• URGENT

    new tip jar

    THANKS TO THE BUSKERS

    John Whelan – La Famille Leger (Devon, Dejah, Louis & Barbara Léger)
    Moira Smiley - Kevin Carr - Mike Kelly & Dave Burns - Yuval Ron
    Libby Weitnauer & Eli Broxham
    Thompsonia (Eric, Suzy & Allegra Thompson)
    Orchestar Pečurka - Оркестар Печурка
    (Pat Mac Swyney,  Leslie Yeseta, Jake Bluenote and Sean Paige Swyney
    Úyanga Bold - Bruce Molsky - Lisa Gutkin
    Susie Glaze New Folk Duo (Susie Glaze & Steve Rankin)
    Ken O'Malley - Ben Guzman / Angela Wood
    Stepwise (Olivia Breidenthal  / Liam Lewis)

    THANKS TO THE PRE & POST SHOW MCs

    Art Podell, Monika White, Chris Wilson

    AND THANKS TO ALL THE DONORS

    Mary Katherine Aldin
    Katheen Albasani
    Martine Albelli
    Ruth Alpert
    Harriet / Fred Aronow
    Nathan Aronow
    Andrew Behla & Michèle Krolik
    Dan Blanchard
    Renee Bodie
    Ned Boyer
    Dale / David Breidenthal
    Shelley Brown
    Christa Burch
    Charlotte Cantrell
    Caroline Carroll
    Jeanne Cate
    Joanna Cazden
    Tom / Cass Cheyney
    David Chornow
    Sherry Cochran
    Don Cohen
    Eddie Collins
    Padraic Conroy
    Kristi Cottrell
    Wendy Cutler
    Harvey Deneroff
    Andy Denes
    Shannon Dery
    Linda Dewar
    Prince Diabate
    Robert Dixon
    Elise Dorne
    Eileen Duncan
    Kathleen Elbasani
    Nancy Felixson
    Joy Felt
    Jackie Fickel
    Peter Figen
    Jeffrey Fiskin
    Vince Fry
    Marge Gajicki
    Kurt / Barbara Gary
    Sharon Gates
    Richard Gee
    Paulette Gershen
    Elizabeth Goetz
    Miriam Goldberg

    Audrey Goodman
    Marilyn Goodman
    Don GrundyTerence Gucwa
    Natalie Hall
    Darlene Hamilton
    Rita / Michael Hand
    James Hascall
    Chancy Heisty
    Ken Helms / Amy Masumiya
    Georgiana Hennessy
    LeeAnn Heringer
    Linda Higginbotham / Brad Leftwich
    Martine Hittleman
    Sandee Holland
    Diane Hubka
    Norman Igor
    Trudy / Peter Israel
    Nina Jackson
    David / Julie James
    Margie Katz
    Debbie Kellaway
    Larry Kemp
    Dodi / Marty Kennerly
    Mamak Khadem
    Scott Killops
    Karl Wm. Klein
    Deborah Koken
    Verda Korda
    Noel Kropf
    Stephen Kuerschner
    Steve Lampert
    Willie Lapin
    Diane Laskin
    Sandy Lessner
    Nina Levin
    Janet Lumsden
    Aedan MacDonnell
    Lisa Maloney
    Sheila Mann
    Roger Manning
    Steven Marchand
    Tim Martin
    Liz Marx
    Pat McCauley
    John McKenna
    Michael McKenna / Debbie Webb
    Jay / Jill Michtom

    Gitta Morris
    Brian Moss
    David Naiditch
    Soraya Newell
    Jessica Ng
    Tracy Newman
    Gregory / Tori Notz
    Oliver Consulting
    Sue Parker
    Cathy Parsa
    Art Podell / Judy Montgomery
    Elizabeth Richards
    Cyndy Richardson
    Lisa Richardson
    Larry / Susan Rosenberg
    Milt / Stefani Rosenberg
    Aviva Rosenbum
    Karen Schuss Rowinsky
    Yatrika Shah-Rais
    Steve / Leda Shapiro
    Diane Sherman
    Miriam Sidanius
    Leslie Sokolow
    Rena Sonshine
    Debbie Spiegelman
    Ruth Stewart
    Paul Tauger
    Tim Taylor
    Chris Teuber
    Anthony Thomas
    Larry / Lise Ullman
    Robin Van Zak
    Susan Velasco
    Janice Volkoff
    Wendy Waldman
    April Wayland
    Barbara Weismann
    Ken White
    Monika White / Roger Goodman
    Joselyn Wilkinson
    Carty / Renata Wilson
    Chris Wilson
    Barbara Wool
    Tracy Woodburry
    Maria Wortham
    Leslie Yeseta
    Bob Zaugh

    BIG CHANGES ... FOR YOU!!!

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    REGARDING COVID-19 VIRUS

    Concerts, dances and festivals have all been cancelled in order to contain the spread of the covid-19 virus.
    Stay at home! Watch the numerous postings on social media of folk/traditional artists.
    If you find something you find exceptional that we haven't shared, please let us know and we will spread the word.
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    The FolkWorks CALENDAR of EVENTS and the RECURRING EVENTS)
    have been suspended until the stay at home orders have been lifted.

    STREAMING worth catching:

    We Went to Different Schools Together: Michael Doucet & Bruce Molsky

    Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 5:00pm-6:00pm PDT

    Mark and Maggie O’Connor

    Every Monday 6:00pm PDT, encore Tuesday 10:00am PDT

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    OLD TOWN SCHOOL OF FOLK MUSIC 

    Check for new online classes

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    FREIGHT AND SALVAGE

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    SWALLOW HILL MUSIC

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    CAFÉ LENA ONLINE SCHOOL

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    STREAMING SHOWS

    Quarantine Happy Hour - On Facebook Daily at 5:30pm PDT

    Rolly Brown On FacebookSundays, 7:30pm PDT,  Saturdays, 12:00pm PDT, 

    Paul Simon

    Tom Paxton

    Claudia Russell & Bruce Kaplan - Fridays at 5:00pm PDT

    Kulak Woodshed's re-broadcast

    Windborne Singers

    More to come...

    PASSINGS

    RIP: DAN AUERBACH

    (12/4/1940-6/17/20)

    Dan AuerbachDan Auerbach was an accomplished musician who played 14 different instruments, mainly mandolin family, banjo, guitar, pennywhistle, and Irish frame drum. He loved music and loved playing music with others, always encouraging them to express themselves and increase their own abilities. He consistently contributed to the music scene wherever he was located. In the last 36 years, living in Thousand Oaks, he played in sessions, composed, taught music. He set up and maintained his website The Tune Spectrum, which features transcriptions of over 1,000 tunes of a variety of genres, each tune with MIDI file and many having links to exceptional YouTube performances.

    Read more: RIP: DAN AUERBACH

    COLUMN OF THE WEEK

    September-October 2020

    The Original Replacements

    By Art Podell

    The Original ReplacementsI was looking through my music collection such as it is, mysteriously distributed over several platforms on two computers as well as in a folder or two in my file drawers. There’s another box of files in the shed out back I’m sure but it’s behind the boxes of tablecloths and napkins that Judy has been saving for when the Pope comes over for lunch someday. We have to keep up appearances you know. Anyway, during these music meanderings through the storage wilderness I often find little threads of history that when pulled, unravel panoramic views of times and places and casts of characters that come to life before the eyes.

    Read more: THE ORIGINAL REPLACEMENTS

    FEATURE ARTICLES

    JOHN LENNON TURNS 80 TODAY—OCTOBER 9, 2020

    By Ross Altman, PhD

    John Lennon40 years ago this December 8, 1980, John Lennon was assassinated in the archway of his Dakota apartment in New York City, where he and his wife Yoko Ono lived. One of the great artists of the 20th Century—both as a member of the Beatles and on his own—John and Yoko had moved to New York City to get away from the madness of England’s tabloid press, but he couldn’t escape the madness of America’s gun culture.

    Read more: JOHN LENNON TURNS 80 TODAY—OCTOBER 9, 2020

    Lost in the Loop

    The tune and album are 20 years old!

    By Liz Carroll

    lost in the loopLost in the Loop, the tune, started its life in Round Lake, Illinois. We had a tri-level house on Valley View Drive with an old piano in the corner of the lower level. I remember sitting with my fiddle next to the piano and thinking of this tune. It isn’t like I thought of it and ran downstairs to write it—it was more like I sat down and wondered what I might think of.

    Read more: LOST IN THE LOOP - LIZ CARROLL

    Wheels of the World:

    How Recordings CHANGED IRISH TRADITIONAL MUSIC

    By Scott Spencer

    irish music on cylinder recordings heroIn the past century, Irish and Irish American commercial recordings have had a major impact on Irish traditional music. Early U.S. wax cylinder and 78 rpm recordings were sent across the Atlantic, influencing the playing styles, performance practices, and repertoire in Ireland. More important, the multiple exchanges of music from a variety of geographic regions made vital a network of links between musicians in Ireland and across the diaspora, which has enabled a more global conception of the art form.

    Read more: WHEELS OF THE WORLD: IRISH TRAD RECORDINGS

    TEARING DOWN MOUNT RUSHMORE

    Special to FolkWorks

    [EDITORS NOTE: This article addresses a controversial subject and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editors. We welcome your opinions.]

    By Ross Altman, PhD

    Mt. RushmoreCary Grant and Eve Marie Saint climbed all over Mt. Rushmore in North by Northwest—before they wound up on Lincoln’s nose. British director Alfred Hitchcock knew what it symbolized—America herself—and the foreign spy (portrayed by James Mason) who was trying to destroy her. He couldn’t have picked a better symbol to represent the ideals of our democracy—“Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness—“ “Of the people, by the people and for the people.” And now, one by one, we are seeing every one of our sacred symbols toppled and trashed.

    Read more: TEARING DOWN MOUNT RUSHMORE

    EXTENDED LENGTH VIDEOS

    CD REVIEW

    ARTIST: Bob Dylan

    TITLE: Rough and Rowdy Ways

    LABEL: Columbia Records

    RELEASE: June 19, 2020

    Masters of War

    By Ross Altman, PhD

    rough and rowdy ways

    Sing of Sherman, Montgomery and Scott
    And of Zhukov, and Patton, and the battles they fought
    Who cleared the path for Presley to sing
    Who carved the path for Martin Luther King
    Who did what they did and they went on their way
    Man, I could tell their stories all day (Mother of Muses)

    Things have changed all over again for our Nobel Prize Winner in Literature—the antiwar champion of “Masters of War” has finally “outlived his life” (his words, not mine) and has some new heroes to celebrate in his brand new and 39th studio album—Rough and Rowdy Ways.

    Read more: BOB DYLAN - ROUGH AND ROWDY WAYS

     

    FULL CALENDAR

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    REGARDING COVID-19 VIRUS

    Concerts, dances and festivals have all been cancelled in order to contain the spread of the covid-19 virus.
    Stay at home! Watch the numerous postings on social media of folk/traditional artists.
    If you find something you find exceptional that we haven't shared, please let us know and we will spread the word.
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    The FolkWorks CALENDAR of EVENTS and the RECURRING EVENTS)
    have been suspended until the stay at home orders have been lifted.


    SHORT TAKE VIDEOS

    Referred to by Dave Leddel

    Referred to by Eileen Ivers in her Caltech Online concert...
    Stefani Rosenberg looked this up and found the YouTube and lyrics

    Click to read the lyrics

    Read more: Irish Black Bottom - Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five (1926)

    recomended by Colin Quigley

    recomended by Milt Rosenberg