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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Acoustic Americana Music Guide & HAITI BENEFIT NEWS, Feb 3 & 4 and more

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The CONCERT FOR HAITI on Sunday, Jan 31, was a PHENOMENAL success, and it raised over FIVE GRAND! We’ll soon have a feature story for you about the enormous show of folk-Americana artists, with Grammy and top music award winners. It was sponsored by the ACOUSTIC AMERICANA MUSIC GUIDE. There are OTHER benefit shows for Haitian earthquake relief coming, too, and they are here in the Guide’s NEWS section.
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ACOUSTIC AMERICANA
MUSIC GUIDE & NEWS
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FEBRUARY 3 & 4, 2010
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NEWS FEATURES:
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1) MORE UPDATES TO THE BIGGEST MUSIC NEWS - “HAITI EARTHQUAKE FUNDRAISER” CONCERTS
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We have more to report to you.
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MORE MUSIC BENEFITS FOR HAITI ARE COMING
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Wed, Feb 3, from 8 pm-midnight, is the “HAITI RELIEF CONCERT FOR THE ORPHANS” of the earthquake, with performing host DAN NAVARRO, and FREEBO, LISA NEMZO, PHIL PARLAPIANO, JIMMY MUFFIN, LISA TURNER, SEVERIN BROWNE, DAVE MORRISON, and more – 14 acts in all – at Molly Malone’s in West Hollywood. Freebo plays at 11 pm, Lisa Nemzo about 9 pm, Dan Navarro plays the closing set.
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Thu, Feb 4 is “HELP HAITI WITH GEORGE LOPEZ & FRIENDS,” a huge benefit of comedians with music by LOS LOBOS and others at Nokia Theater LA Live. 800 W Olympic Bl, L.A. 90015. Promo reads, "They say laughter is the best medicine so join GEORGE LOPEZ, SLASH, RAY ROMANO, LOS LOBOS, CEDRIC THE ENTERTAINER, MARGARET CHO, RUSSELL PETERS and many more live at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE this Thursday to raise funds for earthquake relief efforts in Haiti. 100% of the proceeds will go to directly to Haiti to help the victims and their families."
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Scheduled to appear, in addition to the above, are ANDY GARCIA, CYPRESS HILL, BETH HART, and CHEECH & CHONG. Guest hosts include KOBE BRYANT, LARRY DAVID, SAMUEL L. JACKSON, AMBER VALETTA, DON CHEADLE, EVA LONGORIA PARKER, MAGIC JOHNSON, CHARLIE WILSON, and JENNIFER LOVE HEWITT. Advance tix online, $50-$75.
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Fri, Feb 12, 7-10 pm; at the venue and with a web simulcast, is “LOVE FOR HAITI” with THE CONLONS, MELISSA TRINCHERE, AUBREY BOUSKILL, KATHLEEN BLACKWELL, and THE PATCHWORK QUILT FALLACY, is a benefit for the American Red Cross Relief Efforts in Haiti sponsored by NetteRadio, at (and webcast live from) The Talking Stick, 1411 C Lincoln Bl, Venice 90291; 310-450-6052; www.thetalkingstick.net. Event includes an auction, drawing, and more, all to raise money for earthquake relief in Haiti. Annette Conlon’s “NetteRadio” is webcast globally, and you can not only hear, but watch, this event live online at www.netteradio.com or www.ustream.tv/channel/netteradio. If you are not present at the venue, you can donate from anywhere. Text HAITI to 90999 to donate $10 to the American Red Cross Relief Efforts in Haiti – anytime, including now. More on the American Red Cross at 800-HELP-NOW or info@usa.redcross.org. Annette tells us, “The American Red Cross name is used with its permission, which in no way constitutes an endorsement, express or implied, of any product, service, company, individual, or political position.” Venue is all ages. $5 cover plus one beverage minimum.
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JEANNINE FRANK and her “Parlor Performances” series is working on a benefit for Haitian earthquake victims. More when we know it, or check with Jeannine at 310-476-6735 or Jeannine@FrankEntertainment.com.
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MORE SOON!
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2) PRAIRIE HOME DOES WEB “CINECAST” TO THEATRES, FEB 4…
ELVIS COSTELLO appears on “A Prairie Home Companion” in a special, first-time live Cinecast of the show from the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, MN. Thursday's show is being beamed into hundreds of movie theaters around the US and Canada. The audio-only form will air as the regular radio broadcast on NPR in the regular time slots for “A Prairie Home Companion” this weekend on each station that carries the show. Elvis Costello will launch a spring tour of the U.S. with a variety of lineups, including solo, with his band the Imposters, and some dates with the Sugarcanes, the accomplished musicians who joined him on his Grammy-nominated 2009 album “Secret, Profane & Sugarcane” on Hear Music.
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Get a list of theaters broadcasting Thursday's show at http://prairiehome.publicradio.org and photos are available at www.shorefire.com/clients/ecostello
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3) WILLIAM JACOBSON, WESTERN MUSIC ASSOCIATION CO-FOUNDER, MAKES HIS LAST RIDE
Lindalee Green, president of the California Chapter of the WMA, sent us the news: “Bill Jacobson (1957-2010) passed away this week after a brief illness. Bill was a founding member of the Western Music Association. At the initial meeting in Las Vegas in 1988, volunteers were needed to launch a publication that would pick up where the Sons of the Pioneers newsletter left off. It would broaden the scope of coverage to include new music releases, articles of historical interest, and help bring together musicians and fans who were interested in preserving and continuing Western music. Bill Jacobson & Mary Rogers volunteered. As Gary McMahan says, Bill fanned the embers when Western music had started to fade, until there was a small flame and Western music could take hold again.”
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“Until Bill had brain surgery and his illness took its toll, leading to his retirement from involvement in Western music activities, he was instrumental in spreading the word about Western music, both classic and contemporary. With their journal, ‘Song of the West,’ Bill and Mary set the standard and led the way for the WMA to launch publications that gradually developed a professional look that has helped promote the image of the WMA. He was talented and very knowledgeable, but more importantly, he was a good guy. His memorial service is Thursday, February 4th at 12:30 PM at the Allnutt Funeral Home in Fort Collins, CO.”
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More about all the live acoustic performances in the L.A. region, and the WEB RADIO shows with performance-interviews with acoustic musicians, and more, is right here in this edition of the Guide. Tell your friends they can find it at http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com
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“The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say.” – Anaïs Nin.
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Entire contents copyright (c) © 2010, Larry Wines. All rights reserved.
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It’s FEBRUARY…
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The name of the second month of the year derives from the Latin Februarius, from the verb februare, meaning to expiate or purify.
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It was not part of the original Roman calendar. Around 700 BC, Roman King Numo Pompilius added the months January and February. February became the second month in 452 BC. It became the shortest month when Emperor Augustus Caesar stole one of its original 29 days to lengthen August - the month named for him. His act of ego remains today, except in Leap Years, when that 29th day is restored to keep the calendar aligned with the earth’s annual orbit around the sun (none of which was understood by the Romans).
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February is Black History Month in the US. It began as Negro History Week, then Black History Week, initiated in 1926 by black historian Carter G. Woodson. Dr. Woodson chose the week that contained the birthday of Abraham Lincoln and the death of Frederick Douglass.
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POEM FOR FEBRUARY
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This time, not a poem, but a quote from a poet:
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“For a whole race of people freed from slavery without nothing – without money, without work, without education – it has not always been easy to hold fast to dreams. But the Negro people believed in the Americana dream. Now, since almost a hundred years of freedom, we’ve come a long way. But there is still a way for [us] and for democracy to go.” – Langston Hughes, from text of “The Dream Keeper and Other Poems” (Smithsonian Folkways Records)
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Of additional interest, Langston Hughes was born on February 1, 1902.
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Now, here’s what’s happening…
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(1) Wednesday’s “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” picks:
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7-9 pm “WINE & SONG” series hosted by award-winning songwriter BRAD COLERICK, tonight brings recording artists BRETT PERKINS & AMALIE RIIS all the way back from Denmark to play WineStyles in South Pasadena.
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8 pm-midnight “HAITI RELIEF CONCERT FOR THE ORPHANS” of the earthquake, with performing host DAN NAVARRO, and FREEBO, LISA NEMZO, PHIL PARLAPIANO, JIMMY MUFFIN, LISA TURNER, SEVERIN BROWNE, DAVE MORRISON, and more – 14 acts in all – at Molly Malone's in L.A.
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See the complete listings below for all the details.
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(2) Wednesday’s RADIO & TV SHOWS
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~ that feature live performance-interviews with acoustic musicians (mostly on-line, simulcast from radio stations elsewhere).
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RADIO: Wed; every day, 24/7, on web radio:
“FOLK ALLEY” is a non-profit venture produced by public radio station WKSU-FM in Kent, Ohio. It often features interviews and performances as well as hosted programs with CD tracks from across the spectrum of folk / new folk / acoustic Americana. They say, “Our goal is to bring you the best in folk music, 24 hours a day, wherever you have access to the Internet.” It requires a free membership. All you need to know and to listen is at www.folkalley.com
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RADIO: Wed; every day, 24/7, on web radio:
“RADIO DISMUKE” is a broad and deep presentation of vintage original recordings from 1925-1935, one of the most vibrant decades in popular culture and entertainment. It’s the music of boom times of the "Roaring '20s" to the hard times of the Great Depression; from frantic Charlestons danced to by a generation of flappers, to sentimental ballads performed by the early crooners; from the hot jazz bands of the top Harlem nightclubs to the popular dance bands of the formative years of the swing and big band eras. One listener commented, “How in the world do you have all of this music!? I am amazed when I tune in the magnitude of your collection! Thanks so much for sharing it!” And if you’re wondering, JANET KLEIN (Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys) brought it to the Guide’s attention. It’s accessible through several free options and offers a blog, all available at www.radiodismuke.com
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RADIO: Wed, Mon-Fri, on web radio:
9-11 am “THE THOMAS MILLER SHOW” is internet radio from L.A. that features unsigned indie musicians, some acoustic, some electric. In Jan 2010, Mothern Hen joins ass co-host and the show will expand its hours and move to a different studio. Info and listen on-line at www.thomasmillershow.com
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(3) Wednesday’s “BEST OUT-OF-TOWN EVENTS”
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(4) Wednesday’s LOCAL FESTIVALS:
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(5) Wednesday’s “LOS ANGELES AREA ACOUSTIC MUSIC PERFORMANCES” and related events:
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Wed, Feb 3, 1st & 3rd Wed, every month:
10:30 am “STORYTIME FUNLAND” for kids at Stories, 1716 Sunset Bl, Echo Park 90026; 213-413-3733. It’s an interactive story and music hour with Daniel, Hayley & Mindy. Venue is in the July ’09 ish of Sunset magazine (p.22). Enjoy the back patio with an iced Americano, peppermint green iced tea, freshly-baked root beer flavored cookie, or an assortment of popsicles, ice cream bars and other frozen treats.
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Wed, Feb 3, every Wed, in Yucaipa:
12:30 pm “YUCAIPA UKERS,” THE YUCAIPA UKULELE GANG, an ‘off-shoot’ of the Loma Linda Ukulele Strummers (LLUS), meets every Wed (recently changed; was 10:30 am). Info, loc, www.lomalindaukestrummers.org.
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Wed, Feb 3, every Wed:
3-7 pm “ROOTS MUSIC JAM SESSION” with TOM SAUBER at the Sierra Madre Farmers' Market, in the parking lot behind the shops on the south side of Sierra Madre Blvd., just west of Baldwin Av, in Sierra Madre. Take Baldwin Av exit N from 210 Fwy. Turn W off Baldwin onto Mariposa and you'll see the tents. Tom tells us, “It won't take the place of Frank & Joe’s [the long-gone Wed night jam] and I know it's not convenient for most, but it's something as long as the weather's nice.” Info, masaw48@earthlink.net
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Wed, Feb 3, Wed & Thu, every week; near Santa Barbara:
4 pm-late New “PARADISE STORE TWICE-WEEKLY BLUEGRASS / MOUNTAIN MUSIC JAM” at Paradise Store, N of Santa Barbara on Hwy 154 for 9.5 mi; right on Paradise Rd, 1/2 mile to the store. Directions, www.paradisestoresb.com/directions.asp
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Wed’s include BBQ; Thu’s are a “Mountain Fiddle Hootenanny.” Both hosted by MARK LEWIS. More at www.paradisestoresb.com/entertainment.asp?cmth=2&cyer=2009
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Wed, Feb 3, every Wed:
4:30 pm “STORY TIME FUN LAND” at Stories Café, 1716 Sunset Bl, 90026; 213-413-3733; www.storiesla.com. “StoryTimeFunLand” is an interactive music and story telling hour for the toddler set, and Café specials are featured for the hour.

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Wed, Feb 3, every Wed:
MOVED TO FRIDAYS: 5-8 pm “CLAREMONT WEDNESDAY GREEN MARKET” features acoustic music inside and outside the Packing House in the new West Claremont Center, 532 W First St, Claremont 91711; www.claremontpackinghouse.com/home.htm.
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Wed, Feb 3, every Wed (extended indefinitely); a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
7-9 pm “WINE & SONG” series hosted by award-winning songwriter BRAD COLERICK, tonight brings recording artists BRETT PERKINS & AMALIE RIIS to play WineStyles, 1007 Mission St, South Pasadena 91030. Brett was a key figure on the L.A. acoustic scene for years before moving to Denmark, Tonight is a good opportunity to hear the music he’s been writing and performing lately, climbing the charts on European radio. More at Info, www.myspace.com/brettperkins. Brad describes the venue as “a wonderful little wine bar in my sleepy town of South Pasadena.” Each week’s guest artists are revealed on the venue’s website. Numerous talented artists have played the series since its first installment on Oct 7, 2009. Brad says, “Songwriters, If your schedule finds you open on a Wednesday evening in the L.A. area, please get in touch.” Brad Colerick has performed live on radio’s “Tied to the Tracks,” and his originals have been recorded by Suzy Boggus and the late Johnny Cash. Venue offers wine by the glass or bottle, and a menu of tasty light fare that’s much more affordable than the wine. More at http://wineandsong.com. No cover.
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Wed, Feb 3, 1st Wed, every month:
7 pm “LONG BEACH STORYTELLERS” in the library at Los Altos United Methodist Church, 5950 E Willow St, Long Beach; www.longbeachstorytellers.com. More info from Steven Henegar, Monologist & Storyteller, Truth & Lies Productions, 714-662-5503 or 800-598-1852, www.stevenhenegar.net. The Long Beach Storytellers invite storytellers and story listeners to their monthly meetings.
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Wed, Feb 3, every Wed:
7-10 pm weekly OPEN MIC at the Talking Stick, (new location), 1411 Lincoln Bl, Venice 92091; www.thetalkingstick.net. Alternating hosts TOM & BYRON or ELLEN. Sign-ups at 6:45 pm. Venue has coffeehouse fare and good sandwiches. All ages, no cover.
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Wed, Feb 3, every Wed:
7-9 pm “JILL SHARPE PRO-BLUES JAM” local blues favorite Jill Sharpe jams with her band at Sacred Grounds, 468 W 6th St, San Pedro 90731. More at www.myspace.com/jillsharpe. No cover.
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Wed, Feb 3, every Wed:
7-10 pm (started Jan 7) “KULAK'S WEDNESDAY NIGHT SONGWRITERS WORKSHOP” at Kulak's Woodshed, 5230-1/2 Laurel Canyon Bl, North Hollywood; 818-766-9913; info and live webcast at www.kulakswoodshed.com. Marc Platt wrote, for Music Connection, “Your Wednesday Nights will never be the same after participating in this Group Workshop. The weekly cost is $20, which goes to Kulak’s to help pay the rent. The Workshop… is open to the public for the first four weeks. We will then set our 12-person group writing roster until the end of March. The workshop will be limited to 12 writers. We will break up into groups and work on many styles, genres and topics. You will find it challenging and exhilarating. You can bring instruments and will need to have your own small recording device, as well as a pen and notepad. Marc Platt (from the Sunday Night Performance Workshop) will facilitate with help from Steve Schalchlin. Marc has written music for TV Shows like ‘Queer Eye For The Straight Guy’ and others for many years. Steve Schalchlin ran similar workshops for the NAS (National Academy of Songwriters) in the 1990s and is a very accomplished songwriter. His ‘New World Waking’ show is currently running in San Francisco. If you are interested, please email Marc Platt at rotn60@aol.com.”
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Wed, Feb 3, 1st Wed, every month:
7:30-10 pm monthly “SONGWRITER'S NETWORK SEMINAR” with a music industry guest speaker, at The Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena 91001. Songnet’s monthly seminar brings an assortment of accomplished music industry insiders, from traditional record label execs to the gurus of new media. It provides musicians and songwriters the opportunity to get inside information on the business side of music, to help their creative endeavors and careers. Info on night’s program, the organization, articles, links to the music business, and CGB impresario BOB STANE’s "boilerplate," explaining why some artists do not get booked on a regular basis, are all at www.thesongnet.org. Coffeehouse fare available. Free entry, $5 suggested donation.
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In addition, every THIRD Wednesday, SongNet’s performance showcase is held here, with lots of musicians, plenty of songs and fun. (Register on their website to perform.)
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Wed, Feb 3, 1st & 3rd Wed every month:
7:30-9:30 pm twice-monthly “COWBOY WESTERN JAM” at El Trocadero, 24274 Main St (at Market), Newhall 91321; 661-284-6615; www.eltrocaderosteakhouse.com. (Many maps show the street name as San Fernando Rd; the part where the venue is located was renamed Main St in 2007.) Event moved to this venue in Sep, 2008. This is the event that was held at Rattlesnake Slim’s until that venue had a fire, and before that, it was held for years at Vincenzo’s Pizza. All pickers invited. No cover.
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Wed, Feb 3, every Wed:
7:30-10 pm “SOUTH BAY BEAT SONGWRITER SHOWCASE” series at Club 705 / Ardmore Restaurant, 705 Pier Av, Hermosa Beach 90254; 310-372-9705. Based on their opening bookings, this is a wonderful series with musicians who have played all over the world, sharing stages with big names in the music biz. Call them for tonight’s lineup. All ages, no cover.
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Wed, Feb 3, every Wed:
7:30-10:30 pm “SINGER-SONGWRITER NIGHT” with STRUFF & TERRY, and Musical Guests at Tango D'Amore, 19524 Nordhoff St #3, Northridge 91324; shared parking with Guitar Center; 818-727-7399; www.tangodamore.com. Lineup always includes hosts Struff & Terry (www.struffandterry.com) and others, sometimes unknown, sometimes rather well-known. $5 cover.
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Wed, Feb 3, every Wed:
7:30-10 pm OPEN MIC at Guitar Merchant, 7503 Topanga Cyn Bl, Canoga Park 91303; 818-884-5905. Every Wednesday, hosted by Melinda Gibson. 7 pm sign-ups. Get your set recorded on CD for $10 (optional). Snacks and drinks available. No cover, tip jar for artists.
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Wed, Feb 3, every Wed, in Simi Valley:
7:30-11:30 pm SONGMAKERS “SIMI VALLEY HOOT” jam session in Simi Valley; for location, contact M. Gregory, info@songmakers.org or 805-579-6416. More at www.songmakers.org/hoots/simi_valley_hoot.htm.
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Wed, Feb 3, every Wed:
MISS MICKEY CHAMPION at Harvelle's, 1432 Fourth St, Santa Monica; 310-395-1676. L.A.’s legendary blueswoman plays an every-Wednesday residency. Artist info: www.mickeychampion.net. $3-7 cover. Start time varies; call venue.
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Wed, Feb 3; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm-midnight “HAITI RELIEF CONCERT FOR THE ORPHANS” of The earthquake, with performing host DAN NAVARRO, and FREEBO, LISA NEMZO, PHIL PARLAPIANO, JIMMY MUFFIN, LISA TURNER, SEVERIN BROWNE, DAVE MORRISON, and more – 14 acts in all – at Molly Malone's, 575 S Fairfax Av, L.A.; 323-935-1577; www.mollymalonesla.com. Freebo plays at 11 pm, Lisa Nemzo about 9 pm, Dan Navarro plays the closing set.
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Wed, Feb 3, 1st Wed, every month:
8 pm THE BROMBIES bring bluegrass to Viva Fresh Cantina, 900 Riverside Dr, Burbank (next to L.A. Equestrian Center); 818-845-2425. They have a residency there, the first, third (and occasional fifth) Wed of every month.
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Wed, Feb 3, 1st Wed, every month:
8 pm monthly “ACOUSTICALLY SPEAKING” show with performing host POET RONI GIRL and a full evening’s lineup, at Room 5, 143 N LaBrea, L.A. Venue has full bar and light meals (full dinners can be sent-up from Amalfi Ristorante, downstairs.) Cover is $6 if you say "Flyer" or bring their event flyer (otherwise, it’s more).
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Wed, Feb 3, every Wed:
8 pm “ACOUSTIC CORDIALE” SERIES at Café Cordiale, 14015 Ventura Bl, Sherman Oaks; 818-789-1985. One recent lineup included Heather Waters & Duane Jarvis and Micheal Ann & Alexandra Bustamante. Manda has played the series, as well. Hosted by singer-songwriter DONOVAN LYMAN (Blue Meridian) performing a song or two between each act. Dinner served all evening; plenty of private tables. All ages, free parking, no cover.
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Wed, Feb 3, every Wed:
8-10 pm “DALE LaDUKE'S SHOWCASE & OPEN MIC NIGHT” with this week’s guest artist, at Arnie's Café, 6864 Foothill Bl, Tujunga 91042; 818-951-9089. This replaces Dale LaDuke’s previous series here, that ran the 1st & 3rd Monday of every month; it’s now every Wednesday night, starting in August. New format is an Open Mic from 8-9 pm, with signups at 7:30 pm, first come, first serve. Each Open Mic performer gets a sheet of paper to write-down and rate every performer except him/her self. At the end of the Open Mic, the top-rated Open Mic’er participates in a song circle with Dale LaDuke and a guest artist. Venue offers tasty Italian food, and you can bring your own wine, with no corkage fee. No cover, artists perform for tips.
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Wed, Feb 3, every Wed:
8 pm “LAPTOP LYRIC SING ALONG” on the Coffee Gallery FRONT stage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena; info, 626-398-7917; www.coffeegallery.com. Donna Barnes-Roberts says, “Now, what makes this SingALong special is that we are using everyone's laptops to show the lyrics we want to sing!” She’s started a blog, www.cgsingalong.blogspot.com with songs that may be chosen, including links to the lyrics on the web. Donna adds, “That way, everyone who brings a laptop with WiFi can see the lyrics we are singing.”
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Everybody knows the world-famous Coffee Gallery Backstage, with its parade of professional acts. Now, Duane Thorin hosts this new weekly series, wherein invited artists lead sing-alongs, assisted by other musicians who drop by and want to play. Donna says, “There will be a few musicians to keep us together, but this event is not about showing what a great soloist you are - it is about everyone enjoying themselves, and singing - whether or not everyone is in tune (and I expect there will be sour notes - joy is not always pretty).” Duane adds, “Public invited to sing and play along to songs we all know and love. Musicians and singers welcome! We’ll start with all the Beatles songs and go forward and back from there. No sign up, just show up, sing from the audience or move up front to play along as well. The Coffee Gallery now features soup and sandwiches in the evening, plus coffee drinks, white and dark hot chocolate, pies, smoothies, smiles and good company.” This does NOT take the place of scheduled shows in the Backstage – it’s in addition to scheduled shows there. No cover.
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Wed, Feb 3, every Wed:
8 pm “WHISKEY DICK WEDNESDAYS” at Fubar, 7994 Santa Monica Bl (1 blk E of Crescent Hgts), West Hollywood. This is a roots / honky-tonk night, and talented artists like MICHAEL ANN play this series, which offers 5 cent beer and 10 cent shots of whiskey and other booze, “where the west is still very wild. Say howdy to the craziest party there could ever be,” their promo says. Other nights there are anything but Americana music, and do not offer such incredibly cheap liquor. Fubar is a well known gay bar. Info from whiskeydckfubar@aol.com. No cover.
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Wed, Feb 3, recurring:
8 pm OPEN MIC at The Pig 'n Whistle, 6714 Hollywood Bl, Hollywood 90028; www.pignwhistle.com. Sign-ups at 7:30, show at 8 pm.
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Wed, Feb 3, every Wed:
8 pm OPEN JAZZ JAM at Hip Kitty Jazz / Fondue, 502 W First St (in the Packing House complex), Claremont 91711; www.hipkittyjazz.com; 909-447-6700. Beautiful venue, serves food, beer & wine, 25 mins E of Pasadena off the 210 Fwy.
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Wed, Feb 3, every Wed:
8:30 pm LIVE MUSIC (artists tba) for listening & dancing at the Cowboy Palace Saloon, 21635 Devonshire St (Devonshire & Owensmouth), Chatsworth 91311; www.cowboypalace.com; 818-341-0166. Live music 7 nights a week, sometimes acoustic, sometimes electric. Preceded by free line dance lessons with Kathy, 7-8:30 pm. No cover.
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Wed, Feb 3, every Wed:
8:30-11:30 pm “WEDNESDAY NITES JAM JUICERS with Trio Accompaniment” series at Giovanni Ristorante, 21801 Ventura Bl (at Topanga Canyon Bl), Woodland Hills; www.giovanniristorante.com; 818-884-0243. Venue has award-winning Southern Italian cuisine, plenty of free parking; newest home for the long-running weekly series formerly at the Sportsman’s Lodge (then elsewhere); hosted by CATHY SEGAL-GARCIA of the California Pop & Jazz Council (www.capopandjazzcouncil.com). Cathy says, “Amazing musicians, scintillating singers, vivacious vibes, old friends and new ones, and frequented by the many members of the California Pop & Jazz Council.” Food available entire night. No cover.
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9 pm-midnight “PRO BLUES JAM SESSION” hosted by 21st CENTURY BLUES band, at the Azteca Restaurant and Bar, 717 S San Gabriel Bl, San Gabriel 91776; 626-287-4645. (New Mar 11, 2009.)
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9 pm-1 am “EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT JAM SESSION” at Giovanni Ristorante, 21801 Ventura Bl, Woodland Hills 91364; 818-884-0243; www.giovanniristorante.com. With CATHY SEGAL-GARCIA and the “Same great trio accompaniment.” It’s a jazz-oriented open jam, singers and players welcome, and they list the “ingredients” as “amazing musicians, scintillating singers, vivacious vibes,” in a place to “greet old friends and meet new ones.” Cathy says, “Ask the bartender for the special ‘Giovanni Jazz Jam Juice’ - it was created by us!” More at www.cathysegalgarcia.com. No cover charge, but come prepared to eat and drink.
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CINECAST TO THEATRES:
“A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION” does a live “CINECAST” to theatres nationwide. ELVIS COSTELLO appears in this special, first-time live Cinecast of the show from the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, MN. Thursday's show is being beamed into hundreds of movie theaters around the US and Canada. The audio-only form will air as the regular radio broadcast on NPR in the regular time slots for “A Prairie Home Companion” this weekend on each station that carries the show. Elvis Costello will launch a spring tour of the U.S. with a variety of lineups, including solo, with his band the Imposters, and some dates with the Sugarcanes, the accomplished musicians who joined him on his Grammy-nominated 2009 album “Secret, Profane & Sugarcane” on Hear Music.
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Get a list of theaters broadcasting Thursday's show at http://prairiehome.publicradio.org and photos are available at www.shorefire.com/clients/ecostello
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“FOLK ALLEY” is a non-profit venture produced by public radio station WKSU-FM in Kent, Ohio. It often features interviews and performances as well as hosted programs with CD tracks from across the spectrum of folk / new folk / acoustic Americana. They say, “Our goal is to bring you the best in folk music, 24 hours a day, wherever you have access to the Internet.” It requires a free membership. All you need to know and to listen is at www.folkalley.com
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RADIO: Thu; every day, 24/7, on web radio:
“RADIO DISMUKE” is a broad and deep presentation of vintage original recordings from 1925-1935, one of the most vibrant decades in popular culture and entertainment. It’s the music of boom times of the "Roaring '20s" to the hard times of the Great Depression; from frantic Charlestons danced to by a generation of flappers, to sentimental ballads performed by the early crooners; from the hot jazz bands of the top Harlem nightclubs to the popular dance bands of the formative years of the swing and big band eras. One listener commented, “How in the world do you have all of this music!? I am amazed when I tune in the magnitude of your collection! Thanks so much for sharing it!” And if you’re wondering, JANET KLEIN (Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys) brought it to the Guide’s attention. It’s accessible through several free options and offers a blog, all available at www.radiodismuke.com
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8-10 pm ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE, singer-songwriter or band, live from Kulak's Woodshed in North Hollywood; 818-766-9913; info / web simulcast at www.kulakswoodshed.com - named for “Best Web Simulcast” in “The Best of 2008 / Top Ten” in FolkWorks, at www.folkworks.org/content/view/35788/166. Web page has a provision to accept a donation to help the venue pay for the uplink and band width use by those watching.
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9 pm “FREIGHT TRAIN BOOGIE” radio show from Northern Cal, on KRCB 90.9 and 91.1 FM on Sonoma County’s only public radio station; features live performance-interviews; simulcast on the web at www.krcb.org/listen/listen.html. You can ask the host or the guests questions or make comments at frater@freighttrainboogie.com.
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ON SATELLITE RADIO, Thu, Feb 4:
10 am (Pacific) “WILLIE'S PLACE” with guests THE QUEBE SISTERS on XM Channel 13 or Sirius Channel 64. The QSB (Grace, Sophia, Hulda, Drew & Joey) are playing live and visiting with host Bill Mack. The charming sisters are ALL US Nat’l Fiddle Champs. There is a rebroadcast for night owls, at 10 pm Pacific. They’ve performed to sold-out audiences at the Coffee Gallery Backstage and been favorites at the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival.
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The Quebe Sisters (pronounced “Quay-bee”) tell us, “We are in the studio this month working on our new CD, and will post the release date at our website later this spring. We invite you to check our website schedule now & then as we are adding dates across the US and Europe, so we just might have a show near you in 2010!” For example, they’re on at the Grand Ole Opry on March 26. Catch a video at
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11 am-2 pm “VAN NUYS FARMER'S MARKET” with live music performances, in the Van Nuys Civic Center behind the Los Angeles City Hall annex building and in front of the City Library, 14410 Sylvan St, Van Nuys 91401.
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11:30 am-3 pm weekly “7+FIG FARMERS MARKET” at 7th & Figuroa, downtown L.A.; 213-955-7157; www.7fig.com. Held on the beautifully landscaped upper plaza, above California Pizza Kitchen. Certified Gourmet Farmers Market, open-air, with vendors, lunches, produce, kettle korn, fresh flowers, honey, fresh breads, tamales, olives, dried fruits, nuts, crepes, crafts, and live music (varies each week). Entertainment is free.
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4 pm-late New “PARADISE STORE TWICE-WEEKLY BLUEGRASS / MOUNTAIN MUSIC JAM” at Paradise Store, N of Santa Barbara on Hwy 154 for 9.5 mi; right on Paradise Rd, 1/2 mile to the store. Directions, www.paradisestoresb.com/directions.asp
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4:30-5:30 pm SON JAROCHO CLASSES at East Side Café, 5469 Huntington Dr N, L.A.; 323-583-5113.
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Thu, Feb 4, every Thu: in Santa Barbara:
5:30-7:30 pm THE SALT MARTIANS play bluegrass for Happy Hour at the Tupelo Junction Cafe, 1218 State St, Santa Barbara; 805-899-3900 for dinner reserv. The band is TIM MULLINS, KEN GASTON, AARON DOUGLAS and often MIKE MULLINS. Artists’ info, www.saltmartians.com. Full bar & food. No cover.
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6-9 pm “SAN PEDRO’S FIRST THURSDAY ARTWALK” has open galleries and live entertainment on 4th through 8th Streets, between Pacific and Beacon, in downtown San Pedro 90731. Free.
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6-9 pm “BLUEGRASS JAM IN THE OC” at Orange County Archery, 18792 Brookhurst St, Fountain Valley 92708; 714-965-1125. It’s described as “Open Mics and Jams,” and as an “open bluegrass jam, all pickers welcome, all grinners welcome!” Event info, Shelah Spiegel, 714-962-5083 or ifiddler@yahoo.com. Free.
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6-9 pm “BURGERS, BEER, & BLUES” series brings good acoustic blues performers to the tent adjacent to the weekly South Pasadena Farmer’s Market, sponsored by and directly outside the Firefly Bistro, 1009 El Centro St, South Pasadena; 626-441-2443; www.eatatfirefly.com.
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6-9 pm SANDII CASTLEBERRY & KEVIN HAMBY at Café Aroma, 54750 N Circle Dr, Idyllwild; 951-659-5212. Acoustic blues, bluegrass, swing, folk, more; Sandii Castleberry with guitar, vocals, harmonica; Kevin Hamby on bass, vocals.
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7-10 pm “POCKET GOLDBERG & FRIENDS SONGWRITER SHOWCASE” with tonight’s guest artists DAVE MORGAN (Ray Charles, Delaney Bramlett, Jim Messina) and BILL VINCENT, at Arnie's Café, 6864 Foothill Bl (at Marcus), Tujunga 91042; 818-951-9089; www.myspace.com/arniescafe. DALE LaDUKE (Kaedmon, BeaTunes) tells us, it’s “becoming quite a scene. This bass player-songwriter MARK GOLDBERG hosts a fantastic Americana Songwriter Showcase, many times with name songwriters. I try to go as often as possible, because it's always good.” Venue serves Italian food, good coffeehouse treats and beverages. You can bring your own wine with no corking charge. No cover, donations to artists are welcome.
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7-10 pm “FLAMENCO GUITAR NIGHT” with award-winning flamenco guitarist STEPHEN DICK at Manchego Food From Spain Restaurant, 2510 Main St, Santa Monica 90405; 310-450-3900; www.manchegoonmain.com. Venue serves great tapas and Spanish dinner plates in an elegant and intimate space. STEPHEN DICK - "Esteban de Los Angeles" - has won numerous prizes for his compositions and performances, including an award from the Sur Jerez Flamenco Competition in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, for his original 1st album, "Naranjas Amargas." A versatile artist, he is the winner of the Peter Frampton award for excellence in contemporary music, and his compositions for the guitar have been published in Italy, and in the US by Columbia Music Company. He won the Paulo Barsacchi award for guitar composition for his "Sonatina for Solo Guitar," and a Meet the Composer's grant for his realization of Federico GarcÃa Lorca's romantic ballad, "Romance Sonambulo." He a 2008/2009 winner of a grant from the Spanish Ministry of Culture and US Universities for a new flamenco concert featuring GarciaLorca's mystical lullaby, "Nana del Caballo Grande."
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7 pm CHARANGOA SALSA DANCE at Steven's SteakHouse, 5332 Steven's Pl, City of Commerce; 323-723-9856; Fay@charangoa.com; www.charangoa.com. Every Thu. Includes dance class with Miguel, 7-8 pm; dancing to live music, 9 pm-1:30 am. It’s reported that there are lots of great dancers & surprises. Free.
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7-11 pm OPEN MIC NIGHT on “The Main Stage” at Highland Perk Coffeehouse, 5930 York Bl, L.A. The inaugural event was Apr 12. Sponsors say, “This event repeats every Thursday night. Singers, spoken word, guitar players, drum soloists, almost anything that makes the crowd applaud...”
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Thu, Feb 4, every Thu; in Lancaster:
7-10 pm “CEDAR OPEN MIC” at Cedar Center, 44345 Cedar Av (at Lancaster Bl), Lancaster 93534; www.myspace.com/cedarcenteropenmic. Hosted by Ms. Shell Marie and Cleen. It’s open to all ages, however there is no censorship rule. It welcomes poets, spoken word, “freestylers,” and acoustic musicians. Free.
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OPEN MIC / SONGWRITER SHOWCASE at Primo Pizza, 28200 Bouquet Cyn Rd, Saugus. Mike Dill hosts. He's a fine fingerstyle blues picker.
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7:30 “MUSIC NIGHT” at Lulu’s Beehive, 13203 Ventura Bl (1 blk E of Fulton), Studio City; 818-986-2233. After a long absence, the singer-songwriter series is back at the fun little venue. Three featured acts, “plus special guests and surprises each week.” After a long absence, the singer-songwriter series is back at the fun little venue. Or as they say, “the buzz has returned to the Beehive.” Light fare, sandwiches, coffeehouse beverages available. No cover.
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7:30-9:30 pm IRISH SET DANCING CLASSES in Los Feliz area; social dancing for adults every Thursday. Info & location: www.michaelpatrickbreen.com.
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Thu, Feb 4, every Thu, in Temecula:
7:30 “JAZZ AT THE MERC” series hosted by SHERRY WILLIAMS at The Mercantile, 42051 Main St, Temecula 92590. Every Thursday, the audience is treated to a different jazz group in the intimate space known as "The Merc." One of Temecula's beautifully restored original buildings, it now serves as a performance venue that hosts music four days each week. Info, schedules, www.cityoftemecula.org/temecula/presents/merc.aspx
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"HELP HAITI WITH GEORGE LOPEZ & FRIENDS" is a huge benefit of comedians with music by LOS LOBOS and others at Nokia Theater LA Live. 800 W Olympic Bl, L.A. 90015. Promo reads, "They say laughter is the best medicine so join GEORGE LOPEZ, SLASH, RAY ROMANO, LOS LOBOS, CEDRIC THE ENTERTAINER, MARGARET CHO, RUSSELL PETERS and many more live at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE this Thursday to raise funds for earthquake relief efforts in Haiti. 100% of the proceeds will go to directly to Haiti to help the victims and their families."
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Scheduled to appear, in addition to the above, are ANDY GARCIA, CYPRESS HILL, BETH HART, and CHEECH & CHONG. Guest hosts include KOBE BRYANT, LARRY DAVID, SAMUEL L. JACKSON, AMBER VALETTA, DON CHEADLE, EVA LONGORIA PARKER, MAGIC JOHNSON, CHARLIE WILSON, and JENNIFER LOVE HEWITT. Advance tix online, $50-$75.
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Thu, Feb 4; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm BEYOND THE PALE at the Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 North Sepulveda Bl, Los Angeles; 310-440-4500; www.skirball.org. Toronto's Beyond The Pale hits L.A. with their tour of their new, third CD, “Postcards.” They’ve performed live on radio’s “Tied to the Tracks,” and impressed listeners with their North American-inflected, East-European roots fusion music. Now entering their 12th year together, the reviews are strong: "A bracingly modern, mind-blowing flight into a very new Jewish-Balkan sonic atmosphere." - LA Weekly. And, "Get ready to have your blood braced by some truly superb playing and composing." - www.acousticmusic.com. Their own promo asserts, “POSTCARDS traverses a vast and exotic musical landscape - from raucous dance rhythms and funky acoustic grooves to complex instrumental showpieces and intricate chamber-folk dynamics.” Postcards is now available on Borealis Records. More at www.beyondthepale.net and www.myspace.com/beyondthepale1. Tix, $30 gen’l, $25 Skirball mbrs, $20 students.
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8 pm THE FABULOUS ARMANI BROTHERS play the new “Dinner and a Show” series at the venue named in FolkWorks as L.A.’s best intimate acoustic listening room venue - The Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena; reservations 626-398-7917; info www.coffeegallery.com. Y’know, under the Italian wedding trappings, these guys look a whole lot like the RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE…Singer-songwriter Duane Thorin will be appearing as the chef, and singing, in the highly Italian review with complete Italian dinner. Officially the show is at 8, but the buffet dinner will be served from 7 pm and through the evening. Duane tells us, “We will feature lots of comedy and surprises, and some really great music, all for $19.99, including dinner.”
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8-10 pm WINDY RIDGE brings bluegrass to the Coffee Cartel, 1820 S Catalina Av, Redondo Beach 90277; 310-316-6554. Info, contact Frank Bayuk at 310-567-6321 or windyridgeband@aol.com. Band info, www.windyridgebluegrass.com. No cover.
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8-10:30 pm THE PLOUGHBOYS play their residency at the Tam O' Shanter, 2980 Los Feliz Bl, Los Feliz; www.lawrysonline.com/tamoshanter_gen_info.asp; 323-664-0228. Venue serves ale & sandwiches. Band member Mark Romano says, “Great food, drinks, dancing, and of course, music!” More at www.theploughboys.com. All ages, no cover.
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8-10 pm ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE, singer-songwriter or band, at Kulak's Woodshed, 5230-1/2 Laurel Canyon Bl, North Hollywood; 818-766-9913; info / web simulcast at www.kulakswoodshed.com - named for “Best Web Simulcast” in “The Best of 2008 / Top Ten” in FolkWorks, at www.folkworks.org/content/view/35788/166. All artists donate their performances; venue is supported by donations, and asks $10 per attendee in lieu of a cover charge.
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8-11 pm “BLUES JAM” hosted by the DENNIS HERRERA BAND, and guest musicians often include BERNIE PEARL, at El Dorado Restaurant, Spring & Studebaker, Long Beach. 562-421-2122. Bernie tells us, “It stays pretty close to the blues, doesn't get too loud, offers a small dance floor, a nice bar, good food, and a friendly atmosphere.” No cover.
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Thu, Feb 4, in Santa Barbara:
I SEE HAWKS IN L.A. and SUSAN JAMES play the Muddy Waters Café in Santa Barbara, kicking-off the Hawks’ and James’ “California Mini-Tourette.”
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CALJAS ARTISTS WEEKLY JAZZ PERFORMANCE NIGHT at Hip Kitty Jazz / Fondue, 502 W First St (in the Packing House complex), Claremont 91711; www.hipkittyjazz.com; 909-447-6700. It’s a new venue, said to be beautiful, serving food, beer & wine, 25 mins E of Pasadena off the 210 Fwy. The venue is part of the newly-renovated Claremont Packing House. Proprietress Nancy Tessier’s father, Refugio "Coco" Lopez, plays alto, and she wanted her club to feature an array of jazz singers. This led to a fortuitous connection with Dale Boatman, founder and president of the California Jazz Arts Society. CalJAS is a powerful force in bringing some of the best jazz artists in Southern California, especially singers, to restaurants, clubs and other performance spaces in eastern Los Angeles County and the Inland Empire, an area that previously had relatively few opportunities for jazz musicians to perform.
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8:30 pm LIVE MUSIC (artists tba) for listening & dancing at the Cowboy Palace Saloon, 21635 Devonshire St (Devonshire & Owensmouth), Chatsworth 91311; www.cowboypalace.com; 818-341-0166. Live music 7 nights a week, sometimes acoustic, sometimes electric. Preceded by free line dance lessons with Marie, 7-8:30 pm. Happy hour 4-7 pm, M-F. No cover.
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9 pm-2 am “ALL ACOUSTIC WITH ANGEL” hosted by ANGEL, with different artists each week (except 3rd Thursdays, when it’s the Old Time Jam, hosted by Triple Chicken Foot) always fun, at the Hyperion Tavern, 1941 Hyperion Av (look for barber pole just S of Lyric), L.A. 90027. The Thursday series has its own web page, complete with weekly lineups, at www.myspace.com/hyperiontavernallacoustic.
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Angel tells us, “This night is acoustic, old timey, ukuleles, barbershop quartets, dedicated to creating a community of artists and musicians who don't need the use of flashy lights, amps or mics. Our grandpappies didn't need it so why do we? Inquiry about playing can be sent to HyperionTavernAllAcoustic@gmail.com or even better, stop by and have a beer! Entry is always free and 21+! We'll get the barberpole up and running soon.”
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9 pm PRESTON SMITH & THE CROCODILES play their residency at The Office, 3516 W Victory Bl (at Hollywood Wy), Burbank. Preston says, “Great sound, great food, wine and beer!” New residency, began Apr 9, 2009.
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9 pm BEGINNERS SON JAROCHO CLASS with CESAR CASTRO from VeraCruz, at Cal Poly Downtown Center, 300 2nd St, Pomona (Arts Colony). Learn to play jarana, string instrument from Veracruz; dance Zapateado; sing & compose sones (songs); gain knowledge of Son Jarocho music. For children, teens & adults. Venue has a mic and stage lights. Info, www.myspace.com/besskepp. $3 cover.
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9:30 pm Pianist DANNY HOLT “& friends” at Café Muse, 6547 Santa Monica Bl, Hollywood 90038; www.cafemusela.com; 323-464-MUSE (6873). Called "exceptional" by the Los Angeles Times, pianist Danny Holt performs across the globe in concert halls, clubs, art galleries, churches, living rooms, and wherever else he can find a piano and someone to listen. Whether playing classical music, experimental music, minimalist grooves, or pop/rock, Danny is consistently praised by critics for his energy, wit, and vibrancy. Twice a month, Danny performs here with his invited guests. More at www.dannyholt.net and www.myspace.com/dannyholtmusic
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(updated Jan 26, with many new concert listings AND upcoming festivals! - Check back frequently for more!)
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Fri, Feb 5, in Ojai; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
7:30 pm “ERIC BIBB, BLUES AND FOLK MUSIC” presented by “Performances to Grow On” at Matilija Auditorium, in Ojai. A performance by Eric Bibb is an enriching experience, both musically and spiritually. His music, like his personality, is intimate, assured and passionate, drawing listeners into the moment more as participants than as spectators. His rich and sensitive vocals and lyrics provide a perfect balance to his fine fingerpicking technique. Purveying a beautifully realized and deftly accomplished soulful and gospel-infused folk-blues, Bibb has no problem blending various genres effortlessly, melding a traditional rootsy American style. As one critic wrote, “Eric’s singing and versatile guitar playing fuses a variety of genes to become a New World Blues.” His unique talent continues to draw critical acclaim around the world. Twice nominated for the W.C. Handy Awards and winner of the “Best Newcomer” title in the British Blues Awards, Bibb has been appropriately described as “discreetly awesome” and “a total original.” As his popularity escalates, earlier comparisons to legendary greats Ry Cooder and Taj Mahal are being replaced by quotes that speak to Bibb’s ability to “use standard blues ingredients to cook up something all his own.” More at www.ericbibb.com. Tix, $23 adults, $18 srs.
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7 pm WOMEN ON THE MOVE plus BRETT PERKINS play a house concert in Glendora. Reservations get directions, by contacting WOMEN ON THE MOVE band leader JOAN ENGUITA at joanenguita@hotmail.com. Joan tells us, “Our trio is polishing up some Joni Mitchell tunes, so you'll hear some new renditions. Also on the bill is our good friend, BRETT PERKINS, in town from his home in Copenhagen, Denmark. His sweet tenor and lovely songs will bring a smile to your ears!” BRETT PERKINS is a celebrated and multiple-international award-winning songwriter.
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Women on the Move’s CD, “Beautiful,” was the Top Editors’ Pick on CD Baby longer than any album, ever, in the history of the site. The CD had it’s world radio debut on “Tied to the Tracks,” where many of the artists on the ensemble album performed live. Brett Perkins’ latest CD, “Red Light Green Light” contains his top European and International songwriter award-winning songs, all in English. It’s available in the US on Trough Records and through the usual outlets.
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Sat, Feb 6, in Poway (San Diego):
7 pm LITTLE WINDOWS, touring in Southern Cal, plays the “San Diego Folk Heritage Concert Series” at Templar's Hall in Old Poway Park, 14134 Midland Rd, Poway, CA; www.sdfolkheritage.org; SDFH@san.rr.com. Little Windows is the delightful musical duo of JULEE GLAUB & MARK WEEMS, performing traditional Irish and Appalachian songs and tunes. They tour the West Coast annually. More at www.littlewindows.net. Tix $18, $15 for SDFH mbrs.
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Sat, Feb 6; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm RONNY COX at Boulevard Music, 4316 Sepulveda Bl, Culver City; 310-398-2583; www.boulevardmusic.com. He’s a famous screen and TV actor who played Woody Guthrie’s sidekick in “Bound for Glory” and known to millions by playing the “Dueling Banjos” guitar part in “Deliverance.” More recently, Ronny Cox played slithery corporate snakes in “RoboCop” and “Total Recall.”
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And Ronny Cox is a fine songwriter and folk singer who earned “Listener Favorite” honors on radio’s “Tied to the Tracks.” He charms crowds with self-teasing humor, tart progressive insight, and a lulling Southwestern folk sound. His repertoire is a smart mix of witty ditties, bluesy swing tunes, heart-on-sleeve Romances, and real-life anthems.
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Ronny’s newest CD, "Songs... with Repercussions" was reviewed by the Guide’s editor in FolkWorks (www.folkworks.org/content/view/36151/167), en-route to reaching # 1 on the Folk DJ playlist, and finishing at # 48 for the entire year. Ronny’s all-star band of award-winning musicians joins him for this performance. They are KAREN MAL on mandolin, RADOSLAV LORKOVIC on accordion and keyboards, DAVID FERGUSON on guitar, JOHN COX (Ronny’s son) on bass. More at www.ronnycox.com
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Sat, Feb 6:
7 pm JOHN BATDORF at Kulak’s Woodshed in North Hollywood. John Batdorf has performed live, multiple times, on radio’s “Tied to the Tracks,” including the live-on-air reunion performance (after 30 years apart) with ‘70s duo partner Mark Rodney, as BATDORF & RODNEY.
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10 am LITTLE WINDOWS provides special music for morning service at Holy Nativity Episcopal, 6700 W 83rd St, Los Angeles; www.holynativityparish.org; 310-670-4777. They play concert there pn Fri, Feb 7, at 8 pm, and do a “Duet Harmony Singing Workshop: Irish, Appalachian, Gospel, Country” there on Sat, Feb 13, 10 am-1 pm. Little Windows is the delightful musical duo of JULEE GLAUB & MARK WEEMS, performing traditional Irish and Appalachian songs and tunes. They tour the West Coast annually. More at www.littlewindows.net.
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Sun, Feb 7, in Lucerne Valley:
2 pm RONNY COX plays a matinee at the Russell House Concert series in Lucerne Valley 92356; reservations get directions. Info at www.ronnycox.com. He’s a famous screen and TV actor who played Woody Guthrie’s sidekick in “Bound for Glory” and known to millions by playing the “Dueling Banjos” guitar part in “Deliverance.” More recently, Ronny Cox played slithery corporate snakes in “RoboCop” and “Total Recall.”
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And Ronny Cox is a fine songwriter and folk singer who earned “Listener Favorite” honors on radio’s “Tied to the Tracks.” He charms crowds with self-teasing humor, tart progressive insight, and a lulling Southwestern folk sound. His repertoire is a smart mix of witty ditties, bluesy swing tunes, heart-on-sleeve Romances, and real-life anthems.
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Ronny’s newest CD, "Songs... with Repercussions" was reviewed by the Guide’s editor in FolkWorks (www.folkworks.org/content/view/36151/167), en-route to reaching # 1 on the Folk DJ playlist, and finishing as # 48 for the entire year. Ronny’s all-star band of award-winning musicians joins him for this performance. They are KAREN MAL on mandolin, RADOSLAV LORKOVIC on accordion and keyboards, DAVID FERGUSON on guitar, JOHN COX (Ronny’s son) on bass. More at www.ronnycox.com.
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Tue, Feb 9 & Wed, Feb 10; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm Guitarist TOMMY EMMANUEL at the Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University Center for the Arts, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. He’s a legendary Australian guitarist. "...He is unquestionably one of the most gifted artists of our time." - Acoustic Guitar.
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Two-time Grammy nominee Tommy Emmanuel brings his extraordinary guitar wizardry and exuberant stage presence. Emmanuel is one of Australia's most respected musicians. The legendary guitarist's career spans almost five decades and continues to intersect with some of the finest musicians throughout the world. A household name in his native country, Emmanuel has garnered hundreds of thousands of loyal fans worldwide. His unique style--he calls it simply "finger style"--is akin to playing guitar the way a pianist plays piano, employing all 10 fingers. Rather than using a whole band for melody, rhythm, bass, and drum parts, he plays all that--and more--on one guitar.
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His unusual talent and life are common lore in Australia. Born into a musical family, he and his older brother, Phil, were considered child prodigies. Tommy got his first guitar at age 4 and was taught by his mother. He learned by ear, with no formal instruction, and has never read music. By the age of 6, he was already working as a professional musician in the family band, variously named the Emmanuel Quartet, the Midget Surfaries, and the Trailblazers. Tommy played rhythm guitar and Phil played lead, along with siblings Chris on drums and Virginia on slide guitar.
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The Emmanuel children earned the family's sole income for several years. By age 10, Tommy had played his way across Australia. However, he doesn't remember such responsibility as a hardship. "I've spent all my life from the age of 4 playing music and entertaining people," he said. "I never wanted to do anything else. Music brings people together."
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In 1962, Emmanuel heard guitar legend Chet Atkins' music for the first time and was riveted by its complex sound. He spent hours trying to figure out Atkins' "fingerpicking" style and gobbled up each of the American star's albums as they came out. Shortly after his father's death of a heart attack in 1966, Emmanuel wrote Atkins a letter and, to his surprise, the famous artist and producer wrote him back. Atkins would grow to become Emmanuel's mentor and primary influence, but it would be another 15 years before the two would finally meet in person. Eventually Atkins himself became one of Emmanuel's biggest fans.
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Most recently, in 2009, he was honored with Guitar Player's prestigious Guitar Legend award, as well as being named Thumbpicker of the Year for the second time. In all, Emmanuel's catalog includes 16 musical recordings running the gamut of solos, duets, ensembles, cover tunes, and originals, on both electric and acoustic guitar. He has made several instructional DVDs and regularly teaches master classes on the road. At 54, performing live is more important to him than ever and he tours constantly, having played over 300 concerts a year for the last four years.
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Guitar players of all levels come to his shows to watch the magic hands of the "guitar Wizard of Oz," but his appeal goes far beyond musicians. His live shows are known for their humor, passion, and infectious joy. The power of his charismatic showmanship will be Emmanuel's legacy. His message is pure love for the music and his delight in sharing it with the world, one audience at a time. More info at http://arts.pepperdine.edu or www.tommyemmanuel.com
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The Feb 10 concert is sold out, but a limited number of tickets for the Feb 9 performance (which was added to satisfy popular demand) are available at $40 for the public and $10 for full-time Pepperdine students, by calling 310-506-4522.
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Thu, Feb 11:
9 pm JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE and JOE PUG play a show co-presented by “The Grand Ole Echo” series and The Echo venue, at the Echo, 1822 Sunset Bl, Echo Park; 213-413-8200. www.attheecho.com. 8:30 doors, 9 pm show time.
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Fri, Feb 12; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
SEAN COLVIN plays The Canyon Club, 28912 Roadside Dr, Agoura Hills; www.canyonclub.net; 818-879-5016. Tix, $13.
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Fri, Feb 12; at the venue and with a web simulcast:
7-10 pm “LOVE FOR HAITI” with THE CONLONS, MELISSA TRINCHERE, AUBREY BOUSKILL, KATHLEEN BLACKWELL, and THE PATCHWORK QUILT FALLACY, is a benefit for the American Red Cross Relief Efforts in Haiti sponsored by NetteRadio, at (and webcast live from) The Talking Stick, 1411 C Lincoln Bl, Venice 90291; 310-450-6052; www.thetalkingstick.net. Event includes an auction, drawing, and more, all to raise money for earthquake relief in Haiti. Annette Conlon’s “NetteRadio” is webcast globally, and you can not only hear, but watch, this event live online at www.netteradio.com or www.ustream.tv/channel/netteradio.
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If you are not present at the venue, you can donate from anywhere. Text HAITI to 90999 to donate $10 to the American Red Cross Relief Efforts in Haiti – anytime, including now. More on the American Red Cross at 800-HELP-NOW or info@usa.redcross.org. Annette tells us, “The American Red Cross name is used with its permission, which in no way constitutes an endorsement, express or implied, of any product, service, company, individual, or political position.” Venue is all ages. $5 cover plus one beverage minimum.
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Fri, Feb 12:
8 pm LITTLE WINDOWS concert, “LOVE SONGS FROM IRELAND, SCOTLAND AND APPALACHIA,” at Holy Nativity Episcopal, 6700 W 83rd St, Los Angeles; www.holynativityparish.org; 310-670-4777. Little Windows is the delightful musical duo of JULEE GLAUB & MARK WEEMS, performing traditional Irish and Appalachian songs and tunes. They tour the West Coast annually. More at www.littlewindows.net.
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Feb 12-14, in Arizona:
Annual “COCHISE GATHERING” in Sierra Vista, AZ is “an excellent festival,” says cowboy (ah, cowgirl) poet DORIS DALEY, who returns to perform again this year. More at www.dorisdaley.com
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Sat, Feb 13; WORKSHOP:
10 am-1 pm “DUET HARMONY SINGING WORKSHOP: IRISH, APPALACHIAN, GOSPEL, COUNTRY” with LITTLE WINDOWS at Holy Nativity Episcopal, 6700 W 83rd St, Los Angeles; www.holynativityparish.org; 310-670-4777. Little Windows is the delightful musical duo of JULEE GLAUB & MARK WEEMS, performing traditional Irish and Appalachian songs and tunes. They tour the West Coast annually. More at www.littlewindows.net. Workshop is open to all. Bring a duet partner, or find one in the workshop. For info, contact Peter Rood at the church (see above). Fee, $40.
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Sat, Feb 13:
4-8 pm BERNIE PEARL joins pianist DWAYNE SMITH to play the “Valentine Eve Fundraiser” for 7th District Long Beach City Council candidate, Jill Hill, at Veteran's Park Social Hall, 101 E 28th St, Long Beach 90806. Refreshments included. More at www.JillHillforQualityNeighborhoods.com. The donation is $20 for single, $30 for two, or $15 for those over age 65.
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Sat, Feb 13, in Santa Barbara:
7-10 pm JOHN BATDORF & ANDREW JACKSON at the Santa Barbara Arts Factory, 208 Palm Av, Santa Barbara 93101. The two are making a return to the venue after a very successful first show here. John Batdorf has performed live, multiple times, on radio’s “Tied to the Tracks,” including the live-on-air reunion performance (after 30 years apart) with ‘70s duo partner Mark Rodney, as BATDORF & RODNEY. Andrew Jackson is renowned as the “Guitar Chameleon.” All ages show. Tix are $8 advance, $10 door.
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Sat, Feb 13:
7:30 pm LITTLE WINDOWS Concert: “LOVE SONGS FROM IRELAND, SCOTLAND AND APPALACHIA” at “Fallbrook Americana Music Series,” Fallbrook Woman's Club, 238 W Mission, Fallbrook; 760-723-7255 for info. Little Windows is the delightful musical duo of JULEE GLAUB & MARK WEEMS, performing traditional Irish and Appalachian songs and tunes. They tour the West Coast annually. More at www.littlewindows.net. Tix sold in advance at Capital Major, or at door. Tix $15 gen’l, $7 for kids ages 7-17.
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Sat, Feb 13; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm STEVE GILLETTE & CINDY MANGSEN play the Caltech Folk Music Society series in Beckman Institute Auditorium on the Caltech campus in Pasadena, 322 S Michigan Av, Pasadena; www.folkmusic.caltech.edu; 626-395-4652, or toll-free 888-2CALTECH (1-888-222-5832). Before 1989, Steve Gillette was a fixture in the local California folk music scene, widely known as an exceptional guitarist and a hugely talented songwriter, co-writer of the classic ballad, Darcy Farrow, among many other fine songs, some recorded by major performers like Ian and Sylvia, John Denver, and Garth Brooks. Then, he dropped out of sight, later returning to California from his new home in Vermont, with his new wife, Cindy, when he first brought this eastern singer and songwriter to California on tour. Even at this early stage of their career together, it was obvious that there was a towering amount of talent and chemistry here, and the Caltech Folk Music Society was lucky to be able to present them the next year. It has been a great relationship ever since, and their audience can always depend on new songs, some old favorites, and a lot of fun and stories of what they've been up to in the intervening two years.
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Steve is a fine songwriter who has written many great songs over the years. From "Back on the Street Again" to "That Song About the River," he's written a truckload of memorable songs. He's a strong, confident, and innovative guitarist, and a he has a very fine voice. And speaking of fine voices, you won't find a more beautiful voice than Cindy Mangsen's warm, full bodied vocals. She more than holds her own in the elite company of Priscilla Herdman and Anne Hills on the trio albums they have done together. Cindy plays guitar, a bit of banjo, and her concertina adds greatly to their sound. She too is a talented songwriter, though not as prolific. Steve and Cindy are also great song finders, and they bring some exceptional songs written by others, as well as a few older traditional songs and ballads. Admission is $15 for adults and $5 for Caltech students and children.
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Sat, Feb 13; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm AL STEWART plays McCabe’s, 3101 Pico Bl (Pico at 31st), Santa Monica 90405; www.mccabes.com; 310-828-4403; tix, 310-828-4497. He’s famous for “Time Passages” and “Year of the Cat.” Tix, $24.50.
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Sat, Feb 13; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm DOUG MacLEOD plays the “40th anniversary Guitar Summit series” at The Fret House, 309 N Citrus Av, Covina; 626-339-7020; www.frethouse.com. He’s a fabulous acoustic bluesman, endorsed by National steel guiatars. His original, “Talkin’ Politician Blues,” became a “Listener Favorite” on radio’s “Tied to the Tracks.” More at www.doug-macleod.com. Tix, $15.
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Sun, Feb 14:
3 pm-midnight Semi-annual “Robert Morgan Fisher's FOLKTACULAR” at Bergamont Station Arts Complex in Santa Monica. This is the event that lasts entirely too long and books waaay too many performers, but it includes food and it’s always fun. More details when we have them.
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Sun, Feb 14:
6 pm LITTLE WINDOWS play a Valentine's Day Concert, “LOVE SONGS AND SONGS OF HEALING,” at St. Paul's Cathedral, 2728 Sixth Ave, San Diego 92103; 619-298-7261; www.stpaulcathedral.org. Little Windows is the delightful musical duo of JULEE GLAUB & MARK WEEMS, performing traditional Irish and Appalachian songs and tunes. They tour the West Coast annually. More at www.littlewindows.net.
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Sun, Feb 14; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
BRETT PERKINS plus TIM TEDROW & TERRY VREELAND play a “LISTENING ROOM SPECIAL EVENT” at the Sierra Madre Playhouse, 87 W Sierra Madre Bl, Sierra Madre; 626-355-4318; www.sierramadreplayhouse.org/_wsn/page3.html. BRETT PERKINS is a celebrated and multiple-international award-winning songwriter. His “Listening Room” series began in Southern California, and now holds monthly events throughout Europe. Tonight is a rare and celebratory return. More at www.myspace.com/brettperkins
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Tue, Feb 16; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
7 pm FUR DIXON AND STEVE WERNER play the monthly “BLUEGRASS AT THE BRAEMAR” series, presented by the Bluegrass Association of Southern California, at the Braemar Country Club, 4001 Reseda Bl, Tarzana; 818-705-8870.
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22nd INTERNATIONAL FOLK ALLIANCE CONFERENCE in Memphis, TN.
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Fri, Feb 19, 2010 (Get tix now) ; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm AN EVENING WITH RANDY NEWMAN at UCLA Live in Royce Hall, 340 Royce Dr, on the UCLA campus at Royce Dr between Westwood Bl and Hilgard Av, West L.A. UCLA ticket office: 310-825-2101 or www.uclalive.org. The promo calls him, “America’s premiere musical fabulist,” and Randy Newman has maintained a remarkable balance of trenchant vignettes, exaggerated outrage and, especially in his film work, earnest sentiment. His latest album, “Harps and Angels,” employs sardonic wit and self-deprecation on a level worthy of Mark Twain. And Newman’s wry classics, including “Political Science,” “I Love L.A.,” and his much-played during the aftermath of Katrina, “Louisiana 1927,” have only grown in relevance with time. But Newman shines most brightly in his rare concert appearances, where his mischievous presence complements his musical and storytelling talents. Tix, $65, $50, $40; UCLA students $15.
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Fri & Sat, Feb 19 & 20; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 & 10 pm JORMA KAUKONEN plays two shows on each of two nights at McCabe’s, 3101 Pico Bl (Pico at 31st), Santa Monica 90405; www.mccabes.com; 310-828-4403; tix, 310-828-4497. Tix, $26.50.
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Sat, Feb 20, in the OC; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
7:30 pm STEVE GILLETTE & CINDY MANGSEN play the Living Tradition Concert Series at the Anaheim Downtown Community Center, 250 E Center St, Anaheim; 949-646-1964; www.thelivingtradition.org. Renowned folk faves…
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Sat Feb 20:
8 pm MICHAEL O'DORN plays the “40th anniversary Guitar Summit series” at The Fret House, 309 N Citrus Av, Covina; 626-339-7020; www.frethouse.com. More at www.michaelodorn.com. Tix, $15.
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Sat, Feb 20; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm THE CACHE VALLEY DRIFTERS play Russ & Julie’s House Concert series in Oak Park (in the Agoura Hills/Westlake Village area); reservations get directions at 818-707-2179. Info, www.houseconcerts.us
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Sun, Feb 21; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
7 pm RAY WYLIE HUBBARD plays McCabe’s, 3101 Pico Bl (Pico at 31st), Santa Monica 90405; www.mccabes.com; 310-828-4403; tix, 310-828-4497. Tix, $20.
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Sun, Feb 21; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
7 pm BORDER RADIO returns from a multi-year hiatus with a show at the venue named in FolkWorks as L.A.’s best intimate acoustic listening room venue - The Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena; reservations 626-398-7917; info www.coffeegallery.com.
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Band founder and lead vocalist KELLY McCUNE tell us, “BORDER RADIO is back in business! We have our first gig at the Coffee Gallery on and we couldn't be more excited. We're sounding better than ever, have new tunes, and are energized.” Many will remember the award-winning band that was a festival favorite. No word yet on whether Kelly will revive her old tradition of awarding one or more home-baked pies to some lucky soul in the audience. More when we know it.
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Thu, Feb 25, in Ojai; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
7 pm SOURDOUGH SLIM with ROBERT ARMSTRONG play the “Ojai Concert Series,” at the Woman's Club, Ojai; www.ojaiconcertseries.com. More at www.sourdoughslim.com
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The irrepressible SOURDOUGH SLIM is a true “A” List entertainer, and he has a just-released new CD - Sourdough Slim with Robert Armstrong, “Live from The Strawberry Music Festival.” And he has lots of fun shows in the works. He’ll be returning to perform at Lincoln Center in NYC, plus “Cowboy Gatherings & Festivals galore, state and county fairs, accordion and acoustic music festivals and concert and club performances,” adding, “It's shaping up to be a real rootin' tootin' high falutin' 2010.” Sourdough will be performing solo as well as with Robert Armstrong and The Saddle Pals. The latest on the new CD and upcoming performances is at www.sourdoughslim.com. Check out SOURDOUGH SLIM with ROBERT ARMSTRONG from their Dec 19, 2009 performance, in videos by Ross Mehan, at www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-kbdZUDWBM - www.youtube.com/watch?v=_V9NTG6cUj0 - www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6aRDawFme4.
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Fri, Feb 26:
7:30 pm BERNIE PEARL joins pianist DWAYNE SMITH “to play the duo blues” in a return to Iva Lee's Restaurant, 555 El Camino Real, San Clemente 92672; 949-361-2855; www.IvaLees.com. Bernie says, “Great food and drink, no cover.”
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Fri, Feb 26; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm SOURDOUGH SLIM with ROBERT ARMSTRONG at the venue named in FolkWorks as L.A.’s best intimate acoustic listening room venue - The Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena; reservations 626-398-7917; info www.coffeegallery.com.
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The irrepressible SOURDOUGH SLIM is a true “A” List entertainer, and he has a just-released new CD - Sourdough Slim with Robert Armstrong, “Live from The Strawberry Music Festival.” And he has lots of fun shows in the works. He’ll be returning to perform at Lincoln Center in NYC, plus “Cowboy Gatherings & Festivals galore, state and county fairs, accordion and acoustic music festivals and concert and club performances,” adding, “It's shaping up to be a real rootin' tootin' high falutin' 2010.” Sourdough will be performing solo as well as with Robert Armstrong and The Saddle Pals. The latest on the new CD and upcoming performances is at www.sourdoughslim.com. Check out SOURDOUGH SLIM with ROBERT ARMSTRONG from their Dec 19, 2009 performance, in videos by Ross Mehan, at www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-kbdZUDWBM - www.youtube.com/watch?v=_V9NTG6cUj0 - www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6aRDawFme4.
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Sat, Feb 27; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm THE WAILIN’ JENNYS play the Caltech Concert Series, presented by Caltech Campus Programs, in Beckman Auditorium, 322 S Michigan Av, Pasadena; http://events.caltech.edu; 626-395-4652, or toll-free 888-2CALTECH (1-888-222-5832). Caltech Folk Music Series or Caltech Presents series, in Beckman Institute Auditorium, or other venues Pasadena. The Wailin' Jennys started in Winnipeg, Canada and have made their brand of vocal music a huge worldwide attraction. Soprano Ruth Moody (guitar, banjo, accordion, bodhran), mezzo Nicky Mehta (guitar, harmonica, ukulele, percussion), and alto Heather Masse (upright bass) comprise this trio of amazing singers. They draw from folk, bluegrass, old time and jazz, and their harmonies are exquisite. They could easily be an a cappella group, but they are talented instrumental musicians, as well. If you enjoy Moira Smiley and VOCO, or the Chapin Sisters, you'll love the Jennys. "Like Gilian Welch or Alison Krauss, they make new songs feel traditional and old songs sound brand new" — All Music Guide. Advance tix available on the website or by phone. Tix are $26, $21, $16, ($10 for youth) and there is a $5 discount if you mention the Caltech Folk Music Society when ordering or buying tickets at the door.
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Sat, Feb 27; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm SOURDOUGH SLIM with ROBERT ARMSTRONG play Boulevard Music, 4316 Sepulveda Bl, Culver City; www.boulevardmusic.com. More at www.sourdoughslim.com
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The irrepressible SOURDOUGH SLIM is a true “A” List entertainer, and he has a just-released new CD - Sourdough Slim with Robert Armstrong, “Live from The Strawberry Music Festival.” And he has lots of fun shows in the works. He’ll be returning to perform at Lincoln Center in NYC, plus “Cowboy Gatherings & Festivals galore, state and county fairs, accordion and acoustic music festivals and concert and club performances,” adding, “It's shaping up to be a real rootin' tootin' high falutin' 2010.” Sourdough will be performing solo as well as with Robert Armstrong and The Saddle Pals. The latest on the new CD and upcoming performances is at www.sourdoughslim.com. Check out SOURDOUGH SLIM with ROBERT ARMSTRONG from their Dec 19, 2009 performance, in videos by Ross Mehan, at www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-kbdZUDWBM - www.youtube.com/watch?v=_V9NTG6cUj0 - www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6aRDawFme4.
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Sat, Feb 27, in Santa Barbara; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm STEVE GILLETTE & CINDY MANGSEN at Trinity Backstage, 1500 State St, Santa Barbara; info & table reservations 805-962-2970. “Steve and Cindy have hit on a combination that consistently produces high quality recordings and entertaining stage shows. Their voices and their styles meld seamlessly with a gentleness and a maturity that is unmatched in the world of folk duos.” - Matt Watroba, Sing Out Magazine. More at www.compassrosemusic.com.
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Sun, Feb 28, in Ventura; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
4 pm CORRINE WEST & KELLY JOE PHELPS play the Duncan House Concert Series in Ventura; reservations get directions, at www.myspace.com/duncanhouseconcerts. Corrine has performed live on radio’s “Tied to the Tracks,” and if you like Alison Krauss, you'll love Corrine.
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Kelly Joe Phelps is a guitar virtuoso and great bluesman.
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There's magic in Corinne West's voice. It aches and breaks. It soars. It's clear, penetrating and washed in emotion. When she wraps that voice around songs as sublime as those on her latest CD, “Second Sight,” she's spellbinding. That's because she's unlocked the secret that so many singers spend entire careers looking for and never find.
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"She writes great songs, plays with top flight musicians, sports a killer voice and oh yes, has sultry good looks- she could easily be cast as a princess in a ‘Lord of the Rings’-type movie (hopefully a singing part)" - Americana Roots.com.
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"West, who took to the road at the tender age of fifteen, is a masterful songwriter, winning awards at Kerrville Folk Festival. She has a distinct voice with echoes of another Californian, the late Kate Wolf. Educated on the streets West has a raw sincerity in her lyrics and her singing." - Montrose Daily Press, Colorado.
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"Coupling a voice to die for with beautifully crafted songs that are memorable both lyrically and melodically, West has fashioned a unique identity within American music's acoustic/roots scene." - Colin Hall, R2, RocknReel: The UK's best selling eclectic music magazine.
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Scott Duncan says, “For those that missed the special Rhythm Angels show, and for those that were lucky enough to attend that great concert, here is a show not to miss. Corrine's CDs have been playing over and over in our car for over a year. We arraigned our trip to England in September ‘09 to catch her in London on her latest UK tour. This will be one of the best concerts you've ever see!” More at www.myspace.com/corinnewest and www.myspace.com/kellyjoephelps357
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“CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK,” centered in Toronto, Canada.
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Sat, Mar 13; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm BERNIE PEARL plays an acoustic blues concert with MIKE BARRY at Boulevard Music, 4316 Sepulveda Bl, Culver City 90230; www.BoulevardMusic.com. Bernie tells us, “I intend to debut a several new pieces that night.” Venue’s website has a helpful local dining guide. All ages, doors at 7:30 for the best seats. $15.
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Sat, Mar 13; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm JUDE JOHNSTONE and LORI LIEBERMAN play Russ & Julie’s House Concert series in Oak Park (in the Agoura Hills/Westlake Village area); reservations get directions at 818-707-2179. Info, www.houseconcerts.us
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8 pm JOHN BATDORF plus STEPHANIE BETTMAN & LUKE HALPIN in a superb double-bill at the Fret House in Covina.
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JOHN BATDORF has performed live, multiple times, on radio’s “Tied to the Tracks,” including the live-on-air reunion performance (after 30 years apart) with ‘70s duo partner Mark Rodney, as BATDORF & RODNEY.
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STEPHANIE BETTMAN & LUKE HALPIN have performed live on radio’s “Tied to the Tracks,” where they debuted songs live and tracks from their CD that went on to beat Alison Kraus & Robert Plant on the DJ charts. Tix, $20.
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Tue, Mar 16; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
7 pm BILL EVANS & MEGAN LYNCH play the monthly “BLUEGRASS AT THE BRAEMAR” series, presented by the Bluegrass Association of Southern California, at the Braemar Country Club, 4001 Reseda Bl, Tarzana; 818-705-8870.
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Wed, Mar 17:
6:45 pm Folksingers TOM & DAWN at the Studio City Library, 12511 Moorpark Av, Studio City 91604. Part of the Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest organization’s “free folk singing” program, a continuing series to promote and advance bluegrass, old-time and folk music in Southern California at Los Angeles City and County Libraries and schools. There is no charge to the library or school and there is no charge for admission to the concerts. The public is welcome to attend all library concerts; school concerts are open to students only. (Hence, school concerts are not listed in the Guide.) To request a program for your library or school, or for information, contact Warren Garfield, Program Coordinator 323-656-5813, or email: warrengar@sbcglobal.net. More at www.topangabanjofiddle.org/FolkSinging/Free_Folk.htm. Free.
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Thu-Mon, Mar 17-21, in Texas:
Annual SXSW (SOUTH BY SOUTH WEST) MUSIC FESTIVAL in Austin, TX.
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Fri, Mar 19:
8 pm CALIFORNIA COWBOY BAND plus CHRIS & THOMAS opening, at the venue named in FolkWorks as L.A.’s best intimate acoustic listening room venue - The Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena; info www.coffeegallery.com; reservations, 626-398-7917.
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Mar 20-28, 2010 (reserve now):
IRELAND TOUR – tour the Emerald Isle, led by Irish musician KEN O'MALLEY - highlights include Dublin, Donegal, Westport, Achill Island, Connemara, Galway, Aran Islands, the Burren, and the Cliffs of Moher. SPACE IS LIMITED - the full itinerary is available at www.kenomalley.com (click on Travel to Ireland with Ken O'Malley in the upper right corner of the home page).
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Mar 20, in Atascadero:
7:30 pm RONNY COX plays Musica Del Rio in Atascadero, CA 93422; 805-466-6941; www.musicadelrio.org. He’s a famous screen and TV actor who played Woody Guthrie’s sidekick in “Bound for Glory” and known to millions by playing the “Dueling Banjos” guitar part in “Deliverance.” More recently, Ronny Cox played slithery corporate snakes in “RoboCop” and “Total Recall.”
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And Ronny Cox is a fine songwriter and folk singer who earned “Listener Favorite” honors on radio’s “Tied to the Tracks.” He charms crowds with self-teasing humor, tart progressive insight, and a lulling Southwestern folk sound. His repertoire is a smart mix of witty ditties, bluesy swing tunes, heart-on-sleeve Romances, and real-life anthems.
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Ronny’s newest CD, "Songs... with Repercussions" was reviewed by the Guide’s editor in FolkWorks (www.folkworks.org/content/view/36151/167), en-route to reaching # 1 on the Folk DJ playlist, and finishing as # 48 for the entire year. Ronny’s all-star band of award-winning musicians joins him for this performance. They are KAREN MAL on mandolin, RADOSLAV LORKOVIC on accordion and keyboards, DAVID FERGUSON on guitar, JOHN COX (Ronny’s son) on bass. More at www.ronnycox.com.
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Mar 23-27, in Florida:
Annual “WINTER MUSIC CONFERENCE” in Miami Beach, FL.
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Mar 24-27, in Germany:
Annual “MUSIKMESSE FRANKFURT,” in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
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Mar 25-28, in Arizona:
Annual “RIP ROARIN' ROUND UP,” at Old Tucson Studios, Tucson, AZ; www.oldtucson.com. Features SOURDOUGH SLIM and many others. More at www.sourdoughslim.com
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The irrepressible SOURDOUGH SLIM is a true “A” List entertainer, and he has a just-released new CD - Sourdough Slim with Robert Armstrong, “Live from The Strawberry Music Festival.” And he has lots of fun shows in the works. He’ll be returning to perform at Lincoln Center in NYC, plus “Cowboy Gatherings & Festivals galore, state and county fairs, accordion and acoustic music festivals and concert and club performances,” adding, “It's shaping up to be a real rootin' tootin' high falutin' 2010.” Sourdough will be performing solo as well as with Robert Armstrong and The Saddle Pals. The latest on the new CD and upcoming performances is at www.sourdoughslim.com. Check out SOURDOUGH SLIM with ROBERT ARMSTRONG from their Dec 19, 2009 performance, in videos by Ross Mehan, at www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-kbdZUDWBM - www.youtube.com/watch?v=_V9NTG6cUj0 - www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6aRDawFme4.
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Fri, Mar 26; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
JAY UNGAR & MOLLY MASON presented by Paniolo Productions with the California Traditional Music Society (CTMS) at Encino Community Center, 4935 Balboa Bl, Encino.
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Sat, Mar 27; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm The BATTLEFIELD BAND plays the Carpenter Center for the Performing Arts at Cal State Long Beach, 6200 Atherton St., Long Beach; www.CarpenterArts.org; 562-985-7000.
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Apr 9 & 10 in Washington state:
Annual “COLUMBIA RIVER COWBOY GATHERING,” at the Fairgrounds in Kennewick, WA; www.cowboygettogether.com. Features SOURDOUGH SLIM and many others. More at www.sourdoughslim.com
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The irrepressible SOURDOUGH SLIM is a true “A” List entertainer, and he has a just-released new CD - Sourdough Slim with Robert Armstrong, “Live from The Strawberry Music Festival.” And he has lots of fun shows in the works. He’ll be returning to perform at Lincoln Center in NYC, plus “Cowboy Gatherings & Festivals galore, state and county fairs, accordion and acoustic music festivals and concert and club performances,” adding, “It's shaping up to be a real rootin' tootin' high falutin' 2010.” Sourdough will be performing solo as well as with Robert Armstrong and The Saddle Pals. The latest on the new CD and upcoming performances is at www.sourdoughslim.com. Check out SOURDOUGH SLIM with ROBERT ARMSTRONG from their Dec 19, 2009 performance, in videos by Ross Mehan, at www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-kbdZUDWBM - www.youtube.com/watch?v=_V9NTG6cUj0 - www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6aRDawFme4.
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Fri, Apr 16; Sat, Apr 17; Tue, Apr 20; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
THE EAGLES at the Hollywood Bowl – tix on sale now.
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Fri, Apr 16, 2010 (Get tix now) ; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm ARLO GUTHRIE & THE GUTHRIE FAMILY RIDES AGAIN at UCLA Live in Royce Hall, 340 Royce Dr, on the UCLA campus at Royce Dr between Westwood Bl and Hilgard Av, West L.A. UCLA ticket office: 310-825-2101 or www.uclalive.org. Four generations of what Vanity Fair rightly called “the first family of American folk” gather to revive the musical spirit of late patriarch Woody Guthrie. Led by Woody’s son Arlo, a star in his own right, “The Guthrie Family Rides Again” continues the clan’s tradition of sharing its music far and wide. Joining-in are Arlo’s son Abe, who has accompanied his father on keyboards and vocals since the 1980s, daughters Cathy and Annie, and Sarah Lee Guthrie with her husband Johnny Irion - one of the most acclaimed folk-rock duos of the last decade - and various grandkids. The elder generation is represented by Woody’s songs, both the classics and “new” compositions using lyrics uncovered in the Guthrie archives. Tix, $58, $42, $28; UCLA students $15.
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Fri, Apr 16, 2010 (Get tix now) ; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm MARK KNOPFLER at the Pantages Theatre; 6233 Hollywood Bl, Hollywood 90028. Nederlander is offering a free copy of his CD, “Get Lucky,” with every pair of tix bought online at www.ticketmaster.com/event/0B004329CBC65F34?artistid=769953&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=1&brand=nederlanderla&camefrom=cfc_ndrcon_ned
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Sat, Apr 17, in the OC:
11 am-3 pm “IMAGINATION CELEBRATION” begins at the Sawdust Art Festival, 935 Laguna Canyon Rd, Laguna Beach 92651; 949-494-3030.
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Sat, Apr 17 (Get tix now) ; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
8 pm MARK KNOPFLER has added a second show (he’s here Apr 16 & 17) at the Pantages Theater, 6233 Hollywood Bl, Hollywood 90028. Nederlander is offering a free copy of his CD, “Get Lucky,” with every pair of tix bought online at www.ticketmaster.com/event/0B004329CBC65F34?artistid=769953&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=1&brand=nederlanderla&camefrom=cfc_ndrcon_ned. Tix for everyone else, www.ticketmaster.com/event/0B00432E988955AC?artistid=769953&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=1.
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Tue, Apr 20:
7 pm THE BRAINSTORMERS play the monthly “BLUEGRASS AT THE BRAEMAR” series, presented by the Bluegrass Association of Southern California, at the Braemar Country Club, 4001 Reseda Bl, Tarzana; 818-705-8870.
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Apr 22-24:
ASCAP “I CREATE MUSIC EXPO” in Los Angeles promises “Access to three days of the biggest names in music, the best networking opportunities and in-depth study of today's music industry.” Once you register, you can submit your songs. Info, www.ascap.com/expo
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Sat, Apr 24:
8 pm PRISCILLA HERDMAN plays the Caltech Folk Music Society series on the Caltech campus in Pasadena; http://folkmusic.caltech.edu
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Sat & Sun, Apr 24 & 25, 2010 (Get discount tix now) ; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
“STAGECOACH: CALIFORNIA’S COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL“ with Nashville big names and LOTS of wonderful roots-Americana artists, returns to Empire Polo Club in Indio.
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Announced so far: MERLE HAGGARD, THE AVETT BROTHERS, DOYLE LAWSON & QUICKSILVER, BAXTER BLACK, STEEL DRIVERS, BJ THOMAS, BOBBY BARE, CHUCK MEAD, MARY GAUTHIER, LITTLE JIMMY DICKENS, BILL ANDERSON, WADDIE MITCHELL & TRAMPLED BY TURTLES, PHIL VASSAR, CARLENE CARTER;
Plus “Mane Stage” Nashville acts:
Keith Urban, Toby Keith, Brooks & Dunn, Sugarland, Billy Currington, Gary Allan, The Oak Ridge Boys;
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Jamey Johnson, Ray Price, Joey + Rory, Nick 13, Easton Corbin, Heidi Newfield, and Mallary Hope.
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Weekend passes $99 (limited time, early-bird advance purchase), $499, $799; single day, $79.
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Sat & Sun, Apr 24 & 25; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
Annual “SANTA CLARITA COWBOY FESTIVAL” this year with a theme of, “It’s Not Country- It’s Cowboy!” brings great authentic and original Western music from Grammy nominated singer-guitarist DON EDWARDS, Western Music Awards king DAVE STAMEY, SONS OF THE SAN JOAQUIN, RUSTY RICHARDS (a previous 20-year member of the Sons of the Pioneers), COW BOP, COWBOY CELTIC, THE QUEBE SISTERS, THE SONS AND BROTHERS, JON CHANDLER & THE WICHITONES, top western artist JUNI FISHER, and BRENN HILL, plus cowboy poetry (the event use to be the Santa Clarita Cowboy Poetry Festival), with cowboy poet and humorist ANDY NELSON as performer and emcee, and multi-award winning poet YVONNE HOLLENBECK, and meany others, plus a Youth Poetry Round-Up, and individual poetry and trick roping workshops. Ancillary events are taking shape for the 2010 Cowboy Festival, through the week preceding the weekend. More is added as things develop, at www.cowboyfestival.org.
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Sat & Sun, Apr 24 & 25, in Northern Cal:
Annual “GOLD NUGGET DAYS” at the Skyway Rec Center, Paradise, CA. Features SOURDOUGH SLIM performing at 11 am, 1 & 3 pm. More at www.sourdoughslim.com
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The irrepressible SOURDOUGH SLIM is a true “A” List entertainer, and he has a just-released new CD - Sourdough Slim with Robert Armstrong, “Live from The Strawberry Music Festival.” And he has lots of fun shows in the works. He’ll be returning to perform at Lincoln Center in NYC, plus “Cowboy Gatherings & Festivals galore, state and county fairs, accordion and acoustic music festivals and concert and club performances,” adding, “It's shaping up to be a real rootin' tootin' high falutin' 2010.” Sourdough will be performing solo as well as with Robert Armstrong and The Saddle Pals. The latest on the new CD and upcoming performances is at www.sourdoughslim.com. Check out SOURDOUGH SLIM with ROBERT ARMSTRONG from their Dec 19, 2009 performance, in videos by Ross Mehan, at www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-kbdZUDWBM - www.youtube.com/watch?v=_V9NTG6cUj0 - www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6aRDawFme4.
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Fri-Sun, Apr 30-May 2, in Nevada (Tahoe area):
Annual “GENOA COWBOY POETRY & MUSIC FESTIVAL” in Genoa, NV; www.genoacowboyfestival.com. Features SOURDOUGH SLIM and many others. More at www.sourdoughslim.com
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The irrepressible SOURDOUGH SLIM is a true “A” List entertainer, and he has a just-released new CD - Sourdough Slim with Robert Armstrong, “Live from The Strawberry Music Festival.” And he has lots of fun shows in the works. He’ll be returning to perform at Lincoln Center in NYC, plus “Cowboy Gatherings & Festivals galore, state and county fairs, accordion and acoustic music festivals and concert and club performances,” adding, “It's shaping up to be a real rootin' tootin' high falutin' 2010.” Sourdough will be performing solo as well as with Robert Armstrong and The Saddle Pals. The latest on the new CD and upcoming performances is at www.sourdoughslim.com. Check out SOURDOUGH SLIM with ROBERT ARMSTRONG from their Dec 19, 2009 performance, in videos by Ross Mehan, at www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-kbdZUDWBM - www.youtube.com/watch?v=_V9NTG6cUj0 - www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6aRDawFme4.
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Sat, May 1:
29th annual “CLAREMONT FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL” presented by the Folk Music Center & Museum, and held at Sycamore Elementary School in Claremont, for the 29th Annual Folk Music Festival. Over 20 workshops, 2 live stages featuring fine performers, kids activities and artisans faire and much more. After taking a year’s hiatus, this favorite event is back. Mark your calendars. More details when we get them.
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May 2 & 3, in Missouri:
Annual “SPRING PLANTING FESTIVAL” in Bakersville, MO; www.rareseeds.com. Features SOURDOUGH SLIM and many others. More at www.sourdoughslim.com
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The irrepressible SOURDOUGH SLIM is a true “A” List entertainer, and he has a just-released new CD - Sourdough Slim with Robert Armstrong, “Live from The Strawberry Music Festival.” And he has lots of fun shows in the works. He’ll be returning to perform at Lincoln Center in NYC, plus “Cowboy Gatherings & Festivals galore, state and county fairs, accordion and acoustic music festivals and concert and club performances,” adding, “It's shaping up to be a real rootin' tootin' high falutin' 2010.” Sourdough will be performing solo as well as with Robert Armstrong and The Saddle Pals. The latest on the new CD and upcoming performances is at www.sourdoughslim.com. Check out SOURDOUGH SLIM with ROBERT ARMSTRONG from their Dec 19, 2009 performance, in videos by Ross Mehan, at www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-kbdZUDWBM - www.youtube.com/watch?v=_V9NTG6cUj0 - www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6aRDawFme4.
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Sat, May 8:
8 pm RONNY COX plays the Noble House Concert series in Sherman Oaks 91411; 818-780-5979; www.jrp-graphics.com/noblehouse. Reservations get directions, at noblehouseconcerts@acn.net. He’s a famous screen and TV actor who played Woody Guthrie’s sidekick in “Bound for Glory” and known to millions by playing the “Dueling Banjos” guitar part in “Deliverance.” More recently, Ronny Cox played slithery corporate snakes in “RoboCop” and “Total Recall.”
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And Ronny Cox is a fine songwriter and folk singer who earned “Listener Favorite” honors on radio’s “Tied to the Tracks.” He charms crowds with self-teasing humor, tart progressive insight, and a lulling Southwestern folk sound. His repertoire is a smart mix of witty ditties, bluesy swing tunes, heart-on-sleeve Romances, and real-life anthems.
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Ronny’s newest CD, "Songs... with Repercussions" was reviewed by the Guide’s editor in FolkWorks (www.folkworks.org/content/view/36151/167), en-route to reaching # 1 on the Folk DJ playlist, and finishing as # 48 for the entire year. Ronny’s all-star band of award-winning musicians joins him for this performance. They are KAREN MAL on mandolin, RADOSLAV LORKOVIC on accordion and keyboards, DAVID FERGUSON on guitar, JOHN COX (Ronny’s son) on bass. More at www.ronnycox.com.
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May 12-16, 2010; on the US West Coast (Get tix now):
“SCOTTISH FIDDLE TRAIN” with ALISDAIR FRASER & NATALIE HAAS is a beautiful coastal train trip from California to Oregon and back. Join Alasdair & Natalie Haas and special guests involving fiddles, pipes and whisky tasting, on an unforgettable musical journey on board vintage private railroad cars from Los Angeles and the Bay Area to Portland and return, May 12-16, 2010. Be one of just 57 travelers on this journey along the coast, tracing the historic El Camino Real, then through the Central Valley to Sacramento, past Mount Shasta and over the Cascade Mountains on one of the most scenically spectacular rail routes in North America. Sign up today with Roots on the Rails at trains@sover.net, or 866-484-3669 (toll free in the US & Canada) or 802-258-1397. Full details at www.rootsontherails.com.
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May 13-16:
5th Ever L.A. OLD TIME SOCIAL with plenty of old time music performances and workshops and a dance or two. Info at www.triplechickenfoot.com
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Fri, May 14, 2010:
7:30 pm CAROLE KING & JAMES TAYLOR together again at the Hollywood Bowl. They performed together at the Troubadour in the ‘70s and bring that rich history and music to this historic L.A. reunion. Tix at www.ticketmaster.com/Carole-King-James-Taylor-Troubadour-Reunion-tickets/artist/1384600?tm_link=edp_Artist_Name
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Sat, May 15:
2 pm FUR DIXON & STEVE WERNER, “traveling Western folksingers,” at the Santa Monica Main Library’s Outdoor Stage, 601 Santa Monica Bl, Santa Monica 90401. Part of the Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest organization’s “free folk singing” program, a continuing series to promote and advance bluegrass, old-time and folk music in Southern California at Los Angeles City and County Libraries and schools. There is no charge to the library or school and there is no charge for admission to the concerts. The public is welcome to attend all library concerts; school concerts are open to students only. (Hence, school concerts are not listed in the Guide.) To request a program for your library or school, or for information, contact Warren Garfield, Program Coordinator 323-656-5813, or email: warrengar@sbcglobal.net. More at www.topangabanjofiddle.org/FolkSinging/Free_Folk.htm. Free.
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Sat, May 15, in the OC:
7:30 pm RONNY COX plays “The Living Tradition” concert series at the Anaheim Downtown Community Center, 250 E. Center St., Anaheim; 949-646-1964; www.thelivingtradition.org. He’s a famous screen and TV actor who played Woody Guthrie’s sidekick in “Bound for Glory” and known to millions by playing the “Dueling Banjos” guitar part in “Deliverance.” More recently, Ronny Cox played slithery corporate snakes in “RoboCop” and “Total Recall.”
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And Ronny Cox is a fine songwriter and folk singer who earned “Listener Favorite” honors on radio’s “Tied to the Tracks.” He charms crowds with self-teasing humor, tart progressive insight, and a lulling Southwestern folk sound. His repertoire is a smart mix of witty ditties, bluesy swing tunes, heart-on-sleeve Romances, and real-life anthems.
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Ronny’s newest CD, "Songs... with Repercussions" was reviewed by the Guide’s editor in FolkWorks (www.folkworks.org/content/view/36151/167), en-route to reaching # 1 on the Folk DJ playlist, and finishing as # 48 for the entire year. Ronny’s all-star band of award-winning musicians joins him for this performance. They are KAREN MAL on mandolin, RADOSLAV LORKOVIC on accordion and keyboards, DAVID FERGUSON on guitar, JOHN COX (Ronny’s son) on bass. More at www.ronnycox.com. Tix, $14.
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Sun, May 16; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
50th annual “TOPANGA BANJO-FIDDLE CONTEST” at Paramount Ranch, Agoura Hills; www.topangabanjofiddle.org; Hotline: 818-382-4819. We’ll bring you info on registration for all the competitions when we have it, along with the list of featured acts playing the several stages. This is a must-attend event, that’s always the best one-day acoustic music festival in Southern Cal. And, since it’s celebrating the major milestone of half-a-century, we expect an event that will be VERY impressive, indeed.
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Tue, May 18:
7 pm THE MILL CREEK play the monthly “BLUEGRASS AT THE BRAEMAR” series, presented by the Bluegrass Association of Southern California, at the Braemar Country Club, 4001 Reseda Bl, Tarzana; 818-705-8870.
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May 22, in Ojai; a “SHOW-OF-THE-WEEK” pick:
Annual “OJAI COWBOY SHOW” features SOURDOUGH SLIM and others in Ojai; info, www.ojaicowboyshow.com. More at www.sourdoughslim.com
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The irrepressible SOURDOUGH SLIM is a true “A” List entertainer, and he has a just-released new CD - Sourdough Slim with Robert Armstrong, “Live from The Strawberry Music Festival.” And he has lots of fun shows in the works. He’ll be returning to perform at Lincoln Center in NYC, plus “Cowboy Gatherings & Festivals galore, state and county fairs, accordion and acoustic music festivals and concert and club performances,” adding, “It's shaping up to be a real rootin' tootin' high falutin' 2010.” Sourdough will be performing solo as well as with Robert Armstrong and The Saddle Pals. The latest on the new CD and upcoming performances is at www.sourdoughslim.com. Check out SOURDOUGH SLIM with ROBERT ARMSTRONG from their Dec 19, 2009 performance, in videos by Ross Mehan, at www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-kbdZUDWBM - www.youtube.com/watch?v=_V9NTG6cUj0 - www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6aRDawFme4.
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May 29 & 30, in Washington state:
Annual “HISTORIC RITZVILLE DAYS WESTERN ART & MUSIC SHOW” in downtown Ritzville, WA; www.ritzvilledowntown.com. Features SOURDOUGH SLIM and others. More at www.sourdoughslim.com
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Annual “CARSON CITY RENDEZVOUS” in Mills Park, Carson City, NV; www.carsoncityrendezvous.com. Features SOURDOUGH SLIM and many others. More at www.sourdoughslim.com
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The irrepressible SOURDOUGH SLIM is a true “A” List entertainer, and he has a just-released new CD - Sourdough Slim with Robert Armstrong, “Live from The Strawberry Music Festival.” And he has lots of fun shows in the works. He’ll be returning to perform at Lincoln Center in NYC, plus “Cowboy Gatherings & Festivals galore, state and county fairs, accordion and acoustic music festivals and concert and club performances,” adding, “It's shaping up to be a real rootin' tootin' high falutin' 2010.” Sourdough will be performing solo as well as with Robert Armstrong and The Saddle Pals. The latest on the new CD and upcoming performances is at www.sourdoughslim.com. Check out SOURDOUGH SLIM with ROBERT ARMSTRONG from their Dec 19, 2009 performance, in videos by Ross Mehan, at www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-kbdZUDWBM - www.youtube.com/watch?v=_V9NTG6cUj0 - www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6aRDawFme4.
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Jun 15-24 (reserve now):
IRELAND TOUR – tour the Emerald Isle, led by folk musician and renowned actor RONNY COX. Ronny has joined forces with guide and musician Tom Pigott, a true Irishman and alum of many Irish bands (he lives in County Clare), and Enchanted Way Tours, to host this 9-day tour of the west of Ireland. By day, Ronny and his fellow travelers will visit ancient ruins, castles, small fishing villages, the Aran Islands, the horse races, and more. By night they will share music in the local pubs with Irish players. SPACE IS LIMITED - the full itinerary is available at www.ronnycox.com (click on “Tour Ireland with Ronny” on the home page).
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Jun 17-20, in Colorado:
37th Annual “TELLURIDE BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL” in Telluride, Colorado, is quite simply one of the best acoustic music festivals in the world. This year’s lineup includes SAM BUSH BAND, YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND, BÉLA FLECK with ZAKIR HUSSAIN & EDGAR MEYER, THE DEL McCOURY BAND, HOT RIZE, PUNCH BROTHERS featuring CHRIS THILE, LEFTOVER SALMON, TIM O'BRIEN BAND, JERRY DOUGLAS, PETER ROWAN, CAROLINA CHOCOLATE DROPS, JOHN COWAN BAND, IMELDA MAY, CADILLAC SKY, MUMFORD & SONS, THE DREPUNG MONKS, SARAH JAROSZ, THE HILLBENDERS, JOSH RITTER BAND, EDWARD SHARPE & THE MAGNETIC ZEROS, the always anticipated TELLURIDE HOUSE BAND featuring SAM BUSH, BÉLA FLECK, JERRY DOUGLAS, EDGAR MEYER, BRYAN SUTTON & STUART DUNCAN, plus plenty more sets day and night by many other acoustic artists who bring music within and well beyond the bluegrass genre. Much more info and links at www.bluegrass.com/telluride. Camping, especially for the closest campgrounds, and the full four-day passes always go quickly; campground spaces and festival tix are now on sale, at 800-624-2422 or http://shop.bluegrass.com.
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The festival coincides with the Summer Solstice; the longest day of the year and the beginning of summer. It's a magical time of sun and light, when the high country of Colorado puts away its skis and grabs hiking boots, kayaks, and a low-back festival chair to take in bluegrass and other acoustic music that’s arguably related, but always wonderful.
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The festival is built around the many artists that have defined the Telluride Bluegrass sound. The weekend is sprinkled with inspired sets from Peter Rowan, John Cowan, Sam Bush Band, Béla Fleck (performing in a trio with Indian tabla master Zakir Hussain and bassist Edgar Meyer), and many others, culminating in the epic festival closing set from the Telluride House Band (Sam Bush, Béla Fleck, Jerry Douglas, Edgar Meyer, Bryan Sutton, Stuart Duncan).
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Since its very beginning, the festival has embraced a wide swath of roots music to create the unique genre of "Telluride Bluegrass." This year's lineup welcomes Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Dublin's rockabilly superstar Imelda May, London arena-folk quartet Mumford & Sons, and much more.
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For regulars, who call themselves “festivarians,” Telluride is The Bluegrass Festival. Regulars here include a loyal following of artists, as well. Some cite the “unique thrill” that comes from “performing in front of the smartest, most attentive audience in the country,” as the festival site says. Promoters assert, “Artists are encouraged to take risks in Telluride, and the Festivarian audience [which has its own website] is regularly rewarded with unique blends of voices sharing the stage for the first time - as a new musical friendship cultivated backstage makes its debut on the Telluride stage.”
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Your editor has been there, and all that is true. Telluride lives up to its hype. In fact, it exceeds it.
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With music on the main stage all day, intimate workshops on the Elks Park stage in the middle of town, prestigious band and songwriting contests, late-night Nightgrass concerts at every indoor venue in town, and jam sessions throughout the night in the town’s condos and in the campgrounds near and far (connected by festival bus service), it’s a week of uncommon musical riches.
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Jun 18-20, in Victorville:
Annual “HUCK FINN JUBILEE” at Mojave Narrows Regional Park, 1800 Yates Rd, Victorville 92392; www.huckfinn.com. Advance tix $80 gen’l, $20 if under age 13., and include camping and admission Thursday night through Sunday. Tix available online or by calling 951-780-8810. It’s been named in FolkWorks among the best acoustic music festivals in Southern California. And it’s always a tough choice whether to go to the Huck Finn Jubilee or the Live Oak Music Festival, or split the weekend and go to both.
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The Jubilee includes the “Deering Banjo National Championships.” It’s been featured on TV’s "A World of Festivals" (www.festivals.com/wof). Newsweek named it "One of Eight Great American Festivals,"and it won the IBMA's 2001 "Bluegrass Event of the Year."
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Sirius XM Radio’s “BLUEGRASS JUNCTION” with Chris Jones will feature the Huck Finn Jubilee during its national broadcast on Jun 19. Chris will conduct interviews and record his popular bluegrass program from the Southwest Bluegrass Association campground on Thursday afternoon, Jun 17, during the Jubilee, for the global satellite broadcast. The SWBA campground is open to any bluegrass association member who purchases weekend camping to the Jubilee.
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Annual “LIVE OAK MUSIC FESTIVAL” at Live Oak Camp, on Hwy 154, in the Santa Ynez Valley, near Lake Cachuma and Goleta; 805-781-3030; www.liveoakfest.org. It’s been named in FolkWorks among the best acoustic music festivals in Southern California. And it’s always a tough choice whether to go to Live Oak or the Huck Finn Jubilee, or split the weekend and go to both.
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This year’s lineup includes THE CHICAGO BLUES REUNION, TERRI HENDRIX WITH LLOYD MAINES, THE DYNAMITES FEATURING CHARLES WALKER, BAKA BEYOND, DR. LONNIE SMITH, VIGNOLA COLLECTIVE, THE SWEETBACK SISTERS, THE SACRED SHAKERS, LOS FABULOCOS, and others tba.
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The Live Oak Music Festival is a three-day concert and camping event held every year on Father’s Day weekend in the hills above Santa Barbara, California. 100% of Live Oak proceeds go to support KCBX Public Radio (www.kcbx.org) an enviably good station (especially for everyone in L.A., where its signal doesn’t reach). KCBX serves a broadcast area of San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties.
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The event’s self-promo is quite accurate: “Live Oak, as it has become affectionately known, is more than just a music festival — it is an experience rooted in music and community. These two elements together create a three-day journey into a timeless place that is far removed from ties and clocks, suits and schedules. The festival features an aural collage of live music ranging from traditional, folk, bluegrass and gospel, to blues, jazz, classical and world music. Nestled in the oak trees of the quiet Santa Ynez Valley, Live Oak comes alive as an outdoor music festival showcasing some of the finest musicians from around the world. The camping experience at Live Oak creates a community of several thousand friendly people that are all doing the same thing — relaxing and having fun in the warm sunshine of June.”
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Jul 18-22, in Colorado:
Annual “ROCKYGRASS ACADEMY” on the 14-acre Planet Bluegrass Ranch in Lyons, CO; www.bluegrass.com/rga. Check for open classes at http://shop.bluegrass.com or 800-624-2422.
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For a week each year before the ROCKYGRASS festival begins, Planet Bluegrass offers their academy, with everything from small classes taught by world-class professional musicians, to sessions on group jamming, vocal coaching, songwriting, one-on-one instruction, and more. The curriculum features a broad variety of electives including learning fiddle tunes, practice techniques, writing instrumentals, accompaniment, improvisation, and musical history. Evenings feature band scrambles, barbecues, and plenty of jamming for novice through advanced ability levels. Many Academy students return year after year, creating long-term relationships with budding musicians from all over the world.
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Instrument Classes are taught by RockyGrass Festival performers - world-class bluegrass musicians representing several generations of the music's history and future. These talented musicians spend the week teaching instrument classes, leading jams, and sharing their wealth of musical experience. Typically, these include three levels of instrument instruction for guitar, mandolin, fiddle, and bass, as well as classes in banjo (Scruggs-style and clawhammer) and dobro.
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Vocal, Songwriting & Traditional Dance Classes are separate course tracks. And there’s a Kids Camp for children (ages 7-14) of registered Academy students, taught by the award-winning Bearfoot, the bluegrass band from Alaska, now in their seventh year of teaching.
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The academy offers a popular “Instrument Building Experience” where a few lucky participants have the chance to walk away with a hand-built instrument in just four days. All the instrument kits allow students to sample a variety of building techniques and materials during the process. Along with the mandolin family of instruments, this year offers two mandolin building graduates the chance to build a travel guitar. For the mandos, no building experience is required, just a good attitude and focus. The “Experience” has produced over 160 instruments built to date.
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Jul 23-25, in Colorado:
38 th annual “ROCKYGRASS” traditional bluegrass festival with DOC WATSON & DAVID HOLT, SAM BUSH BLUEGRASS BAND, TONY RICE UNIT, JESSE MCREYNOLDS & BOBBY OSBORNE, THE TRAVELIN' McCOURYS WITH TONY RICE, INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS, THE SELDOM SCENE, SIERRA HULL & HIGHWAY 111, BEARFOOT, MARK JOHNSON & EMORY LESTER, THE FAREWELL DRIFTERS, 49 SPECIAL, and more still to be announced, on the 14-acre Planet Bluegrass Ranch in Lyons, CO; www.bluegrass.com/rockygrass
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RockyGrass is held at the Planet Bluegrass Ranch in Lyons, Colorado - located along the wooded banks of the beautiful St. Vrain River, with sandy beaches accessible from the festival site. The historic quarry town of Lyons is 15 miles north of Boulder in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. The town is known for its antique stores, restaurants, artists, and musicians. Numerous camping options nearby include on-site at the festival grounds, under the cliffs at Meadow Park (a quick five-minute walk from the festival), or at the Olson Campground (a 10-minute walk or via the free shuttle buses).
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Jul 30-Aug 1, 2010; an EVENT-OF-THE-WEEK for ARTISTS:
“2010 NATIONAL STORYTELLING NETWORK CONFERENCE” in Los Angeles is the 5th annual conference. If the website information doesn't answer any questions you might have, contact Steven Henegar, Monologist & Storyteller, Truth & Lies Productions (www.stevenhenegar.net), at shenegar@sbcglobal.net - 714-662-5503 or 800-598-1852.
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Includes the annual “FRINGE FESTIVAL” with numerous 55 minute sets of “compelling, risky, experimental, and work-in-progress storytelling, with folktales, autobiography, performance art, stand-up, puppetry, dance and favorite long form stories.”
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Steven Henegar tells us, “Growing networks of performance venues all over the world have adopted this model and many storytellers are taking advantage of these venues to reach new audiences. The Conference Fringe encourages more storytellers to participate in American and Canadian Fringe Festivals by providing the opportunity for you to experience many aspects of a typical Fringe Festival including the selection process and performance framework.” More at www.storynet.org/conference/fringe.html
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Aug 1-5:
2010 “AMERICAN RIVER ACOUSTIC MUSIC CAMP” in Northern California – info at www.americanriveracoustic.org and info@americanriverfolk.org
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Aug 8-12, in Colorado:
13th Annual “SONG SCHOOL” on the 14-acre Planet Bluegrass Ranch in Lyons, CO; www.bluegrass.com/songschool. Immediately precedes the 20th Annual “ROCKY MOUNTAIN FOLKS FESTIVAL” on the same site.
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It’s “a place where you can explore and grow every aspect of your song-writing and creativity: melody, lyrics, performance, voice, story, guitar techniques… a place where you receive professional feedback, music business and recording tips.”
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It draws songwriters from around the country from beginners to professionals with busy tour schedules. Producers say, “We do it in community… bringing songwriting and creativity together …based on our shared love of music and support for each other.”
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The faculty includes internationally known songwriters, actors, music professionals, and songwriting peers who share their expertise on the art, craft and business of songwriting. Past instructors have included Josh Ritter, Melissa Ferrick, Peter Himmelman, Darrell Scott, Mary Gauthier, Zoe Lewis, Catie Curtis, Pat Pattison, Vance Gilbert, Steve Seskin, and many others. The program is elective-based and designed to be flexible, allowing students to focus on a variety of topics. A typical day offers early morning stretching followed by electives in performance, vocals, guitar, music business, and specialized topics. After a lunch break, choose a three-hour workshop on creative songwriting with one of seven instructors followed by another elective period. After dinner, students perform songs for each other in the ranch’s new Wildflower Pavilion and retire to the campground for song-sharing late into the night.
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Aug 13-15, in Colorado:
20th Annual “ROCKY MOUNTAIN FOLKS FESTIVAL” with ANI DiFRANCO, THE SWELL SEASON, RICHARD THOMPSON, GREG BROWN, THE WAIFS, MARC COHN, DAVID WILCOX, DARRELL SCOTT, LIZ LONGLEY, and more still to be announced, on the 14-acre Planet Bluegrass Ranch in Lyons, CO; www.bluegrass.com/folks.
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It's been twenty years since the first, modest, "summit on the song" in Estes Park. During that time the festival has moved to the Planet Bluegrass Ranch in Lyons, where it’s grown and developed, while remaining true to the producers’ initial vision for spending a glorious Colorado summer weekend celebrating stories and songs - from around the musical and geographic world.
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The festival opens with the prestigious “Folks Songwriter Showcase,” where a juried group of the most gifted new songwriters from around the world compete for a spot in the 2010 lineup. Songwriting workshops continue throughout the festival in the intimacy of the new Wildflower Pavilion. Music runs on the main stage from morning 'til after 10 pm each night, reinforced through a sound system the festival claims is “the best at any festival in the country.”
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Pack a picnic - you're welcome to bring in food and drinks, just no alcohol or glass. Or enjoy a wide variety of food options, from fish tacos to ice cream, dumplings to BBQ, from festival food vendors, as well as beer and wine, and free filtered local water. Numerous camping options nearby include on-site at the festival grounds or under the cliffs at Meadow Park, a quick five-minute walk to the festival. Parking is available at the Olson Property, a 10-minute walk or free shuttle bus ride to the festival grounds. Camping and festival tix are available at 800-624-2422 or http://shop.bluegrass.com.
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Oct 28-Nov 1, in Denmark:
Annual “WOMEX - the World Music Expo,” in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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Updated editions with more (always more -- as we have time to organize all of it), and all the many, many, acoustic music events still in the coming weeks and beyond - in and around Los Angeles, plus RADIO SHOWS with live performances of acoustic music (available mostly on the web, of course, since we are in acoustic-music-radio-deprived Los Angeles) plus the many acoustic music FESTIVALS, near and far, hither and yon, here, there and everywhere! It’ll all be here, soon.
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Our FEATURE STORY: ‘Grammy Awards Add American Roots Category,’ our recent news feature, is at http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2009/10/grammy-awards-add-american-roots.html
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In FOLKWORKS: you can check out Larry Wines’ most recent column, available free online at www.folkworks.org/content/viewcategorycur/89. It’s a time of remembrances for the late musicians MIKE SEEGER and DAVID CARRADINE, and for WOODY GUTHRIE’S guitar.
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(1) WPA (Works Progress Administration) superstar band – you can read JOEL OKIDA’s review for the Guide of their Oct 6 show at Largo in L.A.; it’s at www.nodepression.com/profiles/blogs/review-of-wpa-works-progress or at http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2009/10/review-of-wpa-works-progress.html
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(2) BOULDER ACOUSTIC SOCIETY that virtuosic ensemble from the Centennial State, is reviewed by JOEL OKIDA at http://acousticamericana.blogspot.com/2009/11/review-boulder-acoustic-society-getting.html)
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RADIO NEWS: the return from hiatus of the syndicated TIED TO THE TRACKS radio show is delayed, due to the producer / host’s ongoing recovery from eye surgery. (At least he has time to listen to all those submitted CDs that arrive daily!) We’ll keep you posted.
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