• November 1, 2022
  • Staying Together….

So much in our music community has changed, and keeps changing — it’s hard to keep track of it all!  So we’re using this page to help — here you’ll find listings and descriptions of the music, services and other events that SAMW folks are making and participating in online. This post will be updated regularly, so check back often!  And if there is something you’re involved with that you’d like to see listed here, please email Buffie at ellenbgroves@comcast.net.

November, 2022

Monday, November 7
3:00PM: Facebook Live concert – Rolly Brown
4:00 PM: “A Song A Day Keeps the Virus Away” – Sally Rogers

Tuesday, November 8
10:30 AM: Facebook Live show – Cosy Sheridan
4:00 PM: “A Song A Day Keeps the Virus Away” – Sally Rogers
6:45 PM: Mini-concert with T-Acadie – Pam Weeks
7:00 PM: Intermediate Jam Session w/ T-Acadie – Pam Weeks

Wednesday, November 9
3:00 PM: Facebook Live concert – Rolly Brown
4:00 PM: “A Song A Day Keeps the Virus Away” – Sally Rogers
8:00 PM: Common Sense Songs radio show – Graham and Barbara Dean

Thursday, November 10
4:00 PM: “A Song A Day Keeps the Virus Away” – Sally Rogers

Friday, November 11
4:00 PM: “A Song A Day Keeps the Virus Away” – Sally Rogers

Saturday, November 12
3:00 PM: Facebook Live concert – Rolly Brown

Sunday, November 13
10:30 AM: Facebook Live concert – Rolly Brown
1:00 PM: “Brunch with Marilyn!” – Marilyn Miller
2:00 PM: The Kennedys’ livestream: 1000th Song Celebration!! – The Kennedys

Monday, November14
3:00PM: Facebook Live concert – Rolly Brown
4:00 PM: “A Song A Day Keeps the Virus Away” – Sally Rogers

Tuesday, November 15
10:30 AM: Facebook Live show – Cosy Sheridan
4:00 PM: “A Song A Day Keeps the Virus Away” – Sally Rogers
6:45 PM: Mini-concert with T-Acadie – Pam Weeks
7:00 PM: Intermediate Jam Session w/ T-Acadie – Pam Weeks

Wednesday, November 16
3:00 PM: Facebook Live concert – Rolly Brown
4:00 PM: “A Song A Day Keeps the Virus Away” – Sally Rogers
8:00 PM: Common Sense Songs radio show – Graham and Barbara Dean

Thursday, November 17
4:00 PM: “A Song A Day Keeps the Virus Away” – Sally Rogers

Friday, November 18
4:00 PM: “A Song A Day Keeps the Virus Away” – Sally Rogers

Saturday, November 19
3:00 PM: Facebook Live concert – Rolly Brown

Sunday, November 20
10:30 AM: Facebook Live concert – Rolly Brown
1:00 PM: “Brunch with Marilyn!” – Marilyn Miller
2:00 PM: The Kennedys’ Weekly livestream concert: – The Kennedys


From The Kennedys:
The Kennedys’ Livestream #129: 1000th Song Celebration!!

Please join us, Sunday,November 13, 2022 at 2pm Eastern Time.
YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/PlvZPCOfBn4

Archive of all our weekly livestream concerts: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8j69Zusg8rRj-Qt89xqfKCe8ysZQzZMN
Official Kennedys website: https://kennedysmusic.com/
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/The.Kennedys.Fan/


From Ron Pulcer: I have two quick updates. One is I am playing guitar and bass with a local Klezmer group.  We started in 2019, and just after we started to get some performances lined up the pandemic hit.  We have been rehearsing on and off as the pandemic has allowed.  Despite the pandemic and some lineup changes we still have around 8-9 people in the group.  Our latest more straightforward name in the RJC Klezmer Band.  Two of the band members are from the local synagogue (Rutland Jewish Center) and the rest are musicians from the community or local churches.  Hence our earlier and more cryptic band name, Klez Kollab (for collaboration).

Second, on January 30 I had a CD release concert (Uplifting Guitar Hymns) at Grace Congregational Church, in Rutland, VT, where I am am member.  I recorded 18 hymns, Spirituals and religious songs, featuring my fingerstyle guitar arrangements, upstairs at Grace Church (under the steeple).  I also play some harmonica melodies on some tracks, and there are guest musicians on 4 tracks (flute, dulcimer, djembe).  The album website is: https://upliftingguitarhymns.com/

Graham and Barbara Dean host a radio show, Common Sense Songs, from 8-10pm on Wednesdays on WBCR-lp in Great Barrington, MA. The WBCR-lp website describes the show as “A combination of mostly folk (and other genres) music and current or historical themes, often of a political/social justice/racial justice/peace nature – the music designed to enhance the presentation of the issues discussed.” Listen online at www.berkshireradio.org or tune in to 97.7 fm.


From Karen Woodhall: The South Shore Folk Music Club is starting up its Open Mike season with 3 Live Zoom Open Mics on January 20, February 3, and February 17, all from 7-9pm. The Club at First Parish Duxbury Live Zoom Open Mic Series features a song circle format for performers on Zoom, with each performer playing one song in turn, using several rounds to complete the evening. All musical styles of performance as well as poetry are welcome! All levels and ages of musical performers are welcome. Applause, appreciation for performers, and good company are part of our Live Zoom Open Mic series!  Zoom links for our Live Zoom Open Mics will be posted on our website at www.southshorefolkmusicclub.org.


From Pam Weeks: Join us on Pam’s FB page (www.facebook.com/pam.weeks.73) every Tuesday evening for a 15-minute concert at 6:45 pm, followed at 7:00pm by an intermediate level trad tune jam session for about an hour! All instruments welcome! Easy tunes played up to speed, more challenging ones played at a lazy pace at first, then a little faster. Requests encouraged!

All sessions are free, but tips are very much appreciated.


From Howie Rashba:  To any of you who may not know me, I am a 17-year SAMW veteran. I am writing to invite our community to participate in a program I am calling, “SAMW at Care One.” Care One in Concord, MA is where SAMW founder Dick Pleasants is a resident. The idea for this program originated several years ago when I did sound for a show at Care One by instructor Alonzo Pennington. This led to a test series of informal music get-togethers with SAMW campers and the Care One Residents/Staff. Then, Covid shut everything down. So we came up with Plan B, which is to send SAMW music to Dick on a disc. The kinks have been worked out, and I would like to invite the SAMW community to send material to be included on a monthly Music DVD.  If you would like to participate, please email me at howardrashba@mac.com and I will send you detailed instructions for how to contribute a song or songs to these DVDs for Dick — they really brighten his day!


Ryan Lee Crosby posts a new video to his Facebook page every Tuesday.  Topics range from things he’s teaching online, to things from his video archives, even to new songs in the works.  You can also find him on his other social media sites:
https://www.instagram.com/ryanleecrosby
https://www.facebook.com/ryanleecrosby
For more information about Ryan’s online classes, email him at lessons@ryanleecrosby.com, or sign up at www.patreon.com/ryanleecrosby.


From Alastair Moock: I’m continuing to teach online guitar and songwriting classes, music classes for kids, and virtual school shows on social justice. Give a shout if you want to know more.


Kerri Powers has put up a video with a message for all of us, plus a WONDERFUL SONG!  Watch it here: https://youtu.be/lWNjd61yLwI


Cosy Sheridan and Charlie Koch are still doing their live shows on Tuesday mornings at 10:30 AM. See them on Cosy’s Facebook page OR on Cosy’s YouTube channel!


Dan Tappan hosts “Ellen Schmidt’s Virtual Open Mike” every other week on the 1st, 3rd (& 5th) Mondays of the month at 7pm.  You can sign up by adding your name to the online SignupGenius signup sheet, or just listen live at https://www.youtube.com/user/dantappan/live.  You’ll also find the videos there for past open mikes.


From Rich DelGrosso:  I am working with students every day. If anybody is interested in mandolin they may set-up a lesson through my website: https://www.mandolinblues.com/lessons.html
I hope to stay connected with y’all.
All be safe and well! Virtual bear hugs!


From Rolly Brown:  I’m doing short (4 songs) “Facebook Live” concerts every Wednesday, Thurs, and Saturday at 3 p.m., and Sunday at 10:30 a.m.  AFAIK, the links only exist after the concert begins, but folks can go to my page, https://www.facebook.com/rollybrown.  Hit the “get reminder” button on the official “FB Live” notice!  All of my concerts are being archived here.


From Pam Weeks:
Hi folks,
I thought some of you might like to see a short concert I created with help from 317 Main Community Music Center. In the sidebar you will find other concerts by Teaching Artists at the center. I hope you enjoy!

Be well,
Pam


From Marilyn Miller: I have been doing a ‘facebook live‘ event for about 30 minutes every Sunday at 1pm est. It is a concert format, but I do encourage people to play and sing along at home!


From Sally Rogers: I am (for the foreseeable future) presenting “A Song a Day Keeps the Virus Away” weekdays at 4PM on my Facebook page, facebook.com/salrog. Each day I sing one song and give a little background of the song. 10 minutes max, usually less.  The songs stay posted on my Facebook page after the live performance.


Mel Green has put his Wake Up and Smell the Poetry feature from January, 2020 up on You Tube, and is posting songs on his Facebook page.


From Bob Halperin: I’m teaching on-line: Facebook: Bob Halperin – Guitar Teacher


Peg Espinola has made it into the Globe’s Fast Forward newsletter — scroll down to the bottom to read about her latest song, and how she’s getting through social isolation!