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2015 Concert Schedule
$20
Artist Donation Requested for all shows
100% of all proceeds go to the artists. 

ERIC TAYLOR
Saturday, June 6, 2015 - 7:30 P.M.

$20 suggested donation

BEJAE FLEMING
with Jackie Blount
Sunday, August 9, 2015 - 7:30 P.M.

$20 suggested donation

THE HONEY DEWDROPS
Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 7:30 P.M
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$20 suggested donation

SARAH MCQUAID
Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 7:30 P.M.
$20 suggested donation

THE ROUGH AND TUMBLE
Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 7:30 P.M
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$20 suggested donation

MARK STUART
Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 7:30 P.M.

$20 suggested donation


ERIC TAYLOR
June 6, 2015 - 7:30 P.M.
$20 suggested donation

Eric Taylor is a sage musician, a lyrical genius and a master of the guitar. If you're familiar with the intricate Texas singer/ songwriter jigsaw puzzle, you probably already know a lot about Taylor. If you're not familiar with Taylor by name, you've probably heard his songs performed by people such as Nanci Griffith and Lyle Lovett. He has created a multitude of fans and devotees that are legends themselves in the singer/songwriter realm, artists who have long considered Taylor to be a teacher and a lantern bearer whose time is long overdue.

Taylor grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, and started playing soul music in his early years, steeping himself in the rich cultural heritage of the black South. "I've written poetry all my life," Taylor recounts. "When I learned how to play guitar, it was a natural progression to write songs." After high school, a brief stint at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, just "didn't work out," according to Taylor.

"Music lured me away," says Taylor. "I thought I'd make my way to California like everybody else back then but I ran out of money and ended up in Houston." It's a good thing he never made it to California, because the musical environment in Houston during the '70s was just what Taylor needed to inspire him.

Taylor learned intricate blues guitar stylings from music legends Lightnin' Hopkins, Mance Lipscomb and Mississippi Fred McDowell while working at the Family Hand club. Later, he developed his own unique guitar picking style, that would be imitated by many of his contemporaries from the early Houston days, such as Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt, Robert Earl Keen, Lyle Lovett, Steve Earle, and Nanci Griffith. "There were no lines drawn in the sand between musical genres in Houston back in those days," Taylor remembers. "You were just a musician. I believe so many great writers came out of that scene because you could learn from others. Isn't that the point of this whole thing?
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BEJAE FLEMING 
with Jackie Blount 
August 9, 2015 - 7:30 P.M.
$20 suggested donation

BeJae Fleming is an energetic and entertaining performer of Southern blues and finely crafted original material. With passionate singing, innovative guitar work and engaging storytelling, she celebrates tribulation and triumph in songs that range from gentle to gritty, from heartfelt to humorous.

“A first-rate songwriter, easily the best lyricist in the state … rich, dynamic … a totally engaging, must-see live performer … a fully realized folksinger at the peak of her power.” (Iowa City Icon)

Gayla Crake Paul, writing for Acoustic Music Magazine, calls BeJae Fleming “one of the best songwriters I’ve ever heard.”

BeJae has sung her songs for audiences of all descriptions, in every imaginable venue, all over the country. From East Coast coffeehouses to Las Vegas convention centers, from the World’s Fair to the Kerrville Folk Festival, from colleges, universities and community festivals to Nashville showcases, her compelling music and her wry wit have earned BeJae the respect of critics, fans, and fellow artists alike. The Iowa Press-Citizen described BeJae’s material “strong as new rope,” while Karen Impola, host of KUNI’s Live from Studio One, called BeJae’s performance “definitely one of the best.”

 

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THE HONEY DEWDROPS
Sunday, September 13, 2015
7:30 P.M
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$20 suggested donation

Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish share more than most couples. As the Honey Dewdrops, they share stages from venues to festivals across North America, stretches of rolling, infinite roadway, and a lot of songs; they share one mic and a hunger to pay attention to what endures. This hunger to explore and document is evident in their 2012 release Silver Lining, a Top Ten record on national Folk and Americana stations. 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.

 


SARAH MCQUAID
October 4, 2015 - 7:30 P.M.
$20 suggested donation

Rising star Sarah McQuaid’s voice has been likened to malt whiskey, melted chocolate and “honey poured into wine” (Minor 7th). A captivating performer, she seduces her audience with cheeky banter and stories from the road, as well as with stunning musicianship; in her hands, the guitar becomes much more than merely an accompanying instrument.

Her musical output reflects her own eclectic background: Sarah was born in Spain, raised in Chicago, holds dual US and Irish citizenship, and now lives in rural England. Refusing to be pigeonholed, she spans the genres with both her beautifully crafted originals and her interpretations of material from around the globe and down the centuries. Sarah’s third solo album The Plum Tree and the Rose has drawn critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic: “Impeccable,” wrote fRoots (UK), while Midwest Record (USA) called it “low key but glorious and incendiary” and Hot Press (Ireland) said it “should feature on many end-of-year best-ofs.”

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THE ROUGH AND TUMBLE
Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 7:30 P.M
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$20 suggested donation

The Rough & Tumble are two scarecrows in a cornfield, two pairs of hands stealing the same piece of candy, a dust devil that traveled seven states to get to you only to make you cry. They are the only surviving memory of the first bike accident in the history of bikes and the skinned knees and the broken hearts. They love eating fish but always feel bad about it when they put them in the pan, especially when the eyes are still intact. They wake up every morning and work on that crossword puzzle written in a forgotten language that only gets harder the more you forget. The Rough & Tumble are here to lock eyes with you in a crowded room, smile and wink at you. The Rough & Tumble is Mallory Graham and Scott Tyler.

 


MARK STUART
Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 7:30 P.M.

$20 suggested donation

Mark Stuart has been a fixture on the Americana/Folk music scene for 17 years. Non-stop touring landed the artist in theaters, clubs, radio, TV, house concerts, festivals, and coffeehouses. Much of this was solo, much of it in a duo "Stacey Earle & Mark Stuart". A fine singer, musician, and songwriter he is. In his performances expect stellar guitar work, soulful vocals, and thought-provoking songs. Interesting stories find their way into his show, too.

A career that has repeatedly taken Stuart to Europe, UK, Canada, and 49 of the United States began in his native Nashville as a teenage working musician. From membership in the Nashville Rebels (his
father's band that appeared in the Waylon Jennings movie "The Nashville Rebel") to sideman stints for Steve Earle, Freddy Fender, Joan Baez, and Steve Forbert he has NEVER STOPPED WORKING as an active musical force. In previous years the artist fronted rock/blues bands of his own that included notable guitarists Warren Haynes (Gov't Mule, Allman Brothers Band) and Dave Rawlings (Gillian Welch, Dave Rawlings Machine) serving HIM as second guitarist!

Mark Stuart is celebrating his 50th birthday in January 2015 and touring as heavily as ever. Audiences will find his usual material from solo CDs and Stacey Earle/Mark Stuart CDs. But, they will also hear a special nod to Paul McCartney for the calendar year. Mark will expose which of his own songs were influenced by McCartney's style and include some McCartney tunes, delivered in MARK STUART style!

 

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