David Brown’s Old Time Calendar–August, 2018

To keep up with oldtime happenings in the Bay Area, join the oldtimesf
Yahoo group:

Go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/oldtimesf
(or go to http://groups.yahoo.com and search for oldtimesf)

This calendar is also available on the CBA (California Bluegrass
Association) website – go to http://www.cbaweb.org and select
Regional Newletters from the News Features menu.

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NEWS:

Future dates for the monthly Sunday oldtime session 1pm-4pm at the Freight:
Aug 19
Sunday September 30 jam will be in Ohlone Park as part of BOTMC

The fall session of the Lafayette oldtime stringband class
(Harry Liedstrand, Cindy Liedstrand, David Brown) will be Sunday Oct 14
through Nov 18 (4pm, Lamorinda Music).
Contact Harry at harry.liedstrand AT gmail.com for more information
and to get on the announcement email list.

HIGHLIGHTS THIS MONTH:

* August 23-26 2018
CBA Golden Old-Time Campout  
Sycamore Ranch Campground (near Marysville)

SAVE THE DATE:

* Wed Sept 19
Steam Machine (AJ Srubas, Aaron Tacke, Rina Rossi, and Nokosee Fields)
Evie Ladin Band
Back Room, Berkeley

* Sept 24-30 2018
Berkeley Old Time Music Convention (BOTMC)
The website now contains full information!

* November 7-11 2018
Annual California Banjo Extravaganza
Bill Evans, Ned Luberecki and Chris Coole

* Nov 9-11
Dare to be Square West – Portland OR

* AND EVEN FURTHER AHEAD

Spring 2019 Walker Creek Music Camp will be April 11-14, 2019.
The Fall 2019 BOTMC will be Sept 18-22, 2019.

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Ongoing sessions after the event calendar.

Upcoming:

Sun July 29 4pm-7pm
oldtime jam
Starry Plough, Berkeley
https://www.thestarryplough.com/events-

July 29- Aug 2 2018
River Tunes Roots Music & Creativity Camp
Stanislaus National Forest
near beautiful Pinecrest Lake
http://rivertunes.net/

July 29-Aug 5 2018
Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp
http://www.rmfiddle.com

Aug 3
North Oakland Square Dance and Pie Raffle
Robin Fischer, Skillet Licorice
http://squirrellystringband.com/north-oakland-square-dance/
https://www.facebook.com/NorthOaklandSquareDance

Aug 3-5 2018 (1st weekend of Aug)
Pickathon Roots Music Festival
Pendarvis Farm near Portland.
http://www.pickathon.com

July-Aug 2018
Session 1: Jul 28 – Aug 3, 2018
Session 2: Aug 4 – Aug 10, 2018
Session 3: Aug 11 – Aug 17, 2018     
Puget Sound Guitar Workshop – Bremerton, WA
http://www.langston.com/PSGW/

Aug 5 late afternoon 4pm?
Skillet Licorice with Allegra Thompson and Katy Harris Hill
Jupiter, Berkeley

Aug 6
Mon Aug 6
Amnesia Old Time Monday
6:30pm Old Time Jam
9pm – Skillet Licorice
Amnesia, 853 Valencia St , San Francisco
http://www.amnesiathebar.com/

Aug 9-12 2018 (2nd weekend of August)
Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival, Hollister
San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos
http://www.scbs.org/events/gof/

Aug 10-12 2018 (2nd weekend of August)
Subdued Stringband Jamboree
Bellingham WA
http://www.stringbandjamboree.com/

Aug 10-12 2018
Sutter Creek Ragtime Festival
Sutter Creek CA
http://www.suttercreekragtime.com

Aug 10-12 2018 (typically 2nd weekend of August)
Balance the Bay (in-town contra dance weekend)
Hotpoint Stringband (Ohio)
Janet Pomeroy Center, San Francisco (on Skyline Dr near Lake Merced)
Sunday evening dance is open to the public
http://www.bacds.org/camps/btb

Sun Aug 12 4pm-7pm
Second Sunday Old Time Shred Sesh
hosted by TBA
Starry Plough

August 12-19 2018
second Sunday in August through the third Sunday.
Centralia Campout
Centralia WA
http://www.centraliacampout.com/

Mon Aug 13
Hotpoint Stringband
caller: Susan Petrick
Palo Alto contra

Aug 14 7pm-9pm
Skillet Licorice
Two-Piece Tuesdays at the Uptown
The Uptown Nightclub, 1717 Embarcadero, Oakland

Aug 17
North Oakland Square Dance
Hook n Line String Band (Thomas Angell, Chris Miller, & Drew Congdon)
caller Jordan Ruyle
http://squirrellystringband.com/north-oakland-square-dance/
https://www.facebook.com/NorthOaklandSquareDance

Aug 17
Asleep at the Wheel
Harris Center, Folsom
https://www.asleepatthewheel.com/events/harris-center

Aug 18 2018
Redwood Dulcimer Day
The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist
125 Canterbury Drive Aptos
http://www.redwooddulcimerday.org/
https://www.communitymusicschool.org/dulcimer-day/

Aug 18 7:30pm
Barn dance
Evie Ladin calling w/ live music from Keith Terry, Erik Pearson & more.
Tara Firma Farms | Petaluma, CA
http://www.tarafirmafarms.com/

Sun Aug 19 1pm-4pm
Oldtime jam, hosted by Tony Phillips
Freight
http://freightandsalvage.org/sunday-old-time-jam
http://www.thefreight.org/search/?q=%22sunday+old+time+jam%22

Aug-Sept 2018
Week 1 Aug 19th  – Aug 24th
Week 2 Aug 26th – Aug 31st
NimbleFingers Bluegrass & Old-Time Workshop
Aug xx NimbleFingers Festival
Sorrento BC
http://www.nimblefingers.ca

Aug 20 7:30pm
Asleep at the Wheel
Bankhead Theater, Livermore
https://lvpac.org/event/asleep-at-the-wheel-2018/

Aug 23 2018
Freight Fiddle Summit
(Scottish Fiddle Camp faculty)

August 23-26 2018
CBA Golden Old-Time Campout
new location this year only:
Sycamore Ranch Campground
(on the Yuba river east of Marysville)
http://www.co.yuba.ca.us/departments/community%20development/public%20works/parks/Sycamore%20Ranch.aspx
Campout will be back at Lake Sonoma in 2019
http://www.cbaweb.org/Events/GoldenOldTimeCampout
https://www.facebook.com/CBA-Golden-Old-Time-Campout-509207855873791

Fri Aug 24 7:30-9:30pm
Fourth Friday Feral Square Dance
Alley Cat Books
3036 24th St, San Francisco, California 94110
https://www.facebook.com/FeralFourthFridayDance/
(I would suggest verifying that it is happening, in case everyone
goes to the Golden Oldtime Campout)

August 25-26 2018
Palo Alto Festival of the Arts
http://www.mlaproductions.com/PaloAlto/index.html

Aug 25 6:30pm
Evie Ladin Band
Robin’s Nest, Davis
https://www.robinsnestconcerts.com/

Friday, August 24 to Saturday, September 1 2018
(Fri through following Sat, week ending in Labor Day weekend)
Valley of the Moon Scottish Fiddle Camp
Camp Campbell, Boulder Creek
http://www.valleyofthemoon.org

Aug 30 5:30pm
Hubby Jenkins (of Carolina Chocolate Drops) + Rainy Eyes
UC Botanical Gardens
http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu/summer-concerts-august-30-2018

Aug 31-Sept 3 (Labor Day Weekend)
Plumas Americana Music Festival
Thompsonia, more
Plumas Sierra County Fairgrounds
204 Fairground Rd, Quincy, California 95971
http://www.plumasamericana.com/
https://www.facebook.com/events/343408856137208/

Sept 2018 Labor Day Weekend
SF Folk Club campout at Boulder Creek Scout Reservation
http://sffmc.org/campouts/bc.html

Sept 2018 Labor Day Weekend
Zigzag Old Time Music Campout
Zagzag Mountain Farm
on Mount Hood about an hour from Portland OR
http://www.zigzagoldtime.com/

Sept 2018 (Labor Day) Noon-4pm
Ladies Banjo Society of California Labor Day Picnic
the usual place

Sept 6-9 2018
American Banjo Camp
Pilgrim Firs Conference Center, Port Orchard WA
http://www.americanbanjocamp.com/

Spet 7 5pm-8pm
OT Dance Party
Evie Ladin
Oakland Museum

Sept 9 1pm FREE (advance ticket reservations start 8/12/18)
Carter Family Sing-Along with Laurie Lewis
Freight
https://www.thefreight.org/event/1632876-carter-family-sing-along-berkeley/

Sept 2018
Barn Dance
Garin Apple Festival  Noon-4pm
Garin/Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Parks, Hayward
https://apm.activecommunities.com/ebparks/Activity_Search/garin-apple-festival/14667
http://www.ebparks.org/parks/garin

Sept 12-16 2018
The Port Townsend Ukulele Festival
http://centrum.org/the-port-townsend-ukulele-festival/

Sept. 13, 2018 2pm
Heirloom Expo “Fiddle-Off” Contest
Sonoma County Fairgrounds
1350 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
http://www.csotfa10.org/heirloom.html
http://theheirloomexpo.com

Wed Sept 19
Kathy Kallick: “My Route To 66”
Freight & Salvage – 2020 Addison St., Berkeley

Wed Sept 19
Steam Machine (AJ Srubas, Aaron Tacke, Rina Rossi, and Nokosee Fields)
Evie Ladin Band
Back Room, Berkeley
https://backroommusic.com/events-1/2018/9/19/steam-machine-with-the-evie-ladin-band
https://www.steammachinemusic.com/

Thurs Sept 20
Evie Ladin Band
Community Center of Mendocino
http://www.communitycenterofmendocino.org/

Fri Sept 21
Evie Ladin Band
Arcata Playhouse

Sept 21-22 2018
Freight Folk Festival

Friday, September 21
Bill Evan’s Banjo in America
Schoenberg Guitars, 106 Main Street, Tiburon
https://www.om28.com/

Saturday, September 22
Bill Evan’s Banjo in America
Morgan Hill House Concert
Email prattb136 AT aol.com

Sunday, September 23
Bill Evan’s Banjo in America
Timbre Folk & Baroque, 801 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA,
Email mark AT timbrefolk.com

Sept 24-30 2018
Berkeley Old Time Music Convention (BOTMC):
Alice Gerrard & Chris Brashear
Dom Flemons
Paul Brown & Mike Bryant with Terri McMurray & Marcia Bryant
Sausage Grinder
Downhill Strugglers
Dos Valley Trio
Maggie Lind
callers Larry Edelman & Jordan Ruyle
Marley’s Ghost
Hotdish
Plaid Strangers (Karen Heil & Maxine Gerber)
Paper Wings
Hook N Line
Skillet Licorice
more
http://www.berkeleyoldtimemusic.org/
http://www.facebook.com/berkeleyoldtimemusic

Sat Sept 29 2018 10:30am-4pm
35th Annual Fiddle & Bango (sic) Contest & Chili Cook-off
Columbia State Historic Park
http://www.visitcolumbiacalifornia.com/
http://www.visitcolumbiacalifornia.com/event/annual-fiddle-bango-chili/

Sat Sept. 29 3 pm
Kathy Kallick Band
Zion Lutheran Church – 5201 Park Blvd., Oakland

Oct 3
Down Hill Strugglers
Mt View house concert
SV.houseconcerts AT gmail.com

Oct 5-7 2018
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival
http://www.strictlybluegrass.com/

Oct 6
Harvest Home: A Festival of Traditional Americana Music
Eva Scow, Lark, Two for the Road, Evo Bluestein/Barry Shultz and Terry
Barrett; Kathy Barwick and Pete Siegfried,  Carl Johnsen and Kathryn
(Rosetree), the Grasskickers with Bob Garcia et al and a workshop on
Southwest fiddling with Linda Guerrero, Ez Marc, Jared Dean, and Bill Lehr
and…more!
benefit for the San Joaquin Parkway and Conservation
Riverview Ranch, Fresno (historic (1890s) ranch)
http://fresno.carpediem.cd/events/5860626-party-39-harvest-home-festival-of-traditional-americana-music-at-san-joaquin-river-parkway-and-conservation-trust/

Sun Oct 13-14 2018
Santa Barbara Old-Time Fiddlers’ Convention
Ranco L Patera & Stow House, 304 N. Carneros Road Goleta, CA, 93117
Brad Leftwich & Linda Higginbotham
Frank Fairfield & Tom Marion
Plaid Strangers (Karen Celia Heil & Maxine Gerber)
Skillet Licorice
Have More Fun Stringband
contest
http://fiddlersfestival.org/
https://www.facebook.com/TheOldTimeFiddlersConventionAndFestival/

Oct 13 2018 (tentative)
El Cerrito Free Folk Festival
El Cerrito High School, 540 Ashbury Ave
http://ecff.sffolkfest.org/wordpress/
http://www.elcerritofolkfest.org/

Oct 2018?
SF Bluegrass and Old-Time Festival (SFBOT)
https://www.sfbluegrass.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pg/bluegrassoldtimesf
http://www.scbs.org/events/sfbot/

October 12-14 2018
Wine Country Ragtime Festival
Sonoma & Napa
http://www.winecountryragtimefestival.com

Oct 15-21 2018
CBA Fall Campout
Lodi Grape Festival & Harvest Fairgrounds
413 East Lockeford Street, Lodi CA
http://www.cbaweb.org/Events/FallCampout

Oct 27
Mark Graham & Orville Johnson
Davis house concert
http://wagmanhouseconcerts.org
http://www.mongrelfolk.com/

October 31, 2018  7:00 PM
April Verch & Joe Newberry
Mt View house concert
sv.houseconcerts AT gmail.com

Nov 1-4 2018
Walker Creek Music Camp (oldtime & country)
Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum, Alice Gerrard & Chris Brashear,
Tom & Patrick Sauber, Katie Glassman & Greg Schochet, Alan Munde,
Bill Amatneek, Chris Jones, Ivan Rosenberg, Megan Lynch-Chowning,
Joe Newberry and April Verch, Peter McLaughlin
Walker Creek Ranch (west Marin)
Registration opens Aug 15
email: info AT walkercreekmusiccamp.org
http://walkercreekmusiccamp.org

4 Nov 2018     
April Verch & Joe Newberry; Wendy Burch Steel and Redwood
Homstead House Concert Series
Oakland
wendyburchsteel AT aol.com

Tues Nov 6 7pm
Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons
Alameda house concert
thebarefootquales AT gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/369458460250806/
https://benjaminhunter1.wixsite.com/benjoeband

Nov 8 7pm
Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons
Trinity Alps Performing Arts Center, 1 Arbuckle Dr Weaverville, CA 96093
http://www.tapaconline.org/

Nov 15
Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons
Barmel, San Carlos & 7th ave, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93921, USA
https://www.facebook.com/BarmelByTheSea/

Dec 21
Skillet Licorice
North Oakland Square Dance
Niebyl Procter Marxist Library
6501 Telegraph near Alcatraz Oakland
https://www.facebook.com/NorthOaklandSquareDance

November 7-11 2018
Annual California Banjo Extravaganza
Bill Evans, Ned Luberecki and Chris Coole
http://www.billevansbanjo.com/schedule.php

Nov 9-11 2018
Dare to be Square West
Portland OR
http://www.daretobesquarewest.org

Thursday, December 27, 2018 – Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Camp New Harmony
SF Folk Music Club
Walker Creek Ranch (west Marin)
http://www.sffmc.org/harmony_body.html

Sat Jan 5 2019
Cheap Suit Serenaders
Freight

January 16-20 2019 (MLK weekend)
Portland Old-Time Music Gathering
http://www.bubbaguitar.com/gathering/
https://www.facebook.com/portland.gathering

Jan 25-27 2019
Bluegrass on Broadway Festival
Redwood City – various locations
http://www.scbs.org/bob

Jan 2019 (last Saturday in January)
Annual Sebastopol Guitar Festival
Concerts, workshops, luthiers display and talks
Sebastopol Community Cultural Center 390 Morris St
http://www.seb.org/programs/program/guitarfest

Feb 15
Evie Ladin Band
Devil Mountain Coffee House | Walnut Creek, CA
https://www.mduuc.org/news/events/devil-mountain-coffee-house/

Feb 2019 (Presidents Day Weekend)
Olympia Old-Time Music Festival, Olympia WA
dances, concerts, workshops, jamming
http://www.olyoldtime.org/

March 1-3 2019
(but you may arrive Thurs Feb 28)
Southwest Old Time String Band Gathering
Hacienda Program Center (Girl scout camp)
Tucson, AZ
http://swotgathering.com

Spring 2019
Berkeley Oldtime Music Spring Situation/Open house at the Freight
http://www.berkeleyoldtimemusic.org/spring-situation

March 2019?
Brookdale Bluegrass Festival
Mt Cross, Felton
brookdalebluegrass.com

March 2019
Sonoma County Bluegrass & Folk Festival
Sebastopol Community Cultural Center, 390 Morris, Sebastopol
https://www.cbaweb.org/Events/Sonoma
http://www.socofoso.com

March 16-17 2019
Féile Parkfield
Irish & American music
www.feileparkfield.com

Apr 2019
East Vancouver Old Time Social (EVOS), Vancouver, BC
https://www.eastvanoldtime.com/

April 5-7 2019
Epicenter (contra dance weekend)
Sunday night dance is open to the public
Mill Valley
http://www.nbcds.org/epicenter

April 2019
Cloverdale Old Time Fiddle Contest Festival
http://cloverdalefiddles.com/

Apr 2019
Julian Family Fiddle Camp
http://www.familyfiddlecamp.com/

April 11-14, 2019
Walker Creek Music Camp
http://www.walkercreekmusiccamp.org/

April 2019
Missoula Old Time Social
http://missoulaoldtimesocial.com

April 2019 Noon-5pm
San Francisco Festival of the Mandolins
Croatian American Cultural Center
60 Onondaga Ave San Francisco, CA 94112
2018: http://www.croatianamericanweb.org/event_details.php?id=231

May 2-5 2019
Willamette Valley Old-Time Social
Eugene OR
http://www.mudcityoldtime.org/

May 2019
Berkeley Dulcimer Gathering
http://www.berkeleydulcimergathering.com/

May 2019 Noon-6pm FREE
Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair
Duck Pond, San Lorenzo Park
http://www.scbs.org/events/scbgfair/

May 2019 Noon
Bluegrass Pickin’ Picnic
hosted by Chuck & Jeanie Poling
in Golden Gate Park/Dahlia Picnic Area
Just east of the Conservatory of Flowers
http://www.countryroundupsf.com/gigs-and-events/?event_id=59
https://www.facebook.com/events/206195380113602
http://sfrecpark.org/destination/golden-gate-park/dahlia-dell-picnic-area/

May 2019 (typically Mother’s Day weekend)
Parkfield Bluegrass Festival
Echo Mountain, Molsky’s Mountain Drifters, more
http://www.parkfieldbluegrass.com

May 2019
California Autoharp Gathering
St. Nicolas Ranch, Dunlap CA
http://calautoharp.com/

May 2019
(typically same weekend as Topanga Contest)
LA Old Time Social
Los Angeles, CA
http://losangelesoldtimesocial.com
https://www.facebook.com/losangelesoldtimesocial

May 2019
Topanga Banjo & Fiddle Contest
Skillet Licorice
Agoura Hills, CA
http://www.topangabanjofiddle.org/

May 2019
Annual Freight Bluegrass Festival
Concerts, workshops, etc.

May 2019  (Memorial Day weekend)
Hickstival (bluegrass festival/campout)
Bolado Park, Tres Pinos (near Hollister)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1405392716374701/

Memorial Day weekend:
Northwest Folklife Festival, Seattle Center.
http://www.nwfolklife.org/

Memorial Day Weekend:  
Redwood Music Camp
Camp Harmon, Boulder Creek,
2018: https://www.communitymusicschool.org/redwood-music-camp-2018/

May 2019?
Fresno World Fiddle Day
Sponsored by the Fresno Folklore Society
(FYI, videos from Fiddle Day 2017 can be found at
http://cmac.tv/producer/?id=185 )
First Congregational Church
2131 N Van Ness Blvd, Fresno, California 93704
2018: https://www.facebook.com/events/169048257053199/

June 2019?
Sunday Streets Berkeley (Shattuck Ave from Rose to Haste)
oldtime flash jam somewhere?
http://www.sundaystreetsberkeley.org

June 2019
San Francisco Free Folk Festival
Everett Middle School, 450 Church St (at 16th) SF
http://www.sffolkfest.org/

Jun 2019
Big Sur Fiddle Camp
https://www.bigsurfiddlers.com/

June 2019
CBA Music Camp, Grass Valley
http://www.cbamusiccamp.org

June 2019
CBA Bluegrass Festival and Oldtime Gathering, Grass Valley
http://www.cbaweb.org/Events/FathersDayFestival

Jun 2019
Sierra Fiddle Camp
Bruce Molsky, Allison de Groot
Nevada City
http://www.sierrafiddlecamp.org/

June 2019
Stickerville (Weiser Friends of the Fiddle) campout
Weiser ID
Note that the (mostly) oldtime campout at Stickerville starts earlier than
the fiddle contest – the Wed before in recent years – with the most intense
oldtime activity during the first weekend, diminishing by mid-week.
http://www.stickerville.org/

June 2019 (3rd full week of June)
National Oldtime Fiddlers Contest & Festival
Weiser, ID
http://www.fiddlecontest.com/

June 2019
Faultline Frolic (contra dance weekend)
Santa Rosa
http://www.nbcds.org

June 2019
Bluegrass Pride at SF Pride Parade
look for the CBA float

June 2019
Fiddlekids, Berkwood Hedge School, Berkeley
http://www.thefreight.org/learn-to-play/fiddlekids-summer-camp/

Sat June 2019 11:30am free
Fiddlekids concert
Freight

June 2019
Voice Works (vocal workshop week)
Port Townsend WA
http://www.centrum.org/voiceworks/voiceworks-a-workshop-for-singers.html
http://centrum.org/voice-works-a-workshop-for-singers/

June 2019
Kate Wolf Festival, Laytonville CA
http://katewolfmusicfestival.com/
note that http://www.katewolfmusicfestival.com/ does *not* work)

July 2019
BACDS American Dance & Music Camp
Jones Gulch Camp, West of Palo Alto.
http://www.bacds.org/camps/americanweek/

July 2019
Festival of American Fiddle Tunes
Fort Worden State Park., Port Townsend WA
http://www.centrum.org/fiddle/

June 2019
“Mule Barn Camp”
Jefferson County Fairgrounds (next to Fort Worden)
concurrent with Fiddle Tunes
Port Townsend WA
http://www.mulebarncamp.com/

July 2019
BACDS Family Week Camp
Monte Toyon (Aptos, near Santa Cruz)
http://www.bacds.org/familyweek

July 4th weekend 2019:
SF Folk Club campout at Boulder Creek Scout Reservation
http://sffmc.org/campouts/bc.html

July 2019
BACDS Am Week final dance – open to the public
Palo Alto

July 2019
Shasta String Summit
hosted by Tristan & Tashina Clarridge
Weed Palace Theatre
http://www.summerstringsummit.com

July 2019
California Coast Music Camp (CCMC)
east of Auburn in Placer County; about 3 hrs east of SF
http://www.musiccamp.org

July 2019
Annual Rocky Mountain Old-Time Music Festival
Berthoud CO
http://www.theCROMA.org

July 2019 ?
annual jam at SF Botanical Garden’s Flower Piano
Golden Gate Park Arboretum; 9th Ave & Lincoln
https://sfbotanicalgarden.org/flowerpiano/
http://sunsetpiano.com/flowerpiano/

July 2019
Shasta String Celebration
hosted by Tristan & Tashina Clarridge
Freight & Salvage
http://www.summerstringsummit.com

July 2019
Washington Oldtime Fiddlers Assocation workshop
fiddle, guitar & mandolin workshops
Moses Lake, WA
http://fiddlecamp.wotfa.org/

July 2019
West Cascades Fiddle Camp & Workshop
Oakridge, Oregon
http://fiddlecamp.org/

July 2019?
Old-Time Fiddle campout
Clear Lake Campground on Cache Creek in Clearlake, Calif.
Sponsored by CSOTFA District 10

July-Aug 2019
Lark in the Morning Camp
Mendocino
http://www.larkcamp.com

Aug 2019
CBA Golden Oldtime Campout
Lake Sonoma

Sept 18-22 2019
Berkeley Oldtime Music Convention

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ONGOING SESSIONS:
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EAST BAY:

monthly – Sunday 1pm-4pm
sometimes but not always 4th Sunday
check website for dates or locations
Freight & Salvage
hosted by Tony Phillips
http://www.thefreight.org/search/?q=%22sunday+old+time+jam%22

2nd Sunday
Old Time Shred Sesh
hosted by Chris Miller & friends
Starry Plough, Berkeley
http://www.thestarryplough.com/

4th or 5th Sunday afternoon 4pm-7pm
Starry Plough, Berkeley
http://www.thestarryplough.com/

1st, 3rd, & 5th Thurs 7:30pm-10pm
old time session at
Niebyl Procter Marxist Library
6501 Telegraph near Alcatraz Oakland

2nd Friday
Slow jam 7pm-8:30pm,  
(slow jam ends and folks can stay to play at a faster pace/different
instruments – dancers and singers welcome)
private house in Oakland
announced in oldtimeSF; or email lovesoldtimemusic AT gmail.com

4th Sun 1:30pm-5pm:
California State Old Time Fiddlers Association District 9
United Methodist Church 19806 Wisteria Ave. Castro Valley, CA
http://www.csotfa9.org/

first Sunday 5pm-8pm
bluegrass and old time session
Cleophus Quealy Beer Company, 448 Hester Street San Leandro
http://www.cleoph.us

The 1st, 3rd & 5th Wed Berkeley contra dances are considered open band
unless there is a special band –
check the BACDS calendar to confirm.
http://www.bacds.org

First Saturday 2pm-4pm
Old time & bluegrass
Lamorinda Music Store, 81 Lafayette Circle, Lafayette.
coordinated by John Gruenstein, with slow jam for the 1st
1/2 – 1 hr (depending on interest) with regular jam for the
remaining time. john AT lamorindamusic.com or call the store: (925) 385-0963.

1st Wed 8pm:
In Harmony’s Way – monthly singing session. free.
BFUU, 1606 Bonita Ave. (cross street Cedar), Berkeley, CA
http://www.inharmonysway.com/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/InHarmonysWay/

Quebecois (French Canadian) Jam
monthly, weekend afternoon
(usually, not always, near the end of the month)
http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/quetradsf/

SAN FRANCISCO:

1st Mondays
“Bluegrass Mondays – Old Time Edition”
jam (6pm-8pm) followed by performance
Amnesia SF
(2nd and 4th Mondays at Amnesia are “The Pick” (bluegrass jam);
3rd Mondays are the Ladies Edition, with the Handsome Ladies;
all followed by performance at 9pm)

2nd & 4th Sundays 3 – 6 PM
Old Time Jam at Progressive Grounds Cafe 400 Cortland Ave. SF

1st, 3rd & 5th Tues 7pm-10pm:
Coffee Shop at the Safeway Community Market (formerly Andronico’s)
Funston between Lincoln & Irving
For more information, contact Dinah Stroe at dinahbeatrice AT gmail.com.

SOUTH BAY:

Every Monday 7:00pm-9:00pm
“Fandango” Jam
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto
505 East Charleston Road Palo Alto.
http://www.showman.org/jams/oti/index.htm

1st Sun 1-5pm::
Santa Clara Valley Fiddlers Association
Hoover Middle School, 1635 Park Ave., San Jose 95126
corner of Naglee and Park
July & August in Rose Garden Park on Naglee
http://www.scvfa.org/ (http://www.fiddlers.org)

4th Sunday 1pm
Ocean View Park, Santa Cruz
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/santacruzjam

NORTH BAY:

Every Sat 2pm-5pm
Old time & bluegrass
Coffee Catz, Sebastopol
http://www.coffeecatz.com/

4th Sundays 3pm-5pm
Redwood Cafe 8240 Old Redwood Highway, Cotati, Ca 94931
For info, contact Chris Carney at knccarney AT yahoo.com
or Janette Duncan jdfiddler AT yahoo.com.

1st 3rd & 5th Sunday 6pm-9pm
Rosa Folk Club
Arlene Francis Center, 99 6th St Santa Rosa
contact: Larry Poole  larepole AT gmail.com

4th Thurs 6:30pm-8:30pm
Barlow Market in the Barlow Center in Sebastopol
Info: Lisa Waltenspiel – peachfigpear AT gmail.com
or Jerry Allen – jerryallen AT sonic.net

FOOTHILLS:
First Sunday of the month.
Lobby of the National Hotel, Nevada City
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/mountain-fiddlers

ONGOING DANCES
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First & Third Friday  8-10pm
North Oakland Square Dance
Niebyl Procter Marxist Library
6501 Telegraph near Alcatraz Oakland
http://squirrellystringband.com/first-friday-north-oakland-square-dance/
https://www.facebook.com/NorthOaklandSquareDance
http://facebook.com/groups/secretsquaredance

Fourth Friday 7:30-9:30pm
4th Friday Feral Square Dance
Alley Cat Books
3036 24th St (center of the burrito universe) SF CA
https://www.facebook.com/FeralFourthFridayDance/

one Tuesday per month 9pm
Santa Cruz square dance
(half squares and half two steps)
usually at the Blue Lagoon 923 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, California 95060
Santa Cruz Old Time Music Collective
https://www.facebook.com/scoldtimemusiccollective/

ONGOING PERFORMANCES:
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Second Saturday 1pm-3pm
Bearcat Stringband
Cato’s Ale House
3891 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611
(510) 655-3349
http://www.catosalehouse.com

Bernal Star (formerly the Liberty Cafe) in Bernal Height has music most
Fridays 7-9pm in the cottage behind the main restaurant.
Full cafe menu available.  either:
* Karen Celia Heil plus a guest play Old~Time songs and tunes
or
* Duo Pizzicato (Bill Foss & Martha Hawthorne) play Italian music  
Watch oldtimeSF for announcements.
And check Karen’s website https://www.karenceliaheil.com/music-bernal-star
410 Cortland Ave SF

Craig Ventresco & Meredith Axelrod–ragtime and blues
Atlas Cafe SF Every Saturday 4-6pm
Blush Wine Bar SF – occasional
Check their websites (see below) for latest info.

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ONGOING CLASSES:
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String Band Class:

* Weekly string band classes are held in 6 week sessions on
Sunday afternoon at Lamorinda Music in Lafayette.
See https://www.lamorindamusic.com/old-time-stringband-class

The next session will start in October 2018.

The current instructors are Harry Liedstrand (fiddle), David Brown (banjo),
and Cindy Liedstrand (guitar).

Instructors of previous series have included Allegra Yellin (guitar),
Jordan Ruyle or Heath Curdts (banjo), and Amy Hofer, Suzy Thompson,
Karen Celia Heil or Harry Liedstrand (fiddle).

Contact Harry at harry.liedstrand AT gmail.com for more information
and to be notified when the next session is scheduled.

* Suzy Thompson occasionally teaches a String Band Blues class –
email suzy AT ericandsuzy.com for details.

OTHER CLASSES

Karen Celia Heil teaches classes in oldtime fiddle at a home
in Berkeley; email nerakk AT gmail.com. For a description from a previous
session, see:
http://www.freightandsalvage.org/intermediateadvanced-old-time-fiddle-karen-celia-heil
(but don’t try to register there).

Allegra Yellin teaches a Carter Family Songs class and 4 levels of
folk/rock guitar classes – email yallegra AT hotmail.com.  

FREIGHT CLASSES:

Freight classes are typically held in 6 week sessions – see the current
schedule at:

https://www.thefreight.org/learn-to-play/classes/
https://www.thefreight.org/learn-to-play/workshops/

Some of the regular instructors:
Eric Thompson – mandolin and guitar
Karen Celia Heil, Erik Hoffman – fiddle
Evie Ladin, Erik Pearson and/or Jordan Ruyle – clawhammer banjo
Old-time Harmony Singing Workshop
taught by a rotating group of instructors including Suzy Thompson,
Evie Ladin, Karen Celia Heil, Allegra Yellin and many special guests.

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Local Bands:
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Squirrelly Stringband:
http://squirrellystringband.com/

Crooked Jades:
http://www.crookedjades.com

Evie Ladin and Evie Ladin Band
http://www.evieladin.com/

Skillet Licorice (Matt Knoth & Elise Engleberg)
http://www.skilletlicorice.com/

Eric & Suzy Thompson, Thompsons’ String Ticklers, Bluegrass Intentions,
Thompsonia, Blue Diamond Strings, etc.
http://www.ericandsuzy.com

Bearcat Stringband & Duo
http://www.bearcatstringband.com/

Karen Celia Heil
https://www.karenceliaheil.com

Undone in Sorrow
http://undoneinsorrow.com/

Jody Stecher & Kate Brislin
http://www.jodyandkate.com/

Ray Bierl
http://raybierl.com/

Worried Man String Band
https://www.facebook.com/pg/worriedmanstringband

Lonesome Holler String Band
(formerly Acme String Ensemble)
http://www.carneyscorner.com/lhsb.html

Roadoilers:
http://www.roadoilers.com

Darling Clementine
http://www.darlingclementinemusic.com/

Harmon’s Peak and related
http://www.harmonspeak.com/

Harry Liedstrand, Liedstrand Family
http://www.harryliedstrand.com or http://www.mtwow.com

Mt. Diablo String Band
http://www.myspace.com/mtdiablostringband

Uncle Dave (Kathrine Gardner, Dave Courchaine, David Brown)
http://uncledavemusic.wordpress.com/

Hook N Line Stringband (Thomas Angell, Chris Miller, Drew Congdon)
https://www.facebook.com/hooknlinestringband

Sons of Liberty (Santa Cruz)
http://sonsoflibertyoldtime.weebly.com/
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