April 26th - 3:00pm
(Doors open 2:30pm)
Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club
1210 4th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401
with Tracy Newman – MC - 'Banjo Gal' Donna Lynn Caskey
- Rowan Storm - Tom & Patrick Sauber - Joe Fontenot
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THE LITTLEST BIRDS
Cello and Banjo duet with a unique sound blending elements of bluegrass, folk and old-time
April 10th - 8:00pm - House Concert in Van Nuys
General Admission: $15
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PO Box 55051 Sherman Oaks, CA 91413
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MARCH 27TH, 2015
Patrick Ball (March 27, 1950) was born and raised in California and gave little thought to such things as where his ancestors came from. He went to school and supposed, when he thought about it at all, that he would one day be a lawyer, like his father. But he studied music from time to time and over the years developed a nodding acquaintance with the piano and the guitar. At university he continued his flirtatious relationship with music by playing the tin whistle, principally to annoy his roommate. But at this time he found that he was irresistibly drawn to words, to the music of words, to writers who made words sing, to writers from Ireland. [www.patrickball.com]
7:00pm CLAUDE BOURBON
Presented by Wind & Song Series
Orange County Performing Arts Center (Segerstrom Hall)
Presented by Philharmonic Society
TAKING THE CONFUSION OUT OF FUSION
Decades ago I used to have a beef about the rock-style bass beat too often introduced into folk music performance. Living in Montréal, where traditional folk music groups abounded, I noticed a trend that infuriated me. A group that had a warm, vibrant acoustic sound evoking rural French-Canadian roots would acquire a trap set. Presto! Their sound would become more contemporary. Now the musical ensemble could proudly bid for attention alongside rock groups. I assumed these groups were aiming to expand their audience. That’s what the word fusion meant to me. I was vaguely familiar with the term as a reference to the combination of disparate musical elements. If the above was an example of fusion, then I hated fusion.
AN EVENING WITH BOB & DAN
Saturday, MAY 11, 2012
Santa Monica History Museum
1350 7th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Box Office 7:00pm Concert 8:00pm
FolkWorks is pleased to announce the next concert in our series at the Santa Monica History Museum.
The concert on Saturday, May 11 features Bob Carlin on Banjo and Dan Levenson on Fiddle.
A concert of old time music by two long time old time friends. Bob Carlin and Dan Levenson have spent their lives traveling the backroads of America playing and presenting our unique musical traditions. Take a journey with these two old time music masters through their experiences of the last forty years. hear fiddle, banjo, guitar and voice utilized in various combinations to tell their story of learning our nation’s great musical traditions from its past masters.
The Santa Monica History Museum is the perfect venue for this intimate, acoustic concert. The museum is a nonprofit community cultural center, dedicated to preserving and sharing regional history. It will be open to concertgoers at 7:00pm for viewing museum galleries prior to the concert.
FolkWorks is a nonprofit dedicated to preserving and promoting the folk/traditional arts. They have published an e-zine and presented concerts since 2001.The next concert at the Museum will be on September 7.
Concert: $15 FolkWorks members ($65 level and above) $13
Tickets will be at will-call
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Sherman Oaks, CA 91413
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