Welcome to our community. efolkMusic is nonprofit corporation, recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, with a mission to support the "appreciation, preservation, and performance of traditional and contemporary folk music from around the world"
efolkMusic is an interactive virtual community dedicated to keeping exceptional musicians in "high touch" with their fans. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive resource for music lovers all over the globe and provide services and support for musicians.
Our motto, "Pick it up & carry it on..." is a quote from a song by my band mate Jack Herrick (of the Red Clay Ramblers- I confess, it's my "day job"), and that is exactly what we are doing. With your help, we can continue focusing on development of the community, with features like our folk festival and folk radio show databases, our promotional MP3 distribution services, RSS feeds, streaming "WEFM Radio", and of course more music, artists added every day.
I want to thank all the visitors and users that helped us to become a vital part of the folk music scene in the eight years since our inception. The commercial music world may ignore us as they race for the lowest common denominator, but we will thrive, for one reason: the music is really good. We can and must do what we can to "save" this endangered art form.
With your help, we can keep the good music in the air, and make folk music a part of everyday life. Please join us!
Founder, CEO, CMO (Chief Musical Officer)
efolkmusic Inc Mission Statement
The purposes for which the nonprofit corporation is organized are as follows:
(a) To serve public and community interests by furthering the understanding, appreciation, preservation, and performance of traditional and contemporary folk music from around the world, and to support and develop awareness of and interest and involvement in folk music both as cultural history and entertainment.
(b) To operate programs designed to inform and educate the public about folk music, folk music artists, performances, festivals, radio play; provide archival facilities for preserving and disseminating folk music; to encourage making folk music a part of our everyday lives; and to create new and better opportunities for all persons involved in folk music to learn and to share the common bonds of appreciation and participation in folk music.
(c) To engage in any lawful act or activity for which corporations may be organized under Chapter 55A of the General Statutes of North Carolina.
(d) The corporation is a charitable corporation within the meaning of Section 55A- 1-40(4) of the General Statutes of North Carolina
(e) notwithstanding any other provision of these Articles to the contrary the purposes for which EfolkMusic Inc. is organized are exclusively charitable and educational, including the making of distributions for such purposes to organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law).
Board of Directors:
Chris Frank , Carrboro, NC; President and CEO
Tim Frank, Spencer, IA; Vice-president
Elizabeth Valsing, Carrboro, NC; Secretary/treasurer
Don Dixon, Canton, OH; Board Member
Barden Winstead Jr, Rocky Mount, NC; Board Member
Ann Simpson, Chapel Hill, NC; Board Member
Artist Advisory Board
Don Dixon , OH, Chairman
Bland Simpson, NC, Member
John Palmes, AK, Member
Noah Paley, NC, Member
Marti Jones, OH, Member