Wednesday, April 6th, 7:30pm – Tom Neilson
“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
“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
“…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.
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
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(photo by Tim Piazza)
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
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.
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.
The Wheel of Misfortune and Dice of Despair are being readied for their second appearance.
Rog ‘n’ BoB
Andrea Stader & Ruth Ann Levinson
Kindred Moon (Christine Bauer & Candy Davis)
Tim Crosby & James Ricks
Meridian 90 (Curt Wilson & Kathy Livingston)
Honey ‘n’ Tar (Katie Foley & Tanner Troutman)
Doug Anderson & Mila Maring-Sims
Andrew Self (of Swamp Tigers)
and last, but not least . . . Tawl Paul
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.”
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
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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.
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