| Carl Brainerd
Vice President :
| Gayle Fallon
| Paul Cooper
Cotton Patch Rag Editor:
|Concert Producer:||Paul Cooper, ph: 713-204-1207|
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
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.
Important change to
Pickin’ Party Potluck tradition: The
potluck meal will now become a “true potluck”.
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.)
Party is from 2:00-6:00 PM,
June 17 at
the home of Teri
and Bill Pinkston at 4014
Teri and Bill will provide drinks, water,
plates, utensils, etc. Bring a dish
(meat, side or desert) for the pot luck meal,
which is from 2:00 to 3:00 PM.
Song circle will be from 3:00 to 6:00 PM. Guests are
always welcome at our Pickin’ Parties!
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.
LINKS TO OUR VIDEOS OUT ON
Remembered Some photos taken at Pickin'
Parties attended by Cal Perry. Audio is
that of Cal leading the circle in "I'll Fly
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
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.