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The Susie Glaze New Folk Ensemble

Beckman Institute Auditorium at Caltech 400 S. Wilson Avenue, Pasadena, CA

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 … Continue reading The Susie Glaze New Folk Ensemble

$20

Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands

Beckman Institute Auditorium at Caltech 400 S. Wilson Avenue, Pasadena, CA

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 … Continue reading Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands

$20

Adonis Puentes and the Voice of Cuba Orchestra presented by Caltech Public Events! Receive a $5 discount if you mention the Folk Music Society when ordering tickets! Saturday, January 20 in Beckman Auditorium (Big Beckman) at 8PM

Beckman Auditorium (Big Beckman) at Caltech 332 S. Michigan Ave., Pasadena, CA

Caltech's Public Events presents a great evening of Latin dance music, featuring Cuban-born Adonis Puentes and his Voice of Cuba Orchestra. Adonis and his fraternal twin, Alex (now known as Alex Cuba) were born in Artemisa, a faded colonial city southwest of Havana in 1974. They both later left Cuba for Canada and went their … Continue reading Adonis Puentes and the Voice of Cuba Orchestra presented by Caltech Public Events! Receive a $5 discount if you mention the Folk Music Society when ordering tickets! Saturday, January 20 in Beckman Auditorium (Big Beckman) at 8PM

Jim Malcolm

Beckman Institute Auditorium at Caltech 400 S. Wilson Avenue, Pasadena, CA

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 … Continue reading Jim Malcolm

$20

An Evening with Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary

Ramo Auditorium at Caltech Pasadena, CA

It is official! Peter Yarrow is coming to Caltech in February, 2018! After months of working out a date and other details, the Folk Music Society will present Peter at 7:00 PM (Note earlier-than-usual start time!) on Saturday, February 10 in Ramo Auditorium, just a 4 minute walk from our usual venue, Beckman Institute Auditorium. … Continue reading An Evening with Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary

$30.00

Scottish group Old Blind Dogs at Caltech

Beckman Institute Auditorium at Caltech 400 S. Wilson Avenue, Pasadena, CA

Scotland's Old Blind Dogs, from Aberdeenshire, on Scotland’s northeast coast, has been one of the most popular acts (two of the shows sold out!) in our series over the years. Consisting of Jonny Hardie, (fiddle & vocals), Aaron Jones (bouzouki, guitar, bass, and vocals), Ali Hutton (pipes, whistles & guitar), and Donald Hay (percussion). Because … Continue reading Scottish group Old Blind Dogs at Caltech

$25

Singer and songwriter John Gorka at Caltech

Beckman Institute Auditorium at Caltech 400 S. Wilson Avenue, Pasadena, CA

The Folk Music Society is very proud to present the extraordinary songwriter and singer, John Gorka. We've been working on getting him here for the last 2-3 years, and finally our schedules match! John performed in our series early in his career, showing his talent with songs like Branching Out and over the years he … Continue reading Singer and songwriter John Gorka at Caltech

$20

Claude Bourbon, Classical/blues guitarist and singer

Beckman Institute Auditorium at Caltech 400 S. Wilson Avenue, Pasadena, CA

Claude is making his first appearance in our series. He is a mesmerizing guitarist with a strong background in classical guitar, along with solid familiarity with blues as well. Claude, who also sings, is French, though he grew up in Switzerland and now lives in the United Kingdom. He has fans on both sides of … Continue reading Claude Bourbon, Classical/blues guitarist and singer

$20

Bryan Bowers with Geoff Goodhue

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. … Continue reading Bryan Bowers with Geoff Goodhue

$20

Crary, Evans & Barnick: Cutting Edge Bluegrass, Folk, and Americana Music

Beckman Institute Auditorium at Caltech 400 S. Wilson Avenue, Pasadena, CA

Join flatpicking pioneer Dan Crary, banjo legend Bill Evans, and Southern California acoustic favorite Wally Barnick as they come together for the first time to perform cutting edge bluegrass, folk, and Americana music. These three have all performed for us at Caltech in different groupings over the years, and we're excited to have them in … Continue reading Crary, Evans & Barnick: Cutting Edge Bluegrass, Folk, and Americana Music

$20

Mother’s Boys (Peter Feldmann, Rick Cunha, David Jackson & David Dawson) : An evening of the music of the Carter Family at Caltech

Beckman Institute Auditorium at Caltech 400 S. Wilson Avenue, Pasadena, CA

Mother's Boys is a relatively new ensemble of four extremely talented veteran musicians who have come together to play some of the great songs of the Carter Family, the trio … Continue reading Mother’s Boys (Peter Feldmann, Rick Cunha, David Jackson & David Dawson) : An evening of the music of the Carter Family at Caltech

$20

New World String Project with Stuart Mason, John Weed, Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter.

Beckman Institute Auditorium at Caltech 400 S. Wilson Avenue, Pasadena, CA

Take four highly skilled and well known multi-instrumentalists and put them together to create an exciting weave of music rooted in the Celtic, Nordic and American folk traditions. Ancient and modern sounds mingle freely on Swedish nyckelharpa, Celtic harp, fiddle, guitar, cittern, bouzouki, and more. Join the New World String Project for a musical ride … Continue reading New World String Project with Stuart Mason, John Weed, Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter.

$20

Jeni Hankins, Appalachian Singer, songwriter and guitarist

Beckman Institute Auditorium at Caltech 400 S. Wilson Avenue, Pasadena, CA

Jeni Hankins has been through a great deal since her two previous appearances at Caltech with Billy Kemp as Jeni and Billy. Jeni's father passed away in 2016 and she and Billy have parted ways. And Jeni has moved to London! But the same endearing directness of this Appalachian woman from Jewell Ridge, Virginia still … Continue reading Jeni Hankins, Appalachian Singer, songwriter and guitarist

John McCutcheon: Singer, songwriter, instrumentalist extraordinaire

Beckman Institute Auditorium at Caltech 400 S. Wilson Avenue, Pasadena, CA

John McCutcheon is certainly one of the performers most often mentioned when were are asked when one of our previous musicians will be returning to Caltech. The Washington Post once described him as the "Rustic Renaissance Man" of folk music, and with his songwriting talent, his voice, his multi-instrumental talents (guitar, hammer dulcimer, fiddle, autoharp, … Continue reading John McCutcheon: Singer, songwriter, instrumentalist extraordinaire

$25

Lauren Sheehan and Susie Glaze sing contemporary and traditional songs from the great American folk songbook

Beckman Institute Auditorium at Caltech 400 S. Wilson Avenue, Pasadena, CA

Lauren Sheehan and Susie Glaze share a deep connection to traditional American music with two divergent paths.  They discovered that these paths met beautifully when they joined forces to present a workshop in 2017 at the FAR-West (Regional Folk Alliance) conference on the uses of traditional music for contemporary songwriting.  On these two topics these … Continue reading Lauren Sheehan and Susie Glaze sing contemporary and traditional songs from the great American folk songbook

$20

Honey Whiskey Trio

Beckman Institute Auditorium at Caltech 400 S. Wilson Avenue, Pasadena, CA

Honey Whiskey Trio debuted with us back in 2014 on a split bill. They have continued to get even better and now they will be back to do a full show on their own. Honey Whiskey Trio are three young women who sing mostly a cappella (also with guitar and mandolin), often employing body percussion. … Continue reading Honey Whiskey Trio

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