Tag Archives: Folk Music

Brigham Young Historic Park Concerts

Acoustic Guitar Music, Brigham Young Historic Park, Salt Lake City, Utah, Free Concerts, Bluegrass, Folk, Choir, Children's Performances, FamilyEnjoy free, informal, hour-long concerts at beautiful Brigham Young Historic Park on Tuesday and Friday evenings throughout June, July, and August. All ages are welcome. Limited seating is provided; blankets and lawn chairs are allowed.

The Brigham Young Historic Park is on the southeast corner of State Street and 2nd Avenue (North Temple), one block east of Temple Square.

If the weather is bad, concerts will be held in the Assembly Hall on Temple Square. For more information, call 1-801-240-3323.

Brigham Young Historic Park
50 West North Temple Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84150 (801) 240-3323

Josh Rosenthal

Josh Rosenthal Musical Artist, Salt Lake City, Utah, Texas, Christian Music, Folk, Acoustic, IndieJosh Rosenthal (born January 13, 1983, Brownwood, Texas) is an American singer-songwriter based in Salt Lake City, Utah. He sings about reconciliation after his parents’ divorce, general relationship hardships and his affection for Salt Lake City. His song “Gotta Get Out” is about Lubbock, Texas.[1] He has played at protestant churches, Young Life camps and banquets as well as theaters and auditoriums across the United States. He got a college degree from the University of Utah in Humanities – Strategic Communication in 2009.

Rosenthal’s following consists of Protestants, Mormons and most any other sect of the general Salt Lake City public. His albums: Cordillera, Renaissance and Narratives have sold thousands of copies in Utah. Rosenthal has headlined such venues as Sandy Amphitheater and the Rose Wagner Theater.

Utah’s Deseret News reviewed Rosenthal’s Christmas album:

“ Utah-based singer/songwriter Josh Rosenthal’s five-song holiday CD is not your typical Christmas release. This is evident once the dynamic acoustic-laden, roadtrip jam of “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” begins. Rosenthal’s production can be heard throughout on original works “This Changes Everything” and “Before I Go,” and Steve Weisbergs’ “Christmas for Cowboys” and Lyle Lovett’s “Christmas Morning.” “Narratives” is a fresh collection of holiday music available on iTunes.

Early Years

Born in Brownwood, Texas, Rosenthal is the youngest of three brothers. Six months after he was born, Rosenthal moved to Benbrook, Texas where he attended Benbrook Elementary from kindergarten through fifth grade. After that he attended Monnig Middle School for a year. It was at that time is father, David Rosenthal, got a job in Lubbock, Texas to work at a maximum facility prison as an associate clinical psychologist.

Rosenthal’s first band – the Eddie Munsters – came about through AOL. Zak White and Michael Scott posted a need for a guitar player in a music chat room. Rosenthal, eager to start playing, contacted them and set up a time to meet. From there the Eddie Munsters broke up and Mikey Likes It was formed. The summer after his ninth grade year, Rosenthal became a Christian. Out of that experience he began playing in a band named Crash Test Pete with Zak White and Jordan Polk.

Rosenthal moved to Salt Lake City to work with Lee Mashburn at Hidden Valley Presbyterian.

Portland Cello Project Videos

Heather Woods and The Portland Cello Project: “Finding Comforts” from Douglas Jenkins on Vimeo.

Justin Power and Portland Cello Project: Seeds May Fall from Portland Cello Documentary Proje on Vimeo.

Portland Cello Project – ‘Denmark’ from Two Penguins Productions on Vimeo.

Justin Power and Portland Cello Project from Portland Cello Documentary Proje on Vimeo.

Cotton Jones with Oh My God

Cotton Jones with Oh My God and Paul Jacobsen and the Madison Arm

Cumberland, Maryland-based band, The Cotton Jones Basket Ride is an indie folk-pop band currently signed to Suicide Squeeze Records. The band started as a side project for Michael Nau, lead singer and creator of Page France, and has since become a full-time project, releasing a series of EPs and embarking on its first large scale tour.

Cotton Jones Band, Music, Musical Artists, Musicians, Acoustic, FolkBiology says: That people who live at high altitudes must develop physiological adaptations to the decreased amount of oxygen available in order to maintain homeostasis. The list of adaptations includes a heart that is proportionally larger thanthat of a person living at sealevel. Michael Nau and Whitney McGraw have hearts huge, hearts full of music that mixes elements of soul, rock and gospel into a gauzy cocoon of small town sound.

Jessica Lea Mayfield

Jessica Lea Mayfield, Singer Songwriter, Folk Rock Music, Kilby Court, Salt Lake City, UtahMayfield first performed with her family bluegrass band One Way Rider at the age of 8. They began touring as a family band, boarding a 1956 tour bus (once belonging to Bill Monroe, Kitty Wells, and Ernest Tubb) and headed south from Ohio to Tennessee. At age 11, Jessica began playing guitar and writing songs. She asked her brother David to show her a few chords, and then she started using those chords to write her own songs.
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Jessica got her first break at the Europe Gyro in Kent, Ohio playing for tips and free pizza every Monday. The place is known for its rough and unforgiving crowd and the experience toughened her act up considerably. For this residency she had a fresh batch of songs she had just written after a break up with her first boyfriend. It was then that she realized she had somewhere to channel her sadness: into her music.

 

The Cotton Jones Basket Ride

The music of Cotton Jones speaks of transition: the passage from one form, state of mind, style or place to another. Songs become doorways to the past, or windows that open on some unnamed future, where innocence can still exist and perfection is thrown to the wind.

The Glowstream is a place centered between North and South Cumberland. Cotton Jones BandIt’s not really called the Glowstream – just a stream that rolls to a dead end by the train tracks downtown. A place to sit, undisturbed in the cool shade, and see the interstate bend around glowing steeples, as cars and trucks break their speed – it’s beautiful – how the city materializes, an oasis, after driving many miles through the mountains along I-68 – to this spot, where it’s possible to witness all the paces change.

“Tall Hours in the Glowstream,'” is the title of their new album. Some of the songs that made the final cut were tracked in northern States, while the majority were recorded and mixed in Winterville, Georgia, as a revolving cast of players, thinkers, and singers were invited to hang in the band’s living-room studio.The resulting sounds are both rich and charmingly lo-fi, full of vivid imagery and more gorgeous vocal harmony. Hard-asking tracks like “Somehow To Keep It Going” and “More Songs For Margaret” prove the promise in this music, the feeling of something better to come if only you can hold tight a little longer…”Always the mornings keep coming…” And what a beautiful thing that is…

Salt Lake Greek Festival

Greek Festival, Salt Lake City, Utah, Dancing, Music, Food, Family, EntertainmentCome experience authentic foods, and exciting entertainment at Salt Lake City’s annual Greek Festival. The lively event often attracts up to 50,000 attendees and also features art displays and both 5K and 10K runs.

OPA!! Welcome to the Greek Festival. Here you will witness a variety of traditional Greek folk dances performed by our dance groups. The suite of dances will consist of Pan-Hellenic dances (danced throughout Greece with regional variances) and dances from the mainland and islands.

The most popular form of the Greek folk dance is the open circle, with regular handhold position, moving counter-clockwise. Next is the straight line with arms on shoulders of adjacent dancers. The third form is the curved-line dance with the basket-weave hold.

1st Week of September

Peach Days

Peaches

Rodeo, entertainment, parade, Pioneer corner, 12K fun run, and the Peach cook-off. The Hurricane Canal trek, fiddling contest, quilt show, and a wide variety of booths displaying commercial and homemade goods. The traditional displays, always a staple of the event, will be featured in the Hurricane Elementary building.

Last Week of August

  • Peach Days
    Hurricane City, Utah 84737
    (435) 635-2811