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The Groundhog Day SOJO

  • Feb 1, 2014 · 2:00 PM
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Here's hoping Punxsutawney Phil won't Stand in the Shadows of Love, be followed by a Moonshadow or see The Shadow of Your Smile.  :)  See you at SOJO!

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.


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.
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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  • Jay H.

    Bob (and others in Shenandoah Run): There's a Q for Shenadoah Run in Mudcat Cafe's web page. Go to:

    February 9, 2014

  • bernadette w.

    Great!!!! As always

    February 2, 2014

  • Johanna

    What does it mean for one set of lyrics to a traditional song to be more correct than another?

    February 2, 2014

  • HenryM

    Very nice session; large group, but well organized.

    February 2, 2014

  • Floyd H.

    We had a great time, and are starting to feel at home with everyone. It meant a lot to get together with like minded souls after the passing of Pete Seeger this week.

    February 1, 2014

  • Jim T.

    Loved it! Thanks once again to my friends for letting me try out my new song about Pete Seeger. It was really gratifying to hear the feedback. It was a great session overall. - Jim

    February 1, 2014

  • Lindsey R.

    Wish I could come! We'll try to be there next time! Have fun today! :)

    February 1, 2014

  • Jim T.

    I wrote a song about Pete Seeger yesterday on the plane, and I'd like to share it today. Looks like it will be a big SOJO...

    February 1, 2014

  • Johanna

    In honor of Groundhog Day, I'll bring a song with 27 verses that all sound the same.

    January 26, 2014

    • Amy D.

      What were your thoughts on January? Mine were - hey old man winter it has been a while.

      February 1, 2014

    • Eric

      With every paper I delivered

      February 1, 2014

  • Libby W.

    Changing my RSVP to no since I don't think you want me to share my sWHINE flu...

    January 31, 2014

  • Rici

    I'll be there but need to leave at the break.

    January 27, 2014

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