Strumming in the new year with seasoned talent…America’s Balladeer JOHN McCUTCHEON (01-08-10)At the Encino Community Center: 4935 Balboa Blvd, Encino, CA 91316
All-gal old-time band THE STAIRWELL SISTERS (1-23-10)Opening act: The illustrious fortune telling songstress MADAME PAMITA
At the Center for Folk Music: 16953 Ventura Boulevard., Encino, CA 91316
Advance tickets and further information available at: www.panioloproductions.com
Paniolo Productions & California Traditional Music Society presents…
Friday, January 8, 2010
8:00pm showtime (7:30pm doors)
$22 general advance / $30 reserved advance
JOHN MCCUTCHEON is America’s balladeer. His songs sing of the nation’s heritage. His words channel the conscience of our people into streams of poetry and melody. He writes about subjects small and great, from a child’s haircut to freedom and human dignity – issues equally eternal and enduring. Think of McCutcheon as an incarnation of Pete Seeger and Mr. Rogers, Will Rogers and Bruce Springsteen, and above all Everyman, righteously passionate and impishly playful, blessed with gifts as a songwriter, historian, musician and storyteller.
Perhaps the greatest among McCutcheon’s gifts is to bring his listeners together, including those who might not otherwise share common generational or political ground. “Some of them know me through my albums for children,” he explains. “Some know me as a hammered dulcimer player. Some know me for writing topical songs. Yet all of these people find themselves sitting next to one another at my shows. They laugh and cry. They get nostalgic and they think about the future. They think about their kids and their ancestors. They get inspired and energized. And this inspires and energizes me too”.
folkmusic.com panioloproductions.com ctmsfolkmusic.org
Paniolo Productions presents…
THE STAIRWELL SISTERS
and the illustrious fortune telling songstress…
Saturday, January 23, 2010
8:00pm showtime (7:30pm doors)
$15 advance / $18 door - general admission seating
(Limited $10 tickets available, order online & enter password: OHCROW)
San Francisco’s all-gal old-time teardown, THE STAIRWELL SISTERS, play a deep and rowdy repertoire of timeless tunes plus a solid standing of smart, original material that is winning praise on a national level. The Stairwell Sisters lay down concerts and square dances for counter-culturalists everywhere, infusing the old music with intoxicating energy and soul. The stairwell has never sounded better.
"... a pep stepping girlie-girl, swamp-chthonic yet leather-tough take on early American roots music... The Stairwell Sisters swept out of San Francisco to assume its present role as collective dominatrix of allemandes and other unsquare moves." - Michigan City
"...five women who attack string instruments with a veracity that rivals some of rock's most venerated fret burners... rarely have songs taken from the public domain sounded so modern and vital." - Dallas Observer
MADAME PAMITA is a strange duck. I’m sure she’d have no problem with that statement. Here’s a modern woman living in California who has recorded her new record on wax cylinders. Furthermore at her live shows she dons a mystical outfit reads fortunes of her audience members all the while strumming her ukulele and singing her odd songs. – Songs:Illinois
Old-Time Harmony Singing Workshop with The Stairwell Sisters
Saturday, January 23, 2010 : 4:00-5:30pm (3:45pm doors) $15.00 per person
or $10.00 if you also purchase a full price ticket to the concert! (purchase online & at the door)
What is it that gives old-time harmony singing its unique sound? The Stairwell Sisters lead you through singing in the Carter Family style. Come Sing!
stairwellsisters.com madamepamita.com panioloproductions.com
Also coming up:
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - Stacey Earle & Mark Stuart
Friday, March 26, 2010 - Jay Ungar & Molly Mason