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Well, certainly beats Birnam Wood come to Dunsinane... :) But seriously, to the handful of you out there who don't already know about them, this is one group well worth listening to. Here's the latest update.
We want to let you know about our June shows (there are 2!) so here's the word. We welcome back Brocelïande in two weeks for their fourth appearance at Caltech, on Saturday, June 3 in Beckman Institute Auditorium (Little Beckman.) This Bay area trio consists of Margaret Davis, Kristoph Klover, and Kris Yenney, and between them they cover 3-part vocals, with Celtic harp, guitar, cello, octave mandolin, recorders, Swedish nyckelharpa, flute, and more! Their performances include music from the British Isles, Medieval and Renaissance music, and original settings of the songs of J.R.R. Tolkien. They cover a lot of ground, and their shows are like no other act we have presented. Sample their music with Santa Maria/ Cantiga This program is your chance to hear Kris play the only “Hardanger cello d’Amore” in existence! We look forward to seeing you at this show!
Tickets for the show are $20 for adults and $5 for Caltech students and children. You can order them on the phone by calling the Caltech Ticket Office at (626) 395-4652. Online tickets are available here until the end of Thursday May 11. There is a service charge for online and phone tickets, but you can buy tickets without a service charge by visiting the Ticket Office in person or by purchasing them at the door on the night of the show. The Caltech Ticket Office is now in their new location at 1200 E. California Boulevard in Pasadena (Southeast corner of Wilson Avenue). Their usual hours are 9AM - 4PM, Monday through Friday. There is limited short term parking in front of the four story Spalding building on California Boulevard (note the yellow curb and the sign that indicates 15 minute parking for the Post Office station inside) Otherwise, you can look for street parking nearby. They are located just inside the door on the east side of the building, to the left of the entrance.
On Saturday, June 17, we will present Jim Kweskin, leader of the legendary Jim Kweskin Jug Band. As Wikipedia indicates, Jim and his band popularized and modernized pre- World War II rural music, working blues and jazz stylings into his music. He adapted the ragtime-blues fingerpicking of artists like Mississippi John Hurt and incorporated more sophisticated jazz and blues stylings into the mix. Jim's vocals and acoustic guitar, along with his easy manner, make this music such a treat! Jim will be joined by Benny Brydern on fiddle and Marquis Howell on upright bass. You might have heard these two perform with Janet Klein and her Parlor Boys. Listen to Jim from a show at McCabe's a few years ago, and hear some great guitar and his trademark vocals on Diamond Joe. We've been itching to get Jim on our stage for years and we hope you will join us! Tickets for this one are $20 for adults, $5 for Caltech students and children too. We're in the process of setting up online tickets and hope to have it all together next week.
There will be a memorial for Duane Thorin, performer, songwriter, organizer, cohort of the Coffee Gallery's Bob Stane, and all-around good guy next Sunday, May 27 at the Ice House in Pasadena. Duane worked at the Ice House years ago, long before he got involved with the Coffee Gallery, so this is a fitting location. It is located at 38 N. Mentor Avenue, one block east of Lake Ave. and Colorado Blvd. in the heart of Pasadena. Mentor is a one way street (going south) and the Ice House entrance is inside the alley, parallel to Colorado, so if you aren't familiar with it, be patient. This will be a fitting farewell for Duane, featuring musical performances, remembrances, some video and pictures, too. No charge for admission, of course. There will be light snacks, and the bar will be open for business. If you knew Duane and and are a performer, call Donna Barnes-Warner at (626) 344-3488 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. She has written a bit about the event on Duane's web site, www.thorinmusic.com and you can read Larry Wines' tribute at the Folkworks web site, Folkworks.org.