• SPOTLIGHTS

    ANOUSHKA SHANKAR
    Anoushka

    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2019 - 8:00PM
    UCSB Campbell Hall
    574 Mesa Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5030

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    FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2019 - 8:00PM
    CAP UCLA
    UCLA Campus, Royce Hall, Westwood, CA 90095

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    JOE HALL & THE CANE CUTTERS
    Joe Hall and the Cane Cutters
    FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2019 - 8:00PM
    Coffee Gallery Backstage
    2029 N. Lake Ave., Altadena, CA 91001

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    SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2019 - 8:00PM
    Alva’s Showroom
    1417 West 8th St, San Pedro, CA 90732

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    COLUMN OF THE WEEK

    March-April 2019

    Old-Time Sausages and a Square Dance in Europe

    By David Bragger

    Bragger picture 5I just returned from a spectacular two week trip in Europe. Old-Time music brought me there. My old-time string band Sausage Grinder was invited to play the 25th anniversary of the Gainsborough Old-Time Music Festival in the UK. We played two concerts alongside many gifted old-time musicians from the States and Europe including Ben Paley, Reed Island Rounders, The Moose Whisperers, The Firecrackers, Debra Clifford & Becca Wintle and many more.

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    CONCERT REVIEW

    GORDON LIGHTFOOT: 80 YEARS STRONG TOUR

    AT THE SABAN THEATRE IN BEVERLY HILLS - MARCH 9. 2019, 8pm

    A PAINTER PASSING THROUGH

    By Ross Altman, PhD

    Gordon Lightfoot“The folk revival lasted from 1960,” said Gordon Lightfoot in a whimsical moment,

    “to 1963—from Bob Dylan and Joan Baez to Phil Ochs to Ramblin’ Jack Elliot.” And here we are, forty-five years later, and we’re still playing their songs—Early Morning Rain, If You Could Read My Mind, The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, and Ribbon of Darkness. But we’re not playing them all—more like a Reader’s Digest Version. Gone is the epic Canadian Railroad Trilogy—gone is the second set from two years ago—it’s now a lean, clean, well-oiled 90 minute machine, with a few pauses for emphasis, but you’d never know it from the rousing reception Lightfoot receives from beginning to end. It turns out that less is more—and small is Beautiful.

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    everything but ...

    Featured at the Folk/Roots Festival

    Willy Souly will be leading an African Dance Workshop

    and featured in the Evening Concert

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    FULL CALENDAR

    MUSIC       DANCE

    TODAY'S CALENDAR 4/20/19


    MUSIC


    7:00pm NICOLE STROMSOE

    with Dorian Michael (guitar) and Ken Hustad (bass)

    Fiddler's Crossing

    206 East F Street, Tehachapi, CA 93561

    661-823-9994


    7:00pm HARPETH RISING

    Museum of Making Music

    5790 Armada Dr., Carlsbad, CA 92008

    760-438-5996


    7:00pm THE FOLK LEGACY TRIO

    Coffee Gallery Backstage

    2029 N. Lake Ave., Altadena, CA 91001

    626-798-6236 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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    7:30pm PHIL SALAZAR & THE KIN FOLK

    Anaheim Downtown Community Center

    250 E. Center St., Anaheim, CA 92805

    714-955-3807 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Presented by The Living Tradition


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    7:30pm THE STORYTELLERS / THE RATTLESNAKES

    The Trip Bar

    2101 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405

    310-396-9010


    8:00pm CARLA OLSON & TODD WOLFE

    Fret House

    309 N. Citrus, Covina, CA 91723-2006

    626-339-7020



    DANCE


    NO EVENTS TODAY


    RECURRING EVENTS


    MUSIC


    DANCE


    8:30am - 11:00am LEISURE WORLD FOLK DANCERS

    every Saturday

    Club House 1

    Leisure World, Laguna Hills, CA

    Florence Kanderer 949-425-8456


    7:30pm - 11:00pm 3RD SATURDAY SOUTH PASADENA CONTRADANCE

    third Saturday

    South Pasadena Woman's Club

    1424 Fremont Ave., South Pasadena, CA

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


    7:30pm - 10:30pm VESELO SELO FOLK DANCERS

    every Saturday

    Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim

    511 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, CA

    Lu Perry 714-828-2581


    7:30pm - 11:00pm INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCING (SATURDAYS)

    every Saturday

    Folk Dance Center at Dancing Unlimited

    4569 30th St., San Diego, CA


    8:15pm SHERMAN OAKS VINTAGE ISRAELI DANCING

    every Saturday

    Anisa's School of Dance

    14252 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA

    Louis Richter 818-881-7494 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


ARTIST: SABRINA & CRAIG

TITLE: ONE HOME, ONE HEART

LABEL: INDEPENDENT

RELEASE DATE: SPRING, 2010

By Carl Gage

SabrinaCraig_One_HomeOne_Heart.jpgBy the time I realized I wasn't listening to a Segovia record, I remembered what a masterful finger-style guitar player Craig Lincoln is. Seconds later, I remembered the beautifully tight harmonies that I have come to expect when Sabrina and Craig sing, and the opening song, Sabrina's Make You Mine demonstrates that wonderfully.

Craig's humor abounds in Little White Lies and the painfully cute Cats & Dogs, while Sabrina's shines in Help Wanted and her car song, Mine All Mine.

The title track is hauntingly melodic and the lyrics parse the Chinese symbol for love. "" consists of a heart, inside of "accept," "feel," or "perceive," and it may also be interpreted as a hand offering ones heart to another hand. A very imaginative message as well as a beautiful composition.

Both Sabrina and Craig pay homage to their mothers with Craig's Call Your Mom and Sabrina's Mama's Hands. And I think most of our mothers, as well as the rest of the family will like this album. The excellent variety of material, the musicianship and arrangements, the great sound engineered by Ronan Chris Murphy and the solid songwriting all come together with some of the best two-part harmonies in my recollection.

I, for one can't get enough of solid finger-style guitar and Craig delivers once more in the closing ragtime tune Uncle Harold which also ends with a slick treatment of You Are My Sunshine.

With slices of soft rock, bossa nova, jazz, blues, ragtime and love songs, One Home, One Heart was, and is every time I play it, a delight in every sense of the word and should be added to the collections of all who love great, listenable, ultimately enjoyable music delivered as a joy to the ear.

Carl Gage is a singer-songwriter, musician and writer based in Simi Valley, CA.  He is seldom paid but overly-active in the acoustic music community serving as a director for the Topanga Banjo«Fiddle Contest and Songmakers, Inc., managing web sites for the FAR-West Folk Alliance, Songmakers and Topanga, emceeing on the main stage at Topanga and other musical events throughout the year, and writing occasional articles for FolkWorks, The Bard Chord and other publications. http://carlgage.com

 

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