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FOLK ROOTS, STRANGE SHOOTS
Sam Amidon grew up as part of the New England folk community, but is just as likely to be found duetting with Bill Frisell or shape-shifting old time songs with indie experimentalists. Sarah Coxson gets the words and Judith Burrows the photos.

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Photos: Judith Burrows

 
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Here’s what’s in fRoots, No. 337, July 2011

THE EDITOR’S BOX
Ian Anderson’s comment column.
fROOTS PLAYLIST
Recent stuff we like.
CHARTS & LISTS
Specialist and general roots music album sales and airplay charts.
REVIEWS
Our key section reviewing all the latest CDs and more - loads bite the dust. No punches pulled!
ROOTING ABOUT
What's happening: packed pages of festivals, gigs, tours, radio, CDs and all kinds of roots-related stuff. The most you'll find anywhere…
ROOT SALAD
A cross-section of featurettes: Eddie Frankell reinvents the world music wheel with DreamBeach Records; hot new old time band The Long Hill Ramblers; debuting English singer Lucy Ward; in-demand sessioneer Ian Stephenson, Anglo-Kenyan explorers Owiny Sigoma Band and Andy Cutting answering the Rocket Launcher questions.
FOLK ROOTS, STRANGE SHOOTS
Sam Amidon grew up as part of the New England folk community, but is just as likely to be found duetting with Bill Frisell or shape-shifting old time songs with indie experimentalists. Sarah Coxson gets the words and Judith Burrows the photos.
COE CONSPIRATOR
They call him a one man folk industry: ‘activist’ is an understatement. Colin Irwin meets veteran English folk performer, writer, multi-instrumentalist, organiser and wearer of unsuitable shirts, Pete Coe.
SISTER TALES
The best tribute to the late Kate McGarrigle is the music she made with her sister Anna. Elizabeth Kinder talks to Anna McGarrigle and producer Joe Boyd about two recent retrospectives.
THE BOOGIEWOMAN
With her big 1942 hit Cow Cow Boogie, at the age of 17, Ella Mae Morse rescued a record label and embarked on a career that crossed the musical and racial stylistic borders. Jeanette Leech is a fan…
MUMBAI MIXTURE
When veteran Indian singer Asha Bhosle met up with sitar virtuoso Shujaat Khan, everything got cooking. Ken Hunt unfolds the tale.
ARCHIVE ACTION
We’re slowly digitising the huge amounts of old folk scene memorabilia in the fRoots archive. Another of our occasional selections – the majority of these from the ’50s and ’60s donated to us by the late Eric Winter.
FROM ROOTS UP
Alfredo Bello is not only a serious collector, archivist and record producer of Brazilian traditional music and culture, but as DJ Tudo he’s also taking it forward into the future. Russ Slater drops in for lunch in São Paulo.
BIFF!
Our exclusive cartoon strip.
Plus dozens of pages of essential adverts.

 

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