Thursday, July 12, 2012

Woody in Echo Park, The Ciro Hurtado Band and Conjunto Jardin at LACMA

Hi.  Here are two terrific shows, almost in tandem. 
From: Adele Wallace []
Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 10:28 PM

Hope you can come tto this great free event. It's at El Centro Del Pueblo in Echo Park (1157 Lemoyne St  LA 90026),
 (From Ed:  I like this layout a lot so hope you don't mind the 2nd mailing. Lemoyne is between Echo Park Ave and Alvarado,
immediately So. of the Masa restaurant , the big blue bldg. on the corner of Sunset & Lemoyne.)
Woody Guthrie

Event Schedule

10 am - 5:30 pm
5:30 pm - 6 pm
6 pm - 9 pm
Concert, picnic, arts activities, exhibit
Second Line parade
After-hours concert (venue: TBA)

An Echo Park Tribute
to Woody Guthrie

Free Concert, Picnic, Street Art

July 14th, 2012

10 am - 6 pm

El Centro del Pueblo
1157 Lemoyne St.
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Happy 100th Birthday, Woody!

Join us in a free backyard picnic celebrating the life and music of Echo Park resident Woody Guthrie. Enjoy an afternoon concert of hip-hop, blues, jazz, psychedelic and bluegrass by Woody-inspired musicians. Art activities will take place throughout the day. End the day with a second line parade led by Superbroke Brass and Tin Marching Band Ensemble.

Woody disappeared from public life 15 years before he died – he was suffering from Huntington's Disease. During that time he become something of a living legend. Folk musicians used to put a stone in their shoe to remind them of Woody's days jumping trains, hitchhiking on Route 66, sleeping in shantytowns and ditches, swaping stories with folks down on their luck during the Great Depression.

Woody wrote more than 2,000 songs in his lifetime. Like Walt Whitman, his songs capture the strength and the dignity of the American people. One hundred years after his birth, Woody's music reminds us that when we stick together and listen to one another's stories, "a better world's a-coming."

Featured Artists

  • Olmeca
  • Leroy Moore
    Krip-Hop Nation
  • Kevin Robinson
    Conference of
    the Birds
  • Superbroke
    Brass and Tin
  • Michelle Shocked


Interested in volunteering for this event?
Learn how:


Greater Echo Park Elysian Neighborhood Council - El Centro del Pueblo
Puffin Foundation Ltd. + Lead Belly Foundation + KPFK-FM + Guthrie Foundation

About Woody Guthrie

While living in Los Angeles Woody made trips to agricultural fields in the Central and Imperial Valley to sing for and give encouragement to farm laborers in their fight for better living and working conditions. Woody was joined on those trips at times by John Steinbeck, Will Geer and others to help publicize conditions for farm laborers. Woody understood the power of music to help people get through hard times. He sang for people of all backgrounds. The experience helped his political views matured. Corrido singers will perform work songs

About Us - The Trailer Trash Project

The Trailer Trash Project operates out of a vintage trailer to bring free concerts, plays, exhibits and plays to neighborhoods around Los Angeles. We collaborate with a multicultural, multidisciplinary group of artists who share a common interest in using art to explore the meaning of home and community in a changing world.


Contributions to the Trailer Trash Project are tax-deductible through the Emerge Fiscal Sponsorship Program of the Pasadena Arts Council.

From: Conjunto Jardin <>
To: Ed Pearl
Conjunto Jardin News / Noticias!
Half of Conjunto Jardin (Cindy, Libby and Gary) perform in Ciro Hurtado's band. Come see us this Saturday at LACMA -- here's the info from Ciro:
The Ciro Hurtado Band
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Sat. July 14
5 to 7 p.m.
5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90036
Hola Amigos:
I'm going to be performing with my band, a group of stellar musicians, on July 14th at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) from 5-7 p.m., as part of the Latin Sounds Concert Series. Come and enjoy a FREE afternoon concert on the lawn of LACMA. There will be food and cocktails available for purchase or you can bring your own picnic. Spend a relaxing summer afternoon in the middle of the city. Also, come early so you can check out the eagerly anticipated environmental sculpture, "The Levitated Mass," by Michael Heizer.
I hope you all can make it. I will be performing favorite Latin American World-Jazz-Folk tunes from my past albums and my new solo guitar compositions from my upcoming album "Los Angeles Blues."
Playing with me will be:
Aaron Serfaty: Drums
Cindy Harding: Vocal, Quena, Flute, Zampoñas, Bombo Leguero
Gary Johnson: Keyboards, Accordion, Percussion
Guillermo Guzman: Bass
Libby Harding: Vocal, Cuatro Venezolano, Zampoñas
Walter Rodriguez: Percussion
Hola Amigos:
Voy a estar tocando con mi banda, un grupo de músicos estelares, el 14 de julio en el Museo del Condado de Los Ángeles (LACMA) de 5 a 7 pm., parte de la serie de conciertos de "Sonidos Latinos". Vengan y disfruten de una tarde de música en los jardines del museo. La entrada es gratis. Habrá comida, bebida y cócteles a la venta, o pueden traer su propio picnic. Pase una tarde de verano relajado en el centro de la ciudad. Vengan temprano para poder apreciar la anticipada exhibición de la escultura ambiental "La Masa Levitada" de Michael Heizer.
Los espero a todos. Estaré tocando temas favoritos de World-Jazz-Folk Latino Americano de mis discos anteriores y también composiciones nuevas de mi próximo álbum de solo de guitarra "Los Ángeles Blues".
Estarán acompañándome:
Aaron Serfaty: Batería
Cindy Harding: Voz, Quena, Flauta, Zampoñas, Bombo Leguero
Gary Johnson: Teclado, Acordeón, Percusión
Guillermo Guzmán: Bajo
Libby Harding: Voz, Cuatro Venezolano, Zampoñas
Walter Rodríguez: Percusión
Ciro Hurtado
Thanks for your support! Gracias por su apoyo! -- Conjunto Jardín
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