Folk Den is a folk music website founded in 1995 by Roger McGuinn , former front man of The Byrds . [1] Hosted at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ‘s ibiblio , the site is intended to preserve and promote folk music and offers a new folk song on a monthly basis. Each posting provides an MP3 of a traditional folk song along with a descriptive paragraph, lyrics, guitar chords and related images. The New York Times , the Discovery Channel , and CNET . [1]

CD releases

A selection of songs from Folk Den, with guest vocalists, was released on CD as Treasures from the Folk Den , which was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2002 for Best Traditional Folk Album. In November 2005, McGuinn released a four-CD box set containing a hundred of his favorite songs from the Folk Den. [2]


  1. ^ Jump up to:b Van der Vliet, Gina (December 21, 1996). “Roger McGuinn Brings Folk To The Net: Byrds Front Man Exposes New Generation To Genre”. Billboard . 108(51): 50.
  2. Jump up^ Swift, Glenn R. (December 2008). “On Stage: Roger McGuinn” (PDF) . PBG Lifestyle Magazine . Retrieved August 6, 2011 .

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *