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Unless noted below, doors open for all weekend shows @ 6:30PM & music begins @ 7:30PM

October | November | 2020

Online reservations for all concerts are performed by an email sent to Paul Barker.

If you click the link and find the email window does not appear, please send an email to Paul
and indicate the show that you are reserving tickets for and the quantity of tickets you would like to reserve.
Paul@BarkerHouseConcerts.com

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- November -
Wednesday, Nov 6th

A Special House Concert consisting of the winners of the KERRVILLE NEW FOLK SONGWRITING COMPETITION which is held during the Annual Kerrville Folk Festival
Min. suggested donation of $20

The Winners include:
Daniel Neihoff (Paducah KY) - www.danielneihoff.com
D. B. Reilly (New York City, NY) - www.dbrielly.com
Lisa Bastoni (Northampton, MA) - www.lisabastoni.com
Aaron Smith (Harrison, AR) - www.aaronsmithsongs.com
Liv Greene (Washington, DC) - www.facebook.com/livgreenemusic
Click on the above links to hear a sample of their music.

Unfortunately, Scott Mulvahill (Nashville, TN) will be unable
to participate due to previous commitments
.


www.kerrvillefolkfestival.org

Out of a possible 800 entries, thirty-two writer-performers are invited to share their original songs. In addition to cash and merchandise prizes, each of the 32 finalists are awarded a scholarship to the Southwest Regional Folk Alliance Conference held each September in Austin, TX.

From the thirty-two finalists, six of the New Folk Award Winners are selected and return to the Festival on the second Sunday to perform 20 minutes of their original songs. The six New Folk Winners receive a $250 Award from the Kerrville Folk Festival Foundation plus up to $400 additional prize money. Established in 1972, these annual concerts are one of the high points of the Festival and for songwriters from across the world.

The artists performing for this house concert consist of five of the six winners of the KERRVILLE NEW FOLK SONGWRITING COMPETITION which is held during the Annual Kerrville Folk Festival from May 23 - June 9, 2019. Unfortunately, Scott Mulvahill (Nashville, TN) will be unable to participate in the tour due to previous commitments

If you would like to attend this show, please email at
"Paul 'at' BarkerHouseConcerts.com"
Please indicate the artist name & date, your name, phone number
and number of seats you would like to reserve.

 

Saturday, Nov 23rd

Jenny Reynolds and Barbara Nesbitt Song Swap
Min. suggested donation of $20

www.barbaranesbitt.com
Soundcloud link to latest release, Right as Rain:
https://soundcloud.com/barbaraclare/sets/right-as-rain/s-rZiD6

Youtube video of Barbara;s song, Why Can’t I
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-x58DoDQVc

Barbara Nesbitt
Americana/Folk Singer-Songwriter out of Austin, TX, is gearing up to make her 5th album titled, Someday, Maybe Sooner. Her voice and songwriting have placed her in the top 5 Best Female Singer and in the top 3 Best Songwriter categories in the Austin Music Awards and her last release, Right As Rain, is in rotation on SiriusXM Radio. She co-founded the breakout band, The Whiskey Sisters, to much buzz and acclaim, has recently sung background vocals for Willie Nelson and Bob Weir and will be an Official Showcasing Artist at SXSW 2019. With a voice that is at once plaintive and strong, warm and clear, her songs take you on a journey reflective of her life which will make you laugh, cry, think and feel.

Jenny Reynolds
Jenny Reynolds lives her life following her mission statement of “Work hard, be nice, keep moving.” A native New Englander, she has worked with Boston based artists Duke Levine, Kevin Barry and Catie Curtis. Since moving to Austin in 2003, Reynolds has played the Old Settlers Music Festival, the Kerrville Folk Festival, the Cactus Cafe, and Threadgill’s World Headquarters, and has worked with Grammy Nominee Ruthie Foster, and Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame inductee Ian McLagan. She was an Official Showcase Artist at SXSW 2008 and 2018, and was named “Best New Local Act” in the Austin Chronicle’s 2005 Critics Poll. Her music has been on major network television and independent film, including ABC’s “All My Children” and CBS’s “The District”. She is also the founder and producer of Austin's “Williams Nite: A Tribute to the Music of Hank and Lucinda Williams”, a “kinda annual” show that will happen for the ninth time in fall 2019. Proceeds benefit the SIMS Foundation. Working with Mark Hallman and Andre Moran at Congress House Studio, Reynolds's new recording “Any Kind of Angel” will be finished by the end of July 2019. It is her fourth release. Jaimee Harris (harmonies), BettySoo, (harmonies and accordion) Warren Hood (fiddle) Oliver Steck (cornet) and Scrappy Jud Newcomb (guitar) are on the recording. A fall release is planned.

If you would like to attend this show, please email at
"Paul 'at' BarkerHouseConcerts.com"
Please indicate the artist name & date, your name, phone number
and number of seats you would like to reserve.

 

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- 2020 -

 

Friday, Feb 14th

Susan Werner
susanwerner.com
Min. suggested donation of $20

“One of the most innovative songwriters working today.”
— Chicago Tribune

“(Werner is) a songwriter and musician who is in such complete command of her gifts that it’s almost scary.”
— All Music Guide

“When it comes to crafting a song, Ms. Werner’s only peers are Jimmy Webb and Paul Simon.”
— No Depression

“Susan Werner, a clever songwriter and an engaging performer, brings literacy and wit back to popular song.”
— The New Yorker

“Vulnerability has rarely been so witty or concise in modern song.”
— Boston Herald

“Always an impressive songwriter, Werner continues to compose sharp, funny, compassionate lyrics, a gift rare enough to set her apart…”

— The Washington Post

“The classically trained and jazz inspired singer is redefining the genre and winning admirers around the country…”
— Phildelphia Inquirer

“Kicking The Beehive is evidence that Susan Werner has no trouble reinventing herself year after year; and she’s damn good at it.”
— Performer Magazine

“Werner has quietly risen to the elite of American songwriters.”
— Direct Current

“This woman is great. period.”
— Music Row (Nashville)

If you would like to attend this show, please email at
"Paul 'at' BarkerHouseConcerts.com"
Please indicate the artist name & date, your name, phone number
and number of seats you would like to reserve.


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Friday, May 8th

Suzanne Buirgy
suzannebuirgy.com
Min. suggested donation of $20

Suzanne Buirgy

BORN in Southern California; Started WRITING songs at 12; An ORPHAN at 15 LIVING on her own in the Hollywood Hills; at 16 Joined The Young ACTORS' Company MUSICAL THEATER on Theater Row in Hollywood; The PIRATES OF PENZANCE NY Shakespeare Festival's 1st National Tour Lead SINGER for the all-girl band The Riveters; Evolved into a SOLO performing songwriter; Co-produced her first CD, A SMALL WORD; Got a DAY JOB in the MOVIES and numerous screen credits as a DPM in VFX; WON the KERRVILLE New Folk competition in 1999; Co-produced her second CD, THE VIEW FROM HERE; TOURED all over the country OPENED for Janis Ian, Dar Williams, and others; Started working for Dreamworks Animation in 2005; Felt COMPELLED to write a musical and so she has; What next? More to come...

If you would like to attend this show, please email at
"Paul 'at' BarkerHouseConcerts.com"
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and number of seats you would like to reserve.


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- October -

 

Friday, Oct 23rd

Steve Seskin
www.steveseskin.com
Min. suggested donation of $20

 

If you would like to attend this show, please email at
"Paul 'at' BarkerHouseConcerts.com"
Please indicate the artist name & date, your name, phone number
and number of seats you would like to reserve.


 

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