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Ed Trickett (Special Event)

  • 21 May 2016
  • 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
  • Seekers Church, Washington, DC
The return of the hometown troubadour:

Ed Trickett finds both traditional songs and the songs of modern troubadours who create stuff that sounds old. He grew up in Washington, DC (back in the days when a family could raise a child near Dupont Circle) and taught psychology for many years at the University of Maryland before he was wooed to Illinois and now Florida, where his wife is now directing a doctoral program and he is on the faculty.

Ed Trickett has been described as a singer's singer who has the ability to take a song, get to the heart of it, and share all of it with others. He accompanies his singing with thoughtful and delicate playing on 6 and 12 string guitars and on the hammered dulcimer. Ed has been collecting and performing folk songs for over 40 years. He was influenced by many great tradition-bearers and songwriters, and learned from them that "it's the song, not the singer, that's important. ? Over the years, Ed has performed in coffee houses, colleges, folk music festivals, and varied other occasions in the United States. Most recently, he was on the last A Prairie Home Companion cruise, organized by Garrison Keillor, and performed on that show.

Ed has many recordings (many on Folk Legacy Records). Ed was both one of the central participants in the series of Golden Ring song circles, and also as part of a trio with Gordon Bok and Ann Mayo Muir.

Ed is inviting Ann Mayo Muir and her daughter Christina Muir (known locally both in her own right and as part of the trio Hot Soup) to join him during the course of the evening concert, so expect some great trio singing and lots of harmonies to join in on.

Join us at Seekers Church, 276 Carroll St. NW, Takoma, DC, for an evening of song with Trickett, Muir, and Muir. Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 8:00 pm. Admission: $15 for FSGW members; $20 for the general public. The hall is just across the street from the Takoma station on Metro's red line, and there's plenty of free parking on Saturday evenings in the Metro lot.


"Ed is a perfect keeper of a song".

 --Gordon Bok

 "A folksinger's folksinger. ?

 --Peggy Seeger

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