THE ROOTS CAFÉ SINGER-SONGWRITER SERIES PRESENTS:

 

TWO SHOWS IN NOVEMBER AT AN DIE MUSIK LIVE

 

NOV. 12: JIM PATTON & SHERRY BROKUS

 

NOV. 19: KEVIN GORDON

 

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Jim Patton & Sherry Brokus

perform their own songs in the round

with your singing host Geoffrey Himes

at An Die Musik Live

Sunday, November 12, at 5 pm

$10 in advance, $13 at door

409 Charles Street, (410) 385-2638

More info: www.rootscafe.org or www.andiemusiklive.com

Tickets: www.instantseats.com

JIM PATTON & SHERRY BROKUS:

 

Austin’s Americana duo Jim Patton & Sherry Brokus, known for the vivid autobiography and close-knit harmonies of their many albums, return to their roots in more ways than one with this concert. They’ll be coming back to Maryland where they led Baltimore’s folk-rock Edge City through the ‘80s and early ‘90s until their move to Austin in 1994. And they’ll be returning to the Roots Café, the non-profit group that Patton co-founded with Geoffrey Himes and Sue Trainor in 1991. Patton & Brokus's most recent CD, “The Hard Part of Flying” on Berkalin Records, reveals their most ambitious work yet. Patton has collaborated with Geoffrey Himes, Jeff Talmadge and others on writing songs that plumb the crises of adulthood, which prove no easier than those of youth.

 

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Kevin Gordon sings and talks songwriting

with your singing host Geoffrey Himes

at An Die Musik Live

Sunday, November 19, at 5 pm

$12 in advance, $15 at door

409 Charles Street, (410) 385-2638

More info: www.rootscafe.org or www.andiemusiklive.com

http://www.facebook.com/RootsCafeBaltimore

Tickets: www.instantseats.com

 

KEVIN GORDON:

 

"There's nothing else around today quite like Kevin Gordon’s music,” says legendary music author Peter Guralnick. “I'm a huge Kevin Gordon fan. Think of John Lee Hooker tied to the hard, imagistic poetry of William Carlos Williams, and you get a little bit of an idea. It’s something like trance blues, I suppose – but then you encounter the tangled, complex story lines of 'Colfax' or 'Trying to Get to Memphis' or 'Bus to Shreveport.' There really is no way to sum it up neatly – you just have to listen. And listen again. For the pure emotional pleasure of it. For the unmistakable, hard-driving passion of words and music, rocking together in rhythm." Raised in Louisiana, educated at the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, and now based in Nashville, Gordon has had his songs sung on record by Keith Richards, Levon Helm, Todd Snider, Irma Thomas, and Lucinda Williams. Gordon has now released six albums of his own.

 

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GEOFFREY HIMES:

 

Though he is best known as a music critic for the Washington Post, Baltimore City Paper, Nashville Scene, Jazz Times, No Depression, Paste and others, Geoffrey Himes is also a longtime singer-songwriter who has co-written songs with Fred Koller, Walter Egan, Si Kahn, Sonia Rutstein, Billy Kemp, Stephen Wade, Jim Patton, Ken Kolodner, Andrew Grimm, Bob Kannenberg and others. Himes, a singer-pianist, performs in a duo with Love Riot violinist Willem Elsevier. This month Himes will perform with Elsevier and premiere a new song, “The Devil’s Cadillac."

 

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AN DIE MUSIK Live:

An Die Musik is Baltimore’s finest listening room. With 84 armchairs, great acoustics, the city’s best piano and a lobby bar, this performance space above the venerable record store is as intimate as it is inviting. The street parking meters are free on Sundays; the venue offers discount coupons for the area’s ethnic restaurants, and the 5 pm start time keeps the afternoon free while allowing a good night's sleep before the work week. Here, at last, is a music experience designed for adults.

 

UPCOMING SHOWS IN THE ROOTS CAFÉ SINGER-SONGWRITER SERIES

AT AN DIE MUSIK LIVE:

 

Dec. 3: Christmas Show with Letitia Van Sant & Georgie Jessup

 

 

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