CAMP STREET CAFÉ
Camp Street Schedule
New reservation policy at Camp Street Cafe.
|Friday, November 24
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Pipp Gillette lives and works on the family ranch near Lovelady, Texas, where his grandfather started raising cattle and cotton in 1912. Pipp and his late brother Guy received the Western Heritage Award for Outstanding Traditional Western Album of 2011 and the 2013 Western Heritage Award for Outstanding Original Western Composition for their performance of the Waddie Mitchell song "Trade Off.” Drawing on a lifelong interest in Western history and music, Pipp plays traditional cowboy music on guitar, banjo, harmonica and bones. Pipp’s newest CD Singing Songs by Waddie and Pipp received the Western Heritage Award for Outstanding Traditional Western Album of 2016.
The Here and Now, based out of Austin, Tx, is an exciting band made up
of Chris Buckley (fiddle), Niamh Fahy (fiddle), Rob Forkner (Bodhrán)
and Joseph Carmichael (guitar). All accomplished musicians in their
own right, together they create a rich and captivating sound full of
energy that presents Irish traditional music in a contemporary
context. Drawing from each of their backgrounds in Irish music, with a
geography that spans the United States and Ireland, The Here & Now
keep tradition at the heart of their music.
Chris Buckley has spent the last decade plus as a member of the
renowned Irish music trio, the Tea Merchants. After growing up in
Wisconsin, he came to Austin to pursue his Master's of Mus...ical Arts
degree at the University of Texas and has been here since developing a
reputation as one of Texas's most sought after fiddle players. Niamh
who is originally from Co. Meath in Ireland, moved to Austin in 2014
having spent the previous 10 years playing music full-time, 5 of which
she spent as soloist with Riverdance. She has also worked with The
Young Irelanders, The Dhol Foundation, Donal Lunny & The Chieftains &
John Williams. Rob Forkner is a master Bodhrán player and is also one
of the world's most highly sought after Irish drum makers. He, along
with Chris, is a founding member of the Tea Merchants, and after a
time in Europe has returned to Austin, to combine forces musically
once again. Joseph Carmichael, guitarist and whistle/flute player from
Dallas is a founding member of the irish music trio, Flashpoint. He
tours regularly with the Mari Black band and Ashley Davis. He pulls
from a variety of influences to create a style that brings the band's
The Here and Now are collaborating with the band Celjun (from
Louisiana) to create a unique Irish Christmas show, including guest
artists, dancers, and popular Christmas music associated with
Christmas in Ireland as well as some lesser known songs and tunes.
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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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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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