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Folk Music Concerts

The following folk music concerts are presented by The Living Tradition. These concerts feature international and local artisans of contemporary folk music and traditional folk music. 

To view a list of artists who have performed in The Living Tradition concert series, click Concert History, or scroll to the bottom of this page. These events are partially funded by a grant from the Anaheim Arts Council.

Location & Time

All concerts are held on the 3rd Saturday of most months at the Anaheim Downtown Community Center, 250 E. Center St., in Anaheim (in the heart of Orange County).  Free parking

Concerts start at 7:30 PM, unless otherwise noted.

Price

Unless otherwise noted: 

  • Advance Reservations: $18 per person ($15 with Living Tradition membership discount; $15 Students).  Children under 18 FREE with paid adult.

  • Day of Show: $20 per person ($17 with Living Tradition membership discount; $17 Students).  Children under 18 FREE with paid adult. 

  • Cash or check only at the door.

Why reserve in advance?

  • The community center staff will know how many seats to set up.

  • We can better plan for adequate snacks and refreshments.

  • It helps the artists know they will have an audience.

  • You will be eligible to sit in the reserved seating section for most shows.

  • You will be placed in a drawing for “free stuff.”

  • Admission is less expensive.

 

Contact

For reservations, concert information and booking inquiries, please call Ron at (714) 997-8590 or e-mail concerts@thelivingtradition.org.
 

Schedule  

June 15, 2019

The Flaw are alumni of the Living Tradition.  Their musical explorations include bluegrass and a panoply of American roots music such as folk, country, rockabilly, jazz, pop, and Western swing featuring lightning instrumental solos (fiddle, banjo, mandolin, dobro, guitar) and tight vocal harmonies. 

 

July 20, 2019

Lilies of the West This four women (and one male) band presents music from Appalachia, Louisiana (Cajun,) Ireland, and Scotland. They are upbeat, and the music is toe-tapping complete with funny stories. 

Banshee in the Kitchen:  Three women (Brenda Hunter, Jill Egland, and Kat Edmonson) perform Celtic music on fiddle, flute, accordion, and guitars.  They take traditional Celtic tunes and find the sweet spot between old and new.

 

Aug. 17, 2019

I See Hawks In LA is a California country band with a unique approach to roots music.  They have been featured performers at the National Folk Alliance showcase and festivals all over the U.S. and Europe, and the UK.

 

Sept. 21, 2019

Karen Hart is an award winning singer/songwriter.  Karen is the singing voice of Sigourney Weaver in the Showtime movie Snow White, she wrote all of the songs for the Divine cult classic Lust In The Dust, and she has performed on numerous occasions with the Los Angeles Symphony and the Los Angeles Master Chorale

Tall Men Group, featuring Marty Axelrod, Severin Browne, Jeff Kossack, John Stowers, Ed Tree, and Jimmy Yessian, is a collaboration of singers/songwriters who challenge themselves to each write one new song per month.

 

Oct. 19, 2019

Alan Reid is a Scottish folk multi-instrumentalist and songwriter.  He was a founding member of Battlefield Band, which combined traditional Celtic melodies and new material.  Reid is a prolific and fluid songwriter, his compositions full of imagery and stories of common folk and historical figures as well.  As interesting and moving as the stories are, his musical compositions leave the listener with a strong, memorable and very singable melody.

 

Nov. 16, 2019

Dan Frechette & Laurel Thompsen are a Canadian-American-Folk-Roots duo performing on guitar and fiddle.  They combine soaring violin, diverse guitar styles, compelling storytelling, a dash of harmonica and humor, and unique vocal rapport for a dynamic, engaging, polished performance.

The MacMammals are the husband - wife team of Carol Schryver-Bloom and Ron Bloom.  Their specialty is songs from Ireland, Scotland, England, and North America.  From heartfelt ballads to rousing sea shanties, their music weaves historical tales with folklore and humor.

 

Dec. 21, 2019

No concert tonight.  Happy Holidays!

 

Jan. 18, 2020

The Alleycats are America’s Doo-Wop group, serving up a perfect blend of 1950’s and 60’s hits and hilarious comedy.  A music and comedy show featuring the greatest hits of the 50s and 60s.  You have seen the Rat Pack.  Now meet the Cat Pack!

 

Additional 2019 concerts details will be added as information becomes available.

The schedule is subject to change.

 

Attention Artists:

If you are an artist who wishes to be considered for an appearance at The Living Tradition concert series, please first review the Concert History below.  Does your music fit in with this diverse group of artists?
 

Concert History

The following artists have performed in The Living Tradition Concert Series (since 1999) or are booked for upcoming shows:

Albert & Gage 

Joyce Andersen

Caren Armstrong 

Paul Arnoldi 

Audrey Auld 

Sherry Austin

Banshee in the Kitchen

Bev Barnett & Greg Newlon

Ruth Barrett & Cyntia Smith 

Cathy Barton and Dave Para

John Batdorf 

Mike Benecke

Bob Bennett

Kate Bennett

Richard Berman 

Chris Berry 

Lou & Peter Berryman 

The Better Halves

Bettman & Halpin 

Blue Deux & Friends

Blue Mama 

Bryan Bowers 

The Brilliant Gypsies

Mikki Brisk

Severin Browne

The Browne Sisters & George Cavanaugh

The Buccaneers

Burning Heart Bluegrass 

Cache Valley Drifters

Fil Campbell

Kate Campbell 

Corrina Carter

Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer

Donna Lynn Caskey

Joanna Cazden

Phil Christie

Ciunas

Brad Colerick

Colerick-Corbett Band

Lui Collins

Conjunto los Pochos 

Tom Corbett 

Chuck E. Costa

Debra Cowan 

Ronny Cox

Shaun Cromwell

The Crooked Jades

Joe Crookston

Dafni 

Michael DeLalla 

Bill Dempsey 

The Devil’s Box String Band

Fur Dixon & Steve Werner

John Doan

Ray Doyle

D-Squared 

Maria Dunn

Cliff Eberhardt

Kat Eggleston 

emith

Aireene Espiritu

Joel Fafard

Aengus Finnan 

Beth Fitchet Wood  

Four Shillings Short 

Bob Fox 

Michael Fracasso

David Francey 

Bob Franke

Dan Frechette & Laurel Thomsen

Freebo

Freebo & Photoglo 

Gemini

Kerry Getz

Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen  

Susie Glaze 

Jim Goodin

Richard Grainger 

Tracy Grammer 

Ken & Phee Graydon

Melissa Greener

Patrick Hanifin 

Jack Hardy 

Terri Hendrix with Lloyd Maines

Melanie Hersch

Anne Hills 

Holdstock & MacLeod 

Deborah Holland 

Honey Whiskey Trio

Houston Jones

James Hurley 

Erin Inglish

I See Hawks in L.A.

Bill Isles

Bill & Kate Isles

David Jacobs-Strain

JC and Laney

Jeni and Billy

Johnsmith

David Jones

Diana Jones

Brian Joseph 

Martyn Joseph

Cindy Kalmenson

James Keelaghan 

Steve Key

Dan Krikorian

Dale LaDuke

Richard Lappin 

Richard Lappin & Rob Balmuth

Jamie Laval & Ashley Broder 

Tom Lee

Les Amis 

Bernice Lewis

Tom Lewis 

Lilies of the West 

Tom Long

Jez Lowe 

Aedan MacDonnell

Kate MacLeod

Kate MacLeod and Kat Eggleston

The MacMammals

Ashley Maher

Jim Malcolm 

David Mallett

Marley’s Ghost

Evan Marshall

Amy Martin 

Terence Martin 

David Massengill 

Mary McCaslin 

Cathy-Anne McClintock 

Steven McClintock

Andrew McKnight 

Michael McNevin

Sarah McQuaid

Men of Worth

Reg Meuross

Greg & Margie Mirken 

Miskey Mountain Boys

Katy Moffatt 

Pete Morton 

Clare Muldaur

Heidi Muller

Mike Mullins & Penny Nichols

Murphy Family Band

Murphy’s Flaw

The Muses

Nathan & Jesse

Tracy Newman and the Reinforcements  

New World String Project

Nougat

Claudia Nygaard 

Lisa O'Kane 

Ken O’Malley

One Foot In

Christina Ortega 

Dan Oved

The Palm Wine Boys 

Robin Pearl

Brian Peters 

Chris Peterson

Jim Photoglo

William Pint & Felicia Dale 

Darryl Purpose

Chuck Pyle

The Joel Rafael Band 

The Andy Rau Band

Red Moon Road

Dennis Roger Reed 

Harvey Reid 

Jenny Richards 

Rusty Richards

Rob Rio

T.R. Ritchie

Andy Robinson

Rocky Neck Bluegrass Band

Garnet Rogers

David Roth

Claudia Russell   

Claudia Russell & Bruce Kaplan

Sabrina and Craig

Phil Salazar and the Kin Folk

The Salty Suites

Tanya Savory  

Chico Schwall

Secondhand Smoke

Rick Shea (solo)

Rick Shea & Brantley Kearns 

Shelby and Tieg

Cosy Sheridan 

Kathrin Shorr

Sally Shuffield

Sion & Anderson 

Sligo Rags

Small Potatoes

Michael Peter Smith

Squeakin' Wheels

James Lee Stanley

Chris Stuart & Backcountry 

Jean Synodinos

Dulcie Taylor

Ric Taylor

Jack Tempchin

The Tinker's Own 

Tintangel

Ernest Troost 

Mark Turnbull

Alice Wallace

Wendy Waldman

Phil Ward  

The Waybacks 

Erica Wheeler

When Pigs Fly! 

Jon Wilcox

Jack Williams

Willson & McKee

Wimberley Bluegrass Band

Joyce Woodson 

John Wort Hannam

Jenny Yates 

Hans York 

Bob Zentz

 

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