We had a surprisingly large turnout of both listeners and performers. A big surprise visit was from Julio from Columbia, who is here for the summer and played guitar, ukulele and a beat box. It was a special treat to see and hear his performance. We were a bit anxious since 3 of our mainstays for the production were away for the evening. Thanks to Carol for filling in to run the coffee shop and Gord to set up and run the sound system. The rest of us were busier than usual too. That will be our last Open stage night until we start up again on Friday, September 20th. Our performers on June 21, 2019 were 1. Lawrence Cresswell 2. Bob Cutler & Sue Cutler – The Pluckin’ Cutlers 3. Julio Victor Zapata (Medellin, Columbia) – NEW 4. Barb Scott 5. David Maranta 6. Gord, Lynne & Don 7. Jakki Annerino 8. Matthias Schonlau 9. Richard Reinhardt 10. Carol McMullen 11. Gordon Castle 12. Arthur Wayne Cheater 13. Cam and Pat 14. Ron Hammar
On Friday May 17, 2019 Our Open Stage “For the Second Homeless” had a smaller turnout of 12 performers but most played 3 songs each. We also tried out a new wireless mixer technology which Thanks to Dan Hergott worked really well and reduced the size and weight of our transportation of equipment. Ian Reid was back following a long absence from the Black Walnut. He asked does anybody know why it is called “Black Walnut?” Does anybody know? On May 17th the Open stage Performers were: 1. Patrick LeBlanc 2. Ian Reid 3. Ron Hammar 4. Jakki Annerino 5. David Maranta 6. Lawrence Cresswell 7. Pop Robinson (Paul) – NEW 8. Wayne Cheater 9. Matthias Schonlau 10. Human 11. Jack Cole 12. Isaac – NEW
On Friday April 19, 2019: It was indeed Good Friday with 17 performances, including two first times at the Black Walnut and four who performed in the first year 1994/95. We are asking them to talk about what they did in that first year and maybe repeat one of those songs. Here is a link to our face book group which has photos and more frequent updates : https://www.facebook.com/groups/436037566493112/ On Friday, April 19th the performers were: 1. Matthias Schonlau 2. Ed Barrington 3. Randy Ouillette 4. Jim Penny 5. Dan Hergott & Ellen 6. Jakki Annerino 7. Gord Castle 8. Jay Moore 9. Mark & Jeff – NEW 10. Wayne Cheater 11. Richard Reinhardt 12. Paul Rempel 13. Human 14. Cam & Pat 15. Ron Hammar 16. Adam Onmandy – NEW 17. Rebecca & Larry
This is how it was. On Friday night we had a time of reflection for memorial songs and some Irish themed songs, even some singing along. Mostly there were lots of performers including 3 first timers for Black Walnut and Jay Collins with his newest guitar that he built and strung in time for the Black Walnut. We ran out of time, so the last 4 performers who signed up after we started the event only got to sing one song each. The next Black Walnut Acoustic Open Stage will be Friday, April 19, 7-30 – 10 pm. On March 15th the performers, in order of appearance were: Carol McMullen Jake Willis Ron Hammar Hayley Nordquist – NEW Jakki Annerino David Maranta Gordon Castle Wayne Cheater Neil Light Cam & Pat Scott Abrams Jay Collins Angie & Darrell – NEW Richard Reinhardt Dan Hergottt Human Matthias Schonlau Candice – NEW
Thanks to Crossgrain and lots of Performers and Helpers February 15th
We tried out an early start time of 7:30 pm and found that only about one third of people got the message, so we actually delayed the start until 7:40 pm. I understand that next month, on March 15th, there will be no mercy If you’re late, you will miss the start of the show.
Crossgrain was the featured performer, consisting of Doug Peterman, Shane Purdy & Mike Ryan who played a wide variety of selections on 6 different instruments that were passed around on-stage. We will post a snapshot of the group on our Performers Pictures page, thanks to Joanne. Our Open stage performers were:
Cam and Pat
Matthias Schonlau – NEW
Crossgrain is Sean Purdy, Mike Ryan and Doug Peterman plus seven instruments and counting. Doug says, “We like lots of different music. We also like to hear and play music in new ways. If you come listen to us you are bound to hear some old friends, but they might be wearing new clothes. And you might just find some new friends too.”
We are looking forward to Crossgrain doing a folk inspired, feature set of 6 songs/30minutes max to open our Black Walnut Acoustic Open Stage Event January 18, 2019 starting at 7:30pm. Please check our website: www.blackwalnutfolclub.com for more details.
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 7:15 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 other details are outlined on our About Page at www.blackwalnutfolkclub.com. The entrance and free parking are 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 March 15th. If you are having any difficulty with viewing any content, please post a comment or send a private email to: firstname.lastname@example.org