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Jonathan Byrd and Chris Kokesh are The Barn Birds.
Jonathan Byrd is a preacher's son, a Gulf War Navy veteran, and a seventh generation North Carolinian whose songs you likely have heard, even if you haven't heard Byrd sing them. The Chicago Tribune called him "one of the top 50 songwriters of the last 50 years." The Boston Globe gushed, "This rootsy North Carolinian.displays John Prine's gift for stark little songs that tell big, complex stories, Guy Clark's lean melodicism, Lyle Lovett's wry mischief, and Bill Morrissey's knack for the revealing image."
Chris Kokesh is no newcomer to the folk music scene. In her 14 years with the all-woman quartet Misty River, she became a veteran of festival stages and helped create the signature vocal blend of this northwest favorite. In July 2010, October Valentine debuted on the Folk DJ charts at #20, and Chris's stunning songwriting, crystalline vocals, tasty fiddle and solid guitar distinguish her as a stand-alone talent. Onstage Kokesh reveals the inner workings of her heart with grace and an unexpectedly wry sense of humor. Jeff Douglas of Oregon Public Broadcasting says, "Chris Kokesh is writing songs that stand up with the best. Keep an ear out for this emerging talent."
Jonathan has been to Glenside House Concerts 3 times in our 9-year run, and we’re always glad when he can return. This is the first time here for Chris. Please join us for what will surely be an evening to remember.
Check them out at their websites
www.jonathanbyrd.com and www.chriskokesh.com.
http://tinyurl.com/ChrisKokeshVids & http://tinyurl.com/JonathanByrdVids
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED - MEETUP RSVP IS NOT ENOUGH
If you RSVP in this meetup group, you will NOT get on the guest list. You need to contact Ken & Donna by phone or email to get on the guest list. (See below)
Donation: $15-20 (All money goes to performers)
Please call to reserve a seat: 215-572-7715 or write us at: GlensideHC1@comcast.net
When you reserve a seat, we'll send a confirmation right away with full information about when to arrive, what to bring, along with our address and links to Directions and Maps
Bring your favorite ready-to-eat finger food and beverages to share at the breaks (Our kitchen is so small - please don't bring anything requiring cooking, heating, slicing or preparation of any kind)
Bring instruments for a song circle after the concert or just hang out and listen.