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just a quick reminder that work songs are awesome!

[youtube] We found this worksong among a wonderful collection of other songs on, which is run by Maine farmer-musician Bennett Konesni. It's kind of a digital soundbook and Bennett has created a collection of songs used to aid labor and has included lyrics on many of the songs. His long term goal is to have recordings, […]

Posted: November 20 2017
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a great song to get you through cluster fly season!


Posted: November 4 2017
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william elliott whitmores cool new song, with awesome farm footage!


Posted: October 4 2017
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the 12th annual blackfly ball is this weekend!

The 12th annual all-ages dress-up Blackfly Ball is taking place this weekend, August 19th, in Machias, Maine. The Ball has been taking place every year since 2005 to celebrate the restoration and reopening of the Machias Valley Grange Hall and as a testimony to the 100+ years that the building has served as a community center to […]

Posted: August 15 2017
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amazing footage of corn monsters

[youtube] You're never seen a sprout look this ghoulish. AMAZING video from band C.A.M.P.O.S. for their song Teosinte, which features incredible slow-mo of the title seed germinating. Most of the sites that reviewed the band mentioned that teosinte is a "form of Mesoamerican corn," but being the horticulture geeks that we are, we can't help […]

Posted: March 14 2017
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spirited music! legendary gawker family band at mettabee farm in hillsdale, jan. 27

Looking for  a way to keep moral up and marching after yesterday's historic marches? Hudson Valley folks will have a great opportunity next weekend. Friday, January 27, 2017, from 7:00pm  9:00pm the Gawler Family Band will be playing raucous joyous Americana and folk from around the world. Find them at Mettabee Farm and Arts Center in Hillsdale New York. Information can […]

Posted: January 22 2017
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music we love: alaska

We love this new song by Maggie Rogers, for dance halls and wide wild expansive spaces alike.

Posted: January 5 2017
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sassafras stomp tour dates!

Remember Adam and Johanna, the sweet song birds of Songbird Farm in Unity, ME? Good. Just to keep you abreast of their happenings: you can catch Adam's interview on the Greenhorns Radio here, order his CD here, and see him and Johanna live at the following shows! Fri. Oct 21st.  Contradance in Brooklyn, NY Sat.  Oct. 22nd.  CDNY Contradance.  Manhattan, NY. […]

Posted: October 19 2016
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famers! this music was literally made for you.

Remember those song birds up in Maine that we wrote about a few weeks ago? (To refresh your memory: they play magical folk tunes with lyrics that will make any farmer smile, cry, and chuckle. We recommend them most for tapping your toes and stirring pots of chili after long crisp days of fall harvest.) […]

Posted: September 20 2016
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yes! adirondack harvest festival! westport, ny, sept. 16-17

Everything from a full moon harvest hike to a pig roast to a floral harvest mixer. See the full schedule!

Posted: September 9 2016
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maine's dreamiest dirtiest songbirds

Mainers should take note that they have three opportunities this weekend to see the talented and charming Adam Nordell and Johanna Davis, partners and farmers of Songbird Farm in Unity, ME. To celebrate the release of Adam's most recent album, Maine Farmland Trust is hosting a mini concert series:  Deering Grange in Portland on August 25; The Hub in […]

Posted: August 24 2016
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farmaid 2016

This year's Farm Aid concert is scheduled for September 17 in Bristow, VA. Featuring: Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, Alabama Shakes, Sturgill Simpson and many more artists. Get the full lineup here. Tickets went on pre-sale last week!

Posted: June 28 2016
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nice bandy apple colony

The Apple Miner Company is a-- get this!-- 25-- yes twenty-freaking-five-- piece folk band hailing out of Santa Fe, NM. Check them out!

Posted: May 31 2016
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brian dewan sings at windham civic center Brian Dewan will sing with electric zither, accordion and autoharp accompaniment. This Saturday May 28th at 8:00 pm at the Windham Civic Center (Former Presbyterian Church) 5379 Route 23 Windham, NY  12496 Suggested donation $5

Posted: May 26 2016
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listen to one of the most wonderful PSAs of all time

[youtube] "We can get America back if we get ourselves back. You don't need drugs; you don't need gurus; you only need to believe in yourself. Remember it only takes a small circle of friends to get back to a life based on reality rather than escape." We'd like to add that you don't […]

Posted: January 27 2016
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a combination of funk and angry grampa

Bay area, get ready for your ear drums to get rocked! Arann Harris and The Farm Band are described as one part dumpster fire, touch of summer camp, heap of Alt Gospel, served on a bed of bacon grease and git-down. His music is high-energy and highly entertaining. A mix of old time blues, mountain […]

Posted: November 16 2015
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hoedown hootenanny - an urban barndance benefit for PLACE, nov.14, OAKLAND, CA

14 DATE: Saturday, November 14, 2015 TIME: 7:00pm – 11:00pm COST: $10-20 FACEBOOK EVENT LAST Second Saturday HoeDown Hootenanny of the season! Featuring an eclectic mix of Gypsy, Jazz, Balkan, Blues, Americana, Acoustic, and Dark Carnival sounds for a wild evening of barn dancing! -7PM: Doors Open -7:30PM: Thee Hobo Gobbelins, "a wickedly catchy mixture of ancient pirate curses, […]

Posted: November 12 2015
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work song concert & workshop at mettabee farm

Calling all farm crews and musical historians! Mettabee Farm & Arts in Hillsdale, NY is hosting a two day worksong concert and workshop with Edith & Bennett. To see the event description in full click here Concert Saturday October 17th, 7:00 pm-10:00 pm  $10-$20 suggested donation Bring a tent and gather 'round the campfire to sing songs and […]

Posted: October 13 2015
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these are the sea shanties

In our continued enthusiasm for Maine Sail Freight, we are very excited today to bring you a little piece of traditional nautical ear candy. For hair-raising harmonies, visions of rocky beaches, and dreams of salty beards, download and listen to Rolling Home to Old New England.

Posted: August 23 2015
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soulful action

Rev. Billy and the Choirs's BAN MONSANTO Summer [soundcloud url="" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height='450' iframe="true" /] This song was written by Nehemiah Luckett & Laura Newman from the words of The Declaration of The Occupation, a collaborative document created by the NYC General Assembly of Occupy Wall Street. Their Indiegogo campaign deadline is August 21st to […]

Posted: August 17 2015
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two chances to hear songs of maine by away down east this week

Can You Sing “Maine”? Songs of Maine’s Fishermen, Sailors, Lumberjacks, River Drivers, & Shore Workers featuring: From Away Downeast, America’s Easternmost Chantey Group will be playing the fiddle, guitar, banjo, and harmonica this week in Maine, and we highly recommend you make it one (if not both) of the shows. Singing along is strongly encouraged, and family members of […]

Posted: August 15 2015
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calling all dreamers and optimistic fools

[youtube] Jonathan Edwards is playing a live benefit show for our friends at Stone Soup Institute in Harpswell, Maine THIS Friday! SSI is a horse powered farm and school.  Courses offered integrate traditional as well as contemporary practices and knowledge in the Agrarian Arts, Crafts and Fine Arts.  The education stays in tune with the seasons. They also […]

Posted: July 27 2015
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happening today in portland, me!

  Come visit the young farmers who are coordinating this futurist pageant of logistics, using the power of the wind to capture imaginations and new markets for the rural economies of this tall state.  And come see the wooden schooner, the Harvey Gamage, a 131 foot schooner that will carry the cargo southwards.  Saturday, Sunday […]

Posted: July 20 2015
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100% spirit of the future

Posted: July 11 2015
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red rocks

What are young farmers doing after hours? Just hanging with Neil. NBD.

Posted: July 11 2015
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milk maid of the milk and honey rebellion 

  See Rachel Bell and the Milk and Honey Rebellion live and for free on July 20 at Prescott Park in Portsmouth, NH! 

Posted: July 5 2015
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stone soup benefit concert

Join the Folk-Americana sounds of Jonathan Edwards to fundraise for the Stone Soup Institute. The school is internationally based, offering courses of study integrating traditional and contemporary practices and knowledge in the agrarian arts and sciences, crafts, and fine arts. The educational experience of Stone Soup Institute is designed around the practical skills and seasonal rhythms associated […]

Posted: June 22 2015
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neil young dates!

July 5th - Milwaukee, MI - Marcus Amphitheater Summerfest July 8th - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheater July 9th - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheater July 11th - Lincoln, NE - Pinnacle Bank Arena July 13th - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbed Music Center July 14th - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Hall […]

Posted: June 16 2015
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worth a listen!

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. Click HERE to download some of their music!   

Posted: May 1 2014
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farm aid 2013

  Farm Aid's 2013 concert is September 21 in Saratoga Springs! Featuring Neil Young, Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews... a good crew. And support farms! Check it out here, buy tickets here. And come say hey to the greenhorns table!

Posted: August 4 2013
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red rooster

Here's the latest from Red Rooster - give them a listen!  Great music, great vibes. Howdy dear friends and fans - happy Labor day! -We are back from a long year spent writing and recording and are getting back out there.  A lot has happened in the past year: we finished a new album, redesigned […]

Posted: September 6 2009
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Calling out for Music!

Dear musicians near and far. urban and rural. we have begun the song search. lyrics of food farm sunshine. electronica to match the lazerlandia anti-suburban/post-suburban we need grunge we need grange we need the soul-rumblings of the punk yeoman revival. If you sing songs or mix them or are in any way producing the cultural […]

Posted: March 17 2009