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    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
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    Martine Albelli
    Ruth Alpert
    Harriet / Fred Aronow
    Nathan Aronow
    Dan Blanchard
    Renee Bodie
    Dale / David Breidenthal
    Shelley Brown
    Christa Burch
    Charlotte Cantrell
    Caroline Carroll
    Jeanne Cate
    Joanna Cazden
    Tom / Cass Cheyney
    David Chornow
    Sherry Cochran
    Eddie Collins
    Padraic Conroy
    Kristi Cottrell
    Wendy Cutler
    Harvey Deneroff
    Andy Denes
    Shannon Dery
    Linda Dewar
    Prince Diabate
    Robert Dixon
    Elise Dorne
    Eileen Duncan
    Nancy Felixson
    Joy Felt
    Jackie Fickel
    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
    Sandee Holland
    Diane Hubka
    Norman Igor
    Trudy / Peter Israel
    Nina Jackson
    David / Julie James
    Margie Katz
    Debbie Kellaway
    Larry Kemp
    Mamak Khadem
    Scott Killops
    Karl Wm. Klein
    Deborah Koken
    Verda Korda
    Stephen Kuerschner
    Steve Lampert
    Willie Lapin
    Diane Laskin
    Sandy Lessner
    Nina Levin
    Janet Lumsden
    Lisa Maloney
    Sheila Mann
    Roger Manning
    Steven Marchand
    Liz Marx
    Pat McCauley
    John McKenna
    Michael McKenna / Debbie Webb
    Jay / Jill Michtom

    David Naiditch
    Soraya Newell
    Jessica Ng
    Tracy Newman
    Gregory / Tori Notz
    Oliver Consulting
    Cathy Parsa
    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
    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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    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

    “Old-Time” Music on Mandolin

    By Roland Sturm

    Old Time MandolinsThe mandolin became an iconic instrument in country music with the creation of bluegrass in the 1940s. Maybe because of instrumentation and nostalgic country lyrics in bluegrass, Bill Monroe’s musical invention is often mistaken for traditional folk or “old-time” music, rather than a contemporary of Bebop or electric blues and R&B. But if “Old-time” refers to late 1800s and early 1900s music popular in rural America, that was one or two generations before bluegrass.

    Read more: “OLD-TIME” MUSIC ON MANDOLIN

    FEATURE ARTICLE

    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

    MUSIC       DANCE


    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.


    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