• 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.

    The FolkWorks calendar of events has been suspended until the stay at home orders have been lifted.

    ALIVE AND ONLINE

    Given that most of us are in  quarantine and at home with our computers and TVs, here are some things you can spend time enjoying:

    Archived and worth catching:

    Windborne Singers:
    https://www.facebook.com/WindborneSingers/

    Paul Simon:
    https://www.facebook.com/watch/paulsimon/

    Tom Paxton:
    https://www.facebook.com/watch/TomPaxtonMusic/

    Stay at Home Music Festival:
    https://stayathomefestival.com

    Kulak Woodshed's re-broadcast:
    https://www.facebook.com/kulakswoodshed

    More to come...

    PASSINGS

    KENNY ROGERS

    (August 21, 1938 – March 20, 2020)

    Folk-Americana reached beyond his Country Music stardom.

    By Larry Wines

    Kenny RogersMarch 21, 2020 - Word comes from Keith Hagan of SKH Music that the Rogers family is sad to announce Kenny Rogers passed away last night at 10:25 pm at the age of 81. Rogers died peacefully at home from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family.

    Read more: RIP: KENNY ROGERS

    COLUMN OF THE WEEK

    March-April 2020

    The Deadly Kiss of Fame

    or How I Learned the Dark Art of Upstaging

    By Art Podell

    Arthur Godfrey with UkeI experienced my first moment of fame in 1950 when as an eighth-grader in Brooklyn, I received an award from the Automobile Club of America for pushing Doris Whatshername out of the path of an approaching vehicle as she was crossing the street. I took my job as a junior crossing guard on Avenue J seriously. Mr. Weiss, our principal, heard about the incident and submitted my name as a candidate for the award. Three boys were chosen. Vincent Buckingham (Bronx), Santo Scarcella (also the Bronx), and yours truly.

    Read more: THE DEADLY KISS OF FAME

     

    FULL CALENDAR

    MUSIC       DANCE

    TODAY'S CALENDAR 4/8/20


    DANCE


    NO EVENTS TODAY


    RECURRING EVENTS


    MUSIC


    5:30pm SANTA BARBARA OLD TIME MUSIC JAM

    every Wednesday

    Rusty’s Pizza

    232 W Carrillo St, Santa Barbara, CA


    6:30pm - 9:00pm WESTSIDE HAMMERED DULCIMER SESSION

    second Wednesday

    Culver Palms United Methodist Church

    4464 Sepulveda Blvd, Room 6, Culver City, CA 90230

    Barbara Gershman 714-963-4665 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


    7:00pm - 10:00pm OPEN MIC (GM)

    every Wednesday

    Guitar Merchant

    22807 Saticoy St, West Hills, CA

    818-884-5905


    8:00pm - 11:00pm GRIFFINS IRISH SESSION

    every Wednesday

    Griffins Of Kinsale

    1007 Mission St, South Pasadena, CA

    626-799-0926

    Michael Kelly


    DANCE


    10:00am - 12:00pm INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCING (THURSDAYS)

    every Thursday

    Folk Dance Center at Dancing Unlimited

    4569 30th St., San Diego, CA

    Mary Marshall


    10:15am - 1:05pm UNIVERSITY OF JUDAISM

    every Thursday

    UNIVERSITY OF JUDAISM

    5600 Mulholland Dr, Los Angeles, CA

    Natalie Stern 818-343-8009


    11:15am - 12:35pm SANTA MONICA CITY COLLEGE ISRAELI DANCING

    every Thursday

    Santa Monica College Clocktower

    1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA


    7:00pm - 9:00pm DESERT INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCERS

    every Thursday

    City of Palm Springs Leisure Center

    401 S. Pavilion Way, Palm Springs, CA

    Helen Smithor Shelley Miller-Mantell 760-342-1297 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


    7:00pm - 11:30pm DANCE WITH DALYA

    every Thursday

    Dance for 2 Studio

    7528 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego , CA

    Dalya Dallal 858-337-3045 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


    7:30pm - 9:30pm FOOTHILL INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCERS

    every Thursday

    Community Center of La Cañada

    4469 Chevy Chase Dr., La Cañada, CA

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


    7:30pm - 10:30pm NARODNI FOLK DANCERS

    every Thursday

    Woman's Club of Bellflower

    9402 Oak St., Bellflower, CA

    Julith Neff 562-881-9504


    7:30pm - 10:45pm WESTWOOD CO-OP FOLK DANCERS

    every Thursday

    Felicia Mahood Senior Club

    11338 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

    Rita Sklar 310-657-6877 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


    8:00pm VAN NUYS ISRAELI DANCING

    every Thursday

    Dance Revolution

    6626 Valjean Ave, Van Nuys, CA

    Sagi Azran

     

May-June 2007

Chicks Nix Hicks' Picks

By Ross Altman

After striking out in Nashville at the CMA awards, the Dixie Chicks hit a grand slam home run in Los Angeles at the Grammy's last February 11. They swept all three major awards: Song, Record and Album of the Year, on the way to winning all five categories in which they were nominated. They added insult to the injury of the red states' defeat in all the major contested elections last November, throwing control of the House and Senate into blue state Democratic hands for the first time in a generation.

Call it the last nail in the southern coffin. The bi-coastal cultural power centers New York and LA showed that they have no objection to country music - it was the politics they abhorred. Give us a country band not tied to Bush country, and we'll embrace it wholeheartedly, which we did.

It was also a great night for folk music, as Joan Baez - who was there to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award - looked resplendent as she introduced the Chicks to an international TV audience, as well as the Staples Center crowd. Joan drew abundant applause when she reminded us that over the years she too has been told many times to shut up and sing (the title of last year's documentary on the Dixie Chicks). She ended her brief but bravura performance by quoting Woody Guthrie: This Land Is Your Land. For one beautiful evening, it felt like it.