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Dirk Hamilton
Opening: Kim Miller
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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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Adler & Hearne | Opening: Kate Hearne
 
Friday, October 3, 2014   8:00 PM   ($15/$18)
From Texas’ upper east side near the rural arts hamlet of Winnsboro, award-winning performing songwriters Lynn Adler and Lindy Hearne (self-proclaimed “organic song farmers”) tour nationally, serving up seasoned original songs mixed with fresh harvests of homegrown music in a soulful genre they define simply as "Folk Jazz." In concert, she (Adler) and he (Hearne) blend their voices and instruments in a spirited signature sound that reflects the duo’s second-nature connection through song. The two met in Nashville while on solo musical journeys. Years later their paths merged in Texas, where they formed the duo Adler & Hearne, along with their indie label Spring Hollow Records.
Opening: Kate HearneListen at My Space YouTube
Fort Worth native Kate Hearne is a 24-year-old guitar ‘slinger-songwriter’ who’s been making a name for herself since she picked up the guitar during spring break of her eighth-grade year.
 
Joe Crookston | Opening: RJ Cowdery
 
Friday, October 10, 2014   8:00 PM   ($15/$18)
Joe Crookston, from Ithaca, NY -- Artist, writer, singer, guitar picker, painter, claw hammer banjo player, eco-village member and believer in all things possible. You’ll be pulled in by the magic and musical world he creates and you’ll end up in the moment, humming & buzzing with the rest of the crowd. He’ll sing to you ~ You’ll sing with him…He’s plumbing for lyrical gold, like some kind of social archeologist. His story songs are universal, masterful and his concerts are a grand celebration of all of us. Come to a show…You’ll ride along mystical, historical, and humorous roads, and twist through personal stories along the way.
Opening: RJ CowderyListen at My Space YouTube
Since joining the ranks of traveling troubadours, Rj Cowdery has racked up major songwriting awards and fans from across the country with her heartfelt lyrics and tender voice.
 

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