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August 2017
$20

Phil Salazar and the Kin Folk

Saturday, August 12 @ 8:00 pm
Beckman Institute Auditorium at Caltech, 400 S. Wilson Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91106 United States
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Phil Salazar has been one of the mainstays in Southern California bluegrass for a good many years. He has pulled bluegrass in many directions and he has played in many memorable configurations during this time. One of these groupings began as the Phil Salazar Band back in 1983. This is such an amazing grouping and they have now become more of a full time band. You can count on a great show. Kin Folk includes Phil on fiddle and guitar,…

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Rosalie Sorrels Memorial at Beckman Institute Auditorium Sunday, August 20 at 7:00 PM

Sunday, August 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Pasadena Folk Music Society will be co-sponsoring a memorial for Rosalie Sorrels with some of her friends and family the next week, on Sunday, August 20 at 7:00 PM in our familiar Beckman Institute Auditorium (Little Beckman.) Rosalie, a terrific singer, songwriter, musician and storyteller passed away on June 11 and this will be a chance for friends, a few family members, and the many who knew her from her songs and performances to remember how special she was.…

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October 2017
$20

Low Lily with John Whelan

Saturday, October 7 @ 8:00 pm
Beckman Institute Auditorium at Caltech, 400 S. Wilson Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91106 United States
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The New England-based string and vocal trio, Low Lily (formerly Annalivia) explores the roots and branches of American folk music with traditional influences and modern inspiration that weaves together a unique brand of acoustic music. Liz Simmons (vocals and guitar) Flynn Cohen (vocals, guitar, and mandolin) and Lissa Schneckenburger (vocals and fiddle) are masterful players with deep relationships to traditional music styles ranging from bluegrass, to Irish, Scottish, New England, and Old Time Appalachian sounds. They have all traveled the…

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$20

Susan McKeown- Concert posponed!! We hope to announce a new date soon. Please check back.

Saturday, October 28 @ 8:00 pm
Beckman Institute Auditorium at Caltech, 400 S. Wilson Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91106 United States
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Susan McKeown (pronounced "mick-yone") has been called “the most strikingly original woman singer in the Celtic music vein" by The Christian Science Monitor. She has performed and recorded with Johnny Cunningham (Silly Wizard, Celtic Fiddle Festival,) John Doyle, Eileen Ivers, Natalie Merchant, Solas’ Seamus Egan and many others. She was born in Dublin, Ireland, but came to the U.S in 1990 to study opera, but she soon gravitated to other music styles, eventually settling into folk and traditional music of…

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November 2017
$20

The Susie Glaze New Folk Ensemble

Saturday, November 11 @ 8:00 pm

Award-winning vocalist, Susie Glaze, mandolinist Steve Rankin, fiddler Mark Indictor and bassist Fred Sanders are The Susie Glaze New Folk Ensemble, the newest version of the acclaimed Los Angeles-based Americana group, a lush new folk Americana fusion ensemble, presenting gorgeous eclectic blends of mountain folk and exciting new grassy and Celtic-inspired originals, all with the remarkable voice of Susie Glaze. The group has been likened to the classic British bands Pentangle and Fairport Convention in that they blend classic folk…

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December 2017
$20

Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands

Saturday, December 9 @ 8:00 pm
Beckman Institute Auditorium at Caltech, 400 S. Wilson Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91106 United States
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Laurie is certainly one of the most prominent women of bluegrass today, with her voice, guitar, and fiddle, but her songwriting and song interpreting sets her apart from the bluegrass world. She can do a great job on Bill Monroe and Carter family songs, but her originals, from early ones, like Texas Bluebonnets to recent compositions, like Here Today, prove her to be a substanial songwriter. Fiddler, Darol Anger, said of her, " Laurie's strength manifests in many ways: her…

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January 2018
$20

Jim Malcolm

Saturday, January 27, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Beckman Institute Auditorium at Caltech, 400 S. Wilson Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91106 United States
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Jim Malcolm has performed in our series five times and also once or twice when he was a member of Old Blind Dogs. The pattern has been to have him every other year, but because of a scheduling conflict in 2017, we're making up for missing him last January. Jim continues to be one of Scotland's finest singers, accompanying himself on 6- and 12-string guitar, as well as on harmonica. Living Tradition called him “one of the finest singing voices…

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May 2018
$20

Bryan Bowers

Saturday, May 12, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

Though other talented folks have followed in his footsteps, Bryan Bowers continues to be the pinnacle of autoharp playing in the folk music world, and he delivers a fine mix of songs, instrumentals, and stories. Bryan will be in California for his annual visit to the California Autoharp Gathering in the Fresno area in May. We heard Bryan at the Fret House in 2017, and he continues to amaze with plenty of new songs in his repertoire. Born in Yorktown,…

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