• URGENT

    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:

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    Our Concerts Live

    Mark and Maggie O’Connor

    Monday, August 10, 2020 - 6:00pm PDT

    Monday, August 17, 2020 - 6:00pm PDT

    Monday, August 24, 2020 - 6:00pm PDT

    Monday, August 31, 2020 - 6:00pm PDT

    Alasdair Fraser & Bruce Molsky

    We Went to Different Schools Together

    Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 10:00am PDT

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    Old Town School of Folk Music

    Fiddle Workshops with Bruce Molsky: Repertoire

    $35 ($30 members)

    Sunday 8/09/2020  · 12:00pm PDT

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    Freight and Salvage

    Bruce Molsky

    Saturday 8/15/20 5:00pm PDT

    Celebrate the Freight with George Kahumoku, Jr., Lucy Kaplansky, Bill Frisell, Omar Sosa, Holly Near, and more

    Thursday 8/27/20 5:00pm PDT

    Thu 8/27: Celebrate The Freight

    SWALLOW HILL MUSIC

    Bruce Molsky

    Monday 8/24/20 5:00pm PDT

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    Café Lena online school

    Bruce Molsky Workshops

    OLD-TIME FIDDLE

    Thursdays from 7:00pm – 8:30pm
    9/3/20
    9/10/20
    9/17/20
    9/24/20

    Suggested experience level: If you have at least a small repertoire of tunes and feel comfortable learning short phrases by ear, then you’ll be fine.

    CLAWHAMMER BANJO

    Wednesdays from 7:00pm – 8:30pm
    9/2/20
    9/9/20
    9/16/20
    9/23/20

    Suggested experience level: If you have at least a small repertoire of tunes and feel comfortable learning short phrases by ear, then you’ll be fine.

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    Paul Simon

    Tom Paxton

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

    Stay at Home Music Festival

    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

    July-August 2020

    It’s too late baby...

    By Art Podell

    Toni and CaroleI host a regularly scheduled radio broadcast of “Roots Music and Beyond” on the third Saturday morning of each month from 6am to 8am on Pacifica Radio KPFK90.7FM Los Angeles (streaming live at the same time and also archived at www.kpfk.org). I feature songs written and performed by some of my favorite artists, folks I’ve met along the way, many from the wonderful current southern California pool of musicians and creators - old favorites alongside fresh and new talent.

    Read more: IT’S TOO LATE BABY...

    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