background
skip navigation

Scott Alarik

Help Scott spread the word

All That Is True
Alarik's most personal recording is a mix of traditonal and original songs spanning his four-decade career in folk music. He is joined by Boston's best neotrad stars, including Crooked Still, Eric Merrill, Jake Armerding, and fiddler-pianist Hanneke Cassel, who also produced. The 12 tracks include folk classics such as "Colorado Trail," "Fair & Tender Ladies," "Rose of Allendale," and "Pretty Saro," alongside original songs, ranging from early staples like "Carolyna Moon" and "Edith Day;" to topical ballads "Finest Are the First to Go" and "General Johnny;" to recent compositions, such as the intimate title cut, "All That Is True."
"Tradition Is A Living Thing"
        Revival T-Shirt

       
        Green, 100% cotton t-shirt with special Roots of Revival design.
Deep Community
Deep Community: Adventures in the Modern Folk Underground
        by Scott Alarik, photos by Robert Corwin
        Black Wolf Press, 402 pp.
        “An essential primer to the continuing folk revival.”
        The Library Journal
       
        "One of the best books ever written about folk music."
        The Ontario Record
       
        "The best reflection I've ever seen of the world I travel in." Songwriter Ellis Paul
       
        Deep Community presents the folk world as it actually exists today: a music with a history, but hardly a music of the past. It travels as its fans do, from Celtic bands to folk-pop songwriters, bluegrass divas to folk-rock pioneeers, traditional fiddlers to radical troubadours, in grand concert halls and community coffeehouses, sprawling festivals and cozy house concerts. Scores of folk's hottest and most enduring stars are intimately profiled, and captured in vivid performance shots by Robert Corwin, folk’s premier photojournalist. But it would not tell the whole story of this non-commercial - often anti-commercial - substream music without also focusing on devoted behind-the-scenes activists: concertmakers and indie labels, volunteers and high-tech professionals, who use the latest technology to allow folk performers to bypass the heedless superhighways of the commercial music industry, and build grassroots careers that are fueled by community, not capital.
-30- Folk Songs Old and New
Scott Alarik with The New Prairie Ramblers
Stories