A private concert for The Ark in Ann Arbor, with After Party featuring a living legend and a future living legend
Tickets are $20 --
On Friday May 21st I'm doing a solo concert from 8 - 9:15 PM Eastern time, immediately followed by an After Party that will feature Raun MacKinnon, whose 1968 album HER NAME IS RAUN! established her as a force to be reckoned with, also featuring Jaspar Lepak, who is one of the best up and coming singer/songwriters in the country. Raun and Jaspar both live in the Pacific NW of the US and have never met, so this is my way of introducing them to each other and to you. Here's a sampling:
I'll be doing new songs and old songs in my concert, then a song-swap with Raun and Jaspar. And let me know if you'd like a napkin folding lesson -- I can always throw one in. I also have a couple of surprises planned, too, but I can't tell you or they wouldn't be surprises.
The night will go from 8-10:30 PM Eastern, or 5 - 7:30 PM Pacific. Let me know if you have any requests for any of us and we'll do our best for you.
- We didn't know what songs we'd hear, and looking back on this, it's wonderful -- I list who plays when so you can skip to your favorites
- My live Hurdy Gurdy concert has been moved from indoors to online -- I'm joined by a dozen singer/songwriters each doing 2 songs -- from 7 PM to 10 PM Eastern
- It begins with a funny song for our times, "Stress" by Jim Infantino, ends with Kate Taylor's lovely, "I've Got A Message"
- A strong lineup for top to bottom -- the incomparable Jim Infantino opens, Kate closes, and an embarrassment of riches in between
- Columnist Jennifer Finney Boylan was inspired by the song to write about her best summer -- what was yours?
- The PFF asked me to help MC, and to do a 15-20 min minute set, which is the exact length of this one song, which is based on something that really happened
- Starting with Brooks Williams in Cambridge, UK --- closing with B&B in the US -- next month Bob Lind is headliner (yes, The Elusive Butterfly Of Love guy)
- Wonderful food (dining room opens at 5:30) -- spectacular desserts -- LIVE entertainment -- Tickets $25 in advance, $30 at the door.
- Believe it or not, when I wrote this song inspired by the 2009 Scripps Spelling Bee, I SPELT TWO WORDS WRONG! Finally I've made up for it.
- Jimmy Webb wrote the perfect song for the launch back in 1978, and here Michael Feinstein sings it.
- Have a favorite in the show? Here's when each performs so you can zip right to them --
- and ends 3 hours later with John McCutcheon live from the States -- watch it LIVE and FREE on FB and YouTube, or listen to audio on folkmusicnotebook.com