Here is the November lineup for Charles and Myrtle's Coffeehouse. The coffeehouse is inside Christ Unity Church at 105 McBrien Road. Shows are family friendly and start at 8 p.m. There is a $10 suggested donation at the door. For more information call 504-7258 or visit www.christunity.org.
Harpeth Rising's music is the convergence of a classical education and a passion for folk music, Americana, blues, bluegrass and all things acoustic. Named for the small but powerful river in Tennessee, they create original songs that layer rich instrumental arrangements with four part harmonies and lyrics that depict wanderlust, eternal curiosity, class struggle and extraordinary love. The result is a sound that defies category. The four members met while earning performance degrees at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, and despite their diverse beginnings (hailing from vastly different cultures and geographic areas,) found in each other a unified musical idea – and a brand new one at that.
Nov. 9 Jeff Black
After critically acclaimed commercial releases on label homes, fan favorite independent releases on his own Lotos Nile Music imprint, song placement on numerous independent films, thirty plus years of celebrated live performing and songs covered by artists as diverse as Alison Krauss, Waylon Jennings, Sam Bush, Blackhawk, Jerry Douglas, and Dierks Bentley. Boston’s WUMB listeners voted Jeff Black as one of the top 100 most important Folk artists of the last 25 years. Continuing to evolve as a master songwriter, performer and recording artist in the tradition of the great storytellers, his passionate live performances of songs from his vast catalog are not to missed.
Nov. 15 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.
Nov. 16 Gordon Lightfoot Tribute
Presented by Jerre Haskell, Martha Ann Brooks, John Lathim, Linda McRae , Jim Palmour, Bob Carty, Pattee Wilbanks, Alan Simmons Roger “Hurricane” Wilson, Andrew Kelsay and many others.
Nov. 23 Dana Cooper
Out of the heartland of America, stomping grounds of Truman and Twain, “powerhouse” troubadour Dana Cooper dedicated himself to a life of music over 40 years ago. This song poet engages and inspires audiences around the world with his quick wit, insightful stories and commanding presence. He has performed on Austin City Limits, Mountain Stage and the Kerrville Folk Festival where he was nominated for their Hall of Fame. Cooper’s songs have been recorded by top-notch artists such as bluegrass star Claire Lynch; Irish vocalist Maura O’Connell; and luminary songwriters Pierce Pettis and Susan Werner.
Nov. 30 Roger “Hurricane” Wilson
Four decades ago he taught hundreds of people to play guitar. In 1972 he began playing professionally. He's jammed with Les Paul, Hubert Sumlin, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Albert Collins, Roy Buchanan, Magic Slim, Michael Burkes, and Charlie Musselwhite just to name a few. He's shared the stage doing shows with B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Little Milton, John Mayall, Marcia Ball, Delbert McClinton, Taj Mahal, Leon Russell, and Edgar Winter among many others. With 8 CD's on the market, Roger, with his band, as well as solo, is working overtime, performing 200+ nights a year.