In 2017, Christopher Mark Jones released Incantations, his fifth album, and the book Smoke On The Meadow: Selected Lyrics 1977-2017. A former pro basketball player and French professor, Christopher spent his early career busking in Paris, touring the UK, Denmark, and Holland, and upon his return to the US, Boston-area clubs. These days he tours regionally from his base in Pittsburgh.
Heather Kropf has been a musician in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for almost two decades, earning acclaim for her lush, literate blend of Americana and jazz-influenced pop that captures the complexity of modern life and romance. Of her 2017 release Lights, babysue.com says “This music is timeless,” and WYEP 91.3 FM says “Beautifully detailed songs.”
Ben Shannon is a national award winning songwriter born in Nashville but based in Pittsburgh. A multi-instrumentalist with formal training in poetry, he writes and performs folk songs that attempt to speak to the human condition on a personal, global and emotional level. His upcoming release, The Finalist, is a collection of folk songs recorded in the span of two days in Woodstock NY.
Emily Pinkerton‘s driving artistic force is to explore the musical and social ties that bind the Americas. She has traveled extensively between the U.S. and Chile, playing fiddle, banjo, guitar, charango and guitarrón. Her band The Early Mays repeatedly tops the national Folk DJ charts. Her 2017 collaboration Rounder Songs, co-written with husband composer Patrick Burke and performed with the NOW Ensemble, blends post-minimalist classical and Appalachian old-time musics.
Brad Yoder‘s pop inflected acoustic music charms and offers insights on the moments that make life worth living. He is a leader and sideman in myriad musical projects, and a key builder and maintainer of musical community, in Pittsburgh, at regional and national meetings of performers and presenters, and in the many cities he visits as a touring musician. He is putting the finishing touches on a new CD to be released in 2018.
Advance Tickets will be available four weeks prior to the show, and any remaining tickets will be available at the door the night of the show.
Advance: $15 general, $10 student/reduced income
At Door: $20 general, $15 student/reduced income