Up From The Streets: New Orleans: The City of Music – “Virtual” Film release May 15th

Filmmaker Michael Murphy is presenting his new award-winning film, Up From The Streets: New Orleans: The City of Music, in an effort to raise money for Louisiana musicians who have lost income amid the Covid-19 pandemic. A celebration of the music and culture of New Orleans over the decades, it features performances by Allen Toussaint, Dr. John, Neville Brothers and Preservation Hall, archival footage of Louis Armstrong and other jazz legends as well as interviews with Wynton Marsalis, Bonnie Raitt, Sting and Robert Plant. The film will begin showing in more than 50 “virtual cinemas” on May 15th.

Tickets avialable from this link after May 15: https://watch.eventive.org/upfromthestreets

An intricate study and celebration of a quintessential cultural epicenter, Up From The Streets: New Orleans: The City of Music is a definitive look at one of the most influential components of American music. . The film was directed by Michael Murphy and produced by Robin Burgess and Cilista Eberle.
**Nominated for Best Feature Louisiana Documentary at 2019 New Orleans Film Festival
**Nominated for Best Feature Documentary at 2020 Los Angeles Pan African Film Festival
**Nominated for Best Feature Documentary at 2020 DC Independent Film Festival
**Received Award of Excellence at Indie Fest Film Festival for Documentary Feature
**Juried Gold Award Winner for Best Feature Documentary at Houston WorldFest Film Festival, the world’s largest and 3rd oldest film festival.

About The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation:
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation is the non-profit organization that owns the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell. In response to the devastating effects that COVID-19 has left on Louisiana’s music community, the Foundation has established
the Jazz & Heritage Music Relief Fund – a statewide relief fund created to support Louisiana musicians and music industry workers whose livelihoods have been adversely impacted by this unprecedented crisis.

 

Virtual Jams!

May 2, 10 – 11:30am – The Skandia Jam is alive and well . . . and virtual!  Join us for a session of music making on Saturday, May 2, 10:00-11:30am.
If you would like to attend the jam session, send an email to music@skandia-folkdance.org to get the Zoom link. We will send you the link, provide instructions for sound settings, suggest a couple of Zoom etiquette pointers, and ask if you’d like to lead any tunes. We hope to see you there!

Streamed Concerts and “Festivals” – Listings for April

Please send notices about on-line concerts and other virtual events to concerts@seafolklore.org, and we will try to keep this space updated. Some of the past events may also be available to view after the live stream is done. Tips and donations are very much encouraged for the performers offering their music!

Saturday, April 11, 4pm PDT : Keith Murphy & Becky Tracy CD Release Concert on Facebook Live https://www.facebook.com/becky.tracy.7330

Tuessday, April 14, 4pm – Thompsonia on Facebook Live Suzy, Eric, & Allegra Thompson: “From our living room to your home – and we’ll do a few songs related to our current worldwide situation, like “50 Miles of Elbow Room”. Originals, old-time & bluegrass, blues, probably some Cajun…Admission is free but tips are appreciated (PayPal.me/fiddlingsuzy) – we know that many people are out of work right now and we hope this will lift your spirits.” 

April 14, 5:15pm – Pure Dead Brilliant Fiddle Livestream Fiddleshow! (from Hanneke Cassel: “Join us at 8:15pm EST on Tuesday, April 14 for a big night of fiddle music.  We will be streaming on Facebook and Instagram and the link will be at www.hannekecassel.com…on the home page.  And… it’s my birthday that day.  DOUBLE reason to be festive. Check out the poster for the full lineup. )

Tuesday, April 12, 7:00  – 8:30pm – Bill Davis & Heidi Muller play on Facebook Live for the Couth Buzzard

Friday, April 17, 4:30pm PDT – Alice Wallace performs as part of Americana Highways Facebook Quarantine concerts.

 

Every Wednesday, 4-7pm PDT (7-10 Eastern time zone), Jonathan Byrd  http://www.jonathanbyrd.com/livestream

Every Thursday, 7-8pm  (starting at 7:05pm PDT), Tony Furtado and Stephanie Schneiderman will give a house concert from their living room.
“Sidewalk Serenade Socially Distant” Special Guests:
Apr 16 – Casey Neill
Apr 23 – “Dean” (Luke & Rachael Price)
Apr 30 – Anna Tivel and Jeffrey Martin
Here’s where to view from:
www.facebook.com/TonyFurtadoMusic/

Sunday, April 26, Birds of Chicago (The Ark Family Room Series) 4:30 – 6:30pm PDT  (Join the live stream from the Ark’s webpage – no Facebook account needed! See other on-line concerts listed on the Ark’s Facebook Page.

 

Every Sunday, 1pm –  Banjo/slide guitar session with Tony Furtado https://www.facebook.com/TonyFurtadoMusic/
A free, weekly Facebook-LIVE session with Tony Furtado – He will play banjo and slide guitar based songs/tunes, talk about other players and gear… and answer questions!

Cafe Lena streams nightly concerts as part of their Stay at Home Sessions. Coming up on Tuesday April 14th they will feature a Don White concert, just recorded in Nov. 2019. Don plans to be on the Chat that night. Alaisdair Frasier and Natalie Hass are scheduled fo April 16. On April 19th Cafe Lena will air a show with Peter Yarrow, and again, he plans to participate in the Chat. This is a great chance to see some marvelous concerts. After they air,  they will be up on Lena’s site to view.  See the full upcoming lineup, and the previously released concerts now available to view ( John Gorka, Joe Jencks, and others) at the Cafe Lena YouTube home page.
There is a tip jar available if you so desire, with the proceeds being split between the artist and Lena’s. It helps the artist, and the club in these difficult times.

 

Live Facebook concerts: Musicians of many genres are sharing performances on The Quarantine Sessions . Many local musicans have also been performing through the Quarantine Happy Hour Group.

 

(This event has passed, but check their website for new offerings!Stay at Home Festival #2 – April 3, 4, & 5 Live stream features Laurie Lewis, John McCutcheon, Anders Hall, Alex Hargreaves, and many more. Access through their webpage https://www.stayathomefestival.com/ or view on Instagram. See the schedule here.

Anders Hall, who is part The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc, whose Seattle April 4th concert was cancelled, will play Sunday morning –  listed at 8AM PST, it may be at 7AM with daylight savings)

 

Streamed Events Calendar

Many thanks to Seattle singer Laura Bassett for putting together a public calendar to share news of streamed concerts or other events during challenging time!

View suggestions for live streamed concerts, virtual dances, and more, here: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=7vddohra68tqht89ja0a4b3kgs%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America%2FLos_Angeles&fbclid=IwAR2UZGvtnjkmWWAs8Z-trc59HGaYou5rZFYe6wQtLuOX_0Tb2PQXOKbr6bQ

Share your suggestions to add to the calendar here:

Make Music Day June 21st – in Federal Way, too!

(Received too late to be included in the June Flyer, posted by Janine Barber):

MAKE  MUSIC FEDERAL WAY DEBUTS ON JUNE 21

Over 15 Free Outdoor Music Making Events to be Held across Federal Way as Part of Annual Global Celebration

 Federal Way Lions Club, Federal Way, June 21, 2019 – The first annual Make Music Federal Way, a wild and wonderful mix of over 15 free outdoor musical events, will make its debut on Friday, June 21. Make Music Federal Way is part of Make Music Day, a global music celebration that takes place on the summer solstice each year and brings people of all ages and skill levels together to make music. This year, over 80 U.S. cities and the entire states of Vermont and Connecticut will host thousands of Make Music performances across the country as part of the world’s largest annual music event.

Make Music Day began in France in 1982 as the Fête de la Musique, and has spread to over 1,000 cities across 120 countries. Completely different from a typical musical festival, Make Music concerts are performed by anyone who wants to take part and enjoyed by everyone who wants to attend. From classical to folk, hip hop to opera, Latin jazz to punk rock, live music of all kinds resounds on streets, sidewalks, porches, plazas, parks, gardens, store fronts and other public spaces on the longest day of the year.

Highlights of Make Music Federal Way will include:

Town Square Park, 31600 Pete Von Reichbauer Way South

o   Sing-along at 9:30 am

o   Flag Raising at 10:30 am with trumpet and drums

o   Free Lessons in Blues Harmonica, Bucket Drumming, and Guitar strum-along (BYOG – bring your own guitar!)

o   All day drawings for gift baskets

o   A Touch of Class Big Band

o   Arthur Murray School of Dance

o   Japanese Calligraphy for Music Day

o   Instrument Petting Zoo

  • Libraries at 320th Street and 1st Avenue South
  • Funeral Alternatives:  Tibetan Singing Bowls
  • Songs for Children:  LA Fitness (Enchanted Pkwy) and We Rock the Spectrum

Any musician, amateur or professional, young or old, is invited to take part. Likewise, businesses, buildings, schools, churches, and other institutions can visit the website to offer their spaces as concert locations.

A full schedule of events will be posted on the Facebook page for Make Music Federal Way

About Make Music Day – Held annually on June 21, Make Music Day is part of the international Fête de la Musique, taking place in over 1,000 cities across 120 countries. The daylong, musical free-for-all celebrates music in all its forms, encouraging people to band together and play in free public concerts. This year, over 80 U.S. cities and the entire states of Vermont and Connecticut are organizing Make Music celebrations, encompassing thousands of music making opportunities nationwide. Make Music Day is presented by the NAMM Foundation and coordinated by the nonprofit Make Music Alliance. For more information, please visit www.makemusicday.org.

This event is sponsored by the City of Federal Way, the Federal Way Lions Club, 4Culture, Sound Publishing, and King County Libraries in Federal Way.

 

Corrections & Additions to May calendar items

We will add items here that missed being listed in our May Flyer as we are notified:
Many, many performances and participatory, singing, dancing, and music making of all sorts at the annual Northwest Folklife Festival, May 24- 27. See the whole on-line schedule here: nwfolklife.org/2019-festival-schedule/

Peter McKee’s two hour, one-man show, ”Pete: The Songs and Times of Pete Seeger” has been rescheduled from the original date of Monday, May 27 to Saturday, May 25, from noon to 2:00 PM, at the same location – the Armory Lobby, third floor. during the Northwest Folklife Festival

May 31 – Paul Anastasio and Fire of Tierra Caliente  (Paul Anastasio, Juan Manuel Barco and Elena DeLisle) present a free workshop and concert at the Hillman CIty Collaboratory, 5623 Ranier Ave S – 5PM workshop,  7:00PM  concert.

PAPER or PDF Monthly SFS Flyer?

That is the question we need everyone to answer when they join or renew their SFS membership. We are happy to send out paper flyers to those who want them, but you have to tell us.

The new default way to receive the SFS Flyer is an email with a link that will let you download a pdf of it.

Don’t want the email? Tick the box asking for a paper one! It’s on your renewal form.

Don’t want to fill out the form? Write PAPER on the memo line of your check.

Joining at a concert? Tell the volunteer filling out the online form.

Renewing online? Scroll all the way down to the Mailing Information section.

Want to change delivery method ASAP? Go to SFS Flyer digital copy on the seafolklore.org page. You can let us know exactly how you want to receive it.

We know some members have been switched to pdf and want to switch back and we encourage you to let us know. We are happy you want to receive the Flyer, in whatever format suits you best! You can even receive PDF AND paper – tick that box!

Thank you for helping SFS save resources and funds!

New SFS YouTube Channel is up and running!

SFS has started a YouTube channel! Thanks to videographer Mark Jaroslaw for filming some of our recent concerts, and to Richard GIllmann for setting up the channel. You can see short clips from concerts by Frankie Gavin, Joe Jencks, Jim Malcolm, and Low Lily, with more content coming soon. Take a look: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLZUJ8Fw8hVKnljoyhC9wyw