Meadowood Music News
2015 OPEN MICS UNDERWAY
Third Saturday of the month, 6:00 to 9:00 pm, May thru Sept
Date posted: 05/22/15
OK, we say the 'third' Saturday and then immediately make an exception for the May open mic: MAY'S OPEN MIC HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM MAY 16 TO MAY 23, THIS SATURDAY.
This weekend is the first open mic of the season... Saturday, May 23 from 6 to 9 pm.
The open mic is outdoors in the back yard of the store at 8521 Allentown Pike, Blandon PA, no rain date.
You can sign up in advance by calling 610-916-1285 or we will do our best to fit you in if you sign up at the open mic.
Acoustic musicians are welcome to perform just one tune or up to 15 minutes of material. Lyrics should be family friendly. Electric basses and pianos are OK. <...more>
THE MAIDENCREEK OLD-TIME MUSIC FESTIVAL 2015
Date posted: 03/26/15
2015 Master Clinicians Jesse Milnes (fiddle) and Joe Newberry (banjo) ConfirmedWe are very pleased to announce that Jesse Milnes will join us at the Maidencreek Old Time Music Festival as the 2015 master fiddle clinician. Jesse grew up in the world of West Virginia old-time music, learning from masters like Melvin Wine, Ernie Carpenter and his father Gerry Milnes. Jesse is an experienced and intuitive teacher who'll bring some great tunes with him. Jesse's workshop will be limited to 10 participants. More information about Jesse and his session at the festival is at http://www.mcotmf.org/#!jesse-milnes/c24wl. We are equally pleased to announce that Joe Newberry will be our 2015 master clinician teaching banjo this year. Joe is a Missouri native and North Carolina transplant who has played music most of his life. His powerful and innovative banjo playing, as well as his songwriting, guitar skills, fiddling, and singing has delighted audiences around the world. He's won IBMA songwriting awards, played frequently on Prairie Home Companion, and performs solo, with Mike Compton, the Jumpsteady Boys and with Mike Craver, Bill Hicks, and Jim Watson. Joe's workshop will be limited to 10 participants. More information about Joe and his session at the festival is at http://www.mcotmf.org/#!joe-newberry/cpe9. The full schedule of general workshops, concerts and master classes are on the website along with a PayPal registration link. If you already know you want to register you can also do it here:
IS PENNDOT PROCESS TO INSTALL ROUNDABOUTS ON 222 ILLEGAL?
Law office Kaplin|Steward Letter to the Federal Highway Administration
Date posted: 10/03/14
Law office Kaplan|Stewart wrote to the Federal Highway Administration on September 30 regarding the project that would install multiple roundabouts on route 222 between Kutztown and Blandon. The attorney asserts that PennDOT incorrectly/illegally filed an exemption from seeking public input by inaccurately citing that the project had raised no objections in the community and would have minimal or no impact on local growth or economy. The letter promises litigation if the project does not solicit and consider public input in a meaningful way. The attorney's letter (without bulky attachments that accompanied the letter) is at http://www.meadowoodmusic.com/photos.cfm?SeriesID=20141003171253.
TRAVEL WITH YOUR INSTRUMENT - TAKE A COPY OF FAA MODERNIZATION AND REFORM ACT OF 2012 SECTION 41724
Airlines are now required by Federal Law to let your Axe on the Plane
Date posted: 11/23/13
I am plagiarizing from the web site, "Ari's Take" at http://aristake.com/?post=87. We are grateful to Ari for the information and to our friend Amy Sutryn for sharing the info with us because you can now INSIST that an airline let you take your instrument on a plane with you. Here is the scoop:
TAKEN DIRECTLY FROM ARI'S SITE:
It's 145 pages of various airline passenger rights, but hidden on page 74 and stretching all the way to the middle of page 75 is the Musical Instruments clause. It states: <...more>
OPEN JAMS - PLACES TO PLAY WITH OTHERS
Dates and Locations
Date posted: 05/10/09
Meadowood hosts Bluegrass and Classical jams at the store. Here is a listing of them:
Meadowood has two Bluegrass jams; one is every Tuesday from 6 to 9, and the other is a slow jam on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays from 7 to 8. Mike & Paula host the Bluegrass jams on Tuesdays; Mike hosts the jams on Thursdays. The jams are open to any musician interested in playing Bluegrass music - beginning players will have more lead opportunities in the slow jam.
Meadowood hosts a string "jam" for the more classically-bent, on the second Thurs of the month from 6:30 to 8 (September through May - the jam takes a summer break during Jne, July and August). Meadowood violin teacher, Judy Terwilliger hosts the "Classical Jam." All violin, viola, cello and upright bass players interested in playing for fun are welcome (music is available for all levels/ages of players - please bring your own music stand).
Other organizations in the area also host jams for Old-time, Bluegrass, Blues, Country, Swing, Folk and Celtic Music. A brief listing appears below. Additional details are available on another page of this web site (click RESOURCES above, then click PERFORMING VENUES, then click JAMS).
Celtic sessions occur at the Ugly Oyster in Reading (every Thurs of the month) and Granny McCarthy's Tea Room in Bethlehem (3rd Thurs of each month).
Folk music jams occur in Allentown and Reading, hosted by The Lehigh Valley Folk Music Society (Allentown - 3rd Wed each month) and Full Circle Music Society (Reading - 2nd Tues of each month).
Oldtime, Swing and Blues jams are hosted at Godfrey Daniels in Bethlehem (1st Tue of each month, 3rd Tue of each month, 4th Wed of each month). If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email Meadowood (contact information is available if you click "Contact Us" at the bottom of the navigation bar at the left of this page).