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Ticket sales for 2016 shows

Tickets for our early 2016 shows will not go on sale until after our last show of this season on December 11. Due to cost savings, we are adopting one standard credit card processor, and will no longer accept Paypal payments. Both Visa and Mastercard will still be accepted. Thanks for your patience.

Upcoming Shows
  • DECEMBER 04 2015 FRI 8:00PM $15/$18
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  • The music of The Twangtown Paramours has been called “Sophisticated Americana”, and is a hybrid of the Nashville and Austin music scenes. This acoustic duo is known for their well-crafted and award-winning songs, top-notch lead singing, and fine harmonies. They have performed at nationally recognized venues such as Uncle Calvin’s in Dallas, Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs, and the Bluebird Café in Nashville. They have opened for Joe Ely, Claire Lynch, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Carrie Newcomer, and Kim & Reggie Harris.
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  • DECEMBER 11 2015 FRI 8:00PM $20/$25
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  • From New Jersey, John Gorka is a world-renowned singer-songwriter who got his start at a neighborhood coffeehouse in eastern Pennsylvania. Soon he found himself living in the club’s basement and acting as resident MC and sound man, encountering legendary folk troubadours like Canadian singer-songwriter Stan Rogers, Eric Andersen, Tom Paxton and Claudia Schmidt. Their brand of folk-inspired acoustic music inspired him, and before long he was performing his own songs. Soon he started traveling to New York City, where Jack Hardy’s legendary Fast Folk circle became a powerful source of education and encouragement. Folk meccas like Texas’ Kerrville Folk Festival (where he won the New Folk Award in 1984) and Boston followed, and his stunningly soulful baritone voice and original songwriting began turning heads.
  • It may be her haunting, husky voice that first grabs a listener, the way it glides over melodies like smoke, but it’s the songwriting that Amilia Spicer really wants you to hear. The turns of phrases, the wistful poetry, the smart (and sometimes smart aleck) lyrics. They are intimate and visual, like walking into a movie.
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  • JANUARY 08 2016 FRI 8:00PM $15/$18
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  • Out of the heartland of America, stomping grounds of Truman and Twain, “powerhouse” troubadour Dana Cooper dedicated himself to a life of music over 40 years ago. This song poet engages and inspires audiences around the world with his quick wit, insightful stories and commanding presence. He has performed on Austin City Limits, Mountain Stage and the Kerrville Folk Festival where he was nominated for their Hall of Fame. Cooper’s songs have been recorded by top-notch artists such as bluegrass star Claire Lynch; Irish vocalist Maura O’Connell; and luminary songwriters Pierce Pettis and Susan Werner. An expressive singer his voice is ageless evoking a rich lifetime of experience.
  • "Taylor's voice is haunted by something, perhaps reality and experience as he sings about what often goes unspoken, about futile lives, about a woman who's hardly gone when she leaves, about the realization that "Hello" lasts forever while "good-bye" is a passing thing..." - Tom Geddie.
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Quick Calendar
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Twangtown Paramours
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Dec 11
John Gorka
[Opening] Amilia K Spicer
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Dec 18 2015121820002
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Dana Cooper
[Opening] James Michael Taylor
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Vance Gilbert
[Opening] Jen Hajj
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Grace Pettis
Brian Pounds
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Ruth Moody
[Opening] Alyse Black
Tickets on sale 12/8
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Ellis Paul
[Opening] Jaime Michaels
Tickets on sale 12/15
Feb 19 2016021920000
Tickets on sale 12/22
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Pierce Pettis
Tickets on sale 12/29
Mar 04 2016030420000
Cheryl Wheeler
[Opening] Crystal Yates
Tickets on sale 1/5
Mar 11 2016031120000
Bernice Lewis
[Guest] MariahColorado
Tickets on sale 1/12
Mar 18 2016031820000
[Opening] Julie McClain
Tickets on sale 1/19
Mar 25 2016032520001
Apr 01 2016040120000
Brooks Williams
[Opening] Heather Styka
Tickets on sale 2/2
Apr 08 2016040820000
Bill & Kate Isles
Tickets on sale 2/9
Apr 15 2016041520000
Kipyn Martin
Tickets on sale 2/16
Apr 22 2016042220000
Beth Wood
Nathan Brown
[Opening] Janet Feld
Tickets on sale 2/23
Apr 29 2016042920000
Cosy Sheridan*
Tickets on sale 3/1
* Pending

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Uncle Calvin’s Coffeehouse is a not-for-profit, volunteer-run live music venue, presenting concerts nearly every Friday night in the fellowship hall of Northpark Presbyterian Church in Dallas, TX. Our goal is to bring you the best possible environment for listening to music, with clear, pristine sound, free of smoke, alcohol, and conversation. In addition to the music, we offer fine coffees, teas, juices, desserts, and salty snacks. Find out more about us here.

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