President :
Carl Brainerd
Vice President :
Gayle Fallon
   Secretary :
Neely Atkinson
  Treasurer:
Paul Cooper
Cotton Patch Rag Editor:
Carolyn Davis
                                        Concert Producer: Paul Cooper, ph: 713-204-1207

 

 

Song Circles


First Monday Song Circle:
  !!  LOCATION FOR THE OCTOBER 2 SONG CIRCLE  !!

Terry Pinkston has generously offered to host the Monday song circle at her home.  (Thanks, Terry!) This will be much more spacious than my office was last month, since our Monday circle has grown in size.

DIRECTIONS TO 4014 Essex Lane. Houston, TX

Terry's home is near Central Market, Highland Village Apple Store & Williams Sonoma. It is literally half way between the Westheimer/Weslayan and Alabama/Weslayan intersections (and one and half  blocks to the west) for reference purposes.

Access from the West Loop: take Westheimer exit, head east (toward town), cross the RR tracks and turn right either on Suffolk (which is easy to miss) or Drexel (stoplight/Apple Store is a good landmark). Proceed down Drexel to 2nd street, turn right on Essex Ln. Or, if on Suffolk, turn left on Essex Ln.

Access from I59/I69 (Southwest Frwy): take Weslayan exit, head north (toward Edwards Theater). Can turn left at either the Alabama light or take the 2nd median break past Alabama (Essex Ln). If on Alabama, go to stop sign, turn right on Drexel, and turn left on 2nd street (Essex Ln). If on Essex Ln, proceed to stop sign, then go straight one half block more.
Call Terry's cell phone,  
713-501-9752 if you need help with directions.



[WHEN THE JCC HAS RECOVERED FROM THE FLOOD DAMAGE, THIS IS OUR USUAL LOCATION]   

 Our song circles are normally held on the first Monday of each month at 7:30 PM.  These  are located at the Jewish Community Center in Room 119, which is on  the lower level of the building.  JCC is located at 5601 South Braeswood Boulevard, Houston, TX 77096-3999.

 Meetings consist of a "song circle", allowing each attendee an opportunity for a musical performance, share a song, tall tale, announcement, or other item which he or she may wish to share with the group.   Non-performers are just as welcome as performers. After all, musicians, singers, storytellers, all need an audience.

                             




The Cotton Patch Rag

A monthly newsletter of the Houston Folklore & Folk Music Society, The Cotton Patch Rag includes a calendar of folk music events in and near Houston, reviews of albums and concerts, articles about folklore, music, musicians, and news of the Society's business. The Houston Folklore & Folk Music Society membership price of $15.00 per year includes a digital copy and of The Cotton Patch Rag.  In addition to  The Cotton Patch Rag there is an email distribution of our Second Saturday Concert promos and our Pickin' Party details.



Our EMAIL List

  We have an email distribution list that we use to email information about Second Saturday Concerts and about our monthly pickin' parties.  If you are interested, you can email HouFolkMusic@gmail.com and ask to be put on the Folklore list.  You will only get 2 emails per month from us and we do NOT share our distribution list.

 

Pickin' Party

                                         

OCTOBER PICKIN’ PARTY

The HFMS Pickin’ Party for October will be hosted by Tom Yeager and Sara Draper on Sunday, Oct 22 (4th Sunday). Tom and Sara’s lovely century-old home is located in the Montrose area, at 117 Stratford St. Houston, Texas 77006 (at N.E. corner of Helena, two blocks north of  Westheimer.)

 Call 713-524-6545 for help with directions. The pot luck lunch begins at 2:00, with the song circle kicking off by 3:00.


It is great fun to bring friends and music into your home.  If you would like to host a Pickin' Party in the future, please contact Carolyn at carolynadavis@aol.com



                           <<<<<<<PICKIN' PARTY VIDEOS >>>>>>

   LINKS TO OUR VIDEOS OUT ON YOUTUBE/HFS ARCHIVE

Cal Perry Remembered Some photos taken at Pickin' Parties attended by Cal Perry.  Audio is that of Cal leading the circle in "I'll Fly Away".

Pickin' Parties [March - June 2012] This video was made with frame captures of a video from Feb 2011, and with photos taken from the CPR. The audio is a recording of Justin's rendition of "Wonderful World" made on Feb 2011.

Here is a link to a slide show of photos from various pickin' parties:
Pickin' In The Past
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Pickin Party Jan 2011

Video with Song Circle Audio Feb 7, 2011

 Pickin' Party Years 2002-2006   This video was composed of photos taken
over a range of several years.  Included among these are photos of individuals we have not seen of late because they have moved on to other locations, other interest, and some that are now deceased.


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