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  The Troubadour Series at The Guthrie Center, Summer of 2014

The 2014 Troubadour Series

at The Guthrie Center is now here!

For tickets and information, 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 30
Tracy Grammer & Jim Henry: “Tracy Grammer is one of the finest pure musicians anywhere in folkdom.” Boston Globe
Members: $15.00 / Non-members: $20.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Saturday, May 31

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 6
Tracy Bonham: “Whether she’s puzzling out marriage or making out in an AMC Hornet, Bonham has definitely hit her groove.” Rolling Stone Reviews
Members: $20.00 / Non-members: $25.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Saturday, June 7

Oakes and Smith and Dugway Share the Evening:
Oakes and Smith: “Melodically eloquent and profound … the sound is … poignant.”
Kevin Tshiamala, Hear Magazine
Dugway: “Chris Considine … and Blake Poore have made Dugway an exciting young group to watch out for.” Peter Herbst, former Music Editor, Rolling Stone
Members: $15.00 / Non-members: $20.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Friday, June 13
The Interlopers: “… a great band to see live … with their infectious energy, they would be perfect to see on a date — it’d be hard not to dance with whomever is nearest to you.” Sound of Boston
“The most musically sophisticated act in folk.” The New York Times
Members: $10.00 / Non-members: $15.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Saturday, June 14

Laura Nyro Tribute “Spero Plays Nyro” by The Christine Spero Group: “This woman has a lover’s touch on piano, a jazz master’s vocabulary and a vocal splendor perfectly matched by a band that is nothing short of breathtaking.” Don Wilcock, The Saratogian, Troy Record, Nippertown
Members: $20.00 / Non-members: $25.00

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

Friday, June 20
John Flynn: Just simply one of the best. John is a long time and popular favorite at the Guthrie Center and it is always our honor to welcome him here for what is consistently a stellar performance!
Members: $15.00 / Non-members: $20.00

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

Saturday, June 21

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, June 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.

Saturday, June 28

Meg Hutchinson: Meg Hutchinson is an award-winning singer songwriter who artfully documents the human condition. With a poet’s ease, she makes the personal universal, allowing people’s stories to come alive through her unique vocals and haunting melodies.
Members: $20.00 / Non-members: $25.00

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

Friday, July 4
Steve Katz: Formerly of the Blues Project, and founding member of Blood, Sweat and Tears, Steve helped define the music of the 60’s. A superior musician and storyteller, Steve will offer a mix of music and stories that only he can tell, from an era that changed the direction of what we love in popular music.
Members: $20.00 / Non-members: $25.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Saturday, July 5
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
Note: Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Friday, July 11
Harpeth Rising: “They break new ground virtually every time they pick up their instruments, forging their own path as the vanguard of a new species of progressive folk.” Jason D. Hamad, No Surf Review
Members: $15.00 / Non-members: $20.00

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

Saturday, July 12
Christine Lavin & Don White: Guthrie Center favorites, Christine Lavin and Don White are top-notch musicians and comedians. A fantastically fun duo who always leave the audience laughing. Join us and welcome back two performers who really need no introduction!
Members: $25.00 / Non-members: $30.00

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

Friday, July 18
Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion: “Together Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion summon the spirit of LA-style 70s country-rock, with sweet harmony singing that recalls the special alchemy of Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris …”. The Reader
Members: $20.00 / Non-members: $25.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Saturday, July 19
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, July 25
Tom Paxton: Tom Paxton has become a voice of his generation, addressing issues of injustice and inhumanity, laying bare the absurdities of modern culture and celebrating the tender bonds of family, friends, and community.
Members: $50.00 / Non-members: $60.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Saturday, July 26
Tom Paxton: Tom Paxton has become a voice of his generation, addressing issues of injustice and inhumanity, laying bare the absurdities of modern culture and celebrating the tender bonds of family, friends, and community.
Members: $50.00 / Non-members: $60.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Friday, August 1
Richard Shindell: “Shindell is a master builder of songs, yet always leading listeners toward the emotional essence of the moment or character he is evoking. As with all master craftsmen, knowing what to leave out is as important to him as what he puts in. Shindell has uncanny sense of the theater of a song, building his ballads sparely and subtly, set to sweeping graceful melodies.” Scott Alarick, The Boston Globe
Members: $25.00 / Non-members: $30.00

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

Saturday, August 2
Jay & Molly: “Jay and Molly make music that is simple and overwhelming … joyful and full of feeling … an apotheosis of American traditional music.” Garrison Keillor, host and creator of “A Prairie Home Companion”
Members: $25.00 / Non-members: $30.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Friday, August 8
Vance Gilbert: “Watching Vance live onstage is like witnessing a one-man Robin Williams, George Benson, Garrison Keillor, and Al Jarreau.” The Philadelphia Enquirer
Members: $20.00 / Non-members: $25.00

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

Saturday, August 9
The Grand Slambovians: “There are many Slambovian variations on musical history and the human heart: “Lost Highway,” the elegiac “The Invisible,” the deep blue, stark stomp of the reverberating title track, the impish pop of “Who Is This Girl?” and their homage to the quiet Beatle, “Ravenous Ways.” All, even on first listen, become vivid watermarks of why these New York/Hudson Valley-based myth-makers are loved and cheered around the world.” Mike Jurkovic, Elmore Magazine
Members: $20.00 / Non-members: $25.00

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

Friday, August 15
Winterpills: “I don’t know why Winterpills aren’t one of the most cherished pop bands in the world: Their songs are mournful, slow-exploding and lyrically dazzling, and their albums have a coherence that’s rare.” Jonathan Lethem, Rolling Stone
Members: $20.00 / Non-members: $25.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Saturday, August 16
Rory Block: “Her playing is perfect, her singing otherworldly as she wrestles with ghosts, shadows and legends.” The New York Times
Members: $20.00 / Non-members: $25.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

Friday, August 22
The Nutopians: Celebrating the Songs of John Lennon: “Lest you think these are a couple of old folkies getting their John Lennon jollies out, the arrangements are alternately complex, freewheeling and stirring. “Help!” is presented with the poignancy Lennon often cited, while “Julia,” featuring the cello and chromatic harmonica, packs an emotional punch through its extended instrumental break. Covering the Beatles is often a crapshoot at best but The Nutopians have pulled this off with aplomb and reminds us how relevant and affecting this music still is.” Jim Lipson - Tucson Weekly
Members: $30.00 / Non-members: $35.00

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

Saturday, August 23
The Nutopians: Celebrating the Songs of John Lennon: “Lest you think these are a couple of old folkies getting their John Lennon jollies out, the arrangements are alternately complex, freewheeling and stirring. “Help!” is presented with the poignancy Lennon often cited, while “Julia,” featuring the cello and chromatic harmonica, packs an emotional punch through its extended instrumental break. Covering the Beatles is often a crapshoot at best but The Nutopians have pulled this off with aplomb and reminds us how relevant and affecting this music still is.” Jim Lipson - Tucson Weekly
Members: $30.00 / Non-members: $35.00

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

Friday, August 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, August 30
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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