[Folkus Project] Jonathan Byrd, Friday at May Memorial!
News of upcoming Folkus events
FolkusFans at folkus.org
Tue Sep 13 23:02:06 EDT 2005
This Friday, we begin again! Jonathan Byrd writes songs with strikingly
memorable characters, sing-able melodies, and captivating guitar-playing. He
won the New Folk award at Kerrville in 2004, has had two of his songs
printed in _Sing Out_ magazine, and when folk legend Tom Paxton found Byrd's
music on the web, Paxton was so moved, he sent him a little email: "What a
treat to hear someone so deeply rooted in tradition, yet growing in his own
beautiful way." Nice, huh?
Like Greg Brown, Jonathan Byrd¹s father was a preacher, and in his father¹s
North Carolina Southern Baptist church, Byrd grew up in one of the most
important strands of American Roots music: Southern Gospel music. Like the
late Dave Carter, the elements and characters in his songs ring with mythic
significance. Byrd¹s voice and guitar also ring: his voice is an agile
tenor and from his flat-picked guitar the intricate melodies of fiddle tunes
fly out like sparrows.
This is the music we love! This is who we are!
See you Friday, May Memorial, 8 o'clock.
Friday, Sep 16: Jonathan Byrd
Doc Watson-esque guitar picking and original songs that resonate like
Saturday, Oct 1: Galitcha
A rich tapestry of East Indian, Jazz, & Global music
Friday, Oct 7: Joe Davoli & Harvey Nusbaum
A CD-Anticipation concert . . .
Spirited guitar and fiddle drawing from Celtic and American roots
Saturday, Oct 8: Joe Crookston
Lyrics a la Pablo Neruda plus dynamic, celebratory music
Friday, Oct 21: Matt & Shannon Heaton
traditional Irish flute & guitar plus the vocal grace of today's most
Friday, Nov 4: The Atkinson Family
Traditional bluegrass that incorporates new grooves and tones
Saturday, Nov 12: Paul Geremia
Soulful acoustic blues for the brain and body
Friday, Nov 18: Diane Zeigler Band
Crystalline vocals and deft guitar-work
Friday, Dec 2: Northern Lights
Veteran bluegrass band creates a new tradition
Saturday, Dec 10: Brooks Williams with special guest Paul Asbell
An acoustic jazz, blues, & folk guitar summit
Friday, Dec 16: Dan Duggan & Peggy Lynn
Master hammered-dulcimer player & Adirondack songwriter celebrate the season
To reserve seats at May Memorial concerts, email <tickets at folkus.org>, or
call Jackie Downing at 315-440-7444
To reserve seats at Westcott Community Center concerts, call 315-478-8634
Directions to the venues can be found on the web at <http://folkus.org/>
The May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society is located at 3800 East
Genesee St, Syracuse.
The Westcott Community Center is located at 826 Euclid Ave, Syracuse.
For more information about the Folkus Project, please visit our web site at
<http://folkus.org/> or contact Joe Cleveland, Artistic Director, at
<joe at folkus.org> or 315-457-2290.
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