SHOWS

2020

1.20.20 Liza and the Berea College Folk-Roots Ensemble perform at Martin Luther King Day at Berea College, the first integrated college in the South, 11:00 A.M., First Christian Church, Berea. For more info including the day's schedule see www.berea.edu

 

 

 

1.31.20

Liza and the Berea College Folk-Roots Ensemble host Songwriters’ Night. Loyal Jones Appalachian Center, Berea, KY. 7:30 P.M.

 

2.1.20

Liza and A.J play the Lexington Contra Dance with Illegal Contraband. Artworks at the Carver School, 522 Patterson St, Lexington, KY, 8:00 P.M.

 

2.8.20

Liza and A.J. play the annual Valentine’s dance. Spotlight Theater, 8:00 P.M.

 

2.20.20

 

Rep Your City - A.J. plays for Berea College dance groups. Seabury Center, Berea College, 8:00 P.M.

 

2.27.20

Liza and A.J. are joined by fiddler Tom Cunningham and banjoist Deb Thompson in a private reception for the Sawyer exhibit at the Kentucky Historical Society. Kentucky Historical Society.  5:00-7:30 P.M.

3.9.20

Liza lectures on Katherine Jackson French at the P.E.O. Women’s Club, Richmond, KY. 6:30-8:30

 

3.27-28.20

Arpi plays for Mountain Folk Festival

CANCELLED

 

3.27.20-3.29.20

Liza tours with the Berea College Folk-Roots Ensemble tp Hindman, KY and Black Mountain, NC. CANCELLED

 

 

4.3.2020

Liza and A.J., with fiddler Tom Cunningham, play for the Lexington Vintage Dancers. 128 North Broadway, Berea Kentucky. 8:00 P.M.   As far as we know this one is still on.

4.4.2020

Liza leads the Folk-Roots Ensemble in concert, Gray Auditorium, Presser Hall, Berea, KY. 8:00 P.M. CANCELLED

 

4.16.20-4.18.20

A.J. plays with different dance ensembles at Kinetic Expressions, Seabury Center, Berea College. 8:00 P.M.

 

 

4.17.20

Liza leads the Folk-Roots Ensemble in Ballad Night. Loyal Jones Appalachian Center, Loyal Jones Appalachian Center. 7:30 P.M. CANCELLED

 

 

6.11.20, 6.12.20

Liza & A.J. play Willow Valley Resort.

 

 

6.20.20-6.28.20

Liza & A.J. teach and play at Star Arts Retreat, Star Star Island, Isles of Shoals, NH.

 

 

7.11.13 Common Ground on the Hill, Festival of American Music and Dance, Carroll County Fairgrounds, Westminster, MD. 10:00 A.M. – 8:30 P.M.

 

 

7.12.20-7.17.20

Liza & A.J. teach and perform at the wonderful Common Ground on the Hill Folk Arts School, Westminster, MD.

7.26.20

Liza & A.J. play for the longest-running folk radio show in the country, "Bound for Glory" with host Phil Shapiro.  Anabel Taylpr Hall, Cornell University, 8:00-11:00 P.M.

 

 

9.4.20

The Kentucky launch of Liza's book Katherine Jackson French: Kentucky's Forgotten Ballad Collector. Lunch at the Library at 11:45-1:00 (lunch provided); ballad concert at 8:00, Gray Auditorium, Presser Hall.

 PAST YEARS

2019

 

1.4.19

Old Christmas.  We get to take part in the Ritchie Nieces’ family tradition of “breaking up Christmas!”  We'll honored to be guests, along with other Berea and environs musicians.  Concert benefits a local animal rescue league.  Ya'll come and bring your voices!    Berea Arena Theater, 7:30 P.M.

 

 

1.19.19

Liza and A.J. in concert at Gray Auditorium, Presser Hall, Berea College, Berea, KY.  8:00 P.M.  Admission free.

 

 

1.25.19

Liza and the Folk-Roots Ensemble lead Songwriting Night, Loyal Jones Appalachian Center, Berea College.  7:30 P.M.

 

 

2.16.19

Valentine’s Day Dance.  Alumni Hall, Berea College. 8:00 P.M.

 

 

2.23.19

Liza and A.J. on the Berea College Festival of African-American Spirituals.  time tbd.  Union Church, Berea, KY.

 

 

3.1-3.7.19

A.J. goes on tour with the Berea Country Dancers to St. Louis.

 

 

3.1-3.3.19

Liza leads the Folk-Roots Ensemble on their spring tour, this time to Maryland to open for a couple of Grammy winners.  Friday March 1st, the group opens for Tom Paxton at the Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N. Charles Street. Baltimore, MD.  Saturday, the group opens for Guy Davis at the Carroll County Arts Center, Westminster, MD.   More info:  https://www.commongroundonthehill.org/concerts.html  Both concerts start at 7:30 P.M.

 

 

 

3.23.19

Liza performs as a Spoken Word category winner for the Women of Appalachia Project 10th Anniversary Gala at the Baker Theater, University of Ohio, Athens, Ohio. https://www.womenofappalachia.com/copy-of-events 6-9 P.M.

 

 

3.30.19

Liza leads the Folk-Roots Ensemble in their spring concert!  Gray Auditorium, Presser Hall, Berea College, Berea, KY.  8 P.M.

 

 

 

4.12.19

Liza and the Folk-Roots Ensemble lead Ballad Night.  Loyal Jones Appalachian Center, Berea College. 7:30 P.M.

 

 

4.13.19

Liza performs as a Spoken Word category winner for the Women of Appalachia Project.  Loyal Jones Appalachian Center, Berea College.  https://www.womenofappalachia.com/copy-of-events 1-3 P.M.

 

4.14.19

A.J.'s setting of "Epitaph,” based on a Rudyard Kipling poem, is premiered by the Berea College Concert Choir.  Gray Auditorium, Presser Hall, Berea College, Berea, KY.  3:00 P.M.

4.25.19

Liza & A.J. at the EKU Crabbe Library Reading Room performing a program of ballads, North and South.  5:30.

 

5.18.19

Liza is the keynote speaker at the Centennial Celebration of the Women’s Department Club of Shreveport.  She will be speaking on the club’s co-founder, Katherine Jackson French.  Time tbd.

 

 

6. 24.19

Liza and A.J. play Willow Valley Communities, Lakes.  7:30 P.M.

 

 

6. 25.19

Illegal Contraband plays Willow Valley Communities’ first contradance!  The Pavillion, time tba.

 

 

 

6. 27.19

Liza and A.J. play Willow Valley Communities, Manor North.  7:30 P.M.

 

 

 

7.7.19- 7.12.19

Liza and A.J play Traditions week 3 at Common Ground on the Hill – our 18th season!  Come!  Music, visual art, and dance from all over the world in one big loving community. www.commongroundonthehill.org

 

 

7.13.19

Liza and A.J. play the Festival of American Music and Dance at the Carroll County Fairgrounds, wrapping up Common Ground on the Hill.

 

 

8.24-8.30.19

Liza and A.J. at their first TradMad Festival!  Sponsored by the New York Folk Music Society, the Country Dance and Song Society and many others!  Pinewoods Camp, Plymouth, MA  http://www.folkmusicny.org/

 

 

12.14.19

Liza and A.J. at the First United Methodist Church of Oneonta, 2:00 P.M., 66 Chestnut St., Oneonta, NY.  Snow date 12/14 2 P.M. (607)432-4102.  https://www.firstumc-oneonta.org/ 

 

 

12.20.19

Liza and A.J. at Willow Valley Communities, Lancaster, PA, Christmas show.  Manor North.  7:30.  https://www.willowvalleycommunities.org/

 

 

12.23.19

Liza and A.J. at Willow Valley Communities, Lancaster, PA, Christmas show.  Lakes.   7:30.  https://www.willowvalleycommunities.org/ 

 

12.24.19

Liza and A.J. at Second Baptist Church, 62 Main St., Worcester, NY.  Christmas Eve service.  7:30.  607- 397-8353.

 

 

 

 

2018 

1.5.18

Breaking Up Christmas, hosted by the Ritchie Nieces   We are honored to be invited to be part of the Ritchie Family's celebration of the Appalachian custom, of "breaking up Christmas."  We'll be guests, along with other Berea and environs musicians.  Concert benefits a local animal resuce league.  Ya'll come and bring your voices!    Berea Arena Theater/ 1835 Big Hill Rd. /  Berea, KY.  7:30 P.M.  Reservations:  Pamela Corley at corley@snapp.net.

 

2.16.18

A.J. and Liza play at TGIF, in a program about the Berea Festival Dancers' trip to China.   Woods-Penniman Hall, Berea College.  12 noon.

 

2.17.18

A.J. and the Berea Country Dancers kick up their heels at the Carter G. Woodson Center, Berea College, 8 P.M.  859-985-3431.

 

2.24.18

Festival of African-American Spirituals/3 P.M./ Union Church,/Berea, KY.  Liza & A.J. will perform, along with the Berea College Folk Ensemble led by Liza, the Berea College Black Music Ensemble, and many others. / Info:  895-985-3466.

 

3.1.18

A.J. plays with the Berea College Jazz Band, and Prof D. makes a guest appearance with the Wind Ensemble.  Gray Auditorium, 7:30 P.M. 859-985-3466.

 

3.4.18-3.8.18

A.J. goes on tour as accompanist for the venerable and internationally known Berea College Country Dancers.  To points in Ohio.  859-985-3431.

 

3.14.18

A.J. accompanies the Berea College Country Dancers in their Convocation performance.  Liza makes a guest appearance.   Seabury Center, Berea College, 7:30 P.M.  Free and open to the public

 

3.16.18-3.18.18

Liza goes on tour with the nationally known Berea College Folk-Roots Ensemble. They'll be playing at the legendary John C. Campbell School (founded by Olive Dame Campbell) in Brasstown, NC Friday at 7:30 , and at Highland Farms in Asheville, NC at 3. . https://www.folkschool.org 859-985-3472.

 

4.6.18-4.8.18

A.J. plays for the 85-year-old Mountain Folk Festival, Seabury Gym, Berea College.  Contact Deborah_Thompson@berea.edu for details

 

4.7.18

Liza directs the Berea College Folk-Roots Ensemble in their spring blowout/8 P.M./Gray Auditorium/Presser Hall/Berea College/Berea, KY.  859-985-3472.   See https://www.facebook.com/bereafolkroots/ for more details

 

4.13.18

Liza and the Folk-Roots Ensemble hosts Ballad Night .  Loyal Jones Appalachian Center/Berea College/Berea, KY.  7:30.  Free. disavinoe@berea.edu

 

4.14.18

Liza & A.J., with guests, play the Berea Danish-American Dance/9 P.M./Berea Folk Center/Jefferson St./Berea, KY/ : 859-986-7584.  See http://www.berea-folk-circle.org/ 

Email: info @ berea -folk-circle.org

 

5.5.18

Liza & A.J. concert.  First Christian Church/ 206 Chestnut St. / Berea, KY.  3:00 P.M.  https://www.facebook.com/FCCBerea/ , (859) 986-4553  THIS CONCERT HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND IS BEING RESCHEDULED.

 

5.25.18-5.28.18

Liza & A.J at PINEWOODS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND FESTIVAL/ Hudson Valley Resort and Spa/Kerhonkson, NY.  Sponsored by the New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club.  Come sing, dance, play in the beautiful mountains of Upstate New York.   http://www.folkmusicny.org/weekends

 

6.12.18

Liza & A.J at Lakes, Willow Valley Communities/Lancaster, PA.  7:30 P.M.  http://www.willowvalleycommunities.org

 

6.24.18

Liza & A.J at Bound For Glory, WBVR, Anabel Taylor Hall/ Cornell University/ Ithaca, NY. 8:00-11:00 P.M.  http://wvbr.com

 

7.8-7.14.18

Liza performs "That Esau Bed" in an evening of spoken word and musical performance in a juried program entitled "Women Speak" on September 21, 6-9 PM at Northern Kentucky University in Fort Thomas, KY.  Sponsorsed by the Women of Appalachia Project.

 

 10.7.18

Liza at First Christian Church, Berea, 8:40 and 10:30.

 

10.7-10.9.18

A.J. goes on tour with the internationally known Berea Country Dancers.

 

 10.17.18

Mountain Day, when the college closes and everyone goes to the mountain.  Liza will be leading the Folk-Roots Ensemble; A.J. will be playing for the Country Dancers.  Allllll day, at the Pinnacles, Berea, KY

 

10.26.18

Liza leads the Berea College Folk-Roots Ensemble at the Celebration of Traditional Music, Phelps-Stokes Chapel,  Berea, KY, 7 P.M.

Yes, indeed, that's right.  The folk arts school COMMON GROUND ON THE HILL will be extending to three weeks this summer.  Come take classes in everything from African dance to Navajo pottery to Scottish bagpiping.  We will be teaching the third week this year, and playing the festival on Saturday.  Common Ground is a miraculous place, where people from diverse backgrounds come together on the common ground of the traditional arts.  Check out https://www.commmongroundonthehill.org 

 

11.18.18

Liza and A.J. at First Christian Church, Berea.  Services at 8:40 and 10:30.

 

11.30 & 12.1.18

Liza leads the Folk-Roots Ensemble at the annual Berea College Christmas celebration.  Union Church, Berea, KY 7:30 P.M.

 

 9.21.18

Roots Liza plays for the Women of Appalachia Project as a Spoken Word winner at the University of Northern Kentucky, Fort Thomas, KY. 6-9 P.M.

 

12.15.18

Liza and A.J. at the Willow Valley Retirement Communities, Manor North.  Christmas show.  7:30 P.M.

2017

9.23.17

Split bill with Robinson and Rohe.  Jean Rohe is best known to the Berea Community as the composer of "Arise, Arise," featured at the college's opening convocation in 2014.  Come for a night of double duos!/Loyal Jones Appalachian Center/Berea College/Berea, KY. 859-985-3140.  Free.  Sponsored by the Loyal Jones Appalchian Center and the Music Department. 7:30 P.M.  

 

9.29.17

Liza performs Appalachian ballads in celebration of Richard Underwood's new book:  "Murder Ballads:  True Crimes from Southern Murder Ballads."  Eastern Kentucky University/ Grand Reading Room/Crabbe Library/Richmond, KY/5:00 & 7:00/  https://orgsync.com/138442/events/1959404/occurrences/4579390

 

10.6-10.9.17

A.J. tours with the Berea College Country dancers.

 

10.27, 10.28.17

Berea College Celebration of Traditional Music.  Liza will be presenting on "Lasting Impressions from English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians, 1917."  Liza & A.J. will be hosting the tv show "Head of the Holler" and interviewing Alice Gerrard.  The Friday evening show, featuring the Folk-Roots Ensemble (directed by Liza) will also feature Alice Gerrard.  /Loyal Jones Appalachian Center/Berea College/Berea, KY. 859-985-3140.   https://www.berea.edu/appalachian-center/annual-celebration-traditional-music/

 

12.01.17, 12.02.17

A Celebration of Christmas at Berea College,/ Union Church/Berea, KY. 859-985-3666.  With groups from Berea College.  7:30 P.M.

 

12.03.17 CANCELLED

Christmas Concert CANCELLED.  We'll be there in the spring.

 

12.15.17

As Illegal Contraband, dance at the Carlbergs, over the Fudge Shop in Old Towne/128 North Broadway/Berea, KY./  8:00 P,M.  http://www.bereacontradance.org/contactus

 

12.17.17 

House Concert/Berea, KY /3 P.M/ Call 607-434-1164.

 

12.17.17

House Concert/Berea, KY /8 P.M/ Call 607-434-1164.

 

12.22.17

Concert | Lakes/ Willow Valley Communities  |   Lancaster, PA.  7:30 P.M.  http://www.willowvalleycommunities.org/

2017 Liza DiSavino and A.J. Bodnar