An Introduction To SLOFolks
SLOFolks, a non profit organization, brings you live music from Appalachia to Mali, a diversity reflecting the cultural history and expression of the people's music played on a variety of instruments.
You will hear sea shanties, ballads, work songs, gypsy music, West African Kora, Celtic. Bluegrass as well as French Musettes and Brazilian instrumentalists.
"Let this be my epitaph:
The only proof he needed for the existence of God was music"
Check our Events page to find out about all OUR SLOfolks upcoming concerts.
**On August 9, 2007, SLOfolks received our tax exempt status from the IRS. We are now a publuc charity, exempt from fedferal taxes as a 501 (c)(3) corporation.
Any bequests, transfers, gifts or contributions to SLOfolks are tax deductible under section 170 of the code.
SLOFOLKS CONCERTS 2013
Anne McCue & David Olney with Sergio Webb
Friday, May 24, United Church of Christ, 7PM - $20
11245 Los Osos Valley Rd., San Luis Obispo
Tickets available at the Church: 805-242-3836
sloucc.brownpapertickets.com & at Boo Boo Records (with Service fee)
Saturday, May 25, Castoro Cellars, 7:30PM
Tickets available at www.Castorocellars.com
call: 805-238-072 also available at Boo Boo Records
What isn’t mysterious is McCue’s musical talent and range. She was voted the Roots Music Association’s Folk Artist of the Year in 2008, performed in a Jimi Hendrix tribute at the 2007 International Guitar Festival and was included in the Four Decades of Folk Rock box set alongside of Bob Dylan and Wilco. She has played in Concert Halls all over the world including the Sydney Opera House.
Heart’s Nancy Wilson has described her as “my Aussie clone,” while Americana icon Lucinda Williams had this to say: “Initially, her stunning voice hooked me in. Then I got inside the songs. The first chance I got, I went to see her perform . . . I was floored! The combination of her tomboyish beauty mixed with the precision and assertiveness with which she approached the guitar, her surrounding languid and earthy vocals created an intoxicating blend.” (from her biography)
Anne McCue describes her new album, Broken Promise Land, as “a bit dirty, a bit rockin’, a bit swampy and a bit bluesy, with a touch of mysteriousness to it.
This new album is such a beauty. The song Beautiful Thing is stunning. I love every song on this record…maybe because Anne McCue is my Aussie clone!" ~~~~~~ NANCY WILSON (HEART)
"Anne McCue has made an amazing album – produced and recorded by herself. It sounds great, with her usual high standard of songwriting. I only wish I could have played on it." DUSTY WAKEMAN (Producer/Engineer: Lucinda Williams/Dwight Yoakam/Michelle Shocked)
David Olney and Sergio Webb
“In the tradition of Johnny Cash and Tom Waits, Olney has become
A PIONEER OF THE AMERICANA MUSIC SCENE.” ( The San Francisco Chronicle )
David Olney is one of the early pioneers of what’s known as Americana Music. His songs have been recorded by great artists like Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Del McCoury, Tim O’Brien, Ann Rabson, Kane, Welch and Kaplin, Steve Earle, Slaid Cleaves, Dale Ann Bradley and Lonnie Brooks to name a few.
"David Olney tells marvelous stories, with characters who cling to the hope of enduring love, all the while crossing the deep deivide into that long dak night of the the soul" ( Emmylou Harris).
"Anytime anyone asks me who my favorite music writers are, I say Mozart, Lightnin 'Hopkins, Bob Dylan and Dave Olney.
Dave Olney is one of the best songwriters I've ever heard – and that's true. I mean that from my heart."(Townes Van Zandt)
He has released more than 20 albums over four decades, including six live recordings.
Extraordinarily prolific singer-songwriter David Olney has become known worldwide for his intense live performances and intelligent compositions. His old buddy, . Steve Earle, a pretty fine songwriter himself, has played his tunes live, offering his own testimonial. Olney is an inventive, masterful songwriter – the songs stand on their own as among the best you’ll hear. Live, he’s a showman. Like Bruce Springsteen, James Brown, Leonard Cohen, and others – he knows the experience is even more important than the songs. He wants to make his audience laugh, cry, and think. But he and long time friend Sergio Webb are at their very best on stage in front of a live audience.
Olney will be joined onstage by touring buddy Sergio Webb.
“… GRIPPING and THOUGHT-PROVOKING, proves Olney to be a stone-cold
storyteller with an intriguing philosophical bent.” ~ Acoustic Guitar
“If FILM NOIR established Olney’s affinities with, say, Tom Waits, his new EP The STONE ought to put Olney up there with Bob Franke or Dylan: When Olney essays the anti-sedition Jesus-blues-rock of the new record’s ‘Brains,’ he’s talking about the modern world. This is how a literate, blues-loving Nashville songwriter with a philosophical bent interprets the last couple of millennia.” ~ The Nashville Scene (click to read more)
Sergio Webb, a brilliant multi-instrumentalist and often described as everyone’s ‘favorite guitar player in Nashville’ – a ‘small weird orchestra’ in himself.
Coming July 21 and 22, Peppino D"Agostino and David Tanenbaum ~ Check our Events page for details
He began to take up instrument after instrument, finally opting to concentrate on fiddle and mandolin. During the next three decades, he made his mark as a sideman, session player, headliner and composer. His first recording session was an uncredited mandolin set on Bob Dylan's Blood on the Tracks. He toured on a regular basis with Robin and Linda Williams, Norman Blake and the Rising Fawn Ensemble, and Chet Atkins. He also worked with the likes of Jethro Burns, Emmylou Harris, Willie Nelson, Johnny Gimble, Greg Brown, John Hartford and Taj Mahal, among a host of others.