Folk Notes

Ian Tyson Sept 25, 1933 – Dec 29, 2022

Singer-songwriter Ian Tyson left us “old folkies” with some classic folk material. His popularity in the U.S. preceded that of such other Canadian folksingers as Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell and Neil Young. If you’ve attended folk music jams, it’s likely you’ve joined...

Crazy Cold Beautiful

CRAZY COLD BEAUTIFUL is a song cycle about the history and culture of sled dog mushing in northern Minnesota. The composition is inspired by the contributions of 19th century Ojibwe mail carrier, John Beargrease, who worked with his sled dogs to deliver the mail...

Sonoma County’s Americana Music Festival

What: Sonoma County’s Americana Music Festival Where: The California, 528 7th St, Santa Rosa, Ca. When: Friday & Saturday October 14th & 15th Showtime: 7:30pm Tickets: $25 per night, (https://www.caltheatre.com/sonomacountyamericanamusicfestival) Info: Kevin @...

About, “The Strychnine Banjo”

By CW Bayer Photo: 1867 Dobson patent banjo—the instrument upon which Charley Rhoades composed “The Days Of 49.” In many ways, our modern ideas and practice of folk music reflect efforts by Pete Seeger to not only rescue the old mountain music but also to see it as a...

Legendary Nashville guitarist Richard Smith plays July 9

July 9, 2022 Sebastopol Cultural Community Center Youth Annex 425 Morris Street, Sebastopol $30 gen adm/$25 SoCoFoSo members Cash/checks only Doors 7:00/Show 7:30 Vax record checked at the door/masks highly recommended indoors When Richard Smith picks up a guitar,...