Friday April 25 (8:15pm, $7) — ZACHARY SCOT JOHNSON — Young Wisconsin songwriter/actor with "...the smooth guitar lines of James Taylor, the spunk of Joni Mitchell, the vocals of Elvis Costello, and the songwriting ability of all three. (The Lawrentian)
Friday May 2 (8:15pm, $7) — SHINY SHINY BLACK — Indiana trio self-labeled as “Coffeehouse Rock N’ Roll,” with carefully crafted songs, high-energy performances, plenty of on-stage banter, and an experience that is fun and transcendent!
Friday May 9 (8:15pm, $7) — KARYN OLIVER — Acclaimed at Kerrville and Falcon Ridge Festivals and twice Mid-Atlantic Song Contest winner, she’s part Joan Osborne, a touch of Janis Joplin, and a bit of Emmy Lou Harris, easily moving from bluesy to country and back!
Will be featured the next night on WFMT 98.7fm Folkstage with Rich Warren.
Friday May 16 (8:15pm, $7) — SPARKY & RHONDA RUCKER — All across the US, they present original and traditional American songs and stories. Appalachian, railroad, blues, Civil War, work and slave songs, with guitar, banjo, harmonica & more!
Friday May 23 (8:15pm, $7) — CHRIS VALLILLO — Nationally acclaimed songwriter and folk musician makes the people and places of rural America come to life in song. 6- and 12-string finger picking, flat picking and bottleneck slide guitar styles. Great new CD!
Will be featured on WDCB 90.9fm Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma.
Friday May 30 (8:15pm, $7) — DRIVE SOUTH — Michigan duo: Mary Sue Wilkinson (warm, pure voice and rock- solid rhythm guitar) and Roger Brown (fingerstyle guitar, harmony vocals and great songwriting). He's toured/recorded with Ringo Starr & Freddie Fender!
Friday June 6 (8:15pm, $7) — TOM KASTLE — He's spent over two decades on the road and on the water as a singer, tall ship sailor and captain, songwriter, and teller of tales, both personal, and steeped in long tradition. Recent CD: Tommy’s Gone to Hilo.
Friday June 13 (8:15pm, $7) — TWANGTOWN PARAMOURS — Two all-pro Nashville musicians team up to present "Sophisticated Americana," a hybrid of the Nashville and Austin scenes with high-ranking songs on the Country Roots and FolkDJ charts.
Friday June 20 (8:00pm, $7) — OPEN MIKE — All welcome! Great variety of acoustic artists! So popular we must limit number of acts. 1–2 songs, 10 minutes max. Open 7:30 for signups – first come, first served. Show starts 8:00. Info: 630-968-5526.
Friday June 27 (8:15pm, $7) — ADRIENNE FRAILEY — Young Indiana artist whose vibrant vocals, guitar and keyboard have won raves from DJ’s in 43 states! Great originals plus riveting takes on traditional tunes. New CD Sky is on WDCB’s Lilly Kuzma’s 2013 Fave List!
Will be featured June 17 on WDCB 90.9fm Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma.
Here is a preliminary list of some upcoming shows. More info to come!
July 4 (closed)
July 11 Mara Levine with Gathering Time (Four performers)
July 18 Claudia Nygaard
July 25 Martine Locke
Aug 15 Annie & Rod Capps
Oct 3 February Sky
Nov 7 Greg Klyma
Nov 28 Greg Trafidlo
Dec. 12 Bittersweet Christmas Band
Dec 19 Christmas Show w/ McIntosh & McGovern
Dec 26 Pete Norman (Post-Christmas Bluesfest)