Anderson Fair in 2019…Concert Schedule
Thanks for supporting live music…
Our doors open at 7:30 and we generally get the concerts started by 8:45 (8 o’clock on Thursdays)
We are not set up to take credit cards, please remember to bring cash.
Coming This Week…
Thursday, April 25…
Ken Gaines and Wayne Wilkerson host songwriters…
Geoff Simpson and Leeann Atherton
Friday, April 26
The Bluegrass Solution
THE BLUEGRASS SOLUTION hails from Houston, Texas, and was formed in 1998.They have developed a unique sound with their original music using traditional instruments. Richard D. Henry is a four time winner in Merlefest’s Chris Austin Songwriting Competition.
Saturday, April 27…
Egan howls and drops his foot like a hammer on his stompbox, but it's his flashy fingerwork on a National steel guitar that truly dazzles. He's an old soul and one of the most riveting performers in the city.
Thursday, May 2…
Ken Gaines and Wayne Wilkerson host….
Audrey Bryant and Forest Sun
Friday, May 3…
Marchman has a unique ability to captivate an audience. You’ll listen carefully to the text and tone of every word. You’ll feel that you were there, right in the middle of the story, or wish you were! His songwriting and storytelling has been compared to the likes of Townes Van Zandt and Robert Earl Keen, while his steely state of mind reminds some of John Mellencamp, Bruce Springsteen or Steve Earle. As evidenced by his most recent album, Long Gone, this man continues to grow as an artist. Here he ventures further into the fertile ground of the blues, even delivering a fiery duet with the great Carolyn Wonderland.
Houston says he has a bit different approach to songwriting. He insists “the point is not to be creative but to be accurate in your experience and therefore you will be creative. Don’t write what you think listeners want to hear, write what you know.”
Saturday, May 4
A world traveling troubadour with a long string of recorded songs and albums, Butch Hancock has been called "one of the finest songwriters of our time" and is acknowledged by his peers and critics alike as one of the premiere singer songwriters Texas has ever produced. His tunes evoke mystical visions of wind swept dry plains and his lyrics are profoundly imaginative, often displaying for his listeners, the miracles that occur in the ordinary through creative irony and metaphors. His lyrical style has often been compared to that of Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie and his songs have been covered by the likes of Emmylou Harris, Jerry Jeff Walker, and The Texas Tornadoes. Hancock is also a member of renowned alternative country supergroup, The Flatlanders, along with his lifelong friends, Joe Ely and Jimmie Dale Gilmore, a band they formed in 1972.
Friday, May 10…
From her tenure playing with The Claire Lynch Band, Eddie Adcock, Josh Graves, Jim Hurst, Kenny Baker, and Jesse McReynolds to her 7 International Bluegrass Music Association Bass Player of the Year awards, Missy Raines has proven herself without doubt as an iconic bluegrass instrumentalist. But with her newest release, Royal Traveller, Raines has stepped into the spotlight as a songwriter for the first time. The album digs deep into Raines' family life and her upbringing in West Virginia. Featuring previous and current members of her live band, as well as cameos from other bluegrass greats such as Stuart Duncan and Tim O'Brien, the album is a gorgeous look into the perspective, history, and musical influences of one of Nashville’s most beloved musicians, Missy Raines.
Saturday, May 11…
Hailing from Fort Worth, Texas, with eight years of New York City beach under her belt, Lorena Leigh is the feminine fusion of homegrown story-telling, dance-able rhythms and summertime obsession. Whether she be on stage, in a living room or busking the streets of a foreign city, Lorena's lack of a comfort zone and ability to connect with those around her create for a show experience that leaves the audience buzzing with positive energy.
Thursday, May 16…
Songwriters seem to flourish on the fertile Oklahoma plains. Woody Guthrie, Roger Miller, Leon Russell, J.J. Cale and Jimmy Webb.
Add Verlon Thompson to that list.
Thirty years as a professional songwriter and traveling troubadour serve as credentials. As a solo performer, and as the trusted sidekick of Texas Americana songwriting icon Guy Clark, Verlon has viewed the world from stages everywhere from Barcelona to Binger (his hometown in Oklahoma).
Along the way Verlon Thompson compositions have been recorded by Jimmy Buffett and Alan Jackson, Dierks Bentley, Anne Murray, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Kenny Rogers, Randy Travis, Del McCoury, Sam Bush, Trisha Yearwood and many more.
Equally important in his songwriting and live performances, Verlon's guitar work cannot go unnoticed. His guitar can be heard on recordings by Restless Heart, Pam Tillis, and many more, including, and especially Guy Clark.
Verlon has co-produced Guy Clark's Grammy nominated cd "Cold Dog Soup" as well as "The Dark", "Workbench Songs" and "Somedays the Song Writes You".
Friday, May 17…
Annual “A Night for Guy” Celebration
We will be closed for the Memorial Day Weekend….May 23, 24, and 25
Thursday, May 30…
Songswap Evening with… Mary Bragg and Libby Koch
Friday, May 31…
Saturday, June 1…
Xaris Waltman picked up a guitar for the first time; at the young age of eight. Her poems and short stories she was writing at that point then turned into songs, not long after learning those few chords. Waltman has been referred to as an old soul because her love for folk music and keeping traditional ballads alive, began in only junior high. The romance began with a "Peter, Paul, and Mary" album. Not long afterwards Xaris began looking up to many folk groups from the folk-revolution in NYC during the 1960s, as well as traditional American folk ballads of the 19th century.
Touring, Xaris mostly performs solo. Just a young girl and her guitar playing a mix of old folk songs and original tunes. People have compared her voice to the likes of Allison Krauss, EmmyLou Harris, Abigail Washburn, and Joni Mitchell. Adam Levine compared Xaris to Dolly Parton during her time on NBC's "The Voice" Season 13 in 2017. Since "The Voice" Xaris has spent time traveling and touring the country solo; playing festivals and small venues, clubs and radio stations, listening rooms and house shows. Traveling and creating music is Xaris's biggest dream next to keeping American folk traditions alive. She hopes to share love through music with everyone she meets. She is currently recording an album with Big Tone Records out of Bristol, Virginia that is set to be released in the summer of 2019.
Friday, June 7…
Black's songs have earned GRAMMY recognition, radio chart-topping stats and numerous BMI awards. Although flying below the radar as a performer himself, he has been recognized by NPR as a musical pioneer in the digital age and his catalogue of critically acclaimed albums continues to grow. Composing music for film and television, his credits include numerous indie-film soundtracks and a repertoire of songs cut by artists as diverse as Alison Krauss & Union Station, Waylon Jennings, BlackHawk, Dierks Bentley, Jon Randall, John Oates, Jerry Douglas and Sam Bush. Black has forged a reputation as a true folk troubadour entertaining audiences globally for over three decades. A master songwriter and performer in the tradition of the great storytellers, his passionate, soul driven live performances of songs from his vast catalog are not to be missed.
Friday, June 14…
Saturday, June 15
Lynn Langham and Doug Gill
Friday, June 21…
Friday, June 28…