The Down Hill Strugglers Take to the Road


Hello everybody,

The Down Hill Strugglers are taking to the road again this Fall. Look out for us in the Eastern half of the United States!  We have 10 shows across 7 states – including several show in New Orleans and an appearance at the St. Louis Folk and Roots Festival!  Hope to see ya somewhere out there…

See our website: www.DownHillStrugglers.com for more information… here are the dates:

Tues. Sept. 24th – Bowling Green, OH
The Happy Badger
331 North Main St.
Show time: 7-9pm
They serve food, but BYOB/Wine.
$10

Thurs. Sept. 26th – Louisville, KY
The Greenhaus
2227 South Preston St.
Showtime: 8pm, opener TBA
$5

Fri. Sept. 27th – Champaign, IL
Techline Studios
307 South Locust St. Champaign, IL 61820
7pm opener – Flatville Ditch, we go on at 7:45pm.
www.folkandroots.org

$10

Sat. Sept. 28th
– St. Louis, MO
St. Louis Folk & Roots Festival
Urban Chestnut Stage 1-2pm
Grandel Theater Square Dance 4-6pm
See: www.folkandrootsfestival.com for tickets. Ralph Stanley headlines.

Sun. Sept. 29th
– Eureka Springs, AR
Chelsea’s Corner Cafe
10 Mountain Street
2 sets 7-10pm
No cover!

Thurs. Oct. 3rd – New Orleans, LA
Ogden Museum of Southern Art
925 Camp St.
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Lobby Atrium of The Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s Stephen Goldring Hall
$10
www.ogdenmuseum.org

Sat. Oct. 5th – New Orleans, LA
Allways Lounge
2240 Saint Claude Ave.
with Yes Ma’am and the Drunken Catfish Ramblers
10pm
www.theallwayslounge.com

Wed. Oct. 9th – Athens, GA
The Globe
199 N. Lumpkin St.
Showtime TBA
Opener TBA

Thurs. Oct. 10th – Carrboro, NC
The ArtsCenter
300-G East Main St.
8pm – Hushpuppies open
9pm – we go on
$6 member advance, $10 advance, $14 day of show
www.artscenterlive.org

Sat. Oct. 12th – Baltimore, MD
Creative Alliance – us with John Cohen (of the New Lost City Ramblers).
8pm with opening set by Walker and Jay

“John Cohen joins this talented young band to perform old time music…while excerpting his documentary films on Appalachian music…”
$20, $15 mbrs & stus.
Maryland State Arts Council’s Cliff Murphy hosts a Q & A.
http://www.creativealliance.org

The Union Makes Us Strong

New from Down Home Radio host Eli Smith:

Hello everybody,

My friend Peter K. Siegel and I have just released an album of Union and Labor songs that we’ve been laboring over for some time.  It came out great!  It features a number of old standards of the American labor movement, as well as several that are not well known but are really good and interesting songs.  Many of the songs were penned by old IWW (Wobbly) song writers, including several by Joe Hill.  The songs are rendered in an old time string band sound.

The album features Peter and myself, joined on a number of songs by Andy Statman, Craig Judelman and Walker Shepard.  The album also features really nice liner notes – a 20 page booklet with an essay written by Cliff Conner, lots of pictures, etc.

We really tried to make a high quality album that sounds great and is accessible to people, so that these great old labor songs might live again.  If you are interested the album is available in all the usual ways – Amazon, iTunes, CDBaby, stealing, etc….  We hope you will enjoy!

Solidarity Forever…

– Eli

Washington Square Park Folk Festival 2013

Hello everybody.  Well the 2013 Washington Square Park Folk Festival is coming right up and its gonna be great!  Come out to the stage on the East side of the park on Sunday, Sept. 15th from 1-6pm.  Free admission!

Here’s the schedule:

1pm Baby Soda Jazz Band

1:45pm Peter K. Siegel and Eli Smith

2:15pm Litvakus

3pm Pat Conte

3:45pm Down Hill Strugglers with John Cohen

4:30: Hubby Jenkins (of the Carolina Chocolate Drops)

5:15 pm: Square Dance! with Dave Harvey of NYC Barndance

Thank you so much to our sponsors for making this event possible: The Washington Square Hotel, Matt Umanov Guitars, NYU, the Jalopy Theatre and the NYC Parks Department!

   


 

 


Poster by Bruised Egos.