“in the groove” for Thursday, November 5, 2015

Airport Impressions / JB’s Good Morning Americana / Festival of Texas Fiddling

Song and Artist: “Ballymena Sun” by Airport Impressions of Malta

Airport Impressions of Malta
Airport Impressions of Malta

images courtesy Airport Impressions and Malta Showcase website


Ballymena Sun” off Airport Impressions‘ latest CD “Mariette.”

Airport Impressions has already earned notice as an award-winning group, having won the 2014 UO (Unsigned Only) International Songwriting Competition (AAA Adult Album Alternative Category) of Nashville, Tennessee, for their single “Berlin.”  (Source: Times of Malta. url: http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20140928/arts-entertainment/Airport-Impressions-win-US-competition.537753)

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Radio Show: JB’s Good Morning Americana Radio Show, WFCF 88.5 FM, St. Augustine, Florida

John Birney aka JB, host of
John Birney aka JB, host of “Good Morning Americana” on WFCF Radio 88.5 FM, St. Augustine, Florida

images courtesy WFCF Flagler College Radio and J Birney Financial website

John Birney aka “JB” hosts “Good Morning Americana” on WFCF 88.5 FM, Flagler College Radio in St. Augustine, Florida.

Excerpt about the show from the “JB’s Good Morning Americana Radio Show” website:

“Y’allternative, Insurgent County Music, Steel Belted Radio – More Willie than Wilco, more Earle than Merle.”

“It’s all the best COSMIC AMERICAN MUSIC that the airwaves (or the internet) have to offer. Featuring tons of fresh new Americana Music plus top quality Alternative Country, Old Time, Cow Punk, Honkey Tonk, Texas Swing, Classic Country, Gospel, Bluegrass, or any type of rock and roll that might be accompanied by a banjo, fiddle(or violin – depending on the size of your belt buckle), dobro, mandolin, lap steel, slide guitar, washboard, harmonica, pennywhistle, cigar-box guitar, jews harp, musical saw…”

The show airs on Saturdays from 9:30 am to noon, EST (United States).

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Supporter of Americana: Festival of Texas Fiddling

2nd Annual Festival of Texas Fiddling, Burton, Texas
2nd Annual Festival of Texas Fiddling, Burton, Texas

images courtesy official website and Examiner.com website

The 2nd annual Festival of Texas Fiddling will take place on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at the La Bahia Turn Verein, a dancehall and special event venue in Burton, Texas. A free kickoff party precedes the event on Friday, November 6, at Airway Dance Hall in the Stone Cellar in Round Top, Texas.

Excerpt about the festival from the official press release for the 2nd Annual Festival of Texas Fiddling:

“Day-long immersion into the art, craft and joy of the fiddle featuring workshops, showcases, jam sessions and concluding with an evening dance at the historic La Bahia Turn Verein in Burton, Texas”

Two organizations have collaborated to sponsor the festival: Texas Folklife and Texas Dance Hall Preservation, Inc.

For the past thirty years, the non-profit organization Texas Folklife has worked toward its goal of preserving and sharing the cultural heritage of Texas through special events and programs.

Texas Dance Hall Preservation, Inc.’s name is self-descriptive: since 2007 their mission has been to “save historic Texas dance halls and the authentic music and culture found in them. TDHP is the only statewide organization that is dedicated to preserving the unique and defining traditions of the true Texas dancehalls.”

In addition to the dance and showcase performances, there will be workshops that will focus on various styles and subject surrounding fiddle playing, including rare vintage fiddle songs, Texas-Polish music, traditional music on Texas bass fiddle, and Creole.

For more information and for the schedule and lineup of acts, visit the official website and facebook for the 2nd Annual Festival of Texas Fiddling.

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