| 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.
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 July 22 at the home of Michael and Cassie Crouch at 4427 Warwick Drive, Sugar Land, 77479. Michael and Cassie 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. 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/o
From Southwest Freeway:
Exit onto University (just past the Sweetwater exit, going southwest)
Follow University through one traffic light (U. Houston--SL) bending to the right, to the Sugar Land Memorial Park.
Turn left on Commonwealth Avenue at the 2nd traffic light.
Stay on Commonwealth past Commonwealth Elementary School.
Turn right on Warwick Drive (just past Trent).
We are the last house on the left in the second block--big pecan tree on the corner.
anywhere on the street that's not blocking a
From Highway 6 (going northwest):
Turn left on University (at the HEB on the left)
Follow University bending to the right.
Turn left on Commonwealth, just past the overhead power lines.
Stay on Commonwealth, bending to the right.
Turn left on Warwick Drive (just past the tennis & swim club on Knightsbridge). We are the last house on the left in the second block--big pecan tree on the corner. Park anywhere on the street that's not blocking a driveway.
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.