Fri May 31-Sun June 2 - Thompsonia at Razzmatazz Dance Camp, Mendocino Woodlands - we'll contribute some Cajun music and bluegrass to this super-fun, small dance camp featuring Balkan dance to the music of our good friends Edessa, with special guest Christos Govetas, dances taught by Steve Kotansky. Good times!! Info here: Razzmatazz
Tues. June 11 at 8 pm - "The World For All: a Fundraiser for Omar Mokhtari", Freight & Salvage. With Ali Paris and Briana Di Mara, Suzy and Eric Thompson, Andrew Carriere and the Zydeco Allstars, David Wagner, Gopal Slavonic, Lars and In Charge, Azidan, the Brunos (on the Gallery Stage) Tickets are $20 in advance, $24 at the door, plus all fees including the Freight's $4 Facility Fee.
Purchase tickets here. You may have met Omar at Lark in The Morning or Sweets Mill and experienced his beautiful North African music. Omar was born in Algeria, where he is considered a national treasure. He was raised in a completely self-sufficient community of Berbers (the indigenous people of North Africa). He was a young boy during the revolution against France and supported the Algerian resistance.
Omar is a master musician and a profound singer who proudly carries on the traditions and music of his people. He has led workshops, performed in concerts and taught private students for over 35 years in America, and also has worked as an electrical engineer, pilot, carpenter, cafe owner, caterer and much more.
We are hoping to raise at least $20,000 dollars to help with medical co-pays, transportation, and alternative health care during this crucial recovery process.
Anyone who has met Omar has assuredly been touched by his gentle and regal nature. Always courteous, soft spoken and welcoming, he brings with him the gift of music, wit, and deep historical perspective.
Sun June 16 - 12:30 to 2:30 - Sneaky Freaky String Band (Suzy & Eric plus Meredith Axelrod & Craig Ventresco) at Marin Country Mart, Larkspur - FREE admission! This takes place in the shopping center right across the road from the ferry. If the weather is warm and not too windy, we'll be outside, otherwise look for us in Copperfield's Bookstore.
July 24-29 - Fiddlekids - Berkeley - Suzy will be teaching rags and Cajun tunes at this children's day camp which takes place in Berkeley. Amazing staff this year including Karen Celia Heil, Miguel Govea, Darcy Noonan, Julian Smedley, Evie Ladin and more! Info here: FiddleKids
June 30-July 7 — Festival of American Fiddle Tunes - Port Townsend WA - the biggest, most mind-blowingest fiddle camp ever! We're not on staff this year but we'll be there anyway. http://centrum.org/festival-of-american-fiddle-tunes-the-workshop/
July 26-Aug 3 - Lark Camp, Mendocino - Eric will be teaching at this world music camp, with a huge and wonderful staff, nearly every kind of music you can imagine! www.larkcamp.com
July 26 - Suzy with Jim Kweskin - Bellingham, WA - a concert in the beautiful big room at the Bellingham YWCA. 1026 N. Forest St, Bellingham, WA. Tickets $20, available at the door
July 27 - Suzy with Jim Kweskin - Gig Harbor, WA - more info here soon.
July 28 - Aug. 4 - Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Workshop & Festival - Suzy will be teaching fiddle (there are 2 other fiddle teachers this year!) and she will be co-leading a jug band lab with Jim Kweskin! Fantastic staff this year including Jerron Paxton, Sunpie Barnes, Guy Davis, and many others. centrum.org/blues-festival-artist-faculty/
Sept 18-22 - Berkeley Old Time Music Convention!!! This year, Suzy will be performing with two of her musical heroes, Geoff Muldaur & Jim Kweskin. Great lineup this year, including Jerron Paxton, the Modock Rounders, Thomas Maupin & Daniel Rothwell, the Earl White Band, Donna Ray Norton, and more. Visit the BOTMC website for more info.