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The Diamonds and Rust SOJO

  • Jan 4, 2014 · 2:00 PM
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It's Joan Baez's 73rd birthday.  Let's sing some folk songs!

Since Feb.2013, we've been meeting in a new location!  While our old Crystal City meeting place is being renovated, we've had to come up with an alternative location at least temporarily. Please be sure to log in and check out the new address when you RSVP. More detailed directions, closest Metro and parking info can be found in a File "uploaded on Feb 7, 2013" under the "More" tab.

If you're a seasoned SOJO'er, you already know the program, but below are all the details which may be helpful to our new members.

MOST IMPORTANT POINTS:

1. If you have a copy of Rise Up Singing, please bring it. If you don't, we may have some extras available for you to borrow (one time only, please) or buy from us.
2. Feel free to bring lyrics to hand out, preferably with chords, for songs not in the book.  If you'd like to bring a song that most people don't know well, see if you can find a youtube link and post it in the comments when you RSVP.  We'd like to listen a few times before the SOJO to get the hang of it.
3. Bring something to drink, as singing is likely to make you thirsty.
4. We appreciate but do not require, any contributions ($4, or whatever) to help pay for renting the room.
5. Please do RSVP. It helps us know how to set up the room. RSVP by clicking "Yes" above the other attendees' names.
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FURTHER DETAILS, if you like:
* Our regular gatherings take place on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month.  We meet from 2 to 5 p.m. with a break around 3:30. You can come for the whole time or just part of it. If you can arrive early to help set up and so we have a musical quorum to start, that would be great. 
* Click on "Pages" for additional information such as our format and other good things to know; click on "Photos" for pictures of some of our gatherings; click on "More," then "Files" to check out the wide variety of songs we've sung at previous SOJOs.
Whether you're new to SOJO or not so new, we look forward to singing and/or jamming with you!

 

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  • Floyd H.

    Just ordered two copies of Rise Up, should be here in a week. Next time I'll bring my own music stand. Although the crowd was large, I enjoyed the energy. It's always difficult to keep things moving in such circumstances, so I applaud the organizers for their grace and patience.

    January 5, 2014

  • Bill B.

    Fun! Thank you all for being so welcoming.

    January 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a good time, will come back!

    January 4, 2014

  • Floyd H.

    Had a good time, love the feeling.

    January 4, 2014

  • Bob M.

    Lots of new people, many talented. Too much time between songs We need to speed it up a little.

    January 4, 2014

  • bernadette w.

    Excellent!!!

    January 4, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Running late, will join you after the break.

    January 4, 2014

  • Allison

    Wait, does that mean we can't sing Joan Baez songs...?

    January 3, 2014

  • Lisa

    Well shoot, I think Elvis's birthday is on January 8th... so maybe we can fit some of his work in too.

    January 3, 2014

  • Jim T.

    I'll have to miss this one, but looking forward to next time. Cheers, Jim

    January 3, 2014

  • Margi

    I'm working on the guitar breaks for Diamonds and Rust but a little "rusty."
    My guest will be Cynthia

    1 · January 3, 2014

  • Allison

    I'm a first-timer, looking forward to meeting everyone! Here are a few of my favorite folk songs sung by Joan Baez. If others know them, that would be wonderful!

    Silver Dagger: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDuvjqO5WI4
    Lily of the West: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txmlaZbY-f4

    And one of her own songs, Diamonds and Rust: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGMHSbcd_qI

    January 3, 2014

  • Anne M.

    signing up with a yes but may have a last minute work commitment

    December 29, 2013

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