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Open mic at 7:30 followed by featured performers
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Saturday Sept. 5th
Old Man Luedecke is not old. Old Man Luedeck is the recording name of two-time Juno Award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter and banjo player Chris Luedecke of Chester, Nova Scotia. His 2008 album, Proof of Love, won a 2009 Juno Award for traditional folk album of the year. In 2011, Luedecke won the same award for My Hands are on Fire and Other Love Songs. His latest release, Tender is the Night, was released in 2012 and picked up a Juno nomination as well as "Folk Album of the Year" from Music Nova Scotia.
By the time he appears on our stage, he will have released his newest album, a collaboration with Tim O’Brien, Domestic Eccentric. Set for release on July 24 via True North Records, Domestic Eccentric is a collaboration of two like-minded artists in love with folk and roots music, playing at the height of their powers.
As the title suggests, Domestic Eccentric is mostly a record about home. It’s about what it means to be a still-youngish man, what it’s like to still be in love with the woman you started writing songs about and moved to the country with more than a decade ago, about what it’s like to watch your own babies grow to children, and about the joys and sorrows attendant upon the milestones of parenthood. Nowhere is that more apparent than first single “The Early Days” which has quickly become an audience favorite. “It started out as a song about gambling and became a song about something I know way more about, being a dad. I worked hard to get all the bittersweetness of the craziness and speed of these early days of being parents (and alive in general) in there,” explains Old Man Luedecke. “It’s been amazing to have people sing along with it at gigs. And the kids run around the house calling things a total crapshoot as they learned from the song.”
Saturday October 3rd
“Ana's an exceptional songwriter, listen to the lyrics...the folk Nina Simone!” — Lucinda Williams
“Ana Egge's songs are low and lonesome, big square-state noir ballads which she plays on a guitar she built with her own two hands and sings like she's telling us her deepest, darkest secrets.” — Steve Earle
“...we stumbled on the sublime art of Ana Egge. Egge is a damn good guitar player, with strong and forceful chops, balanced by an ethereal voice...” — David Inman, American Songwriter
“Ana has the rare gift of being so eloquent and simple that she takes your breath away. I just love her.” — Shawn Colvin
When Saskatchewan-born and Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Ana Egge set out to record her most recent album, 2011’s Bad Blood, she lined up some big time help. Steve Earle, who Egge first met when she sang on the Earle-produced Blue Boy album from Ron Sexsmith, served as the album’s producer, and the sessions were done in Woodstock at Levon Helm’s studio. The result is the most sonically immediate and impactful album of Egge’s decade and a half of releases.
Growing up with parents who “dropped out,” their chosen lifestyle to raise four girls in a lovingly cobbled together combination of a small farmhouse on the North Dakota plains, a bus on the California Coast, and a hot springs commune in rural New Mexico, scraping together dimes and hand me downs, Ana learned that her life was truly hers to create. When she got the musician bug as a teenager, she took matters into her own hands, building her own guitar and moving to Austin to observe, absorb and take musical risks. Seeing Ana perform live for the first time, you are immediately struck by the combination of this uncompromising fearlessness, her confidence in her place on stage and the earthy wit and kindness that is the lens she uses to see the world. Not to mention the crystal clear and uniquely affecting voice that is her vehicle. Living in Brooklyn, NY for the last 10 years, Ana continues to write and play live without losing the Western outlook that formed her.
Saturday November 7th
Incredibly talented multi-instrumentalists, dedicated performers, prolific songwriters, and gifted and expressive vocalists, Moors & McCumber have wandered beyond good and into the elusive land of great.
James Moors (vocals, guitars, ukulele, mandolin and Irish bouzouki) based in Superior, WI and Kort McCumber (vocals, keys, cello, guitars, Irish tenor banjo, Irish bouzouki, fiddle, mandolin, accordion, harmonica, upright and electric bass) based in Gold Hill, CO embrace a bigger sound than most duos, switching up instruments on almost every song, they create catchy melodies that are big, bright and electrifying to watch live!
More than a decade into their musical pilgrimage, they continue to define, and redefine, their sound, their persona, their love for music and their unwavering commitment to bringing great music to listeners throughout the United States and Ireland.
The recordings speak for themselves. Follow the musical pilgrimage through the years and listen to the evolution and revolution of their sound. Where does it go from here? Time will tell. But one thing is certain – the attention to detail and commitment to quality that forms the foundation of each and every seemingly new moment will always remain. In fact, that is the map that has led Moors & McCumber into, and will continue to lead them deeper into, the land of great.
” These guys should be playing every major Festival in the country. They bring it all to the stage and deliver it in a big way ” – Lloyd Maines. Grammy award winning Producer and Multi-instumentalist.
“Moors and McCumber take the vocal duet thing back to the days of Simon and Garfunkel or Crosby and Nash. Their recordings are great…” James Killen, Houston Music Review
“Multiinstrumentalist, Americana folk bluegrass newgrass groups are making waves in popular music these days (think Mumford and Sons, The Avett Brothers, Shovels and Rope, The Civil Wars, etc.) and Moors & McCumber are leaders in the revolution, not followers.” – Bailey Jones Sundilla Concert series
Saturday December 5th
Eli West is a Seattle-based multi-instrumental musician and interactive graphic designer. With an interest in angular phrasing and non-tradional improvisation within the historic precedents of bluegrass and old-time music, his playing both grounds and pushes the ensembles he is involved with.
He has released three records as half of the new/old-time duo Cahalen Morrison & Eli West, which tours regularly throughout the US and Europe. Eli is an active ingredient playing guitar, banjo, and bouzouki with both Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project and John Reischman and the Pine Siskens.
He is currently pursuing a solo record, collaborating with some favorite musicians, such as Moira Smiley, Bill Frisell, and others.
Tim O’Brien says, “Music like this doesn’t come along very often. This stuff just reassures me.”
More videos can be found at: EliDoes.com
This video with Cahalen Morrison
Coming up in 2016