Entries for September 2015

  • Jazz Jam at 3rd Space

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    We’re lucky to have a number of regular jazz jams here in San Diego. If you’re a player wanting to get out there an play with some great musicians, or if you like to hear great music, the monthly jazz jam held the first Tuesday of the month at 3rd Space should be inked in […]

  • Dan Walsh with Erin Inglish Saturday in Encinitas

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    “The real deal, a demon picker” – UNCUT “Incredibly gifted – if anyone has the opportunity to see him they must” – BBC Radio 2 On Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 7:30pm, San Diego Folk Heritage is happy to announce their next Encinitas concert featuring acclaimed UK songwriter and banjo-player extraordinaire Dan Walsh. California-based banjo […]

  • A new CD from Blue Largo called Sing Your Own Song drops Friday…

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    by Tim Mattox It’s hard to believe it’s been 12 years since we’ve heard new music from Eric Lieberman and Alicia Aragon. Truth be told, it’s been worth the wait. Sing Your Own Song is a collection of fourteen recordings that Lieberman says he’s “incredibly proud of.” Understandable considering half of the project is all […]

  • Astra Kelly Goes “Back to Ten”

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    On Astra Kelly’s seventh independent record release, “Back to Ten,” she returns to her acoustic roots and the heart of where her musical passions lie: lyrics, melody and stories of living. The album, features the contributions of ten local artists, including: Gayle Skidmore, Jeff Berkley, Carissa Schroeder, Cathryn Beeks, Trent Hancock, Podunk Nowhere, Matt Davies, […]

  • The Crooked Jades: Old Time Music for a Modern Age

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    “Depth of quality, performance and passion make them a cross­-generational, cross­genre charmer.” ­ POPMATTERS.COM On Friday, September 18, 2015 at 7:30pm, San Diego Folk Heritage will welcome string band The Crooked Jades to its stage. The all ages event will take place at Templar’s Hall in Old Poway Park (14134 Midland Rd, Poway, CA 92064). Admission is […]

  • So What Is Bluegrass Music, Anyway?

    That, my friends, is a simple, but profound question. It has no simple answer, and there is no 100% consensus on a definition, but let’s give a try at defining bluegrass music. Why do we need a definition? For the same reason we need definitions for all terms used in common discourse — so that […]

  • Remembering Julian Bond and the 1960s

    I don’t often write about my experiences in the South as a Civil Rights worker. It was kind of a scary time and most often I’m glad I did it and even more glad that I got through it with some kind of success and came home to San Diego. However, I read in the […]

  • The War of Will, Part 1

    “This is a very serious fall.” I could hear those words ringing like the alarms from China Syndrome inside my head at full volume, as the entire world seemed to psychedelically dissolve into slow-motion synchronization as I tumbled like a rag doll down the steep (I mean, like, Amsterdam steep) stairway of the house I […]


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    Something of a Swiss Army knife of popular music, Archie Thompson has been swinging, jazzing, bluesing, and rocking around Southern California for over two decades. A solo act, he also fronts several ensembles that treat audiences to surf music, blues, and the standards of Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, as well as other great jazz […]