[ From Butch Ross ] Spring Tour --PA leg: St. College, Bethlehem, Pittsburgh...and Cincinnati, OH

Butch Ross butch at butchross.com
Mon May 7 12:21:29 EDT 2012

Upcoming Shows:

Thursday, May 10, 2012 – 7pm
Free (pass the hat)
Webster’s Bookstore Cafe
133 E Beaver Ave, State College PA 16801
My first time here, if you dulcimer players, folk music fans in the area,
send ‘em my way!

Friday, May 11, 2012 – 8pm $16.50 (Reservations Recommended)
Godfrey Daniels - Possibilities of the Mountain Dulcimer.
A.J. Bashore opens
7 E. 4th St. Bethlehem, PA 18015-1601
Another first appearance, I'm super excited about this one. Tell your
friends and carpool!

May 12, 2012 – EARLY SHOW! 3pm
Free (Pass the Hat)
Lili's Coffee Shop
3138 Dobson Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) 15219
Playing again with the awesome Panther Hollow String Band

May 13, 2012 – 5:30pm -- $5.00 free to members of the QCB
Dulcimer Workshop -- Common Chord Substitutions
Zion United Church of Christ
2332 Sherwood Lane, Norwood, Ohio (United States) 45212

May 13, 2012 – 7pm -- $5.00
Leo Coffeehouse
Zion United Church of Christ
2332 Sherwood Lane, Norwood, Ohio (United States) 45212

First of all, THANK YOU to everyone who came out to the Friday Potluck, the
workshops and the shows at the Central Ohio Folk Festival. It was great to
see everyone (I felt like I spent most of my time there hugging and saying
hello to everyone).

The tour continues...after a quick trip home to visit my mom and dad (it is
Mother's Day on Thursday after all). I'm off to two new and exciting venues.

Websters Bookstore Cafe -- Not too long ago--in the midst of these hard
economic times--Webster's closed. But they've recently opened, and I'm not
kidding, due to popular demand!!! This is my first time there, and I'd love
to see some new faces. So if you know anyone in the Central PA area who
plays dulcimer or would otherwise just dig what I do, give 'em a yell and
let them know please!

Godfrey Daniels in Bethlehem, Pa --This is one of the most venerated folk
clubs in the country. A launching pad for John Gorka, Richard Shindell and
countless others. I am honored to be asked to play here. The great A.J.
Bashore opens, and you better believe I'm bring my A game.

Lili's Coffee*house --A newish and well-respected coffeehouse in the Polish
Hill section of Pittsburgh. Every tie I play here, Rob has paired me with a
great band. This time it's one that I played with a couple of years ago;
the always fun Panther Hollow String Band.

Leo Coffeehouse --Another absolute favorite place to play. I think this is
my sixth visit to this folk music institution. Great room, great music and
there's a folk jam before and an open mic during.

I will also be teaching a workshop on some common chord substitutions. Just
a couple of little things to look out for harmonically, that will go a long
way to helping you dissect and learn new (well actually old) tunes.

That's all for now. Hope to see you (or someone you know) at a show soon.

C-ya out there.


"Now I know what a dulcimer is supposed to sound like" —Jake Shimabukuro

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