[Folkus Project] Announcing a special season finale concert
Upcoming Folkus events
FolkusFans at folkus.org
Thu Mar 16 10:39:41 EST 2006
SPECIAL ADDED CONCERTS
On April 29 we'll learn that "Cold Missouri Waters" is just the tip of the
iceberg. With 8 albums, 3 Juno nominations and a Juno award, songwriter
James Keelaghan is one of Canada's best-known exports on the folk circuit.
His most celebrated songs tell the stories of extraordinary events from
history through the eyes of ordinary people. In doing so, they turn epic
tales into deeply moving pieces that strike a personal chord.
JUST ADDED SPECIAL SEASON FINALE CONCERT
The dean of contemporary songwriters, John Gorka, will give a concert to
close the Folkus Project season on Friday, June 2, 2006 at May Memorial
Unitarian Universalist Society. This will be the first time that the
³preeminent male singer/songwriter of the new folk movement² (Rolling Stone)
has played in Syracuse. Because ³Gorka is widely heralded for the
sophisticated intelligence and provocative originality of his songs² (The
Boston Globe) we thought you might like an early heads-up that, yes, Gorka
is coming to Syracuse. After cutting his teeth as the Godfrey Daniels
housing opening act and participating in the New York City songwriting scene
and Jack Hardy's legendary Fast Folk circle, John Gorka has gone on to
national and international acclaim. Please join us for this special season
finale concert -- this one's for you. (Info on how to reserve seats at
Folkus concerts is at the end of this email.)
This is the music we love! This is who we are!
LIKE TO BAKE?
Make a donation to the May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society to thank
them for hosting the music we love by bringing cookies, cakes, confections
or other creative concoctions to concert on March 24. Yum!
(All concerts start at 8 o'clock)
Friday, March 24: Lisa Moscatiello and cellist Fred Lieder
Gorgeous folk-tinged pop, delivered with knee-buckling poignancy and
@May, $10 <http://lisamoscatiello.com/>
Friday, April 7: Dana & Susan Robinson
Perfect fodder for both old-time and contemporary folk enthusiasts
@May, $10 <http://robinsongs.com>
Saturday, April 8: Sara Milonovich and Greg Anderson
Award-winning fiddler and singer joined by masterful guitarist
@ Westcott, $10
Friday, Apr 21: Carl Jones and Beverly Smith
Deeply immersed in the wellspring of old-time country music
On Saturday, April 22, Folkus will present several workshops led by Carl
& Beverly on singing and instrumental technique (fiddle, mandolin, banjo),
and then the duo will top off their visit to Syracuse by performing for the
Syracuse Country Dancers' contra dance Saturday night.
Saturday, Apr 29: James Keelaghan
"Cold Missouri Waters" is just the beginning!
@May, $15 <http://www.keelaghan.com/>
Friday, May 5: The Kennedys
Jangly guitars, tight harmonies, positive energy and smart lyrics
With special opening act: Ryan Fitzsimmons
@May, $10 <http://kennedysmusic.com>
Saturday, May 13: Truckstop Honeymoon, with Larry Hoyt opening
Inspiring down-home hillbilly love stories
Friday, May 19: Peter Siegel
Low-key and hilarious, dead center satire
Friday, June 2: John Gorka
The dean of contemporary singer-songwriters, in a special season-finale
--To reserve seats at May Memorial concerts, email <tickets at folkus.org>,
or call Jackie 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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