The Beard – Lost For Words – June 14

Lost for Words

8:00 PM Sat Jun 14, 2014

At Westboro Masonic Hall, 430 Churchill Ave
There is a map at the bottom of this event.

SoR has decided to put on a full concert with “Lost For Words” with a $10 admission at the door instead of the usual Beard.  Half of the proceeds will go to The Spirit of Rasputin’s Scholarship Fund.  The Rasputin’s Beard will resume to its natural state September 20th.

Bruce Barton, Pippa Hall and John Henderson are Lost for Words

Pippa Hall on vocals, mountain dulcimer, and fiddle; John Henderson on vocals, guitar, and claw hammer banjo; and Bruce Barton on vocals, guitar, mandolin, octave mandolin, and tenor banjo are Lost for Words.

Hall and Henderson have been playing as a duo for many years with a varied repertoire of traditional and topical folk music from both sides of the Atlantic. Their blend of voices and harmonies, whether a capella or accompanied by a variety of instruments, has entertained audiences at clubs and festivals. Barton got hooked on folk and traditional music during university days and has performed for many years since in folk groups, oldtime bands and Celtic ensembles.

Together, as Lost For Words, these three musicians provide an eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary songs and ballads, as well as some toe-tapping Irish/Celtic, Appalachian and Québecois tunes, at times accentuated with some energetic Appalachian clogging. Their warm vocal arrangements of songs ranging from traditional folk and gospel to modern topical songs provide an inviting environment where the audience is encouraged to sing along.


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All this for pass-the-hat?

A review of the September 17,2011 Rasputin’s Beard

by host and organizer Carol Noël

Well THAT was an exceptional evening of entertainment! Lucky us to be part of this full house, packed-to-the-walls energy! The fiddles and jigs of celtic big-band Fumblin’ Fingers put big smiles on faces and got toes tapping! Steel Moon’s romantic pop ballads – Lise’s vocals and Dave’s creative guitar, tasteful looper-use and harmonies – were soulful and beautiful; their upcoming CD will be the stocking stuffer! The intricate a capella harmonies, joyous energy and comedy of the Pouch Cotätoes quintet earned them an encore! Lost Colt’s alt-country originals were authentic, their lead-vocals outstanding and acoustic guitar solos all came straight from the heart! All this for pass-the-hat? Rasputins Beard is absolutely the best music deal in town! All these local groups have websites; check them out for gigs and CD-orders.Next Beard: December 17th…be there or be square! 

Rasputin’s Beard September 17

The first Beard of the 2011-2012 season is a four-band showcase. If you haven’t attended a Rasputin’s Beard before, this is your chance! These shows are great for the whole family and all your friends…a fast paced evening featuring a wide variety of musical styles…and the price is right!!

Warning: there will be a LOT of toe-tapping and harmony singing during this show!

What: Rasputin’s Beard
When: Saturday, September 17, 2011, 8pm
Where: Westboro Masonic Hall, 430 Churchill at Byron
NO COVER!! This is a pass-the-hat-event.

This Beard features Fumblin’ Fingers, Steel Moon, Pouch Cotätoes, and Lost Colt. Continue reading

Spirit of Rasputin’s Beard Launches New Season

The Band Showcase is Spirit’s Inaugural Event at the Westboro Masonic Hall

Lost Colt

Lost Colt

The “Rasputin’s Beard” band showcase for Sunday, September 26, 2010 starting at 7pm will be the first event in the newly renovated Banquet Hall of the Westboro Masonic Temple at 430 Churchill Ave. And remember, there is NO COVER for this event. So come and check out the new venue, grab a brew and enjoy some wonderful music. It’s the best deal in town!

This event will feature:
  • 7:00 – 7:30 Cheapest Thrill (http://www NULL.facebook (Carol Black and Karl White)
  • 7:45 – 8:15 The Overcasters (David Wood, et al)
  • 8:30 – 9:00 Lost Colt (http://www NULL.myspace (Rick Fry, Conrad White, Dan Jette and Bruce Wozny)
  • 9:15 – 9:45 Maple Hill (Pat Moore, et al)
Cheapest Thrill

Cheapest Thrill

This is another terrific line-up and I’m really looking forward to a diverse evening of music. After a busy summer, this is a great way to launch a new season of Spirit events in a new and elegant venue.

NOTE: We’re planning an additional 5 minutes of turnaround time between bands (15 instead of 10 minutes). This allows a little more time for patrons to chat, get another beverage, and interact with the bands. Of course, we still want a quiet, attentive audience during performances.