Monday, August 27, 2007
The Carolina Chocolate Drops are a group of young African-American stringband musicians that have come to together to play the rich tradition of fiddle and banjo music in Carolinas’ piedmont. Rhiannon Giddens and Justin Robinson both hail from the green hills of the North Carolina Piedmont while Dom Flemons is native to sunny Arizona.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Mike Casey on the Radio
Tune in to 88.9 FM for Bluegrass Deluxe

Mike Casey hosts a mighty fine radio show dedicated to great acoustic music. Broadcasting from Triton College in River Grove to your electronic receiver. Request a tune by calling 708-583-3110.

Monday, August 06, 2007

An evening of songs from Carl Sandburg’s landmark 1927 folksong collection, The American Songbag. The selections, some familiar and others obscure, some humorous and others haunting, will be sung and played in authentic styles of the 1920s and 1930s and accompanied by historical commentary.

Friday, September 7, 2007, 7:30 pm, at Historic Pleasant Home,
217 S. Home Avenue, Oak Park, IL. Showtime TBA. Tickets are $12
in advance, $15 at the door. For more information call 708-524-0963.

Friday, August 03, 2007

Django Jam
The Zen Community celebrates the Gypsy Jazz tradition once a month by hosting a jazz jam session. All muscians and instruments are welcome. Everyone is welcome to join in - bring along some food and something to drink and enjoy yourself.

Some of the standards in this genre to practice are: Bossa Dorado, Daphne, Dark Eyes, Djangology, Django's Castle, Douce Ambiance, Minor Blues, Minor Swing, Swing Gitan, Swing 39, Swing 42, Swing 85. And there are still many others such as: After Your Gone, All of Me, Avalon, I Can't Give you Anything, It Don't Mean a Thing, Lady be Good, Limehouse Blues, Lulu Swing, Ma Premiere Guitare, Nuages, Out of Nowhere, Rose Room, Sweet Georgia Brown, Sweet Sue.

For more information, call 708.445.1651

Django Jam Dates:
Aug 10, Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9, Dec. 14