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Upcoming Events: Dusty Strings, Seattle

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Subject: Upcoming Events: Dusty Strings, Seattle
From: harpmolly
Date: 18 Jul 06 - 11:54 AM

Hello all!

I am hereby beginning (with the moderators' kind permission) a PermaThread to spread the word about some of the upcoming concerts and special events at Dusty Strings in Seattle. There are some amazing talents coming to our shop in the next few months!

I hope these events will be of interest to our Seattle 'Catters...you know where to find us! (If not...3406 Fremont Ave. N, 206-634-1662).

Thanks!

Molly B.
      This is an edited PermaThread® for the Dusty Strings in Seattle, Washington, intended to provide performance schedules and other information about the venue and store. This thread will be edited by Harpmolly. Feel free to post to this thread, but remember that all messages posted here are subject to editing or deletion.
      -Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Upcoming Events: Dusty Strings, Seattle
From: Stewart
Date: 18 Jul 06 - 05:02 PM

Hi Molly,

Keep bringing those fine performances like Niamh Parsons last winter, and I'll be there.

Cheers, S. in Seattle


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Subject: RE: Upcoming Events: Dusty Strings, Seattle
From: michaelr
Date: 18 Jul 06 - 08:54 PM

Hey Joe -- Dusty Strings is a retail business, not a club.

Nothing personal, harpmolly, but this thread comes dangerously close to commercial advertising, IMO. Is that really OK on the Mudcat?

Cheers,
Michael


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Subject: RE: Upcoming Events: Dusty Strings, Seattle
From: harpmolly
Date: 18 Jul 06 - 11:11 PM

Michael (and everyone),

Fear not! This thread is for "event" information only--concerts and featured workshops. I would never dream of using the Mudcat to advertise Dusty Strings' merchandise.

True, we are a folk-music-based music store, but also a venue. As such, we host events that I think the Seattle area Mudcatters would be glad to hear about. That, and only that, is what this thread is intended for--as my heroine Audrey Hepburn would say, "Cross my heart and kiss my elbow." I have far too much respect for the Mudcat to tread inappropriate ground.

Hope that helps!

Cheers,

Molly


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Subject: RE: Upcoming Events: Dusty Strings, Seattle
From: Joe Offer
Date: 19 Jul 06 - 02:29 AM

Of course it's OK, Michael. If it's folk music and it's available, people ought to know about it. We've always done what we can to support and promote businesses that provide us with the music we love - CAMSCO and Folk-Legacy records, various folk music clubs and venues, Elderly Instruments, and whatnot. Molly asked to use this thread to give notice about upcoming events, but I think people also ought to know about all aspects of Dusty Strings, including at least a general idea about the merchandise and services they have to sell. In general, we don't allow non-music advertising - but folk music is what we're all about. If we don't promote folk music, who will?
Seems to me that McCabe's Guitar Shop in Santa Monica is very similar to Dusty Strings. I'd love to have somebody maintain a PermaThread for McCabe's, and for Harry Tuft's store in Denver, and similar establishments.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Upcoming Events: Dusty Strings, Seattle
From: harpmolly
Date: 19 Jul 06 - 11:44 AM

Thanks Joe! :)

Molly


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Subject: RE: Upcoming Events: Dusty Strings, Seattle
From: harpmolly
Date: 19 Jul 06 - 11:59 AM

While I've got your attention, one more announcement (I just can't hold this one in!)

On Saturday, November 11th, 2006, Dusty Strings presents Liz Carroll and John Doyle!

Their concert will begin at 7:30 pm (doors opan at 7:00). Tickets are $23.



They will also be presenting fiddle and guitar workshops during the day on Saturday. Here are the workshop details:

Intermediate Irish Guitar
John Doyle
Sat., November 11, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $30, or $50 for both of this instructor’s workshops.
Discover drop-D tuning. Explore accompanying traditional Irish tunes using sub-chords and various rhythm patterns.

Advanced Irish Guitar
John Doyle
Sat., November 11, 1:30-3:30 p.m., $30, or $50 for both of this instructor’s workshops.
This class is a further exploration of John's guitar style. Focus on open tunings, flatpicking and song backing. Students should be familiar with lots of tunes.

Intermediate Irish Fiddle
Liz Carroll
Sat., November 11, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.,$30, or $50 for both of this instructor’s workshops.
For those who have some Irish music under their belt but who are maybe a bit shy to call themselves advanced. Learn more about ornaments and bowings and explore their place in tunes.

Advanced Irish Fiddle
Liz Carroll
Sat., November 11, 1:30-3:30 p.m., $30, or $50 for both of this instructor’s workshops.
This is a class for those who have loads of tunes and just want to know what I do with the music; a heartrending confessional, it will nevertheless involve you playing more than me talking.

Call or stop by for tickets, or to sign up for workshops (3406 Fremont Ave. N, Seattle; 206-634-1662).

See you there!

Molly


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Subject: RE: Upcoming Events: Dusty Strings, Seattle
From: Deckman
Date: 26 Jul 06 - 02:43 PM

This is a wonderful thread for people in the Seattle area. I'm so busy this summer building decks that I'm not really able to keep up (or even catch up) with what's going on. I apppreciate you taking the time to post these announcements. CHEERS, Bob(deckman)Nelson (in Everett ... yellow house ... third from the corner).


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Subject: RE: Upcoming Events: Dusty Strings, Seattle
From: harpmolly
Date: 26 Jul 06 - 10:33 PM

Thanks so much, Bob! I'm glad to know the thread is useful. :)

Cheers,

Molly


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Subject: RE: Upcoming Events: Dusty Strings, Seattle
From: Charley Noble
Date: 27 Jul 06 - 09:08 AM

And while you're coming or going to the music events at Dusty Strings, don't forget to stop at the corner Greek restaurant for a snack! And then there's the neighborhood public art work to admire, and attire!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Upcoming Events: Dusty Strings, Seattle
From: harpmolly
Date: 27 Jul 06 - 11:45 AM

Well said, Charley! Of course, I should probably warn everyone who hasn't heard already that Fremont is a little...different...these days, because of the Fremont Bridge Replacement Project. Speaking of Public Art, the Waiting for the InterUrban statue has been moved over to HIstory House during construction...at least the Troll is still where it used to be. ;)

M


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Subject: RE: Upcoming Events: Dusty Strings, Seattle
From: harpmolly
Date: 28 Aug 06 - 10:39 PM

Hallo again all! It's time once again to update for the fabulous fall concert schedule!

I'm moving the info about David Grier down to this message, since it's still to come (this week!) As always, call Dusty Strings at 206-634-1662 for tickets or more info.


David Grier
Thursday, August 31, 7:30pm, $18
Bluegrass master guitarist David Grier returns to Dusty Strings for a solo concert. Grier's splendid career has placed him in the company of Clarence White, Doc Watson, and Tony Rice as one of the most innovative and supremely gifted flatpickers of all time. Many of you know his playing well (he has been featured on more than 100 recordings) but for anyone unfamiliar with him, Grier's solo show is a must-see experience.


David Helfand and Friends
Saturday, September 9th , 7:30 p.m., $15
David Helfand, harpist and multi-instrumentalist and his friends present an exotic evening of original and traditional music on the Celtic harp, mandocello, guitar, violin, bass and Middle Eastern percussion and perform their enchanting blend of Middle Eastern, Celtic and impressionistic music. David has released four CDs and will showcase music from his albums based upon his magical journeys to Israel and Britain.


Carolyn Cruso and Kate Price
Friday, September 15th, 7:30 p.m., $15
Friday September 15th, Carolyn Cruso and Kate Price team up for a performance of traditional and original music. Independently, Cruso and Price have toured internationally, garnering praise as much for their vocal stylings as their impressive instrumentation. Cruso accompanies her singing with hammered dulcimer, flute and guitar. Price also plays the hammered dulcimer, and brings Swedish Hummel and piano into the mix. Together, they bring to the stage an eclectic blend of folk, jazz, Celtic and other multi-cultural elements in a dazzling display of compositional creativity and instrumental virtuosity.


CRASDANT
Sunday, October 15th, 7:30 p.m., $15
Crasdant, the foremost instrumental band of Wales, will perform at Dusty Strings on October 15th. Robin Huw Bowen's triple harp centers the music, while Andy McLauchlin lends lithe flute. Fiddle player Chris Bain and guitarist Huw Williams bring both humor and a delicious rhythmic sensibility to the mix. Huw is also an award winning step-dancer who will no doubt be spicing things up at this exciting performance loaded with traditional instrumentation and contemporary inspiration.


THE FIFTH ANNUAL SEATTLE FOLK HARP SYMPOSIUM CONCERTS

Masters of the Celtic Harp: Gráinne Hambly & William Jackson

Friday, November 3, 7:30 p.m., $15
Fremont Baptist Church

Kim Robertson & Park Stickney
Saturday, November 4, 7:30 p.m., $15
Fremont Baptist Church

Sylvia Woods & Sunita Staneslow
Sunday, November 5, 7:00 p.m., $15
Dusty Strings Acoustic Music Shop



And finally, don't forget about Liz Carroll and John Doyle on November 11th! (Details are in my post from July 19th.)

Thanks again everyone! See you soon!

Cheers,

Molly


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Subject: RE: Upcoming Events: Dusty Strings, Seattle
From: Amergin
Date: 28 Aug 06 - 10:47 PM

I noticed there is also a couple of mountain dulcimer workshops on October 21.

I may have to see if I can make it.


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Subject: RE: Upcoming Events: Dusty Strings, Seattle
From: open mike
Date: 28 Aug 06 - 11:18 PM

i love the troll   / (@@) \
                   ( .. )
                     \ @ /


luckily miken showed this to me--

hey, where is miken??

hello.....hello.....crab pot....
where you be??

did i frighten you off with our 911 scare?

come back....


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Subject: RE: Upcoming Events: Dusty Strings, Seattle
From: Deckman
Date: 28 Aug 06 - 11:39 PM

OPEN MIKE! ... Miken is alive and well in the same place in Edmonds. He just returned from a long week's sailing trip in the San Juans with his brother. He is no longer on line ... go figure! CHEERS, Bob(deckman)Nelson


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Subject: RE: Upcoming Events: Dusty Strings, Seattle
From: harpmolly
Date: 29 Aug 06 - 03:44 AM

Me too, open mike...I walk past him every day on my way to work (and going home most days, too) and always give him a smile and a little wave. It's almost getting to be a superstitious thing. :) Plus he reminds me of my grandfather...except my grandfather's ears were bigger. *grin*

(Oh, btw, for those of you not familiar with our favorite Seattle landmark...here he is!)

There have been a few incidents of tagging lately, and it really boils my blood. Grrrr.

Molly


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Subject: RE: Upcoming Events: Dusty Strings, Seattle
From: Deckman
Date: 14 Oct 06 - 10:05 AM

Thanks for posting this. Bob ... up in Everett.


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Subject: RE: Upcoming Events: Dusty Strings, Seattle
From: Rapparee
Date: 14 Oct 06 - 09:08 PM

Okay. What's up between January 19 and 24th? And how would we (my wife and I) get there?


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Subject: RE: Upcoming Events: Dusty Strings, Seattle
From: Don Firth
Date: 14 Oct 06 - 11:04 PM

Internet trolls don't know from nuttin' about real Trolls.

Here he is:   "Billy Goat who?" Click on thumbnails to enlarge.

Correct me if I'm wrong Molly, but isn't the VW bug clutched in the Troll's left hand life-size? If not, darned close!

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: Upcoming Events: Dusty Strings, Seattle
From: Amergin
Date: 15 Oct 06 - 12:20 AM

I think it's an actual VW bug.


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Subject: RE: Upcoming Events: Dusty Strings, Seattle
From: harpmolly
Date: 17 Oct 06 - 09:49 PM

I believe it is, too. :)

Don--I think it's funny that the page you linked to mentions that people generally avoid eye contact with the Troll. I make a point of waving and smiling at him every morning when I walk to work...he's like a good-luck charm. *grin*
(Hmmmm...maybe we could feed the 'Net trolls to the Fremont troll? ;))
Rapaire...hmmm, I don't have the January schedule details yet, but will post them as soon as I can! Where are you coming from?

By the way everyone, the CRASDANT concert was amazing! The music was phenomenal and those lads are an absolute scream! We had about 80 people, and they all seemed to enjoy it as thoroughly as I did.

Cheers,

Molly


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Subject: RE: Upcoming Events: Dusty Strings, Seattle
From: Don Firth
Date: 18 Oct 06 - 10:17 PM

Refresh.


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Subject: RE: Upcoming Events: Dusty Strings, Seattle
From: Amergin
Date: 18 Oct 06 - 11:18 PM

Rap, will be coming from Southern Idaho. Anymore time down there he will be a full fledged Mormon, and a card carrying member of the Republican Party.


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Subject: RE: Upcoming Events: Dusty Strings, Seattle
From: harpmolly
Date: 12 Nov 06 - 03:03 AM

Wow wow wow, and more wow.

I've just gotta say that tonight's concert (Liz Carroll/John Doyle) was amazing. What a pair! Fiery fiddling and great strumming (John has a bit of a bobblehead thing going, except he does it with his whole body! :)), not to mention some mean flatpickin' tunes. Just great!

It was a sold out show (and then some--we had some extra people who gave us puppy dog eyes, and well, what can you do? Drag up every available guitar stool, that's what). Thanks to any 'Catters who attended (that means you, Stewart!) Hope to see you at future events!

Speaking of future events, here are a few for your consideration:


DRÅM In Concert at Dusty Strings
Thursday, December 7th, 7:30 pm
This should be something else! Folk harp, nyckelharpa, wooden flute, and Swedish bagpipes give this duo their distinctively Swedish sound. More info will be forthcoming!

The Dusty Strings 21st Annual Holiday Open House
Saturday, December 9th, 9:30am-9:00pm
Free live music all day long! This is Dusty Strings' annual way to say "Thank you" to all the customers who keep us going through the year. We have a series of great local artists playing in the store throughout the day, and treats/beverages in the back rooms for schmoozing. In the interests of full disclosure ;) I should add that my friend Davy and I are the opening act...we get to warm up the crowd! It's absolutely my favorite gig of the year, even if it does involve singing at 10:00 a.m.

Next on the list:

Tony McManus & Randal Bays
Thursday, December 14th @7:30pm, $18.00
Randal Bays is our own local Irish fiddler and guitarist extraordinaire, and Scotsman Tony McManus is a well-respected master of the Celtic guitar in his own right. Tickets will go on sale Monday. PM me if you have any questions!

Cheers,

Molly


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Subject: RE: Upcoming Events: Dusty Strings, Seattle
From: harpmolly
Date: 17 Jan 07 - 11:07 PM

Yes, it's me again! I'm just dropping a line to let everyone know that the 2nd Annual Dusty Strings Acoustic Blues Festival is up and running! Last year was a great success, and we're excited about this year's lineup too (featuring Mary Flower, Mike Dowling, Orville Johnson, Grant Dermody, John Miller, Dave Mullany, Eric Madis, Del Rey, and Steve James). The dates are March 9-11.


Thanks again for everyone's support. Incidentally, the Holiday Open House was too fun, as always. Davy and I were really gratified by the people who hauled themselves out of bed at the ungodly hour of 10 a.m. to see us play (including two friends of mine from Portland who surprised me!) Can't wait for next year...

Cheers,

Molly


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Subject: RE: Upcoming Events: Dusty Strings, Seattle
From: harpmolly
Date: 12 Feb 07 - 02:25 PM

And here she is again! :)

Just a quick update, as usual, to let everyone know that the full spring schedule of concerts and workshops
are available on our website. This spring is absolutely jam-packed with great performances and master classes: Pierre Bensusan, Laurence Juber, Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, and Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, among others. As always, feel free to post or PM me if you have questions!

Cheers,

Molly B.


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Subject: RE: Upcoming Events: Dusty Strings, Seattle
From: Stewart
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 05:55 PM

Hi Molly,

I hear Jay Ungar and Molly Mason will be in Seattle Saturday, March 31 to do a Seattle Folklore Society Concert at Town Hall, and then a band workshop the next day, Sunday, April 1, at Dusty Strings. That's pretty exciting!

Cheers, S. in Seattle


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Subject: RE: Upcoming Events: Dusty Strings, Seattle
From: harpmolly
Date: 13 Feb 07 - 09:44 PM

Stewart,

Ain't it though? :) I'm looking forward to meeting them. I'm also excited about Pierre Bensusan teaching again. Have I mentioned that I love my job? ;)

Cheers,

M


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Subject: RE: Upcoming Events: Dusty Strings, Seattle
From: harpmolly
Date: 13 Mar 07 - 10:49 PM

Hey all...any Seattle John Reischman fans out there? If so, you might like to know that John Reischman and the Jaybirds are having a CD release concert at Dusty Strings on March 30th! Whee! Here are the details:

John Reischman and the Jaybirds CD Release Concert
Friday, March 30, 7:30 pm, $20

The new CD is called Stellar Jays.

See you there!

Cheers,

Molly


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Subject: RE: Upcoming Events: Dusty Strings, Seattle
From: Stewart
Date: 14 Mar 07 - 04:34 PM

Hi Molly. You know, that's just the day before Bob Nelson's (aka Deckman) House Concert, April 1, 3pm at my house in NW Seattle. So let's see all those Seattle 'catters!

Cheers, S. in Seattle


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Subject: RE: Upcoming Events: Dusty Strings, Seattle
From: Stewart
Date: 14 Mar 07 - 04:36 PM

Oops, two days before. So you don't have to go out two days in a row. See you at both.

S. in Seattle


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Subject: RE: Upcoming Events: Dusty Strings, Seattle
From: harpmolly
Date: 14 Mar 07 - 09:15 PM

What a good idea, Stewart! :) I wish I could come...darn retail job, makes me work Sundays :(. (Ahhh, you know I love it. *grin*) Have a great time!

Cheers,

Molly


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Subject: RE: Upcoming Events: Dusty Strings, Seattle
From: harpmolly
Date: 22 Apr 07 - 02:15 PM

Hello again all!

I have two more upcoming concerts to announce, which should please a pretty wide variety of tastes! For those bluegrass enthusiasts among you (and I fancy there are one or two on the 'Cat somewhere ;)), we're having David Grier in concert this Saturday night, April 28th (full details below). The next night (or, as Monty Python would say, "And now for something completely different!"), we're having a fantastic Klezmer harp and clarinet concert by Duo Controverso (again, details below). Both concerts will be accompanied by same-day workshops as well. Here are the full details:

DAVID GRIER IN CONCERT
Saturday, April 28, 7:30 pm, $18

Tim O'Brien calls David Grier "a front-runner in the bluegrass pack, with his beautiful sound and staggering technique... a truly original artist." Grier's splendid career has placed him in the company of Clarence White, Doc Watson, and Tony Rice as one of the most innovative and supremely gifted flatpickers of all time. Inspired by Bill Monroe at an early age (his father played banjo for the Blue Grass Boys), David has garnered international praise for his solo and duet albums and has appeared on two GRAMMY®-winning recordings. He is also the guitarist for the band Psychograss. David will also present a Bluegrass Guitar workshop from 1:30-3:30 pm on Saturday; cost is $50.)


Duo Controverso
Annette Bjorling (harp) & Kurt Bjorling (clarinet, basset-horn)
Sun, April 29, 7:00 pm, $15 (or $10 for same-day workshop participants)

Let yourself be captivated by world-renowned musicians Kurt Bjorling (who has performed and recorded with the Klezmatics, Brave Old World, Itzhak Perlman, and the Chicago Klezmer Ensemble) and Annette Bjorling, the "World's First and Only Klezmer Harpist". Duo Controverso is acclaimed for a dynamic and creative approach to music, interweaving traditional melodies and modern thoughts. The program includes Klezmer, Turko-Greek melodies, jazz and classical music.(Kurt and Annette will also present a workshop, Klezmer Music for Harpists and Other Instrumentalists, on Sunday from 12:30-2:30 pm. Cost is $35, and workshop participants receive a discount on that evening's concert.)


Cheers!

Molly

P.S. I hope Deckman's house concert went well...sorry I had to miss it! :)


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Subject: RE: Upcoming Events: Dusty Strings, Seattle
From: harpmolly
Date: 14 May 07 - 01:41 PM

Hello again everyone!

Ouch! Is it really possible that I've forgotten to post the amazing event we have coming up this weekend? Shame on me! All I can say in my own defense is that it's been an extremely eventful and distracting few weeks *sigh*.

Anyway, for all you Wings fans (or just fingerstyle guitar devotees), Dusty Strings will host a concert and workshop with the legendary Laurence Juber this Saturday! As always, here are the full details:

Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop
Laurence Juber
Sat., May 19, 1:30-4:00 p.m., $40.

An entertaining, interactive, multi-level presentation with an emphasis on the value of melody, tone and texture in creating a musical experience for the guitarist. Two-time Grammy®-winning guitarist Laurence Juber performs, demonstrates his technique, and discusses arrangements and original compositions from his extensive repertoire. Topics to be covered are warm ups, playing more efficiently, basic fingerstyle patterns, fundamentals of harmony, and altered tunings, including DADGAD. Fingerstyle is the main right hand focus, however flatpicking is covered too.

Laurence Juber In Concert
Saturday, May 19th, 7:30 pm, $18

Laurence Juber may be best known for his three-year stint as the lead guitarist in Paul McCartney's band Wings. However, his career as a solo artist, composer, and arranger stretches far beyond the Wings years; he has been a featured studio musician on the soundtracks of many Oscar®- and Emmy®-winning films and television series, and is a two-time GRAMMY® award winner. He has worked with George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Paul Williams and Al Stewart (among many others), and has been voted Fingerstyle Guitarist of the Year by Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine. Laurence has published several instructional books and DVDs, and is also a columnist for Guitar World Acoustic magazine.

As always, we hope to see you there!

Cheers,

Molly


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Subject: RE: Upcoming Events: Dusty Strings, Seattle
From: harpmolly
Date: 04 Jun 07 - 03:59 PM

More fabulous events! The next month or so holds particular fun for harpers, Scottish music enthusiasts (great concert this weekend!) and ukulele-crazed strummers (come on, you know you're out there.) Hope to see you! (For tickets or to sign up for workshops, call 206-634-1662 or stop by the store in Fremont.)

Cheers as always,

Molly

Summer Harp Concert Series:

The Alys and Seumas Show

Sunday, June 10th , 7:00 p.m., $15
Canadian harper Alys Howe and American harper Seumas Gagne present their first full-length performance of traditional Scottish Gaelic and Irish music. Both accomplished harpers, Alys and Seumas will perform Scottish and Irish dance music on the clarsach (traditional Celtic harp) as well as Scottish Gaelic love songs, work songs, and vocal dance music (puirt-a-beul.). Alys and Seumas will also present a workshop (Waulking Songs on the Harp) Sunday afternoon from 12:15-2:15. Call for more information or to register.



Lisa Lynne
(with special guest Aryeh Frankfurter)

Sunday, July 1st, 7:00 p.m., $15
Two renowned Celtic Harpers and multi-instrumentalists join forces to create a breathtaking musical experience. Lisa Lynne is a Windam Hill recording artist who has sold over half a million albums of her enchanting instrumental compositions. Aryeh Frankfurter has been delighting audiences around the globe with his evocative approach to time honored Celtic and Nordic repertoire. Together they bring a unique blend of traditional folk and contemporary music with Celtic Harps, mandolins, bouzouki, viola and Nyckelharpa, a rare traditional Swedish folk instrument that is both keyed and bowed, dating back 600 years. You will be delighted and inspired by this heartwarming combination of extraordinary talents and timeless instrumentation. (Lisa will also present a workshop on therapeutic music Sunday afternoon; call for more information or to register.)


Summer UkeFest VI Concert
Starring Del Rey, James Hill, and the whole Boulder Acoustic Society!

Saturday, June 30th , 7:30 p.m., $18
Giggle not! This is some serious uke playing. These virtuoso artisans of the ukulele are part of our Summer Ukefest VI, which includes workshops all day Saturday and Sunday. Come see fingers fly and hear the blues, ragtime, jazz, and old time music played by master musicians who make this little instrument sing its heart out. Bring your friends for this memorable, jaw-dropping, once-a-year event.


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Subject: RE: Upcoming Events: Dusty Strings, Seattle
From: harpmolly
Date: 14 Aug 07 - 05:15 PM

Fall is creeping up on us entirely too quickly, in my opinion. However, the good news is, as Bill Watterson's inimitable Calvin would say, "The days are just packed!". And by "the days", of course, I refer to the Dusty Strings fall concert and workshop schedule. (Trust me for obscure references...)

Anyway, we have truly crammed this fall's schedule with great performers and workshops. Banjo players are particularly well represented in the concert series, with Bob Carlin and Paul Brown taking the stage in September, and Adam Granger and Alan Munde rounding out the schedule in November. We will also see the return of Liz Carroll and John Doyle in November--O frabjous day! (I'd advise getting your tickets early for that concert, as they have already started flying out the door).

I could go on and on...harp concerts galore, the return of Crookshank (our own John P's Euro-traditional folk-rock conspiracy to drive the Muggles mad) and lots of fun 1920s-30s music. But I'll let you see for yourselves. Just to tease you, here is the September concert lineup. (As usual, give us a call at 206-634-1662 or stop by the store to purchase tickets.)


Bob Carlin & Paul Brown
Thursday, September 6th, 7:30 pm, $18
Bob Carlin has performed, lectured, and taught the distinctive Southern banjo style to audiences all over the U.S., Canada, and Europe for over thirty years. His performances and teaching explore the history of the banjo and Carlin's own musical journey through West African roots and African-American banjo styles, minstrelsy of the 1840s and 1850s, Southern "old-time" banjo playing, and John Hartford's music. Paul Brown is a highly respected banjo player, fiddler and singer. He's a songster, collector and producer, and a warm and welcoming entertainer who makes his living as a radio journalist with NPR in Washington.


Magical Strings
Saturday, September 15, 7:30 p.m., $15
Philip and Pam Boulding of Magical Strings create their distinctive music with a tightly knit blend of Celtic harp and hammered dulcimer, augmented by pennywhistle, concertina, valiha (Malagasy bamboo harp) and storytelling. Since 1978, they have toured throughout the U.S., Canada, Ireland and Japan, including touring and recording with Dan Fogelberg and appearances on A Prairie Home Companion. Their '06 tour concluded with a debut performance at the Kennedy Center in D.C. The Washington Post has described their music as "warm, graceful, and sonically gorgeous."


Del Rey & Suzy Thompson
Friday, September 21, 7:30 p.m., $18
Suzy Thompson and Del Rey have been collaborating on recordings and live performances for over 20 years. Suzy plays her deep blues fiddle on almost every Del Rey CD released since 1990, and Del appears on Suzy's live Arhoolie release Stop and Listen. They share a love for Memphis Minnie and the classic blues singers, and sing wonderfully obscure 1920s numbers like Bessie and Clara Smith's Faraway Blues. Del plays guitar for Suzy's great fiddle tunes, and Suzy backs up Del on ukulele rags and deep blues numbers (and there's plenty of duet singing!).


See you soon!

Molly


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Subject: Bob Carlin & Paul Brown Concert - Seattle - 9/6
From: harpmolly
Date: 29 Aug 07 - 04:49 PM

It occurred to me that it might be more helpful to put the specific concert in the subject heading, because the general "Dusty Strings" subject doesn't really give enough info. Anyway, once more, here is the info on next week's terrific banjo concert. Hope to see you Seattle banjoists there!

Bob Carlin & Paul Brown
Thursday, September 6th, 7:30 pm, $18
Bob Carlin has performed, lectured, and taught the distinctive Southern banjo style to audiences all over the U.S., Canada, and Europe for over thirty years. His performances and teaching explore the history of the banjo and Carlin's own musical journey through West African roots and African-American banjo styles, minstrelsy of the 1840s and 1850s, Southern "old-time" banjo playing, and John Hartford's music. Paul Brown is a highly respected banjo player, fiddler and singer. He's a songster, collector and producer, and a warm and welcoming entertainer who makes his living as a radio journalist with NPR in Washington.


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Subject: RE: Upcoming Events: Dusty Strings, Seattle
From: harpmolly
Date: 06 Dec 07 - 10:49 PM

Hallo everyone!

Thanks to everyone for your enthusiasm re: the Butch Baldassari Benefit Concert. It was a smashing success, and an almost full house despite the snow! Yay!

In other news, this Saturday (December 8th) is the Dusty Strings Holiday Open House, featuring free live music all day long (from 11am-9pm). Hot cider, coffee, cocoa, and more freshly baked cookies than should be legal will be served.

Note: The Mudcat's own John P will perform with his new Scandinavian group, Mäd Fiddlu, at 2:00 pm. I suppose honesty must compel me to admit that yours truly will also be taking the stage briefly at the end of the 4:00 pm set by Le Quintette de Musette, having been graciously invited to sing a song with these wonderful musicians. Believe me, the pleasure is all mine!

For the full schedule and details about the performers, visit:

http://www.dustystrings.com/shop/concerts.shtml#04

Cheers!

Molly


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Subject: RE: Upcoming Events: Dusty Strings, Seattle
From: harpmolly
Date: 20 Dec 07 - 06:49 PM

Hello again!

We've got some great concerts coming up in January! To wit:

Lisa Ornstein & André Marchand
Saturday, January 5, 7:30 p.m., $18

Join fiddler Lisa Ornstein and songster/guitarist André Marchand for an evening of tunes and songs from French Canada. A founder of the Québécois super-group, La Bottine Souriante, André Marchand has defined Québécois music for the past thirty years with his legendary voice, his repertoire of traditional songs, and his unique guitar accompaniment. Lisa Ornstein tumbled into Québécois music following apprenticeships with Vermont fiddler Louis Beaudoin and Québécois fiddler Louis 'Pitou' Boudreault. Lisa's dynamic fiddling and impeccable tune choice have inspired a generation of Québécois musicians. Lisa and Andre have been playing together for thirty years and have a wealth of experience bringing the music of Québec to life. Lisa and André will also teach Québécois fiddle and guitar workshops separately and together on Sunday, January 6, the day after the concert. Sponsored by Northwest Folklife.


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Bill Evans & Megan Lynch
Saturday, January 19, 7:30 p.m. $18

World-renowned California bluegrass banjo player (and author of Banjo For Dummies) Bill Evans (Dry Branch Fire Squad, David Grisman, Peter Rowan) and six-time National Champion Nashville fiddler Megan Lynch (3 Fox Drive, Barbara Lamb, Jim Hurst) blend tradition and innovation, mixing original instrumentals with creative interpretations of modern tunes and a few well-chosen standards. Fast banjo and fiddle duets? Most definitely. But you'll also be surprised at how well these celebrated bluegrass sidepersons sing together on material that ranges from Rose Maddox to Van Morrison. Join Bill and Megan for banjo and fiddle workshops on Saturday before the concert.


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Del Rey & Steve James
Saturday, January 26, 7:30 p.m., $18

Dusty Strings favorites Del Rey and Steve James return to Dusty Strings as a duo once again, for another evening of hot guitars and cool songs. Ian Zack of Acoustic Guitar magazine writes, "When Steve James and Del Rey, a pair of acoustic blues guitar virtuosos, play together live, the result is usually a heady mixture of dueling strings, intellectual humor, and Blues History 101." Not to mention their wide-ranging skills on a variety of other instruments and styles, their wise and witty lyrics, and their clear and honest vocals. Del will also teach ukulele workshops on Sunday afternoon, January 27.

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Hope to see you there. Merry Christma-Hanu-Rama-Ka-Dona-Kwanzaa!

(can you tell I've been listening to too much Roy Zimmerman? ;))

Molly


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Subject: RE: Upcoming Events: Dusty Strings, Seattle
From: harpmolly
Date: 24 Jan 08 - 07:17 PM

Hey Seattle 'Catters!

We don't have the full spring concert schedule out yet, but there are two announcements I just can't wait for!

First of all, after much consideration (and customer feedback!) we have decided to offer half-price concert tickets for children 12 and under. Hopefully this will make it easier for families to come and see some of the wonderful events we have at the shop!

The second announcement is this: on March 8th, 2008, Dusty Strings will present TWO concerts by renowned group Celtic Fiddle Festival. Because of the anticipated demand, we have decided to have one show at 7:30 p.m. and another at 9:00 p.m. the same night. Tickets are $23.00, and are available now.

As always, give us a call at 206-634-1662 for more info! I'll post the full spring schedule as soon as I have it.

Cheers,

Molly


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Subject: RE: Upcoming Events: Dusty Strings, Seattle
From: harpmolly
Date: 31 Jan 08 - 02:28 PM

Hello again!

OK, here is the entire jam-packed Dusty Strings Spring 2008 Concert Schedule. If anyone has any questions, feel free to PM me, or of course call the shop at (206) 634-1662 (or toll-free 866-634-1662). As always, you can also call that number to purchase tickets or sign up for workshops. All concerts take place at the Dusty Strings Acoustic Music Shop, 3406 Fremont Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98103.

See you around!

Molly

P.S. (Don't forget that children 12 and under are now 1/2 price!)

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Celtic Fiddle Festival
Saturday, March 8th
TWO SHOWS! 7:00 p.m. & 9:30 p.m., $23

Called "three of the finest folk violinists anywhere" by The Washington Post, Kevin Burke (Ireland), Christian Lemaître (Brittany, France) and André Brunet (Québec) combine their talents, musical traditions, and spontaneous humor as the Celtic Fiddle Festival for concerts of dazzling energy and subtle grace. They are supported by acclaimed English musician Ged Foley's guitar skills, ranging from driving accompaniment to delicate solos.
Live performances by the Celtic Fiddle Festival feature a showcase by these masters of their regional repertoires. The evening builds to a collaborative set, which features all four musicians weaving complex and fascinating arrangements with the delicacy of a chamber quartet – and the rip-roaring force of an international hoe-down. Co-sponsored by Northwest Folklife.


Michael Chapdelaine and Schenk Guitars
Visit the Builder and the Guitars 4:30 pm
Concert Friday, March 14, 7:30 pm - Free!

Dusty Strings hosts Schenk Guitars and guitarist Michael Chapdelaine in a special event debuting luthier Rod Schenk's new line of guitars, soon to be offered in our store. Schenk Guitars are hands-down the most exciting new presence in this guitar-rich world. Performers such as Richard Smith and Pierre Bensusan have praised these guitars for their tone, beauty, and expressive capacity. The guitars will be showcased by the talents of Michael Chapdelaine, who approaches fingerstyle guitar in two ways: classical (studied with Segovia at USC in LA) and rippin' arrangements of cover tunes from the 60's (1998 winner of the prestigious Winfield National Fingerpicking Competition). He has performed world-wide, sharing the stage with many of Nashville's guitar wizards, including Muriel Anderson. Come visit the builder at 4:30 p.m., play the guitars, and then enjoy this free evening concert at 7:30 p.m. featuring two exceptional art forms: guitar building and guitar playing.


Mark Graham & Orville Johnson with Lil' Rev
Saturday, March 15th. 7:30 p.m., $18
Mark Graham and Orville Johnson, widely known and respected as longtime performers on harmonica and dobro/blues guitar as well as through their "Kings of Mongrel Folk" duo, join forces with the Midwest's "ukulele and harmonica wizard", Lil' Rev. You'll hear Rev and Graham swap soulful harmonica licks over Johnson's masterful blues craftsmanship, as well as Rev's eclectic blend of Blues, Tin Pan Alley, County, Folk and Yiddish material. Graham promises concert-goers, "Our show with the World-renowned Lil' Rev will be a cornucopia of harmoniacal madness never before seen or to be seen again in this geological epoch."


Mark Roberts, Dan Compton & Stanley Greenthal
Saturday, April 12th, 7:30 p.m., $18
Mark Roberts and Dan Compton met at The Festival of American Fiddle Tunes many years ago. During their first session together they both happened to go into the reel "The Cottage in the Glen" simultaneously with nary a wink or a nod. That proved to be a sign of the simpatico music vibes they've shared ever since, up through their most recent collaboration on Robert's new CD, The Gloup. In this concert they are joined by nationally acclaimed Northwest songwriter and instrumentalist Stanley Greenthal. The three will combine their deep pool of experience in Celtic and other musics from around the world for a richly melodic and stirring evening of collaborative music.


Cornwall Harp Ensemble
Friday, April 18th, 7:30 p.m., $12
Dusty Strings welcomes Sarah Deere-Jones and her Cornwall Harp Ensemble, seven harpers from the rugged Cornish coast in the southwest of the British Isles. The Ensemble will present a concert featuring the traditional harp music of Cornwall, a land of beautiful countryside, fascinating history, an ancient language and a fine legacy of Celtic culture. The Cornwall Harp Ensemble performs an eclectic mix of classical, traditional and contemporary music as an ensemble, interspersed with solo contributions. Formed by Deere-Jones in 2004, they were invited to perform at the Wales International Harp Festival in Caenarvon, and in Denmark to perform with the 'Harpetræf' ensemble in Copenhagen.


The Downtown Mountain Boys
Saturday, April 19th, 7:30 p.m., $18
The DownTown Mountain Boys, the Pacific Northwest's most exciting and accomplished bluegrass band, features veteran bluegrassers and recording artists Terrence Enyeart (bass, lead and harmony vocals), Dave Keenan (banjo, fiddle, lead and harmony vocals), Don Share (guitar, lead and harmony vocals), Tom Moran (mandolin), and Paul Elliott (fiddle). Victory Review recently called The DownTown Mountain Boys "the cream of Seattle-area pickers, top teachers, session musicians, and musicologists." The band's recent recording Big Darlin' was recently named one of the year's best bluegrass recordings by Pete Goodall of KBCS.

Kate Long & Robin Kessinger
Saturday, April 26th, 7:30 p.m., $18
Two of Appalachia's most-loved artists deliver a high-energy, thought- and laugh-filled evening with lots of audience participation. National flatpick guitar champion Robin Kessinger is a member of the legendary Kessinger family of old-time music. Kate Long's moving, witty songs such as Who Will Watch the Homeplace have become new Appalachian standards. When these two mix dazzling traditional guitar classics with musical storytelling and new songs that sound old, "the feeling is down-to-earth, down-home, and deeply rooted," as one presenter reported. "Expect to laugh, cry, think, and come away with a full heart."


Clawhammer Banjo Weekend 2008 Concert
Bob Carlin, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, and The Coattail Riders (Jeanie Murphy & Forrest Newton)

Saturday, May 3, 7:30 pm, $18
Hear three of the best old-time banjo players (as well as special guest Marcy Marxer on the banjo cello!) all in one event. This concert is part of the 4th Annual Dusty Strings Clawhammer Banjo Weekend, which takes place May 2-4 at Dusty Strings.


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Subject: 4th Annual Clawhammer Banjo Weekend May 2-4, 2008
From: harpmolly
Date: 06 Feb 08 - 04:53 PM

Hey MudFolk!

This announcement is also being emailed out to our events list, but I thought it was worthwhile to post it here. Cheers!

Molly

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Announcement:

4th Annual Dusty Strings Clawhammer Banjo Weekend
May 2-4, 2008
Featuring Bob Carlin, Cathy Fink, Jeanie Murphy, and Candy Goldman


Hello Old-Time Banjo Players and Friends of Old-time Music,

I'm excited to send out the news that May 2-4, 2008 Dusty Strings will present our 4th Annual Clawhammer Banjo Weekend. This year's Banjo Weekend will feature the return of some wonderful teachers and performers including Bob Carlin, Cathy Fink, Jeanie Murphy, and Candy Goldman for a weekend full of workshops, a Saturday night concert, and opportunities to meet and jam with other banjoists of all levels. As a bonus, for the Saturday night concert, Cathy Fink will again be joined on stage by Marcy Marxer, and Jeanie Murphy will perform with Forest Newton as the Coattail Riders. For those of you who have attended the Banjo Weekend before with some of the same teachers, you can look forward to a mix of both new classes and variations on previous classes to help you continue your journey toward new horizons.

New this year, Bob Carlin and Candy Goldman will teach a series of "Getting Started" classes specifically designed for first-time beginners. This will be taught parallel with other beginning classes for players who already have a little experience. Having these two "beginner tracks" offers the wide spectrum of "beginning" students the opportunity to select the class level that will benefit them most. We have also reorganized our Friday evening introductory session to include organized jamming (slow, intermediate, and advanced) led by the instructors with the help of guest musicians. This will provide extra time to play some music, reconnect with friends, and meet new friends in the banjo and old-time music community. Anyone interested in or curious about clawhammer banjo or the Banjo Weekend is encouraged to attend the FREE Friday night sessions.

Registration and Information
All Clawhammer Banjo Weekend events will take place at the Dusty Strings Acoustic Music Shop, 3406 Fremont Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98103. Admission price for the full weekend is $195, which includes a Friday evening introductory session that is open to all participants, four workshops on Saturday and Sunday, and a Saturday night concert. Workshops, except for the Sunday afternoon "Roundtable Discussion," can be taken à la carte for $50 each, and extra concert tickets are available for $18. A limited number of banjos will be available to rent for $25 for the weekend with advance arrangements.

Private lessons will be available throughout the Banjo Weekend and possibly before and after. Private lessons are $60 per hour. Lesson slots fill very quickly, so please contact Dusty Strings if you are interested in signing up for private lessons with any of the instructors.

Complete Clawhammer Banjo Weekend information, schedule, and registration materials will be available very soon at Dusty Strings, by calling us at 206-634-1662 (toll free 866-634-1662), or by visiting visiting our web site at www.dustystrings.com.

Thanks for your support in the past and I'll hope to see some of you at this year's Banjo Weekend.

Sincerely,
Gary Davidson


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Subject: RE: Upcoming Events: Dusty Strings, Seattle
From: harpmolly
Date: 19 Feb 08 - 05:16 PM

Just me again!

Quick note: the Spring Workshops are up on the DS website now, as well as the Concert Schedule (as posted above, but with photos).

We're overflowing with workshops this spring, including both guitar and banjo workshops by Mike Seeger!. We hope to see you there!

Cheers,

Molly


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Subject: RE: Upcoming Events: Dusty Strings, Seattle
From: harpmolly
Date: 27 Mar 08 - 08:38 PM

Hello Puget Sound 'Catters! Hope you're staying warm and dry.

Here are the April concerts at Dusty Strings. As always, you can stop by the shop or call (206) 634-1662 to purchase tickets. We hope to see you there!

Molly

***

Mark Roberts, Dan Compton & Stanley Greenthal
Saturday, April 12th, 7:30 p.m., $18
Mark Roberts and Dan Compton met at The Festival of American Fiddle Tunes many years ago. During their first session together they both happened to go into the reel "The Cottage in the Glen" simultaneously with nary a wink or a nod. That proved to be a sign of the simpatico music vibes they've shared ever since, up through their most recent collaboration on Robert's new CD, The Gloup. In this concert the flute & fiddle pair are joined by nationally acclaimed Northwest songwriter and instrumentalist Stanley Greenthal. The three will combine their deep pool of experience in Celtic and other musics from around the world for a richly melodic and stirring evening of collaborative music.


Cornwall Harp Ensemble
Friday, April 18th, 7:30 p.m., $12
Dusty Strings welcomes Sarah Deere-Jones and her Cornwall Harp Ensemble, seven harpers from the rugged Cornish coast in the southwest of the British Isles. The Ensemble will present a concert featuring the traditional harp music of Cornwall, a land of beautiful countryside, fascinating history, an ancient language, and a fine legacy of Celtic culture. The Cornwall Harp Ensemble performs an eclectic mix of classical, traditional and contemporary music in solo and ensemble settings. Formed by Deere-Jones in 2004, they were invited to perform at the Wales International Harp Festival in Caenarvon, and in Copenhagen, Denmark, with the 'Harpetræf' ensemble. Special note to 'Catters: Yours truly (harpmolly) will be one of the local Seattle harpers playing a few opening pieces before the main event. I'd love to see you there!


The Downtown Mountain Boys
Saturday, April 19th, 7:30 p.m., $18
The DownTown Mountain Boys, the Pacific Northwest's most exciting and accomplished bluegrass band, features veteran bluegrassers and recording artists Terrence Enyeart (bass, lead and harmony vocals), Dave Keenan (banjo, fiddle, lead and harmony vocals), Don Share (guitar, lead and harmony vocals), Tom Moran (mandolin), and Paul Elliott (fiddle). Victory Review recently called The DownTown Mountain Boys "the cream of Seattle-area pickers, top teachers, session musicians, and musicologists." The band's recent recording Big Darlin' was recently named one of the year's best bluegrass recordings by Pete Goodall of KBCS.


Kate Long & Robin Kessinger
Saturday, April 26th, 7:30 p.m., $18
Two of Appalachia's most-loved artists deliver a high-energy, thought- and laugh-filled evening with lots of audience participation. National flatpick guitar champion Robin Kessinger is a member of the legendary Kessinger family of old-time music. Kate Long's moving songs such as Who Will Watch the Homeplace have become new Appalachian standards. When these two mix dazzling traditional guitar classics with witty musical storytelling and new songs that sound old, "the feeling is down-to-earth, down-home, and deeply rooted," as one presenter reported. "Expect to laugh, cry, think, and come away with a full heart."


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Subject: RE: Upcoming Events: Dusty Strings, Seattle
From: harpmolly
Date: 10 Apr 08 - 07:27 PM

As an addendum to the above post regarding the Mark Roberts/Dan Compton/Stanley Greenthal concert this Saturday night, I wanted to let you all know that they will all also be teaching workshops this weekend. Sunday (April 13th) Dan Compton will teach an Irish fiddle workshop, Mark Roberts will teach an Irish flute workshop, and they will then teach a combined Fiddle and Flute and Whistle. Stanley Greenthal will also teach two DADGAD guitar workshops on Saturday, April 12th (the day of the concert).

Hope this is of interest to some of you!

Cheers,

Molly


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Subject: RE: Upcoming Events: Dusty Strings, Seattle
From: harpmolly
Date: 26 Aug 08 - 01:01 PM

OK, OK, so I've been a little remiss in posting events lately. We've got a great fall lineup at Dusty Strings, so here goes!

As always, you can call 206-634-1662 (or 866-634-1662 if it's long-distance) to purchase tickets. You can also mail us a check or stop by the shop in Fremont (3406 Fremont Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98103).

All concerts are at Dusty Strings unless otherwise indicated.

Hope you can come to some of these great concerts!

Molly

***


Bob Carlin & Pete Wernick in Concert
Thursday, September 4, 7:30 p.m., $18
Two masters of the five string banjo—one old-time and one bluegrass—meet to offer a rare opportunity to hear the two styles together. Bob Carlin, one of the best known clawhammer-style banjoists teaching and performing today (and well-known to Dusty Strings audiences from his appearances at the Clawhammer Banjo Weekend), returns for a special concert with "Dr. Banjo," Pete Wernick. Wernick is renowned worldwide for his accomplishments and contributions to bluegrass music: a hot-picking force in several trend-setting bands including Hot Rize, a respected author, teacher, and songwriter, and former President of the International Bluegrass Music Association. The two stop off at Dusty Strings for this special concert on their way to the American Banjo Camp at Fort Flagler.


Alfredo Rolando Ortiz
Saturday, September 6, 7:30 pm, $18
Internationally acclaimed soloist on the "arpa paraguaya" (Paraguayan harp), a composer, author, educator and recording artist, Dr. Alfredo Rolando Ortiz plays a multicultural repertoire which covers folk, classical and popular music of many countries, as well as his own original compositions. Dr. Ortiz has performed for audiences of all ages and backgrounds, from multiple appearances at international harp meetings to the delivery room during the birth of his second daughter, the performance he considers his most important. Susann McDonald praises his technical virtuosity and depth of musical expression, and promises "strong vibrant rhythms, marvelous dynamic contrasts, stylistic verve, and profound sensitivity" from this riveting performer. Dr. Ortiz will also lead harp workshops Saturday before the concert.


Kevin Burke & Cal Scott in Concert
Friday, September 19, 7:30 p.m., $23
Kevin Burke, one of the most recognizable talents in Irish music today, brings his highly fluid and ornamented Sligo-style fiddling to Dusty Strings once again. This time Kevin is joined by multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger and producer Cal Scott, who offers a seasoned and complementary aesthetic in his accompaniment to Burke. Their new CD Across the Black River, included by the New York Times on its list of "most notable world music CDs of 2007", is a collaboration incorporating their own new compositions, traditional Irish music and even a bluegrass classic. Kevin and Cal will also lead fiddle and guitar workshops Friday before the concert.


Dusty Strings Bluegrass Banjo Contest
Sunday, September 28, 1:00 p.m.
$10 Registration Fee

Dust off those fingerpicks, tighten up that banjo head and start tuning up for the very first Dusty Strings Bluegrass Banjo Contest, Sunday, September 28th! There's nothing quite like a contest to help focus those practice sessions and hone your chops, so sign up early to reserve one of the twenty open slots.

The contest is open to all and contestants will compete for prizes, gift certificates, and bragging rights. All contestants will also receive a coupon good for a discount on any instrument in the store. Register by phone or in person at Dusty Strings.


Del Rey & the Sweet Hollywaiians
Saturday, September 27, 7:30 p.m., $18
In their first appearance in the Northwest, The Sweet Hollywaiians, Japan's answer to Robert Crumb and His Cheap Suit Serenaders, join Seattle's first-rate uke-and-guitar blues musician and vocalist Del Rey for an evening of great originals and good-time music from the '20 and '30s. Winning commendations from Crumb for their Hollywood-style performances, the Sweet Hollywaiians have appeared with Janet Klein, and recorded an album with Tom Marion of the Parlor Boys. Del Rey promises to wow the audience with her chops on resonator guitar and uke, and will share new material from her latest CD Blue Uke. She looks forward to her collaboration with the Hollywaiians, praising their "lovingly detailed approach to the music of the '20s." Join Del for a "Memphis Minnie" guitar workshop Sunday after the concert.


Ken Perlman & the Canote Brothers
Saturday, November 22, 7:30 p.m., $18
In a concert celebrating a wide swath of old-time music, Ken Perlman presents a varied program featuring old-time and Celtic-based fiddle tunes from across North America. He'll share the fruits of his folklore fieldwork, playing on banjo the tunes he collected himself from traditional fiddle players in Eastern Canada, notably Cape Breton and Prince Edward Island. While the Canote Brothers also have one foot firmly planted in the traditions of American Roots music, they certainly have an ear tuned to the novel and the quirky. As one reviewer put it, "Their songs all have the ring of cock-eyed classics!" Ken, Greg and Jere will also lead banjo, fiddle, and guitar workshops November 22 and 23.


7th Annual Harp Symposium Concerts

Ray Pool & Sue Richards

at Fremont Baptist Church
Friday, October 24, 7:30 p.m., $18

Ray Pool, author of Clever Levers, will put that title to the test with "Ain't Misbehavin'," "Don't Get Around Much Anymore," "Satin Doll" and other big band and Broadway melodies, mixed in with other pieces in a traditional lever harp style. Sue Richards, called "one of America's brightest stars" by Dirty Linen magazine, will play her favorite Scottish tunes, some of her original music, and a few Appalachian and American folk tunes from her upcoming book.


Gráinne Hambly & Laura Zaerr
at Fremont Baptist Church
Saturday, October 25, 7:30 p.m., $18

Playing traditional Irish harp with an effortless mastery that captivates her audiences, Gráinne Hambly is among the vanguard of contemporary Irish musicians. She will share a mix of traditional pieces and her own brilliant arrangements. Celtic harp specialist Laura Zaerr will present original lullabies from her latest CD Dreamland, along with several of her arrangements of Celtic tunes. A couple of jazz standards, complete with lever-flippin' harmonies, may show up on the program too.


Harper Tasche & Erik Ask-Upmark
at Dusty Strings
Sunday, October 26, 6:30 p.m., $18

Harper Tasche, best known for his ground-breaking artistry with crossstrung and small harps, now adds his distinctive touch to the "regular" 36-string harp with new original music in a wide variety of styles. Swedish harpist Erik Ask-Upmark offers a fresh and unique take on Nordic music, served with charm and a great sense of humor. "Erik's astounding rhythmic playing will make any harper stop in their tracks." —Folk Harp Journal.


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Subject: RE: Upcoming Events: Dusty Strings, Seattle
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Aug 08 - 09:56 PM

Hi Molly,

Great to hear of some more good concerts at Dusty Strings.
But don't forget to mention that you and Davy,
the Dusty Strings Dynamic Duo,
will be performing at Haller Lake Community Club
on Sat. Sept. 13. Tell them what you're doing.
Well, I guess I just mentioned it!

Cheers, S. in Seattle
where live music lives


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Subject: RE: Upcoming Events: Dusty Strings, Seattle
From: harpmolly
Date: 03 Nov 08 - 04:58 PM

Thanks for the plug, Stewart...that was a great show!

I wanted to make sure everyone was aware of two late-breaking concerts we're having at Dusty Strings in the next few weeks. Here are the details. (The second, especially, seems like it would be of great interest to many Seattle 'Catters.)

Cheers,

Molly

Benefit Concert for Laurie Riley
Saturday, Nov. 8th, 7:30 p.m., $15.00
Harper Tasche, Molly & Davy (heh heh...there I go, shamelessly self-promoting again!), Michael MacBean and Beth Kollé will share a concert to benefit our friend and harper Laurie Riley, who is suffering from Lyme's Disease and unable to work full-time. Each performer will play a short set, but there will most likely be much 'mixing and matching' among the performers, culminating in a rousing finale with all performers onstage at once!

This is a unique line-up of some of Seattle's impressive nationally-known talent. Dusty Strings has kindly donated their concert space, and all profits will go to Laurie. A fun raffle at the concert will also help raise funds for Laurie, and donations of raffle items are welcome (please contact Beth at bethkolle@comcast.net).

Laurie Riley's compositions and arrangements have influenced countless harpers over the years she has been performing, recording and teaching. Her contribution to raising awareness of the harp as a folk instrument is priceless. She has produced numerous music books that have delighted harpers the world over. Her creative CDs have won critical acclaim, and her DVDs have served as valuable instruction to many players. Laurie is co-inventer (with Liz Cifani) of the contemporary double-strung harp.

Come join us to help our dear friend Laurie Riley. Donations may also be sent by check to: Cornucopia Community Advocates, 95 Spotted Fawn Court, Sedona AZ 86351 and be sure to write "for Laurie Riley" on the memo part of the check.


Ken Perlman & the Canote Brothers
Saturday, November 22nd, 7:30 p.m., $18
In a concert celebrating a wide swath of old-time music, Ken Perlman presents a varied program featuring old-time and Celtic-based fiddle tunes from across North America. He'll share the fruits of his folklore fieldwork, playing on banjo the tunes he collected himself from traditional fiddle players in Eastern Canada, notably Cape Breton and Prince Edward Island. While the Canote Brothers also have one foot firmly planted in the traditions of American Roots music, they certainly have an ear tuned to the novel and the quirky. As one reviewer put it, "Their songs all have the ring of cock-eyed classics!" Ken, Greg and Jere will also lead banjo, fiddle, and guitar workshops November 22 and 23.


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Subject: RE: Upcoming Events: Dusty Strings, Seattle
From: harpmolly
Date: 04 Dec 08 - 07:09 PM

Hello everyone,

It's time again for one of my favorite events of the year!

Hope to see you there...

Molly

DUSTY STRINGS OPEN HOUSE -- SATURDAY, DEC. 6TH
Free live music all day long!

Celebrate the holidays with this free, festive Saturday gathering, featuring a full day of performances by outstanding Northwest musicians. Step into the Music School "Red Room" between sets and help yourself to hot cider, coffee, and a mountain of freshly baked cookies and treats. It's our way of saying thank you to our customers, friends, and the music community at large. Stop by anytime between 10:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. to share some holiday cheer.

11:00 - When Shall We Three. Unabashedly unplugged. The When Shall We Three explore American Music from bluegrass and sea shanties to blues. This vocal band arranges their music organically by singing, more singing and singing along. The band was formed through chance meetings at Dusty Strings workshops and is comprised of Melanie Miller, Anna Winter and Machelle Allman.


12:00 - All Strings Considered, presents a delightful mix of mandolin, hammered dulcimer, guitar, and fiddle, performing traditional fiddle tunes to classical and early music. Their new CD A Place in the Heart was recently featured on NPR's Inland Folk. Musicians Tanya Lawson, Connie Celustka, and Sherry Krebs perform and teach in Central Washington and are based in Wenatchee.


1:00 - Loose Digits. A tight acoustic band inspired by the sounds of David Grisman, Gillian Welch, Tim O'Brien, combined with bluegrass instrumentation, vocals, and dynamics. These Phinney Ridge locals stand out with their accomplished instrumentals, voices, and commitment to listen to each other (and not quit their day jobs.)


2:00 - Steve Cheseborough re-creates the blues and hokum of the 1920s-30s, interspersing the songs with stories, history and humor. He sounds like Blind Lemon Jefferson or Bo Carter playing, with Alan Lomax moderating and Groucho Marx adding comments. The author of Blues Traveling: the Holy Sites of Delta Blues and one of the stars of Last of the Mississippi Jukes, Cheseborough has the uncanny ability to turn any setting into a 1925 Mississippi juke joint.



3:00 - Jellyrollers sing that good-old-days blues about lost love, trains, and feeling bad (but the music makes you feel good). Darren Lucas plays guitar and Sean Divine harmonica; together they bring the house down. Don't miss this show!



4:00 - Super Sones play acoustical dance music of the Cuban countryside known as son. This is the music that inspired modern salsa dancing. Experience the infectious rhythm and groove that inspires people to move and celebrate.



5:00 - Captain Gravel. Co-founders Chad Gibson (guitar) and Miller McNay (mandolin) explore bluegrass-roots music. Together with their long time multi-instrumentalist Michael Connolly, drummer Ben Wieczorek, and Seattle native Keith Judelman on bass, they push the boundaries of traditional interpretation. Original compositions highlight their set with new sounds that hint of swing, blues and rockabilly.



6:00 - Rachel Harrington with Zak Borden. Rachel Harrington and Zak Borden play American roots music with subtle mandolin/guitar picking and tight old-time harmonies. Fresh off a two and a half month tour of Europe, Rachel has a new CD, City of Refuge, which has enjoyed stellar reviews, airplay nationwide including Starbucks, and features a stellar cast including Zak, Tim O'Brien, Pieta Brown and others.



7:00 - Blue 4 Trio. Casey MacGill's Blue 4 Trio performs music from the twenties to the fifties. At the core of their sound lie beautiful three-part harmonies, ukulele, bass and smooth percussion. This music swings in a cool style that proves serious music comes in little acoustical packages.



8:00 - Canote Brothers. Greg and Jere see themselves as links in the chain of musical brother duets like the Stanley Brothers, the Blue Sky Boys, Sam and Kirk Mcgee or the Everlys. They are always amazed by the possibilities of a fiddle and a guitar, (and those genetically matched voices). While having one foot firmly planted in the traditions of American Roots music, they certainly have an ear tuned to the novel and the quirky - as one reviewer put it, "Their songs all have the ring of cock-eyed classics!"


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Subject: RE: Upcoming Events: Dusty Strings, Seattle
From: harpmolly
Date: 04 Feb 09 - 01:48 PM

Hello again, fellow 'Catters!

It's kinda starting to feel like spring around here, what's-his-face Pete notwithstanding. So, here are the upcoming Spring concerts at Dusty Strings! As always, you can call 206/866-634-1662 or stop by the shop (3406 Fremont Ave. N, Seattle) for tickets. (Children under 12 are half-price.)

Danny Barnes
Saturday, March 28. 7:30 p.m. $18
In his new project Folktronics, banjo pioneer and composer Danny Barnes illustrates the art of fearless creativity by forging a rare union between folk and technology. Barnes found early inspiration among his parents' classic country records, watching banjoist Stringbean perform with Bill Monroe in his native Texas – and in the punk rock clubs where he staked his claim as a young musician, determined to take the banjo to places it had never been. Now, Barnes has earned wide acclaim as one of the most influential musicians in modern American music. He tours nationally with revered bandleaders like Tim O'Brien and Robert Earl Keen and appears with everyone from the Yonder Mountain String Band to the Dave Matthews Band. Whether trading lessons with Bill Frisell, cutting a record for punk icon Jello Biafra, or composing orchestral scores for feature films, Barnes' work is underscored by an ethic of humility subject to the laws of ever-present creativity.


Laura Zaerr & Mick Doherty
Saturday, April 11, 7:30 p.m., $18
Laura Zaerr pursues a dual interest in Celtic and classical music, and teaches harp and Celtic Ensemble at the University of Oregon. Laura has produced several solo CDs featuring original compositions and arrangements as well as recording collaboratively with musical groups including The Oregon Renaissance Band, Village Green and most recently Trilogy. Her original and innovative harp arrangements meld together a rich heritage of classical technique with the buoyancy and charm of Celtic styling.

Thirty years as a hammer dulcimer player have taken Mick Doherty around the world. Now in Portland, Oregon, he performs with the Trail Band, a 7-piece string and brass band specializing in shows best summed up as "history through music," and with his wife, shadow puppeteer Deb Chase, in the award-winning Oregon Shadow Theatre. In Mick's concerts you'll hear old-time hoedowns, country rags, waltzes, and polkas, plus Mexican, Greek, Israeli, Peruvian, Celtic, and Korean melodies.


Dan Crary
Friday, April 17, 7:30 p.m. $20
A pioneer and a master of the guitar, Dan Crary is a flatpicking stylist with an international reputation for innovation, taste and brilliance. His exploration of the steel-string guitar helped transform what had always been an instrument of accompaniment into one with a leading role, capable of fluent, expressive melodies and a variety of textures. A long and distinguished recording career has brought Dan Crary acclaim as a versatile performer able to range from Mozart to Anglo-American fiddle tunes to moody, evocative original compositions. Dan's performances blend traditional material from a variety of American sources with original compositions, vocals with instrumental showcases, all woven together with stories and observations that share his experience and insights with the audience. His ability to connect both musically and personally has brought him success not only in North America but throughout the world.


Laurence Juber
Saturday, April 18, 7:30 p.m. $20
Following three years as lead guitarist with Paul McCartney and Wings, Laurence Juber embarked on a career as a solo artist, composer and arranger, and soon developed a reputation as a world-class guitar virtuoso. He is a two-time Grammy®-winner - first for Best Rock Instrumental for the track "Rockestra" from the Wings album Back To The Egg, then for his solo guitar arrangement of "The Pink Panther Theme" on the Best Pop Instrumental album Henry Mancini - Pink Guitar. As the San Francisco Chronicle notes, "He gloriously articulates the melodies and never succumbs to show-off playing. But the notes spin out of the songs with such finesse and musical agility, it's hard to believe he has only 10 fingers and six strings." Juber's latest CD, Pop Goes Guitar, is a collection of creative arrangements of familiar love songs, and matches an accompanying book of sheet music.


5th Annual Dusty Strings Clawhammer Banjo Weekend, May 1-3, 2009
For the fifth consecutive year, Dusty Strings presents four outstanding clawhammer banjoists and teachers—Bob Carlin, Chris Coole, Cathy Barton Para, and Dave Para—for a weekend full of banjo workshops, opportunities for private lessons, a Saturday night concert (May 2nd, 7:30 p.m., $18), and plenty of time to meet and jam with other banjoists of all levels. Workshops will cover a broad range of topics for beginning through advanced players. Once again we’ll feature a sequence of classes specifically for anyone who wants to start playing clawhammer banjo from the very beginning. Full details should be up on our website soon.

We hope to see you soon!

Cheers,

Molly


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Subject: RE: Upcoming Events: Dusty Strings, Seattle
From: Stewart
Date: 06 Feb 09 - 03:25 PM

Hi Molly,

I hear you're also doing some
Saturday afternoon jams at Dusty Strings.

Tell us about that.

Cheers, S. in Seattle


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Subject: RE: Upcoming Events: Dusty Strings, Seattle
From: harpmolly
Date: 08 Feb 09 - 08:05 PM

Stewart,

What a brilliant idea! :)

Dusty Strings has started an ongoing Saturday jam from 4:00-5:30 p.m., open to all instruments. No need to register; there is a Tip Jar with a $5 suggested donation. Every week, the jam will be led by a different local (or visiting) musician or group, and will cover a different genre or style.

Here are some upcoming jams:

February 14th: Cathie Whitesides will lead a jam session on contradance tunes to which all instruments are welcome. Cathie has played for dances, taught workshops and led jams nationally since the '80s and is a local favorite for contradance playing.  She is known for her welcoming, supportive style and is expert at guiding sessions with tunes that are fun for everybody and yet approachable by near-beginners. A good keyboard will be available for the jam.

February 21: The Whateverly Brothers (Dan Roberts, Matthew Moeller & Chris Glanister) have led sea shanty sing alongs and maritime music song circles for many years. Songs of the sea! Songs of pirates! No prior experience required! All acoustic instruments are welcome (banjos too).

February 28: John Calvin has been leading and participating in song circles for more years than he cares to admit! We'll sing familiar songs by Bob Dylan, Gillian Welch, Gordon Lightfoot, John Prine, Joni Mitchell, Ray LaMontagne, Steve Goodman, and others. Bring a song of your own, if you like; we'll make time for a few originals. This jam is open to singers and players of all sorts of folk instruments.

...and a little preview of March, starring a very familiar name!

March 21: Stewart Hendrickson plays fiddle and guitar and sings traditional songs from the British Isles and America, including songs of the sea. He has led workshops at Northwest Folklife and Seattle Song Circle's Rainy Camp, and performed in many venues around Seattle. This jam will be a mix of songs and tunes, so bring your acoustic instruments as well as your voice. All experience levels welcome. Check his web page for some songs and tunes, or bring your own. www.stewarthendrickson.com

(Stewart, if I knew how, I'd put your name in big flashing red letters, but my HTML know-how pretty much stops dead at bold tags. Also, the blue clicky wasn't working for me, so I couldn't make it a live link. Sorry! :D)


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Subject: RE: Upcoming Events: Dusty Strings, Seattle
From: harpmolly
Date: 11 Feb 09 - 01:26 PM

Another quick announcement: Jamie Janover will do two hammered dulcimer workshops at DS on Sunday, Feb. 22nd. Here are the particulars:

Hammered Dulcimer Fundamentals
Jamie Janover

Sun., February 22, 12:15 – 2:15 p.m., $35 or $60 for both of this instructor's workshops.
Get a fresh perspective on the basics from a veteran improviser/drummer/performer. Learn how to hold the hammers, dulcimer parts and setup, and suggestions for performance including sticking techniques, rolls, and how to improvise. Also, discover how to find patterns and shapes of note combinations within chords and scales. Your active questions will help shape the direction of this workshop! For advanced-beginner to professional players.

Advanced Hammered Dulcimer - Infinite Possibilites
Jamie Janover

Sun., February 22, 2:45 – 4:45 p.m., $35 or $60 for both of this instructor's workshops.
This workshop will cover many advanced rhythmic techniques, plus how to find scales and chords, improvising over chord changes, dulcimer tricks, and advice about performing. This will be an intimate workshop in which your specific questions will influence the direction of the instruction. Jamie will help you unlock the infinite possibilities of music-making on this incredible instrument. For intermediate to professional players.


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Subject: RE: Upcoming Events: Dusty Strings, Seattle
From: harpmolly
Date: 25 Mar 09 - 07:14 PM

Hey, everyone!

This is just a shameless thread refresh, to let everybody know that there is still plenty of room in Danny Barnes' workshops next weekend (as well as his concert Saturday night!) Here are more details on his workshops (for concert info, see the post from 2/4/09). (There are also plenty of tickets left for the Laura Zaerr/Mick Doherty concert on 4/11, as well as their harp and hammered dulcimer workshops on the 12th.)


Banjo Basics
Danny Barnes
Sun., March 29, 12:15 - 2:15 p.m., $40 or $70 for both of this instructor's workshops.
Danny Barnes shares good tips and easy-to-grasp concepts on timing, getting the most out of TAB, and how to get a tone out of the banjo. Plus, the logic of the banjo neck, how to relate to an external rhythmic source (like a metronome or other players), and a question-answer period. For pure beginners to those with a couple years of playing. Bring a music stand if you have one; audio recording is encouraged (no video).


Neck Fluency on the Banjo
Danny Barnes
Sun., March 29, 2:45 - 4:45 p.m., $40 or $70 for both of this instructor's workshops.
Learn a special exercise that teaches you to play in all the keys on the banjo and expand your backup and melody playing. Also, explore how to get music out of single string scales and get answers to your music questions. For players with a couple of years of experience and a basic repertoire. Bring a music stand if you have one; audio recording is encouraged (no video).



For more general info on upcoming workshops, as always, visit www.dustystrings.com .

Cheers,

Molly


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Subject: RE: Upcoming Events: Dusty Strings, Seattle
From: harpmolly
Date: 15 Apr 09 - 05:54 PM

Hello all--

I wanted to give you an update about the Clawhammer Banjo weekend. As of now, it is going to be a one-day event, rather than a full weekend as previously publicized. Here are the full details and explanation:

5th Annual Dusty Strings Clawhammer Banjo Weekend
Has been revised!
Now one day of workshops and a concert!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Sometimes life takes unexpected twists and turns, and this year change has hit the 5th Annual Dusty Strings Clawhammer Banjo Weekend. The nature of the times has led us to turn our planned three-day event into one action-packed day of workshops and opportunities for private lessons and jamming, all capped off with an evening concert.
We're thrilled to present two of the best old-time clawhammer banjo teachers and players—Bob Carlin and Chris Coole—to help inspire and offer skills and techniques that will lead beginning- and intermediate-level players forward in their musical adventures. Come support this local music event.


The Instructors
Bob Carlin
For over thirty years Bob Carlin has performed, lectured about, and taught the distinctive southern "clawhammer" banjo style to audiences around the world. As a solo performer, and a member of John Hartford's Stringband, Bob has appeared at countless festivals, clubs, schools, museums, and radio shows including the Philadelphia Folk Festival, Merle Fest, NPR's "Weekend Edition," and "The Grand Old Opry." His performances and teaching explore the history of the banjo and Carlin's own musical journey through West African roots and African-American banjo styles, minstrelsy of the 1840s and 1850s, Southern "old-time" banjo playing, and John Hartford's music. Bob has worked on over fifty different albums, participated in two GRAMMY®-nominated recordings, produced banjo instructional manuals and DVDs, and authored books, magazine articles, and CD notes about the banjo and old-time music. www.bobcarlinmusic.com

Chris Coole
Chris Coole's unique style of clawhammer banjo playing began to reach a wide audience with his CDs, Five Strings Attached With No Backing in 1997 and Five Strings Attached, Vol. 2 in 2000. His sparse, well-played arrangements of traditional tunes and creative originals struck a chord with old-time music fans worldwide. Chris was featured on Rounder Records' Old-Time Banjo Festival CD and he can be heard as a sideman on over fifty CDs by Canadian artists. He has taught at workshops across Canada and the U.S., including The Augusta Heritage Centre, Midwest Banjo Camp, and the British Columbia Bluegrass Workshop, and has produced a Woodhall Music instructional DVD The Elements of Clawhammer Banjo. www.chriscoole.com


The Workshops
Bob Carlin and Chris Coole will each teach one beginning workshop and one workshop for advanced beginner and intermediates. This provides students at each level the opportunity to learn from two of the best and benefit from the different perspectives offered by each instructor. Take two workshops and receive a special discount price that includes a concert ticket.

Saturday, May 2, 2009: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Getting Started with Banjo I

Bob Carlin
For new beginners and players that want to review the first steps. Get started by learning basic right- and left-hand clawhammer banjo techniques. You'll be playing a tune by the end of the session.

The Five "T"s & a "P"—Tone, Time, Touch, Technique, Tuning, & Practice
Chris Coole
For advanced beginners and intermediate players. Learn about the "Five T's and a P"—Tone, Time, Touch, Technique, Tuning, and Practice—that can make or break your playing. Also, focus on how to practice on your own to develop these skills and prepare for ensemble playing.


Saturday, May 2, 2009: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Getting Started II: Beyond Boom-Chuck

Chris Coole
Beginners continue working on basic right- and left-hand clawhammer banjo techniques and learn the what, how, why, and when of double thumbing (double noting) and drop thumbing.

Freedom from Tablature
Bob Carlin
Advanced beginning and intermediate players get used to chording, simple bass runs, and more to accompany singing with the banjo, while learning songs from the Ozarks and Appalachians. Break away from the written page and play!


Private Lessons
Opportunities for private lessons with Bob Carlin and Chris Coole will be available on a first-come, first-served basis during free times on Sat., May 2 and possibly at other times over the extended weekend. Private lesson slots fill quickly, so please contact Dusty Strings if you are interested in signing up for private lessons.

Jamming
On Saturday, May 2, from 4:14 - 5:45 p.m., Dusty Strings' normally scheduled Saturday Jam will be an old-time jam, led by members of Seattle's Atlas Stringband. Everyone is welcome and there is no advance sign-up needed. A $5 donation is suggested to support the jam session leaders.

Saturday Evening Concert, May 2, 2009
Bob Carlin and Chris Coole will perform in Concert at Dusty Strings at 7:30 p.m.

For more information, to sign up or to purchase concert tickets, give us a call at (206) 634-1662. Full pricing details are available by phone or at our website.

Thanks to all!

Cheers,

Molly


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Subject: RE: Upcoming Events: Dusty Strings, Seattle
From: harpmolly
Date: 15 Apr 09 - 05:56 PM

Also...now that we're halfway through April, here's the schedule of April Saturday jams.


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Subject: RE: Upcoming Events: Dusty Strings, Seattle
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Apr 09 - 06:23 PM

All the events at Dusty Strings are way too pricey for my poor college ass.


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Subject: RE: Upcoming Events: Dusty Strings, Seattle
From: harpmolly
Date: 16 Apr 09 - 01:46 PM

Gosh...even the $5 (donation) for the Saturday jam session? I'm sorry to hear that.


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Subject: RE: Upcoming Events: Dusty Strings, Seattle
From: harpmolly
Date: 18 Jun 09 - 02:32 PM

Hello again, folks!

I know it's been a while...but we have some great summer events I thought you all would like to know about. First of all, we have a brand new, beautifully revamped website (the URL is still www.dustystrings.com), which should be easier and more fun to navigate. Check it out!

Next week (June 27-28) is our 8th Annual Uke Fest! This event, which includes two days of workshops and a Saturday evening concert, is always great fun--I encourage all ukesters to attend. We've got an excellent lineup this year: Kimo Hussey, Ralph Shaw ("King of the Ukulele!"), James Clem (who wouldn't want to take a "Rockabilly Uke" class, really?) and Sunga Rose.

Also coming up is our very first Kids Camp, which takes place from July 6-10. Kids will have a chance to explore new ways of making music, and will even get a chance to build their own guitars! Anyone who knows children ages 7-10, please let their parents know about it!

Finally, on Saturday, July 18th at 7:30 p.m., Dusty Strings will host a concert with Taylor clinician and Windham Hill artist Chris Proctor. If you'd like to see some serious fingerstyle guitar playing, come on down...tickets are $18.00.

As always, for more information or to sign up for any of these events, stop by the store (3406 Fremont Ave. N, Seattle) or call us at 206-634-1662!

Thanks all!

Cheers,

Molly

P.S. Apologies for the lack of active links...I seem to have lost my knack with the blue clickies. All of the info for the above events can be found if you navigate to the "Music School & Events" page on our website.)


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