January 15th Concert: Singer/Songwriter Double Feature with McCall Erickson and Marv Hamilton.
MCCALL ERICKSON: When McCall Erickson sings, people listen. They can't help themselves. With her emotionally candid songwriting style and her sultry, passionate vocals, she draws people in with inescapable creative force. Quickly gaining press and fan recognition in the Indie Music scene as a performing songwriter, McCall writes candidly about everyday life experiences. Her refreshing lyrics, colorful vocals, and relatable songs have drawn comparisons to Joni Mitchell and Norah Jones.
MARV HAMILTON: “Marvmusic” is part folk, blues, roots and Americana, all soul. Earth music, breakup songs, blues and ballads. Marv released his debut album, "Wing and a Prayer" (acoustic blues, ballads and "Redrock eco-folk"), in 2000 under his own indie label, "Best Dog Records", followed by his second release, "The Mind Will Follow" (acoustic and electric folk, rock, blues and earthmusic) in 2006. Marv is a three-time winner in KRCL/Founder's Title Co. Folk and Bluegrass Performing Songwriter Showcase and a 2001 Kerrville Newfolk Finalist at Kerrville, Texas.
February 19th Concert: The Legendary Porch Pounders
Attempting to save the soul of American music through the deconstruction of rock and roll,The Legendary Porch Pounders are a guitar/harmonica based acoustic duo featuring Dan Weldon and Brad Wheeler. Their roots-based songs of love, loss, and the celebration of life, are honest portraits from two men out to infuse rock and roll with the seminal blues/twang elements that made it great to begin with. Tall, lanky Wheeler blows his harp like Gabriel’s trumpet … but with real soul, not righteous bombast. Weldon likewise strums his Martin acoustic guitar, playing only what the song requires. When he sings, it’s good gravelly soul that sticks to your ribs.
March 19th Concert:The Andreas Kapsalis & Goran Ivanovic Guitar Duo
Coming all the way from Chicago, the Andreas Kapsalis & Goran Ivanovic Guitar Duo represents the perfect alliance of ten-fingered guitar virtuosity, outstanding melodic themes, and dynamic rhythmic variations. Kapsalis' Spanish-inflected playing complements their previously unexplored style that challenges the boundaries of pop music structure, juxtaposing his style with the world renowned Serbian compositional and improvisational mind Goran Ivanovic. Goran’s unique and rarely found talents set you forth on a cinematic array of emotions. Sophisticated, yet rebellious, this acoustic ensemble nods its head towards tradition but totally disregards technical conventions.