Here is what happening this week @ the Focal Point!
We have three fine evenings of entertainment planned for you this week at The Focal Point located at 2720 Sutton Avenue in Maplewood, Missouri. So come on down to our intimate listening room to hear some great music and have some good clean fun with your friends and your Focal Point family. (Check us out: http://www.thefocalpoint.org )
Thursday November 29th @ 7:15 p.m.
The Thursday night jams at Focal Point have been a St. Louis Institution for more than 25 years. The format is simple: Put about 15 chairs in a circle and let each person start a song. A typical night will bring out at least one song in every genre -- bluegrass, country, rock, blues, old timey, even some show tunes and occasionally jazz (on purpose, sometimes!).
We think you can be "all things to all people" in music. Some pretty good musicians are likely to show up, but a rule around here is that everyone is welcome, including learners. A very typical player is someone who played electric guitar in the younger day and after a decade or two is finding his or her licks again acoustically. (One rule: you can't plug it in.")
The Jam starts around 7:15; it ends when it ends, rarely before 11, sometimes past midnight. The first time you come, it's free; if you come back it is $4. Remember, it's Thursday night to make good friends and good music.
Friday, November 30th @ 8:00 PM
Ashley's live shows are now as well known for their consummate blend of traditional Celtic and original songs and her often hilarious tales of her own travels, observations, encounters and heartbreaks. At the University of Limerick Davis was introduced to the Irish World Music Center and earned her Masters degree there under the direction of Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin. While at the university, she elected to specialize in DADGAD guitar, and worked with the great John Spillane, with whom she studied, collaborated, and supported on stage.
Tickets: $10 in advance; $15 at the door.
Advance Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/291120
More about the artist: www.daisyrings.com/
Saturday, December 1st @ 8:00 PM
George Worthmore, a star in the New York City music scene for over twenty years, began with a one-year stint as a guitarist with Kinky Friedman. He's played backup guitar for Bo Diddley, Ben E. King, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Lou Christy, and The Platters. He has also played shows as a second guitarist with Hot Tuna.
He emigrated to South Africa in 1997 where he owned and operated the world famous Blues Room, that country's number one, award winning, live music venue. His current show is a tour de force of solo acoustic guitar, from Ragtime to Blues, with some Bach thrown in for the more serious appreciators of the instrument. The music is interlaced with humorous comments and amusing stories about the songs and his experiences. Dont miss this one!
Tickets: $10 in advance; $15 at the door.
Advance Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/291125
More about the artist: http://www.georgeworthmore.com/pages/
Check Us Out! This message does not cover all of the incredible things happening at the Focal Point, there is so much going on that it would be impossible to put it all into one email. If you want to find out more about what's happening at the Focal Point check out our website at http://www.thefocalpoint.org you will be surprised at what we are up to! Also, be sure to forward this on to all of your friends who are interested in experiencing great live music, in an intimate listening room atmosphere, at a cost that can't be beat.
Factoid: Did you know that the Focal Point is an all volunteer organization? All the money we take in from our concerts either goes directly to the artists or to pay our operating costs (electricity, rent, etc.).
About the Listening Room
We don’t call it the Focal Point Listening Room for nothing, we have acoustically tuned the room for an optimal listening experience and together with the intimate 100 seat venue makes the Focal Point Listening Room a special place to hear a concert. We constantly have both local and internationally acclaimed musicians raving about how the Focal Point is one of their favorite venues to play because of the great acoustics and respectful audiences who come to hear and appreciate the music. Give yourself (and 2 or 3 friends) a real treat and come down to hear the difference for yourself. The Focal Point is a hidden world-class treasure right in the middle of downtown Maplewood, MO. So come enjoy yourself and be part of the evening’s entertainment as both local and internationally known musicians create music magic right there on Sutton Avenue!