Our next show comes to the Museum of Commerce located in Historic Pensacola on Thursday, October 5, 2017. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and the show starts promptly at 6:00 p.m. Our featured artists are Caroline Aiken, Sally Barris, and Buddy Mondlock.
Tickets are $10 per person and may be purchased in advance online or at the door if seats are available. Seating is first-come first-serve.
A professional musician from the age of 14, Caroline Aiken has developed her songwriting and performance skills over a long and successful career. She has shared the stage and collaborated in the studio with a veritable Who's Who of talent including the Indigo Girls, Bonnie Raitt, Arlo Guthrie, Doc Watson, and dozens of others. She maintains an active schedule, performing worldwide at festivals and clubs, and on radio and TV shows.
Caroline has produced nine full-legth studio albums since 1988, including the widely acclaimed recordings, Butler Field (1997) featuring the Indigo Girls, Unshaken (2002) featuring her cover of 40,000 Headmen, Welcome Home (2010), and Broken Wings Heal (2015) featuring Emily Saliers, John Keane, and Randall Bramblett. Caroline teaches music and conducts songwriting workshops throughout the year, including her popular series, Zen and the Art of Performance.
Sally Barris is known around Nashville as an A-List songwriter and the go-to person if you need a song done right. The late, lamented Dirty Linen magazine said “Barris knows how to write lyrics that are as forthright as a stream of clear water and how to support them with melodies that share that quality." Her songs have been hits for Nashville royalty including Kathy Mattea, Martina McBride, and Lee Ann Womack.
Sally's song, Let The Wind Chase You, was recorded by Trisha Yearwood and Keith Urban, received a Grammy nomination, and became an international hit. Sally is a Minnesota native but has resided in Nashville for many years. She has performed on Mountain Stage, the New Bedford Summer Fest, Wildflower Arts & Music Festival, and The Kerrville Folk Festival. Sally is currently touring in support of her latest album, The Road in Me.
Buddy Mondlock used to hang around festivals hoping to catch a break. The strategy worked. Guy Clark heard the young man playing guitar and singing an original song under a tree at the Kerville Festival. He promised to introduce the Illinois native to the Nashville scene and kept his word. A few months later, Mondlock was a permanent Nashvillian, had a songwriting contract, and was making a name for himself as a performer.
In quick succession, Mondlock won the New Folk competition at Kerrville, had songs recorded by David Wilcox, Garth Brooks, Joan Baez, and Peter, Paul and Mary and produced his first studio album. He was also invited to collaborate with Janis Ian and Nanci Griffith. His latest album, The Memory Wall, is a collection of Appalachian-style folk songs.