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Buck Dancing and Beyond at Walker Creek Music Camp!

November 1-4, 2019 This camp is for people who like traditional American music: largely bluegrass and oldtime, also often including swing, Celtic, Cajun, and country. All ages are welcome, and core classes are offered in instrumental skills, jamming and band dynamics, and vocals. There are classes for beginners as well as intermediate levels. We also offer a special class for younger children who are not yet ready for the full camp program, but would enjoy spending the morning playing music, singing, dancing, and taking breaks for arts and crafts, nature Read More...


Clinton Davis with Rebecca Stout and Mara Kaye at Urban Homestead

When: Friday, July 5 (7pm-9pm) Cost: Suggested $25 donation Clinton Davis is an old-time folk musician based in San Diego. A fifth-generation Kentuckian, Davis grew up in Carroll County with faint residues of old time music lingering in the air and in his family’s past. He currently performs on guitar, banjo, fiddle, harmonica, mandolin, and piano. For this very special show, he will be joined by his trio and backing up Rebecca Stout (LA) for a set of old time song and dance, and Mara Kaye (NYC) singing old school Read More...


Gator by the Bay in San Diego

Dancin’, Pickin’ & Singing w/Clinton Ross Davis and Friends https://www.gatorbythebay.com/ May 11 at 7 pm Spanish Landing Park 3900 North Harbor Drive Across from San Diego Airport More info about Clint: http://clintonrossdavis.com


Special St. Paddy’s Day Dance Workshop

Celebrating Cultural Connections! With Rebecca Stout and Afton Coombs Want to learn how to dance a jig for St. Paddy's Day? Celebrate the distinctive relationship between Irish Sean Nos and Appalachian Flatfoot Dance. Learn and practice freestyle dance steps. Enjoy the all-out fun of improvisational percussive dance on a beautiful, well-used, spacious wooden dance floor! This workshop is for dancers of all ages and all levels. Proceeds will go to benefit funding of FolkWorks Folk/Roots Festival: Exploring our roots from Zimbabwe to Appalachia. [gdlr_button href="http://www.goodlayers.com" target="_self" size="medium" background="#FFFFFF" color="#000000"]TICKETS[/gdlr_button] When: Read More...


Howdy Dancers!

I'd rather dance than sit in front of my computer so I'll keep it short and sweet. Contestant registration for the Topanga Banjo/Fiddle Contest and Folk Festival is officially over, but a little bird told me if you go ahead and send it in ASAP, it will still be accepted! A ticket to the festival costs $23.....but it only costs $20 to register for the contest. Your registration for the contest includes your entry fee. One $20 fee covers as many contests as you care to enter at the festival Read More...


Please help support Folk/Roots Festival

In times like these, nothing soothes the soul and lifts the spirit more than music of the people. Music, dance, laughter, and sharing good times and good food with old friends and new, these are the joyful bonds that have always kept folks around the world together when it looked like everything else was falling apart. This is the “folk power” celebrated and perpetuated by FolkWorks. FolkWorks is presenting a day long Folk/Roots Festival on March 24, 2018, an opportunity to experience the culture of other countries…and our own; an Read More...


Free Show at Muckenthaler Cultural Center – July 27

Straight from the Appalachian Mountains, Flatfoot and Fancy Free is a show featuring the adventures of a country girl from Tennessee who ended up in the big city of Los Angeles. Told through songs, funny stories and the art of flatfoot dance, join Rebecca Stout, along with friends Steve Werner and Molly White, as she flatfoot dances her way through history, performing traditional Old-Time music with a few surprises along the way. I'll be performing at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center with Molly White and Steve Werner. FREE EVENT Muckenthaler Cultural Read More...


I’m Writing A Book!

I'm taking the summer to write a book which is a project that has long been a dream of mine. It is so great to be able to take some time off and give all of my attention and energy to it. The book will be a companion to my instructional DVD, "Becky's Barnyard Buckdance", featuring biographies and fun facts about historically significant Appalachian percussive dancers, many of whom I talk about in my teaching.  The book will feature artwork from local folk artists and will hopefully be something you Read More...


IRA BERNSTEIN Workshops in Los Angeles and La Jolla

IRA BERNSTEIN has spent decades performing in concerts and at festivals throughout the world featuring traditional Appalachian dance, including appearances at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, England, Maison de la Danse in Lyon, France , the Lincoln Center in New York City and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. He has shared the stage with many of the world's greatest tap and step dancers, including Gregory Hines, Howard "Sandman" Sims and and Brenda Bufalino; as well as with renowned ensembles such as the American Tap Dance Orchestra, the Jazz Read More...


Review: San Diego Troubadour

http://sandiegotroubadour.com/2017/03/11366/ When I first met Rebecca Stout in Pasadena she was covered in dirt standing between a goat and chicken, and she had a purple ribbon pinned to her dress. It was a May evening in 2014 and my old-time group, the G Burns Jug Band, had just arrived for a gig at the Urban Homestead, a one-acre farming operation (complete with livestock), and a sometimes concert venue improbably tucked away in the middle of the Los Angeles megalopolis. The legendary Topanga Banjo and Fiddle Contest had wrapped up earlier Read More...

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