Eliza Gilkyson and Nina Gerber
Oct
5
8:00 PM20:00

Eliza Gilkyson and Nina Gerber

The Arcata Playhouse and Huboldt Folklife Society co-host Eliza Gilkyson, a twice Grammy-nominated singer songwriter and activist who is one of the most respected musicians in Folk, Roots and Americana circles. Her songs have been covered by Joan Baez, Bob Geldof, Tom Rush and Rosanne Cash. She is a member of the Austin Music Hall of Fame, and a recent inductee into the Austin Songwriter Hall of Fame, she has won countless Folk Alliance and Austin Music awards, including 2014’s Songwriter of the Year. Her new release, Secularia is currently topping the Folk charts at number one. The album has cameos by Shawn Colvin, Jimmy LaFave and Tosca String.

 

Gilkyson is joined for the Playhouse show by special guest Nina Gerber. Nina is the LeBron James of guitar players – everyone who plays with her gets better when she plays. She’s added her talents to the work of a wealth of wonderful artists, including Karla Bonoff, Peter Rowan, Nanci Griffith, Lucy Kaplansky, and Kate Wolf, with whom Nina started her musical career. Her album Good Music with Good People features outstanding performances with Jackson Browne, Eliza Gilkyson, and Bruce Cockburn, among others, all taken from the Kate Wolf Festival.

 

This promises to be a very special evening of music. Get your tickets early for this one. Doors at 7:30 pm with show at 8 pm. 
Tickets are $26 general and $24 Humboldt Folklife and Playhouse members. Available at Wildberries Marketplace, or online at 
arcataplayhouse.org

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Evie Ladin Band
Sep
21
8:00 PM20:00

Evie Ladin Band


Tenacious, innovative string musicians with a pulsing neo-trad heart, the Evie Ladin Band – Evie Ladin, Keith Terry and Erik Pearson – throws down soulful folk songs with a four-dimensional live show on Friday, September 21 at the Arcata Playhouse. Grounded in Appalachian old-time repertoire, seasoned in African-diaspora roots, writing from life in modern cities, blurring the lines between music and dance, is how audiences describe the ELB’s captivating concerts.

Tickets $18 general and $16 Folklife and Playhouse members. Available at Wilbberries Marketplace of online at arcataplayhouse.org.

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Buddy Brown Blues Festival
Aug
4
10:30 AM10:30

Buddy Brown Blues Festival

18th Annual

Homegrown Acoustic and Electric Blues

Line-up (in order):


11AM: Backseat Drivers (the Docs are back!)
12:15: Blues Through the Years
1:30: Shinbone
2:45: Blacksage Runners
4:00: The Uptown Kings (featured band this year)
5:15: Anna Hamilton Trio


The Buddy Brown Blues Festival is an annual fundraiser for Humboldt Folklife Society (HFS) Folk School Program.

If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please email Anne Kinne at anne.g.kinne@gmail.com.

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Annie & Mary Day
Jul
8
12:00 PM12:00

Annie & Mary Day

The 51st annual Annie & Mary Day Celebration will be on Sunday, July 8th, 2018 at Perigot Park. The all day event will include a parade, BBQ, arts & crafts vendors, kid’s activities and music provided by Humboldt Folklife Society. This is a family, fun, free event!

Music by The Brendas, Barnett & Boys featuring Rosalind Parducci, Belles of the Levee, The Gatehouse Well, and The Vanishing Pints.

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Folklife Woodshed Radio Show
Nov
19
7:00 PM19:00

Folklife Woodshed Radio Show

Sundays 7PM-9PM

Following in the footsteps of Don Wolski and the Bayside Hayride! With host Jay Stallman, our radio show explores the wild and wonderful landscape of folk music. Tune in to hear a wide range of traditional and contemporary American roots music, including acoustic blues and jazz; old-time stringband and bluegrass; historical and contemporary folk; world-wide acoustic influences; cajun and zydeco; Western swing, honky tonk, and rockabilly; and old country to alternative country.

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Nov
18
7:30 PM19:30

November Barn Dance

Kick off the holiday season by laughing at yourself and partner as you swing round and round to the uptempo string masters, Striped Pig String Band. Don't worry, the fabulous Lyndsey Battle will carefully lead you through each step. 

Don't miss this boot-stomping good time! 

Arcata Veteran's Hall, 7:30-11:00 p.m.

Tickets at the door

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Barn Dance
Jul
14
7:30 PM19:30

Barn Dance

Kick off this year's Folklife Festival by laughing at yourself and partner as you swing round and round to the uptempo string masters, Striped Pig String Band. Don't worry, the fabulous Lyndsey Battle will carefully lead you through each step. 

Don't miss this boot-stomping good time! 

Tickets at the door

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