Monthly Archives: October 2014

Jeni & Billy in Just Over 2 Weeks!

The Pasadena Folk Music Society proudly presents the Appalachian roots music and original songs of Jeni & Billy in just over 2 weeks, on Saturday, November 15.  We’re excited about their return appearance in our series. Jeni was born in Virginia coal country, Billy hails from Baltimore, and they now live in East Nashville,  touring the US and Canada extensively.  Jenny’s singing style has been compared to the lonesome voices of Maybelle Carter and Iris Dement and her songwriting has been likened to that of Southern authors, Carson McCullers and Flannery O’Connor.  They switch off between various guitars, banjo, mandolin, and Billy plays harmonica and adds backing vocals.  You’ve got to hear this sound!  Get a taste of them from their performance of the traditional song, Panting for Heaven at  And don’t miss their closing number, If I Ever Get Ten Dollars at the huge annual traditional music festival in North Carolina that honors Merle Watson, son of Doc Watson, at

Jeni and BillyJeni & Billy have a brand new CD, Picnic in the Sky, and this will be a very unique and wonderful performance as they will be joined by most of the musicians who performed on the recording, including Craig Eastman (fiddle, lap Steel, and mandolin), Dillon O’Brian (keyboards and harmony vocals), Denny Weston Jr. (percussion), perhaps David Jackson (bass & accordion), and Dave Way (percussion & guitar), the famed producer who engineered the recording.  This concert will be a special and rare opportunity to hear Jeni & Billy in this format.  Don’t miss it!  Their web site is

Tickets for the show are $15 for adults, and $5 for Caltech students and children.  They will be available for cash at the door or in advance by visiting the Caltech Ticket Office (no service charge) or by calling them (for a fee) at (626) 395-4652.

You can now also buy tickets online! There is a $6 charge per order and $1.50 charge per ticket in addition to the ticket price for online orders. There will be no online ticket sales the day before or the day of the show.