Saturday, March 14 at 6 pm, Coppers & Brass along with Champagne Academy of Irish Dance will return to our home away from home, Sanctuary Pub. As a seasonal treat, we are delighted to feature Colin Nies on his rendition of Fred Weatherly’s “Danny Boy” set to the traditional Northern Irish tune “Derry Air”.
Friday, March 20 at 7 pm, Coppers & Brass as well as my fiddle trio Urgent Collective will be featured at Bucktown Revue, the monthly live music-and-humor variety show at Nighswander Junior Theater in Davenport. Also on the program is zither master Tomy Temerson from Germany. Each of us in the fiddle trio (Natalie Brown, Matt Manweiler and me) has composed/arranged a world premiere piece for this performance.
Happy New Year, one and all! The Soft and Low, my folk-rock duo with Jeffrey C. Capps, has developed a largely unintentional but nevertheless delightful habit of landing performances on the full moon and January is no exception.
Burns Night hosted by David MacLeod Burt Sat – Jan 25 – 7 pm Sanctuary Pub in the Red Room: 405 S Gilbert St in Iowa City This is a double fun opportunity because Burns Night begins at 7 pm in the Red Room and then the wonderful Saul Lubaroff is playing from 8 to 10 pm in the main area of the Sanctuary.
Hello friends! I hope that all of you had a warm and nourishing Thanksgiving. December is full of seasonal fun! Here’s where you’ll find me celebrating all the treasures of this month:
Ron Clark’s Small Miracles – Fri, Dec 6th – 7-9 pm Uptown Bill’s, 730 S. Dubuque St, Iowa City A beautiful and rare offering by my friend and mentor Ron Clark: “Get out of the cold and enjoy an evening of heart-warming holiday storytelling with Small Miracles, a moving, one-man show by Ron Clark. Small Miracles takes the audience on a nostalgic, heartfelt journey as Clark shares his recollections of growing up in a small Iowa town where the mayor/street cleaner doubled as Santa, a courageous dog, a terrifying audition for the fifth grade Christmas pageant, and his stint at a department store Santa. Clark’s vivid storytelling will captivate you and bring to mind your own fond memories. This show is perfect for the whole family.”
The Soft and Low – Fri, Dec 13th – 7-9 p.m. Wild Culture Kombucha, 210 N. Linn St, Iowa City Jeff played at this great new venue a couple of months ago, but this will be the first time for our duo! While we’ll play much of our standard fare, you can bet that a couple of those holiday songs will sneak into this set, as well. Come for the tunes, and stay for the delicious kombucha, beer & wine!