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"
"I know what music is and what music does to that next person.
I know that music unites people. Music gives hope and
Music is a way of life. That I know"
Check our Events page to find out about all
upcoming SLOfolks concerts.
**On August 9, 2007, SLOfolks received our tax exempt status from the IRS. We are now a public charity, exempt from federal taxes as a 501 (c)(3) corporation.
Any bequests, transfers, gifts or contributions to SLOfolks are tax deductible under section 170 of the code.
OUR SLOFOLKS APRIL CONCERTS
Rita Hosking and Sean Feder
Rita Hosking & Sean Feder double bill with Doug Adamz
SLOfolks is very happy to bring back Rita Hosking and Sean Feder….and also to introduce you to Doug Adamz…all three are very talented musicians!
Friday, April 25, Coalesce Bookstore, 7:00PM ~ $20
Saturday, April 26, Castoro Cellars, 7:30PM ~ $20
Rita Hosking ~ guitar and vocals
"In scorching form" (UK Telegraph), Northern California's own Rita Hosking sings of forest fires, culture clash, demolition derbies, the working class and hope. From NPR's Weekend Edition to Bob Harris's BBC show, Rita is moving audiences around the globe with her stories in song and doubly sweet and sinewy voice, "a captivating performer," (R2 Magazine.)
Authentic American folk-music that stirs the soul." –Alan Harrison for No Depression
"Top 10 Country Albums of 2013" –The UK Telegraph, writing of Little Boat
"She's been called the best kept secret in country folk and Rita's razor-sharp songs and great live performances bear out the claim." –The Daily Mirror, April 5 2013
"Heartfelt country soul set by someone who has quietly become one of the best…Hosking is a real talent, and sits up alongside Nanci Griffith as someone who understands the human heart and can touch it every single time." –Jeremy Searle, Maverick Magazine
"Rita Hosking's Burn, one of the genuine surprises in a pretty decent year of music, is right up there with Gillian Welch's The Harrow and the Harvest in the ranks of intelligent, moving, rooted-in-real-folk-music singing and songwriting." –Jerome Clark, Rambles.net
"A sledgehammer to my heart." --Frank Gutch Jr., Rock and Reprise
"There's a grit to her songs and a sinewy toughness to her voice that weave their own spell." –Q Magazine
"With an of-the-earth, gnarled voice that ranges from high and sweet to down-home and ferocious, Hosking had the audience in the palm of her hand, and the line to buy her CD's snaked through the Sierra meadows." –Ami Chen-Mills Naim, Santa Cruz Weekly about Rita's performances at Strawberry Music Festival.
"The first thing that hits you… is the strength and power in Rita Hosking's voice, and the fierce passion it contains." –Bob Gottlieb, Folk and Acoustic Music Exchange
Sean Feder on Dobro and banjo ~
Sean's three decades of music performance has been eclectic with a strong penchant towards everything rooted in rhythm. His music career includes collaborative performance and recording projects with several notable rhythmic and melodic masters, such as Arthur Hull (Village Music Circles), Hershel Yatovitz (of Chris Isaak), and Joe Craven.
Doug is a tremendous singer, songwriter, guitarist, fiddler and harmonicist. Don’t utterly ruin your lives by missing Doug Adamz, Friends
A stunning talent! The cd’s are divine! Stevie Brear-Joshua Tree Musicians
Doug is a Genius!!
Ken Raisanen, Mgr. WOAS FM
Doug Adamz is a masterful guitar player, a soulful singer, and an outrageous harmonica player. Add the insightful poetry of his lyrics and his terrific sense of humor, Doug puts on a show you’ll never forget. Some of his songs are engaging stories, some are reflective or philosophical, and sometimes he just gets down with the blues.
Doug Adamz has recorded five albums of original, instrumental music and three albums of his songs. His compositions have been used by The Joffrey and other ballet companies (Santa Fe/Aspen, Oklahoma City, San Francisco), featured in a film by Robert Altman (The Company), heard in a PBS documentary soundtrack (Jim Thorpe, World's Greatest Athlete) and in two Spanish television series (La Frontera Herida, Sahel). The Kronos Quartet commissioned Doug to write several short pieces and Stevie Coyle (The Waybacks) and Dr. Elmo (Grandma–Reindeer) have recorded and released some of Doug’s songs on their albums. He’s performed with Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Joan Baez, and many finger-style illuminaries like Stevie Coyle and Doug Young, played (informally) with Maria Muldaur, and Jim Messina, recorded with Peter Rowan and Huey Lewis and opened for many stars including Ricky Skaggs, Jerry Lee Lewis, Jesse Colin Young, Dottie West, Johnny Rivers and Johnny Lee. His 1973 degree in music is from the University of Texas at El Paso, with a major in guitar.
PIERRE BENSUSAN'S 40TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR
COMES TO TEMPLETON
May 10, Pierre Bensusan at Castoro Cellars only
Check 'Our Events' page ~ Get your tickets early!