Loretta Hagen – Just Plain Folks Music Awards 4 Time Nominee
Trespass Music congratulates Loretta Hagen for yet another industry nod for her album New Folk Album Nominee for “Mud and Stone” plus 3 more nominations
New Folk Song – “MONEY”
Traditional Folk Song – “WHEN MY YEARS ARE STACKED”
Holiday Song – ” SANTA IF YOU’RE LISTENING” all from her current album “Mud and Stone.”
Loretta is also set to release her brand new album April 1 to folk and Americana radio entitled “Lucky Stars.” Take a listen to “This World Of Ours” a cut from the upcoming album.
Reviewers describe Loretta Hagen as ‘heart driven, soul filling, award winning, Folk Americana.‘ Her rich alto voice and strong songwriting skills have led her to win many awards, including a 2013 JAM Awards’ (Jersey Acoustic Music Awards) “Top Female Songwriter of the Year,” JAM nomination for “Album of the Year,” winner of the NJ Folk Festival Songwriter Competition and designation as a CT Folk Festival finalist.
Hagen’s third CD, “Mud and Stone,” features uplifting folk ballads, up-tempo country swing, and cool, bluesy grooves. “Mud and Stone” debuted at #10 on Folk DJ Charts, consistently #1 on the Roots Music Report for NJ, #5 Top 50 Folk Albums RMR, and continues to receive airplay throughout the US, Canada and Europe. She has performed at premiere venues across the Northeast and Nashville, sharing the stage with Pete Seeger, Roger McGuinn, Sloan Wainwright, Steve Forbert, Richie Havens, Kim Richey and Marshall Crenshaw among others.
Following her critically acclaimed CD Something More, co-produced by Pat McInerney (Nanci Griffith), Hagen released Sundown Till Dawn, a CD that garnered rave reviews and radio play across the country. Sundown Till Dawn is extremely personal, with the title track written about her mother who suffered with Alzheimer’s Disease. Loretta’s Mom passed away peacefully this summer at her home. The emotionally charged ballad is included on the soundtrack of a film called “10 Mountains 10 Years” chronicling the journey of a group of mountain climbers who are raising awareness about the disease. Loretta performs primarily with her trio consisting of husband/guitarist Gary Hagen and djembe players Linda Lambiase or Curtis Kretz.
“This effort [Mud and Stone] is first class, top tier. Loretta Hagen is a true contender as an artist to reckon with.” John Apice ~ No Depression ~ Loretta Hagen “Mud and Stone”
No Depression Review HERE
FOLK ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL KANSAS MO – FEBRUARY 15 – FEBRUARY 19
Folk Alliance International begins Wednesday, February 15 and ends Sunday, February 19 in Kansas City, MO, USA. One of the largest music gatherings held in North America, this conference is a mainstay on the tour schedules of many, wall to wall music for venues to choose from, learning and networking opportunities and a chance to see old friends and meet new.
This year, the theme is so timely. FORBIDDEN FOLK – Celebrating Activism in Art
Need I say more. The days of protest, environmental, diversity, and inclusionary songs have intensified of late and the folk community has always had a large voice and is needed now more than ever. Learn more about Folk Alliance International Artwork and Theme HERE
Official Folk Alliance International Artwork by A Man Called Wrycraft
Folk Alliance International Forbidden Folk Artwork by a Man Called Wrycraft
From official and private showcases to mentor and panel discussions to keynote speaker like Billy Brag, special presentation by Ani DeFranco, Wisdom of the Elders, Gene Shay Songwriting Critique, silent auction, AGM, exhibit hall, music camp and Kansas City Folk Festival, phew – well, you should check the schedule because it’s a loaded week of goodness. And let’s not forget wall to wall music in the lobby, stairwells, hallways along with sleepless nights. The FAI conference has something for everyone in the industry!
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Update – Kris Kristofferson presented the “People’s Voice Award” to Bruce Cockburn at the Folk Alliance Internationa Awards Ceremony.
Cockburn’s acceptance speech reflected on the political climate and the need for singer-songwriters to keep on singing to encourage dialogue and debate. Also, among the winners, David Amram who was presented with the Folk Alliance International Lifetime Achievement Award.
“In celebration of being on our first Grammy Ballot with our latest release ‘In the Land of the Setting Sun,‘ you can stream the full album for a limited time at this linkHERE. It’s the last recording with our founding member, the late ‘Papa’ Mike Ronstadt (1953-2016), and captured some of his best performances. We hope you enjoy it! Share it with your friends.
If you are a voting member we hope that you will consider it.”
RONSTADT GENERATIONS Y LOS TUCSONENSES
Representing five generations in North America, Ronstadt Generations continues the family’s musical traditions. Started by Michael J. Ronstadt (younger brother of Linda) and his sons, Michael G. and Petie. Multi-instrumentalists and solo performers in their own right, they present an exciting repertoire that preserves the traditional Southwestern and Mexican songs of their heritage while offering innovative original material. New compositions place them on the cutting edge of multiple, blended genres, stretching the boundaries of folk, blues, jazz and beyond. Rich harmonies sung in English and Spanish are accompanied by outstanding cello and guitars. Individually and together, Stateside and across the pond, the trio’s worldwide touring and recording credits include such diverse artists as Linda Ronstadt, Los Lobos, Dixie Hummingbirds, David Bromberg, Nydia Rojas, Tish Hinojosa, Muriel Anderson, and Mariachi Vargas, to name a few.
In 2012 three veteran musicians – Alex Flores, Sam Eagon and Aaron Emery – came on board with versatile talents to form the six-piece ensemble Ronstadt Generations y Los Tucsonenses (the Tucsonans). First performing with Ronstadt Generations at a local Tucson gig, the sextet cemented the relationship with the recording Prelude. Alex, Sam and Aaron bring to the table a variety of experience and influences. Playing tenor saxophone, bass and drums, respectively, they add a colorful dimension to an already powerful presentation that respects tradition while exploring innovation.
Michael J. Ronstadt passed away on August 7, 2016. His sons and Los Tucsonenses carry on his musical legacy with Ronstadt Generations Y Los Tucsonenses.
For more information please visit the website HERE
For a limited time listen to ‘In The Land of the Setting Sun’ HERE
Kingsville Folk Music Festival Announces Full Line-up!!
Organizers of the Kingsville Folk Music Festival have announced the official line-up of the 3rd annual festival, held at Lakeside Park in Kingsville, Ontario, Canada, held Friday, August 12 to Sunday, August 14. The stellar, musically diverse line-up will take the festival to yet another high in its 3 year history.
Buffy Sainte-Marie, Cree activist, Oscar, Juno, Golden Globe and Polaris winner is the Saturday night headline performer, gracing the festival stage in one of her ONLY ONTARIO SOLO shows this summer! Buffy Sainte-Marie is at the pinnacle of her career today with a multiple Juno-award winning new album “Power in the Blood”.
Sainte-Marie is best known for her 1960s protest anthems “Universal Soldier”, open-hearted love songs “Until It’s Time for You to Go”, incendiary powwow rock “Starwalker,” or the juggernaut pop hit “Up Where We Belong,” which Sainte-Marie co-wrote with Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes sang for the soundtrack to An Officer and a Gentleman.
“We wanted Kingsville Folk Fest attendees to experience the diverseness that makes up the folk genre, music ranging from world to blues, folk, singer-songwriter, country, Celtic, bluegrass, traditional and more. This year’s line-up, includes a Latin Grammy winner and Polaris winner as well as multiple Juno, East Coast and Canadian Folk Music Award winners and nominees,” said Michele Law. John Law also added, “AND we are still one of the only festivals across the country and the United States to provide a weekend of this caliber of entertainment for under $100 for a weekend pass!”
The festival has also added a songwriter contest this year in which five finalists will be chosen to perform in the contest on Saturday at the festival. The winner will have the opportunity to perform on main stage later during the festival.
Named Finalist as 2015 Ontario Tourism Awards “Tourism Event of the Year” the ticketed outdoor festival is a celebration of all styles of folk music, boasting 3 daytime session stages, children’s stage and evening Main stage.
Attendees will enjoy locally sourced, delectable and diverse foods, partake of award winning Pelee Island Wines and local craft brews and delight in fine arts and crafts from prominent artisans! Rain or shine and accessible, Children 16 and under are FREE. Regular priced weekend – senior – student and single day passes are available.
The festival is made possible with generous grants, sponsorship and community partnerships from the Town of Kingsville, Municipality of Leamington, Canadian Heritage, Leamington Southpoint Sun, Dominos Pizza of Canada, TD, Leamington Marina, SECC (South Essex Community Council), Unconquered Sun, TWEPI (Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island), Best Western Plus Leamington, IBEW Local 773, Unifor Local 444, Blueline Rentals, Kingsville BIA, Schroeder Electric, Pelee Island Winery, Socan Foundation, La Voz Latina, Blackburn Radio: Cool 100.7, Windsors Country 95.9, 92.7 and Mix 96.7.
The media launch was held at Pelee Island Winery in Kingsville, Ontario on Friday, May 6th announcing the full performer line-up and sponsors to date. Guests were treated to Dominos Pizza and Pelee Island Wines with music performed by local, powerhouse duo The Oh Chays.
Kingsville Folk Music Festival is a project of the non-profit Sun Parlour Folk Music Society. A portion of the net proceeds from the Festival and Road to FolkFest Concerts are designated for The MAY FUNd (Music and Arts for Youth), a project developed by the Society that provides financial assistance to area youth to access the arts through workshops, lessons, mentoring sessions and an annual scholarship.
Hope you’re all doing well and enjoying the beautiful weather as much as I am! I think its safe to say that Spring is finally here!
Looking forward to some fun shows coming up and hoping you can come out and join us. As always, I love and appreciate your wonderful friendship and support and would love to see you soon.
I’m happy to report that the new CD is in the works. Hoping to have it finished by mid Summer. Fingers crossed! I’ll keep you posted. If anyone would like to pre order, please let me know by replying to this email.
Thanks so much again, everyone.
See you soon,
P.S. – Luca would love to see you too!
Here are some fun, upcoming shows. Hope to see you!!
Photo credit – Loretta Hagen & Gary Hagen – Vernon Webb
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Saturday, May 14, 2016 Muses In The Vineyard @ Brook Hollow Winery *new venue*
594 State Highway 94 , Columbia, NJ 07832
Muses in the Vineyard is a festival of music, of the women, by the women and for EVERYONE!!!
Who: Performances By: Susan Werner, Loretta Hagen, No Fuss and Feathers, Rachael Sage, Jessica Smucker, Sarah Peacock, Trina Hamlin, Regina Sayles, Annalise Emerick, Kathy Moser, Sharon Goldman, Marci Geller, Rorie Kelly, Emily Barnes, Kayla Avitabile, SOF.
What Else? Food, Wine Tastings and Sales, Crafters and Artisans, Children’s activities. Benefits: Family Promise of Warren Cty. NJ ~
Website: http://www.musesinthevineyard.com/ – https://www.facebook.com/events/562807187220416/
Stellar line-up, great festival, new venue and great cause!
Check it out HERE on our Trespass Music Blog
Saturday, June 11, 2016 Mountain Ledge Music – Groove in the Grove
1 Vasa Drive, Hackettstown, NJ
Set: 12:00 PM All Ages
Who:Loretta Hagen, Kathy Moser, Emily Barnes, e’llisa jones, Jesse Bardwell, Don Eliker, AJ Croix, Kirsten Maxwell, Pat Foran, Alex Radus, The Grip Weeds and it all starts with an open mic.
Sixth Annual Groove!!! Bringing you the best regional Songwriters!
Some favorites, some new discoveries, always great music, food and FUN!
Rain or shine!! Huge pavilion and/or the Cultural Center. No coolers or pets, please. http://www.grooveinthegrove.com/ – https://www.facebook.com/events/106169279725299/
Saturday, June 25, 2016 Joe D’Urso Presents Rockland Bergen Music Festival @ German Masonic Park
120 Western Highway, Tappa, NY
Set: 11:00 AM Doors: 10:00 AM All Ages
Advance Tickets: April 4-April 30
Regular Tickets: May 1-June 20
Week of Tickets: June 21-June 24
Day of Tickets: on sale June 25 and June 26
Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, Jorma Kaukonen and New Riders of the Purple Sage will be among the acts performing at this year’s Rockland-Bergen Music Festival, which will take place June 25-26 at German Masonic Park in Tappan, N.Y., with a kickoff event June 24 at the Turning Point in Piermont, N.Y.
Saturday, June 25 Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, Willie Nile Band, Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers, Joe D’Urso & Stone Caravan, Glint, Loretta Hagen and more!!
Sunday, June 26 Jorma Kaukonen, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Gary Douglas Band, Dead Mile Dance, McMule, Bob Dorough’s Schoolhouse Rock, Tim O’Donohue & T.M.U., Tyrone Shoelaces, Chihoe Hahn and many more! http://rocklandmusicfestival.com/ – https://www.facebook.com/Rockland-Bergen-Music-Festival-268205273372216/?fref=ts
Friday, August 19, 2016 New Jersey Botanical Gardens Summer Concert Series @ New Jersey Botanical Gardens
2 Morris Rd. Ringwood, NJ, Ringwood, NJ
(973) 962-7527 Set: 6:30 PM All Ages
Tickets: Suggested Donation
Award winning singer songwriter Loretta Hagen returns to the beautiful New Jersey Botanical Gardens
For more information please visit http://www.njbg.org/
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 Folk at the Cannery Series Presents Loretta Hagen @ Folk at the Cannery Series
Dataw Island, SC
Set: 7:30 PM All Ages
Private house concert in the gated community on Dataw Island, South Carolina. By invitation only.