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Upcoming House Concert Events

Sunday, 9/21/14 - Gordie Tentrees & Steve Poltz
06:00PM

Gordie Tentrees

Gordie Tentrees was born in Hamilton, Ontario, and raised on his family farm in Bancroft, Ontario, Gordie Tentrees has spent the past 15 years working on his craft while hiding out in Whitehorse,Yukon.


At age 25, Tentrees wrote his first song and learned his first guitar chord, eventually graduating to dobro and harmonica, touring and recording. His first three albums are narratives that chronicle his difficult past – the gritty characters in his life and his relationship with the dark. His music is his own blend of folk, roots and blues sounds, and Tentrees counts Rick Fines and Fred Eaglesmith as heroes and strong influences in his songwriting.


"This is the fifth album by a man who really should be a household name, thanks to the excellence of his vocal and writing skills and his ability to create atmospheres and arrangements perfectly suited to his writing, something not all great singer songwriters are able to master." - AMERICANA ROOTS UK 5/5

Steve Poltz

Southern California’s Steve Poltz is one of the most beloved songwriters of his generation. His music--as both a solo artist and with cult legends The Rugburns--has enjoyed long stretches in the Billboard top ten, gobbled up acres of mainstream radio and appeared in scores of television shows, commercials and movies. He has collaborated with everyone from Jewel to Glenn Tillbrook to Mojo Nixon, and his legendary live show has earned him a ferocious global fan base that makes soccer hooligans seem coquettish and reserved. In fact, X front man John Doe once said, "My idea of hell would be having Steve Poltz open for me every day. There's no place left for the audience to go."

Listen to the Sounds of Gordie TentreesListen to the Sounds of Steve Poltz

Location/ Map

Unitarian Church, 17 Elk Street, Eureka Springs, Arkansas 72632
Doors open at 5:00pm with a meet and greet potluck, and the music starts at 6:00pm.
And remember our motto: we'll have you home by 10:00!

Artist's Website:

Gordie Tentrees: http://www.tentrees.ca/wp/

Steve Poltz: http://poltz.com/

Sunday, 10/12/14 - Randle Chowning
06:00PM

Randle Chowning

Randle Chowning was born in Mountain View Missouri, from a very early age Chowning was surrounded by electric guitars and amplifiers in his father’s TV and radio shop. His musical word was influenced by the exotic far away sounds of the Memphis radio stations his Father’s long range antenna brought in to his world. Randle’s interest in music deepened when the family moved to Springfield during the days of The Ozark Jubilee when there were an amazing variety of musicians living and visiting. Randle's interest in music became permanent during this period. By his early teens Randle was playing guitar and beginning to write songs.


Chowning recently returned to Springfield, Missouri after nearly ten years in Nashville. He’s still performing with bands, including an acoustic version of Beyond Reach, and also as a solo artist. Drawing on all his life long experiences with rock, country, bluegrass, folk and blues his original songs sound like your favorite tunes. And some of them are…

Location/ Map

Unitarian Church, 17 Elk Street, Eureka Springs, Arkansas 72632
Doors open at 5:00pm with a meet and greet potluck, and the music starts at 6:00pm.
And remember our motto: we'll have you home by 10:00!

Artist's Website:

http://www.randlechowning.com/

Monday, 11/10/14 - Jonathan Byrd
07:00PM

Jonathan Byrd

We have a Monday night concert because that is the night we could bring back the incomparable Jonathan Byrd. Joatnan played our series about 4 years ago and we have tried to get him back ever since. Jonathan is "one of the top 50 songwriters of the last 50 years," says Rich Warren of WFMT in the Chicago Tribune. Scott Alarik of the Boston Globe says, "This rootsy North Carolinian may be the most buzzed-about new songwriter in folkdom. He displays John Prine’s gift for stark little songs that tell big, complex stories, Guy Clark’s lean melodicism, Lyle Lovett’s wry mischief, and Bill Morrissey’s knack for the revealing image."


Byrd grew up singing in the Southern Baptist church, where his father preached and his mother played piano. After four years in the Navy, he returned to home to play in rock bands. It was at an old-time fiddle festival in the mountains of southwest Virginia where his writing began to change. Assimilating the sounds of southern traditional music, Byrd wrote new songs in an ancient style. After 10 years as a full-time touring songwriter and 7 acclaimed albums, it seems this native of Cackalacky is getting the attention he deserves.


"What a treat to hear someone so deeply rooted in tradition, yet growing in his own beautiful way." –Tom Paxton


Location/ Map

Unitarian Church, 17 Elk Street, Eureka Springs, Arkansas 72632
Doors open at 6:00pm with a meet and greet potluck, and the music starts at 7:00pm.
And remember our motto: we'll have you home by 10:00!

Artist's Website:

http://www.jonathanbyrd.com/

Sunday, 2/22/15 - Sam Baker
06:00PM

Sam Baker

Sam Baker will open our 2015 season. Sam Baker is a man of few words. Always beautifully chosen, and fully wrought. Words placed like plants and objects in a Zen Garden. His website is stark: white, black, sepia, and shades of gray. Baker turned inward, to relearn the use of his body and brain after a Peruvian train bombing almost killed him in 1986. It’s taken years to heal. Time to reconnect. The road back was arduous, but it opened up new vistas in art, poetry, and music.


mercy, released in 2004, was the first in a trilogy of compelling albums with sparse instrumentation and poetic delivery. It was followed by pretty world in 2007 and cotton in 2009. Each piece is imprinted with a theme: everyone is at the mercy of another one’s dreams, how beautiful are these days, and talk about forgiveness.


Baker approaches life with a positive attitude – "Life is a gift. I went through a lot of bitterness- a lot of anger. But those things are toxic. Gratitude for what remains is more helpful than resentment for what was lost. Ultimately, I came to understand that these days are wicked short and terribly beautiful. All I’ve got—no matter what I hold in my hands, drive around in, or put in the bank,- all I’ve got is this one breath, and if I’m lucky, I get another."


Location/ Map

Unitarian Church, 17 Elk Street, Eureka Springs, Arkansas 72632
Doors open at 5:00pm with a meet and greet potluck, and the music starts at 6:00pm.
And remember our motto: we'll have you home by 10:00!

Artist's Website:

http://sambakermusic.com/

Sunday, 3/8/15 - Harpeth Rising
06:00PM

Sam Baker

Harpeth Rising chose to name themselves after a river because water is both dynamic and powerful. These words also describe the music created by the three women – Jordana Greenberg (violin, vocals), Rebecca Reed-Lunn (banjo, vocals) and Maria Di Meglio (cello, vocals). Unapologetic genre-benders, they fuse Folk, Newgrass, Rock and Classical into a sound that is organically unique.


"We don’t set out to create something different, we just write in a way that is true to ourselves while trying to always expand and explore the new influences in our lives." says Greenberg. "We’re aware of genre divisions, we’re just not bound by them."


Hallmarks of their music include expansive three-part harmonies, consummate musicianship and a deft yet soulful lyrical perspective. Harpeth Rising’s roots run deep – from their varied ancestry across Eastern Europe to the musical hotbed of the Mid-South they now call home, they weave together ancient and modern ideas, expressing themselves through the common thread of all peoples: Folk Music.


Their live performances are high-energy kinetic events in which both their abilities and their passion for performance are obvious. Harpeth Rising can create a listening room from a rowdy bar crowd, and can inspire even the weariest of audiences. After only a few months as a band, they embarked on a self-booked tour of England, which included a performance with The Bath Philharmonia. They were invited to perform at The Cambridge Folk Festival the following summer, and have since played folk festivals across England and the United States. Building their fan base in the tradition of all wandering minstrels - passionately and by word-of-mouth - they now perform to sold-out audiences internationally.

Location/ Map

Unitarian Church, 17 Elk Street, Eureka Springs, Arkansas 72632
Doors open at 5:00pm with a meet and greet potluck, and the music starts at 6:00pm.
And remember our motto: we'll have you home by 10:00!

Artist's Website:

http://www.harpethrising.com/

Sunday, 4/5/15 - Rebecca Loebe
06:00PM

Sam Baker

Award winning singer/songwriter Rebecca Loebe is both candid and self-deprecating, attributes that shine through in her songwriting and laugh-out-loud storytelling. Since quitting her job as a full-time recording studio engineer, she has performed an average of 150 shows per year in listening rooms, festivals and theaters in over 30 states of the US and in Europe. Last spring she took a break from the road to appear as a contestant on Season 1 of NBC’s “The Voice,” with a performance of Nirvana’s ‘Come As You Are’ that inspired Christina Aguilera and Adam Levine to offer her mentorship and charted on iTunes worldwide. An Atlanta native, Loebe now makes her home in Austin. She is touring nationally to support her 3rd full length release CIRCUS HEART, an album that mixes intimate folk with jubilant pop and has received rave reviews from all over the world.


+ Named as one of Music Connection Magazine’s Top 100 Unsigned Artists
+ Selected as a contestant on the premier season of NBC’s primetime competition show “The Voice,” viewed by 12 million people in its first airing
+ iTunes Charting Artist. ‘Come As You Are’ reached #7 on iTunes Alternative Chart
+ Indie release “Mystery Prize” spent 9 weeks on the Americana Top 40 Chart, named one of the AMA’s Top 100 Albums of 2010
+ Kerrville New Folk Award Winner, Falcon Ridge Emerging Artist
+ Signed to European record label CRS (formerly Rounder Europe) for release and distribution of Mystery Prize & Circus Heart in Europe
+ Has shared the stage with many renowned nationally touring acts, including The Civil Wars, Glen Phillips, Mary Chapin Carpenter, The Bacon Brothers, Ellis Paul, Emerson Hart, Jill Sobule, Butch Hancock, Girlyman, AMERICA and more


Location/ Map

Unitarian Church, 17 Elk Street, Eureka Springs, Arkansas 72632
Doors open at 5:00pm with a meet and greet potluck, and the music starts at 6:00pm.
And remember our motto: we'll have you home by 10:00!

Artist's Website:

http://www.rebeccaloebe.com/

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