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Tune into the Camp Street Cafe & Store Music hour.
 Every Saturday morning at 8:30 on KIVY 92.7 FM


All shows start at 8:00 PM unless otherwise mentioned

Children 12 and under are Free
Accompanied by Adult

New reservation policy at Camp Street Cafe.
Reservations will guarantee the reservation holder a seat,
but not a specific seat. Seating will be general admission,
first come first serve, with doors opening at 7:00pm

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Don Edwards
Saturday, December 30

 


Sunday, December 31
Ring in the New Year with the David Crockett
Old Time Music Society Open Mic/Jam
8:00 PM - Midnight



 

 

Saturday, January 20
Tony Ramey

 

 

 

Saturday, February 10
Michot-Courville Band

 

 

Sunday, February 11
Katy Guillen & The Girls

Doors Open at 5:00 PM
Show Begins at 6:00 PM

 

 

Friday, March 9
The Sweet Potatoes


 

 

Sunday, March 11
David Massengill
Doors Open at 5:00 PM
Show Begins at 6:00 PM

 

 

Sunday, March 18
Sofia Talvik

 

 

Sunday, March 25
The Matchsellers

 

   


Don Edwards
Saturday, December 30
$27.50

For advance reservations,
please send a check to Camp Street Cafe &
Store
215 South 3rd Street
Crockett, TX 75835

Grammy Nominated songster DON EDWARDS continues to build a legacy that enriches our vision of the American West.  In tales of the day-to-day lives and emotions of those who lived it, his ballads paint a sweeping landscape of both mind and heart, bringing to life the sights, sounds and feelings of this American contribution to culture and art.  The quality of this cowboy balladeer's music stems from the fact that he is
so much more than a singer.   Bobby Weaver of the National Cowboy Hall
of Fame in Oklahoma City, summed up Edwards' importance as  "the best purveyor of cowboy music in America today."
An historian, author and musicologist, unusually well-versed in cowboy lore and musical traditions, Don brings a rare  complement of knowing and loving his craft.  Mostly though, there is the soul of a poet, a man who has never succumbed to the temptations
of presenting a glamorized or romanticized version of the West.

 

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Sunday, December 31
Ring in the New Year with the
David Crockett Old Time Music Society
Open Mic/Jam
8:00 PM - Midnight
$5.00

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Saturday, January 20
Tony Ramey


$16.50

Tony Ramey grew up in West Virginia on Bluegrass and Bill Withers, found Willie, Waylon, Cash, and Kristofferson at eleven (who fueled an already firy passion to write songs), then he heard Steve Earle whose songs convinced him to move to "Guitar Town" (Nashville) to hone his craft. 
He would eventually leave for Texas when the road called him out again...

Somewhere in the middle of his Gold and Platinum records as an award-winning songwriter, he garnered a Master's degree in Literature, and taught at colleges and universities part-time while working on his PhD,  He said "[t]he great poets kept me sharp...Grounded in the craft and discipline of writing."

With the release of his eleventh album, Ramey has the respect of industry folk, and keeps growing his audience with his undeniable prowess as a singer/songwriter. His tour schedule and his passion for performing are evidence that he prefers the troubadour life-style. 
Between shows he enjoys the solace of his writer's getaway where he says he can "be alone with nature, his thoughts, and the eternal spring of the Art Spirit." Ramey has spent much of his music career flying below the radar, until now.

Ramey's first Gold Record came out of the frustrations of commercialism.  “I Don’t Want this Song to End” was a response to his first publisher’s new “rules” about songwriting: No ballads, definitely no waltzes, and no songs over four minutes.  Tom Collins, Country Music publisher and producer icon, was Ramey’s first go ‘round with Nashville’s Music Row:  “Tom was a great song man and an even better psychologist.  He knew us writer’s well enough to know we wouldn’t be told what to do.  I think he just wanted to ruffle our feathers so we would go in a room and write something great, and stop following the formula.” 

Ramey aspired to follow in the footsteps of Guy Clarke, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson and other outlaws who flew below the commercial radar:  "It's easy to get consumed by the hype and sparkle and neon of that town, but I came from the mountains, where you learn that everything man creates is superficial, talk is cheap, and stars fall as regular as acorns off the tree. I learned a lot, but I took a lot of what Nashville had to offer with a grain of salt."

Ramey admits that his project Spirit of Hank and the Heart of James Dean is out at a strange time.  He says of contemporary music and the state of the industry, "We live in an age when the album is obsolete, the song is incidental to the artist's brand, and artists seem only as popular as their pockets are deep.  But I still make music the way I want to make it.  There are opportunities out there for Indie's these days, so all is not lost; we just have to work a little harder for a little less. Nobody told me this life would be easy, and I don't mind the sweat." With songs like "The Spirit of Hank and the Heart of James Dean," “This Ain’t No Country,” ”Ramblers,” "Pocatalico," "Almost Had Me There,"
“Ain’t Gettin’ Anywhere," "Lonely Heart," and "Good Kinda Crazy," If you haven't heard of Tony Ramey, once you hear him, you'll wonder why.

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Saturday, February 10
Michot-Courville Band
$22.00

Michot-CourvilleBand plays the traditional “Bal de Maison” style of Cajun music that was prevalent when dances were held inside the home: while the adults danced, the children played and the babies slept! This style is still very much alive in south Louisiana, and it is epitomized by musicians Tommy Michot (accordion) and Kevin Courville (fiddle). Michot and Courville have been playing music together since 1997, working venues from house dances to dance halls to auditorium concerts. The music from their instruments blends to form a traditional but unique Cajun sound. The Michot-Courville Band performs as a trio (fiddle-accordion-guitar) or as a five-piece band (with the addition of bass and percussion) as the situation dictates. 

Tommy Michot was born and raised in Pilette, Louisiana, in Lafayette Parish. As the third child in a musical family of 12, he started playing at an early age.  Tommy learned various instruments and soon was doing public shows and private parties with his brother Rick.  Together they formed Les Freres Michot with brothers Bobby, David, and Mike in the 1980s and played extensively in Louisiana and throughout North America and Europe; they have released 3 cd’s (1987, 2003, 2008). Tommy plays accordion in the traditional style, using various self-taught techniques to accomplish musical phrasing and to add emphasis and rhythm. He sings in the beautiful Cajun dialect of French with an old-timey yet powerful voice, from a repertoire of more than 400 songs. He has performed in Quebec, New Brunswick, Saskatchewan, Honduras, Mexico, Guatemala, France, England, Hungary, Czechia, Poland, Portugal, Spain, and throughout the United States.  Tommy and Marc Savoy were the two accordionists selected to represent Louisiana along with 8 accordionists from Quebec, Acadie, and France at Les Folkloriques de Tadoussac in Quebec, 2004.

Kevin Courville grew up in Eunice, Louisiana, in St. Landry Parish. He was guided by Cajun legends such as Sady Courville and Wade Fruge and plays the fiddle “old style” with energy and a strong commitment to the authentic sounds of Cajun music. He has toured the United Kingdom (1997) and France (1998) with the group Sac au lait. Kevin has played at many national festivals and at private parties with Sac au lait, Les Freres Michot,  and Savoy-Courville in Louisiana and other states as well. He also recorded “L’esprit de la Louisiane” with Sac au lait. In 2003, he toured the UK and France with Savoy-Courville and Bobby Michot, and in 2004 he toured Quebec with Les Freres Michot and the Savoy Family Band.

 

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Sunday, February 11
Katy Guillen & The Girls


$22.00
Doors Open at 5:00 PM
Show Begins at 6:00 PM

With each release, Katy Guillen & the Girls take new strides toward enhancing and expanding their creative process. In five years as a national touring act, the trio has shaped a musical identity rooted in the blues, taking cues from the timeless guitar riffs of Jimi Hendrix to the visionary songwriting of Patty Griffin and the indie rock revivalist sound of Heartless Bastards.

Katy Guillen & the Girls have amassed a substantial following across the country for their vivacious brand of roots rock. In addition to being one of Kansas City's most distinguished acts, they have performed at such high-profile events as the Montreal International Jazz Festival and the King Biscuit Blues Festival, and opened for major acts like The Doobie Brothers and Robin Trower.

A seasoned guitarist who picked up her first guitar at age 8 and began participating in blues jams around Kansas City at 14, Katy Guillen established the trio in 2012, when she was offered a support slot for blues supergroup Royal Southern Brotherhood. Being without a backing band, she enlisted the talents of Claire Adams and Stephanie Williams, forming an immediate chemistry that would push her songs to new heights.

Williams brings a distinctively melodic voice to the drum kit, compelled by rock influences like Band of Skulls and Sleater-Kinney, and background in jazz ensembles. With Adams' instincts as a multi-instrumentalist and composer, her impeccable bass lines and backing vocals are an ideal complement to Guillen's commanding guitar licks and earnest lyrical delivery.

Katy Guillen & the Girls' third album, "Remember What You Knew Before,"
is a culmination of the experiences they've gained and the influences they've discovered as a group.The acoustic album revisits material from previous releases, tightening the focus on Guillen's authentic songcraft and the group's versatility. Inspired to create something fresh but familiar to listeners, they explored the roots of blues, country and folk while developing new ideas to create these arrangements.

 

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Friday, March 9
The Sweet Potatoes


$16.50

The Sweet Potatoes come out of Southern California dishing up a fresh blend of country, folk and homespun Americana, sure to bring a smile to your face with their sweet harmonies and finely crafted songwriting.

Laura Hall (songwriter, guitar, accordion, ukulele, vocals) is best known as the pianist on the hit television show "Whose Line is it Anyway". She came up in the acoustic music scene in Chicago, playing with folks like with Michael Smith, Tim Grimm, and Buddy Mondlock. Kelly Macleod (songwriter, guitar, vocals) cut her teeth on the road after being discovered by Eddie Van Halen while singing at a local club in Shreveport, La. Eddie brought her band, “Private Life” on a his world tour, and produced their two albums. Rick Hall (bass, harmonica, vocals), grew up on a farm near Jerseyville, IL, and is also a fine actor and storyteller.

The Sweet Potatoes came together after Kelly and Rick co-starred in, and Laura did the score for, an indie film Rick wrote. Out of that collaborative process, the women starting writing together, soon making their debut cd, then a second,"Faith, Good Neighbors and a Telephone" a few years later.
    
In 2017, they made their third album, "Headin' Home", a sonic vehicle well suited for a trip down Route 66. From Laura's front porch as a young woman to Kelly's back yard as a little girl their songs will make you smile, but it might be through a few tears. Although they're all old hands at performing, this is the new music from their hearts. These are the songs that really tell their stories, all with sweet harmonies and a touch of twang.

 

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Sunday, March 11
David Massengill
Doors Open at 5:00 PM
Show Begins at 6:00 PM


$16.50

Storyteller, songwriter and picture-book maker, David Massengill "emigrated" from Tennessee to the Greenwich Village folk scene in 1976 with a dulcimer and a dream of bohemian nirvana. His songwriting style ranges from tragic mountain ballads to the lure of tender love songs and iconic political narratives. His songs have been recorded by Joan Baez, David Bromberg, Chad Mitchell, The Roches, Lucy Kaplansky, Tom Russell, Nanci Griffith and his mentor, Dave Van Ronk, who once said David "took the dull out of dulcimer." Credits include six cds, 11 bootlegs, 15 books, movie score, school programs. In 2016 the Southern Folklife Collection at UNC-Chapel Hill offered to archive his works. He accepted and joins his friends and heroes Dave Van Ronk, Bill Morrissey and Mike Seeger as a member. He once chased a bobcat and visa versa.

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Sunday, March 18
Sofia Talvik
$16.50
Doors Open at 5:00 PM
Show Begins at 6:00 PM

Unmistakably Nordic in flavor, Sofia Talvik somehow still conforms to American interpretations of her own original music, a North Sea siren blending sparkle and melancholy. A veteran performer with 6 full length albums as well as numerous EPs, singles and tours behind her.
Growing up in Sweden her music has always had a special tint of her Scandinavian heritage, making her a favorite among music lovers, but her 16 month, and 37 state long tour, through the USA (in an RV) has moved her music closer to the Americana tradition. The adventure on the road spurred a lot of emotions, both those of triumph and joy, but also those of self doubt and defeat – all of which found their way into the songs of her 2015 album ”Big Sky Country”. 
Living like a musical nomad, moving from place to place, slowly but steadily building her audience through her heartfelt and personal performances she got to experience the USA in a way few people do. The people she met opened their homes and hearts to her and some of them even made it into her songs. But the new album is not a diary from her tour, it’s more of a storybook of emotions, new and old in which everyone can find their own place. 
Sofia’s debut album Blue Moon was released in 2005 to much critical acclaim followed by Street of Dreams in 2007 which features a duet with indie pop icon Bernard Butler from British band Suede, released on her then newly formed record label Makaki Music. Continuing a steady pace of releasing albums Sofia released her album Jonestown, named after the tragic 1978 event in Jonestown, Gyuana, 2008, and was the first Swedish female artist to play the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago, that same year.
“It’s not often that an album takes your breath away, and I hate to sound hyperbolic, but “Florida” actually has several “Oh my God!” moments of sheer beauty.” – CD Baby
about Sofia Talvik’s 2010 release Florida, and album inspired by spending a few hot summer months in Florida in 2009.
Sofia who toured the US several times from her first success at the Lollapalooza festival in 2008 has been invited to officially showcase at SxSW 3 years as well as to The Folk Alliance International Conference in 2012, completed a 16 month long tour of the US promoting her 5th release The Owls Are Not What They Seem. The tour took her through 37 states and she did over 250 concerts. She’s been noted in media all over the the world for her impeccable live performances and captivating stage presence. In October 2013 she released her album Drivin’ & Dreaming LIVE an album with live recordings from her U.S tour.
In March 2014 Sofia Talvik released the EP “FOLK” – a six track special. A hauntingly beautiful EP of old Swedish folk songs in a new modern presentation. 
“Folk is as short as it is blissful. It gracefully bows to tradition. Sofia Talvik captivates the listeners with the soul and emotions of these folk songs. The Swede is one of those singer-songwriters who turns everything she touches into gold.” – Lie In The Sound
April 2015 Sofia’s 6th studio album “Big Sky Country” was released. A storybook of adventures and hardships, about sometimes doubting yourself but also finding strength within yourself. 10 original songs written on the road as well as in the contemplation after, beautifully packaged in a simple yet powerful production. “Big Sky Country” also contains a cover of “Starwalker” by Buffy Sainte-Marie. The album is being distributed in the USA and Canada by ILS/Caroline/Universal. The album was appointed 4th best americana album of the year by U.K newspaper The Telepgraph.

 

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Sunday, March 25
The Matchsellers
$16.50
Doors Open at 5:00 PM
Show Begins at 6:00 PM

The Matchsellers are Warsaw, Indiana native Andrew Morris and Julie Bates of Kansas City, Missouri. Their exciting, gritty, and often hilarious stage show has been developed over four years of relentless touring across the US and Europe. Though deeply rooted in bluegrass and old time tradition, the pair’s respective backgrounds in electric blues guitar and classical violin– as well as a penchant for the absurd– offer a refreshing point of view. They have been featured on various NPR and international radio stations as well as blogs including The Bluegrass Situation, Dying For Bad Music and more.
Bates and Morris met in 2012 while teaching abroad in Leipzig, Germany. They found common ground in the music of their homeland, and hobby turned to profession when they hit the road permanently a year later. Their second full-length album, Songs We Made Up,  features the duo’s excellent musicianship, tight vocal harmonies, and wacky world view, ranging from beautiful waltzes to stolen crackers. Watch out for them this year at the Folk Alliance International Conference (MO), Red Dirt Ball (OK), John Hartford Memorial Festival (IN), Boulevardia (MO), Beaver Island Music Festival (MI), Wood Tick Festival (MI),  Kendalville Bluegrass Festival (IN), Bluegrass Battles Hunger (MO), Old Mill Fest (TX) or town near you! 

 

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