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  • Photo of Andrew McKnight WFMA's monthly Showcase Series is held at , an outstanding restaurant in downtown Bethesda, MD, just 3 blocks from the Bethesda Metro (and with plenty of FREE parking on Sundays).  These showcases are normally held on the second Sunday of each month (at 7 PM unless otherwise noted).  Our goal is to bring you performers who have been favorites at our events over the years and introduce new performers to you as well.
     
  • Our good friend Jeannie Brand was featured on the August 18, 2018 edition of the So Important! podcast on PodBean.  Jeannie talked about her experiences growing up as the daughter of the legendary folk singer Oscar Brand, who was not only a prolific song writer and performer in his own right, but he also played a critical role in helping to launch the careers of Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Arlo Guthrie, and countless other great performers.  Jeannie discusses Oscar's close association with WFMA and mentions our tribute concert, Remembering Oscar Brand held on October 29, 2017.  Take a listen, and if you find it interesting, you might also enjoy reading more about Jeannie's experiences in her recently published memoir, The Folk-Singer's Daughter.  You can find it at Amazon.
     
  • We would like to pass on some information about an upcoming opportunity you won't want to miss.  In April of 2019 one of our favorite groups, will host a tour of scenic Ireland.  What could be better than combining the sights of Ireland with the music of ?  Check out the details at the BrackTours website and reserve your spot today!
     
  • On Sunday, April 15, 2018, we had the honor of presenting the legendary singer-songwriter David Mallett at Positano Ristorante Italiano in Bethesda, MD.  The concert sold out well in advance and David delighted the audience with his classic songs, earning him multiple standing ovations.  David is one of America’s true original troubadours.  In a career spanning four decades, he has recorded 14 albums, had several hundred covers of his songs, including the American folk classic "Garden Song" [Inch by Inch, Row by Row] and performed in clubs, concert halls and festivals across the US, Canada and Europe.  He has appeared on numerous broadcasts, including National Public Radio’s A Prairie Home Companion.  Known for his carefully written, poetic offerings, his body of work has provided material for an eclectic list of artists that includes Alison Krauss, Pete Seeger, Hal Ketchum, Emmylou Harris, John Denver and the Muppets.  You can find all the concert details here.
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  • Photo of DVD Cover We are excited to be able to offer three new items by in our online store.  We now have available the outstanding, The Chad Mitchell Trio: Then and Now 3 DVD Set, which contains footage from several of the Trio's early 60s TV appearances, as well as the 1987 Reunion Concert with John Denver, and more recent concerts in Spokane, WA and Bayfield, WI.  Also available are the The Chad Mitchell Trio: Then and Now Scrapbook and a CD single, "The George Bush Society."
     
  • Photo of Best of Side by Side Also available for the first time in the WFMA Store are 10 CDs by and
     
  • photo of Taylor Pie On June 25, 2016 we had the honor of presenting in an intimate, house concert setting at the home of Bruce Cohen, in Silver Spring.  In the 60s, Pie was a member of the The Pozo Seco Singers, whose recording of "Time" reached #1 in major markets throughout the US.  After leaving The Pozo Seco Singers, Pie's solo career included the release of several CDs, most notably the critically aclaimed So Little Has Changed, in 2008, and her being inducted into the Old Time Country Music Hall of Fame in 2015.   gave a wonderful, intimate performance, with a short opening set by local singer-songwriter, Len Jaffe.  You can find out more about the concert here.
     
  • Photo of Side by Side The Side by Side Aloha Concert on September 26, 2015, at the Jewish Community Center in Rockville, MD was an amazing evening of music.

     This was the last opportunity to see in concert before Doris Justis retires and moves to Hawaii.  Doris and Sean were joined by three of the best instrumentalists around, Paul Prestopino, Bob Hefferan and Ron Greenstein.  And other friends of dropped in to join in the celebration, including two-time Grammy Award winner, our "special surprise guest," and, as a complete surprise to Doris and Sean,
     

  • An Evening with the Chad Mitchell Trio and Friends: The Farewell Concert

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    On Saturday, November 15, 2014 we presented the last U.S. performance by The Chad Mitchell Trio.  Aside from a cruise in March of 2015, this was the very last opportunity to hear the music of this trio that has delighted audiences for over 50 years.  This final concert was held at the beautiful Betheda Blues and Jazz Supper Club in downtown Bethesda, MD.  There were some special surprises and of course, time to remember and celebrate the life of Father Joe.  While no one could take Joe Frazier's place, Ron Greenstein, who has played bass for the trio since 2009 and has been filling in for Joe on vocals since 2011, joined Chad and Mike for the concert.  Also sharing in this celebration were and the Gaslight Singers.
     

  • The WFMA Store is now Online. WFMA products may now be ordered online using a major credit card. New WFMA "Friends of Folk Music" memberships can also be processed through the online WFMA Store. New members will receive a free gift: Give Yourself to Love, a special CD containing highlights of the 15th Annual WFMA Benefit Weekend.
     

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