Andrew Finn Magill and Kevin Buckley, Saturday 9/23, 7:30pm, at COGS — a SoIL Irish Festival and Cousin Andy’s Event

Cousin Andy’s partners with the Southern Illinois Irish Festival to welcome Andrew Finn Magill and Kevin Buckley to the stage at The Church of The Good Shepherd on Saturday, September 23rd, at 7:30pm.

Finn_Magill_Anna_Colliton_722Andrew Finn Magill is one of the leading Irish fiddle players in America, coming to us from Asheville, NC.  His two most recent albums are “Roots,” featuring traditional Irish dance tunes, and “Branches,” consisting entirely of his own original compositions.  He has performed and recorded with some of the leading names in Irish music, and he also crosses over into jazz violin, and bluegrass and old-time fiddle.

kevin_buckly_by_nate_burrell_560_bwKevin Buckley is a central figure in the St. Louis Irish music scene, a regular on stage at John D. McGurk’s Pub, and a fiddle teacher at the Folk School as well as St. Louis Irish Arts.  He is the guitar accompanist of choice for many touring Irish musicians who play in St. Louis, and is also a vocalist and a fiddle player who has performed most years at the Southern Illinois Irish Festival.

For more information on Andrew Finn Magill, CLICK HERE

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Jimmy Davis – THURSDAY, September 14th, 7:00pm – Molly’s Pint in Murphysboro

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Cousin Andy’s welcomes Jimmy Davis back to the Cousin Andy’s stage for an encore performance, this time at Molly’s Pint in Murphysboro.

With a career that has spanned four decades and traversed more than a million miles, versatile singer-songwriter Jimmy Davis is the literal embodiment of the much too often used term “troubadour”.  This Memphis, Tennessee native musician, who first graced local stages at age 9, brings an infectious enthusiasm to every performance.  Jimmy’s warmth, charisma, and talent endear him to his audiences and to his peers.

Cousin Andy’s is excited to partner with Molly’s Pint to bring you an evening with Jimmy Davis!

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MARK STUART – MONDAY, July 10th, 6:30pm – Molly’s Pint in Murphysboro

MarkStuartCousin Andy’s welcomes Mark Stuart back to the area!

Mark has cultivated a multi-faceted performance — combining storytelling, phenomenal guitar work, and original songs that draw from his rock, blues, country, and folk music roots.  Mark has toured solo and in a notable duo with his spouse, Stacey Earle.  He’s had stints along the way as a sideman to Steve Forbert, Freddy Fender, Steve Earle, and Joan Baez.  He’s also played with Ray Wylie Hubbard, the late Jimmy LaFave, and former Southern Illinoisan Jason Ringenberg.

Cousin Andy’s is excited to partner with Molly’s Pint to bring you an evening with Mark Stuart!

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KRISTA DETOR – Saturday, June 24th, 8pm – The Yellow Moon Café in Cobden

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Cousin Andy’s welcomes Krista Detor back to the stage at The Yellow Moon Café in Cobden.

Since her last appearance here, Krista has not let any moss grow under her feet nor on her accordion.  In May, she will be one of the featured artists leading a 10-day in-residence songwriting retreat in the Mourne Mountains of County Down, Ireland.

“She is not just a songwriter, nor accomplished musician, nor poignant entertainer – I have been awed by the soul-punching talent of Krista Detor..” – WNC Magazine

“A small miracle.” – Rolling Stone

Gretchen Peters, Grammy-winning songwriter and Nashville Songwriting Hall of Fame Inductee says of Krista’s most recent album, “Cannot stop listening to new album…”Barely”.  As deep and full of secrets as the sea. Go get this record now. Wow.”

Call 618-893-2233 for dinner reservations at The Yellow Moon Café

SMALL POTATOES – Friday, December 16th, 8pm – The Yellow Moon Café in Cobden

smallpotatoes2They’re baaaaaacccckkkkkk…or soon will be!  Cousin Andy’s eagerly anticipates the annual return of Small Potatoes for an evening of holiday, birthday, Celtic, cowboy, and a-bit-of-everything-else cheer!

The Chicago based folk duo of Jacquie Manning and Rich Prezioso say it has taken them years of careful indecision to develop a repertoire they describe as “Celtic to Cowboy.”  Superb musicianship and showmanship, award-winning songwriting, and a strong sense of tradition has made them, as Dirty Linen Magazine once said, “one of the most polished, inventive, and entertaining shows on the circuit.”

For more info about Small Potatoes CLICK HERE

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KATE CAMPBELL – Friday, October 14th, 8pm at The Yellow Moon Café in Cobden

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Originally from the Mississippi Delta and the daughter of a Baptist preacher, Kate’s formative years were spent in the very core of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s, and the indelible experiences of those years have shaped her heart and character as well as her songwriting.  Kate’s endearing, clear-water vocal delivery and her eloquent gift for storytelling have drawn repeated comparisons to such bastions of the Southern literary tradition as Flannery O’Connor, Eudora Welty, and William Faulkner.  Her easy command of a full range of American musical styles has earned Campbell recognition as a formidable talent by critics.  Perhaps  ROOTS TIME best summarizes…, “What a great talent Kate Campbell represents is made clear by the legends in music that appear as guest artists on her albums.”  Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, Nanci Griffith, Guy Clark, Maura O’Connell, John Prine, Mac McAnally, Buddy Miller, Spooner Oldham, and the heart of the Muscle Shoals classic soul and R&B hit-making machine are both admirers and collaborators in her distinctly literate musical vision.

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Cousin Andy’s Fall Schedule!

Saturday, September 10th, 7:30pm – Niki Leeman – Redbud Hill House Concerts in Murphysboro

Friday, September 16th, 7pm – FOLKSTRAVAGANZA XVII with Kindred Moon Blackberry Blossoms, Tim Crosby, and The Dorians – Church of The Good Shepherd fellowship hall in Carbondale

Friday, October 14th, 8pm – Kate Campbell – Yellow Moon Café in Cobden

Friday, December 16th, 8pm – Small PotatoesYellow Moon Café in Cobden

ERIC NASSAU, 8pm, Friday 5/6 @ Yellow Moon Café in Cobden

Nassau300x300We welcome Eric Nassau back to the Cousin Andy’s stage after too many years to count!

Eric Nassau is everybody’s friend.  His music grew out of the Connecticut Coffeehouses and into the Midwestern Cornfields.  He has played at bars, benefits, bookstores, coffeehouses, house concerts, festivals and Universities all over the United States and Canada since 1996.  His evocative lyrics, gentle vocals and finger-style guitar combine with a warm stage presence and good humor.  In the tradition of folk troubadours, his original songs reflect lived-in soles and handed-down stories, personal anecdotes mixed with imagination and charm.  His stage show backs this up; his engaging personality reaches out to audiences like a friend you haven’t seen in years.

 

For more info on Eric, CLICK HERE

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Davey O., 8pm Friday, April 22nd @ The Yellow Moon Café in Cobden

davey2016-04-18_10-05-58We welcome award-winning songwriter Davey O. to the Yellow Moon stage this Friday as part of the Cousin Andy’s Concert Series.

Davey O. and his songs are Buffalo, NY.  They are your hometown.  Songs born from a work ethic instilled by a factory working father; steeped in time, then written like a conversation with your next door neighbor and as comfortable as a well-worn pair of shoes.  These are the stories of American life.  Songs of labor, love, laughter, sorrow, life and death, baptized in waters drawn from a deep and timeless well.

His is a journey dedicated to the craft of drawing the line that connects our common humanity.  With a journalist’s eye for detail and poet’s ear for the well-turned observation, Davey O. finds the universal in the particular, turning day-to-day minutiae into dusty paeans to the indomitability of the human spirit.  With each tale another slice of life examined.

For more info about Davey O. CLICK HERE

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Redbud Hill House Concerts upcoming shows

Wednesday, April 6th, 7:30pm – Tom Neilson Tom N

“Tom is fabulous; politically cutting-edge, incisive, warm, & very funny. His raucous political satire & social commentary, quick wit, & pointed humor had everyone laughing & engaged.”  — Cathy Gilbert, Miami Dade Green Party

 

Friday, April 15th, 7:30pm – Andrew Calhoun

AC_13a“Andrew Calhoun is a powerful songsmith, a quiet and sly performer, and fine traditional singer as well… fascinating and unpredictable.” — Phil Shapiro, Bound for Glory

 

Thursday, April 21st, 7:30pm – Dana Robinson Dana7699105_orig

“…A poet’s perspective delivered in quietly spectacular musicianship…the music sounds laid back even while his guitar licks are knocking your socks off.”  — Music Matters Review

 

 

 

Redbud Hill is at 411 N. 9th Street in Murphysboro.  Call 618-565-1238 for more information.