Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Banjo + Orchestra Concert

Concert With Northside
College Prep Orchestra



This a very special concert featuring the
Chamber Orchestra
of Chicago's premier fine arts high school
performing a selection of Miles' works for banjo and

Program will include the Firefly
, Movements 1 and 3, as well as the Prelude to the
Yellowird Concerto.

North Side College Prep High School, 5501
N. Kedzie, Chicago.
Orchestra is under the direction of Leo Park.
Orchestration by Margaret James.


Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Long Gone Lonesome Boys at FitzGerald's

MySpace.com - Long Gone Lonesome Boys
The LONG GONE LONESOME BOYS are John Milne, a California native, and Patrick Penney, a Georgia boy. They sound like brothers when they sing their beautiful alt-country songs together. If you like drinkin' songs, cheatin' songs, and great harmony singing you'll love these guys. Backing them up on mandolin/steel guitar are Chicago native Pat Keiner who also chimes in with wonderful tenor harmonies, Chicagoan Leslie Walle-Santos on drums, and Wisconsinite Jesse Woelfel on upright and electric bass.

Some friends from the FitzGerald's scene are playing there this Thursday, FEB 21. If you're not otherwise occupied, please try to stop by. FitzGerald's is now Smoke Free!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Borders Live at 01: Patty Griffin

"A distillation of bare-bones vocals and delicately sketched musical accompaniment, Patty Griffin's Children Running Through bears witness to a child's clear-eyed joy."

This is very nice. A live in-store performance from Borders Store #01 in Ann Arbor, MI. It's part of a series featuring acoustic and un-plugged songwriters; and it's free on the Web.
Borders Live at 01: Patty Griffin

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Monday, February 11, 2008

Group-Singing - Pete Seeger - Rise Up Singing - New York Times

Amateur group-singing has been around forever, of course, at bars, churches, schools, camps and stadiums. Community sings like the one in East Lansing are pitched halfway between the ritual of the campfire singalong and the self-conscious American folk-music movement of the 20th century.
Group-Singing - Pete Seeger - Rise Up Singing - New York Times

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Monday, February 04, 2008

Heather writes in - "On the afternoon of Sunday Feb 17th, Sunny Side Up will be playing at Fitzgerald's. Come out and support bluegrass music in the west suburbs. Kids are welcome. Bring the whole family, it will be a great show!"

And I say, "Mighty fine!"

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Bandits, Burglars, Outlaws
Greg Reish - Old Time Strings
A concert of American crime songs, including songs about some of America’s most notorious bad guys (and gals). Friday, February 15, 2008, 7:30 p.m., in Roosevelt University's historic Ganz Hall, 430 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago (in the Auditorum Theatre Building). Free admission.