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Cheryl C. Kagan

Folk 'N Great Music alum Heather Mae wrote a post that needs to be widely read in our community. So many artists are already writing about the challenges they see facing our world. If you're not one of them, might you consider taking the risk and helping provide a voice for those without your talents and passions? ... See MoreSee Less

 

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I like Heather Mae, and I'm all for musicians being political. However, with all due respect, is the ACLU the best organization for which to raise money right now, given that they represented Kessler and thus helped allow Unite the Right to hold their event in Emancipation Park? www.nbc29.com/story/36112221/aclu-rutherford-institute-represent-kessler-in-lawsuit-filed-against...

The Constitution provides rights to all of us - whether right or left, right or wrong, guilty or innocent. Unfortunately, sometimes despicable people benefit. But you don't want the government to decide who gets those rights. In the current environment, most of us would disagree with the result.

I love to see my fellow musicians taking a stand in song. We are getting more requests than ever for our social justice songs. But, I suggest we also include some familiar songs... Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Phil Ochs, Bob Marley... so that people can carry on without us. We need people, all people, leading songs at rallies and gatherings and performers are in a unique position to give them some tools!

The best of the new generation of activist songwriters is a gentleman from Rhode Island named Bryan Cahall who is both a climate change activist and an incredible singer-songwriter (I can only compare his material to the the best of Phil Ochs and Early Bob Dylan) but mainly and firstly an activist against climate change (he is roommates with a gentleman who spent time in prison for activism). His stuff is hard to find (what is up on Facebook and Reverbnation is limited and his website does not seem to work properly) and he does not like to associate with the folk community as much as he does the activist community and he shined me on when I told him to go to places like NERFA and Falcon Ridge (the man's stuff is seriously wonderful), but I don't think folks should ever hope to see him at either place. Folks should really seek him out and find a place where he will be and go see him. Back two months ago, his main focus was crowdfunding his new album.

thanks for sharing Cheryl C. Kagan! yes- we all need to stand up & we need to get out the vote so legislators who propagate & pander to this sentiment are gone... BUT I believe (& I just posted) that another thing we can do is to support youth programs around the country. Ive seen kids who may have gone that route totally change once they feel a sense of belonging & community & accomplishment from simply doing good things & having a positive place to BELONG & be encouraged in life!

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3 days ago

Cheryl C. Kagan

Folk 'N Great Music (and host Cheryl Kagan) features singer-songwriters from around the country in Rockville, Maryland. 2017 is the 15th year of presenting folk & acoustic musicians. This is a "Fair Folk" house concert series (affiliated with AFM's Local 1000). Check out www.FolkNGreatMusic.org for info & reservations! (Please note: these concerts virtually always sell out in advance, so don't wait too long to make reservations...)

Follow us on Twitter @FolkNGreat and/or @CherylKagan.
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3 days ago

Cheryl C. Kagan

Folk 'N Great Music (Cheryl Kagan) hosts singer-songwriters from around the country in Rockville, Maryland. 2017 is the 15th year of presenting folk & acoustic musicians. This is a "Fair Folk" house concert series (affiliated with AFM's Local 1000). Check out www.FolkNGreatMusic.org for info & reservations! (Please note: these concerts virtually always sell out in advance, so don't wait too long to make reservations...)

Follow us on Twitter @FolkNGreat and/or @CherylKagan.
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3 weeks ago

Cheryl C. Kagan

It starts in just over a week! Hope you're planning to attend the The Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. Gorgeous location, talented performers, terrific friends. Take a road trip to relax and enjoy some great music... #FRFF17 ... See MoreSee Less

It starts in just over a week!  Hope youre planning to attend the The Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. Gorgeous location, talented performers, terrific friends. Take a road trip to relax and enjoy some great music...  #FRFF17

 

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Looking Forward to Sharing a Great Long Weekend with sooo many Friends & sooo much Awesome Music!!! <3

Lots of familiar faces!

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House Concerts in the News

At the very first “Folk ‘N Great Music” house concert back in 2003, Kyle Osborne was here taping.  The result was a terrific story on the local ABC-TV affiliate.

Kyle, a two-time Emmy winner for his TV work, now has a website www.EntertainmentOrDie.com devoted to “What to do, What to see, and Where to Go.” He gave our June concert a plug here.