“Protest Song Celebration” @ Ecologistics Collaboratory: Oct. 22, 7:00 PM, Rancho el Chorro, $10

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Yeah! As part of their 3-day “Deep-Ecology Collaboratory” Ecologistics have invited us to help with their celebration of “Protest Song” — and present the winners of their song-writing contest. The whole event is very much worth your attention — but if you want to get a good look at what they’re up to in a shorter time, come out to Rancho El Chorro this Saturday Night at 7:00 for the concert — just $10. See you there!

Deep Ecology Collaboratory Overview

New Solo EP by Rancher Ray

Yeah — she’s written a batch of dynamic and powerful songs and packaged them in her own dynamic and powerful way in a new collection called “THIS ROAD.” Come celebrate with us:

EP Release Concert: Sunday May 22, 7:30 PM, Steynberg Gallery

1531 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo. Tickets, $10. For reservations: (805) 547-0278 

Further info: http://gator3041.hostgator.com/~steynberg/upcoming/

Audio previews at Ray’s new site: http://www.rayduncanmusic.com/

“Walking Around Black” still a crime…

It’s more than four years now, and Zimmerman is in the news again — auctioning off the gun he used to do the deed. Words fail — but music still works, and it’s a nice Spring day (for those of us still breathing) so: let’s all sing along — one more time!

“Big Variety Night” @ Linnaea’s: this Sun., Feb. 7

We’re joining the local singer-songwriter crowd for this edition of the long-running series, hosted by SLO icon Ted Waterhouse at Linnaea Phillips’s original oasis of sanity on Garden Street. Music starts early — sometimes before 6:00. Ranchers for Peace usually close the show, 9:30 or thereabouts. But come earlier for solo sets by individual Ranchers Charles and Ray — and to catch up on the range of crafty and creative artistes on the bill. “Big Variety” — guaranteed.

No cover. 1110 Garden St, San Luis Obispo, 805-541-5888

http://www.linnaeas.com/calendar/

“Art of the Protest Song”: in SLO 1/31

We’re joining some new friends from up north — and old pal Randall Lamb — for an evening of song-swapping “in the round,” with a focus on the kind of songs that have inspired social activism, in the past and here today: come on down and get your New Year’s dose of “give a damn.”

SUNDAY, JAN. 31 — 7:00 PM, Steynberg Gallery, 1531 Monterey St., SLO.

Details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1572659232979556/