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. He worked extensively with Jazz vocalist Liz Fletcher, and wrote the album 'Blue Afternoons' (Mainstem, 2002) specially for her voice. 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.
February Sky features a wide-ranging catalog centered around Phil Cooper's celtic guitar stylings interspersed with Susan Urban's contributions on mountain dulcimer, banjo, guitar, woodwinds and percussion.
Fox Valley natives Dan Zahn and Kate Moretti play traditional and new folk music on a variety of instruments- guitar, mandolin, banjo, hammered and mountain dulcimer, etc. Add Rusty Winchel's bass and vocals, Briar Road's full sound is a real treat for the folk music fan.
This show requires no ticket and is open to the public. A $20 donation is requested from attendees. A potluck dinner will be served at 6pm.
Since 1981, Mark has performed in nearly all the United States, and has visited several countries in Europe. Though he often appears on festival stages and in theaters, he is also at home in a more intimate setting.
His concerts are a mix of the familiar and the new, traditional folk and standards from the American songbook. He plays authentic country blues guitar and picks great old-time banjo. Mark enjoys involving his audiences in sing-along songs, just like The Weavers used to do, and he mixes in his own well-crafted and often poignant originals.
Mark has a refreshing, down-to-earth stage presence, and is a very engaging performer. He likes to joke around with the folks who attend his shows and throughout the program he'll interject personal anecdotes and add a touch of history or social context.
Inspired by a diverse range of artists such as the Grateful Dead, Robert Johnson, Randy Newman and Django Reinhardt Anderlik, Otto & Church blend traditional bluegrass twang, R&B with modern sensibilities to create a unique body of work. While their musicianship skills are excellent, AOC's performances are more than just bluegrass jams. The ideas, moods, and feelings imbued in their instrumental music come across loud and clear as well as their lyrical pieces.
Local treasure Noah Gabriel combines compelling lyrics and virtuoso guitar chops to amaze and amuse audiences. His songwriting beckons the work of artists like Ryan Adams, Jason Isbell and Chris Stapleton. Come out and enjoy Noah in our cozy, distraction-free space in Geneva United Church of Christ's Mayflower Room (327 Hamilton).
This event is open to the public. Pre-show potluck starts at 6pm. Suggested minimum donation: $15-$20.
Space is limited and this show WILL sell out. RSVP's are on a first come-first serve basis (RSVP here or e-mail: email@example.com)
See Joe & Eric play at Hootenanny House Sept. 29th.