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  The Troubadour Series at The Guthrie Center, Summer of 2017


Our 2017 Troubadour Series Schedule

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.

Friday, May 26
The Hoping Machine Singers
All tickets: $20.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Saturday, May 27

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
Members: $20.00 / Non-members: $25.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Friday, June 9
John Gorka with Special Guest Amilia K. Spicer: “Contemporary folk music would not get the respect and attention it has today without a handful of truly great singer/songwriters like John Gorka.” Roberta B. Schwartz, Folk and Acoustic Music Exchange
“Occasionally, someone like Spicer emerges out of the lists of names, stacks of CD’s, and pages of emails that is like finding a pearl in a boatload of oysters.” David Arnsberger, Sun Radio, Austin, TX
Members: $20.00 / Non-members: $25.00

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

Saturday, June 10

Cole Quest & The City Pickers: “What a crack team of pickers and voices you have put together. Great dobro playing, world class harmonica … skies the limit when you get a band as good as this.”
Ketch Secor / Old Crow Medicine Show
Members: $15.00 / Non-members: $20.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Friday, June 16
Outside the Wire: The Guthrie Center would like to welcome Outside the Wire to our stage. Hailing from the dry high deserts of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Outside the Wire combines elements or rock, prog, and metal to create a sound that’s both melodic, unique and driving.
Members: $15.00 / Non-members: $20.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Saturday, June 17

Billy Keane: The Guthrie Center is proud to present Billy Keane to our Troubadour stage! We were privileged to be introduced to him recently and it was love at first sight. Thankfully, it was mutual.
Members: $15.00 / Non-members: $20.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Friday, June 23
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
Members: $20.00 / Non-members: $25.00

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

Saturday, June 24

Cliff Eberhardt: “Eberhardt is better than ever, Steve McQueening his way into your heart at about ninety-eight miles an hour, kicking ass with fresh insight and new ways to lament old yearnings.”
Philly Rock Guide
Members: $20.00 / Non-members: $25.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Friday, June 30
Tom Paxton & The Don Juans
Members: $50.00 / Non-members: $60.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Saturday, July 1

Tom Paxton & The Don Juans
Members: $50.00 / Non-members: $60.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Friday, July 7
Charles Neville & The New England Neville Brothers: “Four powerfully unique personalities, the Neville Brothers thrive on an explosive fusion of diversity and unity. This collective of talented brothers is world-famous for its embodiment of the New Orleans sound. Aaron, Art, Charles, and Cyril Neville have expanded the horizons of New Orleans R & B while honoring the music’s roots and traditions.”
Members: $20.00 / Non-members: $25.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Saturday, July 8
Tom Chapin: “Warm spirit, infectious humor, and sensitive satiric songs … one of the great personalities in contemporary folk music.” New York Times
Members: $25.00 / Non-members: $30.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Friday, July 14
Spook Handy & The Seed Planters: “Spook Handy honors the spirit of Pete Seeger, so excellently, by sharing the music with everyone on stage and in the audience in the same way that Pete did. He makes music the star. That’s why Pete loved to play with him so often and why all of us who are still here also do.” David Amram
Members: $15.00 / Non-members: $20.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Saturday, July 15
Vance Gilbert: “Some old curmudgeon once wrote that there isn’t anything new under the sun. He may have been right, but just because there are a finite number of elements doesn’t mean that a creative artist can’t come up with an endless number of novel and refreshing ways to combine them. Vance Gilbert is just such an artist.” Enjoy the Music.com
We can only add that as long as we are here and Vance is here, we want him here. He is a joy.
Members: $20.00 / Non-members: $25.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Friday, July 21
Jonathan Edwards
Members: $35.00 / Non-members: $40.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Saturday, July 22
The Slambovian Circus of Dreams: “They may term it ‘Hillbilly-Pink Floyd’ and sure, they have an air of both Floyd and maybe Bowie at times, atop their folkcountry roots (note, not fauxcountry) – but it’s done with a warmth and comfort of a mystical Nebraska or poetic Crazy Horse.” Sleazegrinder, UK
Members: $25.00 / Non-members: $30.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Friday, July 28
Seth Glier CD Release: His music has … caught the ears of fans, industry and critics alike, with USA Today stating that his “exquisite tenor echoes Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel.” Building on the acclaim of his Grammy®-nominated sophomore album “The Next Right Thing”, Glier’s subsequent record “Things I Should Let You Know” landed him his first Daytrotter session, was called “a genuine revelation” by Blurt Magazine, and was praised by Music & Musicians Magazine for its “shimmering, seductive melodies”.
Members: $20.00 / Non-members: $25.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Saturday, July 29
Seth Glier CD Release: Please join us and welcome back a young performer who is not only a joy to listen to but who we at the Guthrie Center are proud to support and promote. Seth is not a self-advertiser. His music and how he walks through life are a testament to not only great talent, but also a good heart. He would be embarassed by that statement. Well, we stand by our words. Come to one of his shows this weekend. You will agree with us.
Members: $20.00 / Non-members: $25.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Friday, August 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
And from us at the Guthrie Center - the first time we heard Vishten at the church, we decided we’d have them back every year possible. If you come to this show, you’ll know why.
Members: $20.00 / Non-members: $25.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Saturday, August 5
TBA
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Friday, August 11
Matt Nakoa: “Matt Nakoa is a musical adept, one of those well kept secrets you just can’t help but celebrate: intimate and genuine, soulful and bittersweet, a rich poetic songbook sung in praise to a complicated, emotionally present world.” CoverLayDown.com
Matt is a talent and a voice you honestly should not miss.
Members: $15.00 / Non-members: $20.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Saturday, August 12
Chris Smither: “Bathed in the flickering glow of passing headlights and neon bar signs, Smither’s roots are as blue as they come. There is plenty of misty Louisiana and Lightnin’ Hopkins in Smither’s weathered singing and unhurried picking. So fine.” Rolling Stone
Members: $25.00 / Non-members: $30.00

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

Friday, August 18
Special Guest to be announced on July 2nd.
Members: $20.00 / Non-members: $25.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Saturday, August 19
Joe Crookston: Victory Music Review says: “Joe’s songs are powerful, simple, distilled lyrical paintings weaving together cycles of life and decay, cycles of joy and pain, and eventually they thread the needle through all of us …”
We at the Guthrie Center cannot imagine a Troubadour Series without Joe. He’s just that good.
Members: $20.00 / Non-members: $25.00

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

Friday, August 25
Bill Staines: For decades, Bill and his work have been home for so many musicians and songwriters. When they move on, they know, often thanks to Bill, where their roots are. We are always so proud to be able to welcome Bill to the Guthrie Center stage. Please join us for this very special evening.
Members: $15.00 / Non-members: $20.00

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

Saturday, August 26
Geoff Muldaur: “Geoff has a voice like nobody else. When he sings you just have to listen. He has a way with a song that makes you wish it would never end. The combination of Geoff’s amazing voice and the way he wraps it around a song makes his music irresistible.” Tom Rush
Members: $25.00 / Non-members: $30.00

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

Friday, September 1

Harpeth Rising: How do you combine voices and musical sound that evoke the heartbeat of angels, with lyrics and notes that take you straight into the reality of life? That’s Harpeth Rising. That’s why when we first had them here at the Guthrie Center, we definitely wanted them back. Every year.
Members: $20.00 / Non-members: $25.00

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

Saturday, September 2
Guy Davis: “Guy’s style and writing sound so deeply drenched in lost Black traditions that you feel that they must predate him. But no, they don’t. He created them.” USA Today
Members: $20.00 / Non-members: $25.00

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

Sunday, September 3
The Berkshire Ramblers: It’s become a tradition to close out the Troubadour Series with the Berkshire Ramblers, and we are so grateful that their feet take them to our stage. This is a benefit concert for the Guthrie Center. You are all invited!
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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