Fast Folk Records

The Fast Folk Musical Magazine, formed in New York in 1982 as a songwriter/performer cooperative, was an outlet for singer/ songwriters to release their first recordings. Alumni who recorded first for Fast Folk include Grammy Award-winners Lyle Lovett, Suzanne Vega, Julie Gold, Tracy Chapman and Shawn Colvin, as well as John Gorka, Suzy Bogus, Richard Shindell, Lucy Kaplansky of Cry Cry Cry and hundreds of others here and abroad. The collection includes the master recording tapes, magazines and paper records of the organization.

A few recordings from Fast Folk Records. Click here for more.

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