WAMA News - 06-17-2011

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WAMA News - 06-17-2011

Postby askmike » Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:28 pm

WAMA Donation Ticket Premium

9:30 Club has donated some tickets for two wonderful upcoming concerts:

The Feelies on Sat. June 18th

Grupo Fantasma with Chopteeth AfroFunk Big Band on Thurs. June 23rd.

Make a WAMA Donation of $25 or more by 5 pm tomorrow, Friday June 17th, and indicate which concert you'd like to attend in the comments section.

Thank you 9:30 Club!

National & International Music News

JamBase Launches Comprehensive Festival Guide
http://e2ma.net/go/7103872317/208591799 ... _nb=143001

"JamBase, the premier website for fans of live music today launched a comprehensive guide to music festivals across the United States. JamBase Festival Guide is a comprehensive database and resource for music fans that provides up-to-the-minute information on all music festivals occurring throughout the country and allows music fans to keep close tabs and receive updates on upcoming music festivals." www.jambase.com/Festivals

CD Baby Introduces New Selling Tool For Musicians:
The Music Store Widget

WidgetBabyhttp://e2ma.net/go/7103872317 ... _nb=143018

"CD Baby, the world's largest online distributor of independent music, is proud to launch its new Music Store Widget, providing artists with the easiest way to sell downloads and CDs directly to their fans. The customizable Music Store Widget can be embedded on an artist's website, blog, or Facebook Page (through an HTML-enabling app like Static HTML: iFrames tab), and CD Baby will handle the rest, from the customer purchase to the artist payout."

Google & WIPO Join Forces To Boost West African Music
http://e2ma.net/go/7103872317/208591799 ... _nb=143000

"Internet giant, Google has formed a partnership with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the Genevabased UN specialized agency, to build a common digital platform which will streamline the identification of protected musical works across 11 West African countries. The web based system will help creators from these countries get paid for their works through a simplified and standardized rights registration system."

CISAC World Copyright Summit Focuses on Creating Value in the Digital Economy
http://e2ma.net/go/7103872317/208591799 ... try/551828

"The CISAC World Copyright Summit, held June 7-8 in Brussels, Belgium, was keyed to theme of creating value in the digital economy. The event brought together a broad cross-section of the creative community, including songwriters, composers, authors, film directors, screenwriters, photographers, visual artists, painters and others, who were treated to a series of panels and speakers who addressed the future of the creative community and the entertainment business in the digital economy."

For these music video sites, all the worlds a concert stage
By Melissa Bell, Published: June 9
http://e2ma.net/go/7103872317/208591799 ... story.html

"Most musicians, before a performance, run a soundcheck, prepare for the crowd, maybe pick out an outfit that fits their image then step onto the stage. Before his, Saul Williams strapped on a helmet, a headlight and boots, then crawled into the Paris catacombs."

The CRTC Awards A Licence For An Ethnic Radio Station In Toronto
http://e2ma.net/go/7103872317/208591799 ... _nb=142854

"The station will be the only one serving Toronto's Caribbean and African communities. In order to provide a true reflection of these communities, the Commission is requiring that the majority of songs played fall under the world beat and international music category and that a minimum of 10% of programming deal with subjects of interest to local communities. The station must also broadcast at least 5 hours and 40 minutes of news each week."

Local Notes

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra under Conductor Martin Alsop and The Washington Chorus had their Strathmore performance reviewed in the Washington Post.
http://e2ma.net/go/7103872317/208591799 ... story.html

The National Symphony Orchestra with Maestro Christoph Eschenbach as a pianist had a Washington Post review about their Millennium Stage performance. http://e2ma.net/go/7103872317/208591799 ... story.html

Bob Mould has a Washington Post Style front page article about his music and his new autobiography, See a Little Light: The Trail of Rage and Melody, Mould

Strathmore's Free Summer Outdoor Concert Series and Backyard Theater For Children has scheduled some local musicians, Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band and Sin Miedo, as well as international artists. For the complete schedule, www.strathmore.org


Country Rhythm and Percussion:
with Sule Greg Wilson

Thurs. June 30
7 pm
at the Archie's Blues Barbershop, 4701 Queensbury Road, Riverdale Park, MD
Reserve your space by emailing info@acousticblues.com

Sule Greg Wilson is author of The Drummers Path: Moving the Spirit with Ritual and Traditional Drumming and Drumpath Rhythms: A Teaching and Learning Method for Percussion. Through exercises, playing and listening examples and Down-Home participation, youll discover applications of rhythmic sensibilities that underscore nearly all U.S. folk and pop music. Hell also demonstrate and practice playing techniques on traditional U.S. percussion instruments: body, bones, tambourine and washboard.

Beltin, Boppin and Blue!
Singing, feeling and living the Blues

Sat. August 20
11 am - 1 pm
at Archie Edward's Blues Barbershop, 4701 Queensbury Road, Riverdale Park, MD
Reserve your spot by email to info@acousticblues.com

Award winning singer Lea Gilmore brings singing the blues alive. She's a winner of the Blues Foundation's "Keeping the Blues Alive" award and expert on the history of women in the blues.

Selected Events

Dave Giegerich Tribute Concert, Benefit & CD Release
Sun. June 19
7:30 pm
at The Birchmere, 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria, VA
$25 advance
Purchase at www.birchmere.com.

The Washington music community lost a wonderful musician and friend in December of 2010, dobro and steel player, Dave Giegerich. The music community will come together to celebrate Dave's music with several of the bands he played in, enjoyed hearing and collaborated with. Funds raised by the show will be donated to the college fund for his sons, and to his wife, Pam McLeod to help handle family expenses related to Dave's passing. The Washington music scene "takes care of it's own" and all artists are donating their time to this performance.

The performers: Mike Auldridge, The Hula Monsters, Dede Wyland, The Aloha Boys, Bill Kirchen, Robin & Linda Williams, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer.

Dave's CD, "It's About Time" will be released at the show. Dave completed all of the dobro tracks in 2010, recorded many other musicians, and left notes for what was intended. His musical friends have completed the CD. The concert will be also recorded for a Live CD to be recorded that evening and sold that evening only, at the Birchmere. Funds from the CD will also go to the family.

Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival 2011
Sat. June 18
10 am - 7 pm
at Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD

Performers: Bill Kirchen & Too Much Fun headline with special guest Marcy Marxer, The Legendary Orioles, Billy McComiskey leads an all-star trad Irish band, Phil Wiggins with Eleanor Ellis and Warner Williams, Cheick Hamala Diabate, the Zionaires, Daryl Davis, Ahmad Borhani and the Persian National Music Ensemble, Carl Grubbs. With workshops for kids, craft demonstrations, celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Maryland Traditions Masters Apprentice program of the Maryland State Arts Council.

3rd Annual Silver Spring Blues Festival
Sat. June 18

On the Market Stage: Archie Edwards Blues Ensemble, Ayaba Bey, Cooking with Gas, The Social Ramble
On the Fountain Stage: School of Rock, Gina DeSimone & the Moaners, Ida Campbell & the Blues Nation, Jonny Grave & the Tombstones, Big Boy Little Band, The Kinsey Report, DC Blues Society Band with Stacy Brooks, and a Blues Jam

With harmonica workshops, a History of the Blues, and Afterparties at McGinty's Public House and the Quarry.

Second Annual Brunswick Music
Sat. June 18
11 am
at Main Street, Brunswick, MD
$15 adv/$20 gate adults
$10 students & seniors, Free children 5 and under

Performers: Kelly Bell Band, Donna Ulisse & The Poor Mountain Boys, The Fitzmaurice Band, Beaucoup Blue, and The Woodshedders.

7th Annual Manassas Wine and Jazz Festival
Sun. June 19
11 am - 6 pm
at Harris Pavilion, 9201 Center St., Manassas, VA
$20 advance, $25 at the door, $10 without wine

Performers: Marcus Johnson, Adia Ledbetter, and Project Natale.

World Dance Party & Hungry for Music Benefit
Fri. June 24
9 pm - midnight
at the Torpedo Factory, 105 Union Street, Alexandria, VA
$15 advance, $20 at the door

Performers: Elikeh, Lucky Dub. Proceeds with benefit Hungry for Music, and musical intrument doantions will be accepted at the door.

American Cancer Society Benefit
w/ The Next Big Thing

Saturday June 25
7 pm
at Jammin Java, Vienna, VA

This benefit gig is being performed in support of The American Cancer Society and Relay for Life of Reston.

Washington Sound Museum
Sat. June 25
7 pm Tea Reception, 8 pm performance
at Bloombars, 3222 11th Street NW, WDC
$15 at door only

Featuring Rick Franklin and Christylez Bacon, Washington Sound Museum is a cross-cultural collaborative music experience, that introduces audiences to a variety of musical genres while bringing them together each month through collaboration.

Best of Serenade! Washington DC Choral Festival
Sun. June 26
5 pm
in the Music Center at Strathmore, Rockville, MD
Now Free

Ensembles performing: Cordana Youth Choir of Indonesia; Konevets Quartet of Russia; Pacific Boychoir; the Wits Choir of South Africa; the Los Angeles Childrens Chorus of California; and Cadence. The concert will also include a mass finale with 210 singers conducted by artistic director of the Washington Performing Arts Society's Gospel Choirs, Stanley Thurston.

2nd Annual Ukulele Festival
Sat. July 9th
11 am - 5:30 pm
at Lake Anne Plaza, 1609 Washington Plaza, Reston, VA

Performers: Del Ray, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, Hoa Mele Wakinekona, Bruce Hutton, Aloha Boys, The Sweater Set

New Releases

Dave Giergerich's posthumous CD, "It's About Time" will be released at the The Dave Giergerich Tribute Concert (see above). Dave completed all of the dobro tracks in 2010. He recorded many other musicians, and left notes for what was intended, but unfinished. His musical friends have completed the CD. The Tribute concert will be also recorded for a Live CD to be recorded that evening and sold that evening only, at the Birchmere. Funds from the CD will go to the family.

Doug Alan Wilcox has a new CD, "What I Meant To Say," and a CD release concert on Fri. July 15th at 49 West Street, Annapolis, MD at 8 pm. www.dougalanwilcox.com

The Funk Ark, led by keyboardist Will Rast, has just released its debut album, "From the Rooftops," on ESL Records. They'll be performing Sun. June 19th on the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center at 6 pm. Free. www.thefunkark.com

Alison Carney has a new, "alisonWonderland," and she's opening for Me'Shell Ndegeocello at The State Theatre, Falls Church, VA on Thurs. June 16. www.alisoncarney.com

Bobbie Allen is releasing her CD, "Ready or Not," on Fri. June 17 at 9 pm at IOTA, 2832 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA. $12. With the Morrison Brothers. www.myspace.com/bobbieallenmusic

Amber Dutton is releasing her debut CD, "Fireflies and Cigarette Lights," on Sat. July 16 at 5pm at IOTA, 2832 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA. With Justin Trawick Group. www.amberdutton.com

Lloyd Dobler Effect is releasing their debut CD, "Experience," with a CD release show at Blackrock Center For The Arts, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown, MD at 7 pm. $15. With special guest musicians Elizabeth Coyle, Albert Ketler and Chris Brooks.

Paper Umbrella has released a new CD, "Stupid Head." With Tom Lofgren, Dave Egelhofer, Ronnie Newmyer, and Chuck Sullivan. The CD may be downloaded from ITunes or CDBaby.com and is also available at Amazon.com and Joes Record Paradise in Silver Spring. www.myspace.com/paperumbrellahome

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