If you're not already familiar with www.folkstreams.net, click on over and lose a couple hours.
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has a great article on Folkstreams....check it out.
Here's a brief excerpt:
"An account of the blues experience through the recollections and performances of NEA National Heritage Fellow B.B. King, Son Thomas, inmates from Parchman prison, a barber from Clarkesdale, a salesman from Beale Street, and others. Give My Poor Heart Ease (1974) is one of a series of films made in Mississippi in the mid 1970s by William Ferris and the Center for Southern Folklore and produced in association with Howard Sayre Weaver. View the entire film here."
OCTOBER 21, 2014
Clyde Davenport (October 21, 1921)
Old-time fiddler, banjo player from Monticello, Kentucky
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DID YOU KNOW?: FolkWorks started as a hard copy newspaper. We printed 12-15000 copies every two months for 7 years. You can find the PDF versions by using the main menu and finding ARCHIVES on the right..
5:30pm JOHN ZIPPERER AND FRIENDS
Julie’s Joint House Concert Series
7:00pm DAN LEVENSON
The Banjo Series
7:00pm PETE HUTTLINGER
Mission Viejo Civic Center
949-842-2227 or 949-244-6656
Presented by Lord Of The Strings Concert Series
7:00pm TALL MEN GROUP
7:30pm THE TOM CORBETT BAND
with Bill Knopf and David Ferguson
7:30pm SON MAYOR
7:30pm STRING MADNESS
Malian desert band
Presented by FolkWorks
8:00pm THE KATHY KALLICK BAND
Presented by Bluegrass Association of Southern C
8:00pm BOB DYLAN
8:00pm THE DUNWELLS
8:00pm CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE
8:00pm ELLIS PAUL
8:00pm PRESTON REED
Anaheim Downtown Community Center
8:00pm BOB DYLAN
Julie’s Joint House Concert Series
1:00pm OLD TIME MUSIC JAM (TRADITIONAL SOUTHERN FIDDLE AND BANJO)
6:30pm BLUEGRASS CONCERTS
7:00pm - 11:00pm WEST VALLEY HOOT (SONGMAKERS)
7:30pm GRATEFUL DUDES BLUEGRASS
TITLE: LAUGHTER OUT OF TEARS
ARTIST: MOIRA SMILEY & VOCO
LABEL: WHIM RECORDS
RELEASE DATE: SEPTEMBER 15, 2014
Haunting, ethereal, and totally mesmerizing, Moira Smiley & VOCO bring an almost mystical quality to both original and traditional folk music. Drawing from a deep well of influence, their fourth album, Laughter Out of Tears, moves effortlessly from Appalachian roots to Balkan polyphony to Scandinavian folksongs; and then transcends tradition on five tracks by introducing the innovative “Choir of YOU,” a technology-empowered “chorus” of 200 voices from around the English-speaking world.
The result is a kind of magic that is both subliminal and sublime, characterized by rich, complex harmonies, other-worldly polyphonic singing and sparse instrumentation. The 8 women who contributed to this VOCO release all sing (divinely, I should add) and play most of the instruments – a minimalist banjo and accordion (by Smiley), a tender cello (by April Guthrie), and plenty of body percussion. Single tracks are also punctuated by fiddle and uke, with guest artists on guitar, trumpet and percussion.
TITLE: YOU GOT THIS
ARTIST: HAAS KOWERT TICE
RELEASE DATE: JULY 2014
Brittany Haas, Paul Kowert and Jordan Tice are friends who, after meeting at various string band festivals in their youth, represent a new wave within the American string community. Bursting with their combined influences, You Got This is less like newgrass music and more reminiscent of works for a contemporary music ensemble. Released in July of 2014, the nine original compositions are densely packed with contrapuntal exchanges, changing meters and extended harmonies. The result: fiddle, guitar and bass at their most innovative.
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
Online (credit card) tickets
Mail check (include telephone # and e-mail address) to:
PO Box 55051
Sherman Oaks, CA 91413
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