Here is the September lineup for Charles and Myrtle's Coffeehouse, inside Christ Unity Church at 105 McBrien Road. Shows begin at 8 p.m. There is a $10 suggested donation at the door. For more information call 504-7258 or visit www.christunity.org. The shows are family friendly.
Here are the musicians and their reviews:
Sept. 1 Tia Mcgraff (Sunday Afternoon Show - 1 p.m.)
After winning the Canadian Open Country Singing Contest at the age of 18, Tia left the local music theatre leading roles she had been starring, and entered into the world of the recording music industry.Johnny Cash wasn’t the only one who recognized a shining star! Soon heavy weights like Randy Bachman (BTO), Dan Hill (Celine Dion), Andrew Gold, Mark Slaughter (Rock Band “Slaughter”), and countless others, were inviting Tia to write and record with them.
Sept. 7 Matthew Kahler
On stage, Matthew is part drummer, part guitarist, part singer, part comedian, and always part downed electrical wire. He truly becomes one with the music. His guitar style is also like no other-- an intricate finger picking pattern suddenly attacked by a forceful, almost flamenco strumming style
Sept. 14 John Lathim
John Lathim performs a unique acoustic blend of Scotch, Irish and mountain music. John presents a cultural European-American folk sound with original compositions. John's vocal sound has been compared to Gordon Lightfoot. His songs tell of rural life of the farmer, the traveling vagabond and the minstrel, weaving stories of the pioneers and days gone by. John also sings about the working class culture and social issues. His recent albums include "Chorus in the Wildwood", "Native Sons of the Pioneer Days" and "From the Heart of the Tiller Man."
Sept. 21 TBA
Sept. 28 John Flynn
In an era of deep division, John Flynn’s songs call us together as they speak for the wounded, the weary, and the afflicted; for the prisoner, the soldier, and all the forgotten ones who walk unseen in our midst. Fusing the vision of an activist with the unblinking eye of a truth-teller, John Flynn’s music speaks deeply to the heart and the spirit. A wordsmith and poet of rare clarity, he evokes our shared humanity as he addresses the times we live in through songs that resound with awareness, irony, humor and compassion.The open heartedness and resonant decency in Flynn’s work have made him a staple of Phil Ochs Song Nights across the country, and brought him the respect and friendship of longtime heroes like Kris Kristofferson and Arlo Guthrie.