Here we are in early August with a total eclipse of the sun approaching, labor day looming and the return of kids and grandkids to school not that far away.
And here at Doverlaff House Concerts, the waning of the summer means the approach of our seasons of music. This year is no different. We have a few booked and more we are seeking to confirm. The first happens in just over 1 month.
On Monday, September, the day after the end of the Sisters Folk Festival, 2 of our favorite artists return to Doverlaff and the Tiki Room. Danny Schmidt and Carrie Elkin will return for the second time as a duo. Danny has been here several times as a solo. They will have in tow their new daughter, Mazie. We are so excited to see all three of them.
Do you know Danny and Carrie? Have you seen them before? If so, I do not need to tell you what a great show this will be. If not, maybe this from Redhouse Records will be helpful:
Carrie Elkin With her 2011 Red House Records release, Call it my Garden, Carrie Elkin has emerged as one of the defining new voices in the world of Texas singer-songwriters, being celebrated by Texas Music Magazine as one of their artists of the year. The voice, the stories, the images, the grace, it’s the complete package. But it’s the power of her live performances that really have been creating an incredible buzz around this young artist. Maverick Magazine said it best, after a recent festival performance: “I have never seen a performer so in love with the act of singing. That’s the gospel truth. Onstage, Elkin was simply a force of nature.”
Danny Schmidt Named to the Chicago Tribune’s “50 Most Significant Songwriters in the Last 50 Years,” Austin, TX-based singer/songwriter Danny Schmidt has been rapidly ascending from underground cult hero status to being recognized as an artist of generational significance. Danny is considered a preeminent writer, an artist whose earthy poetry manages to somehow conjure magic from the mundane, leading Sing Out Magazine to tag him: “The best new songwriter we’ve heard in the last 15 years.”
And,if that does not tell the tale for you, try the videos below.
So, we are on a bit of a short time line for this one. If you would like to attend, please send a check for the suggested donation of $20 per seat to us at 7326 SE Woodward St. PDX 97206. Make checks out to Dan Dover, put Danny Schmidt/Carrie Elkin show in the memo line. We do not cast the checks until the week before the show in case of cancellation by the artists or the guest.
As usual, we will provide an array of snacks. Beer and wine are available.
Lets get together and feel the joy of some great music.
Dan Weber will open.
Danny Schmidt – Better Off Broke (music video)
Company of Friends-Carrie Elkin & Danny Schmidt
Carrie Elkin – Jesse Likes Birds
Carrie Elkin – A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall | In The Woods | NL | September 14 2012