Many of the recordings heard on the "Folks Like Us" program are not readily available at mainstream record stores. It may take a bit of sleuthing to track down elusive CDs and tapes, but the music is definitely worth the time and effort. Here is a list of sources that can help you in your quest.

Canadian River Music
4106 Tyler St.
Amarillo, TX 79110
806-372-4203 phone/fax (11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.)
crmdanna@arn.net (e-mail)

Canadian River Music offers a great selection of independent and small label recordings from many countries. Request a copy of their huge catalog, and sign up for e-mail updates!

Elderly Instruments
1100 N. Washington
P.O. Box 14249
Lansing, MI 48901
517-372-7880 showroom
517-372-7890 mail order
517-372-5155 fax

Elderly Instruments is a wonderfully comprehensive source of folk, bluegrass, blues, old timey, and international music recordings. Order by phone, mail, via the Web site ... or treat yourself to a visit to their mammoth store in Lansing. Request a free printed catalog of recordings, or check the constantly updated listing on their Web site.

Festival Distribution
1351 Grant Street
Vancouver, BC V5L 2X7
604-253-2634 fax
fdi@festival.bc.ca (e-mail)

Festival Distribution offers a wide selection of Canadian recordings by such artists as Nancy White, James Keelaghan, Stan Rogers, Ken Whiteley, Tom Lewis, and Connie Kaldor. Many other independent recordings from other countries are available as well.

Fish Records
P.O. Box 148
Shropshire SY3 5WQ
+44(0)1743 2315456

Fish Records is a great source for some hard-to-find British recordings as well as music from other countries. Order by phone or through their Web site. And sign up for their free e-mail newsletter of reviews of new releases!

Folk Legacy Records, Inc.
Box 1148
85 Sharon Mountain Road
Sharon, CT 06069

Founded in 1961 by Sandy and Caroline Paton, Folk Legacy has been an important influence and source of traditional folk music recordings for close to 40 years. In addition to the numerous musicians recorded on the Folk Legacy label (Gordon Bok/Ann Mayo Muir/Ed Trickett, John Roberts & Tony Barrand, Cindy Kallet, Archie Fisher, Ian Robb, Bill Staines, Art Thieme, Harry Tuft, and Michael Cooney, just to name a few), traditional music recordings on other labels are also distributed.

The Mountain Apple Company
P.O. Box 22373
Honolulu, HI 96823
808-597-1151 fax
info@mountainapplecompany.com (e-mail)

The Mountain Apple Company distributes the recordings of many Hawaiian musicians, including the often-requested recordings of Israel Kamakawiwo'ole ("Iz").

263 Huron Rd.
Sebringville, Ontario
N0K 1X0
519-393-6161 or 800-771-6161

The next time you are headed up to Stratford, Ontario, take a short detour to visit this AMAZING store that specializes in Canadian music of all genres. This is probably the best selection of Canadian folk music you will find anywhere. Neil and Judy Matheson will be happy to fill mail orders and research special orders. Ask to be added to the list for their free e-mail newsletter with notification of new releases.

Nightwatch Recording
P.O. Box 721010
Berkley, MI 48072
inngate@nightwatchrecording.com (e-mail)

Home of Owain Phyfe, the New World Renaissance Band, and many other early music recording artists heard on "Folks Like Us."

NorthSide: Extradordinary Nordic Roots Music
530 North 3rd Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401
sales@noside.com (e-mail)

NorthSide distributes great Scandinavian music from such artists as Väsen, Frifot, Groupa, Hoven Droven, and many others. Request their Nordic Roots sampler if you are not familiar with this exciting music.

Box 6605
Evanston, IL 60204
800-466-0234 or 773-761-8141 phone/fax

The Waterbug label was founded by Andrew Calhoun in 1992 and has grown to offer an impressive list of singer-songwriters and traditional singers, including Chuck Brodsky, Margaret Christl, Kat Eggleston, Sara Grey, Cosy Sheridan, Art Thieme, and many more. Waterbug also distributes recordings from other independent artists.

Even harder to find ...

Many performers do not work with a distributor for their recordings ... which makes the search even more difficult. Here is the contact information for some performers/recordings for which we often get requests at "Folks Like Us":

Bob Bossin
His CD Gabriola V0R1X0 (Nick Records) may be ordered from:
Bob Bossin
Site 24, Box 22
Gabriola Island, BC
Canada V0R 1X0

Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers
All of the recordings of this zany band from Newfoundland may be ordered from their Web site:

Eva Cassidy
Order her recordings from:
11715 Blix St.
N. Hollywood, CA 91607

The Juggernaut Jugband
All of their recordings (and a video!) may be ordered from their Web site:

Laurie McClain
Her wonderful CD The Child Behind My Eyes with the song "My Heaven" may be ordered from:
Kindred Voices Music
P.O. Box 23963
Nashville, TN 37202-3963
Send a check for $16.50 which covers the cost of the CD with shipping.

Don White
All recordings of this amazing songwriter ("I Know What Love Is," "MTV Love," "Rascal," "Psycho Mom and Dad" just to name a few of his songs) may be ordered from his Web site:

Neil Woodward
Information about, samples and copies of Neil's recordings are available on his Web site at: http://www.NeilWoodward.com.

If all else fails, feel free to e-mail Matt or Judy for help with the hunt!