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:

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

                                       

AUGUST  PICKIN’ PARTY

Remember the important change to Pickin’ Party Potluck tradition: The potluck meal will now become a “true potluck”. Host will no longer be responsible for providing the “main dish / meat. Participants should bring their choice of meat, side dish or desert.
(We are putting the “luck” back in pot luck.)

The next Pickin' Party is from 2:00-6:00 PM, Sunday, August 26 at Anderson Fair. Anderson Fair will provide drinks, water, plates, utensils, etc. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Bring a dish (meat, side or desert) for the pot luck meal, which is from 2:00 to 3:00 PM. The song circle will be from 3:00 to 6:00 PM. Guests are always welcome at our Pickin’ Parties! Bring food to share, as well as an instrument, voice and/or ear.

Directions: Anderson Fair is located at 2007 Grant Street at Welch, one block east of Montrose and 7 blocks north of Westheimer, behind Texas Art Supply.



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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