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April 2016

BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet

April 16, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Murphy Auditorium, 419 Tavern Street
New Harmony, IN 47631 United States
Beau Soleil Avec Michael Doucet

For the past 37 years, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet has been making some of the most potent and popular Cajun music on the planet. Born out of the rich Acadian ancestry of its members, and created and driven by bandleader Michael Doucet’s spellbinding fiddle playing and soulful vocals, BeauSoleil is notorious for bringing even the most staid audience to its feet. BeauSoleil’s distinctive sound derives from the distilled spirits of New Orleans jazz, blues rock, folk, swamp pop, Zydeco, country…

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October 2016

3rd Annual Global Crossroads

October 22, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Murphy Auditorium, 419 Tavern Street
New Harmony, IN 47631 United States
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global crossroads 3 featuring funkadesi at Under the Beams

The band selected for this year’s Festival is Funkadesi, a multicultural group that incorporates Bollywood, Bhangra, Reggae, Funk, and Afro-Caribbean music and dance.

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January 2017

Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project

January 14, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Murphy Auditorium, 419 Tavern Street
New Harmony, IN 47631 United States
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“Jayme Stone’s Folklife” follows the bends and bayous through the deep river of song, story, and folkways. Evolving out of the “Lomax Project,” this gathering of versatile musicians blows the dust off of old songs and remakes them for modern ears. With spellbinding singing, virtuosic playing and captivating storytelling, their concerts and educational programs are moving, inventive and participatory experiences.

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February 2017

Corky Siegel and Chamber Blues

February 18, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Murphy Auditorium, 419 Tavern Street
New Harmony, IN 47631 United States

“… A Significant step forward into new dimensions of feeling, content, and technique … A classification-shattering mix.” -JAZZIZ MAGAZINE

"Gritty Chicago blues and rarefied classical chamber music might not seem like a match made in heaven - until you've heard Corky Siegel bring the two together ... a crowning achievement." - CHICAGO TRIBUNE

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March 2017

Somi

March 11, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
somi music global jazz

A few years ago, acclaimed East African vocalist and songwriter, Somi, decided to move from New York City to Lagos, Nigeria for 18 months in search of new inspiration. The result: a new album she calls The Lagos Music Salon, that straddles the worlds of African jazz, soul, and pop. When released, it landed at #1 on US Jazz charts with Vogue Magazine simply calling it “Superb!” Born in Illinois to immigrants from Rwanda and Uganda, the African and Jazz legacies are always crucial to her sound.

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April 2017

Ginkgoa

April 8, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Murphy Auditorium, 419 Tavern Street
New Harmony, IN 47631 United States
Ginkgoa Parisian electro-swing

Ginkgoa is a French/American Pop Electro-swing band founded in Paris. She comes from New York, he lives in Paris - her name is Nicolle Rochelle, his name is Antoine Chatenet, and fighting against all the odds of their geographic destiny, they found each other. It was 2010, after four years of touring Europe, Nicolle stumbled upon Antoine’s productions and instantly, upon hearing his songs, recognized herself within the sound and fell in love with his musical style. That very same evening they met by pure chance in a Parisian jazz club, and GINKGOA was born.

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February 2018

Over the Rhine with Carrie Newcomer

February 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Murphy Auditorium, 419 Tavern Street
New Harmony, IN 47631 United States
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     Two great musical acts, together on one night to kick off the 2018 season!  Carrie Newcomer 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, Newcomer is acclaimed for her “deep, rich alto and penchant for exquisite melodies.” She was listed as one of “The…

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Daniel Hsu, Van Cliburn Bronze Medalist

February 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Murphy Auditorium, 419 Tavern Street
New Harmony, IN 47631 United States

Classical Piano Characterized by the Philadelphia Inquirer as a “poet… 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 Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in June 2017. Also a 2016 Gilmore Young Artist, first prize winner of the 2015 CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition, and bronze medalist of the 2015 Hamamatsu International Piano Competition, he is increasingly…

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March 2018

Ranky Tanky

March 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Murphy Auditorium, 419 Tavern Street
New Harmony, IN 47631 United States

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 of Gullah culture born in the southeastern Sea Island region of the United States. From playful game songs to ecstatic shouts, from heartbreaking spirituals to delicate lullabies, the musical roots of Charleston, SC are “rank” and fertile ground…

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April 2018

Pokey LaFarge – Rescheduled

April 20 @ 7:30 pm
Murphy Auditorium, 419 Tavern Street
New Harmony, IN 47631 United States

Due to illness, Pokey LaFarge will be unable to perform on April 14th as originally planned. His show has been rescheduled for April 20th at the same time and place.  Here is what he said on twitter:  So sorry, folks but I have to cancel this weekends' shows due to a mysterious, mostly crippling ‘viral’ infection. Not really sure what the heck is going on but the doc has me on drugs, bed rest, and on the mend. Please forgive me.…

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