- House Concert: Guy Forsyth & Jeska Bailey
Austin-based Guy Forsyth and Jeska Bailey Forsyth, touring to support their new album, Conspirators. House Concert in Allentown PA (West End Rose Garden District). This is the evite link: http://evite.me/Sdp8uBGAVH, with the address and RSVP. Weather permitting, a backyard concert. If you have festival chairs, please bring them. Meet and Greet Potluck at 6 pm, please bring a dish if attending.
- Pierce Pettis - House Concert
For more information or to formally reserve a spot, please email [masked] One of Americana's finest: PIERCE PETTIS Saturday, May 18th, 2019 - 8pm Suggested Donation: $20-25 or more Pierce Pettis is 0.925% responsible for us getting married. (Also, 84.23% of statistics are completely made up.) But here’s what is true: Pierce’s “Grandmother’s Song” was on one of the wooing tapes that made their way over the Atlantic Ocean all those years ago. Which, apparently, did the trick. Pierce’s brand new album “Father’s Son” is getting a lot of love around here and we are so happy that he is making his third trip to our house with his amazing songs and it would mean an awful lot if you joined us. Pierce Pettis, adored by both critics and public alike, is one of this generation’s most masterful songwriters. His music is distinguished by his uncanny ability to capture universals in human experience by drawing on the humor and trials in daily life. Beautiful melodies, strong guitar work, and Pierce’s rich vocals are a constant throughout his body of work. Pettis has performed in 49 of 50 states as well as in Canada and Europe, appeared on American Public Radio’s Mountain Stage, been featured on National Public Radio’s E- town, Morning Edition, and World Cafe … appeared on VH-1, CBS News, and the Nashville Network. This show will be particularly great for you if you liked our Gurf Morlix, Clive Gregson, Garrison Starr or Martyn Joseph shows. Or if you just appreciate the finer things in modern folk music.
- Alice Wallace at West Chester House Concerts
West Chester House Concerts is proud to announce Alice Wallace is performing here on Wednesday May 8th 7:30 pm. Check her out here: https://www.alicewallacemusic.com/ Her YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/AliceWallaceMusic Her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/alicewallacemusicpage and read about here here: https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/10-best-country-americana-songs-152904900.html BYOB Suggested donation $20 pp - all money goes to the artists
- SOLD OUT! Bluebird Cafe Style Concert - Saturday, April 13th at 7:00PM in Berwyn
Trinity Presbyterian Church
The Spotlight Concert Series in Berwyn, PA invites you on Saturday, April 13th at 7 PM to a concert featuring Craig Bickhardt, Thom Schuyler, and Sylvia backed by John Mock. Join us for a special evening of great music by three highly-acclaimed singer-songwriters and a world-renowned composer, arranger, and multi-instrumentalist. Sorry, this event has SOLD OUT. Craig Bickhardt is a folk/Americana performing songwriter with major writing credits, a poet’s voice, a virtuoso guitar style and a veteran’s experience. He is the uniting force behind this critically-acclaimed In-The-Round series at venues throughout the country. Craig composed three # 1 Billboard hits and nine top-10 ten hits, and has shared the stage with Bruce Springsteen, Stephen Stills, Judy Collins, Hank Williams Jr., Kathy Mattea, and others. Craig's songs have found their way onto platinum and Grammy-winning recordings by legends such as Johnny Cash, Martina McBride, Willie Nelson, Ray Charles, B.B. King, Kathy Mattea and Alison Krauss. His voice and songs can be heard in the Academy Award-winning film "Tender Mercies", starring Robert Duvall. Thom Schuyler was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2011. His songs have been recorded by more than 200 artists including American Music Awards Song Of The Year "Love Will Turn You Around" by Kenny Rogers, and "Long Line of Love" by Michael Martin Murphy. His literary lyrical sense and storytelling skills shine in songs like "My Old Yellow Car" and "Sixteenth Avenue," the unofficial anthem of Music Row's songwriting community. Thom has been a solo recording artist and a member of the trios S-K-O (Schuyler, Knobloch & Overstreet) and SKB (Schuyler, Knobloch & Bickhardt). Sylvia has released five albums with a dozen #1 and Top Ten hits, sold over four million records, and won multiple awards including the Academy of Country Music’s Female Vocalist of the Year and Billboard’s #1 Country Female Artist. Her biggest hit, a crossover chart topper, was her single "Nobody" in 1982. John Mock has arranged songs, strings, and woodwinds for Kathy Mattea, October Project, Michael W. Smith and Dixie Chicks. He has 2 solo albums, and has recorded and performed with a number of prominent artists, including the Dixie Chicks, Dolly Parton, Kathy Mattea, Michael W. Smith, Martina McBride, and Sara Evans. You will be moved by all four performers, knocked out by their musicianship, and entertained by the wonderful, often hilarious stories they tell about their songs and careers. This show promises to be as good as it gets! All are welcome! The doors will open at 6:30 PM and the concert will begin at 7 PM. Admission to the concert is free, but a free-will offering of $20 is recommended. Trinity Presbyterian Church is located on Berwyn Avenue, 1 block south of Route 30 (Lancaster Pike) in Berwyn, Pennsylvania. Parking is free.
- Kipyn Martin and Allison Shapira are Joan and Joni!
"Maybe it is just the time of year, or maybe it's the time of man." -- Joni Mitchell Joan & Joni is a tribute to Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell performed by singer/songwriters Allison Shapira and Kipyn Martin. In a musical journey from the 60s to today, Allison and Kipyn demonstrate the effect Joan and Joni have had on their own musical development as modern musicians. Kipyn Martin is an award-winning Americana singer/songwriter whose roots sink into the banks of the Shenandoah River. Allison Shapira is a recovering opera singer who recently found her authentic voice as a folksinger and songwriter. In March 2016, Allison and Kipyn were each nominated by the Washington Area Music Association Awards (WAMMIES) for best contemporary folk vocalist and Kipyn was nominated for songwriter of the year. Doors open at 7 pm and music starts at 8 pm. Come early for coffee, tea and conversation. Suggested donation $20 (all money goes to the artists). Call or text to[masked] to RSVP and get directions. Please help support live music in the community!
- West Chester House Concerts presents Megan Burtt
Follow these links for more about Megan: www.meganburtt.com www.facebook.com/meganburttmusicpage .............................................. Suggested donation $20 pp, all money goes to the artists.
- Free Piano Dedication Concert at Trinity Presbyterian Church - Sunday at 4PM
Trinity Presbyterian Church
In celebration of the church's recent acquisition of a Mason & Hamlin BB seven-foot grand piano, Trinity Presbyterian Church of Berwyn presents a FREE dedicatory concert with concert pianist, teacher, writer, and WRTI classical host Dr. Debra Lew Harder, on Sunday October 14th at 4:00 PM. Titled "Overcoming the Odds - Illness and Creativity of the Great Composers", Harder explores, through live musical performance and conversation, how many of the composers we consider the titans of Western music had to overcome serious debilitating illness. What compelled them to keep creating? How did their personal challenges allow them to become more innovative? Hear these geniuses' incredible music, and learn how creativity helped Beethoven, Chopin, Scott Joplin, Gershwin, and Hildegard von Bingen transcend disease. The piano was originally constructed outside Boston, Massachusetts in 1930 by the Mason & Hamlin Piano Company, and a time when the company was was revered as one of the world’s finest piano makers. The piano was recently restored by the Cunningham Piano Company of Philadelphia. The instrument was purchased with donations of present and past church members, through a special fund raiser which was completed earlier this year. We invite the community to come join us for this very special program, in the celebration of this very wonderful instrument. All are welcome. A concert pianist and broadcaster, Debra Lew Harder holds doctorates in both medicine and music, and is the creator of "Music and Conversation with Debra Lew Harder," which demonstrates the power of classical music in various fascinating social and scientific contexts. She has performed with orchestras throughout the U.S., and as soloist at London's Wigmore Hall, the historic Barocksaal in Rostock, Germany, Haverford College's Guest Artists Series, Jefferson Medical University's Dean's Concert Series, on the Guest Artist Series at Temple University, and at Camden-Rutgers University. As a collaborative pianist, she has performed with many artists of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and performs regularly with her piano trio, Trio MiReSol.
- UNDERGROUND AT RON’S GOES ABOVE-GROUND at Skin Smart w/ Jami Sieber - 9/29/2018
I am happy to announce that my next UNDERGROUND AT RON'S ... GOES-ABOVE-GROUND SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2018 at SKIN SMART 910 E. Willow Grove Ave. Wyndmoor, PA 19038 Featuring Internationally renowned electric cellist/composer JAMI SIEBER Since Jami's last performance here in 2015 was sold out, I advise you to reserve your general admission seats ASAP! Tickets are $25 and available at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3557340 or reserve at [masked] & purchase with cash or check at the door. Internationally renowned electric cellist and vocalist, Jami Sieber, reaches inside the soul with compositions that are contemporary, timeless, lush, and powerfully evocative. Her style of performance has been recognized internationally and reflects a deep dedication to the arts as a medium of exploration and awareness of the interconnectedness of all beings. Jami’s music transforms from the deepest stillness to moving melodies and rhythms. She transforms her solo instrument into an orchestra of sound that opens the heart, defies the mind, and sets the body dancing. Her life-long musical path moved from classical to folk, to rock/pop, to world and improvisation. Since launching her solo career, Sieber has entered into dynamic collaborations with an extraordinary spectrum of dancers, actors, poets, visual artists, improvisers, vocalists, and instrumentalists that span the globe. Her compositions have been used for film, (PBS American Masters - Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning, Queen of the Sun, Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton) and the popular video game – Braid. She has 7 independently released recordings on her own label. Check out this remarkable video of Jami playing with the elephants of India! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duSgIcEqUzQ&list=PL463C7096CED96087