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May 2 @ 7:30pm
TRIPPIN' THE SIXTIES!
Barry McGuire w/Special Guest P.F. Sloan
May 30 @ 7:30pm
Barry McGuire is best known for his big hit Eve Of Destruction -- written by special
guest
P.F. Sloan -- and, before that, Green Green (with The New Christy Minstrels).

Barry's returning for his 7th AMSD show with his rollicking musical memoir called
Trippin' The Sixties, with a twist (hey, wasn't The Twist from the Fifties?):  After Barry
does a couple of songs to open the show, P.F. Sloan will join Barry (and ex-Byrd John
York) on-stage for the rest of the night.

Call it "Trippin' The Sixties....on steroids!"

Barry says "The show will have a few of our normal songs, but P.F. will be doing several
of his with us backing him, like 'Secret Agent Man, 'Let Me Be', 'Where Were You
When I Needed You' and a new song for me, 'Try to Remember'.”
Interspersed between songs, McGuire and Sloan will regale you with tales of the times they spent with super-star musical friends such as The
Mamas & The Papas, John Sebastian, The Byrds and many others.  If you've come to see Trippin' before, you already know how great a
story-teller and entertainer Barry is.

"Also", Barry writes, "P.F. will be telling stories from his perspective on what was happening behind the scenes during those years."  Trust
me, as is the case with Barry's stories, those are stories you'll definitely want to hear!

In performances all over the world, Trippin' The Sixties has elicited cheers and tears, sing-alongs and standing ovations -- as it  has each time
Barry & John have  played at AMSD.  To have an icon such as P.F. Sloan -- who's played at AMSD three times before -- join in is almost too
good to be true.

Join us for another trip back to the days of the best music of our lives -- tie-dye clothing optional -- when we go......Trippin' The Sixties.
P.F. Sloan's compositions include:

1964:
  • "Summer Means Fun" -- Bruce & Terry / The Fantastic Baggys / Jan & Dean (1966)
1965:
  • "Eve of Destruction" -- Barry McGuire / P.F. Sloan / The Grass Roots (1966) / The Turtles (1970)
  • "Let Me Be" -- The Turtles / P.F. Sloan (1966)
  • "Take Me For What I'm Worth" -- The Searchers / P.F. Sloan
  • "Child of Our Times" -- Barry McGuire
  • "Sins of a Family" -- P.F. Sloan
1966:
  • "A Must to Avoid" -- Herman's Hermits
  • "You Baby" -- The Turtles / The Grass Roots / The Mamas and the Papas
  • "Where Were You When I Needed You" -- The Grass Roots / Herman's Hermits
  • "Secret Agent Man" -- Johnny Rivers / Mel Torme / The Ventures / Devo (1979) / Blues Traveler (1995)
  • Click HERE for a terrific Wall Street Journal story on McGuire and Sloan's reunion -- 50 years (!!!) after the release of Eve Of
    Destruction.  You'll also find a link to a video of Barry singing Eve on Hullabaloo -- with an introduction by.............JERRY LEWIS!
  • Click HERE for another new article, following the recent terrorist attacks and murders in France, reflecting on the sad fact that Eve Of
    Destruction not only remains topical 50 years after it was written, but will almost certainly continue to do so forever.
VIDEO:  Click HERE and HERE to watch
Who are the great songwriters in America today? Not the most popular....Not the richest....Simply the greats.

Ask any student of the form, and Janis Ian will be counted among them.  She's the writer of
“Jesse”, a song
recorded by so many others that few remember Ian wrote it;
“Stars”, possibly the best song ever written about
the life of a performer, recorded by artists as diverse as Mel Torme and Cher; and the seminal
“At Seventeen”,
a song that brought her
five Grammy nominations (the most any solo female artist had ever garnered) in 1975,
and which is now reaching its third generation of listeners.

And, of course, none of that addresses her first huge hit,
"Society's Child", written at the ripe old age of 15!

Ian is a formidable talent, a force of nature.
Ella Fitzgerald called her “The best young singer in America”.  
Chet Atkins said “Singer? You ought to hear that girl play guitar; she gives me a run for my money!”  
Reviewers have called her live performances “overwhelming to the spirit and soul”, and “drenched with such
passion, the audience feels they’ve been swept up in a hurricane.”  Not to mention her short stories, her songs
for film and television… and oh, yes....she also runs a foundation, named for her mother, that works with
various universities and colleges to supply scholarships for returning students.

The glowing reviews come as no surprise to Ian’s loyal fan base, who give her website a stunning quarter
million hits per year – even though she hasn’t had a top twenty record in three decades.
AMSDconcerts
@ Sweetwater Union High School
2900 Highland Avenue
National City, CA 91950
(619) 303-8176
May 24 @ 7:30pm
Returning for their 4th AMSD appearance!
VIDEO:  Click HERE to watch
Eventually, they went their separate ways – Jeremy returning to England to pursue an acting career while Chad remained in Los Angeles
working as an arranger and record producer.

In the eighties they teamed up again, with another album and starring roles in the British version of the Broadway hit, Pump Boys &
Dinettes. Then came the opportunity to tour the U. S. with British Invasion II. After the tour, which garnered laudatory reviews for the duo,
Jeremy was obliged to return to Europe to shoot a television series, ending their first reunion attempt. Chad escaped from Los Angeles to
raise his family in Sun Valley, Idaho where he now lives and teaches music.

Over the years, the two men remained in touch, continuing to write songs and wondering in the back of their minds whether another
reunion might be possible. Serendipity intervened in the summer of 2003 with a PBS TV music special (repeated frequently, during
pledge/membership drive periods). Since then they have performed all over the world, entrancing audiences with their unique blend of songs
old and new, romantic and satirical, humorous stories and anecdotes.

Join them – and us – when they make their FOURTH appearance on our stage.  A great time will be had by all.
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The Chad & Jeremy bio at the All Music Guide web site begins: "Of the many British Invasion acts
that stormed the charts in the wake of the Beatles, Chad & Jeremy possessed a
subtlety and
sophistication unmatched among their contemporaries
, essentially creating the template for the kind of
lush, sensitive folk-pop embraced by followers from Nick Drake to Belle & Sebastian."

Several decades later, they have been described by one concert reviewer as "Simon and Garfunkel meet
Peter Cooke and Dudley Moore." They serve up an appealing blend of vocal harmonies, inventive guitar
and piano playing spiced with their unique brand of banter, stories and sardonic wit.

From humble beginnings in coffee houses and folk clubs in London, they recorded a string of hits
(Yesterday's Gone, Summer Song, Willow Weep For Me, If I Loved You, Before and After, Distant
Shores).  As former drama students, they were quickly snapped up by Hollywood ("We had long hair and
could string a sentence together") appearing as themselves in legendary television shows including The
Dick Van Dyke Show, The Patty Duke Show, and Batman. They hosted Hullabaloo and appeared on all
the great variety shows like The Hollywood Palace, Red Skelton and Andy Williams.
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About Us
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VIDEO:  Click HERE to watch
 
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  • “There is truly a mystical quality to their playing. They create a lyrical sound that is at
    once unique as well as seamless.” ~ Lori Lander Murphy, Irish Philadelphia

  • “Best of all, RUNA sounds like no one else.” ~ Travis Rogers, Jr., Music Life and Times

  • At its core, RUNA is a fine Celtic band with influences and sensibilities that extend
    well beyond folk traditions to World and Jazz and Pop sounds” ~ Walt Haake, Celtic
    Sunday Brunch, WDVR-FM, Sergeantsville, NJ

  • “For contemporary Celtic music at its very best – do yourself a favor and check out
    RUNA.. brilliant!” – Gene Shay, co-founder of the Philadelphia Folk Festival; WXPN-FM
May 10 @ 7:30pm
RUNA draws on the diverse musical backgrounds of its band members and offers a contemporary and refreshing approach to traditional and more
recently composed Celtic material. Through their repertoire of both highly energetic and graceful, acoustic melodies, along with their fusion of
music from Ireland, Scotland, Canada, and the United States, this vocal and instrumental ensemble gives its arrangements of traditional songs
and tunes a fresh sound.

Members of RUNA have played with Solas, Riverdance, Slide, Clannad, Fiddlers’ Bid, Moya Brennan, Eileen Ivers, Hazel O’Conner, Full Frontal
Folk, Keith & Kristyn Getty, Barcó, Téada, and the Guy Mendilow Band.

RUNA consists of vocalist and step-dancer,
Shannon Lambert-Ryan of Philadelphia, Dublin-born guitarist, Fionán de Barra, Cheryl Prashker of
Canada on percussion,
Dave Curley on mandolin, vocals, bodhrán, and step-dancing, and Maggie Estes of Louisville on the fiddle. The band often
performs with world-renowned, guest musicians, including Isaac Alderson on the uilleann pipes, flutes, and whistles.

The band won several awards at the 2010 Montgomery Buck Music Awards, including Best Entertaining Band, Best Folk Artist, Best Female
Vocalist, and Best Album –
“Jealousy”. They were recently recognized on an international level in the Irish Music Awards with a nomination for
Best Female Vocalist for 2012. Jim Allford of
PA Music Scene writes, “The band is going to be reckoned with and I really feel they are Grammy
bound within time.”

RUNA recently released their third album,
“Somewhere Along the Road”. Hailed by Irish Philadelphia as “an inspired group that has found its
voice, and its place, in the world of Irish music”.
Reserved Seating - $20 (+ $2/ticket fee). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Friday May 22 @ 1:55pm
NOTE:  
Due to an emergency that prevents Chad Stuart from travelling, the Chad &
Jeremy concert has been cancelled.  Refunds will be issued as soon as possible.