August 10, 2015


David Lindley
Judith Owen
Pert Near Sandstone
Carrie Newcomer
Bill Miller






Carrie Newcomer

I Believe

Light in the Window

Breath in Breath out

Judith Owen

Have You Ever Been to Texas

Under Your Door

In the Sumertime


Bill Miller


Love Sustained

This Kind of Love


Pert’ Near Sandstone

Another Fool

Walk Right in Belmont

His Island

25th & Riverside

Skillet Good and Greasy

David Lindley

Johnson Boys

Pretty Polly

Rag Bag

Thunder on the Mountain

Larry Groce & Co.

Thunder on the Mountain

Press Release

David Lindley - An eclectic, multi-instrumentalist of the highest order, David Lindley performs music that mixes and matches a dizzying array of influences. Known for his many years as the featured accompanist with Jackson Browne, and leader of his own El Rayo-X, Lindley has long championed the concept of world music. Using an array of instruments including lap steel, the Turkish saz and Middle Eastern oud, Lindley’s shows effortlessly combine American folk, blues and bluegrass traditions with African, Arabic, Asian, Celtic, Malagasy, and Turkish musical sources. Lindley’s resume includes collaborating on Ry Cooder’s “Bop Till you Drop” LP and the soundtrack from “The Long Riders,” and six-years touring the world with Jordanian born percussionist Hani Naser. The list of Lindley’s sessions is as diverse as his musical influences. He’s recorded with a long list of artists including Little Feat, Rod Stewart, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, Carlene Carter, the Bangles, Emmylou Harris, Holly Cole and the Blind Boys of Alabama. His 2010 release with Jackson Browne, “Love Is Strange: En Vivo Con Tino,” is a stunning document of the duo’s tour in Spain, accompanied by top shelf Spanish players. 

 Judith Owen - In the words of fellow singer Julia Fordham, "Imagine the classic writing of a Carole King, add a dash of Annie Lennox flair, wrap it up in a soul as big as Aretha's, add a unique bright and witty bow and you would have a rough picture of the many original and innate gifts of Judith Owen." The British singer/songwriter emigrated to the U.S. in 1993 and is married to actor/humorist Harry Shearer. Songs from Owen’s 2002 “Limited Edition” were featured on numerous television shows and Owen appeared (in animated form) on "The Simpsons." She also landed a role in Richard Thompson's "1000 Years of Popular Music" tour, CD and DVD, which takes a journey from the 13th Century through medieval ballads, Gilbert & Sullivan, Julie London, the Beatles and Britney Spears. In 2004, she and husband Harry Shearer toured supporting her “Christmas In July” CD, which included an interpretation of Spinal Tap's "Christmas With The Devil." “Lost & Found,” released in 2005, featured cameos by Cassandra Wilson, Keb Mo, Tom Scott and Richard Thompson and includes originals alongside covers like Deep Purple's "Smoke On The Water." Her latest release, “Ebb & Flow,” is her first album of new material since 2008's “Mopping Up Karma,” and is a tribute of sorts to artists who inspired her, including Carole King and James Taylor.  

Bill Miller - A Mohican Indian from northern Wisconsin, Bill Miller has long been one of the most admired figures in Native American music - and beyond. As an award-winning recording artist, performer, songwriter, activist, and painter, he’s been a link between two great and clashing civilizations. His career began to take off in the mid-‘90s when he opened for Tori Amos’ “Under The Pink” tour. The tour - which was extended to over two hundred shows - sold out venues across the country. His 1999 release, “Ghost Dance,” brought him some long-deserved recognition at the Native American Music Awards where he won five Nammys including “Artist of the Year,” “Album of the Year,” “Songwriter of the Year,” and “Song of the Year.” In 2005, “Cedar Dream Songs” earned Miller a Grammy for “Best Native American Recording.” Over the years, he has co-written songs with the likes of Nancy Griffith, Peter Rowan and Kim Carnes, and shared bills with such diverse artists as Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, the BoDeans, Richie Havens, and Arlo Guthrie. His latest release, “Spirit Rain,” contains nine beautiful songs which, as the subtitle suggests, are perfect examples of ‘Musical Portraits on the Native American flute.

Carrie Newcomer - Called “One of the definitive voices of the heartland and progressive spirituality,” Carrie Newcomer uses her warm, passionate voice in a variety of ways. She was listed as one of “the 50 most influential folk musicians of the past 50 years” by Chicago’s WFMT and twice earned “Artist of the Year” and “Album of the Year” awards from Folk Wax. In the 2009 and 2011, Newcomer toured India as a cultural ambassador for the American Embassy. As a result, 2011's “Everything is Everywhere,” featured a number of Indian musical masters. The following year, Newcomer performed in Kenya, at primary and secondary schools, hospitals and clinics, and, in 2013, visited the Middle East working with organizations dedicated to the arts and non-violent conflict resolution. In keeping with her Quaker roots, Newcomer has supported organizations involved with hunger, universal health care, accessible mental health services, environment and sustainability. She co-founded The Soup Bowl Benefit which, to date, has raised more than a million dollars for Indiana’s hungry families. A “writer’s writer,” Newcomer has collaborated with celebrated authors such as Parker J. Palmer,  neuroscientist Jill Bolte Taylor and Barbara Kingsolver. So it’s not surprising that her current release, “A Permeable Life,” is accompanied by Newcomer’s first book of poetry and essays “A Permeable Life: Poetry and Essays.”

Pert Near Sandstone - With kudos from fellow Minnesotans, Garrison Keillor and Trampled by Turtle leader David Simonett, Pert Near Sandstone is on a mission to rejuvenate American string band and put it in a setting that reaches modern audiences. The band has performed at Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Prairie Home Companion, Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour, Music City Roots and the International Bluegrass Music Conference, and issued four CDs of original music. The group’s fifth and current release is titled “The Hardest Part of Leaving.”