An award-winning actor, musician, music director and songwriter, Vancouver native Zachary Stevenson has been making his mark across Canada and the United States. He’s starred in musical productions ranging from Urinetown to Assassins to Hair; has appeared at leading folk festivals across North America; and has shared... read more

We’re thrilled to introduce Eastern Iowa to Daimh, the latest Gaelic supergroup, and unchallenged champions of Highland music from the Isle of Skye. Formed around the turn of the century, and taking the name from the Gaelic word for “kinship,” Daimh (pronounced Dive) have been spreading their contemporary take on Highland and Gaelic music ... read more

Max ZT, who’s been lauded as the “Jimi Hendrix of hammered dulcimer” by NPR, and a “force of nature” by New York Music Daily, is a true innovator on his instrument. Drawing his roots from classical Irish folk music, Max has taken himself and his compositional techniques to both Senegal, where he studied the Mandinko techn... read more

You’re invited to join Cedar Rapids’ SPT Theatre as they celebrate the tenth season of their Tales from the Writers’ Room. The regulars are back ― Adam, Mary, Lindsay, Chris, David ― joined by guest authors and actors, including a few old friends who serve to keep them on their toes. Guest musicians join in to provide live mus... read more

Vance Gilbert burst onto the singer/songwriter scene in the 90’s, when buzz started spreading in the folk clubs of Boston about an ex-multicultural arts teacher who was knocking 'em dead at open mics. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Vance started out hoping to be a jazz singer, and then discovered his affinity for the storytelling sensibiliti... read more

Canadian singer-songwriter Garnet Rogers is capable of awe-inspiring and unpredictable stuff – and that includes more than just music. Hailed by the Boston Globe as a “charismatic performer and singer,” Rogers is a man with a powerful physical presence – close to six and a half feet tall – and a voice to match. With his “smo... read more

The 2016 release ‘Wildwood Calling’ marks Bo Ramsey's first all-instrumental album in a 30-year career as iconic guitar player. For those who might recognize Bo by his association with artists like Lucinda Williams, Greg Brown, Kevin Gordon, Pieta Brown, Charlie Parr and others, his new music is the perfect introduction to someone who always... read more

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with one of the hottest Celtic bands on the planet. Calan brings together the remarkable talents of five young musicians, each adept at giving a fresh, vibrant sound to Welsh musical traditions. Their lively, contemporary approach breathes new life into old customs, conjuring up sparkling melodies, tunes to set your... read more

With a career spanning 16 years and 20 albums, Charlie Hunter consistently ups his game as an innovative writer, imaginative bandleader, and all-around great guitarist. He has worked with the likes of Norah Jones, Mos Def, John Mayer and D’Angelo, and is widely considered the authority on the seven- and eight-string guitar. Continuing to stun ... read more

You’re invited to join Cedar Rapids’ SPT Theatre as they celebrate the tenth season of their Tales from the Writers’ Room. The regulars are back ― Adam, Mary, Lindsay, Chris, David ― joined by guest authors and actors, including a few old friends who serve to keep them on their toes. Guest musicians join in to provide live mus... read more

Her songs have been covered by the likes of Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt and Aaron Neville, but no one else sings them like Karla. “I can’t tell you what it is, exactly,” fellow singer songwriter Catie Curtis has said. “I can only say that when I hear her aching and unadorned voice, I slump in my chair in a deeply satisfied, melancholy w... read more

For more than 50 years, England’s Martin Carthy has been one of folk music’s greatest innovators: one of its best loved, most enthusiastic and, at times, most quietly controversial figures. His skill, stage presence and natural charm have won him admirers not only from within the folk scene, but also far beyond it. Says Paul Simon, “His gu... read more

You’re invited to join Cedar Rapids’ SPT Theatre as they celebrate the tenth season of their Tales from the Writers’ Room. The regulars are back ― Adam, Mary, Lindsay, Chris, David ― joined by guest authors and actors, including a few old friends who serve to keep them on their toes. Guest musicians join in to provide live mus... read more

We’re thrilled to present, in his CSPS debut, the great singer-songwriter David Bromberg: godfather of Americana, decorated multi-instrumentalist, gifted song interpreter, and bandmate to the likes of Bob Dylan, George Harrison and Jerry Garcia. Since releasing his self-titled debut in 1971, Bromberg has carved out one of the most distinguishe... read more