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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


June 2011- New albums from The Wilders, Utah Phillips, and more!

Hi Friends,

Trade Root Music Group's partner label Free Dirt Records took some time off in the first part of 2011, but are working hard to prepare for the release of two new recordings on June 21: The all new, self-titled album from The Wilders, and a reissue of a classic live album from folk music and storyteller great Utah Phillips. Stay tuned for more details!