Two great musical acts, together on one night to kick off the 2018 season!
Carrie Newcomer is a songwriter, recording artist, performer and educator who lives in Indiana. With 16 albums, Newcomer’s songwriting has impressed the likes of Billboard, USA Today, and Rolling Stone, which wrote that she “asks all the right questions.” Dubbed a “prairie mystic” by the Boston Globe, (more…)
Characterized by the Philadelphia Inquirer as a “poet…[with] an expressive edge to his playing that charms, questions, and coaxes,”20-year-old American pianist Daniel Hsu captured the bronze medal and prizes for best performance of both the commissioned work and chamber music at the (more…)
Gullah music of the South Carolina/Georgia coastal islands
“Gullah” comes from West African language and means “a people blessed by God.” “Ranky Tanky” translates loosely as “Work It,” or “Get Funky!” In this spirit, the Charleston, SC based quintet performs timeless music (more…)
Acoustic rooted Midwestern Swing
Pokey LaFarge is a musician, songwriter, bandleader, entertainer, innovator and preservationist, whose arsenal of talents has placed him at the forefront of American music. Over the last decade, Pokey has won the hearts of music lovers across the globe with his creative mix of early jazz, string ragtime, (more…)