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Friday, May 18, 2018

58th annual Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest & Folk Fest, and More, this Weekend



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This edition is really just a recap of things we've already reported and encouraged you to attend. The recommendation still holds. Don't sit home on this weekend of beautiful, not-too-hot, weather!
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Chronologically...

Thu-Sat, May 17-19th, FESTIVAL:
"13th-Ever 'LOS ANGELES OLD TIME SOCIAL'" returns with concerts, workshops, square dancing and more, at multiple L.A. venues.
* Featured performers include RICHIE STEARNS & ROSIE NEWTON, OZARK HIGHBALLERS, CLINTON DAVIS, YO PITZY JUG BAND, ECHO MOUNTAIN, DAVID BRAGGER & SUSAN PLATZ, HAVE MORE FUN STRINGBAND, and dance caller extraordinaire SUSAN MICHAELS.
* Though not affiliated with the annual "Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest & Folk Festival" which happens on Sunday, May 20, the two festivals, both excellent, are designed to interlock into a four-day tuneful run that's the best musical start to your roots-music summer.
* "Kick Off Party" for the Old Time Social is Thu, May 17, 8 pm, at Tropico De Nopal Gallery, 1665 Beverly Bl, L.A. CA 90026; tix $10, ages 21+.
* CONCERT is Fri, May 18, 8 pm, at The Velaslavasay Panorama, 1122 W 24th St, L.A. CA 90007; advance tix below. Features Echo Mountain (Los Angeles); Richie & Rosie (NY); Ozark Highballers (AR); House Band with David Bragger & Susan Platz; Yo Pitzy Jugband (Los Angeles); Clinton Davis (San Diego); Have More Fun Stringband (Los Angeles).
* WORKSHOPS, FAMILY DANCE, CAKEWALK & SQUARE DANCE, are Sat, May 19, Noon–11 pm, at American Legion Post 206, 227 N Avenue 55, Highland Park (L.A.) CA 90042:
• Saturday ticket options: $20 for the day (workshops included) or $10 for the evening dances only.
• Family Dance 6 pm
• Cakewalk 7:30 pm
• Square Dance 8 pm
• Callers are Susan Michaels (Seattle) and Rookie Callers (L.A.)
• Bands are Hollywood Boll Weevils (Family Dance – L.A.); Ozark Highballers; Rosie Newton & Richie Stearns.
• WORKSHOPS are Noon–6 pm saturday, and include:
"Upstairs" Saturday Workshops:
- Noon-2 pm - Sacred Harp Shape-Note Singing
- 2-4 pm - Square Dance Calling—Susan Michaels
- 4-5 - Cajun Dancing with Ira Bernstein
- 5-6 - Flatfooting with Ira Bernstein and Ruth Alpert
"Downstairs" Saturday Workshops:
- Noon-1 pm - Italian & New Mexican Music with Paul Rangell & Emily Abbink
- 1-2 pm - Cajun Guitar with Eric Thompson
- 2-3 pm - Cajun Fiddle with Suzy Thompson
- 3-4 - Old-Time Fiddle & Bowing of African American Fiddler Will Adam with David Bragger
- 4-5 - Old-Time Fiddle with Bob Willoughby
- 5-6 - Old-Time Banjo with Rafe Stefanini
(Contact David Bragger for sign-ups and more info, at: davidbragger (at) gmail.com)
* FULL INFO, SIGN-UPS, & TIX (find the bar at the top of their page, or you'll miss everything); tix at: http://losangelesoldtimesocial.com/
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Thu-Sun, May 10-13, FESTIVAL:
Annual "GATOR BY THE BAY FESTIVAL" presented by San Diego’s Bon Temps Social Club at Spanish Landing Park, 2326 India St, San Diego, CA 92101; 619-234-8612; www.gatorbythebay.com
* This is a long-running, very-big-deal Cajun-Zydeco festival with music, dancing, and Louisiana cuisine.
* In addition to all the events at the main site, there's also a Thursday Kickoff concert at another venue, 6 pm-10:30 pm, with Sonny Landreth, Shana Morrison & Caledonia, and the ZZymzzy Quartet.
* Thursday, 6 pm-10:30 pm, the festival gets underway at the park, with performers through the weekend that include the Pine Leaf Boys, The Revelers, Horace Trahan & The Ossun Express, Keith Frank & The Soileau Zydeco Band, Dextor Ardoin, Gospel According to Earl Thomas, Carolyn Wonderland, Mr. Zipp, Café R&B, Vaud & The Villains, and more.
* Friday, it runs 3:30 pm-10:30 pm.
* Saturday, it's 10:30 am-8 pm.
* Sunday, it wraps-up with performances from 10:30 am-7 pm.
* Tix and full info at: www.gatorbythebay.com
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Fri & Sat, May 18 & 19; not music but cool:
8 pm - "REDACTED TONIGHT" creator and host LEE CAMP plays a pair of L.A. shows that double as taping nights for his upcoming TV special. And speaking of special, his guest act is L.A.-based JIMMY DORE who you know from KPFK. If you don't know Lee, you should. His YouTube audience is global and massive. If you do know his insightful and "inciteful" comedic indictments of Trump, congress, Big Pharma, corporate Democrats, anti-science Republicans, the US Empire, the warconomy and the corporatocracy, then no one needed to tell you to get tickets [http://leecamp.com/schedule/] for at least one night. We'll bring you our interview with Lee Camp soon. We told ya a couple weeks ago to get your tix before they're all gone. Well, it's sold out. He's that good. He plays both nights at 8 pm at the El Rey Theatre, 5515 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036.
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Sat, May 19, FESTIVAL:
10:30 am-9:30 pm - Annual "CLAREMONT FOLK FESTIVAL" makes its return after a two-year hiatus, with performances by Dave Alvin & The Guilty Ones, The Crooked Jades, Bula: Bomba, Snap Jackson, Mostly Kosher, Fivaceous, Squeakin' Wheels, Tom Freund, Mick Rhodes, Ellen Harper, Harris Harper, Kent Basocke, and more, at Studio Arts Theatre and Sontag Greek Theater, on the campus of Pomona College, 300 E Bonita Av, Claremont, CA 91711.
* More in the next edition.
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Sunday, May 20, FESTIVAL:
9 am-6 pm - 58th annual "TOPANGA BANJO FIDDLE CONTEST & FOLK FESTIVAL" at paramount Ranch, Santa Monica Mountains Nat'l Rec. Area (National Park Service) in Agoura Hills (NOT in Topanga Cyn), CA; www.topangabanjofiddle.org
* With FIVE stages of music and dance in addition to all the contests, and countless jams under the groves of giant old oak trees and on the wood boardwalk porches of the Old West movie town, you'll find plenty to make your ears happy.
* The real reason to attend is to be blown away by the dedication and talent of so many young contestants, along with the professional acts and the endless and superbly innovative musical "jamming" groups under every grove of oak trees. Nuthin' quite like it anywhere else in these parts.
* And yes, you can hear folk songs that were and are anthems of labor organizing, civil rights, women's rights, the peace movement, and more.
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Tue, May 22:
7 pm - CLIMATE CHANGE PROGRAM: "What Can We Do about Global Warming?" will be held at Crowell Public Library in San Marino. Features Thomas Flood, Professor Emeritus of USC Chemistry & Environmental Studies.
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We'll be back with tuneful things to do on MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND. But that's then. This is now. See ya Sunday at Paramount Ranch for Topanga Banjo Fiddle!


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Saturday, May 5, 2018

EXTRA -- 28th Annual Dylanest, Sunday, May 6th -- SPECIAL EDITION. May 5 2018.

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The DYLANFEST Set List has been announced, with some Bob Dylan songs you haven't heard in a long time (even some that may have eluded you!), and some (many) that you know, and will sing along, to every word. As always at Dylanfest, dancing is encouraged whether you know the song or not...

The full write-up is in "this weekend's events" with alllll the other weekend musiciality, in the comprehensive edition of The Guide published on Friday. That one tells you about the good food and more at Dylanfest. This extra edition is just about the music you'll hear.

You might want to print this and take it with you, or bookmark this page in your phone.

We include time tags through the full day. Check to see where your favorite song and performer are scheduled.

If you haven't bought your ticket yet, there are only a few hours remaining (as of press time) to get the $5 discount for online advance tix. Otherwise, get 'em at the door for a few dollars more!
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ADVANCE TIX and more info at www.andyandrenee.com
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Video previews of the event:
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A) from the radio interview:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ief_yDJPfE0&feature=youtu.be
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B) musical montages of recent year's performances (3 parts):

NOTE: "The Times They Are 'a Changin" in part two is wonnnnderful)

part one...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYswk04o9S8

part two...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eW9_WGQg1VQ

part three is the TV news story of the 23rd annual Dylanfest...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Th7-vjClfc4

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*** 2018, 28th annual DYLANFEST, SET LIST (65 songs!) & ARTISTS

(Times are approximate, but it always runs pretty darn close!)

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Noon - Musical Intro, Welcome, Recognitions & Introductions.

12:30 pm - performer(s) - Hard Rain (multiple award-winning band, led by Andy & Renee)

1) All I Really Want To Do
2) The Man in Me
3) Florida Key
4) (surprise Dylan song)
5) It Takes a Lot to Laugh - John Matthew Rosenberg
6) Make You Feel My Love - Evyn Charles
7) Tight Connection to My Heart - Terry Buck
8) The End of the Line

1:25 pm - performer(s) - Susie Glaze

9) Lay Down Your Weary Tune
10) Forever Young

1:40 pm - performer(s) - Hard Rain with guest Joel Rafael and his Band

11) Boots of Spanish Leather

1:50 pm - performer(s) - Patti Orbeck

12) I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
13) You Ain't Goin' Nowhere

2:03 pm - performer(s) - Dave Crossland

14) Across the Green Mountain

2:11 pm - performer(s) - Hard Rain w/ Guests

15) If Not For You
16) Abandoned Love
17) Pledging My Time - Davey Allen
18) Jokerman
19) Dark Eyes
20) One More Cup of Coffee - Daniel Leanse
21) Tonight I'll Be Staying here With You - Brax Cutchin
22) When The Ship Comes In
23) Watching The River Flow - Fuzzy Thurston
24) Tweeter and the Monkey Man
25) My Back Pages

Hard Rain w/ Steve Craig

26) Positively 4th Street
27) Silvio

3:30 pm - performer(s) - James Lee Stanley Solo

28) Tom Thumbs Blues
29) You Go Your Way and I'll Go Mine

3:43 pm - performer(s) - Hard Rain

30) Subterranean Homesick Blues

With Frostbite Jones and Trish Gomez

3:53 pm - performer(s) - Hard Rain w/Guests

Al Diesan

31) Beyond Here Lies Nothin'
32) Soon After Midnight

4:05 pm - performer(s) - Hard Rain and acoustic guitarmy

33) Blowin in the Wind

- performer(s) - Karen Nash

34) I Want You

Hard Rain w Guests

35) Dirty World
36) Senor (Tales of Yankee Power)

Dave Leahy

37) Sweet Amarillo
38) Wagon Wheel

4:50 pm - performer(s) - Jay Constable & Nate Lapointe

39) Masters of War
40) Mighty Quinn

5:03 pm - performer(s) - Renee Safier

41) With God on Our Side

5:15 pm - performer(s) - Bellylove

42) Going Going Gone
43) Leopardskin Pillbox Hat

5:30 pm - performer(s) - Hard Rain

44) It's all Over Now Baby Blue
45) True Love Tends to Forget

5:45 pm - performer(s) - Jack of Hearts

46) New Morning
47) Can I Please Crawl out Your Window?

6:05 pm - performer(s) - Title Trackers

48) The Times They Are A-Changin'

6:12 pm - performer(s) - Pillow of Wrongness

49) Just Like A Woman

6:20 pm - performer(s) - Dry September

50) Jammin' Me
51) Wanted Man

6:35 pm - performer(s) - Bob Malone

52) Tangled Up in Blue
53) Highway 61

6:50 pm - performer(s) - Hard Rain w/ guests

54) Rainy Day Women
55) Don't Think Twice
56) Everything is Broken - Dave Crossland
57) Ballad of a Thin Man - Homer T.
58) Knockin' on Heaven's Door - W Patti Orbeck
59) Hurricane - w Jamie Daniels
60) I Shall Be Released

7:35 pm pm - performer(s) - Fuzzy Thurston

61) Blind Willie McTell

- performer(s) - Luis Oliart

62) All Along the Watchtower
63) Gotta Serve Somebody

Andy & Renee & Hard Rain & Friends, grand ensemble finale

64) Chimes of Freedom
65) Like A Rolling Stone

Venue: Torrance Cultural Arts Center, Torino Plaza 3330 Civic Center Drive Torrance, CA 90503

The 28th Annual Dylanfest runs 12-8pm.
It's an all-day outdoor music festival featuring over 60 of Southern California's top musicians playing all Dylan, all day, with no repeats.
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The Guide waives copyright for this edition -- feel free to print and take it with you to Dylanfest, and email it to friends.
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See you soon with more music news!

(All the events for this weekend, the coming week, and next weekend, plus MORE, are in the Guide's most recent editions, available at:

www.acousticamericana.blogspot.com

Contact the Acoustic Americana Music Guide at tiedtothetracks@hotmail.com
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Stay Tuneful!





Friday, May 4, 2018

This Weekend: DYLANFEST and more. Plus Next Week. Places to Go, & Set your DVR ... Fri May 4 edition

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LATE ADDITIONS.... added right up-top since this edition was published:

Fri, May 4:
8 pm - ROSIE FLORES, the incomparable queen of Austin Honky-Tonk, plus NOCONA, play a FREE show at the Love Song Bar, 450 S Main St, Los Angeles, California 90013
* Doors at 8 pm.
* FREE, but 21+.
* More info: https://www.spacelandpresents.com/event/1671064-rosie-flores-los-angeles/
* In a career that spans more than four decades, Flores has proven to be a musical chameleon. She’s jumped feet first into punk rock (with her ’70-era band, the Screaming Sirens), country of both the Bakersfield and Nashville varieties, the Texas singer/songwriter scene, alt-country, straight-up rock and rockabilly. So much so the latter that her onstage moniker for years was “The Rockabilly Filly.” But always and throughout, she has been the Chick with the Pick.
* Over the years, Flores has been profiled in Guitar World, Premiere Guitar and Guitar Player magazines. Venuszine cited Flores as one of the “Top 75 Greatest Female Guitarists of All Time” by Venuszine magazine. She performed at a tribute to Chuck Berry at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame. She has worked with, and helped propel back in to the spotlight, pioneer female rockabilly artists Wanda Jackson and Janis Martin. In 2007, she won a Peabody Award for her narration of the rockabilly documentary, Whole Lotta Shakin’. She worked with Martin in producing the latter’s 2012 album, The Blanco Sessions, which would prove to be Martin’s last recording.
* Alternative country meets the rockabilly revival meets California guitar virtuosity in the music of Rosie Flores. Since the late '70s, guitarist, singer, and songwriter Rosie Flores has been an important figure on the alternative country scene in both Austin, TX, and Los Angeles. She's a hard-working, independently minded artist who's well-respected for her gritty, energetic vocals and fiery guitar solos.
* Prolifically creative, Flores deserves to be numbered among the creators of the alternative country movement. Her career, never really flagging, has outlasted those of a host of other acts in that fast-moving genre.
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* Nocona - this band's roots are in Texas – songwriter, lead guitarist, and singer Chris Isom’s family are 6th generation Texans – but the band’s sun and stars rise over California. According to Chris Isom, "NOCONA" is an old Tejas word. He says, “Nocona is the area in Texas where my Mom’s family originally lived. It comes from the Comanche word for Wanderers or Travelers.”
* They are a rock band with history who draw their roots from Country, Folk, Punk, Rock and psychedelia. Their high-energy act takes a full ensemble cast to create such a wall of sound. Alongside Chris Isom is his wife, Adrienne Isom on bass and vocals, Justin Smith on drums and vocals, Elan Glasser on Harmonica, Dan Wistrom on pedal steel and Xander Hitzig on fiddle.
* The pairing with Rosie Flores makes perfect sense. They both have Texas roots, they both blend many influences into their music and both can rev up an audience with their rock and roll guitar riffs! The band first met and shared the stage in Austin, TX with Flores at a SXSW day party for St. Vincents De Paul in 2015. This past SXSW, they also shared a stage for the Rebelle Road day party held in South Austin. Adrienne Isom, a founding member of the all-women, Rebelle Road Production Company has always been taken with Flores and wanted to have a chance to play with her in L.A. “She’s a legend and a hero and we’re so honored to be playing this show with her,” she effused.
* More at: http://noconamusic.com/
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Fri, May 4:
8 pm - ELLIS PAUL playa McCabe's in Santa Monica.
* Though some may refer to Ellis Paul as a folksinger, he is more, for lack of a better word, a singular storyteller, a musician whose words reach out from inside and yet also express the feelings, thoughts and sensibilities that most people can relate to in one way or another, regardless of age or upbringing. The exhilaration of the open road. A celebration of heroes. The hope for redemption. Descriptions of those things that are both near and dear. The sharing of love..., intimate, passionate and enduring. No matter how many times you've seen him, Ellis Paul is always an incredible show.
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ERIC ANDERSON plays SATURDAY at McCabe's in Santa Monica, and SUNDAY at the Coffee gallery Backstage in Altadena. Here's why you'll want to go:

Sat, May 5, 8 pm - McCabe's - Santa Monica; tix at www.mccabes.com
Sun, May 6, 7 pm - The Coffee Gallery Backstage - Altadena - Tix $20; call for reservations: 626-798-6236.
* Billboard just did a Q&A and video premiere on the “legendary” Eric Andersen. In it, he talks about compiling the new ‘Essential Eric Andersen’ retrospective in partnership with SONY Legacy as well as his recent songwriting:
https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/8390295/eric-andersen-video-under-the-shadows
* In addition, his song “Close the Door Lightly When You Go” was added to the tastemaker "Coffeehouse Blend" playlist on Spotify (150k followers).
* The Q&A only touches the tip of the iceberg in terms of Eric’s stories, which range from being with the beat poets the night JFK was shot to teaching Joni Mitchell alternate guitar tunings; from co-writing songs with Lou Reed and Townes Van Zandt to inspiring Leonard Cohen to write songs; from recording in Nashville with session musicians and famed producer Norbert Putnam to having an album lost by Columbia, only to be released two decades later; from meeting Johnny Cash at the Newport Folk Fest (via Bob Dylan) to appearing on the Cash TV show and performing an original song he wrote for the occasion; from forming a trio with The Band’s Rick Danko to his recent trilogy of albums inspired by writers Heinrich Boll, Albert Camus, and Lord Byron.
* Coming up: he’ll have a tour in the fall; the premier of a full-length documentary on him; and a new album in 2019.
* And you can catch him NOW, this weekend!
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What you will NOT find this year in the Guide are any events specific to CINCO DE MAYO or any local music-related events for the KENTUCKY DERBY. We prominently feature both, when we know. But despite getting 200-300 messages each day, 7x365, about music events, requests for review, submissions for listening, offers to attend all sorts of things, interview opportunities, and far more than we can do, we got nothing this year regarding either of those two events in Southern Cal.
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Now, here's the edition with EVERYTHING ELSE as originally published!
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WHAT'S IN HERE WOULDN'T WAIT -- either as a planning tool for your weekend forays or for capturing some tuneful tee vee. We have more coming, too (as always), but never fear, this'll get ya through the coming week. So let's get started!

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Contents / In this edition...

1) Activist Activities Include a Need for Fun, and We've Found It for You

2) Vance Joy: Tix Go On Sale Today for July 6th at L.A.'s Greek Theatre; His TV Concert Premieres Tonight on AT&T Audience Network

3) Climate Change Programs, One this Saturday, One May 22nd

4) This Weekend's Best Events -- Fri, May 4th - Sun, May 6th

5) The Coming Week -- More Good Stuff on a Growing List

6) Tuneful Tee Vee this Weekend Starts First Thing Friday


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ACTIVIST ACTIVITIES INCLUDE A NEED FOR FUN, AND WE'VE FOUND IT FOR YOU


by Larry Wines

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While the abundance of spring events arrives full-force this weekend, we wouldn't expect you to read this unless it has a sociopolitical dimension. Okay, we'll address that with a proposition: the best way to energize your activism is to find inspiration in diverse places, to feed your heart as well as your intellect. Herewith are programs and events that have an ability to inform, to inspire, and along the way, to entertain. Because, well, things that are not exclusively political aren't devoid of meaning. Like art and music that can empower with imagery and songs you'll find yourself humming for weeks to come.

Isn't it time you got away from the apocalyptic Chicken Little sheepdip of cable news, and quested for actualization of your ethical admonitions while immersing yourself in some (drum roll maestro) FUN? We thought so. C'est voila.

We aren't ignoring the serious. Of course you've been reading in these cyber pages about this weekend's 2018 UNITED STATE OF WOMEN SUMMIT [https://www.theunitedstateofwomen.org/], happening Friday and Saturday in L.A. It's just that, whether or not you're attending, there's more.

Here are some recommendations -- tested in the wash with colorfast bleach to be relevant, meaningful, and free of shrinkage. All these activities, programs, events and festivals happen this month, starting this weekend.
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Saturday & Sunday, May 5th & 6th:

* The 56th annual SIERRA MADRE ART FAIR is a delightful free event in Memorial Park, 222 W Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, CA. There's live music and plenty of art exhibitors, some working in realms of social themes. If you need to ease into a respite and you're having withdrawal from cable news talking heads, you might try a short foray to this one. Either way, our other Saturday and Sunday recommendations are more focused, so stay with us.
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Saturday, May 5 (two events):

* The 17th annual SOKA UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL is especially welcome in a time of trashed diplomacy and a national leader who talks about "s-hole countries." Even without the gauche rudeness from the Twitster-in-Chief, it's always good to find artistic expression, smiling faces and tasty victuals from cultures other than your own. This festival runs 10:30 AM to 5 PM, and features more than 700 international musicians and dancers, 250 exhibitors, international food, a children's "Adventure Land" with games and inflatable rides, art exhibitions, ceramic sales and demonstrations. It's presented by Soka University's Performing Arts Center and held in the Peace Lake Area of the campus, at 1 University Dr., Aliso Viejo, CA 92656. Info at 949-480-4278 or online. [http://www.soka.edu/pac/performing-arts-events.aspx] Admission is FREE. Parking on campus is $10 cash.

* If you're inclined to stay serious, there's also "Some Like it Hot: Climate." It's a Saturday program at the Glendale Central Public Library, 2-3:30 PM. The speaker is Robert Haw of NASA's JPL and Citizens Climate Lobby. Also see May 22nd, below, for another program on climate change.
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Sunday, May 6 (two events):

* The 28th annual DYLANFEST is noon-8 pm. With opportunities and encouragement for audience participation, it's a celebration of the timeless and broadly influential music of Bob Dylan, the poet laureate of the entire rock era. What else will fortify your motivation better than "Blowin' in the Wind" and "Masters of War"-? And if you're too young to know those songs, find 'em on YouTube and you'll immediately want to attend to meet like-minded art-appreciating kindred folks. This event has a solid record of excellence, with record-fast, nearly seamless stage changes for its enormous lineup of performers. Even the house band features horn players, keyboards, string players, and drummers and percussionists from big-name road bands. Plus, there and no repeats of any song. Really, you won't want to go in the bathroom for fear of missing something. Since the very first one, the musical hosts are the stunningly wonderful Andy Hill & Renee Safier and their multiple-award-winning band Hard Rain. It's at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center, outdoors on the shaded Torino Plaza, 3330 Civic Center Dr, Torrance, CA 90503. Advance tix are $30 adults, $10 kids, and that's a nice discount from the door prices. There's plenty more info at the ticket link. [www.andyandrenee.com]

* THE CAPITOL STEPS, that D.C.-based musical-comedy-dance troupe comprised of former congressional staffers, is in town for an 8 PM show at Caltech. It doesn't matter if you're a Democrat or Republican, a snowflake or a deplorable -- neither side is safe from the group that puts the "mock" in Democracy. The show is in Beckman Auditorium, the big "wedding cake" performance center, at 332 S. Michigan Ave., Pasadena, CA 91106. Tickets and info at the Caltech Public Events site. [http://www.caltech.edu/content/capitol-steps-34]
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Thursday, May 10, & Friday May 11:

“WEIRD AL” YANKOVIC plus EMO PHILIPS play two nights at 7:30 PM in the Theatre at Ace Hotel, 929 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015, 213-623-3233. Al isn't overtly political, but he manages to skewer a lot of things that desperately need it.
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Thursday, May 10, through Sunday, May 13, a four-day event:

The annual GATOR BY THE BAY FESTIVAL [https://www.gatorbythebay.com/] might be just the ticket if you're on the verge of running off screaming. There is, in fact, a time-honored zydeco custom wherein a musician on stage shouts to the audience, "Somebody scream!" You can get tix for one day or all four.

This one is the first of three big local Cajun-zydeco-blues-N'Awlins music 'n dance fests, so if San Diego is too far, fear not. It's followed by the closer-to-home SIMI VALLEY CAJUN & BLUES FESTIVAL May 26th & 27th [http://www.simicajun.org/], and the LONG BEACH BAYOU FESTIVAL June 23rd & 24th [http://longbeachbayou.com/].

All three of these local Cajun festivals feature top performers from Louisiana, food from the region, music to give you happy feet, and on-site zydeco dance lessons to equip you to do something about that. You'll leave with a sense of a rich and vital regional culture -- and some understanding of the fortitude of folks who have endured so much without burning down Washington. Another thing? If you attend one of these fests, you'll want to get to the other two. Guar-on-teed. Gator by the Bay, presented by San Diego’s Bon Temps Social Club, is in Spanish Landing Park, 2326 India St., San Diego, CA 92101.
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Thursday, May 17 through Saturday, May 19:

The 13th annual, or as the event bills itself, "13th Ever" OLD TIME SOCIAL [http://losangelesoldtimesocial.com/] brings a dive into the late 19th-early 20th century tuneful fun. The elements of that culture were largely what sustained all those coal miners who were staring-down Pinkerton thugs, and farmers who needed to stay sane in the Dust Bowl. This is deep roots Americana, with a concert, workshops on music, dance, and culture, plenty for kids, and traditional dances that feature a cakewalk. It's at various L.A. locations that change each of the three days.
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Friday & Saturday, May 18 & 19:

"REDACTED TONIGHT" creator and host LEE CAMP plays a pair of L.A. shows that double as taping nights for his upcoming TV special. And speaking of special, his guest act is L.A.-based JIMMY DORE who you know from KPFK. If you don't know Lee, you should. His YouTube audience is global and massive. If you do know his insightful and "inciteful" comedic indictments of Trump, congress, Big Pharma, corporate Democrats, anti-science Republicans, the US Empire, the warconomy and the corporatocracy, then no one needed to tell you to get tickets [http://leecamp.com/schedule/] for at least one night. We'll bring you our interview with Lee Camp here in the LA Progressive next week. But waste no time getting your tickets before they're gone. He's that good. He plays both nights at 8 PM at the El Rey Theatre, 5515 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036.
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Sunday, May 20:

If it throws you that we're recommending you attend the TOPANGA BANJO FIDDLE CONTEST & FOLK FESTIVAL [http://www.topangabanjofiddle.org/], the moment of full-disclosure will only explain part of it.

Two of us whose analyses, prognostications and pontifications appear in the LA Progressive are longtime emcees on the Railroad Stage. We always welcome a chance to meet you and give you a glimpse of our multifaceted existences and alter egos. Look for me in the black cowboy hat and we'll exchange a howdy. Look for fellow writer Tom Hall wearing a black top hat. It matches the old hearse he drives for special occasions like this one.

The real reason to attend is to be blown away by the dedication and talent of so many young contestants, along with the professional acts and the endless and superbly innovative musical "jamming" groups under every grove of oak trees. Nuthin' quite like it anywhere else in these parts.

And yes, you can hear folk songs that were and are anthems of labor organizing, civil rights, women's rights, the peace movement, and more.
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Tuesday, May 22:

Whether or not you caught the May 5th program on climate change, this one is similarly excellent. "What Can We Do about Global Warming?" will be held at Crowell Public Library in San Marino at 7 PM. It features Thomas Flood, Professor Emeritus of USC Chemistry & Environmental Studies.
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We'll intentionally stop short of the Memorial Day Weekend. That's too much, because we don't want the delightful (and meaningful) things we've recommended above to play second fiddle to anything else.

Remember to get your tickets for Lee Camp. He'll stimulate your thinking as well as your funny bone. Meantime, we hope also to see you at these other events.

Activism runs well on jambalaya, red beans and rice. And all protest and no play makes Jack and Jill fall down The Hill.


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VANCE JOY: TIX GO ON SALE TODAY FOR JULY 6th AT L.A.'S GREEK THEATRE; HIS TV CONCERT PREMIERES TONIGHT ON AT&T AUDIENCE NETWORK


by Larry Wines

Vance Joy recently added a highly-anticipated July 6th date at Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre. Tix for that show go on sale TODAY. You should care, and we're here to tell you why.

Also out today is the "First Look" vid of Vance performing "Saturday Sun." We'll get to that, too.

Just where does Vance Joy fit on the musical spectrum? If he's folk, it's a latter-day Fairport Covention kind. If he's pop, it sure as hell isn't the generic, ubiquitous and annoying soundalike junk with the human voice processed into roboticized Justin Bieber excruciations. And it certainly is NOT electronica-electrocution Frankensteinian crap that has infested pop music for the last half-decade.

This guy backs his vocals with his acoustic string playing and delightful accompaniments. And he's considered pop.

Taking the stage with his ukulele and being backed by subdued horns, you can catch Vance Joy Performing “Saturday Sun” on YouTube, at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uI1-NoT_iBo&feature=youtu.be

In a sense, he's part of a newish Invasion, 50 years after the first one from other countries where British English reigns. This go 'round began with Brits Mumford & Sons, while Vance is from Australia, with some Irish roots. And your ear tells you that Vance Joy brings plenty of lost (or at least underemphasized) American music forms back to New World prominence, delighting audiences where sounds like his were invented and discarded by the disposable paradigms of American consumerism and Big Music that's all business and no art.

Those with AT&T AUDIENCE Network can tune-in Friday, May 4 at 9 pm ET/PT to watch the broadcast premiere of his concert special, “Vance Joy.”

The channel is carried on DIRECTV Ch 239, on AT&T U-verse Ch 1114, and it streams on-demand through directv.com, uverse.com and on smartphones and tablets via the DIRECTV and U-verse apps.

Friday's broadcast/webcast concert special highlights the multi-platinum singer-songwriter’s poetic pop melodies and what have become widely appreciated, for some even beloved, sing-along anthems.

Watch a short preview of tonight's broadcast, with Vance on acoustic guitar, at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hheZ8pJ9e3g

That's short, so hang around. It flows into fun performances. (If it doesn't click-up at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZH-ePWYMX4 )

Those short few minutes will leave you wanting more. Fortunately, they take you to the best of all his YouTubery -- Vance performing and discussing playing Coachella and performing with an acoustic guitar for Mix106's "Breakfast with the Stars," at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcBb82lbTaw

You can find even more. YouTube has his morning show interview from last November, where Vance talks about his then-current tour with Taylor Swift -- but brace yourself for a lot of too-common chat show couch babbling: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEb5HiAzT04

As for tonight, the Friday night broadcast? AUDIENCE Network's music slate continues to deliver groundbreaking concerts, unique stories and exclusive performances across all genres, plus select programming in ultra high-definition/4K to audiences nationwide.

The network's recent concert specials include Taylor Swift, Garth Brooks, Keith Urban, Eric Church, Darius Rucker, Lady Antebellum, Sheryl Crow, CeeLo Green, Prophets of Rage, Hank Williams Jr., Fall Out Boy, Panic! at the Disco, 2 Chainz, The Lumineers, Cole Swindell, Kelsea Ballerini, Dan + Shay, Andra Day, Melissa Etheridge, Mac Miller, Brett Eldredge, Lukas Graham, Tinashe, JoJo, Bebe Rexha, Brandy Clark, Chris Janson, Daya, Machine Gun Kelly, Trey Songz, Lauren Alaina, Rae Sremmurd, William Michael Morgan, X Ambassadors, Sam Hunt, The Head and the Heart, Chris Lane, Andy Grammer, Rachel Platten, Charlie Worsham, 311, Bea Miller, All Time Low, Hanson, Neon Trees, Vic Mensa, Echosmith, Rick Ross, Korn, French Montana, Bishop Briggs, BØRNS, and others. New shows premiere via national broadcast on Fridays at 9 pm ET/PT on the outlets listed above.

Vance Joy, after wrapping up a pair of Coachella performances, is back out on the North American leg of his biggest headline world tour thus far, celebrating the release of his new sophomore album "Nation of Two" on Atlantic Records. He kicked-off the tour May 2 in Houston and is playing plenty of amphitheatre shows for the next eleven weeks, all over the US and Canada.

Of course, for longtime readers of The Guide, you've seen us celebrate plenty of superbly talented acoustic artists with great melodies who aren't really folkies, are kinda-sorta-folk-Americana, who deliver music with delightful instrumentation, vocals and musicality, and who certainly deserve bigger audiences than the Big Music singularity will allow. Too damn few get signed to major labels or get to play the big venues. Vance Joy is one who does.

You can jump on tix, starting today through the usual outlets, to see his one-night-stand at the Greek Theatre under the stars in Griffith Park on July 6th.


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CLIMATE CHANGE PROGRAMS, ONE THIS SATURDAY, ONE MAY 22nd


Climate change is the focus of two L.A. events this month. Each is presented by a recognized scientific expert and offers a chance to learn more about the complexities of the problem as well as some possible solutions.

Saturday, May 5, "Some Like it Hot: Climate" happens at the Glendale Central Public Library this 2-3:30 PM. The speaker is Robert Haw of NASA's JPL and Citizens Climate Lobby.

Tuesday, May 22, brings "What Can We Do about Global Warming?" to be held at Crowell Public Library in San Marino at 7 PM. That program features Thomas Flood, Professor Emeritus of USC Chemistry & Environmental Studies.


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THIS WEEKEND'S BEST EVENTS -- FRI, MAY 4- SUN, MAY 6


Presented chronologically, by start time and date.

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FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2018

TODAY'S BIG SHOW(S): ELLIS PAUL at McCabe’s, 8 pm; JANET KLEIN & HER PARLOUR BOYS at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 8 pm.
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Fri, May 4:
6 pm-9 pm - WILD ROSE IRISH BAND plays their residency (first, third & fifth Fridays) at Brendan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant - Agoura Hills, 30315 Canwood St, Agoura Hills, CA 93010; 888-874-9400.
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Fri, May 4:
6 pm-10 pm - DROPKICK MICKEYS play their residency (first, third & fifth Fridays) at Brendan’s Irish Pub and Restaurant - Newbury Park, 495 N Ventu Park Rd, Newbury Park, CA.
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Fri, May 4:
6:30 pm-9 pm - TRADITION IRISH TUNES WITH THE QUINNS is an every-Friday residency at La Arcada Bistro, 1112 State St., Santa Barbara, CA.
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Fri, May 4:
7 pm - SEAN WATKINS (of NICKEL CREEK) plays the Museum of Making Music, 5790 Armada Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008; 760-438-5996.
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Fri, May 4:
7 pm - SWING RIOTS play Pocock Brewing Company, 24907 Avenue Tibbitts, Ste B, Santa Clarita, CA 91355.
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Fri, May 4:
7:30 pm - ERIC ANDERSEN plays the AMSD Concerts series at Laura R. Charles Theater at Sweetwater High School, 2900 Highland Av, National City, CA 91950; 829-303-8176.
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Fri, May 4:
8 pm - RANKY TANKY plays the ArtPower series in The Loft, at the University of California San Diego, 9500 Gilman Dr. Price Center East, San Diego, CA 92093; 858-822-3199.
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Fri, May 4:
8 pm - ELLIS PAUL plays the famous concert hall in back of McCabe’s Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Bl, Santa Monica, CA 90405; 310-828-4497.
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Fri, May 4:
8 pm - JANET KLEIN & HER PARLOUR BOYS bring their delightful (and sometimes rather naughty) music of the nineteen-teens and twenties to the most prolific acoustic music venue in L.A., the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena, CA 92675; reservations (10 am-10 pm, 7 days), call 626-798-6236.
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Fri, May 4:
8 pm - THE PLOUGHBOYS bring their Celtic musicality for their monthly first-Friday residency at the Tam O' Shanter Ale & Sandwich Bar Lounge, 2980 Los Feliz Bl, Los Feliz, CA 90039; 323-664-0228.
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Fri, May 4:
9 pm - KEN O'MALLEY plays his monthly first-Friday Irish music residency at Gallagher's, 2751 E Broadway, Long Beach, CA.
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SATURDAY, MAY 5, 2018

TODAY'S BIG SHOW: Too, too much wonderfulness. Read and pick!
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(Late addition)
Sat & Sun, May 5-6, FREE FESTIVAL:
56th annual "SIERRA MADRE ART FAIR" in Memorial Park, 222 W Sierra Madre Bl, Sierra Madre, CA
* This features good live music on the park's permanent stage, plus a small impromptu stage, mid-park.
* Every year features some Folk-Americana and roots string music performers.
* There are plenty of art exhibitors in many mediums, from sculpture to photography and every kind of painting and illustrations.
* Food vendors always offer a good variety, and you can buy and eat with a good view of the main stage.
* Harder to find is the plant sale from the local botanical society, with good ornamentals, house and yard plants, and cheap prices.
* It's the annual benefit for the Sierra Madre Library.
* Runs 9:30 am to 6 pm Saturday, 9:30 am to 5 pm Sunday.
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Sat, May 5:
Noon-2 pm - MURPHY'S FLAW plays their first & third Saturday bluegrass residency at Viva Rancho Cantina, 900 Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91506; 818-845-2425.
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Sat, May 5:
2 pm & 8 pm - PASADENA SYMPHONY plays its "BEETHOVEN SPECTACULAR SEASON FINALE" in Ambassador Auditorium, 131 S St John Av, Pasadena, CA 91105; www.pasadenasymphony-pops.org
* DAVID LOCKINGTON, conductor, and ANGELO XIANG YU, "Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition" winner, lead the season's closing program.
- Beethoven, Violin Concerto
- Beethoven, Symphony No. 3 "Eroica"
* Double your fun with the ultimate Beethoven experience with his one and only violin concerto and the heroic symphony that changed it all.
* Angelo Xiang Yu brings his "stupendous technique" (Art Fuse) to the composer's stunning, virtuosic Violin Concerto, while Music Director David Lockington leads the orchestra on Beethoven's majestic Symphony No. 3, “Eroica” to close out the season.
* Go early to enjoy a drink or a bite in the luxurious Symphony Lounge.
* Want to Learn More About the Music? Go early for Insights, a pre-concert discussion with Music Director David Lockington one hour prior to curtain. As a teaser, here are a few fast facts about the works being performed:
* Notes: Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61
• As the first major violin concerto of the late Classical period, Beethoven's groundbreaking work initially met with unfavorable reviews. It wasn't until 13 year-old Joseph Joachim performed it in London with Mendelssohn conducting that it found popularity.
• With his one and only violin concerto, Beethoven virtually reinvented the genre, setting the stage for a rash of challenging virtuoso violin works by performer-composers like Niccoló Paganini that soon took Europe by storm.
* More notes: Beethoven - Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 55, "Eroica"
• Beethoven originally dedicated this piece to Napoleon as the hero of the French Revolution, but famously erased it so vigorously when Napoleon declared himself emperor that he tore the manuscript.
• With its constantly modulating keys, rhythmic shifts, large dynamic leaps and unfamiliar harmonies, this innovative symphony had a truly revolutionary impact on Vienna’s friendly but conservative audience, who took a few years to warm to it.
* Seats selling fast; tickets at 626-793-7172 or www.pasadenasymphony-pops.org
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Sat, May 5, FESTIVAL:
5 pm - "SOKA UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL" at Soka Performing Arts Center, Peace Lake Area of the campus, 1 University Dr, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656; 949-480-4278.
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Sat, May 5:
7 pm - BRYAN BOWERS, master of the autoharp, with Anna Schaad-Montgomery on fiddle and viola, and Geoff Goodhue on guitar and mandolin, play Fiddler's Crossing, 206 East F St, Tehachapi, CA 93561; 661-823-9994.
* This is the best reason you'll have this summer to hit the road to Tehachapi for a concert; tix are $20.
* Go for the day and visit the Cesar Chavez Nat'l Monument, the Tehacahapi Depot Museum, and the famous Tehachapi Loop, where the trains wrap over themselves to climb the hill. In town is a delightful German bakery and on the edge of town is superb BBQ.
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Sat, May 5:
7 pm - THE LICATA BROTHERS plus CARBE-DURAND (from INCENDIO) team-up to play the most prolific acoustic music venue in L.A., the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena, CA 92675; reservations, call 626-798-6236.
* This is the venue that launched the LICATA BROTHERS; since then, they've performed in New Orleans, Memphis, and England. See them before they only play the big venues.
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Sat, May 5:
7:30 pm-10:30 pm - GRATEFUL DUDES BLUEGRASS continue the longest-running bluegrass residency in Southern California, every first Saturday at Vincenzo's Newhall, 24504 Lyons Av, Newhall, CA.
* Venue specializes in pizza that's a little pricey; bring a friend or two and share a large.
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Sat, May 5:
8 pm - QUETZAL plus MARIACHI FLOR DE TOLOACHE play the Valley Performing Arts Center, 18111 Nordhoff St, Northridge, CA 91330; 818-677-3000.
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Sat, May 5:
8 pm - ANGÉLIQUE KIDJO plays an off-campus show for the CAP-UCLA series at the Theatre at Ace Hotel, 929 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015; 213-623-3233.
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Sat, May 5:
8 pm - JIM LAUDERDALE plays Pappy and Harriet’s Place, 53688 Pioneertown Rd, Pioneertown, CA 92268; 760-365-5956.
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Sat, May 5:
8 pm - PHIL SALAZAR & THE KINFOLK, favorites far 'n wide in the roots music world, play the "CAMARILLO CAFE" concert series at Camarillo Community Center, 1605 E Burnley St, Camarillo, CA 93010; 805-814-9366.
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Sat, May 5:
8 pm - CAPITOL STEPS, the long-running musical-comedy ensemble who began as DC staffers, play the California Institute of Technology "Public Events Series" in Beckman Auditorium (aka "Big Beckman," the wedding-cake building), 332 S Michigan Ave., Pasadena, CA 91106; 626-395-4652.
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Sat, May 5:
8 pm - ERIC ANDERSEN plays the famous concert hall in back of McCabe’s Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Bl, Santa Monica, CA 90405; 310-828-4497.
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Sat, May 5:
8 pm - TONY FURTADO WITH JOHN REISCHMAN & LUKE PRICE play a local all-star string music night at Boulevard Music, 4316 Sepulveda Bl, Culver City, CA 90230; 310-398-2583.
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Sat, May 5:
8 pm - PASADENA SYMPHONY plays its "BEETHOVEN SPECTACULAR SEASON FINALE" in Ambassador Auditorium, 131 S St John Av, Pasadena, CA 91105; www.pasadenasymphony-pops.org
* See 2 pm listing for full write-up.
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Sat, May 5:
9 pm - G BURNS JUG BAND plays their first Saturday residency at the Black Cat Bar, 4246 University Av, San Diego, CA; 619-280-5834.
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SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2018

TODAY'S BIG SHOW: "DYLANFEST," starts at noon (see listing).
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Sun, May 6:
9 am-noon - CLIFF LATIMER & LAURA OSBORN play their first Sunday string roots music gig at Atwater Village Farmers Market, 3250 Glendale Bl, Los Angeles, CA.
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Sun, May 6:
9:30 am-2:30 pm - "BLUEGRASS BRUNCH" runs every Sunday with live music at Urban Solace, 3823 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104; 619-295-6464.
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Sun, May 6:
10:30 am-noon - "TRADITIONAL IRISH SESSION" is a participatory session every Sunday at the House of Ireland, 665 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA.
* Note: Irish "sesuins" differ from other jams -- these are structured and players are expected to understand the "rules."
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Sun, May 6:
10:30 am SARA LOVELL plays the "MATINEE KIDS' SHOW" series at McCabe’s Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Bl, Santa Monica, CA 90405; 310-828-4497.
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Sun, May 6:
11 am-2 pm - Monthly "OLD-TIME MUSIC JAM" every first Sunday at Viva Rancho Cantina, 900 Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91506; 818-845-2425.
* Info: steve@urbanoldtime.com
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Sun, May 6, FESTIVAL:
Noon-8 pm - "DYLANFEST" is the annual celebration of the timeless and broadly influential music of BOB DYLAN, with an enormous lineup of performers and no repeats of any song. Hosted by ANDY & RENEE and their multiple-award-winning band HARD RAIN, at the Torrance Cultural Center, outdoors on the shaded Torino Plaza, 3330 Civic Center Dr, Torrance, CA 90503.
* Advance tix and plenty of info at: www.andyandrenee.com
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Sun, May 6:
Noon-2 pm - MURPHY'S FLAW plays their twice-monthly bluegrass brunch residency, first & third Sundays, at Viva Rancho Cantina, 900 Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91506; 818-845-2425.
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Sun, May 6:
1 pm-3 pm - Monthly "BLUEGRASS JAM" every first Sunday at El Camino College, 16007 Crenshaw Bl, Torrance, CA 90506.
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Sun, May 6:
1:15 pm-4 pm - TOM BALL AND KENNY SULTAN play their weekly residency at Cold Spring Tavern, 5995 Stagecoach Road, Santa Barbara, CA; 805-967-0066.
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Sun, May 6:
2 pm - RANKY TANKY plays the Carpenter Performing Arts Center at Cal State Long Beach, 6200 Atherton St, Long Beach, CA 90815; 562-985-7000.
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Sun, May 6:
2 pm - WALT KEALE plays a matinee at the most prolific acoustic music venue in L.A., the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena, CA 92675; reservations, call 626-798-6236.
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Sun, May 6:
3 pm - HANNEKE CASSEL TRIO plays the "David Naiditch House Concerts" series, co-presented by Buffalo Head House Concerts; show is in Altadena, CA
Reservations get directions from Gayle Smashey, at: gaylesmashey@gmail.com
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Sun, May 6:
4 pm-7 pm - "TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC SESSION" is a weekly event, every Sunday at the Auld Dubliner, 71 S Pine Ave., Long Beach, CA 90802; 562-437-8300.
* Note: Irish "sesuins" differ from other jams -- these are structured and players are expected to understand the "rules."
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Sun, May 6:
4:30 pm-7:30 pm - "SANTA BARBARA TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC SESSION" happens every Sunday at La Arcada Bistro, 1112 State St., Santa Barbara, CA;
* Note: Irish "sesuins" differ from other jams -- these are structured and players are expected to understand the "rules."
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Sun, May 6:
7 pm - ERIC ANDERSEN plays the most prolific acoustic music venue in L.A., the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N Lake Av, Altadena, CA 92675; reservations, call 626-798-6236.
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Sun, May 6:
7:30 pm-11 pm - "IRISH MUSIC SESSION" every Sunday at O'Brien's Irish Pub & Restaurant, 2226 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90403; 310-829-5303.
* Note: Irish "sesuins" differ from other jams -- these are structured and players are expected to understand the "rules."
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Sun, May 6:
8 pm - KEB’ MO’, Louisiana music legend, plays the Belly Up Tavern, 143 S Cedros Av, Solana Beach, San Diego, CA 92075; 858-481-9022.
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Sun, May 6:
8 pm - LAURIE LEWIS AND THE RIGHT HANDS play the concert series at Boulevard Music, 4316 Sepulveda Bl, Culver City, CA 90230; 310-398-2583.
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# 5 news feature...


THE COMING WEEK -- MORE GOOD STUFF ON A GROWING LIST


Presented chronologically, by start time and date.
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Thu-Sun, May 10-13, FESTIVAL:
Annual "GATOR BY THE BAY FESTIVAL" presented by San Diego’s Bon Temps Social Club at Spanish Landing Park, 2326 India St, San Diego, CA 92101; 619-234-8612; www.gatorbythebay.com
* This is a long-running, very-big-deal Cajun-Zydeco festival with music, dancing, and Louisiana cuisine.
* In addition to all the events at the main site, there's also a Thursday Kickoff concert at another venue, 6 pm-10:30 pm, with Sonny Landreth, Shana Morrison & Caledonia, and the ZZymzzy Quartet.
* Thursday, 6 pm-10:30 pm, the festival gets underway at the park, with performers through the weekend that include the Pine Leaf Boys, The Revelers, Horace Trahan & The Ossun Express, Keith Frank & The Soileau Zydeco Band, Dextor Ardoin, Gospel According to Earl Thomas, Carolyn Wonderland, Mr. Zipp, Café R&B, Vaud & The Villains, and more.
* Friday, it runs 3:30 pm-10:30 pm.
* Saturday, it's 10:30 am-8 pm.
* Sunday, it wraps-up with performances from 10:30 am-7 pm.
* Tix and full info at: www.gatorbythebay.com
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Thu-Sat, May 17-19th, FESTIVAL:
"13th-Ever 'LOS ANGELES OLD TIME SOCIAL'" returns with concerts, workshops, square dancing and more, at multiple L.A. venues.
* Featured performers include RICHIE STEARNS & ROSIE NEWTON, OZARK HIGHBALLERS, CLINTON DAVIS, YO PITZY JUG BAND, ECHO MOUNTAIN, DAVID BRAGGER & SUSAN PLATZ, HAVE MORE FUN STRINGBAND, and dance caller extraordinaire SUSAN MICHAELS.
* Though not affiliated with the annual "Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest & Folk Festival" which happens on Sunday, May 20, the two festivals, both excellent, are designed to interlock into a four-day tuneful run that's the best musical start to your roots-music summer.
* "Kick Off Party" for the Old Time Social is Thu, May 17, 8 pm, at Tropico De Nopal Gallery, 1665 Beverly Bl, L.A. CA 90026; tix $10, ages 21+.
* CONCERT is Fri, May 18, 8 pm, at The Velaslavasay Panorama, 1122 W 24th St, L.A. CA 90007; advance tix below. Features Echo Mountain (Los Angeles); Richie & Rosie (NY); Ozark Highballers (AR); House Band with David Bragger & Susan Platz; Yo Pitzy Jugband (Los Angeles); Clinton Davis (San Diego); Have More Fun Stringband (Los Angeles).
* WORKSHOPS, FAMILY DANCE, CAKEWALK & SQUARE DANCE, are Sat, May 19, Noon–11 pm, at American Legion Post 206, 227 N Avenue 55, Highland Park (L.A.) CA 90042:
• Saturday ticket options: $20 for the day (workshops included) or $10 for the evening dances only.
• Family Dance 6 pm
• Cakewalk 7:30 pm
• Square Dance 8 pm
• Callers are Susan Michaels (Seattle) and Rookie Callers (L.A.)
• Bands are Hollywood Boll Weevils (Family Dance – L.A.); Ozark Highballers; Rosie Newton & Richie Stearns.
• WORKSHOPS are Noon–6 pm saturday, and include:
"Upstairs" Saturday Workshops:
- Noon-2 pm - Sacred Harp Shape-Note Singing
- 2-4 pm - Square Dance Calling—Susan Michaels
- 4-5 - Cajun Dancing with Ira Bernstein
- 5-6 - Flatfooting with Ira Bernstein and Ruth Alpert
"Downstairs" Saturday Workshops:
- Noon-1 pm - Italian & New Mexican Music with Paul Rangell & Emily Abbink
- 1-2 pm - Cajun Guitar with Eric Thompson
- 2-3 pm - Cajun Fiddle with Suzy Thompson
- 3-4 - Old-Time Fiddle & Bowing of African American Fiddler Will Adam with David Bragger
- 4-5 - Old-Time Fiddle with Bob Willoughby
- 5-6 - Old-Time Banjo with Rafe Stefanini
(Contact David Bragger for sign-ups and more info, at: davidbragger (at) gmail.com)
* FULL INFO, SIGN-UPS, & TIX (find the bar at the top of their page, or you'll miss everything); tix at: http://losangelesoldtimesocial.com/
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Fri & Sat, May 18 & 19:
8 pm - LEE CAMP, "REDACTED TONIGHT" creator and host, plays a pair of L.A. shows at the El Rey Theatre, 5515 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036.
* The two performances double as taping nights for his upcoming TV special. And speaking of special, his guest act is L.A.-based JIMMY DORE who you know from KPFK.
* If you don't know Lee, you should. His YouTube audience is global and massive.
* If you do know Lee's insightful and "inciteful" comedic indictments of Trump, congress, Big Pharma, corporate Democrats, anti-science Republicans, the US Empire, the warconomy and the corporatocracy, then no one needed to tell you to get tickets for at least one night.
* We'll bring you our interview with Lee Camp in the LA Progressive next week. But waste no time getting your tickets before they're gone. He's that good.
* Tix for either or both nights at http://leecamp.com/schedule/
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Sat, May 19, FESTIVAL:
10:30 am-9:30 pm - Annual "CLAREMONT FOLK FESTIVAL" makes its return after a two-year hiatus, with performances by Dave Alvin & The Guilty Ones, The Crooked Jades, Bula: Bomba, Snap Jackson, Mostly Kosher, Fivaceous, Squeakin' Wheels, Tom Freund, Mick Rhodes, Ellen Harper, Harris Harper, Kent Basocke, and more, at Studio Arts Theatre and Sontag Greek Theater, on the campus of Pomona College, 300 E Bonita Av, Claremont, CA 91711.
* More in the next edition.
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Sun, May 20, FESTIVAL:
Annual "TOPANGA BANJO FIDDLE CONTEST & FOLK FESTIVAL" at Paramount Ranch, in the Santa Monica Mountains Nat'l Recreation Area, Agoura Hills, CA.
* DEADLINES ARE NEARING FOR CONTESTANT ENTRIES, and for the best volunteer assignments (a few hours volunteering gets you in FREE). So don't dawdle!
* Full info at www.topangabanjofiddle.org
* More in the next edition.


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# 6 news feature...

TUNEFUL TEE VEE THIS WEEKEND STARTS FIRST THING FRIDAY


Whoooo-eee, the DVR is a-gonna be fil't upta th' brim.

Presented chronologically, by day and start time, from early Friday, right on through to early Monday morning.
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FRIDAY...
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Fri, May 4, on TV:
6-7 am - BOB WEIR (Grateful Dead) is the guest on "THE BIG INTERVIEW WITH DAN RATHER" on a repeat from 2015 on AXS TV.
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Fri, May 4, on TV:
7-8:45 am - VAN MORRISON LIVE AT THE JAZZ CENTER (2018) brings him performing alongside an ensemble led by JOEY DeFRANCESCO. On AXS TV.
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Fri, May 4, on TV:
8:45-9:45 am - JOHN HIATT & THE GONERS (2003) On AXS TV.
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Fri, May 4, on TV:
9:45-10:45 am - BB KING WITH SPECIAL GUESTS (2009) brings the blues legend, jopined by RICHIE SAMBORA, TERRENCE HOWARD, and SOLANGE. On AXS TV.
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Fri, May 4, on TV:
11-11:30 am - "HEART TO HEART CLASSICS" (2018) airs an episode with performances old anf new from david Rogers, Vern Gosdin & Connie Hayes, Buck Owens, Dwight Yoakam, Nat Stuckey, Johnny Russell, and Stan Hitchcock. On RFD TV.
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Fri, May 4, on TV:
11 am-1:30 pm - "GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET" airs a 2018 edition with a production of Donizetti's "L'Elisir d"Amore." On PBS SoCal-2, aka KOCE2.
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Fri, May 4, on TV:
11:30 am-noon - A SONNY JAMES performance from 1975 is featured on "NASHVILLE ON THE ROAD" on RFD TV.
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Fri, May 4, on TV:
Noon-12:30 pm - "TRU COUNTRY" (2018) airs season highlights of performances. On RFD TV.
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Fri, May 4, on TV:
Noon-12:30 pm - "MUSIC VOYAGER" airs a 2015 episode, and a rare one for the series since this one has American artists. It features saxophonist Tacuma Bradley leading atour of Atlanta that features Sugarland's Kristian Bush and his brother, keyboardist Brandon Bush, plus Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics, Killer Mike, and Outkast's Big Boi. On PBS SoCal-3, aka KOCE3.
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Fri, May 4, on TV:
Noon-1 pm - WEIRD AL YANKOVIC is the guest on "THE BIG INTERVIEW WITH DAN RATHER" on a repeat from 2015 on AXS TV.
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Fri, May 4, on TV:
1-2 pm - "THE PORTER WAGONER SHOW" in a 1961 episode features guest Howard Lips. On RFD TV.
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Fri, May 4, on TV:
1:30-2 pm - "POP GOES THE COUNTRY" airs a 1974 episode with performances by Boots Randolph and Carol Chase. A great way to see what country music was before it became modern pop weth thet fahke tee-wang. On RFD TV.
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Fri, May 4, on TV:
1:30-3 pm - "GREAT PERFORMANCES" re-airs a favorite 2015 edition, "DUDAMEL CONDUCTS A JOHN WILLIAMS CELEBRATION WITH THE L.A. PHIL." On PBS SoCal-2, aka KOCE2.
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Fri, May 4, on TV:
2-3 pm - "BIG JOE POLKA SHOW" airs a 2018 episode of "CLASSICS." On RFD TV.
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Fri, May 4, on TV:
2-5 pm - "PAINT YOUR WAGON" is the 1969 film version of the Lerner-Lowe Broadway musical about life in a Gold Rush mining town. Where else can you hear CLINT EASTWOOD and LEE MARVIN sing? On AXS TV.
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Fri, May 4, on TV:
3-4 pm - "WOODSONGS" (2018) airs an episode with the US Navy bluegrass band Country Current and 17-year-old guitar phenom Parker Hastings. On RFD TV.
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Fri, May 4, on TV:
3:30-5 pm - "CHRISTOPHER CROSS & FRIENDS" is a 2016 music special with Beach Boy MIKE LOVE, and ERIC JOHNSON, from Austin, TX. On KCET LINK TV.
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Fri, May 4, on TV:
4-4:30 pm - "JIMMY STURR SHOW" repeats a 2017 episode with Dick tady, the Pkolenioe Dancers, The Calhoun Twins, and Matt & Elaine, from the Paramount Theatre in Middletown NY. On RFD TV.
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Fri, May 4, on TV:
4:30-5 pm - "THE DUTTONS THROUGH THE YEARS" (2018) features youngest son Joshua, vocalist, drummer, and harmonica player. On RFD TV.
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Fri, May 4, on TV:
5-6 pm - "COUNTRY'S FAMILY REUNION" airs a 2016 edition titled "BILL ANDERSON'S 50th - Pt 1" hosted by Vince Gill, with a bevy of artists to perform "Whisperin' Bill's" musical repertoire. Re-airs 9-10 pm. On RFD TV.
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Fri, May 4, on TV:
5-6:30 pm - "THE PIANO GUYS AT RED ROCKS" is a 2015 music special from Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado. On KCET LINK TV.
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Fri, May 4, on TV:
6:30-8 pm - "JOE BONAMASSA AT THE GREEK THEATRE" in a 2016 music special paying tribute to BB King and Freddie King. Re-airs 10 pm-1 am. On KCET LINK TV.
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Fri, May 4, on TV:
7:30-8:30 pm - "THE JIMMY DEAN SHOW" from 1965 airs an episode with Arthur Godfrey, Bobby Bare, the Geezinslaw Brothers, Sharon Carnes, and Jim Henson's original Muppet, Rowlf the Dog. On RFD TV.
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Fri, May 4, on TV:
8-10 pm - "JOHNNY MATHIS: WONDERFUL!" is a 2006 music special from Atlantic City celebrating the 50th anniversary of his firat recording. On KCET LINK TV.
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Fri, May 4, on TV:
9-10 pm - "COUNTRY'S FAMILY REUNION" airs a 2016 edition titled "BILL ANDERSON'S 50th - Pt 1" hosted by Vince Gill, with a bevy of artists to perform "Whisperin' Bill's" musical repertoire. On RFD TV.
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Fri, May 4, on TV:
9-10 pm - "LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER" is a 2018 season ep titled "STEPHANIE J. BLOCK IN CONCERT." On PBS SoCal, aka KOCE.
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Fri, May 4, on TV:
10-11 pm - "THE JAZZ AMBASSADORS" (2018) examines the ability to travel the world as cultural ambassadors, despite racial discrimination at home, of artists Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, and Duke Ellington. On PBS SoCal, aka KOCE.
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Fri, May 4, on TV:
10 pm-1 am - "JOE BONAMASSA AT THE GREEK THEATRE" in a 2016 music special paying tribute to BB King and Freddie King. On KCET LINK TV.
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FRIDAY NIGHT / EARLY SATURDAY MORNING...
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Fri night / early Sat AM, May 4/5, on TV:
12:25 am (apprx) - JACK WHITE performs on "THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT" on a new episode on CBS.
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Fri night / early Sat AM, May 4/5, on TV:
1-3:30 am - "DOO WOP GENERATIONS" (2018) isa celebration of original, now legendary performers and their modern proteges. On PBS SoCal, aka KOCE.
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SATURDAY...
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Sat, May 5, on TV:
4-5 am - "MUSIC CITY ROOTS: LIVE FROM THE SONG FACTORY" is a 2018 episode with Shinyribs, Erin Rae, and newcomer Katie Pruitt. On PBS SoCal-2, aka KOCE2.
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Sat, May 5, on TV:
5-6 am - "2 CELLOS LIVE AT THE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE" is a 2017 music special. On KCET LINK TV.
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Sat, May 5, on TV:
6-8 am - "THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND" looks back at the career of the band, focusing on the aftermath of the tragic death of DUANE ALLMAN in 1971. Repeats 6-8 pm. On AXS TV.
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Sat, May 5, on TV:
8-9 am - GREGG ALLMAN was the guest on "THE BIG INTERVIEW WITH DAN RATHER" on a repeat from 2015 on AXS TV. (Also airs 1-2 am tonight.)
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Sat, May 5, on TV:
10-11:55 am - "LYNYRD SKYNYRD: ONE MORE FOR THE FANS" is a 2015 concert from Atlanta's Fox Theatre with many guest artists, including CHEAP TRICK, PETER FRAMPTON, and GOV'T MULE. Repeats 8-9:55 pm. On AXS TV.
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Sat, May 5, on TV:
Noon-3 pm - "GONE WITH THE WIND: LYNYRD SKYNYRD" (2015) looks at the band's success and tragic plane crash thatb killed three of its members in 1977. On AXS TV.
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Sat, May 5, on TV:
2-3 pm - "THE JIMMY DEAN SHOW" from 1965 airs an episode with John davidson, Del Reeves, Eddie Peabody, Molly Bee, and Jim Henson's original Muppet, Rowlf the Dog. On RFD TV.
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Sat, May 5, on TV:
3-4 pm - "GAITHER GOSPEL HOUR" (2018" airs an ep titled "HOPPERS: HONOR THE FIRST FAMILIES OF GOSPEL MUSIC." On RFD TV.
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Sat, May 5, on TV:
3-4 pm - "PAVLO: LIVE IN KASTORIA" is a 2016 special with the renowned guitarist Pavlo. On KCET.
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Sat, May 5, on TV:
3-6 pm - "ALL MY FRIENDS: CELEBRATING GREG ALLMAN" is a 2014 concert from Atlanta's Fox Theatre with the ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND and many guest artists. Repeats 10 pm-1 am. On AXS TV.
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Sat, May 5, on TV:
4-4:30 pm - "RENO'S OLD TIME MUSIC FESTIVAL" re-airs a 2017 edition titled "BEST OF BLUEGRASS - Pt 2." On RFD TV.
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Sat, May 5, on TV:
4:30-5 pm - "PRESLEY'S COUNTRY JUBILEE" brings a 2017 episode from Branson, MO. On RFD TV.
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Sat, May 5, on TV:
5-5:30 pm - "BEST OF THE MARTY STUART SHOW" brings a 2012 episode with ALISON KRAUSS & UNION STATION. On RFD TV.
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Sat, May 5, on TV:
5:30-6 pm - "THAT NASHVILLE MUSIC" as it was in 1977, with a vintage episode with John Conlee, Cole Trilly, and Jimmy C. Newman. On RFD TV.
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Sat, May 5, on TV:
6-6:30 pm - "OPRY ENCORE" is the Grand Ole Opry from 1998, with Jeannie Sealy, Paul Brandt, and bluegrassers The Whites. On RFD TV.
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Sat, May 5, on TV:
6-8 pm - "THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND" looks back at the career of the band, focusing on the aftermath of the tragic death of DUANE ALLMAN in 1971. On AXS TV.
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Sat, May 5, on TV:
6:30-7 pm - THE DAILEY & VINCENT SHOW brings a 2018 edition welcoming Country Music Hall of Fame member and Statler Brother Jimmy Fortune. On RFD TV.
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Sat, May 5, on TV:
7-7:30 pm - "JAMMIN' AT HIPPIE JACK'S" airs a 2015 edition with Americana band Willie Sugarcapps. Re-airs tonight, 4-4:30 am. On PBS SoCal-2, aka KOCE2.On PBS SoCal-2, aka KOCE2.
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Sat, May 5, on TV:
7-8 pm - MOLLIE B POLKA PARTY (2018) brings performances from 5 bands. On RFD TV.
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Sat, May 5, on TV:
7:30-8 pm - "SUN STUDIO SESSIONS" brings a 2018 episode with blues-rock duo Blue Mother Tupelo. Re-airs tonight, 4:30-5 am. On PBS SoCal-2, aka KOCE2.
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Sat, May 5, on TV:
8-9 pm - LARRY'S COUNTRY DINER (2018) brings Teea Goans. On RFD TV.
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Sat, May 5, on TV:
8-9:55 pm - "LYNYRD SKYNYRD: ONE MORE FOR THE FANS" is a 2015 concert from Atlanta's Fox Theatre with many guest artists, including CHEAP TRICK, PETER FRAMPTON, and GOV'T MULE. On AXS TV.
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Sat, May 5, on TV:
9-10 pm - "COUNTRY'S FAMILY REUNION" airs a 2016 edition titled "BILL ANDERSON'S 50th - Pt 1" hosted by Vince Gill, with a bevy of artists to perform "Whisperin' Bill's" musical repertoire. On RFD TV.
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Sat, May 5, on TV:
10-11 pm - "HEE HAW" airs a 1978 edition with Johnny Paycheck and Dickey Lee. On RFD TV.
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Sat, May 5, on TV:
10 pm-1 am - "ALL MY FRIENDS: CELEBRATING GREG ALLMAN" is a 2014 concert from Atlanta's Fox Theatre with the ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND and many guest artists. On AXS TV.
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Sat, May 5, on TV:
11 pm-midnight - "AUSTIN CITY LIMITS" re-airs a 2017 (season 43) edition with ED SHEERAN. On PBS SoCal, aka KOCE.
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SATURDAY NIGHT / EARLY SUNNDAY MORNING...
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Sat night / Sun AM, May 5/6, on TV:
1-2 am - "BACKSTAGE PASS" re-airs a 2014 (saeson 5) episode with the Lowdown Brass band. On KCET LINK TV.
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Sat night / Sun AM, May 5/6, on TV:
1-2 am - GREGG ALLMAN was the guest on "THE BIG INTERVIEW WITH DAN RATHER" on a repeat from 2015 on AXS TV.
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Sat night / Sun AM, May 5/6, on TV:
2-3 am - SHERYL CROW performs on a new 2018 edition of "FRONT AND CENTER." On KCET LINK TV.
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Sat night / Sun AM, May 5/6, on TV:
4-4:30 am - "JAMMIN' AT HIPPIE JACK'S" airs a 2015 edition with Americana band Willie Sugarcapps. Re-airs tonight, 4-4:30 am. On PBS SoCal-2, aka KOCE2.On PBS SoCal-2, aka KOCE2.
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Sat night / Sun AM, May 5/6, on TV:
4:30-5 am - "SUN STUDIO SESSIONS" brings a 2018 episode with blues-rock duo Blue Mother Tupelo. On PBS SoCal-2, aka KOCE2.
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Sat night / Sun AM, May 5/6, on TV:
4:30-5 am - "THE LOWERTOWN LINE" airs a 2017 edition with The Blind Shake. On KCET LINK TV.
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Sun, May 6, on TV:
4-4:30 am - "RED STEAGALL, SOMEWHERE WEST OF WALL STREET" re-airs a 2018 episode with famous rodeo clown Lecile Harris. On RFD TV.
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SUNDAY...
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Sun, May 6, on TV:
6-7 am - "THE BIG INTERVIEW WITH DAN RATHER" re-airs "GREAT CONVERSATIONS OF 2015" from the show. On AXS TV.
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Sun, May 6, on TV:
6:30-7 am - "JIMMY STURR SHOW" re-airs a 2017 episode with Dick Tady, the Pokolenie Dancers, the Calhoun Twins, and Matt & Elaine. On RFD TV.
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Sun, May 6, on TV:
7-7:30 am - "BEST OF THE MARTY STUART SHOW" brings a 2012 episode with ALISON KRAUSS & UNION STATION. On RFD TV.
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Sun, May 6, on TV:
7-8 am - JOAN BAEZ in a 2011 mix of concert footage and personal reflections. On AXS TV.
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Sun, May 6, on TV:
7:30-8 am - "PORTER WAGONER SHOW" from 1961 brings an episode with Howard Lips. On RFD TV.
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Sun, May 6, on TV:
9 am-noon - "GONE WITH THE WIND: LYNYRD SKYNYRD" (2015) looks at the band's success and tragic plane crash thatb killed three of its members in 1977. On AXS TV.
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Sun, May 6, on TV:
Noon-1:30 pm - "WHO" is a benefit concert from London's Royal Albert Hall, where THE WHO perform "Tommy" for the annual "Teenage cancer Trust" benefit show. Re-airs tonight, 1-2:30 am. On AXS TV.
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Sun, May 6, on TV:
1:30-2 pm - THE WHO are profiled on "ROCK LEGENDS" from 2016. On AXS TV.
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Sun, May 6, on TV:
2-3:45 pm - VAN MORRISON LIVE AT THE JAZZ CENTER (2018) brings him performing alongside an ensemble led by JOEY DeFRANCESCO. On AXS TV.
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Sun, May 6, on TV:
3-4 pm - "MIDWEST COUNTRY" (2018) features performances by Maggie Mae, Railroad Rob, Naomi Bristow, Bobby Awe, and Angie Senger. On RFD TV.
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Sun, May 6, on TV:
4:30-5 pm - "OPRY ENCORE" is the Grand Ole Opry from 1998, with Jeannie Sealy, Paul Brandt, and bluegrassers The Whites. On RFD TV.
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Sun, May 6, on TV:
5-5:30 pm - ERIC CLAPTON is profiled on "ROCK LEGENDS" from 2014. Re-airs 9-9:30 pm. On AXS TV.
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Sun, May 6, on TV:
5-6 pm - "HEE HAW" from 1978 has performances in this edition from George Jones, Eddie Rabbitt, and Stoney Mountain Cloggers. On RFD TV.
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Sun, May 6, on TV:
5-7 pm - "JOHNNY MATHIS: WONDERFUL!" is a 2006 music special from Atlantic City celebrating the 50th anniversary of his firat recording. On KCET LINK TV.
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Sun, May 6, on TV:
5:30-6 pm - CREAM is profiled on a new edition of "ROCK LEGENDS" for 2018. Re-airs 9:30-10 pm. On AXS TV.
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Sun, May 6, on TV:
6-6:30 pm - "THE JOEY + RORY SHOW" from 2012 features "Making Our Music Video" with guest Wynn Varble. On RFD TV.
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Sun, May 6, on TV:
6-6:30 pm - "ROCK & ROLL ROADTRIP WITH SAMMY HAGAR" is a new 2018 episode wherein Sammy, the Red Rocker, receives the "Humanitarian Award" at the :Loudwire Awards in L.A. Re-airs 10-10:30 pm. On AXS TV.
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Sun, May 6, on TV:
7-8 pm - "MUSIC CITY ROOTS: LIVE FROM THE SONG FACTORY" is a 2018 episode with Mark O'Connor, and an artists who really could have found a better name, Lee Harvey Osmond. On PBS SoCal-2, aka KOCE2.
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Sun, May 6, on TV:
7-8 pm - "GEORGE PERRIS LIVE IN NEW YORK" is a 2015 music special that brings a performance from Lincoln center in NYC. On KCET LINK TV.
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Sun, May 6, on TV:
7-9 pm - "CREAM: LIVE AT ROYAL ALBERT HALL" is the group's 2005 reunion concert. Re-airs 11 pm-1 am. On AXS TV.
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Sun, May 6, on TV:
8:30-9 pm - "LIVE AT CHARLESTON MUSIC HALL" is the 2017 premiere episode of the series, this one featuring Edwin McCain. On KCET LINK TV.
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Sun, May 6, on TV:
9-9:30 pm - ERIC CLAPTON is profiled on "ROCK LEGENDS" from 2014. On AXS TV.
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Sun, May 6, on TV:
9-10 pm - "THE KATE" airs a 2018 (season 3) episode with Black Violin, a duo that somehow manages to mix Aaron Copland, Bach, Imagine Dragons, and hip-hop. On KCET LINK TV.
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Sun, May 6, on TV:
9:30-10 pm - CREAM is profiled on a new edition of "ROCK LEGENDS" for 2018. On AXS TV.
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Sun, May 6, on TV:
10-10:30 pm - "ROCK & ROLL ROADTRIP WITH SAMMY HAGAR" is a new 2018 episode wherein Sammy, the Red Rocker, receives the "Humanitarian Award" at the :Loudwire Awards in L.A. On AXS TV.
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Sun, May 6, on TV:
10 pm-midnight - "JOHNNY MATHIS: WONDERFUL!" is a 2006 music special from Atlantic City celebrating the 50th anniversary of his firat recording. On KCET LINK TV.
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Sun, May 6, on TV:
11 pm-1 am - "CREAM: LIVE AT ROYAL ALBERT HALL" is the group's 2005 reunion concert. On AXS TV.
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SUNDAY NIGHT / EARLY MONDAY MORNING...
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Sun night/Mon AM, on TV:
Midnight-1 am - "GEORGE PERRIS LIVE IN NEW YORK" is a 2015 music special that brings a performance from Lincoln center in NYC. On KCET LINK TV.
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Sun night/Mon AM, on TV:
1-2 am - "INFINITY HALL LIVE" features BUCKWHEAT ZYDECO in a 2012 (season 1 edition). On KCET LINK TV.
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Sun night/Mon AM, on TV:
1-2:30 am - "WHO" is a benefit concert from London's Royal Albert Hall, where THE WHO perform "Tommy" for the annual "Teenage cancer Trust" benefit show. On AXS TV.
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Sun night/Mon AM, on TV:
2:30-3 am - "SUN STUDIO SESSIONS" airs a 2018 (season 9) episode with Southern Avenue. On KCET LINK TV.
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Sun night/Mon AM, on TV:
3-4 am - "MUSIC CITY ROOTS" brings a 2018 (season 5) episode with the DEL McCOURY BAND, RAUL MALO, and GREG GARING. On KCET LINK TV.
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Mon, early AM, on TV:
4:30-5 am - "THE SONGWRITERS" brings a new 2018 edition with Tom Douglas. Six-part series. On KCET LINK TV.
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Mon, early AM, on TV:
6-7 am - NORAH JONES is the guest on "THE BIG INTERVIEW WITH DAN RATHER" on a repeat from 2017 on AXS TV.
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