The Past Concerts featured Jaspar Lepak on Dec. 8 and The Marvelous Minstrel Boys, on Jan. 12. This issue features an article on music therapy, The Power of Music, by Bob Nelson; and two articles about the homeless in Seattle: The Power of Song – The Endless Mile, by Bruce Baker, and You’d Have To Be Crazy, Homelessness in Seattle, by Peter Wieben. Also two CD Reviews: “Hark the Dark – Claudia Schmidt,” and “Kate MacLeod – Deep in the Sound of Terra.” The next Upcoming Concert at the Couth Buzzard will feature Jocelyn Pettit on March 9. The February concert with Small Potatoes is cancelled. Every 2nd Saturday at the Couth Buzzard from noon – 1:30 pm, Stew’s Folk Music Corner will feature tunes, songs, and community singing. The Events page lists some great concerts through the next few months. Keep tuned and revisit the NW HOOT as new articles may appear along with a new video of the week. We are still looking for more writers for the NW HOOT (send us your ideas and articles). Donations – Help support the Pacific NW Folklore Society. Donations of any amount are welcome – for $20 or more we will send you a free CD: “Songs of the Pacific Northwest“, or “Paddy Graber – The Craic Was Great“. Send a check to Pacific NW Folklore Society, 11720 1st Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98177. Thank you.
Our favorite Seattle Coffeehouse/Bookstore/Venue has been going through some tough times of late, and they need our support. This has been a great venue for our PNWFS Coffeehouse Concerts as well as other community events. In June/July, 2012, I wrote an article for the NW HOOT, My Dream Cafe, which compared the Couth to other music venues – this is my dream cafe and bookstore. We need to support the Couth now more than ever – it would be a tragic loss to the community, music and the arts if it does not survive. Please consider helping them out with a donation to their GoFundMe campaign (ends March 21). Come to the the Couth for live music, food, beverages and a few books to take home. You’ll be helping to keep a great community resource alive and well.