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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 7:00 PM unless otherwise mentioned

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 6:00pm


 

Friday, July 26
Tipps and Obermiller

 

 
   

 

Friday, September 13
John Flynn

 

 
   

 

Sunday, October 20
Skillet Licorice

 

 

 

Saturday, October 26
Roy Book Binder

 


 

 






Friday, July 26
Tipps and Obermiller


$22.00

When Hilary Tipps and Steve Obermiller met, it took no time at all for these Fort Worth, Texas songwriters to fall in love and start their lives together. Yet it was another decade of trying to create life, deal with death and build careers in teaching and nursing before they wrote their first songs together. Now they are fully invested in their passion for songwriting and performing.

Though you might call them Folk or Americana, Tipps and Obermiller are not genre-specific songwriters. Just as they write about every aspect of life and living, they use every style of music to suit the song at hand. In doing so, they take the listener on a ride that will just as easily make you laugh and cry as shake your tailfeather!

Their 2023 debut album, “Love (and other mysteries)” is a collection of songs written individually and worked up and played over the years at various musical gatherings, mixed with three of their first co-writes. It contains a mixture of styles: some deep in emotion and textures, some straight up movers and shakers. Recorded in three days with Fort Worth stalwarts Trey Ware (drums), Aden Bubeck (bass), and Matt Tedder (guitar), the album takes you on a ride from start to finish

“MacGuffin,” their 2024 release is more pared back than “Love.” Working this time almost exclusively with only Trey Ware and Aden Bubeck, it opens up space for the songs to breathe, their intertwining voices to be heard, and the stories to be told. The deep introspection of “Fort Worth” and “Walt Whitman”; the crushing sadness of “Interrupting Tumbleweeds”; the exploration of interrelational fears in “Wait”; the soul-hugging inspirational “Welcome to the Choir”; and the absolute silliness of “Intro Song,” Tipps and Obermiller once again prove that they can engage the listener on many emotional levels.

Americana Highways states, "Together they captivate the way Delaney & Bonnie once dignified music. An excellent duet with wonderful lyrical ornamentation scattered throughout their repertoire.”

Kelly Kieke, owner of The Tattler in Quitman, Texas says, “Every time Hilary and Steve walk up our 100 year old stairs they end up filling the space with an energy that you can’t ignore. Such amazing songwriters bringing their love for life and music to the stage for all of us to share.”

Whether performing in intimate listening rooms or on festival stages, they bring a connection of energy and charm unique to a couple dedicated to each other, their music and their audience. 


Friday, September 13
John Flynn


$22.00

John Flynn is an American singer-songwriter and activist from Delaware known for his powerful music and tireless efforts on behalf of the lost and the lonely, the shackled and scarred. 

His career has embodied an authentic troubadour odyssey that moved legendary folk DJ Gene Shay to call Flynn "the most quintessential folk singer in my life."  

Deana McCloud, Executive Director of the Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma wrote, "John Flynn is the real deal. His work follows in the footsteps of Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Kris Kristofferson, and other social justice troubadours as he speaks the truth and gives a voice to society's disenfranchised. His work fills your heart and opens your eyes as he continues to walk the walk of a true advocate for equality, justice, and peace."  

A former Nashville staff-writer, John has released thirteen albums in a career spanning four decades, often sharing the mic with Kris Kristofferson, a long time champion of Flynn's work. 

John also runs New Beginnings-Next Step, a 501 (c)(3) dedicated to fighting recidivism among justice-involved people in the state of Delaware.

For more information visit: https://johnflynn.net/


Skillet Licorice
Sunday, October 20


$27.50

Doors open at 5:00.
Show begins at 6:00.

Skillet Licorice is the latest project from San Francisco Bay Area roots-music luminaries Elise Engelberg and Matt Knoth. Essentially a musical consortium, Matt & Elise are the core of an All-Star lineup featuring many of California's hottest old-time musicians.   The result is a full fledged proto-swing orchestra capable of expert musicianship in a dizzying array of folk genres. Whether they’re playing hot fiddle breakdowns, slinky blues, sparkling banjo breaks, ragtime or dreamy waltzes Skillet Licorice displays an impressive command of styles and techniques that comes from deep study and loving dedication to America’s folk traditions. With the help of their talented friends they’ve put together an incredible repertoire that is essentially traditional, yet with a modern approach that is anything but stale. Skillet Licorice is hot, sweet, and just a bit greasy!

Elise Engelberg (fiddle, banjo) a Kentucky native, got her start in music as a classical violinist. After moving to California, she rediscovered her bluegrass roots and began learning to play the fiddle. Since then, she has became a sought after fiddler in the Bay Area old time scene. Elise has recorded with the Crooked Jades, is a founding member of The Mercury Dimes and has toured with the Stairwell Sisters.  Her love for teaching young children has afforded her a thriving music studio in San Francisco.

Matt Knoth (banjo, guitar, vocals) Matt Knoth hails from San Jose, CA where he grew up playing and listening to bluegrass LPs with his father, KFAT Radio Legend Cuzin Al. In addition to the 5 string banjo, Matt is a driving old-timey guitarist and founding member (along with wife Elise) of The Mercury Dimes.  A versatile musician, Matt has shared the stage with Peter Rowan, Mark Schatz and even Danny Elfmann. When not performing as a blazing hillbilly star, you can find Mateo in the Marin Headlands pursuing his love of nature photography.

Clinton Davis is an old-time folk musician based in San Diego. A fifth-generation Kentuckian, Davis grew up in Carroll County with faint residues of old time music lingering in the air and in his family’s past. He currently performs on guitar, banjo, fiddle, harmonica, mandolin, and piano. He has performed at folk festivals across the country including Wintergrass (WA), Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival (WA), National Jug Band Jubilee (KY), Brooklyn Folk Festival (NY), the Topanga Banjo & Fiddle Competition (CA), and the Santa Barbara Fiddler’s Convention (CA). In 2015, No Depression called his work “a joyous and soulful restoration of one of the lost treasures of American musical tradition.” That same year, his album with the G Burns Jug Band was awarded “Best Local Recording” at the San Diego Music Awards.

Rowan McCallister is a muli-instrumentalist living in Berkeley, CA where he was born and raised, splitting his time between the equally vibrant bluegrass and old time communities in the area. He plays mandolin, guitar, and banjo, as well as some fiddle with bands around the Bay Area such as The Town Howlers, The Bearcat Stringband, Hey Lonesome! and Skillet Licorice. He spends his days teaching at the renowned Manning Music, a wonderful community of instructors teaching fiddle-based music to adults and children.

Michael Brown is a classical- and jazz-trained pianist and multi-instrumentalist.  He has played upright bass since his youth, and performed and recorded as a bassist/vocalist with several bluegrass bands while living in California. During his time in the bluegrass scene, he began playing banjo and guitar as well.  Michael currently teaches private piano lessons, and performs with a disco band, a yacht rock band, jazz trios and big bands, and an all-theremin orchestra (last is aspirational only, so far).  He is also in-demand as a pianist for dance and theater groups throughout the Austin area, and as a session musician for various recording projects as keyboardist and bassist.

Robin Fischer is one of the premier voices amongst California square dance callers. A lover of high energy, dance-inspiring old time music, she calls in the traditional style - no lessons, no levels, no prerecorded music, just a live band and emphasis on everyone having a good time. Robin has called dances up and down the west coast, including at the Berkeley Old Time Music Convention, The CBA Father’s Day Bluegrass Festival, Los Angeles Old Time Social, and community dances from Portland to San Diego.

 


Roy Book Binder
Saturday, October 26


$27.50

Roy Book Binder has been rambling around the world for the past 45 years!   He gave up his Greenwich Village "pad"  in the early 1970's and lived in his "Tour Bus" for the next 15 years criss crossing the US and appearing at festivals  throughout Canada & Europe.    

Book Binder, travelled with the legendary Rev. Gary Davis in the late 60's..... The Book, recorded his first solo acoustic Blues album in the 70's, which was the first to receive  5 stars in DOWNBEAT magazine!  In the  late 80's 'The Book' was part of Bonnie Raitt's  East Coast Tour, which included an appearance on The Grand Old Opry which led to almost 30 appearances on NASHVILLE NOW's, Ralph Emory Show!   In the 90's he often appeared  with JORMA KAUKONEN (who recorded 2 of Roy's songs)

THE GOOD BOOK, Roy's latest release of all original songs, reached #3 on AirPlayDirect's Americana charts!  #1 was Guy Clark & #2 was the late Townes Van Zandt.  Folkdj.org had Roy in the top 3 artists for July.

Roy has the goods: the original, the bare-knuckle, the low-down . . . blues. Who can say they were friends with the Rev. Gary Davis, Pink Anderson and Robert Lockwood? And toured with Arthur Big Boy Crudup, Hot Tuna, JJ Cale & Bonnie Raitt ?  Roy can. He has the stories, the licks, and the mystery of timeless music in his fingers. He’s been featured on a PBS special and interviewed by Terry Gross on “Fresh Air.”  He’s also a regular at Fur Peace Ranch, where he teaches along with Jorma Kaukonen. When he brings his  'Tour Bus'  to town, a one-man blues-fest ensues. He plays and he entertains, feeding us music and stories, and the evening is a celebration for us all. We’re privileged to have Roy here to preserve–and extend—the tradition of great American blues music. (JAMES HIPP)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

         
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