Since 2008, musicians have come to our home from Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and throughout the USA, playing over 50 concerts for attentive audiences in an intimate setting. Food, fellowship, fun and great music make for a very special event. The suggested donation at the door is typically $15-20, all of which goes to the musicians.
Thanks for supporting live music and hope to see you soon!
Jim and Kate
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#58 August 4th, 2018 Otter Creek
Pot-luck 6 pm Concert 7 pm
Otter Creek is one of Utah's most popular folk bands and we are very pleased to welcome them for the third time to our home. Mary and Peter Danzig are highly trained musicians and very engaging performers. With 10 instruments between them and 53 strings to tune Otter Creek burst onto the national Folk scene in 2012 with back to back hit albums on the Folk Charts. Since that time they've seen a TV placement on the season 6 finale of TLC's Sister Wives, and the top single of their current album "The Fiddle Preacher" debuted at #10 on the Folk DJ charts. Otter Creek has won multiple awards for their virtuosic instrumentals, adept songwriting, and visionary arrangements of traditional and original tunes. They have drawn praise from around the country leading one critic to describe them as “a duo that is both a technical marvel and tastefully perfect.” They use their “superb musicianship underpinned by stunning technique” to perform “songs that appeal to the heart and mind as well as the ear.” (Greg Harness, Rootsworld Magazine).
Often compared to Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer, Pete and Anne Sibley, or Tim O’Brien, Otter Creek’s classical training, combined with Peter’s deep roots in the folk tradition enable them to cross boundaries among musical genres. They have performed with the Salt Lake Choral Artists and the Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society in the Utah and Nevada premieres of Carol Barnett’s Bluegrass Mass, and performed with the Utopia Early Music Ensemble in programs that blend classical and folk traditions. They are also sought after session musicians. They have opened for acts such as Claire Lynch and The Shook Twins.
In addition to their polished sound as a duo, Peter and Mary’s daughters, (The Three Muses) will appear on stage with them. Drawing frequent comparisons to the Peasall Sisters their three part harmony and infectious charm never fail to put a smile on every face in the room.
#59 Sept 12, 2018 Claude Bourbon
Are you ready for a unique and talented take on a wide range of musical traditions? Claude Bourbon is known throughout Europe and North America for amazing guitar performances that take blues, Spanish, Middle Eastern and Russian stylings into uncharted territories. Experience a concert of exploration in the unique ambiance of the Thumb!