Songbag-a-Day update

If you were following my Songbag-a-Day project, you’ve noticed that I haven’t posted songs in a few days. Don’t worry, I’m still recording a folksong a day. I’m going to post them in chunks from now on to save myself a little bit of time and energy. Plus, since a lot of folks use this website to check on Red Yarn’s shows, I didn’t want to bury my schedule where folks can’t find it. Stay tuned, more songs from Carl Sandburg’s American Songbag to come!

January/February news

Hello! Here’s an update about my school offerings and my show/event schedule, with more out-of-town library shows and a few changes in my regular gigs. Please note my special show at Lilikoi Coffee tomorrow, Monday, from 10-10:45am, and the next Family Jam at Friendly House on Friday, February 8. 

School Performances & Residencies:
I recently added a performance program to the Young Audiences roster. It’s called “The Deep Woods: Animals in American Folksongs” and it’s geared toward PK-3rd graders. If your child’s school is looking for an engaging musical puppet performance for an assembly or family night, please recommend me! I continue to offer my “Folk Song Puppet Show” residency through YA, and I joined the Right Brain Initiative‘s roster of teaching artists in the fall. I should be available for residencies/performances through Right Brain in the spring.
Regular Show Schedule:
Cafe au Play
Tuesdays, 10:30-11am. $3/walking person.


Woodlawn Swap’n’Play
2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 10-10:45am. $5/family.

Thursdays, 10:15-11am. $5/child (free for adults). 

Fridays, 10-10:45am. $5/family.

Milagros Boutique has been Fridays, 3:30-4:15pm. 
January 18 will be my last Friday afternoon there for a while, as I’m starting a new afterschool class at Bridlemile. In February and March I’ll be at Milagros on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday mornings, 10-10:45am(alternating with Woodlawn Swap’n’Play). We’ll see how that goes and possibly switch back to Fridays afternoons in April. $3/walking person.

Special Shows & Events:
This Monday, January 14 at Lilikoi Coffee 

10-10:45am. 2620 SE Powell Blvd. $5/family suggested donation. This sweet spot is booking more family entertainment lately, so I’m happy to have a chance to perform there.
Thursday, January 31, “The Deep Woods” at Canby Public Library

6:30-7:15pm. 292 N. Holly, Canby OR 97013. Free!

Monday, February 4 at World Forestry Center

10-10:45am. Mommy & Me MondaysIncluded with museum admission.

Friday, February 8, “Family Jam” at Friendly House

6:30-7:30pm. $5-$10 suggested donation per family. After the great success of the first Family Jam in November, we’re making this a more regular event. Families are invited to bring acoustic instruments for a raucous all-ages jam session. All skill levels are welcome!
Saturday, February 9, “A Horse Named Bill” at Albina Library
10:30-11:15am. 3605 NE 15th Avenue. Free!
Join children’s performer Red Yarn and his best friend – a talking horse named Bill – for this engaging musical puppet show. Audiences will journey across the country with Bill and Red, sharing adventures through a mystical desert to the Wild West as Red Yarn weaves classic horse songs together with puppetry and interactive storytelling.

Tuesday, February 12, “Boogie Woogie Concert” at Salem Library

10:30-11:15am. 585 Liberty St SE, Salem, OR 97301. Free!
Tuesday, February 19, “Bob Rabbit on Mr. Man’s Farm” 
    at Sunnyside Library in Clackamas County
6:30-7:15pm. 13793 Southeast Sieben Park Way, Clackamas, OR 97015. Free!
Thanks for your ongoing support. Follow me on Facebook for more regular updates. I hope to see you and your family at a show or event soon!

Andy Furgeson

Red Yarn Productions

Songbag-a-Day 10

Red River Valley

Songbag-a-Day 9

The Monkey’s Wedding

Songbag-a-Day 8

Sweet Betsy From Pike

Songbag-a-Day 7

Turkey in the Straw

Songbag-a-Day 6

Frankie and Johnny

Songbag-a-Day 5

Good-By Liza Jane

Songbag-a-Day 4


Songbag-a-Day 3

John Henry