The term Folk Music has come to encompass a wide variety of styles, traditional and contemporary, based mainly on the musical roots and traditions of Europe. It includes: * Regional and ethnic traditional musics of the continent, performed by people for and within their own community, passed on and evolving through live performance. * Recorded collections of the aural tradition. * Composed songs and music which have become so well known that they can be said to have "entered the tradition," and are evolving through repeated performance. * Interpretations of the tradition, using different vocal styles and instrumentation. * Maintainers and interpreters of European traditional musics in diaspora communities of North America and Australasia. Since the 1960s folk revival, particularly in North America, the United Kingdom, and Australasia, it has also come to include music of singer-songwriters, who sing their own (usually personal and introspective) material, with no direct connection to the original Folk tradition other than style of performance.

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Featuring the most popular recording artists from Canada's Atlantic coast.
Azalea City Recordings
Takoma Park, MD folk label that permits artists to maintain the rights to their work.
Black Hen Music
Independent Canadian record label. Details of current artists and news.
Camsco Music
Small-label recordings of traditional folk music. Order by phone, email, or mail.
Cimarron Records, Inc.
Americana Singer-Songwriter James Talley's Nashville, USA-based label, which has released his recent tribute to Woody Guthrie, and will be releasing his future new releases.
Clever Sheep Records
Pennsylvania Electric Folk label. Home of artists Ray Ashley, Broadside Electric, Three Hour Detour, and Unsound. Mailing list, merchandise, band profiles.
Folk-Legacy Folk Music
Traditional and contemporary folk music label. Includes CD and song list, top sellers and tour information.
Grinding Tapes Recording Company
Boston-based record label that specializes in limited edition and offering handmade pressings of socially relevant music in both analog and digital formats.
Hard Miles Music - Folk Music & Labor Unions
An independent label devoted to restoring Folk music and art to their rightful status within the labor movement.
Minstral and Collegium Records
A straightforward listing of CDs, tapes, and LPs of traditional folk music and Renaissance and Medieval music.
Mother Earth Music
Specializes in Folk and Contemporary. Details of artists and their recordings.
Rocky Coast Music Inc.
Canadian independent Folk music label. Also represent traditional maritime band McGinty. Based in Nova Scotia.
Salmon Brook Records
Independent label specializing in acoustic and traditional music. Includes artist profiles and tour schedules.
Independent record label from Spain that specializes in Spanish Folk music.
Vanguard Records
Includes a label history, artist profiles and merchandise.
Virt Records
Boston adult Alternative indie. Home of Beth Boucher. News, mailing list, and contact information.
Wildplum Recordings
An indie label featuring Americana, folk, and other new acoustic music from the left coast; a remote recording service is also available.
Woodstock Records
Litchfield, Connecticut Folk and Roots music label. Artists include the late Rick Danko, Professor Louie and The Crowmatix, and Kevin Doherty. News, tour dates, message board, chat room, discography, online store.
Yer Bird Records
A small indie label based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
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