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A Brief Living HISTORY OF FOLK with Merlin Snider, Stephen Jay, and Tom Corbett

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Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 3331 Old Conejo Road, Newbury Park

Besides being the bass player in the Weird Al Yankovic band for 30 years, STEPHEN JAY is a Peabody Award winning composer, a master of funk and poly-rhythms. Steve spent two years traveling and recording indigenous music in Africa, releasing two albums on Nonesuch Records and he will share some of that experience as well as his own songs. TOM CORBETT is a string wizard & multi- instrumentalist. Kills it on mandolin and guitar. Has played with everyone! He is an Album charting folk singer-songwriter & a Finalist at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. He will share some of his own roots inspiration. MERLIN SNIDER is the magician with words and melody & a folk charting singer-songwriter with the No. 2 album on FOLKDJ List, April 2017. He is a Guest Artist and Teacher at this year's CA Songwriting Camp and the producer of this show.

CA Songwriting Camp (formerly Summersongs)

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Camp Ocean Pines, 1473 Randall Dr., Cambria

I am honored and excited to be a Guest Artist and Teacher at CA Songwriting Camp (formerly Penny Nichol's Summersongs). "CA Songwriting camp is a retreat from the hectic hubbub of everyday life. You will dive deep into your creativity. Camp is an uplifting experience for songwriters of ALL levels — whether you’ve written 100 songs, are looking to write your best song, or haven’t written one…yet! Our musical community continues to cherish Penny’s vision of a “music camp for grown-ups” that allows each person’s artistry to shine and for us all to gather to have fun, sing, create, dance, learn and share our hearts." Come join me for four days of joy and music by the ocean.

SING FOR JUSTICE - Songs of Peace, Freedom, Justice and Compassion

Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 3331 Old Conejo Road, Newbury Park

MERLIN SNIDER & PRETTY GOOD ACQUAINTANCES plus THE SUSIE GLAZE NEW FOLK ENSEMBLE and THE HONEYSUCKLE POSSUMS Come together to celebrate through Americana music what it is that makes America great - liberty, justice, and the idea that "out of many we are one." Proceeds benefit the Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, whose mission is "to nurture spiritually courageous people who transform the world through justice and compassion.”

FIRESIDE CONCERTS

Borchard Community Center, 190 Reino Road, Newbury Park

MERLIN SNIDER & PRETTY GOOD ACQUAINTANCES headline this night of roots music that also features Santa Barbara's favorite all woman bluegrass band, THE HONEYSUCKLE POSSUMS, and HORSEPLAY, who will open the show. PGA musicians this show: Deborah Snider (vocals), Mark Indictor (fiddle), Steve Nelson (upright bass), Larry Zack (drums). Produced by Bob Kroll. Tickets: $10.00 at the door.

Merlin's CD RELEASE CONCERT & CELEBRATION - One Light Many Windows

Art Trek, 703 Rancho Conejo Blvd., Newbury Park

Merlin Snider & band. Many of the musicians who played on the album will be there: Mark Indictor on fiddle, Larry Zack on drums; Steve Nelson on bass; Ed Tree on guitar; Deborah Snider on vocals and percussion; and Donna Lynn Caskey on banjo.