Another embarrassment of riches -- this might be the best GVFF so far -- remastered
Here's the official lineup - for those of you who know folk music, you know how terrific this music is -- for those of you new to folk, you'll make some amazing discoveries. For my money, Howard Levy's unbelievable solo harmonica version of "Danny Boy" is worth the price of admission alone. Oh yeah, the show is free! But you know what I mean. I think he modulates three times, but who's counting?
Don't miss the spontaneous chat at the end -- really interesting. I think Garnet Rogers' book should be a film directed by Martin Scorsese -- it's the Goodfellas of Folk, minus the blood and guts.
GREENWICH VILLAGE FOLK FESTIVAL NOVEMBER 7, 2021
0:00 Hannah Rarity from Scotland (audio only) “I’m Not Going Anywhere." Hannah will be part of the next GVFF on Sunday December 5th at 7:00 PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time. In 2018 she was chosen as "BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician Of The Year." This will be her first appearance with the Greenwich Village Folk Festival.
2:56 Rod MacDonald introduction
5:35 Ron Olesko introduces
7:11 Ellis Delaney
20:43 Christine Lavin introduces
22:59 John Kruth
38:27 Sheri Miller
58:42 Shanna In A Dress
1:22:40 Eric Schwartz
1:39:00 Debi Smith
1:55:00 David Massengill
2:21:20 Megon McDonough
2:37:50 Howard Levy
3:01:00 Tom Chapin
3:14:33 Tom & Rod chat about Chet Atkins, Tom sings encore
3:22:24 After Tom’s set - interesting discussion Rod MacDonald, Christine Lavin, Ron Olesko, Tom Chapin talk, discuss Howard Levy harmonica lessons, Debi Smith bodhran lessons, WhyHunger.org.David Massengill discusses Garnet Rogers. Don’t forget — the opening musician you heard was Scotland's Hannah Rarity, who will be part of the next broadcast on December 5th, 7 PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time.
P.S. Ellis Delaney's third song was in Open G tuning, with extra bass lowered to C -- CGDGBD
3:32:34 End of broadcast.
- "Ballad Of The Sandman" written and perfumed by Mike Agranoff (spoken word) -- I made this video for him -- and for you
- We chat about my show w/Deirdre Flint on Monday 11/22, Suzanne Vega, my brother Christopher, Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue, the kind of love you never recover from . . . and more . . .
- Another embarrassment of riches -- this might be the best GVFF so far -- remastered
- For decades Phil's sister Sonny Ochs has hosted these shows across the country -- tonight it's all LIVE and FREE on your screen
- 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.