Calendar

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Mar
19
Mon
Judy Fjell and Nancy Schimmel – Music of Malvina Reynolds @ Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Corvallis
Mar 19 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Nancy Schimmel, Judy FjellJudy Fjell grew up in Montana listening to folk-protest music on the radio and was so inspired to sing the repertoire that she bought a garage sale guitar and taught herself to play.

Nancy Schimmel, the daughter of Malvina Reynolds, experienced firsthand her mother’s protest stories and songs in Berkeley, California. Nancy Schimmel truly knows the life of Malvina Reynolds better than anyone else alive today.

Malvina Reynolds

Malvina Reynolds (1964)

When Judy and Nancy met at a Fjell concert in Oakland, California, in the mid-eighties, they began a conversation and collaboration which continues to the present. Each Malvina Reynolds concert is a one-time-only celebration of the life of this American songwriter, who collaborated regularly with Pete Seeger and whose songs are still performed forty years after her death. Malvina’s song “Little Boxes” is currently known from the Weeds television series. It has also been seen on YouTube by 13 million viewers in Walk Off the Earth’s brilliant cardboard box set video. Kodak adapted “Turn Around,” Malvina’s song about her daughter Nancy for its television ads in the sixties. A civil rights sit-in at San Francisco’s Palace Hotel inspired Malvina to write “It Isn’t Nice,” still a favorite at protest gatherings. Other well-known Malvina songs are “What Have They Done to the Rain,” “Magic Penny,” “God Bless the Grass,” and “Morningtown Ride,” which was a top hit in England for several weeks. Judy and Nancy will also perform several of the songs they have co-written in the “spirit of Malvina.”

 

Mar
20
Tue
International Folk Dance in Albany @ call for address
Mar 20 @ 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm
Mar
21
Wed
Windborne House Concert @ CedarHouse (see website for address)
Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Windborne

Vocal virtuosity rooted in folk music and cultures from around the world. Their dynamic concert programs include songs from Corsica, the Republic of Georgia, Bulgaria, Quebec, and Basque country, as well as traditional and original American folk music. They believe deeply in the power of music to change hearts. See more about them here.

Optional potluck at 6PM.

Go to https://lisalynne.com/cedarhouse-concerts/ for location details.

A house concert is an excellent place to hear and meet great musicians in a very intimate setting.

Mar
23
Fri
Best Cellar @ Methodist Church
Mar 23 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Dave Plaehn & Jeff Hino7:30 Dave Plaehn and Jeff Hino

Dave Plaehn and Jeff Hino are the Corvallis Blues Brothers.

Dave Plaehn & Jeff Hino have been performing their own distinct blend of acoustic blues, folk, and original material since 1990. Plaehn and Hino explore the uncluttered powerful interplay of blues harmonica, National steel guitar, and vocals in the tradition of the great country bluesmen like Robert Johnson, Elmore James, and Bukka White.

“It’s a nice reminder that not all the talented musicians in this state are based in the city at the terminus of the Willamette River. This is roots music at its finest played by craftsmen in the deepest sense. This is a duo that has a lot to say and the skills to back those voices, too.”
Greg Johnson, President,
Cascades Blues Association

“Two talented blues musicians who offer a fresh and diverse array of original and traditional acoustic based compositions. Treat you ears to a real pleasing performance.”
Rod Downing, President,
Washington Blues Society

8:30 Audrey Perkins and John Bliss

Audrey has been singing in Corvallis since 1981 and is currently the lead vocalist with Swing and a Ms., a group that forces the Best Cellar to move to a larger room when they are booked.  Tonight Audrey joins with John Bliss for an evening of great music.

John Bliss

John Bliss plays guitar in Swing and a Ms. when he’s not working on forest policy and rural development.

 

The best Cellar is a once-a-month evening of acoustic music. Admission is “pay what you will,” and kids are free. Cookies and coffee are available. Located in the cellar of the Methodis Church on 11th and Monroe, in Corvallis. For more information, or to join the volunteer team, contact Mark Weiss at mjweiss@cmug.com

Mar
27
Tue
International Folk Dance in Albany @ call for address
Mar 27 @ 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm
Mar
30
Fri
Singtime Frolics @ Menucha Conference and Retreat Center
Mar 30 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 1 @ 12:00 pm

Portland FolkMusic Society presents

Singtime FrolicsSingtime Frolics

a spring weekend of singing, jamming, learning, sharing and good food at Portland FolkMusic Society’s annual retreat.

Guest artist Avery Hill

click HERE for more information

Apr
1
Sun
Hoolyeh International Folk Dancing @ First Congregational United Church of Christ
Apr 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

First and Third Sundays

We will mix Balkan, Israeli and other folk dances each week, with occasional live music from Balkan, Israeli and other traditions.  Watch the calendar for announcements about special dances, but just come to each dance and learn all sorts of dances.

Apr
2
Mon
Corvallis Guitar Society Meeting @ Odd Fellows Hall
Apr 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Corvallis Guitar Society

The goal of the Corvallis Guitar Society is to act as a catalyst to bring local guitarists out of the woodwork and provide an opportunity to perform and enjoy guitar music in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. The accent here is on participation and we hope people will want to participate in the open stage section also – no piece of music is too short or simple (though there is a five minute limit if we have a full sign-up sheet) and you are guaranteed a warm round of applause for showing us what you can do! We do have a limited number of open stage slots so be sure to sign up early at the front desk on the way in.

Our Mission

To promote classical and related guitar styles by providing a supportive performance environment for people of all ages and ability.

We seek to achieve this through a monthly meeting that provides an opportunity to discuss, listen to, and play solo guitar music including classical, flamenco, finger-style, jazz, as well as classical guitar ensemble styles.

Apr
3
Tue
International Folk Dance in Albany @ call for address
Apr 3 @ 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm
Apr
7
Sat
Contra: The Euphemists with Eric Curl @ Gatton Hall / First Congregational Church
Apr 7 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

EuphemistsThe Euphemists

Dave Goldman — piano
Alan Snyder — fiddle
Paula Hamlin — winds
Kaye Blesener — trombone
Jerry Nelson — guitar, percussion

Enjoy contradancing but miss that Big Band sound? Then you’ll love the Euphemists, a band whose motto is “All fiddle tunes get better with horn riffs!” Over the past few years, various pairings of these Portland musicians have said, “We should form a band!” Finally, inspired by the recent immigration of fiddler Alan Snyder from warmer climes, The Euphemists congealed in 2011. The band features a brass front line of Paula Hamlin, Kaye Blesener, and Jerry Nelson, while Jerry’s several guitars share backup rhythmic duties with the keyboard of Dave Goldman.

Eric Curl calling

Eric started calling in 1996 and called in California and Colorado before moving Seattle in 2006. A mechanical engineer working for Boeing, he now enjoys calling in Washington, Oregon and British Columbia on a semi-regular basis. In his spare time, he likes to hike, snowshoe, camp, visit friends and family, play music, and of course, dance and call.

Beginners lesson starts at 7:30pm (experienced dancers welcome) dance starts at 8:00pm

Each dance is taught.  No partner necessary (it’s traditional to dance each dance with a different partner)

First and Third Saturdays of the month except July, August. Occasional special dances.

Apr
8
Sun
Song Circle at Dick and Diane’s @ Dick and Diane's House
Apr 8 @ 6:30 pm

Song Circle

Share a song, lead a song, request a song, or listen as we go round the circle. Song Circle is free and open to all who wish to participate.  Bring your own instrument, borrow one, or just sing.

Apr
10
Tue
International Folk Dance in Albany @ call for address
Apr 10 @ 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm
Apr
15
Sun
Hoolyeh International Folk Dancing @ First Congregational United Church of Christ
Apr 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

First and Third Sundays

We will mix Balkan, Israeli and other folk dances each week, with occasional live music from Balkan, Israeli and other traditions.  Watch the calendar for announcements about special dances, but just come to each dance and learn all sorts of dances.

MOLLY’S REVENGE House Concert @ CedarHouse (see website for address)
Apr 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

MOLLY’S REVENGE

4PM show – sold out
7PM – seats available

Yes you read that right. In our house!
These guys will rock your socks 
with their smokin trio of Scottish and Irish Music. This trio is big time. They play at the top folk festivals and performing arts events in the USA, and prestigious events in Scotland, Australia and China.  Their arrangments traditional Celtic jigs and reels bring these dance tunes up to date with a driving, hard-edged accent that always leaves audiences shouting for more.  www.mollysrevenge.com

Optional 7pm show potluck at 6PM  

Go to https://lisalynne.com/cedarhouse-concerts/ for location details.

A house concert is an excellent place to hear and meet great musicians in a very intimate setting.

Apr
17
Tue
International Folk Dance in Albany @ call for address
Apr 17 @ 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm