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So long, Songbird

Boat called Songbird

Robbin Thompson lost his 15-year fight with cancer late Friday night. He was at home with family and friends. Virginia – and the world really – lost too. He endured many lengthy treatments, with devious side effects, but rarely if ever complained. By all accounts, he faced his illness with courage and his well-known sense of humor. In a newsletter this year he talked about the battle and his decision to take another shot at beating cancer.

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Jammin’ on the James Summer Wrap-up

Since JAMinc’s Studio A concert series at In Your Ear Music and Recording takes the summer off, we felt it was a great fit to partner with the Wilton House Museum’s monthly “Jammin’ on the James” events in Richmond’s Westhampton neighborhood.

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Jammin’ on the James Concert Series

JAMinc is co-sponsor of this summer’s Jammin’ on the James Concert Series held at the beautiful and historic Wilton House in Windsor Farms. This year’s lineup features Andy Vaughan & Driveline on June 14, the Tom Cunningham Orchestra on July 12, and Susan Greenbaum on August 9th.

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JAMinc Continues Partnership with Richmond Folk Festival

For the past eight years, JAMinc and the Richmond Folk Festival have partnered to bring internationally recognized folk musicians into Richmond schools to perform for students. This partnership has enabled over 23,000 students to be exposed to a diverse array of folk music rooted in cultural traditions from across the globe.

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JAMinc Brings Celtic Fiddlers to Town

Kevin Burke and John Carty, two world-renowned Celtic fiddlers, will be in town on Thursday, playing at In Your Ear studios, as well as making appearances at two local schools. Their performance is part of a series held by the nonprofit JAMinc, which puts on one concert a month, excluding the summer months, featuring a variety of music from jazz to bluegrass.

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Jim Avett Kicks Off the 2013 Season

To launch their 2013 concert series, JAMinc.–a local non-profit organization that promotes music appreciation through education, performance, and support–brought in singer/songwriter/master storyteller Jim Avett from Concord, NC to perform for a sold-out crowd at In Your Ear Recording Studio in Richmond, VA this past Friday night.

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