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DANA COOPER - TIM GRIMM - RYANHOOD - HONEY DEWDROPS
JACOB JOHNSON - ESCAPING PAVEMENT - THE VOGTS SISTERS


DANA COOPER
Friday, December 7, 2018 
7:30 P.M.
$20 

Legendary Texas singer songwriter Eric Taylor said of Cooper’s performance at Kerrville Fall Festival 2015 “Dana Cooper gave the best solo performance I’ve seen and heard for many years. Could be the best I’ve ever.”

Out of the heartland of America, stomping grounds of Truman and Twain, “powerhouse” troubadour Dana Cooper dedicated himself to a life of music over 40 years ago. This song poet engages and inspires audiences around the world with his quick wit, insightful stories and commanding presence. He is the recipient of the 2014 Heritage Musician award from Pilgrim Center for the Arts in Kansas City, MO. He was also named the 2015 Spirit of Folk award winner by Folk Alliance International. He has performed on Austin City Limits, Mountain Stage and the Kerrville Folk Festival where he was nominated for their Hall of Fame. Cooper’s songs have been recorded by top-notch artists such as bluegrass star Claire Lynch; Irish vocalist Maura O’Connell; and luminary songwriters Pierce Pettis and Susan Werner. Cooper’s mixture of flat-picking, finger-picking and percussive strumming style is legend among other guitarists. An expressive singer his voice is ageless evoking a rich lifetime of experience.

 

 


TIM GRIMM
Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 
7:30 P.M.
$20

“Tim’s songwriting reminds me of Guy Clark. The songwriting is simple, straightforward yet full of poetry. It closely observes everyday life and distills the small moments of joy and pleasure. Grimm’s vocal style also reminds me of Guy Clark’s unassuming way of putting across a song. It’s a voice in service to the lyric…..Tim Grimm reminds us of the authenticity of rural life and it’s heartfelt emotions, a life lived close to nature, in consonance with the cycle of the seasons. In this time we live in, when all seems inauthentic, when our politics are debased by rulers gone mad with power, Tim’s music helps reaffirm our faith in what this nation has been for more than two centuries and something to which we might someday return.” 
Richard Silverstein- Seattle

 


 


RYANHOOD
Friday, March 8, 2019 
7:30 P.M.
$20

Named ‘Best Group/Duo’ in the 2014 International Acoustic Music Awards, acoustic-duo Ryanhood got their first break more than a decade ago as street-performers at Boston’s Quincy Market. It was there that they were spotted by a college booking agent and thrust into the college touring scene, where Campus Activities Magazine would name them “one of the most requested acts by college buyers all across the country.” They’ve since gone on to perform more than 800 shows in 45 U.S. states over the past decade and have shared stages with Jason Mraz, Matt Nathanson, Train, and many more.

Cameron Hood’s rich and folky lead vocals, Ryan Green’s explosive guitar and mandolin riffs, and their airtight vocal harmonies prompted the Arizona Daily Star to call them, “a match made in radio heaven.”



HONEY DEWDROPS
Friday, April 5, 2019 
7:30 P.M.
$20

Perhaps the most popular of all the acts presented at FolkHouse, The Honey Dewdrops never fail to deliver an exceptional evening of top-notch music. Treat yourself, you deserve it!

About The Honey Dewdrops:

Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish are celebrating their 9th year of touring full time as The Honey Dewdrops, having played stages and festivals far and wide in North America and Europe. With tight harmonies and an musical ensemble that includes clawhammer banjo, mandolin and guitars, the effect is to leave listeners with only what matters: the heart of the song and clarity over ornamentation.

After leaving their home base of Virginia and living on the road for 2 years, Laura and Kagey now call Baltimore, Maryland home and it's where they wrote and recorded their fourth full-length album, Tangled Country, released May 2015. Acoustic Guitar Magazine describes the set of songs as “a handcrafted sound centered on swarming harmonies and acoustic guitars that churn like a paddlewheel and shimmer like heat waves on the highway.” And like their stage performance, these songs rock and reel, and then they console you when you come back down. 

The Honey Dewdrops have a busy year ahead of them with festival appearances across the country and a new record on the horizon (slated for release Spring of 2019) along with their first UK tour in Jan/Feb 2019.

 

 


JACOB JOHNSON 
Friday, May 17, 2019 
7:30 P.M.
$20

THIS GUY CAN PLAY!!!

Part virtuoso and part storyteller, you might say that Jacob Johnson does with a guitar what Gene Kelly did with dance. Although his songwriting has won awards and his guitar-playing has put him on stage with Tommy Emmanuel and Phil Keaggy, his ability as an entertainer is what has won fans throughout the country. He refers to himself as "a ham that just wants to be on stage" but he’s much more than that. Jacob is an amazingly talented guitarist and songwriter which, combined with a bit of a personality, makes for a wildly impressive stage performance. 

 


ESCAPING PAVEMENT
Sunday, July 14, 2019 
7:30 P.M.
$20

From Detroit to Pasadena, to the high seas and then back to Detroit; it’s only when singer/songwriter duo Emily Burns and Aaron Markovitz escaped the neon blitz and car-strewn concrete of the city that they discovered how well their music could bloom when they brought it back to the roots. There is so much life and vitality in the Americana-folk journeys of Escaping Pavement, sprung entirely from an acoustic guitar, a mandolin, and two voices. Fiery passion, wistful reflection, awestruck adventurousness, and heartstring-plucking poignancy, the duo discovers, through song, the range of human emotion and celebrates the purities of what we’ve left behind for the artifices of tech trends, drug stores and cacophonous city centers.

 

 


THE VOGTS SISTERS
Saturday, October 12, 2019 
7:30 P.M.
$20

The Vogts Sisters, Sweet Sister Harmony from America's Heartland

Touring throughout the year in the Midwest, the Vogts Sisters (Abigail and Maggie) touch the hearts of audiences everywhere they go. 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) once again, highlighting ten original songs, while exploring the range and dynamics of their maturing harmonies and instrumentation on mandolin, fiddle, and guitar. Other album titles 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.

"Haunting harmonies and wickedly creative songs" - Ozark Highlands Radio, February 2017

"Maybe one of the best under-the-radar acts in the roots/string/grass genre' today..." - Americana Rhythm Magazine, March 2017

Here's a video from The Vogts Sisters previous visit to FolkHouse!


 

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