Tonight (November 2, 2010) begins the month long, Tuesday night series: Philly Sings Philly at The Fire. Each Tuesday will feature a different bill of Philly artists covering songs by other Philly artists. The whole idea sounds very interesting and is bound to be a lot of fun. Looks like I’ll be spending my Tuesday nights at The Fire this month and I can’t wait!
412 West Girard Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19123
In celebration of Mason Porter’s scheduled performance at the Philadelphia Folk Festival they are releasing a limited edition (only 50 copies available) album, ‘Story of the Rifle’. The new album was recorded live in studio and is a mix of traditional folk and cover songs. You can catch Mason Porter’s performance Saturday August 21st at 1:15pm on the WXPN stage. While you’re at the festival you can pick up a copy of ‘Story of the Rifle’ at the merchandise tent starting Friday (while supplies last).
I was very excited to download “Creole Belle”, and “Wayfaring Stranger” from ‘Story of the Rifle’ available on the Mason Porter website (www.masonporter.com). Listening to these tracks reminds me how much I enjoy that Mason Porter sound – it’s wonderful!
[LISTEN] Mason Porter – “Creole Belle”
Also, be on the lookout for some of our other favorite Philly artists that will be gracing a Philadelphia Folk Festival (Aug 20, Aug 21, and Aug 22 at Old Pool Farm near Schwenksville, PA) stage this weekend: The Spinning Leaves, Marc Silver & The Stonethrowers, Johnny Miles, Ben Arnold, and Cheers Elephant.
Maysie’s FarmFest Saturday, May 22, 2010
Location: 15 St. Andrew’s Lane, Glenmoore, PA 19343
[Ludwig's Corner, Chester County, PA]
Noon – 10:00PM
Tickets: $20 in adv | $25 at the gate
The first annual Maysie’s FarmFest will be held Saturday, May 22, 2010 at Maysie’s Farm located at: 15 St. Andrew’s Lane, Glenmoore, PA 19343 [Ludwig's Corner, Chester County, PA]. It will be a day of “Great local music, great local food, and a fun day for the entire family!” The music will be provided by some of Philly’s best artists: Sharon Little, Sisters 3, Hezekiah Jones, Birdie Busch, Chris Kasper, Kuf Knotz, Sweetheart Parade, Bob Beach, Philip D’Agostino, The Great Unknown, The Spinning Leaves, Ross Bellenoit, and Lauren Adams. Also on the bill are: The Country Devils, and special guest Appalachian Uprising.
Maysie’s Farm Conservation Center is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to improving public understanding of the importance of conservation and ecological thinking. We pursue our mission primarily by working toward a local, sustainable food system. Our advocacy, community development and educational programs address the environmental, social and economic problems of the industrial, chemical based, food system and our farm demonstrates some of the alternatives available through a local, sustainable food system. On our seven acres of organically managed beds, we produce vegetables and fruits for about 200 households through our CSA, or Community Supported Agriculture program, which is in its 14th season. We have also started two seasonal Farmers Markets as well as a Farm and School Partnership with a local elementary school. We created and administer the Sustainable Agriculture Internship Training Alliance of Southeastern Pennsylvania and encourage and facilitate new farmers and the start-up of new farms. We promote organic food production, local food production and the development of community around food production.
The Lowlands, Philadelphia’s beloved bluegrass project featuring: Chris Kasper, Adrien Reju, Todd Barneson, and Jeff Hiatt, will reunite this weekend for a few, very special performances in the Philadelphia, PA area. The details about these upcoming shows are listed below. If you have a chance to make one of these shows I highly recommend you do so.
Friday, February 19, 2010
THE LOWLANDS The Blinkin Lincoln (at Holy Smoke)
473 Leverington Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19128
with: Eb Hawkins Band
Saturday, February 20, 2010
THE LOWLANDS Sellersville Theater 1894
24 W. Temple Avenue, Sellersville, PA 18960-2421
opening for: Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
3:00PM and 8:00PM