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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Tuesday, May 12 – THREE new CD releases today; tonight’s concerts; ticket alerts; and a 1st look at the coming weekend’s Big FESTIVALS

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Guide to this edition…

1) NEW releases today ~ three CDs and a new book…
• EMMYLOU HARRIS and RODNEY CROWELL, "THE TRAVELING KIND" (CD & vinyl LP)
• JIMMY LaFAVE, "THE NIGHT TRIBE" (CD)
• DUFF McKAGAN, “HOW TO BE A MAN (AND OTHER ILLUSIONS)” (book)

2) TUESDAY NIGHT MUSIC SCENE

3) FESTIVALS THIS COMING WEEKEND
• "10th Ever LOS ANGELES OLD TIME SOCIAL" (May 14-16).
• TOPANGA BANJO•FIDDLE CONTEST & FOLK FESTIVAL (May 17).
• “DOHENY BLUES FESTIVAL” (May 16 & 17)
• “THE ORIGINAL RENAISSANCE PLEASURE FAIRE” (Sat & Sun, through May 17).

4) TICKET ALERTS…
• NEWLY ON SALE TODAY
• FESTIVALS some of what’s coming after this weekend
• More FESTIVALS coming up, some with advance discounts
• CONCERTS & arts events coming up, some with advance discounts, others that’ll just sell-out.


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1) NEW releases today ~ three CDs and a new book…
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• EMMYLOU HARRIS and RODNEY CROWELL, "THE TRAVELING KIND" (CD & vinyl LP)
• JIMMY LaFAVE, "THE NIGHT TRIBE" (CD)
• BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE, “POWER IN THE BLOOD” (CD)
• DUFF McKAGAN, “HOW TO BE A MAN (AND OTHER ILLUSIONS)” (book)

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Artists: EMMYLOU HARRIS, RODNEY CROWELL
Release title: "THE TRAVELING KIND" (CD)

Release date: TODAY, May 12, 2015
Label: Nonesuch

Amoeba Review, 5/11/2015:

"Having waited nearly 40 years to release the highly acclaimed 'Old Yellow Moon,' one could have expected a longer wait for this legendary duo's second album. This inevitable follow up, 'The Traveling Kind,' maintains the same Americana resilience as 'Old Yellow Moon' but largely sets itself apart by providing six tracks of original material.

"Proven songwriters both, the musical kinship between these old friends and artists sparks with a refreshing ease. Of the six originals on the record the titular 'The Traveling Kind' sets the bar for how adept these two are at playing off one another vocally and emotionally. The limit of that emotional connection is pushed to the brink only by the heartbreaking 'Higher Mountains.'

"That is not to say that the covers on the record ain’t given the same treatment. Hits like Lucinda Williams 'I Just Wanted to See You So Bad' and the repurposed Rosanne Cash tune 'No Memories Hangin’ Round' seem to find hidden layers when played by these two veterans.

"The rest of the album rounds out with a few rockers here and there, as well as the Cajun 'La Danse De La Joie' which makes 'The Traveling Kind' a great showcase for what Emmylou and Rodney can do."

Track Listing -
Emmylou and Rodney perform together on all tracks except # 7, which is Emmylou only:
Song Titles:
1. The Traveling Kind
2. No Memories Hanging Round
3. Bring It On Home To Memphis
4. You Can't Say We Didn't Try
5. The Weight of the World
6. Higher Mountains
7. I Just Wanted To See You So Bad
8. Just Pleasing You
9. If You Lived Here You'd Be Home Now
10. Her Hair Was Red
11. Le Danse De La Joie

Amoeba Hollywood has it now for $13.98, and it ships free in the U.S. The new album is also available as a vinyl LP.

While you're in Amoeba or on their site, you might also want to check-out this early classic album, available as a cd, from Emmylou Harris & The Hot Band. It's available for $15.98.

"Amazing Grace Coffee House Evanston, IL, 15 May 1975" (CD)

Track Listing / Titles:
1. Cash On The Barrel Head
2. That's All It Took
3. My Blue Ridge Mountain Boy
4. Feelin' Single Seein' Double
5. Together Again
6. Wheels
7. Bluebird Wine
8. Band Intros
9. Bottle Let Me Down
10. Hot Burrito No. 2
11. Ooh Las Vegas
12. Rock N' Roll Music
13. Sleepless Nights
14. Queen Of The Silver Dollar
15. Jambalaya
16. Your Cheatin' Heart [Instrumental]
17. Too Far Gone

Plus there are plenty of used albums at www.amoeba.com


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Artist: JIMMY LaFAVE
Release title: "THE NIGHT TRIBE" (CD)

Release date: TODAY, May 12, 2015
Label: Music Road Records (Austin, TX)

Even before he named his first band back in Oklahoma, Austin singer-songwriter Jimmy LaFave knew he belonged to that special fraternity of shadowy creatures who move to rhythms dictated by darkness: the 24-hour diner waitress, the graveyard-shift radio DJs, the cops, the taxi drivers – the musicians.

His night tribe.

A few versions of JIMMY LaFAVE & THE NIGHT TRIBE have existed over the years, but he'd never reflected life "in the neon glow of perpetual sin" via song until now, with “The Night Tribe,” his new album, out today, Tuesday, May 12. Explaining the term's origin, LaFave says, "In Oklahoma, you hear the word ‘tribe’ a lot because of all the different Indian tribes, and I thought, 'What tribe of people am I part of?' It was always the night people."

After reactivating the Night Tribe name for a recent European tour, he decided he wanted to do something thematic with it. "And that is when I write most of my songs," he adds. "Almost all the songs on the record were written at nighttime, driving." “The Night Tribe” releases May 12 via Music Road Records and you can stream the album in its entirety through May 12 at FolkAlley.com


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Artist: BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE
Release title: “POWER IN THE BLOOD” (CD)

Release date: TODAY, May 12, 2015
Label: True North Records

After being featured on NPR Music's “First Listen,” iconic singer-songwriter, activist, educator, visual artist, and multi-award winner Buffy Sainte-Marie’s new album “Power In The Blood” is out May 12th on True North Records.

This bold new LP - her first in six years - is a reminder that, five decades on, Sainte-Marie is a voice as vital and significant as ever.

LISTEN: Buffy Sainte-Marie's Power In The Blood on NPR Music's First Listen: http://www.npr.org/2015/04/30/403277165/first-listen-buffy-sainte-marie-power-in-the-blood

"Too often, elders like Sainte-Marie are venerated without actually earning a serious listen from people not of their generation," stated writer Ann Powers. "But this woman's spirit isn't sitting down yet. Her voice remains relevant, full of spit and vinegar and fun. It could even renew the spirit of some whose blood has grown weak."

Power in the Blood is a sculpture of an artist ever-evolving and a statement of a life’s work realized -challenging, empowering, and celebrating the listener with each and every song. Recorded in Toronto, Sainte-Marie enlisted three different producers, a first for her, to help shape the album; Michael Phillip Wojewoda (Barenaked Ladies, Rheostatics), Jon Levine (Nelly Furtado, K’NAAN), andChris Birkett (Sinéad O'Connor, Bob Geldof). Featuring all but two original tracks, the album starts with a re-imagined version of “It’s My Way,” which premiered on NPR Music upon the album's first announcement. The song originally appeared on her acclaimed debut album and demonstrates how her work can transcend generations while still inspiring individualism and self-expression 50 years after it was written.

Last week, TIME Magazine ran an article premiering the newly re-imagined version of "Not The Lovin' Kind." In her interview, Sainte-Marie stated "I wrote it in the mid-1970's, during what media has re-named the 'blacklist years,' when I could get no airplay no matter what I sang about." Writer Nolan Feeney explained "It wasn't until decades later that Sainte-Marie learned her outspoken views on the Vietnam War and Native American rights had made her the subject of campaigns by the Johnson and Nixon administrations to keep broadcasters from playing her (and other artists') music."

Throughout her incredible half-century career each era has revealed new and distinctive shades of an artist revered for her pioneering and chameleon ways. There was no mold from which Buffy Sainte-Marie emerged; she created her own, ripened from experiences in both her head and her heart. Like so much of Sainte-Marie’s work, it’s universal.

Power In The Blood Track List:
1) It's My Way
2) Power in the Blood
3) We Are Circling
4) Not the Lovin' Kind
5) Love Charms (Mojo Bijoux)
6) Ke Sakihitin Awasis
7) Farm In the Middle of Nowhere
8) Generation
9) Sing Our Own Song
10) Orion
11) The Uranium War
12) Carry It On

US Tour Dates: May 15 - Lincoln, NE at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln; May 17 - Chicago, IL at City Winery; May 18 - Philadelphia, PA at the World Cafe Live; May 19 - Washington, DC at The Hamilton; May 20 - New York, NY at Highline Ballroom; May 23 - Schenectady, NY at the Eighth Step; Jul 15 - Reno, NV at the Artown Festival; Jul 16 - Grass Valley, CA at California Worldfest.

“Power In The Blood” is available on iTunes, Amazon, and through the True North Label store.


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Artist: DUFF McKAGAN
Release title: “HOW TO BE A MAN (AND OTHER ILLUSIONS)” (book)

Release date: TODAY, May 12, 2015
Book Publisher: Da Capo Press

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and author Duff McKagan has a new book, “How to Be a Man (and other illusions)” published by Da Capo Press on May 12, 2015. The book is the follow-up to his critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling memoir, “It's So Easy (and other lies).” In “How to Be a Man,” McKagan shares the wisdom he gained on the path to superstardom - from his time with Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver to getting sober after a life of hard living.

Among the book's many highlights are McKagan discussing how he, along with Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard, solved one of life's most staggering math problems: "If you've seen a million faces, is it truly possible to rock them all?"; and sharing tidbits about some of his fellow rock stars, including Kiss' Gene Simmons and Perry Farrell.

Travelers will also benefit from McKagan's plethora of globe-trotting tips, including what shots to get for malaria and what not to do on a leased private jet. He also recalls the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony and reuniting with Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose for a handful of tour dates in South America, and runs down the list of albums he thinks every man should listen to.

Expanding on his popular weekly columns in Seattle Weekly, Playboy.com and ESPN.com, McKagan equips readers with the knowledge they need to rock fatherhood, manage their money and remain a "good dude" in spite of it all.

The GRAMMY Museum will host an evening with McKagan on Thursday, May 28, 2015, at 8 pm in the museum’s Clive Davis Theater. It will be an intimate discussion about the new book, moderated by Bob Santelli, Executive Director of the GRAMMY Museum. As has become the pattern, American Express presale tickets are available for AmEx cardholders only, this time through Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 10:30 pm. General on-sale begins Thursday, May 14, at noon.

Tix available at www.grammymuseum.org


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Tue, May 12, in Santa Barbara:
6:30 (doors) STEVE POLTZ, plus BRUCE GOLDISH opening, at SOhO in Santa Barbara.
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Bruce Goldish and his guitar delighted the audience at the Live Oak Festival a couple years back. The guy is amazing. He opens for Steve Poltz, who wrote Jewel's "You Were Meant for Me."
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Tix, $15-18.

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Tue, May 12, in San Diego Co (La Mesa):
6:30-9 pm Monthly “BLUEGRASS SLOW JAM LEARNING SESSION” hosted by the San Diego Bluegrass Society at Fuddruckers, 5500 Grossmont Center Dr, La Mesa 91942.

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Tue, May 12, in Arcadia:
7-9:30 pm Weekly “SONGWRITERS SERENADE” with performing host JC HYKE and several pre-booked recording artists, at Matt Denny's Ale House Restaurant & Bar, 145 E Huntington Dr, Arcadia 91006. Venue offers a full menu and full bar. No cover.

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Tue, May 12, in Signal Hill:
7 pm Weekly “BLUEGRASS SOUP JAM” at Convert-A-Tape, 2420 Gundry Av, Signal Hill 90755.

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Tue, May 12, in Burbank:
7:30 pm Monthly “BASC BLUEGRASS CONCERT” at Cody’s Viva Cantina, 900 Riverside Dr, Burbank 91506; 818-515-4444.
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This is a good series that always books one or more bluegrass recording artists or bands. Venue offers a full menu and full bar. Arrive early for a good seat.

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Tue, May 12, Outdoor Film Series, in L.A.:
Time tba “THROWBACK MOVIE NIGHTS,” a new event series presented by Latin-inspired restaurant Bow & Truss, features a different film screening on the patio on April 28, May 12, 19, and 26. Admission is $15 for a reserved spot and movie-themed snack. Email Sabrina@platformgrp.com for info.

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Tue, May 12, in Altadena:
8 pm RONNY COX TRIO plays the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena 92675; Reservations (by phone only) 626-798-6236.
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Distinguished character actor Ronny Cox has probably played the President of the United States more times than anybody. He played the senator who kept trying to shut-down the Stargate. He was the co-star in “Bound for Glory,” the Woody Guthrie Story. His first film role was in “Deliverance.” And he’s a wonderful folk-americana songwriter and musician.
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“Songs, Stories and Out and Out Lies” is a show featuring acclaimed musician/actor/author Ronny Cox. Scores of fans and promoters will attest it is one of the greatest evenings you can experience. With the gift of a consummate storyteller, he shares funny, sad and tender moments. His loyal band of listeners are blessed, if only for a while, to spend time with a truly remarkable man. Enhancing these great stories is the music provided by Ronny and his band of world-class, virtuoso musicians. Artists such as Radoslav Lorkovic, T Bruce Bowers and John Inmon complete the picture with mandolin, fiddle, accordion, piano, guitars and great voices of their own.
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A look of familiarity has helped make Cox one of Hollywood’s most versatile character actors. His first time in front of a camera featured him playing the guitar in the “Dueling Banjos” scene in “Deliverance”, creating one of the most iconic moments in the history of moviemaking. Despite his great success in movies and TV, what he says he loves most is singing and playing the guitar. According to him, nothing cuts through to the heart like music. The acting experience simply enhances his musical and song-writing skills. He knows a song has to provide a visual and tickle the listener’s imagination as he or she is taken away from everyday troubles to a laugh, a sigh and maybe a tear here and there.
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For years he has been traveling America telling audiences all about his life, his career, his experiences behind the scenes of some of his films and TV shows and his philosophy. Kind of sounds like Will Rogers, doesn’t it? Well, there could be a connection. The difference is, Ronny tells a story, and then sings about it. The Songs and Stories in the title of this show are obvious. The Out and Out Lies?....that’s up to you and your audience to figure out. Which story is true? Which story is Ronny just putting out there for the fun of it?
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“Songs, Stories and Out and Out Lies” is a family experience like no other. I have found very few artists that have such a compelling natural ability to engage an audience quicker than Ronny Cox. His warm and amiable nature is genuinely cordial, and a seasoned complement to his musical performance....Ron Jewell. Director, Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center, Bartlett, Tn. ! Jane Gates, ED of the Stiefel Theatre in Salina, Ks attests: “We had a wonderful evening here with Ronny Cox. He is such a wonderful storyteller and musician who has an exceptional way of connecting with his audience. I can’t ever remember an artist that was so gracious about welcoming the people coming in for his show. For his show here we had our audience sit on stage with Ronny. He deserves some credit also for helping us with this rather new idea here – it reminded me of a house concert and we plan to do this again. Ronny also brought fabulous musicians with him. I look forward to having Ronny back at the Stiefel.”
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And Scott Alarik of the Boston Globe writes: “He played slithery corporate snakes in “RoboCop” and “Total Recall”; but as a singer- songwriter, he is a study in easygoing amiability and unforced charisma. 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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Tue, May 12, in Santa Monica:
8 pm JENNI ALPERT plus the JULIAN CORYELL TRIO play Trip, 2101 Lincoln Bl, Santa Monica.

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Tue, May 12, in SFV (Toluca Lake):
8-11 pm Weekly “TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC SESSION” is a structured jam at Timmy Nolan's Tavern & Grill, 10111 Riverside Dr, Toluca Lake 91602; 818-985-3359.


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3) FESTIVALS THIS COMING WEEKEND
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• "10th Ever LOS ANGELES OLD TIME SOCIAL" (May 14-16).
• TOPANGA BANJO•FIDDLE CONTEST & FOLK FESTIVAL (May 17).
• “DOHENY BLUES FESTIVAL” (May 16 & 17)
• “THE ORIGINAL RENAISSANCE PLEASURE FAIRE” (Sat & Sun, through May 17).

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Saturday and / or Sunday,
May 16 & 17
(some start during the week)
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Thu-Sat, May 14-16,
FESTIVAL,
in L.A.:
"10th Ever LOS ANGELES OLD TIME SOCIAL" is Southern California's trademark event for old-time music (essentially, that's pre-bluegrass stringband and vocal music, and it tends to be raucous, danceable, and a whole lot of fun). The event brings evening concerts and dances and a full day on Saturday with workshops and other events.
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Thursday, May 14, at 8 pm, the OLD TIME SOCIAL has a night of music and dancing with Tom Sauber and Tom Carter, Sausage Grinder, and Mr. Joe Fontenot, for the weekly “Honky Tonk Hacienda” series at El Cid Restaurant, 4212 W Sunset Bl, Los Angeles 90029; 323-668-0318.
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Friday, May 15, at 8 pm, the OLD TIME SOCIAL moves for its concert, bringing the Happy Neighbor Club, The Gallus Brothers, Beverly Smith & John Grimm, and Riley Baugus, Sabra Guzman & The Stuart Brothers, for the big show at the Velaslavasay Panorama, 1122 W 24th St, Los Angeles 90007.
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Saturday, beginning at 11 am, events move to the American Legion Hall Post #206, 227 N Avenue 55, Highland Park 90042. Workshops include: Fiddle/Banjo Duets with Travis and Trevor Stuart, OldTime Guitar with Beverly Smith, Early Italian Mandolin/Guitar with Paul Rangell, OldTime Fiddle and Bowing with David Bragger, Buck Dancing with Ruth Alpert and Rebecca Stout, Appalachian Flatfoot Dancing with Charmaine Slaven, Square Dance Calling with Susan Michaels and Charmaine Slaven, Banjo and Fiddle—Lucas Hicks & Devin Champlin, Harmony Singing with Sabra Guzman and Kelly Marie Martin.
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The OLD TIME SOCIAL has become THE KICKOFF event for the annual TOPANGA BANJO FIDDLE CONTEST & FOLK FESTIVAL on Sunday (May 17), giving you two nights and two full days of delightful music in Southern California.

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Featured Event…
TOPANGA BANJO•FIDDLE CONTEST & FOLK FESTIVAL, May 17
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Sun, May 17,
FESTIVAL,
in Agoura Hills:
9 am-6 pm 55th annual “TOPANGA BANJO•FIDDLE CONTEST & FOLK FESTIVAL” at Paramount Ranch, the historic old western town movie set run by the National Park Service, at 2903 Cornell Rd, Agoura Hills 91301; info, 818-382-4819; www.topangabanjofiddle.org.
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This year brings a very special honor...
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LAWRENCE WINES, the Guide's founding editor, will receive the 2015 "MUSIC LEGEND" award in a Main Stage ceremony. Info on the award and the honoree, at:
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http://www.topangabanjofiddle.org/legend_award.html
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The Festival’s performances, contests, food, etc...
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There are multiple stages that all vie for your attention. This year brings performances by T-SISTERS, MOLLY’S REVENGE, DUSTBOWL REVIVAL, BLUEGRASS HOPPERS, HOLLOW TREES, SCOTTISH FIDDLERS, REBECCA LOMNICKY & DAVID BREWER, ROSS ALTMAN, MIKE MAHANEY’S COWBOY CORRAL, ROCKY NECK BLUEGRASS, and many more, plus the instrument, band, and vocal contests, AND the “Music Legend” award presentation(!)
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THE MAIN STAGE: Over 100 instrumental and singing contestants, plus performances by The T Sisters, Molly’s Revenge, Dustbowl Revival and the Bluegrass Hoppers.
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DANCE BARN: Band Playoffs, Clogging, Ceilidh, Square and Contra Dancing - with all live music by Bees Knees, and others.
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PAVILION STAGE: Beginning Instrument Competitions, Best of the L.A. Old-Time Social, Rockyneck Bluegrass and Mike Mahaney’s Cowboy Music & Poetry.
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RAILROAD STAGE: Traditional Singing Playoffs, Fiddle Playoffs and other artists TBA.
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EUCALYPTUS GROVE: this year brings new, expanded programs in the grove. Besides the long-running Kid’s Programs and youth-oriented music, there will be organized jams and sing-alongs, beginning at 11 am with The Hollow Trees, the Scottish Fiddlers of L.A., and more.
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Also returning: the ever-popular Arts & Crafts for young children.
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This year brings a new Clogging Workshop.
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JAM WITH YOUR FRIENDS: On Western movie sets and mountain locations - banjos, fiddles, guitars, basses, mandolins, whatever - bring your instruments and play along with other jamming musicians.
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FOLK ART BOOTHS AND VENDOR WARES: Weaving, ceramics, metal craft, leather craft, jewelry, needlework, painting, instruments, straw hats, and more.
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NATIONAL PARK SERVICE ACTIVITIES: Environmental and public service booths provide information and displays of national, state, and local parks, hiking trails, volunteer organizations, environmental groups and native plants. Come see ”L.A.’s National Park!“
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TICKETS: Advanced tickets available on the TBFC site at a DISCOUNT. Tickets also available at the gate on the day of the event. Online ticket prices are deeply discounted, $15 for ages 18-64, $10 for ages 10-17 or over age 65. No charge for children under 10. At the gate, tix are $20 adults, $15 kids and seniors.
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FOOD: you can bring your own picnic, or buy from vendors on site (there's always good food at this festival).
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PARKING: FREE parking for everyone, plus a HANDICAPPED parking lot for those who need it, and shuttle bus service from the parking lots to the main gate. (If you drive your motor home, note that no generators are allowed in the parking area.)
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DIRECTIONS: Take the (101) Ventura Freeway to Kanan Road offramp in Agoura Hills, California. Head south towards the ocean 1/4 mile to Cornell Rd. Turn left on Cornell Rd and continue 2 1/2 miles to the entrance of Paramount Ranch. Signs are posted along the way. There's a "Maps and Directions" page on the TBFC website with more information.
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CAMPING: Paramount Ranch has no camping facilities. However, Malibu Creek State Park has overnight camping in Malibu Canyon. Reserve sites at 818-880-0365.
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Sponsored by the non-profit Topanga Banjo•Fiddle Contest & Folk Festival, Inc. in cooperation with the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, a unit of the National Park Service.
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Discount tix and full info at:
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www.topangabanjofiddle.org

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Sat & Sun, May 16 & 17,
FESTIVAL, in OC (Dana Point):
Annual “DOHENY BLUES FESTIVAL” with performances by Bonnie Raitt, Paul Rodgers, Boz Scaggs, Beth Hart, The Mavericks, Dave & Phil Alvin with the Guilty Ones, and many more, at Doheny State Beach, 25300 Dana Point Harbor Dr, Dana Point 92629.

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Ongoing, weekends,
FESTIVAL,
through May 17:
10 am-7 pm “THE ORIGINAL RENAISSANCE PLEASURE FAIRE” runs Saturdays & Sundays from April 4-May 17, 2015 at the Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area in Irwindale.
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There is wonderful music here. Some we know:
• Jerry Wheeler plays hammered dulcimers, “very casually at the Ren. Faire.”
• Glenn Morgan plays solo on hammered dulcimer, doing “ancient & traditional tunes;” info, www.glennmorgandulcimers.com
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Tickets & Faire info at www.renfair.com/socal



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• NEWLY ON SALE TODAY

• FESTIVALS after this coming weekend (THIS weekend is in its own section, above)
Some offer advance discounts, others will just sell-out.

• CONCERTS, etc., coming up, some with advance discounts, others that’ll just sell-out


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NEWLY ON SALE TODAY…

Sat, Aug 8, in downtown L.A.:
3-7 pm “BURGERS & BEER FESTIVAL” at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Features Los Angeles’ best burger restaurants serving their signature sliders and the state’s best craft breweries sampling the brews that have made them famous. Confirmed restaurants include Animal, Bouchon Bistro, Grill 'Em All, Ledlow, Pono Burger and many more to come. Confirmed breweries include Angel City Brewery, Bottle Logic Brewing, Ninkasi Brewing, Strand Brewing Company and many more to come.
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LA Weekly offers an exclusive presale / password opportunity to buy tickets before they go on sale to the general public.
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Starts May 12, 10 am, ends May 17, 11:59 pm. Promo Code is BURGERMAIL BUY TICKETS
(Public on-sale is May 18 at 10 am.)



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MORE UPCOMING FESTIVALS
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All coming up, some SOON, many with advance discounts, others that’ll sell-out quickly.

Sat & Sun, May 23-24,
FESTIVAL,
in VC (Simi Valley):
26th annual “SIMI VALLEY CAJUN, BLUES MUSIC FESTIVAL” in Rancho Santa Susana Community Park, 5005 E Los Angeles Av, Simi Valley 93063; www.simicajun.org
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There are two stages, each with a full arena sound package, each with a portable wood dance floor, plus great food vendors and plenty of Louisiana bayou culture. This well-run festival benefits a long list of local charities.
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The Guide will bring you a feature story on the Simi event in the next few days.

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Sep 18-21,
FESTIVAL,
in Coloma (Northern Cal):
9th annual "AMERICAN RIVER MUSIC FESTIVAL" announced its lineup and began offering discounted early bird tickets on May 1. Full info, www.americanrivermusic.org/festival.php


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All coming up, some SOON, many with advance discounts, others that’ll sell-out quickly.

LILA DOWNS plays the Hollywood Pantages on September 19. Password-presale tix became available Thu, May 7, 10 am-10 pm. Password: BALAS at
http://m.ticketmaster.com/venue/90160

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May 21, in L.A.:
7:30 pm IBRAHIM MAALOUF plays Theatre Raymond Kabbaz in L.A.
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From Sting, via Disiz la Peste, Mathieu Chedid, Amadou & Mariam and Vanessa Paradis, trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf has long been one of the most sought-after musicians to accompany famous artists in a wide variety of styles, not only in the studios but also on stage.
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“To mark the 40th anniversary of the loss of Arabic diva Umm Kulthum (Oum Kalthoum), I had a strong desire to cover one of her most successful songs, ‘Alf Leila wa Leila’ (One Thousand and One Nights), undoubtedly her greatest hit, is far more popular and richer in folklore. This piece is [an] all-time classic that is celebrated across the Arab world, and yet it remains virtually unknown in the rest of the world. So this was an opportunity for me to present this symphonic masterpiece which celebrate the voice of the Arab world’s most popular singer.” - IBRAHIM MAALOUF.
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Performing with Frank Woeste (piano), Mark Turner (saxophone), Ira Coleman (bass) and Clarence Penn (drums).
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Tix sales began Fri, May 1, at 10 am, at:
https://www.vendini.com/ticketLine/ITL/?m=241d6077b39728479d58e072170e1c6f&t=tix&theme=mobile

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Jun 18, in L.A.:
STEVE EARLE & THE DUKES play the El Rey Theatre in L.A.; doors at 7 pm. Tix, $45, went on sale Fri, May 1, at 10 am at the usual places.

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