Old Songs Fall Concert Season Kicks Off on Saturday

There’s more to Old Songs than just the annual end-of-June Old Songs Festival. In fact, the Voorheesville-based organization is dedicated to preserving traditional music and dance all year round with concerts, open mic sessions, classes, workshops, dances and a host of other activities for the whole family.

Old Songs is gearing up to kick off their fall concert series, beginning on Saturday (September 15) with a special tribute to the music of Woody Guthrie featuring an all-star gathering of some of Nippertown’s finest folk musicians.

Woody Guthrie

Woody Guthrie

Here’s the line-up of Old Songs concerts for 2012:

SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 15), 6pm dinner; 8pm concert
“Songs of Woody Guthrie”
featuring George Wilson, Bill Spence, Michael Eck, Debra Burger and Roger Mock & Mark Shepard
Dinner & Concert: $25; ages 12 & under $15
Concert only: $15; ages 12 & under $5
It’s a benefit for the Old Songs Capital Fund, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of the great American folksong writer with a lasgna dinner and lots of Woody songs.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 8pm
Jim Malcolm
$20; ages $12 & under $5
Formerly the frontman for Old Blind Dogs, the multi-talented Jim Malcolm is the ultimate Scots troubadour, traveling the world with his guitar, harmonicas, engaging wit and a vast songbag of Scottish songs.

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 8pm
Gordon Bok
$20; ages 12 & under $5
One of America’s great folk traditionalists (and songwriter, too), the masterful Maine musician returns for another tour stop at Old Songs.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27, 8pm
Jez Lowe
$20; ages 12 & under $5
The British songman Jez Lowe has built an enviable reputation as a songwriter and performer in the world of acoustic music, with more than a dozen albums to his credit.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16 & 17, 8pm
Work O’ the Weavers
Celebrating America’s Pioneering Folk Quartet
$20 in advance; $23 at the door; ages 12 & under $5
David Bernz, James Durst, Mark Murphy and Martha Sandefer pay tribute to the musical legacy of America’s first great folk music super-group, the Weavers.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, 3pm
Nowell Sing We Clear: A Midwinter Pageant of Carols
NOTE: This concert takes place at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Altamont
$20; ages 12 & under $5
Once again Old Songs hosts John Roberts, Tony Barrand, Fred Breunig and Andy Davis on their 38th annual holiday tour of Nowell with its unusual songs, carols, stories and customs drawn from English language folk traditions from both sides of the Atlantic.

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