Sunday, September 22, 2019

October Quimper Grange News: Emergency Preparedness Series; Dances: i-Pod Shuffle, Balkan, Balfolk; Jams: Old Time, Traditional Song Circle, Folk Dance Music; Concerts: Vintage Jazz and Blues,Scottish Music and Song



9/25 1:30pm NPREP 
Individual/family preparedness  free/donation

9/25 7pm Pete's Posse (Pete Sutherland) 
Vermont's own trad-roots power trio


October Quimper Grange Events

10/2 1:30pm NPREP Emergency Preparation: Communications. FRS, HAM radio.
Put on by the NPREP group and co-sponsored by Quimper Grange, Free, but donations gratefully accepted. Part of a series - come to one, some, or all! 



10/4 7pm i-Pod Shuffle 
couple dancing  
by donation


10/11 7pm Balkan Dance Party 
This month, FolkVoice from Seattle will play for your dancing pleasure! Dances taught.  Bring a snack to share if you wish. $5-$20






10/13 1pm Old Time Jam         
Bring a snack to share if you wish. $3-$5.


10/16 1:30pm NPREP Emergency Preparation: 
Preservation of Papers - what you should have with you.
Put on by the NPREP group and co-sponsored by Quimper Grange, Free, but donations gratefully accepted. Part of a series - come to one, some, or all!

10/17 7pm Joe Seamons featuring Briar
 Vintage Jazz and Blues   
Join us for a night of vintage jazz and blues with Joe Seamons and Briar on vocals, guitar, banjo, and ukulele. They will feature stories of blues queens and jazz royalty, and connect those stories with the issues of equity and inclusion facing America today.  Briar (Tina Dietz) grew up singing in churches and choirs around her home of Chimacum. Both musicians are leaders of The Rhapsody Project, a non-profit education program helping people connect with their heritage through roots music.  $15-$25


10/19 7:30pm Contra Dance
A new live band every month. All dances taught.  $6.  

10/20 1pm-3pm  Traditional Song Circle and Jam 
Bring 10 copies of words (with chords if possible) to share. Snacks welcome as well.  $3-$5.

10/20 3:30pm Folk Dance Music Jam   
Bring your music stand!  $3-$5 

10/23 1:30pm NPREP Emergency Preparation: Personal Safety
Put on by the NPREP group and co-sponsored by Quimper Grange,  Free, but donations gratefully accepted. Part of a series - come to one, some, or all!

10/25 7pm Balfolk 
International partner and line dances. 


Live music!  Dances taught.$5-$20





10/27 7pm Alan Reid and Rob van Sante
 Scottish music and songs 



Coming from Scotland, Alan Reid (formerly of Battlefield Band) is known for his sensitive renditions of traditional song.   Rob van Sante provides subtle guitar accompaniments and fine harmony singing.  Come enjoy an entertaining evening of Scottish song old and new from two exceptional musicians.  $15-$25









10/23 1:30pm NPREP Emergency Preparation: How to store/treat water, sanitation, propane

 Put on by the NPREP group and co-sponsored by Quimper Grange, Free, but donations gratefully accepted. Part of a series - come to one, some, or all!




All content for this post provided by Quimper Grange President Sheila Long
Information posted by Marla Streator



Thursday, August 29, 2019

September 2019 Quimper Grange News: Old Time Jam, Balkan Dance Party, Traditional Song Circle, Gangspil Danish Music, NPREP classes, Contra Dance, Pete's Posse (Pete Sutherland), Letter from the President


Letter from the President
Greetings all!  So many changes at the Grange!
The Hall ceiling, kitchen, and bathroom windows are freshly painted, and the floor has been refinished.
 Our schedule is expanding and shifting:
       Our jams (Old Time, Traditional Song Circle, and Folk Dance Music) are on Sunday afternoons
       For 7 Wednesday afternoons there will be NPREP Emergency Preparedness classes
      Friday nights there will be 3 dances: I-Pod Shuffle (couple dancing), Balkan* Dance Party (*and more), and  Balfolk with Kristin and Otto and friends
      Third Saturday is still the Contra dance
      There are also dance classes offered Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays!
     We are working on having 2 concerts a month; this month is Gangspil from Denmark, and Pete’s Posse (Pete Sutherland) from Vermont!  Take a look at our Grange Events List tab (at the top of this page) for a list of all the events.  If you’d like to produce one of our concerts talk to Sheila or Farren and we’ll walk you through it!
Here’s to a fun Fall!  
Sheila Long

 9/8  1pm  New time/day! 2nd Sundays  Old Time Jam   
  Play traditional Southern American music.  Snacks welcome.  $3-$5+ 
This month's jam will be round robin, organized by Sheila Long.


 Due to hall rental scheduling Marla Streator will no longer be organizing the old time jams. The time currently available for jams is Sunday afternoon, a time that doesn't work for her.

9/13 7pm  New!  2nd Fridays Balkan* Dance Party
(*and more)   

Come dance and have fun! Snacks welcome.  $3-$5+










9/15 1pm  New!  Traditional Song Circle and Jam
9/15 3:30pm  New!  Folk Dance Music Jam 
These will be 3rd Sundays 



 Bring a song to share.  Snacks welcome.  $3-$5+ 






9/16 7pm  Gangspil Concert 
Danish music  


Sonnich Lydom (accordion, harmonica), Kristian Bugge (fiddle) and Vidar Skrede (guitar) will take you on a journey through the traditions of Danish folk music.
This lively trio performs old dance tunes and songs from every corner of their Scandinavian home country. From rural islands like Læsø to the metropol Copenhagen, including a few of their own compositions. Expect everything from wild polkas and jigs to lyrical waltzes, fiery reels and happy hopsas, plus the exotic “Sønderhoning” dance tunes from the famous Island of Fanø, and long forgotten songs from all over the country. An unforgettable live experience spiced up with humor and stories from their many years on the road. $25-$15

9/18 1:30pm NPREP Grab and Go pet/vehicle preparation kits workshop  
 This is the first in a series of 7 classes on emergency preparedness offered by The Neighborhood Preparedness Emergency Planning training group  Our 2 offerings this summer were popular, so we are now putting on the in-depth classes.  Sessions are ala carte; come to one, many, or all! Details are on the Grange Events List tab on our website.              
free/donations gratefully accepted


9/20 7:00-10:00 pm  BalFolk dance
Partner dancing from all over Europe to live music! $10
Dances taught!
9/21 7:30-10:30 pm  Contra dance

1/2 hour free dance lesson at 7:30

With the Pt Cruisers 
Ken Thompson, percussion
Fayla Swartz, mandolin
Libby Schnick, fiddle
Dan Post, fiddle
Michael LeDonna, keyboard
Fred Nussbaum, cello
Nan Evans calling
Admission:  $6 -  free 16 and under
Questions?  Call Tinker (360) 379 2882  

9/25 1:30pm NPREP 
Individual/family preparedness workshop free/donation

9/25 7pm Pete's Posse (Pete Sutherland) 
Vermont's own trad-roots power trio


 Pete Sutherland, Oliver Scanlon, and Tristan Henderson provide the music of twin fiddles in tight, wild harmony over high-powered guitar and pounding foot percussion with mandolin, clawhammer banjo, jaw harp, rocking keyboards, and soaring vocal harmonies adding color to the Posse's sonic landscape. $15-$25.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=u14wQfNVbj8

Sunday, July 28, 2019

August Quimper Grange News:New co-sponsored dance classes, Big changes at Quimper Grange


Quimper Grange will not meet on  second Monday this month however there will be a special meeting on Ag 19 at 7:00 

Regularly scheduled 3rd Sat contra dance canceled

Aug 2, 7:00 Partner Dance to Live Music!

The First Friday IPod Shuffle dance practice group is thrilled to have Abakis return to play rootsy classic country swing for our First Friday dance on Aug 2nd! 
This dance will feature Jack Dwyer on vocals and lead guitar, David Conklin on bass, Angie Tabor on drums, and the amazing Abakis herself on lead vocals and guitar.  

Doors open at 6:45, music starts at 7:00 p.m.
As always, admission is free, with donations gratefully accepted to support future dances. 
NO SCENTED PRODUCTS!  Some of us are allergic.

Sponsored by Cheri Van Hoover, Doug Groenig, Rocky Day, and Barbara Tusting.

Co-Sponsored by the Quimper Grange

Starting Aug 7th
FREE Wednesday evening Salsa and Cha Cha Dance Classes! Class is Full

Starting on Aug 7th, and running for five consecutive weeks, Cheri VanHoover and Doug Groenig will teach beginning Salsa and Cha Cha partner dance classes. Learn the basic moves, dance to some great Latin music, as well as a surprising amount of rock and pop tunes. These are versatile dances that can be used at almost any dance venue.

No partner is necessary, but pre-registration is required to ensure optimal lead-follow ratios. Maximum 35 leads and 35 follows.

Classes Lessons run from 7:00-8:00 pm, with practice sessions 8:00-8:45.
Classes are free, with donations gratefully accepted. Please, arrive free from scented body products.

Co-sponsored by iPod Shuffle and Quimper Grange


INTRODUCTORY PARTNER DANCE CLASSES at QUIMPER GRANGE!
"No Dancer Left Behind"
Did you know that partner dancing can be easy to learn and a ton of fun?

Cheri Van Hoover and Doug Groenig teach introductory partner dance classes to the community at no charge. They believe that dancing should be fun, easy to learn, and accessible to any who wish to dance. Their lessons are sequentially taught in a five-week series for each type of dance.

Partner dancing involves a lead and a follow. The lead's responsibility is to keep the follow safe. The follow's responsibility is to follow the lead! People can elect to dance either the lead or the follow position in any dance series. Pre-registration ensures a compatible lead-follow ratio wherever possible.

Cheri and Doug break down each partner's piece in an easy-to-learn format where "no dancer is left behind". They teach with humor and patience, and work with each person individually so they can achieve their personal best. Some types of dance taught by Cheri and Doug include: East Coast Swing, Zydeco, Salsa/Cha Cha, Country 2-Step, Nightclub 2-Step, and Waltz.

Partner dancing is a fun and safe way to meet new people, get great exercise, and hear some fun music. The lessons are free, but donations are gratefully accepted. Donations go completely back into the community by covering expenses and occasionally hiring live bands for the First Friday iPod Shuffle dance practice.



Big Changes at Quimper Grange


In every organization there will be changes in approach when there are changes in leadership and as new members bring their skills and interests into the mix.  The current president, Sheila Long is a long time international dancer and new member, Doug Groenig, has been teaching partner dancing for years. They will be bringing  their interests and energy into Quimper Grange offerings. Another member, Farren, started a dessert competition with local entertainment she calls "Local Spotlight" based on an event in Ketchican Alaska called "The Monthly Grind".  Michael Everitt brings marketing skills that have resulted in the use of MailChimp to inform members of upcoming events.

George Yount spearheaded saving the Grange
The present iteration of Quimper Grange started in 2009 when George Yount called together the community to "save Quimper Grange". His leadership got Quimper Grange rolling in a new direction that has evolved through the years.  The first months after reorganization was devoted to addressing major deferred maintenance issues, like painting the interior of the hall, refinishing the floor, removing walls at the entrance to the hall and installing electric heat. When the hall was ready for public use Grange members decided to offer "must be there"educational programs that focused on gardening and agricultural topics. Then, in 2015 or so, under the leadership of Marla Streator, Quimper Grange gained members with interests in traditional music and dance, at the same time members with the energy to continue presenting agricultural programs faded.  New members however, were musicians and willing to produce concerts so "House Concerts" became a primary focus of Grange sponsored events. In the same time frame the Old Time jam got rolling.

It is mind boggling tho think of how many upgrades have been made to the hall since George's presidency and they continue. Keep posted as Quimper Grange continues to evolve!

Marla Streator Quimper Grange historian

Sunday, June 23, 2019

July Quimper Grange News, Contra Dance, Thanks Food Coop

July Quimper Grange News

Summer is here and things slow down at Quimper Grange. There are no music jams, no concerts, and no square dance in the July or August., however there will be contra dances.

July 20th 7:30  Contra Dance 

Locals will be playing for the dance: Dave Thielk on fiddle; Carol Hardy and Cheryl Wallace on guitars; Chris Cooper, banjo;  Roger Pick playing concertina.
Tinker Cavallaro will be calling.


1/2 hour free lesson at 7:30
Admission $6
16 and under free

1219 Corona Ave.
Port Townsend, WA    questions? call Tinker @ 360 379-2882


Port Townsend Food Coop Friend of Quimper Grange


The PT Food Coop has been a long time supporter of Quimper Grange both contributing to programs during Cooperative Month (October) and making donations of food and a Cooper Card to help pay for refreshments at fundraising events. There are a very small number of active members who organize the concerts, dances and educational events that garner donations to help improve and maintain Quimper Grange's hall and grounds, ten at the most. It has been immensely helpful to receive the support of The Port Townsend Food Coop to provide refreshments at these events. By supporting Quimper Grange The Port Townsend Food Coop is also supporting the Quimper Grange Food Bank Garden. The Grange donates use of land and pays for water to grow crops for the food bank. Last year the garden donated over 3,000 pounds of food to the food bank. But this garden could not exist if there were no Quimper Grange. Thank you PT Food Coop!
Marla Streator

Quimper Grange President 2013-2018

( This article appeared in the 2019 Summer edition of Commons the Food Co-op quarterly newsletter with a couple of typos) 




August 17th  Contra Dance 7:30 if Tinker can find a band.





Tuesday, May 28, 2019

June 2019 Quimper Grange News: Old Time Jam; Stringology, Local Spotlight and Dessert Competition; Contra Dance; Wildfire Risk Reduction; Irish Concert Dale Russ and Tom Creegan




Orville Johnson Concert May 30: 7:00 details? scroll down the page to May news

June 5th  7:00 (First Wednesday) Old Time Jam
with Len Feldman and Jere Canote

The last jam of the season of the season will be led by Len Feldman accompanied by Jere Canote. Len plans on playing mostly G tunes starting by teaching a version of Richmond he learned from Brad Leftwich at Fiddle Tunes.The jam will return again in September.
Suggested donation of $2-3 helps pay for use of the hall.

organized by Marla Streator

June 9th, 6:00 Local Spotlight Social and Dessert Competition
with Stringology - Jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt



This Second Sunday series will feature local musicians in a quiet setting, and a home-made dessert competition at the long break!
Stringology is Eric Bogart - Guitar, Terianne Stratton - Rhythm Ukelele, and Tracy Grisman - Bass.  They play Hot Swing old standards of the 30's & 40's with some Bossa, Latin, and a few other surprises.

For the Dessert Competition:
Bring a home-made dessert with an ingredient list (allergies)
Winner will get a free pass and get to help judge at the following Local Spotlight Social event.
Doors will open at 5:30 PM.  $10, or $5 with a home-made dessert.
publicity Farren

June 15th (Saturday  7:30-11:00 Contra Dance

Back by popular demand
local band Wild Phil and the Buffalo Gals
will be playing the tunes.

With Seattle-based caller
Gwen Rousseau.

1/2 hour free lesson at 7:30
Admission $6
16 and under free

1219 Corona Ave.
Port Townsend, WA

questions? callTinker @ 360 379-2882

June 19th (Wednesday), 1-3pm
Wildfire Risk Reduction presentation
Fire Chief Walkowski will be presenting this talk

Summary: Each year, wildland fires consume homes in the wildland-urban interface which are defined as areas where homes are built near or among lands prone to wildland fire. Studies show that as many as 80 percent of homes lost to wildland fire may have been saved if brush around the homes were cleared and defensible space created around structures. There is no better time than now to improve your resilience to wildfire by preparing and educating your family, friends and neighbors.

Sub-Topics:
- Firewise mindset
- Wildfire risk reduction
- Developing a defensible space around your home
- Recognize and identify hazard vegetation
- Ready-Set-Go
- Actions to take in the event of a wildfire
publicity by Sheila Long

June 21st (Friday) 7pm Dale Russ and Tom Creegan
Traditional Irish Music on Fiddle, Pipes and Whistle



Anyone who has not heard a master play the Irish pipes is in for a treat! Tom Creegan grew up in Dublin learning in one of the best environments possible, the Pipers' Club headquarters on Thomas Street. He played extensively in Europe and Canada before moving to Seattle where he started the band "The Suffering Gaels." He has long been widely regarded as one of the foremost pipers in North America. Concert appearances have included numerous dates with such luminaries as Kevin Burke, James Kelly, and Johnny Cunningham. He teaches tin whistle and pipes and has served on the teaching faculty of the Lark in the Morning summer school in California, The Friday Harbor Irish Music Camp, and CeltFest on Vancouver Island. Tom is in big demand for recording, and has appeared on many, including a CD of music from Hawaii!

Dale Russ started playing the fiddle in 1973 when first moving to Washington State from his native Connecticut. Although self-taught - and 100% Slovak - in 1990 he was invited to perform at the first Boston College Irish Music Festival "My Love is in America" featuring 16 of the finest Irish fiddle players living in the States.  His playing is known for its balance of power and elegance.  He was a founding member in 1977 of the Seattle Irish band "No Comhaile", and has worked for years as a duo with Mike Saunders on guitar.  In 1990 he joined the then-premiere Seattle Irish band "The Suffering Gaels", and as a sidelight, teamed up with Jack Gilder and Junji Shirota to record two CDs as "Jody's Heaven". It was with this band that Dale first visited Japan in 1996. He likes to revisit Japan at least once a year to compose himself and sample delectable dishes. Dale also collaborated with Finn Mac Ginty(RIP) and current Portland, Maine resident Hanz Araki in making two CDs as the trio "Setanta", and one recording with piper Todd Denman titled "Reeds and Rosin". He is featured in the 1997 issue of Fiddler Magazine and has taught at many North American music camps, including the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes.

Doors open at 6:30  Sliding scale $25-$15

           

Thursday, April 18, 2019

May 2019 Quimper Grange News: Old Time Jam, Square Dance, Local Spotlight, Rigel Thurston, Contra Dance, Biochar, New Iberians Zydeco Dance,Orville Johnson


May 1, 7:00 First Wednesday Old Time Jam
Led by Steve Nelson, accompanied by Chris Cooper and Dave Thielk

Steve Nelson has been playing music in assisted living facilities for many years recently and has retired to Port Townsend. During his work life he developed a vast repertoire of old songs that he accompanied on guitar. In retirement he is returning to fiddling
He will start by playing in the key of D, teaching a Luther Davis tune, “Lily of the Valley” in the first hour, then switch to G tunes after the break then end with a couple of tunes in C.
Members of the Old Time community volunteer their time to lead the jams. They are not paid nor is the organizer, Marla Streator. All we ask is for a small donation to cover costs of using the hall. Snacks to share are appreciated. 
Doors open at 6:45
organized by Marla Streator

May 11, 8:00 Square Dance

Susan Michaels calls for the Canote Brothers and their Happy Pals, Nancy Katz and Jack Dwyer


The Canote Brothers
Susan Michaels from Vashon Island will be calling squares and related on May 11, starting at 8 PM at Quimper Grange.  The band is none other than the fabulous Canote Brothers.  Adding to the mix will be bassist Nancy Katz and banjoist Jack Dwyer.

Susan Michaels was the featured caller at the 2016 Dare to be Square West in Seattle.  She calls  . . . everything . . and does it with style and energy.  She is hailed as one of the top callers on the west coast. The May square dance is guaranteed to be most excellent.  And, as if Susan isn't enough to get you all to the dance, the Canote Brothers and Their Happy Pals will laying down the beats for you all.  The Canotes have been playing in the Northwest for dances, events and their own radio show for over four decades. Their personal and musical enthusiasm, energy and humor knows no bounds.  Nancy Katz is an exceptional musician, with decades of playing bass, guitar and banjo.  She will be laying down the bass beats for this dance. Jack Dwyer, a well known mandolinist and banjoist is also joining the group.

All dances are taught. All experience levels are welcome and encouraged.
Caller Susan Michaels


This is a family friendly event (no alcohol). Quimper Grange is located at 1219 Corona in Port Townsend. Admission is $7; 16 and under is free. For anyone bringing their own personal water bottle, or arriving on foot or bicycle, admission is $5.  Let's reduce our impact!  Bring yourself, a special friend, the family, or the whole tribe and be prepared to rock out on this holiday weekend.  Come at 7 and jam with the band. For more information, call Dave Thielk at 360-602-1270.

May 12, 6:00 Local Spotlight Social and Dessert Competition with Matt Sircely - Multi-Instrumentalist and Songwriter 


This Second Sunday series will feature a local musician in a quiet setting, and a home-made dessert competition at the long break!
Matt Sircely is a singer-songwriter and instrumentalist whose musical interests span the worlds of folk and fiddle music, classic blues and country, vintage swing and bluegrass, and music from cultures across the continent and around the world. His instrumental work blends traditional and innovative approaches to mandolin, guitar, and four-string tenor guitar. Matt’s catalog of original songs is extensive, from simple songs of love and gardening to tales of history and struggle, hope and reconciliation. 

For the Dessert Competition:
Bring a home-made dessert with an ingredient list (allergies)
Winner will get a free pass and get to help judge at the following Local Spotlight Social event.
Doors will open at 5:30 PM.  $10, or $5 with a home-made dessert.
Organizing and Publicity Farren

May 17, (Friday)7:00 Concert and Potluck Rigel Thurston - Bluesy Piano and Soulful Vocals  PTHS class of 1999
Rigel plays piano and sings jazz, blues, rock, and pop in Austin, TX like Ray Charles meets Nora Jones with a streak of Lyle Lovett.
Rigel has been playing piano since he was eight. In high school he volunteered to sing eight bars of Frosty the Snow Man at at the annual Christmas concert marking the beginning of his singing career. He cut his teeth on the streets of Port Townsend Washington with a keyboard, mic and an amp. 
Doors open at 6:30.  Potluck at 7  Sliding $5-$10
Organized by Farren


May 18, 7:30-11 Contra Dance
Sweater Weather String Band

Adam Amr, percussion, Richard Vinh,  banjo, Will Jevne, guitar, Joey Gish, fiddle and Collin McAvinchey on mandolin  playing mostly old-time but other stuff too.  Juanita Ramsey-Jevne calling.  The band and caller are all from around the Salish Sea and they love knitwear.
Free lesson 7:30 to 8:00
Admission $6   
16 and under get in freeQuestions?       call Tinker: (360) 379 2882

May 20, 7:00 Introduction to Biochar Production and Use: Farm, Garden, Environmental Cleanup
with Francesco Tortorici

Francesco at Plant and Seed Exchange March 2019
The potential of biochar to heal the earth has led Francesco Tortorici to
promote its uses and benefits to farmers, orchardists and students as a soil amendment, as well as for the purpose environmental cleanup. With his wife Joan, he created Olympic Biochar, a business that produces locally made biochar. Most recently Francesco’s focus has been on regenerating soils using biochar to produce nutrient dense food.
An engineer and long time appropriate technology advocate, Francesco was the co-founder of the Norwegian Center for Appropriate Technology in the 70’s.  His interest in those technologies led him to attend the ETHOS
Biochar Stove Building Fundraiser  at Quimper Grange May 2013
(Engineers in Technical and Humanitarian Opportunities Services) conference in 2011. Through that experience he worked with several NGOs that promote clean cook stoves, which also produce biochar. When Francesco first became interested in the topic of biochar in 2007 there were only 150 scientific papers written on the topic. Now there are about 18,000.
Seven years ago Francesco gave a talk about micro-gasifier stoves and biochar at Quimper Grange, the very first he had given on the subject. At his presentation he met and later collaborated with Sequim mushroom farmer, Lowell Deitz, to develop a commercial gasifier stove to pasteurize straw and make biochar. Since then Francesco has explored other aspects of biochar including collaborating with the Port of Port Townsend to design and build filters to remove heavy metals from stormwater runoff.
There will be opportunities for Q and A and a social half hour following program.
Suggested donation for this program is $5-10. Donations help maintain and make improvements to the Quimper Grange hall.
Doors open at 6:30
organized by Marla Streator

May 25, 7-10 New Iberians Zydeco Dance 
Co-sponsored by iPod Shuffle Community Dance and Quimper Grange



The New Iberians are returning to Port Townsend with some kick-up-your heels Zydeco Blues tunes on Saturday, May 25th, 7:00-10:00 p.m. at Quimper Grange. Accordian and rubboard accompany this authentic Zydeco band from Portland. Come listen and/or dance to this amazing group!  
Preview them at: http://www.newiberians.com
Admission by donation
organized by iPod Shuffle Community Dance 

May 26th  1pm-3:30 Traditional Music Jam
The Traditional Music Jam will be held on the last Sunday of every month except June. Format:
  • Tunes/songs must be traditional (Old Time, Bluegrass, Cajun, Irish, Swedish, “Gu-Achi”,…), moderately paced, and fairly easy to pick up.
  • Songs should have a call and response or a chorus or both
  • Round robin – when it’s your turn you may:
    • Call out a tune/song name, the key, and the tradition it comes from
    • Pass
    • Say a tune you’d like but need someone else to start it
    • Whoever starts a tune ends it
Doors open at 12:30. Suggested donation $5
Bring a snack to share at the long break!
Listeners are welcome.
Organized by Sheila Long

May 30, 7:00 Concert Orville Johnson  - Blues Master
Orville Johnson can sing the blues, pick the guitar and dobro and just about anything with strings on it, write you a song and tell you a story and then teach you how to do it, too. 
He's been doing it all his life since he grew up next to the Mississippi river and now, years later, after traveling the world and spreading the joy of music far and wide, he's still at it. Johnson is a hard musician to categorize since he can do it all. He's a singer, player, songwriter, author, record producer, loves every aspect of music and wants to let you know about it. Orville plays music that is good for you!
Doors open at 6:30pm  Sliding scale $15-$25
Organized by Farren and Sheila