Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘folk music’


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As we listened to the instrumental introduction of “Businessmen” by SnowApple, our first impression was of Safaris’ “Wipe Out.” When the vocals began, we thought of 1940s and 50s club singers or chanson in Paris. Three voices in harmony with operatic notes and the music bold and sometimes discordant, the overall sound is folk-ish while […]

The Byrds and Beyond at the Coffee Gallery Backstage

The Byrds and Beyond at the Coffee Gallery Backstage

John York played with The Byrds. And The Mamas and the Papas. And Dr. John. And a bunch of other great musicians. Because that’s what you do when you yourself are a great musician: you play with others like yourself. He’ll be playing the Coffee Gallery this Friday, along with Billy Darnell and Chad Watson, […]

The Eagle Rock Local Folk Fest

The Eagle Rock Local Folk Fest

Folk music is one of those things that’s changing all the time but never really changes, if you know what we mean (i.e. if you understand italics). Or maybe it’s one of those things that never seems to change but really changes all the time? Either way, it’s just as wonderful a thing now as […]

Country Joe, sans Fish, at Caltech

Country Joe, sans Fish, at Caltech

Attention old hippies of Pasadena: Country Joe—yes, that Country Joe—is playing Caltech this Saturday. Although known mostly for the “I-Feel-Like-I’m-Fixin’-To-Die Rag,” Joe McDonald, who turns 70 next year, has made more than 30 records, including a Woody Guthrie album way back in 1969—you know, before it was cool to like Woody. Evidently he’s become quite […]

Phoebe Bridgers at the Coffee Gallery

Phoebe Bridgers at the Coffee Gallery

Once again honing her already prodigious skills at the Coffee Gallery is Phoebe Bridgers. A Sequoyah alum and freshman at LACHSA, this budding singer/songwriter has played acoustic folk all over town: at the Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest and Folk Festival, the Folk Music Center in Claremont, the Echo Back Porch and, of course, the Coffee […]

The Wailin’ Jennys at Caltech

The Wailin’ Jennys at Caltech

All the way from Canada come the Wailin’ Jennys, an all-lady vocal folk trio, none of whom are named Jenny. They’ve won a Juno Award (Canada’s Grammys — a CanadaGram?) for best “Roots & Traditional” album and have been making regular appearances on A Prairie Home Companion. Their repertoire includes jazz and bluegrass as well, […]

Folk-Rock Legends at The Coffee Gallery

Folk-Rock Legends at The Coffee Gallery

Their last two shows sold out. Their next two probably will as well — not that surprising in a 49-seat venue. So if you have any intention of seeing Barry McGuire and John York when they play the Coffee Gallery Backstage this weekend, you should probably make reservations post haste. McGuire’s “Trippin’ the ’60s” tour […]

Songs of the World

Songs of the World

The Pasadena Master Chorale will kick off its first full season this weekend with a brief concert series in Altadena and Pasadena. This first of seven concerts throughout the year, the September program will focus on Songs of the World, featuring American classics, European tunes and more traditional folk music from around the world, sung […]

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