Claremont Insider: FMC Turns 50

Saturday, December 20, 2008

FMC Turns 50

The Claremont Now blog over on the Daily Bulletin's website had a notice about the Claremont Folk Music Center's 50th Anniversary party on Sunday, December 28th, from 5pm to 8pm.

There wasn't much information on the FMC's website. You can always call to find out more: (909) 624-2928.

Claremont Folk Music Center
50th Anniversary Party - Sunday, December 28th, 5-8pm
220 Yale Ave.
Claremont, CA 91711

Also, don't forget to check out Tremoloco with Rick Shea at the FMC on Saturday, January 3rd. Tickets are $10, and doors open at 7pm and the show starts a half-hour later. The FMC info has a blurb describing Tremoloco:
The eclectic cross-pollination whipped up by Tony Zamora's expanding and contracting all-star group Tremoloco has been called Mexican-Americana. Which is an apt a tag as any for the Angelinos' mix of conjunto, country, Cajun, blues, Latin, jazz, and roadhouse rock and roll.

[Tremeloco's new album] Dulcinea was recorded primarily in Los Angeles and Austin, taking advantage of stellar roots musicians from both locales - like drummer/pianist/co-producer Cougar Estrada and his Los Lobos bandmate David Hidalgo, steel guitarist Greg Leisz and guitarists Bob Robles and Johnny Lee Schell (who also engineered) from the former and twang guru Redd Volkaert, lap steeler Cindy Cashdollar, accordionist Joel Guzman, Faces pianist Ian Mclagan and Stephen Bruton from the latter.

Other guest include Cougar's dad, vibes great Ruben Estrada, Hidalgo's son Vincent (on jarana), War harpist Lee Oskar, Thee Midnighters vocalist Willie G. fiddler Brantley Kearns and Max Baca on drums and bajo sexto.
If you appreciate Los Lobos' open-minded approach to roots music, you should dig this. Then again, if your cup of tea is George Jones (or, for that matter, Tito Puente), there's probably something for you here, too.

-DF Hit List Vintage Guitar Magazine October 2008 Issue

And here's a video: