Friday, December 3, 2010: BettySoo!!!

I think you are going to love this, and I know I will. We’re fortunate to have rising star, Betty Soo Kim join us for an evening of original music. She’s performed at Kerrville and earned a new folk award, played a showcase at SXSW (which takes tremendous luck and talent), was awarded Songwriter of the Year at Big top Chautauqua, and Best New Song from MountainStage.

BettySoo has an amazing voice and a skillful command of her guitar. With early influences like Shawn Colvin, Nanci Griffith, and Indigo Girls, she brings a mature sensibility to her songwriting. Her lyrics are clever, her phrasing original, and her voice is pure and rich.

Maverick Magazine called this Texas troubadour one of Austin’s best kept secrets. With three full length CDs and a 4 song EP released since 2005, and tours in both the USA and Europe, one wonders if perhaps the secret has gotten out? I hope so, and I hope you’ll agree that we’re pleased and fortunate to have this new voice joining us.

To fit BettySoo’s schedule, we’re hosting this show on a Friday night. We’ll start at the usual time, with the show beginning at 8PM and guest arriving anytime between 7PM and showtime. Tickets are $12 and you can pay when you arrive, or if it’s more convenient, you can use PayPal.

Please reserve your seats for this show, as it’s sure to sell out in advance.

Sunday, October 24, 2010 An Evening with Alan Jabbour and Ken Perlman

This is a rare treat! Alan Jabbour is one of America’s foremost exponents of Appalachian fiddling. Ken Perlman is considered one of the top clawhammer players in the world. Both are folklorists, having collected tunes and oral histories of the cultures found spanning Appalachia from North Carolina to Prince Edward Island.

How is it that we are able to bring such amazingly accomplished musicians to play for you at our humble little cabin on the west edge of Evansville? Well, it’s because you are willing to come out and hear these fine musicians tell stories and share music that was born in another era. That, and our willingness to change our schedule a little bit to accommodate these stellar musicians.

This will be one of our rare Sunday evening concerts. The ticket price is set at $15 per seat in order to compensate for the limited number of seats we can offer in our little venue. In return, you will have an evening of entertainment that will stay in your memories for a very long time.

To reserve your seats, please register on our Events Registration page. You will also have the option of paying for your seats in advance with PayPal.

Saturday, September 25, 2010: Five Times August at the Cabin

It’s been more than two years since we hosted a concert at the cabin, and what better way to start out again than by bringing you a very special act. Brad Skistimas performs under the name of his music project Five Times August. If you watch television, there’s a good chance that you’ve heard one of his tracks on MTV, Fox, the CW channel, HBO, Oxygen, or ABC. Every one of Brad’s tracks on his debut album received play on national television. In a world where performing songwriters struggle to be heard, Brad has already reached a level of success that others strive for.

Five Times August has played both Evansville University and USI in the past, so he has already established a local following. We expect this show to sell out fast, and we’ll probably see some new members of the audience who are getting the “cabin concert” experience for the first time. We think that’s great, because we love to expand the music opportunities for all of the artists who stop by the cabin.

The show will start at 8PM, and you are welcome to arrive as early as 7PM. We’ll put out a few snacks and beverages, and you are welcome to bring something to contribute as well.

Please make your reservations online, and you can advance pay for those seats as well. We’ve raised the ticket price just a little to cover the higher transportation and fuel costs that are artists deal with, and to cover the convenience of online ticketing. We hope this works out better for everyone.

To reserve your seats, please register on our Event Registration page. You will also have the option of paying for your seats in advance with PayPal.