CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Huddie William Ledbetter (January 20, 1888 – December 6, 1949) was an American folk and blues musician notable for his strong vocals, virtuosity on the twelve-string guitar, and the songbook of folk standards he introduced.
7:00pm OTTMAR LIEBERT & LUNA NEGRA
7:00pm BEPPE GAMBETTA
7:30pm AARON NEVILLE QUINTET
Valentine's Day Stories and Songs
Templars Hall - Old Poway Park
Presented by San Diego Folk Heritage
7:30pm THE HOT SARDINES
Segerstrom Center for the Arts – Samueli Theatre
8:00pm PETER BRADLEY ADAMS
8:00pm THE REVELERS
Presented by Old Time Tiki Parlour
8:00pm THE LION SONS
8:00pm PETER BRADLEY ADAMS
Teachers: Genci Castrati (Albanian Folk Dances) and Lee Otterholt (Balkan Folk Dances)
Music workshop with Miamon Miller.
Ensign Intermediate School
2000 Cliff Dr., Newport Beach, CA
8:00pm - 11:00pm PLOUGHBOYS every Friday
Tam O' Shanter (Ale & Sandwich Bar Lounge)
9:30am - 12:00pm KAYSO FOLK DANCERS every Friday
Casa del Prado, Rm. 206, Balboa Park
Jerry Waddell 619-479-8015`
7:15pm - 10:00pm WEST VALLEY FOLK DANCERS every Friday
Canoga Park Senior Center
7:30pm - 10:00pm MONROVIA ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE second & fourth Friday
St. Luke's Episcopal Church
7:45pm - 11:00pm PASADENA FOLK DANCE CO-OP every Friday
Throop Unitarian Church
7:45pm - 10:45pm WEST LOS ANGELES FOLK DANCERS every Friday
8:00pm - 11:00pm L.I.F.E.BALKAN DANCE every Friday
LA DanceFit Studio
8:30pm - 11:00pm KYPSELI GREEK DANCE CENTER every Friday
The Tango Room
9:00pm - 11:00pm BEVERLY HILLS ISRAELI DANCING every Friday
Andy M. Stewart
(September 8, 1952- December 27, 2015)Andy M. Stewart, born in Alyth, Perthshire, Scotland, was known as the lead singer in the group Silly Wizard.
Andy M. Stewart had been left paralyzed from the chest down after a failed operation on his spine in September 2012. He was taken into hospital in early December after suffering a stroke.
(September 19, 1946 - December 18, 2015)
Our friend Al Ard died December 18, 2015 at the age of 69.
Only rarely did he venture far from Lennox and Inglewood. But staying local never impeded the breadth and depth of his humanity and understanding.
Al was an unpretentious and completely unselfish mentor to everyone, perhaps most importantly in a spiritual way. He never hesitated to enthusiastically teach others whatever he knew in the realm of music: spoons, rhythm, singing, guitar, harmonica, banjo, or anything else.
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TITLE: WOODY GUTHRIE L.A.—1937-1941
AUTHORS: DARRYL HOLTER AND WILLIAM DEVERELL
FOREWORD BY ED CRAY
PUBLISHER: ANGEL CITY PRESS (SANTA MONICA, CA)
PUBLICATION DATE: January 15, 2016
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
This account of Woody Guthrie’s pivotal four years in Los Angeles from 1937 to 1941—during which he became the political songwriter who influenced four generations of American folk singers—from Bob Dylan to Bruce Springsteen—will send a seismic shockwave through the standard narrative of the folk revival of the1940s, ‘50s, and ‘60s. Measured on the Richter Scale, I would put it at a 6.7—in the same territory as the 1994 Northridge earthquake.
STEVE AND LEDA SHAPIRO
- Crooked Jades - Soundtrack for Bright Land with Kate Weare Company (CD); Live September 7 at The Echoplex. We’ve heard the Crooked Jades over the years with different band configurations and the current one really works. The little we’ve seen of their collaboration with the Kate Weare dance company is amazing. We hope that they can bring the show out west in 2013.
- Jen Hajj - I of the Storm (CD)
We met Jen at the FAR-West conference in Irvine this past October. Her 2011 CD was a standout and we look forward to her upcoming release.
- Lunasa - Live November 17 at Caltech Public Events (Beckman).
Although we’ve heard them before and have enjoyed their CDs for years, the balance of the sets of the group and as individual players was superb. Perhaps because we were sitting in the balcony but this was the first time that we thought the sound at Beckman was great.
- Carolina Chocolate Drops – Leaving Eden (CD); live April 6 at UCLA Royce Hall.
We were amazed when we first heard these guys and, with their new lineup, we continue being big fans! The new folks augment the strengths of Rhiannon and Dom.
- Eric Bibb – Deeper in the Well (CD)
We’ve been a fan of Eric’s since he started touring the US. The new CD with Dirk Powell, Cedric Watson, Danny Devillier and Grant Dermody and some other friends brings out the best in Eric. He combines traditional and contemporary music with a Louisiana flavor.
- Sixto Rodriguez - Searching for Sugarman (Film), Cold Fact (CD).
If you haven’t seen the movie, do. It is an amazing story and led us to immediately buy the CDs. The first CD is perfect, the second, not so much.
- Run Downhill - Performances at FAR-West Conference (October 18-20) FolkWorks Guerilla Showcases.
Percussionist and singer/songwriter T.J. Troy has brought together an innovative band. We really enjoyed both nights, the first with just T.J. and bassist Colin Burgess, the second with the full band. Watch for them in 2013.
- Joey Abarta - August 30, Coffee Gallery Backstage.
Joey has become an outstanding Irish (Uilleann) piper. He current lives in the Boston area and plays with the finest Irish players. His on-stage presence and enthusiasm is infectious. He is unlike any other piper and we look forward to recordings from him.
- Little Black Train - Barndance (CD); Live February 26 at CTMS Center for Folk Music.
Stu Mason and John Weed of Molly’s Revenge fame have joined forces with mandolinist Kenny Blackwell to form the old-time powerhouse group, Little Black Train. Grab their CDs and see them in 2013.
- Blame Sally – Live at KVIEO Studios (CD); Live September 22 at McCabe’s Guitar Shop.
These ladies from San Francisco rock. Yup, literally and figuratively. They are on the folk-rock side of the spectrum but their individual personalities shine on stage and the band is solid.
- DULCIMER JAZZ / Joellen Lapidus
- FOLK BEAT / Audrey Coleman
- GRACE NOTES / Linda Dewar
- JIGS & JAMS / Roland Sturm
- HOW CAN I KEEP FROM TALKING / Ross Altman
- REED'S RAMBLINGS / Dennis Roger Reed
- OLD TIME ORACLE / David Bragger
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