Peter & Leni
Vrijdag 2 juni: Orit Shimoni (Canada) Aanvang: 20.30 uur Entree: € 12.50
Voor de tweede keer op ons podium. Wij kijken al ruim een jaar enorm uit naar dit optreden.
Vrijdag 9 juni: Daisycutter (USA) Aanvang: 20.30 uur Entree: € 12.50
De groep van Sarah Milonovich in Steendam! Zij komen als Trio naar ons toe maar dat is geen straf.
Vrijdag 16 juni: Sofia Talvik (Zweden) Aanvang: 20.30 uur Entree: € 12.50
Deze jonge dame gooit momenteel hoge ogen in de USA en toert daar regelmatig. Voor deze keer weer even treug in Europa doet zij ook Steendam aan. Echt een aanrader.
Zat 17 juni: Open Sessie Altijd leuk Altijd Gratis
Iedere derde zaterdag van de maand organiseerd Willem Noordstrand een sessie waarbij iedereen binnen kan lopen en aan mag schuiven.
Maandag 19 juni: Annie Keating Trio (USA) Aanvang: 20.30 uur Entree: € 12.50
Op de maandagavond en daarom beginnen wij al om 20:00 uur. Annie Keating is in Nederland geen onbekende. Een zeer goede performer en maker van geweldige cd’s. Unieke kans om haar live te kunnen zien en horen.
Tim Grim and the Fam Band
Tim Grimm is a bit of a Rennaisance man in the performing arts world. He has for the past 15 years, blended his love for songwriting, travel, and the storytelling of acting (theatre, film and television). His most recent recording, THE TURNING POINT, produced the #1 song on Folk radio in 2014-- KING OF THE FOLKSINGERS. It was a particularly gratifying honor, given the song is a tribute to Tim's friend and musical icon, Ramblin' Jack Elliott. Tim's history with Ramblin' Jack goes back 30 years-- beginning with a bicycle ride that led to The Newport Folk Festival…. Tim contributing liner notes to Jack's Grammy winning album, The South Coast (1995)… Jack's recording Buffalo Skinners with Tim on Tim's album, Coyote's Dream (2003)….and now, most recently KING OF THE FOLKSINGERS.
After college (Earlham), Grimm pursed an MFA in Theatre at The University of Michigan and from there worked in Regional Theatre, settling in Chicago. In Chicago, in addition to his theatre work, he studied briefly at the Old Town School of Folk Music and began writing songs and performing. He put together a band, Tim Grimm and The True Hearts and released 2 cds--True Heart, Kind Mind and Broken Down Palace. At which point, "Hollywood called", and Tim put down his guitar and pen, and didn't really pick them up for close to 10 years.
After several years (1990s) working in Los Angeles (where he co-starred for 2 seasons on the NBC drama Reasonable Doubts, worked on Clear and Present Danger with Harrison Ford, and appeared in several films and tv projects), Tim returned home to Indiana. He grew up in the woods and small town settings of southern Indiana, son of schoolteachers and grandson of farmers, and his return home was a conscious choice to live a life of significance rather than one of “success’. He now lives with his wife on 80 acres close to where he grew up. Tim’s songs are full of the rural rumblings that have shaped his life—rich with descriptive details, and sung with warmth and intimacy—recognizing the inextinguishable national romance with the idea of the family farm and the vanishing landscape of rural America. He released the album, HEART LAND in 2000, and on the strength of that recording, was named 2000’s “BEST DISCOVERY in Roots/Americana Music” by The Chicago Sun-Times. His albums COYOTES DREAM and NAMES, led to his being named “2004 MALE ARTIST of The Year” by the Freeform American Roots DJs.
He has released 9 solo albums since 2000 (including the newest- THE TURNING POINT), and 2 collaborations- AMBER WAVES (with Jason Wilber) and WILDERNESS PLOTS.
In 2005, Grimm was asked to compose music and act in a production of THE GRAPES OF WRATH at Indiana Repertory Theatre and Syracuse Stage in New York. His song from the play--THE PEOPLES HIGHWAY, made it onto his next album, THE BACK FIELDS, which was subsequently named Americana Album of the Year by the Just Plain Folks Music Awards-- the world's largest independent music awards.
In 2007, Grimm put together a concept cd with several of the Midwest’s finest songwriter’s— Krista Detor, Carrie Newcomer, Tom Roznowski, and Michael White. The recording, Wilderness Plots, was drawn from the short stories of noted author, Scott Russell Sanders, and explored the settling of the American Wilderness in the Ohio River Valley Region between The Revolutionary War and The Civil War. Two PBS programs have explored Wilderness Plots-- the first, a documentary on the story and song, and the second a full Wilderness Plots- In Concert (2012). Produced by WTIU in Bloomington, IN, both productions were nominated for EMMY AWARDS. Tim continued to write songs based on Sander's writings and released the album, WILDERNESS SONGS AND BAD MAN BALLADS in 2011. At about this same time, Grimm also released a tribute album with songs of Tom Paxton, entitled, THANK YOU, TOM PAXTON.
For a list of all available albums (at this time) please visit:
Entree € 12.50
Maandag 17 April
Stephen Quigg has long since established himself on the Scottish folk scene and after more than thirtyfive years of singing, he is still dedicated to the music and the songs of Scotland. Stephen accompanies himself on guitar and bodhran (occasionally also the banjo when he remembers to bring it) and with an outstanding voice, you can watch him capture the attention of any audience. Through wit, charm and an obvious love and respect for the music he delivers, Stephen has gained many constant followers, who travel regularly to his gigs in Scotland and beyond.
The songs Stephen sings range from pin-dropping traditional ballads to footstomping songs of battle (as he’ll point out, he only sings about the battles Scotland won, which possibly doesn’t leave a whole lot). With effortless ease he also blends the traditional material with songs of a more contemporary date keeping the material fresh and the performer enthusiastic. In 2001 Stephen joined the internationally acclaimed folk group the McCalmans and has since then added to his solo career a busy touring life in Scotland and mainland Europe. The group called it a day in 2010 after many successful years. Stephen , however, continues his solo career in Scotland and abroad renewing old friendships and making some new ones along the way.
Stephen has performed at countless venues from major festivals and top theatres to the smallest of Highland village halls. There is, however, one fine thread running through his performance whether the numbers in the audience are counted in tens or thousands - that is the quality of his singing, and the value of the music he lives through and continues to pass on.
'This is straight ahead folk song. Few gimmicks, good songs, good strong singing...Have a listen. You'll be impressed.'
'......Stephen has produced several solo CD's and is one of the most in-demand musicians in Scotland. Stephen's fine singing and unaffected enthusiasm for the music has made him extremely popular wherever he has performed.'
entree € 12.50
Vrijdag 21 April
C. Daniel Boling
“Think of a subtle intertwining of Steve Goodman, John Prine and Tom Paxton.”
– Fred Schmale / Real Roots Café, Dutch music magazine
"One of the most talented songwriters on the circuit!"
– Donna & Kelly / Still on the Hill
"Daniel's songs are filled with sweet imagery and infallible word craft, and his live performances bring another dimension of energy and charm."
– Singer/Songwriter Steve Gillette
“One of my favorite songwriters.”
– Legendary Texas Songwriter Tim Henderson
2014 Winner of the prestigious Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk songwriter contest, Daniel shares experiences from a life well-lived in places as far-ranging as Japan, Okinawa, and Padre Island, Texas. With his well-crafted story songs and friendly tenor this balladeer /songwriter delights audiences coast-to-coast in over one hundred shows a year, from House Concerts and listening rooms to major festivals (Kerrville, Winfield, Woody Guthrie, and others).
Born into a traveling Air Force family, he later worked as a National Park Ranger (yes, the gun-toting kind) and as a Criminal Investigator for the US Bureau of Land Management. He started touring at 50, an age when most guys are planning their retirement. He’s released seven albums since 1999 -- the most recent, THESE HOUSES, was produced by Jono Manson and released April of 2016 on the Berkalin Records songwriter label.
Daniel’s songs tell interesting stories about a variety of unusual characters, including himself. He plays the guitar and banjitar (a banjo/guitar hybrid) with a deft fingerpicking style that always enhances the stories, and a bit of harmonica into the bargain. His clear tenor draws positive comparisons to John Denver and Pete Seeger, and like Pete, Daniel is happiest when his audiences sing too!
There’s a lot of Steve Goodman in Daniel’s delivery and storytelling. You can also hear the influence of other classic folk singers and songs from the great American folk tradition. It’s no surprise that iconic Appalachian folk singer Jean Ritchie is his second cousin. He’s had the pleasure to share the stage with Tom Chapin, Small Potatoes, Jack Williams, Tim Henderson, John Flynn and many more. He’s won numerous songwriting awards including Walnut Valley Festival, Santa Fe bluegrass and Old Time Festival, Albuquerque Folk Festival, Woody Guthrie Folk Festival, and the granddaddy of them all – the Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Songwriter Award.
There’s a reason that Still on the Hill calls him “one of the most talented songwriters on the circuit.” Whether or not you’ve walked the very same roads, you can’t help but relate to these songs – and no matter what your story is, you’ll love Daniel’s.
entree € 12.50
Maandag 24 April
Tom Mank & Sera Smollen(USA)
Tom Mank and Sera Smolen have been performing and writing music together since 1994. Mank, a self-taught singer-songwriter, and Smolen, a conservatory trained cellist, blend their musical languages into an eclectic style. Guitar, voice, and cello have many ways of blending, with the cello as bass, and doubling with guitar or soloing. Mank’s eloquent writing of instrumentals is contrasted well with his poetic lyrics. Their newest CD, Unlock the Sky, will be released later in 2016. Like their 3 previous CDs (Swimming in the Dark, Paper Kisses, and Where the Sun Meets the Blue), the new one was recorded primarily in Bearsville, NY, but also in Minneapolis, MN, Ithaca, NY, and in Belgium, with Ithaca, Woodstock, and European musicians and vocalists contributing.
Tom Mank, a US-based independent singer-songwriter for the past twenty years, has played in folk, blues, and bluegrass bands collaborating with a host of singers and instrumentalists in Boston, MA, Brattleboro, VT, Keene, NH, and Ithaca, NY. He currently performs with Smolen and many other musicians and continues to generate new music.
Dr. Sera Jane Smolen is an active performer of many genres of music, including four centuries of classical music. In addition to her collaboration with Mank, she has performed extensively with the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, Albert Consort (New Violin Family), Tri-Cities Opera, Mansfield University Piano Trio, Ithaca Piano Trio, Trio Melange, Chiron Festival of the Creative Spirit, and Cornell University Hesterian Musicism. She has taught at Mansfield University, Alfred University, Hobart New Directions Cello Festival, a founding member of the Binghamton Cello Festival, and a guest clinician around the US and Canada.& William Smith, and Ithaca College. She is the assistant director of theNew Directions Cello Festival, a founding member of the Binghamton Cello Festival, and a guest clinician around the US and Canada.
New Directions Cello Festival, a founding member of the Binghamton Cello Festival, and a guest clinician around the US and Canada.
Unlock the Sky, coming in 2017
Swimming in the Dark, 2013
Paper Kisses, 2010
Where the Sun Meets the Blue, 2007
Souls of Birds 2004
Conversations in Waves, 2001
Almost Time, 2000
Read an in depth bio of Mank and Smolen written by Frank Gutch Jr.
entree € 12.50