• PASSINGS

    Louis F Curtiss

    (July 2, 1939 – July 8, 2018)

    A remembrance and appreciation

    By W Bruce Reid

    Lou CurtissLouis F Curtiss has passed away at home at age 79.

    In 1972, a few months after I arrived by thumb in San Diego from my native New England, I was on a city bus and saw a sign, "Hoot Night Tuesday" in a shop window. So I screwed up my courage and returned some Tuesday soon after, played a few songs, and was asked by the proprietor to come back and do a weekend concert and, later, play in the locals first night concert at the San Diego Folk Festival. That was Lou at his store, Folk Arts Rare Records. He and his wife, Virginia, his essential partner in all things, kind of adopted me, giving me the third chair in The Old Home Town Band like so many young players before and after me. They introduced me to Sweet's Mill and encouraged my musical pursuits in countless ways.

    Read more: RIP: LOUIS F CURTISS

    CD REVIEW

    TITLE: PAUL BROWN

    ARTIST: PAUL BROWN

    LABEL: TIKI-PARLOUR RECORDINGS

    RELEASE DATE: APRIL, 2018

    By Christine Lovelace

    Paul Brown CD CoverI received my copy of Paul Brown’s eponymous DVD/CD release with Tiki-Parlour Recordings (the brainchild of David Bragger and Rick Hocutt) in the mail last week and fired up the DVD player immediately.

    I was watching it, trying to come up with profound words to describe it, like “homey” and “mellow”, but in the intro to the set, celebrated novelist and writer on American music, Tom Piazza sums up Brown’s first solo banjo and fiddle outing by saying “It’s the understatement of the year.”

    Read more: PAUL BROWN CD-DVD

    SPOTLIGHT

    STRIKING IRON: THE ART OF AFRICAN BLACKSMITHS

    Striking Iron

    Striking Iron: The Art of African Blacksmiths, is an international traveling exhibition that combines scholarship with objects of great aesthetic beauty to create the most comprehensive treatment of the blacksmith’s art in Africa to date. The exhibition includes over 225 artworks from across the African continent, focusing on the region south of the Sahara and covering a time period spanning early archaeological evidence to the present day. Borrowed from American and European public and private collections, it features wood sculptures studded with iron, blades, and currencies in a myriad of shapes and sizes, diverse musical instruments, body adornments, an array of ritual accoutrements, tools and weapons, and other important objects that enabled Africans to forage and hunt, till the soil, and assure their own protection and prosperity.

    JUNE 3 – DECEMBER 30, 2018

    Fowler Museum at UCLA - UCLA North Campus
    405 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90095
    310-825-4361

    Read more: STRIKING IRON: THE ART OF AFRICAN BLACKSMITHS

    COLUMN OF THE WEEK

    July-August 2018

    Your Second Album

    By Art Podell

    man with guitar silhouette questionsInspired by a comment made by a DJ friend after reviewing countless CDs submitted for air play, as well as reflections of my own journey—mea culpa!

    Section One - Reflecting:

    OK. After years of career and business making a living and raising a family and trying to be true to the dream, it’s time. The horizon is clear, and the future is now a luge chute aimed at golden time. A time to reflect on a life well lived. Kids? Launched. You and your spouse at peace or permanent truce. Time to exhale. 

    Read more: YOUR SECOND ALBUM

     

    FEATURE ARTICLE

    THE WORK OF PETE SEEGER: HOW CAN I KEEP FROM SINGING?

    GRAMMY MUSEUM EXHIBIT REVIEW

    ON PETE SEEGER’S 99TH BIRTHDAY - MAY 3, 2018

    By Ross Altman, PhD

    Pete at Grammy MuseumThe Grammy Museum has thwarted the twisted un-American ambitions of Red Channels~ the primary instigator of the notorious blacklist that destroyed the careers of the Weavers and Pete Seeger during the late un-great red scare of the McCarthy era in the “Silent Generation” of the 1950s by mounting a glorious tribute to Pete on their fabled 4th floor, enshrining the man that poet Carl Sandberg called “America’s Tuning Fork” in the definitive home of the very best in American music.

    Read more: THE WORK OF PETE SEEGER: HOW CAN I KEEP FROM SINGING?

    FULL CALENDAR

    MUSIC       DANCE

    TODAY'S CALENDAR 7/22/18


    MUSIC


    10:30am FUTURE HITS

    Matinee Kids Show

    McCabe’s Guitar Shop

    3101 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405

    310-828-4497


    12:30pm-5:00pm A DAY IN THE PARK

    With The Mighty Echoes, Cambalache, Twanguero, Adaawe
    plus Community Dance Demos , Lyons Academy of Irish Dance, Grupo Folklorico Nadino,
    Arteluta Capoeira , Peoples Place Western Line Dancing,

    Anderson Park

    8th & Mesa Streets, San Pedro, CA 90731

    Presented by Grand Annex


    fwpick

    7:00pm RUNA

    Ojai Valley Woman's Club

    441 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai, CA 92023

    805-649-5189

    Sponsored by Ojai Concert Series

    Presented by Ojai Concert Series


    fwpick

    7:00pm MOIRA SMILEY

    House concert in Santa Monica

    Presented by FolkWorks


    12:00pm & 2:00pm STORY PIRATES

    celebrate the words and ideas of young people

    Skirball Cultural Center

    2701 North Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049

    310-440-4578



    DANCE


    NO EVENTS TODAY


    RECURRING EVENTS


    MUSIC


    9:30am - 2:30pm URBAN SOLACE BLUEGRASS BRUNCH

    every Sunday

    Urban Solace

    3823 30th St., San Diego, CA 92104

    619-295-6464


    10:30am - 12:00pm HOUSE OF IRELAND TRADITIONAL IRISH SESSION

    every Sunday

    House of Ireland

    665 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA


    12:00pm CLIFF LATIMER & LAURA OSBORN

    fourth Sunday

    Viva Rancho Cantina

    900 Riverside Dr., Burbank, CA 91506

    818-845-2425


    1:00pm - 5:00pm BASC BLUEGRASS JAM

    fourth Sunday

    West Valley Music Center

    24424 Vanowen Street, West Hills, CA 91307

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

    Jeff Fleck 310-390-4391 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


    1:15pm - 4:00pm TOM BALL AND KENNY SULTAN

    every Sunday

    Cold Spring Tavern

    5995 Stagecoach Road, Santa Barbara, CA

    805-967-0066


    1:30pm - 4:30pm SAN DIEGO FOLK SONG SOCIETY

    fourth Sunday

    Serra Mesa-Kearny Mesa Branch Library

    9005 Aero Dr, San Diego, CA


    3:00pm - 8:30pm COSTA MESA TRADITIONAL SONG CIRCLE AND JAM (SONGMAKERS)

    fourth Sunday

    Debby and Terry Koken's house

    1778 Kenwood Pl., Costa Mesa, CA 92627

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

    Debby and Terry Koken 949-574-0333 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


    4:00pm - 7:00pm AULD DUBLINER TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC SESSION

    every Sunday

    Auld Dubliner

    71 S Pine Ave., Long Beach, CA 90802

    562-437-8300


    4:00pm - 7:00pm ACOUSTIC FOLK MUSIC (OPEN SESSION)

    fourth Sunday

    Black Watch Pub

    492 N. Central Ave. #B, Upland, CA

    909-981-6069


    4:30pm - 7:30pm SANTA BARBARA TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC SESSION

    every Sunday

    La Arcada Bistro

    1112 State St., Santa Barbara, CA


    5:00pm - 9:00pm WEST L.A. HOOT & POTLUCK (SONGMAKERS)

    fourth Sunday

    West L.A. (Contact via email or website)

    www.songmakers.org, West L.A. , CA 90025

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


    7:30pm - 11:00pm O'BRIEN'S IRISH MUSIC SESSION

    every Sunday

    O'Brien's Irish Pub and Restaurant

    2226 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90403

    310-829-5303This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


    DANCE


COFFEE HOUSES

CONCERT VENUES CLUBS AND RESTAURANTS HOUSE CONCERTS

LOS ANGELES

212 PIER

212 Pier Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90405

310- 314-5275

ALTA COFFEE

506 31st St., Newport Beach, CA 92663

949-675-0233

BARCLAY’S COFFEE

8976 Tampa Ave., Northridge, CA 91324-3521

818-885-7744

BEAN TOWN COFFEE HOUSE

45 N Baldwin Ave, Sierra Madre, CA 91024

626-355-1596

BUTLER’S COFFEE

40125 10th St. West, Palmdale, CA 93551

661-272-9530

BUSTER’S COFFEE AND ICE CREAM

1006 Mission St., South Pasadena, CA 91030

626-441-0744

CAFE AROMA

54750 North Circle Dr., Idyllwild, CA 92549

951-659-5212

CAFE CORDIALE

14015 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

818-789-1985

CAHUENGA GENERAL STORE

5510 Cahuenga Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601

818-985-5916

COFFEE CARTEL

1820 S Catalina Ave #102, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

310-316-6554

COFFEE CONNECTION

3838 Centinela Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90066

310-391-1380

COFFEE CANTINA

3011 Mount Pinos Way, Frazier Park, CA 93225

661-245-3166

COFFEE GALLERY BACKSTAGE

2029 N Lake Ave., Altadena, CA 91001

626-398-7917

CURLEY’S CAFE

1999 E Willow St, Signal Hill, CA 90755

562-424-0018

GROUND ZERO CAFÉ

University of Southern California

615 Childs Way, Los Angeles, CA 90007

213-821-1484

IT'S A GRIND COFFEE HOUSE

29641 The Old Rd., Castaic, CA 91384

661-702-9636

IT'S A GRIND COFFEE HOUSE

13295 South St., Cerritos, CA 90703

562-402-2062

IT'S A GRIND COFFEE HOUSE

3833 Bedford Canyon Rd. #103, Corona, CA 92883

951-272-2900

IT'S A GRIND COFFEE HOUSE

175 E. Ontario Ave., Corona, CA 92879

951-278-0038

IT'S A GRIND COFFEE HOUSE

4105 Ball Rd., Cypress, CA 90630

714-484-9221

IT'S A GRIND COFFEE HOUSE

1223 S. Diamond Bar Blvd., Diamond Bar, CA 91765

909-861-5120

IT'S A GRIND COFFEE HOUSE

44100 Jefferson St., Indio, CA 92201

760-200-9474

IT'S A GRIND COFFEE HOUSE

44421 20th St. E., Lancaster, CA 93535

661-723-9606

IT'S A GRIND COFFEE HOUSE

4245 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach, CA 90807

562-981-0028

IT'S A GRIND COFFEE HOUSE

5933 E. Spring St. ., Long Beach, CA 90808

562-497-9848

IT'S A GRIND COFFEE HOUSE

247 Pine Ave., Long Beach, CA 90802

562-495-7100

IT'S A GRIND COFFEE HOUSE

888 E. Los Angeles Ave., Moorpark, CA 9302

805-523-3339

IT'S A GRIND COFFEE HOUSE

40444 Murrieta Hot Springs Rd., Murrieta, CA 92561

951-677-6361

IT'S A GRIND COFFEE HOUSE

28039 Scott Rd., Murrieta, CA 92584

951-679-3549

IT'S A GRIND COFFEE HOUSE

33215 State Highway 79, Temecula, CA 92592

951-303-0053

JONI'S COFFEE ROASTING CAFÉ

552 W Washington Blvd., Marina del Rey, CA 90292

310-305-7147

KULAK'S WOODSHED

5230 Laurel Canyon Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91607

818-766-9913

NOVEL CAFÉ (Main Street)

2507 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90405

310-396-7700

NOVEL CAFÉ

11 Traction Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90013

213-621-2240

NOVEL CAFÉ

1101 Gayley Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90024

310-208-6410

NOVEL CAFÉ

2901 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405

310-450-8260

NOVEL CAFÉ

3760 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010

213-388-3383

NOVEL CAFÉ

2127 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405

310-396-8566

NOVEL CAFÉ PASADENA

1713 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106 

626- 683-3309

PRISCILLA’S GOURMET COFFEE

4150 W Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91505

818-843-5707

SACRED GROUNDS COFFEE HOUSE

468 W 6th St., San Pedro, CA 90731

310-514-0800

THE TALKING STICK CAFÉ

1411 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, CA 90291

310-450-6052

UN-URBAN COFFEE HOUSE

3301 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404

310-315-0056

THE WILDE THISTLE

3454 Motor Ave., West Los Angeles, CA 980034

310-730-6208

ORANGE COUNTRY

GYPSY DEN

125 North Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92701

714-835-8840

IT'S A GRIND COFFEE HOUSE

1035 N. Tustin Ave., Anaheim, CA 92807

714-632-9922

IT'S A GRIND COFFEE HOUSE

25522 Marguerite Pkwy., Mission Viejo, CA 92692

949-768-2633

THE UGLY MUG CAFE

261 N Glassell St., Orange, CA 92866

714-997-5610

SANTA BARBARA

TRINITY BACKSTAGE COFFEE HOUSE

1500 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

805-962-2970

SAN DIEGO

BIRD ROCK COFFEE ROASTERS

5627 La Jolla Blvd., San Diego, CA 92037

858-551-1707

DARK HORSE COFFEE ROASTERS

3260 Adams Ave., San Diego, CA 92116

619-344-6962

IT'S A GRIND COFFEE HOUSE

2744 Carlsbad Blvd., Carlsbad, CA 92008

760-434-2216

JAVA JOE'S COFFEE HOUSE

3536 Adams Ave., San Diego, CA 92116

619-354-5637

LESTATS WEST COFFEE HOUSE

3343 Adams Ave., Normal Heights (San Diego), CA 92116

619-282-0437

LESTATS COFFEE HOUSE

4496 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92116

619-501-6638

MILANO COFFEE

8685 Rio San Diego Dr., San Diego, CA 92108

619-263-3335

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