Tracy Grammer – September 7th, 2017

 

Tracy Grammer has become one of folk music’s most beloved artists. Renowned for her springwater-clear alto, perfectly intoned violin, and guitar playing that is by turns percussive and delicate, Grammer is also a masterful storyteller with an ease and charisma on stage — not to mention a riotous sense of humor.

Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers – August 10th @ 7pm

 

The Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers are a young couple, highly talented musicians, making a name for themselves by performing their version of classic Hillbilly, western swing and old time fiddle tunes. They blew me away when I saw them at the Folk Alliance Region Midwest conference. Come see the future of music.

John Flynn performing on July 7th, 2017 @ 7:00pm

 

John is one of our favorites and has performed at West Bethesda several times. He is a great songwriter – his songs will move you. Note, this is a Friday night concert so gather your friends for an evening of original music and a live performance right here in Williams County.

Brad Cole performing on June 15th, 2017 at 7:00pm

Shawna Caspi performing on April 20th

Shawna Caspi Apr 2017

Joe Jencks performing on August 18th

Joe Jencks Aug 2016

John Flynn at 7 pm on July 22nd

John Flynn July  2016

Andy Cohen at 7 pm on June 10, 2016

Andy Cohen June  2016

Andrew McKnight at 7 pm on May 12th

Andrew McKnight May 2016

March 3rd: “Patriots & Protestors from the 1700s to Today”.

 
March 3rd at 7:00 pm West Bethesda Folk Music Concerts and The Williams County Historical Society will be presenting Jim Hall & Cindy Morgan and their program “Patriots & Protestors from the 1700s to Today”.

 

This program is co-hosted by West Bethesda Folk Music Concerts and The Williams County Historical Society and will be presented at the Williams County Historical Museum, 622 East Main street (on the fairgrounds) in Montpelier, Ohio.


In the U.S., we have a long history of politically-themed music, with songs of protest and songs of patriotism both well-represented.  Exploring the journey from the birth of the United States until present day,  we’ll look at songs from both sides of the spectrum at crucial points in our nation’s history.  Many of these songs are familiar, but they become more interesting as you hear the stories of how they came to be.

 

You will recall that Jim Hall & Cindy Morgan performed at West Bethesda last year. Along with their playlist of traditional and contemporary music Jim & Cindy also perform several programs with a historical content. Not unusual, we’ve discovered that a number of our musician friends have special programs with a historical theme. With the content of these programs being historical it just seemed natural for us to partner with The Williams County Historical Society to present these special programs. And the Historical Society has agreed to co-host the programs at their museum. If you’ve not been to the museum you will want to spend a few minutes viewing their outstanding displays.

 

Jim Hall & Cindy Morgan are self-taught musicians and play a multitude of acoustic instruments, including guitar (6-string, 12-string, resonator), mandolin, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, harmonica, and concertina.  From the East Lansing area, Jim & Cindy have several CDs, together and solo.   They are also very involved in the mid-Michigan music scene, with Jim hosting a radio show, “Roots & Branches” on WLNZ radio 89.7, and Cindy on the Board of the Ten Pound Fiddle.

 

So please, mark your calendar for March 3rd at 7:00 pm for this very special presentation. West Bethesda Folk Music Concerts is very pleased to be co-hosting this program with The Williams County Historical Society. Please join us at the museum on the Williams County Fairgrounds in Montpelier, Ohio. It will be an entertaining and educational evening. We will be requesting a $15 donation for the performers.

 

H&M at FARM 2013