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Celebrating our 37th anniversary in 2022, the Folk Club is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to the appreciation of music and the preservation of folk traditions. Each Tuesday we host an open mic and/or special monthly events, including concerts and member showcases. Come join us any Tuesday. Whether you choose to listen, perform or both, you’ll find the Folk Club to be a friendly and enjoyable experience you’ll want to repeat.

Every Tuesday at 7:15 pm, Amphora Diner Deluxe, 1151 Elden St, Herndon, Virginia 20170

News, Notes & Quotes

SEPTEMBER 13TH MEMBER SHOWCASE – BOB MELISSINOS AND HIS BAND, SHENANDOAH RUN

As a folk musician in New York in the 1960s, Bob has shared stages with the likes of Cass Elliot (The Mamas and the Papas), The Highwaymen, and Robert Guillaume. As a member of The Coachmen and other groups, he performed at the 1964 World’s Fair, The Bitter End, other Greenwich Village clubs, and numerous colleges and universities. His vision is for folk music to once again have a major presence in the American music scene. He founded Shenandoah Run in pursuit of that vision.

SR showcases the spirited sounds of Americana, along with the occasional country or bluegrass tune, and delivers a rousing mix of music and styles. The members’ vocal and instrumental savvy, coupled with a strong desire to keep folk music alive and fresh, are key to the group’s success.

*Our own FC President, Ben Hamblin, was recently recruited by Bob to replace the band’s lead guitarist.

SEPTEMBER CONCERT FEATURING TOBY WALKER

Mark your calendars – Tuesday, September 20th, 7:15PM !

Show Donation: Members – $11.00, Non-Members – $12.00

For ticket purchase, see Connee Chandler on Tuesday Nights at Folk Club or email Al Hobson at [email protected]

Internationally and nationally acclaimed Toby Walker has been hailed as an award winning, roots music fingerstyle guitar virtuoso and songwriter who has toured the US, the United Kingdom, and Europe. Blending the styles of blues, ragtime, country, bluegrass, old-time jazz and rock, Walker has developed his own style and as such received numerous awards, including being the 1st place recipient of the International Blues Challenge Award in Memphis and the NY Music Award for best instrumental CD. Walker has also been inducted into the NY Blues Hall Of Fame.

ALTERNATE MONDAY NIGHT VIRTUAL OPEN MIC

We realize that some people are not yet ready to return to a live music situation. That is as it should be – everyone has to decide how best to protect themselves and those in their orbit. To provide a music-sharing opportunity for those who are unable or not yet willing to come to the Amphora, Al Hobson is hosting an open mic on Zoom every other Monday night. The next Alternate Monday Virtual Open Mic is September 19th! Send an email to Al if you are interested ([email protected]) in performing or listening.

“Guitarists spend half their time tuning and the other half
playing out of tune” ~ Anonymous

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