FARREN/BUTCHER, INC. – Only 32 tickets remain!
JOHN GORKA – Only 22 tickets remain!
HOWARD JONES – Only 28 tickets remain!
ENGLISH BEAT – Only 8 tickets remain!
TAB BENOIT – Only 8 tickets remain!
PAULA POUNDSTONE – Only 42 tickets remain!
SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY – Only 8 tickets remain!
THE BODEANS – Only 2 tickets remain!
June 15 LIVINGSTON TAYLOR
“Liv Taylor is a must-see in concert; the man knows how to entertain!” – americanaroots.com
“One of the most consistently entertaining, tasteful, and intelligent of songsmiths—”
– Dirty Linen Magazine
Consistently impressive and entertaining— – The Washington Post
Livingston Taylor is the ultimate crowd pleaser. – Performing Songwriter Magazine
“An unrepentant romantic, with a razor-sharp mind, a biting sense of humor, and a quirky view of the world.—” – Wood and Steel Magazine
“I remember we played at this club called the Iron Horse, in Massachusetts, opening for Livingston Taylor. He sold it out two nights in a row. Three hundred people. I remember thinking, ‘What a great career!’ “– Norah Jones
June 16 FARREN BUTCHER INC
Charlie Farren has long been known for great songs, great singing, and for outstanding live solo acoustic performances. Alone onstage with acoustic guitar in hand, Charlie captures an audience with his unique delivery, insightful lyrics, memorable songs, soaring vocal, and subtle yet innovative guitar style. Charlie emerged onto the national scene in the early ’80s after teaming up with Aerosmith lead guitarist Joe Perry as lead singer and guitarist with THE JOE PERRY PROJECT. In 1986 Charlie, along with Dave Hull (Joe Perry Project) and John Muzzy, formed FARRENHEIT.
Grammy nominated Jon Butcher is one of a select handful of influential recording artists comprising the now legendary Boston music scene. MTV videos for hit songs, “Life Takes A Life” ,” Wishes”, “Holy War” and “Goodbye Saving Grace” comprise the beginnings of a recording/ touring and television career that continues to this day. Jon’s love and respect of the traditional American music form- jazz, Dixieland, blues, folk is well documented, and has found its way onto every Jon Butcher release from 1998′s “Positively The Blues” to the newly released Barefoot Servants 2 and Chris Pierce, ‘Live’ Cd’s . With a discography of 18 national and international releases, Five World Tours, international critical acclaim, awards and a plethora of film, television and producer credits it’s hard to argue the point.
October 6 OVER THE RHINE
Fronted by Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist, Over The Rhine is playing a rare acoustic duo performance at Tupelo. The multi-instrumental Linford provides the foundation for Karin’s torchy, devil-may-care voice, brimming with Midwestern soul and unafraid to lay bare every emotional resonance. In addition to familiar favorites they’ll play songs from their new album The Long Surrender, a bountiful result of a collaboration with producer Joe Henry seamlessly interweaving the disparate idiosyncratic strains forming the many-colored crazy quilt of American music.
November 8 IRIS DEMENT
One of the most celebrated country-folk performers of her day, singer/songwriter Iris Dement was born on January 5, 1961, in rural Paragould, AR, the youngest of 14 children. At the age of three, her devoutly religious family moved to California, where she grew up singing gospel music; during her teenaged years, however, she was first exposed to country, folk, and R&B, drawing influence from Loretta Lynn, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, and Joni Mitchell. Upon graduating high school, she relocated to Kansas City to attend college.
After a series of jobs waitressing and typing, Dement first began composing songs at the age of 25. Honing her skills at open-mic nights, in 1988 she moved to Nashville, where she contacted producer Jim Rooney, who helped her land a record contract. Dement did not make her recording debut until 1992, when her independent label offering, Infamous Angel, won almost universal acclaim thanks to her pure, evocative vocal style and spare, heartfelt songcraft. Despite a complete lack of support from country radio, the record’s word-of-mouth praise earned her a deal with Warner Bros., which reissued Infamous Angel in 1993 as well as its follow-up, 1994′s stunning My Life. Her third LP, 1996′s eclectic The Way I Should, marked a dramatic change not only in its more rock-influenced sound but also in its subject matter; where Dement’s prior work was introspective and deeply personal, The Way I Should was fiercely political, tackling topics like sexual abuse, religion, government policy, and Vietnam. In 1999, she collaborated with country man John Prine on his album, In Spite of Ourselves. Dement recorded four duets with Prine that earned her a Grammy nod the following year.