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 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


 

 

Saturday, May 18
Tony Ramey

 

 

Friday, July 26
Tipps and Obermiller

 

 
   

 

Friday, September 13
John Flynn

 

 


 

 






Saturday, May 18
Tony Ramey


$22.00

Born and raised at a crossroads (1869 Crossroads to be exact) and a stone's throw from the Big Sandy River where Huck Finn and ol' Jim floated to freedom, Tony Ramey is a child of Appalachia. He ran the creek beds and "hollers" of Kentucky, West Virginia, and Ohio long before he would make a name for himself in Nashville, Tennessee and Texas as an award-winning singer-songwriter.

Though he often speaks about his days in the woods and growing up in the mountains more fondly than he does the city of Nashville, he managed to pen tunes in the Country Music capitol for George Strait ( Hot Grease And Zydeco ), Trisha Yearwood (“Second Chance”), John Michael Montgomery ( "I Don't Want This Song to End" ), Alabama ( "That's How I Was Raised" ), Ray Price ( "No More Songs to Sing" on his Beauty Is...The Final Sessions ) Mark Chesnutt ( "Oughta Miss Me by Now" ), Doug Stone ( "Make up in Love" ), Craig Morgan ("Something to Write Home About" ), Moe Bandy, Jon Wolfe (many tracks from his Dos Corazones epic album), Aaron Watson ("Summertime Girl"), and Willie Nelson among others, while producing 14 independent projects of his own along the way. 


He met his wife Debbie there as well, who had her own show at Opryland and sang on the Grand Ol' Opry, and they both raised their two children in the music business while Tony continued writing for various publishers. His stint with George Strait and manager Erv Woolsey's company would last more than eight years--six years longer than most writers would last at any publishing house as a staff writer--a testimony to the loyalty and belief Erv's team would have in the Americana Country Soul that colors Tony's catalog of more than five-thousand compositions. Tony would write for several companies while in Nashville, though, and leave a mark of a gold or platinum record at each one of them.

Tony had a few doors open for him at the major label level along the way, but his "independent spirit," he said, would consistently wind up insulting "key personnel" who wanted him to drink what Tony refers to as the "corporate kool-aid." After almost twenty years as a staff writer and touring independent artist in Nashville, it was time for Tony to change his landscape and replant himself in the new country music hub of America: Texas. The land of wide open spaces and hazy dreams of the far west American frontier, Texas would inspire Tony to write an epic Western which he would duet with Willie Nelson on his "Soul Survivor" album--the first full album he would produce and release after his move out of the commercial music town of Nashville, Tennessee.

Ultimately, Tony's life’s work is the craft and contribution of a troubadour. His story and mantra resounds in songs like "The Spirit of Hank and the Heart of James Dean" from his Spirit of Hank EP, and "Pocatalico." His collection showcases a traditional country music streak a mile wide that runs through the body of his work, along with hints of Rock, folk, and the R&B that Tony claims came from his deep admiration for the elegiac sounds of Bill Withers, another West Virginia soul singer.

One radio promoter said of Tony Ramey, "There is wood and gravel in his voice, and iron in his lyrics." Indeed, Tony's catalog of hits and underground gems like "West Texas Lonely," "Just Ain't Trying," and "Dreamin' Enough to Get Me By" find fans from all musical genres.

None who dig deep into his repertoire of songs come up short of adding something to their own favorite playlists.

 

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/

 

 

         
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