Scott Alarik on WorldStreams Hosts: Said & Dari
Aired: Thursday 6.13.2012 10:00-11:00 PM
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For the past 25 years, Scott Alarik has been arguably the most prolific and influential folk music writer in the country. He covered folk for the Boston Globe, contributed regularly to public radio, including seven years as correspondent for the national news show Here and Now, and wrote for many national magazines, including Sing Out, Billboard, and Performing Songwriter. From 1991-97, he was editor and principal writer for the New England Folk Almanac.
Now, Alarik has written Revival, the first novel set entirely in the folk world of the 21st century. Even before publication, the love story was earning raves from Booklist (A joyous celebration of folk musicians and their world), and from folk stars like Tom Paxton, Ellis Paul, Catie Curtis, John Gorka, Alison Brown, Mary Gauthier, and Gordon Bok, who called it just about the warmest, most nourishing book I've read.Music lifts us up, wrote songwriter, organizer, activist, and author Si Kahn. So does Revival.