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I tried posting this to Filk and LJ would absolutely NOT let me insert lj cuts. I'm trying to see if it'll work over here. If not, my apologizes for the monster mash.  (update - apparently it won't.  It shows the cut on the visual editor, but preview shows the whole megaglop.  I shall now save and see if that helps, but I think  they've broken it again.)

  With an early May show followed by a late June show, the Pasadena Folk Music Society has an unusually long break between shows right now, and we want you to know what is coming up this summer, so here is a quick overview.  Four of the five performers will be making their debut in our series, and we are excited to be bringing these new voices to you.  All shows are in Beckman Institute Auditorium (Little Beckman) at 8:00 PM.

On Saturday, June 28, we present a double bill featuring Sabrina & Craig, along with Honey Whiskey Trio.   Craig Lincoln was a bronze medal Olympic diver back in the Olympic games in Munich, and he's always been a guitarist, but he left the diving world for good in the last 10 years and he has paired up with Sabrina Schneppat to form a very entertaining duo who sing great harmonies, write very entertaining original songs, and feature Craig's great guitar work. They are a spirited pair and it will be a fun evening.  You can get a taste of their singing at with the song, Java Jive. Their web site is http://www.sabrinaandcraig.com.   We'll also have Honey Whiskey Trio, three women who sing a cappella and have won numerous awards at harmony singing contests after just a couple of years together. They met at Cal State Long Beach and have been making quite a name for themselves. Hear them sing, Take Me Down to the Water (with Byron Berline sitting in) at . Their web site is http://honeywhiskeytrio.com.  Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for Caltech students and children.  Call the Ticket Office to purchase them in advance or for more information.

     Next up will be Lisa Haley and the Zydekats on July 12  Lisa received a Grammy nomination in 2008 for the CD, King Cake.  She has taken her Cajun and Zydeco music to festivals in Europe, Africa, and Japan and the Zydekats will be hitting their 20th anniversary next year.  They have played  the Hollywood Bowl, headlined at fan fests for major league baseball and soccer events, and they even played at the 4th of July celebration at Disneyland, Paris.  Lisa and the Zydekats will definitely get you moving!  Get a taste from their show at Festival Reel.  Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for Caltech students and children.  Lisa's web site is http://www.lisahaley.com.

     Peter Feldmann and the Very Lonesome Boys will bring their great bluegrass to Pasadena on August 16.  We'll be telling you more about their stellar lineup as the show gets closer, and we're very proud to be bringing this band to Pasadena.  They do a lot of traditional bluegrass classics, along with some obscure gems, including songs from the likes of Bill Monroe, Charlie Louvin, Jim & Jesse, and others.  These guys understand their bluegrass heritage and yet they keep it fresh and exciting.  Hear them do Bill Monroe's The Gold Rush.  Learn more about them at http://www.bluegrasswest.com/verylb.htm.  Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for Caltech students and children.

     Moira Smiley & Voco are the lone returning act as we wind up the summer on September 27 with more outstanding women's harmonies, along with  cello, banjo, ukelele, accordion and body percussion.  Moira will be joined by two other women with marvelous voices and their performances are always very visual and filled with variety, ranging from the traditional folkiness of Stand in that River-  to Celtic and East European folk songs, original songs, and maybe even a little Bartok. Their web site is http://moirasmiley.com//VOCO_main.html.  Tickets are $15 for adults and $20 for Caltech students and children.

     So, it is a fine summer we have planned, with Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands in the fall on October 18 and Jeni & Billy on November 15.  Visit our web page at http://folkmusic.caltech.edu for more details.

     If you see this in time, get up at 6AM on Saturday morning, May 31, to hear John and Deanne Davis do their occasional Heartfelt Music stint on KPFK, 90.7 FM on your radio between 6 and 8 AM.  From the opening theme of Maura O'Connell singing It's a Beautiful Life to the close, this is a chance to hear some great music and catch up with with John and Deanne, who have introduced us to a lot of great music over the years.  On the Same radio station on Sunday, June 1, between 6 and 8 in the evening, listen to Roz Larman's Folk Scene, were she will play from shows during the 1970's featuring live interviews and performance from Steeleye Span, Martin Carthy, and English singer, songwriter, and guitarist, Ralph McTell (he wrote Streets of London & Hiring Fair), who we wish we could get across the pond here for a show at Caltech.  If you miss these broadcasts, you can hear them on KPFK's Audio Archives for 2 weeks at http://archive.kpfk.org.  Find the appropriate date and time to hear the show.  And for another week, you can hear Folk Scene's 2 hours with John Mc Euen, including some geat music a bit about the ups and downs of a musician's life, and some great insight into how the classic recording, Will the Circle Be Unbroken came to be.

     The Claremont Folk Festival is tomorrow, Saturday May 31, has a very strong line-up.  You can find out more at http://folkmusiccenter.com/folk-festival.

     Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home Companion will be in town this coming Friday, June 6 at the Greek Theater, and you can currently get reduced prices on some tickets at Goldstar,  or regular prices from the Greek .  Greg Brown will be one of the guests!

     Next Saturday, June 7, Make Music Pasadena will present a wide variety of music throughout Pasadena.  They are asking for a $5 donation for the day.  See the list of performers and more information at http://www.makemusicpasadena.org.  You can hear Severin Browne at the Central Library between 1PM and 1:40.

     The Huck Finn Jubilee Bluegrass Music Festival, June 13-15 is now held in the Ontario/Rancho Cucamonga area and will feature Ralph Stanley, Del McCoury, Rhonda Vincent, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, the Gibson Brothers, and much more, so check this one out at http://huckfinn.com.

     The Summer Music Festival at Levitt Pavilion in Pasadena's Memorial Park band shell features a flock of great free shows (donations are appreciated) beginning June 15 and running through most of August.  See the lineup at their web site.  Some noteworthy performers that catch our attention at first glance include Barbara Morrison, Marley's Ghost, David Lindley, and Blame Sally.  There's loads more, so check the schedule.  But put OUR shows on your calendar first!

     If it is the beach you want to slip away to, you might want to check out the free Summer Twilight concerts on the Santa Monica Pier on Thursdays this summer at http://santamonicapier.org/twilightconcerts.

     Another alternative for free Thursday night concerts this summer is Culver City's Boulevard Music Summer Festival at http://boulevardmusic.com.

    Finally, the young hawks in Cornell University's nest have grown up and are ready to fledge, so take a look soon to say goodbye, and we'll wait till next year to see if the parents, Big Red and Ezra, do another encore family event at http://cams.allaboutbirds.org/channel/16/Red-tailed_Hawks.

     If somebody would like to be added to our mailing list, they can request this by writing to this address, pasadenafolkmusicsociety@earthlink.net as well.


( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
Jun. 4th, 2014 04:10 pm (UTC)
Your cut here works fine for me.
Jun. 4th, 2014 09:29 pm (UTC)
Sigh... And now it seems to be working for me, which it certainly didn't last night. Though when I opened the blog to read the message the whole thing expanded, which I seem to recall it didn't used to do unless you clicked on the "read me".
Jun. 5th, 2014 01:00 am (UTC)
My cut blogs would only show as cut in "Friends Page" view. In my own journal, I got the full shmear. Then too, I'm using the older view.
Jun. 5th, 2014 03:03 am (UTC)
I'm using the newer view and getting the same result. Go figure.
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