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Saturday October 24, 2009

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Hi everyone

Many of you will have received the Rogue Folk Review in the mail this week. If we did not receive an explicit "download only" message from you in writing and you are a fully paid up member then we sent one to you. We preferred that method rather than the "negative billing" option of not sending it unless you gave us the extra $5 annual fee to help cover our mailing costs.

So, if you wish to only download the magazine please email me. It is generally made available on the website the day before we mail it. The latest issue is currently available for download.

If you wish to continue to receive it in the mail, we would appreciate a $5 donation the next time you're at a show, for example.

Our next two concerts are to be recorded for broadcast, Lee Harvey Osmond by Shore fm, and Lester Quitzau by CBC Canada Live.

There are still tickets available for all our shows, and there are still volunteer opportunities as well.

Here's a brief reminder of the concerts we have this week. More details can be found on the website and in the Review.

Sunday October 25th 8pm
Lee Harvey Osmond
St. James Hall, 3214 West 10th Avenue

An evening of Roots, Rock & Rhythm - of Folk On The Edge, brought to you by Shore fm 104, Vancouver's best new radio station in years. LHO is a new project teaming Junkhouse members Tom Wilson (also of Blackie & The Rodeo kings, of course) and Ray Farugia with members of The Skydiggers and more. They call it "acid folk" and released a CD earlier this year, A Quiet Evil - songs of lost love and pain, for the most part! Cheery stuff!

Vancouver's masters of melodic "tractor jazz" Headwater will perform a short opening set. They will jet off to Europe next week for a lengthy tour.

Friday October 30th 8pm
Lester Quitzau Trio
St. James Hall, 3214 West 10th Avenue

Canadian roots music artist Lester Quitzau is a mellow guy who throws down a heavy groove. Whether he's coaxing languid, hypnotic sounds from his slide guitar or improvising freely with the Very Electric Trio, a hard-won honesty underscores every note. Lester is joined by acclaimed drummer / arranger / producer Joby Baker and Billy Hicks on bass, and will showcase tunes and songs from his new CD, The Same Light. The concert will be recorded by CBC Canada Live for later broadcast.

Saturday October 31st 8pm
James Keelaghan Trio
St. James Hall, 3214 West 10th Avenue

One of Canada's very finest songwriters, James has been performing regularly at The Rogue for over twenty years now! He has a fine new CD, House Of Cards, which includes some powerful new songs for times past and present co-written with the likes of Scotland's Karine Polwart, and Canada's David Francey and Rose Cousins. His strong vocals and eloquent lyricism bring tales of our history to stark relief, as seen through the eyes of ordinary folk who were / are right there to tell the tales. James will be joined by David Woodhead on bass and Za (Jaime) RT on fiddle.

We'd love to see you at one or more of these shows. Your support keeps us going. Thanks!!

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