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Songwriter Woodshed
A meeting of and for local songwriters . . . more info / Facebook page / e-mail list. Next Meeting: May meeting canceled

Jeffrey Pepper RodgersAnother special show upcoming. . .

Sammy Celebration Concert
Wed May 6 • Small Plates
Playing the entire Sammy-winning album, Almost There
Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers, Wendy Ramsay, Josh Dekaney, and John Dancks

info at Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers website



At the Westcott Center . . .

Colleen Kattau and Dos XX
Colleen Katta and Dos XXSocially conscious modern folk with a Latin flair.

Saturday, May 9 • 8 p.m. • $10
Tickets at the door or by contacting the Westcott Center; 478-8634

Westcott Community Center • 826 Euclid Avenue, corner of Westcott Street

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Colleen Kattau is a bi-lingual singer/songwriter and dynamic performer. Her music joins rhythms of Latin America with her own roots in rock and folky jazz-laced compositions. Influenced by the voice and social message of artists like Lila Downs, Holly Near, Jolie Rickman, and Natalie Merchant, Kattau creates her own aesthetic style with an impressive vocal range and clarity of sound. Her innovative poetic lyrics cover a wide and varied range from soulful sensual songs to rise up and change the world anthems.

"Power and beauty steeping in a fine tea." - Yuri Gohan

Dos XX formed in 2012 with Kattau on vocals, rhythm guitar, & ukelele, Jane Zell on lead guitar and vocals, Connie Walters on percussion and vocals, and Mike Brandt on electric bass. The band is a Latin-fem-folk fusion of bilingual originals and songs in Spanish, French and even a little Arabic. Dos XX blends Zell’s bluesy flair with Kattau’s and Walters’s passion for world music rhythms and vocal stylings to create music that leaps out of the ordinary and gets audiences moving. In 2013 they won the Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance band contest and are featured performers at the PanAfrican Village State Fair Stage.

"Joe Hill would be proud. Great singer and organizer at the same time." - Pete Seeger

Beer Belly DeliThanks to the Beer Belly Deli

. . . for providing meals for our visiting performers. The Beer Belly is a fun little Brooklyn-style gastro-pub on Westcott Street (in the former Seven Rays location). They have great ambience, an eclectic menu, reasonable prices, and (last we heard) a Monday night old-time music jam. Please stop by, have some sweet-potato tots and eggplant "wings," and tell them you appreciate their helping Folkus. > website

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Other Ways to Help

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Later This Season

Seth Glier
His show in February ’13 was among the more eye-opening of recent vintage. Glier returns (with accompanying sax and bass) to close our season.

Friday, May 15, 2015
8 p.m. / $15

Member price: $12 (see members link below)

May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society
3800 East Genesee St, Syracuse, N.Y.

Artists' website / YouTube clip

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Despite his relatively young age, Seth Glier is a seasoned troubadour. A singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who averages over 250 live performances annually, Glier has gone from opening act to headlining his own shows and playing major festivals. He’s shared the stage with the likes of James Taylor, Ani DiFranco, Ryan Adams, and Emmylou Harris, and has quickly become known for his passionate live sets and powerful command of both piano and guitar.

His music has caught the ears of fans, industry and critics alike. Building on the acclaim of his Grammy nominated sophomore album The Next Right Thing, Glier’s subsequent record Things I Should Let You Know was called “a genuine revelation” by Blurt magazine, and was praised by M Music & Musicians Magazine for its “shimmering, seductive melodies”.

Glier will be joined on stage by accomplished saxophonist Joe Nerney and Marc Seedorf on bass.

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The Venues
May Memorial UU Society
First and third Friday of the month
All shows at 8 pm (doors open at 7:30)
3800 East Genesee St., Syracuse / how to get there
(Please do NOT call May with questions; see above.)

Westcott Community Center
Second Saturday of the month
All shows at 8 pm
Corner of Euclid Ave. and Westcott St., a half-mile east of SU / website / how to get there

Ticket Policy
New PayPal Deadline: Noon Day-of-Show. See Ticket Policy

Advance sale tickets through PayPal and other methods. (Don't have a PayPal account? You can still use PayPal to make a credit card purchase.) More info here.

Note: If you have questions about a show at May Memorial, please do NOT call May. Review Ticket Policy and, if necessary, select from the Comments / Questions options above.

Elsewhere in the Region

Adam Miller • Kellish Farm • Sa 5/2 • website

Marcia Hagan, Emma's Revolution, Hoola Hoop Sisters, Colleen Kattau, Al Zappala, and many more • Syracuse Community Choir benefit • Sa 5/2 • website

Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers • Small Plates • We 5/6 • website

Jean Rohe Band • Oswego Music Hall • Sa 5/9 • website

Friends of Folkus

Bill Knowlton's Bluegrass Ramble. Bill's bluegrass radio show (and associated events) date back almost as far as Bill Monroe himself! / website

CNY Bluegrass Association. Folk music's mountain-bred second cousin / website

"Common Threads." Folk music on the radio. / website

Guitar League. Talk and workshops about your ax. Meeting monthly / website

Irish Sessions. A great, ongoing jam of Celtic and old-timey types. Every Sunday / website

Kellish Farms. This Pompey Center farm has been converted into a music center, featuring concerts and jams of folk, bluegrass, and country types / website / Syracuse Post-Standard article

Oswego Music HallOswego Music Hall. One of upstate New York's most venerable music venues, in a beautiful location to boot! / website

Syracuse Community Choir. Songs of peace and social justice / website

Syracuse Country Dancers. Contra dances and the like / website

Join the CNY Friends of Folk listserv. For info: website

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