Suzy will be performing with Jim Kweskin, Meredith Axelrod and Matthew Berlin!!
WEDS. DEC. 5 - Dead To The World, KPFA - we'll be on the air from 9 til around 10. Tune in to 94.1 FM or online via the KPFA website: kpfa.org
THURS. DEC. 6 - 8:00 - the Back Room, Berkeley. https://backroommusic.com/events-1/2018/12/6/jim-kweskin-quartet-with-meredith-axelrod-suzy-thompson
SAT. DEC. 8 - 2:00 matinee - Michael's on Main, Soquel. https://jimkweskinandmeredithaxelroddec8twopm.brownpapertickets.com
SUN. DEC. 9 - 2:00 pm matinee - Marin Country Mart, Larkspur http://www.marincountrymart.com/calendar
Sun. Dec. 16 - "Mamas & Daughters + Eric" Oakland House Concert, featuring Little Missy (Janie Rothfield & Shona Carr) plus Thompsonia. Only Bay Area performance!
Susan Wageman and Charlie Fenton present a house concert featuring Mamas & Daughters (plus Eric!) - Little Missy (Janie Rothfield & her daughter Shona Carr) and Thompsonia (Suzy Thompson - Janie’s sister- & her daughter Allegra, plus husband/dad Eric). Janie and Shona both live in Staunton, Virginia and this will be a unique chance to hear the extended family - moms, daughters, sisters, cousins, and a dad/uncle/brother-in-law play music in various combinations. Please look further down in this message for information about Little Missy.
VERY IMPORTANT: Please be sure to tell us the number in your party and the NAME of EACH PERSON for whom you are reserving; we cannot process your reservations without this information. Please note that, in fairness to those on our waiting lists, our house concert reservations are not transferable.
Doors will open at 7:00pm and the house concert will start at 7:30pm. Advance reservations are required. A sliding scale donation of $20-30 ($15 for low income attendees) is requested; all proceeds go to the performers.
Our house concerts are located near the Grand Lake Theater and Lake Merritt in Oakland. We take reservations only by email to <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Please send your reservation request to this email (not Susan and Charlie's usual email), as Charlie and Susan are unable to handle reservations right now.
Your reservation will be acknowledged within a few days of receiving it, and send you the address and other details at that time. Once we have reached capacity, we will keep a waiting list in order of receipt, as usual. See below for more information about Little Missy and Thompsonia.
Thank you Susan and Charlie for hosting!!
Little Missy is a Mother/Daughter duo of traditional and original old time music by Janie Rothfield and daughter, Shona Carr. These two powerhouse old time musicians meld traditional Appalachian style music with their own compositions and songs. The Little Missy sound celebrates their individuality and undeniable genetic connection! With interesting instrumental combinations that include double fiddle, clawhammer banjo, tenor guitar and guitar, hot tunes, soulful ballads and great harmonies, Little Missy moves easily from old to new music in the old time style and with that undeniable genetic connection!
Little Missy has performed at Bearcade Music Concerts (Harrisonburg VA), College Park Arts Collective (College Park MD), Ottsville Traditional Arts Center (Ottsville, PA), the Reading Terminal Market Concerts (Philadelphia, PA), Loomis Chaffee School (Windsor CT), Wamsutta Salon Concerts (New Bedford MA), and numerous Janie's Jumpstart Weekend Camp Concerts. Recent performances include Spring Gulch Folk Festival (PA), New Bedford Folk Festival (MA), and Philadelphia Folk Festival.
https://youtu.be/k-6Pvb4d0_k Cumberland Gap with Little Missy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMAexpF8avw The Bad GIrl with Little Missy
https://hensteethduo.bandcamp.com/releases Janie with Hen's Teeth
Looking further ahead:
Tues. March 5 - Mardi Gras at Ashkenaz with the Aux Cajunals and the Tri Tip Trio!!! Our annual Fat Tuesday celebration, complete with traditional Cajun-style Mardi Gras costumes
TODALO SHAKERS 2019 TOUR!!
The Todalo Shakers have finished a new CD, our best yet!! We'll celebrate with a northern California tour, more details will be added later.
Thurs. March 14 - Woodside - house concert
Fri. March 15 - Walnut Creek - Devil Mountain Coffeehouse
Sat. March 16 - Cotati - FrogSong house concert
Sun. March 17 - afternoon - Half Moon Bay - house concert
Mon. March 18 - Santa Cruz - house concert at Irene's
Tues. March 19 - Oakland - house concert
Wed. March 20 - southern Marin County - house concert
Fri. March 22 - Caspar (just north of the town of Mendocino) concert
Sat. April 13 - Thompsonia at the Folk Roots Festival in Los Angeles
June 24-29 - FiddleKids Camp - Suzy will be teaching fiddle at this day camp for children, located in Berkeley, CA, at Berkwood Hedge School. Registration hasn't opened yet, but you can read about the camp here: https://www.thefreight.org/learn-to-play/fiddlekids-summer-camp www.thefreight.org/learn-to-play/fiddlekids-summer-camp
July 28 - Aug. 4 -- Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Workshop and Festival, Port Townsend, WA - Suzy will be teaching blues fiddle, and she'll co-teach a band lab with Jim Kweskin!! Lots of fiddle action this year at Blues Week, Coleman Aiken will also be teaching fiddle and Cedric Watson, who is teaching blues accordion, is also a brilliant Creole fiddler. http://centrum.org/port-townsend-acoustic-blues-festival-workshop/
Aug. 30 - Sept. 2 -- American Roots Music Program, Rocky Ridge Music Center, Estes Park, Colorado - Both Eric and Suzy will be teaching at this small camp high in the Rockies! Staff includes Mary Flower, Mollie & Rich O'Brien, David Evans, and Stephen Wade. https://www.rockyridge.org/program/american-roots-music/