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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

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


 

 

Saturday, October 22
Kusin Ulf

 

 

 

Grady Lee
Saturday, November 12

 

 

Sunday, November 20
Dana Cooper

 

 

 

The Hillsiders
Saturday, February 25

 

 

Todd Albright
Sunday, April 16

 

   
   
   
 

 

 

 

Saturday, October 22
Kusin Ulf


$22.00

We, Ross and Marta Nelson, now live in Nacogdoches, TX.  Three years ago we moved from Minnesota, where many Scandinavian immigrants settled.  We both have some of that heritage ourselves.

Ross’ second cousin Ulf (pronounced “oolf”) visited from Sweden a few times, and we have visited him at his home, too.  Thanks to him, we have many of the folksongs they still use in Sweden today.  The summer solstice is a huge celebration in Scandinavia, there called Midsommar Dag. In his honor, we call our duet “Kusin Ulf”, Swedish for “Cousin Ulf”.

We have since played for the Midsommar celebrations in our town of Scandia MN, as well as the Swedish Christmas celebrations there of Santa Lucia,  and various Lutefisk dinners at various churches around our area.  (Lutefisk is a traditional Scandinavian fish dinner.)

We studied Swedish language for a few years, although we are not fluent. 

We have been married 32 years now.  When we first met, Marta knew only classical music, and Ross played Bluegrass and OldTimey tunes on the guitar.  Ross first learned guitar on his own starting around 12 years old.  He has since studied with Adam Granger, who has played with the Powdermilk Biscuit Band on “Prairie Home Companion”.   Marta eagerly learned fiddle tunes from Ross’ flat-picking!  We can’t tell you how much we enjoy playing those tunes together, too. 

Grady Lee
Saturday, November 12


$22.00

Grady was born in San Diego, California, raised in Houston, Texas, and currently lives in Marshall, Texas. Grady began playing music professionally in the 1960's, with musical influences: early rock and roll, traditional folk music, Texas singer-songwriters, and western music performers.

During his more than 50 year musical career, he worked nine years at the George Ranch Historical Park, in Richmond, Texas, as the resident cowboy singer. Grady has performed over 200 Western history educational programs, at schools all around Texas, over an eighteen year period. He also carried an original 1870's chuck wagon for these presentations. Grady performed 13 nights at the Louisiana State Fair with his chuck wagon. Grady has performed at more than fifty festival and fairs around Texas. He has performed in public venues from Beaumont to El Paso and Texarkana to Corpus Christi.

 

Sunday, November 20
Dana Cooper


$22.00
Doors open at 5:00.
Show begins at 6:00.

 

Cooper’s lifelong passion & devotion to music began at age 2 in Kansas City. His father, George, was a huge influence. One of Dana's earliest memories is of his father taking him to the Calico Cat, popping a coin in the jukebox and listening to Dana sing along with Hank Williams & Ernest Tubb.

At age 20 a move to LA resulted in a record deal with Elektra Records where he recorded his first album with members of “The Section” Russ Kunkel and Leleand Sklar, as well as other luminary players Jim Horn, Al Perkins, Jim Gordon, Joe Osborne, and Lee Holdridge. This album still wins accolades today and was recently reissued on the Warner/Japan label.

After several years in California and a year recording in Seattle, Cooper moved to Texas where he wrote and performed with Shake Russell. They released several independent albums and one album for Southcoast/MCA.

Dana formed his own experimental bands, DC3, and Nuclear Family and released his first solo project Complicated Stuff. In 1988 he moved to Nashville, TN to pursue his songwriting career collaborating with other songwriters.

Cooper’s songs have been recorded by a variety of artists such as bluegrass singer Claire Lynch, Irish vocalist Maura O’Connell, Nashville songbird Jonell Mosser, as well as songwriters Pierce Pettis and Susan Werner. His incredible catalogue and musical sensibilities have led to endorsements from AirPlay Direct and Elixir Strings. 

With his upcoming CD I Can Face the Truth Cooper faces hard truths head on with humor and heartfelt expression. Joining forces with Co-Producer and multi-instrumentalist Dave Coleman the two enlisted some of the best songwriters, singers, and musicians from the US and Ireland. Collaborators in the studio include Tom Kimmel, Kim Richey, Jonell Mosser, Maura O’Connell, Brother Paul Brown, David Starr, Rebecca Folsom, and Gillian Tuite. 

 

The Hillsiders
Saturday, February 25


$27.50

 

From the shade of Austin's live oak trees, bustling coffee shops and sloping backyards, four musicians paved their creative path in a well-intended direction playing the music they love. Whether by fate or happenstance, every string they played and note sung as an individual artist, was preparing them for the four-piece band they are now.

The Hillsiders have brought their respective talents and formed a quartet able to heartily portion dulcet melodies and hard-driving breakdowns — both styles with fluidity not often heard.  With a divergence of old-time and bluegrass genres as their specialty, they hold firm in their esteem for songs long-handed-down and the artists that created them.  Fans of The Stanley Brothers, Doc Watson and Larry Sparks, The Hillsiders can't help but put their own musical stamp on the classics.  For those of us listening, it's a very good thing.

Fiddle & Vocals: Andi Huff 

Andi Huff was raised just down the road in the town of Grapeland, Texas. She is rooted in church singing and playing bluegrass fiddle at the Salmon Lake Park bluegrass festivals. Her move to the big city of  Austin, Texas led to several musical opportunities and new friendships, some of which she calls bandmates.  

Guitar & Vocals: Devon Canady 

From Austin Texas, Devon played all styles of guitar growing up but eventually fell in love with bluegrass music and flatpicking guitar in his late teens. Devon also has a passion for Old Time music and cares deeply about bringing new life to forgotten tunes. 

Mandolin: Hunter Hollingsworth 

Hunter was raised just outside of Austin in a town called Dripping Springs. He started playing mandolin and bluegrass music early on in life and joined a band called The Bottom Dollar String Band alongside guitar player Devon Canady. This talented group of musicians eventually opened for Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder at Gruene Hall. 

Bass & Vocals: Dom Fisher 

Dom Fisher has quite the musical resume. Originally from upstate New York, Dom studied Jazz Bass at Ithaca College and after graduation, he  followed his musical passions ever since. After moving to Austin and creating Wood & Wire, he would soon accept a 2018 Grammy Nomination for Best Bluegrass Album of 2018. 

Todd Albright
Sunday, April 16


$27.50
Doors open at 5:00.
Show begins at 6:00.

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Todd Albright is a country blues, twelve-string guitar player and vocalist based in Detroit, Michigan. Grounded in the pre-war era of the blues tradition (1880-1939), Todd is a mindful purveyor of blues history. His repertoire upholds musical pillars such as Blind Willie McTell, George Carter, Blind Lemon Jefferson and Leadbelly. His life’s work continues the distinguished tradition of the very roots of American music as told by the African American musicians who created it. Todd Albright joined Jack White’s Third Man Records in 2016.

Todd's vigorous, gritty and soulful performances are accompanied by stories of the masters and a deep intuitive sense of respect for craft, providing audiences with a meaningful
experience while creating a transcendent moment. One of the top blues guitarists in the world, Todd is the only contemporary twelve string player in his genre.

Todd's first full-length LP, Fourth Floor Visitor, was released by Jett Plastic Recordings out of Detroit, Michigan (2017). His latest album, Detroit Twelve String: Blues & Rags, is out now on Third Man Records (2017). His forthcoming third album is set to be released by Third Man Records.

 

 

 

         
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