Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Lots of Folk Activities for Folkies

It is always nice to have a choice of folk entertainment and there is plenty coming up.

Saturday at the book shop is the Columbus Folk Music Society Monthly concert.

This from Victoria

Don't forget, the Gipson & Fitz Trio with Rachel Frank performs January 30 for the Folkside Coffeehouse. The Gipson & Fitz Trio entertains audiences with an original blend of Bluegrass, Americana, Folk, and Southern Rock. Brant Gipson lends his voice, acoustic guitar, and banjo to an inspiring body of sound consisting of striking lyrics, strong vocals, and bold melodies. Mark Fitzharris adds his unique vocal ability and his exceptional guitar and mandolin playing to create the fully developed sound of Gipson & Fitz. Bassist, Billy Cory has now joined Gipson & Fitz on stage. Whether plucking, slapping or bowing, Billy’s upright bass playing punches through to the heart of the most skeptical music fans. The trio has grown with the ongoing evolution of their genre while maintaining the purity of its roots. The strong songwriting and vocal skills within the group, along with a vigorous passion for the art of music drive the Gipson & Fitz Trio to continually strive for new sounds to please audiences of all ages. They are no strangers to the stage, having appeared in various projects, the most notable of which were “Uncle Sam’s Dream Machine” (, the “Uptown Elephant Company” and the “Teeny Tucker Band” ( As previous members of these groups, they played many different venues in amny states and have shared the stage with legendary artists such as Phil Lesh & Friends, Bob Dylan, Rusted Root, B.B. King, Koko Taylor, Bo Diddley Jr., and Buddy Guy.

If you enjoy discovering lively new original tunes and rediscovering classics in a new light then be sure to check out the Gipson & Fitz Trio January 30th at the Folkside Coffeehouse. We will be treated to the fantastic fiddling of Rachel Frank as this trio becomes a quartet for this extra special performance! Doors open at 7PM with the featured performance at 9PM at Areopagitica Bookstore, 3510 N. High Street, Columbus. Suggested Donation is $5, $4 for CFMS members, plus a can of food for the Mid-Ohio Fook Bank.

That night you also have a fund raiser for the Ashville Viking Festival.

You will have Jeff Hartley and John Schomburg performing. They have both been asked to perform their funny material so it should be a good night. This will be at 5 PM at Papa Joe's in Ashville. (You may be able to get back in time to the CFMS Gig)

The same night

A message from: Teresa Schleifer

Charlie, Teresa, and Friends are playing at Espresso Yourself Music Cafe on Saturday, January 30, 2010, at 6:00-8:00 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!

The next day: A message from Karl

Hi, everybody!

I wanted to let you know that I will be the "featured artist" on WOSU's "Music in Mid-Ohio," this Sunday, January 31. For those of you in Central Ohio, you can listen to Christopher Purdy's Music in Mid-Ohio at 89.7 FM at 6:00 p.m. For those of you outside the area, you can stream the show from Please listen in, and if you're so motivated, support your local public radio station. Big thanks to Eric French and Christopher Purdy!

My CD is now also available through CDBaby, and you can also find downloads there and on other digital music sources, including iTunes. Check it out! Over the next two weeks, CDBaby will donate $1 from all album sales to charities aiding the victims of the earthquake in Haiti. Please check it out - if you already have my album, I'm sure you can find another recording you will enjoy and help out Mercy Corps and the American Red Cross at the same time.

As always, thanks so much for your continued support!

Karl Wohlwend

For anyone beginning guitar

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