Blue Stone Folk Series Presents
Clarke Buehling – Workshops and Concert
Blue Stone Folk School is hosting a great old-time banjo workshop and concert this Saturday, April 3, featuring the seasoned stylings of world-renowned old-time banjo artist Clarke Buehling, of Fayetteville, Ark.
The workshop will be from 12 to 4 p.m at Bethel Lutheran Church, 20650 Cumberland Road in Noblesville. Mr. Buehling will teach two classes on the banjo styles of yesteryear:
Early Clawhammer Banjo (12:30-2 p.m.)
Classic Fingerstyle Banjo (2:30-4 p.m.)
Classes are $35 individually or $60 for the pair. Registration begins at Noon on Saturday. Please pay in cash.
If you happen to be more of an old-time banjo ‘preciator than a picker, please join us from 7 to 9 p.m. at Noble Coffee & Tea Company, 933 Logan St., for an entertaining old-time banjo concert in charming downtown Noblesville. The show will open with a brief opening set from Blue Stone-affiliated banjo frailer Howard Clark, of Brookston. Mr. Buehling will be up next with some fine old-time banjo tunes and songs about possums and raccoons. All this and the company of some fine folks over coffee, tea, wine or beer for the paltry sum of $10 — a heck of a deal, my friends.
We at Blue Stone Folk School would be significantly grateful if you, dear reader, would be kind enough to forward this email on to any of your banjo-loving friends who may find this event most interesting.
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Pokey LaFarge to Bring New Brand of Old Music to Noble Coffee & Tea Friday
By Jason Hathaway
Blue Stone Folk School
A young guitar-playing folk singer who calls the road his home, LaFarge reaches back to the 1920s and ’30s era music for inspiration. He dresses like a rambling man who has just rolled out the boxcar of a time machine train from 1935. The spirits of legendary rambling troubadours Jimmie Rodgers and Woody Guthrie are conjured in the sound of LaFarge’s powerful voice and lyrics and accompanied by his lively ragtime guitar picking. But, these songs aren’t mere rehashes of old folk music standards. LaFarge puts his own stamp on the genre. He writes his own lyrics on life and love from a contemporary perspective, making them more relevant to today’s audiences and helping preserve the largely forgotten traveling songster music tradition of pre-World War II America.
LaFarge’s most recent CD “Beat, Move and Shake,” offers an interesting mix of music, from catchy, ragtimey ditties like “Mr. Nobody,” “Walk Your Way Out of This Town and “My Woman’s Favorite Dog,” to slower, more introspective numbers, like “Arkansas” and “The Big Parade.” But, beware, dear listeners – after a couple plays, there are a few of these songs that are bound to stick in your head for the next few days. I ave a feeling, though, you folks won’t mind that too much.
If this kind of music sounds right up your alley, you can purchase your own copy of “Beat, Move and Shake” when LaFarge and his band, the South City Three, ramble into Noblesville this Friday, July 31 at 7 p.m. for a Blue Stone Folk Series show at Noble Coffee & Tea Company, 933 Logan Street. For a mere $10, you can see two hours of live, entertaining folk music in charming downtown Noblesville, while supporting the preservation of classic folk music styles. We at Blue Stone Folk School enjoy nothing more than having a good time in the presence of wonderful, old-time music, and we would love to have you join us in such an experience this Friday at Noble Coffee & Tea Company.
For more information on Pokey LaFarge, or to hear sound clips of his music, go to