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Concerts for a Cause, Auburn ME

March 2 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
First Universalist Church, 169 Pleasant Street
Auburn, ME United States
$15 - $17.00

Dave Rowe hosts and promotes this new monthly coffee house series in Auburn ME. One third of the proceeds from each concert goes to a local charity of our choosing. Good music, good causes, good people. You should join us.

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House Concert – Portland ME

March 3 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Last Church On The Left, Wilmot Street
Portland, ME 04101 United States

The Last House on the Left House Concert is hosted by Jay York in an old church. You may bring libations as you prefer and the music begins at 7:00 p.m. Generally 30-45 people attend and so there is a real intimacy to these evenings. Jay's taste runs to jazz, blues, string bands, etc. This will be fun. Reservations are required:  jyork2@maine.rr.com. Please join us.

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The Sounding Board, Farmington CT

March 11 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Winding Trail, The Lodge, 50 Winding Tr. Road
Farmington, CT 06032 United States
$10 - $20

Jim Rigby has been presenting and promoting good acoustic music for a long time. I'm pleased that our schedules have allowed me to play his Sunday afternoon series at Winding Trails in Farmington CT. Come join us for a leisurely Sunday afternoon of good music, interesting stories and history, and the camaraderie that we all desperately need these days. There will be a jam session/song swap at 2:00 followed by a concert at 3:00. Advance tickets are available through Brown Paper…

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Magellan Charter School, Raleigh NC

March 16 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Magellan Charter School, 9324 Baileywick Road
Raleigh, NC 27615 United States

As a right of passage for the eight graders, Dr. Phil Bailey and his colleagues have welcomed me into their school each year. This is an honor and a meeting of minds and talents that deserves singling out. I am always grateful to be invited again. Friday, March 16th, I'll join them for an hour of music and history focusing on the African roots of American music and the diversity of the blues across the country.

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Heritage Middle School, Wake Forest NC

March 16 @ 12:20 pm - 2:30 pm
Heritage Middle School, 3400 Rogers Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587 United States

I've been invited to amplify part of the educational school day with my teaching concert "Across The Color Line." This is a look at how readily and easily musicians traded licks and structures across the color line, influencing both white and black musical traditions. One of the great pleasures of being a musician is that my allegiance is not to the color of my skin, but to the sounds that we make. This is true of all my brothers. When…

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Muddy Creek Music Hall, Winston-Salem NC

March 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Muddy Creek Music Hall, 5455 Bethania Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27106 United States

Sonny Thomas and the Fiddle & Bow Society in Winston-Salem have been presenting remarkable acoustic music for decades. I am always happy when there is room in their schedule and programming for my work. The Muddy Creek Music Hall is a lovely room to play (see, and listen) in. The good people there are friendly, there's parking available. Come out. In these dark times, music and being together helps. A lot!

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Boone-Withers House, Waynesville NC

March 17 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Boone-Withers House, 138 Church Street
Waynesville, NC 28786 United States
$18 - $20

Just 40 minutes west of Asheville NC, Waynesville is a charming little town and The Strand folks are building audience with each program they present. Their renovation of the 1883 Boone-Withers House is inspiring. It will be a wonderful place to play and hear music. Come celebrate with us! I'm happy to be coming back.

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Asheville House Concert

March 18 @ 6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Asheville House Concert, (get real address after you contact host)
Asheville, NC United States

House Concert contact jodijohnart@gmail.com for reservations, directions and exact time A vocal workshop will be in the afternoon with a discount for those who attend both. 6:00 arrival for 6:30 concert start.    

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Vocal Workshop – Asheville

March 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Asheville House Concert, (get real address after you contact host)
Asheville, NC United States

I'm delighted to be offering this vocal workshop in Asheville. We'll work from 1:00-3:30. This afternoon workshop location is tbd, but a discount is offered for those who attend the workshop and the house concert that will follow Sunday evening. Email  jodijohnart@gmail.com for reservations and location of  the workshop. Singing The Blues: Blues Techniques for Non-Blues Singers This workshop outlines specific phrasing and expressive techniques used by Blues singers and then drops them into a song you already sing. __________________________________________________…

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Pittsburgh House Concert

March 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Pittsburg House Concert, (get real address after you contact host)
Pittsburgh, PA 15203 United States

Our music camp friends, Jane and David Rodes are hosting this house concert. They have 40-45 seats available. There will be some "late dinnerish refreshments" on offer, guests are welcome to bring an appetizer/side, dessert, or beverage. Email Jane@rodes.me for reservations and location/directions.

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Olean/Hinsdale NY- Vocal Workshop

March 24 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Olean/Hinsdale House concert, (get real address after you contact host)
Hinsdale, NY 14760 United States
$15 - $30

From 1:30 - 3:30, I'll be teaching my Blues Singing for Non-Blues Singers workshop. A potluck to follow, and then a concert with music starting at 7:00. Come join me. Contact for reservations:   email: bdyskant@gmail.com phone: 716-969-2286 Singing The Blues: Blues Techniques for Non-Blues Singers This workshop outlines specific phrasing and expressive techniques used by Blues singers and then drops them into a song you already sing. __________________________________________________ The virtuosity and vocal power of iconic black singers is undeniable. From…

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Olean/Hinsdale NY – House Concert

March 24 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Olean/Hinsdale House concert, (get real address after you contact host)
Hinsdale, NY 14760 United States
$10 - $15

Following my Blues Singing for Non-Blues Singers from 1:30-3:30, there will be a break, a pot luck supper, and then at 7:30, an un-amplified house concert. A good way to spend a Saturday! You may make reservations and get specific directions to the location by contacting Barbara Dyskant. Email is preferred, but you may call, as well.

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TradMAD Camp, Plymouth MA

August 25 - August 31
Pinewoods Camp, 148 Halfway Pond Road
Plymouth, MA United States

This Traditional Music And Dance (MAD) camp is run by a number of folks with great reverence for tradition (and irreverence for the status quo), in short, my people! Held at the august Pinewoods Camp in Plymouth, MA, it is a comfortable paced camp with high quality instructors, compassionate students, and interesting diversions. There are a few slots left, so check it out and join us, if you can.

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Guitar Workshop-New Fairfield, CT

September 22 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
New Fairfield Senior Center, 33 Route 37
New Fairfield, CT 06812 United States
$35.00

I'll be doing a guitar workshop on acoustic blues (including slide guitar technique on request). The content is always tailored to serve the players who come. Guitars in hand, a sound recording device, and a slide that fits snugly on your little finger will all be useful. We'll look at core technique for Robert Johnson, Mississippi John Hurt, Rev. Gary Davis, Blind Blake, and others as well as the slide basics. Pre-registration is suggested, but don't let that stop you.…

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Groovin’ In New Fairfield Coffee House, CT

September 22 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
New Fairfield Senior Center, 33 Route 37
New Fairfield, CT 06812 United States
$10.00

I'm happy to be returning to New Fairfield CT for another show with these folks. They put on a volunteer led and run series of great acoustic music shows in a local Senior Center with adequate parking, lights, great sound and a coterie of very fine humans. It will be good to see some old friends there, and as always, make some new ones. Please join us and bring some friends. It will be a lovely and moving evening of…

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Lavina, MT

September 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Lavina Mercantile, 17 Main St
Lavina, MT 59046 United States

Slayton Mercantile graced the main drag in Lavina, Montana for a long, long time. A classic store – part fencing wire, part local crafts, part cold drinks and snacks, motor oil, work clothing and outer wear – it was run for a number of years by my sister-in-law, Charlotte Ainslie with the support of her husband, renowned blacksmith George F. Ainslie. We're arranging a concert in this lovely space. Come join us. These folks out there have never seen me…

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Portland, OR – House Concert

October 7 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Portland House Concert, (get accurate address after you contact host)
Portland, OR 97214 United States

This Sunday afternoon concert will start at 3:00. Doors open at 2:30. Potluck snack break, plus time to visit before the concert. Our hosts will provide some snacks and water. Bring drinks to share, if you'd like. Suggested donation $15-20. Click here to Contact host and make reservations. Directions will be provided when reservations are confirmed.

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Artichoke Music Guitar Workshop

October 13
Artichoke Music, 2007 SE Powell Blvd
Portland, OR 97202 United States

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Artichoke Music Concert

October 13
Artichoke Music, 2007 SE Powell Blvd
Portland, OR 97202 United States

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Grants Pass – House Concert

October 15 @ 7:00 pm
Grants Pass House Concert, (get real address after you contact host)
Grants Pass, OR United States

Our friend and fellow road warrior Mary Flower suggested we get in touch with the Woods, who have a well-established house concert series in Grants Pass, OR. They responded quickly and wonderfully. Monday, October 15th: an early evening of music, stories, and song! They have an email list. If you'd like to go, please email Cathering Wood at: TheWalkingLady AT hotmail.com

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Larkspur CA – Magnolia House Concerts

October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Magnolia House Concerts, (get real address after you contact host)
Larkspur, CA United States

Our dear Swannanoa Gathering colleague and friend Steve Baughman recommended us to Amy Fredericks and her house concert series. We'll be there on this Thursday evening for an early evening of music, stories, and songs. Please join us if you can. It will be wonderful! Suggested donation of $20-25 and directions/location will be provided when your reservations are confirmed. Email contact only, thank you. Amy AT AmyFriedricksMusic DOT com

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Nevada City – House Concert

October 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Nevada City House Concert, 631 Coyote St
Nevada City, CA 95959 United States

One of the most versatile and renowned guitarists I know is going to open up his house for us in Nevada City CA for a Saturday night house concert. Contact Steve Baughman to reserve a place and get precise directions/address. This will be a lot of fun!

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Ojai Storytelling Festival – California

October 25 - October 28
Ojai Storytelling Festival, Main Street
Ojai, CA 93024 United States

I am so pleased to be invited back to this lovely festival up in the hills above the Pacific in Ojai, CA. Brian Bemel's welcoming me and my spoken-word/poet compatriot Glenis Redmond back and we are both excited and pleased at the prospect of working together again and making new friends at the festival, on stage and off. From their website: Nestled in a valley filled with orange groves and flanked by the Topa Topa peaks, the charming city of…

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Borrego Springs House Concert

November 5
Borega Springs House Concert, (get accurate address after you contact host)
Borega Springs, 92004 United States

This beautiful little desert town is home to dear friends who are going to open their home on a Monday evening for an early evening of music, stories and songs. An intimate setting for friends new and old to join us. Please contact Steven Forrest by email only: forrestastrology AT Gmail DOT com Address will be provided by our hosts when they confirm your reservation.

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