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Bear Family
The renowned German company that specializes in definitive reissue boxed sets of classic country and rockabilly legends.
Blue Hen Records
Featuring guitarist Jim Campilongo
Checkered Past
New small label, with releases by Lonesome Bob, Tom House, and Old Joe Clarks
Copper Creek
Bluegrass, new and old. Legends like The Stanley Brothers, Reno & Smiley, and the Carter Family, upstarts like Union Springs, Creek Bend, and Kimmel, Rosenstein & Co.
Dejadisc has been dissolved, but you can still look here for information about Richard Buckner, Jo Carol Pierce, Sarah Elizabeth Campbell, Michael Fracasso, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Don McCalister, Jr., and David Rodriguez, among others.
Goofin' Records
A Finnish Rockabilly label. This page has discographies of Housewreckers, Hal Peters And His Countrymen, The Barnshakers, Silver Bullets, and Ellis Leslie & The Angry Teens. The page is in Finnish, but the titles of the CDs are in English, so non-Finnish speakers can follow it pretty well.
Hayden's Ferry Records
Insurgent type country & roots rock. The Ignitors, Dan Israel & the Cultivators, Rosemary Silence, and others.
Heydey Records
Small San Francisco label with some twangin' artists, including Steven Yerkey and Jerry Shelfer.
Hightone Records
A cool label from "the town south of Berkeley." Dave Alvin, Big Sandy & His Fly-Right Boys, Chris Gaffney, Buddy Miller, Julie Miller, Bill Kirchen, Rosie Flores, Tom Russell, and others. Hightone also releases a line of blues records under its Testament imprint, and, through its HMGimprint, has begun to reissue a series of albums featuring the best of the rockabilly indie label Rollin' Rock, including anthologies and full-length CDs by Mac Curtis, Johnny Carroll, Ray Campi and others.
Innerstate Records
A new San Francisco-based label dedicated to releasing the best Americana, roots, folk, guitar, alternative country and rock. Features singer-songwriter Sonya Hunter, and reissues of material by Steve Wynn and the Okra All-Stars.
Justice Records
With pages for Jesse Dayton, Willie Nelson, and Kris Kristoferson
La Louisianne
Cajun CDs -- and vinyl! (Get 'em while they last). Rufus Thibodeaux, Merlin Fontenot, Harry & The Cajuns, Lesa Cormier & The Sundown Playboys and others. Be sure to check out the album of risque Cajun humor, The Best Of Bud Fletcher At the Outhouse.
Lazy S.O.B. Records
Austin, Texas label featuring Ana Egge, the Lucky Strikes, Charlie Burton, and a tribute anthology to the legendary Route 66.
Little Dog Records
A small independent label started up by Pete Anderson.
Malahat Mountain Music
Canadian label that specializes in acoustic roots music.
Mammoth Records
Includes info on Joe Henry, the Squirrel Nut Zippers, the Backsliders and Jason & the Scorchers
Native Ground Music
Native Ground is the life work of Wayne Erbsen, who performs old-time, old west, children's tunes, and civil war songs on the many CDs featured here, as well as authoring songbooks, story books and the "hip pocket" old-time and bluegrass songbooks well-known to festival campground pickers.
Nervous Records
A British Rockabilly label and informational site. Looks good for the few seconds I can see it before it causes Netscape to crash! You might have better luck (and a better system...)
Oh Boy
Home of John Prine (see the Prine Times newsletter). Also includes Blue Plate Music (Live From Mountain Stage series) and Red Pajama Records.
Pinecastle Records
Bluegrass! David Parmley/Scott Vestal & Continental Divide, Eddie Adcock, High Strung, New Coon Creek Girls, the Osbourne Brothers, Petticoat Junction, and more.
Razor & Tie Records
A "flashback" label that's been reissuing out-of-print albums by Jimmy Bryant & Speedy West, Dave Alvin, Merle Haggard, and other good music.
Rebel Records
Venerable bluegrass label, whose roster includes Ralph Stanley, Blue Highway, Dave Evans, Lost & Found, Josh Grave, the Forbes Family, and others.
Rounder Records Group
One of the best independent record labels around. Check here for information about Alison Krauss, the Cox Family, J.D. Crowe, the Delevantes, Tony Rice, Nick Lowe and many others.

The Rounder Records Group also includes Distribution North America (which handles Bohemia Beat and Dead Reckoning, among others) and Rounder Kids.

Sugar Hill Records
Outstanding bluegrass, folk and country label. Its long list of artists includes both new and traditional bands -- from the Bluegrass Cardinals to the Bad Livers. They also carry Front Range, the Austin Lounge Lizards, Doc Watson, Terry Allen, Tina Adair, Ricky Skaggs, Butch Hancock, the Good Ol' Persons, and the Lonesome River Band, and lots of other great artists.
Tall Grass Records
Bills itself as "Easy listening, positive country, gospel, jazz & western swing." Features Jess Cullison (western swing) and Sharon Walker (gospel).
Tar Hut Records
Insurgent country labels featuring King Radio, the Ex-Husbands, and Angry Johnny & the Killbillies.

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Camsco Music
Features traditional folk music, or old time music, including the Blue Sky Boys, the Boiled Buzzards, Hazel Dickens, Benton Flippen, the Freight Hoppers, Tommy Keane, Brad Leftwich, and many others.
Elderly Instruments
Gigantinormous catalog of country, folk, bluegrass, oldtime, and roots music on CD and video; instructional books and videos, music books, general books, and musical instruments, supplies and accessories.
Mabel's Music Shop
Carries a mix of traditional and newer, odder music... Includes an "Is This Country?" section, which leans towards the folkier side of Americana music (Nancy Griffith, Guy Clark, Rosalie Sorrels).
Miles of Music
"Your source for Alt-Country, No Depression, Americana, Folk, Rockabilly, Bluegrass, and Pop. A good place to look for alternative and insurgent country.
Music Shed
Online mail order music store specializing in Bluegrass music, acoustic country music, and gospel music. Over 5,000 titles!
Village Records
Excellent catalog featuring folk music, Americana, country and roots rock, including reissues, imports, and even used discs.

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