With almost four decades of performing festivals, concert halls, coffeehouses, colleges, and house concerts, along with a half dozen acclaimed CDs, Bernice Lewis has built a solid national fan base. She is also a published poet, a producer, and an educator extraordinaire. Lewis — who studied vocal improvisation with Bobby McFerrin, guitar technique with Alex DeGrassi and Guy van Duser, and songwriting with Rosanne Cash and Cris Williamson — has been a featured performer on NPR’s Mountain Stage program, as well as at the Kennedy Center. She has shared the stage with many renowned artists, including Dar Williams, Dixie Chicks, Patty Griffin, Pete Seeger, Ellis Paul, Rory Block, Livingston Taylor, Odetta, Christine Lavin, Marty Sexton, Patty Larkin, Catie Curtis, Mary Gauthier….
“For me, it’s about the songs, each different, each a well thought out message, each a labor of love,” says Bernice.
“Bernice is a voice full of light and hope. She is one of the keepers of the flame of Real Songwriting.”
– Rosanne Cash
For more information about Bernice and her music, CLICK HERE
Cousin Andy’s welcomes Amy Kucharik home for a return engagement on the Cousin Andy’s stage. This week’s show will be down at The Yellow Moon Café in Cobden.
2015 Kerrville Grassy Hill New Folk winner Amy Kucharik applies the sweet, innocent tones of her ukulele to the (sometimes) dark humor of her wit with an infectious, danceable swing. Amy released her debut full-length CD in 2014, with tunes inspired by vintage jazz/blues in the vein of the Asylum Street Spankers, with sassy lyrics reminiscent of the Lake Street Dive or early blueswomen like Sippie Wallace, and vocals that recall Lena Horne or Maria Muldaur.
For more info about Amy, CLICK HERE
For more info about The Yellow Moon Café, CLICK HERE
“The Songs show a unique and compelling combination, full of positivism that isn’t grating, reminiscent of early Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and Santana.” — Chris Wissman, The Carbondale Nightlife
Rick grew up traveling from a young age, from the old red barns and fishing holes along the Mississippi River basin near Southern Illinois to the red dirt and Pineywoods of East Texas. He has performed his unique style of American music across the U.S. at music festivals, coffee shops, colleges, clubs & other venues, vividly blending Acoustic Texas Blues, Folk Rock, Indie Pop and Americana arriving at style all his own.
We welcome Rick back home to the Cousin Andy’s stage on Friday, November 6th.
For more information about Rick, CLICK HERE
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“I’m a sucker for story songs. They hook you from the beginning and touch you on an emotional level, whether their theme is murder, mayhem, despair, broken hearts, lost loves or wild adventure. Nashville based indie-folk trio Fort Defiance has included one of the most epic story songs I’ve heard in years on their debut album Worry Has No Home. …Worry Has No Home weaves beautifully written ballads with toe-tapping tunes and great harmonies into nine tracks that anyone with an appreciation of artists such as Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan or The Civil Wars should immediately add to their music library. …With themes of fears and worries, loneliness and redemption, Worry Has No Home is compelling, exciting and breathtakingly seductive.” — Jane Roser for THAT MAG (www.thatmusicmag.com)
Fort Defiance is Jordan Eastman (vocals, guitar, harmonica, bass, banjo, percussion and bells) and Laurel Lane (vocals, banjo and ukulele).
Click HERE for more info about Fort Defiance.
Click HERE for more info about The Yellow Moon Cafe.