Anderson Fair in 2019…Fall Concert Schedule
Thanks for supporting original live music! Please remember to bring cash, we are not set up for Debit or Credit cards!
You can purchase tickets on-line with credit cards.
Doors open at 7:30…Shows usually start around 8:30
Friday, October 18
Tickets are available at the door.
Amelia Earhart Returns
Their show is a combination of lyrically focused Americana songs mixed with a few bluegrass-infused boot scooters showcasing their harmonies and humor. “Wow – that was so much fun!” is often heard after a show.
They began playing music together in Knoxville, TN, finding air play on iconic stations such as WNCW in Spindale NC. Inspired by the Indigo Girls’ harmonies and new folk influence, they drew a dedicated following across the region.
Amelia Earhart Returns grew into sharing the stage with legendary musicians such as Eliza Gilkyson, Caroline Aiken, Norman & Nancy Blake, Mindy Smith, Louise Mosrie, disappear fear, Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart, the Nields, Christine Kane, and Gillian Welch and David Rawlings.
Now living in Houston TX, Shibes and Hart create songs that leverage Shibes’s success as a published poet, as well as her love of Americana singer-songwriters, and Hart’s lead guitar playing that features some bluegrass and blues chops that would make Bonnie Raitt proud!
Saturday, October 19
"George Ensle’s latest album, Home, presents warm, engaging. thematically linked selections packed with vivid characters, intriguing stories and insightful wisdom. -- John Lomax III, Nashville, Tennessee George’s songs are visions…”All I Need” is an anthem for the life that we all hope for… -- Dalis Allen-Producer Kerrville Folk Festival says George Ensle’s latest album is testimony to his passion for the craft...It does what music should do: It heals the heart and inspires the soul. -- Tony Ramey Multi-Platinum - Award Winning Songwriter George blends spoken word with his deep clear vocals, telling lessons of righteous living and hard work that seems to have been lost in the world, as we know it today…worthy of a Grammy, not only writing, but production. A winner from beginning to end… 2-thumbs up for the new release, "Home." -- Tom Tranchilla Host: Songwriters Studio KPFT, 90.1, Houston, Tx. ...Delicate arrangements...stunning singer/songwriter...Mike the Frenchy Pena"
Thursday, October 24
"Sometimes a twang runs so deep that it sounds as if it might extend not just from a singer’s mouth, body, and soul, but from several layers down into the earth itself. Singer-songwriter Mandy Rowden is gifted with just such a twang." - Lone Star Music
"...when you can deliver a vocal that suggests much of the attraction in the vocals of Lucinda Williams, then you have something of an open road ahead...Well worth having this release in your collection." - LonesomeHighway.com
"Rowden is more than your average country singer and a country mile beyond your average Americana performer." - Bluesbunny
'These Bad Habits' voted #2 Album of the Year in the Austin Chronicle Music Awards.
Friday, October 25
Tom Kimmel is a poet and spoken word artist whose poems are featured in poetry and literary journals, and who is a frequent guest author at book festivals and book stores in the South and around the country.
Tom Kimmel is an award winning songwriter whose songs have been featured in film and television and recorded by the likes of Johnny Cash, Linda Ronstadt, Nanci Griffith, Randy Travis, Shawn Colvin, Dianne Reeves and many, many others.
Saturday, October 26
Thursday, October 31
The Mighty Orq
American music at its finest; with an arresting and nuanced voice, and a singular guitar style The Mighty Orq solo or with his band is powerfully soulful.
Since 2002 The Mighty Orq has been performing solo and with his band across the US and Europe. He has won multiple awards, released seven albums, and an instructional DVD for solo resonator slide guitar. He is a uniquely talented singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist with a focus in the American Roots Music genres.
Friday, November 1
For more than three decades, Texas singer-songwriter Shake Russell has been entertaining audiences throughout the region with his unique, Americana style of folk-rock. Shake is a two-time recipient of the BMI “Million Air” award for Clint Black’s recordings of “Put Yourself in My Shoes” and “One More Payment,” both of which he co-wrote with Clint, and a four-time recipient of the BMI Writer’s Award. Weaving sophisticated harmonies through his songs and drawing from various genres, Shake created a style of folk-rock that is uniquely his own. His repertoire consists of a blend of love songs, ballads, and waltzes, skillfully balanced with lively rockabilly tunes and soulful rhythm and blues pieces.
Saturday, November 2
Bernice is The Artist Associate in Songwriting at Williams College in Williamstown, MA. She also teaches at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, CO, Rock On Camp at Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield, MA, as well as at many schools and retreat centers. She has also been an Artist in Residence and workshop presenter at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY, Kripalu Center for Yoga in Lenox, MA, and Esalen Institute in Big Sur.
“Bernice is a voice full of light and hope. She is one of the keepers of the flame of Real Songwriting.”
– Rosanne Cash
Thursday, November 7
Ken Gaines and Wayne Wilkerson
Friday, November 8
the Blue Grass Solution
Saturday, November 9
Ginger Leigh rocks out with the best of them; ax-swinging, sweatin', groovin', beltin' chanteuse. She can make your jaw drop like no other, ripping your heart out with anthem-style ballads. She can crack you up with her Ellen-style dry wit, her old-school-Bette stage antics, classy and crass. Once a fan described Ginger Leigh as "Like Adele with a Joan Jet kick in the ass."
She is a female-Elvis-like chanteuse. Ginger Leigh is a smart artist, a business woman, a fearless personality with her heart on her sleeve, a music-maker, a recording artist, a writer, an actress, a hostess and a stage-lover who goes unchallenged and who is uniquely made up of nothing but pure love, hard work, natural talent and unstoppable drive.
Thursday, November 14
Libby Koch and Chuck Hawthorne
Friday, November 15
Saturday, November 16
Thursday, November 21
Friday, November 22, 2019
Saturday, November 23
Matt the Electrician
We will be closed over the Thanksgiving Weekend, November 28 thru 30.
Have a safe Holiday!
Thursday, December 5
Ken Gaines and Wayne Wilkerson
Friday, December 6
Saturday, December 7
Albert and Gage
Thursday, December 12
Friday, December 13
Lynn Langham and Doug Gill
Saturday, December 14
Thursday, December 19