Come share songs from 8 folk-rock icons of the 60s!
- Simon & Garfunkel
- The Mamas & Papas
- Crosby, Stills, and Nash
- Lovin’ Spoonful
- The Byrds
- James Taylor
- Joni Mitchell
- Gram Parsons
Everyone, bring your voices! Players, bring your instruments!
Marlene McCall is an active member of the folk club, a previous director of the SF Free Folk Festival, one of the organizers of In Harmony’s Way, and an avid believer in the power of participatory music to bring people together, create fabulous music, foster fun, and enhance musical skills. An enthusiastic singer with eclectic tastes, she sings traditional British and American songs, rock & roll, jazz standards, 50s-60s-70s pop, folk and acoustic music. She’ll lead a few song but mostly will facilitate getting as many others to lead songs as possible.
Doug Jones, a long-time member of the folk club, is a superbly talented multi-instrumentalist. In this workshop, he’ll use his formidable guitar talents and encyclopedic knowledge of 60s folk-rock to accompany workshop attendees who have come to sing without an instrument of their own. But don’t worry, he’ll lead a few songs as well. (And rumor has it he’ll be bringing his 12-string guitar for the Byrds and similar songs…)
Karen Imperial, a seriously wonderful songwriter and guitarist, and also a previous director of the SF Free Folk Festival — you get two for one! — has an exceptional singing voice, which you’ll get to hear on a few songs she’ll share from these 8 icons’ songs, and Karen and Doug together might treat everyone to some vocal harmony. And of course, Karen will also add her guitar playing to the jam.
We will have one hour only, so please come prepared knowing what song(s) you want to hear/sing/play. We will go around the circle and squeeze in as many songs as we can. The number of songs each attendee can lead will depend on how many show up.
If you have a song you want to sing and you are not a player, it saves time if you can come already knowing what key works best for your voice on your song. But if you don’t know how to do that, come anyway. The leaders will help you figure it out.