A non-profit, membership organization dedicated tothe preservation and promotion of folklore and folk music.
| Carl Brainerd
Vice President :
| Paul Cooper
Cotton Patch Rag Editor:
|Concert Producer:||Paul Cooper, ph: 713-204-1207|
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
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 $20.00 per year includes the subscription and monthly mailing of The Cotton Patch Rag. For $15.00, one can become a member and receive a digital copy of The Cotton Patch Rag as well as emails 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.”
SEPTEMBER PICKIN’ PARTY
23945 W Country Lane, Hockley, TX 77447.
This is about halfway between I-45 and Hwy
290, a few miles south of FM 1488. (If you
need directions try David’s cell phone at
West towards Magnolia. Continue thru
Magnolia, past FM 1774. Go Approximately 3.5
miles. There will be an Exxon Station on the
Right side, just past this station is Joseph
Road – TURN LEFT. Follow for approximately
1.3 miles and turn LEFT on W. Country Lane
(Country Lane Estates). 4th house on left
(just around curve)
From Hwy 290/Cypress:
out of Houston towards Waller on 290, take
Hegar Road Exit and go RIGHT. Continue on
Hegar across FM 2920 until you get to
Magnolia Road (just past Houston Oaks
Country Club). Turn RIGHT. This is the same
route to the Oil Ranch. Take the first LEFT
onto Macedonia Road and continue to the STOP
sign at Joseph Road (there is a horse stable
and training arena on the right). Turn
RIGHT. At the STOP sign, turn LEFT (this is
still Joseph Road) and continue to the next
STOP sign and turn LEFT (you
are still on Joseph Road). Continue down
until you see the County Lane Estates sign. The first
entrance is Oak Hollow Road...go to the
SECOND entrance on the LEFT. This will be W.
Country Lane. 4th house on left (just around
From 290/Hempstead/Prairie View:
Take FM 1488 and go approximately 13.7 miles. Turn RIGHT on Joseph Road and go approximately 1.3 miles and turn LEFT on W. Country Lane (Country Lane Estates) 4th house on left (just around the curve).
LINKS TO OUR VIDEOS OUT ON YOUTUBE/HFS ARCHIVE
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.