Friday, May 28, 2010

CFMS Correction

CFMS Folkside Coffeehouse is cancelled due to a scheduling conflict.

There will still be entertainment at the book store.


Roger Lehman Sat May 29th 7:00 pm
Roger is a fine singer / songwriter. For 35 years Roger has been performing throughout the U.S. and Canada. Roger has built a reputation as a first rate acoustic guitarist, songwriter and pianist. He has an emotionally charged voice that conveys both the humor and the drama that can be found in his songs.


Music is free, but we will pass the hat. Free parking in rear.

Henry Saint Juste May 29th 8:00 pm
Henry developed a talent for music at a young age. With the support of his family and the help of a good teacher, he as developed a real musical skill.
Please come out and support this young artist.
Music is free, but we will pass the hat.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Goodbye CJ

CJ our server at Papa Joe's is heading for Texas to be with her husband who is in the Army. A party was held to say goodbye and the place was packed with standing room only. That is how well thought of she is. As well as various gifts she received $420 from a collection.

CJ has been a fixture for the Open Mic from the day we started. Always a shining light the place will be dull without her. As well as being our server she played saxophone regularly with Bob and Ralph fondly known as The Elderly Brothers. Below is a video by Tom Harker of her farewell.

CJ I will miss you more then you know, it has been like having a second daughter around.




A good place to be at the weekend.

"Charlie, Teresa, and Friends". We are filling a slot at Espresso Yourself on the Memorial Day weekend. Here are the details:

Charlie, Teresa, and Friends are playing at Espresso Yourself Music Cafe, 50 W. Olentangy St., Powell, OH, on Saturday, May 29, 2010, at 6:30-8:00 pm. The venue is 15 min from Route 315 and North Broadway (www.espressoyourselfmusiccafe.com). EYMC has a nice stage, sandwiches, coffee, tea, stained glass, comfy leather furniture, and good music. Rumor has it that James Taylor and Carole King are coming to town a day early to check out the Powell scene, so there could even be a star sighting. The usual suspects will be on hand: Charlie Flowers and Teresa Schleifer both on acoustic guitar and vocals, joined by Patrick Casey (djembe, accordion), Maury Falkoff (mandolin, dobro), Renilda Marshall (bass guitar), Rebecca Stansbury (fiddle), and Brian Szuch (electric guitar). Sure hope you can make it!

The Hard Tackers at Walleye Festival

The Hard Tackers will be performing on Saturday at the Port Clinton Walleye Festival up on the Lake. If you are around say hello.

Folk Society Concert

Saturday night at the Book Store. Not sure who is playing but worth a visit.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The Folk Festival for Folkies

The folk festival for Columbus is here at last.

This coming weekend will be the 14th annual Central Ohio Folk Festival. If you have not been to this event you must give it a try. Not only is it good entertainment but a wonderful learning experience and you get to meet some wonderful people.

Friday May 7, 2010 - Sunday May 9, 2010
at Battelle-Darby Creek Metro Park Indian Ridge Area

Sponsored by

The Columbus Folk Music Society, Inc.
Partnering with Metro Parks at Battelle Darby Creek

Saturday Night Concert






Smokin Fez Monkey's The Yellow Room Gang James Keelaghan

Also including


Hank Arbaugh
Abnormal Sines
At Wits End
Doug Berch
Andy Beyer
Breakneck Allstars
Joanie Calem
Ann & Phil Case
Barry Chern
Randy Clepper
Tom Davis
Marge Diamond

Larry Drake
Margie Ellison
Carol Esch
Marion Funk
Vici Gombaski
Grassahol
Halfway Home
Dave Hawkins
Conrade Hinds
Jan Krist
Home Remedy
Michael Hough

Terry C. Keller
Julie McGhee
Rob McNurlin
Jim Miller
Sylvia Miller
Tim O’Conner
Victoria Parks
Kayton Roberts
Butch Ross
Gary & Toni Sager
Rick Savors
Second Wind
Bill Schilling
John Schomburg
Cathy Sheets
Bonnie Shiplet
Linda Sigismondi
Joni Sines
Steven K. Smith
Larry Staats
Steve Stapleton
Shelly Stevens
Tom Stiverson
David Tamulevich
The Answer Ladies
The Barn Doors
The Hard Tackers
Keenan Wade
Matt Watroba
Wild Hares
Barry Weaver
Randall Williams
Barb Withes
Carl Yaffey
Friday Night Meet and Greet
Pot luck and massive jam session.
The Worst Song in the World Competition.
Many Workshops over Saturday and Sunday
Many Free Shows for the general public.
Wednesday 5th May
The Hard Tackers will be at Upper Arlington Library 7PM
Saturday and Sunday 8th and 9th Central Ohio Folk Festival


Loosely Strung
On Friday, May 7, Loosely Strung will invade Cheshire Market - Pizza & Bait Shop between 7 - 10 p.m. Look for the red building at the corner of Africa Rd. & Cheshire Rd. along Alum Creek Reservoir.

Goodby CJ

C J the wonderful server at Papa Joe's Will be leaving for out west.

C Js husband has been stationed in Texas and she will be moving out to join him.
We are having a party
Thursday night 6th May at Papa Joe;s Open Mic in Ashville.
This young lady has been wonderful to the Open Mic crowd and we want to give her a good send off.
Turn up with as many friends as you can. Be early to get a seat.

There will be around 15 plus performers so sign up early.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Sorry Folkies

Sorry for the fact I have not been posting the blog for some time. Other matters have been taking up my time and I had to make a decision as to what went on the back burner.

If I missed a posting you sent to me I apologise.

Saturday and Sunday is the Viking Festival in Ashville.

This is a not to be missed spectacular. There is lots to do and see, constant entertainment and sights. Proceeds go to the Ashville food bank. If you go take a few cans.

Teresa Schleifer passed on the info below

Charlie, Teresa, and Friends are playing at Areopagitica Books again on Saturday, May 1, 2010, at 7:00-9:00 pm. Here's the lineup: Charlie Flowers and Teresa Schleifer both on guitar and vocals, joined by awesome musicians Patrick Casey (djembe, accordion), Maury Falkoff (mandolin, dobro), Renilda Marshall (bass guitar), Rebecca Stansbury (fiddle), and Brian Szuch (electric guitar). Sure hope you can make it!

This from Avalon Nine

Looking for something fun to do Saturday night?
Check out the lineup at the Grandview Hop: http://www.thegrandviewhop.com/thismonth.htm

Live music everywhere, wine samples, shops, belly dancers, twirling hire hoopers (hey, I've seen this -- pretty amazing) and on & on...

Avalon Nine's 5 piece band will be inside Caribou Coffee from 6:30 to 9pm (just a couple blocks off 5th Ave. on Grandview Ave.). If you like Pink Floyd, Neil Young, 70s and 80s rock and Americana, you'll want to check out our crazy acoustic/electric mix!

Avalon Nine & Friends
Linda Blaine and Dave Clutter
Brian Szuch (electric guitar, dobro)
Rebecca Stansbury (violin)
and Mike Hale (bass)

www.myspace.com/avalonnine

Thanks for supporting live music in Columbus!

Half way through the Prince comes in. WOW I have never rated this fella but I have changed my mind.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Saturday Folk Jam

Saturday Folk Jam

I managed to get down to the best Bookshop in town on Saturday night for a jam session with the Thursday night crowd. I know that sounds like a contradiction, but it is logical. On Thursday nights there is a regular jam session at Areopagitica Books 3510 N. High Street Columbus Ohio, one I would love to attend, but my commitment to the Ashville Open Mic prevents me. This session was asked to play on Saturday as part of the Bookshop's Saturday entertainment series.

I had a great time and there was a good audience. The Bookshop has built up a good following for their Saturday evening events and this coming Saturday is not to be missed.

Columbus Folk Music Society Monthly Concert and fundraiser for the Festival in May.

It is auction time folkies. I love this event there are always interesting items for sale. I will be at an event in Chilicothi on that day but I will bust a gut to get back in time. Yes I know my dues need to be paid.

March 27
The Folkside Coffeehouse and Live Auction
Featured Performer
Butch Ross
http://www.butchross.com/index1.html
3510 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43214

Jam session at 7pm
The auction usually takes up the Open Mic slot at 8pm
Around 9pm is the guest.

Summer is around the corner

Local performers are gearing up for the rush. Make the best of it because the summer will be over before you know it. I have posted a few photo's to remind us what summer means.

Just for fun.
Sorry I can not embed this but it is well worth opening the web site. Volume loud, sit back and find out that getting older does not mean you can not have fun.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyS61DM1vyU






Friday, March 5, 2010

Storytelling for Folkie Families

Storytelling for Folkie Families

Sunday is storytelling for the family with Fireside Tales. I can promise you a very enjoyable time with the Storytellers Of Central Ohio. You will hear some of the best storytellers in the country. Yes, not State, Country. That is how good they are. If you have in your mind someone sitting and reading from a book, forget it. These people are storytellers not readers.

The Storytellers Of Central Ohio
are presenting an afternoon of Music and Storytelling for the whole family with six of the best storytellers in Ohio,
Emily Bailey, Sally Crandall, Jim Flanagan, Frank McGarvey, David Austin Sky,
and Larry Staats
with The Hard Tackers Sea Shanty and Sea Songs Crew

March 07, 2010
2:00PM
McCoy Performing Arts Center
100 W. Granville St
New Albany, Oh 43054
Cost: $7/adults, $5/senior citizens, $4/children 12 years and under.
Tickets are available at the door.
For more information call Frank McGarvey at (614) 268-0532.

New and old faces at Ashville.

















Friday March 5 at the Cheshire Market on Africa Road
Loosely Strung. See you there folks.
For Fun

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

And The Winner Is

John Schomburg wins the third verse challenge.


(Photo: Contestants line up ready to sing their verse)

In a very close contest John edged it to win with the best white trash verse.

A video copy of all the performers will be sent to Fred Eaglesmith. Let's hope he will choose one of the verses to include in the song.

Knowing the fun to come a good audience turned up to cheer the contestants on.

I have to give a special mention to Judy (Extreme left) although a regular this was the first time she had graced the stage at Papa Joe's.


Fireside Tales this Sunday
If you have never been to a Storytellers Of Central Ohio event you are missing out. This one is for families. Get rid of the winter blues, shake off the cabin fever and give it a try. I promise you an entertaining afternoon.

The Storytellers Of Central Ohio are presenting an afternoon of Music and Storytelling
for the whole family with six of the best storytellers in Ohio,


Emily Bailey, Sally Crandall, Jim Flanagan, Frank McGarvey, David Austin Sky, and Larry Staats


with the Hard Tackers Sea Shanty and Sea Songs Team


March 07, 2010
2:00PM
McCoy Performing Arts Center
100 W. Granville St
New Albany, Oh 43054
Cost: $7/adults, $5/senior citizens, $4/children 12 years and under.
Tickets are available at the door.
For more information call Frank McGarvey at (614) 268-0532.
for directions, see http://www.mccoycenterforthearts.com/directions-parking
The video below shows just how much fun you can have with music. You will enjoy the head bobbing demo.