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Event Archive - 2017

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Jan 13, 2017The East Nashville Ramblers - $7Steam-Powered Bluegrass

Named after their creative, independent neighborhood on the other side of the Cumberland River, The East Nashville Ramblers will bring their forward-leaning, traditional bluegrass to Mother Fools on Friday, January 13th. The group features two noteworthy up and comers in the acoustic music world, Amanda Fields and John Mailander. Virginia native, Amanda Fields hails from the same rugged countryside that was once home to the Stanley Brothers, the Carter Family and more. She's an unforgettable, true vine singer of the highest caliber.

John Mailander is one of the finest fiddlers of his generation. John is a already a seasoned veteran of the bluegrass and new acoustic scene having performed with musicians such as Tony Trischka, Tim O'Brien, John Reischmann, Darol Anger and others. He was recently honored as a nominee for the 2016 IBMA Momentum Award that recognizes leadership and innovation within the bluegrass community.

Long time friends of Mother Fools, John Fabke (bass) and Jon Peik (banjo), will complement the proceedings with their wit, charm and excellent musicianship.
Jan 6, 2017The Madtown Poetry Open MicIn times of political and social uncertainty the Arts afford us one way to respond. On Friday, January 6th, we will forgo the usual featured reader spot and instead ask that those who wish to read in the open mic do so with at least one original poem, or a poem written by someone else, that addresses in some fashion our current political climate. The possibilities are endless and I hope many of you will participate, as I hope many more will come to listen and support our event. The usual guidelines will apply, i.e. a maximum of three poems for no more than a total of five minutes. Please join us on the first Friday day of the New Year and let your voice be heard.

The Madtown Poetry Open Mic, hosted by Ron Czerwien at Mother Fool's Coffeehouse, welcomes all forms of poetry. Readers in the open mic are invited to read their original work for up to five minutes. Sign up starts at 7:30pm and the event begins at 8:00pm.

For over ten years Ron hosted poetry readings as well as an open mic at Avol's Bookstore in Madison. His poems have appeared both on-line and in print journals. His manuscript, "The Office of Uncomfortable Admissions," received an honorable mention in the Concrete Wolf Chapbook Contest. Ron serves on the board of The Council for Wisconsin Writers, and sells used and out-of-print books on-line under the name Avol's Books LLC. If you have questions about the open mic, call Ron at 608-255-4730, or email him at avols@chorus.net.
Jan 15, 2017Art Reception for Clairanne GodfreyCome meet January's featured artist.

6 - 8 pm.

Free and open to the public.
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