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Unfortunately, Country Joe McDonald's tribute to Woody Guthrie, tomorrow night, is virtually sold out. We may have a few seats open up on Saturday night, which we'll sell at 7PM, but if you are coming from very far away, it may not be worth the risk. Response on this show has been tremendous, and a large number of the tickets were sold in the last 6 days. Country Joe will be at McCabe's in Santa Monica tonight, but that show is sold out, too. We hope that those of you who really want to attend got your tickets early! We regret that we can't fit more people in.

Our next show features Gerry O'Beirne and Rosie Shipley on Saturday, March 19 at 8:00 PM. Gerry is an extraordinary guitarist (6 & 12 string), good singer, and an acclaimed songwriter who has had songs recorded by such Celtic greats as Maura O'Connell, Mary Black, and others. You may have heard his solo show here a few years ago, or his show with Andy M. Stewart or the one with Kevin Burke and Andy Irvine. Rosie Shipley adds vocals and very impressive fiddle, as this fairly recently formed duo begins to gather notoriety. Their new CD, "Yesterday I Saw the Earth Beautiful" displays their talents quite nicely. Tickets for this show are $15 for adults and $5 for Caltech students and children. The Ticket Office is open Noon-5PM, Monday-Friday. Call them at (626) 395-4652. See our web site at http://folkmusic.caltech.edu.

As a consolation to those who didn't get tickets (and a bonus to those who did), on Sunday, the Caltech-Occidental Symphony Orchestra will perform a free concert in nearby Ramo Auditorium at 3:30 PM. The program for this concert will include Montano's Rhapsody and Scherzo, Sibelius' Violin Concerto, and Brahms' Symphony No. 2. Ramo is in the Baxter building, #1 on the map at http://www.28snh.caltech.edu/travel/SNH-2010-Map.pdf. Check out Caltech Campus Events' other shows (some free, some fee) at http://events.caltech.edu/calendar.html. You can get a $5 discount for a special dance program, Step Africa, on Friday, March 11 at 8PM in Beckman Auditorium (Big Beckman). Just mention the Folk Music Society when you buy your tickets. Great music and a highly visual performance! They've performed around the world and are a treat to experience. See their web site at http://www.stepafrika.org/home.htm and click on the video near the top of the page.

Short notes:
· We folkies can swell with pride to hear John McCutcheon's inspired talk and singing from Madison, Wisconsin, recorded yesterday, as broadcast this morning on KPFK's "Democracy Now". You should be able to hear it on the archives by going to http://archive.kpfk.org/parchive. The programs are listed in chronological order, (Friday, February 25, 6:00 AM) and John's segment is 10 or 15 minutes into the show. John's ability to express a high social awareness through song is certainly in the spirit of Woody Guthrie!
· Folkworks is presenting a panel discussion and the screening the new documentary "Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune," in Santa Monica on Sunday, March 6. Go to http://www.folkworks.org to find out more and see the other great things they do. You can also call 818-785-3839.
· Radio station KPFK (90.7 FM) continues its fund drive. It is uncertain now when Alive And Picking (Saturdays 6-8 AM) will air the interview with Hank Williams' daughter, Jett, so that show doesn't have much of a presence this time around (host Mary Katherine Aldin is out of town), but FolkScene (Sunday, 6-8 PM) will be on and can use your support.
· The next Celtic Slow Session for those who want to play music is this coming Sunday, Feb. 27 from 4-6 p.m. in Sierra Madre at 685 W Grandview Ave, Sierra Madre 91024 Contact danae@fastmail.fm for more information.