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How Much Do You Charge a Public Venue?

Then we also got some responses more applicable to a public venue: From Rod Deacy: Kinda depends what you want to do, doesn't it? If you want to sing cover songs and play bars, then you can make a lot more than singing your own songs in coffee houses. People who book...

Connecting the Past to the Future

Living is like carving You make it what you see As wood is shaped by steel So life is shaped by dreams From “East on Eden’s Road” by Rick Hill When I was in fifth grade a student from the nearby college would come a couple of times during the year and sing at an...

How to Write a Press Release

Press releases are not as easy to write as folks think. There is an art and a science to it. Hannah Fleishman reveals some of both in her blog. Click here to go to her blog post.

Gear of the Month by Todd Walker

March 2018 The G7th Ultralight Capo that I reported on in last month’s newsletter, as I mentioned, is inexpensive and very lightweight. What I did not realize is that it can affect your instrument’s sound quality quite differently than other capos. Many of the capos...

Singing With Folks

One of the great achievements of FAME has been the Traditional Folk Song Circle at Dublin Roasters. For six years it has been held at Dublin Roasters on the Second Saturday (from1-3 pm) of every month. On February 10th we will celebrate those six years and look...

Song Circle Celebrates Six Seasons

The Song Circle Turns 6 on February 10! Join the celebration at Dublin Roasters 1-3 PM Led by Tomy Wright, here's his description of our last gathering: Although we only had 18 attendees this month, five of whom were new, our January 13th Tradition Folk Song Circle...

Happy New Year, from the President (of F.A.M.E.)

Happy New Year! It has been a privilege to work with you folks over the past year. I want to thank all of the Board members – Sam, Dori, Caryl, Roy, Dave, and Max. I also want to thank Tom and Hank who are not on the Board, but bring their insights to each meeting...

Between Song Patter

This is a note from my friend Roland Vineyard. He has been singing and performing for quite a while. He also has been involved with booking folks for a variety of concert series, including a house concerrt series in his home. I think folks like Ron Thomason or Roy...

Traditional Folk Song Circle (TFSC) August 2012 Update

Although our President Rick Hill and Song Circle leader Tomy Wright, actually held a trial song circle in January, it's been 7 months since we advertised in the Frederick News-Post that our first official Traditional Folk Song Circle, using the Sing Out! Rise Up...