Stone House Concerts – Mini Folk Festival

Just passing this along from my good friend Sigrid Christiansen.  Sigrid hosts a house concert series at her home near Detroit Golf Club – there is always great food and drink and music.  Check it out! :
Sunday, August 28, 4pm -10 pm
The Line up!
 Derek Daniel, a Michigan favorite who’s tender, aching songs are delivered with power and grace.!/derekdaniel
Sigrid Christiansen with special guest David Mosher will present new songs from her upcoming
Potter’s Field, Rochelle Clark and John Natiw are known for poetic, gritty lyrics, close and powerful harmonies and an easy stage presence. They also have a new CD in the works.!/thepottersfield
Billy Brandt and Sarana VerLin, two of Detroit’s talented and award winning musicians come together with a blend of Celtic and American that is utterly compelling.
This is bound to be a fabulous evening of fabulous homegrown music. Support your musical community and come on out!
$20 suggested donation
18135 Hamilton Rd
Detroit, MI 48203
RSVP to reserve a seat at
Doors open at 4pm
Food and beverages will be served too!

Directions: At 7 mile and Woodward, go west on 7 mile, ½ mile, turn left onto Pontchartrain, turn left again to stay on Ponchartrain, 1/4 mile, turn right into private entrance for Detroit Golf Club, turn right again on private street, we are 8th house on your left.     Call 313-345-1225 if you are lost, we’ll be waiting for you!

Fabulous Fashionable Ferndale House Concert – Four Shillings Short

No, I’m not asking you to pony up some cash to get us by.  However I am happy to announce that the Fabulous Fashionable Ferndale House Concert is kicking off this year’s events with Four Shillings Short, a great husband and wife acoustic duo.  Four Shillings Short play a fantastic collection of world instruments: North Indian Sitar, hammered dulcimer, mandolins, Renaissance woodwinds, bouzouki , recorders, tinwhistles, banjo, percussion & psaltry.

For more info <—click the link, or click here —> to view or download a handsome collectable flyer


State Department News Briefings Explained

As a valuable internet service, a website called “The Daily Bail” now has a translation service which decodes what US State Department personnel say and displays what it actually means.  A valuable aid for folks like me that have trouble understanding these folks when they speak. Below is a link to the latest translation on the events in Egypt:

Hillary Clinton’s Speech on Egypt and Mubarek

Social Justice Showcase at Salt Hill Pub, Hanover, NH – 01/22/11

Social Justice Showcase at Salt Hill Pub, Hanover, NH – 01/22/11

Social Justice Showcase at Salt Hill Pub
Saturday, January 22, 2011
4:00pm – All Ages
Salt Hill Pub (map)
7 Lebanon St
Hanover, NH, USA 03755

Inspiring stories and songs from Music2Life contest finalists including:
Erik Balkey, Arlon Bennett, Thea Hopkins, Randy Browning, Annie Dinerman, Eugene Ruffolo, Steve Chizmadia, Steve Deasy and Spook Handy.
Part of Dartmouth College’s Martin Luther King Presentation – sponsored by Noel “Paul” Stookey (Peter, Paul & Mary) and the Public Domain Foundation.
Followed by FREE live performance and Music2Life documentary premieres at Dartmouth’s Spaulding Auditorium at 7:30.
For more information, visit: or (also on Facebook). Questions?

Music 2 Life 2010/2011 CD Released

Photo by Sally Farr

The Music 2 Life 2010/2011 CD is out and sure to be hitting folk radio soon. The song features all the finalist songs from this years Music 2 Life contest including Steve’s song “People Once Were Welcome Here” and songs by 10 other excellent artists: Sofia Echegaray, Emily Kurn, Steve Chizmadia, Mitch Barrett, Amy Dixon-Kolar, Ric Taylor, Vanessa Torres, Brian Claflin, Kathleen Pemble, and David Ippolito. The judges in this year’s contest were Peter Yarrow, Tom Paxton, Baby Jay, Josh White Jr., Buffy Sainte-Marie, Kathy Mattea, Judy Collins, Paul Winter, Christine Lavin, and Amy Carol Webb. The CD is produced by Liz Sunde and Noel Paul Stookey, who also run public domain foundation which sponsors the contest and CD.

For more information please visit

Steve Deasy Dot Com has been hacked!

Hi all,

I apologize if anyone has tried to access this site with no success in the past few days.  I’m not sure how long it was like that, but when I tried to bring up my site yesterday it was hijacked, hacked.  Anyway I think I will interpret it in the short term as a measure of success that I am now considered worth hacking.  That and the spam comments caught has ballooned to 677! has arrived.