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Americana Music Series

Upcoming Dates

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

7 pm
$15 advance/$20 at door

Mary Flower in Concert

548 Washington St
Columbus, IN
(812) 376-0778
$15 advance/$20 at door

http://maryflower.com/

 

Friday, May 17th, 2019

7:30 pm
$20 advance/$25 at door

John Gorka in Concert

Unitarian-Universalist Building
7850 Goeller Rd
Columbus, IN 47201
812- 390-7521
$20 advance/$25 at door

"the leading singer/songwriter of the New Folk movement” – Rolling Stone

Not to be missed !

Advance tickets at Viewpoint Books- Columbus, IN

Past Dates

Friday, August 19th, 2016

7:30
$15 at the door

Americana Music Series hosts JASON WILBER, with Special Guests- The Jackson Grimm Band

7850 Goeller Rd
Columbus, IN 47201
$15 at the door

Friday, May 29th, 2015

7:30 pm/doors @ 6:45
$15 advance/$18 @ door

Tim Grimm Family Band in Concert

Americana Music Series @ Unitarian building
7850 Goeller Rd
Columbus, IN
farmsongs@hotmail.com
$15 advance/$18 @ door

Tim, Jan, Jack and Connor Grimm !

Advance tickets at Viewpoint Books  starting May 13.

also available at the door.

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

7:00- 8:30 pm
$12 advance/$15 door

Linda McRae in Concert- Americana Music Series

Viewpoint Books- Americana Downtown
548 Washington St.
Columbus, IN
(812) 376-0778
$12 advance/$15 door

The Americana Music Series is happy to again present an AMERICANA DOWNTOWN Concert at Viewpoint Books ! The incredibly talented LINDA MCRAE-- up from Nashville, TN, by way of Canada.

http://www.lindamcrae.com/

 

Friday, March 6th, 2015

7:30 pm/doors @ 6:45
$15 advance/$18 @ door

Danny Schmidt and Carrie Elkin in Concert

Americana Music Series @ Unitarian building
7850 Goeller Rd
Columbus, IN
farmsongs@hotmail.com
$15 advance/$18 @ door

 Advance tickets at Viewpoint Books in Columbus starting Feb. 20

 

"an earthy combination of strength and compassion . . . reminiscent of the winsome beauty created by a young Nanci Griffith”
Austin Chronicle

"I have never seen a performer so in love with the act of singing. That's the gospel truth, and from what I've subsequently learned I'm not the only one to believe or state that. Onstage Elkin was simply a force of nature….”
Maverick Magazine

   

"Danny Schmidt is a force of nature: a blue moon, a hundred-year flood, an avalanche of a singer-songwriter. His songs are a flood of poetry, mythology, folk wisdom, and surprise."
- Sing Out! Magazine

"The most brilliant young songwriter I've heard in the past 25 years. His songs are thrillingly poetic."
- Rich Warren, The Midnight Special

"In his use of parable and allegory, there are inevitable comparisons with Cohen and Dylan, but these are songs of such quality and beauty that they more than hold their own in this exalted company."
5 stars out of 5, Maverick Magazine UK

"With seductive simplicity, his music demands your attention."
- Texas Monthly

"In today's underground folk world, Danny Schmidt is spoken of in reverent tones, drawing comparisons to Leonard Cohen, with a poetry that breathes naturally and without pretension, with results that are both attractive and intense."
- Austin Chronicle

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

4 pm
$12 advance/ $15 @ door

Jon Brooks in Concert

Unitarian Universalist Building
7850 Goeller Rd
Columbus, IN
812-603-3503
$12 advance/ $15 @ door

http://www.jonbrooks.ca/

 with special guest- PETER OREN

advance tickets at Viewpoint Books beginning Oct. 15

“(Brooks) speaks and sings words that need to be spoken and sung and he does it beautifully, perfectly, and with absolute finesse.”  – Rod Kennedy, Founder and Producer of The Kerrville Folk Festival, Kerrville, TX

“Brooks stands among an exalted few in the enduring Canadian song tradition – Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Fred Eaglesmith, Bruce Cockburn – as a lyricist, composer and performer with a fierce commitment to his craft and his vision.”  Greg Quill, The Toronto Star

“Brooks follows the tradition of poking holes in accepted truths, a path blazed by the likes of Woody Guthrie and John Lennon.” Penguin Eggs

“He is by turns metaphorical and metaphysical; at times he examines the small details of life, at others, he soars above human struggles seeking something higher; his gritty voice is infinitely kind and gentle.  Mature, wise, and intrepid – somehow Jon Brooks sings a path to the mysterious and complex essence of the human condition.”  Julie Miller, CFLX  95,5  Sherbrooke, PQ

“Political songwriting’ is all too often assumed to be shouty simplistic protest, and all too often it is and therefore tends to be ignored…Brooks knows this and his songs are songs first and messages second…a powerful and at times brutally clear-sighted vision armed only with an acoustic guitar, a harmonica, and a gritty ragged voice…Brooks is a star in the making.”  Maverick Magazine, UK

DELICATE CAGES is the most profound album of 2012.”  Robert McCourty, Vancouver Islands Folk Festival Artistic Director

 

- See more at: http://www.jonbrooks.ca/about/#sthash.LgI9q2Wr.dpuf

“(Brooks) speaks and sings words that need to be spoken and sung and he does it beautifully, perfectly, and with absolute finesse.”  – Rod Kennedy, Founder and Producer of The Kerrville Folk Festival, Kerrville, TX

“Brooks stands among an exalted few in the enduring Canadian song tradition – Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Fred Eaglesmith, Bruce Cockburn – as a lyricist, composer and performer with a fierce commitment to his craft and his vision.”  Greg Quill, The Toronto Star

“Brooks follows the tradition of poking holes in accepted truths, a path blazed by the likes of Woody Guthrie and John Lennon.” Penguin Eggs

“He is by turns metaphorical and metaphysical; at times he examines the small details of life, at others, he soars above human struggles seeking something higher; his gritty voice is infinitely kind and gentle.  Mature, wise, and intrepid – somehow Jon Brooks sings a path to the mysterious and complex essence of the human condition.”  Julie Miller, CFLX  95,5  Sherbrooke, PQ

“Political songwriting’ is all too often assumed to be shouty simplistic protest, and all too often it is and therefore tends to be ignored…Brooks knows this and his songs are songs first and messages second…a powerful and at times brutally clear-sighted vision armed only with an acoustic guitar, a harmonica, and a gritty ragged voice…Brooks is a star in the making.”  Maverick Magazine, UK

DELICATE CAGES is the most profound album of 2012.”  Robert McCourty, Vancouver Islands Folk Festival Artistic Director

- See more at: http://www.jonbrooks.ca/about/#sthash.WRg4fGoy.dpufhttp://www.jonbrooks.ca/

“(Brooks) speaks and sings words that need to be spoken and sung and he does it beautifully, perfectly, and with absolute finesse.”  – Rod Kennedy, Founder and Producer of The Kerrville Folk Festival, Kerrville, TX

“Brooks stands among an exalted few in the enduring Canadian song tradition – Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Fred Eaglesmith, Bruce Cockburn – as a lyricist, composer and performer with a fierce commitment to his craft and his vision.”  Greg Quill, The Toronto Star

“Brooks follows the tradition of poking holes in accepted truths, a path blazed by the likes of Woody Guthrie and John Lennon.” Penguin Eggs

“He is by turns metaphorical and metaphysical; at times he examines the small details of life, at others, he soars above human struggles seeking something higher; his gritty voice is infinitely kind and gentle.  Mature, wise, and intrepid – somehow Jon Brooks sings a path to the mysterious and complex essence of the human condition.”  Julie Miller, CFLX  95,5  Sherbrooke, PQ

“Political songwriting’ is all too often assumed to be shouty simplistic protest, and all too often it is and therefore tends to be ignored…Brooks knows this and his songs are songs first and messages second…a powerful and at times brutally clear-sighted vision armed only with an acoustic guitar, a harmonica, and a gritty ragged voice…Brooks is a star in the making.”  Maverick Magazine, UK

DELICATE CAGES is the most profound album of 2012.”  Robert McCourty, Vancouver Islands Folk Festival Artistic Director

- See more at: http://www.jonbrooks.ca/about/#sthash.WRg4fGoy.dpuf

“(Brooks) speaks and sings words that need to be spoken and sung and he does it beautifully, perfectly, and with absolute finesse.”  – Rod Kennedy, Founder and Producer of The Kerrville Folk Festival, Kerrville, TX

“Brooks stands among an exalted few in the enduring Canadian song tradition – Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Fred Eaglesmith, Bruce Cockburn – as a lyricist, composer and performer with a fierce commitment to his craft and his vision.”  Greg Quill, The Toronto Star

“Brooks follows the tradition of poking holes in accepted truths, a path blazed by the likes of Woody Guthrie and John Lennon.” Penguin Eggs

“He is by turns metaphorical and metaphysical; at times he examines the small details of life, at others, he soars above human struggles seeking something higher; his gritty voice is infinitely kind and gentle.  Mature, wise, and intrepid – somehow Jon Brooks sings a path to the mysterious and complex essence of the human condition.”  Julie Miller, CFLX  95,5  Sherbrooke, PQ

“Political songwriting’ is all too often assumed to be shouty simplistic protest, and all too often it is and therefore tends to be ignored…Brooks knows this and his songs are songs first and messages second…a powerful and at times brutally clear-sighted vision armed only with an acoustic guitar, a harmonica, and a gritty ragged voice…Brooks is a star in the making.”  Maverick Magazine, UK

DELICATE CAGES is the most profound album of 2012.”  Robert McCourty, Vancouver Islands Folk Festival Artistic Director

- See more at: http://www.jonbrooks.ca/about/#sthash.WRg4fGoy.dpuf

“(Brooks) speaks and sings words that need to be spoken and sung and he does it beautifully, perfectly, and with absolute finesse.”  – Rod Kennedy, Founder and Producer of The Kerrville Folk Festival, Kerrville, TX

“Brooks stands among an exalted few in the enduring Canadian song tradition – Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Fred Eaglesmith, Bruce Cockburn – as a lyricist, composer and performer with a fierce commitment to his craft and his vision.”  Greg Quill, The Toronto Star

“Brooks follows the tradition of poking holes in accepted truths, a path blazed by the likes of Woody Guthrie and John Lennon.” Penguin Eggs

“He is by turns metaphorical and metaphysical; at times he examines the small details of life, at others, he soars above human struggles seeking something higher; his gritty voice is infinitely kind and gentle.  Mature, wise, and intrepid – somehow Jon Brooks sings a path to the mysterious and complex essence of the human condition.”  Julie Miller, CFLX  95,5  Sherbrooke, PQ

“Political songwriting’ is all too often assumed to be shouty simplistic protest, and all too often it is and therefore tends to be ignored…Brooks knows this and his songs are songs first and messages second…a powerful and at times brutally clear-sighted vision armed only with an acoustic guitar, a harmonica, and a gritty ragged voice…Brooks is a star in the making.”  Maverick Magazine, UK

DELICATE CAGES is the most profound album of 2012.”  Robert McCourty, Vancouver Islands Folk Festival Artistic Director

- See more at: http://www.jonbrooks.ca/about/#sthash.WRg4fGoy.dpuf

Sunday, May 11th, 2014

4 pm (doors @ 3:15)
$15 advance/$18 at door/$ 7 under 18

David Olney with Sergio Webb

Americana Music Series @ Unitarian building
7850 Goeller Rd
Columbus, IN 47201
812-603-3503
$15 advance/$18 at door/$ 7 under 18

David Olney and Sergio Webb return to The Americana Music Series !

I've always been a big fan of David Olney's songwriting. His shows with Sergio Webb are dynamic

and masterful. Not to be missed.

“In the tradition of Johnny Cash and Tom Waits, Olney has become
A PIONEER OF THE AMERICANA MUSIC SCENE.”
( The San Francisco Chronicle )

http://www.davidolney.com

Advance tickets at Viewpoint Books- Washington St- downtown Columbus, IN

Tickets WILL be available at the door

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

7 pm
$10-15 suggested donation

Small Potatoes

Jacksson Contemporary Art Gallery
1030 Jackson St.
Columbus, IN 47201
812-603-3503
$10-15 suggested donation

Small Potatoes are back !

http://www.smallpotatoesmusic.com

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

7:30 pm (doors open 6:45)
$12 advance/$15 at door

The Watchman with Special Guests- The Underhills

Unitarian-Universalist Building
7850 Goeller Rd
Columbus, IN 47201
812-603-3503
$12 advance/$15 at door

2 of the finest folk-americana musicians I've run across in Europe. The duo- Ad and Ankie make up The Watchman.

Ad is a fantastic guitarist and Ankie a singer who most reminds me of EmmyLou Harris meets The McGarrigles.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kY8lGUtZzFo

Also-- THE UNDERHILLS are back !

Friday, July 12th, 2013

7:30 pm (doors open 6:30)
$12 advance/$15 at door

Eric Taylor in Concert- with Special Guest- Cara Jean Marcy

7850 Goeller Rd
Columbus, IN 47201
812-603-3503
$12 advance/$15 at door

 

A DON'T MISS SHOW- Eric's last concert was mesmerizing ! He's got a new recording this year-- including a cover of my COVER THESE BONES. I'm thrilled and honored !

We'll have a special night with a great taco grill set up !

beer-wine available

desserts too !

advance tix at Viewpoint Books

548 Washington St., Columbus, IN

tix also available at the door

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

7 pm (doors at 6:30)
$10-15 suggested donation

RJ Cowdery in Concert

1030 Jackson St.
Columbus, IN
$10-15 suggested donation

Saturday, May 25th, 2013

7:30 pm (doors open 6:45)
$12 advance/$15 at door

Ben Bedford in Concert

7850 Goeller Rd
Columbus, IN 47201
$12 advance/$15 at door

advance tix at Viewpoint Books

548 Washington St., Columbus, IN

tix also available at the door

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

7 pm (doors at 6:30)
$10-15 suggested donation

Laurie McClain in Concert

1030 Jackson St.
Columbus, IN 47201
812-603-3503
$10-15 suggested donation

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

7 pm (doors at 6:30)
$10-15 suggested donation

Jon Brooks in Concert

1030 Jackson St.
Columbus, IN 47201
812-603-3503
$10-15 suggested donation

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

7:30 pm (doors open 6:45)
$12 advance/$15 at door

Dana and Susan Robinson in Concert

7850 Goeller Rd
Columbus, IN 47201
$12 advance/$15 at door

advance tix at Viewpoint Books-

548 Washington St., Columbus, IN

also available at the door

Saturday, February 16th, 2013

7:30 pm (doors open 6:45)
$12 advance/$15 at door

AMERICANA MUSIC FESTIVAL presents MUSTARDS RETREAT

7850 Goeller Rd
Columbus, IN 47201
812-603-3503
$12 advance/$15 at door

"Mustard's Retreat represents everything that is best about folk music. Their music is community music. It comes from our common roots and traditions, pays tribute to those roots and traditions and expands on them.  It is music that speaks to people’s hearts and lives and binds them together as an audience."

-Garnet Rogers

http://mustardsretreat.com/

Advance tickets at Viewpoint Books- Columbus

light food and beverages available at show

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

4 pm (doors @ 3:15)
$12 advance/$15 at door

Antje Duvekot in Concert

7850 Goeller Rd
Columbus, IN 47201
$12 advance/$15 at door