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Opening: Annie Benjamin
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Ken Gaines & Wayne Wilkerson | Opening: Annie Benjamin
 
Friday, August 1, 2014   8:00 PM   ($15/$18)
Ken Gaines & Wayne Wilkerson
Houston area singer/songwriter, guitarist, producer, and teacher Ken Gaines has the goal of writing great songs in just about every genre and style you can come up with. "For all the great songs that have been written I belong to a wonderful tribe who believe there are a least as many great ones still to be written." His voice has the range to cover all styles and his supple guitar work lays down arrangements instead of just chords. His lyrics are both powerful and poetic and highlight the skills of a story teller and observer of life. He's joined by "guitar wizard" and "amazing lead player" Wayne Wilkerson.
Opening: Annie Benjamin
One of our local favorites returns with a new album!
 
Christine Lavin | Opening: Ashley Monical
 
Friday, August 8, 2014   8:00 PM   ($18/$22)
Christine Lavin is a singer/songwriter/ guitarist/recording artist living in New York City. She is currently (2014) working on her 21st solo album, and in December 2013 she co-produced her tenth compilation CD JUST ONE ANGEL v2.0 showcasing the holiday songs of 19 songwriters whose work she loves. The food-themed compilation One Meat Ball, includes a 96-page cookbook that Christine edited. For four years she hosted "Slipped Disks" on XM satellite radio, playing CDs slipped to her backstage by compatriots, and is the occasional guest host for the City Folk Sunday Breakfast Show on WFUV-FM at Fordham University. She also writes freelance for various publications, including The Washington Post, Huffington Post, The St. Petersburg Times, The Performing Songwriter, and Delta "Sky" Magazine).
Opening: Ashley MonicalListen at YouTube
Ashley’s beautiful, smooth and warm sultry vocals are breathtaking, compared to the likes of Bonnie Raitt & Sheryl Crow with a hint of Janis’ raspy quality.
 
Karen Mal | Laurie McClain
 
Friday, August 15, 2014   8:00 PM   ($15/$18)
Karen Mal sings. From raw sensuality to shimmering bell-like clarity, her voice is both tender and powerful, and as effortless as a waterfall. There's a river that flows between Karen and her audience. It's about love. The possibility and the unbearable beauty of it. Elusive and abundant at the same time. Based in Austin, TX, Karen has created a name for herself as a captivating singer, instrumentalist and songwriter. Ranging from charming to seductive, impressionistic to philosophical, her songs have brought her nationwide acclaim.
Laurie McClain moved to Nashville, TN, in 1997 with three daughters in tow after spending most of her life in Lincoln, Nebraska. She has managed to make name for herself as a formidable songwriter and engaging performer on the national folk & Americana scene while raising her children, therefore touring only sparsely & sporadically around the U.S. for the last 20+ years. With her three daughters now raised, Laurie is now touring full time.
 
Robby Hecht | Matt Harlan
 
Friday, August 22, 2014   8:00 PM   ($15/$18)
Robby Hecht’s third album is a self-titled collection of twelve lovely and insightful songs. Listeners will be seduced by a quality that fellow songwriter Steve Poltz once compared to “a warm blanket that wraps itself around you.” And Poltz is but one of many peers in the folk music community who have testified to the magnitude of his talents. Catie Curtis, Anais Mitchell, Julie Lee and others have gushed about the “natural beauty” of his tone, the “honey in his voice” and his “authentic gifts” as a lyricist. Prizes from songwriting contests at Kerrville and Telluride have further confirmed Hecht’s stature.
If there’s a performer today that embodies the oft-applied moniker of “songwriter’s songwriter” it’s Houston favorite, Matt Harlan. A troubadour of the first degree, Matt has been bringing his songs of bus-stops, coffee-shops and lives overlooked to stages across his home-state of Texas, the USA and Europe. Born and raised in Texas, Harlan soaked up the richness of the state and its song-smiths while bouncing between its big cities and small towns.With two studio albums to his name, Harlan exposes a range of influences, to interpret a generation steeped in plastic and filtered through the Hill Country limestone.
 
 Friday, August 29, 2014
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Dirk Hamilton | Opening: Kim Miller
 
Friday, September 5, 2014   8:00 PM   ($15/$18)
Dirk Hamilton is a prolific artist who has released a 17 albums of music under various labels, including his own, Acoustic Rock Records. The latest is Sweatshop Piñata, released in 2013. He was born in Indiana and raised in Northern California, picked up a guitar as a youth and was writing songs and playing live performances by the time he was in high school. He moved to Los Angeles in the late 70s and recorded four critically acclaimed albums: two while at ABC Records, and two while at Elektra/Asylum Records. Hamilton creates music that can't be pigeon-holed into one genre or another.
Opening: Kim MillerListen at My Space YouTube
Gulf-coast born & West-Texas raised, Kim gathers from a vast expanse of elements for her story-songs and poetic testaments-of-life.
 
Pierce Pettis | Opening: Brad Colerick
 
Friday, September 12, 2014   8:00 PM   ($18/$22)
After a lifetime of crafting finely-wrought, heart-touching songs, singer-songwriter Pierce Pettis feels that he’s finally found his comfort zone. “The biggest change,” he says of this point in his career “has been getting over myself and realizing this is a job and a craft. And the purpose is not fame and fortune (whatever that is) but simply doing good work.” Pettis hit the road and became a member of the “Fast Folk” movement in New York in the mid-1980’s. He was a staff songwriter for PolyGram from 1993-2000 and when his High Street contract ended, Pettis signed to Compass Records where he has released five albums, including his newest, That Kind of Love,
Opening: Brad Colerick
Billboard Magazine called Brad Colerick “one of a baker’s dozen of acts to watch in the folk community around the world.”
 
Carrie Newcomer | Opening: Twangtown Paramours
 
Friday, September 19, 2014   8:00 PM   ($20/$25)
Carrie Newcomer has been described as “a soaring songstress” by Billboard, a “prairie mystic by the Boston Globe and Rolling Stone wrote that she “asks all the right questions.” One of the definitive voices of the heartland and progressive spirituality, Newcomer a has the ability for sharp observation of the world. Newcomer has attracted a devoted following with her warm voice, exquisite melodies, and an irreverent yet spiritual view of the world. As in the work of poets Mary Oliver and Wendell Berry, Newcomer’s songs are based in the ordinary, and infused with images from the natural world.
The music of husband/wife duo The Twangtown Paramours has been called “Sophisticated Americana”, and is a hybrid of the Nashville and Austin music scenes.
 
 Friday, September 26, 2014
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