everything but ...

Featured at the Folk/Roots Festival

Willy Souly will be leading an African Dance Workshop

and featured in the Evening Concert

Read more: Willy Souly

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


10:00am - 2:00pm GRANDVIEW MARKET OLD TIME MUSIC JAM

third Sunday

Grandview Market

12210 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

Ed Glass mailto:e_glass@yahoo.com


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

every Sunday

House of Ireland

665 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA


1:00pm - 4:00pm WILL ROGERS OLD TIME JAM

third Sunday

Will Rogers State Historic Park

1501 Will Rogers State Park Rd, Pacific Palisades, CA

David Lynch david@alumni.caltech.edu


1:00pm - 5:00pm EAST VALLEY HOOT (SONGMAKERS)

third Sunday

Van Nuys (Contact via Songmakers website)

Van Nuys, CA 91411

Barbara Greenspan 818-780-5979 EastValleyHoot@Songmakers.org


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

every Sunday

Cold Spring Tavern

5995 Stagecoach Road, Santa Barbara, CA

805-967-0066


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


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

every Sunday

La Arcada Bistro

1112 State St., Santa Barbara, CA


4:30pm - 7:00pm IRISH JAM SESSION

every Sunday

Dargan's Irish Pub & Restaurant

18 E Ortega St, Santa Barbara, CA

805-568-0702


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

310-829-5303 obrienswilshire@aol.com


DANCE


6:00pm - 9:00pm LAGUNA INTERNATIONAL DANCERS (FOLK)

every Sunday

Clubhouse 2

24112 Moulton Pkwy., Laguna Woods, CA

Miriam 949-680-9946


7:00pm - 11:30pm NEWPORT BEACH ISRAELI DANCING

every Sunday

Avant Garde Ballroom

4220 Scott Dr., Newport Beach, CA

Yoni Carr 760-631-0802 yonic@cox.net

TODAY'S CALENDAR 6/16/19


MUSIC


CBA FATHER’S DAY BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL

With Joe Mullins And The Radio Ramblers, Lonely Heartstring Band,
Sister Sadie, Po' Ramblin' Boys, Volume Five, Dave Parmley & Cardinal Tradition,
Evie Ladin Band, Fy5, Carolina Blue, Tommy And The Rozumatics,
CBA Music Camp Allstars, Kids On Bluegrass,

Nevada County Fairgrounds

11228 McCourtney Rd., Grass Valley, CA 95945

209-588-6031


2:00pm IDYLLWILD SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL

Sam Kesler, Wayne & Karen, Erik Lingren, Matthias Clark, Ralph Torres, Lindsay White, Brian "Puke" Parnell

Idyllwild, CA


fwpick

8:00pm DAVE ALVIN with GREG LEISZ / CHRISTY MCWILSON

McCabe’s Guitar Shop

3101 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405

310-828-4497



DANCE


NO EVENTS TODAY



DANCE


NO EVENTS TODAY



MUSIC


CBA FATHER’S DAY BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL

With Joe Mullins And The Radio Ramblers, Lonely Heartstring Band,
Sister Sadie, Po' Ramblin' Boys, Volume Five, Dave Parmley & Cardinal Tradition,
Evie Ladin Band, Fy5, Carolina Blue, Tommy And The Rozumatics,
CBA Music Camp Allstars, Kids On Bluegrass,

Nevada County Fairgrounds

11228 McCourtney Rd., Grass Valley, CA 95945

209-588-6031


2:00pm IDYLLWILD SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL

Sam Kesler, Wayne & Karen, Erik Lingren, Matthias Clark, Ralph Torres, Lindsay White, Brian "Puke" Parnell

Idyllwild, CA


fwpick

8:00pm DAVE ALVIN with GREG LEISZ / CHRISTY MCWILSON

McCabe’s Guitar Shop

3101 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405

310-828-4497


CD REVIEWS

TITLE: The Old Texas Fiddle Vol. 3

ARTIST: Spencer & Rains

LABEL: Old-Time Tiki Parlour

RELEASE DATE: May 2019

By Pat Mac Swyney

vol iii cover artI’ll kick off by saying this is my third unabashedly, glowing review of a Spencer & Rains CD because…well, Spencer & Rains. No personal stake in the game other than spreading the gospel of some of my favorite contemporary Old-Time artists.

Old Texas Fiddle Volume 3 marks the third and final installment of The Old Texas Fiddle “trilogy”.  Howard Rains comes from a long line of Texas fiddlers and along the path of pursuing Old-Time Music, he began collecting home recordings from the families of mostly long-gone Texas fiddlers of the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Read more: SPENCER & RAINS - THE OLD TEXAS FIDDLE VOL. 3

TITLE: RULE OF 3

ARTIST: VÄSEN

LABEL: EAST SIDE, INC.

RELEASE DATE: APRIL 19, 2019

By Stuart Mason

Reprinted with permission fromFiddle Freak

Vasen Rule of 3 coverSwedish folk supergroup Väsen celebrates 30 years with the release of a new album on April 19. The title Rule of 3 refers to these three decades as well as their favorite time signature, shared by both polskas and waltzes, forms which they often play. The band is a trio, forming of course a solid triangular foundation for the music itself, and among writers, the Rule of 3 is “a writing principle which suggests that a trio of events or characters is more humorous, satisfying, or effective than other numbers.” (from Wikipedia)

Read more: VÄSEN - RULE OF 3

TITLE: Visions

ARTIST: Alice Howe

LABEL: SELF PRODUCED

RELEASE DATE: May 17, 2019

By Russ Paris

Alice Howe by Jim SheaAlice Howe’s highly anticipated full-length debut CD, Visions, releases in May 2019. It’s an album that lives up to expectations and could not have been written without plenty of time on the road and a strong love for the process.

Howe’s previous EP, You’ve Been Away So Long, hit the Folk-DJ charts with a #1 song — Homeland Blues — and reached #11 itself. She has recently been selected as a Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist, a Formal Showcase Artist at Northeast Regional Folk Alliance, an Official Showcase Artist at the FAR-West Music Conference, and 2019 Kerrville New Folk Finalist.

Read more: ALICE HOWE - VISIONS

COLUMN OF THE WEEK

May-June 2019

QUEER AS FOLK

By Chris Wilson

Stonewall RiotsThe month of June is celebrated by many members of the LGBTQ community and their allies as “Pride Month,” which commemorates the June 28, 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York where patrons of the Stonewall Inn bar rose up against the police. In those days, such establishments were routinely raided for crimes ranging from unspecified “disorderly conduct” to cross-dressing (illegal at that time). [1]

There are a wide variety of musical genres represented by LGBTQ performers, including folk music. My definition of “folk” comes from the late, great co-producer of Folkscene on KPFK, Roz Larman, about whom it was said “If Roz liked it, it was folk.” [2] I think that Roz would like these featured LGBTQ artists.

Read more: QUEER AS FOLK

CD REVIEWS

TITLE: The Old Texas Fiddle Vol. 3

ARTIST: Spencer & Rains

LABEL: Old-Time Tiki Parlour

RELEASE DATE: May 2019

By Pat Mac Swyney

vol iii cover artI’ll kick off by saying this is my third unabashedly, glowing review of a Spencer & Rains CD because…well, Spencer & Rains. No personal stake in the game other than spreading the gospel of some of my favorite contemporary Old-Time artists.

Old Texas Fiddle Volume 3 marks the third and final installment of The Old Texas Fiddle “trilogy”.  Howard Rains comes from a long line of Texas fiddlers and along the path of pursuing Old-Time Music, he began collecting home recordings from the families of mostly long-gone Texas fiddlers of the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Read more: SPENCER & RAINS - THE OLD TEXAS FIDDLE VOL. 3

TITLE: RULE OF 3

ARTIST: VÄSEN

LABEL: EAST SIDE, INC.

RELEASE DATE: APRIL 19, 2019

By Stuart Mason

Reprinted with permission fromFiddle Freak

Vasen Rule of 3 coverSwedish folk supergroup Väsen celebrates 30 years with the release of a new album on April 19. The title Rule of 3 refers to these three decades as well as their favorite time signature, shared by both polskas and waltzes, forms which they often play. The band is a trio, forming of course a solid triangular foundation for the music itself, and among writers, the Rule of 3 is “a writing principle which suggests that a trio of events or characters is more humorous, satisfying, or effective than other numbers.” (from Wikipedia)

Read more: VÄSEN - RULE OF 3

TITLE: Visions

ARTIST: Alice Howe

LABEL: SELF PRODUCED

RELEASE DATE: May 17, 2019

By Russ Paris

Alice Howe by Jim SheaAlice Howe’s highly anticipated full-length debut CD, Visions, releases in May 2019. It’s an album that lives up to expectations and could not have been written without plenty of time on the road and a strong love for the process.

Howe’s previous EP, You’ve Been Away So Long, hit the Folk-DJ charts with a #1 song — Homeland Blues — and reached #11 itself. She has recently been selected as a Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist, a Formal Showcase Artist at Northeast Regional Folk Alliance, an Official Showcase Artist at the FAR-West Music Conference, and 2019 Kerrville New Folk Finalist.

Read more: ALICE HOWE - VISIONS

everything but ...

Featured at the Folk/Roots Festival

Willy Souly will be leading an African Dance Workshop

and featured in the Evening Concert

Read more: Willy Souly

FULL CALENDAR

MUSIC       DANCE

TODAY'S CALENDAR 6/16/19


MUSIC


CBA FATHER’S DAY BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL

With Joe Mullins And The Radio Ramblers, Lonely Heartstring Band,
Sister Sadie, Po' Ramblin' Boys, Volume Five, Dave Parmley & Cardinal Tradition,
Evie Ladin Band, Fy5, Carolina Blue, Tommy And The Rozumatics,
CBA Music Camp Allstars, Kids On Bluegrass,

Nevada County Fairgrounds

11228 McCourtney Rd., Grass Valley, CA 95945

209-588-6031


2:00pm IDYLLWILD SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL

Sam Kesler, Wayne & Karen, Erik Lingren, Matthias Clark, Ralph Torres, Lindsay White, Brian "Puke" Parnell

Idyllwild, CA


fwpick

8:00pm DAVE ALVIN with GREG LEISZ / CHRISTY MCWILSON

McCabe’s Guitar Shop

3101 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405

310-828-4497



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


10:00am - 2:00pm GRANDVIEW MARKET OLD TIME MUSIC JAM

third Sunday

Grandview Market

12210 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

Ed Glass mailto:e_glass@yahoo.com


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

every Sunday

House of Ireland

665 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA


1:00pm - 4:00pm WILL ROGERS OLD TIME JAM

third Sunday

Will Rogers State Historic Park

1501 Will Rogers State Park Rd, Pacific Palisades, CA

David Lynch david@alumni.caltech.edu


1:00pm - 5:00pm EAST VALLEY HOOT (SONGMAKERS)

third Sunday

Van Nuys (Contact via Songmakers website)

Van Nuys, CA 91411

Barbara Greenspan 818-780-5979 EastValleyHoot@Songmakers.org


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

every Sunday

Cold Spring Tavern

5995 Stagecoach Road, Santa Barbara, CA

805-967-0066


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


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

every Sunday

La Arcada Bistro

1112 State St., Santa Barbara, CA


4:30pm - 7:00pm IRISH JAM SESSION

every Sunday

Dargan's Irish Pub & Restaurant

18 E Ortega St, Santa Barbara, CA

805-568-0702


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

310-829-5303 obrienswilshire@aol.com


DANCE


6:00pm - 9:00pm LAGUNA INTERNATIONAL DANCERS (FOLK)

every Sunday

Clubhouse 2

24112 Moulton Pkwy., Laguna Woods, CA

Miriam 949-680-9946


7:00pm - 11:30pm NEWPORT BEACH ISRAELI DANCING

every Sunday

Avant Garde Ballroom

4220 Scott Dr., Newport Beach, CA

Yoni Carr 760-631-0802 yonic@cox.net