by Belle Star, Executive Director-North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center
Community Art Show Opening
Friday, May 8, 7 pm
David Evans, with Marc Ryan and Marina Bokelman
Saturday, May 16, 8 pm
$18 members/advance $20 at the door Tickets available online, Briar Patch and Mother Truckers.
Marc Ryan was playing guitar with songster and bluesman Babe Stovall in the French Quarter of New Orleans in 1964 and ’65. When the two traveled to Boston in search of wider recognition in the folk circuit, they landed in David Evans’ dorm room at Harvard in Cambridge. It wasn’t long before David was regularly visiting Babe and Marc in New Orleans and beginning his lifelong work of recording the music and the lives of its creators. Over the years, Ryan and Evans collaborated on field recordings and developed a natural facility for the complementary, interlocking guitar duets that were a highlight of the original styles. Ryan’s own solo work combines old themes with unique arrangements on 9-string guitar.
Marina Bokelman accompanied Evans on many field trips and absorbed many of the same musical influences. To this she adds her own sense of folk tradition as gleaned from her teacher Bess Hawes (of the seminal Almanac Singers) and her studies in folklore and mythology at UCLA, where she first encountered David. Her unaccompanied vocals carry echoes of the earliest and most moving themes within the folk blues and gospel tradition.
Annual Plant Sale and Flea Market
Sunday, May 17, 10 am- 3 pm
If you are interested in vending please contact the Schoolhouse at (530) 265-2826 or simply go to our website and register on line at thenorthcolumbiaschoolhouse.org
Gamelan Sekar Jaya
Saturday, June 13, 2015, 7:30 pm
Over sixty musicians and dancers will descend on the green slopes of North Columbia, for a Saturday evening performance on the amphitheater stage. This will be an unusual opportunity for families to experience the shimmering music and highly structured dance of Bali.
Food and drinks will be available from Krepalicious and can be enjoyed on the picnic ready lawn and tables. Doors open at 6:30 P.M. so guest can get a bite and find a great seat. Guests are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets or sit on the built in benches.
This is sure to be a magical night under the stars and the tall pines at the Schoolhouse.