Folknotes

Greetings From Our President, Steve Delap.

Well, we survived and indeed enjoyed another Kate Wolf Memorial Music Festival. The lineup was wonderfully diverse, the weather was great, no smoke, not real hot (and cooling off nicely at night) and the volunteer crew took good care of the space and everyone in it. While the sponsorship of the Festival has changed (the Sebastopol Community Center is no longer involved), the “feel” remains.

We have, with the very able assistance of the Santa Rosa Junior College team, launched our new SoCoFoSo website. We see this as another opportunity to connect with and support the local folk music community. Our 5th Sunday Pickin’ Potluck is serving as a good chance for folk musicians and fans to get together and enjoy some laid-back, self-made music (and food). Our cooperative ventures with the California Bluegrass Association are self-supporting and well attended and we’re looking forward to our first Golden Old Time Campout at the Mendocino County Fairgrounds in Boonville in August.

But the question is always before us: what else can or should the Folk Society do to create and support folk music in Sonoma County? We always have to look at our resources (read Money), our infrastructure (i.e. venues) and our opportunities (who’s in or coming to town we can present.) Some people are doing a great job of presenting folk music in the area already: Laurie Schafer with her Studio E concerts, Kevin Russell bringing great performers to town as they’re available, Howard Booster presenting wonderful Celtic fiddlers and other musicians, and Jim Corbett (Mr. Music) and others venturing into the schools. Nevertheless, we’re always looking for good ideas for more ways to support “the people’s music” in Sonoma County. All ideas are welcome as we keep looking for ways to have a good time keeping traditional music alive and thriving in Sonoma County.

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