Entries for October 2015

  • Kerrville New Folk Winners to Perform in Poway

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    On Friday, November 6, 2015 at 7:30pm, San Diego Folk Heritage invites you to a performance featuring not one, but two 2014 Kerrville New Folk Winners. Opening the show will be local folk/pop duo The Lovebirds, followed by acclaimed New Mexico-based folk singer and storyteller C. Daniel Boling. The all ages event will take place […]

  • JW-Jones Breaks the Ice

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    by Tim Mattox Canadian JW-Jones is on a tear and he’s headed south. The Ottawa guitarist rolls into Proud Mary’s for just one night with his ground-shaking rhythm section bassist, Laura Greenburg and drummer, Jamie Holmes on Thursday October 29th. The bands current six-week tour behind their Juno Award-nominated Album of the Year, Belmont Boulevard, […]

  • Sinatra at the Century Mark

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    by Steve Thorn Francis Albert Sinatra’s 100th birthday won’t officially occur until December 12, but when you had a career as lengthy and diverse as the Hoboken, New Jersey native, it’s a good idea to start the festivities early. Where to begin? Obviously, his music career reigns over everything else, from the smooth-as-silk vocalizing from […]

  • SD Folk Heritage Presents Sarah McQuaid in Poway

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    “Brilliant musicianship, a warm and welcoming stage presence and voice as rich, matured and knowing as the finest thrice-distilled Irish malt whiskey.” -Geoff Wallis, fRoots, UK On Friday, October 16, 2015 at 7:30pm, San Diego Folk Heritage is thrilled to showcase Sarah McQuaid at their next Poway concert as a part of her US and UK […]

  • For Your Information

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    Three Questions for Quino (Big Mountain): Nominated in the category of “Best World Music Album” at the 2015 San Diego Music Awards, for their album, Perfect Summer, reggae favorites Big Mountain continues to build on the promise of their 1991 debut. Still led by charismatic frontman Quino, the band is best known for their hit […]

  • The Renaissance of Folk Arts Rare Records

    Brendan Boyle is clearly having a good time. The 33-year-old record enthusiast who recently acquired Folk Arts Rare Records stands amid the shelves and bins of his shop at its new location along El Cajon Boulevard. He smiles as he explains the motivation behind his recent acquisition, “You open a record store when you’re just […]

  • Roll Your Own II

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    Hello Troubadourians! Back in July I wrote about a project I had undertaken to purchase, modify, and upgrade three guitars. These guitars were to be “special usage” instruments that I wanted to add to my stable of usable guitars. For a while, nothing substantial happened on this project because the custom necks I ordered were […]

  • The War of Will, Part II

    As outlined last month, my expedition through the moon-like topography of Utah was coming to a close but, like Apollo 13, there was a problem with re-entry. Despite my broken ankle and the tenuously temporary nature of my living arrangements, I had still had work to do. A few weeks earlier I had seen a […]

  • In the Garage with the Shenanigans

    Not once has anyone in the otherwise quiet SDSU-area neighborhood griped that the rock ‘n’ roll pouring out of John Gunderson’s garage on Tuesday nights is too loud. But just like clockwork, over the past few years, the members of the band formerly known as Modern Rhythm (and that would eventually become the Shenanigans) have […]