|Joe Carlson||Cathy Horner||Jesse Paledofsky||Bill Parsons|
A longtime resident of Fredericksburg, Joe Carlson is
just back from the Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas where he
refueled his songwriting muse. Besides appearing at a variety of
summer festivals and showcases in the metro DC area, Joe will be
performing locally on a regular basis at Einstein Brothers
Bagels. He has just released "Hurricane" a five song
cassette of his latest musical efforts.
Cathy Horner made her local debut last May at the
Pickers Supply Showcase. Being relatively new to the area, she
has since enjoyed making new friends by performing locally. She
really appreciates the response she has been getting. Her current
focus is on honing her playing & writing skills on primarily
fingerstyle acoustic instrumentals & lyrical songs. She
strives to continually expand her musical abilities by writing
and practicing different and challenging pieces. Other activities
that Cathy's professionally involved with include giving group
& private guitar instruction, teaching TAI CHI, and making
crafts that she sells at an antique/gift shop. She also enjoys
home decorating, gardening, wildlife, surfing the Web and taking
care of her husband & pets.
Jesse Paledofsky has
played his original music in both the Detroit and the Washington,
DC area. He's opened for Bob Franke and Lee Murdoch. He's played
on the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater with Pete Seeger. He was the
proprietor of the "Compared to What" Coffeehouse in
Detroit. Performing Songwriter magazine credits him with bringing
"the house to its feet with cheers and applause" in
North Carolina with his song I've Got the Swannanoa Gathering
Sleep Deprivation Blues.
"To be hopeful without being trite or naive.
That's the goal." So says DC -based singer-songwriter Bill Parsons.
Parsons, age 29, is a four time WAMMIE (Washington Area Music
Award) nominee who performed 125 dates between Maine and Colorado
last year -- including appearances at the Birchmere, Club Passim,
Eddies Attic, the Bluebird Cafe, the Rocky Mountain Folk
Festival, the Austin Acoustic Music Festival and three shows at
the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. The Washington Post describes
his CD, Unskilled Labor, as "clever and touching". The
New York Times calls Bill "an emerging voice on the east
coast folk music scene."
What's up next --
The July 25 show includes Mary Flower (mark your calendars for this one!), Damion
Wolfe, Bob Gramann, and Sara Landymore. Mary Flower is an outstanding blues artist.
Sara is at the center of the music scene in Northern Virginia. In addition to
performing in her unique style, she is very supportive of other musicians in the
area. This will be an exciting show.
The August 29 show features Todd Cumpston, Buddy Mondlock (The Kid), Carol Elliot,
and Abby Bardi.
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