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Friday, October 24
The Steel Wheels
Opening: Amy Black
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The Steel Wheels | Opening: Amy Black
 
Friday, October 24, 2014   8:00 PM   ($15/$18)
The Steel Wheels have captured audiences across the country with their heady brew of original soulful mountain music and their deep commitment to roots and community. Based in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, this dynamic four-piece string band marries old-time musical traditions with their own innovative sound and lifestyle, generating a truly magnetic revival. The band is renowned for their raw energy and chemistry on stage, where they often cluster tightly around a single microphone to adorn Trent Wagler’s unmistakable tenor with bell-clear four-part harmonies inspired by their shared Mennonite heritage. Add to this Eric Brubaker’s evocative fiddle, Brian Dickel’s grounded upright bass, and Jay Lapp’s signature mandolin style, and it’s no surprise that The Steel Wheels have enthralled the contemporary Americana scene.
Opening: Amy Black
Amy Black is a Boston-based singer/songwriter with storytelling and Southern tradition in her blood. In record time, she’s become one of the most sought after acts in the East, sharing stages with Chris Isaak, The Courtyard Hounds, Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell and headlining at some of the region’s best venues.
 
Jim Malcolm | Opening: JIGSAW
 
Friday, October 31, 2014   8:00 PM   ($15/$18)
Jim Malcolm
Jim Malcolm is the ultimate Scots troubadour. Traveling the world with his guitar, harmonicas, and engaging wit, he sings the traditional songs of Scotland and his own masterfully crafted songs in a style which is modern and accessible, yet utterly authentic. He is highly regarded as an interpreter of the songs of Robert Burns, and has been described as “one of the finest singers in Scotland in any style”. With family roots in Perthshire and Strathclyde, Jim has been a professional musician since graduating from Edinburgh University. His first arena was the folk music scene in Scotland, where he gigged in almost every town and isle from Berwick to Benbecula and from Stranraer to Lerwick. Working solo or in various bands and combos in far flung pubs, hotels and clubs toughened him up or a future life on the road.
Opening: JIGSAW
Kevin Alewine and Peggy and Ken Fleming have played together more than two decades as JIGSAW. Their spirited performance of traditional Irish music has always been their mainstay and, the three are considered among the best traditional players in the region.
 
Cherokee Maidens | Opening: Butch Morgan
 
Friday, November 7, 2014   8:00 PM   ($15/$18)
The Cherokee Maidens have more in common than just their Native American heritage. They share a love for old dogs, spicy tex-mex, crocheted pillowcases and harmonic melodies. Young Jennifer Pettersen, the Pride of the Prairie Rose, teams up with Okie songbird Monica Taylor and original Dixie Chick Robin Macy to create a distinctive sound that harkens to another era. Think Bob Wills meets the Andrew Sisters. Familiar territory for Macy, who has performed for decades with other girl groups, some more famous than others. Each Maiden is a songwriter: Taylor has been featured on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion and Pettersen’s own music videos have garnered more than 10,000 hits online. All have acclaimed recordings under their rodeo belt buckles. But it is this collective of timbre and shared passion for the past that sets them apart from the pack and unites them as a tribe.
Opening: Butch MorganListen at YouTube
Claude Butch Morgan is a triple threat on the Texas music scene; he is a songwriter, storyteller, and guitarist who is constantly pushing his limits as a performer. He found his songwriter groove at The Kerrville Folk Festival and was a finalist for New Folk in 2005 and 2008.
 
Eliza Gilkyson | Opening: {TBD}
 
Friday, November 14, 2014   8:00 PM   ($18/$22)
 NOTE: Allie Farris has had to drop out of this show because she's been selected for the New Song contest in NYC that weekend. She will be rescheduled asap.
Eliza Gilkyson is a Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and activist who has become one of the most respected musicians in Roots, Folk and Americana circles. The daughter of legendary songwriter Terry Gilkyson, she entered the music world as a teenager, recording demos for her father. Since then she has released 19 recordings of her own, and her songs have been covered by such notables as Joan Baez, Bob Geldof, Tom Rush and Rosanne Cash. She has appeared on NPR, Austin City Limits, Mountain Stage, e-town, XM Radio, Air America Radio and has toured worldwide as a solo artist and in support of Richard Thompson, Patty Griffin, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and Dan Fogelberg. She has been inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame alongside such legends as Willie Nelson, Townes Van Zandt and Nanci Griffith and is an ongoing winner of the Austin Chronicle’s various music awards, as well as Folk Alliance awards for Best Artist, Best Songwriter and Record of the Year.
Opening: TBD
 
Anne Hills & Michael Smith
 
Friday, November 21, 2014   8:00 PM   ($15/$18)
Anne Hills & Michael SmithListen to Michael at My Space YouTube
Anne Hills has become one of the better known voices of the contemporary folk music scene, receiving awards and recognition for her live performances (2009 Bound for Glory live radio show favorite- Ithaca, NY), her unique solo and collaborative recording projects (2001 WAMMIE for duet CD with Tom Paxton, Under American Skies), and her overall artistry and benefit work (2002 Kate Wolf Award, Carole Robertson Award & Kerrville Female Vocalist of the Year 1997). Her song “Follow That Road” was the title cut of the Martha’s Vineyard Songwriter Retreat and has enchanted audiences for over a decade.
Michael Peter Smith was born in South Orange, New Jersey in September of 1941 and raised in the area, attending Catholic schools later referenced in a few of his songs. He bought his first guitar at age fifteen (for $5) and was soon playing in a group called The Kalypso Kids, whose first and only recording is lost in antiquity. College in Florida brought a quartet dubbed the Wanderers, with gigs on the beach and at local coffeehouses, then touring in The Talismen, a duet. It was Folk Music, and Folk Music was happening. Michael began to record for Flying Fish, initially produced by Anne Hills, whom he had met when he was playing bass for Bob Gibson. He began to tour more frequently doing exclusively his own material and continued to write songs, now increasingly being recorded by other artists.
 
 Friday, November 28, 2014
 Closed
 
Peter Mayer | Opening: Bill Nash
 
Friday, December 5, 2014   8:00 PM   ($15/$18)
Peter Mayer writes songs for a small planet—songs about interconnectedness and the human journey; about the beauty and the mystery of the world. Whimsical, humorous, and profound, his music breaks the boundaries of "folk", and transcends to a realm beyond the everyday love song, to a place of wonder at the very fact of life itself. Peter began playing the guitar and writing songs when he was in high school. He studied Theology and music in college, and then spent two years in seminary. After deciding that the priesthood wasn't for him, he took a part-time job as a church music director for 8 years, while performing at clubs and colleges, and writing and recording his music. In 1995, he quit his job and started touring full-time. Since then, Peter has gradually gained a dedicated, word-of-mouth following, playing shows from Minnesota to Texas, New England to California. He has nine CDs to his credit, and has sold over 70 thousand of them independently.
Opening: Bill NashListen at My Space
Bill has 3 albums currently available, containing mostly original songs and a few cover tunes from some of his favorite songwriters. His songs range from love songs to heartbreak songs, from true stories to completely imaginative fabrications, from protest songs to environmental songs, and he even wrote a tribute song for Uncle Calvin's, where he has been a volunteer almost every Friday night since 1993.
 
 Friday, December 12, 2014 thru Friday, December 26, 2014
 Closed
 
 Friday, January 2, 2015
 Closed
 

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