Acoustic Renaissance Concerts
11 West Maple Street
Hinsdale, Illinois 60521
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Schedule - 2018/2019 Season
All shows begin at 8:00 pm. Doors open 45 minutes before performance time.
|Saturday, March 2, 2019 —
with special guest Charlie Mosbrook
Tickets: $18 adults/$16 student/senior
Joe Crookston: Songwriter, guitarist, painter, fiddler, slide player, eco-village member and believer in all things possible. Named 2016 Folk Alliance International Artist-in-Residence and signed to Tamulevich Artist Management along with John Gorka and Peter Yarrow. He's
played with Suzanne Vega, Dar Williams, David Francey, John McCutcheon, Judy Collins and 100 more. His songs are cinematic and are being made into award winning films, such as "Brooklyn in July".
He'll surprise you and awaken the cynics. He's plumbing for lyrical gold like a social archeologist. His songs are universal, his rhythm infectious and in concert, he is funny as hell one moment and transcendent the next.
Crookston believes in stories! Mystical, and humorous roads, twisting through vivid cinematography. Visual, artful and human. "Brooklyn in July", Oklahoma towns, rattlesnake tails, turbary thieves, Galway heather, meter maids and drunk roosters. At the end of the night, you'll leave inspired.
"The Long Note" is a phrase in Irish culture. "The Long Note" is that place of resonance and transcendence where the music, the voices, the instruments, and the community ALL come together and unite.
About guest opener Charlie Mosbrook: "There's a familiar comfortable feeling that comes over you when you listen to the music of Charlie Mosbrook. The guy has a rich, worldly voice that sounds like it was broken in slowly, like a well-loved instrument."-No Depression and 2018 Woodyfest Songwriting Contest 2nd Place Winner for the song "Remember Who We Are"
|Saturday, April 6, 2019 —
Tickets: $20 adults/$18 student/senior
The Malvinas are Lisa Markley, Beth Cahill, and Gina Forsyth, and they are from Upstate New York, Quebec, and Louisiana!
With roots all over North America the Malvinas are a feminist folk trio with a seriously original sound created by three of the most temperamental, romantic, down-to-earth, tolerant, funky, maternal, independent, impassioned, politically opinionated, completely-unlike-one-another, singer-songwriter-instrumentalists you've ever had the good fortune to know. They are Lisa Markley, Gina Forsyth and Beth Cahill on guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, killer harmonies, and a veritable smorgasbord of contemporary and traditional compositions that will have you coming back for more.
|Saturday, May 4, 2019 —
Kat Eggleston and
Tickets: $18 adults/$16 student/senior
Kat Eggleston is an artist of great range who has elated and inspired audiences all over the world with her strong, clear voice, her masterful fingerstyle guitar technique, her research and interpretation of traditional music, and her powerful original songs. She has collaborated onstage and in recordings with a variety of musicians over the years, including David Bromberg, Tom Dundee, Irish music supergroups Bohola and the David Munnelly band, and long-time music partner Kate MacLeod, to name a few.
Rupert Wates was born in London and studied at Oxford University. He has been a full time songwriter since the late 1990s, when he signed a publishing contract with Eaton Music Limited. His contract required him to write material in all kinds of styles and genres, for all kinds of artists including jazz vocalist Liz Fletcher. Moving in 2001 to Paris, Wates formed his own quartet and began playing live regularly. In fall 2006 he came to the US. He is now based in New York City and Colorado.
Rupert Wates averages 120 live shows every year, in front of audiences totaling more than 3,500, in acoustic venues in every state in America, in Canada and in Europe. He performs sometimes alone, sometimes with his trio or his quartet. He prefers smaller listening rooms where the audience is up close and the emphasis is on the music. He was voted an Artist Of The Year in both 2013 and 2016 by the international house concert network Concerts In Your Home (www.concertsinyourhome.com). He is the only artist on the entire CIYH database to have been honored with this title twice. In 2018, Wates was a Finalist in the Kerrville New Folk Song Contest, and an Emerging Artist at Falconridge Folk Festival.
2018 2019 Season at a Glance:
September 22 2018:
Tickets $18/$16 senior/student
October 13 2018:
Vance Gilbert, special guest Hope Dunbar
November 03 2018:
Tim Grimm Family Band, special guest Last Acre
January 12 2019:
co-bill of Joe Jencks, Mark Dvorak, Heather Styka
February 02 2019:
Diamonds in the Rust
March 02 2019:
Joe Crookston, special guest Charlie Mosbrook
April 06 2019:
May 04 2019:
co-bill of Rupert Wates and Kat Eggleston
Season tickets at $130/$116 (seniors, 62 and over)
Dinner before the show?
Vistro Restaurant .
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112 S. Washington Street
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10% discount on your meal!
| This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency