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Ponkiesburg Pickin'
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
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Welcome back to another issue of Ponkiesburg Pickin', dedicated to
ensuring that you have some good music to see (or wish you could see)
every night of the week. Starting tonight, when Smokey Hormel will be
back at Sunny's. I'm amazed the bar isn't filled every time he plays.
He's a legend, he's got a crack band, and you can sit at the bar and
talk with your friends and hear him do western swing and jazz tunes.
It's the kind of relaxed and wonderful evening that makes Sunny's so
special.

Speaking of Sunny's, I'll be there on Friday night playing with Fresh
Baked, and Kari Denis will be joining us as well. And at their Sunday
brunch gig this week, Fresh Baked will be joined by Jen Larson, along
with Diane Stockwell and of course Joe Choina. Also Friday night, a
host of big names will be playing Bob Dylan songs at Jalopy -- the
lineup includes the South Slope String Band, Astrgrass, and much much
more.

And don't think you get Thursday off to relax in between, because the
Demolition String Band is at the Rodeo Bar and Li'l Mo is at Banjo
Jim's.

Hogzilla is playing Saturday night at Two Boots, and on Sunday,
there's a special celebration of Matt Winters' 10th anniversary
hosting the Moonshine Show. I hope you're all familiar with that show
(heck, I bet half of this list has appeared on the show!) but if not,
Matt plays great bluegrass music and hosts local bands for live
performances every Sunday morning, 10-12 am, on WKCR, 89.9 FM. It's
been a don't-miss institution for many years so go down and help thank
Matt for all he's done. It's Sunday night starting at 6pm, and will
feature lots of great pickers including Kenny Kosek, Fran and Charles,
Bill Christopherson, Reckon So and more.

Tuesday the 27th, Mamie Minch celebrates the release of her new CD at
Union Hall in Park Slope. The first edition will be handmade -- she's
printing and cutting and folding the CD cover herself. (A cakewalk
after having to hand-etch the CDs themselves, I'm sure.) The Second
Fiddles are at the Rodeo Bar and Michael Daves does his weekly thing
at Rockwood.

We got a blast-from-the-past note this week from Scott Pfaffman, who
long-time Brooklyn pickers may remember as a dobro/mandolin player at
Sunny's a while back. He used to play with the Gowanus Canal Boys, and
he's looking to start playing with some bands. He says he'll play for
peanut shells (you can keep the nuts) so it's time for a booking at
the Rodeo, it sounds like. You can reach him at[masked]  or
[address removed].

Please let us know what's going on so we can feature it here. Send
your gig notices, myspace bulletins, facebook posts and carrier
pigeons to [address removed] by Wednesday for inclusion. In
addition to this email newsletter, these updates and more are
published on our blog, the Ponkiesblog. See below for details.


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Calendar
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Wednesday, May 21

8:00 pm   Angel Band Jam
           Vin Rouge
           5th Avenue between 17th & 18th St, Brooklyn NY

           For Details, call Bill Duke,[masked]

8:00 pm   Franglais
           Bar Reis
           375 5th Ave, Brooklyn NY

           Ben Wood and Bobby Sexton on guitars, Monica Smith on
           fiddle, and Eve Seltzer on vocals: Rollicking hot club jazz
           and the only weekly gypsy jazz jam in NYC--please join us!
           The band will play one set at 8, followed by the jam session
           at 9:30.

8:00 pm   Whiskey Wednesday with Will Scott and Wylie Wirth
           68 Jay Street Bar
           Brooklyn NY

9:00 pm   Sheriff's Good Time Jam
           108 MacDougal St
           New York NY

9:30 pm   Roots n Ruckus
           Jalopy
           315 Columbia St., Brooklyn NY

10:00 pm  Smokey Hormel
           Sunny's
           253 Conover St, Brooklyn NY


Thursday, May 22

8:30 pm   Monica (L'il Mo) Passin
           Banjo Jim's
           9th St and Ave C, New York NY

10:00 pm  Demolition String Band
           Rodeo Bar
           375 Third Ave, New York NY


Friday, May 23

9:00 pm   Bob Dylan Song Celebration
           Jalopy
           315 Columbia St., Brooklyn NY

           Join South Slope String Band, Astrograss, AudraRox and more
           as they sing 31 Bob Dylan songs.

9:00 pm   Lennie's Jam
           Contact Lennie: [address removed] or[masked]

10:00 pm  Fresh Baked
           Sunny's
           253 Conover St, Brooklyn NY


Saturday, May 24

11:00 am  Traditional Appalachian Clogging Classes
           Chelsea Studios
           151 W 26 St, 6th Fl

           Beginner 11-12:30, Intermediate 12:30 - 2, Advanced 2 -
           3:15. Contact Mary Beth Yakoubian for information:
           [address removed]. The dancers love live music so
           musicians are welcome!

12:30 pm  Bluegrass Brunch with Copper Kettle
           Nolita House
           47 E Houston St

10:00 pm  Bluegrass Jam at Sunny's
           Sunny's
           253 Conover Street, Brooklyn NY

10:00 pm  Hogzilla
           Two Boots
           514 2nd St, Brooklyn NY


Sunday, May 25

12:30 pm  Bluegrass Brunch with Fresh Baked
           Nolita House
           47 E Houston St, New York NY

5:00 pm   Paddy Reilly's Jam
           Paddy Reilly's
           2nd Avenue and 29th Street, New York NY

5:00 pm   Ponkiesburg Pickin' Party
           Kili
           79-81 Hoyt Street, Brooklyn NY

6:00 pm   10th Year Anniversary Celebration of Matt Winters'
           hosting the Moonshine Show on WKCR-FM 89.9
           Banjo Jim's
           9th St and Ave C, New York NY

           Barbeque - Music featuring Kenny Kosek, Fran Leadon and
           Charles Puckett of the Y'all Stars, Bill Christopherson
           Trio, Danny Weiss and Mary Olive of Reckon So and special
           guests.


Monday, May 26

7:00 pm   NYC Bluegrass Slow Jam
           Paddy Reilly's
           2nd Ave and 29th Street, New York NY

           If you're a fairly new player and really want to play with
           other people, this is the meetup for you. Most of the folks
           that are part of this meetup are new to jamming and it is
           very exciting to be playing in a group for the first time.
           You should attend this meetup if you play: banjo, guitar,
           mandolin, fiddle or bass. This is a SLOW JAM -- meant for
           advanced beginning and intermediate players.

9:00 pm   Country Blues Jam
           Jalopy
           315 Columbia St., Brooklyn NY


Tuesday, May 27

6:00 pm   Citigrass
           Virgil's BBQ
           152 W 44 St, New York NY

7:30 pm   Mamie Minch CD Release Show
           Union Hall
           702 Union St., Brooklyn NY

           Celebrating the handmade limited edition first release of
           Mamie's new solo album, "Razorburn Blues."

9:00 pm   The Second Fiddles
           Rodeo Bar
           375 3rd Ave, New York NY

10:00 pm  Michael Daves
           Rockwood Music Hall
           196 Allen St., New York NY


Wednesday, May 28

8:00 pm   Angel Band Jam
           Vin Rouge
           5th Avenue between 17th & 18th St, Brooklyn NY

           For Details, call Bill Duke,[masked]

8:00 pm   Franglais
           Bar Reis
           375 5th Ave, Brooklyn NY

           Ben Wood and Bobby Sexton on guitars, Monica Smith on
           fiddle, and Eve Seltzer on vocals: Rollicking hot club jazz
           and the only weekly gypsy jazz jam in NYC--please join us!
           The band will play one set at 8, followed by the jam session
           at 9:30.

8:00 pm   Whiskey Wednesday with Will Scott and Wylie Wirth
           68 Jay Street Bar
           Brooklyn NY

9:00 pm   Sheriff's Good Time Jam
           108 MacDougal St
           New York NY

9:30 pm   Roots n Ruckus
           Jalopy
           315 Columbia St., Brooklyn NY


Thursday, May 29

8:00 pm   CashHank Hootenanny Jamboree
           Buttermilk
           577 Fifth Ave, Brooklyn NY

9:00 pm   Andy Mullen
           Jalopy
           315 Columbia St, Brooklyn NY

           Andy Mullen and his group, the humbly named "Andy Mullen
           Outfit" play Folk Fusion: a rousing combination of fiddle
           tunes, country, bluegrass, and even a little-bit-o-celtic
           for good measure. The stage is festooned with fiddles,
           banjos, guitars, harmonicas, accordions, and sundry "means
           to tinker." You'll be up on the floor in no time! Andy even
           calls some Squaredances! The gang will be playing songs from
           Andy's new album, "The Toenail Jar" which, incidentally, is
           available as a free digital download on his website -
           andymullenmusic.com.­


Friday, May 30

8:00 pm   Alan Friend House Concert
           Reservations required: Call[masked]

           This concert on the Upper West Side will feature traditional
           ballads from the U.S. & British Isles and old-time Music
           from the southern Appalachians, with Alan on vocals, banjo,
           guitar, concertina and more, plus Andy Klein, co-member of
           the Chelsea String Band, on fiddle & mandolin. Reservations
           are required because space is limited:  you MUST call (718)
          [masked] to reserve a space and to get the location ASAP.
           This concert is sponsored by the Folk Music Society of NY.
           Members of FMSY $12, Non-members $15, Children & F/T
           Students $6, Seniors $10.

9:00 pm   Lennie's Jam
           Contact Lennie: [address removed] or[masked]

9:00 pm   Wretched Refuse String Band
           Jalopy
           315 Columbia St, Brooklyn NY

           The Wretched Refuse String Band is New York Citys oldest,
           largest, and most eclectic local bluegrass and
           old-time string band, still actively performing and
           recording after more than 35 years. The concert on Friday,
           May 30th is an evening with The Wretched Refuse String
           Band. There will be 2 shows, the first starting at 9 PM
           and the late show commencing at 11 PM. Admission for each
           show is $10.00. The band has a very fluid membership, a
           free-wheeling approach to performance, and a light-hearted
           attitude in general. On May 30, the band will include
           Citizen Kafka, fiddle; Ken Kosek, fiddle; Jon Sholle,
           guitar; Bob Jones, guitar; Marty Confurious, bass; Marty
           Cutler, 5 string banjo; Larry Eagle, percussion; Barry
           Mitterhoff, mandolin.


Saturday, May 31

11:00 am  Traditional Appalachian Clogging Classes
           Chelsea Studios
           151 W 26 St, 6th Fl

           Beginner 11-12:30, Intermediate 12:30 - 2, Advanced 2 -
           3:15. Contact Mary Beth Yakoubian for information:
           [address removed]. The dancers love live music so
           musicians are welcome!

12:30 pm  Bluegrass Brunch with Copper Kettle
           Nolita House
           47 E Houston St

9:30 pm   Andy Mullen
           Parkside Lounge
           317 E. Houston St., New York NY

10:00 pm  Bluegrass Jam at Sunny's
           Sunny's
           253 Conover Street, Brooklyn NY

10:30 pm  Kings County Strings
           Parkside Lounge
           317 E. Houston St, New York NY


Sunday, June 1

12:30 pm  Bluegrass Brunch with Fresh Baked
           Nolita House
           47 E Houston St, New York NY

5:00 pm   Paddy Reilly's Jam
           Paddy Reilly's
           2nd Avenue and 29th Street, New York NY

5:00 pm   Ponkiesburg Pickin' Party
           Kili
           79-81 Hoyt Street, Brooklyn NY


Monday, June 2

9:00 pm   Country Blues Jam
           Jalopy
           315 Columbia St., Brooklyn NY

9:30 pm   Michael Daves' Bluegrass Jam
           The Parkside Lounge
           317 E. Houston St., New York NY





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www.whiskyrebellion.­com
www.mshanghaistringb­and.com
www.jonahbruno.com
www.myspace.com/trip­henderson
www.secondfiddles.co­m
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VENUES
www.sunnysredhook.co­m
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www.freddysbackroom.­com
www.lailalounge.com
www.jalopy.biz
www.galapagosartspac­e.com
www.bagottinn.com
www.livingroomny.com­
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INFORMATION
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STORES
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