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Friday, November 04, 2011

FriTunes: I recommend these benefit shows

by folkbum

I'm copying and pasting (with slight edits and links included) this message from my friend Brett:
This Friday, November 4th we have an eclectic group of performers playing an eclectic bunch of tunes down at Milwaukee's home for great acoustic music, the Coffee House, 631 N. 19th Street (19th and Wisconsin) starting at 8:00. The theme is "A Wainwright Family Reunion" with songs by Loudon as well as the McGarrigle Sisters, the Roches, Rufus and Martha and possibly other Wainwrights as Loudie has some pretty talented cousins and siblings as well. These will be performed by David Kaye, Jym Mooney, J. P. Spencer, as well as the quartet of Sandy Stehling, Ruth Williams, John Granzow, and Gary Kitchin. All this for only four bucks plus a couple cans of food as this is a food pantry benefit.

Another show, this one benefiting the children of Bobby Jiles, Jr. will be happening on Sunday, November 6th in Menomonee Falls at J Riley's, N85 W15964 Appleton Avenue starting at 2:00 p.m. About a month ago Bobby was killed in an accident and leaves behind six children. We'll be starting with a Casa Kemnitz style jam to go on until about 5:00 so you are invited to bring instruments, voices, or just your own good self. Confirmed participants include John King, Bill Pelrine, Ives Iverson (it's just not a jam without Ives), Tom Martinsen, Steve Yeo, Stewart Hamel, and myself. If I left you out please accept my apologies but you are certainly welcome. The jam will be followed by a concert with performances by poet JoAnn Chang, the Mambo Surfers, Michael Drake, and Dangerous Folk. All this plus a silent auction with many interesting and valuable items (thanks to all who donated) and a 50/50 raffle as well as snacks and other food. Thanks also to J Riley's for donating the space and Muscatel Mary for putting this all together. All this for only five bucks, and all proceeds will go to the trust fund for the kids.
I was asked to be a part of the Wainwright family reunion show, but due to a previous contractual situation, I had to turn it down. I would have done this song, though:

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