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Opening Day Scheduled!

GRAND OPENING FOR 2020 IS ***Saturday, September 12th, 2020 at 10:00 A.M.*** We’d like to see everyone come out and enjoy a day with family and go on a new Adventure.

Rev Roberts

Playing October 3rd, 17th, 24th, 25th (2020)

Reverend Robert is a master of prewar blues. He has delved deep into the styles of Charley Patton, Robert Johnson and other delta blues giants. For more information, visit www.revrobert.com

Dakota Danielle

SMALL TOWN SENSATION DAKOTA DANIELLE BROKE INTO THE COUNTRY SCENE IN MARCH WITH THE RELEASE OF HER DEBUT SINGLE “ONE CHURCH,” FOLLOWED BY A MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERE ON THE COUNTRY NETWORK. THE HIGHLY RELATABLE, SLIGHTLY NOSTALGIC SONG IS SELF-PENNED AND PRODUCED BY MOOKIE & EVAN WITH MICHAEL J. CLOUSE III (JEFF BUCKLEY, THE ROLLING STONES’ NICKY HOPKINS, THIN LIZZY’S MARCO MENDOZA). INFLUENCED BY ARTISTS RANGING FROM DOLLY PARTONTO CHRIS STAPLETON AND ARETHA FRANKLIN, THE 25-YEAR-OLD SINGER SONGWRITER WILL BRING A FRESH TWIST TO COUNTRY MUSIC.

THE ILLINOIS NATIVE IS TAKING NASHVILLE BY STORM AFTER COMPLETING A DEGREE IN COMMERCIAL SONGWRITING AT MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY. GRINDING TO MAKE A NAME FOR HERSELF, DAKOTA’S UNPARALLELED WORK ETHIC IS EVIDENT WITH HER REGULAR APPEARANCES AT MUSIC CITY’S HOTTEST VENUES. WITH A GUITAR IN ONE HAND AND A PEN IN THE OTHER, HER GOAL IS TO INSPIRE AND HEAL FANS THROUGH HER DEEPLY PERSONAL, YET CHARISMATIC MUSIC.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT https://www.dakotadanielle.com/

Rev Roberts

Playing October 3rd, 17th, 24th, 25th (2020)

Reverend Robert is a master of prewar blues. He has delved deep into the styles of Charley Patton, Robert Johnson and other delta blues giants. For more information, visit www.revrobert.com

Robert Carter

Originally from Illinois, Robert moved to Rhode Island where he brought country music with him. In high school he performed with a cover band and played solo acoustic gigs around Narragansett, RI. For more info on Robert Carter, visit www.robertcartermusic.net

Robert Carter

Originally from Illinois, Robert moved to Rhode Island where he brought country music with him. In high school he performed with a cover band and played solo acoustic gigs around Narragansett, RI. For more info on Robert Carter, visit www.robertcartermusic.net

Dakota Danielle

SMALL TOWN SENSATION DAKOTA DANIELLE BROKE INTO THE COUNTRY SCENE IN MARCH WITH THE RELEASE OF HER DEBUT SINGLE “ONE CHURCH,” FOLLOWED BY A MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERE ON THE COUNTRY NETWORK. THE HIGHLY RELATABLE, SLIGHTLY NOSTALGIC SONG IS SELF-PENNED AND PRODUCED BY MOOKIE & EVAN WITH MICHAEL J. CLOUSE III (JEFF BUCKLEY, THE ROLLING STONES’ NICKY HOPKINS, THIN LIZZY’S MARCO MENDOZA). INFLUENCED BY ARTISTS RANGING FROM DOLLY PARTONTO CHRIS STAPLETON AND ARETHA FRANKLIN, THE 25-YEAR-OLD SINGER SONGWRITER WILL BRING A FRESH TWIST TO COUNTRY MUSIC.

THE ILLINOIS NATIVE IS TAKING NASHVILLE BY STORM AFTER COMPLETING A DEGREE IN COMMERCIAL SONGWRITING AT MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY. GRINDING TO MAKE A NAME FOR HERSELF, DAKOTA’S UNPARALLELED WORK ETHIC IS EVIDENT WITH HER REGULAR APPEARANCES AT MUSIC CITY’S HOTTEST VENUES. WITH A GUITAR IN ONE HAND AND A PEN IN THE OTHER, HER GOAL IS TO INSPIRE AND HEAL FANS THROUGH HER DEEPLY PERSONAL, YET CHARISMATIC MUSIC.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT https://www.dakotadanielle.com/

Rev Roberts

Playing October 3rd, 17th, 24th, 25th (2020)

Reverend Robert is a master of prewar blues. He has delved deep into the styles of Charley Patton, Robert Johnson and other delta blues giants. For more information, visit www.revrobert.com

Fairly Odd Duo

The Fairly Odd Duo plays acoustic music inspired by Folk, Americana, and Pop artists from many decades, with luscious vocal harmonies and a sense of fun.

Comprised of husband and wife team, J. B. and Michelle Faires, the duo began singing together in 2016. Although they had been married for 20 years at the time, Michelle had never sang in front of J. B. But it was the sudden death of their daughter that summer that would change the way they looked at everything.

J. B. Faires has been a professional musician since age 15, playing bass in country, rock, jazz, Cajun, and world music bands throughout the Midwest. He earned a doctorate in jazz studies playing double bass (string bass) in 2010 and taught music appreciation classes at the university and local colleges.

So Michelle was rather intimidated at the idea of singing in front of him (unless the radio was cranked up along with her), and couldn’t imagine performing on stage together. Coming from a background in art, finance, and business management, she was a novice musician.

The spring of 2016 brought with it cut backs at the universities and the couple were scrambling to come up with a new plan. Then in the summer their daughter was caught in the crossfire of a dispute between two felons—murdered, at the age of 23.
“It’s still shocking.” J. B. recounts. “It seemed everything stopped that day, like time, our sense of purpose, our plans for the future. As part of the healing process I gravitated toward the acoustic guitar, which had been a pleasant part of many fond camping memories with friends.”

“I wanted to learn a song with him,” says Michelle “and after we sang it together and realized how good it felt, we recognized there was something therapeutic about it.”

The couple then learned a few more songs and performed at their 20th wedding anniversary that fall. Encouraged by their friends and family, they played their first show at a local coffee house before heading to the West Coast for the winter. The Fairly Odd Duo developed their unique repertoire while busking and playing open mic nights in Oregon and Northern California.

Michelle recalls that, “everyone was playing these deep, sad story songs—which can be great, well-written songs—but after a half dozen or so of those, we’d get up and play a love song, or something a little ornery and people really responded.”

Upon returning to the Midwest, it would take the duo another year to really start performing with regularity, gaining confidence along the way. They have now been playing all over Illinois, also venturing into Michigan, and have plans to do a “mini-tour” in Tennessee and north Georgia soon.

Now that they have amassed enough songs to play several hours of music, the couple is focusing on recording their original songs as well. “We try to write from that space of feeling the therapeutic glow we get from singing together, so our songs have that refreshing quality to them,” J. B. states.

The Fairly Odd Duo hopes to release a few songs as singles this year, with a full EP recording to be released early in 2020.

Rev Roberts

Playing October 3rd, 17th, 24th, 25th (2020)

Reverend Robert is a master of prewar blues. He has delved deep into the styles of Charley Patton, Robert Johnson and other delta blues giants. For more information, visit www.revrobert.com

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