OUTDOOR CONCERTSaturday, October 9 at 7 pm, 425 Rundell St in Iowa City. BRING A LAWN CHAIR. Last time Keith and I played at The Flying Lemon, we shared the stage with a double rainbow. This time our music will be illuminated by poetry from Professor David Hulm under the stars ✨ Tara McGovern (fiddle)… Read More O’Keith & McFiddle at The Flying Lemon
I’m honored to share these words from Little Village’s Arts Critic Dr. Daniel Boscaljon: “Imagine what would happen if you turned a blockbuster movie inside out. You’d have some words and images.You’d have honest conversations about the politics involved in the story.You’d watch the action of the music usually relegated to the background. You’d have… Read More From Dr. Daniel Boscaljon, shared with our gratitude
Esteban & the Children of the Sun has been centuries in the making and we are proud to premiere this Sunday October 3 at The Englert in Iowa City. This is a Black story told by two Black men (blues legend Kevin Burt and spoken word poet Caleb Rainey) with context and scaffolding by twelve… Read More World Premiere of Esteban & the Children of the Sun
I referred to this poem this morning when Keith and I played at the Farmers Market and I promised that I’d post it here. If you were with us this morning and came looking for it, you are my kind of human. Thank you. If you stumbled here unknowingly and are reading on for the… Read More Catch by Ciaran O’Driscoll
O’Keith & McFiddle (that’s Keith Reins and Tara McGovern) are grateful and excited to offer you a free outside performance this Saturday morning September 18 at Iowa City Farmers Market. 9 to 11 am..Image Description: A perfect tomato on a white plate in the foreground and kitchen chaos in the background.
The Soft and Low (Jeffrey C. Capps and Tara McGovern) had a magical night at playing outside at Wild Culture Kombucha. Click over to The Soft and Low for more.
Big thanks to Summer of the Arts for having Nielo and I this morning on the Family Stage for Arts Fest! We loved being a part of an accessible festival that uplifts artists and celebrates community.
Sanctuary Pub tonight at 8 pm! Our first gig together in 525 days. 💗 🎶 🇮🇪 O’Keith & McFiddle 🇮🇪 🎶 💗
This article by Tara McGovern was originally published in Little Village issue 297. I’m tearing my house apart looking for a piece of paper. The hunt delays the grief. That paper led me to take all of Ira “John” Rapson’s classes and to gratefully leap when he called me back into his ensembles years after… Read More In memoriam: Ira John Rapson, 1953-2021
Nielo Gaglione and I are thrilled to announce that our new collaboration KERAK sprang to life on July 29, 2021 at Wild Culture Kombucha in Iowa City. Please enjoy this short medley of excerpts from our concert with special thanks to Nielo for his editing wizardry. Where would you like Kerak to play next?