President :
Carl Brainerd
Vice President :
Gayle Fallon
   Secretary :
Neely Atkinson
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 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


                                          FEBRUARY  PICKIN’ PARTY

The HFMS February Pickin’ Party will be hosted on Sunday February 26 at the home of Michael and Cassey Crouch at 4427 Warwick Drive, Sugar Land, 77479. Hosts will provide the main dish and drinks. Folks can bring appetizers, sides, salads, desserts. Pot luck begins at 2PM, song circle at 3PM. 4427 Warwick Drive, Sugar Land is in the southern part of First Colony, south of Highway 6 and 2 blocks south of Commonwealth Ave, in the Oxford subdivision.

Coming from Houston or from north of the Southwest Freeway (59):

Take the University Blvd exit from the Southwest Freeway. Go south 1.2 miles on University Blvd (it winds left then right). Turn left on Commonwealth Avenue at the traffic light by Sugar Land Memorial Park

on the right. Go 2.1 miles on Commonwealth Avenue. Turn right on Warwick. 4427 is the last house on the left (on the northeast corner) in the second block.

Coming from Missouri City or Highway 6 East:

Turn south from Highway 6 onto Austin Parkway (the northbound part of this street is Dulles). Go 0.9 mile, including winding to the right, and go just past the big electric wires. Turn left on Commonwealth Avenue and go 1.5 miles (including winding to the right). Turn left on Warwick (one block past Knightsbridge and the Commonwealth Tennis and Swim Club). 4427 is the last house on the left (on the northeast corner) in the second block.

Call Michael at 832-282-3101 for additional information if needed.


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


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

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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