October Lineup At Charles And Myrtle's

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Here is the October lineup at Charles and Myrtle's Coffeehouse located in Christ Unity Church at 105 McBrien Road. Shows are at 8 p.m. and there is a $10 suggested donation at the door.  For more information visit www.christunity.org.

Oct. 6 Roy Schneider 
Review for Roy Schneider:  Roy Schneider is a joyful player of most things stringed, and his joy is infectious. Schneider has twice been a finalist in the Kerrville Folk Festival's Grassy Hill New Folk Competition and. with fan funding, released his fourth studio album Sept. 1. Since its release the CD has been played on over 50 stations in the U.S. and abroad. He frequently tours with his wife and musical partner, Kim Mayfield, and has been known to indulge any good excuse to pull a full band together. 


Oct. 13 Lisa Oliver-Gray  (with Tommy Womack) 
Review for Lisa Oliver-Gray:  Lisa is a member of Daddy, a band with Will Kimbrough and Tommy Womack.  Lisa’s a Believer; let’s just be straight up about it. She’s not going to shove it in your face, but her songs are positive, life affirming offerings. “Be Still a While,” “My Pretty Song” (co-written with Irene Kelley) and Will Kimbrough’s “Open to Love” are sunshine made into sound. “Adam’s Rib” is a smoky, snaky blues the Staples Singers could have made their own. The whole stew is part rock and roll, part country swamp, and all love. It’s all about the love with Lisa. 

Oct. 19 Claude Bourbon 
Review for Claude Bourbon:  Born in France in the early 60’s, Claude Bourbon grew up in Switzerland, where he was classically trained for many years. This finger picking guitarist has performed and studied all over the world; he has crafted an unbelievable fusion of classical and jazz, with ethereal Eastern influences, Spanish and Latin elements with strains of Western folk.Thousands of people in the UK, Europe and USA have enjoyed listening to this virtuoso and for the majority of his audience it is an experience that compels them to return again and again to hear and watch him play, as his fingers lightly dance over the strings of his guitar and create a unique sound that is ’Claude.

Oct. 20 Amy Black 
Review for Amy Black:  Amy Black is a Boston based singer/songwriter with storytelling and Southern tradition in her blood. She burst onto the Boston scene a few short years ago and in record time, she and her band have become one of the most sought after new acts in New England, sharing the stage with Chris Isaak, The Courtyard Hounds, Rodney Crowell and Joe Ely and playing to packed houses across the region. Black also recently made her mark down south as a featured artist on the live radio show “Music City Roots” hosted by Jim Lauderdale and as a headliner at The Basement in Nashville and Eddie’s Attic in Georgia at at the Americana Music Association’s annual event. 

Oct. 26 Pierce Pettis  
Review for Pierce Pettis: Pierce Pettis doesn’t write mere songs, he writes literature...End to end the songwriting is brilliant...Pierce Pettis albums are events in my listening. His writing just gets better all the time and his singing is marvelous, wry and warm. 

Oct. 27  Tim Grimm 
Review for Tim Grimm: Tim Grimm has toured and recorded with his friend,  Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, appeared with Harrison Ford in the film Clear and Present Danger, and has shared the stage with writer and poet Wendell Berry. His recording, The Back Fields was named Best Americana Album in the 2006 Just Plain Folks Music Awards in Los Angeles (the largest and most diverse music awards in the world). Named 2000’s “Best Discovery in Roots/Americana Music” by The Chicago Sun-Times,  and “2004 Male Artist of the Year” by the Freeform American Roots DJs, his songs and performances have established him as a unique voice in Americana music.


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