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PEGGY SEEGER’S “I Just Can't Stay Away” Tour A Grand Success

After two Farewell U.S tours, Peggy Seeger just could not stay away. She said "It's silly, you know. When I lived in the USA I was homesick for the UK. Now I'm over here and homesick for friends and acquaintances and the audiences in the USA."

Thank you presenters and audiences for a brilliant reception across the board and Peggy herself of course for memorizing performances. Thank you to grandson Alex and friend Kristian for drivingand lifting and laughing making this tour possible.

Lilli Kuzma 's Folk Festival (8-11 CDST Tuesdays on WDCB, 90.9 FM)) conducted an outstanding 35 minute interview of Peggy on March 24, 2014 which is not only full of good and true information but a capsule of the tour below.

Real People's Music is hoping that Peggy would be back to celebrate her 80th birthday sometime in 2015. More later.

Jon Brooks' May 2014 Touring Information



photo by Kevin Kelly

Jon's May 2014 Tour

Friday, May 2

Co-bill with Colleen Kattau. Saratoga Springs, NY Return to Caffe Lena 47 Phila St (518) 583-0022 http://www.caffelena.org/events-calendar/ Caffè Lena is widely recognized as the oldest continuously operating coffeehouse in the United States. It is an internationally renowned cultural center and an American treasure. Opened in 1960, the café has helped to launch many of America’s best loved songwriters, including Bob Dylan, Arlo Guthrie, Ani DiFranco and many more.

Saturday, May 3 Clifton Park, NY Noon. Clifton Park Halfmoon Public Library, 475 Moe Road, Clifton Park, NY, 518-371-8622 akovic@sals.edu. Please call to reserve a seat.
Saturday, May 3

Co-bill with Beaucoup Blue Centerport, NY Congregational Church of Huntington 30 Washington Drive, Folk Music Society of Huntington. First Saturday concerts, 8:30 PM. $20 in advance, $25 at door, www.fmsh.org, (631) 425-2925

Sunday, May 4 9:45 AM live interview by Charlie Backfish on Sunday Street, now entering its 36th year. WUSB 90.1 FM . Streaming on WUSB.FM.
Sunday, May 4

Phoenicia, NY . 7:30 PM The Flying Cat Music Series at The Empire State Railway Museum in Phoenicia. 70 Lower High Street. $13 RSVP and $15 at the door. 845-688-9453.

Sunday, May 11

Guests on Gene Shay's The Folk Show Live on WXPN, 88.5 FM between 8 and 11 PM.

Gene Shay, The Grandfather of Philadelphia Folk Music
Sundays, 8-11pm ET

Gene Shay is the founder and original emcee of the Philadelphia Folk Festival. Gene has been deemed "The dean of American folk DJs" by The Philadelphia Daily News and "the grandfather of Philadelphia Folk Music" by The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Monday, May 12 Cambridge, MA The Cantab Lounge, 738 Massachusetts Ave (617) 354-2685 9 PM to 9:30 suggested donation $5 + Hosted by Geoff Bartley.

FOR FUTURISTIC FOLK DJs

Jon Brooks’ upcoming Borealis CD, The Smiling and Beautiful Countryside: Murder Ballads, will be released in September, 2014. For a summer advance copy, please email: Bill Garrett

PEGGY SEEGER’S “I Just Can't Stay Away” Tour

Tour Schedule

Friday, March 14

The Mainstay, Rock Hall, MD, www.mainstayrockhall.org/performances. To Reserve Tickets • (410) 639-9133 • 5753 Main St

Saturday, March 15

4 PM The Chevy Chase Historical Society A one hour conversation "Memories and Melodies: Peggy Seeger in Conversation" with Mary Cliff, radio host of the “Traditions” folk music show now heard on WAMU's Bluegrass Country program. At the Chevy Chase Village Hall, 5906 Connecticut Avenue. 301-652-5726. Free. First come first served.

Saturday, March 15

8 PM Folklore Society of Greater Washington at the Washington Ethical Society Auditorium $15 donation, members free (tentative). The Washington Ethical Society auditorium is at 7750 16th Street, NW, just south of the corner of Kalmia Road, NW about four blocks inside the District from the Maryland line, close to the Silver Spring metro stop. FSGW hot line: 202-546-2228. http://fsgw.org/myorgnet/public.php

Sunday, March 16

Bethlehem, PA 4:30 PM Seventy minute concert Godfrey Daniels, 7 E 4th St, (610) 867-2390 Admission TBA, http://www.godfreydaniels.org/home.aspx

Monday, March 17

Amherst, MA 7:30 PM. Pioneer Valley Cohousing 120 Pulpit Hill Road 413-345-5055 $20. $10 (3-13). SOLD OUT ON FEBRUARY 10.

Tuesday afternoon, March 18

Great Barrington, MA 4-6 PM. General admission: $10. Hevreh of South Berkshire, 270 State Road, Great Barrington, MA, at 4 PM; doors open at 3:30. 413-528-7224. proud to be part of the Berkshire Women's Festival. http://berkshirewomenwriters.org/category/events-2014/week-3-march-16-22-2014/

The Lecture:

A Feminist View of the Image of Women in Anglo-American Traditional Songs. This lecture explores the image and roles of women in traditional Anglo-American songs dating from the 1600s onward; it then compares these songs with contemporary pieces in which women are portrayed more in depth and with empathy and hope. 413-528-7224, proud to be part of the Berkshire Women's Festival. Lecture:
A Feminist View of the Image of Women in Anglo-American Traditional Songs. This lecture explores the image and roles of women in traditional Anglo-American songs dating from the 1600s onward; it then compares these songs with contemporary pieces in which women are portrayed more in depth and with empathy and hope.

Wednesday, March 19

Beacon, NY The Towne Crier, 7:30 PM Women's Month Concert, 379 Main St, (845) 855-1300, http://www.townecrier.com/ Admission TBA

Thursday, March 20

Schenectady, NY Eighth Step @ Proctor's, 432 State Street, Info: 518-434-1703. Box office 518-346-6204. $35 Up front Circle $26 in advance. $28 at the door.

Saturday, March 22

Chicago, IL Old Town School of Folk Music, Szold Hall 4544 N. Lincoln Ave., (773) 728 6000, 8 PM $22, Members $20

Sunday, March 23

Madison Folk Song Society at The Brink Lounge 7:00 pm (Doors at 6:30pm) The Brink Lounge 701 E. Washington Ave. Ste 105 Madison, WI 53701 608-661-8599 $17 in advance $19 at the door. http://www.madfolk.org/index.htm

Tuesday March 25

Feminist Lecture at Waubonsee Community College 11 AM-12:15 PM for English Class.

Thursday, March 27

Ithaca, NY Cornell Folk Song Society 8 PM Hollis Cornell Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall Hall on the Cornell University campus (location may change due to the vagaries of university room scheduling.) The ticket price is $15 advance/$17 door with discounts for members, seniors and children. Number to give for information 607-255-7164

Friday, March 28

Trad oriented concert, Folk Music Society of New York, to be posted: www.folkmusicny.org/#march Second Presbyterian Church:"The Scotch Church" founded 1756. 6 W 96th St, New York, NY 10025. (South corner of 96th Street & Central Park West) General admission $22; members $18; Kids under 12 and full-time students $10. Information 212-957-8386.

Saturday, March 29

Co-sponsored by the New York Chapter of the National Organization for Women.New York lecture: “The Image of Women in Anglo-American Traditional Songs.” from 2-4 PM To leave a message: hwood50@aol.com for emailed questions. http://www.folkmusicny.org/#march At Pearl Studios, 519 8th Avenue, between W. 35th & W. 36th Streets, 12th Floor, Studio H, Midtown Manhattan. $15 FMSNY members, $20 non-members. Seating is limited; advance reservations recommended. For reservations or additional information, call Steve Suffet at 718-786-1533

photo by Dale Hubert

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Jon Brooks, Borealis Recording Artist

photo by Kevin Kelly

Real People's Music is proud to represent Canadian singer-songwriter Jon Brooks whose songs brilliantly create an emphatic and critical response to the stark pictures drawn. Please see www.jonbrooks.ca for music and video and http://www.jonbrooks.ca/tour-dates/ for current touring schedule.

  • 2013 Kerrville Folk Festival Mainstage
  • Signed by Borealis Records, 2012
  • Nominated: Canadian Folk Music Award - Songwriter of the Year, 2007, 2009 & 2012.
  • Chosen for Folk Alliance, Midwest Juried Showcase, 2012
  • 2011 “War Resister” included on Folk Alliance International’s War And Politics CD
  • Winner: International Songwriting Competition, 2010
  • Winner: Kerrville New Folk Contest, 2010
  • Featured on Neil Young's Livingwithwartoday website
  • Finalist in the Music2Life Contest (run by 'Paul' of 'Peter, Paul & Mary' fame)
  • 2010's People To Watch - The Toronto Star
  • Winner: US National Public Radio's Mountain Stage New Song Contest, Canadian Region, 2009
  • Winner: Ontario Council of Folk Festivals 'Songs From The Heart Award', 2007

"You speak and sing words that need to be spoken and sung and you do it beautifully, perfectly, and with absolute finesse."

Rod Kennedy, Kerrville Folk Festival, TX

"Toronto's Jon Brooks stands among an exalted few in the enduring Canadian song tradition – Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Fred Eaglesmith, Bruce Cockburn – as a lyricist, composer and performer with a fierce commitment to his craft and his vision."

Greg Quill, Toronto Star

RPM is proud and delighted to exclusively represent: Jon Brooks (US), Laura Fuentes, and Peggy Seeger (US)!

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