Upcoming Events

Sunday, March 3: Newberry and Verch

Music: 3pm — 5pm (Doors open at 2:30)
$20 Suggested Donation at the Door
Reserve your spot at greathallnews@gmail.com

Both Newberry and Verch became masters of their traditions and tour the world with their respective bands and projects. Yet they never forget the roots of their music, that connection to the people in the audience, on the dance floor, to the community sparked by a good song. For these veteran performers who come from distinct traditions and parts of the world, their collaboration is fueled by their kindred passion for bringing people together to celebrate traditional music. Blues and ballads stem into Canadian and Ozark regional styles and originals. Their voices blend in harmony, their tasteful instrumentals prove that these masters have nothing left to prove, and then their feet kick up the dust in perfect rhythm…and together, they make you remember why this music existed in the first place.

AND

Thursday, March 7: Don Pedi

7-9PM (doors at 6:30)
$15 suggested donation at the door
Reserve your spot at greathallnews@gmail.com

 Don Pedi, dulcimer master, joined by guest fiddler, Kenny Jackson, for some tunes! *AND a Jam to follow! BYOI!!!*

“For over thirty years Don has amazed and delighted audiences with his unique “Fiddle-Pick” style of playing the dulcimer. Drawing on decades of association with many of the best musicians in the southern mountains, as well as his deep commitment to preserving the old music, Don carries on the tradition in an exiting and innovative fashion unrivaled on the Mountain Dulcimer. Rhythm and melody match the fiddles, up to speed, note for note, creating an ancient sound that strikes a chord with the most modern listener.”

 Reserve your spot greathallnews@gmail.com
PLUS: 

Sing Along with Chris and Anita

Saturday, March 23 (see bottom of list for full calendar of dates) 

Doors: 7:30 Music: 8PM

No reservation necessary!

Chris says:

The general idea we have in mind is simply to make music together, because that’s just plain fun.  This leads to a few very general guidelines:

– We’ll lean more towards songs than instrumentals, but by all means bring that dulcimer and play some tunes if you want!

– Sing-along songs are most encouraged, although of course we want to hear you share your talents!

– We wouldn’t want to limit our genres, but if the words are printed in Rise Up Singing, everyone will appreciate it!

– As much as possible, we’d like to give everyone a chance to choose a song to two — shy persons will be supported gently and lovingly!

Oh, and BYOB. Food offerings are not necessary, but of course we won’t bar the door if you try to bring something.

Let’s sing together every month in 2019! All dates are on Saturdays:

April 6

June 1

July 13

August 3

September 7

October 5

November 16

December 21