Interesting Links

Smithsonian Folkways is the non-profit record label of the National Museum of the United States and part of the Smithsonian’s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage in downtown Washington, D.C. The label was founded in 1987 after the family of Moses Asch, founder of Folkways Records, donated the entire Folkways Records label to the Smithsonian. The donation was made on the condition that the Institution continue Asch’s policy that each of the more than 2,000 albums of Folkways Records remain in print forever, regardless of sales. Since then, the label has expanded on Asch’s vision of documenting the sounds of the world, adding six other record labels to the collection, as well as releasing over 300 new recordings.
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You must become a member of Smithsonian Folkways, but this is a great resource for finding some wonderful folk music from our past!



The Songwriters’ Association of Washington (SAW) is a non-profit organization established in 1979 to benefit aspiring and professional songwriters.

* Strengthen the craft of Songwriting
* Foster the talents of our members
* Provide an active forum for songwriters and their work
* Celebrate the power of music


Baltimore Songwriters Association – There are so many ways to share your music when you join BSA.  We offer workshops, open mic nights, jam sessions and even put out a yearly compilation CD.  If you want to be heard, BSA is the answer!  The key element to our strength is our membership. We are made of people who come together to advance the craft of songwriting. Style doesn’t matter as long as it’s a well-crafted song.  We meet twice a month, on 2nd and 4th Monday evenings at 7:30 PM at the Creative Alliance at 3134 Eastern Avenue. If you’re old enough to remember the Patterson Theater, that’s where we meet.