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Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three to appear on BBC's "Hootenanny" with Jools Holland!

American roots band Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three will be featured on the annual BBC program Hootenanny with Jools Holland, the New Year’s Eve show hosted by the legendary U.K. musician, bandleader and regular host of "Later... with Jools Holland" on BBC. LaFarge and his crew will help Holland to ring in 2012, performing alongside an eclectic array of musical forces, including Cyndi Lauper, James Morrison, Aloe Blaac, Ruby Turner, Sandie Shaw, Betty Wright, The Vaccines and more. The program will air from 11 p.m. on...


Here's to The Wilders...

This morning we received a note from Ike Sheldon, lead singer for Free Dirt Records recording artist The Wilders.  You can read it here, but to sum up, The Wilders are going on hiatus.  We're not really sure what that means... hell, they don't even know what that means.  It could mean they never play again.  It could mean they're back in 2013 in full force, bigger and better than ever.   But this morning we're not really speculating about anything... we're just a little sad about the possibility of never seeing them play again, and a little reflective...


Say Hello to the Two Man Gentlemen Band!

The Two Man Gentlemen BandFree Dirt Records is so incredibly happy to bring into the fold the hot jazz, rhythm & blues, tin-pan alley, and western swing sounds of the Two Man Gentlemen Band! I mean, we can't be any happier to be working with them. They're such great guys. And wow, are they attractive or what! But notice that only one of them is wearing a mustache at any given time... that's a bit odd. Ok anyway, so their first 7" vinyl single (but not ours) is called "Prescription Drugs/Tikka Masala". It's...


Welcome to the "Middle of Everywhere"- Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three new album out now!

Best news ever!  The new album from Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three, Middle of Everywhere, is now available! Channeling American roots, country blues, and jazz traditions of the early 20th century, their newest recording is surely a most inspired 21st -century creation. Middle of Everywhere represents the latest addition to a growing eminence in contemporary American roots music, and LaFarge is definitely paving the way. He and his crew don’t just pay homage to their artistic forbears here – they commandeer their legacies and create something new—...


The Wilders "S/T" and Utah Phillips "Making Speech Free" out now

The new releases are out and available for sale everywhere! For more information or to purchase directly from Trade Root Music Group, visit The Wilders product page here, or the Utah Phillips product page here