Friday, December 5, 2008

Loads of Information from the folk scene for Folkies.

Loads of Information from the folk scene for Folkies.

Get your self a cup of coffee because there is plenty to find out about in today's blog.

Death of Odetta.

Fine Mead and music
Mike Powers goes dark

Weekend events.

Death of a venue

Death of Odetta
You may not be aware that Odetta passed away this week. Below is one of the many articles written about her.

American folk music legend Odetta dies at 77

NEW YORK (AP) — Odetta, the folk singer with the powerful voice who moved audiences and influenced fellow musicians for a half-century, has died. She was 77.
Manager Doug Yeager says Odetta died Tuesday night.
With her booming, classically trained voice and spare guitar, Odetta gave life to the songs by workingmen and slaves, farmers and miners, housewives and washerwomen, blacks and whites.
She was nominated for a 1963 Grammy awards for best folk recording for "Odetta Sings Folk Songs." Two more Grammy nominations came in recent years, for her 1999 "Blues Everywhere I Go" and her 2005 album "Gonna Let It Shine."

Fine Mead and Music

There is a new music circle starting. It is on the first Thursday of every month and you can try some mead at the same time. Thanks to Eric Drake for the information.

¯ Come one, come all! ¯

Brothers Drake Fine Mead is now sponsoring a music circle!
on the 1st Thursday of each month, starting December 4, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

so...Grab your instrument and come on down to Brothers Drake Meadery to jam with friends!

Listeners are welcome, too!

We will provide the space and chairs. You bring your good attitudes and your instruments.

Our desire is to learn new songs, practice old ones and connect with the community. It doesn’t matter if you are a newbie or have been playing since the ‘60’s, and it doesn’t matter if you are country, rock, hip-hop, bluegrass, emo or any style in between. We would love to see and learn from you!

As always, we will have glasses and bottles of mead for sale on site and to take home for your honey.

Directions are on our website or call us 614-388-8765.

Mike Powers goes dark in his role as a chipmunk.

That bad penny Mike Powers who is well known for his rendition of Those Were The Days has been stitched up by Tom the Ukulele man following a performance at the Ashville Open Mic. Just let the video below roll, it is what comes after the counts.

Weekend events plus

Dec 5 - 7 Winter Warm Up Contra Dance Weekend Worthington Community Center 345 East Wilson Bridge Rd., Worthington, Ohio Info:



4 P.M


Then we have the book shop

Please join us for some of the great events we have planned for December. On Saturday, December 6th at 2pm, author Joe Peacock will sign his humorous book, Mentally Incontinent. Later in the evening of the 6th, at 7pm, "At Wit's End" will entertain us with an evening of original folk music. On Saturday Dec 13th, renown poet, David Baker, will offer both a reading and a workshop. This event will begin at 10 am and end at 4:30 PM. At 7 pm on the 13th, Larry Pennington will entertain us with more folk music. On December 20th, "Halfway Home will shake the house with their folk rock and cajun combination. On Friday, December 26th, the Poets and Writers Guild will offer their Christmas open mike session, and on Saturday, December 27th, So please come to Areopagitica Books to enjoy poetry, music and to generally brighten up your Holiday Season


Doug, Rebecca and Townz

The Stagecoach is no more

The death of a Venue

The Stagecoach is no more. The last stage has stopped there and the last singer has performed there. It is now flat. Following the fire it has now been flattened. This was a wonderful venue that unfortunately was taken over by a complete (insert your own adjective here).
Many thanks to TJ and his family for a wonderful time there, you and your staff made it a wonderful place to run the Open Mic. The old place is missed and often gets a mention at the Ashville Open Mic. We all have fond memories of the Stagecoach.

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