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  The Troubadour Series at The Guthrie Center, Summer of 2016


Our 2016 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 27
Dugway and Reinhardt & Ciccarelli with Sarah Kohrs & the Corner Store Antiques: The Guthrie Center is so pleased to open the 2016 Troubadour Series with a wonderful group of local, and extremely talented performers! Join us to celebrate the start of the season.
Members: $10.00 / Non-members: $15.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Saturday, May 28

Kate Taylor: “Though her musical roots are rich and diverse she blends them seamlessly and effortlessly. Whether performing in a coffeehouse or an amphitheater, Kate has a warmth and joy that creates a connectedness between artist and audience that is enduring.”
Behind the Band
Members: $25.00 / Non-members: $30.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Friday, June 3 – Note last-minute schedule change!
The Spurs USA: “The Spurs USA play everything from Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline, Buck Owens, Ray Price, George Strait, Dottie West, Dolly Parton, Charlie Daniels, and so many more legends. Great classic country and swing tunes played by seasoned and passionate musicians. Do you love songs like Hey Good Looking, On The Road Again, Jambalaya, All My Exes, Mama Tried, Forever and Ever Amen, Crazy, Love Me Like You Used Too, Stand By Your Man, Six Pack To Go, Faded Love, and so many more? If so, you will have come to the right place.”
Members & non-members: $15.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Saturday, June 4

Richard Shindell: “Occasionally an artist has a night that makes even skeptics think, “O.K., maybe he is the best.” Richard Shindell achieved this … his artfully straightforward baritone, the vocal equivalent of Shaker furniture. His melodies are just as beautifully unadorned.” The New York Times
Members: $25.00 / Non-members: $30.00

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

Friday, June 10
Oakes & Smith: “emotional, heartfelt music that touches the soul … (they) have such beautiful and incredible voices that blend perfectly to the point that they become one whole voice …” Anthony Avina, On Request Magazine
Members: $15.00 / Non-members: $20.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Saturday, June 11

Ellis Paul: “Master songwriter and storyteller with captivating vocals… Literate, provocative, urbanely romantic.”
Members: $20.00 / Non-members: $25.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Friday, June 17
Harpeth Rising: “Their instrumentals of banjo and violin mixed with cello and foot percussion create an exciting and unique blend of musical genres that include folk, rock, bluegrass, classical, and roots music. Their original lyrics, conveyed through powerful three-part vocals, are both gritty and poignant.” Fairfax County Times
Members: $20.00 / Non-members: $25.00

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

Saturday, June 18

Jemima James: “Nobody sounds like Jemima James, she is the very definition of a soul singer, her voice is rich and plaintive, her storytelling salty and true, and she has a hell of a way with words.”
Mara Carlyle
Members: $15.00 / Non-members: $20.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Friday, June 24
Tom Rush: “Never miss a chance to see Tom Rush live he’s got that rare one-of-a-kind quality that makes you realize you’ve seen somebody who really matters.” Exclaim Magazine, Toronto Canada
Members: $45.00 / Non-members: $50.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Saturday, June 25

Tom Rush: “Never miss a chance to see Tom Rush live he’s got that rare one-of-a-kind quality that makes you realize you’ve seen somebody who really matters.”
Exclaim Magazine, Toronto Canada
Members: $45.00 / Non-members: $50.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Friday, July 1
John Flynn: “John Flynn is one of the most talented, admirable people I know and also one of the most underrated singer/songwriters on the contemporary scene …” George Laye, Director, The Guthrie Center
Members: $15.00 / Non-members: $20.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Saturday, July 2
Happy Traum: “Traum has an easy, conversational singing voice that hasn’t changed much, and a delicately fluid acoustic guitar style testifying to decades as a student and teacher.” Rolling Stone
Members: $20.00 / Non-members: $25.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Friday, July 8
No Fuss and Feathers: No Fuss and Feathers is a dynamic, cohesive cocktail of delicious harmonies, infectious rhythm, and spontaneous hilarity - with award-winning songwriting always at center stage. Individually, the four are nationally-touring performers who have charted at the top of Folk and Americana radio and appeared on stage at some of the most respected festivals. Collectively, they are an incorrigible bunch of musical co-conspirators bent on giving their audience an unforgettable show.
Members: $20.00 / Non-members: $25.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Saturday, July 9
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 15
Steve Katz: “A pioneer of the blues-rock genre with his early 1960s band, the Blues Project; a founder in the late 1960s of the groundbreaking and hugely popular jazz-rock big band Blood, Sweat & Tears…” Publishers Weekly
Members: $20.00 / Non-members: $25.00
Note: Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Saturday, July 16
The Grand Slambovians: “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 22
Annie Guthrie CD Release Show: “I’d like to thank you (Annie), for adding a whole new dynamic to folk music. One where we are not all sitting around reading our vegan cookbooks.” David Amram
Members: $10.00 / Non-members: $15.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Saturday, July 23
Vance Gilbert: Who else would name their most recent album “Old White Men”, and actually have recorded a groundbreaking, heartbreaking title song to back it up? That’d be Vance Gilbert.
Members: $20.00 / Non-members: $25.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Friday, July 29
Bill Staines: “His gentle lilting voice, spacious melodies and common-chord lyrics give his songs a homespun grace that often belies his mastery of the folk form. He is such a pure pleasure too, people forget to notice how damn good at the job of singer-songwritering he really is.” New England Folk Almanac
Members: $15.00 / Non-members: $20.00

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

Saturday, July 30
Christine Lavin & Don White: “Hearing that they are doing shows together is a dream-come-true for me, along with thousands of their other fans. That is not merely because they promise an evening of such fun and laughter. It is because of what they share, how they meld their comedic gifts with the best instincts of modern folk music.” Scott Alarik of the Boston Globe and NPR
Members: $25.00 / Non-members: $30.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Friday, August 5
Brother Sun: “Ranging from gospel and blues-inflected grooves through delicate ballads, with playful dips into zydeco and jazzy a cappella, the ensemble’s muscular and precise harmonies provide the optimism and uplift in every song.” Members: $20.00 / Non-members: $25.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Saturday, August 6
John Gorka: “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
Members: $20.00 / Non-members: $25.00

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

Friday, August 12
Eli Catlin: “Performing with his voice, guitar, banjo, and harmonica, Eli Catlin sings and plays original music in the style of Blues and American Roots music, as well as his unique renditions of some of the greats who inspire and influence him including, R.L. Burnside, Robert Johnson, Charley Patton, Blind Will Johnson, Muddy Waters, John Fahey, and Alvin Youngblood Heart.”
Members: $15.00 / Non-members: $20.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Saturday, August 13
Seth Glier: “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: $20.00 / Non-members: $25.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Friday, August 19
Tenzin Chopak & Rockwood Ferry: “Rockwood Ferry creates a work of strong and potent natural beauty. Fluid grace, swelling waves of sound, gentle harmonies and thoughtful words... something to be truly appreciated and enjoyed.” Tracey Craig, Rootabaga Boogie
Members: $15.00 / Non-members: $20.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Saturday, August 20
Lucy Kaplansky: “a truly gifted performer … full of enchanting songs.” New York Times
Members: $25.00 / Non-members: $30.00

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

Friday, August 26

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
Members: $15.00 / Non-members: $20.00

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

Saturday, August 27
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, September 2

Vishten: “From Prince Edward Island and the windswept Magdelen Islands of Quebec, this trio blends Celtic and French influences with Canada’s equivalent of Cajun music.” Mosaïk Review Living Traditions Magazine
Members: $20.00 / Non-members: $25.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Saturday, September 3
The Berkshire Ramblers: The Berkshires’ beloved “Ramblers” are back! Join us for an always great performance by musicians who know how to deliver a good time!
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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