The Balladeers on Local Television
CET recorded last year’s 50th anniversary concert and recently supplied us with air dates and times. The concert can be seen on CET Arts, Channel 48.3. The first airing is on 11/8 at 8 pm. It will then repeat 11/9 at 8 am, 11/9 a 5 pm, 11/10 at 11 am, 11/10 at 3 pm, and 11/11 at 9 am.
The Leo This Week
The Leo Season has launched. This week’s schedule is below, or you can click the link to view a Downloadable PDF of the 2014-2015 Season as it’s booked so far.
|September 28, 2014
Emcee: Christie Armstrong
|5:30 PM||Open Jam All welcome
|1ST SET (7PM)||Jeff Miller
Armed with only an acoustic guitar, Jeff Miller uses looping pedals to create rhythm tracks, backing vocals, extra guitar parts — all live, all on the fly.Fortunately, Miller’s not just some gearhead, but a talented songwriter with a strong, clear voice.
Aaron Jentzen, Pittsburgh City Paper
|2ND SET (7:30PM)||Cookin’ Hearts
The clever lyrics and intricate ostinato of Joe Hart and Alex Cook are enlightened with their quartet Cookin’ Hearts, a group with melancholic harmonies all topped off with saccharine flute melodies, fitting their sound into what they call Cincinappalachian. Cookin’ Hearts isJoe Hart – Vocals / Acoustic Guitar, Alex Cook – Vocals / Banjo, Alix Reynolds – Vocals / Upright Bass, Abigail Westwood – Vocals / Flute
|3RD SET (8:15PM)||Small Potatoes
The Chicago based folk duo’s superb musicianship and showmanship, award-winning songwriting, and a strong sense of tradition has made them, as Dirty Linen Magazine once said, “one of the most polished, inventive, and entertaining shows on the circuit.”
Support the Artists and the Balladeers
Calling all butchers, bakers, candlestick makers, craft beer makers, movers, and shakers! The musical acts that perform at the QCB’s ArtSong summer concert series do so for free. To show our appreciation, each and every ArtSong musician is given a swag bag of goodies after the show.
We need contributions for the 2015 swag bags. If you are a maker who’d like to donate items or a retailer who’d like to donate gift certificates, your contribution is welcome!
Please contact Chris Bieri via the her link on the Contact Us page for more information about this opportunity to show the ArtSong performers our love and appreciation!
You can also support the Balladeers — and particularly the summer concerts — by becoming a sponsor. We offer four levels.
- The Seeger Level: $500 and above
- The Leadbelly Level: $250 to $499
- The Guthrie Level: $100 to $249
- The Stephen Foster Level: $50 to $99
Our summer programs – ArtSong and KidSong – were great successes. At KidSong, more than 40 participants and volunteers joined forces to explore the joy of simple do-it-yourself music. Read (and see) more here. On August 1, ArtSong wrapped up another great season of music. Thanks to all the performers, the Cincinnati Art Museum for providing space, and ArtsWave for helping with funding.
At the final concert of the season, Stan Boric, Queen City Balladeer member and occasional Leo performer, held the winning ticket for the Deering Goodtime Openback banjo. Stan, an accomplished guitarist, said after he masters the banjo he plans to teach his grandchildren to play.
The Balladeers sold 326 raffle tickets and raised $1,375.00. Proceeds support the Queen City Balladeers’ mission to promote acoustic music in its many forms. Much thanks to Nonie Muller and Linda Eads, the QCB volunteers in charge of ticket sales.
Also, our deepest gratitude goes to the Deering Banjo Company for donating this wonderful banjo. We applaud your support of the Queen City Balladeers, American-made music, and American-made instruments!
Spread the Word About the Balladeers
You can be on the Balladeers “Street Team” and help spread the word about who we are and what we do. To learn more about helping to promote the Balladeers (with some links to information about using social media to promote anything) click Help Market the Queen City Balladeers.
Queen City Balladeers Board for 2014-2015
Officers for the 2014-2015 Leo Season were elected at the season-ending potluck. This year’s board is:
- President: Pete Armstrong
- Vice-president: Chris Bieri
- Vice-president: Chuck Black
- Treasurer: Bev Hansen
- Historian: Dennis Iverson
- Secretary: Nonie Muller
The board is responsible for all financial decisions and for setting the direction for the Balladeers for the year in which the officers serve. The board year begins in September, with the opening of the club, and ends the following year when the club opens and a new board is installed.