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

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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 ... read more

  • 8:00 pm
  • Fri Dec 15 2017
  • CSPS Hall
  • $30 advance | $35 door
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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

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

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