The Bowery Stage is an intimate 88 seat listening room and musicians tell us that the acoustics provide some of the best sounds they've experienced. We usually have two 45 minute sets with an intermission that provides an opportunity to meet the performer(s). You are welcome to bring a bottle of wine and we'll supply the glasses and uncorking for a small donation. Small fruit plates and other refreshments are available. Performers love us!
TICKETS TERMS OF SALE
Tickets usually go on sale about 60 days before the concert.
Buying Tickets On-Line: To buy tickets on-line, click the "Add to Cart" button for that show on our web site. You can adjust the quantity there. You may then pay for the tickets with any major credit card or through the PayPal payment service.
Buying Tickets at the Door: Online Sales is turned off the day before a show. If the show is not sold out, you may purchase tickets at the door by cash, check or credit card. Our ticket desk opens 30 minutes before each show.
Getting Your Tickets: When you purchase tickets online YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE PHYSICAL TICKETS from us. Instead, your tickets will be in will call and can be picked up the night of the show. If you purchased online, your PayPal confirmation will be your receipt.
Holding Tickets: In the past we have held tickets for customers to pay at the door when they come to the concert. Unfortunately this has not worked out. We can take your credit card over the phone but we can no longer hold tickets.
Seating: For most concerts we will sell 40 reserved seats with assigned seating at one of our bistro tables. All other seats are general admission. The concert hall has only nine rows, usually 88 seats, so all seats are close to the stage. The doors open at 7:00 PM. (Bistro tables are removed for premium concerts and additional seats are added.)
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Refunds: As a result of contractual limitations, as well as our own lack of resources to accommodate patrons whose plans change, there are NO REFUNDS for tickets purchase in advance, unless the concert is cancelled.
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"Johnsmith is one of those artists so often under-recognized – he possesses a genius that cannot be denied, ignored, or overlooked. For the past thirty-plus years, Johnsmith has been sharing his music all across America and abroad. With his faded jeans, his twinkly blue eyes, and his infectious smile, John immediately connects with audiences. You get the sense of a man who loves his life, his family and friends, and who loves nothing more than sharing that love in song and stories all across this land".
From Statesboro, Georgia, Brooks Williams creates a super-charged roots music. Key And Chords from Belgium describes Williams' music as "A beautiful fusion of blues, old country and a touch Americana." Audiences are often heard asking, how can one guitar and one voice sound like a full band? fRoots says of Williams, he "really rocks, stirring up soulful Americana, full-on blues and tasty rootsy grooves." Like drinking whiskey from a honey jar, you get both the sweet and the bite. Resonator slide and acoustic Piedmont picking lay down the groove while Williams' laid-back low-country vocal floats over top. AmericanaUK says, “he has a beautiful voice that you just melt into.” The San Antonio Light says that Williams is a “fret monster who has to be seen to be believed!”Brooks Williams has worked stages worldwide for over twenty-five years, touring constantly in the US, UK and Europe from his current home in England. Over the course of his career he has amassed a staggering back-catalogue of songs, recordings and tales. With over twenty-four CDs to his name, The Graveyard Shift calls Brooks Williams' music "ear-gasmic delight!
Opening: Amy Goloby
Michael and Shake have been songwriting partners, friends and collaborators for many years, but it wasn't until Hearne moved back to his native state of Texas, after living a few decades in Taos, New Mexico and a couple years in Nashville, that the two of them began performing regularly together. Both Hearne and Russell play music in a style that is hard to categorize, but one that their label Howlin' Dog Records calls "Southwestern Americana" - a sound of wide open vistas, big blue sky, high mountains, and deep canyons, with folk, country and rock sensitivities, and stories of real people finding their way through their lives.
Opening will be Winnsboro's own Adler & Hearne!
Monica Rizzio is bringing her "Back to Texas" tour to The Bowery Stage. She grew up in Quitman, won blue ribbons at the Winnesboro Rodeo and went on to study music at Belmont University before relocating up north to Cape Cod, MA. She was the front woman in a touring folk band for 10 years, Tripping Lily, before leaving the band to get back to her Texas roots style of music. Her album is has been on the Americana Charts as well as charted as high as #2 on the Folk charts.
The locals call someone who moves to Cape Cod but was not born there a Washahore. So when Monica Rizzio crossed over the iconic bridges of Cape Cod in 2004, she instantly became the "Washashore Cowgirl" - and that's the title of her new CD featured in this tour!
We're excited to announce that Peter is coming back for another Evening of Conversation and Song on The Bowery Stage! When he was here in 2015 he said he wanted to come back to Winnsboro and now it's happening! Come sing "Puff the Magic Dragon" with the man that wrote it. Experience the magic when Peter Yarrow steps on the stage and all of your memories of wonderful songs come flooding back.
Speaking of his performances everywhere, Peter says “Yes, it will be nostalgic for many. But on another level, it will bring them a sense of what is still possible. Yes, they will sing ‘Leaving on a Jet Plane,’ and I will give them a sense of the current history of what this music is doing, and why it’s important. So it will be a history lesson, it will be a singalong that inspires, but it will also assert the importance of the continuation of this kind of music in people’s lives today. And where we’re going from here in those terms. It’s not necessarily a big lecture — it’s inherent in the music. They’ll get it. I know it, ’cause that’s what I do.” – Peter Yarrow
OPENING - Mustards' Retreat - Mustard’s Retreat (David Tamulevich and Michael Hough), met in Ann Arbor, MI in 1974, as short order cooks, both on hiatus from their studies at the University of Michigan. Discovering a mutual interest in music/writing and performing, they put together 3 songs one day after work, and took them to the legendary Ark coffeehouse’s open mike night. They were a hit, and, on the spot, were invited back to do a 45 minute set 2 weeks later. Within a year and a half they had both quit the restaurant and were doing music full time. 40 years later, they have 12 highly acclaimed recordings of their own, plus 3 more CDs with their songwriting collective, The Yellow Room Gang. Mustard’s Retreat has performed more than 4,000 shows over those years, traveled more than 1 million miles and in doing so, have earned a dedicated and loyal following, many of whom have been coming to hear them since the 1970s.
Her special show here last year featuring old classics and the guitar of Kurt Bittner was a sell-out!
"Most people know of my acting career, but not so many know of my life-long love and dedication to music. These days, I spend less time acting and more time as a singer/songwriter performing at folk festivals, concert venues and small intimate theaters all over the U.S. Music is my first love, and allows me a really special connection to audiences – a connection that works both ways. These pages are full of the things I love to do, including leading annual trips to Ireland… I hope you enjoy them, and I hope to find you in one of my audiences soon!"
Masterful musicians who play for the joy of the music! When these four come together you're in for an evening of smooth sounds from the days of Jazz clubs and The Big Bands.
Brushes on the cymbals, beat of the bass, effortless notes from the guitar and the blissful voice of Shannon!
Once a year, these four leave their other lives and come to The Bowery Stage for a night of music that always delights and always brings in a big crowd of appreciateive listeners!
Sgt. Peppers Lonely Bluegrass Band is a collection of four very different musicians creating a new sound from the greatest music ever written by the greatest band ever… The Beatles. Sgt. Peppers Lonely Bluegrass Band’s repertoire features new and innovative takes on songs like …Eleanor Rigby, Back in the U.S.S.R, Come Together, Blackbird and many more.
“This isn’t your same old Beatles band,” says Dave Walser, founder of the innovative group. A fan of the classic quartet since he first saw them on the Ed Sullivan Show, Dave was inspired to create Sgt. Peppers Lonely Bluegrass Band after seeing McCartney’s Back in the U.S. tour in 2002. “I thought it would be fun to get some great musicians together and play all acoustic versions of Beatles songs. Each of us adds a little something different to the mix”.
“Mr. Fullbright joins the lineage of terse Southwestern songwriters like Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark, sticking to a few folky chords and reaching for unassailable clarity.” — Jon Pareles, The New York Times
Grammy-nominated Americana musician. “I have no doubt that… John Fullbright will be a household name in American music.” —
Terri Hendrix is an award-winning Texas songwriter who spins sorrow into joy and wrings wisdom from the blues with a poetic grace and uplifting melodic flair that has endeared her to three generations of loyal fans across the country and around the globe. As the San Antonio Express-News observed in a review of her 2010 album, Cry Till You Laugh, “Part of the beauty of Terri Hendrix’s music is she’s among the best at recognizing, writing about and celebrating resilience and common ground, the things we can all cry, and laugh, about.” The classically trained vocalist and deft multi-instrumentalist (guitar, mandolin and harmonica) has released more than a dozen albums on her own Wilory Records label, dodging musical pigeonholes her entire career by weaving folk, pop, country, blues and swinging jazz into an eclectic style all her own.
Lloyd Maines Few people are as important to the development of Texas music over the last 30 years as Lloyd Maines. As a Grammy award-winning producer and musician, the Lubbock-born Maines has played an instrumental role in the creation of some of the Lone Star State’s most famous and beloved albums. Maines began his recording and producing career in 1974. Over the past 40 years, Maines has worked on approximately four-thousand albums alongside some of the most significant figures in country, rock, and Texas music. In addition to his producing credits, Maines is an A-list steel guitar player and multi-instrumentalist. His work has been heard on countless recordings. Maines was inducted into the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame June 2014. He has made more appearances on the PBS show than anyone else in the history of the program.
Winnsboro's own Adler & Hearne return for what is always a sold-out performance! Their songs never get old or too familiar. The "camel" is as fresh and entertaining today as he was ten years ago! Not only do they bring great music to their performances but they also bring their time and talents to The Bowery Stage as volunteers with sound, emcee, hosts, or whateverneeds to be done. It's always a joy to have their creative spirits in the house and this night they'll be joined by their friend Emily Kaitz as an opener and as as accompanist on bass. Look and listen for your old Lynn and Lindy favorites as well as songs from their latest CD "Sympatico"!
Chamberfolk: Three classically trained musicians playing original music, as intricately arranged as a string quartet, lyrically rooted in the singer/songwriter tradition, and wrapped in three-part vocal harmonies reminiscent of both Appalachia and Medieval Europe. Unapologetic genre-benders, Harpeth Rising fuses Folk, Newgrass, Rock and Classical into something organically unique. The resume of Harpeth Rising has been growing rapidly since they were last here with appearance throughout the US and Europe. It's exciting to again have them booked to come to Winnsboro!
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. Wikipedia George Winston Website TICKETS HERE
Thanks to County Line Magazine for their support of live music on The Bowery Stage and in all of East Texas!