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Art Thieme Memorial Concert-20 Sept, Illinois

Elijah Browning 21 Aug 15 - 12:28 AM
Mark Ross 21 Aug 15 - 12:31 AM
Joe Offer 21 Aug 15 - 12:45 AM
Elijah Browning 21 Aug 15 - 02:16 AM
Sandra in Sydney 21 Aug 15 - 03:24 AM
Waddon Pete 21 Aug 15 - 02:07 PM
maeve 21 Aug 15 - 02:54 PM
wysiwyg 21 Aug 15 - 06:14 PM
GUEST,bbc 21 Aug 15 - 09:42 PM
Waddon Pete 23 Aug 15 - 10:16 AM
Rapparee 23 Aug 15 - 10:15 PM
Dan Schatz 24 Aug 15 - 01:54 PM
maeve 24 Aug 15 - 02:09 PM
Rex 25 Aug 15 - 01:06 PM
GUEST 17 Sep 15 - 11:51 PM
CupOfTea 18 Sep 15 - 11:15 AM
Mark Clark 18 Sep 15 - 11:38 AM
Waddon Pete 19 Sep 15 - 01:20 PM
Acme 19 Sep 15 - 07:45 PM
GUEST,CupOfTea, no cookies 26 Sep 15 - 12:39 PM
Phil Cooper 26 Sep 15 - 10:35 PM
GUEST,Jack Roberts 09 Dec 15 - 10:05 PM
Jason Xion Wang 09 Dec 15 - 10:41 PM
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Subject: Art Thieme Memorial Concert
From: Elijah Browning
Date: 21 Aug 15 - 12:28 AM

Hi All,

If you happen to be in the Chicago area, we'd love to see you.

Art Thieme Memorial Concert
When: Sunday, September 20, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm
Where:   

First Congregational United Church of Christ
Church Main Sanctuary
(Same building as the Two Way Street Coffee House)
1047 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove IL 60515

***(Across from the Public Library, two blocks from Downers Grove Main Street Metra Station)
Parking in church lot, on street, or in lot just north of the Library, one block north of church. (all free)***

Admission: This is a free concert. Cards and free will donation for the family will be accepted.

Performers:

CT Thieme

Lou and Peter Berryman   http://www.louandpeter.com

Andrew Calhoun    http://www.waterbug.com/calhoun/

Bill Camplin       http://cafecarpe.com/

Jim and Vivian Craig and Mitch Thomas   

Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer      http://www.cathymarcy.com/

Anne Hills and Jan Burda         http://www.AnneHills.com

Eddie Holstein      http://www.fredholstein.com/

Emcee: Emily Friedman (Editor and Founder "Come for to Sing Magazine")

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Art Thieme ? in Memoriam ? A very brief bio

Art Thieme was a large man in his prime- not tall, but stout, with a full beard, a gentle smile and a constant thoughtful process going on behind the scenes. Art grew up in an apartment in Chicago. He became a folksinger and a good ole 70's hippie. He and his wife Carol took their VW bus and a small inheritance from Chicago to Oregon to open a craft store and live the dream. They returned to Chicago broke, but full of stories.

For Art, every song was a story and every story led to a song. He collected and told stories and jokes that were borrowed by the best, including U. Utah Phillips, The Golden Voice of the Great Southwest, aka Bruce Phillips. Phillips became more nationally famous than Art. Art preferred not to travel as much or as far from his family, Carol, and son Chris. He was central to the Chicago folk scene in the 70's 80's and into the 90's. He was there as the Old Town School of Folk Music was born, as blues clubs came and went, as folk clubs came and went, as "Come For To Sing" magazine emerged and eventually ceased publication.

Art made his living as a folksinger- not a singer songwriter whining about his own lost loves or pitiful life, but a collector of musical gold, folklore and jokelore and banjo styles and Travis picking on guitar and history and anecdotes and old songs and sometimes new songs. His few trips to Washington connected him with the Folklore Society, Craig Johnson, Bruce Hutton and like-minded folks. Art learned several of Craig's songs.

Art's last gigs were over 15 years ago, as music and story entertainment on the Mississipi Riverboat the Julia Belle Swain. As the boat meandered it's way down the river, Art would tell true stories, jokes, point out places of interest, insert songs, and generally make the trip a 4 D experience for it's travelers.

Art's travels ended as MS slowly took over, but he began traveling on the internet, keeping up with Mudcat Café, folk friends all over, posting photos from his huge collection of folksingers who came through Chicago and staying in touch with as many people as possible. Sadly, MS took Art on May 27th at the age of 73, peacefully.

I've had few friends as close, as open and as ready to help in life as Art Thieme. I know many others feel the same way.
Cards can be sent to his wife, Carol at this address:
Carol Thieme
335 Illinois St
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

?submitted by Cathy Fink
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https://sites.google.com/site/artthiemefolkart/about        Art Thieme Home page created by CT Thieme
https://www.facebook.com/art.thieme Art Thieme on Facebook
http://singout.org/2015/05/28/art-thieme/   Art Thieme obituary in Sing Out!


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Subject: RE: Art Thieme Memorial Concert
From: Mark Ross
Date: 21 Aug 15 - 12:31 AM

Wish I could be there. Art was a good friend, and an inspiration to me. we would trade jokes and tories over the phone. He is missed.

Mark Ross


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Subject: RE: Art Thieme Memorial Concert-20 Sept, Illinois
From: Joe Offer
Date: 21 Aug 15 - 12:45 AM

Elijah, it would be wonderful to have this concert online or on CD. Might that be possible?
Art was a treasured friend to many of us.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Art Thieme Memorial Concert-20 Sept, Illinois
From: Elijah Browning
Date: 21 Aug 15 - 02:16 AM

Don't quote me on this, but it might be recorded for broadcast. I'll post details as they become clear.


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Subject: RE: Art Thieme Memorial Concert-20 Sept, Illinois
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 21 Aug 15 - 03:24 AM

YAH!!!!!


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Subject: RE: Art Thieme Memorial Concert-20 Sept, Illinois
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 21 Aug 15 - 02:07 PM

I think a concert is a lovely idea. Well done to those taking part and those behind the scenes. I only wish I could be there but, being the other side of the water, that's an impossibility.

Is it possible to make a CD of the concert so that funds can be raised to help the Thiemes?

Just a thought. Keep us posted.

Peter


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Subject: RE: Art Thieme Memorial Concert-20 Sept, Illinois
From: maeve
Date: 21 Aug 15 - 02:54 PM

A cd would be lovely, but a lot of work. Dan Schatz might have suggestions.


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Subject: RE: Art Thieme Memorial Concert-20 Sept, Illinois
From: wysiwyg
Date: 21 Aug 15 - 06:14 PM

Some of those folks would only be gigging again for Art and his family. I dearly hope local radio will stream it or archive it for the Midnight Special-- is that still a weekly program? I bet those folks would get involved.


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Subject: RE: Art Thieme Memorial Concert-20 Sept, Illinois
From: GUEST,bbc
Date: 21 Aug 15 - 09:42 PM

I'm afraid, because of distance, many of us will only be there in spirit, but it doesn't mean we love Art less. The concert sounds wonderful!

Best wishes,

Barbara


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Subject: RE: Art Thieme Memorial Concert-20 Sept, Illinois
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 23 Aug 15 - 10:16 AM

Let's refresh this!


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Subject: RE: Art Thieme Memorial Concert-20 Sept, Illinois
From: Rapparee
Date: 23 Aug 15 - 10:15 PM

I'd love to attend, but I don't think I can. BUT you never know!


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Subject: RE: Art Thieme Memorial Concert-20 Sept, Illinois
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 24 Aug 15 - 01:54 PM

What a wonderful event; I wish I could be there. The Midnight Special idea is a nice one.

Dan


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Subject: RE: Art Thieme Memorial Concert-20 Sept, Illinois
From: maeve
Date: 24 Aug 15 - 02:09 PM

Mark Ross- Art would certainly take issue with you claiming to have traded tories over the phone. Surely you traded patriots as well? (You're welcome.)

All good wishes to those who can gather together to honor and rejoice in our dear Art. Lots of Mudcat honor and love to Carol and the rest of this wonderful family.

Maeve


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Subject: RE: Art Thieme Memorial Concert-20 Sept, Illinois
From: Rex
Date: 25 Aug 15 - 01:06 PM

It is so good to see this is happening. I wish I could join you all but I'll be doing three shows that weekend carrying on what Art did, sharing the songs and stories. Many of them I learned from Art. We all enjoy his legacy.

Rex


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Subject: RE: Art Thieme Memorial Concert-20 Sept, Illinois
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Sep 15 - 11:51 PM

Joe, Rumor has it that the CD of this concert will be available as a premium on the WFMT.com fundraiser on November 7, 2015, 9-12 pm central time. you can stream the live concert at http://www.wfmt.com

However, if you can BE THERE this Sunday, you'll see some amazing family photos and other goodies that will never be available online again.


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Subject: RE: Art Thieme Memorial Concert-20 Sept, Illinois
From: CupOfTea
Date: 18 Sep 15 - 11:15 AM

I so wish I could be there for this gathering, but two trips to Chicagoland in a month is more than I can afford. Over Labor Day weekend, at the Fox Valley Folk Festival, there was a workshop tribute to Art. I had to miss that, too, doing a volunteers shift, but had a great chance to reminisce with Tom Kastle -who had been part of that workshop- at the fest party. It was gratifying to be able to go on at length about Art and the depth of his significance to Zoe Mulford, who didn't know Art. Dave Humphries chimed in. Putting him in the context of song finder, folklorist, source, & performer for her, we invoked the names of others who filled the same kind of niche like Lou Killen, Frank Harte, Tommy Makem, the Patons, Jean Ritchie. What gratitude we feel for having these fundamental folks who'e enriched our knowledge, understanding, lives, and hearts!

Thank you Art.

Joanne in Cleveland


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Subject: RE: Art Thieme Memorial Concert-20 Sept, Illinois
From: Mark Clark
Date: 18 Sep 15 - 11:38 AM

Though it breaks my heart, I too will be absent from this event. Distance and schedule conflicts make it impossible to be there to celebrate the life of my friend. Art was among the first people I met when I moved to Chicago in 1963. He was the only folksinger honoring "the tradition" with dignity and entertaining people at the same time. He used to tell me I was the only one he knew that could pull off singing "Tom Joad" in a Chicago bar. in the 1970s I was playing bluegrass so we didn't often cross musical paths but played a few shows together. It was always a joy. I think of him often.

      - Mark


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Subject: RE: Art Thieme Memorial Concert-20 Sept, Illinois
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 19 Sep 15 - 01:20 PM

Let's put this back up the top for those people who may not have seen the latest developments.

Peter


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Subject: RE: Art Thieme Memorial Concert-20 Sept, Illinois
From: Acme
Date: 19 Sep 15 - 07:45 PM

Please let us know when that premium CD is available, via a public radio station or other avenue!


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Subject: RE: Art Thieme Memorial Concert-20 Sept, Illinois
From: GUEST,CupOfTea, no cookies
Date: 26 Sep 15 - 12:39 PM

So?

And how did it go?

Enquiring ears want to know!


Joanne in Cleveland


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Subject: RE: Art Thieme Memorial Concert-20 Sept, Illinois
From: Phil Cooper
Date: 26 Sep 15 - 10:35 PM

It was a great time. Everyone on the roster outdid themselves.


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Subject: RE: Art Thieme Memorial Concert-20 Sept, Illinois
From: GUEST,Jack Roberts
Date: 09 Dec 15 - 10:05 PM

I heard part one of this on the Radio. They closed with a lullaby which I cannot get out of my head and it has been two weeks. Does anyone know of a recording anywhere or something?


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Subject: RE: Art Thieme Memorial Concert-20 Sept, Illinois
From: Jason Xion Wang
Date: 09 Dec 15 - 10:41 PM

Here is what I saw on another website:

Jim & Vivian Craig:
Jim solo: Buffalo Skinners (trad) 6:34
Let the Rest of the World Go By (Ernest T. Ball) 2:50
You've Been a Friend to Me (A.P. Carter) 4:28

Eddie Holstein:
rappin' and ramblin' 8:37
Mole in the Ground (Bascom Lamar Lunsford) 1:24
Passing Through (Richard Blakeslee) 3:10

Anne Hills & Jan Burda:
McKinley's Rag (Riley Puckett) 5:47
Anne: Stewball parody 1:08
Hobo in My Mind (Tom Paxton) 4:29
Over the Mountains (Uncle Dave Macon) 4:42

CT Thieme: (Art Thieme's son)
remembering his father, Art Thieme 4:41
Chicago Town (Art & CT Thieme) 5:14
Shake Sugaree (Elizabeth Cotten, arr. & adpt. Art Thieme) 5:23

It was broadcast on WFMT on 28th November.


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