Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Central Ohio Folk Festival is not far off. I promise.

My left little toe tells me that this summer will be a scorcher. (Remember, it was here first) Spring is around the corner and when you are at the Columbus Folk Festival jamming with friends you will forget the snow.

There are still places to go and people to see in the folk music and storytelling world. I have had a few e mails from people saying they are locked in because the snow ploughs have not been through, I had one day locked in myself.

There is a little something right after the video to make you smile.

If you can get out, shake off the cabin fever and have some fun. Here are a few items you may want to keep in mind.

This Saturday 20 Feb

I had this e mail from Dave Rainey of The Rainey's.

Hi guys
I just checked and we have maybe 15 seats or so remaining for our show at JR Hooks in Circleville this weekend. We will do our best to squeeze in as many as possible but it would be a good idea to let us know in advance that you are coming. You can call 740-412-5281 or email to reserve your seats. OR if you like, respond back to me at this email with the number attending and I will pass along the information. With the weather being what it is, it is possible that some folks with reservations won't show up so if you decide at the last minute you are coming just call me at 614-832-1192 and I will see what we can do. The girls and I are excited about playing this venue and will do our best to make it a good show.
Hope to see you there!
The Raineys

This message from Alan Belasco

Americana Music Series at JR Hooks Café Music Room

An Evening with Death By Banjo

The Americana Music Series continues in downtown Circleville on Saturday evening, February 27 with outstanding acoustic group Death By Banjo. They will perform in the Music Room in the rear of JR Hooks Café, located at 115 Watt Street. The doors will open at 6:00 pm, and the music will begin at 8:00 pm. Advance tickets are available now for $5 by calling (740) 412-5281, or email Any seating still available the day of the show can be purchased at the door for $7. Advance dinner reservations for seating between the hours of 6:00 and 7:00 pm in the Music Room can be made by calling (740) 474-2158. Shows can sell out, so call ahead to purchase advance tickets or make dining reservations for any of the upcoming performances.

One for you diary from Alan

Bill Staines is coming to Columbus in March

Thought you may be interested in knowing that Bill Staines, awesome singer-songwriter from New England, will be playing in Columbus on Thursday, March 11, at the Columbus Montessori Education Center on South James Road. I don’t have a lot of details at the moment other than that fact that Becky Ogden, former owner of the Columbus Music Hall, is the person who put this together. Tickets are $18 in advance, $15 for Senior Citizens (not that you would qualify!).

I’m sending this email to a lot of folks, most of whom know of him, but if Bill Staines’ name doesn’t ring a bell, he wrote such great songs as “Roseville Fair,” “River,” “Down the Road,” and “(All God’s Children Got) A Place in the Choir.” He’s left-handed, but when he got his first guitar, he didn’t know that it was set up and strung for a right-handed player. So he taught himself to play upside down and backwards— Last time we saw him in Ohio was a number of years ago in Granville.

There is information available through the Montessori School at 231-3790. Ask for Becky Ogden. She promises to have posters up and around soon.

Please tell your friends! This will be a wonderful evening.

Talent will out.

Summer's almost here ... We're starting to see the deer moving around. Yep, won't be long now!

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