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Berkeley (CA) Old Time Music Convention

GUEST,Suzy T. 03 Aug 09 - 06:42 PM
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Subject: Berkeley (CA) Old Time Music Convention
From: GUEST,Suzy T.
Date: 03 Aug 09 - 06:42 PM

Berkeley Old Time Music Convention
Sept. 9 thru 13, at venues all over Berkeley, California
Please see website for the details: http://www.BerkeleyOldTimeMusic.org

With: Alice Gerrard, Benton Flippen & the Mostly Mountain Boys, Paul Brown, Elizabeth LaPrelle, Eric & Suzy Thompson, Rodney & Clay Sutton, the Tallboys, Black Crown String Band, Paul Silveria, Knuckle Knockers and more.
Many events free admission, others tickets range from $4 to $15
Weds. Sept. 9 - Bay Area premiere of "Always Been A Rambler" - brand new hour-long documentary film about the New Lost City Ramblers; Q&A with director Yasha Aginsky
Thurs. SEpt. 10 - Concert at Freight & Salvage with Alice Gerrard, the Tallboys, Eric & Suzy THompson
Fri. Sept. 11 -- Concert at Freight & Salvage with Benton Flippen, Mostly Mountain Boys, Paul Brown, Elizabeth LaPrelle, Knuckle Knockers. In the day time, 2 panel discussions: At noon, a dance demo and discussion at the Freight with Evie Ladin, Rodney & Clay Sutton, Charmaine Slaven. At 4:30, at Morrison Hall (UC Berkeley music building), a panel discussion with Alice Gerrard and Elizabeth LaPrelle.
Sat. Sept. 12 - Daytime: Kids' concert at 10:15 at the Library; String Band Contest from 11 to 3 at the Farmers Market, Civic Center Park; Evening square dance at Ashkenaz with Benton Flippen & Mostly Mountain Boys, Black Crown String Band and callers Rodney Sutton and Amy Hofer
Sun. Sept. 13 - Instructional workshops (advance registration suggested) with festival performers; Family dance at Ashkenaz with Mt. Diablo String Band; Old Time Cabaret open mic at the Jupiter

Please note:
Due to illness, Mike Seeger will not be able to attend the Berkeley Oldtime Music Convention as scheduled.  He has been battling leukemia for a number of years and now has developed an unusually aggressive cancer.  He is home with his family and is receiving hospice care.

We are saddened by the news. Mike holds a special place in BOTMC history - he is a hero to all of us, and he has attended the BOTMC several times, both as a solo performer and as part of the New Lost City Ramblers, and the liner notes of his "Berkeley Farms" LP on Folkways documented the original Berkeley Old Time Fiddlers Convention from the 1960's that inspired the BOTMC.
(see hhttp://www.folkways.si.edu/albumdetails.aspx?itemid=1953 )

We are proud and excited to have Alice Gerrard coming to the BOTMC. Alice is best known for her groundbreaking collaboration with Appalachian singer Hazel Dickens during the 1960s and '70s, and has worked closely with other old-time music giants including Tommy Jarrell, Enoch Rutherford, Otis Burris, Luther Davis and Matokie Slaughter. She's appeared on more than 20 albums and has produced and/or written liner notes for a dozen more. In 1987, Alice founded the Old-Time Herald, and served as editor-in-chief from 1987 til 2003.  She tours with Tom Sauber and Brad Leftwich (as Tom Brad & Alice); when she can, she performs with the Herald Angels and the Harmony Sisters, and very occasionally with Hazel Dickens.

She will perform at the Freight on Thursday night, Sept. 10. She will also participate in the panel discussion at UC Berkeley on Friday afternoon Sept. 11, and will teach an oldtime fiddle Galax-style workshop on Sunday afternoon Sept. 13. 


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Subject: RE: Berkeley (CA) Old Time Music Convention
From: Mark Ross
Date: 03 Aug 09 - 08:05 PM

Sorry I won't be able to be there. Sounds like a great time will be had by all.

Mark Ross


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