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Here are music references from my study of the folk music community. The study was completed in late 1996 so you won't see any more recent references. If you know of any good folk or acoustic music references that I ought to add to this list, let me know!





Alarik, S. (1995a, November 11). Booking agency has folk appeal. Billboard, 5, 23, 87.

Alarik, S. (1995b, November 11). N. American folk venues home to stars, new acts. Billboard, 23.

Alarik, S. (1995c, February 3). Folk's rising Dar. The Boston Globe, pp. 59, 62.

Alarik, S. (1996). Woody Guthrie. In Expanding Alliances - A Capitol Idea (conference guide for the eighth annual conference of the North American Folk Music and Dance Alliance), 35-38.

Annis, M. (1995). Editorial. Record Roundup, 98(2), inside cover.

Baggelaar, K., & Milton, D. (1976). Folk music: More than a song. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell.

Bambarger. B. (1996, January 20). Guardian's Curtis displays honesty on 'Truth from Lies.' Billboard, 1, 91, 92.

Berg, J. (1976, June 13). Growing up with Phil Ochs. The New York Times, Section II, pp. 19-20.

Bessman, J. (1994, July 16). Rising singer/songwriters redefine folk in the '90s. Billboard, 1.

Bessman, J. (1995, November 11). Black folk is vocal minority. Billboard, 1, 97.

Boehlert, E. (1995a, November 11). Folk radio patchy, but fans are loyal. Billboard, 5, 22.

Boehlert, E. (1995b, November 11). Full-time folk WADN Boston. Billboard, 22.

Bohlman, P. V. (1988). The study of folk music in the modern world. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.

Brand, O. (1962). The ballad mongers. New York: Funk & Wagnalls.

Bryant, W. (1995). Virtual music communities: The Folk_Music Internet discussion group as a cultural system (Doctoral dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles, 1995). Dissertation Abstracts International, 56-05, 1571.

Buckley, B. (1994, November 19). Folk music online, on the road; songwriters brought together via Internet. Billboard, 16.


Cadigan, M. J. (1995). Editorial. Record roundup, 97(1), inside cover.

Cantwell, R. (1996). When we were good. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Castan, S. (1963, August 27). Folk singers and their fans. Look, 49-57.

Concert Reviews: Phil Ochs (Carnegie Hall, N.Y.). (1969, April 9). Variety, 69.

Cutler, C. (1985). File under popular. London: November Books.

Dear David (1988, Winter). [Response to Letter to the Editor]. Sing Out!, 74.

Deitz, R. (1989, Summer). Christine Lavin: City & eastern songstress. Sing Out!, 2-7.

Deitz, R. (1995a, November 11). Female folk artists fight pigeonholing. Billboard, 13, 89.

Deitz, R. (1995b, November 11). Sorrels remains true to her Green Linnet 'Heart.' Billboard, 13, 99.

Denski, S. W. (1992). Music, musicians, and communication. In J. Lull (Ed.), Popular music and communication (2nd ed., pp. 33-48). Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

DeYoung, B. (1995, December 1). Songwriter Nanci Griffith: True stories. The Gainesville Sun, Scene Magazine, p. 5.

Dunaway, D. K. (1981). How can I keep from singing: Pete Seeger. London: Harrap.

Dunaway, D. K. (1987). Music as Political Communication in the United States. In J. Lull (Ed.), Popular Music and Communication (1st ed., pp. 36-52). Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

Dunson, J. (1965). Freedom in the air: Song movements of the sixties. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.


Eliot, M. (1979). Death of a rebel (1st ed.). Garden City, NY: Anchor Press.

Expanding Alliances - A Capitol Idea. (1996). North American Folk Music and Dance Alliance. Conference program, 8th annual conference, Washington, D.C.

Fenster, M. A. (1992). The articulation of difference and identity in alternative popular music practice (Doctoral dissertation, University of Illinois, 1992). Dissertation Abstracts International, 53-07, 2144.

Flippo, C. (1976, May 20). Phil Ochs, troubador, dead: "He was a child of the '60s." Rolling Stone, 12-15.

Folk in the Rockies (1988, Winter). Sing Out!, 40.

Forcucci, S. L. (1984). A folk song history of America. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

Frith, S. (1987). The industrialization of popular music. In J. Lull (Ed.), Popular music and communication (1st ed., pp. 53-77). Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

Gans, H. J. (1974). Popular culture and high culture: An analysis and evaluation of taste. New York: Basic Books.

Gewertz, D. (1996, February 27). 35th annual Grammy awards; nominees aren't often plain folks. The Boston Herald, p. 33.

Gioffre, G. (1995, November 25). Letters: Festivals part of folk circuitry. Billboard, p. 6.

Guthrie, W. (1943). Woody Guthrie: Bound for glory. New York: E.P. Dutton.


Harrington, R. (1996, February 14). Folk for the '90s; In Washington, a harmonic convergence. The Washington Post, p. B7.

Holden, S. (1994, November 20). Pop view; Dylan's children, without the sanctimony. The New York Times, Sect. 2, p. 1.

Holland, B. (1996, March 2). D.C. confab shows wide range of folk. Billboard, 9, 78.

Hood, M. (1990). Ethnomusicology. In K.K. Shelemay (Ed.), Ethnomusicology, volume 1: history, definitions and scope of ethnomusicology (pp. 148-150).

Hoots and hollers on the campus. (1961, November 27). Newsweek, 84-85.

Horak, T. (1995, November 11). Rounder's Philo imprint preserves folk legacy. Billboard, 13, 96-97.

Jeffrey, D. (1995, November 11). With radio airplay limited, creative folk selling a must. Billboard, 5, 44.

Jones, S. (1992). Rock formation: Music, technology, and mass communication. Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

Joyce, M. (1994, June 10). Dar Williams's wit fills 'Honesty Room.' The Washington Post, Weekend Section, p.16.


Karpeles, M. (1955). Definition of folk music. Journal of International Folk Music Council, 8, 6-7.

Kennedy, R. (1995). Rod Kennedy Presents: Kerrville Folk Festival 1995 (festival program).

Knickles, P. C. (1995). Anatomy or a record deal. Gig Magazine, 23-26.

Larkin, P. (1995, May/June/July). [Letter to the Editor]. Sing Out!, pp. 3-4.

Leventhal, H. (1990). Foreward. In Marsh, D., & Leventhal, H. (Eds.), Pastures of plenty: A self-portrait; the unpublished writings of an American folk hero: Woody Guthrie. New York: HarperCollins.

Littleton, M.W. (1994, August 30). Interview with Nanci Griffith (transcript obtained from interviewer).

Lomax, A. (1993). The land where the blues began. New York: Dell.

Lomax, A., & Berrett, J. (1986). Introduction. In Lomax, J. A., & Lomax, A., Cowboy songs and other frontier ballads. New York: MacMillan.

Lull, J. (Ed.). (1987a). Popular music and communication (1st ed.). Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

Lull, J. (1987b). Popular music and communication: An introduction. In J. Lull (Ed.), Popular music and communication (1st ed., pp. 10-35). Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

Lull, J. (1987c). Listeners' communicative uses of popular music. In J. Lull (Ed.), Popular music and communication (1st ed., pp. 140-174). Newbury Park, CA: Sage.


MacQueen, S. (1991, February 15). Folksinger gets a bluesy week going tonight. Tallahassee Democrat, p. 3D.

Malone, B. C. (1968). Country Music USA. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press.

Markowitz, D. (1996, February 18). Singer with insights hones in Chappaqua. The New York Times, p. 16.

Marsh D., & Leventhal H. (1990). Pastures of plenty: A self-portrait; the unpublished writings of an American folk hero: Woody Guthrie. New York: HarperCollins.

McKeen, W. (1993). Bob Dylan: A bio-bibliography. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.

McLeod, N. (1990). Ethnomusicological research and anthropology. In K.K. Shelemay (Ed.), Ethnomusicology, volume 1: History, definitions and scope of ethnomusicology (pp. 175-191).

Mills, S. (1995, April 4). Ready for radio; after all these years, John Prine still worries what success will cost him. Chicago Tribune, Tempo Section, p. 1.

Mitchell, G. (1995, June 25). Stanfield pens, sings songs on the road to success. Clovis News Journal, p. 5D.

Morris, C. (1995, November 11). Gorka, Smither do it on the road. Billboard, 5, 96.

Moss, M. D. (1995, May/June/July). The first words. . . Sing Out!, 2.

Murri, T. & Murri, K. (1990). Standing the test of time: A conversation with Garnet Rogers. Sing Out!, 12-17.

Mussulman, J. A. (1974). The uses of music. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

NanciNet (1996). NanciNet Mailing List Archives [online]. Available:

Neff, M. L. (1994). Phil Ochs: Singing Journalist. Unpublished manuscript.

Neibergall, J. (1995, Fall). A 'vicarious venture into grassroots newspapering.' Huck Boyd National Center for Community Media Review, 23, 27.

Nettl, B. (1964). Theory and method in ethnomusicology. London: Free Press of Glencoe.

Nettl, B., & Myers, H. (1976). Folk music in the United States: An introduction (3rd ed.). Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press.

Nolan, T. (1971, May 27). God help the troubador: Pissing away the memories with Phil Ochs. Rolling Stone, 22-23.

Ochs, P. (1963, March). The need for topical music. Broadside (no page number shown).

Ochs, P. (1965, April 10). Son of "my back pages." Broadside (no page number shown).

One strong voice for folk music and dance. (1995). Membership materials, North American Folk Music and Dance Alliance.


Parrish, M. (1995-1996, November/December/January). Alan Lomax: Documenting folk music of the world. Sing Out!, 30-35.

Phillips, U. U. (1995, November 12). U. Utah Phillips retires. Folk_Music Digest [On-line]. Available:

Price, D. E. (1995, November 11). 3 female artists redefine genre. Billboard, 5, 22.

Pritchard, D. (1976, April 14). Remembering Phil Ochs. The Ohio State Lantern, p. ___.

Rhodes, W. (1966). Folk music, old and new. In B. Jackson (Ed.) Folklore & Society, 11-19. Hatboro, PA: Folklore Assoc.

Rhodes, W. (1990). Toward a definition of ethnomusicology. In K.K. Shelemay (Ed.), Ethnomusicology, volume 1: History, definitions and scope of ethnomusicology (pp. 33-39).

Roberts, H.H. (1990). Suggestions to field-workers in collecting folk music and data about instruments. In K.K. Shelemay (Ed.), Ethnomusicology, volume 2: Ethnomusicological theory and method (pp. 1-26).

Robinson, J. P. (1993, October). Arts Participation in America: 1982-1992 (Research Division Report #27). Washington, D.C.: National Endowment for the Arts, Research Division. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 378 105).

Rodnitzky, J. L. (1976). Minstrels of the Dawn: The folk-protest singer as cultural heroes. Chicago: Nelson-Hall.

Rosenberg, N. (1985). Bluegrass: A history. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press.

Rowoth, A. (1995, April 26). ADMINISTRIVIA: Reinventing folk music 1995. Folk_Music Digest [online]. Available: http://


Santoro, G. (1987). Rounder Records. Pulse!, 56-59.

Seeger, C. (1977). Studies in musicology 1935-1975. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

Seeger, P. (1961). American favorite ballads. New York: Oak.

Seeger, P. (1972). The incompleat folksinger. New York: Simon and Schuster.

Shaw, A. (1965, April). Behind the folk-song frenzy. Reader's Digest, 191-96.

Shay, G. (1996). Lifetime Achievement Awards. In Expanding alliances - a capitol idea. Conference guide for the eighth annual conference of the North American Folk Music and Dance Alliance, 35.

Shelton, R. (1966, January 8). Phil Ochs makes debut as soloist. The New York Times, p. 15.

Sing Out! (1996). Package for advertisers.

Stanfield, J. (1996). A musician's guide to outrageous success. Nashville: Jana StanTunes Music.

Stekert, E. Cents and nonsense in the urban folksong movement: 1930-1966. In B. Jackson (Ed.) Folklore & Society, (pp. 153-168). Hatboro, PA: Folklore Assoc.

Study: Baby boomers drive music sales. (1995, March 31). United Press International.

Szathmary, R. (1995, March 20). Two small Irish music labels rely on DM. DM News, 3.

Taylor, C. (1995, November 11). Fragmenting formats foster several new subgenres. Billboard, 81, 84.

Terkel, S. (1961). Introduction. In W. Guthrie, Woody Guthrie: Bound for glory. New York: E.P. Dutton.

Von Schmidt, E. & Rooney, J. (1979). Baby, let me follow you down. Garden City, NY: Anchor Press.

Walsh, M. (1994, October 3). Little gifts that just happen. Time, 76.

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