Sunday, December 11, 2016 – 4:00 pm
An Afternoon with Jonathan Byrd & Corin Raymond
Jonathan Byrd is a 7th generation North Carolinian who doesn’t sing songs, he sings truth. He’s more than just a singer and songwriter. He’s a poet, a traveling troubadour, and a philosopher of life. He can say more in a 4-minute song than most other people can say in a novel. A Jonathan Byrd concert is a mesmerizing experience that will take you on a roller coaster ride of emotions and leave you wanting to climb back on for another ride as soon as possible. Corin Raymond is a troubadour in the style of Johnny Cash who draws comparisons to John Prine. His songs, which are very Canadian, slightly apocalyptic and suggest criminal activity, cause impromptu singalongs. Judges quote his lyrics when handing sentences down. He makes truckers cry. Corin Raymond has the words you’ve been looking for!
Saturday, January 7, 2017 – 7:30 pm
An Evening with Dan Navarro
For more than 30 years, Dan Navarro has written, sung, played and acted his way through a rich and varied career. Navarro started his career as a songwriter, often working with Eric Lowen, for artists as diverse as Pat Benatar, The Bangles, Jackson Browne, Keb’ Mo,’ Dave Edmunds, The Temptations, Dionne Warwick, Rusty Weir and more. In the ‘90s, Navarro recorded and toured with Lowen in the acclaimed acoustic duo Lowen & Navarro until Eric’s retirement in 2009. Dan has since transitioned into a solo career, increasingly in demand on the national concert circuit. When not on the road, he is busy as a voice actor in major motion pictures, television series, and commercials. After 22 years and 12 albums with Lowen & Navarro, Navarro released Live at McCabe’s and his first studio album of new material, Shed My Skin, is almost ready for release.
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Saturday, February 11, 2017 – 7:30 pm
An Evening with Lynne Hanson
Some have referred to her music as Americana, roots, and rough-around-the-edges folk, but Canadian songwriter Lynne Hanson prefers “porch music with a little red dirt.” Hanson songs are like a favorite pair of jeans. They’re rough around the edges, faded and worn through in spots, with a bit of honestly-acquired dirt ground into the seams. Hanson grew up in Ottawa Canada, and starting playing guitar when she was 14, learning on a hand-me-down from her older brother. She released her award-winning debut album Things I Miss in 2006, and with many tales to tell, two more albums quickly followed: Eleven Months (2008) and Once the Sun Goes Down (2010). Each new release garnered critical praise, earning Hanson a Canadian Folk Music Award nomination in 2009, an invitation to the Kerrville Folk Festival as a New Folk Finalist, and a year later the prestigious Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award handed out annually by the Ontario Arts Council. Then … silence. A four-year hiatus from recording. Lynne took some time to take control of her personal life which also marked the beginning of a new approach to songwriting. Her fourth studio album River of Sand is the creative output of that very personal journey. It’s still as Hanson has always described it, but there’s a little more dirt and the dirt is just a little bit darker. No topic is off limits, and the 11 songs run the gamut, painting a candid canvas of whiskey-soaked heartbreak and personal struggle, all contrasted against hope that better times are coming. Her songs may be full of grit, but Hanson’s live performances are polished.
Saturday, March 4, 2017 – 7:30 pm
An Evening with Tom Kimmel
Born in Memphis, TN, and raised in rural Alabama, Tom Kimmel graduated from the University of Alabama and relocated to Nashville in the early ’80s. Early credits as a songwriter came his way when his songs were cut by ex-Byrds Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman, as well as the Band’s Levon Helm. Tom Kimmel remains an active songwriter and performer, having seen his songs covered by artists like Joe Cocker, Johnny Cash, Stray Cats, Maura O’Connell, the Spinners, and Linda Ronstadt.
Sunday, April 9, 2017 – 7:00 pm
An Evening with Suzie Vinnick & The Brad Yoder Duo
Saturday, November 18, 2017 – 7:30 pm
An Evening with Bernice Lewis & Rob Lytle