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
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
Exhibit opening and concert celebrates legacy of Swedish labor songwriter and martyr Joe Hill at Bishop Hill Heritage Association on June 3, 2017 in Bishop Hill, IL, 2 pm.