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Upcoming House Concert Events

Sunday, 9/13/15 - Chuck Brodsky
05:00PM

Chuck Brodsky

Sunday September 13th Eureka House Concerts open their season with Chuck Brodsky. We will be starting a little early with the potluck at 4pm and music at 5pm so Chuck honor Rosh Hashanah the Jewish new year which starts at sunset. Pearl Brick will be opening for Chuck with new songs and maybe a friend or two.


Chuck Brodsky is a storyteller, songwriter, troubadour, and a modern day bard. With only his acoustic guitar and his voice he’ll draw you in with genuine, down-to-earth warmth and his quirky, finely crafted songs. Using wit and irony, set to haunting melodies, he tells the stories of oddball and underdog characters through his syncopated guitar strumming or sweet finger-picking. His songs celebrate the goodness in people—the eccentric, holy, profound, courageous, inspiring, and the beautiful. They poke fun at what needs to be poked, and sometimes they challenge. They’re sworn to tell the truth.


“One of the finest singer-songwriters in America. There are a lot of good ones, but when it comes down to the really great ones it boils down to a select few - he’s one of them.”
Larry Groce, Mountain Stage (National Public Radio)


“If indeed God is in the details, Chuck Brodsky has a direct line to the powers that be...character studies that are bittersweet, biting, and insightful...a low laying, loose-collared folkie with rockist irreverence and bluesy swagger: an American stranger in a familiar land. A man who's seen it all and done it all, or close to it...[he] renders character studies that are bittersweet, biting and insightful.”
No Depression


“What a wonderful insightful storyteller Chuck Brodsky truly is. Nobody else comes close currently...With a deceptively gentle delivery and a preposterous arsenal of warm, disarming humor laced with cunning, caustic barbs, his striking songs take aim at a variety of social and political ills...Brodsky’s unquestionably the best folk ballad songwriter currently in America - bar none.”
Penguin Eggs (Canada)


Location/ Map

Unitarian Church, 17 Elk Street, Eureka Springs, Arkansas 72632
Doors open at 4:00pm with a meet and greet potluck, and the music starts at 5:00pm.
And remember our motto: we'll have you home by 10:00!

Artist's Website:

Chuck Brodsky: http://www.chuckbrodsky.com/

Sunday, 10/25/15 - Robby Hecht
06:00PM

Robby Hecht

A proper artist struggles to influence life’s signal to noise ratio. Under the right kind of concentration, the static grows quiet. The extraneous and the superficial are pared away. And precious human qualities are held still, carefully turned over and inspected for illuminating details. In Robby Hecht’s case, this effort emerges as music that invites and even induces the listener to a similar place of serenity, clarity and patience.


“When I’m writing by myself something can take three years until I get past my own self-editing phase,” says Hecht about his meticulous approach. “Everything I write I’m trying to capture some kind of truth that I haven’t heard anyone say in that way before.”


“Pairing perceptive lyrics with a gentle but confident vocal, he slides between hook-driven roots pop and measured moodiness. Like two halves that add up to a whole.”
CMT EDGE


“Hecht’s hazy sound draws a lot of James Taylor comparisons, and rightfully so. It hit my ear like a warm blanket with tracks that feel like reuniting with an old friend who lost touch. It’s the kind of music that will make you smile at sad thoughts.”
GRATEFUL WEB


“This Nashville folk-pop tunesmith is a wistful heartsick charmer … His softly winsome vocal delivery rides atop an insistent, almost nervous, rhythm track that propels him along to a hushed finale. If you are ready for the Next Big Singer-Songwriter, give this man’s beautifully produced disc a spin. You won’t be sorry.”
SHOREFIRE on song ‘New York City’

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://robbyhecht.com/

Sunday, 11/1/15 - Jack Williams
06:00PM

Jack Williams

The music of Jack Williams, rooted in his native South Carolina, was shaped by a 54-year career of playing folk, rock, jazz, R&B, classical and the popular music of the 30s, 40s and 50s. He is counted among the most dynamic performers on today's "folk" circuit - "...one of the most enlightened and entertaining performers I've ever encountered", said Dave Humphreys of Two-Way Street Coffeehouse in Downer's Grove, IL.


Jack is considered a "musician's musician", an uncommonly unique guitarist, a writer of vivid songs with a strong sense of place, and a storyteller in an old Southern tradition who further illustrates each tale with his guitar. Rich Warren of WFMT Chicago's The Midnight Special said,"His artistry is nothing short of amazing". Vic Heyman, in SING OUT!, wrote, “He is one of the strongest guitar players in contemporary folk.”


Kevin Oliver of NO DEPRESSION magazine described Jack’s music as
“…a musical style that’s equal parts folk storytelling and Tin Pan Alley songcraft, delivered with the impassioned soul of an old blues singer.”


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!

Tuesday, 11/17/15 - Sam Baker
07:00PM

Sam Baker

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.


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.”


Texas Singer Songwriter Sam Baker. Sam is an exceptional Songwriter and an exceptional person. He paints musical portraits of everyday people with simple words and soul touching melodies. Funny, unassuming and charismatic Sam has been our most requested performer the last few years. Sam garnered national attention when he was interviewed on “Fresh Air” on NPR.
Fresh Air interview: http://www.npr.org/2014/05/06/310089151/sam-baker-finding-grace-in-the-wake-of-destruction


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://sambakermusic.com/

Sunday, 2/28/16 - Bryan Ashley Jones
06:00PM

Brian Ashley Jones

Brian Ashley Jones is a soulful singer, acclaimed guitarist, and versatile touring songwriter whose guitar-driven Bluesy Americana tunes have found their way into film, television and radio and have been recorded by other performing artists. Originally from the Greenville/Spartanburg area of South Carolina and a longtime resident of East Nashville, TN, Brian performs internationally at festivals, concert series, clubs, music education programs and music conferences.


Jones’ guitar chops and relentless touring earned him a nomination for Best American Roots Guitar Player in the Alternate Root’s 2011 Reader’s Choice Awards. Brian has accompanied a diverse batch of artists on stage and in the recording studio including Grammy Award winning songwriter Jon Vezner, Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame inductee Jerry Foster, Eric Heatherly, Caroline Aiken, Thom Shepherd, Sara Hickman, Donna Hopkins, David Gans, Corinne West, Doug Jones, Donovan Roberts, Jeff Black, Diane Durrett, Ralph Roddenbery, Deep Blue Sun, Celeste Krenz, Wyatt Easterling, and Spuyten Duyvil.


“…an excellent guitarist and thoughtful singer-songwriter”
— Jack Silverman, Nashville Scene


“…a master class on how to play the guitar”
— James Soars, Maverick Magazine, Kent, England


“…an accomplished musician… warm tenor vocals”
— Brad Fischer, Nashville Music Guide


“…a stellar guitar player, lyricist and songwriter… Brian’s live show is a must see!”
— Tom Tranchilla, KPFT, Houston, TX.


“…intelligent… clever… a monster on guitar.”
— Janet Hans, Urban Campfires Concert Series, San Antonio, TX.


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, 3/13/16 - RJ Cowdery
06:00PM

RJ Cowdery

Rj Cowdery is a Columbus, Ohio based artist who has solidified her place as a standout of the next generation of performing songwriters.


Though she wrote her first songs as a teenager, Cowdery took a circuitous path to becoming a full-time artist. She experienced exciting creative breakthroughs followed by distractions and obligations that took her away from her lifelong dream of being a professional singer/songwriter. But it has all paid off in recent years.


Cowdery's past few years on the folk festival trail have been nothing short of extraordinary. She has received major accolades at some of the most prestigious festivals in the U.S., including wins at the 2007 Mountain Stage NewSong, 2008 Kerrville New Folk, and 2008 Falcon Ridge Emerging Artist competitions and The Dave Carter Memorial Songwriting Contest at the Sisters Folk Festival in Oregon.


“Every Rj Cowdery song is a quiet thrill-a shotgun seat on a ride of the heart. I am so impressed by her unfiltered emotion, set in haunting lines of melody and guitar craft. She’s rare, and I’m proud of this album we made.”
— Billy Crockett, Producer


“Rj Cowdery struck me like lightening when I first encountered her at the Kerrville Folk Festival. Unassuming, honest, deeply emotional, self-deprecatingly charming and funny, Rj has just crafted a beautiful album that any fan of contemporary folk should put on the top of their wish list.”
— Amy Speace, Award winning singer-songwriter


“Rj Cowdery’s music and lyrics bring you into her life story and as you listen you find yourself asking, “How’d she know that about me?” You’ll welcome her into your living room as an old friend.”
— Sue and Bruce Andrews, Cot and Crackers House Concerts


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, 4/10/16 - Dana Cooper
06:00PM

Dana Cooper

Out of the heartland of America, stomping grounds of Truman and Twain, “powerhouse” troubadour Dana Cooper dedicated himself to a life of music over 40 years ago. This song poet engages and inspires audiences around the world with his quick wit, insightful stories and commanding presence. He has performed on Austin City Limits, Mountain Stage and the Kerrville Folk Festival where he was nominated for their Hall of Fame. Cooper’s songs have been recorded by top-notch artists such as bluegrass star Claire Lynch; Irish vocalist Maura O’Connell; and luminary songwriters Pierce Pettis and Susan Werner. Cooper’s mixture of flat-picking, finger-picking and percussive strumming style is legend among other guitarists. An expressive singer his voice is ageless evoking a rich lifetime of experience.


“This veteran song poet is a self-contained road warrior--a man of many tunes and tunings, and a right hand few guitarists will ever know. His music is vital, and live you see him channel all his energy into the song. The songs are smart, but they come from his heart.”
— Frank Goodman, puremusic.com


“...the kind of idealistic Whitmanesque songs of experience that not many people are singing these days. Put all this together and you have something that sounds suspiciously like wisdom.”
— James M. Manheim, Ann Arbor Observer


“He’s clever, deep, crafty, poetic, melodic, ironic, and hilarious-- in short, the best.” —Kate Wallace Trinity Backstage “An artist I am happy to include at the Festival again and again.”
— Dalis Allen, Producer Kerrville Folk Festival


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!

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