• ANNOUNCEMENTS

    STREAMING worth catching:


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    PIPER SUNDAYS

    Zoom discussion with guest speakers about Irish piping and music
    Sundays 7pm (Irish Time) / 11am (PST) / 12noon (MST) / 1pm (CT) / 2pm (EST).
    Jan 17, 2021: Cillian Vallely
    Jan 24, 2021: Éamonn Dillon
    Jan 31, 2021: Michael McGoldrick
    Feb 07, 2021: Máire Ní Ghráda

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    Saturdays at 5:00pm PST
    Saturday 1/23 – FREIGHT AT HOME: Jason Anick Acoustic Trio
    Saturday 1/30 – FREIGHT AT HOME: Nina Gerber & Chris Webster
    Click to livestream and for archived previous concerts

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    MONDAYS WITH JOHN (WHELAN)
    Every Monday at 4:00pm PST
    Live Link
    Whelan Master Sessions

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    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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    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...

    new tip jar

    See Read more... for the entire list of donors to the new website.

    Read more: BUSKERS and DONORS

    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.

    COLUMN OF THE WEEK

    January-February 2021

    Early Banjo Recordings – Is it “Old-Time”?

    By Roland Sturm

    Vess OssmanMore Banjo!, a radio show hosted by Heather Rose on KCSB, covers any music with banjo content. It started in October and its 6-8am Thursdays schedule isn’t conducive to a wider audience at, but I was preparing my class then. The advantage of being up early was that I heard a range of music that I may not have encountered otherwise. “More Banjo!” is also archived on Mixcloud.

    Read more: EARLY BANJO RECORDINGS – IS IT “OLD-TIME”?

    FEATURE ARTICLE

    PHIL OCHS TURNS 80 YEARS OLD TODAY—DECEMBER 19, 2020

    By Ross Altman, PhD.

    Phil OchsI’m writing this on my birthday, which is just ten days before Phil Ochs’ birthday December 19, 2020 when--having been born in 1940--he would have turned 80 years old. The reason I mention it is that it’s the one day of the year my favorite author and poet Robert Graves took off from writing. I did not plan on writing today either, in recognition of Graves’ day off—but I’m no Robert Graves, and tomorrow is Human Rights Day—the 10th—and I may need to finish it then—to be able to get it done by FolkWorks’ deadline which is also the 10th. I don’t have time to waste.

    Read more: PHIL OCHS TURNS 80 YEARS OLD TODAY—DECEMBER 19, 2020

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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.


    SHORT TAKE VIDEOS

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