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We Lost Our Server Host…

Currently, we are transferring the contents of this server located in Boulder, CO to a host in the cloud @Google. This will increase costs quite a bit, and we could really use your $upport! Help us out here  

Folk Alliance 2014: Day 3

We are in our last day here at Folk Alliance, and plan to go out with a bang this evening. Our room has been gaining a reputation for excellence, and for having the best hospitality complete with elevated bed/couch, dubbed “Cloud Pillow Kingdom.” Each of our nights seem to have a theme, that comes together […]


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We Lost Our Server Host…

Currently, we are transferring the contents of this server located in Boulder, CO to a host in the cloud @Google. This will increase costs quite a bit, and we could really use your $upport! Help us out here  

Folk Alliance 2014: Day 3

We are in our last day here at Folk Alliance, and plan to go out with a bang this evening. Our room has been gaining a reputation for excellence, and for having the best hospitality complete with elevated bed/couch, dubbed “Cloud Pillow Kingdom.” Each of our nights seem to have a theme, that comes together […]

Folk Alliance 2014: Day Two

    We’re starting to get into the swing of things here at Folk Alliance, a world of music and talent day and night. Our showcase so far has been especially successful; many people that I meet around the conference recognize our organization and have only good things to say about us and our showcase […]

Folk Alliance: Day One

It was an excellent start for SPPS yesterday in Kansas City. Even the rough start in getting to the conference turned in our favor. We decided to take a bus from the airport to downtown Kansas City, which was promptly hit by a car leaving the airport. While waiting for the authorities to arrive, we […]

SPPS at Folk Alliance 2014

Once Again, SPPS hosts a new series of showcases at Folk Alliance International 2014, in its first year in Kansas City, Missouri. 25 different groups from around the country share their passion for traditional music, and you can hear it at home through our live audio stream. We are fired up to hear and share […]

Remembering Earl Scruggs

We remember the legendary Earl Scruggs…[more]

Folk Alliance 2012: SPPS Teams Up with Realistic Recordings

The SPPS is proud to sponsor Realistic Recordings at the 24th InternationalFolk Alliance in Memphis Tennessee! Check out the private showcase schedule and a link to stream the performances…[more]

The Tenth Anniversary of Northwest String Summit: Welcome Home

This July is the tenth anniversary of Yonder Mountain String Band’s Northwest String Summit. We at the SPPS were stoked to chat to String Summit’s emcee Pastor Tim about his thoughts on a decade of Strummit, his experience as the emcee, a special event planned for this year, and what happens late at night when you stick a Lutheran pastor and a dobro player on a golf cart…[more]

Reel Reflections: Phil Rollins

you’ve been to enough bluegrass and jam shows on Colorado’s Front Range, chances are you have run into Phil Rollins. Besides being an all-around nice guy, Rollins is one of those tapers who you can always count on for getting some high quality audio goods in your ears. He shared some of his thoughts on taping with the SPPS…[more]

Folk Alliance 2011: A Wrap-Up

We wrap up our Folk Alliance 2011 coverage with artist reflections and an awesome mega-mix from our showcases…[more]

SPPS Folk Alliance Showcases Available for Download!

We’re pleased to announce that all of the SPPS showcases from Folk Alliance 2011 are now available for download, in mp3, zip, streaming and flac. That’s how we do at SPPS![more]

Tape Spotlight: Riding the Rail with Tim Eriksen and Wild Earl

Our tape spotlight focuses on an awesome and inspiring house concert from last November, featuring Tim Eriksen and Wild Earl…[more]

New Recordings Released!

It’s a new year, and we’ve got some new tapes! We wanted to draw your attention to three recordings we’ve recently made public in our archives…[more]

Tape Spotlight: Tequila and Crowdsurfing with Uncle Earl

This fabulous soundboard recording of Uncle Earl at the Mountain Sun Hootenanny captures one helluva rowdy night at the Boulder Theater on April 21, 2007…[more]

Tape Spotlight: Stringdusters at Rockygrass ’06

In previous episodes of our Tape Spotlight series, we’ve dug into our Tut and Anonymous collections. This week we’d like to highlight one of our partner band recordings, as we travel back to Rockygrass ’06 with The Infamous Stringdusters…[more]

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We Lost Our Server Host…

Currently, we are transferring the contents of this server located in Boulder, CO to a host in the cloud @Google. This will increase costs quite a bit, and we could really use your $upport! Help us out here  

Folk Alliance 2014: Day 3

We are in our last day here at Folk Alliance, and plan to go out with a bang this evening. Our room has been gaining a reputation for excellence, and for having the best hospitality complete with elevated bed/couch, dubbed “Cloud Pillow Kingdom.” Each of our nights seem to have a theme, that comes together […]

Folk Alliance 2014: Day Two

    We’re starting to get into the swing of things here at Folk Alliance, a world of music and talent day and night. Our showcase so far has been especially successful; many people that I meet around the conference recognize our organization and have only good things to say about us and our showcase […]

Folk Alliance: Day One

It was an excellent start for SPPS yesterday in Kansas City. Even the rough start in getting to the conference turned in our favor. We decided to take a bus from the airport to downtown Kansas City, which was promptly hit by a car leaving the airport. While waiting for the authorities to arrive, we […]

SPPS at Folk Alliance 2014

Once Again, SPPS hosts a new series of showcases at Folk Alliance International 2014, in its first year in Kansas City, Missouri. 25 different groups from around the country share their passion for traditional music, and you can hear it at home through our live audio stream. We are fired up to hear and share […]

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