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Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen

Saturday, March 9, 2019 @ 8:00 pm


We missed out on our every-two-years show with Steve Gillete and Cindy Mangsen in 2018 because of scheduling complications, but we’re happy to welcome them back in 2019! The show will be in Beckman Institute Auditorium (our usual, smaller venue.) We look forward to the great songs they bring us, a mix of originals, gold nuggets from some of their contemporaries, and a few familiar standards. Steve made a big splash very early in his career when he wrote the song Darcy Farrow which was recorded by Ian and Sylvia at the height of their time together. The song—so timeless that it is thought by many to be an old traditional song—was later recorded by such performers as John Denver and Nanci Griffith. Steve has gone on to write many songs that have been recorded by other folks, such as Kenny Rogers, Waylon Jennings, Tammy Wynette, Linda Ronstadt, Towns Van Zandt, and Jerry Jeff Walker. He’s a songwriter’s songwriter, and he still excels at it.

Cindy Mangsen plays guitar and concertina. She is also known for her beautiful voice. Early in her career, she gained a reputation for her fine interpretations of haunting songs from Francis Child’s collection of Scottish and English ballads, with their American variants. Cindy is a fine songwriter herself, ranging from the beautiful Songlines to an entire album of cat songs! We can only hope that she will sing Rudy’s Great Adventure, the true tale of a cat who got his head stuck in a garbage disposal. We still hope that “The Trio,” which includes Priscilla Herdman, Anne Hills and Cindy, will will one day come to California to do a show. Steve and Cindy’s harmonies, humor, and their rapport with an audience makes their a total delight. Over the years, they have a compiled a tremendous body of fine songs, which they continue to add to.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for Caltech students and children. They can be purchased on the phone (626-395-4652) with a credit card (a service charge will be added per order), purchased at the Caltech Public Events Ticket Office in the Spalding Building (California Blvd. and Wilson Avenue) for face value (open Monday-Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 pm.), or purchased at the door for cash or check (no credit cards.) Online tickets can be purchased here (service charge will be added per ticket). Join our mailing list and you’ll be informed about such situations ahead of time.

More Info: www.compassrosemusic.com

Tickets: $20 / $5 for Caltech students and children



Saturday, March 9, 2019
8:00 pm


Beckman Institute Auditorium at Caltech
400 S. Wilson Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91001-1649 United States
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Pasadena Folk Music Society