A frighteningly good concert on Halloween! This is our treat to you. We are starting the concert just a little later than normal on a weeknight to give you time to "treat" your trick-or-treaters!
You've got to see Daniel live to truly appreciate his talent. He starts playing and everyone's jaw drops.
One reviewer recently wrote – 'Daniel Champagne exudes a natural ease on stage, as he sings poignant lyrics and beautifully crafted melodies that invariably whisk the heart up with grand romanticism. Coupled with an exhilarating guitar talent that transcends mere acoustic playing to replicate a whole band, Champagne is just magical' (themusic.com.au)
The story goes that the young Australian singer, songwriter and one-of-a-kind guitar virtuoso first picked up his instrument of choice as a five-year-old following in the footsteps of a musical father. He began writing songs at 12, training classically throughout his teens and performing solo wherever he could, honing his craft and developing what would become the dynamite live show that he is renowned for today. At 18 he left school, turned professional and hit the road.
The next several years saw him traversing North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, New Zealand and of course, his homeland Australia playing such festivals as California WorldFest, Winnipeg Folk Fest, Vancouver and Mariposa Folk (Canada), Belgium's Labadoux Festival and Australia's Woodford, Falls Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival and the legendary Byron Bay Bluesfest. He has toured and shared stages with Jake Shimabukuro, Jesse Cook, Roderigo Y Gabriela, Richard Shindell, The Ragbirds, The Waifs, Lucinda Williams, Judy Collins, INXS, John Butler, KT Tunstall and Ani DiFranco.
As one reviewer recently wrote, "still in his early twenties, the distances he has been would be more frequently associated with veterans of the Folk scene" (The Dwarf).
Daniel has accomplished all of this while writing, producing and independently releasing two Eps, Gypsy Moon Volumes 1 and 2, his first long player 'Pint of Mystery' (2011) 'My Own Design' (2009), 'Wide Eyed and Open' (2010), 'Real Live' (2012), and 'The Heartland Hurricanes' (2014). His latest full length release Fault Lines (2017) is available now and his new project, Satellite City EP (2018) is comprised of three singles, Satellite City, Indigo, and The Great Divide, all out now.
A review of his two Gypsy Moon releases said the following: 'Champagne has gone a step further this time, it's like he's realized his own potential, his confidence is sky-high and he's truly ready to explore' – Australia's roots music bible Rhythms Magazine
Now regarded as a leading light in acoustic music, with a firm reputation for making festivals buzz, holding crowds in his palm, dropping jaws and breaking guitars wherever he goes. Daniel Champagne has relocated to North America where he continues his exciting career as an international touring and recording artist.
Come see why we bring him back. It's a not-to-miss concert!
Frontman. Singer-songwriter. World-renowned upright bassist. Multi-instrumentalist. For the past decade, Scott Mulvahill has left his unique mark on the intersecting worlds of Americana,bluegrass, folk, jazz, rock & roll, and roots music. Already acclaimed for his work alongside icons like Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby, he turns a new page with Himalayas, a versatile solo album that celebrates the full spread of his abilities.
Raised in Houston, Mulvahill cut his teeth as a member of Ricky Skaggs' acclaimed band, Kentucky Thunder. The group toured internationally for five years, backed by the bottom-heavy pulse of Mulvahill's upright bass. Along the way, he also composed music of his own, shining a light on the genre-jumping influences — Paul Simon's sophisticated pop, James Taylor's folk, Jaco Pastorius' innovative jazz, and more — that would eventually inspire the material on his solo debut, Himalayas. His performances as part of Skaggs' nightly shows laid the brickwork for Mulvahill's transition from hotshot sideman to compelling frontman.
Encouraged by musical mentor Bruce Hornsby, Mulvahill developed a unique approach to his songwriting — one that mixed his chops as an upright bassist with hook-heavy melodies and compelling narratives. Himalayas spotlights that distinctive style. A true "musician's musician," Mulvahill fills his solo debut with complex fingerwork and innovative progressions. At the same time, Himalayas is a song-driven record that focuses its attention not upon Mulvahill's virtuosity, but upon the sheer listenability of his material. This is acoustic-leaning roots music of the highest caliber, shot through with elastic vocals, dobro, fiddle, and the honest, biographical lyrics of a songwriter who gave up an enviable position in Skaggs' band to pursue his own muse.
"I wanna go over where I've never been," he sings during the sparsely-decorated title track, one of several tracks to deal with the universal themes of facing one's fears, taking leaps, and chasing down new horizons. Those messages are reflected in Mulvahill's own career, as he pioneers a sound centered upon his voice and upright bass.
"As important as the bass is to the sound of my music, it's not a crutch," he says. "To me, the songwriting, the voice, and the message are what really matter. Himalayas is based upon this idea that there's more to your life than your current challenge — that any setback is surmountable. There's a 'we're in this all together' mentality to these songs."
Although bound together by universal themes, Himalayas also makes room for a diverse range of sounds. "Begin Againers" kickstarts the album with several bars of gorgeous a cappella, while "Gold Plated Lie" nods to the galloping urgency of rock & roll. Elsewhere, Mulvahill duets with Alanna Boudreau during a gospel-inspired cover of Paul Simon's "Homeless," then serves as a one-man band during tracks like "Fighting for the Wrong Side" and "Indefensible." Together, these songs bridge the gap between disparate worlds — roots music, chamber music, free jazz, classic pop, and beyond — with ease and eclecticism.
"For years, I had a split personality to my music career," says Mulvahill, whose solo career has already racked up a long list of milestones, including a tour with recent multi-Grammy winner Lauren Daigle, an NPR Tiny Desk concert, and a performance on the Mountain Stage radio show. "I was known as a bass player, but I was also a singer-songwriter. Himalayas combines those two halves together. It makes a statement about what can be done with an upright bass, while leaving room for me to explore other sounds on future albums."
For a lifelong musician like Scott Mulvahill, the climb is never over. Himalayas marks his latest summit, showcasing the work of a songwriter whose songs swoon, soothe, and startle in equal measure.
We heard two measures and we were hooked. This is another don't-miss-this-one!
You will have the opportunity to add a VIP Meet & Greet to any seat(s) during the process. The Meet & Greet includes an opportunity to meet Anna and the band before the show and includes (1) signed lyric sheet. Fans can bring merch to be signed and will have a private photo opp with Anna and the band.
There's no disputing her talent, charm and grace on stage. Anna is a venue favorite and we love it when she comes to town.
Anna Nalick's fourth studio release, "At Now", is a collection of pop/alternative and folk/Americana tunes that paint an authentic portrait of the songwriter's development to date. Visceral poetry and raw storytelling are supported by emotionally rich melodies and production. The artist's voice has developed along with her writing to reveal the depth of seductive soulfulness and strength through vulnerability that has been budding since she debuted with her multi-platinum selling solo-written album, "Wreck of the Day", featuring first hit single, "Breathe(2AM)", when she was a teenage songstress over 10 years ago. While "At Now" is a departure from previous albums, Nalick's lyrical and physical voice is unmistakably her own on this new material that she is calling, "a concept album, a break-up album of sorts, but only to get to the richest part; new life, new eyes, the choice to love and let love kill you, build you, enlighten you, to throw out the old language and find a new universal one. It's about the romance and sexiness in letting a broken heart bring you home to nature with wide open eyes and the desire to take what's human and make it beautiful again."
Chris Pureka is a new music find. Two lines into Wrecking Ball I contacted the agent and asked to get her here. It's rare for an artist to bridge the divide between critical acclaim and dedicated fan engagement. Chris Pureka is a Portland-based singer-songwriter whose body of work has resonated deeply with these seemingly disparate milieus. Her bold vulnerability in processing the intimacies of her life in song has long appealed to those listeners who crave authenticity. Now, five years coming, she shares with us another powerful entry in her life's work, her sixth release, the aptly titled, Back in the Ring.
Chris's elegant emotionality as a vocalist, and her flair and immediacy as a lyricist have garnered her favorable comparisons to Gillian Welch, Ryan Adams, Bruce Springsteen, and Patty Griffin. She's earned accolades from such distinguished taste-making outlets as The New York Times, Paste, Magnet, Billboard.com, and The AllMusic Guide. She's shared the stage with such diverse and esteemed artists as Dar Williams, The Lumineers, The Cowboy Junkies, Gregory Alan Isakov, Martin Sexton, and Ani DiFranco. Along the way, Chris has remained fiercely independent, selling nearly 50,000 albums through her own label, Sad Rabbit Records.
Chris's journey in music mirrors her path toward self-discovery. At 16, writing songs became a way of journaling. "I was shy and introverted, and songwriting was a very personal process. I never had any intention of performing," she shares. Post high school, she went on to complete a biology degree at Wesleyan University, and afterwards, worked in a microbiology research lab at Smith College. Meanwhile, she established a music career parallel to her biology work through touring and issuing a clutch of well-received indie releases. In 2006, when Chris found herself turning down too many opportunities as a musician, she shifted her priorities to become a full-time artist.
Her latest album, Back in the Ring, is Chris's first studio full length since 2010's critically acclaimed How I Learned to See in the Dark. "I'm not interested in releasing songs I can't get behind or records I don't love," she says of the five-year span between albums. The title of her latest playfully suggests something of an artistic comeback, but it also references the album's themes of relationship conflict and making the decision to fight back against dark inner demons.
"My music is the outward expression of the work I'm doing internally. What I do comes from my experiences, and I strive to express these experiences authentically. Speaking my truth, and being myself, is the way that I connect with people," Chris confides. Her rise as an esteemed artist with captivating emotional integrity has been organic and always on her own terms. For someone who never had an intention of being a professional musician, it's been a life of far-reaching changes and unexpected rewards.
The Harmaleighs have performed here once before. Supremely talented. Charming. Unique. The Harmaleighs honestly craft poetic, passionate, and powerful songs cut from a pastiche of indie, folk, pop and Americana. In January 2015, The Harmaleighs—Haley Grant [lead vocals, guitar] and Kaylee Jasperson [bass, harmonies]—embarked on something of a modern odyssey in support of their independent full-length debut, Pretty Picture, Dirty Brush. The band-mates and partners got rid of their Nashville apartment, put everything they owned in a storage unit, bought a van, equipped it with a bed, and hit the road with their 8-month-old pug Gus sleeping on the dash for the next nine months. The trials, tribulations, and triumphs of this trek would ultimately inspire their EP, Hiraeth.
Online sales has ended. We have tickets available at the door tonight. Same price as online advanced sales. Doors at 7pm. Show: 7:30pm.
Tyrone Wells. Oh, my! The first time we put him on our calendar, you could have knocked us over with feather. We loved Tyrone Wells long before we had a venue. And now we love him in our venue. And each time we get that same feeling we got the first time he came through. Tyrone. Freakin. Wells. In our intimate venue. We are so good with it.
Tyrone offers a VIP package available only on his website. You must have a ticket purchased from this site to join the VIP.
Tyrone Wells still sort of chuckles to himself when he thinks about the fact that making music is his "job." He has been at this "job" for well over a decade, and is just now beginning to shake off the discomfort and stress of the days when he had a real job (TJ Maxx - lead of the ladies department in Spokane, WA). As far as jobs go, Tyrone feels like he has won the lottery (in regards to his present "job"). He loves to create music. He loves to perform. He is a husband, and a father of 3 daughters. He has four sisters, so he feels right at home being completely outnumbered by the ladies in his present household (and also when he was the lead of the ladies dept at TJ Maxx). He believes that Jesus is for real. He's writing this bio. He's referring to himself in the third person. He knows that this bio has a ring of sarcasm, but he is dead serious. He feels extremely grateful. He jokes around, but he has worked very hard at making music his "job." He has spent countless hours writing, recording, playing live, and traveling to play live again. He has spent time away from his beloved family to make this thing a reality. He has never really experienced much radio success, so his fans have been gained the old fashioned way, by pouring his heart out on a stage, and by word of mouth. He feels certain that he will make music until his dying day, as it is not only gratifying for him to create, but also therapeutic and necessary. He can't believe you're still reading this… if you are still reading this, he wants to thank you for taking the time to do so, and for supporting what he does. He knows it would be impossible without you.
A couple stat lines that my managers think might impress you:
-Over 65 Million Spotify Streams
-55,000+ Albums sold Independently
-400,000+ Singles sold Independently
-Over 75 placements in film/tv including "American Idol," "Grey's Anatomy," "Odd Life of Timothy Green," "Something Borrowed," "Vampire Diaries," "One Tree Hill," "Private Practice," and more.
-Roll With It: #6 Billboard Heatseekers Albums Debut
-Where We Meet: #1 iTunes Singer Songwriter album and Top Ten iTunes overall
-This Love: #2 iTunes Singer Songwriter album
-Metal & Wood: #1 iTunes Singer Songwriter album
-Released two major label albums with Universal Republic Records
Tyrone brings special guest Dan Rodriguez as his special guest. This is going to be one helluva show! Join us!
(Eligible for 7 Pack ticket package)
With a sultry and intoxicating voice, Elizabeth Moen lures you in. Paired with introspective lyrics that echo both bitter and sweet, her music will captivate you then stay with you. "Moen is one of those rare artists whose voice, from the first moment you hear it, consumes your entire being, doing away with all previous thoughts and concerns, and leaving you short of breath (The Culture Trip)."
On her sophomore LP A Million Miles Away, Moen tackles the complexities that coincide with the basic need for growth. At points lighthearted and somber, and even wry, her lyrics mirror what it's like to be alive: to wake up each day and attempt to balance the myriad of emotions that go along with being human. In "Triple Scoop" this all perfectly comes together in relation to the age-old problem of sweet, melting ice cream meeting concrete ("Triple scoop sorbet splattered on the sidewalk / Bit of cherry pie hanging off your lip / Why wipe it away, it's just you and me talking? You're the cherry on top of my double chocolate chip"). Throughout the album's eight songs, you are reminded that it's possible (and ok!) to feel broken and carefree, nostalgic and hopeful, to be utterly content but still have an incredible sense of longing.
Hailing from the small town of Vinton, Iowa located in the middle of the heartland, Moen taught herself how to play guitar as a teenager. It was peer pressure that caused her to write her first song and shortly thereafter, she immersed herself in the writing community of Iowa City while finishing up her studies in French and Spanish at the University of Iowa. Inspired by a mix of modern artists such as Alabama Shakes, Sharon Van Etten, Angel Olsen and Lake Street Dive (who she has supported), and older influences like Stevie Nicks and Joni Mitchell, Moen isn't locked into a single style.
On A Million Miles Away her songs shift fluidly; Opener "Red" and "Best I Can Do" portray the soulful side of her voice while "Triple Scoop" and "Matilda" recall folky, summer pop. "Don't Say I" and "Bad to Myself" pull in heavier tones, augmented by her 1968 Gibson ES-340, while the final tracks, "Time is a Shitty Friend" and "Planetarium," act as closing arguments for the album. The two tracks encapsulate aspects of each preceding track, at times both heavy and soft - equal parts whimsy ("Cuz I'm high and I'm reading about stars and shit") and sadness ("...and it's feeding / My thoughts about us together in some other universe"), while the echo of a longing to be "a million miles away" plays out.
A Million Miles Away follows Moen's 2016 (self-titled EP) and 2017 (That's All I Wanted LP) releases that took her on tour throughout the Midwest and Western United States alongside Europe. During this time she has acted as direct support for Lake Street Dive, Margaret Glaspy, Lucy Dacus, Becca Mancari, Houndmouth, William Elliott Whitmore (featured on her 2017 LP), Lissie, Buck Meek and has had her music placed in films including the Netflix original movie "Candy Jar." In support of her new album, Moen embarked on her first national headlining tour with dates in major cities including Chicago, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Denver, and Nashville.
Released September 1, Moen's new album is a testament to its theme: growth. A Million Miles Away is a moving, passionate exploration of internal and external change. In Moen's own words, "the base of the eight tracks revolves around the idea that there needs to be and will be growth. That can be for someone you love, for yourself, for a new relationship, or for closure from an old one. I've grown a lot writing these. I hope that these songs will make you feel that way or another too."
We were lured in with her first song. Join us! 7 Pack tickets may be applied to this concert.
ON LINE TICKETING IS NOW CLOSED. YOU CAN PURCHASE TICKETS AT THE DOOR (6:30 DOORS OPEN). $20 & $30. The Talbott Brothers have been here before. And, man oh man, are they good. Blood is thicker than water and there's nothing like family creating music together to prove it. With contrasting blood-harmonies and left-handed/right-handed guitar playing, singer-songwriter duo The Talbott Brothers combine rock, blues and pop with honest storytelling.
Nick and Tyler were born and raised in Imperial, a small town in Southwestern Nebraska, just a stone's throw from the Colorado border. They began writing and performing together before relocating to their mother's birthplace of Portland, Oregon. Tyler, the youngest (lead vocals, baritone guitar, harmonica) and Nick, the oldest (backing vocals, lead guitar) discovered their love of music after digging their dad's old dreadnaught guitar out of the basement and teaching themselves to play along to Johnny Cash, Bob Seger and the Beatles on vinyl.
Following the release of 2017's GRAY, they found themselves in front of sold out crowds in the US and sharing the stage with ZZ Ward, Johnnyswim and AJR. Ear to the Ground Music dubbed the record as one of the 'Top 5 Albums of the Year' stating it as, "equal parts optimistic and captivating, inspiring and hopeful." Through rigorous touring and over half a million streams on Spotify, they continue to build a strong and loyal fanbase wherever they go.
These gentlemen have created huge fans of ours! Come see why. These boys folk'n'roll!
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR. $25/$35. Doors at 7:30pm. Show at 8pm.
The Cerny Brothers' latest release, Looking For the Good Land, is a heartland rock & roll album anchored in the anthemic spirit of Bruce Springsteen, John Mellencamp and other blue-collar andleaders. Rolling Stone Magazine calls them, "The New Americana Artist You Need To Know." Since releasing their debut, Dream, Scott and Bob Cerny have built their audience on the road, traveling far beyond their homes — including rural Illinois, where the brothers were raised; Los Angeles, where they sharpened their chops during the band's early years; and Nashville, where both siblings currently live — to play a string of dive bars, living rooms, clubs, and theaters. It's been a musical trial by fire. On countless nights, they've been the new kids in town, relying on their songs not only to make a good impression, but to cut through the clamor of a noisy bar in an unfamiliar city. That kind of touring will sharpen your songwriting. It'll make you louder, too. With Looking For the Good Land, the Cerny Brothers' music takes on an epic edge, expanding far beyond the folksy, acoustic-based sound of their earlier albums to embrace the storytelling, super-sized hooks, and cinematic punch of American rock.
These brothers have been here before and we are HUGE fans. Join us for an incredible evening of music!
Tony Lucca is a venue favorite and has played on our stage as much as any other artist. From his craft of songwriting to the nuances in his voice, Tony controls our stage from the moment he steps foot on it. The combination of meticulously crafting songs and freewheeling in the studio led to his recent record that is ready to announce Lucca as a force not just for his vocals, but also for his voice.
This is Dan's first appearance in Spring Lake. Dan is a whiskey & beer drinking, fishing & hunting loving, motorcycle riding, quality food eating, hippie sympathizing, people loving, husband & father who lives in Minneapolis and shares a life with my amazing wife and adorable son. He grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, MI, and moved to Minneapolis when he was 18 to study music, and stayed because he's one of those crazy people that enjoys the snow and cold weather. Music is his trade & performing it for people is his passion. When he's not in his studio writing songs and cutting records, or on the road playing shows, he's usually tending to his backyard chickens, eating fresh veggies from his wife's huge garden, or out doing one of his many outdoor hobbies.
Join us, won't you? It's a Saturday night you won't soon forget.
Amy Speace is a folk singer, timeless and classic, and a bit out of her own era. "She has one of the richest and loveliest voices in the genre and her songs are luxuriously smart," writes Craig Havighurst (host of Nashville's "Music City Roots"). "She's profoundly personal yet also a bit mythic."
Since her discovery in 2006 by folk-pop icon Judy Collins, Speace has been heralded as one of the leading voices of the new generation of American folk singers. Her song "The Weight of the World" was named as the #4 Best Folk Song of the last decade by NYC's premiere AAA radio station, WFUV and was recorded by Judy Collins.
From her beginnings in New York City as a classically-trained actress with The National Shakespeare Company, to the coffeehouses of Greenwich Village where she began playing her original songs, to her move to East Nashville in 2009 to her latest release, "That Kind Of Girl", what ties all of her work together is a palpable empathy for the small struggles of the human condition. Rock critic Dave Marsh, long a fan, wrote "Amy Speace's songs hang together like a short story collection, united by a common vantage point and common predicaments… it's a gift to hear a heart so modest even when it's wide open."
She has released five critically acclaimed records: two on Collins' own imprint Wildflower Records, two on Thirty Tigers, and her latest - a trio collaboration called Applewood Road, released in 2016 on London's Gearbox Records. 2016 saw Speace playing Glastonbury Music Festival and Cambridge Folk Festival with Applewood Road, after 5-star reviews from The London Sunday Times: "a flawless set that has to be the most haunting release of the past year."
Amy is currently at work on her next solo album, to be released later in 2018. She has been featured on NPR's "All Things Considered" and "Marketplace", and has appeared four times on "Mountain Stage", as well as many folk festivals around the world. Her songs have been recorded by Judy Collins, Red Molly, Memphis Blues Hall of Famer Sid Selvidge, and others. A gifted prose writer, Amy has published essays in The New York Times, American Songwriter Magazine, The Blue Rock Literary Journal, Pop Matters and others.
Amy has performed here a number of times and is simply stunning. Join us for a very special evening with a very special songwriter!
Online sales are closed, but you can get tickets at the door. Doors open at 6:30pm and show starts at 7:00pm.
"Breathtaking...absolutely incredible" is how BBC London's Gaby Roslin described a recent live performance by Callaghan.
Originally from Lincolnshire Callaghan moved to the USA in summer 2010 to record her debut album with Grammy-Nominee Shawn Mullins. Since then she's been performing and winning fans all over the USA.
Back home in the UK the BBC's Bob Harris has been a strong supporter regularly playing her music and describing her as "a wonderful artist...hugely talented".
Callaghan plays piano and guitar and offers a stunning voice which earns frequent comparisons with artists like Sarah McLachlan and Emmy Lou Harris. Her songwriting chronicles the stories, experiences and emotions which are part of everyone's lives.
In 2015 she recorded her second album A History of Now in Nashville and, returned to Britain to tour. Since then her profile has built substantially in the UK with three singles playlisted on BBC Radio 2, multiple headline tour dates and festival appearances at Cornbury, The Secret Garden Party, Cambridge Folk Festival and more.
Callaghan's also played live sessions for BBC Radio 2's Bob Harris and Good Morning Sunday, BBC London's Gaby Roslin and BBC Scotland's Janice Forsyth. In Spring 2018 she finished her biggest UK tour to date, culminating with a show at London's prestigious Bush Hall, and in July she joined Paul Simon, James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt at British Summertime in Hyde Park.
Her latest album, simply called Callaghan, released on August 31st. It was written and recorded in Los Angeles with producers Anthony Resta (Elton John, Duran Duran and Blondie) and Starr Parodi and Jeff Eden Fair, who have made music for some of Hollywood's biggest films including Harry Potter, Mission Impossible and James Bond.
Highlights include the thought provoking 'End of the World' which features guest vocals from Louis Price (ex lead singer of The Temptations), the uplifting love song Better Together written with Jeff Silbar (who co-wrote Wind Beneath My Wings), and 'All Through The Night' - a beautiful lullaby which features a 30 piece orchestra.
Maverick Magazine described the record as "a euphoric collection of piano led songs… from a singer-songwriter of a seriously high standard" .
Callaghan is something special. Don't miss this one! Join us for a concert that is nothing short of brilliant!
"Grammy-nominated musician Seth Glier continues to gain momentum" – Paste Magazine
"Singer with an exquisite tenor echoes Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel." – USA TODAY
"this material sounds like nothing if not classics in waiting…it's the essence of perfection" – BLURT Magazine
"this young blood wields an old-soul air…Discover a new generation of great with Seth Glier's 'The Next Right Thing'" – Huffington Post
"An adept song craftsman elegantly emotional vocalist…harkening back to early pop/rock tradition of Billy Joel and early Springsteen." – iTunes Editorial
Seth Glier has played our stage more than any other artist. He is a consummate entertainer, an exquisite singer and a fantastic songwriter. He brings a special energy to our stage that only he can bring. Please join us for a Wednesday night you will never forget!
King Margo opens the show! Join us for not-just-another Wednesday night!
A Courtyard Concerts presentation. Seven Steps Up is a proud sponsor of Courtyard Concerts!
Earth's Edge is celebrating 25 years with a party you don't want to miss! This one day festival will blow you away with 3 bands, food, beer and wine and all kinds of fun! Leftover Salmon, The Way Down Wanderers and Arkansauce. For $15 in advance. For reals. The net proceeds from the day will benefit Courtyard Concert, a non-profit organization that gives back to our local community. $20 at the gate - IF they last that long.
Tickets available at the Earth's Edge retail store at 705 S Beacon Blvd in Grand Haven or online.
THIS CONCERT IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE 7 PACK TICKET PACKAGE
The Rough & Tumble are as easy to detect as a stray dog on your doorstep -- and as difficult to send home. The dumpster-folk, thriftstore-Americana duo, consisting of Mallory Graham & Scott Tyler and their menagerie of classic folk and homemade instruments, have been hobbling around the country in their 16ft camper with their dogs since 2015, taking their songs to the far corners of the US and to the weird little towns they pass along the way. Written during a time of doggedly trying despite the odds and a self-proclaimed "year of honesty," The Rough & Tumble will release their new studio album Howling Back at the Wounded Dog. Join the pack live on their Howl Back Tour in support of the album that comes out September 6, 2019. For more information, visit www.theroughandtumble.com.
ONLINE SALES ARE DONE. PLENTY OF TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR. $20/$30. DOORS @7:30PM.
THIS CONCERT IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE 7 PACK TICKET PACKAGE
With a half million streams on Spotify, sold
out shows with Mt. Joy, Wild Child
and Birdtalker and
100+ other performances under their belt, Whitacre is a group blurring the
lines of folk, indie rock and bluegrass music. Their brand of folk-rock
combines thought-provoking lyrics and high-energy live performances that led to
tours with Family and
Friends, Wilderado and Wild Rivers. Whitacre recently
partnered with producer, Joe
Richmond (of Tennis, Churchill)
on a 5 song EP 'Within The Mountains' Shadows' that was released at a sold out
headline show in Denver, Colorado.
Steven Page's distinctive and powerful tenor is among the most instantly recognizable voices in popular music. A member of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame with former bandmates, Barenaked Ladies, Steven Page reunited with the band he co-founded for their induction at the 2018 JUNO Awards – a night capped off by an exhilarating two song performance.
With a strong focus on his own career, Steven Page is busy.
Early 2019 was all about Canada. The year started with a highly successful East
Coast tour with Symphony New Brunswick and in May, Steven crossed the country with
trio members Craig Northey (Odds) and Kevin Fox. Steven Page and his trio mates will continue
the Discipline Tour in Autumn, 2019,
with U.S. dates in Seattle and Portland in September, in the Southeast & Texas
in October, then finishing off in the Northeast in November.
CONCERT AT 7:00pm WITH A SPECIAL SCREENING OF AMERICAN FOLK in its entirety at 8:30pm! 1hour 39 minutes run time.
Amber Rubarth has performed her music far and wide, touring solo across South Africa, Europe, Japan, and all throughout America with her "unique gift of knocking down walls with songs so strong they sound like classics from another era." -Acoustic Guitar Magazine. She was recently cast alongside Joe Purdy to star in the feature film 'American Folk' which won numerous festival awards and was released in theaters January 2018 (Good Deed Entertainment). The film received high praise with the Hollywood Reporter calling it "Superb... A heartfelt homage to American folk music," and Rolling Stone premiering the first single as "Enchanting… beautifully recalls several of the duets that John Prine has sung so effectively with frequent partner Iris DeMent, yet it offers the added bonus of discovering two wondrous new voices."
Rubarth left home at 17 years old to become a chainsaw sculptor in Nevada. At 21, she quit and decided to begin writing songs and teaching herself guitar. One of her early originals was awarded Grand Prize in NPR's Mountain Stage New Song contest and led to her recording an album produced by Jacquire King (Tom Waits, Norah Jones). She has performed hundreds of stages around the world, from the early days opening for a flea circus at a Texas theme park, to performing an original duet with Jason Mraz at Carnegie Hall, to full orchestral arrangements of her songs with the Ithaca Chamber Orchestra woven into classical works. She moves fluidly between genres, creating a unique palette of instrumentation for what best serves the song. This fluidity and curiosity has led to her being hand-picked to open for many diverse artists including Emmylou Harris, Kenny Loggins, Richie Havens, Dr. Ralph Stanley and Loudon Wainwright III. She continues to reinvent herself, most recently with her 2017 release 'Wildflowers in the Graveyard,' a cycle of songs exploring nature's graceful relationship between life, death and rebirth. The album is self-penned by Rubarth and recorded in analogue to 2" tape with co-producer Matt Andrews (Gillian Welch, Dave Rawlings, Dawes) in her hometown of Nashville. "I'm standing at the edge of where the river meets the sky / Holding my head up and closing my eyes / And all the answers I've been hoping to find are written in the water."
After many years of solo touring, Rubarth lights up these days with collaborations in both film and music. She has written original songs and score for numerous films including Sundance festival winner 'Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work' and the super-marathon documentary 'Desert Runners.' She co-founded 'The Paper Raincoat,' a Brooklyn-based iTunes Indie Artist Spotlight band featured in Disney's 'The Last Song,' the CW's 'One Tree Hill,' and Paste Magazine who said "We think the world might be a little better if everyone heard this record." In 2016 she recorded a live-to-tape single microphone album with her folk trio 'Applewood Road' which the London Sunday Times gave 5 stars, calling it "a flawless set that has to be the most haunting release of the past year" which led to performances at Glastonbury Music Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival, a UK tour supporting Mary Chapin Carpenter, and her original arrangement and performance featured in the 'BBC Sisters in Country' documentary with Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris.
Amber performed here once before supporting Glenn Phillips. We knew that night she is something special. Join us and feel
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Laura Cortese is an instigator of creativity and a builder of community wherever she goes. She wears many hats: fiddler, singer, songwriter multi-instrumentalist and bandleader. After winding her way from California to Boston, founding a music camp and a festival, and playing and singing with scores of artists, she assembled the Dance Cards: a quartet of singing string players. Their original music is based in the lyrical rituals of folk while exploring new territories of rhythm and sonics. At first glance, the band may resemble a string quartet – there are no guitars to be found. But from the moment Cortese kicks off the title track of her album CALIFORNIA CALLING with angular, percussive strumming and a powerfully sultry vocal, it's clear that this is something else. This is post-folk that seriously rocks.
The Dance Cards' sound moves seamlessly from gauzy, ethereal vocal harmonies ("The Low Hum") to rowdy indie-rock percussion ("Stockholm") to propulsive fiddle melodies directly from Appalachia or Scotland ("Swing & Turn"). Their lyrics deftly explore heartbreak, independence, and the restless search for a home in the world. It's pop music at heart, born from the roots tradition and traveling the roads of 70s California, but now planted firmly in the post-genre modern day. On the band's Compass Records debut album, CALIFORNIA CALLING, the band's indie sensibility comes to the fore with the support of producer Sam Kassirer, known for his work with pop favorites Lake Street Dive and indie stringband Joy Kills Sorrow. The songs' inventive, textural string arrangements are complimented by a piano here, a synth there, even a glass harmonica, but never overpowered. The vocals and strings are spacious and dreamy one minute, immediate and powerful the next. It's no wonder that Roots Magazine described the album as "an absolute winner … skilled, heartfelt writing, gorgeous performances and a sense of vision."
The rising star continues to rise.
For those who have followed Brendan James from his 2008 major label debut to his current ranking among today's top troubadours, the journey has been a pretty remarkable one.
Born in New Hampshire, schooled in Chapel Hill, signed by Capitol Records by the age of 25, and road-tested with a thousand shows to date, James has certainly lived the life of a troubadour. His songs have landed spots on over 15 major television shows and feature films and he's achieved the #1 Singer Songwriter spot on iTunes, multiple times. He has formed relationships with music legends Carly Simon and Cat Stevens, enjoyed on-stage experiences with the likes of John Legend, John Mayer, and Paula Cole, and recently been asked to give a TedTalk on gun violence, love songs, and simpler societies.
We have had some of our most remarkable moments during a Brendan James concert. We can't explain. You just need to experience this artist for yourself.
Pete Muller joins as Brendan's Special Guest. Join singer-songwriter Pete Muller as he performs songs from his newest album, Dissolve. Muller was recently profiled in American Songwriter for his music video "Let You In," and for the release of the Dissolve album in People Magazine. Produced by Emmy-winning, Grammy-nominated Rob Mathes (Sting, Rod Stewart, Carly Simon), Dissolve captures the emotional insights and perspective forged by Muller's journey, which has taken him from the peaks of the financial world to performance stages all over the world including the Montreux, Telluride, and Umbria Jazz Festivals.
On The Sun makes sleek and modern groove music steeped in classic and contemporary soul, funk, americana, and R&B. Since its inception this simmering soul juggernaut has issued a debut LP; a vibrant version of Leonard Cohen's "Bird On A Wire"; the standalone single, "She Gets Around", and a 2018 EP titled "Gratuity Not Included".
On July 28 they released the digital single "Get Focused (Live)". The single, recorded last year in Cincinnati, captures the improvisation and unique mix of styles that characterizes their live performances. "Get Focused" will be the first of several live tracks planned for release this summer.
The band has appeared at a variety of music festivals including performances at SXSW, Ann Arbor Summer Festival, Off The Record and Sail Across The Sun. They have recently shared bills with artists such as George Porter Jr., Robert Randolph, John Papa Gros, Brandi & the Alexanders and Red Baraat. They have also cultivated a close relationship with Sofar Sounds resulting in a series of intimate concerts across the country.
Here they will do an intimate acoustic show. It's nothing like you've ever heard before!
A cheese plate add-on option is available for table seats and includes a delightful selection of artisinal cheeses and accompaniments chosen by J-Dubs Wine & Market. Served at your table seats when the doors open. Serves 2. $25 + tax. Look for the option when choosing your seat! Cheese plates are only available by pre-order.
Hailed by The Grand Rapids Press as "top-notch, instrumental wizardry," The Moxie Strings offer listeners the unique opportunity to experience some of the world's bestknown instruments through an electric, innovative lens. Diana Ladio and Alison Lynn hold Bachelor of Music degrees in music performance and music education, which have given each the technical foundation to explore the limits of her instrument and helped the group build a reputation for musical excellence. Alison performs on a newly-invented, electric cello, and Diana on a contemporary 5-string violin. Both use a variety of audio effects pedals. The Moxie Strings compose the majority of their pieces and arrange melodies from many countries, resulting in a genre-blurring blend of ear-catching, mainstream melodies and foot-stomping, rock-influenced rhythms. The band's polished, high-energy show continues to redefine strings' role in contemporary music, and offers audience members a diverse, fun, musical experience. The two often join forces with dynamic percussionists to create an even livelier sound for larger venues.
Soon after forming in 2007, The Moxie Strings were inspired not only to perform, but also to teach. Having made the exploratory journey from classical music to a world of eclecticism and music creativity, the band has now dedicated their careers to helping young musicians make this life-changing and transformative transition. Moxie clinics focus on musical self-discovery and the importance of incorporating socially and culturally relevant genres of music in the music classroom. They have taught clinics in over 200 schools throughout the US, and also present on their research and methodologies to teachers at many music education professional development conferences. During most clinics, The Moxie Strings perform for students on electric instruments, teach music by ear, and introduce non-classical playing styles. The group has researched and created an innovative sequence of activities designed to introduce improvisation to classically trained musicians, which they employ at every clinic. The Moxie Strings deliver their message in a fun, accessible way, and stand before students as the illustration of the many opportunities that music holds.Current Magazine insists that "the future of music could not be in better hands."
For a special experience with your kids 4-12, check out our free kids Liz's Concert. on Saturday morning. More info to come.
A cheese plate add-on option is available for table seats and includes a delightful selection of artisinal cheeses and accompaniments chosen by J-Dubs Wine & Market. Served at your table seats when the doors open. Serves 2. $25 + tax. Look for the option when choosing your seat! Cheese plates are only available by pre-order.
He seems too young to be called a legend - yet his history is legendary. Many of the artists that pass through our walls call him a mentor and a hero. We call him an incredible performer, a mesmerizing storyteller and just incredibly talented - what we call STFYEAH!!
Some artists document their lives through their music. Others chronicle their times. It's a rare artist who can do both, telling their own story through songs that also encapsulate the essence of people and places who have helped define their era overall. Woody Guthrie comes to mind, and so does Bob Dylan. Bruce Springsteen certainly as well. Yet few others, for whatever genius they may possess, can relate their own history to the history experienced by those who find that common bond, be it in a coming of age, living through the same realities or sharing similar experiences.
Ellis Paul is one of those gifted singer/songwriters. Though some may refer to him as a folk singer, he is more, for lack of a better word, a singular storyteller, a musician whose words reach out from inside and yet also express the feelings, thoughts and sensibilities that most people can relate to in one way or another, regardless of age or upbringing. The exhilaration of the open road. A celebration of heroes. The hope for redemption. Descriptions of those things that are both near and dear. The sharing of love..., intimate, passionate and enduring.