtape is looking for musical submissions! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldxY1SkEwXY] Please send songs by April 15th in the following format to: [email protected] Track title: Artist: Written by: Link to a recording: Contact of musician(s): Link to lyrics: Permission to use material? (Please state YES)

Posted: March 14 2014
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for west coast music lovers

Arann Harris and the Farm Band Hillstomp  

Posted: February 26 2014
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music for your february farm projects

Check this out from Robin Grey: The Ballad of Hawkwood. One of our new favorites. Hawkwood Nursery is the main site of Organiclea, a workers' cooperative growing food on London's edge in the Lea Valley.  www.organiclea.org.uk  The melody comes from an old english murder ballad called 'The Two Sisters' which I first heard performed by […]

Posted: February 25 2014
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off the charts

the song-poem story.  OFF THE CHARTS: The Song-Poem Story is a fascinating, at times unsettling, documentary that exposes the strange underworld of the song-poem industry. In this little known subculture, "ordinary people" respond to come-on ads on the back pages of magazines, mailing in their heartfelt but often bizarre poems to "music industry" companies that, for […]

Posted: February 11 2014
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worksongs - finally digital!

Worksongs.org This site holds a collection of songs people have used, are using, or could use to aid labor.  It’s maintained by me, Bennett Konesni, a farmer-musician from Maine. It’s a kind of digital songbook.  You can use it to learn songs for use out in your fields, for academic research, or maybe just because […]

Posted: February 3 2014
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know any songs?

Imagine an intergalactic mix tape of agrarian resistance.  If you know a song that must be on that mix, send it in! [email protected]

Posted: January 31 2014
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FYI this was the hot band from the fish warehouse last week

[vimeo=https://vimeo.com/70721823] http://www.morganokanemusic.com/

Posted: November 7 2013
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sad music video about young farmers

[vimeo=http://vimeo.com/75962134]

Posted: October 10 2013
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pete seegar, on solidarity

for an inspiring sunday listen:

Posted: September 22 2013
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audio trawl

Hello loyal blog readers,  Our occasional, random requests have been so fruitful that we're coming back for more! Can you send in  your favorite: 1. Farm / farm-affiliated bands 2. WORK SONGS 3. Sea Shanties/ pirate songs 4. Topic songs about farming Please email [email protected] We've got such a great start on this. Here are some […]

Posted: September 16 2013
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seeking farm aid volunteers!

We Greenhorns are hosting a booth again this year at Farm Aid in Saratoga Springs, NY.  Tickets are sold out for the show already, but we've got slots 4 slots for "booth team-mates."   Volunteers will help us run the booth, answer questions about Greenhorns, network with other organizations, eat ice-cream and other organic treats […]

Posted: July 22 2013
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the mystery revealed

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=wQS0-nS6cjo]

Posted: May 16 2013
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the new agrarians

We love this band! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kPR9TIiEDA] The New Agrarians

Posted: May 14 2013
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confirmed band!

for our Grange event in Keeseville, NY! Pocatello. Listen to some songs HERE

Posted: April 22 2013
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hey rattler

We love worksongs! Max Godfrey leads the old Leadbelly tune Hey Rattler at Plant & Sing 2012 at Sylvester Manor on Shelter Island. [vimeo http://vimeo.com/54693244]

Posted: December 4 2012
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thank you alan lomax,

for open sourcing your whole collection online ! Here is a radio piece about it.. and a link to the collection online: http://www.prx.org/pieces/60435-open-source-on-the-margins-of-music-alan-lomax

Posted: December 2 2012
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max on tour!

if you are an organizer ( even a greenhorn organizer) and you'd like to sing some worksongs with max - and can pass a hat for gas money and cook some soup and get out a little posse, be in touch! [email protected]

Posted: December 1 2012
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zydeco fest in new orleans

http://blackpotfestival.com It's a gumbo cook-off and cajun zydeco old-time music festival. say what!!? Held annually at Lafayette’s Acadian Village, the festival celebrates its 5th year this October with two days of great music, dancing, food, camping & jamming. Oct. 26-27

Posted: October 5 2012
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honkfest

The HONK! Festival is a revolutionary street spectacle of never-before-seen proportions that will converge for the seventh time in Davis Square, Somerville, MA, from Friday, October 5 through Monday, October 8, 2012! Wondering what HONK! is all about? Watch a great video! Follow us on Twitter for @honkfest updates, be our friend on Facebook, or […]

Posted: September 25 2012
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becky white

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RHtyGZ1_bs&utm_source=music+mailing+list&utm_campaign=a483b953e1-Farmer_Revolution9_7_2012&utm_medium=email] www.beckywhitemusic.org www.makeartnow.org

Posted: September 23 2012
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a new cd from blair pathways

Rerecording miners and protests songs, organized by the anti mountain top removal folks. http://www.blairpathways.com/ Pre-order or download the CD HERE The story of the Battle of Blair Mountain is an ever-evolving one. Our ally organization Friends of Blair Mountain (FOBM) has utilized archaeologists, historians and local knowledge to rebuild the story of Blair. You can […]

Posted: August 29 2012
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can we believe in politics?

a song by our hudson hero: Brian Dewan. Who also sings songs about sausage making, which we are working on recording for the New Farmers ALmanac. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnOQtUemjG8]

Posted: August 25 2012
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clearwater

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rk6pUb0rP1g] Clearwater Festival.org

Posted: June 20 2012
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blazing bluegrass in shelter island, NY

Grammy-nominated Blue Highway, a contemporary bluegrass band, will play Shelter Island, NY in a concert sponsored by Sylvester Manor Educational Farmwith support from the Town of Shelter Island Recreation Department. Award-winning bluegrass band “Blue Highway” will perform on Shelter Island on Saturday, January 14, 7:30 pm.  This high-level national act has been wowing crowds since […]

Posted: January 14 2012
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plant and sing!

 

Posted: September 9 2011
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give seeds a chance

[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWlGvyjKbjI]  

Posted: September 7 2011
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Make your own banjo at Sylvester Manor

Learn the craft of banjo making at this unique weeklong workshop held at the magnificent and historic grounds of Sylvester Manor, Shelter Island, NY. Using a watch & do approach, noted banjo builder and teacher Jeff Menzies will guide you step by step as you make the pot, craft the neck, and stretch the skin on a gourd banjo.  You […]

Posted: July 31 2011