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IUMA [Internet Underground Music Archive
Jelly American music zine.
The Texas Music Office
The Texas Music Office serves as the information clearinghouse and promotion office for the Texas music industry. This is a really, really, really good page -- beautifully organized and packed full of resources. Check here for everything from band phone numbers (The Texas Talent Registry) to music copyright info to colleges offering degress in music. If you're looking for any kind of information on Texas music, go here first!
The Austin Music Web
Thorough and well-organized list of links for Austin musicians, clubs & venues, record labels, record Stores, media and more.

Clubs, Dance Halls, &tc.

Oklahoma Opry
Live from Oklahoma city, the Opry features local and southwest country and gospel performers every Saturday night.
Ronnie Mack's Barn Dance

A focal point for Los Angeles Twang (it helped launch the careers of the likes of Rose Flores and Jim Lauderdale, Ronnie Mack's Barn Dance features cool country & rockabilly every Tuesday night at Jacks Sugar Shack in Hollywood, California.


Country/Alt Country Zines & Websites

Country Standard Time
The New Insurgent Country Website
Twangzine



Bluegrass

Bluegrass Now
Web presence for the "upstart" bluegrass magazine, with some articles online. A great magazine!
Bluegrass Unlimited
The oldest and longest-running bluegrass magazine. Few articles are reproduced here, but there's lots of information about the magazine, and contact information for its editors and writers.
Bluegrass World
Comprehensive list of Websites of interest to bluegrassers, including instruments, supplies, festival listings, venues, bands -- and, for the touring bluegrass band, helpful RV and automotive sites .
The Bluegrass / Acoustic Music Web Ring
A bluegrass web ring! This address gives you information on how to join, and has a link to the member list -- 203 at last count.
Cybergrass
The Web's Bluegrass magazine. Look here for profiles of Bill Monroe, Del McCoury, Alison Krauss, J.D. Crowe, and many others.
iBluegrass
A big, and growing, bluegrass e-zine. Excellent site, with wide coverage and deep access to resources such as bluegrass organizations, radio, jams, venues, festivals, and more.
The International Bluegrass Music Association
The international organization for the furtherance of bluegrass music. Includes a history of the organization, a list of its services, and information on how to join.

Old Time Music

Old Time Music Home Page
Excellent site with news, an Old Time Fiddler's Hall of Fame, a discography of old time music by Chirps Smith, a musician directory, addresses for catalogs specializing in old time music, and lots of good links.

The Old Time Herald
Now on the 'Net! Excellent source for information about old time music, edited by singer Alice Gerrard.
Brandywine Friends of Old Time Music
Promotes and sponsors bluegrass and old time music in the Wilmington, Delaware area.
Julie Mangin's clogging page
Julie Mangin, clogger and banjo picker, maintains pages devoted to old time music and dance at her personal website, Chez Julie..
Old Time Music
A useful list of links to sites about old time music, sponsored by Jubilee Community Arts of Knoxville, Tennessee

Rockabilly

Rockabilly Central
Your one-stop source for rockabilly info and links.
Rockabilly Hall of Fame
A new, internet-based Hall of Fame, this is also a resource page for everything rockabilly. Links to bands, reviews, calendars, news, guides to record shops and lots more.
The Originals
A gallery of Fifties rock and rollers. Includes, among many others, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, the Everly Brothers, Gene Vincent, Buddy Holly -- and Elvis, of course!



Folk Music

Folkmusic.org
A huge compendium of information about folk music in all its variations. Some excellent radio information here.
Dirty Linen
The focus here is folk, but since folk strays into country, so does Dirty Linen.
New Acoustic Music
A site devoted to New Acoustic Music -- by the likes of Leo Kottke, Russ Barenburg, David Grier, Tut Taylor, and The Tony Rice Unit

Cajun Music

The Encyclopedia of Cajun Culture
A good place to start looking -- not just for music but for food, language, and history.

Blues

Delta Snake Blues News
Excellent on-line blues zine.
King Biscuit Time
Blues Page with a lot of artist write-ups (with sound files), history, essays on blueswomen, country blues, Chicago blues, San Francisco Bay Area blues, and more.

 

Silliness

BizarGrass News
NASA deploys the first banjo into orbit... Spike Lee directs a blockbuster bio-pic of Lester Flatt starring Leonardo DeCaprio as Lester Flatt and Tommy Lee Jones as Earl Scruggs... 12 Folks overdoese on viagra at the Bob Dole Bluegrass Festival... Now that's bluegrass news you can use!
The Random Bad Bluegrass Band Namer
Hit the button and get a bad bluegrass band name!



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