On September 9, 2021, a book release celebration was held in Spokane, Washington, for
We Never Knew Just What It Was … the story of the Chad Mitchell Trio.
The two hundred Trio fans who attended in person experienced a magical evening of music and stories as Mike Kobluk, Chad Mitchell,
author Mike Murphey and guests including George Grove of the Kingston Trio and Tom Paxton
looked back on more than 60 years of remarkable memories.
Many other Trio fans tuned in via an internet presentation which was interrupted by technical difficulties.
A video has been prepared utilizing the clips and songs that were shared that night along with actual footage and photos of the speakers and guests.
This video is being made avialable to everyone, free of charge, on the author Mike Murphey's website.
There you will find the link to obtain the permission to view and even download the video.
This brand new book about the
written by Mike Murphey with Mike Kobluk and Chad Mitchell, is available now at the
WFMA Online Store.
It’s an intimate biography of the Trio, with extensive interviews with Mike and Chad, a forward by ‘almost’ CMT member
and the behind the scenes story of their first reunion in 1986 (at WFMA's 1st annual concert) based on interviews with the musician who made it happen,
And, as a bonus, we are including a copy of a never before released recording of “The Ballad of Murder Incorporated” as a CD single that is available only here and at the Chad Mitchell Trio website.
You can read more about the book and CD
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On February 6, 2021, WFMA participated in the virtual memorial service for
singer-songwriter, artist, educator, and entertainer
who died from Covid-19 on Nov. 21, 2020.
Several videos of Donal performing at WFMA concerts were include and
Doris Justis and Sean McGhee both shared their memories of Donal.
Donal had been a fixture in the Washington, D.C. folk community for more than 30 years.
During the 60s, he was affectionately known as "Washington's Favorite Folk Singer" and the famed nightclub The Cellar Door was called "The Home of Donal Leace."
Donal was frequently featured on Dick Cerri's radio show, Music Americana and participated in many WFMA events, including at least 6 of our annual concerts.
Mary Cliff described Donal Leace as "a Washington gem."
We will all miss him.
Our good friend Jeannie Brand was featured on the August 18, 2018 edition of the So Important! podcast on PodBean.
Jeannie talked about her experiences growing up as the daughter of the legendary folk singer Oscar Brand,
who was not only a prolific song writer and performer in his own right, but he also played a critical role in helping to launch the careers of Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Arlo Guthrie, and countless other great performers.
Jeannie discusses Oscar's close association with WFMA and mentions our tribute concert, Remembering Oscar Brand held on October 29, 2017.
Take a listen, and if you find it interesting, you might also enjoy reading more about Jeannie's experiences in her recently published memoir,
The Folk-Singer's Daughter.
You can find it at Amazon.
We are excited to be able to offer three more items by
in our online store.
In addition to the 2-CD set and the 2-DVD set recordings of the Chad Mitchell Trio's Farewell Concert, we now have available the outstanding, The Chad Mitchell Trio: Then and Now 3 DVD Set, which contains footage from several of the
Trio's early 60s TV appearances, as well as the 1987 Reunion Concert with John Denver, and more recent concerts in Spokane, WA and Bayfield, WI.
Also available are the The Chad Mitchell Trio: Then and Now Scrapbook and a CD single, "The George Bush Society."
Also available for the first time in the WFMA Store are several CDs by
Side by Side Aloha Concert on September 26, 2015, at the Jewish Community Center
in Rockville, MD was an amazing evening of music.
This was the last opportunity to see
in concert before Doris Justis retired and moved to Hawaii.
Doris and Sean were joined by three of the best instrumentalists around, Paul Prestopino, Bob Hefferan and
And other friends of
dropped in to join in the celebration, including two-time Grammy Award winner,
our "special surprise guest,"
and, as a complete surprise to Doris and Sean,
An Evening with the Chad Mitchell Trio and Friends: The Farewell Concert
On Saturday, November 15, 2014 we presented
the last U.S. performance by The Chad Mitchell Trio.
Aside from a cruise in March of 2015, this was the very last opportunity to enjoy a full concert by
this trio that has delighted audiences for over 50 years.
This final concert was held at the beautiful Betheda Blues and Jazz Supper Club in downtown Bethesda, MD.
There were some special surprises and of course, time to remember and celebrate the life of Father Joe Frazier.
While no one could take Joe's place, Ron Greenstein, who has played bass for the trio since 2009 and has been filling in for Joe
on vocals since 2011, joined Chad and Mike for the concert.
Also sharing in this celebration were
and the Gaslight Singers.