Anderson Fair in 2019…Fall Concert Schedule
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We will start up our Fall concert schedule on Friday, September 27.
Friday and Saturday
September 27 and 28
Terri Hendrix with Lloyd Maines
Project 5 Release…4 Albums and 1 Book
Most of the songs on these individual albums and the chapters in my book were written over the last eight years. All of my writing in that stretch seemed to touch in one manner or another on love, hope, and resilience. As I became ever more conscious of just how many common threads there were, connecting songs to songs and songs to book chapters and vice versa, the more I realized that everything I was working on was a single body of work. Seeing that “big picture” — and deciding to give it a bigger canvas, spanning four albums and a book — allowed me the room to explore different aspects of my writing and music in more depth than I ever have before on a single record. I worked a handful of carefully chosen covers into the mix, too — all songs that I felt reinforced the themes behind my project. I honestly didn't think about genre. I experimented with breath, vocal percussion, and instrumentation. This gave me the freedom to convey my songs in new and exciting formats. I’ve always been a long-distance runner at heart, and like to think of Project 5 as a marathon: each leg is its own separate journey, but they all lead to the same destination. The first two "pieces" of Project 5, the albums "Love You Strong" and "The Slaughterhouse Sessions," were both released in 2016. The second two albums, "Talk to a Human" and "Who is Ann?", along with the book, "The Girl with the Exploding Brain", will be released on Sept. 6th, 2019.
Thursday, October 3
Ken Gaines and Wayne Wilkerson
Friday, October 4
CD Release Event
Susan Gibson knows all about blessings. Roundabout 28 years ago, she wrote herself a wish that grew up and went off on its own to become one of the biggest country songs of all time. Smiling at its success from afar, Gibson went on to happily live her own best life, free to hit the open road with a van full of happy dogs and a heart full of songs to share with attentive audiences across the country — and all the room in the world to "make the big mistakes" that a wide-eyed dreamer kinda gal could ever ask for.
Saturday, October 5
After many years on the Americana/Folk circuit, Stuart has cultivated a
very rounded performance. His show consists of storytelling, flashy guitar
"chops", and songs that seem to draw from his rock, blues, country, and folk
music roots. Mostly, this artist from Tennessee has toured solo or in a
notable duo with his wife ("Stacey Earle & Mark Stuart"). There were stints
along the way as a sideman, though (Steve Forbert, Freddy Fender, Steve
Earle, Joan Baez). If placed on the bill with a contemporary artist he is
usually asked to play guitar on their portion of the show. Just ask Jason
Ringenberg, Ray Wylie Hubbard, or Jimmy LaFave.
Thursday, October 10
“This veteran song writer poet is a self-contained road warrior — a man of many tunes and tunings and a right hand few guitarists will ever know. His music is vital, and live you will seehim channel all his energy into the song. The songs are smart, but they come from hisheart.” —
Friday, October 11…
The third full-length from Caroline Spence, Mint Condition is an album narrated by people in various states of searching: alone on faraway highways, restless on rooftops in glamorous cities, stubbornly chasing their deepest dreams against all better judgment. With her poetic clarity and precision of detail, the Nashville-based singer/songwriter reveals the risk in setting out on an unconventional path, and subtly makes the case for living your own truth without compromise or fear.
Saturday, October 12…
Susan Elliott is an award-winning vocalist, songwriter, producer, and teacher based in Houston, Texas. A solo artist since 2017, Susan and her late husband and creative partner Joe Romano were a fixture in the Houston jazz community as the duo Mood Indigo. Susan describes her music as genre-less, but a background in theater and her long association with the jazz world are evident in both her singing and writing.
Thursday, October 17
Rose and Ben
“It’s been a while since we’ve been able to highlight a great husband/wife duo. Fortunately, today, we have the amazing music of Rose and Ben out of Texas. I must say, as a huge fan of Lady A, I found Rose and Ben’s music to be remarkably fantastic and special. The lead singer has a powerful, beautiful and well-trained voice that sounds remarkable over the group’s “Southern Folk” musicianship – “1/4 Bluegrass, 1/4 Country, 1/4 Americana and beautiful Folk.” Southern Folk is the sub-genre that Rose and Ben use to describe their wonderful and rich sound, and I think the term is spot on. Fantastic melodies and vocals backed by exceptional song writing and experienced musicianship make Rose and Ben a likely candidate for serious breakthrough success in the near future. We wouldn’t be the least bit surprised to see Rose and Ben’s “Take Me Back To Paradise” quickly rising to the top of the Top-40 crossover music charts. They are certainly that good!”
Friday, October 18
Amelia Earhardt Returns
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.