Company of Folk News

Tatsu Aoki, the Art of Work: July 22, 2017



The brilliantly creative artist Tatsu Aoki will perform with his group at Pullman State Historic Site on July 22, 2017 at 2 pm.   Tatsu, who grew up in a geisha house and learned traditional shamisen music in that environment, will present a sampling of both shamisen and taiko music at the event, as well as discussed his unique upbringing … Read More

Ella Jenkins Receives National Heritage Fellowship 2017



Company of Folk is pleased to announce that folk musician and “First Lady of Children’s Folk Music” Ella Jenkins (1924- ) will receive a 2017 National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for Arts.


For more on this award and Ella’s long career as a Chicago-based folk musician:


Bravo Ella! You are an inspiration to all of us!




Photo: Alison Green