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Richard Shindell  

Richard Shindell

October 18, 2019 at 8:00pm

Originally from New York, now dividing his time between Argentina and the Hudson Valley, Shindell is a writer whose songs paint pictures, tell stories, juxtapose ideas and images, inhabit characters, vividly evoking entire worlds along the way and expanding our sense of just what it is a song may be. From his first record, Sparrow's Point in 1992, to his current release, Shindell has explored the possibilities offered by this most elastic and variable of cultural confections: the song. His talents as a writer, singer, storyteller and guitarist have been evident in his collaborations with the likes of Joan Baez, Larry Campbell, Dar Williams and Lucy Kaplansky, while his solo performances remain engaging and unforgettable.

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Matt Andersen  

Matt Andersen

October 19, 2019 at 8:00pm

A powerhouse performer with a giant, soul-filled voice and commanding stage presence, Canadian bluesman Matt Andersen has built a following the old-fashioned way: touring worldwide and letting his stunned audiences and new devotees spread the good word of his righteous tunes all over. And the world has indeed woken up and discovered him, helping him amass over 18 million views on YouTube.

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The Steel Wheels  

The Steel Wheels

October 23, 2019 at 7:00pm

Simultaneously familiar and fresh, the Steel Wheels bring a singular energy to every note they play, and sparkling craft to each song. This potent combination, paired with a robust tour calendar, have made the veteran band hands-down favorites of fans and peers alike. From their base in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, TSW have played some of the most prestigious festivals, listening rooms, and clubs in the world, cementing a reputation as one of the top independent bands on the scene today.

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Jack Klatt  

Jack Klatt

November 5, 2019 at 7:00pm

Part balladeer and part bluesman, Jack Klatt is a dedicated songwriter and finger-style guitarist based in Minneapolis. His sound pulls from a wide range of American music, from rhythm and blues, to early rock n’ roll, to country and folk. Throughout, Jack brings his own voice to all of his songs. In the words of Americana Roots UK, “Jack doesn’t rely on other writers for his diversity; he can write in pretty much any musical style of his choosing.”

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Pieta Brown  

Pieta Brown

November 9, 2019 at 8:00pm

The daughter of two preacher’s kids, Pieta Brown’s early upbringing in Iowa was in a rural outpost with no furnace, running water, or TV. There, she was exposed to traditional and rural folk music through her father, Greg Brown, the now beloved Midwestern folk singer. Later, while living with her mother in Birmingham, Alabama during her formative years, Pieta drew on and expanded these influences and began writing poems and composing instrumental songs on piano. By the time she left home at 18 she had lived in at least 19 different houses and apartments between Iowa and Alabama.

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Frances Luke Accord  

Frances Luke Accord

November 13, 2019 at 7:00pm

When Nicholas Gunty and Brian Powers put their songs and their voices together, there is a delicate and powerful magic that commands the room to attention. The duo is known as Frances Luke Accord, and they are what NPR’s Mountain Stage calls “the definition of lean-in music.” Their soulful, effortless branch of indie-folk is orchestrated with spare and sophisticated acoustic threads woven into a lush backdrop for their intimate melodies. Rich, up-close tenor harmonies lend their timeless songwriting an urgency that honors the Simon & Garfunkel comparisons but pushes beyond into the world of Bon Iver, Jose Gonzalez, and progressive folk music.

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Orange Julius  

Orange Julius

November 14, 2019 - November 16, 2019

Don’t miss the latest production from resident company Mirrorbox Theatre. Nut grew up the youngest child of Julius, a Vietnam vet, in 1980s and ’90s working-class America. As Julius suffers the toxic effects of Agent Orange, Nut worries their time together may run out before they can embrace something essential about their relationship.

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Radoslav Lorkovic  

Radoslav Lorkovic

November 22, 2019 at 8:00pm

Drawing from a multitude of influences ranging from elegant classical and jazz styles to the rawest, most basic blues, country and soul, Radoslav Lorković has taken on an unusually broad musical spectrum and refined it into his distinctive piano style. His tenure on the R&B and folk circuits has culminated in five critically acclaimed solo recordings and numerous appearances on the recordings of and performances with artists including Odetta, Jimmy LaFave, Ribbon of Highway Woody Guthrie Tribute, Greg Brown, Richard Shindell, Ellis Paul, Ronny Cox, Dave Moore, Andy White, and Bo Ramsey.

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An Irish Christmas in America  

An Irish Christmas in America

November 29, 2019 at 8:00pm

Now in its 15th year, this beloved and heartfelt holiday show delivers a fascinating evening of Irish music, song, dance and stories. Produced by Sligo fiddler Oisín Mac Diarmada , the hugely popular production includes some of Ireland’s top traditional performers in a program rich in humour and boundless energy.

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A Carol Christmas  

A Carol Christmas

December 14, 2019 at 8:00pm

CSPS Hall welcomes back to its stage Cedar Rapid's own performing singer/songwriter, Carol Montag, for her "A Carol Christmas" concert. Montag has graced the Legion Arts stage many times with the former Christmas trio known as Tribute. Joining Carol will be Cameron Sullenberger, musical director and founder of Revival Theatre Company, on piano and vocals, Matt Butler on cello and vocals, and Jeremiah de la Pena on percussion. Montag is excited to present a totally new string and vocal mix. The concert will feature traditional and contemporary Christmas music celebrating Christmas past, Christmas present, and those yet to come.

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