FABULOUS 2014 SEASON
Sunday, April 27th, 2014
Sleder's Family Tavern is delighted to be a part of a very special day of music featuring Claudia Schmidt. It's a duo celebration of her 40th years in music and her brand new release on Red House Records called: New Whirled Order.
New Whirled Order heralds the happy return of legacy artist Claudia Schmidt to her former label, Red House Records. The project is her first studio album for the Grammy-winning indie label since 2000. Supported by master jazz guitarist Dean Magraw and an ensemble of other great players, the album is chock full of stand-out tracks and is her most definitive collection to date. One of Red House’s keystone artists in its early years, Schmidt is a stunning chanteuse with a dazzling multi-octave voice. She seamlessly blends folk and jazz idioms into a genre all her own, much as Nina Simone did in her day. A gifted songwriter, she is also an accomplished 12-string guitarist and mountain dulcimer player, something she exhibits over and over again on this wonderfully produced, fully realized, and beautifully packaged release. A fan said it best after seeing Claudia perform recently,
“You are a shaper of space and time.”
Last spring, after three years of non-stop touring, indie folk singer Rebecca Loebe was working on new songs and preparing for her first tour in Europe when she received an invitation to audition for a new network reality show called The Voice. ”It didn’t really sound like my kind of thing,” she says, “but then again I happened to be home that weekend so I didn’t have a good excuse not to at least go to the audition.”
As a contestant on the show, Loebe sang a stirring re-interpretation of Nirvana’s “Come As You Are,” that inspired both Adam Levine and Christina Aguilera to offer her mentorship. It also showed audiences worldwide the unique voice, effervescent personality and sharp wit that folk fans and festival-goers across the country had known about for years. This Georgia-bred, Austin-based singer and songwriter is both candid and self-deprecating, attributes that that shine through in conversation as well as in the writing of her Fall 2012, full length folk/pop release Circus Heart.
With over 300 Tour dates in 2011-2012, including Atlanta’s 6,000 Seat Chastain Amphitheater, several sold-out headlining shows at Eddie’s Attic and appearances at The Birchmere, The Living Room, Hotel Cafe, Club Passim, The Tin Angel, The Ark, The High Sierra Music Festival, The Kerrville Folk Festival, The Rice Festival, The Ozark Folk Festival, The Gamble Rogers Folk Festival, The Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, The Texas Wine & Music Festival and official showcases at SXSW and Folk Alliance International, is a testament to the talent of this rising star, Rebecca Loebe.
She has shared the stage with many renowned nationally touring acts, including The Civil Wars, Glen Phillips, Mary Chapin Carpenter, The Bacon Brothers, Ellis Paul, Emerson Hart, Jill Sobule, Butch Hancock, Girlyman, AMERICA. Her talent was recognized when her Indie release “Mystery Prize” spent 9 weeks on the Americana Top 40 Chart, and named one of the AMA’s Top 100 Albums of 2010. Nearly at the same time, she was as a Kerrville New Folk Award Winner and also recognized at a Falcon Ridge Emerging Artist.
This is going to be an incredible show...and one you're not going to want to miss! Celebrate this day with Mom, good food, and an eclectic blend of traditional and original folk songs with a hint of the blues! Get here early so as not to miss the OPENING ACT - sister Anne...Preacher's Daughter & Sweet Joe Williams!
'On the Porch' Concert Series is a monthly showcase featuring performers singing their original work in a concert in a club atmosphere. It is a commitment to allow artists to perform their music in a concert setting and the series focuses on performers who write/sing/perform their own material.In keeping with that focus, all performers need to be aware that:
"Sleder's Family does not purchase music licensing from BMI/ASCAP//SESAC, musicians can only play their own music (YOU wrote it and YOU control the copyright) or their own renditions (YOU arranged it and YOU control the copyright) of public domain material. Make sure all musicians playing with you know this."
Sleder's Tavern takes great pride in our "On The Porch" Concert Series! Below are some of the great musicians that have played at the tavern. Many, many thanks to CONNEMARA CONCERTS for bringing the music to us... and to our patrons!