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Acoustic Stories Bill Amatneek
Mar 21 Mia Cuppa Cafe Starts at 7:30PM
Years of performing behind artists like Bill Monroe, Peter Rowan, David Grisman, and Jerry Garcia would probably give anyone a lot of stories to share. He walks the streets of Paris hunting for a source of tortoise shell flatpicks with Tony Rice, Darol Anger, David Gri sman, and Bill Keith…the Bill Keith Bicentennial Bluegrass Band. And collaborates with Kate Wolf: “Kate, both as a lyricist and as a human being, was always about love.” He tells of David Grisman trying to introduce Jerry Garcia to Stephane Grapelli as the legendary violinist attempts to mask he has no idea who Jerry or the Grateful Dead are. There’s Bill Monroe, showing up behind the Peter Rowan Band onstage at the 1995 Wintergrass Festival, he and Peter engaging in a playful shoving match ending with Big Mon sending Peter flying with an elbow shot to the ribs. Or stories of the New Riders of The Purple Sage; Peter, Paul and Mary and Bob Dylan. $8 ADV/FFS $12 Door Advance tickets at National Hardware, Patrick's Music and All ages are welcome, but Bill’s stories will be most understood & appreciated by adults. 620 Olive Ave in Fresno's Tower District Fresno Folklore Society Steve Ono 559-307-3610

The Haunted Windchimes
sound is very traditional folk and blues and the songs have a vintage quality, as if they might have been written yesterday or 75 years ago. The groups’ subtle and collective genius features original material written by all four members. It’s the vocal harmonies that really set them apart, a three-headed juggernaut of Desirae Garcia (ukulele), Chela Lujan (banjo) and Inaiah Lujan (guitar). When their voices blend, it is nothing short of beautiful. The sound is often moody and melancholy, but it is always deeply affecting. That sound is embroidered by the instrumental mastery of Mike Clark (harmonica, fiddle, mandolin, guitar and concertina).
“Popular among the grey hairs, green hairs, purple hairs and all over.”
– Garrison Keillor, A Prairie Home Companion
“The Haunted Windchimes are a scarily good group.” – Daytrotter
“They recreate the vibe of rural 1930s music with a contemporary consciousness. The rustic, honeyed harmonies are a delight.” – Bruce Sylvester, Sing Out! Magazine
“The Haunted Windchimes paint an evocative and compelling musical picture with familiar hues of folk, blues and Americana.” – Cory Casciato, Denver Westword

Evil Diane w/ Evie Ladin
May 31 Mia Cuppa

Steve Ono Concert mgr 559-307-3610
2013 Fresno Folklore Society, a 501(c)3 Non profit Community Organization

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The Wolk Folk Garden 6661 N Forkner Fresno, CA
Frank's Place at the Warnor's Theatre 1432 Fulton Street Fresno 559-264-2848
Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno 2672 E Alluvial Ave Clovis
Arte Americas 1630 Van Ness Fresno
The Severance Building 1401 N. Wishon Ave. Fresno, CA 93728

Fresno Folklore Records.
All of our performances are being recorded and are available to our members. We have Audio recording and CD/DVD production capabilities available to our members and associates. We can assist with copyright and performance rights registration and filings. We provide on line distribution through CDBaby, ITunes and Amazon. We can provide short run duplication and CD/DVD printing.
Who We Are The Fresno Folklore Society (FFS) is a non-profit corporation founded for the purpose of preserving folk arts, especially traditional music, in California's San Joaquin Valley.

What We Do We sing, we dance, we play music, and some tell stories. Above all we have fun and provide venues for the community to hear and enjoy "alternative" music. The goal of FFS is to promote music and dance of many cultures.
Membership is open to the community: $20 per year, individual; $30 family. Benefits: a monthly newsletter, a calendar of upcoming events and a discount for most concerts. We do encourage families. The Folklore society is a family affair. Children are welcome to all events--well, almost all.
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2011 Fresno Folklore Society, a 501(c)3 Non profit Community Organization

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