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Backroads – the future
February 7, 2012

To all the supporters of this site and of the music.
I'm sorry to announce that Backroads is taking a break, and it will probably be permanent. You will already have noticed that the amount of material being posted has reduced dramatically in the past few months.

January 22, 2010Tom Paxton cancels UK tour

January 16, 2010Welcome to Backroads