A Festival Of American Primitive Guitar

The Thousand Incarnations of the Rose

A Festival of American Primitive Guitar

April 13-15, 2018 • Takoma Park, Maryland


The Thousand Incarnations of the Rose, A Festival of American Primitive Guitar. is a 3-day music festival that will take place in Takoma Park and will bring together for the first time more than 25 acoustic fingerstyle guitar and banjo players from every era of the American Primitive/Guitar Soli movement.

Half of the festival performances are open to the public and will be staged at venues in Takoma Park on Friday and Saturday, April 14-15, including Republic, Takoma Bev Co, Carroll Cafe, Allyworld, Busboys and Poets, Rhizome DC and the Takoma Park Gazebo. All Access Festival Passes for the other half of the performances, panel discussions, and movie screenings are ticketed events and presented at the Takoma Park Community Center on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets: www.1000rose.org

What is Primitive Guitar?

When Takoma Park native, John Fahey sat down to record “The Takoma Park Pool Hall Blues” for Fonotone Records in 1958 he could not have imagined that he was starting an artistic movement or that generations of players would follow in his footsteps. The term has come to refer to a certain approach to playing the guitar (or banjo) that favors emotion and mood over virtuosity for its own sake It is only fitting that this festival is being staged in Takoma Park, Fahey’s boyhood home, and that 2018 marks the 60th anniversary of his very first recordings.
Tickets and performers info: www.1000rose.org
Event presented by Rhizome DC, the City of Takoma Park and the Old Takoma Business Association, Your Main Street Takoma.

Thank You Sponsors














Alexander (CT), Alexander Turnquist (NY), Anthony Pasquarosa (MA), Charlie Schmidt (IL), Chuck Johnson (CA), Daniel Bachman (VA), Danny Paul Grody (CA), Don Bikoff (NY), Dylan Aycock (OK), George Stavis (NY), Glenn Jones (MA), Harry Taussig (CA), Is@s@ (SP), Itasca (CA), Joseph Allred (TN), Lloyd Thayer (MA), Marisa Anderson (OR), Mark Fosson (KY), Matt Sowell (MN), Max Ochs (MD), Nathan Bowles (VA), Nick Schillace (MI), Peter Lang (MN), Peter Walker (NY), Rich Osborn (CA), Rob Noyes (MA), Sarah Louise (NC), Will Csorba (TX), and Willie Lane (MA)

Main Performance Space:
The Takoma Park Community Center – 7500 Maple Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912

RhizomeDC – 6950 Maple St NW, Washington, DC 20012
Busboys and Poets – 235 Carroll St NW, Washington, DC 20012
AllyWorld – 7014-C Westmoreland Ave, Takoma Park MD 20913
Takoma Beverage Company – 6917 Laurel Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912
Republic – 6939 Laurel Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912
Carroll Café – 272-278 Carroll St NW, Washington, DC 20012
The gazebo in Takoma Urban Park – 7035 Carroll Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912







Festival Pass $135

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Pass Holders receive a laminated festival pass which gives them access to:

  • Limited Reserved Seating at all Public Performances
  • Two Full Days of Exclusive Programming, Including 14 Performances
  • Panel Discussion
  • Robbie Basho Documentary
  • Exclusive Performance footage

Pass Holders also receive:

  • Festival Program
  • Access to Private Festival Content Portal after the event with Music and Video of the Performances

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Free music venues:

RhizomeDC – 6950 Maple St NW, Washington, DC 20012
Busboys and Poets – 235 Carroll St NW, Washington, DC 20012
AllyWorld – 7014-C Westmoreland Ave, Takoma Park MD 20913
Takoma Beverage Company – 6917 Laurel Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912
Republic – 6939 Laurel Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912
Carroll Café – 272-278 Carroll St NW, Washington, DC 20012
The gazebo in Takoma Urban Park – 7035 Carroll Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912


25 Days of Roscoe

On the 1st day of the holidays, Roscoe gave to me:

Shop small and local this holiday season in the locally-owned, independent shops of Takoma! Find one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on your list. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

DAY 1: Everyday Kitchen Essentials

Go retro chic with ceramic storage jars, cake tins, stacking mugs, teapots, and tea towels from from Orla Kiely by Wild & Wolf. Your holiday parties will never be the same!


Tabletop Takoma, 6927 Laurel Ave

DAY 2: Holiday Wreathes and Garland

Fresh wreaths and garland for holiday decorating.



Park Florist, 6921 Laurel Ave



DAY 3: Toys and Games

Takoma Park’s independent toy store with games, toys, books and more!


Fair Day’s Play, 7050 Carroll Ave


DAY 4: Bicycles and Accessories

What kid wouldn’t love a new bike under the tree? $25 off kids bike, $40 off adults bike or 10% off purchase of $50 or more.

Takoma Bicycle, 7030 Carroll Ave



DAY 5: Holiday Stockings

A holiday stocking and holiday toys for your furry friend. Receive a free bag of Acana freeze-dried treats with purchase of a holiday stocking.

The Big Bad Woof, 6960 Maple St, NW


DAY 6: Essential Oil Diffuser

Give the gift of personal wellness with MONQ. This personal essential oil diffuser allows you to feel the way you want, where you want, whenever you want. Perfect gift for the health & nature lover in your life! Plus a gift card from The Still Point makes everyone happy.

The Still Point, 6 Grant Ave


DAY 7: Spice Blends

Add a little spice to your holiday party or holiday gift giving! Find spices, oils, vinegar and honey and more! Don’t forget a copy of owner Angel Anderson’s, Little Black Cookbook.



Spice Suite, 6902 4th St, NW


DAY 8: Books

Relevant topics, current releases and a focus on local authors. Plus don’t miss the Takoma Park Author’s Fair on Saturday, December 9th, 2:00 -5:00 pm. Meet local authors and purchase signed books plus eat, drink, and be merry!



Busboys and Poets, 232 Carroll St, NW

DAY 9: Yeti Bottles

Valid until 12/11. Plus housewares, plants, and many more gift options!


Old Takoma Ace Hardware, 7001 Carroll Ave


DAY 10:Tote Bags and  Open House

For a $5 cash donation to DC Arts Studios, get a DC Arts Studios totebag and check out DC Arts Studios Open House happening today from 12 noon – 5:00pm where you can purchase original artwork and handmade gifts directly from the artists and artisans themselves in their studios — photography, paintings, mixed media, fiber art, sculpture, weaving, jewelry, and much more.

DC Arts Studios, 6925 Willow St, NW


DAY 11: A Little Black Bag

Add a unique accessory or find that one of a kind outfit.


Polly Sue’s Vintage Shop and BeSpoke Not Broke, 6929 Laurel A.


DAY 12: Custom Framing

20% off custom framing until December 20th. Also, check out the gallery for original art.



Artful Framing, 6960 Maple St, NW



DAY 13: Kilim Hand Bags

Be unique with kilim hand bags, boots, sneakers and more




The Covered Market, 7000 Carroll Ave


DAY 14: Republic Merch

Grab a Republic mug, T-shirt or hoodie to go with a gift card to make a great gift!


Republic, 6939 Laurel Ave


DAY 15: Egyptian Blown Glass Ornaments

Beautiful and unique. Plus perfume bottles, pottery, tagines, rugs, jewelry and more. Don’t miss the Back Wall Gallery with local art.




Things from Egypt, 7002 Carroll Ave

DAY 16: Ready-to-Wear Jewelry

Beautiful pieces for all styles and tastes. Or give beads from around the world.

S & A Beads, 235 Carroll St, NW


DAY 17: Boots

Stylish Blundstone boots and other lines, plus women’s clothing, jewelry and more.


Amano, 7034 Carroll Ave


DAY 18: Makala Ukulele

Instruments big and small including tongue drums, egg shakers, kazoos, nose flutes, ukes, banjos, guitars and more. Plus rental options.



House of Musical Traditions, 7010 Westmoreland Ave


DAY 19: Handmade Pottery

Handmade pottery, art, jewelry, clothing  – all local.

Artspring, 7002 Carroll Ave


 DAY 20: 3 Day Mini- Soup Cleanse

A little help to bounce back after the holiday season and to start 2018 off feeling your best! With the help of Soupergirl’s Cleanse there is no fear of those pants feeling just a little too snug!

Soupergirl, 314 Carroll St, NW




DAY 21: Growler Fills

Fill up for your holiday parties or buy wine by the bottle.

Takoma Beverage Co


DAY 22: Colorful Socks

Stocking stuffers or for yourself – make your feet happy!


Magic Carpet, 6925 Laurel Ave


DAY 23: Co-Working Passes

Give the gift of co-work through day passes to Takoma’s newest coworking space.


Takowork, 7000 Carroll Ave


DAY 24: Froth Bombs by Pacha Soap Co.

A bath fizz and bubble bath, all-in-one. Available in Birch Muscle, Rosewater, Coconut Hibiscus and French Lavender.




TPSS Co-op 201 Ethan Allen Ave


DAY 25: Physical Fitness Gift Card

Give .the gift of good health with a gift card to one of Takoma’s health and fitness studios! Spin, yoga, break dancing, tap dancing, Capoeira, circuit training – there are a lot of ways to stay healthy!

Fitness, Movement and Dance in Takoma


Shop Takoma

Dine and Drink Takoma


Who is Roscoe? Read here
Be sure to check out the new rooster feet crossing Laurel Avenue while you shop for the holidays in Takoma!

Takoma Tap Takeover

Celebrate FeBREWary in Takoma Park at the Takoma Tap Takeover! Join us as we match craft brewers with local restaurants and bars for a celebration of local beer.

Tuesday, February 20th
Union Craft Brewing @ Takoma Beverage Co. 6917 Laurel Ave
$6 flights at happy hour. Starts 4pm – close

Wednesday, February 21st
Waredaca Brewing Company @ Republic 6939 Laurel Ave
$5 pint night!

Thursday, February 22nd
Port City Brewing Company @ Olive Lounge & Grill, 7006 Carroll Ave
Port City pours COLOSSAL 7, its brand new 7th anniversary Scotch Ale and more!

Friday, February 23rd
3 Stars Brewing Company @ Takoma Beverage Co., 6917 Laurel Ave
3 Stars makes its Takoma Park debut!  $6 flights at happy hour. Starts 4pm – close
Hellbender Brewing Company @ ROSCOE’S Neapolitan Pizzeria, 7040 Carroll Ave

Saturday, February 24th
DC Brau Brewing Company @ Busboys and Poets Takoma, 235 Carroll St, NW
Featuring DC Brau’s limited release barrel aged Stone of Arbroath scotch ale, 10% abv, 10oz, $10
7 Locks Brewing @ Olive Lounge & Grill, 7006 Carroll Ave

Plus get 5% off 6 packs of Port City Brewing Company, Union Craft Brewing, DC Brau Brewing Company & 7 Locks Brewing from February 20th – February 24th at the TPSS Co-op, 201 Ethan Allen Ave.