2020 Newsletters
2018 Newsletters
  • March Newsletter
  • February Newsletter  Todd reviews the G7 Ultralight Capo and some picks; Tom gives some history of the harmonica; Tomy reviews the Song Circle event.
  • January Newsletter Stephen Darnell is featured. Todd reviews the G7 Capo; Tom remembers the TV show “Hootenanny.” Also photos from the Christmas Show at Frederick Coffee Company.
2017 Newsletters
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  • January– F.A.M.E. Holiday Show at FSK Mall – Christmas Show at Frederick Coffee Co. – Effects of humidity on people and musical instruments – Folklore history: Richie Havens
  • February– Comparison of Taylor vs Martin guitars. – Meet song circle fan Dorothea Mordan – Folklore history: singer/songwriter Tom Paxton
  • March– Five year anniversary of Traditional Folk Song Circle – Folklore history: The Dubliners – Review of guitar picks – F.A.M.E. lecture series
  • April– Lecture series begins with “Music Between the Wars: the Revolution to the Civil War” – reviews of guitar picks – Featured Artist — Tony Denikos
  • May– Outreach touches elementary school – Featured Artist Teporah Bilezikian – Habitat ReStore Grand Opening
  • June– Spotlight on member Joe Ginorio – Acoustic music on the radio – Monday Songwriters’ Showcase 10th anniversary
  • July – 60’s & 70s California Music scene – “Recycling” guitar strings – Thalia guitar picks – spotlight on Frank Davis
  • August– California Dreamin’ Concert – the real Casey Jones – Oasis Guitar Sleeve
  • September– Hygrometers and Relative Humidity – Dueling Banjos music trivia – Frederick County Public Schools’Arts Integration Workshop
  • October– 2017 Annual Picnic Pics – Song Circle at Homewood – Open Mics: Photos and Details
  • November– Spotlight on Dan Webb – folklorist: Janis Ian – October 13th Sky Stage open mic pics
  • December –
2016 Newsletters
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  • December– F.A.M.E. Holiday Show – Comfortable Concerts with Safe Harbor, Lark Rize, T. Edwin Doss and Dave Weiner – Hill Chapel Concert with Cello-Bellow – the golden years of novelty songs
  • November– New format for Sunday Songwriters – Spotlight on singer/songwriter Max Honn – Learn about the bass ukulele
  • October– “100 Years of Acoustic Music” concert at FCC
  • September– read about some exciting new performance spaces!
  • August– spotlight on Dori Balin who welcomes us at the Traditional Folk Song Circle at Dublin Roasters
  • July– learn about the Sound System Set workshop that was conducted by Todd Walker at Make N Music
  • June– 23rd Frederick Festival of the Arts
  • May– F.A.M.E. performers dominate music program at the first annual outdoor festival May 7 & 8 in historic Catoctin Furnace.
  • April– our “Frederick Folklorist” column gives interesting details about Joan Baez who performed at the Weinberg Center this month
  • March– F.A.M.E.’s debut concert event: Celebration of Acoustic Music
  • February– read about Steve Goodman who wrote the song “City of New Orleans”
  • January– Includes a review of F.A.M.E.’s many 2015 activities