Performance Archives

2017 Concerts

2016 Concerts

2015 Concerts

Saturday, March 28, 2015 8pm
Russell Kaback (MA), Colleen Kattau (NY),
& Matt Nakoa (NY)

2014 Concerts

Saturday, October 11th, 2014 8pm
Michael Braunfeld (PA), Steve Chizmadia (NY), & Kate Klim (PA)

Saturday, September 13th, 2014 8pm
Rob Lytle (MA) & Laura Zucker (CA)

Saturday, February 1st, 2014 8pm
Joe Jencks (IL) & Julie Clark (VA)  (Double Bill)

2013 Concerts

Saturday, December 7th, 2013  8pm
Eric Schwartz (CA) in a CD Release Concert
With special guest Cynthia Kaplan (NY)

Saturday, September 28th, 2013  8pm
Rachael Sage (NY)
With special guest Spencer Bates (MD)

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013  8pm
Josh White Jr. (MI)
With special guest Susan Greenbaum (VA)

Saturday, May 4th, 2013  8pm
Rod & Annie Capps (MI)
With special guests Aaron Nathans (DE) & Michael Ronstadt (PA)

Saturday, April 13th, 2013  8pm
Jon Vezner (TN) & Vickie Russell (NY)
(Double Bill)

Saturday, March 23rd , 2013  8pm
Brad Yoder (PA) & BettySoo (TX)
(Double Bill)

Saturday, February 9th, 2013   8pm
Terri Allard (VA) (with Gary Green!)
With special guest Doug Brouder (PA)

Saturday, January 26th, 2013
Rod MacDonald
(and surprise special guest Lori Kelley!)

2012 Concerts

Saturday, December 8th, 2012
Sara Hickman
with special guests Laura Zucker & Stuart Markus

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012
Cliff Eberhardt & James Lee Stanley

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012
Nick Annis and Rj Cowdery

Saturday, June 9th, 2012
Joe Jencks and Randall Williams

Saturday, March 17th, 2012
Julie Clark and Jaime Michaels

Saturday, January 21st, 2012
Meghan Cary and Joe Crookston

2011 Concerts

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011
“A Duo of Trios!”
Voxology and The YaYas

Saturday, October 29th, 2011
Jen Cass and Dave Potts
Double Bill

Sunday, June 5th, 2011
“Two Johns” a Double Bill featuring
John Flynn and John Wort Hannam

Saturday, March 12th, 2011
Brother Sun

2010 Concerts

Saturday, December 4th, 2010
Our 10th Wedding Anniversary Reunion!
Terri Allard, David LaMotte, and Tom Prasada-Rao

Saturday, October 16th, 2010
Tret Fure and Kevin So
Double Bill

Saturday, January 23, 2010
“Rising Stars of Folk”
Joe Iadanza, Chris O’Brien, and Abi Tapia

2009 Concerts

Saturday, October 10th, 2009
Annie Gallup
with special guest Randall Williams

Saturday, April 25th, 2009
Amy Speace and Jon Carroll
Double Bill

Saturday, March 28th, 2009
The Guy Mendilow Band

Saturday, January 10th, 2009
Bill Staines
with special guest Claudia Nygaard

2008 Concerts

Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008
Our Second Quadrennial
Post-Election Celebration (We Hope!)
Eric Schwartz
with special guest Jud Caswell

Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008
Mack Bailey
with special guest Christina Muir

Friday, Sept. 19, 2008
Christine Lavin
with special guest Nick Annis

Saturday, June 28, 2008
Double Bill
Bernice Lewis and Cary Cooper

Saturday, May 17, 2008
The Grandsons
with special guest Lea

Saturday, February 9, 2008
Jerry Bresee, Julie Clark, and Cletus Kennelly

2007

Saturday, November 3, 2007
Double Bill
Stephanie Corby and Donal Leace

Saturday, September 8, 2007
Sara Hickman
with special guest Glen Roethel

Saturday, April 21, 2007
Double Bill
David LaMotte and Kate McDonnell

Saturday, February 17, 2007
John Flynn
with special guest Siobhán Quinn & Michael Bowers

 

Saturday, December 9, 2006
Cliff Eberhardt
with special guest LisaBeth Weber

Saturday, September 16, 2006
Lisa McCormick
Two opening acts!
Joe Jencks & Spook Handy

Saturday, April 22, 2006
Double Bill
Greg Greenway and Amy Carol Webb

Friday, March 17, 2006
Freebo and Jim Photoglo with Wendy Waldman

Saturday, February 25, 2006
An evening “In The Round”
Dave Crossland, Erica Wheeler, and Pat Wictor

 

Saturday, November 7, 2005
Tom Kimmel
with special guest Joni Laurence

Saturday, September 24, 2005
“Billy Jonas” and Hot Soup

Saturday, July 9, 2005
Our Fifth Wedding Anniversary Reunion!
Mack Bailey, Terri Allard, and Tom Prasada-Rao (w/Cary Cooper)

Saturday, May 21, 2005
Josh White, Jr.
with special guest Julie Clark

Saturday, April 9, 2005
John Flynn
Two opening acts!
Vickie Russell & Jerry Bresee

2006 Concerts

2004 Concerts

Saturday, November 6th, 2004
Pat Humphries and Sandy O (now known as “Emma’s Revolution”)
with special guests Chris Chandler and Anne Feeney

Friday, October 8th, 2004
Lowen & Navarro

Saturday, September 18th, 2004
Modern Man

Saturday, April 24th, 2004
David Roth
with special guests Lori Kelley  and  Cletus Kennelly

Saturday, February 7th, 2004
Terri Allard
with special guest Peter Spink

2003 Concerts

Sunday, October 26th, 2003
Johnsmith
with special guest Meghan Cary

Friday, July 18th, 2003
Magpie
with special guest John Mornini

Friday, January 31st, 2003
“Incredible Triple Bill!”
Freebo; Tom Prasada-Rao; Eric Schwartz

Election Celebration (We Hope!) Concert Featuring John Flynn

Election Celebration (We Hope!) Concert Featuring John Flynn

Sunday November 6th, 2016 - 5:00pm - Sunday November 6th, 2016 - 9:00pm

Rockville, MD
Rockville, MD  20847-53 & 20857 Map

JOHN FLYNN is returning to Folk 'N Great Music with his poignant and inspiring songs! Heather Mae will be our special guest. Please read more here:

********

JOHN FLYNN RETURNS TO ROCKVILLE WITH HIS
"FOLK 'N GREAT MUSIC!"

I have hosted John Flynn in Rockville more than any other singer/songwriter in the 14 years I've hosted Folk 'N Great Music house concerts. He writes songs about topics that actually matter, a refreshing twist in this year of birth certificates, "Miss Piggy," and corner taco stands.

John was an easy choice for my quadrennial election-related concert. In the past, these have been "Post-Election Celebration (We Hope!)" shows. This year, it'll be held just a few days before Election Day. Consider it a final boost of inspiration and connection before our nation's voters make their choice.

To top off what I know will be a very special evening of music, I've invited powerhouse performer HEATHER MAE to open for John as our special guest.

If you can definitely attend, please send an email with the number of seats you would like, along with your phone number(s) and the names, phones, and emails of each of your guests. I will be in touch with more details about locking in your reservation. (Only those who pay in advance will have reserved seats.) The suggested minimum contribution for this show will be $25 per person. As always, 100% of the proceeds will go directly to our performers.

I will send directions to my convenient new, Metro-accessible Rockville venue and other details a few days before the show.

Please join us on Sunday, November 6th at 5pm for a Pot Luck supper and an evening of Folk 'N Great Music in Rockville as we prepare for a momentous Election Day!

Cheryl Kagan
Folk 'N Great Music

Follow us on Twitter: @FolkNGreat and @CherylKagan.
Be sure you're a member of the Folk 'N Great Music Facebook page. I post info there first, so you'll be able to snag seats before my shows sell out!

PS: Once again, we will be collecting canned food for Manna Food pantry. I will send that information along with the directions & other details to those who RSVP. Thx.

Folk 'N Great Music * FolkNGreatMusic@gmail.com


Folk N Great Music featuring Avi Wisnia and Elaine Romanelli

Folk 'N Great Music featuring Avi Wisnia and Elaine Romanelli

Sunday September 11th, 2016 - 5:00pm - Sunday September 11th, 2016 - 8:30pm

Folk 'N Great Music

Join us for an evening of Folk 'N Great Music!!
Featuring a Double Bill with Avi Wisnia and Elaine Romanelli

Sunday, September 11th - 5PM Rockville, MD
Honoring and remembering 9/11 with music, community, and more

to RSVP, see instructions below.

As part of my 14th year of presenting Folk 'N Great Music in Rockville, I am hosting a unique concert event. Instead of presenting simply joyful music, we will gather to reflect and remember the 15th anniversary of 9/11 while also enjoying two talented singer/songwriters. After you read more, please reserve your seat(s) as soon as you can. Space is very limited in my new venue.

Avi Wisnia (PA) www.aviwisnia.com:
Award-winning singer/songwriter Avi Wisnia presents an eclectic mix of refreshingly original songs and inventive covers, finding inspiration in Brazilian bossa nova, acoustic American folk, 1950’s west-coast jazz, and contemporary pop. Avi’s clever lyrics give a knowing nod to his contemporaries, while his smooth vocals and deft piano skills assure you that this is truly something new. Avi has toured the country with his debut album, Something New, performing in prestigious venues around the world – from the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City to The Kennedy Center in Washington DC to concerts in Warsaw, Poland and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His latest single "Sky Blue Sky" was recorded via satellite between Philadelphia and Brazil, winning recognition from the Philadelphia Songwriters Project and MidAtlantic Songwriters Competition. In addition to being a performing songwriter, Avi Wisnia has also given a TED talk about “The Nature and Nurture of Bossa Nova” and performed with The Moth storytellers. For a glimpse of Avi Wisnia's powerful presence on stage, please check out this video (youtu.be/_tRs8F-CRfE) and plan to join us on September 11th!

And... Elaine Romanelli (NY): www.elaineromanelli.com:
New York-based Elaine Romanelli tours nationally, playing listening rooms, house concerts, festivals, and more. Her music has been getting significant independent radio airplay around the country, online and overseas. Last week she was featured as a 2016 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist. Her new CD, "The Hour Before," was included in FOUR "Favorite Albums of 2015" lists and named by nationally syndicated Chicago DJ Rich Warren as the "CD of the Week" upon its release to radio. Legendary songwriter and activist Si Kahn said of Elaine's music, "There is a quiet elegance to Elaine Romanelli's music, a thoughtfulness and intelligence that complements and underscores the stark beauty of her lyrics and melodies." Here's her single '25' (youtu.be/M4zmy55Laoc), and here's Elaine live on tour in March: www.youtube.com/watch?v=vK8WBeWztsQ

RSVP!
If you can definitely attend, please send an email to: folkngreatmusic@gmail.com with the number of seats you'd like along with your phone number(s) and the names, phones, and emails of each of your guests. I will be in touch with more details about locking in your reservation. (Only those who pay in advance will have reserved seats.) The suggested minimum contribution for this show will be $25 per person. As always, 100% of the proceeds will go directly to our performers.

You will get directions to the convenient new, Metro-accessible
Rockville venue and other details a few days before the show.

Hope to see you on September 11th for a Pot Luck supper and an evening of Folk 'N Great Music in Rockville on a very special date...

Cheryl Kagan
Folk 'N Great Music
www.FolkNGreatMusic.org

Follow us on Twitter: @FolkNGreat and @CherylKagan

PS: Once again, we will be collecting canned food for Manna Food pantry. I will send that information along with the directions & other details to those who RSVP. Thx.

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CHRISTINE LAVIN Returns to Folk N Great Music in Rockville!

CHRISTINE LAVIN Returns to Folk 'N Great Music in Rockville!

Saturday February 27th, 2016 - 8:00pm

Rockville, MD
Rockville, MD  20847-53 & 20857 Map

Folk 'N Great Music is a superb, yet intimate concert series that has presented national singer/songwriters for 14 years in Rockville, Maryland.

CHRISTINE LAVIN will be accompanied by DON WHITE, an equally funny and thoughtful songwriter. You have probably heard some of Christine's music. From "Cold Pizza for Breakfast" to "It's a Good Thing He Can't Read My Mind," her songs are thoughtful, creative, and funny. Known as a mentor to up-and-coming artists, she loves showcasing others-- and lately that includes Don White!

To learn more about Christine, check out her web page at christinelavin.com/ or watch an overview video like this one: bit.ly/1ZsbTQk.

Doors open at 7:30. There is a $25 suggested minimum contribution per person. All proceeds go directly to the performers!

To make a reservation, please email your name, email, best phone number, and number of seats requested to FolkNGreatMusic@gmail.com. I'll send more info soon!

Cheryl Kagan
Folk 'N Great Music
www.FolkNGreatMusic.org (though I've had trouble updating it recently!)

PS: Be sure you're a member of my Folk 'N Great Music page on Facebook and follow @FolkNGreat and @CherylKagan on Twitter!

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JEWMONGOUS & Cynthia Kaplan Bring Folk N Great Music to Rockville

JEWMONGOUS & Cynthia Kaplan Bring Folk 'N Great Music to Rockville

Saturday January 9th, 2016 - 8:00pm

Folk 'N Great Music — Rockville, MD (details for those who RSVP)

A superb yet intimate concert series in the DC-Metro area.
Note: These performers are super-talented, very funny, definitely irreverent, occasionally profane, and therefore not likely a good show for your kids. (Consider yourself warned!)

Doors open at 7:30. There is a $25 suggested minimum contribution per person. All proceeds go directly to the performers!

To make a reservation, please email your name, email, best phone number, and number of seats requested to FolkNGreatMusic@gmail.com. I'll send more info soon!

Cheryl

2015 Concerts

Folk N Great Music Presents: Matt Nakoa, Colleen Kattau & Russell Kaback

Folk 'N Great Music Presents: Matt Nakoa, Colleen Kattau & Russell Kaback

Saturday March 28th, 2015 - 7:30pm

Rockville, MD
Rockville, MD  20847-53 & 20857 Map

Email cheryl@folkngreatmusic.org to reserve seats!

Help Launch the 13th Year of Folk 'N Great Music:
THREE Performers in ONE Evening!

FYI: Doors will open at 7:15; the concert will start at 8pm.

RUSSELL KABACK has a voice and a style that has been compared to James Taylor and Marvin Gaye. His lifetime love of music, supported by his travels and studies, has come to fruition in his new album, 'Message Of Love,' and his live performances, both of which offer an uplifting and poetic tapestry woven with hope and strength. Born in St Louis, Russell grew up in Montreal and then spent years traveling the world. After playing and teaching music in schools and villages from Philadelphia to Anguilla, Kaback settled with his wife and children in the rolling hills of Western MA. His new album, 'Message Of Love', is lushly lyrical and radio friendly.

COLLEEN KATTAU was described by musical legend Pete Seeger as a "great singer and organizer at the same time." A bilingual singer, song-maker and dynamic performer whose passion for speaking out to make change inspires her audiences. Colleen has produced four CDs and is working on her fifth. She has shared the stage with Holly Near, Pete Seeger, and others. She recently won showcases at both the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA) and the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. Featured on Amy Goodman's "Democracy Now," Colleen is a community-minded performer based in the Central New York.

MATT NAKOA grew up on a small goat farm in Upstate New York and began writing music as a teenager. Following a formative stint as a concert pianist, he won a
scholarship to attend the prestigious Berklee College of Music. There, Matt studied closely with song-greats like Livingston Taylor, receiving top honors in songwriting and vocal performance. He also collaborated with Grammy-award winners Esperanza Spaulding and Kathy Mattea. His first solo album, 2012's "Light In The Dark," was received as an eclectic pop/rock masterpiece. "A Dozen Other Loves" (2014) explores a mainly acoustic palette. This avenue has led to folk radio airplay and performances with veteran songsmiths Patty Larkin, Ellis Paul, and Tom Rush. A disarming performer, Matt tours internationally, recently giving concerts at The White House and throughout India. Matt is a 2014 Kerrville New Folk Winner and a Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Most Wanted Artist. Additionally, his piano music has received favorable reviews in publications including The New York Times, and his film scoring has been featured at BAM, and on Disney.com. Matt is currently based in Brooklyn.

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Doesn't this sound like a Folk 'N Great evening of live music?

If you can definitely attend, please send an email with the number of seats you would like along with your phone number(s) and the names, phones, and emails of each of your guests to cheryl@folkngreatmusic.org. Your host, Cheryl, will be in touch with more details about locking in your reservation. (Only those who pay in advance will have reserved seats.) The suggested minimum contribution for this show will be $25 per person, although those who feel unable to afford that will be welcomed for $20. As always, 100% of the funds will go directly to the performers. Directions to the venue and other details will be sent a few days before the show.

PS: Have you joined my Folk 'N Great Music Facebook page? Let me know that you'd like to be added; it's the best way of staying up-to-date on the series, artists, and upcoming special events!

Follow us on Twitter: @FolkNGreat and @CherylKagan

Save the date:
On Sunday, April 26th, I'll present Jack Williams with special guest Jacob Johnson!

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2014 Concerts

Saturday, October 11th, 2014 8pm
Michael Braunfeld (PA), Steve Chizmadia (NY), & Kate Klim (PA)

Saturday, September 13th, 2014 8pm
Rob Lytle (MA) & Laura Zucker (CA)

Saturday, February 1st, 2014 8pm
Joe Jencks (IL) & Julie Clark (VA)  (Double Bill)

2013 Concerts

Saturday, December 7th, 2013  8pm
Eric Schwartz (CA) in a CD Release Concert
With special guest Cynthia Kaplan (NY)

Saturday, September 28th, 2013  8pm
Rachael Sage (NY)
With special guest Spencer Bates (MD)

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013  8pm
Josh White Jr. (MI)
With special guest Susan Greenbaum (VA)

Saturday, May 4th, 2013  8pm
Rod & Annie Capps (MI)
With special guests Aaron Nathans (DE) & Michael Ronstadt (PA)

Saturday, April 13th, 2013  8pm
Jon Vezner (TN) & Vickie Russell (NY)
(Double Bill)

Saturday, March 23rd , 2013  8pm
Brad Yoder (PA) & BettySoo (TX)
(Double Bill)

Saturday, February 9th, 2013   8pm
Terri Allard (VA) (with Gary Green!)
With special guest Doug Brouder (PA)

Saturday, January 26th, 2013
Rod MacDonald
(and surprise special guest Lori Kelley!)

2012 Concerts

Saturday, December 8th, 2012
Sara Hickman
with special guests Laura Zucker & Stuart Markus

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012
Cliff Eberhardt & James Lee Stanley

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012
Nick Annis and Rj Cowdery

Saturday, June 9th, 2012
Joe Jencks and Randall Williams

Saturday, March 17th, 2012
Julie Clark and Jaime Michaels

Saturday, January 21st, 2012
Meghan Cary and Joe Crookston

2011 Concerts

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011
“A Duo of Trios!”
Voxology and The YaYas

Saturday, October 29th, 2011
Jen Cass and Dave Potts
Double Bill

Sunday, June 5th, 2011
“Two Johns” a Double Bill featuring
John Flynn and John Wort Hannam

Saturday, March 12th, 2011
Brother Sun

2010 Concerts

Saturday, December 4th, 2010
Our 10th Wedding Anniversary Reunion!
Terri Allard, David LaMotte, and Tom Prasada-Rao

Saturday, October 16th, 2010
Tret Fure and Kevin So
Double Bill

Saturday, January 23, 2010
“Rising Stars of Folk”
Joe Iadanza, Chris O’Brien, and Abi Tapia

2009 Concerts

Saturday, October 10th, 2009
Annie Gallup
with special guest Randall Williams

Saturday, April 25th, 2009
Amy Speace and Jon Carroll
Double Bill

Saturday, March 28th, 2009
The Guy Mendilow Band

Saturday, January 10th, 2009
Bill Staines
with special guest Claudia Nygaard

2008 Concerts

Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008
Our Second Quadrennial
Post-Election Celebration (We Hope!)
Eric Schwartz
with special guest Jud Caswell

Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008
Mack Bailey
with special guest Christina Muir

Friday, Sept. 19, 2008
Christine Lavin
with special guest Nick Annis

Saturday, June 28, 2008
Double Bill
Bernice Lewis and Cary Cooper

Saturday, May 17, 2008
The Grandsons
with special guest Lea

Saturday, February 9, 2008
Jerry Bresee, Julie Clark, and Cletus Kennelly

Saturday, November 3, 2007
Double Bill
Stephanie Corby and Donal Leace

Saturday, September 8, 2007
Sara Hickman
with special guest Glen Roethel

Saturday, April 21, 2007
Double Bill
David LaMotte and Kate McDonnell

Saturday, February 17, 2007
John Flynn
with special guest Siobhán Quinn & Michael Bowers

Saturday, December 9, 2006
Cliff Eberhardt
with special guest LisaBeth Weber

Saturday, September 16, 2006
Lisa McCormick
Two opening acts!
Joe Jencks & Spook Handy

Saturday, April 22, 2006
Double Bill
Greg Greenway and Amy Carol Webb

Friday, March 17, 2006
Freebo and Jim Photoglo with Wendy Waldman

Saturday, February 25, 2006
An evening “In The Round”
Dave Crossland, Erica Wheeler, and Pat Wictor

Saturday, November 7, 2005
Tom Kimmel
with special guest Joni Laurence

Saturday, September 24, 2005
“Billy Jonas” and Hot Soup

Saturday, July 9, 2005
Our Fifth Wedding Anniversary Reunion!
Mack Bailey, Terri Allard, and Tom Prasada-Rao (w/Cary Cooper)

Saturday, May 21, 2005
Josh White, Jr.
with special guest Julie Clark

Saturday, April 9, 2005
John Flynn
Two opening acts!
Vickie Russell & Jerry Bresee

2004 Concerts

Saturday, November 6th, 2004
Pat Humphries and Sandy O (now known as “Emma’s Revolution”)
with special guests Chris Chandler and Anne Feeney

Friday, October 8th, 2004
Lowen & Navarro

Saturday, September 18th, 2004
Modern Man

Saturday, April 24th, 2004
David Roth
with special guests Lori Kelley  and  Cletus Kennelly

Saturday, February 7th, 2004
Terri Allard
with special guest Peter Spink

2003 Concerts

Sunday, October 26th, 2003
Johnsmith
with special guest Meghan Cary

Friday, July 18th, 2003
Magpie
with special guest John Mornini

Friday, January 31st, 2003
“Incredible Triple Bill!”
Freebo; Tom Prasada-Rao; Eric Schwartz

2016 Concerts

Election Celebration (We Hope!) Concert Featuring John Flynn

Election Celebration (We Hope!) Concert Featuring John Flynn

Sunday November 6th, 2016 - 5:00pm - Sunday November 6th, 2016 - 9:00pm

Rockville, MD
Rockville, MD  20847-53 & 20857 Map

JOHN FLYNN is returning to Folk 'N Great Music with his poignant and inspiring songs! Heather Mae will be our special guest. Please read more here:

********

JOHN FLYNN RETURNS TO ROCKVILLE WITH HIS
"FOLK 'N GREAT MUSIC!"

I have hosted John Flynn in Rockville more than any other singer/songwriter in the 14 years I've hosted Folk 'N Great Music house concerts. He writes songs about topics that actually matter, a refreshing twist in this year of birth certificates, "Miss Piggy," and corner taco stands.

John was an easy choice for my quadrennial election-related concert. In the past, these have been "Post-Election Celebration (We Hope!)" shows. This year, it'll be held just a few days before Election Day. Consider it a final boost of inspiration and connection before our nation's voters make their choice.

To top off what I know will be a very special evening of music, I've invited powerhouse performer HEATHER MAE to open for John as our special guest.

If you can definitely attend, please send an email with the number of seats you would like, along with your phone number(s) and the names, phones, and emails of each of your guests. I will be in touch with more details about locking in your reservation. (Only those who pay in advance will have reserved seats.) The suggested minimum contribution for this show will be $25 per person. As always, 100% of the proceeds will go directly to our performers.

I will send directions to my convenient new, Metro-accessible Rockville venue and other details a few days before the show.

Please join us on Sunday, November 6th at 5pm for a Pot Luck supper and an evening of Folk 'N Great Music in Rockville as we prepare for a momentous Election Day!

Cheryl Kagan
Folk 'N Great Music

Follow us on Twitter: @FolkNGreat and @CherylKagan.
Be sure you're a member of the Folk 'N Great Music Facebook page. I post info there first, so you'll be able to snag seats before my shows sell out!

PS: Once again, we will be collecting canned food for Manna Food pantry. I will send that information along with the directions & other details to those who RSVP. Thx.

Folk 'N Great Music * FolkNGreatMusic@gmail.com


Folk N Great Music featuring Avi Wisnia and Elaine Romanelli

Folk 'N Great Music featuring Avi Wisnia and Elaine Romanelli

Sunday September 11th, 2016 - 5:00pm - Sunday September 11th, 2016 - 8:30pm

Folk 'N Great Music

Join us for an evening of Folk 'N Great Music!!
Featuring a Double Bill with Avi Wisnia and Elaine Romanelli

Sunday, September 11th - 5PM Rockville, MD
Honoring and remembering 9/11 with music, community, and more

to RSVP, see instructions below.

As part of my 14th year of presenting Folk 'N Great Music in Rockville, I am hosting a unique concert event. Instead of presenting simply joyful music, we will gather to reflect and remember the 15th anniversary of 9/11 while also enjoying two talented singer/songwriters. After you read more, please reserve your seat(s) as soon as you can. Space is very limited in my new venue.

Avi Wisnia (PA) www.aviwisnia.com:
Award-winning singer/songwriter Avi Wisnia presents an eclectic mix of refreshingly original songs and inventive covers, finding inspiration in Brazilian bossa nova, acoustic American folk, 1950’s west-coast jazz, and contemporary pop. Avi’s clever lyrics give a knowing nod to his contemporaries, while his smooth vocals and deft piano skills assure you that this is truly something new. Avi has toured the country with his debut album, Something New, performing in prestigious venues around the world – from the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City to The Kennedy Center in Washington DC to concerts in Warsaw, Poland and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His latest single "Sky Blue Sky" was recorded via satellite between Philadelphia and Brazil, winning recognition from the Philadelphia Songwriters Project and MidAtlantic Songwriters Competition. In addition to being a performing songwriter, Avi Wisnia has also given a TED talk about “The Nature and Nurture of Bossa Nova” and performed with The Moth storytellers. For a glimpse of Avi Wisnia's powerful presence on stage, please check out this video (youtu.be/_tRs8F-CRfE) and plan to join us on September 11th!

And... Elaine Romanelli (NY): www.elaineromanelli.com:
New York-based Elaine Romanelli tours nationally, playing listening rooms, house concerts, festivals, and more. Her music has been getting significant independent radio airplay around the country, online and overseas. Last week she was featured as a 2016 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist. Her new CD, "The Hour Before," was included in FOUR "Favorite Albums of 2015" lists and named by nationally syndicated Chicago DJ Rich Warren as the "CD of the Week" upon its release to radio. Legendary songwriter and activist Si Kahn said of Elaine's music, "There is a quiet elegance to Elaine Romanelli's music, a thoughtfulness and intelligence that complements and underscores the stark beauty of her lyrics and melodies." Here's her single '25' (youtu.be/M4zmy55Laoc), and here's Elaine live on tour in March: www.youtube.com/watch?v=vK8WBeWztsQ

RSVP!
If you can definitely attend, please send an email to: folkngreatmusic@gmail.com with the number of seats you'd like along with your phone number(s) and the names, phones, and emails of each of your guests. I will be in touch with more details about locking in your reservation. (Only those who pay in advance will have reserved seats.) The suggested minimum contribution for this show will be $25 per person. As always, 100% of the proceeds will go directly to our performers.

You will get directions to the convenient new, Metro-accessible
Rockville venue and other details a few days before the show.

Hope to see you on September 11th for a Pot Luck supper and an evening of Folk 'N Great Music in Rockville on a very special date...

Cheryl Kagan
Folk 'N Great Music
www.FolkNGreatMusic.org

Follow us on Twitter: @FolkNGreat and @CherylKagan

PS: Once again, we will be collecting canned food for Manna Food pantry. I will send that information along with the directions & other details to those who RSVP. Thx.

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CHRISTINE LAVIN Returns to Folk N Great Music in Rockville!

CHRISTINE LAVIN Returns to Folk 'N Great Music in Rockville!

Saturday February 27th, 2016 - 8:00pm

Rockville, MD
Rockville, MD  20847-53 & 20857 Map

Folk 'N Great Music is a superb, yet intimate concert series that has presented national singer/songwriters for 14 years in Rockville, Maryland.

CHRISTINE LAVIN will be accompanied by DON WHITE, an equally funny and thoughtful songwriter. You have probably heard some of Christine's music. From "Cold Pizza for Breakfast" to "It's a Good Thing He Can't Read My Mind," her songs are thoughtful, creative, and funny. Known as a mentor to up-and-coming artists, she loves showcasing others-- and lately that includes Don White!

To learn more about Christine, check out her web page at christinelavin.com/ or watch an overview video like this one: bit.ly/1ZsbTQk.

Doors open at 7:30. There is a $25 suggested minimum contribution per person. All proceeds go directly to the performers!

To make a reservation, please email your name, email, best phone number, and number of seats requested to FolkNGreatMusic@gmail.com. I'll send more info soon!

Cheryl Kagan
Folk 'N Great Music
www.FolkNGreatMusic.org (though I've had trouble updating it recently!)

PS: Be sure you're a member of my Folk 'N Great Music page on Facebook and follow @FolkNGreat and @CherylKagan on Twitter!

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JEWMONGOUS & Cynthia Kaplan Bring Folk N Great Music to Rockville

JEWMONGOUS & Cynthia Kaplan Bring Folk 'N Great Music to Rockville

Saturday January 9th, 2016 - 8:00pm

Folk 'N Great Music — Rockville, MD (details for those who RSVP)

A superb yet intimate concert series in the DC-Metro area.
Note: These performers are super-talented, very funny, definitely irreverent, occasionally profane, and therefore not likely a good show for your kids. (Consider yourself warned!)

Doors open at 7:30. There is a $25 suggested minimum contribution per person. All proceeds go directly to the performers!

To make a reservation, please email your name, email, best phone number, and number of seats requested to FolkNGreatMusic@gmail.com. I'll send more info soon!

Cheryl

2015 Concerts

Folk N Great Music Presents: Matt Nakoa, Colleen Kattau & Russell Kaback

Folk 'N Great Music Presents: Matt Nakoa, Colleen Kattau & Russell Kaback

Saturday March 28th, 2015 - 7:30pm

Rockville, MD
Rockville, MD  20847-53 & 20857 Map

Email cheryl@folkngreatmusic.org to reserve seats!

Help Launch the 13th Year of Folk 'N Great Music:
THREE Performers in ONE Evening!

FYI: Doors will open at 7:15; the concert will start at 8pm.

RUSSELL KABACK has a voice and a style that has been compared to James Taylor and Marvin Gaye. His lifetime love of music, supported by his travels and studies, has come to fruition in his new album, 'Message Of Love,' and his live performances, both of which offer an uplifting and poetic tapestry woven with hope and strength. Born in St Louis, Russell grew up in Montreal and then spent years traveling the world. After playing and teaching music in schools and villages from Philadelphia to Anguilla, Kaback settled with his wife and children in the rolling hills of Western MA. His new album, 'Message Of Love', is lushly lyrical and radio friendly.

COLLEEN KATTAU was described by musical legend Pete Seeger as a "great singer and organizer at the same time." A bilingual singer, song-maker and dynamic performer whose passion for speaking out to make change inspires her audiences. Colleen has produced four CDs and is working on her fifth. She has shared the stage with Holly Near, Pete Seeger, and others. She recently won showcases at both the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA) and the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. Featured on Amy Goodman's "Democracy Now," Colleen is a community-minded performer based in the Central New York.

MATT NAKOA grew up on a small goat farm in Upstate New York and began writing music as a teenager. Following a formative stint as a concert pianist, he won a
scholarship to attend the prestigious Berklee College of Music. There, Matt studied closely with song-greats like Livingston Taylor, receiving top honors in songwriting and vocal performance. He also collaborated with Grammy-award winners Esperanza Spaulding and Kathy Mattea. His first solo album, 2012's "Light In The Dark," was received as an eclectic pop/rock masterpiece. "A Dozen Other Loves" (2014) explores a mainly acoustic palette. This avenue has led to folk radio airplay and performances with veteran songsmiths Patty Larkin, Ellis Paul, and Tom Rush. A disarming performer, Matt tours internationally, recently giving concerts at The White House and throughout India. Matt is a 2014 Kerrville New Folk Winner and a Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Most Wanted Artist. Additionally, his piano music has received favorable reviews in publications including The New York Times, and his film scoring has been featured at BAM, and on Disney.com. Matt is currently based in Brooklyn.

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Doesn't this sound like a Folk 'N Great evening of live music?

If you can definitely attend, please send an email with the number of seats you would like along with your phone number(s) and the names, phones, and emails of each of your guests to cheryl@folkngreatmusic.org. Your host, Cheryl, will be in touch with more details about locking in your reservation. (Only those who pay in advance will have reserved seats.) The suggested minimum contribution for this show will be $25 per person, although those who feel unable to afford that will be welcomed for $20. As always, 100% of the funds will go directly to the performers. Directions to the venue and other details will be sent a few days before the show.

PS: Have you joined my Folk 'N Great Music Facebook page? Let me know that you'd like to be added; it's the best way of staying up-to-date on the series, artists, and upcoming special events!

Follow us on Twitter: @FolkNGreat and @CherylKagan

Save the date:
On Sunday, April 26th, I'll present Jack Williams with special guest Jacob Johnson!

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2014 Concerts

Saturday, October 11th, 2014 8pm
Michael Braunfeld (PA), Steve Chizmadia (NY), & Kate Klim (PA)

Saturday, September 13th, 2014 8pm
Rob Lytle (MA) & Laura Zucker (CA)

Saturday, February 1st, 2014 8pm
Joe Jencks (IL) & Julie Clark (VA)  (Double Bill)

2013 Concerts

Saturday, December 7th, 2013  8pm
Eric Schwartz (CA) in a CD Release Concert
With special guest Cynthia Kaplan (NY)

Saturday, September 28th, 2013  8pm
Rachael Sage (NY)
With special guest Spencer Bates (MD)

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013  8pm
Josh White Jr. (MI)
With special guest Susan Greenbaum (VA)

Saturday, May 4th, 2013  8pm
Rod & Annie Capps (MI)
With special guests Aaron Nathans (DE) & Michael Ronstadt (PA)

Saturday, April 13th, 2013  8pm
Jon Vezner (TN) & Vickie Russell (NY)
(Double Bill)

Saturday, March 23rd , 2013  8pm
Brad Yoder (PA) & BettySoo (TX)
(Double Bill)

Saturday, February 9th, 2013   8pm
Terri Allard (VA) (with Gary Green!)
With special guest Doug Brouder (PA)

Saturday, January 26th, 2013
Rod MacDonald
(and surprise special guest Lori Kelley!)

2012 Concerts

Saturday, December 8th, 2012
Sara Hickman
with special guests Laura Zucker & Stuart Markus

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012
Cliff Eberhardt & James Lee Stanley

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012
Nick Annis and Rj Cowdery

Saturday, June 9th, 2012
Joe Jencks and Randall Williams

Saturday, March 17th, 2012
Julie Clark and Jaime Michaels

Saturday, January 21st, 2012
Meghan Cary and Joe Crookston

2011 Concerts

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011
“A Duo of Trios!”
Voxology and The YaYas

Saturday, October 29th, 2011
Jen Cass and Dave Potts
Double Bill

Sunday, June 5th, 2011
“Two Johns” a Double Bill featuring
John Flynn and John Wort Hannam

Saturday, March 12th, 2011
Brother Sun

2010 Concerts

Saturday, December 4th, 2010
Our 10th Wedding Anniversary Reunion!
Terri Allard, David LaMotte, and Tom Prasada-Rao

Saturday, October 16th, 2010
Tret Fure and Kevin So
Double Bill

Saturday, January 23, 2010
“Rising Stars of Folk”
Joe Iadanza, Chris O’Brien, and Abi Tapia

2009 Concerts

Saturday, October 10th, 2009
Annie Gallup
with special guest Randall Williams

Saturday, April 25th, 2009
Amy Speace and Jon Carroll
Double Bill

Saturday, March 28th, 2009
The Guy Mendilow Band

Saturday, January 10th, 2009
Bill Staines
with special guest Claudia Nygaard

2008 Concerts

Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008
Our Second Quadrennial
Post-Election Celebration (We Hope!)
Eric Schwartz
with special guest Jud Caswell

Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008
Mack Bailey
with special guest Christina Muir

Friday, Sept. 19, 2008
Christine Lavin
with special guest Nick Annis

Saturday, June 28, 2008
Double Bill
Bernice Lewis and Cary Cooper

Saturday, May 17, 2008
The Grandsons
with special guest Lea

Saturday, February 9, 2008
Jerry Bresee, Julie Clark, and Cletus Kennelly

Saturday, November 3, 2007
Double Bill
Stephanie Corby and Donal Leace

Saturday, September 8, 2007
Sara Hickman
with special guest Glen Roethel

Saturday, April 21, 2007
Double Bill
David LaMotte and Kate McDonnell

Saturday, February 17, 2007
John Flynn
with special guest Siobhán Quinn & Michael Bowers

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, December 9, 2006
Cliff Eberhardt
with special guest LisaBeth Weber

Saturday, September 16, 2006
Lisa McCormick
Two opening acts!
Joe Jencks & Spook Handy

Saturday, April 22, 2006
Double Bill
Greg Greenway and Amy Carol Webb

Friday, March 17, 2006
Freebo and Jim Photoglo with Wendy Waldman

Saturday, February 25, 2006
An evening “In The Round”
Dave Crossland, Erica Wheeler, and Pat Wictor

Saturday, November 7, 2005
Tom Kimmel
with special guest Joni Laurence

Saturday, September 24, 2005
“Billy Jonas” and Hot Soup

Saturday, July 9, 2005
Our Fifth Wedding Anniversary Reunion!
Mack Bailey, Terri Allard, and Tom Prasada-Rao (w/Cary Cooper)

Saturday, May 21, 2005
Josh White, Jr.
with special guest Julie Clark

Saturday, April 9, 2005
John Flynn
Two opening acts!
Vickie Russell & Jerry Bresee

2004 Concerts

Saturday, November 6th, 2004
Pat Humphries and Sandy O (now known as “Emma’s Revolution”)
with special guests Chris Chandler and Anne Feeney

Friday, October 8th, 2004
Lowen & Navarro

Saturday, September 18th, 2004
Modern Man

Saturday, April 24th, 2004
David Roth
with special guests Lori Kelley  and  Cletus Kennelly

Saturday, February 7th, 2004
Terri Allard
with special guest Peter Spink

2003 Concerts

Sunday, October 26th, 2003
Johnsmith
with special guest Meghan Cary

Friday, July 18th, 2003
Magpie
with special guest John Mornini

Friday, January 31st, 2003
“Incredible Triple Bill!”
Freebo; Tom Prasada-Rao; Eric Schwartz