Folk Den

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Folk Den
Folk Den logo
Folk Den logo
Web address www.ibiblio.org/jimmy/folkden-wp/
Slogan Roger McGuinn in the folk tradition
Commercial? no
Type of site ibiblio digital library and archive
Registration none
Available in English
Content license Folk Den Songs licensed
CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0 US
Owner Roger McGuinn
Created by Roger McGuinn
Launched 1995; 19 years ago (1995)
Current status Online

Folk Den is a folk music website founded in 1995 by Roger McGuinn, former front man of The Byrds.[1] Hosted at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's ibiblio, the site is intended to preserve and promote folk music and offers a new folk song on a monthly basis. Each posting provides an MP3 of a traditional folk song along with a descriptive paragraph, lyrics, guitar chords and related images. The site has received positive reviews from The New York Times, the Discovery Channel, and CNET.[1]

CD releases[edit]

A selection of songs from Folk Den, with guest vocalists, was released on CD as Treasures from the Folk Den, which was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2002 for Best Traditional Folk Album. In November 2005, McGuinn released a four-CD box set containing one hundred of his favorite songs from the Folk Den.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Van der Vliet, Gina (December 21, 1996). "Roger McGuinn Brings Folk To The Net: Byrds Front Man Exposes New Generation To Genre". Billboard 108 (51): 50. 
  2. ^ Swift, Glenn R. (December 2008). "On Stage: Roger McGuinn". PBG Lifestyle Magazine. Retrieved August 6, 2011. 

Interviews and reviews[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Alarik, Scott (2003). Deep Community: Adventures in the Modern Folk Underground. Black Wolf Press. p. 327. ISBN 978-0-9720270-1-4. 
  • Brabazon, Tara (2008). Thinking Popular Culture: War, Terrorism and Writing. Ashgate Publishing. pp. 25–27. ISBN 978-0-7546-7529-7. 
  • McGuinn, Roger (2000). "Foreword". In Underhill, Rod; Gertler, Nat. The Complete Idiot's Guide to MP3: Music on the Internet. Que. p. xiv. ISBN 978-0-7897-2036-8. 

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