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Eureka Springs House Concert Events Calendar

Sunday, 9/18/16 - Trout Fishing in America
06:00PM

Trout Fishing in America

Trout Fishing in America is the long-standing musical partnership of Keith Grimwood and Ezra Idlet. The name, taken from a Richard Brautigan novel, seems almost as incongruous as a picture of this musical duo: Ezra Idlet (guitar) stands six feet nine inches and Keith Grimwood (bass), five feet five and one half inches. They play music for people who take their fun seriously. Their catalogue of songs is astounding, each song is original and captivating, reflecting Trout’s unique take on life. Keith and Ezra’s musical skills are also astounding. How can so much music come from just two guys?


After almost four decades of performing, Trout Fishing in America is still fresh, funny and immensely entertaining. As Keith stated in a recent news letter “Getting to play music for you all of these years is an amazing thing. We are road dogs that still love to travel. We may make a few more pit stops than we used to. We may leave our homes a little earlier to get to the far away gigs, but we’re still happy to get there and play our music. It’s hard to imagine a better way to spend an evening than going out with your friends and hearing a live performance by folks who love what they do.”


Trout Fishing in America has received critical recognition for both family and adult music. This includes three National Indie Awards, numerous Parents Choice awards and four Grammy Award nominations in the Best Musical Album for Children category; first for their 2001 release inFINity, then for their 2004 release Merry Fishes to All, then for their 2006 live performance release My Best Day and most recently for their 2008 release Big Round World


“A sublimely musical band,”
Boston Herald


"Rare mix of musicianship, humor and inspiration...impeccable dual lead vocals."
Billboard

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:

Trout Fishing in America: http://www.troutmusic.com/

Sunday, 10/23/16 - Ed Snodderly
06:00PM

Ed Snodderly

“A singular modern Appalachian style you won’t soon forget.”
The Tennessee native looks a bit like Doc from Back to the Future with shorter hair and Buddy Holly glasses. His voice is the sonic equivalent of an old denim shirt, creased and worn and reassuring. He makes a primitive banjo and drums sound like the most obvious combination in the world. The guitar accompanies most of his work and it easily changes from old-time Carter family style to avant-garde then back round again. It’s possible that Ed Snodderly was put on Earth just to remind us how delightfully weird folk music can be. Several of his songs have been recorded by musicians such as: Sam Bush, Missy Raines, Jerry Douglas and John Cowan. The Country Music Hall Of Fame Museum honored him by inscribing a verse of his song, “The Diamond Stream”, upon the wall in the Hall Of Honor.


Whatever you want to call him—Alt-Country Singer? Old-Time Musician? Folkie?—Ed Snodderly is proof that Southern music, with all its old peculiarities, is alive and kicking. “You’re like the wind blowing through my mind/ You’re like a star shining in the night/ You’re like a knife I’ll never trade/ You’re the shine comin’ off the blade.” - From Ed’s “Black Crow”


“...like the songs were spiked with moonshine”.
Tony Sheridan, PEOPLE MAGAZINE


“Ed is carving himself a niche for his own genre of Appalachian music and prose.”
Jerry Douglas

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://edsnodderlymusic.com/

Sunday, 10/30/16 - Richard Gilewitz
06:00PM

Richard Gilewitz

For nearly four decades, American fingerstyle wizard Richard Gilewitz has fascinated listeners with 6 and 12-string finger gymnastics while spinning enchanting yarns of a seasoned raconteur. His concert performances around the world spill over with unexpected turns of the funnies, thought-provoking takes on life on the road, and tunes that propel the audience on a magical journey of sight and sound. His signature playing style delivers a technical diversity of banjo style patterns and classical arpeggios with a rhythmic percussive approach, exploring the history of guitar with sounds of folk to Americana, the blues to the classical, ragtime to pop, and somewhere in between.In addition to his concert performances, his GillaCamp Guitar and Ukulele Workshops, Meet the Artist Seminars, Clinics, and Avenues for Success educational program for schools inspire players worldwide, providing opportunities for music lovers to work on their craft and young players to learn fingerstyle techniques and tips of the trade
Today, recognized world-wide as a performer who has a quirky take on everything around him, Richard continues to live up to this depiction with rousing shows filled with offbeat observations combined with his right-hand wizardry and heaps of technique.



"Ear-boggling"
The Washington Post


"His complex, energetic originals have made Gilewitz popular on the festival and club circuits as a solo performer."
Guitar Player Magazine


”His performance style is very crisp and precise, allowing the personality of the music to shine through.”
Dirty Linen Magazine


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!

Sunday, 11/20/16 - Bill Hearn Trio
06:00PM

Bill Hearn Trio

Bill Hearne calls it ‘The Road:’ that metaphorical ribbon of honky-tonks, roadhouses, empty whiskey glasses, prison cells and unrequited love lined with signposts and mile markers tattooed with names like Haggard, as in Merle, Williams, as in Hank, Owens, as in Buck and Lovett, as in Lyle. Being legally blind, Bill has never actually driven The Road himself, but he sings with such authority of the tales he’s heard while riding shotgun that you’d never know it. Bill doesn’t write his own songs. His greatness lies in his interpretive skills. His husky Texas baritone finds its way into a song’s interior with the mellowness of fine bourbon and the warmth of a Sunday picnic. And of course, there’s his pickin’, a style he calls ‘cross picking.’ He picked up the guitar when he was seven years old. “Since I didn’t have people to play with, I developed a style that incorporated a percussion rhythm while playing lead riffs. Basically, I tried to be a one man band,” he says. Like fellow cross-pickers Tony Rice and Doc Watson, Bill is improvisational. “I hardly ever play the same thing twice,” he says. Not only does he rarely play the same thing twice, he rarely plays the same song twice. His repertoire is as vast as Texas and New Mexico. Bill is the Real Deal, a genuine article in a country-music world that seems to have forsaken its roots.


Bill’s professional life began in Austin in 1968. It was there where he earned his first paycheck as a musician and met his future wife, Bonnie Cross. Bonnie’s mellifluous east Texas alto fit Bill’s picking like a glove. They toured TX, NM, and CO before moving to Red River, NM in 1979 where they became the house act at Chubbie’s Tavern. Fellow Texans, Tish Hinojosa and Michael Martin Murphy also moved to northern New Mexico, and Bill & Bonnie found themselves the center of a thriving Americana music community.


Fast forward a decade. Northern New Mexico’s Americana scene fades like high-country grasses in autumn and Bill & Bonnie move to Santa Fe where they sign on as the house band for La Fonda, a venerable downtown hotel. For 11 years, Bill and Bonnie delighted Santa Feans and countless tourists with their infectious blend of bluegrass, country and swing music. In 1997, Bill & Bonnie signed with Warner Bros. and recorded “Diamonds in the Rough.” Produced by country veteran Jim Rooney, it climbed to fifth on the Americana chart that year and led to tours with Lyle Lovett Music Festival, Merlefest, and the Kerrville Folk Festival. The wind seemed to be at their backs, but in 2003, Bonnie’s health deteriorated and she could no longer perform. On his own musically for the first time since meeting Bonnie, Bill formed the Bill Hearne Trio. In the trio, Bill is backed by Bob Goldstein on lead guitar, mandolin & banjo and either Zeke Severenson or Dave Toland on bass..

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://billhearne.com/wp/

Sunday, 2/26/17 - Johnsmith
06:00PM

Johnsmith

Johnsmith is one of those artists so often under-recognized – he possesses a genius that cannot be denied, ignored, or overlooked. For the past thirty-plus years, Johnsmith has been sharing his music all across America and abroad. He has become a favorite at festivals, clubs, and house concerts alike. In addition to being a Kerrville New Folk Winner, Johnsmith has released seven solo CDs to rave reviews, leads musical tours to Ireland, teaches songwriting, and has served as a staff songwriter in Nashville.


With his faded jeans, his twinkly blue eyes, and his infectious smile, John immediately connects with audiences. You get the sense of a man who loves his life, his family and friends, and who loves nothing more than sharing that love in song and stories all across this land.


"I don't know who this Johnsmith guy is. But after his album crossed my desk I feel like I do. Its heartfelt, well-written songs casually slipped into my CD player and didn't want to leave .. They mirror life, and are sung by a voice so comfortable with them that they seem like old friends' stories that you've lived too. "
— John Porter, Performing Songwriter


“Johnsmith extends his growing, glowing reputation . . . beautiful, high tenor voice, excellent guitar playing, and spirited, uplifting songs. His music is open-hearted, unpretentious, grounded in the personal, yet always accessible and universal.
— Sing Out! Magazine


"John's plays and sings so well you almost don't notice how good his songs are. It's all there, and he's this nice regular guy you want to hang out with. Watch out, his music will sneak up on you."
— Tim O’Brien

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.johnsmithmusic.com/

Sunday, 3/12/17 - Emily Kaitz & Miss Brown To You
06:00PM

Miss Brown To You

Emily Kaitz sings original, largely humorous songs to solo guitar accompaniment. Her music is whimsical, irreverent and highly entertaining. Subject matter in her songs ranges from razorbacks to tornadoes, from feng shui to her genetic background, with some unique perspectives on love and romance thrown in. A regular performer nationwide at coffeehouses and other intimate venues, Emily especially enjoys appearing close to home in Arkansas. Targeting her program to different audience types, she can perform solo, with one accompanying musician, or with her eclectic trio "Outside the Lines" featuring Emily on bass and vocals, Stan D'Aubin on mandolin and vocals, and Ed Nicholson on guitar and vocals. With the trio, the repertoire is expanded to feature a variety of swing, jazz, and bluegrass numbers, in addition to Emily's songs


"Like Loudon Wainwright III, Austin's Emily Kaitz has a wonderful knack for being funny, silly and sometimes annoying, and then turning around and being amazingly poignant. And like Wainwright, her best songs are all the above."
— Nodepression


Reynolds and Emily had performed together as a duo when they both lived in Austin, TX. in the 1990s. And It was through Mary that Emily met Louise and Elyse, who were members of Mary’s jazz band Miss Brown To You. Louise (piano) and Elyse (percussion) were also featured on several songs on Emily’s album “Yuppie Scum.”


Mary Reynolds and Louise Goldberg perform with passion, humor and total commitment to the emotional power of the music they love with their band, Miss Brown to You. They refuse to be confined to one style, one period; instead they prefer to expand the horizon of every genre they play, even while upholding the traditions of the musicians that have inspired them in the past. The musicians that make up Miss Brown to You are capable of an eclectic abandon that few other bands attempt, and they are looking for an audience that appreciates a broad palate of musical colors. Mary ReynoldsMary Reynolds is a classically trained vocalist and instrumentalist, playing guitar or bass as required. Her compositions and interpretations were featured in the Fast Folk Musical Magazine when she lived in New York City in the early 80’s, and are archived at the Smithsonian.


“Her voice is a clarion call, a beautiful & controlled birdsong.”
— Thomas Conner, Tulsa World


While living in Austin, she was a frequent performer on the Austin scene and in October of 1996 was spotlighted in a solo “Live Set” on KUT radio. She is a frequent performer at the Woody Guthrie Festival in Okemah, Oklahoma. In her hometown of Oklahoma City, Mary has performed everywhere from the state penitentiary to the Governor’s Mansion. Mary’s solo recordings include patience (1998) and ohthree (“the Puppy album,” 2003). Louise Goldberg has appeared with a wide variety of performing groups and is comfortable in any style of music: reggae jazz, rock, and folk.


“…not only an astonishingly accomplished musician, multi-instrumentalist, and performer, she is a gifted composer and song writer as well.”
— John Hadley, Tree International


Louise Goldberg has appeared with a wide variety of performing groups and is comfortable in any style of music: reggae jazz, rock, and folk.


Louise holds a Bachelor of Music from Boston University and a Master of Music in piano performance from Oklahoma City University. She also sings, plays accordion and guitar. Louise hails from New York City and has made Oklahoma City her home since 1979.
Louise’s first solo album was released in 2003 and features her inspired interpretations of classic American songs along with her own original music.


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.rjcowdery.com/

Sunday, 4/30/17 - Kevin Welch
06:00PM

Kevin Welch

Kevin Welch's poetic songs paint pictures of real people--people you know, people you've seen--so clearly that you realize quickly he's a keen observer of the human experience. His songs have an almost film-like quality in their vision and beauty


After growing up in Oklahoma, where he played in a popular regional band, Blue Rose Cafe, Kevin moved to Nashville in the late 1970s, upon the suggestion of his friend John Hadley, a professor at the University of Oklahoma. Once in Nashville, he became a songwriter for Tree International. His songs were recorded by such artists as Moe Bandy, Waylon Jennings, Roger Miller, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, The Highwaymen, The Judds, The Kendalls, Patty Loveless, Reba McEntire, Charlie Pride, Ricky Skaggs, Pam Tillis, Randy Travis, Conway Twitty, Don Williams, and Trisha Yearwood.


Kevin is well know and well loved in our area. He is one of the performers that everyone wants us to bring back to Eureka House concerts. And maybe his son Dustin might be able to join him on stage

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.kevinwelch.com/

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