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!

Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three at the Newport Folk Festival

Free Dirt Records recording artist Pokey LaFarge & The South City Three wowed a large and enthusiastic crowd on August 1, 2010 at the Newport Folk Festival, and a number of music critics in the audience wasted no time before sharing their excitement about the performance.

Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three to release "Riverboat Soul"

The Mississippi River runs as an undercurrent through this collection of songs, a tribute to the ragtime and jug band influences of St. Louis, Missouri, the city LaFarge has most recently called home.

Trade Root Music Group remembers Utah Phillips

Folk musician, storyteller, and Trade Root Music Group's dear friend U. Utah Phillips passed away the evening of May 23, 2008. He greatly inspired our work here at TRMG, and we will miss him dearly. The official obituary as provided by the family on May 24, 2008 can be found at the official Utah Phillips website.