Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.

Smithsonian Folkways
Smithsonian Folkways

Dear Supporter,
Smithsonian Folkways Documentary Premieres This Sunday

Worlds of Sound: The Ballad of Folkways is a new one-hour documentary about Moses Asch and the 60-year history of Smithsonian Folkways. Tune your TV to Smithsonian Channel this Sunday, October 25th, at 8 pm EST to watch the premiere.
Watch Excerpts from Worlds of Sound: The Ballad of Folkways
From Smithsonian Channel:
"His name was Moses Asch, and he set out to catalog the sounds of the world. In the process, he changed the way people thought of folk music, and modern life in general. This is the story of his iconoclastic Folkways Records, America's most influential grassroots record label."

Save 20% with Code BALLAD09 through October 27th
Careful observers will see a short promotion at the end of the Worlds of Sound: The Ballad of Folkways documentary offering a 20% discount and a free sampler CD with the purchase of the recently published book Worlds of Sound: The Story of Smithsonian Folkways.

We are extending the same discount to email newsletter subscribers! Just enter the code BALLAD09 during checkout to receive 20% off your next order through October 27th and get a 26-track sampler CD free with the purchase of the book Worlds of Sound: The Story of Smithsonian Folkways.
Go Waggaloo
Listen to Go Waggaloo
Listen to Go Waggaloo Free until November 3rd!

In addition to a free download of the song "'Cuz We're Cousins", you can now stream Go Waggaloo, the new family album from Sarah Lee Guthrie & Family, in its entirety free until November 3rd. The album features original songs, traditional favorites, and three songs written by Sarah Lee's grandfather Woody Guthrie put to music for the first time.

What does Go Waggaloo mean anyway? Visit the Smithsonian Folkways Facebook page to find out!
Smithsonian Folkways Trivia!
Each month we'll ask a trivia question; email your answer, name, and address with the subject "October Trivia" to SmithsonianFolkways@si.edu by October 31st and a randomly selected entrant with the correct answer will win a free CD of his or her choice!

October Question: Who is the familiar voice narrating the trailer for the Worlds of Sound: The Ballad of Folkways documentary? Click here to watch and listen.

Last month's answer: "American author John Steinbeck (Johnny Irion's great-uncle)". Last month's question: Songwriter and performer Johnny Irion, Sarah Lee Guthrie's husband, is also related to a famous American cultural figure. Who?
Curator's Picks
Worlds of Sound: The Story of Smithsonian Folkways (Book)
Worlds of Sound: The Story of Smithsonian Folkways (Book)
Richard Carlin
Viento de Agua Unplugged: Materia Prima
Viento de Agua Unplugged: Materia Prima
Viento de Agua
Ola Belle Reed: All In One Evening
All In One Evening
Ola Belle Reed
The Original James P. Johnson
The Original James P. Johnson
James P. Johnson
Junkanoo Band: Key West
Key West
Junkanoo Band
Lightnin' Hopkins
Lightnin' Hopkins
Lightnin' Hopkins
News and Notes
Smithsonian Folkways is a nonprofit endeavor, and CD and digital download purchases sustain both the mission and the music. Liner notes are available as free downloads. Thank you for your support.

If you would like to unsubscribe from future newsletters from Smithsonian Folkways, please click here to send us an unsubscribe email request, or send an email to listserv@si-listserv.si.edu with SIGNOFF FOLKWAYS as the subject and body. You can also send an email with the subject "UNSUBSCRIBE" to SmithsonianFolkways@si.edu and include all of your email addresses in case you are using an email forwarding service.

If you are having trouble viewing this email, please click here to open this in your web browser.

This email was sent by Smithsonian Folkways
Email us at SmithsonianFolkways@si.edu
Web site: http://www.folkways.si.edu
600 Maryland Ave, SW, Suite 2001
Washington, DC 20024