Pat Wictor   Cheryl Prashker in Babylon, NY December 11!

Dear folks--

Next Thursday I'm playing the lovely 2nd Thursday concert series in Babylon, NY, with my good friend percussionist extrarodinaire Cheryl Prashker.  We'll jam, banter, and bring out new arrangements.  Pure fun!  And the price?  A recession-busting FREE admission!  A good opportunity to tell friends and family, and introduce 'em to my music!

Thursday, December 11
Babylon Arts Council's 2nd Thursday Concert Series
Astoria Federal Savings Bank
180 West Main Street
Babylon, NY  11702

Cheryl Prashker ( is my closest musical collaborator for the past four years.  We've toured together, and she's played and provided priceless guidance on my past three CDs.  She's become the go-to drummer/percussionist on the acoustic/folk circuit, doing shows with Jonathan Edwards, The Strangelings, Tracy Grammer, Full Frontal Folk, Charlie Zahm, and her own band, CC Railroad, all while compiling dozens of studio credits.  She's a great improviser and listener, and is good for a few wisecracks onstage as well.

Other news:
•-My song "Simple Christmas" leads off the new Hudson Harding Christmas sampler, along side new Christmas songs by Jud Caswell, Tom Kimmel, Amy Speace, and others.  I'll have copies of the new sampler at the show.
•-I am "Mr. January" in the 2009 Naked Folk Calendar.  Yes, you didn't misread that.  The Calendar is an institution in folk music, a (tasteful and often humorous) collaboration between the Folk Alliance and photographer Jayne Toohey, to benefit musicians without health insurance.   I'll have copies at the show.  Sneak preview:    

May I Recommend:
•-If you want to catch Cheryl and me the next evening (Friday Dec. 12), we're doing another show together in Brooklyn, at the Good Coffeehouse in Park Slope.  See for details.

•-My good friend, dobroist Abbie Gardner, is hosting a new series at Googie's Lounge in Manhattan called "The Slide Sessions."  On Saturday December 20, she's hosting the father-son duo Beaucoup Blue.  Their blues and soul-based tunes always leave you feeling great.  I LOVE these guys--go see 'em!   For more information, see and

Have a great December, folks.  If you're doing anything weird, let me know--I'm gathering a list of weird activities for our weird times.  :-)

Warm regards,
Pat Wictor
The new CD "Sunset Waltz" is now available at

Musicians:  I'm available for lessons and coaching--email me.

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