EVENTS


Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, 1-4 pm
Pacific Northwest Folklore Society Special Event
CELEBRATION FOR STEW & BETTY HENDRICKSON
Couth Buzzard Books, Seattle
Stewart Hendrickson has been bringing wonderful music to us for many years at the Couth Buzzard. There will be a celebration at the Couth Buzzard to honor the many hours he and Betty have spent booking artists, publishing the NW Hoot (the newsletter of the Pacific Northwest Folklore Society) and hosting concerts. In addition to socializing and the food and drink of the Couth, you’ll get a rare chance to hear some music from Stew himself (and maybe Betty) as they share some stories and favorite folk music. Free admission. A collection will be taken to support the Couth. We hope you can make it, Saturday, Sept. 22, 1-4pmCouth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe, 8310 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, 436-2960


Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, 7:30-9:30 pm

Pacific Northwest Folklore Society Coffeehouse Concert
KATE POWER & STEVE EINHORN
Kate Power and Steve Einhorn are lifelong musicians, songwriters, teachers, and were the owners of the world renowned performance venue, music school, and instrument shop, Artichoke Music in Portland, Oregon (1981-2006). Kate was director of Dusty Strings Music School (2013-2014). Vocal Cut of the Year 2017 for Paddy’s Lament on their new release, Portland Romance, their ninth album of original and traditional folk. They won the Music2Life award for the song,”Travis John” at the Kerrville Folk Festival and have shared stages with folk luminaries including Pete Seeger, Tom Paxton, Odetta, and Garrison Keillor.$10 donation. 7:30-9:30pm, Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe, 8310 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, 436-2960


Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, 7:30-9:30 pm

Pacific Northwest Folklore Society Coffeehouse Concert
CROSSING THE NORTH SEA
“Crossing the North Sea” is a collaboration between Hardingfela player, Rachel Nesvig, and Scottish fiddler, Brandon Vance, whose repertoire explores the cross-pollination of fiddle styles that have developed as a result of the maritime trade routes between Norway, Shetland, and points beyond! Rachel has been playing the Hardanger Fiddle (hardingfela) since high school and was the first student at St. Olaf College to receive Distinction in Hardanger Fiddle in 2007. She has studied fiddle both in the US and in Norway. Brandon is a two-time U.S. Open National Scottish Fiddle Champion. With a B.M. and M.M. in Violin Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music, he has performed and taught internationally, as a guest lecturer at the University of Limerick’s Irish World Academy, and guest artist at the William Kennedy Piping Festival in Armagh.  $10 donation. 7:30-9:30pm, Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe, 8310 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, 436-2960


Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, 7:30-9:30 pm

Pacific Northwest Folklore Society Coffeehouse Concert
ALEX STURBAUM
As a solo artist, Alex performs his original songs interwoven with traditional music. He has performed solo at festivals throughout the Pacific Northwest, and delights audiences with his heartfelt songs, contagious enthusiasm, and friendly banter. In 2017, Alex released his debut solo album, River Run Wide, featuring eight original songs and three original tunes. Alex is a one-of-a-kind performer. Steeped in musical traditions from both sides of the Atlantic, he is equally comfortable performing for dancers in a crowded grange hall, singing original songs at an intimate house concert, belting out sea shanties at a pub sing, or playing bluegrass music at a festival. Alex’s love for the music and joy in playing it is evident in every note he plays. $10 donation. 7:30-9:30pm, Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe, 8310 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, 436-2960


Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, 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 22, 2019
Pacific Northwest Folklore Society Coffeehouse Concert
KEN WALDMAN
Ken Waldman draws on his 30 years in Alaska to produce poems, stories, and fiddle tunes to create a performance uniquely his own, described as “haunting and melodic;…like being reminded of our very humanness and all the chances and changes still waiting to be discovered” (Cinthia Ritchie, Anchorage Daily News). He will be joined by some local musicians. A former college professor, Waldman published six full-length poetry collections, a memoir, a children’s book, and released nine CDs that combine old-time Appalachian-style string-band music with original poetry. $10 donation. 7:30-9:30pm, Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe, 8310 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, 436-2960


Friday, April 12, 2019
Pacific Northwest Folklore Society Coffeehouse Concert
Brittany & Johnny / $4 SHOE
Brittany Newell and Johnny Fitzpatrick are old time music practitioners from Seattle, WA. Both Brittany and Johnny enjoy dabbling in other instruments and singing together. They tend to come together on a random assortment of fiddle tunes, with a few bits of blues, bluegrass and old country songs strewn in as well. $4 Shoe, a southern music duo/trio, consists of Morgan John on banjo & lead vocals and Tom Collicott on guitar and harmony vocals.  Now occasionally you may find Morgan playing the fiddle, guitar or uke, and sometimes Tom will be playing the banjo or singing lead. Just to confuse things a bit more these days, you will find Kate Lichtenstein joining them with fine fiddle or guitar playing and singing. $10 donation. 7:30-9:30pm, Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe, 8310 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, 436-2960

 

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