Pete Seeger Sing-Along with The San Francisco Folk Music Club

Pete Seeger Sing-Along with The San Francisco Folk Music Club

The San Francisco Folk Music Club

Sunday, May 6th

Doors: 12:00 pm / Show: 1:00 pm

Free with Reservation

Free with Reservation

  • This event is free with reservation.
  • Ticket reservations start 4/8/18 at 12:30pm.
  • Reservations are limited to 2 tickets per person.

Pete Seeger Singalong
The San Francisco Folk Music Club is a non-profit corporation of singers, instrumentalists, performers, song writers, dancers, and listeners. Since the late 1940s it has provided community support, instruction, and entertainment for generations of budding-to-professional musicians living in and outside the Bay area. Its purpose is the enjoyment, dissemination, and preservation in individual, family and community life of that acoustic music roughly defined as folk. Membership is open to all, and membership fees are minimal to be available to people of all walks of life.

The San Francisco Folk Music Club publishes a bi-monthly newsletter, the folknik, full of information about traditional music and events; it welcomes all to join in music events throughout the year, including monthly jam sessions, the annual San Francisco Free Folk Festival (June) and the El Cerrito Free Folk Festival (fall), and holiday weekend campouts in the summer. All Club members are eligible to register for and attend the five-day Camp New Harmony over the New Year’s break.

SFFMC is honored to be invited to lead the Pete Seeger Sing-Along in celebration of the Freight & Salvage’s 50th year.
Carter Family Sing-Along
The Carter Family is generally regarded as the First Family of American country music. They first recorded in 1927 for Victor Records in Bristol, TN, as part of what is considered to be the "Big Bang" of country music. Their recordings of songs such as "Wabash Cannonball", "Can the Circle Be Unbroken", "Wildwood Flower", "Keep On the Sunny Side" and "I'm Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes" made these songs country standards. The original group consisted of three people from rural Southwest Virginia: A.P. Carter, his wife Sara Carter, and his sister-in-law Maybelle Carter. In addition, Sara and Maybelle were first cousins. Maybelle is considered to be the originator of country-style guitar playing, and Sara’s rich alto voice has been a template for many women country singers. A.P. traveled throughout the Eastern mountains, collecting folksongs which they recorded (and which, consequently, made A.P. quite a good living through copyrights and publishing rights).

There is nothing that nurtures a sense of community and well-being like singing well-loved songs together. Laurie Lewis will lead this joyous sing-along, aided by Leah Wollenberg and young guitarist and singer Daisy Kerr. The trick will be trying to figure out which songs, among the hundreds the Carter Family recorded, to feature. There are too many gems to choose from!
The San Francisco Folk Music Club