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.
Note: The Living Tradition
newsletter will continue to be mailed, but concert
fliers will be sent by e-mail.
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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: $16 per person ($13 with
Living Tradition membership discount). Children under
18 FREE with paid adult.
For reservations, concert information and booking
inquiries, please contact Gary Trobridge at firstname.lastname@example.org or (714)
May 21, 2016
Michael McNevin is a 20-year veteran of the folk
scene. He is a past winner of the Kerrville New-folk
songwriting award, a 6-time winner of the West Coast
Songwriters Association "Song Of The Year," and was
chosen by Performing Songwriter Magazine as a Top 12
“DIY Artist Of The Year."
Beth Fitchet-Wood is an outstanding singer,
guitarist and composer. She was in the Southern
California band "Honk" that toured nationally with
Loggins and Messina, Chicago and the Beach Boys.
Beth continues to perform her own very personal and
May online flier (PDF)
June 18, 2016
Ernest Troost is an Emmy-winning film and television
composer as well as a recipient of the prestigious
Kerrville New Folk award for his songwriting. His
songs are rooted in character, situation, and narrative
and are adroitly layered to present what FolkWorks
called “a broad and colorful canvas of Americana.”
After time spent in punk and indie bands,
Mike Benecke focused on acoustic guitar, vocals and
keys and his transition has been magnificent! Of
his solo work, CoverLayDown.com says: “...a beautiful,
slow, intimate and rich dreamfolk...that aches like
wolves in the near distance.
June online flier (PDF)
July 16, 2016
Lineup for this date to be announced soon.
Aug 20, 2016
Marley’s Ghost is nothing less than a national
treasure, the capable inheritors of the archetypal
Americana blueprint drawn up by The Band. As the
L.A. Weekly aptly put it, “This West Coast group deftly
dashes across decades of American music to create a
sound that’s steeped in tradition but never bogged down
by traditionalism.” They can sing and play
anything with from roots to rock, blues to bluegrass,
gospel to stone country. Their trademark
multi-part harmonies never cease to captivate. No
Aug online flier (PDF)
Sept 17, 2016
William Pint & Felicia Dale present an intoxicating
blend of traditional and modern music reflecting the
immense vitality of those who live and work on the sea.
Their music is rich with the myth, narrative, rhythm,
rhyme and lyric associated with the days of the tall
The MacMammals are Southern California-based
acoustic music performers presenting an eclectic musical
stew of sounds from Ireland, the British Isles, and
North America, seasoned with a touch of bluegrass, and
salted with some songs of the sea.
Sept online flier (PDF)
Oct 15, 2016
Jeni and Billy’s music transports their audiences to
the Appalachian coal country that is the inspiration for
so much of their music. Novelist Lee Smith says of
them: "Jeni and Billy's stunningly original music is as
old as the hills, yet brand new at the same time.” From
Corrina Carter learned guitar at an early age and
continued to love, collect, play and share
interpretations of the songs she loved. Her first album
"Lady in the Moon" was born out of a labor of love for
song, her deeply cherished companion.
Oct online flier (PDF)
Additional 2016 concert details will be listed
as information becomes available.
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
The following artists have performed in The Living Tradition
Concert Series (since 1999) or are booked for upcoming
Albert & Gage
Banshee in the Kitchen
Bev Barnett & Greg Newlon
Ruth Barrett & Cyntia Smith
Cathy Barton and
Lou & Peter Berryman
Burning Heart Bluegrass
Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer
Donna Lynn Caskey
Conjunto los Pochos
Chuck E. Costa
The Crooked Jades
Fur Dixon & Steve Werner
Four Shillings Short
Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen
Ken & Phee Graydon
Terri Hendrix with Lloyd Maines
Holdstock & MacLeod
Honey Whiskey Trio
Bill & Kate Isles
JC and Laney
Jeni and Billy
Richard Lappin & Rob Balmuth
Jamie Laval & Ashley Broder
Lilies of the West
Kate MacLeod and Kat Eggleston
Greg & Margie Mirken
and the Reinforcements
One Foot In
The Palm Wine Boys
William Pint & Felicia Dale
The Joel Rafael Band
The Andy Rau Band
Red Moon Road
Dennis Roger Reed
Rocky Neck Bluegrass Band
Sabrina and Craig
The Salty Suites
Rick Shea (solo)
Rick Shea & Brantley Kearns
Sion & Anderson
Chris Stuart & Backcountry
The Tinker's Own
When Pigs Fly!
Willson & McKee
John Wort Hannam
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