January 21-Granny Sue Holstein Granny Sue comes to us from West Virginia where she has been telling stories from Boston to Bellingham for a good many years. For the past three years she has been a performer for the WV State Parks summer Performance series. Take a look at www.wvstorytellers.org to learn more about this excellent teller.
I enjoy Folkie Haven whenever I find time to read it.
STEPPIN' IN IT with ELLERY
Friday, January 16th
Columbus Performing Arts Center
8:00pm (doors open 7:30)
$15 advance, $18 door
Under 18 yrs just $5
or call (614) 470-FOLK
Steppin' In It is a band out of Lansing, MI with roots in country blues, folk and maybe a dash of cajun spices. Most of their music, however, is original. They are: Josh Davis (songwriter/vocals/guitar), Dominic Suchyta (upright bass), Joe Wilson (steel guitar/Dobro/trombone), and Andy Wilson (harmonica/trumpet/cajun accordion). They've appeared on national programs like public radio's Mountain Stage and have toured pretty much everywhere, but I think this is their first time in Columbus.
I saw these guys years ago at the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival. They put on a helluva show.
The opening act, Ellery, are husband and wife duo Justin and Tasha Golden apparently have origins in Cincinnati.
I haven't heard them before. They have lots of samples online though including a free "holiday" ep download. They have a folk/pop sound with Tasha on vocals and Justin providing instrumental backing.
or call (614) 470-FOLK
Think of Avalon Nine in 2009!
Just a reminder that our acoustic duo (Avalon Nine) donates up to 12 concerts a year to non-profits and community arts events.
Want to get your organization in on a 1 to 4 hour concert for your fundraiser or non-profit event?Book early, and if we don't already have a freebie scheduled that month, you're in!
Qualifying non-profits include animal welfare, arts, education, environmental and peace efforts, and public radio fundraisers. We're open to others--can't hurt to ask. Even if you miss out on our monthly freebie, we still offer big discounts to non-profits.
We play a rocky mix of retro and Americana that fits a lot of venues, is upbeat and fun for all ages. We have a great song list (150+ songs) and can go from easy/mellow to a rocky party mix to fit your event. See our web page at:or www.myspace.com/avalonnine
Just a reminder that our second steering committee meeting is this coming Sunday, January 11 at 2:00 at the bookstore. Please try to make it--there are many things to talk about. I promise to keep discussion efficient and brief so we can have our Sunday evenings to ourselves. (Famous last words!).
I will try to get an agenda to you before the meeting, but I'm not promising--I have two new twin great grandsons and I'm distracted!
Try not to slip and slide too much1
You Tube and enter Englishmanjohn (One word)
For videos of Ashville Open Mic performers.