Sunday, July 23, 2006

Must See Local Show
This coming Friday, July 28th at Fitzgerald's offers a talented lineup of local musicians, notably the headliner Robert McShane ... whose co-lead singer is none other than Elizabeth Lopardo ... who needs no introduction. The show starts at 9:30 p.m. and ... get this ... admission is only $5.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

~ Bob Ware Memorial - Update ~
I've been in contact with Bob Ware's daughter. She's
hoping that anyone from the Market Group who will be
attending the service can stick around for the social
hour following and provide a little music. Please let
me know asap if you plan to attend and can participate
in the music circle so I can let her know how many of
us to plan for. Thanks - Len

~ In Memorium ~
Some of you may remember Bob Ware, the elderly gentleman who used to wear a cowboy hat and play harmonica with the market group. He used to come to the market until failing health kept him indoors at the Oak Park Arms. For those of you who gathered there on Sturday morning's during the winter, Bob would often come down in his wheel chair, still playing his harmonica. Bob passed away last April.

There will be a memorial service for him at the Oak Park Arms, Washington Blvd and Oak Park Avenue, on Saturday, July 29, at 2:00 p.m. Bob's family requests no flowers but memorial donations may be designated for the music program at First United Church or a charity of your choice.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

[An Appeal From Susan Buchanan]

Hello Farmer’s Market Friends,
My husband’s co-worker is collecting musical instruments for a worthy cause. Please read below and consider donating any old instruments you have lying around the basement!

St. Gregory Episcopal School is in need of musical instruments for their summer music program that is going on now through August. They are looking for any and all musical instruments - flutes, clarinets, electric guitars, bass guitars, horns, violins, etc. Your donation will greatly enhance this summer program which offers the young men of SGES new opportunity to be exposed and learn to play a diverse range of instruments.

Alexis Leslie is the coordinator at the school for donations. You can contact her at 2130 South Central Park Ave., Chicago, IL 60623-3113; 773-277-4447 (with voice mail), 773-277-4445 (fax) or contact Rev. Don Frye at 630-290-6704 to arrange pick up and delivery of your donations.

History of SGES
St. Gregory Episcopal School was established in 1962 by the Rev. R. L. Whitehouse and Gordon L. Baker. Its founders envisioned a liturgical and educational institution patterned after the all-male English Cathedral choir schools, but situated within the urban context of Chicago. Founded as an outreach ministry of the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany, the school shared space within the church and its parish hall until August 2002. Enrollment was necessarily small (under 30) given the limited amount of space.

In August of 2002 St. Gregory’s moved to a shuttered school building in Chicago’s North Lawndale community. With the additional space at our new location, we realized a long term desire to add a kindergarten class. There was also room for a computer lab, a library, a lunchroom and a small parking lot that doubles as a playground. In many ways, we became a brand new school, and we are still evolving.
Emmylou Harris & Johnny Cash with Marty Stuart

From a 1970s Johnny Cash Show featuring a very young Marty Stuart on mandolin. Tip o' the hat to Lane Kelly for the link.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

The Banks Of The Ohio

Doc Watson, Earl Scruggs, Ricky Scaggs with Alison Krauss.