Where to get the music we play
Please support the artists you like by purchasing their music
when you can. Of the ones we play, a few make a comfortable living,
but most struggle, even when they have tremendous talent. The
corollary to this is: please don't duplicate the music from friends!
And if someone asks you to borrow your disc so they can copy it,
encourage them (nicely) to buy it.
Of course you could go directly to the artist or label. We do
provide those links in the playlists.
In the case of many of the independent labels, that is the only place
you can go.
Many more music stores in the area are stocking folk, world, and
acoustic music. You might find what you are looking for in the
In Fargo (where we are based):
Zandbroz Variety (420 Broadway, 239-4729) is particularly
strong on local music. Go hungry: they have excellent milk
shakes. Also a performance venue for local and out-of-town
musicians and writers.
Barnes and Noble (1201 42nd St. SW, 281-1002) has a pretty
wide selection. Be sure not to spill your latte on that book
unless you're planning to buy it. Make your money go even
further: buy during one of their benefit sales for local
Media Play (4444 13th Ave. SW, 282-2050) has a good
selection. You can also buy all the things you need to play them
Best Buy (1615 38th St. SW, 277-1250)
If you are a merchant in North Dakota, stock folk music, and
want to be on this list, drop
us a line.
Homestead Pickin' Parlor (800-497-3655) is the premier
acoustic music shop in the Twin Cities. Also holds regular jam
sessions in various styles. Another good reason to bring the
instrument when you travel. They do mail order, and you can
e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Music in Winnipeg is the home base for the
Winnipeg Folk Festival.
This is also a great source for the Canadian artists we play on the
show. They are happy to do mail order to the States.
We play a lot of Anglo-North American dance music. A great source
for that is the Country Dance and
Song Society of America in Northampton, Mass., which also
stocks tune books, instruction books, tabor pipes, morris bells,
and other fine music and dance miscellanea.
Water From Another Time / North Dakota Public Radio
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Last updated May 28, 2000