Saturday, October 8, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM · Add to Calendar
Wilder Adkins’ songwriting gleans as much from the earthy poetry of Wendell Berry and Mary Oliver as it does from the works of folk luminaries Richard Thompson and Bruce Cockburn. He’s a true theosophical spirit, arrestingly taciturn, but possessed of startling guitar skills, a wit as dry as October leaves, and a tremulous, dented voice that’s frankly mesmerizing. His courtly-but-witty lyrics evoke a Deep South Shelley or Yeats, riding a joyful guitar dexterity. Adkins hails from Marietta, GA, but now lives and writes in Birmingham, AL. He grew up listening to his dad play renditions of Neil Young and Van Morrison songs on an old Guild Jumbo Acoustic. Some time spent in India helped to expand his melodic sense and also provided a chance to learn Hindi. Adkins’ songs, steeped in natural imagery, frequently touch upon the subjects of faith, doubt, and as the title of his new album would indicate, hope and sorrow.
For more information, visit https://www.reverbnation.com/wilderadkins
Saturday, August 27, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM · Add to Calendar
Acoustic music in the cafe.
Tim McNary started writing songs during the 2 years he spent volunteering and backpacking in South America after college. During the past 5 years, Tim has performed hundreds of shows around the Southeast and shared the stage with The Civil Wars and Griffin House, among many others. He has been compared to Ryan Adams, Ben Howard, and Damien Rice.
He has been featured in the New & Notable section of the popular singer-songwriter web site Noisetrade, received air time on Lightning 100 in Nashville, and was Runner-Up at the well-regarded Eddie’s Attic Bi-Annual Shoot-Out held in November, 2014. He released his 3rd EP, Above The Trees, on April 8th, 2016.
For more information, visit http://www.mcnarymusic.com
Saturday, August 20, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM · Add to Calendar
Live acoustic music in the cafe.
Theo Stone performs folk, folk rock, and psychedelic folk selections from the 60s and 70s. His repertoire includes songs from Bob Dylan, Woodie Guthrie, Tom Paxton, the Beatles, and more.
Morning Bear and Friends - Live in the Coffeehouse
Friday, August 19, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM · Add to Calendar
Join us for a night of acoustic tunes in the cafe featuring four acts: Morning Bear, Cubbage, Colton Kayser, Daniel Schramm
The brainchild of Denver-based singer/songwriter John Runnels, Morning Bear is an orchestral indie folk project that channels emotion through vivid imagery and intricate melodies. Morning Bear was formed when Runnels quit his dayjob as an engineer and took a one-way ticket to Europe. From the streets of Sevilla, Spain to the botanic gardens of Copenhagen, the songs touch on following your dreams, growing older, and the doubts of life and love. Characterized by highly dynamic compositions, Morning Bear’s music is a synthesis of the calm and delicate stylings of artists like Bon Iver and Jose Gonzalez with the complexity and depth of the Fleet Foxes and Sufjan Stevens. Featuring soaring vocals and atypical arrangements including cello, violin, piano and more, Morning Bear provides a textured landscape behind pop-influenced hooks.
“...Celeste, is a hauntingly beautiful, orchestral indie folk EP demonstrating tremendous promise from this up-and-coming Denver musician.”
-Alli Andress, AXS.com
Since forming in early 2014, Morning Bear has released two EP’s, has toured extensively both nationally and internationally, and has had their music on rotation at college and public radio, including NPR.
-Past live sessions at KRFC Fort Collins, CO, KPSU in Portland, OR, and KUCI in Irvine, CA.
-On rotation at Open Air CPR, KVOQ-FM, an NPR station
Colton Kayser: http://www.coltonkayser.com/
Daniel Schramm (local): https://danielschramm1.bandcamp.com/
For more information, visit http://www.morningbearofficial.com
Saturday, September 10, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM · Add to Calendar
Acoustic music in the cafe.
Hadley Kennary is a singer-songwriter whose music is a folk/pop blend of heartfelt, clever lyrics and infectious melodies. Kennary, appropriately pronounced like the bird, started writing music when she was just 14. Now 23, she has a self-titled EP, a full-length album, and graduated from the prestigious Berklee College of Music. Her warm sound is refreshingly honest and contagiously catchy. She has graced stages around the country such as SPACE in Chicago and the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, as well as several shows in Ireland and the UK. She also appeared on ABC Chicago’s “Windy City Live” in July 2014, where she played to an audience of 250,000+. Most notably, she was named a finalist for both the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Songwriter Showcase and the Telluride Bluegrass Festival Troubadour Songwriting Contest, where she won 2nd place in June of 2015. Hadley lives in Nashville, Tennessee where she continues to write, record, and perform live.
For more information, visit http://www.hadleykennary.com
Mike Edel - Live in the Coffeehouse
Friday, August 5, 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM · Add to Calendar
Acoustic music on the cafe level of the coffeehouse.
Even the title, India, Seattle feels like a story on its own. Victoria’s Mike Edel couldn’t have named his sophomore release more poetically.
Part of growing a little bit older, a little bit wiser is the awareness that comes inside growing spaces. Nearing thirty, on the exhaust of a brutal four year touring schedule, Edel settled within these spaces to create his finest work yet. There’s a quiet here, even in the literal spaces in the record that speak loudly.
There’s something about the way Edel presents personal experiences in a way that projects universal understandings. Love and beauty, pain and confusion, the knowledge that all precious things are only precious because they can be lost. It feels a little bit like growing up - like the moment when everything that felt so close as a young person is all of a sudden so far away. It’s the comfort in finding that you aren’t alone. There’s a humanity in these discoveries, and listening to India, Seattle feels like watching Edel discover it for himself, and the product is a little bit of each of us.
For more information, visit www.mikeedel.com
The Darkest Timeline - Live in the Coffeehouse
Saturday, July 30, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM · Add to Calendar
Free acoustic music on the cafe level of the coffeehouse featuring The Darkest Timeline - a Washington, D.C.-based group with songs that range from alt-country to folk pop to blues rock to indie prog.
For more information, visit http://www.thedarkesttimelineband.com/