FOLKFAN
Monday, August 25, 2003
 
August 25, 2003 - Soon, I promise, I will post notes on We're About Nine at the Kittamaqundi Lakefront in Columbia Maryland on August 20, 2003 and about the Kennedy's at a charming new House Concert in Laurel, Md on August 24, 2003.

Meanwhile, I have been planning to use this blog (web log) also to let my friends know what great singer songwriter music I am really really anticipating. I hope everyone else will come too. With word of mouth and individual emails I always forget someone. And in the next two weeks there is more good music coming up, more than I can ever cover well in this blog. The Falcon Ridge Folk festival was overwhelming and I wrote but a little; but there were many articles all over web emails lists and pictures on many web sites. Now there are 2 extraordinary one day festivals right here in this area. And 2 concerts. One is Wed with our favorite Rachael Bissex, and then next Monday another extraordinary, not to be missed, Panzer House concert. Details on these events are:

Upcoming Events:
Vic's Music Corner, Wed August 27, 2003, 8pm - Rachel Bissex and Lucie Blue Tremblay

Country Roads Music Festival www.mofolk.com Noon to 10 pm Sat August 30, 2003 , I am particularly looking forward to hearing: We're About Nine, Vance Gilbert, Richie Havens, Beth Nielsen-Chapman, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, the Sons of the Never Wrong, the Pat Humphries Duo, the John Denver Tribute, The Hard Travelers, the Phil Ochs Tribute, Carey Creed, and Magpie - but there are many others appearing also. This is about an hour away (from DC-Baltimore area). To quote the website: "The entire community will enjoy this folk festival which will also feature: arts & crafts, a barn dance, childrens' activities, hay rides, juggling, food and beverage vendors, a nearby creek for cooling off, and camping for the diehards. An informal campfire song swap will begin Saturday at 10PM, with anyone welcome to participate. You're encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets, and make a day or weekend of it with your friends and family. This event is rain or shine!" - Gate Prices Adult (over 12) $18/Day - Child (5-12) $9/Day - Family (2 Adults/up to 3 kids) $50/Day


Labor Day - September 1, 2003 - Panzer House Concert (7pm, doors open 6:30 pm) $12 donation. I always tell people this is the premier monthly house concert series in the DC-Baltimore area. George Wurzbach (of a trio Modern Men) and Dan Pelletier are both comics, wonderful song-writers and storytellers. This is not an evening to be missed! Reservations required. Call Steve or Sherry Panzer at 410-531-9233 or email them at spanzers@cs.com. The Panzer House concert often fills up; but don't despair - they keep a waiting list in case there are cancellations.

Sunday September 7 11:30 am to 6:30 pm- FREE - Takoma Park Folk Festival -
Takoma Park Middle School, 7611 Piney Branch Rd
, Many stages - Some highlights for me: Tom Prasada-Rao and Cary Cooper, Grace Griffith, Kim and Reggie Harris, Pat Humphries and Sandy O. , Lori Kelley and Cletus Kennelly, Donal Leace, Lisa Moscatiello, Christina Muir and Sue Trainor of the trio Hot Soup, Rick and Audrey, Mary Sue Twohy, We're About Nine, Zealot and many others. (There is a pre-festival concert the night before too , Sept 6 at 7:30 with Franklin Taggert and Magpie, two great acts at Takoma Park Presbyterian Church, Tulip and Maple Avenues, co-sponsored by Focus, $12 )

Finally, when I began this blog I hoped to use it also to share information about blogging with others in the singer songwriter community. I do believe blogs can help any enterprise - musicians and music venues, non-profits and for profit busineses. I want to give credit to "teachers", who gave seminars on blogging for my computer club, Capital PC Users Group (www.cpcug.org). I give both teachers credit and neither blame. Jerry Lawson, author of The Complete Internet Handbook for Lawyers and an upcoming book on blogging especially recommended planning ahead for success and advised steps I have not yet followed yet, but will (eventually). And Phil Shapiro encouraged me to start, and do something and perfect it as I go. I now have a long blog that needs perfecting. See Jerry Lawson's blogs at: http://www.netlawblog.com/ - http://www.netlawtools.com/ - and Phil Shapiro's at - http://teachme.blogspot.com/.

There is going to be free workshop on the use of blogs for businesses Sept 9 at 6:30 pm in Northern VA. See this url for info. http://www.newmediasociety.org/

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