It was in hotel rooms across the country that Pieta Brown wrote most of the songs on her gorgeous new album, 'Postcards.' Like any touring musician, she was on the road to survive, balancing the rewards of performing music for a living with the challenges of trying to stay connected to loved ones and other artists while in motion. So, when she w... read more

Join us as we kick off the holidays with The Barefoot Movement, the Nashville outfit that CMT has heralded as "one of the most promising bands on the bluegrass scene.” Named Band of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association, the Barefoot Movement presents an irresistible mix of bluegrass, folk, acoustic rock and Americana. With... read more

Though the two remarkably successful songwriters have been married since 2004, Kris Delmhorst and Jeffrey Foucault have maintained independent touring careers. Until now, that is. This fall they are sharing the stage to mark the release of The Wild, Delmhorst’s darkly hopeful, fiercely wise new collection of songs. Recording the album... read more

A founding member of both The Jayhawks and The Original Harmony Ridge Creek Dippers, Mark Olson’s status an Americana pioneer was always assured. Regardless, Olson’s musical explorations have continued. Following his break from the Creek Dippers, and from Victoria Williams, his restless career saw the release of two solo albums, 2007’s read more

The band took its name from the original Memphis address of Stax Records, and that tells you much of what you need to know about Southern Avenue. This young Memphis group is well on its way to taking its deft blend of R&B and Southern-fried blues to the rest of the world. Led by sisters Tierinii (vocals) and Tikyra Jackson (drums), the quint... read more

Budding musicians and music fans alike will take a shine to this unique program. Over two years in the making, the documentary “Chasing the Lightning” offers a unique, never-before-seen perspective into the life and mind of an independent working musician. Follow Dan Tedesco through the wide open countryside, playing his way through small cl... read more

This hugely popular show, now in its 13th season, features top Irish music, song and dance in an engaging performance rich in history, humor and boundless energy. Produced by Oisín Mac Diarmada of award-winning lrish group Téada, the 2017 tour brings back the amazing Séamus Begley, along with the immense vocal talents of Sligo’s Niamh Farre... read more

It hardly gets more traditional than this. Since 1981, Bob Dorr & The Blue Band has been playing some 100 dates a year, for what is now a 36-year existence. Along the way they’ve acquired a dedicated, multi-generational fan base, and a reputation as one of Iowa’s most revered, storied, and requested bands. Says Kansas City music writer P... 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

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

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