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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Festivals, Concerts, and More, Saturday, July 26, 2014


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In this edition ...

♪  NEWS FEATURE: A folk-rock icon calls it quits.
♪  FESTIVALS today in Southern California.
♪  CONCERTS, club gigs, the coffee house scene, outdoor shows, and more.

Let's get started!

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BARRY McGUIRE, LEAD ACTOR IN "HAIR" ON BROADWAY, FAMOUS FOR "EVE OF DESTRUCTION," & EARLY LEAD SINGER OF THE NEW CHRISTY MINSTRELS, CALLS IT QUITS

Barry McGuire had a health scare on stage Wednesday night, during the sound check for a performance of his popular musical storytelling show, "Trippin' the 60s." And, it seems, one was enough.

McGuire has been touring the show with John York, former member of the legendary '60s band the Byrds. Barry's announcement brings a sudden end to a uniquely influential and colorful career, during which he was repeatedly at the center of rock's most creative years.

He was there with his six-string in the Greenwich Village folk revival scene, alternating on little coffeehouse stages with the then-unknown "Bobby" Dylan, Joanie Mitchell, and many others who would become stars.

He came to public acclaim singing "Green, Green" as a member of Randy Sparks' group, the New Christy Minstrels. Soon after, the musicians he assembled to be his own backup band became The Mamas & The Papas.

His name is even featured in famous rock lyrics:

"McGuinn and McGuire / Just a-gettin' higher / In L.A. you know where that's at / And nobody's gettin' fat except Mama Cass."

In fact, Barry McGuire was living in a VW Microbus in Cass Elliott's driveway when the call came for him to get to New York. They wanted him for the lead in the debut of "Hair," the shockingly revolutionary Broadway musical in which conventions and sensibilities were defied, including when cast members got naked and crawled atop the backs of audience seats while singing.

In more recent years, Barry McGuire turned quite religious and took to heart the words and message of that '60s song he made famous, "Eve of Destruction."

His cachet increased when the song was banned from radio by the FCC, which feared sedition -- making Barry McGuire the only folksinger with that particular distinction in his biography.

But it's all arrived at an abrupt end. Barry has confirmed his sudden retirement. He wrote:

"Well, it's finally happened. For years I've been saying that this year is my last year for public appearances, and then that year goes by, and I say, 'Well next year's my last year.'

"But last night at Bob Stane's Coffee Gallery [Backstage] when John York and I got into our sound check, I started feeling a heavy burning sensation in my upper esophagus and down into my respiratory system. Some dear friends drove us straight to the hospital where I spent the night being poked and prodded, squeezed and tweezed, stabbed and jabbed until they finally ruled out the possibility of a heart attack. My blood pressure is perfect 120/80, my blood sugar level is perfect, my oxygen blood level is perfect and there were no heart attack enzymes in my blood.

"BUT, my body is telling me it's time to stop, so stopping I am.

"My last public appearance was at the Acoustic Music San Diego sponsored by Carey Driscoll. I didn't know it at the time, but I know it now. So if you've never seen me live on stage… hahaha, you've missed your chance."

The Guide's editor hosted Barry McGuire and his then sideman Terry Talbot back in the mid double-oughts on "Tied to the Tracks," the now-gone L.A. broadcast acoustic Americana radio show. They did a two-hour live performance-interview that featured much of "Trippin' the 60s" as it was when Barry began touring it.

"The phones rang off the wall," recalls Larry Wines, the Guide's editor and the radio show's host, programmer, and booker.

Larry adds, "Throughout the years, we have always encouraged the Guide's readers to see Barry perform live. I was very fortunate to have seen him do his '60s retrospective show many times, several with Terry, and even more with John York."

Recalling more, Larry says, "Barry was so good at wrapping you up in music history and whisking you away for a magical mystery trip of a ride. By the end of the night, the only remaining mystery was how in the world one talented guy could have been part of so much iconic music that spoke for a generation in turbulent times. I really pity those who never caught that show, including all who were too young to have known that music before. Still, I wish Barry and his charming wife Mari many years of happy retirement. Of course, if you ever want to make a comeback, Barry, even for one night, call us, y'hear?"



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There are TWO different L.A. fests for today's annual "National Day of the Cowboy," and they're listed first.

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Sat, Jul 26,
FESTIVAL,
in Griffith Park (L.A.):
10 am-5 pm  Annual "DAY OF THE COWBOY & COWGIRL" is the Autry Museum's event for the "10th Annual National Day of the Cowboy," a fun, family-friendly festival with live music and more, at the Autry National Center in Griffith Park, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles  90027; 323-667-2000.
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Get in touch with your inner cowboy or cowgirl. Enjoy delicious BBQ and a root beer saloon, see live performers, explore the museum galleries, and partake of the special activities.
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Participate in a variety of Western-themed activities, including:
√ A world-record attempt for the Most Trick Ropers, led by The Oklahoma Kid.
√ Leatherwork crafts with Standing Bear’s Trading Post.
√ Square-dance workshops with Triple Chicken Foot and dance caller Susan Michaels.
√ Drop-in roping with The Lewis Family, multigenerational Rose Parade regulars.
√ Sketching with live horses at the corral.
√ Scavenger hunts.
√ Hands-on stations with cowboy tools.
√ Screenings of "The Gene Autry Show."
√ Storytelling.
√ More.
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Admission: Free for Autry Members / $10 Nonmembers / $6 Students and Seniors (age 60+) / $4 Children ages 3–12; tickets include museum admission.
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RSVP/Reservations: tickets available at the door or online. Space is limited, so reservations recommended.

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Sat, Jul 26,
FESTIVAL,
in SFV (Chatsworth):
11 am-4 pm  10th Annual "NATIONAL DAY OF THE COWBOY" at the Valley Relics Museum, 21630 Marilla St, Chatsworth, California 91311. Chatsworth.
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Live performances by award-winning singer-songwriter STEVE HILL, plus the ROB STALEY BAND.
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Valley Relics Museum Presents THE NATIONAL DAY OF THE COWBOY with a big celebration featuring live western music, western tv and film celebrities, authors, food trucks, celebrity speakers, a dance contest, a ‘sneak peek’ of the new Nudies Rodeo Tailors clothing line, and more.
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Organizers say, "This is a cowboy event hosted by real cowboys and cowgirls. Accept no imitations."
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All proceeds support the San Fernando Valley Relics Museum and The National Day of The Cowboy.
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Meet, greet, shake hands and share stories with some of your favorite Western stars, including Dan Haggerty, TV's "Grizzly Adams,"  and Dawn Moore, daughter of TV's "Lone Ranger" Clayton Moore. Dawn will speak about her father's career.
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Also appearing will be Steve Stevens Sr., sharing his career in shows such as the Roy Rogers Show, Zorro, and Gunsmoke. Steve will head up a seminar, sharing stories on his time spent as an Agent for many Cowboy / Western authors and writers. Plus, Ben Costello, Julie Ann Ream, and Bethany Braley, who serves as Executive director of the National Day of the Cowboy. Bethany could have chosen to attend any of dozens of commemorative events today, and she picked this one. She will share her vision of the future of the NDOC.
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The event includes presentation of the Western Legends Award to a special guest, to be revealed.
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The "Charityville Jail" and living history team present a true step back in time with their historical re-enactment featuring cowboy western shoot-out and bank robbery scenarios.
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A western style BBQ food truck will be on hand, as will favorite ice cream truck "Scream."
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Other features are Face Painting for the kids, and craft vendors.
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Tickets are $20 for adults. Children age 12 and under are free. Tickets available at:
http://valleyrelics.org/events/the-national-day-of-the-cowboy/

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Sat, Jul 26,
Pseudo-FESTIVAL,
in OC (Huntington Beach):
8 am  Annual "U.S. OPEN OF SURFING" is America’s largest pro surfing competition, attracting the world’s elite of the sport, who compete for big money while wowing 200,000 beach boys and girls with their skill, grace and innovative board designs.
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Features live bands, a sports expo, and after-parties with the friendly locals. Centered on Main Street, Huntington Beach 92648. Info, www.usopenofsurfing.com

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Sat, Jul 26,
Pseudo-FESTIVAL,
in Long Beach:
11 am-3 pm  3rd Annual "EMPOWER THE YOUTH FAIR" in Martin Luther King Jr Park, 1950 Lemon Ave, Long Beach, CA 90806.
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Join GURL Society as they "provide youth and their families with resources for empowerment, inspiration, and uplifting." Info, http://gurlsociety.webs.com/apps/calendar/showEvent?calID=4559325&eventID=240583700

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Sat & Sun, Jul 26 & 27,
Pseudo-FESTIVAL,
in L.A.:
11 am-6 pm  FREE "RENEGADE CRAFT FAIR LOS ANGELES" in downtown’s new Grand Park, 200 N Grand Av, L.A.
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It's "a vibrant outdoor gathering place"  featuring "over 200 indie makers, food trucks, coffee, art installations, workshops and more." Info, www.renegadecraft.com/losangeles-july-market-details



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♪  Saturday's CONCERTS,
Club Gigs, Outdoor Shows...
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Sat, Jul 26, in Hollywood:
10 am  GRANDEZA MEXICANA FOLK BALLET COMPANY performs for this week's "BIG! WORLD! FUN! FAMILY SERIES" at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, 2580 Cahuenga Bl East, Hollywood 90068; 323-461-3673.

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Sat, Jul 26, in Highland Park (L.A.):
1 pm  Monthly "OLD TIME MUSIC / TRADITIONAL SOUTHERN FIDDLE & BANJO JAM at the Audubon Nature Center in Debs Park, 4700 N Griffin Av, Highland Park 90031; 323-221-2255.

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Sat, Jul 26, in Santa Monica:
2 pm  MARK HUMPHREY plays "ROOTS MUSIC ON THE LAWN" at the Santa Monica Public Library's Ocean Park Branch, 2601 Main St, Santa Monica 90405; 310-458-8683.

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Sat, Jul 26, in Altadena:
3 pm  AARON LARGET-CAPLAN plays a matinee at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena 92675; reservations, 626-798-6236.

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Sat, Jul 26, in SFV (Canoga Park):
5 pm  JOHN ZIPPERER & FRIENDS play Julie’s Joint House Concert Series in Canoga Park. Reservations get directions at 818-261-0682 or  juliesjoint@johnzipperer.com

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Sat, Jul 26, in L.A.:
5 pm  GRUPO FALSO BAIANO plus KATIA MORAES play the outdoor summer series at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Bl, Los Angeles 90036; 323 857-6000.

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Sat, Jul 26, in L.A.:
6:30 pm  "SUE TRUMAN: FIDDLER, STEPDANCER AND 'CRANKIE' ARTIST FROM SEATTLE" at the Velaslavasay Panorama, 1122 West 24th St, Los Angeles 90007.

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Sat, Jul 26, in Lakewood:
6:30 pm  Weekly BLUEGRASS CONCERT brings various bands to the long running series at Me N Eds Pizza Parlor, 4115 Paramount Bl, Lakewood 90712; 562-421-8908.

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Sat, Jul 26, in Culver City:
7 pm  MOUNTAIN DULCIMER PIONEERS OF THE WEST play Boulevard Music, 4316 Sepulveda Bl, Culver City 90230; 310-398-2583.

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Sat, Jul 26, in Altadena:
7 pm  DAVID LANDIA BAND plays the evening show at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena 92675; reservations  626-798-6236.

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Sat, Jul 26, in SFV (Woodland Hills):
7-11 pm  SONGMAKERS monthly "WEST VALLEY HOOT" in Woodland Hills 91367. Location and info at www.songmakers.org 

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Sat, Jul 26, in Newhall (Santa Clarita):
7:30 pm  GRATEFUL DUDES play their weekky bluegrass residency, sometimes with very notable musical guests, at Vincenzo's Pizza, 24500 Lyons Av, Newhall 91350. (Just off I-5, Lyons exit.)

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Sat, Jul 26, in Santa Monica:
8 pm  ROSS ALTMAN & JILL FENIMORE play the art opening for an exhibition of the paintings of the late "CHANGE-LINKS" newspaper editor JOHN JOHNSON, at the Unurban Coffeehouse, 3301 Pico Bl, Santa Monica 90401; 310-315-0056.

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Sat, Jul 26, in Pasadena:
8 pm TY FANCE does a STORYTELLING CONCERT at Porticos Art Space, 2033 Washington Bl, Pasadena.
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Ty is a multi-talented performer. There are still a few tickets left.
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Online advance, $12, at:
http://bit.ly/tyfancestorytime
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At the door, $15, cash or credit card.

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Sat, Jul 26, in Hollywood:
8:30 pm  GRANDEZA MEXICANA FOLK BALLET COMPANY plays the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, 2580 Cahuenga Bl East, Hollywood 90068;  323-461-3673.

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Sat, Jul 26, in L.A.:
9:45 pm  KAREN NASH and her talented band play the "IPO (International Pop Overthrow)" night, which presents a big lineup of artists at Molly Malone's, 575 S Fairfax Av, Los Angeles 90036; 323-935-1577.
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Karen's band is Paul Marshall (I See Hawks in L.A.), Harry Orlove, & David Raven.
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Check out the night's schedule and full lineup and more at www.internationalpopoverthrow.com

 
 
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♪  The ACOUSTIC AMERICANA MUSIC GUIDE endeavors to bring you NEWS and views of interest to artists everywhere, more specifically to musicians and the creative community, and music makers and fans of acoustic and Folk-Americana music, both traditional and innovative. We provide a wealth of resources, including a HUGE catalog of acoustic-friendly venues, and schedules of performances in Southern California venues large and small. We cover workshops and other events for artists and folks in the music industry, and all kids o’ things in the world of acoustic and Americana and accessible classical music. From washtub bass to musical spoons to oboe to viola to banjo to squeezebox, from Djangostyle to new-fangled-old-time string band music, from sweet Cajun fiddle to pre-bluegrass Appalachian mountain music to proto blues.
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Friday, July 25, 2014

Friday's Music Scene, July 25 2014


Here are notable musical events happening today and tonight throughout Southern California.

Note the FREE show in Pasadena with multi-instrumentalist DAVID  LINDLEY. It includes an opening set in honor of the late folk musician TERRY VREELAND. See 7 pm listing for details.

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Fri, Jul 25, WORLD MUSIC, in Hollywood:
11 am  BABÁ KEN OKULOLO & THE NIGERIAN BROTHERS bring their WEST AFRICAN MUSIC at the Hollywood Bowl Summer Sounds series, 2301 N Highland Av, Hollywood 90068; 323-850-2000 or 213-480-3232.

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Fri, Jul 25, in Monrovia:
6-10 pm  Weekly "MONROVIA FAMILY FESTIVAL" street fair includes the acoustic/traditional KATTYWOMPUS CONCERT & JAM at 8 pm at Dollmakers Kattywompus, 412 S Myrtle Av, Monrovia 91016; 626-357-1091.

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Fri, Jul 25, in Riverside:
6:30 pm  DON McLEAN and JUDY COLLINS play the FOX Performing Arts Center, 3801 Mission Inn Av, Riverside 92501; 951-779-9800.

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Fri, Jul 25, in Pasadena:
7 pm Multi-instrumentalist master DAVID LINDLEY headlines the FREE show, which includes an ensemble tribute to TERRY VREELAND, at the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts, 85 E Holly St, Pasadena 91103; 626-683-3230.
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Fri, Jul 25, in Ventura:
7-10 pm  SONGMAKERS monthly "BELL ARTS SONG CIRCLE" at Bell Arts Factory, 432 N Ventura Av, Ventura 93001.

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Fri, Jul 25, in Altadena:
8 pm  SISTER MOON plays the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena 92675: reservations, 626-798-6236.

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Fri, Jul 25, in L.A.:
9 pm  BLACK TONGUED BELLES play the Escondite (formerly the Hideout), 410 Boyd St, Los Angeles 90013; 213-626-1800.
 
 
 
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Monday, July 21, 2014

REST IN PEACE, MUSICIAN TERRY VREELAND. July 21, 2014 edition


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It's been a tough few days in the arts and music community, with quick successive losses of blues guitarist Johnny Winter, Broadway great Elaine Stritch, and yesterday, favorite nice-guy actor James Garner. Now, the Los Angeles folk music community is mourning the death of multi-instrumentalist / singer-songwriter / vocalist Terry Vreeland.

Terry was well known and his music was celebrated by all who knew him.

Bestselling author Paul Zollo shared the sad news as soon as he received today from Mark Humphreys, head of the Trough Record label on which Terry recorded. We'll share words from both Paul Zollo and Mark Humphries in a moment.

Thus, this is three parts, plus a short comment from another musician friend. First, here's ours.

♪  The Guide's editor remembers Terry Vreeland

Since its earliest days, the Guide has carried listings, notices and reviews that favorably contained Terry Vreeland's name.

When "Tied to the Tracks" was on broadcast radio in Los Angeles, we happily included the music of Tedrow & Vreeland -- recorded and played live in-studio.

Tedrow & Vreeland were the acoustic string and vocal duo of Tim Tedrow & Terry Vreeland. We first heard them play live about 15 years ago. We remember enthusiastically debuting one of their albums on the radio, two tracks at a time over several weeks, and sharing their thrill when the radio airwaves and web simulcast brought them new fans.

We have many fine memories of the annual musician gatherings during the Christmas season in the home of Terry and Kris Vreeland, with their daughter Tess and later, daughter Joey, joining-in for fine vocal harmonies, and Terry's proud mom in attendance. There were some notable house concerts there, as well, featuring traveling folk performers from far and wide and distant places.

We especially enjoyed it when attractive young Joey signed-on as a regular, expanding the duo along with bass player "Reverend" Mark, for a bigger sound. The group, for a time called "TVVT," played gigs at places that were often smaller than where they deserved to be playing.

We liked the fresh surprises as the multi-instrumental prowess of both Tim and Terry kept growing, and they often had "new toys" to share with their audience.

And we just liked hanging-out with the lot of them. When we learned that Tim and Terry would not be performing together very much anymore, we knew there were factors -- serious factors -- of Terry's health. But we always expected somehow, like the sunny themes of much of their music, that things would get better and they'd share the stage again.

Now, we must rerun our mental images of happier times with them together as twosome and foursome, and we can enjoy their recordings with notable and talented musical friends on the Trough label.

Musically, we know that Tim Tedrow will carry on -- as, or without, the wayward son of fondly remembered partner Terry Vreeland.

And Terry? He helped many in his other profession as a psychologist and counselor.

If there is some big jam in some other dimension of existence, we expect they've already given Terry a chair and asked him to call a song on which he'd like them to back him.

We'll miss you, Terry. Here's our standing ovation and applause as the curtain closes.

-- Larry Wines, editor, Acoustic Americana Music Guide.
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♪  Part 2:

Here's what bestselling author and musician Paul Zollo wrote, sharing the news:

"So very very sad to share this sorrow, the loss of another friend, another great musician. Our old pal and fellow Trough Records artist - with longtime partner Tim Tedrow - died today. Diabetes and its complications. He was a gentle soul, a great musician and a good man. Another great one gone.

"Mark Humphreys posted this saddest news. We don't have any choice, of course, but to carry on - without him. But it isn't the same. We will miss you Terry. Thanks for all the great songs and singing." -- Paul Zollo.
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The first news came today from the chairman of the Trough Records label, singer-songwriter Mark Humphreys. Here it is, as it appeared:

"It is with great sadness - and deep gratitude for the gift of knowing him - that I pass on the news that our beloved friend Terry Vreeland passed away today from complications arising from his long battle with diabetes.

"Like so many of us, Terry battled inner wars very few could comprehend. He struggled to find peace, and where he found it, he shared it with a purity and grace that could light up an entire auditorium. He loved music beyond words, and one hopes that wherever he is now, he is surrounded by it - all of it - in one magnificent chorus.

"To Terry's wife Kris, his daughters Joey and Tess, his longtime partners Tim Tedrow and John-Michael Kaye - and to everyone Terry's life and beautiful songmaking touched -blessings.

"As of this afternoon, it has not been decided whether a public service will be held. For now, I recommend posting your remembrances of Terry on his Facebook wall. And of course, prayer." -- Mark Humphreys.
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♪  Finally, Chad Watson, a bass player to the stars, commented simply, "Truly a gentle giant... gonna miss him."
 
 
 
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The ACOUSTIC AMERICANA MUSIC GUIDE endeavors to bring you NEWS and views of interest to artists everywhere, more specifically to musicians and the creative community, and music makers and fans of acoustic and Folk-Americana music, both traditional and innovative. We provide a wealth of resources, including a HUGE catalog of acoustic-friendly venues, and schedules of performances in Southern California venues large and small. We cover workshops and other events for artists and folks in the music industry, and all kids o’ things in the world of acoustic and Americana and accessible classical music. From washtub bass to musical spoons to oboe to viola to banjo to squeezebox, from Djangostyle to new-fangled-old-time string band music, from sweet Cajun fiddle to pre-bluegrass Appalachian mountain music to proto blues.
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Saturday, July 19, 2014

ANNUAL ARC FESTIVAL, WORLD TAIKO FESTIVAL, BOTH DRAW MAJOR TALENT; plus PLENTY of concerts in Southern Cal, some free. Saturday, July 19, 2014




In this edition…

♪ Musician’s Birthdays
♪ SATURDAY’S MUSIC FESTIVALS
♪ SATURDAY’s Today/Tonight-Only MUSIC EVENTS


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MUSICIAN’S BIRTHDAYS

The Guide sends Happee Burfdee wishes

Today

Dafni Amirsakis, Saturday, July 19th

Tomorrow

Sabrina Schneppat, Sunday, July 20th

…and recently… birthday wishes to

Claudia Russell, Monday, July 7th

Andy Gates, Tuesday, July 8th

Cheryl Wheeler, Thursday, July 10th

Kandace Barnes, Britta Lee Shain, and Maria Moss, all born Wednesday, July 16th

Melinda Gibson and Stewart Moser, both born Thursday, July 17th

Lisa Johnson, Friday, July 18th



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Sat, Jul 19,
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in SFV (NoHo):
5:45-11 pm 19th Annual “NoHo MIDSUMMER NIGHT COFFEEHOUSE & MUSIC FESTIVAL” for the benefit of ARC (Activities, Recreation & Care for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities), at At the ARC Center, 6456 Whitsett, North Hollywood 91606. (One block north of Victory between Laurel Canyon Bl & Coldwater Canyon Bl, corner of Whitsett and Hamlin.)
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♪ LAURENCE JUBER
♪ SHELBY & TIEG
♪ SIERRA HIGHWAY
♪ JOHN BATFORF
♪ THE CANYON COUNTRY COWBOYS REUNION with MARIE WISE HAWKINS
♪ THE FONEY MALONEYS
♪ MURPHY'S FLAW
♪ THE ALASKANS
♪ THE McMAMMALS
♪ JOE CANDIDO
♪ FRED MOSE
♪ JOHN KELLAR
♪ STEPHEN MENDEL
♪ JOEL BLOOM
♪ DOUG DENNIS
♪ MONICA & LORA
♪ TOM GRAHAM & FRIENDS
♪ ROB YURIK
♪ ARC BELL CHOIR
and more....
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Doors open at 5 pm. Cash bar serving from 5-10 pm. Bring your checkbook for the raffle and ARC coffee mugs for sale.
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Dinner, served 5:30-8:30 pm
Refreshments: treats, & coffee, served 5-10 pm
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ADMISSION by “Suggested donation” Adults, $20; ARC Young Adult Club Members $15; Kids ages 5-18, $15; Kids under age 5 are admitted free.
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“WORLD TAIKO GATHERING” brings several concerts and events this week, including two today:
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Sat, Jul 19, in Santa Monica:
2 pm ROSS ALTMAN performs traditional folk music, in a FREE concert presented by the Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest organization, at the Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Bl, Santa Monica 90401.

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Sat, Jul 19, in Altadena:
3 pm SODA PANTS plus NOLAN BENNETT play the first of two shows today at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena 92675; reservations, 626-798-6236.

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Sat, Jul 19, in the San Bernardino Mtns:
5:30 pm GRITS & GRADY, the duo of Diane Grady & Sandi Huckaby on Hammered Dulcimers, play the “FREE OUTDOOR GARDEN CONCERT SERIES” in downtown Green Valley Lake in the San Bernardino Mountains. Info, call Sandi Huckaby at 909-867-7105 or check out: http://wakethebard.com

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Sat, Jul 19, in Malibu; not music, but cool:
5:30 pm “DINNER AT THE BYZANTINE TABLE: GREEK TRADITIONS, ROMAN TASTES” is a lecture and DINNER event at the Getty Villa, 17985 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu; 310-440-7300; parking, $10.
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A special program at the Getty Villa explores the culinary world of the Byzantine Empire (A.D. 330–1453) with a lecture by historian Andrew Dalby on the distinctive flavors, aromas, and textures of this distant empire and a four-course dinner inspired by the cuisine of Byzantium. Tickets $175 per person (includes wine). Tickets became available beginning Tuesday, July 1, so jump right on it if you want to go.

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Sat, Jul 19, in Lakewood:
6:30 pm Weekly BLUEGRASS CONCERT at Me N Eds Pizza Parlor, 4115 Paramount Bl, Lakewood 90712; 562-421-8908.

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Sat, Jul 19, in San Diego Co (Carlsbad):
7 pm DAVID LINDLEY plays “THE BANJO SERIES” at the Museum of Making Music, 5790 Armada Dr, Carlsbad 92008; tix, 760-438-5996.

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Sat, Jul 19, in OC (Anaheim):
7 pm ERNEST TROOST and SHAUN CROMWELL play the monthly “The Living Traditon” concert series at the Anaheim Downtown Community Center, 250 E Center St, Anaheim 92805; 714-955-3807.

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Sat, Jul 19, in Hollywood:
7 pm The monthly “GRASSROOTS ACOUSTICA” charity benefit series presents the “AMERICANA MUSIC CIRCLE” musically hosted by LAUREN ADAMS, at the Steve Allen Theatre, 4773 Hollywood Bl, Hollywood 90027; 323-666-4268.

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Sat, Jul 19, in Altadena:
7 pm THE DUO TONES, with their surf guitar and vocal classics, play the second of two shows today at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena 92675; reservations, 626-798-6236.

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Sat, Jul 19, in La Mirada:
7 pm “PORCH THERAPY” MUSIC & POETRY CIRCLE at “the home of Stella in La Mirada;” reservations get directions at 323-353-0156 or email stellacruz707@hotmail.com

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Sat, Jul 19, in Claremont:
7:30 pm I SEE HAWKS IN L.A. plus fabulous young singer-songwriter PHOEBE BRIDGERS play the Folk Music Center & Museum, 220 Yale Av, Claremont 91711; 909-624-2928.

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Sat, Jul 19, in Santa Clarita (Newhall):
7:30 pm THE GRATEFUL DUDES play their weekly bluegrass residency at Vincenzo's Pizza, 24500 Lyons Av, Newhall 91350. Just off I-5 at Lyons Av.

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Sat, Jul 19, in SFV (Granada Hills):
7:30-11 pm SONGMAKERS monthly “ONION BAGEL OPEN STAGE & JAM” at Temple Beth Torah, 16651 Rinaldi St, Granada Hills 91344.

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Sat, Jul 19, in Pasadena:
8 pm JIMMY LaFAVE, a nu-folk favorite, plays the FREE summer concert series at the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts (aka Levitt Pasadena), 85 East Holly St, Pasadena 91103; 626-683-3230.

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Sat, Jul 19, in SFV (Sherman Oaks):
8 pm ROY ZIMMERMAN, today’s best politically satirical singer-songwriter, plays the Whitefire Theatre, 13500 Ventura Bl, Sherman Oaks 91423.

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Sat, Jul 19, in Culver City:
8 pm THE MURPHY FAMILY BAND plus KYLE MURPHY plays Boulevard Music, 4316 Sepulveda Bl, Culver City 90230; 310-398-2583.

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Sat, Jul 19, in Oak Park (Agoura area):
8 pm THE JILL KNIGHT TRIO plays Russ & Julie’s House Concerts series in Oak Park (Agoura Hills / Westlake Village area). Reservations get directions at 818-707-2179 or rsvp@houseconcerts.us

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Sat, Jul 19, in downtown L.A.:
8 pm QUETZAL plays its “20th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION” concert, as a FREE offering in the “Grand Performances” summer schedule, at California Plaza, 350 S Grand Av, Los Angeles 90071; 213-687-2020.

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Sat, Jul 19, in Silverlake:
8 pm Weekly summer “SONGWRITER'S SQUARE” at the Lyric-Hyperion Theatre and Café, 2106 Hyperion Av, Silverlake (Los Angeles).

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Sat, Jul 19, in San Diego:
8-10 pm MICHELE LEWIS plays a benefit concert for the AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION at Villa Jenkins House Concerts series, 14813 Old Creek Rd, San Diego 92131.
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Advance tickets required through Paypal.com; full info at:
www.dropbox.com/s/c0phplyuf6fhri1/Michelle%20Lewis%20House%20Concert%20Flyer.pdf
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Sponsors tell us, “Michelle’s music is caring, vivacious and completely authentic. Watch her perform and you will understand. Her fingers articulate every note; her voice picks out every word. But you don’t hear notes and you don’t hear words. When Michelle plays, all you hear is music, and it all makes sense.”
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Requires prepayment by PayPal. This concert will sell out and will be closed at 200 paid reservations. No "walk ups" allowed. No children under age 14 admitted. Taco buffet provided to all attendees provided by ADA and "I Love Tacos".
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Gate at 6:30 pm for the buffet.

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Sat, Jul 19, in OC (Newport Beach):
8-10:30 pm DULCIMANIA, the traditional string band of Norm Jacobson (hammered dulcimer), Barbara Gershman (hammered dulcimer & accordion), Brad Moore (octave mandolin, baritone violin), plays their “3rd Saturday every other month” gig at Alta Coffee House & Restaurant, 506 31st St, Newport Beach.
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No cover. Mostly Celtic music, mostly on hammered dulcimer. And Norm says “The coffee and food are great!”

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Sat, Jul 19, in Pasadena:
8 pm “MUSIC @ BOSTON COURT” series presents “WILD UP SHAKING UP THE WORLD” with conductor CHRISTOPHER ROUNTREE bringing the exciting modern music collective WILD UP to Boston Court “for a thought provoking concert of new music designed as the catalyst for shared community experiences,” at Boston Court Performing Arts Center, 70 N Mentor Av, Pasadena 91106; www.bostoncourt.org; 626-683-6883.
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There is a a preshow discussion with Christopher Rountree beginning at 7:15 pm so go early.
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Tickets $25, $20 for seniors.

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Sat, Jul 19, in Palmdale:
8 pm FIFTH HARMONY plays the Palmdale Amphitheater, west of the 14 Fwy off Rancho Vista Bl, Palmdale.
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This summer, the Palmdale Amphitheater welcomes Phil Vassar, Fifth Harmony, The Whispers and Banda Machos to its summer concert series. Celebrating its 10th year, the Palmdale Amphitheater offers food, beer and wine options.
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Tickets are $10 General Admission, $20 VIP, both options include free parking. Get yours at www.cityofpalmdale.org/TheAmp before they’re gone.

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Sat, Jul 19, in Redondo Beach:
8 pm SONGMAKERS monthly “SOUTH BAY HOOT” in Redondo Beach 90277. Info, www.songmakers.org

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Sat, Jul 19, in Pasadena:
8:30 pm-12:30 am NOCONA, plus GREG FELDEN, and THE HEARTACHE SISTERS, play “THE CALIFORNIA ROOTS UNION” series at T. Boyle's Tavern, 37 N Catalina Av, Pasadena 91106
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From Bonnaroo to SXSW to The California Roots Union, NOCONA unpack their musical suitcase and shake out their bluesy psychedelic country rock outfits, trimmed with with a bit of punk 'n' twang.
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GREG FELDEN's songwriting is rooted in the tradition of folk poets, Americana and country music. Powerful and impactful music from a talented, handsome and genuinely nice guy. David Serby says, “We're not fawning, either - you will leave a fan.”
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Laura Benitez and Michelle Kappel-Stone are THE HEARTACHE SISTERS, singing beautiful close harmonies accompanied by a variety of stringed instruments, a tiny drum kit, resonating lyrics and shining melodies.
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$5 “dues” at the door.


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Friday, July 18, 2014

CATCH HARRY CHAPIN CONCERT BOOTLEGS ON WEB RADIO THROUGH SUNDAY, July 20, 2014


In recent days, through Sunday night, Harry Chapin Radio is playing full-length "bootleg style" concert recordings of Harry, solo, with brother Tom Chapin, and with the band. Plus, there are radio interviews, demo recordings of the "Heads &Tales" album, fan recollections, and more.

Many of these live recordings have not been heard in years, or at all.

It's free!

Tune in on your computer at www.HarryChapinRadio.com

Or on your smart phone at http://mobile.shoutcaststreaming.us/harrychapin

At the latter url, you can stream via Bluetooth to your car stereo speakers.

You might want to bookmark the station on your device so you can listen to Harry’s music anytime.

It’s a great way to remember a truly remarkable songwriter, performer, and fine human being. So tune in, celebrate Harry's life, and find a way to "do something" to make a difference for someone in need, as Harry was fond of encouraging, through his campaigns to fight hunger, and more.

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The Guide will return soon from its summer hiatus (hey Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert do it all the time. We only do it, as Nanci Griffith says, "once in a very blue moon."
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Saturday, July 12, 2014

"Bound for Glory," Woody Guthrie's story and songs, on TV, Saturday, July 12, 2014

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"BOUND FOR GLORY," chronicling the early life of WOODY GUTHRIE, won two Oscars and was a 1976 Best Picture Oscar nominee (as "the quiet film" in a year which included "Rocky," "Network," "All the President's Men," and "Taxi Driver.")

It's on TCM (Turner Classic Movies) today, 2:15-5 pm Pacific, 5:15-8 pm Eastern.

It stars David Carradine, Ronny Cox, Melinda Dillon, Randy Quaid, and lots of Woody's songs in the context of the Dustbowl, the Depression, ridin' the rails as a hobo, and the struggles for workers' rights.

Here's the scene with the performance of "Union Maid" ~

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Remembering Amelia Earhart in folksong and legend, July 2, 2014


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On the Anniversary of her Disappearance, Amelia Earhart Still Inspires Us

She upended archaic gender roles, captivated pop culture, dominated the news, and much more. A song about her is still played today (song links and lyrics below).

By Larry Wines

So much about her life and how she vanished resonates today. Malaysian Airlines flight 370 is gone without a trace. The news media and popular culture develop an obsession. Economic times are hard, people are struggling, and in their imaginations, they project themselves halfway around the world to find the plane and solve the mystery. Television plays a riveting role in the aftermath.

We've been there before. In 1937, starting on this very day, July 2nd. It was then that Amelia Earhart disappeared forever. The nation became preoccupied with finding her. Once it was clear that wouldn't happen, a song proclaimed, "Farewell, First Lady of the Air." (Music video links are below.) And, yes, even television came into play, that early.

Amelia Earhart vanished on a long ago July 2nd while attempting to become the first woman to fly around the world. In so many ways, she still speaks to us, a compelling feminine presence from long before the feminist movement, a determined woman who made up her mind to achieve bold things, and set about doing them.

Amelia Earhart already held numerous altitude and speed records and aviation "firsts" before beginning the adventure that would be her last.

In the depths of the Depression, her smiling optimistic sense of adventure -- and looks that would have made her a supermodel today -- inspired millions. And that was an age when women "just didn't do those things!" Except for Amelia and her temperamentally opposite anything-but-femine female rival, Pancho Barnes.

And so Amilia was out there, an airborne Magellan over the vast ocean, circumnavigating the globe.

The last known position of Amelia's state-of-the-art Lockheed Electra twin-engine airplane was near remote Howland Island in the South Pacific. That became the center of the largest sea and air search in history. No trace of the plane, of Earhart, or of her non-pilot navigator Fred Noonan, was ever found.

That vaccuous absence of information gave rise to one of America's earliest flurries of enduring conspiracy theories. It included one that Amelia was "a secret spy on a mission for the government," though that speculation was vague as to why. The predicate -- presumably to survey an expanding Japanese naval presence -- would come four-and-a-half years later, after Pearl Harbor was attacked.

As with Flight 370, rampant speculation has never stopped. There have been expeditions to search for wreckage of her plane, bones, pieces of leather shoes. Anything.

Another, and the most improbable of today's connections is literally happening right now.  Another young woman pilot, whose name also happens to be (wait for it) Amelia Earhart, is attempting to retrace -- and this time, to complete -- the first Amelia Earhart's route around the world. She is scheduled to be in the sky over the South Pacific today, flying a modern, GPS-tracked twin-engine propeller-driven airplane. Watch for sparse news coverage amidst the gang shootings, dumb car chases, intransigent obstructionist politicians and passing fad of soccermania, or check-out her progress with your browser.

Will today's Amelia "go viral"-? Popular culture works differently today, with page views counted and hits logged as measures of relevance.

In 1937, it was quite straighforward. The economic side was about selling newspapers, and for radio, luring listeners to the new media of mass one-way communication. Radio was already an omnibus as varied and inclusive as a newspaper, plus it had music.

Flight 370 in pop culture is re-flown on home computers. The disappearance of Amelia Earhart was all over the front page and airwaves, and commemorated in popular song.

That song has been played ever since and recorded by numerous musicians, especially bluegrass bands. You still hear it performed today at folk festivals.

Written by "Red River" Dale McEnery, it seems certain to have been the first song ever performed on a television broadcast.

That was in 1939, from the New York World's Fair. Thus, Amelia's final "first" was more than two years after her death.

The song was notably recorded by the Country Gentlemen. Much more recently, there was a fun jazzy honky tonk version by Kinky Friedman that you can watch (with great sound quality) at:

www.lyrics.net/lyric/10686941

Numerous other YouTube performances of the song are available in various arrangements by many people.

One that feels very old-timey is this, by Jim Kweskin of jug band fame. But it's a rather slow rendition, at:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=9CIogWl6VlY

Here are the lyrics:

"Amelia Earhart"

(sometimes listed as
"Amelia Earhart's Last Flight")

by D. McEnery

Oh a ship out on the ocean just a speck against the sky
Amelia Earhart's flight was set that day
With her partner Captain Noonan on the second of July
Her plane fell in the ocean far away

There's a beautiful beautiful field
Far away in a land that is fair
Happy landings to you Amelia Earhart
Farewell first lady of the air

A half an hour later an s.o.s. was heard
The signal weak but still her voice was brave
In shark-infested waters her plane went down that night
In the blue Pacific to a watery grave.

Now you have heard my story of that awful tragedy
And prayed that she might fly on safe again
In years to come when others blaze a trail across the sky
We'll never forget Amelia and her plane.

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Indeed, we have not forgotten you, "First Lady of the Air" of so long ago. You continue to inspire women to be bold, to challenge society's repressions and reject enforced gender roles. You remain as thoroughly modern as you were in the age of art deco. And you inspire all of us to reach higher than the tops of the far flung clouds to achieve our dreams.
 
 
 
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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

TICKET GIVE-AWAY! LONG BEACH BAYOU FESTIVAL, this weekend! – June 18 edition, 2014


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♪  On THURSDAY, at 12:30 pm, we will hold our annual drawing for FREE TICKETS to the 28th Annual “LONG BEACH BAYOU FESTIVAL” a “zydeco, blues, creole & Cajun festival!” It happens this Saturday & Sunday, June 21 & 22.

See our TICKET ALERTS, just below!

Also, see the Guide’s NEWS FEATURE in this edition for the INFO ON THE FESTIVAL.

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♪  Plus, we have news of another great FESTIVAL, ELSEWHERE:

.  √  41st Annual "TELLURIDE BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL," Thu-Sun, Jun 19-22 in Colorado, brings a huge lineup that, as usual here, isn’t very bluegrassy but is all outstanding. It’s in Town Park, a high Rocky Mountain meadow above the old mining town of Telluride, in southwestern Colorado. There are all-night jams, smaller performances, coveted contests, great food and superior vendors, workshops, and more. But the incredible energy that is Telluride emanates from the main stage, and there’s QUITE a lineup. That, and more details, are in our feature in this edition.
 
 
 
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The Guide is GIVING-AWAY PAIRS OF TIX for the LONG BEACH BAYOU FESTIVAL!

√  Just tell us whether you want to go Saturday or Sunday (we have pairs of tickets for both); and answer the question! Email us before the deadline of 12:15 pm on Thursday, June 19. Drawing from those submitting correct answers is at 12:30 pm on June 19. Good luck! Here’s your question:

“Essential instruments in Cajun music are the fiddle, rubboard, and accordion. From the standpoint of the “operating system,” name the two types of accordion.”

Email your entry, titled “BAYOU FEST TIX” specififying Saturday or Sunday, to:

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√  28th Annual “LONG BEACH BAYOU FESTIVAL” a “ZYDECO, BLUES, CREOLE & CAJUN FESTIVAL,” is Sat & Sun, Jun 21 & 22, at Rainbow Lagoon Events Park, 400-403 Shoreline Village Dr, Long Beach. Headliners are JEFFREY BROUSSARD & THE CREOLE COWBOYS, THE OTIS TAYLOR BAND, SUNPIE & THE LOUISIANA SUNSPOTS, MARK ST. MARY, T-LOU, THE CREOLE BELLES, BARBARA MORRISON, and plenty more. Info, 562-495-5959, http://longbeachfestival.com/201053110/HTML/LBBMF_New_Home.html
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41st Annual "TELLURIDE BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL" brings a huge lineup to Town Park, a high Rocky Mountain meadow above the old mining town of Telluride, in southwestern Colorado. There are all-night jams, smaller performances, coveted contests, great food and superior vendors, workshops, and more. But the incredible energy that is Telluride emanates from the main stage.
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Thursday, June 19...
11 am-Noon — Chris Thile
12:30-1:45 pm — Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen
2:15-3:30 pm — The Lone Bellow
4-5:15 pm — John Cowan, John McFee, Friends 5:45-7 pm — Del McCoury Band
7:30-9 pm — Nickel Creek
9:30-11 pm — Brandi Carlile
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Friday, June 20...
10-11 am — Chatham County Line
11:15 am-12:15 pm — Aoife O'Donovan
12:30-1:45 pm — Keller Williams with The Travelin' McCourys
2:15-3:30 pm — Jason Isbell
4-5:15 pm — Tim O'Brien & Darrell Scott
6-7:30 pm — Béla Fleck & The Colorado Symphony
8:30-10 pm — Dave Rawlings Machine
10:30 pm-Midnight — Steve Winwood
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Saturday, June 21...
9:45-10:45 am — Telluride Band Contest
11 am-Noon — Front Country
12:30-1:45 pm — Peter Rowan's Twang an' Groove featuring Yungchen Lhamo
2:15-3:30 pm — Punch Brothers
4-5:30 pm — Yonder Mountain String Band
5:45-6 pm — Telluride Troubadour
6:15-7:30 pm — Andrew Bird & The Hands of Glory
8-10 pm — Sam Bush Band
10:30-Midnight —
Leftover Salmon featuring Bill Payne
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10-11 am — Dailey & Vincent (Gospel Set)
11:30 am-12:45 pm — Béla Fleck & Brooklyn Rider
1:15-2:30 pm — Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers 3-4:15 pm — Jerry Douglas presents The Earls of Leicester
4:45-6 pm — Greensky Bluegrass
6:30-8 pm — Ray LaMontagne
8:45-10:45 pm — Telluride House Band featuring Sam, Béla, Jerry, Edgar, Bryan & Stuart with special guests Alison Krauss & Del McCoury
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√  THIS WEEKEND: LONG BEACH BAYOU FESTIVAL

by Larry Wines
Reprinted from “Random Lengths,” the South Bay’s (print) Newspaper

Mardi Gras may be in February. But this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, June 21 and 22, it arrives here on our coast, complete with a “Second Line” parade, Lou’siana cuisine and two stages of music with dance floors. It’s the 28th annual Long Beach Bayou Festival, an omnibus zydeco, blues, Creole and Cajun fest. On the fun/musicality meter, it sends lace parasols twirling and the crowd shouting “Who Dat!” as each fresh band appears.

It’s genuinely an all-ages affair. High school and college couples abound. Parents watch dancing small fry instinctively moving to the accordion-and-fiddle-driven music. Oldsters drop anchor with their bag chairs and pop-up umbrella shades and surprise their peers when they hit the dance floor. The little ones get their faces painted and enjoy the kids activity and storytelling tent with sing-alongs and games for the older young ’uns.

Everyone spends time at the Blues Stage for the wailing feel-bettah blues laid-down on guitar and harmonica. There are horns aplenty, trumpets, saxes, trombones. You’ll join the New Orleans Traditional Jazz Band’s daily parade past the lagoon and through the site. It’s an all-in procession that ends, gyrating, on the big, covered, wooden dance floor. You’re bedecked in strands of colorful Mardi Gras beads without quite knowing how that happened.

The food of Louisiana and distinctive, horn-and-clarinet-driven traditional jazz of New Orleans are traditionally the state’s cultural exports. Cajun and Creole cuisine are here in abundant variety from purveyors that include award-winning Southern cooking. Much of it is spicy, so locals love it. You’ll find gumbo, catfish, crawfish étouffée, fried gator, red beans and rice, hush puppies, sweet potato pie, cornbread puddin’ and more. For the daring and gluttonous, there are eating contests – crawfish and watermelon.

The fun multiplied because of tragedy. Hurricanes Katrina and Rita dislocated many folks from the bayou region, southeast Texas to coastal Mississippi. A disproportionate number came to Southern California. When you’re the new kid on the block and you arrive with a fun culture, the locals pick it up. For the past decade, traditional swamp music and deep-down Delta Blues have taken a deeper hold across America, and here.

There are local weekly zydeco dances. One is every Sunday at the Golden Sails in Long Beach, another is in Monrovia. The scene is huge in San Diego, too. Tee shirts with giant fleur-de-lis are everyday sights on our beaches. Of course, the Saints winning the Super Bowl didn’t hurt.

The festival has always helped charity. A portion of this year’s profits benefit “LALA,” the non-profit “Louisiana to Los Angeles” that raises educational funds for local youth to attend college.

Given L.A.’s ethnic diversity, most of us encounter that word “multicultural,” but usually in some dry academic appeal for funding to get needed arts back in the schools. At this festival, multicultural is alive with passion and exuberance and perpetual motion. Want to take your kid someplace where they won’t keep the ear buds plugged-in for incessant pounding? Something you’ll enjoy?

“Laissez les bon temps rouler” – that’s the Cajun French phrase that means “Let the good times roll!”

The festival’s emphasis on the music transcends your expectations. Dance lessons throughout the day make the kinesis accessible to beginners.

Many of Louisiana’s top acts play the Cajun-Zydeco Stage. Featured headliners are Sunpie & the Louisiana Sunspots, who have five critically acclaimed CDs and have wowed crowds in over 35 countries with their brand of blues, zydeco, funk and West African rhythms. Other top acts are the Otis Taylor Band, “Delta King” Mark St. Mary's Louisiana Blues & Zydeco Band, Sonny Green, Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys, and the infectious locally-based Bonne Musique Zydeco and all-female Cajun band the Creole Belles. Plus, there’s Shari Puorto, Jimbo Ross, the San Diego Cajun Playboys, and Theo & the Zydeco Patrol.

Musicians on the Blues Stage come from across America. This year brings more emphasis than ever before. Saturday brings the supergroup Delta Groove All Stars, featuring Sugaray Rayford, Kid Ramos, Jackie Payne, Lynwood Slim, Kara Grainger, Steve Freund, and Randy Chortkoff. They present "a history of the blues that every fan can appreciate" says Chortkoff, adding, "What we deliver onstage is more like what you'd get with Ike Turner back in the day, a self-contained traveling blues festival."

Sunday, the Blues Stage hosts Chicago-born, Denver-raised Otis Taylor, celebrating his CD, “My World is Gone,” which has a five-star rating on Amazon. His previous album, “Otis Taylor's Contraband,” took the honors for Downbeat Magazine's Top Blues Album in 2012 and won the Living Blues Critics Poll that year (his song “10 Million Slaves” has two million+ views on YouTube.

Local jazz and blues legend Barbara Morrison brings her two-and-a-half octave range back to the festival stage, this year accompanied by Al Williams. She’s toured the world.

Other top blues acts? There’s 72-year old soul-blues legend Sonny Green, an L.A. transplant from Louisiana. There’s Jimbo Ross, who’s played with the Moody Blues, Pete Townsend, Bob Dylan, Johnny Mathis, and Led Zeppelin. He sings and plays electric viola with virtuosic fire. There’s Rosa Lee Brooks who recorded with Jimi Hendrix. And there’s “formidable guitar modernist” Southside Slim with his hard rockin' blues. The Shari Puorto Band is a 2010 Los Angeles Music Award winner. Floyd & the Flyboys, 20 year veterans, feature members who’ve played with the Eagles, Ray Charles, and the Temptations.

The Long Beach Bayou Festival runs Saturday and Sunday, June 21 and 22, in Rainbow Lagoon Park, at Linden Ave & Shoreline Drive, Long Beach. Park on the Marina Green Lot across from Rainbow Lagoon Park. The festival opens at 11 AM both days, and closes Saturday at 9 and Sunday at 8 PM. Adult tickets are $25 for one day in advance, $30 each day at the gate; seniors (60+) and students (13+) are $20 per day in advance, $30 at the gate; children age 12 and under are free. The event is presented by Benoit Entertainment Group. More info, including performance schedules, and tickets are available by phone at 562-912-4451, and online at www. longbeachbayou.com

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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Update! IT’S A FESTIVAL-PACKED FATHER’S DAY WEEKEND – June 14 edition, 2014



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FOUR local roots music festivals this weekend, and more ahead, ALL HERE!

The Guide spent Friday at the annual HUCK FINN JUBILEE. Saturday, we have reporters at the annual ROADSHOW REVIVAL, the music festival tribute to the music of JOHNNY CASH.

But along the way to preparing you, our readers, for all the action in Southern California and beyond, we left-out one local festival and one Northern Cal festival that are also happening THIS WEEKEND. That’s corrected here.

Post-action reports will appear in the Guide. But if you’re still home reading this, WHY? There is entirely too much good stuff out there to miss all of it – so pick a festival and GO!

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Whether you’re taking dad or venturing forth in another guise, we have it ALL for you!

Welcome to our updated FESTIVAL edition of the Guide. We appreciate you, our readers, for your QUARTER-MILLION PAGE-VIEWS per year. Let’s jump right in!

♪  THIS WEEKEND, spring festival season hits it peak. Here are the details of the four biggest and best roots music festivals in Southern California, a mention of the biggest jazz festival of the year, a bluegrass fest in Northern Cal, plus DETAILS on one more local Folk-Americana festival that’s a week away AND a huge one next week in Colorado. (We’ve been telling you about them for months, with ticket alerts, early-bird tix discounts and more.) NOW THEY’RE HERE…

.  √  38th Annual “Huck Finn Jubilee” is an outstanding Bluegrass Festival, June 13-15.
.  √  6th Annual “ROADSHOW REVIVAL” is a top-notch tribute to JOHNNY CASH with honky-tonk, rockabilly, and more.
.  √  26th Annual “LIVE OAK MUSIC FESTIVAL,” Fri-Sun, Jun 13-15.
.  √  1st Annual (since its move) "BIG IRISH FAIR & MUSIC FESTIVAL" runs Sat & Sun, Jun 14 & 15, 10 am-7 pm.at its new home at  El Dorado Regional Park III, 7550 E Wardlow, Long Beach 90815; www.irishfair.org/#%21irish-fair/cy20
.  √  Annual “PLAYBOY JAZZ FESTIVAL” at the Hollywood Bowl, with satellite and related events in various other venues around town. Google that one, because it’s outside our purview.

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Annual "FATHERS DAY BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL" at Nevada County Fairgrounds, 11228 McCourtney Rd, Grass Valley, CA 95949.


Plus, we have NEXT weekend covered for you…

♪  FESTIVAL coming SOON in Southern California:
.  √  28th Annual “LONG BEACH BAYOU FESTIVAL” a “zydeco, blues, creole & Cajun festival,” Sat & Sun, Jun 21 & 22. See the Guide’s NEWS FEATURE in this edition, following all the festival listings. PLUS, this coming week, the Guide is GIVING-AWAY TIX for the LONG BEACH BAYOU FESTIVAL! Watch for details!


♪  FESTIVAL coming NEXT WEEKEND, ELSEWHERE:
.  √  41st Annual "TELLURIDE BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL," Thu-Sun, Jun 19-22 in Colorado, brings a huge lineup that, as usual here, isn’t very bluegrassy but is all outstanding. It’s in Town Park, a high Rocky Mountain meadow above the old mining town of Telluride, in southwestern Colorado. There are all-night jams, smaller performances, coveted contests, great food and superior vendors, workshops, and more. But the incredible energy that is Telluride emanates from the main stage, and there’s QUITE a lineup. That, and more details, are in our feature in this edition.
 

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Annual "FATHERS DAY BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL" at Nevada County Fairgrounds, 11228 McCourtney Rd, Grass Valley, CA 95949.
 
 
 
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This coming week, the Guide is GIVING-AWAY TIX for the LONG BEACH BAYOU FESTIVAL! Watch for details!

OTHERWISE…
Not a separate listing this time around –
instead, it’s one blanket alert for all the festivals in this edition,
because they all sell-out during their first day.
 
√  Advance ticket info is in both short and long listings for each roots music festival, below.
 
 
 
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√  38th Annual “Huck Finn Jubilee” is a solid Bluegrass Music Festival, June 13-15, moved last year to Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park in the Ontario/Rancho Cucamonga area. It features Ralph Stanley, Del McCoury, Rhonda Vincent, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, the Gibson Brothers, and many more. A DISCOUNT TICKET DEAL is available at: http://touch.groupon.com/deals/gl-huck-finn-jubilee-1

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√  6th Annual “ROADSHOW REVIVAL” is a top-notch “TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC OF JOHNNY CASH" with honky-tonk, rockabilly, and more, and plenty of other activities. Runs Saturday ONLY, 11 am-7 pm,  at the Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W Harbor Bl, Ventura. www.roadshowrevival.com

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√  26th Annual “LIVE OAK MUSIC FESTIVAL,” Fri-Sun, Jun 13-15, is a delightfully eclectic festival that benefits folk-friendly KCBX public radio, at the Lions Live Oak Camp, 4600 Hwy 154, Santa Barbara 93105. The huge lineup includes BLIND BOY PAXTON, The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers, Lily and Madeleine, The Boogaloo Assassins, The Dustbowl Revival, THE LIONS, ZONGO ALL STARS, SHADOWLANDS, and many more. This one will SELL-OUT sometime during its the first day (June 13). www.liveoakfest.org

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√  1st Annual “BIG IRISH FAIR & MUSIC FESTIVAL” moves to its new home at  El Dorado Regional Park III, 7550 E Wardlow, Long Beach 90815; www.irishfair.org/#%21irish-fair/cy20.
One-day pass, good either day, is $15 for adult (+ fee), or students (age 13-21, with student i.d.) and seniors (age 62+), $13 (+ fee). Ages 12 and under are free, accompanied by an adult. TWO DAY PASS is $25. Ages 12 and under free, accompanied by an adult. Online tix at:
https://tix.extremetix.com/Online/mEvents.jsp?siteID=725

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√  Annual “PLAYBOY JAZZ FESTIVAL” at the Hollywood Bowl, with satellite and related events in various other venues around town. Google that one, because it’s outside our purview.


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FULL DETAILS of the ROOTS MUSIC FESTIVALS listed above…

Jun 13-15, FESTIVAL,
in Ontario:
Annual "HUCK FINN JUBILEE BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL" brings a huge lineup of stars in the genre, with headliners SAM BUSH, RALPH STANLEY, STRING CHEESE INCIDENT, DOYLE LAWSON, RHONDA VINCENT, THE BOXCARS, BLUEGRASS ETC, LONESOME OTIS, DAN CRARY, SALTY SUITES, JUNIOR SISK, THE GIBSON BROTHERS, DOYLE LAWSON, THE TRAVELIN' McCOURYS, DEL McCOURY, DAILEY & VINCENT, STEEL DRIVERS, CALIFORNIA, and more, plus workshops and all the traditional "Huck Finn / Tom Sawyer / Becky Thatcher" activities unique to this festival, at Cucamonga Guasti Regional Park, 800 N Archibald Av, Ontario 91764; tix and info, 951-780-8810; http://huckfinn.com
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√  Rhonda Vincent, Noon-1:30 pm.
√  Bluegrass Etc., 1:40-2:25 pm.
√  The Salty Suites, 2:30-3:15 pm.
√  Chris Jones & The Night Drivers, 3:20-4:05 pm.
√  The Boxcars, 4:10-4:55 pm.
√  Sam Bush, 5:25-6:25 pm.
√  Pete & Joan Wernick “Dr. & Nurse Banjo,” 6:30-6:50 pm.
√  The Del McCoury Band, 6:55-8 pm
√  The String Cheese Incident (subject of a recent Guide feature story), 8:30-11 pm.
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√  Buffalo Nickel, 10 am.
√  Get Down Boys, 11 am.
√  Back Porch Band, 2 pm.
√  Burning Heart, 3 pm.
√  Buffalo Nickel, 4 pm.
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√  “Finding Your Sound” workshop with The Salty Suites.
√  “Mandolin” workshop with Sam Bush.
√  Pete Wernick’s 3-Day Jam Class Instructional Big Jam Class.
√  Small Group Jam – "Practice What You Learn."
“Band Workshop" with Bluegrass Etc.
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√  Line Dance Classes
√  KC Douglas Line Dance Party
√  Barn Dance (with Riley’s Mountaineers)
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√  Chris Jones & The Night Drivers, 10:20-11:05 am.
√  Southwest Bluegrass Assoc. SWBA Kids, 11:10-11:55 am.
√  Dan Crary & Thunderation, Noon-12:45 pm.
√  Lonesome Otis, 12:50-1:35 pm.
√  Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, 1:40-2:25 pm.
√  Chris Jones & The Night Drivers, 2:30-3:15 pm.
√  Dr. Ralph Stanley, 3:20-4:50 pm.
√  The Steel Drivers, 5:30-6:15 pm.
√  Keller Williams with the Travelin’ McCourys, 6:45-8 pm.
√  The String Cheese Incident (subject of a recent Guide feature story), 8:30-11 pm.
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√  Back Porch Band, 9 am.
√  Bodie Mountain, 10 am.
√  Bluegrass Brethern, 11 am.
√  Get Down Boys, Noon.
√  Southwest Bluegrass Assoc. SWBA Bluegrass Kids Family Jam, 1:30 pm.
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√  “Meet & Greet” with Dr. Ralph Stanley.
√  “Band Workshop" with Dan Crary & Thunderation.
√  “Traditional Bluegrass Guitar Styles” workshop with Chris Jones.
√  Pete Wernick’s 3-Day Jam Class "Instructional Big Jam Class."
√  Small Group Jam – "Practice What You Learn"
√  Instrument Workshop.
√  "Practice What You Learn" Jam.
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√  "Blind Bogie Fish Derby"
√  Line Dance Classes
√  KC Douglas Line Dance Party
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√  Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, 10:20-10:55 am.
√  Next Generation, 11:10-11:55 am.
√  Act to be announced, Noon-12:45 pm.
√  California “A Reunion Set,” 12:50-1:35 pm.
√  The Gibson Brothers, 1:40-2:25 pm.
√  Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, 2:30-3:25 pm.
√  Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, 3:30-4:05 pm.
√  Dailey & Vincent, 4:10-4:55 pm.
√  The Gibson Brothers, 5-5:45 pm.
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√  Back Porch Band, 9 am.
√  Burning Heart, 10 am.
√  True Life, 11 am.
√  Murphy Family, Noon.
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√  “Quartet Vocals Workshop" with Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver.
√  "Songwriting Workshop" with The Gibson Brothers.
√  Pete Wernick’s 3-Day Jam Class - "Instructional Big Jam Class."
√  Small Group Jam – "Practice What You Learn."
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√  "Blind Bogie Fish Derby."
√  Father’s Day Breakfast.
√  Chapel Service (Led by Dennis Riley).
√  Old Time Gospel Sing.
√  Sack Race.
√  Egg Toss.
√  River Raft Building Contest.
√  Tom Sawyer Fence Painting Contest.
√  Climb The Greased Pole.
√  Line Dance Classes.
√  Pie Eating Contest.
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This year's big name performers include Grammy Award winners The Del McCoury Band and reigning “Queen of Bluegrass” Rhonda Vincent, and mandolin wizard Sam Bush.
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Bluegrass traditionalists Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice have been nominated for 16 awards in the 40th annual "Society for Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America" (SPBGMA) and are touted as one of the nation’s most authentic bluegrass groups. Sisk won "Male Vocalist of the Year" in 2013 at the International Bluegrass Music Awards (IBMA).
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The Del McCoury Band took home their second Grammy Award this year for best bluegrass album with “Streets of Baltimore,” a tribute to the city where McCoury got his start, working for a stint with the father of bluegrass, Bill Monroe. It was McCoury’s 10th Grammy nomination.
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Rhonda Vincent, dubbed the “New Queen of Bluegrass” by the Wall Street Journal, recently released “Only Me,” a two-disc combo of both bluegrass and country. Known for her progressive chord structures and multi-range vocals, she has worked closely with many in the industry, including Dolly Parton and Alison Krause. Expect her set to mix material from the new CD with old favorites.
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“This is only the beginning,” says Michael Krouse, President and CEO of the Greater Ontario Convention and Visitors Bureau, which this year assumed ownership of the nonprofit event.
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Huck Finn’s Jubilee is an annual three-day celebration of old Americana, featuring bluegrass and country music, great food, period-themed activities, a jammer’s campground, fishing, raft-building, and more. Held every Father’s Day weekend - and now, in Ontario - it is billed as one of the largest bluegrass festivals west of the Mississippi, drawing visitors from throughout the United States.
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A DISCOUNT TICKET DEAL is available at:
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FESTIVAL,
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11 am-7 pm  6th Annual "ROADSHOW REVIVAL — A TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC OF JOHNNY CASH" with a big lineup of bands and plenty of other activities, at the Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W Harbor Bl, Ventura.
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√  Los Lobos (headliners)
√  Jonny Two Bags
√  The Paladins
√  Dale Watson & the Lonestars
√  James Intveld
√  The Americans
√  Snake Oil Salesmen
√  Gamblers Mark
√  Theresa Spanke
√  Hard Six
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√  The Cold Hard Cash Show
√  The Walking Phoenixes
√  The Mighty Cash Cats
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The Sixth Annual ROADSHOW REVIVAL—A Tribute to the Music of Johnny Cash celebrates the life and times of the "Man in Black" in the town he lived in. Featuring top-notch Rockabilly, Outlaw Country, Johnny Cash tribute acts, a Johnny Cash Memorabilia Gallery, Pin-Up Girl Pageant, custom cars and bikes, VIP Lounge, beer, food, drinks, Kid's Corral, and tons of vendors with unique offerings for everyone. By the beach on the grassy fields at the Ventura County Fairgrounds. On-site parking $5. Kid 5 and under free
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In 2009, Ross Emery, with support from the Cash family, his brother, and the community of Ventura, produced the first Johnny Cash Music Festival in Ventura County. The following year, Emery -- a musician and local business owner -- bought the majority stake in the event, and Johnny Cash's daughter, Cindy, joined the production team. In 2011, Emery was forced to change the event name to "Roadshow Revival—A Tribute to the Music of Johnny Cash," due to legal issues. Fast forward to 2014 (5 events later) — the Roadshow Revival is one of the biggest tribute Festivals on the West Coast.
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The Roadshow Revival always donates a portion of ticket sales to local charities. This year's beneficiary is "Foodshare," Ventura County's food bank.
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Plus:
“Johnny Cash Memorabilia Gallery”
Curated by Johnny’s daughter Cindy Cash, the gallery showcases a first-rate collection of Johnny's personal possessions. Every year, new and never-before-seen items are added. Collection highlights include Johnny's Mercedes, clothes, guitars, and family photos.
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Plus:
“Miss Roadshow Revival Pin Up Pageant”
1950s fashions emphasized fragile femininity, in the form of soft shoulders, stiletto heels, pencil-slim skirts, and little hats with veil and feathers. The Pin-Up Pageant typifies the '50s aesthetic. It's classy, family friendly, and a little bit rock 'n' roll. The Miss Roadshow Revival Pin Up Pageant is produced by Carlos Avila Photography.
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TICKETS on the web:
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The event will take place rain or shine.
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General admission tickets are $35; active military receive "Two for One" (valid government issued i.d. required) and car show registration will be $50 (includes one vehicle and one driver). V.I.P. tickets including lunch and 4 drink tickets are $175 and "Get Rhythm" preferred, secured seating tickets are $70. Kids 6 – 12 are $5 and 5 and under are free.
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General Admission tix allow you to “Pull up a lawn chair, lay out a beach blanket, or get up close and personal with your favorite performer.” It's general admission at the Roadshow, so come early to stake your claim. Tix, $35.
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Get Rhythm Preferred Area – is for concert goers who want to set-up their lawn chair and/or beach blanket in a secured area right in front of the stage. Allows you to enjoy all the Roadshow Festivities and still come back to your coveted front row seats. You get early entry in to the event, too. Tix, $75.
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VIP Lounge tix – Rub elbows with the talent and the Roadshow Revival's friends and family. Enjoy complimentary food, alcohol/beverages, early entry and a front row view of the Main Stage. Upgraded restrooms, plenty of seating and shade are good reasons to go VIP. $1 goes to FoodShare--providing food and support to the hungry of Ventura County. Tix, $175.
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Kid's Corral – for kids ages 6-12 includes a bubble ride, jump castle, and more. Tix, $5.
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Car Show – “Drive On Car & Bike Show” presented by the Roadshow Revival and Noble Fabrication to benefit the “A Walk on Water Foundation,” includes one car and passengers (pack legally) and goody bag. Info at www.roadshowrevival.com ; tix, $150.
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The “Johnny Cash Sightseeing Tour,” visiting Johnny's Ranch House in Casitas Springs; his office in Downtown Ventura; the trailer park he bought for his parents in Oakview, the church he attended and where he met the Reverend Floyd Gressett, the man who arranged the infamous Folsom Prison concerts – a first-of-its-kind tour – is sold-out.


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Fri-Sun, Jun 13-15,
FESTIVAL,
north of Santa Barbara:
26th Annual “LIVE OAK MUSIC FESTIVAL” is a delightfully eclectic festival with an excellent lineup, and it benefits folk-friendly KCBX public radio; held at the Lions Live Oak Camp, 4600 Hwy 154, Santa Barbara 93105.
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√  Marley's Ghost
√  Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion
√  Railroad Earth
√  Cache Valley Drifters
√  Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin with The Guilty Ones
√  Holly Williams
√  La Santa Cecilia
√  Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas
√  Lily and Madeleine
√  The Dustbowl Revival
√  The Lions
√  Blind Boy Paxton
√  The Boogaloo Assassins
√  The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers
√  Zongo All Stars
√  Erin Inglish
√  Shadowlands
√  Steve Key
√  Mendeleyev
√  The Monroe Panga
√  JD McPherson
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The Live Oak Music Festival is held at Live Oak Camp, about twenty minutes west of Santa Barbara. Nestled in the river valley that feeds Cachuma Lake, the site is filled with old oaks that provide restful shade and pristine beauty. The temperate climate, the shady oaks, the early summer setting, and the slow-moving pace create a pastoral backdrop for relaxing and listening to great music with family and friends.
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The focus of the Live Oak Music Festival is, of course, the main stage performances. With musicians from all over the United States and across the globe performing, this hub of the festival is the gathering place for everyone to hear and see some of the finest entertainers anywhere do what they do best: play music. Ranging from traditional, folk, bluegrass and gospel, to blues, jazz, classical and world music, and touching most genres in between, the main stage provides cultural entertainment and education. The music on the main stage is engineered by a top-notch crew, so the sound is second to none for an outdoor venue.
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From the opening of the Live Oak Music Festival gates on Friday morning at 8 am to the closing of the same at noon on Monday, the three-day event provides basic camping accommodations under the shade of old oak trees. In addition, a variety of diverse food concessions are available.
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Adding to the fun of the main stage music is a collection of arts and crafts booths, music workshops, fireside jamming, and rowdy barn dances on Friday and Saturday nights. A variety of daytime activities for small children, from guitar lesson, to arts & crafts, to a major talent show, give the youngsters not so interested in the main stage music something to do while their parents sit back and enjoy the show beneath the shade of a towering oak. At night, for those teens more interested in mingling than listening, a variety of activities are available for their entertainment.
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While all this is going on, AKORN Radio, the festival’s solar-powered, on-site station, broadcasts live the festival events as they happen, including the main stage, the workshops and other events.
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TICKETS:
Prices range from a $125 adult full-festival pass to a $20 single-day children's pass. Single-day parking is $10. Camping costs are additional. Full tix info at:
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This one will likely SELL-OUT sometime during its first day (June 13) so get tix in advance, at www.liveoakfest.org


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Sat & Sun, Jun 14 & 15,
FESTIVAL,
in Long Beach:
10 am-7 pm  "THE BIG IRISH FAIR & MUSIC FESTIVAL" moves to its new home at  El Dorado Regional Park III, 7550 E Wardlow, Long Beach 90815; www.irishfair.org/#%21irish-fair/cy20
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Their website does not allow the text of its content to be copied, so you'll need to click the above url and read all the info there.
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TICKETS:
One-day pass, good either day, is $15 for adult (+ fee), or students (age 13-21, with student i.d.) and seniors (age 62+), $13 (+ fee). Ages 12 and under are free, accompanied by an adult.
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TWO DAY PASS is $25. Ages 12 and under free, accompanied by an adult.
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Online tix at:
https://tix.extremetix.com/Online/mEvents.jsp?siteID=725
 
 
 
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√  28th Annual “LONG BEACH BAYOU FESTIVAL” a “ZYDECO, BLUES, CREOLE & CAJUN FESTIVAL,” is Sat & Sun, Jun 21 & 22, at Rainbow Lagoon Events Park, 400-403 Shoreline Village Dr, Long Beach. Headliners are JEFFREY BROUSSARD & THE CREOLE COWBOYS, THE OTIS TAYLOR BAND, SUNPIE & THE LOUISIANA SUNSPOTS, MARK ST. MARY, T-LOU, THE CREOLE BELLES, BARBARA MORRISON, and plenty more. Info, 562-495-5959, http://longbeachfestival.com/201053110/HTML/LBBMF_New_Home.html
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See the Guide’s NEWS FEATURE in this edition, following all the festival listings. PLUS, this coming week, the Guide is GIVING-AWAY TIX for the LONG BEACH BAYOU FESTIVAL! Watch for details!
 
 
 
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Thu-Sun, Jun 19-22,
FESTIVAL,
in Colorado:
41st Annual "TELLURIDE BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL" brings a huge lineup to Town Park, a high Rocky Mountain meadow above the old mining town of Telluride, in southwestern Colorado. There are all-night jams, smaller performances, coveted contests, great food and superior vendors, workshops, and more. But the incredible energy that is Telluride emanates from the main stage.
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2014 Main Stage Schedule:
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Thursday, June 19...
11 am-Noon — Chris Thile
12:30-1:45 pm — Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen
2:15-3:30 pm — The Lone Bellow
4-5:15 pm — John Cowan, John McFee, Friends 5:45-7 pm — Del McCoury Band
7:30-9 pm — Nickel Creek
9:30-11 pm — Brandi Carlile
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Friday, June 20...
10-11 am — Chatham County Line
11:15 am-12:15 pm — Aoife O'Donovan
12:30-1:45 pm — Keller Williams with The Travelin' McCourys
2:15-3:30 pm — Jason Isbell
4-5:15 pm — Tim O'Brien & Darrell Scott
6-7:30 pm — Béla Fleck & The Colorado Symphony
8:30-10 pm — Dave Rawlings Machine
10:30 pm-Midnight — Steve Winwood
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Saturday, June 21...
9:45-10:45 am — Telluride Band Contest
11 am-Noon — Front Country
12:30-1:45 pm — Peter Rowan's Twang an' Groove featuring Yungchen Lhamo
2:15-3:30 pm — Punch Brothers
4-5:30 pm — Yonder Mountain String Band
5:45-6 pm — Telluride Troubadour
6:15-7:30 pm — Andrew Bird & The Hands of Glory
8-10 pm — Sam Bush Band
10:30-Midnight —
Leftover Salmon featuring Bill Payne
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Sunday, June 22...
10-11 am — Dailey & Vincent (Gospel Set)
11:30 am-12:45 pm — Béla Fleck & Brooklyn Rider
1:15-2:30 pm — Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers 3-4:15 pm — Jerry Douglas presents The Earls of Leicester
4:45-6 pm — Greensky Bluegrass
6:30-8 pm — Ray LaMontagne
8:45-10:45 pm — Telluride House Band featuring Sam, Béla, Jerry, Edgar, Bryan & Stuart with special guests Alison Krauss & Del McCoury
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Tickets and camping for the 2014 Telluride Bluegrass are STILL AVAILABLE, and onsale now at:
www.shop.bluegrass.com
or 800-624-2422
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Don't wait much longer to make your plans for the 41st Annual pilgrimage to 8,750' in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado for 4 days of community, inspiration, and unbridled acoustic adventures.
 
 
 
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√  NEXT WEEKEND: LONG BEACH BAYOU FESTIVAL

by Larry Wines
Reprinted from “Random Lengths,” the South Bay’s (print) Newspaper

Mardi Gras may be in February. But next weekend, Saturday and Sunday, June 21 and 22, it arrives here on our coast, complete with a “Second Line” parade, Lou’siana cuisine and two stages of music with dance floors. It’s the 28th annual Long Beach Bayou Festival, an omnibus zydeco, blues, Creole and Cajun fest. On the fun/musicality meter, it sends lace parasols twirling and the crowd shouting “Who Dat!” as each fresh band appears.

It’s genuinely an all-ages affair. High school and college couples abound. Parents watch dancing small fry instinctively moving to the accordion-and-fiddle-driven music. Oldsters drop anchor with their bag chairs and pop-up umbrella shades and surprise their peers when they hit the dance floor. The little ones get their faces painted and enjoy the kids activity and storytelling tent with sing-alongs and games for the older young ’uns.

Everyone spends time at the Blues Stage for the wailing feel-bettah blues laid-down on guitar and harmonica. There are horns aplenty, trumpets, saxes, trombones. You’ll join the New Orleans Traditional Jazz Band’s daily parade past the lagoon and through the site. It’s an all-in procession that ends, gyrating, on the big, covered, wooden dance floor. You’re bedecked in strands of colorful Mardi Gras beads without quite knowing how that happened.

The food of Louisiana and distinctive, horn-and-clarinet-driven traditional jazz of New Orleans are traditionally the state’s cultural exports. Cajun and Creole cuisine are here in abundant variety from purveyors that include award-winning Southern cooking. Much of it is spicy, so locals love it. You’ll find gumbo, catfish, crawfish étouffée, fried gator, red beans and rice, hush puppies, sweet potato pie, cornbread puddin’ and more. For the daring and gluttonous, there are eating contests – crawfish and watermelon.

The fun multiplied because of tragedy. Hurricanes Katrina and Rita dislocated many folks from the bayou region, southeast Texas to coastal Mississippi. A disproportionate number came to Southern California. When you’re the new kid on the block and you arrive with a fun culture, the locals pick it up. For the past decade, traditional swamp music and deep-down Delta Blues have taken a deeper hold across America, and here.

There are local weekly zydeco dances. One is every Sunday at the Golden Sails in Long Beach, another is in Monrovia. The scene is huge in San Diego, too. Tee shirts with giant fleur-de-lis are everyday sights on our beaches. Of course, the Saints winning the Super Bowl didn’t hurt.

The festival has always helped charity. A portion of this year’s profits benefit “LALA,” the non-profit “Louisiana to Los Angeles” that raises educational funds for local youth to attend college.

Given L.A.’s ethnic diversity, most of us encounter that word “multicultural,” but usually in some dry academic appeal for funding to get needed arts back in the schools. At this festival, multicultural is alive with passion and exuberance and perpetual motion. Want to take your kid someplace where they won’t keep the ear buds plugged-in for incessant pounding? Something you’ll enjoy?

“Laissez les bon temps rouler” – that’s the Cajun French phrase that means “Let the good times roll!”

The festival’s emphasis on the music transcends your expectations. Dance lessons throughout the day make the kinesis accessible to beginners.

Many of Louisiana’s top acts play the Cajun-Zydeco Stage. Featured headliners are Sunpie & the Louisiana Sunspots, who have five critically acclaimed CDs and have wowed crowds in over 35 countries with their brand of blues, zydeco, funk and West African rhythms. Other top acts are the Otis Taylor Band, “Delta King” Mark St. Mary's Louisiana Blues & Zydeco Band, Sonny Green, Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys, and the infectious locally-based Bonne Musique Zydeco and all-female Cajun band the Creole Belles. Plus, there’s Shari Puorto, Jimbo Ross, the San Diego Cajun Playboys, and Theo & the Zydeco Patrol.

Musicians on the Blues Stage come from across America. This year brings more emphasis than ever before. Saturday brings the supergroup Delta Groove All Stars, featuring Sugaray Rayford, Kid Ramos, Jackie Payne, Lynwood Slim, Kara Grainger, Steve Freund, and Randy Chortkoff. They present "a history of the blues that every fan can appreciate" says Chortkoff, adding, "What we deliver onstage is more like what you'd get with Ike Turner back in the day, a self-contained traveling blues festival."

Sunday, the Blues Stage hosts Chicago-born, Denver-raised Otis Taylor, celebrating his CD, “My World is Gone,” which has a five-star rating on Amazon. His previous album, “Otis Taylor's Contraband,” took the honors for Downbeat Magazine's Top Blues Album in 2012 and won the Living Blues Critics Poll that year (his song “10 Million Slaves” has two million+ views on YouTube.

Local jazz and blues legend Barbara Morrison brings her two-and-a-half octave range back to the festival stage, this year accompanied by Al Williams. She’s toured the world.

Other top blues acts? There’s 72-year old soul-blues legend Sonny Green, an L.A. transplant from Louisiana. There’s Jimbo Ross, who’s played with the Moody Blues, Pete Townsend, Bob Dylan, Johnny Mathis, and Led Zeppelin. He sings and plays electric viola with virtuosic fire. There’s Rosa Lee Brooks who recorded with Jimi Hendrix. And there’s “formidable guitar modernist” Southside Slim with his hard rockin' blues. The Shari Puorto Band is a 2010 Los Angeles Music Award winner. Floyd & the Flyboys, 20 year veterans, feature members who’ve played with the Eagles, Ray Charles, and the Temptations.

The Long Beach Bayou Festival runs Saturday and Sunday, June 21 and 22, in Rainbow Lagoon Park, at Linden Ave & Shoreline Drive, Long Beach. Park on the Marina Green Lot across from Rainbow Lagoon Park. The festival opens at 11 AM both days, and closes Saturday at 9 and Sunday at 8 PM. Adult tickets are $25 for one day in advance, $30 each day at the gate; seniors (60+) and students (13+) are $20 per day in advance, $30 at the gate; children age 12 and under are free. The event is presented by Benoit Entertainment Group. More info, including performance schedules, and tickets are available by phone at 562-912-4451, and online at www. longbeachbayou.com

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