Friday, April 1, 2016

2016 Spring Mud Season Tour Dates!



The Down Hill Strugglers are taking to the road, with gigs in Maryland, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee and Kentucky! 

Sunday, May 1st
House Concert - Baltimore, MD
6pm
Opening presentation on Maryland fiddle tunes!
For details email:
arobertsgevalt [at] gmail.com

Wednesday, May 4th
Whistlepig Productions House Concerts - Atlanta, GA

Venue is a private home in the Emory/Decatur area of Atlanta
light refreshments served. BYOB okay
$20 suggested donation all proceeds go to performers
Reserved seating only
For reservations and directions, email: tradhouse9@gmail.com
Visit our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/wppconcerts

Friday, Sunday May 6-8th


Multiple performances! Check website for details!
Knoxville Stomp Festival - Knoxville, TN
www.knoxstomp.com

Tuesday, May 10th
The Nightlight - Chapel Hill, NC
Doors at 8 music at 8:30pm
405 W Rosemary St,
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
www.nightlightclub.com

Thursday, May 12th
Willow Tree Music Room - Johnson City, TN
8pm
W/ Bill & the Belles
216 E Main St, Johnson City, TN
www.thewillowtreejc.com

Friday, May 13
Isis Music Hall - Asheville, NC
9pm
743 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806
www.isisasheville.com

Saturday, May 14th
Warren's on Route 60 - Middletown, KY

Tuesday, May 17th
Folk School Coffee Parlor - Ludlow, KY
6:30pm
Suggested donation of $10
332 Elm St, Ludlow, KY 41016
www.folkschoolcoffeeparlor.com

Thursday, May 19th
Square Dance - Louisville, KY
Doors open at 7pm with jamming in the bar Beginners dance workshop around 7:30pm DANCING from 8–10:30pm
Amvets Post 9 Louisville, KY & Danny Mac's Pizza 1567 S Shelby St Louisville, KY 40217
www.louisvillesquares.org

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Brooklyn Folk Festival!

Check out the Down Hill Strugglers with John Cohen at the Brooklyn Folk Festival.  Comin' up! 35 bands! Workshops! Contests! Film Screenings!
We play at 5:15pm on Sunday April 10th.  Get your tickets!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

At the Kennedy Center with John Cohen and Jerron "Blindboy" Paxton

"Treasures From the Archive Roadshow" at the Kennedy Center
                    with the Down Hill Strugglers, John Cohen and Jerron "Blindboy" Paxton

We've had a great Summer of touring, lots of great shows including appearances at the Newport Folk Festival, Vancouver Folk Festival, Great Lakes Folk Festival, three appearances at the Library of Congress!! and a great show at the Kennedy Center.

At Newport and at the Kennedy Center we were presenting the "Treasures From the Archive Roadshow" playing music that we have learned from the collections at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. It's a great show and has been a real pleasure working with the fine folks at the AFC to bring music from their collections live to audiences around the country, including a wonderful show at the Library itself. The complete 1 hour program we did at the Kennedy Center was filmed very nicely, and here it is available for viewing, just click the image above.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Summer/Fall 2015 Tour Dates!

The Down Hill Strugglers Summer/Fall 2015 Tour Dates Announced!

Tues. May 19th - Rabbit Hash General Store - KY
7pm-9pm
10021 Lower River Rd
Rabbit Hash, KY 41005
www.rabbithash.com

Wed. May 20th - KDHX Discovery Series - St. Louis, MO
8:30pm
3524 Washington Ave
St. Louis, MO 63103
http://kdhx.org

Thurs. May 21st - Square Dance! - Louisville, KY
AmVets Post 9
1567 S. Shelby St.
Louisville, KY
www.louisvillesquares.org

Fri. May 22nd - House Concert - Louisville, KY
with Maiden Radio
Info at: www.facebook.com/events/907730042625007/
Louisville, KY

Sat. May 23rd - House Concert - Berea, KY
Info at: www.facebook.com/events/362888860581539/

Wed. May 27th - Roots n Ruckus - Jalopy Theatre, Brooklyn, NY
Details TBA


Fri. June 19th - Crooked Road's Mountains of Music Homecoming - VA
Mountain Empire Community College
Big Stone Gap, VA
http://mtnsofmusic.com/

Wed. July 15th - White Eagle - Portland, OR
8pm Free show!
836 N Russell St.
Portland, OR 97227
http://www.mcmenamins.com
(503) 282-6810

Thurs. July 16th - Central Tavern - Seattle, WA
9pm
207 1st Avenue South 
Seattle, WA 98104
centralsaloon.com/
(206) 622-0209

Vancouver Folk Music Festival Logo

Sat. & Sun. July 18th & 19th - Vancouver Folk Festival

Saturday 12:30-2:00pm Stage 2 - Justice Calling workshop
This is a workshop that is sponsored by a group on unions - songs about social justice, gathering, unions, empowering people.

Saturday 3:00-3:50 Stage 1 - Our main set

Sunday 10:00-11:00 Stage 2 - Rise and Shine - Sunday morning gospel/spirituals

Sunday 4:30-5:30 Stage 6 - Influences and Inspiration

Mon. July 20th - House Concert - Seattle
Details TBA


Sat. July 25th - Newport Folk Festival
"Treasures from the Archive Roadshow: Celebrating Alan Lomax & The Folk Music Collections at the Library of Congress"
w/ John Cohen and Dom Flemons
4pm-5:30pm at the Museum Stage



Tues. August 4th - Museum of the City of New York
Folk City concert series 
Down Hill Strugglers with John Cohen
the Four o'clock Flowers opening
Door time: 5:30pm
Start time: 6:30pm
1220 Fifth Avenue between 103/104th streets
For tickets:
http://www.mcny.org/event/concert-down-hill-strugglers-four-oclock-flowers


Fri. - Sun. August 7-9th - Great Lakes Folk Festival
Details TBA

Mon. August 10th - Square Dance! - Kalamazoo, MI
Details TBA

Fri. Sept. 11th - Caffe Lena, Saratoga, NY
8pm
Littlest Birds will open the show
47 Phila Street / P.O. Box 245
Saratoga Springs, NY
www.caffelena.org

Sat. Sept. 12th - Unison Arts Center, New Paltz, NY
The Down Hill Strugglers with John Cohen
8pm
68 Mountain Rest Road
New Paltz, NY
www.unisonarts.org


Sun. Sept. 13th - Washington Square Park Folk Festival, NY, NY, NY
Down Hill Strugglers with John Cohen
1:45pm
Free and open to the public!
www.WSPFolkFest.com


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Thurs. Sept. 24th - Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.
At the Millennium Stage
6-7pm
"Treasures from the Archive Roadshow" Featuring the Down Hill Strugglers with John Cohen and Jerron "Blindboy" Paxton
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566


Fri. Sept. 25th -
Noon-1pm
Ticket Price: Free of charge!
"Treasures from the Archive Roadshow" Featuring the Down Hill Strugglers with John Cohen and Jerron "Blindboy" Paxton
Homegrown Concert Series at the Coolidge Auditorium (located on the Ground Floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building)
Library of Congress, Washington D.C.

Fri. Oct. 2nd - Nightlight - Chapel Hill, NC
opening for Jerron "Blindboy" Paxton
8:30pm
405 W Rosemary St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
www.nightlightclub.com

Sat. Oct. 3rd - Wideopen Bluegrass Festival - Raleigh, NC
7:30-9:00pm
Dance Tent; 100 block of Fayetteville Street near the State Capitol Building in downtown Raleigh, N.C
www.wideopenbluegrass.com

Tues. Oct. 6th - Grey Eagle - Asheville, NC
opening for Jerron "Blindboy" Paxton
7pm doors. ALL AGES. Seated show. 8pm $10 ADV / $12 day of show 
www.thegreyeagle.com                                                   

Fri. Oct. 9th - Detroit Art Institute - Detroit, MI
with Ken Waldman
7pm
FREE
5200 Woodward Ave. Detroit, MI
5200 Woodward Avenue




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  • 5200 Woodward Avenue
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  • Detroit, Michigan 48202
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    Monday, March 2, 2015

    Announcing: Treasures from the Archive Roadshow!



    The Down Hill Strugglers is proud to be a part of the forthcoming "Treasures from the Archive Roadshow: Celebrating Alan Lomax & The Folk Music Collections at the Library of Congress" - an outreach program of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.

    The idea is that The Down Hill Strugglers, John Cohen (of the New Lost City Ramblers), Jerron "Blindboy" Paxton, Nathan Salsburg (Curator of the Alan Lomax Archive) and others will tour festivals, performing arts centers, colleges and universities, playing live renditions of songs and styles learned directly from the collections at the Library of Congress.  The Roadshow is also accompanied where appropriate by a museum quality panel display with more information about the American Folklife Center as well as a presentation of folklore-related films from the collections there.

    The intention of this project is to bring the beautiful diversity of music, songs and styles, faithfully preserved in this amazing archive, out to the general public.  The Roadshow will raise awareness about the existence of the Folklife Center itself and encourage people to take advantage of this amazing resource, just as we have.  By touring and playing live for audiences the Roadshow can introduce people in a live and immediate way to some of the kinds of songs and styles laid away by folklorists and collectors in this deep repository of our grassroots indigenous American music.

    The "Roadshow" honors the folk music collections at the Library of Congress and particularly in 2015 the seminal work of folklorist Alan Lomax who would have been 100 years old this year, and whose unparalleled collecting work formed the basis for the American Folklife Center's holdings.
    The first exhibition and performance of the Roadshow will take place Sunday, April 19th at the Brooklyn Folk Festival, with more performances TBA over the coming months.

    http://www.loc.gov/folklife/

    Here is more information about the "Roadshow" -

    The American Folklife Center was created in 1976 by the U.S. Congress as the national center for folklife documentation and research, with the mandate to "preserve and present American folklife." The American Folklife Center Archive, established in the Library of Congress Music Division in 1928 and moved to AFC in 1978, is now one of the largest archives of ethnographic materials from the United States and around the world.
      The Treasures from the Archive Roadshow is an outreach program of the American Folklife Center in conjunction with the Alan Lomax Archive/Association for Cultural Equity. This roadshow will be touring festivals, colleges, universities and performing arts centers starting in 2015.

    Famed folklorist Alan Lomax would have been one hundred years old in 2015. The field recordings that he made throughout his long career are the foundation of the holdings at the American Folklife Center, and as such are at the very heart of America’s indigenous, grassroots folk music, including blues, rural string band music, ballads, ragtime and more.

    This roadshow draws together nationally recognized folk musicians who play songs and tunes they have learned directly from the Lomax Collection and other important collections at the American Folklife Center. These performers will present this music live to audiences nationally in Lomax’s centennial year.

    The roadshow includes; The Down Hill Strugglers with legendary musician and folklorist John Cohen (of the New Lost City Ramblers), Jerron “Blindboy” Paxton, Frank Fairfield, Dom Flemons (formerly of the Carolina Chocolate Drops) and Lomax Archive curator Nathan Salsburg. These performers will be touring together with a traveling exhibit, showcasing the collections housed at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, with a focus on the Lomax Collection. Through live performances and the traveling exhibit, the general public will be informed about the existence of the holdings at the American Folklife Center; a national treasure to which every American has access.

    Friday, February 20, 2015

    Spring 2015 "Mud Season" Tour Dates!
















    Announcing our Spring "Mud Season" tour dates!

    Sun. March 22nd -  The Down Hill Strugglers with The SpYder Stompers at Jalopy
    Strugglers at 7pm
    SpYder Stompers at 8pm - great band, on tour from Ohio
    Jalopy Theatre
    315 Columbia St.
    Brooklyn, NY

    Sun. April 5th 
    Columbia University - Postcrypt Coffee House Folk Festival
    Van Am Quad - Columbia campus
    Set time TBA
    Free!

    Sat. April 11th - Sheffield Auditorium - Old Lyme, CT
    First Congregational Church
    2 Ferry Rd. Old Lyme, CT
    Doors open 6:30p
    Show starts 7pm (Opening act 25 min. set.)
    Tickets:
    Adults: $10 reserve in advance pay at door $15 door
    Students: $5 reserve in advance pay at door $10 door
    to reserve tix tickets@musicnowfoundation.org
    website: www.musicnowfoundation.org

    Sun. April 19th - The Brooklyn Folk Festival
    The Down Hill Strugglers with John Cohen
    St. Ann’s Church
    157 Montague Street
    Brooklyn, NY 11201
    7:30pm
    See website for tickets

    Sat. April 25th - House Concert
    Hopewell Junction, NY
    Potluck 6:00pm
    Concert 7pm
    For Details Contact: harry [at] bolick.net
    $15 suggested donation

    Wed. May 20th - KDHX Discovery Series, St. Louis, MO
    KDHX
    3524 Washington Ave 
    Saint Louis, MO
    Time: 7:30pm
    $15

    Thurs. May 21st - Square Dance, Louisville, KY
    Old Time Square Dance SocialVenue: AMVETS Post 9 / Danny Mac's Pizza
    1567 S Shelby St.
    Louisville, KY
    Doors: 7pm
    Dance: 8pm
    $5 – Vets, Youth, and Volunteers get Free Admission
    www.louisvillesquares.org

    Fri. May 22nd - House Concert, Louisville, KY
    7:30pm
    Check Facebook event for details, CLICK HERE

    Wednesday, November 19, 2014

    Upcoming Winter Shows...



    The Down Hill Strugglers have a few shows coming up over the Winter months.   A good excuse to leave your house when you don't strictly have to!

    Dec. 19th: Jalopy Theatre - Brooklyn, NY 
    [John holds photo of Bob]
    The Down Hill Strugglers featuring John Cohen (of the New Lost City Ramblers) who will also be showing a selection of his photographs of Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, Muddy Waters, Rev. Gary Davis, Roscoe Holcomb and others…
    Double bill with the Blue Ridge Entertainers
    The Blue Ridge Entertainers
    All the way from Johnson City, TN - the Blue Ridge Entertainers is one of the best string bands you will see anywhere any time.
    Location: 
    315 Columbia St. 
    Brooklyn, NY

    Jan. 11th: Jalopy Theatre - Brooklyn, NY
    The Down Hill Strugglers on a bill with Rafe and Clelia Stefanini
    Followed by a Square Dance!
    Location: 
    315 Columbia St. 
    Brooklyn, NY

    Jan. 23rd: Sticky Lips BBQ Jukejoint
    830 Jefferson Road 
    Henrietta, NY

    Jan. 24th: Caffe Lena 
    47 Phila St #1
    Saratoga Springs, NY
    www.caffelena.org

    Jan. 31st: The Ashokan Center Winter Hoot!
    477 Beaverkill Road
    Olivebridge, NY.
    Down Hill Strugglers with John Cohen
    We will be playing a late afternoon set followed by an 11pm square dance!  Should be great fun!
    www.homeofthehoot.com




    Feb. 1st: The Good Coffee House
    4pm
    The Good Coffeehouse at The Old Stone House Historic Restoration
    336 3rd Street
    Brooklyn, NY 11215
    718-768-3195