I had the chance to see
see Chad and Kathryn perform as part of a singer/songwriter showcase at
the beautiful Benson Theater recently and was absolutely enthralled.
Great songs, outstanding musicianship and charisma in spades. Do not
miss this show, you'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll tap your feet and go
home wanting more! I'm hard to impress and I was blown away!
Newly formed Iowa folk duo, Weary Ramblers bring years of experience to the stage with award-winning songwriting and chemistry. Chad Elliott and Kathryn Fox showcase multi-instrumental performances with tight harmonies and great storytelling.
“That man’s music is as honest as was Woody Guthrie’s.” - Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Chad Elliott blends folk roots and soulful writing to deliver an original sound with over two decades of being on the road.. Elliott is lauded as “Iowa’s Renaissance man” by Culture Buzz Magazine. He has penned more than 1,500 songs in his career while also cultivating his skills as a painter, sculptor, illustrator and author. Elliott’s career demonstrates a love of folk, roots and singer-songwriter music. He has worked with and shared the stage with artists of the highest caliber, including Odetta, Tom Paxton, Loudon Wainwright III, Ruthie Foster, Greg Brown, Bo Ramsey, etc.
“When listening to Fox for the first time, one might wonder, how can a young woman make a violin sound so good?” - Cityview Magazine
Deemed “fiddler extraordinaire” in Cityview Magazine, Kathryn Fox is a DownBeat award winning artist. She played on the Grammy-nominated track “All My Tomorrows” with Kate McGarry. Kathryn toured internationally with fiddle troupe, Barrage 8, with shows in Europe, the U.S. and Canada. She has performed, recorded PBS specials and recorded with George Benson, The Beach Boys, The Eagles, Pharrell Williams, Gloria Estefan, Osmond Brothers, Gloria Gaynor, Chick Corea, Bobby McFerrin, Kenny Loggins, Mark O’Connor, Ryan Montbleau, Seth Walker, Edgar Meyer and Joshua Bell.
Here's Chad and Kathryn
covering one by our late great friend Eric Taylor.
Friday, March 24, 2023
We're happy to announce
the return of The Vogts sisters!
Touring throughout the year in the Midwest, the
Vogts Sisters touch the hearts of audiences everywhere they go. Named Best Duo in the 15th Annual International Acoustic Music Awards, the young musicians have garnered numerous awards in regional and international songwriting competitions and have over thirty original songs that fit seamlessly into their acoustic Americana-Folk act, blending timeless music with sweet sister harmony.
The Vogts Sisters released their fourth album, Broken Ties, (May 2018) highlighting ten original songs, while exploring the range and dynamics of their maturing harmonies and instrumentation on mandolin, fiddle, and guitar. They are currently working on a new album, with hopes to release in 2023. Other album titles of original work include Homeward (2016), My Own Dixie (2015), and Old Time Noise (2012). A few of their musical influences include Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris, and Gillian Welch.
Saturday, May 6, 2023
We're proud to announce the return of long time FolkHouse favorite Cliff
“Eberhardt is as welcome as iced tea in August.”
— People Magazine
“One of the most talented musicians on the solo acoustic circuit... full of well-crafted songs and rich, emotional vocals.”
— Seattle Post Intelligencer
“Eberhardt sings with passion and with wit…what makes his brand so rare is the self-assurance and poise he brings to his nearly flawless show.”
— The New York Post
“The Long Road (****)- Eberhardt has complicated emotions and he articulates them with stunning clarity”
— The Philadephia Inquirer
“On The High Above and The Down Below he delivers his best album yet....Cliff Eberhardt has delivered an adult masterwork worthy of your full attention.”
— Vintage Guitar
“Eberhardt is better than ever, Steve McQueening his way into your heart at about ninety-eight miles an hour, kicking ass with fresh insight and new ways to lament old yearnings”
— Philly Rock Guide
Saturday, July 8, 2023
Through a chance encounter in Nashville back in 2006, Benjamin and Kassie Wilson were sure of each other from the start. “Kassie knew she was going to marry me from the first time she saw me…and she was right,” Ben gloats. Formerly known as 'My One and Only', the duo has
re-imagined their “southern-soul,” “curious-grit” and emotionally honest lyrics into Goldpine. After nearly a decade of honing in on their sound, they’re ready to give the world their self-produced debut LP, One.
With this fresh start, Goldpine wastes no time showing what they stand for. Their lead single, “Wander Away,” is somewhat of a public service announcement about mental health. “We explored the ideas of separating yourself from worries and giving yourself a break,” Ben shares. “I think it’s so important that when we are in a place where we feel like we are in need, maybe that is the exact time to reach out to others who are also in need.” The track begins with a soft picking guitar, alongside Ben & Kassie’s unmistakable harmonies — sonically putting you at ease — leading up to a fuller sound that showcases Kassie’s powerhouse of a voice.
Saturday, July 22, 2023
Unmistakably Nordic in flavor, Sofia Talvik somehow still conforms to American interpretations of her own original music, a North Sea siren blending sparkle and melancholy. A veteran performer with 7 full length albums as well as numerous EPs, singles and tours behind her.
Growing up in Sweden her music has always had a special tint of her Scandinavian heritage, making her a favorite among music lovers, but her 16 month, and 37 state long tour, through the USA (in an RV)
moved her music closer to the Americana tradition. The adventure on the road spurred a lot of emotions, both those of triumph and joy, but also those of self doubt and defeat – all of which found their way into the songs of her 2015 album ”Big Sky Country”.
Sofia who toured the US several times from her first success at the Lollapalooza festival in 2008 has been invited to officially showcase at SxSW 3 years as well as to The Folk Alliance International Conference in
“Folk is as short as it is blissful. It gracefully bows to tradition. Sofia Talvik captivates the listeners with the soul and emotions of these folk songs. The Swede is one of those singer-songwriters who turns everything she touches into gold.” – Lie In The Sound