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  • JUNE 16 2017 FRI 8:00PM $15/$18
  • Randy Brown bought a $10 guitar on credit at the tender age of 12 and started writing songs at the age of 14. In high school and college he fell in with a band of godless heathen hippie musicians and the rest is history. After moving from the big city of Dallas to the sleepy town of Mineola,TX in 1974 he took whatever musical jobs he could get playing in various country bar bands for 15 years or so. Upon meeting finger style guitar wizard John DeFoore and cellist extraordinaire Dirje Childs in 1994 they formed a band called "Jealousy Motel" who during their 8 year career produced 2 CDs in their time. After that, BrownRandy decided that a solo career fit him better and spent 11 years as a solo singer/songwriter winning a number of songwriting awards as well as recordin 2 solo CDs (Dream Big in 2007 and "But Wait, There's More"... In 2013). Tiring of the solo world slightly, he began looking for like minded and talented musicians to shear up his cause, and the The Pine Curtain came to life, with Kurt Bittner (B-bender wizard) and multiethnic percussionist JB Smith.
  • Best summed up by: "Janet Feld is a funny, literate and thoughtful country folkie in the mold of Mary Chapin Carpenter. The Somerville resident has a gift for a lilting melody and a thoughtful turn of phrase." -- Sarah Rodman
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Other shows by these artists

Randy Brown
Oct 16 2015 Headliner with Buffalo Rogers and Emily Herring and Ian Dickson
Janet Feld
Apr 22 2016 Opener with Beth Wood and Nathan Brown
Apr 8 2005 Opener with Kat Eggleston and Kate MacLeod
Sep 20 2002 Headliner with Michael Harrison
Aug 24 2001 Opener with Karen Taylor Good
Feb 23 2001 Opener with Tom Kimmel
May 14 1999 Headliner with John McVey
May 2 1997 Headliner with 2 Muses
May 19 1995 Headliner with Kate Wallace
Sep 17 1993 Opener with George Ensle
Apr 5 1991 Opener with Bernice Lewis

Who we are

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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"The intimate setting of Calvin's makes it easy to see and hear musicians....the gold standard of Dallas area coffeehouses, and for that matter, the nation...." --Michael Granberry, DMN

"I'd call Uncle Calvin's the cosmic center of the folk universe in Texas...." --Chuck Pyle

"...a warm spirited place where everybody's kinfolk, and where good music and good company are the ties that bind." --Lynn Adler

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