• FEATURE ARTICLES

    ANATOMY OF A BAND: SUSIE GLAZE & THE HILONESOME BAND 2003 TO 2016

    [Anatomy of a Band:Welcome to the next installment in this series of articles for FolkWorks. We asked Susie Glaze and the members of the Hilonesome Band to write individual essays about their insights and experiences with the band. It was intentionally left open ended so that they could present their individual take. The Band started in 2003 and officially ended in 2016. Susie's new band, The Susie Glaze New Folk Ensemble is the latest incarnation which started last year. The series is being presented weekly, each member of the band in turn. We hope you enjoy this. ]

    Hilonesome wide


    Fred Sanders, Bass, Lead and Harmony Vocals

    Fred SandersI was born in Philadelphia and spent ages 6-10 in Ohio, then two years in Colombia (where my Dad worked for the Peace Corps), then finally settled in the New York City area for high school, college, and the beginning of an acting career. I first met Steve Rankin when we were each new acting company members at Actors Theatre of Louisville in 1981. We became roommates before discovering we were both musicians as well. Steve had a rock band called Steve Rankin and the Pine Valley Band that morphed into Steve Rankin and the Legend in their Spare Time Band, with Steve on lead vocals and guitar and me on electric bass and vocals. Steve also introduced me to Bluegrass, a style I was not that familiar with as a rock'n'roller from the Northeast. Fortunately, we also saw lots of Bluegrass bands while at Louisville, including New Grass Revival, Jim and Jesse, and even Bill Monroe himself.

    Read more: ANATOMY OF A BAND: FRED SANDERS - SUSIE GLAZE & THE HILONESOME BAND

    IMARHAN

    Touring Desert Blues at the Echo, April 21 - 5:30pm

    By Tom Cheyney

    IMARHANThunderclap of raw electric, brief hush, familiar lopey gait acrisscross the sands.

    It’s that thing again, the desiccated goodness, that treasure of the Sahelian harmonic distortion.

    Tinariwen kicked it off, held Kalashnikov in one hand, knockoff-off guitar in the other.

    Guit won. At least in their hearts.

    Now they pass it on to the next generation.

    Which brings us to Imarhan.

    Read more: IMARHAN

    CONCERT REVIEW

    ARLO GUTHRIE AT THE SABAN THEATRE

    WITH SARAH LEE AND ABE GUTHRIE

    APRIL 5, 2018, 8:00PM

    THE ROLLING LAUGHTER REVIEW

    By Ross Altman, PhD

    Arlo Guthie Regeneration posterThe concert poster says it all: at the top you see Woody’s famous guitar, with four words that define his mission and stature as an artist: “This Machine Kills Fascists.” Beneath that you see a profile in courage~ of Arlo Guthrie, and to either side his daughter Sarah Lee and son Abe. It shows the flow of time down to three generations of Guthries since Woody~ and the title “Re: Generation Tour.”

    So my question is who best captured the indomitable spirit of Woody last night? One would have thought going into it that it would be Arlo, but I’m not so sure. 

    Read more: ARLO GUTHRIE AT THE SABAN THEATRE

    SPOTLIGHTS

    MAMAK KHADEM

    Mamak Khadem

    THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2018 - 8:00PM

    ArtPower – University of California San Diego – The Loft
    9500 Gilman Dr. Price Center East, San Diego, CA 92093

    Read more: MAMAK KHADEM April 26

    MARTHA REDBONE

    Martha Redbone

    THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2018 - 8:00PM

    Carpenter Performing Arts Center (Cal State Long Beach)
    6200 Atherton St., Long Beach, CA 90815

    Read more: MARTHA REDBONE April 26

    COLUMN OF THE WEEK

    March-April 2018

    GET OUT MORE OFTEN: PLAY A SMALLER INSTRUMENT AND RIDE A MOTORCYCLE

    By Roland Sturm

    picture 1 triumph mandolin smGetting around Los Angeles can be quite time consuming in a car; there are just too many of those. While I commute by bicycle (and ride it a lot otherwise, too), bicycles are not very practical for getting to more distant parts of L.A. Then I take a motorcycle. I don't like sitting in a car and if going out would also require sitting in clogged traffic in a car, staying home becomes the dominant choice.

    Read more: GET OUT MORE OFTEN: PLAY A SMALLER INSTRUMENT AND RIDE A MOTORCYCLE

    everything but ...

    FolkWorks thanks all those involved in making the 2018 Festival SUCH A SUCCESS

    Festival Thank You

    Read more: FOLKWORKS THANKS ALL

    FULL CALENDAR

    MUSIC       DANCE

    TODAY'S CALENDAR 4/26/18


    MUSIC


    6:00pm PETER HARPER WITH JASON MANDELL

    SOHo Restaurant and Music Club

    1221 State St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101

    805-962-7776


    fwpick

    7:00pm TAO: DRUM HEART

    UCSB Campbell Hall

    574 Mesa Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5030

    805-893-3535


    7:30pm DENNIS ROGER REED AND DON SEGIEN

    Alta Coffee

    506 31st St., Newport Beach, CA 90814

    949-675-0233


    fwpick

    7:30pm MÉLISANDE

    Great Quebecois band

    Theatre Raymond Kabbaz

    10361 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064

    310-286-0553


    7:30pm MITCH HAYES

    Genghis Cohen Cantina

    740 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90046-7206

    323-653-0640


    7:30pm OFF MY HEAD

    with Erika Brooks Adickman, Robyn Samuels, Dutch Merrick, Richard Donatone, Mike Lambert, Ty Fance

    Coffee Gallery Backstage

    2029 N. Lake Ave., Altadena, CA 92675

    626-798-6236 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


    fwpick

    8:00pm MAMAK KHADEM

    ArtPower – University of California San Diego – The Loft

    9500 Gilman Dr. Price Center East, San Diego, CA 92093

    858-822-3199


    fwpick

    8:00pm MARTHA REDBONE

    Carpenter Performing Arts Center (Cal State Long Beach)

    6200 Atherton St., Long Beach, CA 90815

    562-985-7000



    DANCE


    NO EVENTS TODAY


    RECURRING EVENTS


    MUSIC


    5:00pm KEN O'MALLEY

    every Thursday

    Auld Dubliner

    71 S Pine Ave., Long Beach, CA 90802

    562-437-8300

    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


    6:00pm - 9:00pm WEST VALLEY OLD-TIME JAM

    third & fourth Thursday

    Jerry's Pizzeria

    22035 Sherman Way, Canoga Park, CA

    Pete Tinker 818-346-5213 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


    6:00pm - 9:00pm WEST VALLEY OLD-TIME JAM

    second & fourth Thursday

    Jerry's Pizzeria

    22035 Sherman Way, Canoga Park, CA

    Pete Tinker 818-346-5213 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


    6:30pm - 9:00pm ENCINITAS BLUEGRASS JAM

    every Thursday

    Today's Pizza and Salad

    481 Santa Fe Drive, Encinitas, CA

    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Jason Weiss 619-238-8331 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


    7:00pm - 10:30pm BLUEGRASS THURSDAYS AT THE GRAND VIEW MARKET (JAM)

    fourth Thursday

    Grandview Market

    12210 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

    Jeff Fleck 310-773-6753 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


    7:30pm PLOUGHBOYS CELTIC

    second, third, fourth & fifth Thursday

    Tam O' Shanter (Ale & Sandwich Bar Lounge)

    2980 Los Feliz Bl, Los Feliz, CA 90039

    323-664-0228

    818-507-8445 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


    DANCE


    8:00pm VAN NUYS ISRAELI DANCING

    every Thursday

    Dance Revolution

    6626 Valjean Ave, Van Nuys, CA

    Sagi Azran


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