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Our 2019 Troubadour Series Schedule

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Dinner, desserts, and drinks may be ordered
between 6:00 PM and 7:45 PM on performance nights.
Desserts and drinks also available at intermission.
Click here to download a menu (PDF).

Friday, May 31
Jeffrey Foucault coming to The Guthrie Center
Jeffrey Foucault: “Mesmerizing, meditative … alluring and relatable all at once.” NPR Music
“‘Irony isn’t my thing,’ observes this transplanted Midwesterner. What is his thing: plainspoken, allusive songs of resonating, space-filled intensity that roam the byways of American roots music.” Boston Globe
Tickets: $25.00 / Friends of the Guthrie Center: $20.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.


Saturday, June 1

Bobby Sweet coming to The Guthrie Center
Bobby Sweet: As Country Journal proclaimed, we have here a singer-songwriter who is “A rare combination of music-maker, story-teller, and outstanding performer … how Sweet it is.”
Tickets: $20.00 / Friends of the Guthrie Center: $15.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Friday, June 7
 Annie Guthrie and John Sheldon coming to The Guthrie Center
Annie Guthrie and John Sheldon: Annie Guthrie is a prolific songwriter and versatile musician who primarily plays acoustic guitar, bass, percussion and autoharp. Annie’s songs are honest, ranging from light and funny to gut-wrenching heartbreak (mostly gut-wrenching heartbreak). As her grandfather Woody Guthrie said, “You can only write what you see,” and she has taken that to heart, writing songs that tell it like it is. John Sheldon is in his 50th year of writing songs … wtih performing credits include a stint when he was 17 as the lead guitarist for Van Morrison, songwriter for James Taylor, a member of the Sixties’ psychedelic jazz rock band The Bead Game (whose drummer was Jim Hodder, later of Steely Dan), and touring with Linda Ronstadt and James Taylor.
Tickets: $25.00 / Friends of the Guthrie Center: $20.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Saturday, June 8
  The Lucky Five coming to The Guthrie Center
The Lucky Five: “If you have not had the chance to spend an evening with the FABULOUSNESS that is The Lucky Five, then you really don’t know what you’re missing. They are 5 gifted musicians who are altogether transporting and amazingly fun. If you like Jazz, historic music and fun, then you’ll love The Lucky Five as I do!” Wanda Houston, The Wanda Houston Band
Tickets: $20.00 / Friends of the Guthrie Center: $15.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Friday, June 14
  John Flynn coming to The Guthrie Center
John Flynn: “John Flynn is the real deal. His work follows in the footsteps of Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Kris Kristofferson, and other social justice troubadours as he speaks the truth and gives a voice to society’s disenfranchised. His work fills your heart and opens your eyes as he continues to walk the walk of a true advocate for equality, justice, and peace.” Deana McCloud, Executive Director, Woody Guthrie Center
Tickets: $25.00 / Friends of the Guthrie Center: $20.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Saturday, June 15
  Krishna Guthrie Band coming to The Guthrie Center
Krishna Guthrie Band: Vermont-based, Krishna Guthrie, together with band members Alex Abraham, Zachary Jepson, and Bobby Maguire, will fashion an evening for you consisting of – to use their words – “hard rockin, folkin’ blues.” Krishna is the fourth generation of Guthrie singer-songwriters, son of Arlo’s son, Abe, and one who indeed brings a rocking vibe to much of his work, while his soulful voice can also demonstrate the plaintive beauty of classic folk tunes. Celebrate the power of music, from generation to generation, with this Guthrie Center performance!
Tickets: $20.00 / Friends of the Guthrie Center: $15.00

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

Friday, June 21
  Bill Staines coming to The Guthrie Center
Bill Staines: Join us for the Guthrie Center return of one of the most durable and beloved singers in folk music today. With a mix of traditional tunes and his own folk ballads, Staines “carries on where Woody left off,” says Nanci Griffith. Creating an atmosphere born from the folk scene of the 60s, Staines offers music and words rich in the human experience and spirit.
Tickets: $25.00 / Friends of the Guthrie Center: $20.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Saturday, June 22
  The Restless Age coming to The Guthrie Center
The Restless Age: The Restless age is a collaboration - a harmony of Will Bryant, Lee Falco, and Brandon Morrison. Each player brings a unique song and voice to the bandstand, as the trio spans generations and genres. As the house band for Amy Helm’s ‘Oh to be Home Again’ at Levon Helm Studios, they performed behind Donald Fagen, John Sebastian and Graham Nash, as well as being Kate Pierson’s (The B-52’s) touring band in support of her 2015 album ‘Guitars & Microphones’. Now, with their harmonius indie rock, The Restless Age steps out as a unit of songwriters, singers and instrumentalists. Welcome them to the Guthrie Center!
Tickets: $25.00 / Friends of the Guthrie Center: $20.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Friday, June 28
  John McCutcheon coming to The Guthrie Center
John McCutcheon: We are so pleased to have John back here at the Guthrie Center! “He has an uncanny ability to breathe new life into the familiar. His storytelling has the richness of fine literature.” The Washington Post
Tickets: $30.00 / Friends of the Guthrie Center: $25.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Saturday, June 29
  Tom Chapin coming to The Guthrie Center
Tom Chapin: A huge favorite with Guthrie Center audiences, Tom always gives us “Warm spirit, infectious humor, and sensitive satiric songs … one of the great personalities in contemporary folk music.” New York Times
Tickets: $30.00 / Friends of the Guthrie Center: $25.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Friday, July 5
  Roan Yellowthorn coming to The Guthrie Center
Roan Yellowthorn: Roan Yellowthorn front woman Jackie McLean, daughter of Don McLean, supported by producer and multi-instrumentalist Shawn Strack, delivers ethereal indie rock songs with a singer/songwriter heart. Listeners find themselves singing-along to the catchy melodies while simultaneously becoming immersed in the story behind each song. With their arresting sound, innovative collaborative process, and undeniable talent, Roan Yellowthorn is poised to be one of the most compelling acts of their generation.
Members: $25.00 / Friends of the Guthrie Center: $20.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Saturday, July 6
  Jim Kweskin and Geoff Muldaur coming to The Guthrie Center
An Evening with Jim Kweskin and Geoff Muldaur: “Drawing upon their combined musical knowledge and history of playing blues, traditional, jug band, and contemporary music, this duo makes the timeless feel immediate and necessary, not a mere stroll down nostalgia lane.” No Depression, The Journal of Roots Music
Tickets: $30.00 / Friends of the Guthrie Center: $25.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Friday, July 12
  The Agitators coming to The Guthrie Center
The Agitators: The Guthrie Center is pleased to present The Agitators, featuring Paula Bradley, Miles Lally, Slink Moss and Don McGrory! Join us for some fantastic downhome music, and a chance to sample a great local Berkshire treat!
Tickets: $20.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Saturday, July 13
  Vance Gilbert coming to The Guthrie Center
Vance Gilbert: Those lucky enough to attend a Vance Gilbert concert will encounter a contemporary singer/songwriter who began as a jazz and cocktail lounge singer and found a deeper creativity when he took up performing as a craftsman of his own words and guitar melodies. His sophisticated tunes and harmonies attest to those jazz roots and to his storyteller’s craft — as well as to his almost unequaled rapport with his audience.
Tickets: $25.00 / Friends of the Guthrie Center: $20.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Friday, July 19
  Tom Paxton & The Don Juans coming to The Guthrie Center
Tom Paxton & The Don Juans: Winner of a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for a career going back to the Greenwich Village folk revival of the early 1960s, when, as a pioneer singer-songwriter, he moved the genre beyond its traditions, Tom Paxton returns to the Guthrie Center, joined by songwriters Don Henry and Jon Vezner, the DonJuans. Paxton’s songs have been interpreted by the greats, from Bob Dylan, to Willie Nelson, to Placido Domingo, to Judy Collins. “Tom Paxton’s songs are so powerful and lyrical, written from the heart and conscience, and they reach their mark, our most inner being.” Don Henry and John Vezner are not just Grammy-winning songwriters themselves, but vocalists and multi-instrumentalists who will further deepen and enrich these two exceptional evenings.” Judy Collins
Tickets: $50.00 / Friends of the Guthrie Center: $45.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Saturday, July 20
  Tom Paxton & The Don Juans coming to The Guthrie Center
Tom Paxton & The Don Juans: Winner of a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for a career going back to the Greenwich Village folk revival of the early 1960s, when, as a pioneer singer-songwriter, he moved the genre beyond its traditions, Tom Paxton returns to the Guthrie Center, joined by songwriters Don Henry and Jon Vezner, the DonJuans. Paxton’s songs have been interpreted by the greats, from Bob Dylan, to Willie Nelson, to Placido Domingo, to Judy Collins. “Tom Paxton’s songs are so powerful and lyrical, written from the heart and conscience, and they reach their mark, our most inner being.” Don Henry and John Vezner are not just Grammy-winning songwriters themselves, but vocalists and multi-instrumentalists who will further deepen and enrich these two exceptional evenings.” Judy Collins
Tickets: $50.00 / Friends of the Guthrie Center: $45.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Friday, July 26
  Cole Quest and The City Pickers coming to The Guthrie Center
An Evening with Cole Quest and The City Pickers: Cole Quest and The City Pickers are a group of New York City musicians connected by friendship and a love of bluegrass. Cole Quest, grandson of the folk icon Woody Guthrie, has brought together a collection of eclectic pickers who have gained recognition on the local scene. Performing both Quest’s original tunes as well as traditional favorites, The City Pickers bring their special brand of high-spirited talent to the stage, with up-beat, knee slapping energy and a high lonesome sound that’ll leave you wanting more.
Tickets: $30.00 / Friends of the Guthrie Center: $25.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Saturday, July 27
  Matt Nakoa coming to The Guthrie Center
An Evening with Matt Nakoa: Matt Nakoa began composing music as a teenager. Following a formative stint as a classical pianist, he won a scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston. After college, Matt toured with his band, The Fens, and eventually landed in New York Citys vibrant piano bar scene. Matt quickly became a star performer at Manhattans Brandy’s Piano Bar, with lines outside the door each Saturday night.
Tickets: $30.00 / Friends of the Guthrie Center: $25.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Friday, August 2
  Ryanhood coming to The Guthrie Center
Ryanhood: We are so looking forward to this duo performing at the Guthrie Center. Beautiful harmonies and fantastic talent! “Hood’s vocal delivery brings an affecting authenticity. Throughout, they play furiously together and Green’s melodic leads and solos often provide the highlights. Their trademark acoustic folk-pop sound will remind some listeners of the work of Dan Fogelberg and Simon & Garfunkel.” Tucson Weekly
Tickets: $25.00 / Friends of the Guthrie Center: $20.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Saturday, August 3
  Don White coming to The Guthrie Center
Don White: “No artist on the coffeehouse circuit today is better than Don White at combining the heartfelt aesthetics of the singer-songwriter with side-splitting laughs.” Scott Alarik in The Boston Globe
Don’s performance will be recorded for use on his upcoming 10th CD. It will also be filmed for use in a future mini documentary. Hope to see you here for one of our favorite performers!
Tickets: $25.00 / Friends of the Guthrie Center: $20.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Friday, August 9
  Seth Glier coming to The Guthrie Center
Seth Glier: The Guthrie Center gets Grammy-nominated Seth Glier for two nights this summer — and we’re thrilled. With a voice called “otherworldly” by NPR, a quiet tenor that conveys the worlds of both contemplation and questioning, hope and dejection, the personal and the political, and the ongoing challenge to engage, Glier offers songs that reveal the fragile — even magical — connections that bring us hope. Whether on keyboards or guitar, he’ll give you an evening that will abide with you, a summer highlight.
Tickets: $30.00 / Friends of the Guthrie Center: $25.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Saturday, August 10
  Seth Glier coming to The Guthrie Center
Seth Glier: The Guthrie Center gets Grammy-nominated Seth Glier for two nights this summer — and we’re thrilled. With a voice called “otherworldly” by NPR, a quiet tenor that conveys the worlds of both contemplation and questioning, hope and dejection, the personal and the political, and the ongoing challenge to engage, Glier offers songs that reveal the fragile — even magical — connections that bring us hope. Whether on keyboards or guitar, he’ll give you an evening that will abide with you, a summer highlight.
Tickets: $30.00 / Friends of the Guthrie Center: $25.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Friday, August 16
  Chris Smither coming to The Guthrie Center
Chris Smither: “Cast your mind back to the first time you heard Hank Williams, Big Bill Broonzy or JJ Cale and remember how good it felt. Think of the opening encounter with Leon Redbone or Leo Kottke. They say newcomers to Chris Smither’s brand of country blues-tinged southern folk experience those same emotions. It’s true.” Maverick
Chris is a universal favorite and always packs the house. We are not surprised.
Tickets: $30.00 / Friends of the Guthrie Center: $25.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Saturday, August 17
  Chris Smither coming to The Guthrie Center
Chris Smither: “Cast your mind back to the first time you heard Hank Williams, Big Bill Broonzy or JJ Cale and remember how good it felt. Think of the opening encounter with Leon Redbone or Leo Kottke. They say newcomers to Chris Smither’s brand of country blues-tinged southern folk experience those same emotions. It’s true.” Maverick
Chris is a universal favorite and always packs the house. We are not surprised.
Tickets: $30.00 / Friends of the Guthrie Center: $25.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Friday, August 23
  Chris Thomas King coming to The Guthrie Center
Chris Thomas King: A rare opportunity to experience Blues at a level not often heard. “Not only is he a triple threat musician – a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist – King is an actor and business entrepreneur. His most famous role was portraying historic bluesman Tommy Johnson in the popular Coen Brothers film ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou’ and his work on the soundtrack CD won him a Grammy …”. Chicago Blues Guide
Tickets: $35.00 / Friends of the Guthrie Center: $30.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Saturday, August 24
  The Slambovian Circus of Dreams coming to The Guthrie Center
The Slambovian Circus of Dreams: When we first had the Slambovians here at the Guthrie Center, we asked them if they would always come back. They agreed. There is an honesty and integrity in the best music. There is the same in the best people. They are both. And we are honored, pleased, happy, to have the Slambovian contingent here, once again, at the Guthrie Center. If you want a truly special and fun evening – be here on this night.
Tickets: $30.00 / Friends of the Guthrie Center: $25.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Sunday, August 25
  Urban Renewal coming to The Guthrie Center
Urban Renewal: Urban Renewal blends a mixture of 70s funk with West African polyrhythms. The group features high energy vocals, a tight rhythm section, with some kickin horns and percussion. This band is a blast and lots of fun. Expect a dance floor and a very party feel! We had them here at the Guthrie Center last year and everyone had a really great time. Needless to say, when they became available this summer, we fit them into the schedule. We didn’t want to miss an opportunity to have these folks back here again! All proceeds benefit the Guthrie Center.
No beer and wine available for this show.
Tickets: $30.00 / Friends of the Guthrie Center: $25.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 7:00 PM.

Friday, August 30
  Joe Crookston coming to The Guthrie Center
Joe Crookston: “A song needs to be more than good, it needs to be good for something.” That’s Joe Crookston’s favorite Woody Guthrie quotation. Joe Crookston is not just a folksinger, not just a versatile musician with his Martin OM 28, his fiddle, his slide guitar or banjo. He’s a storyteller, carrying on Woody’s work of telling the story of America, song by song. There is no way but up when Joe takes the stage. An inspiring musician and songwriter, Joe is also a great person. We hope you’ll be here for what will, always is, a very special evening.
Tickets: $25.00 / Friends of the Guthrie Center: $20.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Saturday, August 31
  The Berkshire Ramblers coming to The Guthrie Center
The Berkshire Ramblers: The Guthrie Center is proud and grateful to have the Berkshire Ramblers in concert! They are great friends and perform a very special and fun show! Join us for what is always a totally enjoyable night!”
Tickets: $25.00. All proceeds to benefit The Guthrie Center.
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.


Troubadour Series Extended!

Friday, October 11
  Tom Rush coming to The Guthrie Center

An Evening with Tom Rush: Tom Rush is a Guthrie Center all time favorite, and we are so fortunate to have him scheduled here for two nights in October! Tom is a folk gold standard - for good reason. Hoping to see you share in a very special weekend at The Guthrie Center! Light dinner fare available, but no beer or wine. Mark your calendars! October 11 and 12!
Tickets: $50.00 / Friends of the Guthrie Center: $45.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Saturday, October 12
  Tom Rush coming to The Guthrie Center
An Evening with Tom Rush: Tom Rush is a Guthrie Center all time favorite, and we are so fortunate to have him scheduled here for two nights in October! Tom is a folk gold standard - for good reason. Hoping to see you share in a very special weekend at The Guthrie Center! Light dinner fare available, but no beer or wine. Mark your calendars! October 11 and 12!
Tickets: $50.00 / Friends of the Guthrie Center: $45.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

 

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