Live Music Fans,
Some weeks are harder than others to come up with good live music, as by now I’m pretty sure you understand. But, have no fear, we have some excellent live music for you this Friday Night and the Streak continues at 990 in a row in fine fashion. Tune in!
And, we have two excellent singer/songwriters for the following Friday Night, the 24th. If this was a “normal” year, I would be announcing a full weekend of touring musicians who happen to be in town to play the annual Mtn. Fair. But, for obvious reasons, the 49th Annual Mtn. Fair weekend will be very different than every past one. Carbondale Arts is trying their best to celebrate this years Fair. And, one way is to make a great live stream happen out of the shop on Saturday Night, the 25th. Keeping the annual celebration for the town alive.
FRIDAY NIGHT – JULY 17TH – WHISKEY STOMP – OPENING ACT: HAMMERED STRAIGHT – 7:30PM – www.facebook.com/whiskeystomp
Streamin’ Steve’s at www.grassrootstv.org
Tune in tonight for a performance by local rockers Whiskey Stomp. Opening the night is local three piece Hammered Straight. Whiskey Stomp consists of seasoned musicians Clint Thompson (Drums/Vocals), Dan Werner (Bass), Kendall Spyker (Lead Guitars/Vocals), and Jeff Rice (Vocals/Guitars). Hammered Straight are Katie Houchin (Vocals), Jesse Porter(Guitars/Vocals), and Logan Fletcher (Mandolin/Guitar). 👉 Check them out here: https://bit.ly/32kzMjv
Presented by: GrassRoots Community Network & FirstBank – Audio by: Ralph Pitt at http://stealthtraxx.online – Video Taping and streaming – Jeremy Isenhart
NEXT FRIDAY NIGHT – JULY 24TH – JACKSON EMMER & GABRIELLE LOUISE – 7:30PM – www.jacksonemmer.com www.gabriellelouise.com
�Few are writing songs like Jackson Emmer.� � Rolling Stone
“Jackson can�t help it that songs keep him up at night. Born with an unrelenting creative spark, Jackson has quietly built his reputation as a songwriter�s songwriter on the outskirts of country music. His work blends humor with heartache, and tradition with exploration. Emmer�s whiskey-smooth, conversational singing style is as distinct as his writing. He often croons at a whisper, drawing listeners in with his relaxed, understated delivery. Lately, Emmer has drawn critical acclaim for his 2018, sophomore album, �Jukebox.�
“While honing his gentle, country sound on the backroads of America, Emmer moved around the US for almost a decade. Colorado, North Carolina, and Vermont were his main anchor points. He began performing in local blues bands at the age of 18. Too young to be admitted through the front door of a bar, Emmer often had to sneak in through the kitchen to play. A few years later, he found work in string bands and bar bands before focusing on the craft of songwriting. Never one to shy away from a side-hustle, Emmer has worked nearly 40 jobs to support his �music habit.� Grocery shelver, limo driver, waiter, museum attendant, and produce farmer- the list goes on. This varied background has become a key ingredient in Emmer�s writing.”
“Jackson Emmer is often compared to artists like John Prine, Guy Clark, and Roger Miller. In 2018 he won awards for his songwriting at the Telluride Troubadour Contest (Telluride, CO), Folks Festival Songwriter Showcase (Lyons, CO), and Songwriter Serenade (Moravia, TX). He has opened for or co-billed with: Leon Bridges, Della Mae, John Oates, and The Wood Brothers, to name a few.
” Emmer tours the US regularly, performing approximately 100 shows each year- most of which are house concerts. However, he has appeared at several historic venues and festivals, including: Telluride Bluegrass Festival, House of Blues (Houston, TX), Rockwood Music Hall (NYC), The Iron Horse (Northampton, MA), and the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival (Lyons, CO). Emmer lives in Carbondale, Colorado.
GABRIELLE LOUISE is a “nationally touring troubadour noted for her poignant lyrics and lush voice. The daughter of two vagabond musicians, Gabrielle inherited the predisposition to wanderlust and song.
“Gabrielle Louise’s music is anchored deeply in folk and Americana, but undeniably drawn to rich harmonies and melodic adventurism. Her sound has the earthy feel of early Joni Mitchell while also veering into the spirited and versatile delivery of fellow genre-hopping artist Eva Cassidy. Unafraid to take a musical escapade in the name of inspiration, Gabrielle is at one moment folkie and ethereal, the next a smoky jazz chanteuse.
“Known for her authenticity and candor on stage, Gabrielle’s performances are notably present and sincere, a professional presentation of her private creative world. Her story-telling and banter envelopes and enchants, gently enticing her listener to release their grip on the status quo. Perhaps because of this quality, Louise has been entrusted to share the stage with greats such as Richie Havens, Tom Paxton, Patty Larkin, Eliza Gilkyson, and Guy Clark.
“A poet, painter, prose writer and orator, Gabrielle has also presented a talk on autobiographical expression at TEDx, an independently organized TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) event. Her talk, “The Breath of Experience,” stresses the importance of making time to both “inhale” what others tell us and mindfully “exhale” our own creative impressions of those stories. In the original songwriting realm, Louise has released a handful of records, the most recent of which were Mirror the Branches (2010), The Bird in My Chest (2014), and September 30th, 2016, If the Static Clears.”
NEXT SATURDAY NIGHT JULY 25th – 49th MTN. FAIR CELEBRATION – SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE MUSIC STREAM – DAVE JORDAN, NATALIE SPEARS, LIZZY PLOTKIN, THE REMINDERS, ALYA HOWE POETRY – 8PM TO 11PM
“Tune in on your computer, phone or KDNK as we celebrate this year�s 49th Carbondale Mountain Fair with a live stream concert from Steve�s Guitars. Enjoy performances from Alya Howe, Natalie Spears and Lizzie Plotkin, Dave Jordan, and The ReMINDers, for a fun-filled evening of music and magic. The Reminders are a rare and remarkable musical duo seamlessly blending soulful sounds and roots music with insightful messages and thoughtful lyrics. The group consists of Brussels-born emcee Big Samir and Queens-born emcee/ vocalist Aja Black, a collective creative force that�s hard to beat. Big Samir weaves intricate rhythmic patterns with a bilingual French/English flow, displaying his street-smart credibility in both his lyrics and cool demeanor. This is beautifully complimented by Aja Black’s confident delivery, diverse cadences, and unique vocal stylings. The two have an undeniable magical chemistry as they share more than lyrical abilities and stages.
“Natalie Spears and Lizzie Plotkin are well known in this region. They revel in the endless groove of Appalachian fiddle/banjo duets, funky blues bass lines, and soulful harmony singing. Their original compositions and reverent interpretations of old-time and bluegrass standards draw from a rich history of listening and learning from great American music of the past. They will be releasing their first album this coming fall. Join their email list and stay tuned for updates about the release. Lizzyandnatalie.com
“Dave Jordan is an award winning, critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and bandleader from New Orleans. His work has been described as �the personification of the New Orleans ethos� and among other accolades, he is a 3 time nominee for Best Roots Rock Band and Album by Offbeat Magazine�s Best of the Beat Awards. He has recorded and performed with a plethora on New Orleans finest, including Anders Osborne, Art Neville, George Porter Jr, and many more. WWOZ�s Marc Stone has lauded him �one of New Orleans� great songsmiths and bandleaders of my generation�. From his earlier work with the funk band Juice, to his current solo work, his music defies genre and embraces diversity.
“Alya Howe is a spoken word artist and leader in storytelling under her Alya’s Umbrella moniker. Stay tuned at www.carbondalearts.com. This event will be raising funds for the 50th Mountain Fair, coming our way in 2021. Long live the fair!”
Join the live stream on www.grassrootstv.org and remember you can donate some support to the musicians to help keep them alive during these challenging times. It’s all we have right now and it’s way better than nothing. Don’t you think? Hope so. We remain patiently waiting for it to feel safe for hosting audiences like for so many years before. Until then, we will keep the streams coming thanks to your support and well wishes. Please keep them coming our way. Continued thanks to our many sponsors listed partially below who have made the streams happen in this time living with Covid-19. Be well!
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