Editor's Note: Girlyman will be playing at the Ten Pound Fiddle on Friday, September 28 at 8 pm. According to the Ten Pound Fiddle's website, "Girlyman, a very talented trio, has wowed audiences all over the USA, most recently at the Ann Arbor Folk Festival and other major Midwest venues. The Fiddle is pleased Girlyman will stop in East Lansing to share social commentary and personal narration via imaginative harmonies and varied instrumentation." Below, Eliot Singer introduces this year's series:
The Ten Pound Fiddle concert and dance season begins 8 pm, Friday, September 14, with a concert by Nervous But Excited at The Fiddle's regular venue, Unitarian Universalist Church, 855 Grove St., East Lansing. Among the fall concert highlights are a celebration of Woody Guthrie's 100th birthday, master humorists Lou and Peter Berryman, Sparky and Rhonda Rucker, Joel Mabus, and the annual Holiday Sing, hosted by Sally Potter. For a full schedule, see the series website.
The Ten Pound Fiddle, which began as an MSU student organization in 1975, with Bob Blackman, longtime folk music host on WKAR, as one of its founding members, is one of East Lansing's oldest grassroots institutions. (Read Bob's history here.) The Fiddle is always looking for volunteers.