WAMA News - September 1, 2011

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WAMA News - September 1, 2011

Postby askmike » Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:10 am

WAMA Artist & Product Registry

Have you released a new CD? Won a Song Contest?

The Registry is one way that an artist can let the WAMA Membership know what they have accomplished from October 1, 2010 through September 30, 2011 - the period for consideration for the 26th Wammies.
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National & International Music News

September 1 To Be "No Music Day" In Nigeria

"Thursday, September 1, 2011 will be "No Music Day" throughout Nigeria. The day will be dedicated to drawing national attention to the widespread infringement of the rights of composers, song writers, performers, music publishers and other stakeholders in the music industry in Nigeria."

Gibson Guitar Facilities Raided by Feds Again,
Company Will Fight Charges

Aug 26, 2011
http://www.musicnewsnet.com/2011/08/gib ... .html#more

"The chief executive of Gibson Guitar company has gone on record that the firm would fight a federal investigation of the guitar maker's wood imports. This comes after federal agents raided the company for the second time in two years.

Agents entered Gibson's facilities in Nashville and Memphis, TN, on Wednesday, seizing wood imported from India and sending company workers home. In an affidavit, authorities indicated they are considering charges against the company and/or its executives for illegally importing wood under a US law that bars importation of endangered plants and woods. The company's sued to recover its property."

WikiLeaks Doc Reveals Australia's Piracy Concerns With National Broadband Network
August 31, 2011
By Lars Brandle, Brisbane
http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/industry ... 4722.story

"Piracy is a problem Down Under. But it's a problem that might become a whole lot bigger thanks to the Australian's government roll-out of its broadband super-infrastructure.

That's the warning wrapped-up in a 2010 cable from the Canberra Embassy to the White House, and published last week by WikiLeaks. In it, the communiqué spells out the Australian Federation of Copyright Theft's (AFACT) Federal Court failure to hold the Perth-based Internet service provider iiNet accountable for copyright theft. Dig a little deeper and the document discloses something unexpected: a warning that the National Broadband Network (NBN) will encourage piracy."

Local Notes

Chuck Brown
will be part of the National Symphony Orchestra’s free annual Labor Day concert on the National Mall, which this year celebrates the music of Brown, John Philip Sousa and Duke Ellington. Chaka Khan will also be part of the tribute to Brown. The concert is at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 4.

Mike Munford
, the banjo picker with Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, will be on the September cover of Banjo NewsLetter. www.banjonews.com The issue will also feature an in-depth interview with Mike conducted by regular BNL contributor and mulit-instrumentalist Ira Gitlin.

Thievery Corporation is part of the lineup for the Langerado Music Festival in Sunrise, FL on October 8 & 9. Among the thirty eight musical acts are Death Cab for Cutie, Trey Anastasio Band, Ben Harper, and Ween.

The Dustys were interviewed by Dcist.

Kokayi joins the lineup of the first Loop Festival on Sat. Sept. 3 at The Yards Park, WDC.


An Introduction to DADGAD Guitar
with Sarah McQuaid
Weds. Sept. 7
7:30 - 9 pm
IMT Takoma Park: Airshow Mastering, 7014 Westmoreland Ave.
$35, Student with ID: $30
Register at: IMTFolk.org

Sarah McQuaid’s The Irish DADGAD Guitar Book has become the standard reference on the subject. Among the topics Sarah will cover in her introductory workshop include: the DADGAD tuning, the modes, basic DADGAD chord shapes, backing songs and playing melody in DADGAD. Participants may also pre-order a copy of Sarah's book for an additional $20.

Beginning Ukulele with Maureen Andary
Saturdays Sept.10, 17, 24 and Oct. 1
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
HMT's lessons studio: 7010 Westmoreland Avenue Takoma Park, MD
$120.00 for 4-week session
Contact HMT to register at lessons@hmtrad.com or 301-270-9090.

Learn the basics of ukulele: how to hold it, several strumming and picking techniques, and songs you love. In this class we not only learn basics like Happy Birthday, but also pop classics. We will pick our repertoire the first day of class. In the past, songs have included Yellow Submarine, Bye Bye Love, and Leaving On a Jet Plane. This class is designed for complete beginners to the uke -- no experience is necessary.

DADGAD Guitar Song Accompaniment:

with Sarah McQuaid
Thurs. Sept. 15
7:30 - 9 pm
IMT Takoma Park: Airshow Mastering, 7014 Westmoreland Ave.
$35, Student with ID: $30
Register at: IMTFolk.org

Designed for guitarists who are experienced DADGAD players or have already attended Sarah's beginning workshop, the class will cover: DADGAD doesn’t end with D, playing songs in Em, G and A; it’s not just for Irish music: using DADGAD for different styles; and a few representative songs. A 14-page handout with lyrics, tablature and chord diagrams for songs in various keys and styles is included in the course fee. Participants may also pre-order a copy of Sarah's book for an additional $20.

Ukulele Group Classes with Marcy Marxer

Wednesdays Sept. 21, 28 and Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26
HMT's lessons studio: 7010 Westmoreland Avenue Takoma Park, MD
$180.00 for each 6-week session
Contact HMT to register at lessons@hmtrad.com or 301-270-9090.

Beyond Beginner/Intermediate Ukulele: 7:30 - 8:30 pm

This class will build a strong vocabulary of chords and strumming patterns. We'll cover a variety of musical genres including Hawaiian, Calypso, Folk, Jazz and Pop. If you have a favorite song that you'd love to learn on the ukulele and you think others will enjoy it too, let Marcy know a week in advance and she'll write it out for the class. Players should already know C, F, G7, G and D chords. If you're available, let's meet at Roscoe's across the street for dinner/Happy Hour at 6:30 each week.

Advanced Ukulele: 8:30 - 9:30 pm

Anything goes for the advanced players. We'll play one arrangement each week. All arrangements will be written in easy to read chord blocks and all will fit well under the fingers. Styles will include Classic Country, Early Rock, Hawaiian, Jazz and more. If you feel that you are already an intermediate player it's time to bump yourself up to advanced. Bring a recording device and a sense of adventure.

Q3Y11 Webinar for Labels & Sound Recording Copyright Owners

Weds. Sept. 21
2 - 3 pm EDT
Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat at: gotomeeting.com
Questions? contact Lauren Danzy at LDanzy@SoundExchange.com or (202) 559-1713

Special Guest: Yenie Ra, Strategic Partner Development Manager, Music Content Partnerships, YouTube

Learn about: Track Level Claiming Updates; Submitting full repertoire metadata; Hot Topics and Q&A Session with SoundExchange representatives. When registering to attend, they strongly encourage you to submit questions that you'd like answered during the scheduled webinar.

Selected Events

23rd Annual DC Blues Festival
Sat. Sept. 3
noon - 7:30 pm
at Carter Barron Amphitheater, 16th ST & Colorado Ave NW, WDC

Performers: Preston Shannon, Grady Champion, Nadine Rae & the Allstars, Anthony "Swamp Dog" Clark, DC Blues Society Band, and more

Free Workshops:

- 2 pm: Vocal Workshop with Nadine Rae

- 3 pm: Acoustic Blues Guitar Workshop with J.P. Reali

- 4 pm: Children's Harmonica Workshop with Choo Choo Charlie
Festival After Party with Preston Shannon from 8:30 pm - midnight at Silver Spring American Legion, 905 Sligo Ave, Silver Spring, MD

The World Doctors Orchestra September 11th Concert
Sun. Sept. 11
7 pm
in the Music Center at Strathmore, Rockville, MD

The World Doctors Orchestra, brings together physicians from around the world who are all avid classical musicians. A variable roster of musicians gathers in a city to perform a concert, with the proceeds going to benefit a charitable cause. This concert will raise funds for Whitman-Walker Health and “is also a remembrance of 9/11 and a plea for peaceful solutions to world problems.”

New Releases

Tommy Keene
had a Washington Post review of his new release, “Behind the Parade,and a concert at Iota, 2832 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA on Fri. Sept. 9. Free downloads of two songs from the album at www.tommykeene.com

X.O. releases "Monumental II," a 17 track mixtape, and has a review in the City Paper.
http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blog ... studio-43/

The Plums
have released a nine-track double-vinyl album with a plain white sleeve, "The White LP'" It was reviewed in the
http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/arti ... oise-rock/

The Funk Ark has released their debut album, "From the Rooftops." The City Paper (Funk Ark) has reviewed it.
http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/arti ... al-outfit/

We Were Kings will be releasing their debut album, "Ghost," at a release party on Sept. 9 at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave E. Vienna, Va. with Big Hurry, and Breaking Borders. www.wewerekings.net

Azalea City Recordings will be releasing their 15th Anniversary "Sampler 4" at a CD release showcase on Fri. Sept. 9 at Carroll Cafe at Seekers Church, 276 Carroll St, NW, WDC at 7:30 pm. Performing will be Hoag/Kelley/Pilzer, Laura Baron, Carey Creed, Jesse Palidofsky, and Ruthie and the Wranglers Duo. $15 donation. www.azaleacityrecordings.com

SUPER bob will release their 3rd album release on Fri. Sept. 2 at the State Theatre, 220 N. Washington St., Falls Church, VA. Doors 8:30 pm, $12 adv./$15 day of. www.superbobmusic.com

Maimouna Youssef
will be releasing her debut solo CD titled "The Blooming" on Sept. 5 at 7 pm at Busboys & Poets, 5331 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville, MD. The lead single, "I Got A Man," is a free download at http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=pi7btqbab ... Ji7OEUSQ==

Nappy Riddem
will be releasing their debut album, "One World Sovereignty," at the Labor Day Weekend Blowout on Sun. Sept. 4 at U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St. NW, WDC. Also performing are Unspoken Heard, Fort Knox Five, and VibeSquaD. 9 pm - 3 am. $10 www.myspace.com/nappyriddem

Final Curtain

Liz Meyer
1952 - 2011

"Liz Meyer, one of Europe’s adopted American bluegrassers, passed away on Friday 26 August after a decade-long battle with cancer.

In April 2009 doctors discovered severe bone dancer that led to a long stay in the Klinik St. Georg, Bad Aibling, Munich, Germany, from June of that year onwards. She had already beaten cancer six times prior to that. Sadly, in July Meyer had to return to the cancer hospital.

Born March 7, 1952 in Washington DC, the award-winning singer-songwriter had lived in the Netherlands since 1985.

Her songs have been recorded by bluegrass and folk acts in the USA and Europe, including Del McCoury, Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum, Emmylou Harris, Kate MacKenzie, Acousticure, Red Wine and Nugget..."
From a posting by Richard Thompson on 08.28.11

WAMA Note:

Liz was well known in the DC music scene in the 1970's. Her band, Liz Meyer & Friends, included a then relatively unknown Danny Gatton, and at one time she was housemates with Emmylou Harris. Liz recorded with some of the best in the contemporary bluegrass world: Emmylou, Sam Bush, Bela Fleck, Jerry Douglas, Mark Cosgrove, Glen Duncan, Stuart Duncan and others.

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