The Northside neighborhood of Iowa City is already home to my
most beloved bookstore, theatre and my soon to be favorite kitchen store so it was no great surprise to discover that Wild Culture Kombucha taproom and lounge has become a treasured place to relax and enjoy delicious food and drinks.
In September, my almost 14 year old Liam and had a wonderful night nibbling on charcuterie and sipping kombucha while listening to my musical partner
Jeffrey C. Capps rock a solo show and ever since I’ve been looking forward to bringing them The Soft and Low, my folk-rock duo with Jeff.
The day has nearly arrived! Friday, December 13 at 7 pm is your time to escape from the hustle of this season, to sit and sip and relax and let us folk-rock you.
The Soft and Low and our favorite elf are pleased to present the 2019 Top Ten Carol Countdown! We will be singing these TONIGHT (Saturday, December 7 at 7 pm) with YOU as an opening act for the Coppers & Brass Christmas show at Sanctuary Pub.
We used a delicate algorithm balancing community input with artistic license to come up with this year’s offerings.
Please let us know what you’d like to see on the list for 2020!
Click through for lyrics and sing along!
10. God Rest You Merry Gentlemen
9. In the Bleak Midwinter
8. Go Tell it on the Mountain
7. Jingle Bell Rock
6. I’ll Be Home for Christmas
5. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
4. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
3. Do You Hear What I Hear?
2. Silent Night
1. We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Come for the carols, stay for the superior food, drink, service and for our very best in Irish trad music with a Christmas twist.
Join us at
Sanctuary Pub for an Irish Christmas celebration!
The Soft and Low will open the evening with a carol countdown of the top ten most requested carols of the season.
Send in your carol requests: email@example.com
I’m very proud as always to fiddle in the
Family Folk Machine band but even more proud than usual that we will be performing “Sweet Mama Angel”, one of my favorite songs written by my bandmate in The Soft and Low Jeffrey C. Capps.
Our “One Family” concert also features music by Janis Ian, Bill Withers, Bob Dylan, Jeff Tweedy, Sade, Greg Brown as well as four other original songs by Family Folk Machiners.
See you at
The Englert Theatre Sunday November 17 at 3 pm!
Coppers & Brass and the sister schools of Champagne Academy of Irish Dance and McGovern Music Studio for an Irish music and dance spectacular on Saturday, November 16th at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. I LIFT MY LAMP is the first of several events presented by Coralville Center for the Performing Arts inspired by “I lift my lamp beside the golden door” from the sonnet inscribed on the pedestal of The Statue of Liberty – “The New Colossus” by American poet Emma Lazarus.
The aim of the series is to highlight the immigration stories that enrich our nation and to celebrate our immigrant friends and neighbors.
Coppers & Brass ( Frank Claudy, Joe Dutcher, Tara McGovern and Keith Reins) for our second annual Halloween Haunted Irish Music shows.
We’ll feature grisly songs and happy tunes for an early show (5 pm at the
Sanctuary on Saturday and 6 pm at Kalona Brewing Co. on Sunday that will let you get home before the vampires wake up.
The Sunday version of the show at
Kalona Brewing Co. is their annual Drink or Treat Halloween-themed night. We’ll provide haunted music from across the pond and the Champagne Academy Irish Dancers will be joining us for a bit of extra fun!
On tap for this event will be
KBC’s Trick or Treat Pale Ale, made with actual Jolly Ranchers – available in-house only.
No cover for this special event; heavenly beers on tap and scratch kitchen open till close (8pm). Join us…if you dare!