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Covid-19 and the music scene

Posted by: Phil Slates
Date: March 18, 2020

Check on your neighbors, love one another; this too shall pass.

You are surely aware of the current situation we are all in. This is seriously affecting the “gig economy”, including musicians and venues (restaurants and bars). Indy Folk News will continue to post upcoming dates, especially those with a longer shelf life. But we suggest following all recommendations regarding self isolation, limiting crowd sizes, and wash your hands. If you have the means, support venues by getting carry-out food. Support musicians by buying merchandise, joining their Patreon page, or just sending money.


MISSED MAILINGS?

Posted by: dave
Date: January 19, 2020

(Posted Jan-19-2020)
Some subscribers are no longer receiving our two daily e-mails!
If this happens to you please go into your e-mail’s Spam, click the box next to “Indy Folk News   Upcoming Gigs”, then click either “Not Spam” Or click on “Move to” and then “Inbox”.
This will send all future mailings directly to your Inbox.
Do the same for  “Indy Folk News   Weekly Digest”.
If the mailings do not appear in your Spam…
Go to Contact on IndyFolkNews.com Home Page, scroll down to “GET UPDATES RIGHT TO YOUR INBOX (FREE)”, enter your e-mail, answer the simple math equation (to prove you’re not a robot) and click on “SUBSCRIBE”.


SUZIE VINNICK Tickets on Sale JAN 1 for FEB 15

Posted by: dave
Date: January 5, 2020

(Posted 2020-Jan-05 [a little late])

SUZIE VINNICK Tickets on Sale JAN 1 for FEB 15

SUZIE VINNICK
Indy Folk Series/Indpls FEB 15 SATURDAY 2020
Unitarian Universalist Church of Indianapolis
615 West 43rd Street
Indianapolis IN 46208
www.IndyFolkSeries.org
http://www.indyfolkseries.org/
Sat, Feb 15, 2020
Doors: 6:15pm
Music: 7:00pm
Adults: $15 in advance/$20 at the door
Students/Age 65 and up: Discounted
Age 12 and under: free
No refunds or exchanges
By phone: 1-800-838-3006 (Brown Paper Tickets)
www.indyfolkseries.org/tickets
Tickets on Sale: Weds, Jan 1.
“A Canadian roots & blues singer-songwriter with an engagingly candid performance style, and a
gorgeous voice that soars, growls, whispers and shouts from a deep well of emotion..”
“The Indy Folk Series is an all-ages listening room venue featuring superb acoustics, art on
the walls, and candles on the tables. Each season brings the best of local, regional, and
national touring artists and a wide array of acoustic music genres, including Americana,
Roots, Bluegrass, Singer-Songwriters, and more. Concerts are held once a month on
Saturday evenings, October – May. Light refreshments, including wine and beer, available
prior to the concert and during intermission.”


BIG WOODS Nashville CLOSED UNTIL MARCH

Posted by: dave
Date: January 3, 2020
(Posted 2020-Jan-03)
BIG WOODS in Nashville will be closed until March
due to renovation (Big Woods needs renovation!?!?!)
so Roger Banister will not be playing there until
March.


MOORS & McCUMBER Tickets on Sale DEC 1 for JAN 18 2020

Posted by: dave
Date: December 1, 2019

MOORS & McCUMBER Tickets on Sale DEC 1 for JAN 18 2020
(Dec 1 2019)
MOORS & McCUMBER
Indy Folk Series/Indpls JAN 18 SATURDAY 2020

Unitarian Universalist Church of Indianapolis
615 West 43rd Street
Indianapolis IN 46208
www.IndyFolkSeries.org
http://www.indyfolkseries.org/
Sat, Jan 18, 2020
Doors: 6:15pm
Music: 7:00pm
Adults: $15 in advance/$20 at the door
Students/Age 65 and up: Discounted
Age 12 and under: free
No refunds or exchanges
By phone: 1-800-838-3006 (Brown Paper Tickets)
www.indyfolkseries.org/tickets
Tickets on Sale: Sun, Dec 1.
“Delving into tales of love and life through haunting lyrics, beautiful vocal harmonies, and dazzling
multi-instrumentation.”
“The Indy Folk Series is an all-ages listening room venue featuring superb acoustics, art on
the walls, and candles on the tables. Each season brings the best of local, regional, and
national touring artists and a wide array of acoustic music genres, including Americana,
Roots, Bluegrass, Singer-Songwriters, and more. Concerts are held once a month on
Saturday evenings, October – May. Light refreshments, including wine and beer, available
prior to the concert and during intermission.”


JASON WILBER NEW CD & EP & MORE

Posted by: dave
Date: November 30, 2019

JASON WILBER NEW CD & EP & MORE
Jason Wilber (Nov 27) wrote…
As you may know, I have a new album called TIME TRAVELER and an EP called HONEY BEE that are both coming out early next year. But you can get yours now! Order soon, and you’ll have it before Christmas. If you’d like to take advantage of this special pre-release holiday offer, please use this link:
https://jasonwilber.com/holiday/


New Gifts: T-Shirts, Coffee Mugs, Hoodies, Posters…
You can now get some cool new Time Traveler themed items. These feature the great cover artwork from the album. They make great gifts for yourself or someone else! All of these are available at the special link above. There is a $20 OFF coupon code there you can use as well.


Universality and diversity in human song

Posted by: dave
Date: November 25, 2019

2019-Nov-25
Dr. Samuel Mehr from the Harvard University, has issued a study report showing that there are universal patterns in music, no matter what the culture.
The report can be read at
https://science.sciencemag.org/content/366/6468/eaax0868
For a simplifiied account go to
http://www.sci-news.com/othersciences/anthropology/human-songs-universal-features-07839.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+BreakingScienceNews+%28Breaking+Science+News%29


Alan Lomax’s Massive Music Archive Is Online

Posted by: dave
Date: November 22, 2019

Alan Lomax’s Massive Music Archive Is Online: Features 17,000 Historic Blues & Folk Recordings
“A huge treasure trove of songs and interviews recorded by the legendary folklorist Alan Lomax from the 1940s into the 1990s have been digitized and made available online for free listening. The Association for Cultural Equity, a nonprofit organization founded by Lomax in the 1980s, has posted some 17,000 recordings.”
When you click to
http://research.culturalequity.org/home-audio.jsp
see the navigation on the right.
“For the first time,” Cultural Equity Executive Director Don Fleming told NPR’s Joel Rose, “everything that we’ve digitized of Alan’s field recording trips are online, on our Web site. It’s every take, all the way through. False takes, interviews, music.”
When you click to
http://research.culturalequity.org/home-audio.jsp
see the navigation on the right.

PLEASE send us any concerts/gigs you know of.

Posted by: dave
Date: May 13, 2019

Indy Folk News covers most of the concerts/gigs**
BUT NOT ALL*
If you know of a concert/gig, LET US KNOW via e-mail at
news@indyfolknews.com
or just bookmark
https://www.indyfolknews.com/contact/
and use that.
We would rather be informed about the same gig
six times over then miss a single one!
*Last year we missed a FREE concert by the TANNAHILL WEAVERS!
And this year LILY & MADELEINE returned from New York
for one show and we missed that!
Note to Artists & Groups:
Use the above, NOT Facebook.
Facebook is like sending a message in a bottle
into a sea of bottles!
**For the record, the average monthly number of postings
we sent out (including Open Mics, excluding repeats) was
325, May is already at 362. But we’re not patting
ourselves on the back (that would only give us
dislocated shoulders)…
So PLEASE send us any concerts/gigs you know of.
THANKS.

THANKS!

Posted by: dave
Date: September 7, 2018

The site is up and running so it’s time to THANK all those who made it so.

Firstly, GLASS WEB PROJECTS who designed and engineered the site to our demanding specifications.
You can see how good this site is just by navigating it. What doesn’t show is that all entries are auto-sorted in four different catagories to five different pages, and auto-deleted when out of date. If you want a great web-site contact GLASS WEB PROJECTS at www.glasswebprojects.com

The individuals to be thanked at Glass Web Projects are DEREK GLASS, AUBREY AYNES, and TYLER CLADWELL.

For major work, help and idea contributions thanks go to D. GARY GRADY, INDY FOLK SERIES, TOM PROBASCO, DAVE ROWE, SYD RUMPO, JESSICA SUHRE, and FRANK WATSON.
Also thanks to JIM FOREMAN, ROBIN KILLS A HUNDRED, TERRY MIESLE, JOHN MOE, PHIL SLATES, and JOANNE & JOE SMIDDIE-BRUSH for offers of help when they were greatly needed.

And if we’ve forgotten anybody, THANK YOU, whoever you are.