Entries for February 2015

  • Songs I Wish I Wrote – Peter Bolland

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    On S​aturday, March 7th a​t 7:30pm San Diego Folk Heritage will host Peter Bolland and Cindy Lee Berryhill, two of San Diego’s finest songwriters. The all-ages event will take place at San Dieguito United Methodist Church (170 Calle Magdalena, Encinitas, CA 92024). Admission is $15 for members and $18 standard, available at the door or online. In anticipation […]

  • The Lovebirds to be honored at this year’s Folk Alliance in Kansas City

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    For those of you who aren’t familiar the Folk Alliance International Conference is the world’s largest gathering of the folk music industry and community (crossing a diverse array of folk genres — everything from bluegrass, Celtic and Appalachian traditional music to singer-songwriter, Americana, and contemporary roots bands). On Thursday, February 19th, award-winning San Diego indie […]

  • UCSD Library Celebrates Black History Month with Jeannie Cheatham

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    International jazz legend Jeannie Cheatham presents a treatise on Kansas City Blues, featuring live music, engaging storytelling, and recently rediscovered video. Jeannie will perform on piano with a jazz trio, underscoring the readings of special guests. Jeannie’s autobiography Meet Me With Your Black Drawers On, reveals a life and career with all the great musicians […]

  • February 2015 Calendar

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  • Lawrence Welk: Revisiting the Counter-Counter Culture

    No one seems to remember Lawrence Welk and his somewhat schmaltzy 30-year run on television correctly. He’s known as a musical punch line, a cheap impression for Robin Williams, Saturday Night Live, and Fred Armisen, or probably not remembered at all by people with good taste and/or anybody under the age of 40. That’s wrong. […]

  • FIDDLE CAMP: Fun for All!

    The Julian Family Fiddle Camp is a gem in the crown of San Diego’s many music opportunities. Held every year in April in the mountains outside Julian at beautiful Camp Cedar Glen, the camp brings young and old together for a series of music classes, evening concerts, dances, jam sessions, and great family fun. Acclaimed […]

  • BROTHERS LARSON: Larson’s Best

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    The Brothers Larson were previously billed as the Larson Brothers and are a working alt-country band from the Long Beach area. The name change is likely due to another Larson clan making music and CDs; Jeff Larson is the songwriter (and has released a solo EP), and there is (yup) another Jeff up there cranking […]

  • Are You Gonna Go My Way?

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    Hello Troubadourians! I have devoted the last few columns to encouraging everyone to play and practice as much and as often as possible. Also, I urged those of you who had stopped playing to give it another go. No pressure, just play. By the time you read this column, I will have attended the 2015 […]

  • BRENDA XU: For the Winter

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    When Brenda Xu recorded her debut EP It’s True in 2007, her sound was interesting, stripped-down pop blending her arresting, mixed-hot voice with various clever guitar hooks. This expanded to a full-band sound on 2009’s A Little Illusion, a full length CD that mostly backed away from the riffs but included some nifty production touches […]