Black Walnut Folk Club

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DJam Jazz Combo to Feature at the Season Closing Black Walnut on June 16, 2017

Posted by on Jun 9, 2017 | 0 comments

DJam Jazz Combo to Feature at the Season Closing Black Walnut on June 16, 2017

DJam Jazz Combo will be featured at our Acoustic Open Stage next Friday, June 16th at 8 pm. They will start at 8pm with a 30 minute feature set that will be Video-Recorded Live. Every thing else: $3 admission, and signup for open stage at 7:30pm will be the same as usual.

The DJam Jazz Combo is more than just Jazz. They play a lively mix of Jazz, Blues, Latin, Pop and Originals. The Combo is comprised of David Maranta (Guitar and Vocals), Jeff Willmer(Alto Sax) and Mike VanDeHogan(Acoustic Bass). DJam plays regularly at the Kitchener Market, local galleries and outdoor venues.

Bring your guitars, accordions, voices, acoustic instruments of all sorts or just your eyes and ears and make yourself feel “at home”.  Do not feel shy because you have not played for us before.  The doors will open and sign-up for the open stage will start at 7:30 pm. Remember when you sign up you get to play/sing two songs in a set of 10 minutes or less and you need to be ready to start playing when your turn starts so you won’t lose any of your 10 minutes.
The details are outlined on our About Page.  The parking is free at the back of the Mill-Courtland Community Centre and admission is still $3 at the door. the facility is wheelchair accessible, alcohol, smoke and peanut free and every show is different. If you don’t come, you’ll miss it. The next open stage will be September 15th.
If you are having any difficulty with viewing any content, please post a comment or send a private email to:  mailto:wayne@blackwalnutfolkclub.com

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May 19th Was Black Walnut for the 2nd Homeless

Posted by on May 28, 2017 | 0 comments

On Friday, May 19th we started the long weekend off in style/ Rather than heading off to the 2nd home, we had a fine evening at the Mill Courtland Community Centre. Our last Open Stage for the season on Friday June 16th will start with a feature performance by DJAM Jazz Combo. David, Jeff and Mike have played for us before. This time they will be recoding a video of a 30 minute set at the Black Walnut. Then we will be off for the summer. Our next Open Stage will be Friday September 15th 2017.

Our performers on May 19th were:

1. Ted Shapiro, 2. Dan McQuade, 3. Dan Hergott,

4. Randy Ouillette, 5. Scott Abrams, 6. David Maranta,

7. Rebecca and Cathy, 8. Jakki Annerino, 9. Wayne Cheater,

10. Cathy King, 11. Ron Hammar, 12. Chris Bacon & Denise Duval – NEW,

13. Denise Duval

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Our Next Open Stage Will Be Friday, May 19th

Posted by on May 10, 2017 | 0 comments

On Friday May 19th, 2017 we will be back at the Mill Courtland Community Centre for our monthly Open Stage. There will be no feature set this month so that means lots of time for Open Stage performers.
Bring your guitars, accordions, voices, acoustic instruments of all sorts or just your eyes and ears and make yourself feel “at home”.  Do not feel shy because you have not played for us before.  The doors will open and sign-up for the open stage will start at 7:30 pm. Remember when you sign up you get to play/sing two songs in a set of 10 minutes or less and you need to be ready to start playing when your turn starts so you won’t lose any of your 10 minutes.
The details are outlined on our About Page.  The parking is free at the back of the Mill-Courtland Community Centre and admission is still $3 at the door. the facility is wheelchair accessible, alcohol, smoke and peanut free and every show is different. If you don’t come, you’ll miss it. The next open stage will be June 16th.
If you are having any difficulty with viewing any content, please post a comment or send a private email to:  mailto:wayne@blackwalnutfolkclub.com

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Open Stage on April 21, 2017 New, New, New

Posted by on Apr 29, 2017 | 0 comments

On Friday, April 21, 2017 we had a two NEW Open Stage performers. We had a NEW sound guy, Nick Czudyjowycz  who took over at the end of the setup and did a fine production. We had NEW treats – bags of chips and such. Our next open stage night is Friday, May 19th.  On April 21st, our Open Stage performers were:

  1. David Maranta
  2. Don
  3. Bob & Sue
  4. Don, Lorraine, Ann & Gord
  5. Jeff Beckner
  6. Ann & Gord
  7. Jakki Annerino
  8. Lawrence Cresswell
  9. Doug Peterman – NEW
  10. Wayne Cheater
  11. Rebecca Nickers – NEW , Cathy King
  12. Ron Hammar
  13. Cathy King

Ann & Gord, Sue and Bob and Don & friends did an extra song.

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March 17 Was a Night for the Irish and the Ukeleles

Posted by on Mar 21, 2017 | 0 comments


On Friday, March 17, 2017 we had a extra large lineup of 18 Open Stage performers. I warned you that ther could be some Irish music and yes, there was some. There were more ukuleles and more costumes than we get most nights. I will not try to write all the details, you had to be there. Our next open stage night is Friday, April 21st.  On March 17th, our Open Stage performers were:
1. Rob & Geralyn
2. Mike & Tamara Monaghan
3. Lawrence Cresswell
4. Jason Rogers
5. Gord & Anne
6. Jakki Annerino
7. Sylvia Sawatsky
8. Jim Skura
9. Neil Light
10. Ron Hammar
11. Bob & Sue
12. Wayne Cheater (with Wally and Sylvia)
13. Jim Penny
14. David Maranta
15. Don Edwards
16. Janet McPharlin
17. Mike MacLennan
18. Scott Abrams
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