Friends of Bob live music co-op
March 2018
 
Do the dues! Please.

2018 membership dues are $15. If it suits you to donate more than $15, that would be great. Donations over $15 are tax-deductible because FoB is an approved 501c3 not-for-profit organization.
 
Friends of Bob live music co-op relies on dues to help things balance things when door admissions don’t cover the cost of shows.
 
Please include your name and email address (if you’d like to receive updates) and send checks to Friends of Bob, P.O. Box 59, Battle Ground, IN 47920.
 
In recent weeks the following good people sent a membership donation to FoB: Dan Hahn & Emily Bramson; Stephanie & Dor Ben-Amotz; Jeff and Liz Vierk; John E. Spigle + Marilyn Jo Martin; Charlie Kerlin; Sally Ross; Terra Newton & Tom Trueb; Jeff & Ronda Schwab; Mark Lundstrom; Jerry & Kathy Hicks; Brian Wagner; Michael Wildermuth; Chuck & Susan Whittemore; John S. Jones; Robyn & Thomas Henderson; Kathy & Michael Atwell; Rod & Marydell Forbes.
 
FoB is run entirely by volunteers. Just a LITTLE of your time would help us to keep bringing outstanding music to Lafayette. If you’d be willing to help out from time to time, please tell us in an email to fofbob@gmail.comFood! We try to feed our artists tasty, wholesome, homemade food. If you’re interested in occasionally making a dish, please write to msmeredithrichmond@gmail.com .
 
 
For many years FoB has presented a traditional Celtic band in the spring.
THE ALT is our choice this year and, by golly, they are superb.
Also on the bill is a legend of British traditional folk music: MARTIN CARTHY.
Duncan Hall seems the perfect setting for such an acoustic evening.
Wednesday, April 18; 7:30 p.m. (doors 6:45)
 
from England
Martin Carthy
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from Ireland
The Alt
Eamon O’Leary, Cathy Jordan, John Doyle
 
Duncan Hall, 619 Ferry St., Lafayette
$13 advance/$15 (day of show)
at Von's Records,  JL Records, and McGuire Music
 
Advance tickets by mail are $14. Send your check to:
Friends of Bob, PO Box 59, Battle Ground, IN 47920
Please provide your name, address, phone #, and e-mail address.
 
THE ALT is a trio of master Irish musicians focused on traditional Irish tunes and on the musical heritage of Irish immigrants who settled in Appalachia. Irish-Appalachian tunes were some of the building blocks that would be used in old-time, country, and bluegrass.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=539PZ3pKpCo
 
In our earlier announcements for THE ALT we said that Mick McCauley would be appearing on accordion. Mick just got recruited to join Sting’s band, and he’s been replaced in The Alt by Cathy Jordan. She performed for us in 2006 as the lead singer of Dervish. Cathy is a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Her solo album “All the Way Home” was released in 2012; she released 11 albums as part of Dervish.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=En-gGT1TTes
 
         We are very excited to have John Doyle returning to Duncan Hall. He accompanied Liz Carroll when she performed for us in 2008 and was part of Solas when they were here in 1999. He showed himself to be an extraordinary guitarist. From a musical family in Dublin, John’s influences include English folk singers Richard Thompson, Martin Carthy, The Watersons, and Nic Jones; Scottish singers Dick Gaughan and John Martyn; and fellow Irishmen Paul Brady, Al O’Donnell, and John’s father Sean Doyle.
"Doyle on guitar has risen to a level occupied by him alone. No one in Irish traditional music is a better guitarist than him right now."  Earle Hitchener, The Wall Street Journal
 
http://folkloreproductions.com/artists/global-roots/john-doyle/
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pv0WdcovaqM
 
         While growing up in Dublin, Eamon O’Leary developed an interest in Irish music from his friendship with Emer, Breda, and John Maycock, a noted family of Irish traditional musicians from County Mayo. As a teen he began playing guitar, but when he moved to New York City in 1991 he quickly became a fixture in the city’s thriving Irish music scene. In The Alt Eamon plays bouzouki and guitar and sings.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fD4FuqWpdZU
 
MARTIN CARTHY is one of the giants of British folk music. He is regarded as one of the finest singers and interpreters of traditional music of the British Isles, as well as a highly influential, innovative, intelligent and much imitated guitar player.  In 1998 Carthy received an MBE in the Queen’s birthday honors for services to English folk music. 
   In the early 1960s he was resident at The Troubadour Folk Club in Earl's Court, London, where his playing and highly emotive singing had a significant effect on all sorts of musicians, including Richard Thompson, Bob Dylan and Paul Simon (who famously and somewhat contentiously adopted Martin's arrangement of "Scarborough Fair" intact).
Much of Carthy’s career in the 1960s was spent in collaboration with fiddler Dave Swarbrick, and he was a member of innovative folk-rock bands Steeleye Span and The Albion Band.  In the 1990s he worked alongside his wife and daughter, Norma Waterson and Eliza Carthy as Waterson: Carthy.  Waterson:Carthy (1994) and Common Tongue were both released to showers of superlatives, each capturing the unique musical empathy that lies between members of this exceptional family.
Over fifty years into what he still refuses to think of as a career, Martin has lost none of his drive and enthusiasm.  He continues to apply a fresh approach to song, preferring to follow an insatiable musical curiosity rather than cash in on his unrivalled position as one of folk music's great innovators.  His considerable skill, stage presence and natural charm have won him many admirers from within and beyond the folk scene.
The New York Times:
“For more than 50 years Martin Carthy has been one of folk music’s greatest innovators, one of its best loved, most enthusiastic and, at times, most quietly controversial of figures. His skill, stage presence, and natural charm have won him many admirers, not only from within the folk scene, but also far beyond it.
He’s a ballad singer, a ground-breaking acoustic and electric-guitarist and an authoritative interpreter of newly composed material. He always prefers to follow an insatiable musical curiosity rather than cash in on his unrivalled position. Perhaps, most significant of all, are his settings of traditional songs with guitar, which have influenced a generation of artists, including Bob Dylan and Paul Simon, on both sides of the Atlantic.”
Wikipedia:
“… He is a solo performer of traditional songs in a very distinctive style, accompanying himself on his Martin 000-18 acoustic guitar; his style is marked by the use of alternative tunings (notably CGCDGA), and a strongly percussive picking style that emphasises the melody…”
allmusic.com
https://www.allmusic.com/artist/martin-carthy-mn0000367979/biography
If the English folk revival of the 1960s had a single "father" and guiding spirit, then Martin Carthy was it. Carthy's influence transcends his abilities, formidable though those are -- apart from being one of the most talented acoustic guitarists, mandolinists, and general multi-instrumentalists working the folk clubs in the 1960s, he was also a powerful singer with no pretensions or affectations, and was an even more prodigious arranger and editor, with an excellent ear for traditional compositions… By 1966, at the time he was cutting his first two albums, Carthy was already an influence on Bob Dylan and Paul Simon, and by the end of the 1960s was de facto mentor to virtually every serious aspiring folk musician in England. At least three major English folk-rock bands, Fairport ConventionSteeleye Span, and the Albion Band, were formed either directly or indirectly with his help and influence.

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