Friday, May 16, 2008

Weekend Folk News and Events


Weekend Folk News and Events


Lots going on this weekend so expect to find something you will like in the items below.
Photo: John Locke himself, storytelling in the Lower 9th Ward in New Orleans


From Theresa & David


Our concert with Alan Rhody is scheduled for this Friday. Seats are available. Please let me know if you plan to attend. We will be giving our reserved seat count to Alan by the end of today.

Concert day and time is Friday, May 16th at 8 pm. Please reserve your seats by email, including your phone number and the number of seats reserved. I'll send a confirmation email with directions attached.

We request that if you plan to attend this concert, please reserve your seats early. Also, if you do reserve and then need to cancel, please inform us by May 12th if possible. If we do not have sufficient reserved seats by May 12th, Alan may decide to cancel this event. Attendance at our house concerts has been low for some of our previous guest musicians. Did you know that, despite the concept of house concerts being a stop over en route to larger venues, the musicians frequently rely on the donations and sales of cd's at house concerts as their income?

To those who've attended our concerts, we appreciate your support in this endeavor. If you've enjoyed the house concert experience, please spread the word about pending concert plans to other family, friends & acquaintances, who may also enjoy acoustic and folk music.

Alan comes to us well-recommended by some of our guests. We are sure that you will find his music and performance style enjoyable for an evening of entertainment in our home. Please read more about Alan below.

We provide the chairs, some beverages, and snacks. You are welcome to bring finger food or appetizers to share. Please call me at (740) 967-2165 if you have any questions or need directions. You may share this invitation with others who may be interested in attending, but please ask them to mention you as their reference when reserving their seats.

If you do attend this concert, we recommend a donation to the musician. $15 per person is suggested (100% goes to musician).





From Jacque Morgan


As of this moment, there are still three spots available. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to improve your songwriting skills! Join with area songwriters in learning from Nashville's Alan Rhody. Workshop is limited to twenty registrants and is co-sponsored by Songwriters of Central Ohio and Songwriters and Poets Critique!

Jacque Morgan, SOCO
Steve Kreis, SPC
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Don't miss out on this great opportunity to improve your songwriting skills! Join with area songwriters in learning from Nashville's Alan Rhody. Workshop is limited to twenty registrants and is co-sponsored by Songwriters of Central Ohio and Songwriters and Poets Critique!

Jacque Morgan, SOCO
Steve Kreis, SPC


SONGWRITING WORKSHOP
with
ALAN RHODY

SATURDAY, MAY 17th
JACKSON TOWNSHIP
ADMINISTRATION BUILDING
3756 HOOVER ROAD
GROVE CITY, OH 43123
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

VERY SPECIAL RATE- $20
MAXIMUM 20 PARTICIPANTS


CO-SPONSORED BY SONGWRITERS OF CENTRAL OHIO AND
SONGWRITERS AND POETS CRITIQUE

EFor reservations: Jacque Morgan at 740-403-9612 or jacquemorgan@earthlink.net or Steve Kreis at 937-537-1248 or 937-349-3002 or sckreis@aol.com

Alan has been awarded BMI's "Million Airplay Award" as well as many platinum and gold record awards for over 6 million sales of records containing his songs. He has had over 100 covers of his originals to date, including I'll Be True to You (The Oakridge Boys) and Train Wreck of Emotion (Lorrie Morgan and Del McCoury). Other artists with Alan Rhody cuts include George Jones, Tanya Tucker, Lee Greenwood, T.G. Shephard, Toby Keith, Barbara Fairchild, Billy "Crash" Craddock, Kevin Welch and many, many more.

Alan has been a key player in creating the genre now called Americana or Acoustic Roots along with fellow mavericks such as Steve Earle, Kevin Welch, John Prine, Guy Clark, Emmy Lou Harris, Steve Young and many others.
Workshop will include information about songwriting and the music business from Alan's 35 years of experience: demos, performing originals, pitching songs, creating relationships, copyrights, publishing contracts, the creative process, writer?s block, song structure, melody. Alan will also do a number of song critiques (as time allows), and will also perform a song or two to close the seminar.EBe sure to bring paper, pen/pencil for notes and a songwriting exercise, as well as a song on CD (if you would like a critique).
YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS THIS GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO IMPROVE YOUR SONGWRITING SKILLS AND YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF THE MUSIC BUSINESS!
HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE.


From Larry Statt


People:
Looking at the weather, it is still probably a little too cold and a little too damp to start the new jam in Worthington. The Mean Bean has a chess club meeting on Saturday mornings and Graters doesn't open until 11:00 o'clock. If any one knows of an inside place to play in Worthington on Saturday mornings, let me know.
So, we won't meet this Saturday. We'll notify everyone when the weather and other things get better. Larry Staats

From John Locke


The new Stage at Papa Joe's is excellent. We have a carpet that should go down this coming week. The stage has been built by a local builder Pat Neil who gave the labor free. This was instigated by the Open Mic and led By Dave Rainey. We are looking for donations towards the cost of materials and number of regulars donated on Thursday night. If you are a supporter of the Papa Joe's Open Mike and would like to donate please see Dave on your next visit.


The stage makes a big difference and gives is the chance to make other improvements.


The Rainey's will be performing at Papa Joe's next Friday 23 May it will be packed out so get there early.




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