EVENTS


Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, 7:30-9:30 pm
Pacific Northwest Folklore Society Coffeehouse Concert
JASPAR LEPAK
Jaspar Lepak is a folk/Americana songwriter whose remarkable gift for melody is only surpassed by her poetry. A child of the Sonoran Desert, her songs are deeply influenced by the many places she has called home: Tucson, Minneapolis, Durban, and currently Seattle. Sweeping across landscapes with an emotional depth that is extraordinary, her lyrics expose a brave vulnerability while her clear, pure voice touches the heart. Listen to her music. $10 donation. 7:30-9:30pm, Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe, 8310 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, 436-2960


Friday, Jan 12, 2018, 7:30-9:30 pm
Pacific Northwest Folklore Society Coffeehouse Concert
MARVELOUS MINSTREL BOYS
Seattle musicians Doug Bright, on banjo and harmonica, and Allen Hirsch, on guitar, team up as the Marvelous Minstrel Boys to sing vintage songs from the American Songbag. $10 donation. 7:30-9:30pm, Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe, 8310 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, 436-2960


Fri.-Sun., Jan. 19-21, 2018
BELLINGHAM FOLK FESTIVAL

Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship – Bellingham, WA
The Bellingham Folk Festival is a celebration of folk music in the heart of beautiful Bellingham on January 19-21, 2018. The festival offers three days of inspiring workshops, performances, dances, and jams for all ages and abilities. At Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St, Bellingham, WA. More information.


Friday, Jan. 26 – Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018
Ravensdale, WA
RAINY CAMP
Rainy Camp is a weekend folk singing retreat now in its 27th year, held in Ravensdale, Washington. The camp  is centered on folk singing and song sharing, drawing attendees from the Northwest and beyond. Participants enjoy fine singing, good food, and great camaraderie in a lovely wooded setting. Sponsored by the Seattle Song Circle. More information.


Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, 7:30-9:30 pm
Pacific Northwest Folklore Society Coffeehouse Concert
SMALL POTATOES
Small Potatoes is Jacquie Manning and Rich Prezioso. This Chicago-based duo has been touring on the folk circuit since 1993 and in that time they’ve become sought-after regulars at many clubs, coffeehouses across the U.S. They call themselves eclecto-maniacs and describe their music as “Celtic to Cowboy.” They say it has taken them “years of careful indecision” to come up with a mix of music that ranges from country, blues, and swing to Irish, with songwriting that touches on all of those styles and more. They both sing, they both play guitars and an array of other instruments. They even yodel. Superb musicianship and showmanship, award-winning songwriting, and a strong sense of tradition has made them, as Dirty Linen Magazine once said, “one of the most polished, inventive, and entertaining shows on the circuit.” Listen to songs, watch videos. $10 donation. 7:30-9:30pm, Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe, 8310 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, 436-2960


Friday, March 9, 2018, 7:30-9:30 pm

Pacific Northwest Folklore Society Coffeehouse Concert
JOCELYN PETTIT
Hailing from the West Coast of British Columbia, Jocelyn leads The Jocelyn Pettit Band, with her beloved fiddle, Canadian stepdance, podorythmie foot rhythms, and vocals. With grace and passion, she delivers an engaging and uplifting performance of original and traditional music inspired from the Canadian and Celtic cultures of – Cape Breton, Québec, Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, and Galicia. Jocelyn has performed on stages across Canada, the U.S., Scotland, France, and Malaysia. “An incredible fiddle player, who blew away the audience with her expertise.” ~ The Celtic Connection, Canada. Watch a video. $10 donation. 7:30-9:30pm, Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe, 8310 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, 436-2960


CLAUDIA SCHMIDT
Sunday, May 13, 7:30-9:30 pm
Pacific Northwest Folklore Society Coffeehouse Concert
If you listened to the Prairie Home Companion show in the late ’70s and early ’80s you certainly knew Claudia Schmidt, one of Garrison Keillor’s regular performers. She was ubiquitous, a folk, jazz and blues singer, poet, and multi-instrumentalist – she plays guitar, mountain dulcimer, and quirky instruments such as the pianola. Claudia Schmidt has been perfecting her craft of performing for almost four decades. It is a quirky and wonderful hodge-podge (her word!) of music, poetry, story, laughter. drama, and celebrating the moment. She has always included her original work along with very personal versions of the work of others, what you get is a unique look at the world from someone who says what she sees with clarity, humor, and wonder. Garrison Keiilor said “when Claudia sings a song, it stays sung.” Listen to her music. $15 donation, reservations: email or phone 206-367-0475 (leave a message) (reservations held until 7:15 pm). Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe, 8310 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, 436-2960

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