Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Folk Action for Folkies (Or lack of it)

Folk Action for Folkies (Or lack of it)

The last week or so has been hectic and I have not done all the things I wanted to. I will be away for a few days and that always creates problems.

I will be out of State from 6 Feb until the 10 Feb. Mo will be taking phone messages, e mail I will still be receiving. I just want to make sure people do not think I am ignoring them.

Important Information

Saturday 7 February is the rearanged CFMS Concert from January

Below is the information from Victoria Parks who is the booking agent for the society. I can recomend RJ. She has a very pleasing voice and writes wonderful music.

Who was the winner of the 2007 Mountain Stage NewSong Contest— the 2008 Falcon Ridge Emerging Artist ? The same Central Ohio native who walked away as the 2008 Kerrville New Folk Artist. Rj Cowdery, songwriter of much recent celebratory status has been all the while right under our noses here in Central Ohio. She hasn't spent as much time here lately though. She has been hitting the road. She didn't just get to where she is overnight. No one knows this better than Rj Cowdery. With her great determination, gifts, and maturity that only time can bring, Cowdery has been out in recent years paying her dues touring and releasing amazing recordings. and who benefits? We all do.
If you want to catch her performance you can either chase her around as she tours the country, gaining momentum, OR, you can experience her perform live right here in Columbus this coming Saturday, February 7th at the Columbus Folk Music Society's Folkside Coffeehouse at Areopagitica Books in Columbus. Showtime is 9PM but get there at 8 PM to meet, greet and maybe have an opportunity to perform yourself if you get there even earlier.
Cowdery released Bernie's Daughter (1992), years and years ago when she was a fountain of raw talent and already extremely mature as a songwriter. Ms. Cowdery has heaped on the polish since then and has grown into a songwriter of remarkable lyrical maturity while her melodies and arrangements are even more fresh and compelling. Cowdery reveals exceptional maturity as a songwriter and a person with her recent offering.
It's been a LONG time to wait for another CD from this fine songwriter but it was worth the wait. Last year Cowdery released One More Door (2008) which features the song Saving for Love, about love and anger and how love is a much better investment! Log onto rjcowdery dot com and take a listen. I am certain you will decide to hear this fine performing songwriter live this coming Saturday when you can pick up your own cherished copy of One More Door. You better catch her this weekend because next weekend Rj's off to the North American Folk Alliance Conference in Memphis where she will steal the show. Good luck Rj.
Showtime is 8 PM. Suggested donation $5 at the door, CFMS members, $4. If you can please bring a can of food for the Central Ohio Food Bank. Go to or call 614-268-5094 for more info. Areopagitica Books is located at 3510 N. High St. in Clintonville, just North of East North Broadway. Oh, and please, join the Society, it doesn't cost much and there are many benefits for the whole family. Don't forget to mark your calendar for the Central Ohio Folk Festival this coming May 1, 2 and 3. On the 28th of Fenraury, Changeling warms us up for St. Paddy's Day with cookin Celtic music for the February 28 Folkside Coffeehouse when our CFMS Silent Auction begins. Then On March 28th MUSTARD's RETREAT graces the stage for the Folkside's annual live auction fundraiser! You heard me right, Mustard's Retreat with David Tamulevich and Michael Smith all the way from Ann Arbor, Michigan. Don't miss these other great shows.

Here are a couple of young lads who come to the Ashville Open Stage.

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