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

For more info on The Yellow Moon Café, CLICK HERE

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

For more info about the Yellow Moon Café CLICK HERE

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

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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.

The Cantrells – Friday, March 18th, 8pm – Yellow Moon Café in Cobden

 

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We welcome Al & Emily Cantrell back to the Cousin Andy’s stage at The Yellow Moon Café in Cobden on Friday, March 18th, 8pm.

The Cantrells have been touring and performing their original folk and bluegrass music in concerts and festivals since 1985. Their performances feature Emily’s songs, her strong rhythm guitar (especially her swing style), Al’s contest-winning fiddling in traditional, swing and Irish styles, their duet harmonies, “fiddlesticks” (“playing the straws”) and a wide variety of songs from bluegrass to Broadway musicals.

As the Nashville Tennessean (newspaper) put it: “She sings like an angel, he plays like the devil.” 

For more information about Al & Emily CLICK HERE

For more information about The Yellow Moon Café  CLICK HERE

(photo by Tim Piazza)

MARK STUART, Friday 3/4 7:30pm – Fellowship Hall of The Church of the Good Shepherd

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We welcome Mark Stuart back to the Cousin Andy’s stage on Friday, March 4th.

Mark Stuart will spend 2016 doing what he has always done. He will tour full-time as a musical artist, bringing his years of experience to the stage. Onstage, his focus is on the songs he has penned and recorded, delivered with a soulful singing voice and highly memorable guitar playing. After many years on the Americana/Folk circuit, Stuart has cultivated a very rounded performance. His show consists of storytelling, flashy guitar “chops”, and songs that seem to draw from his rock, blues, country, and folk music roots. Mostly, this artist from Tennessee has toured solo or in a notable duo with his wife (“Stacey Earle & Mark Stuart”). There were stints along the way as a sideman, though (Steve Forbert, Freddy Fender, Steve Earle, Joan Baez). If placed on the bill with a contemporary artist he is usually asked to play guitar on their portion of the show. Just ask Jason Ringenberg, Ray Wylie Hubbard, or Jimmy LaFave.

For more information about Mark, CLICK HERE

KRISTA DETOR and AMANDA BIGGS, Friday 2/12/2016 8pm, Yellow Moon Café in Cobden – A Cousin Andy’s Event

We welcome Krista Detor and Amanda Biggs back to the Cousin Andy’s stage at The Yellow Moon Café in Cobden for something sultry and sublime.

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Of Krista’s newest CD “Barely,” Gretchen Peters, Grammy-winning songwriter says, “…cannot stop listening to new album….  As deep and full of secrets as the sea.  Go get this record now.  Wow.”

Amanda’s new solo CD is a confluence of many things — her operatically trained voice and her finely-tuned sensibilities of the folk/blues/pop that is often called Americana music…combined with a healthy does of the synchronicity and magic that happens in a true work of art.

Put these two together on a stage this time of year, and you get Krista and Amanda collaborating as Parvenu and presenting a “lusty Valentine Cabaret.”

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

GROUNDHOG REVIVAL II, The Groundhog Awakens – 7pm, January 29th, 2016 – The Church of The Good Shepherd Fellowship Hall

The Wheel of Misfortune and Dice of Despair are being readied for their second appearance.

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Rog ‘n’ BoB
Andrea Stader & Ruth Ann Levinson
Kindred Moon (Christine Bauer & Candy Davis)
Tim Crosby & James Ricks
Meridian 90 (Curt Wilson & Kathy Livingston)
Marshall Anderson
Honey ‘n’ Tar (Katie Foley & Tanner Troutman)
Doug Anderson & Mila Maring-Sims
Ray Hogan
Andrew Self (of Swamp Tigers)
and last, but not least . . . Tawl Paul

SMALL POTATOES – 8pm Friday 12/18 @ Yellow Moon Café in Cobden

smallpotatoes2The 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.”

Tiny Tubers?  Negligible Nightshades?  No matter what you like to call them, you have to put Small Potatoes at the top of the Cousin Andy’s favorites list.  Jacquie and Rich return to the Cousin Andy’s stage at The Yellow Moon Café for their annual Christmas and more show.

For more info about Small Potatoes CLICK HERE

For more info about The Yellow Moon Café CLICK HERE

 

BERNICE LEWIS – Friday, December 4th, 7:30pm – Church of the Good Shepherd Fellowship Hall

bernice2With 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