Side by Side Aloha Concert on September 26, 2015, at the Jewish Community Center
in Rockville, MD was an amazing evening of music.
This fall Doris Justis will be retiring and relocating to Hawaii.
This was the last opportunity to see
Doris and Sean were joined by three of the best instrumentalists around, Paul Prestopino, Bob Hefferan and
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,
While the audience in the Kreeger Theater thouroughly enjoyed the concert,
some technical issues prevented us from broadcasting much of the show on Concert Window.
But we have learned from this first experiecence with Concert Window and expect to be
much more successful on our next broadcast.
We apologize to those not able to view the show online.
We were able to capture the last 45 minutes of the concert from our Concert Window broadcast and have uploaded it to YouTube.
You can view it here:
Plan to join us on the second Sunday of each month (at 7 PM, unless otherwise noted) for our "WFMA Showcase at El Golfo."
is a Latin American restaurant, located at 8739 Flower Avenue, in Silver Spring, MD.
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.
So far our showcases have featured some wonderful artists and everyone has enjoyed the fine food, service and music.
Have you spent your Sunday nights wishing you could still listen to Dick Cerri’s “Music Americana?”
For many of us, Sunday nights were devoted to listening to the music that Dick (and the rest of us) loved.
Now, thanks to the efforts of one of Dick’s biggest fans, Mike Marmer, we can listen to the music, interviews, folk quizzes, and commentary that we all enjoyed when Dick was on the air.
Mike has made available a sampling of Dick’s shows online.
You can find more information here.
An Evening with the Chad Mitchell Trio and Friends: The Farewell Concert
On Saturday, November 15 we presented the last U.S. performance by
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.
Our June 1, 2013, Benefit Concert for Madison House Autism Foundation
was an amazing evening of music.
Madison House specializes in support for young adults with Autism.
This concert was different from our past benefit concerts in several ways.
First, the majority of the proceeds from ticket sales will go to Madison House.
And second, we presented fewer performers, so that the audience could enjoy more music from each of the artists participating in the show.
Some of the most well known artists in folk music joined us for this benefit concert:
The concert took place at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center on the campus of the University of MD in College Park.
A group of WFMA fans ventured north to Maine to attend Remembering Tom Rowe: A Celebration in Song on May 11, 2013, in Auburn, ME.
This concert, organized by Tom's son Dave, featured The Dave Rowe Trio, Schooner Fare, The Squid Jiggers, Don Campbell (with his wife Tanya), Danny Quinn and our own Side by Side.
It was a wonderful evening of music.
Photos of the weekend will be posted here soon.
A capacity crowd enjoyed the smooth sounds of The Brothers Four in
this very rare East Coast appearance by one of the premier folk groups of all time.
Their set included such Brothers Four classics as "Greenfields," "The Green Leaves of Summer," "Yellow Bird," and their powerful "Train Song Medley."
Other folk standards included in the set were "This Land is Your Land" and "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?".
The audience was delighted to have the opportunity to enjoy their music and gave The Brothers Four an enthusiastic
standing ovation at the conclusion of their performance.
Mary Cliff, host of Traditions on WAMU, served as MC for the evening.
Side by Side, Doris Justis and Sean McGhee, provided an entertaining opening set that included
many fan favorites, including "Ready for the Storm" and "Afternoon Delight."
We have added a new feature to the WFMA website.
Visit our Musical Notes page to see current items of interest to the DC area folk music community.
The current notes include:
One of our members is interested in selling his collection of folk LPs.