Americana Music Series

Past Dates

Friday, August 19th, 2016

Americana Music Series hosts JASON WILBER, with Special Guests- The Jackson Grimm Band - 7:30
7850 Goeller Rd
Columbus, IN 47201
Price: $15 at the door

Friday, May 29th, 2015

Americana Music Series @ Unitarian building
Tim Grimm Family Band in Concert - 7:30 pm/doors @ 6:45
7850 Goeller Rd
Columbus, IN
farmsongs@hotmail.com
Price: $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

Viewpoint Books- Americana Downtown
Linda McRae in Concert- Americana Music Series - 7:00- 8:30 pm
548 Washington St.
Columbus, IN
(812) 376-0778
Price: $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

Americana Music Series @ Unitarian building
Danny Schmidt and Carrie Elkin in Concert - 7:30 pm/doors @ 6:45
7850 Goeller Rd
Columbus, IN
farmsongs@hotmail.com
Price: $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

Unitarian Universalist Building
Jon Brooks in Concert - 4 pm
7850 Goeller Rd
Columbus, IN
812-603-3503
Price: $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

Americana Music Series @ Unitarian building
David Olney with Sergio Webb - 4 pm (doors @ 3:15)
7850 Goeller Rd
Columbus, IN 47201
812-603-3503
Price: $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

Jacksson Contemporary Art Gallery
Small Potatoes - 7 pm
1030 Jackson St.
Columbus, IN 47201
812-603-3503
Price: $10-15 suggested donation

Small Potatoes are back !

http://www.smallpotatoesmusic.com

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Unitarian-Universalist Building
The Watchman with Special Guests- The Underhills - 7:30 pm (doors open 6:45)
7850 Goeller Rd
Columbus, IN 47201
812-603-3503
Price: $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

Eric Taylor in Concert- with Special Guest- Cara Jean Marcy - 7:30 pm (doors open 6:30)
7850 Goeller Rd
Columbus, IN 47201
812-603-3503
Price: $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

RJ Cowdery in Concert - 7 pm (doors at 6:30)
1030 Jackson St.
Columbus, IN
Price: $10-15 suggested donation

Saturday, May 25th, 2013

Ben Bedford in Concert - 7:30 pm (doors open 6:45)
7850 Goeller Rd
Columbus, IN 47201
Price: $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

Laurie McClain in Concert - 7 pm (doors at 6:30)
1030 Jackson St.
Columbus, IN 47201
812-603-3503
Price: $10-15 suggested donation

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Jon Brooks in Concert - 7 pm (doors at 6:30)
1030 Jackson St.
Columbus, IN 47201
812-603-3503
Price: $10-15 suggested donation

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Dana and Susan Robinson in Concert - 7:30 pm (doors open 6:45)
7850 Goeller Rd
Columbus, IN 47201
Price: $12 advance/$15 at door

advance tix at Viewpoint Books-

548 Washington St., Columbus, IN

also available at the door

Saturday, February 16th, 2013

AMERICANA MUSIC FESTIVAL presents MUSTARDS RETREAT - 7:30 pm (doors open 6:45)
7850 Goeller Rd
Columbus, IN 47201
812-603-3503
Price: $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

Antje Duvekot in Concert - 4 pm (doors @ 3:15)
7850 Goeller Rd
Columbus, IN 47201
Price: $12 advance/$15 at door
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