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Saturday, March 28

Lou & Peter Berryman

Saturday Nights on Phinney Ridge

Lou & Peter Berryman

Phinney Neighborhood Center (Brick Building), 7:30PM

General Admission: $16
$2 off for SFS & PNA members and seniors, kids half price

Advance tickets on sale until noon Satuday ($16 General/$14 member, student, senior/$8 Youth) http://louandpeterseattle2015.bpt.me or by calling the BPT customer service line at 1-800-838-3006.

TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR THE DOOR PRICE IS $18 General/$16 Member, Student, or Senior/$8 Youth - age 6 - 17. (CASH OR CHECK ONLY)

Lou and Peter Berryman are musical humorists who have delighted nationwide audiences for more than thirty-five years. Frequent comparisons to Tom Lehrer, Flanders and Swann, and Gilbert and Sullivan notwithstanding, these two are originals, blending Midwestern culture with intelligent observation in a whimsical and wonderfully accessible performance. They have produced sixteen albums and three song books of their original and hilarious, quirky, yet oddly profound songs, and have toured the US and Canada to rave reviews. Berryman songs are being sung around the world, by a legion of professional musicians from Peggy Seeger to Garrison Keillor, as well as shower singers everywhere. The popularity of Lou and Peter Berryman -- whose friendship survived a brief marriage in the seventies -- is a testament to their intelligent and wickedly funny material, rich with wordplay and witty images. This duo is not to be missed.

Saturday, April 4

Orville Johnson and Casey MacGill

Saturday Nights on Phinney Ridge

Orville Johnson and Casey MacGill

Phinney Neighborhood Center (Brick Building), 7:30PM

General Admission: $16
$2 off for SFS & PNA members and seniors, kids half price

Casey MacGill performs music that swings. Nat "King" Cole Trio meets the Mills Brothers. Fats Waller meets Fats Domino. Slim Galliard meets Fred Astaire. It is American music of many decades and no decade in particular, all happening at the same time, woven into a seamless, beautiful whole. MacGill plays boogie-woogie, swing, and stride piano. He blows a lyrical jazz cornet, and his most unique instrumental voice is a 6-string tenor ukulele. He has been singing and arranging vocal harmonies for over 40 years, and it shows in his sweet intonation and smooth phrasing.

Orville Johnson was born and raised in the southern Illinois heartland. He acquired his love of singing as a youth in the fundamentalist Pentecostal church he attended and, when he later began playing guitar and dobro, responded to the roots music that surrounded him by learning to play the blues, bluegrass, rockabilly, and country music that are all part of the mosaic that characterizes his own mongrel music. He is a singer, instrumentalist, record producer, songwriter, session player, teacher, the top dobro player on the West Coast of America and, above all, an instinctive and sensitive musician.

Casey and Orville were having a conversation about music one day, as they are wont to do. Casey waxed poetic on the virtues of Hapa Haole music, a style of 1930s jazz featuring swing rhythms, Hawaiian guitar, and island themes, such as hula girls, canoes, and coconuts. He mentioned having created a collection of these tunes and some originals in the style that he would love to record some day. Orville quickly recognized the opportunity to play a lot of sweet Hawaiian guitar riffs and exercise his studio recording skills and said, "Casey, let's do it! You play the uke and sing, I'll play slide guitar and record us, and we'll get Matt Weiner to add some bass!" Casey replied, "I like the way you think!"

As simply as that, Hawaii of My Dreams was born. Songs from that new disc will be on tap for April 4th, as well as the swingin’ blues, rockin’ piano and slide guitar, and hurricane vocals that make up the rest of their entertaining repertoire. You won’t want to miss it!

Purchase advance tickets ($16 General/$14 member, student, senior/$8 Youth) at http://orvilleandcasey.brownpapertickets.com or by calling the BPT customer service line at 1-800-838-3006. Tickets may also be purchased in person (Cash or check only) at other SFS concerts. Tickets at the door will be $2 more for adults.

Saturday, April 11

Reilly & Maloney

Reilly & Maloney 1970s

http://www.reillyandmaloney.com/

Saturday Nights on Phinney Ridge

CANCELLED: Reilly & Maloney: 45th Anniversary Farewell Tour

Phinney Neighborhood Center (Brick Building), 7:30PM

General Admission: $20
$3 off for SFS & PNA members and seniors, kids half price

**THIS CONCERT IS CANCELLED**

BROWN PAPER TICKETS WILL REFUND ALL ADVANCE TICKET PURCHASES

DAVID MALONEY HAS FALLEN ILL WITH PNEUMONIA AND RELATED COMPLICATIONS, WHICH WILL REQUIRE CANCELLATION OF ALL SCHEDULED REILLY & MALONEY PERFORMANCES. WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE ABRUPTNESS OF THIS NEWS, ESPECIALLY GIVEN THAT 2015 HAD BEEN ANNOUNCED AS THE DUO'S LAST YEAR PERFORMING TOGETHER, BUT CIRCUMSTANCES DEMAND THAT ALL PRESENT EFFORTS GO TOWARD DAVID'S RECOVERY. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ENDURING SUPPORT THROUGH THE YEARS, AND FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING AT THIS TIME. DAVID IS HOME RESTING AND RECUPERATING.

After 45 years of harmony, beloved folksinging duo Reilly & Maloney have decided that 2015 will be their final year performing together. In their own words:

" We feel that our commitment to our act and to each other has been an enduring blessing but that this is the right time to retire our partnership as we have known it. We have had a good run, and now it's time to close the show. With heartfelt thanks,

~ David & Ginny "

Through the 1970s and '80s there was no hotter act around Seattle than Ginny Reilly & David Maloney, two singer/songwriters whose rich harmonies and tireless performance schedule cultivated legions of fans throughout the region. Taking hiatus in the '90s, the pair reunited in 2000 to discover that their audience was very much still with them.

Longtime Seattle Folklore Society favorites, Reilly & Maloney will appear one more time on an SFS stage. Come join these storied, accomplished performers for a special evening of old favorites and new material!

Saturday, April 18

Pharis and Jason Romero

Saturday Nights on Phinney Ridge

Pharis and Jason Romero

Phinney Neighborhood Center (Brick Building), 7:30PM

General Admission: $18
$2 off for SFS & PNA members and seniors, kids half price

Pharis and Jason Romero are an example of a classic love story made possible by the power of music! A matchmaker, some scratchy old records, a custom banjo and a flyfishing trip all conspired to a meeting in 2007 at an old-time fiddle jam. She was living in Victoria, BC and he was living in Arcata, CA. Both had been playing music for decades and loved early country, old time, folk, blues, and bluegrass. She sent him a copy of the 1928 recording Tupelo Blues from Hoyt Ming & His Pepsteppers, he thought she was a-okay, and they married 3 months later. In 2010 they moved their home and the J. Romero Banjo Company north to the central British Columbia town of Horsefly (her hometown). Surrounded by wilderness and good people they build their finely crafted banjos and play the music new and old. They have released two records as a duo and two records with other folks, and by the time they play for SFS, they will have just released and begun to promote their third duo record!

Pharis and Jason Romero have collected a basket full of Canadian music awards for their Traditional and Americana albums. "Anchored by Pharis's rock-solid rhythm guitar and propelled by Jason's inventive picking on a variety of banjos and guitars (most of which he built), their plaintive voices and soulful blend capture the ear and the imagination." - Acoustic Guitar magazine. They love songs new and old, connecting 1927 to modern days in a most wonderful way with vibrantly close duet singing and poignant songwriting. Their performance highlights include A Prairie Home Companion, Portland's Old Time Music Gathering, and the Vancouver, B.C. Folk Music Festival. They have taught at Centrum's Voiceworks and the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes. "Their chemistry is undeniable, and the song feels like it's been rolling along a dusty plain out west for decades, just waiting to be picked up and sung." - NPR Music, Favorite Sessions. If you enjoy listening to the harmonies and styles of Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, then Jason and Pharis are the west-coast equivalent, but with unique vocal and instrumental twists. http://pharisandjason.com/music.html

Advance tickets on sale now ($18 General/$16 member, student, senior/$9 Youth) http://sfs-pharis-jason.brownpapertickets.com or by calling the BPT customer service line at 1-800-838-3006. Tickets may also be purchased in person (Cash or check only) at other SFS concerts. Tickets at the door, if available, will be $2 more for adults.

Saturday, April 25

Alba's Edge

Saturday Nights on Phinney Ridge

Alba's Edge with Neil Pearlman

Phinney Neighborhood Center (Brick Building), 7:30PM

General Admission: $16
$2 off for SFS & PNA members and seniors, kids half price

Advance tickets on sale now ($16 General/$14 member, student, senior/$8 Youth) http://albasedgeandneilpearlman.brownpapertickets.com/ or by calling the BPT customer service line at 1-800-838-3006. Tickets may also be purchased in person (Cash or check only) at other SFS concerts. Tickets at the door, if available, will be $2 more for adults.

Locals may already be familiar with amazing pianist Neil Pearlman.

"Dazzling piano chops … Fingers absolutely soar across the keys" –Portland Press Herald

Alba's Edge with Neil Pearlman is a tapestry of cultures: the expressive melodies of Scottish fiddle music are woven together with jazz improvisation and harmony, funk bass lines and the rhythms of Latin America to form a cohesive and singular musical experience. Fiddle, piano, drums and bass come together seamlessly in a new sound that BBC Radio Scotland has called "a wonderful concoction".

Fresh off a US State Department funded tour of Mexico, Alba's Edge performs and leads clinics across the US and internationally at venues ranging from house concerts to festival stages. Some notable past appearances include: The 1st International Celtic Music Festival of Mexico (Puerto Vallarta, Mexico), The New World Festival (Randolph, VT), The Crossroads Celtic Festival (Bethel, ME) 2 tours of the Pacific Northwest and numerous other festivals and tours throughout New England and the Mid Atlantic.

Pianist and bandleader Neil Pearlman comes from a musical background uniquely suited to such a project. Raised in a family deeply rooted in Scottish music and dance, Neil studied jazz piano extensively growing up and further expanded his musical horizons into Brazilian, Afro-Colombian and Cuban music while studying in New York.

Neil's sister, fiddler Lilly Pearlman has had a similar artistic journey, growing up with Scottish culture and falling in love with the dance and music of Brazil, Cuba and beyond. In the wake of Neil's solo CD Coffee and the Mojo Hat (Paddledoo Music, 2011), which explored the connections between these seemingly disparate musical worlds, Neil and Lilly joined forces to create Alba's Edge. The band is rounded out by drummer/percussionist Jacob Cole and bassist Doug Berns, both multi-faceted and versatile musicians in the Boston and New York music scenes. A recent graduate of New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Jacob brings a deep knowledge of Latin rhythms and the sensitivity of a seasoned jazz drummer to the group. Meanwhile Doug lays down the groove with his distinctive bass playing, honed in the funk, afro-beat and jazz communities of New York City.

See more at: http://www.albasedge.com/

ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE THROUGH BROWN PAPER TICKETS OR AT PRIOR SFS CONCERTS: or call the Brown Paper Ticket line at 1-800-838-3006

AT THE DOOR, TICKETS WILL BE $18/$16/$9. (Discounts for members, students, seniors 65+. Youth tickets, age 6-17, are $9, advance or at the door)

Sunday, May 3

David Roth

Sunday Night

David Roth

Phinney Neighborhood Center (Brick Building), 7:00PM

General Admission: $16
$2 off for SFS & PNA members and seniors, kids half price

Our former Seattle neighbor David Roth (now living on Cape Cod) has written music that has traveled the world…and outer space!

David moved to Cape Cod in 2000 but has come back to the Pacific Northwest every spring since then, and we've happily sponsored him a number of times (no matter where he lives). What can you expect at one of David’s concerts? He ranges from holistic to hilarious, poignant to improbable…think James Taylor meets Jon Stewart.

David cemented his connection to the folk music community on the streets of Greenwich Village in the 1980s. Now in his 29th year of full-time music-making, and with 13 CDs to his credit, David's songs have found their way to Carnegie Hall, the United Nations, Chicken Soup for the Soul books, the Kennedy Center, the Kingston Trio, Peter, Paul, & Mary concerts, NASA's Goddard Space Center (his song, "Rocket Science" went up on the space shuttle Atlantis in 2009), and the "Rise Up Singing" Songbooks. As former artist-in-residence at New York’s Omega Institute, he has taught singing, songwriting, and performance at the Swannanoa Gathering in North Carolina each summer), the Augusta Heritage workshops, Moab Folk Camp, and for many other songwriting groups. He has appeared at countless coffeehouses, conferences, concert halls, and festivals. But you can come hear him at the Phinney Neighborhood Center at a special Sunday performance, May 3rd at 7 p.m.

Tickets may also be purchased in person (Cash or check only) at other SFS concerts. Tickets at the door, if available, will be $2 more for adults.http://davidrothsfsconcert.brownpapertickets.com

Saturday, May 9

Hanneke Cassel

Saturday Nights on Phinney Ridge

Hanneke Cassel

Phinney Neighborhood Center (Brick Building), 7:30PM

General Admission: $16
$2 off for SFS & PNA members and seniors, kids half price

"Exuberant and rhythmic, somehow both wild and innocent, delivered with captivating melodic clarity and an irresistible playfulness," says the Boston Globe about Hanneke Cassel's playing. Such charismatic fiddling has brought the native Oregonian many honors and awards. She is the 1997 U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion, she holds a Bachelors of Music in Violin Performance from Berklee College of Music, and she has performed and taught across North America, Europe, New Zealand, Australia, and China.

Advance tickets on sale 60 days before the concert http://www.brownpapertickets.com/profile/2149 ($16 General/$14 member, student, senior/$8 Youth) or by calling the BPT customer service line at 1-800-838-3006. Tickets may also be purchased in person (Cash or check only) at other SFS concerts. Tickets at the door, if available, will be $2 more for adults.

Saturday, May 16

Laurie Lewis and Kathy Kallick sing the songs of Vern & Ray

Saturday Nights on Phinney Ridge

Laurie Lewis and Kathy Kallick sing the songs of Vern & Ray

Phinney Neighborhood Center (Brick Building), 7:30PM

General Admission: $20
$2 off for SFS & PNA members and seniors, kids half price

Vern Williams and Ray Park both grew up in the Ozarks of Arkansas, about five miles away from each other, but never met until moving to central California in the 1950s. Their memorable live performances and recordings in the '60s and '70s largely formed the basis for the bluegrass repertoire in California, and they became powerful influences on many aspiring bluegrass musicians.Their intensity and integrity left no doubt that they were the Real Deal.

Among those coming under the spell of Vern & Ray -- and playing in their bands on occasion -- were American roots music veterans Laurie Lewis and Kathy Kallick. They have been turning to Vern & Ray material since they began singing together in the mid-1970's, and dedicated their first duet album, Together (Rounder Records), to Vern and Ray. They now revisit these beloved songs for their newly-released (and long-awaited) second collaboration, LAURIE & KATHY SING THE SONGS OF VERN & RAY.

Laurie and Kathy are joined by Laurie's bandmates in the Right Hands Tom Rozum (mandolin, vocals) and Patrick Sauber (banjo); and Seattle's favorite, Cary Black (bass, vocals), from the Kathy Kallick Band.

There's something special about witnessing two contemporary masters returning to their personal roots in such a public way. LAURIE & KATHY SING THE SONGS OF VERN & RAY is a new classic, exploring and transforming early influences on an album that is as intimate and contemporary as it is universal and historical, a wonderful reminder that sometimes the best way to go someplace new is to remember where you've come from.

Advance tickets on sale now ($20 General/$18 member, student, senior/$10 Youth) http://sfs-laurie-and-kathy.brownpapertickets.com or by calling the BPT customer service line at 1-800-838-3006. Tickets may also be purchased in person (Cash or check only) at other SFS concerts. Tickets at the door, if available, will be $2 more for adults.

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Concert Venues

We recommend that you call ahead to the SFS Concert Line at (206) 528-8523 for reservations or advance tickets. Do not call the venue directly for reservations; when the SFS produces a concert, we handle that. If you need wheelchair access, please let us know.

Phinney Neighborhood Center (Map)
6532 Phinney Avenue N, Seattle, WA 98103. (If using GPS, this address works better: 449 N 67th St, Seattle, WA 98103.)
Concerts are held in the Community Hall (brick building). Free parking in the lower parking lot at the Center. Enter the lot on N 67th, between Phinney and Dayton Ave. Phinney Center has disability parking outside the door on the Dayton Street side of the building and flat access into the hall from Dayton. Parking on Dayton Ave is available for disabled and musician load/unload only.

Sunset Hill Community Club
3003 NW 66th Street, Seattle, WA 98117

 

Tickets

Advance tickets for all shows are available from Brown Paper Tickets, or by calling the BPT customer service line at 1-800-838-3006.
Tickets may also be purchased in person at other SFS concerts, generally 60 days before the show.

More information or questions about the concerts may be obtained by leaving a message on the SFS concert line: 206-528-8523

 

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