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  The Troubadour Series at The Guthrie Center, Summer of 2015


2015 Troubadour Series at The Guthrie Center

No online ticket sales.
To purchase tickets, call (413) 528-1955

(Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM)

Please bookmark this page and come back
for schedule updates as they become available.

Saturday, May 23
Listen Local: an Eclectic Taste of Berkshire Music
Members: $10.00 / Non-members: $15.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Friday, May 29
Daniel Champagne: “In the short time he’s been out there, Champagne has proven that he’s a talent you can’t possibly ignore. His live shows have drawn rapturous responses from all corners.” Rhythms Magazine
Members: $15.00 / Non-members: $20.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Saturday, May 30

Todd Mack: “From the cow punk of early Uncle Tupelo and Old 97s to the country-folk of Whiskeytown and Richard Buckner … Todd Mack mixes the best of all these styles and more — think Canadian troubadour Fred Eaglesmith meets Tom Waits with a side order of Steve Earle.”
IndieMusic.com
Members: $15.00 / Non-members: $20.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Friday, June 5
Ellis Paul: “… Ellis Paul gives us hope, gives us a reason to dream and to love. His music is the soundtrack of our lives.” Roberta B. Schwartz, FAME
Members: $20.00 / Non-members: $25.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Saturday, June 6

Jeff Rothenberg: “Jeff Rothenberg’s songs take you to a place of comfort and mystery – like you’re walking in an open field with time on your hands …”
Annie Patterson & Peter Blood
Members: $10.00 / Non-members: $15.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Friday, June 12
Brother Sun: “Fusing folk, Americana, blues, pop, jazz, rock, and a cappella singing, Brother Sun is an explosion of musical diversity and harmony, in the finest of male singing traditions.”
Members: $15.00 / Non-members: $20.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Saturday, June 13

Joe Hill 100 Roadshow with Magpie, Charlie King & George Mann: “A special concert honoring the IWW organizer and songwriter Joe Hill one hundred years after his execution; a night of songs and stories of working people.
Members: $15.00 / Non-members: $20.00

Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Friday, June 19
Tenzin Chopak & Rockwood Ferry: “Tenzin Chopak and company come up with another chamber-folk masterpiece … weaving an almost mystical spell for Chopak’s compelling vocals.” Jim Catalano – Ithaca Journal
Members: $15.00 / Non-members: $20.00

Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Saturday, June 20

Scott Ainslie: “Ainslie is one of the most important cultural protagonists of the old blues and Southern musical traditions.”
Mississippi Valley Blues Society, LeClaire, IA
Members: $15.00 / Non-members: $20.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Friday, June 26
Tom Rush: “His distinctive guitar style, wry humor and warm, expressive voice have made him both a legend and a lure to audiences around the world.”
Members: $45.00 / Non-members: $50.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Saturday, June 27

Tom Rush: “His distinctive guitar style, wry humor and warm, expressive voice have made him both a legend and a lure to audiences around the world.”
Members: $45.00 / Non-members: $50.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Friday, July 3
Seth Glier and Special Guests, Gracie and Rachel: “Sometimes music (or any art in its highest form) isn’t just there to comfort the afflicted, but sometimes its purpose is to afflict the comfortable, too.” Seth Glier
Members: $15.00 / Non-members: $20.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Saturday, July 4
Vishten: “This Acadian band that mixes rhythms and irresistible dancing and climbing notes and voices to the sky … high voltage musicians.” Le Guéret, France
Members: $20.00 / Non-members: $25.00
Note: Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Friday, July 10
The Christine Spero Group: “Spero Plays Nyro” Laura Nyro Tribute by The Christine Spero Group CD Release Event. “Laura’s music is in fine hands with Christine Spero who is a terrific musician. She can play and sing Laura’s songs like few others …” Jan Nigro - Brother of Laura Nyro
Members: $20.00 / Non-members: $25.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Saturday, July 11
Isle of Klezbos: “… soulful artistry of the fun and irreverent sextet, The Isle of Klezbos, who play imaginative versions of eclectic European-rooted Jewish folk music, Yiddish swing and tango, and a growing repertoire of moving originals …” NYC.com
Members: $20.00 / Non-members: $25.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Friday, July 17
Meg Hutchinson: She has been described as delivering “Music as powerful as it is gentle.” Performer Magazine writes, “With a poet’s eye, Hutchinson captures so beautifully that human journey toward peace, toward forgiveness, toward acceptance.”. The Reader
Members: $20.00 / Non-members: $25.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Saturday, July 18
David Wilcox: “Considered a ‘songwriter’s songwriter’, his songs have been covered by artists such as k.d. lang and many others. In addition to his writing prowess, his skills as a performer and storyteller are unmatched.”
Members: $20.00 / Non-members: $25.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Friday, July 24
Chapin Family Reunion: The Guthrie Center is excited and honored to have the Chapin Family here for a very special, musical weekend, featuring performances by Tom Chapin, The Jen Chapin Trio, and The Chapin Sisters.
Members: $45.00 / Non-members: $50.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Saturday, July 25
Chapin Family Reunion: The Guthrie Center is excited and honored to have the Chapin Family here for a very special, musical weekend, featuring performances by Tom Chapin, The Jen Chapin Trio, and The Chapin Sisters.
Members: $45.00 / Non-members: $50.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Friday, July 31
Marc Berger: “It’s the breathtaking grandeur of the high desert and plateaus suspended between the pioneer days and ten minutes ago… This is country folk music wrought by a working philosopher who’s missed nothing, kept a lot inside for a time, and captured the land.” Mark S. Tucker, FAME (Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange)
Members: $15.00 / Non-members: $20.00

Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Saturday, August 1
Professor Louie & the Crowmatix: “Professor Louie & the Crowmatix a tasty mix of rhythm and blues and rock & roll. Americana at its best.” The Village Voice
Members: $20.00 / Non-members: $25.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Friday, August 7
Vance Gilbert: “Gilbert took the stage, accompanied only by an acoustic guitar, a whimsical sense of humor, and an astonishingly smooth, pure tenor voice. But that proved to be more than enough.” Chicago Tribune
Members: $20.00 / Non-members: $25.00

Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Saturday, August 8
Adam Michael Rothberg: “an extraordinary talent — one of those great lyric writers, for sure … all that craft is transparent … like ear candy for the soul.” E. Balky, Hudson Harding Music
Members: $15.00 / Non-members: $20.00

Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Friday, August 14
John Gorka: “With a tangle of songs that emotionally connect us all and leave a tender trace, John Gorka stimulates the cerebrum, keeps our smiles agile and fit, and reconnects us with what really matters most in music: honesty.” Brian Dambrosio on Huffington Post
Members: $20.00 / Non-members: $25.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Saturday, August 15
The Grand Slambovians: “Mightily impressive and hugely original rock from the cool end of Americana.” MAVERICK, UK
Members: $25.00 / Non-members: $30.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Friday, August 21
Christine Lavin & Don White: “When Christine Lavin and Don White make us laugh, there is always a warm shimmer of community beneath the silliness. Of all the gifts great entertainers can bring to the stage, I think this is perhaps the rarest and most valuable. Many can dazzle us; but only the very, very best can befriend us, and remind us that, in the end, we are all wary acrobats in the great human circus. And really, when have we ever needed laughs like that more?” Scott Alarik, The Boston Globe, Sing Out, NPR
Members: $25.00 / Non-members: $30.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Saturday, August 22
Joe Crookston: “With all the performers out there, an artist has to go beyond good … and Joe does.” Sing Out Magazine
Members: $15.00 / Non-members: $20.00

Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Friday, August 28

Harpeth Rising: “Harpeth Rising plays as harmonious and powerful as rushing water with influences in roots, Appalachian, rock and bluegrass music. Their music captivates while enticing the mind to go into a tranquil trance, just like the river they are named after.” The Crow’s Nest
Members: $15.00 / Non-members: $20.00

Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Saturday, August 29
Bill Staines: “Bill Staines has been my hero since 1977. He carries on where Woody left off – carrying on the tradition of stories and characters you wish you knew.” Nanci Griffith
Members: $15.00 / Non-members: $20.00

Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Friday, September 4

John Flynn: “It has been disappointing that the world of folk music has not, during the last half century, been creating many new heroes. John Flynn is a notable exception, and is worthy of our respect as he follows the paths of Woody Guthrie, Phil Ochs and Kris Kristofferson.” Andrew L. Braunfeld, Philadelphia Folk Festival, Spring Gulch Folk Festival
Members: $20.00 / Non-members: $25.00

Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Saturday, September 5
The Berkshire Ramblers: Great friends, great music and great fun! We love the Ramblers, and are so pleased to have them back to close out the Troubadour Series in style.
Ticket price: $25.00. All proceeds to benefit The Guthrie Center.
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Please bookmark this page and come back often
for schedule updates as they become available.

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