Rising out of the prairies of the Midwest, The Pines are one of the most distinct and powerful indie-rock/Americana groups to hit the national scene in years. Emerging from the same Minneapolis music world that spawned such notable acts as The Jayhawks, The Replacements and Bob Dylan, The Pines have gathered a stunning line-up of musical talent,... read more

The ninth season of SPT Theatre’s Tales from the Writers’ Room this year proudly reminds us that “It’s a Zoo!” Each original episode takes an unlikely theme, a pool of clever sketch writers, and some of the hottest musicians in the corridor to weave together an original two-hour fun-fest.

SPT wraps up season nine of Tales from th... read more

In December 2016, after more than a year of touring, songwriter Joan Shelley, together with guitarist Nathan Salsburg, headed to Chicago, where they joined Jeff Tweedy for five days in Wilco’s studio. Spencer Tweedy, home from college, joined on drums, while James Elkington shifted between piano and resonator guitar. Jeff added electric accent... read more

A force of grace to be reckoned with,” Live for Live Music has called her. “Maggie Koerner dazzles audiences with her ease on stage and a voice that naturally transfers from one genre to the next.” Indeed, the New Orleans singer-songwriter has established herself on the American tour circuit with her incredible live per... read more

The Sea The Sea is an Upstate New York-based indie folk-pop duo-band featuring what Huffington Post calls, “Two of the loveliest male-female voices you might ever hear this or any other year.” Their 2014 debut release, Love We Are We Love, received praise from NPR, American Songwriter and No Depressi... read more

Born and raised in Holly Springs, Miss., Cedric Burnside has been playing music all his life. His  relentless, highly rhythmic style takes the blues to another level. A four-time winner of the prestigious Blues Music Awards Drummer of the Year award, he is widely regarded as one of the best drummers in the world. He’s begun to make a name... read more

They say that Tinsley Ellis has travelled a million miles. Whether literally true or not, there’s no doubt the bluesman has performed in all 50 states, and across Canada, Europe, South America and Australia, while releasing no fewer than 19 albums. He’s played with Buddy Guy, Albert Collins, James Cotton and The Allman Brothers. Derek Trucks... read more

For over a decade, the Giving Tree Band has been connecting with music lovers left and right, frequently converting them into Giving Tree-huggers. Formed in 2004 by enigmatic brothers E and Todd Fink, the Illinois quintet has been called America’s answer to Mumford and Sons. Describing themselves as New Age outlaws, they’ve evolved a musical... read more

  • 8:00 pm
  • Fri Jun 30 2017
  • CSPS Hall
  • $16 advance | $19 door

Carsie Blanton is a singer, songwriter, guitarist and piano player based in New Orleans, whose most recent album, So Ferocious, has been called “a playful indie-pop record for smart, ferocious libertines.”

Over four albums, her output has... read more