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MT VERNON MUSIC CHAMBER TRIO


 

SOLD OUT
January 7 at 2:30 pm - SUNDAY CLASSICAL SERIES
MT VERNON MUSIC CHAMBER TRIO

Mount Vernon Music is a 501( c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to providing outstanding performances of live music to communities primarily in northeast Texas. They present concerts of traditional chamber music, jazz and other styles as well as educational and family concerts and programs for nursing homes, encouraging interaction of the performing arts and visual arts. Mark and Ute Miller will be joined by cellist Zachery Mansell for this concert.


FRANK MARTIN GILLIGAN


 
 


January 13 at 7:30 pm - FRANK MARTIN GILLIGAN

We've had some memorable moments on The Bowery Stage.  At his last concert here in December 2015, Frank Martin Gilligan laid one on us -  and then topped it with another one!  This former member of Mason Dixon, after treatment and recovery from colon cancer, tours Texas and parts beyond.  Reinventing himself as a single.


 GEORGE WINSTON

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February 10 at 7:30 pm - George Winston

George Winston (born 1949) is an American pianist who was born in Michigan and grew up in Montana, Mississippi and Florida.  He is best known for his solo piano recordings and several of his albums from the earky 1980s have sold millions of copies each. Winston plays in three styles: the melodic approach he came up with that he calls "rural folk piano", Stride piano and his primary interest, New Orleans R&B piano.  He dresses unassumingly for his shows, playing in stocking feet, stating that it quiets his "hard beat pounding" left foot. For years, the balding, bearded Winston would walk out on stage in a flannel shirt and jeans and the audience would think he was a technician, coming to tune the 9-foot New York Steinways that are his piano of choice.


 BILL HEARNE TRIO



   March 2 - Bill Hearne Trio at 7:30 pm

"Bill Hearne calls it ‘The Road:’ that metaphorical ribbon of honky-tonks, roadhouses, empty whiskey glasses, prison cells and unrequited love lined with signposts and mile markers tattooed with names like Haggard, as in Merle, Williams, as in Hank, Owens, as in Buck and Lovett, as in Lyle. Being legally blind, Bill has never actually driven The Road himself, but he sings with such authority of the tales he’s heard while riding shotgun that you’d never know it."


 SOFIA TALVIK


   March 12 - Sofia Talvik at 7:30 pm

Growing up in Sweden her music has always had a special tint of her Scandinavian heritage, making her a favorite among music lovers, but her 16 month, and 37 state long tour, through the USA (in an RV) has moved her music closer to the Americana tradition. The adventure on the road spurred a lot of emotions, both those of triumph and joy, but also those of self doubt and defeat – all of which found their way into the songs of her 2015 album ”Big Sky Country”.


 MICHAEL MARTIN MURPHEY


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March 17 - Michael Martin Murphey at 7:30 pm

Over the past 40 years, Michael Martin Murphey has left an indelible mark on the American Music Landscape with hits like "Geronimo's Cadillac,” "Cosmic Cowboy,” “Wildfire,” “Carolina In The Pines,” “Cherokee Fiddle,”  “What’s Forever For,” and "Cowboy Logic."  We heard almost all of those when he was here in 2015! 

He has also created the Murphey Western Institute whose goal is to protect the life-sustaining mountain, prairie and plain landscapes that continues to inspire his music.  He says “As a Westerner and adopted member of the Lakota and Kiowa nations, I affirm the long-standing tradition in the American West that Culture comes from Agriculture. I’m honored to be working with the folks at Earth Day Texas to raise awareness of what cowboys and cowgirls can do to protect and revive the Earth, Air, Fire and Water of this incredible home we call Planet Earth."


BING FITCH


   March 31 - Bing Fitch at 7:30 pm

Bing will be returning to The Bowery Stage for the third time.  He has brought down the house with the four stringed dulcimer in his previous two visit.  Bing is a dynamic personality and an entertainer of the highest degree.  During the 2016 edition of the International Blues Challenge, Futch advanced all the way to the finals and was awarded "Best Guitarist" in the solo-duo category, despite performing solely on the Appalachian mountain dulcimer.

Futch's music has been featured in film and video productions, video game soundtracks and exhibits at the Orlando Museum of Art. He was composer and musical director for "The Jungle Book: A Musical Adaptation" which ran for 66 shows at Stage Left Theater in Orlando, Florida. He also contributed music to the soundtrack of The Castle of Miracles at Give Kids The World Village in Kissimmee, Florida.



 

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