Our Next concert is March 25th with Sarah Clanton. This is going to be a fun one.
Sarah Clanton’s folk-rock-meets-speakeasy sound is a celebration of the unexpected. The classically trained singer-cellist-songwriter strums, bows, picks, and taps her instrument through heartbreak and vengeance on songs that grab you by the collar and refuse to let go. Her vocals can go from moonlit night to house on fire on a dime, with a tone that blends smoke with sunlight and lands somewhere between Nina Simone and Gillian Welch.. Her instrument-of-choice being a cello certainly helps her stand out from the pack. Sarah’s music is witty and whimsical but dark-edged with a satirical bite.
Our own Gerry Wass will be opening the concert. Gerry Wass is a retired world languages teacher who nonetheless continues to teach and to write songs from a bizarre range of planetary interests, as he strives to perform them with their deepest possible nuances always in mind.
Doors open at 17 Elk Street at 5pm for a meet and greet Potluck and the music starts at 6pm.
Since our February concert was canceled we have booked a May 6th concert with Chuck Dunlap. Dunlap is a pioneer of the red dirt music scene in Stillwater Oklahoma. As an acoustic guitar playing singer-songwriter he has spread his music from New Orleans to Alaska. An icon in Oklahoma music scene Chuck has opened for greats such as Emmy Lou Harris, Leo Kottke, Johnny Lee Hooker, and Levon Helm.
Chuck won the Woody Guthrie songwriting contest with his song “Drop of Stillwater”. In 2009 his swinging song “My Baby” was used on TNT’s “Saving Grace” also the Outdoor Network’ used the “Red Dirt Shoes” on Wild Alaska.
A blend of folk and blues with some red dirt thrown in best describes the music, although the music with the High Desert Riders and teaming up with Scott Carson has blended even more genres into his music.
His most recent accolade came when his song “The Peoples Plea” was re-written and re-purposed to be used as a PSA for healthcare in Oklahoma. Along with a video of over 50 other musicians that participated in the project, “Stand (and let your voice be heard)” was released on youtube in the spring of 2014.
Hopefully fiddle playing legion Randy Crouch will be accompanying Chuck. Randy’s health is a little precarious right now but he really wants to come play Eureka Springs again.
Thank you all again for supporting Eureka House Concerts! I think this is the concert series’ 16th year.
Bravo to all of you!