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TITLE: THE WAKING
ARTIST: NOCTAMBULE (MARLA FIBISH AND BRUCE VICTOR)
LABEL: NOCTAMBULE MUSIC
RELEASE DATE: 2015
For those blessed enough to have journeyed through the nocturnal aural wonderland that was Noctambule’s (Marla Fibish and Bruce Victor) first recording, the question was inevitably, what happens when we awake from this intoxicating, mind altering musical dream? And here is the answer in the form of their second recording. The Waking takes us into a daytime world where all is changed; colors sharper, shadows deeper and clearer, sounds richer and more resonant with meaning and emotion, where time becomes malleable, now syrupy, now supple, now misty and ephemeral. This is magic.
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TITLE: TANGLED COUNTRY
ARTIST: THE HONEY DEWDROPS
RELEASE DATE: MAY 2015
With their fourth studio album in six years, Tangled Country, The Honey Dewdrops continue to weave their addictive sound...even as they branch out from their Appalachian folk roots into Americana, blues and singer-songwriter genres.
Characterized by compelling, earthy harmonies – so tight that they often sound as if one person is singing in two compelling voices – The Honey Dewdrops are comprised of a young, multi-talented husband-wife duo, Kagey Parrish and Laura Wortman.
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ARTIST: STUART MASON
LABEL: NATIVE HOME MUSIC
RELEASE DATE: MAY 26, 2015
Stuart Mason is from West Virginia but lives on California's central coast. He calls his music “oldternative” which is a good word to describe branching from old roots into unusual spaces. You can hear that in the arrangement of Red Rocking Chair with traditional lyrics and banjo but unusual harmonies and Tony Furtado's slide guitar. Ryan Davidson, who coproduced, plays bass on most tracks. That tinkering with tradition continues with Jesus Met the Woman in the Well on which Mason plays mandola and Tony twangs again. On Gospel Plow, which has a more old than alternative sound, Stu returns to banjo and Amber Cross adds strong harmony vocals.
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TWO CAJUNS AND AN OLD-TIME STRINGBAND WALK INTO A BAR
VIDEOS FROM A CAJUN TIKI PARLOUR CONCERT
The year 2015 has been particularly intense at The Old-Time Tiki Parlour and it’s not even over! Among the wonderful old-time artists who visited for recording, concerts and workshops this year, we had a special visit by the Cajuns in June! A few years ago the very first OT Tiki Parlour workshop was led by Cajun fiddle master David Greeley.
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OCTOBER 13th, 2015
FLATFOOTING WORKSHOP WITH PHIL JAMISON
This is a rare opportunity to learn classic western North Carolina flatfoot dance steps from a master dancer.
October 13- 7:30-9:30pm
American Legion Hall Post #206
227 N. Avenue 55, Highland Park, CA 90042
"I have been in awe of Phil since the 1970s, when I first started clogging/flatfooting and saw him in a famous group called The Greengrass Cloggers. They were all my heroes, who I wanted to be like…. "
-National Buckdancing Champion, Ruth Alpert
Flatfooting is a traditional style of step dancing from Appalachia that involves percussive footwork. While some dancers perform memorized sequences of steps, others are more improvisational and freeform in their movements (“doing their own thing”). Mainly though, it is a way to enjoy and participate in the music with your feet. This class, for dancers of all levels, will focus on the traditional flatfooting steps and styles of western North Carolina. No prior experience is required, but wear smooth-soled shoes (preferably leather) and no taps please.
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6:30pm - 9:00pm SDBS BLUEGRASS SLOW JAM LEARNING SESSION
Fuddruckers (La Mesa)
5500 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942
7:00pm BLUEGRASS SOUP JAM
2420 Gundry Ave., Signal Hill , CA 90755
7:00pm - 9:30pm JC HYKE'S SONGWRITERS SERENADE
Matt Denny's Ale House Restaurant & Bar
145 E. Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA 91006
7:30pm ZINGEN FAR SHOLEM (SINGING FOR PEACE) YIDDISH CHORUS
House in Silverlake
, Los Angeles, CA
8:00pm BASC BLUEGRASS CONCERT
900 Riverside Dr., Burbank, CA 91506
8:00pm - 11:00pm TIMMY NOLAN TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC SESSION
Timmy Nolan's Tavern and Grill
10111 Riverside Dr., Toluca Lake, CA 91602