Anniversary Concert Co-Bill
Saturday, May 11, 2013 – 7:30 pm
An Evening with
Sally Spring & Ted Lyons and the Brad Yoder Duo
Sally Spring has been mesmerizing crowds for over 30 years with her stunning voice and captivating songwriting. Accompanied by her husband Ted Lyons on guitar, she has travelled across the US and Europe performing at festivals, universities and clubs wowing fans with performances. Brad Yoder has been touring for 10+ years and is consistently voted “Best Acoustic/Solo Artist” by the Pittsburgh City Paper readers. Accompanied by Jason Rafalak on bass/mandolin/vocals, Brad’s unique mix of humorous, poetic, political, funky and edgy original songs covers the musical range from folk to indie rock.
Saturday, June 15, 2013 – 7:30 pm
An Evening with Stephanie Corby
with special guest David Glaser
Stephanie Corby has the kind of voice that can make the waters part; loud, sweet, and soulful. Her remarkable vocal range goes from a husky, sultry alto to a true soprano that lifts the musical lines in a near-astonishing way. A previous Kerrville New Folk Finalist and Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist, Stephanie’s concerts always provide a powerful evening of beautiful songs and heart stopping vocals. David Glaser will open the show and accompany Stephanie throughout the evening.
Friday, June 28, 2013 – 8:00 pm
An Evening with Randall Bramblett
Randall Bramblett has kept great company during his 30+ years as a singer-songwriter, session player and touring musician. A founding member of Sea Level with Chuck Leavell from the Allman Brothers Band, he has worked with such notable performers as Gregg Allman, Robbie Robertson, Elvin Bishop, Steve Winwood, Traffic and Widespread Panic. A multi-instrumentalist who plays keyboards, saxophones, guitar, mandolin, and harmonica; his songwriting is heavily influenced by blues, folk, and gospel music. Recently he’s been touring with Bonnie Raitt and her most recent single “Use To Rule The World” was written by Randall.
Friday, August 9, 2013 – 8 pm
Annual Pot Luck Dinner & BBQ Concert
featuring a special co-bill with
Beggar’s Ride and BeJae Fleming with Jackie Blount
Beggar’s Ride is the contemporary folk duo of award winning songwriters Claudia SanSoucie and Kate Maguire. Formed in 2010, their combined talents leave you feeling they’ve performed together for a lifetime. In sync harmonies, intricate guitar arrangements, melancholy yet hopeful lyrics beg the listener to take a smooth ride on sweet melody. 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. Accompanied by Jackie Blount on bass, BeJae has performed for audiences all over the country. 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.
Saturday, September 21, 2013 – 7:30 pm
An Evening with Louise Mosrie
with special guest Doug Brouder
Louise Mosrie combines Americana, bluegrass and folk melodies and stories in ways that are fresh and charming. Her warm vocal delivery and tasteful arrangements of her self-penned songs tell stories of joy, love, struggle and heartbreak through the vivid characters and scenery of southern life. Winner of the 2009 Kerrville New Folk and 2010 Wildflower Festival songwriting competitions.
Saturday, October 5, 2013 – 7:30 pm
An Evening with the Waymores
Tom Kimmel, Sally Barris and Don Henry have written songs for the stars & garnered praise for their solo works, yet what’s most exciting about the Waymores is the magic they make onstage. A three-pack of Nashville’s finest singer-songwriters, not in the round, but all together. Grammy Award winner Don Henry’s songs have been recorded by Ray Charles, Patti Page, Conway Twitty, Kathy Mattea and dozens of other great artists… but they shine brightest when sung by the artist who wrote them. Long appreciated as one of Nashville’s finest singer-songwriters, Don is revered by fans, critics and peers alike for being one of the most inspiring, entertaining and funny(!) artists you are ever likely to see and hear. Whether in her own hands or those of hit artists like Martina McBride or Lee Ann Womack, Sally Barris’ music makes an indelible impression. And while her writing credits mightily impress—her songs have been covered by Trisha Yearwood & Keith Urban, John Michael Montgomery, Kathy Mattea and many others—fans and peers are most captivated by her bright spirit and high mountain soprano. Tom Kimmel’s business card facetiously reads Overnight Success, but the truth is far from it. After graduating college he worked as a short order cook, bus boy, taxi driver, chef, shipping clerk, lab technician, janitor, waiter, bartender and window washer on his way to establishing himself as an award winning songwriter (Johnny Cash, Linda Ronstadt, Joe Cocker, Randy Travis and a host of others) and critically acclaimed performing artist (seven albums).
Saturday, November 16, 2013 – 7:30 pm
An Evening with Putnam Smith & Sorcha
with special guest Jo Sorrell on cello
Putnam Smith could be an old-world troubadour fresh from the 19th Century. Yet this rootsy multi-instrumentalist songwriter is very much a storyteller for the modern age. He is an extraordinary performer, whose craft at songwriting is matched only by his love for putting on a truly memorable show. Sorcha’s sultry and jazzy voice captures the blues, jazz and country influences in her music. A 2012 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist, she unveils a suite of musical styles that shows wide-ranging songwriting ability with witty verses and smart rhymes.
Saturday, December 14, 2013 – 2 Shows!
4:00 pm and 8:00 pm
An Afternoon and Evening with
Please specify which show you are interested in attending when you contact us. Doors open to guests 30 minutes prior to each performance.
National touring artists Joe Jencks, Greg Greenway and Pat Wictor have made their mark as veteran singer-songwriters, but Brother Sun is no songwriter’s round. The trio’s harmonies, as much as their lyrics, tell what they are about: warm as a campfire, stirring as a gospel church, rousing as a call to arms. Fusing folk, Americana, blues, pop, jazz, rock, and a cappella singing, Brother Sun is an explosion of musical diversity and harmony, in the finest of male singing traditions.
From three major points on the map – Chicago, Boston, and New York – Joe, Greg, and Pat have truly blended themselves into Brother Sun, a unique celebration of the amazing power of singing together. As they will tell you, Brother Sun is not resident in any one of them – it exists between them and audiences feel this intimacy immediately. Their combined musical skills make for an unforgettable experience – three rich voices blending on a well-crafted foundation of guitar, slide guitar, bouzouki and piano.
The response has been tremendous. After main stage performances with standing ovations at both Kerrville and Falcon Ridge Folk Festivals in 2011 and sold out concerts throughout the US, this summer they earned not only return invitations to Kerrville and Falcon Ridge but also invitations to Old Songs Festival, Philadelphia Folk Festival and Kerrville Wine & Music Festival. The trio’s self titled album debuted at No. 2 on the Folk DJ Charts (it stayed on the charts for 8 months) and was named the No. 8 album of 2011 on FOLK-DJ. In addition, Brother Sun made the “Best of 2011″ list for over a dozen radio stations in the US, including WUMB (Boston), WFUV (NYC), and WFMT – The Midnight Special (Chicago). They are currently on a national tour and have just released their new CD “Some Part of the Truth” recorded with Grammy-winning producer Ben Wisch.
Saturday, January 18, 2014 – 7:30 pm
An Evening with Molasses Creek
Molasses Creek’s high-energy performances and phenomenal songwriting bring the love of their coastal home to the stage. The band’s elegant harmonies and arrangements, blazing instrumentals, and quirky sense of humor have won loyal followers throughout the United States and around the world. Their inspiration arose amidst exotic fig trees and rich tidewater marshes of isolated Ocracoke Island, NC. Only accessible by ferry, Ocracoke is an enchanting step out of modern times into a world of captivating natural beauty, rich maritime history, ghostly shipwrecks, heroic lifesavers, crafty pirates, and a community of 900 independently minded residents. Award winners from Garrison Keillor’s “Prairie Home Companion,” Molasses Creek has recorded 13 albums over the past 20 years. In April of 2012, Molasses Creek’s new release, “An Island Out of Time” reached the #4 spot on the National Folk Radio DJ Charts!
Molasses Creek includes Gary Mitchell (guitar/vocals), Fiddler Dave Tweedie (fiddle/vocals), Lou Castro (dobro/bass/vocals), Marcy Brenner (mandolin/banjolin/bass/vocals), and Gerald Hampton (mandolin/upright bass).
Saturday, November 15, 2014 – 7:30 pm
An Evening with Moors & McCumber
James Moors and Kort McCumber are an acoustic duo that crafts beautiful story songs that walk the line between rootsy folk and melodic pop. The two songwriters met at the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival in 2005. Sitting around a campfire swapping songs, they each heard something in the music of the other that just fit. The two have been performing and writing together ever since. Having collectively sold more than 15,000 copies of independent releases from the stage, the duo has now released two of their own full-length albums.
Based in Superior, Wisconsin, James Moors is heralded by Steve Morse, longtime Boston Globe writer, as “Sharing some of the same melodic gifts of Neil Finn, enhanced by a warm-hearted spirit that makes you want to hear more.” Born and raised in Minneapolis, he grew up with the music of The Replacements, Soul Asylum and Prince but today
draws inspiration from troubadours like Ron Sexsmith and Eliza Gilkyson. An official recipient of the prestigious McKnight Foundation Emerging Artist Grant, his songwriting has been recognized three years in a row by the Big Top Chautauqua competition.
A talented multi-instrumentalist, Colorado artist Kort McCumber plays a variety of instruments (guitar, banjo, mandolin, harmonica, piano) in his own brand of Americana that is one part rock and blues, two parts country bluegrass and all parts McCumber. But it is his songwriting abilities that have made him a Colorado favorite and garnered him national and international recognition. He won last year’s Flat Rock Festival Songwriting Competition in North Carolina and was a finalist in this year’s International Songwriting Competition.
Although successful solo songwriters, Moors & McCumber discovered that their music together is more than the sum of the parts. Embracing a bigger sound than most duos, they switch up instruments on almost every song (playing guitar, mandolin, piano, bouzouki, fiddle, harmonica, cello, 12-string guitar and Dobro), creating catchy melodies that are big, bright and electrifying to watch live.