Momma Don't 'Low™ is a program to support followers of our music-related web pages, including Creek Don't Rise™, Classic Train Songs™, RiverboatMusic.com™, and PaulRaceMusic.com, as shown in the following line:|
Most of the resources we provide grew out of projects and research that author and musician Paul Race posted in case other folks might be interested in the content. Soon Paul started getting lots of reader questions on related topics. And he wrote more articles to answer those questions and so on. Which hopefully explains why there are articles on such a wide range of subjects spread over so many web sites.
The Momma Don't 'Low program's primary benefit at this time is a free- if infrequent - e-mail newsletter that discusses all of those topics above and more. We plan to include other features as time permits.
Topics that are frequently posted in the newsletter include:
In the meantime, the Momma Don't 'Low™ newsletter is more than Paul's way of making sure his core readership stays "in the loop" on the topics they have signed up to learn more about. He's building a "safe place," a community of like-minded people who will support their chosen genres, their local venues, and each other. For that reason, we "vet" our sign-ins carefully - we'd rather have 40 people who are legit and supportive of each other than 4000 e-mail addresses we know nothing about.
Update for 2023 - When we started this newsletter, a lot of folks who signed up apparently had no actual interest in any of the instruments or kinds of music we discuss. Or they were upset their instrument wasn't discussed in the first issue they received (though it was discussed two issues back, if they'd bothered to look).
But we want to "be there for them" for folks who ARE interested in learning, even about instruments and musical styles they don't play. (At a recent festival, I learned a lot about "Barn Dance" fiddling, and found it fascinating, even though I don't play fiddle - or violin.)
If that approach sounds good to you, the link to sign up for the newsletter (and become part of our community) is here.
Get Me Out of Here! - On the other hand, if you are getting the Momma Don't 'Low newsletter and would rather not, please e-mail me with a "Please Unsubscribe" message (worded any way you wish), and we will graciously remove you from our list.
About the Name
"Momma Don't 'Low," sometimes spelled "Momma Don't Allow" but never sung that way, is an old folk song about playing music even when and where you're not "supposed to." And since every instrument and type of music we discuss on all of my music pages has been forbidden, "politically incorrect," or frowned upon at some point in history, we figured the song title would represent all of our various constituencies.
All material, illustrations, and content of this web site is copyrighted © 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 by Paul D. Race. All rights reserved.
Note: Creek Don't Rise (tm) is Paul Race's name for his resources supporting the history and music of the North American Heartland as well as additional kinds of acoustic and traditional music.
For questions, comments, suggestions, trouble reports, etc. about the site, the newsletter, the play "Creek Don't Rise," or about any of our web pages, please contact us.
Whatever else you get out of our pages, I hope you enjoy your music and figure out how to make enjoyable music for those around you as well.
And please stay in touch!
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