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WAMA News - 05-21-2011

Postby askmike » Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:10 pm

National Music News

Playing An Instrument May Help Preserve Hearing
by Whitney Blair Wyckoff
May 16, 2011
http://e2ma.net/go/7072082566/208566517 ... ve-hearing

"Some hearing loss is a common and nearly unavoidable effect of aging. A third of people 60 and older have lost some of their ability to hear. But some intriguing research suggests a habit that might help offset the effects of aging on hearing. A study, published recently in the online science journal PLoS One, found that among middle-aged adults, being a lifelong musician was associated with better hearing later in life."

New Weekly Online Radio Show Entitled "Jazzed and Blue:
Profiles in Blues and Jazz"

05-11-2011
http://e2ma.net/go/7072082566/208566517 ... _nb=141920

"With the daily online radio show Rockwired Radio Profiles continuing to shine a light on indie music from throughout the U.S. and abroad and the weekly show Aboriginal Sounds coverage of contemporary Native music, Rockwired.com has been keeping busy. Now, the online radio station will be launching a new weekly online radio series entitled Jazzed and Blue: Profiles in Blues and Jazz. This new show is tentatively scheduled for June/July 2011, every Sunday at exclusively at Rockwired.com."

Music Publishers, Songwriters Applaud Bipartisan Bill
To Crack Down On Illegal Online Activity

05-16-2011
http://e2ma.net/go/7072082566/208566517 ... _nb=142071

"The National Music Publishers' Association praised legislation introduced in the U.S Senate aimed at cracking down on web sites profiting from unlicensed music and other infringing and counterfeited products. The bill, introduced today with bipartisan sponsors, would give lawmakers the tools they need to go after offshore rogue website operators who profit from infringing content. Sponsors included Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Judiciary Ranking Member Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA), among many others."

Sonicbids And Bandzoogle Team Up To Help Emerging Artists Rule The Web
05-12-2011
http://e2ma.net/go/7072082566/208566517 ... _nb=141953

Boston, MA, May 12, 2011 "Sonicbids, the leading matchmaking site for bands and music promoters, and Bandzoogle, the most powerful website building platform for musicians, today announced a partnership to help emerging artists rule the web with custom websites. The goal of this partnership is to help musicians build a strong website and hub for their online presence, without having to code anything, or hire a designer."

Silver lining for music fans in Lime Wire case
by Greg Sandoval
May 15, 2011
http://e2ma.net/go/7072082566/208566517 ... 5-261.html

"The founder of file-sharing company Lime Wire agreed on Thursday to pay $105 million to the Recording Industry Association of America to settle a 5-year-old copyright case. Sure, that's a lot, but consider that the settlement figure is equal to only 7 percent of the $1.4 billion the RIAA sought."

LimeWire settlement unlikely to blunt music piracy
By Jaikumar Vijayan
May 13, 2011
http://e2ma.net/go/7072082566/208566517 ... le/9216698

"LimeWire settlement unlikely to blunt music piracy. Move seen as victory for RIAA, but experts note that there are still many ways to steal music."


Nielsen: Music Sales Rise In 2011
May 12, 2011
http://e2ma.net/go/7072082566/208566517 ... id=2184873

"Shining a bright spot on the industry, The Nielsen Company says that music sales are up so far in 2011, bringing to an end a six-year skid. Data shows that music sales in the U.S. are up 1.6 percent this year, as digital album and track sales saw dramatic growth through May 8. While physical albums saw a decline in year-over-year sales from the same period in 2010, digital album and track purchases went up 16.8 percent and 9.6 percent, respectively. Digital retailers received more than half of all music transactions, propelling a 12.4 percent growth in sales over last year, Nielsen said."

MusicTheory 1.0 App for iPad is Now Available in Apple App Store
by Jesse JJ Jame
published Thu, 12 May 2011
http://e2ma.net/go/7072082566/208566517 ... 195553.php

" VirtualTek Corporation today announced the release of its MusicTheory 1.0 application for Apple iPad users who have an interest in learning all about the basics of music. Using text, graphics and sound in an easy-to-use format laced with narrative humor, the app teaches users of all ages and musical backgrounds about music concepts and the works of famous composers."

U.S. Dept. of State and Carnegie Hall Fuse Tech and Music to Connect Students in N.Y. City and Mexico City

by Jesse JJ Jame
published Mon, 16 May 2011
http://e2ma.net/go/7072082566/208566517 ... 164620.php

"Using 21st Century statecraft to fuse technology and music to bring youth in New York and Mexico City together, the U.S. Department of States Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, in partnership with Carnegie Halls Weill Music Institute, will conduct its final virtual concert of this years Cultural Exchange initiative on Friday, May 20 at 11:00 a.m. ET."

California Copyright Conference to Present
An Evening with the Guild of Music Supervisors

by Jesse JJ Jame
published Fri, 13 May 2011
http://e2ma.net/go/7072082566/208566517 ... 222510.php

" Recognizing the important role of music supervisors in the new realities of todays music business, the California Copyright Conference will present An Evening with the Guild of Music Supervisors on the night of Tuesday, May 24 in Sherman Oaks (Los Angeles)."

Live music events 'contribute £1bn' to UK economy

15 May 2011
http://e2ma.net/go/7072082566/208566517 ... s-13405724

"Large-scale live music events in the UK contribute almost £1bn a year to the UK economy, a major industry survey of festivals and concerts suggests...This expenditure sustained the equivalent of 19,700 jobs, it added...The government should do more to boost the live music industry, UK Music said."

A music museum that hits all the high notes
By Amy Reinink, Published: May 13
http://e2ma.net/go/7072082566/208566517 ... l?hpid=z11

"As a volunteer who identifies herself as Dancin Dee will tell you when you walk into the Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad, Calif., this is no ordinary museum. In other museums, theyll tell you to keep quiet, says Dee Vinton, who has greeted museum visitors for nearly a decade and who, the day I visited, was wearing earrings shaped like tiny electric guitars. Not here. Youre allowed to dance. Youre allowed to sing. Youre allowed play music yourself.


Local Notes

Jiffy Lube Live bans tailgating
By Chris Richards, Published: May 16
http://e2ma.net/go/7072082566/208566517 ... story.html

"This summer, you wont hear sizzling grills and sloshing coolers in the sprawling gravel parking lots that surround Jiffy Lube Live. Tailgating has been banned at the 25,000-capacity venue in Bristow thats owned and operated by concert-promotion behemoth Live Nation."

Film & Video Views

Dark Planet Presents: Not Your "Ordinary'" Video Release
Thurs. May 26
8 pm.
at DC9, 1940 9th St. NW, WDC.
$7

The official video release of Sherell Rowe's single "Ordinary," directed by Al Morgan. With live performances by Sherell Rowe, Cyra, Mr. Clif, and DJ sets by DJ Keenan Orr and DJ MadScience. www.facebook.com/sherellroweshow



Workshops

Sarah McQuaid Guitar Workshop at IMT
An Introduction to DADGAD

Sun. May 22
1:30 pm
at Airshow, 7014 Westmoreland Ave., Takoma Park, MD
Fee: $35, $30 student
with Guitar Book add $20
Register at the Institute of Musical Traditions www.imtfolk.org

Sarah McQuaid's The Irish DADGAD Guitar Book has become the standard reference. The topics Sarah will cover in the workshop include basic chord shapes in DADGAD, the capo, backing guitar styles, ornamentation and modes.

Three Tim May and Dan Miller Guitar and Mandolin Workshops
An Approach to Improvisation for Guitar and Mandolin


Thurs. May 19 at Appalachian Bluegrass Shoppe,643 Frederick Road, Catonsville, MD
Time: 7 - 9 pm. $40, purchase at Shoppe

Fri. May 20 at House of Musical Traditions, 7010 Westmoreland Ave, Takoma Park, MD
Time: 7:30 - 9:30 pm. $40, Reservations: 800-413-8296

Sat. May 21 at Music Masters, 8455 Tyco Road, Suite H, Vienna, VA
Time: 2 - 5 pm. $50, Reservations: 800-413-8296

Doyle Dykes Guitar Clinic/Concert
Tues. June 7
8 pm
at Melodee Music, Sterling, VA
Cost: $20.00 in advance, $30.00 day of performance

Melodee Music and Taylor Guitars are proud to present a Doyle Dykes acoustic guitar concert/clinic. Doyle's clinics regularly sell out. www.melodeemusic.com

Peach Bottom Farm Fiddle &Strings Camp
June 13 - 17
at Peach Bottom Farm, Independence, VA
Contact: peachbottomfarm@yahoo.com
www.peachbottomfarm.com
With April Verch, Shane Cook, Judy Hyman, Brandon Davis, Brian Grim, Stanley Widener, Kyle Dean

An All-Day Bluegrass Workshop
Sat. June 18
747 Lakewood Drive, Windwood Coves at Lake Anna, VA
9:30 am
Coaches: Donnie Shean, Don Foot, Travis Hall, Mike Thomas, Donna Gair, Bruce Gair, Bill Doolittle
Cost: Invitee contributions of $60.00 each.
For an invitation contact Bruce &Donna at wbgair@gmail.com or 703 407-2327.
Snacks and mid-afternoon lunch as well as beverages will be included


Competitions & Conferences

Join In The Chant: New York Polyphony And Indaba Music Announce
Devices & Desires, A Gregorian Chant Remix Competition

Email: laurie@jaybirdcom.com
www.indabamusic.com

Classical vocal quartet New York Polyphony is teaming up with Indaba Music to host Devices &Desires, an online Gregorian chant remix competition. Set to launch today, the contest makes available three of the genre's greatest hits": Victimae paschali laudes, Gaudeamus in omnes Domino, and Beati mundo corde. Each chant will be featured in a stand-alone contest, allowing fans to remix their favorite and compete for cash prizes.

Remixers have until June 13 to enter; public voting runs through June 27. In July, New York Polyphony will name three grand prize winners, one for each of the three chants. Each will receive $500, and the winning remixes, alongside the original chants, will be released as a digital EP exclusively on www.Ariama.com, the new online classical music store from Sony Music. Ten honorable mentions will be chosen by popular vote, and all winners will receive six-month Pro memberships to Indaba.

First Annual Mid-West Cabaret Conference
in Chicago
June 15-19 2011
www.mwcconference.com

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Selected Events

Central Virginia Family Bluegrass Festival

May 19-21, 2011
Amelia Family Campground, Amelia, VA
www.ameliafamilycampgrounds.com

Featuring: Little Roy & Lizzy Long, The Honakers, Bluegrass Mountaineers, Goldwing Express, Jerry Butler & The Blu J's, Carolina Road, Marty Raybon, Country Fried Grass, Junior Sisk, New Found Road, Rhonda Vincent, Tommy Brown, Bluegrass Brothers, Virginia Blue, Dark Hollow, Joe Mullins & Radio Ramblers, and more.

Tribute to Bob Dylan On his 70th Birthday
Sun. May 22
7 pm
at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave E Vienna, VA
$15
www.jamminjava.com

Performing: Jammin Javas Songwriters Circle Featuring Luke Brindley, Todd Wright, Anthony Fiacco, Shane Hines.

Younger than that Now
A 70th Birthday Tribute to Bob Dylan

Tues. May 24
7:30 pm
at IMT Silver Spring, Montgomery College Takoma/Silver Spring Campus
7995 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring MD
Tickets: $15 advance, $20 door, Student with ID: $10 www.imtfolk.org

Performing: The Kennedys, Billy Coulter, Victoria Vox, Joe Uehlein and Brian Simms

Launch Party for MontgomeryTraditions.Org
Tuesday, May 24
6 - 7 pm
at McGinty's Irish Public House, 911 Ellsworth Drive, Silver Spring, MD
Free and open to all
Questions: 301-565-3805
www.montgomerytraditions.com

A new multimedia website featuring Folk and Traditional Arts.

4th Annual Full Band Karaoke Roulette
with Scott McKnight

Thurs. May 26
7:30 - 11 pm
at Bangkok Blues, 926 W. Broad St., Falls Church, VA
www.bangkokblues.com
small cover charge

This is basically a party for musicians, plus anyone who want to watch for moments of greatness as well as for possible train wrecks. There is a collection of "hats" or lists, one for each instrument. Musicians sign up depending on what they want to play. Bands are formed by drawing names from each "hat." Each band plays two songs. There is also a song "hat," mostly pop hits from the '50s, '60s, and '70s. Each band has to play whichever song they draw. Lyrics and chords are projected on the wall.

The Friday Morning Music Club Foundation presents
Washington International Competition for Piano Final Round

May 28, 2011
2 pm
at Terrace Theater, The Kennedy Center
Free, tickets are required.
Tickets will be distributed by the presenter before the performance in front of the theater, on a first-come, first-served basis.
Performance Timing: Part I - 45 min.; Intermission - 15 min.; Part II - 45 min.

DC Jazz Festival
June 1 - 13
See www.dcjazzfest.org for schedules of major events, master classes, venues, and ticket info.


Monument Fests One Year Birthday
Celebration to Benefit 826DC

Thurs. June 2
8 pm door, 9 pm show
at DC9, 1940 9th St. NW, WDC
$15 adv/$17 day of

Performing: Guards, Xylos, Brandon Minow
The Monument Music & Arts Festival is a charitable music festival set in Washington, DC. Monument aims to empower both musicians and their fans to impact positive social change through philanthropy and activism. 826DC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.

Graves Mountain Music Festival
June 2 - 4
Rt 670, Syria, VA
For ticket info: www.gravesmountain.com

Featuring: Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, The Grascals, Dailey & Vincent, Seldom Scene, The Quebe Sisters Band, Donna Ulisse & Poor Mountain Boys, The Lonesome River Band, Balsom Range, The Boxcars, Gold Wing Express, Rhonda Vincent & Rage, James King Band, Larry Stephenson Band, Lonesome Highway, Mark Templeton & Pocket Change, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice,Country Current, Rye Holler Boys, and more.

1st Annual Washington Folk Festival

Saturday & Sunday, June 4-5
noon - 7 pm
at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD
Free

Presented by The Folklore Society of Greater Washington. Several hundred performers and artisans from the Washington area participate in the all-volunteer festival. A small sampling follows.
American Traditional: Big Chimney, Cypress Trio, Harley String Band, Bruce Hutton, Speedy Tolliver and the New Old-Time String Band;
Americana/Contemporary: Bill Baker, Carey Creed, Bill & Owen Danoff, Grace Griffith, North Meets South, Siobhán Quinn & Michael Bowers;
Blues: Archie's Blues Barbershop, Blue Panamuse, Jonny Graves, Stacy Brooks Band;
Swing/Roots: Hot Buttered Nuggets, Hula Monsters; Seth Kibel & the Wire Choir, Ruthie & the Wranglers;
Celtic: Irish Breakfast Band, Lilt, OCEAN Orchestra, Palmer Family;
For more information, go to: www.washingtonfolkfestival.org

WAMU's Bluegrass Country Concert
"Stars at the State"

Sat. June 11
5 - 10 pm
at The State Theatre, Falls Church, VA
$25, purchase at www.thestatetheatre.com

Featuring: Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen, The Boxcars, and The Steep Canyon Rangers. Hosted by WAMUs Bluegrass Country on-air personalities Katy Daley, Lee Michael Demsey, Bob Webster and Echo, Stars at The State is a celebration of the stations 10th year as a dedicated 24-hour bluegrass station.

Kingman Island Bluegrass & Folk Festival
Sat. June 11
Time: 1-7 pm
at RFK Stadium Lot 6, 575 Oklahoma Ave. NE, Wash, DC
Free
For more info: www.kingmanislandbluegrass.com

Performing: The Family Hammer, King Street Bluegrass, Second String Band, Banjer Dan, Split String Soup, By and By, Flower Hill String Band

40th Annual Deer Creek Fiddler's Convention
Sat. June 11
10 am - 9 pm
at Carroll County Farm Museum, Westminster, MD
$10 for adults/ $8 seniors 65+ and teens 17 & under/ Children 12 & under free
For details and registration: www.commongroundonthehill.org

Band and Individual Competitions with Cash Prizes: Bluegrass, Oldtime and Celtic Music & Southern Appalachian Clog Dancing.New Open Mike Stage, Lots of Shade Tree Picking, Juried Arts & Crafts, Maryland Food Vendors, Children's Area.



New Releases

Ditched by Kate will be releasing their new EP on Tuesday May 31 at 7:30 PM at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave E, Vienna, VA. $10 advance/$13 day of, with Distressed Flounder, Ether and The Fielding Mellish. www.ditchedbykate.com

Amy K. Bormet, jazz pianist and a regular member of the Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra, has released her debut CD, "Striking." Recorded at Airshow Studios and engineered by Daniel Schwartz. www.amykbormet.com

GroundScore has a new release, "Speed Kills," a review at http://www.thepier.org/review-groundscore-speed-kills/, and a CD Release Party on Weds. May 18 at Velvet Lounge, 915 U Street NW, WDC with Tsunami Rising. Doors 7:30pm/Show 9pm. $8 www.facebook.com/groundscoremusic

Eric Brace, former DCer, will be releasing a new album with Peter Cooper on May 23, "I Love: Tom T. Hall's Songs of Fox Hollow." Recorded at Tom T.'s Fox Hollow farm south of Nashville, they put their own spin on the Country Music Hall of Famer's most beloved work, his 1974 children's album, Songs of Fox Hollow, They are joined by Grammy Award winners Patty Griffin, Bobby Bare, Jim Lauderdale, and Mike Bub, Americana Music Association Artist of the Year Buddy Miller and more. Tom T. Hall himself sings on a new tune he and Dixie Hall wrote just for the occasion. www.redbeetrecords.com/songs-of-fox-hollow






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