Entries for December 2015

  • Ballads and Blues with Jeffrey Joe and Eric Freeman

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    On Friday, January 8, 2016 at 7:30pm, San Diego Folk Heritage will welcome two finger-style guitar masters to its Poway stage. This all ages event will take place at Templar’s Hall in Old Poway Park (14134 Midland Rd Poway, CA 92064). Admission is $15 for members and $18 standard. Students with school I.D. receive the member price, […]

  • It’s your Birthday… Let’s Blow Some Tin!

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    by Tim Mattox I smell cake! If it’s December you know it’s time for Rod Piazza to light that candle and everyone is cordially invited. On Sunday, December 13th the birthday boy hosts his 7th Annual Birthday Blues Festival at the American Legion Post 79, Fairmount Park in Riverside. As is the tradition just prior […]

  • Annual Winterdance with Molly’s Revenge

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    “A seriously joyous, masterly musical experience.” -Tom Clancy, Irish Music Magazine  On Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 7:30pm, San Diego Folk Heritage is proud to continue the tradition of hosting acclaimed Celtic trio Molly’s Revenge with guest vocalist Christa Burch for our annual Winterdance show. This all ages event will take place at Seaside Center […]

  • For Your Information!

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    Catching Up with Colin Clyne One of the biggest success stories to emerge from San Diego’s singer-songwriter scene over the past decade? Colin Clyne. Though originally from and now, once again based back in his native Scotland, Clyne spent a decade in San Diego, touring and emerging as a major talent, releasing his first two […]

  • Calico and the California Country Tradition

    Calico, with their debut release, Rancho California, stand in the stream of a rich tradition of country music, a homegrown tradition in the Golden State. With a triple threat consisting of the distinctive writing and vocal and instrumental talent of Kirsten Proffit, Manda Mosher, and Aubrey Richmond, they have left a strong imprint on the […]

  • Toys in the Attic… and Underfoot II

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    Hello Troubadourians! While this column will appear in December, I’m writing it in early November. So what with Thanksgiving coming up soon, before I continue with our discussion of effects pedals, I think it appropriate for me to take some time to give some thanks. First, I want to thank my excellent boss, Liz Abbott, […]

  • Remembering P.F. Sloan

    Singer-songwriter, poet, and storyteller, P.F. Sloan died last month in Los Angeles at the age of 70. The cause of death has been reported as pancreatic cancer. He was a songwriter who wrote many hits for other artists, but who is best defined by his #1 hit song, “Eve of Destruction,” which was recorded by […]


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    With its action-inspired populuxe watercolor portraits of the band members and the prominent labeling of HIGH-FIDELITY and STEREO that were de rigueur for the album covers of the early sixties, the CD cover of the Glenn Thomas Band’s One Last Stand signals that the recording finds its inspiration in the popular music of 50 years […]


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    The bygone days of the Albatross, Elario’s, and Chuck’s Steak House, where one could hear mainstream jazz back in the 1970s and ’80s, are long gone, but current hot spots such as 98 Bottles, Croce’s Park West, and Dizzy’s have replaced them in a renaissance of mainstream jazz that is sweeping across sunny San Diego. […]