Steve's Blog
Saturday March 22, 2008

Keep in Touch

There are two ways you can receive these updates automatically:

Hi everyone

Happy Easter / Passover!

Rogue Folk Review

The March issue of the Rogue Folk Review is now available for download. It includes previews of concerts by Stephen Fearing (8pm, Sunday March 23rd at St. James Hall, 3214 W.10th), Alison Brown (8pm, Friday March 28th, at Capilano College Theatre), Beppe Gambetta (Friday April 4th, at St. James Hall), and smaller previews of April In Paris - our 2nd annual Django Festival, April 11 - 13, at St. James Hall), Garnet Rogers (Saurday April 19th, at St. James Hall), Bill Bourne & Eivor Palsdottir (Sunday, April 20th at Cap College), Oysterband (Saturday April 26th at St. James Hall), The Bills (Sunday April 27th, at St. James Hall), and Patty Larkin (Sunday May 4th, also at St. James Hall.)

Also featured are reviews of the brilliant new CD by Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill, a look back at our last few shows, and an extended report on the 20th annual Folk Alliance Conference in Memphis, Tennessee.

If you received the magazine in the mail you may have noticed a yellow flyer indicating that your membership is now due. Some of you might have received one of these by mistake. Please check the mailing label on the envelope. If that says your membership has expired, please send us your renewal.

Those of you who have opted to download the magazine will notice that we have not sent out reminders about your membership expiry date. This is due to a deficiency in the database design which we are currently working on. We are collecting email addresses from all our members, and once we have them all entered into the new database we will be able to send out renewal notices by email to the download people.

Stephen Fearing concert, Easter Sunday, March 23rd, 8pm at St. James Hall

Stephen is a fabulous guitar player and singer / songwriter, and we are delighted to bring him back for a concert in his old stomping ground at the Rogue! We saw him last month in Memphis, with Blackie & The Rodeo Kings, paying tribute to Willie P. Bennett who passed away the previous week. The band was in stunning form, and Stephen himself has never sounded better. I'm sure he will sing one of Willie's songs.

There are still tickets available at Highlife Records (1317 Commercial Drive) and Rufus' Guitar Shop (10th & Alma.) You can also buy them online up to 2pm tomorrow (Sunday.) Tickets will also be available at the door, which opens at 7pm. Concert details

CBC Radio North By Northwest, Sunday March 30th, 7am

I will be Sheryl Mckay's guest on AM 690 next Sunday morning to spin a few tunes (Beppe Gambetta, for starters.)

The Edge On Folk, CiTR 101.9

My cold has abated, and I had fun on the show this morning. You can download podcasts of the show on or you can subscribe to receive them automatically on the iTunes Music Store. Thanks to all those of you who email or call in to express an interest in the show, and especially to those who are loving it! I really appreciate such feedback!

Feel free to email your requests or call me on the air at 604-822-2487, Saturdays 8am to 12 noon

You can find archived playlists on this website.

April In Paris

Our 2nd annual celebration of the musical legacy of gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt and jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli takes place on the weekend of Friday April 11th to Sunday April 13th at St. James Hall. There will be concerts each evening, followed by a jam session. The Sunday concert concludes with a Swing Dance to an all-star band. There will also be workshops for guitarists and fiddlers on Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 4pm to 6pm. The featured bands are: Hot Club Of Mars, Marc Atkinson Trio, Pearl Django (Seattle), Roma Swing Ensemble, and Van Django. We'll have our "Paris Bistro" running again, and there will be a slide show with photos of Paris, and other French delights.

If you love gypsy fiddles, stunning guitar playing, sensuous songs, and a certain je ne sais quoi with your music, then come on down and have beaucoup de fun at the Rogue Folk Club's Django Fest 2008! Festival details

Radio Rogue

I'm hoping to add a few hundred new songs to the broadcast in the next week or so. Full details of how to tune in are on the home page.

Happy listening. See you at the Rogue!