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Che Apalache Nominated for 'Best Folk Album' Grammy!

Che Apalache Nominated for 'Best Folk Album' Grammy!

Che Apalache was nominated for a Grammy award this morning in the Best Folk Album category for their 2019 album, Rearrange My Heart. The album was produced by legendary roots musician Béla Fleck and has been garnering national press from NPRWorld CafeRolling StoneAmerican SongwriterPaste MagazineBillboard Pride, and many more. This is the second Grammy nomination for their label Free Dirt Records after 2017's Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge nomination.

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Working Class Heroes is out today!

Working Class Heroes is out today!

Today we release a powerful collection of labor songs from the early 20th century, reimagined by folk duo Mat Callahan & Yvonne Moore. We hope you give it a listen here.

Working-Class Heroes: A History of Struggle in Song, a co-release with PM Press, focuses on songs written by ordinary, anonymous, working class individuals (and often, women) rather than folk icons—though one or two of those appear here as well.

In our current political environment and in the face of injustice and human rights violations brought upon the peoples by the powers-that-be, these songs feel even more essential...


Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargeaves Join the Free Dirt Family!

Please join us in welcoming Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargeaves to the Free Dirt family! The old-time duo—both masterful in skill and innovative in their approach—will release their self-titled debut album on March 22Listen to a song off the new record (their version of "Eighth of January") premiering now via The Bluegrass Situation. PRE-ORDER the record right here.


Out Now: Vivian Leva's Deeply Rooted Label Debut 'Time Is Everything'

Out Now: Vivian Leva's Deeply Rooted Label Debut 'Time Is Everything'

Vivian Leva’s debut solo record, Time Is Everything, is out now! Saving Country Music says it “needs to be on your radar" (and we couldn't agree more). Featuring Riley Calcagno, the album effortlessly shifts between archaic ballads, classic country and honky tonk, and contemporary Americana, with songwriting that'll bowl you over. Snag your copy here.


Anna & Elizabeth 7-inch Vinyl Single Out Now!

Anna & Elizabeth 7-inch Vinyl Single Out Now!

It's release day for the new Anna & Elizabeth 7-inch vinyl single Hop High/Here in the Vineyard! A beautiful evolution of the duo’s traditional foundation, this release takes the minimalist approach of their previous work into the avant-garde. Get your vinyl / digital copy at one of the links below:

Free Dirt
iTunes
Amazon