Don’t forget…April 15th is Swap, Buy or Trade Your Gear Day! It starts at 3pm and goes to 5pm in Hipster Hall. This is a great way to get rid of an instrument that you are not using and find something you will enjoy.
Here’s what’s on the schedule for the Leo Coffeehouse this Sunday:
MC: Jim Good
5:30 – 6:45 PM:
Open Jam: Founder’s Hall. All welcome.
Songwriters’ Collaborative: Anyone interested in songwriting welcome. Upstairs room TBD.
7:00 PM (1st set): Chris Bieri & Dennis Allen
Dennis Allen started playing in front of other people when he joined the Balladeers about six years ago. He loves traditional folk and string band music but was compelled to start writing songs during the 2016 election. He has performed at open mics, progressive political events and some local festivals.
Chris Bieri is a retired geezer and card-carrying Nasty Woman who grew up listening to Jimmy Rushing, Gene Autry, Burl Ives, and her mother singing her to sleep with “Blues in the Night.” It is Chris’s hope that everyone will claim their own stories, write their own songs, and sing like the world depends upon their voices, because it does.
7:30 PM (2nd set): Cheryl McKinney
Cheryl McKinney is the Balladeer Heartenstone and she is bringing original and covered Folk, Celtic and Roots Songs.
8:00 PM: Coffee break
8:15 PM (3rd set): Steve Bonafel
This bluegrass bandleader of One Iota, features his award-winning songwriting in a solo set. His credits include: SPBGMA song of the year (2016); “The Last Parade” recorded by Joe Mulli’s band Radio Ramblers; 5-time IBMA song writer showcase performer. With his band, One Iota, he has recently played at the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame, The National D Day Memorial on Memorial Day, and will be at the Appalachian Fest over Mother’s Day weekend this month.
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