Open Ears Concerts presents live music performances that explore the intersection of Art, Spirituality, and Activism. We also strive to present diverse genres and styles of music in a family friendly listening room environment, and to provide a fair and reasonable payment to the artists for their work. The concerts are held at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, a fully inclusive and progressive Christian community. We are located on Wells Branch Parkway, just west of IH-35, at the corner of Wells Port Drive. We have a potluck meal before the show, so feel free to bring a dish to share. Unless otherwise stated, shows are typically the second Saturday of each month, September through May, with potluck starting at 6 PM, music at 7 PM, and $15 suggested donation.
2014 Kerrville/Grassy Hill New Folk Winners: C. Daniel Boling, Connor Garvey, Frank Gilligan, The Lovebirds, Matt Nakoa, and Caroline Spence
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Each May at the Kerrville Folk Festival, the New Folk Competition selects thirty-two finalists from a field of up to 800 entries to share two of their original songs in an afternoon appearance on the stage of the Threadgill Theater. A panel of well-established performing songwriters selects six Award Winners to take home cash and prizes, to return for a performance on the main stage later in the festival, and to perform a fall mini-tour of central Texas listening rooms that ends with a prestigious slot at the Fischer Festival in Fischer, TX. The 2014 competition delivered an incredibly talented and diverse group of award winners, and Open Ears Concerts is proud to again be a stop on the mini-tour. All six of the 2014 Award Winners will perform in-the-round:
Frank Martin Gilligan (Dickinson, TX) www.reverbnation.com/frankgilligan
Matt Nakoa (Brooklyn, NY) www.mattnakoa.com
The Lovebirds (San Diego, CA) www.thelovebirds.com
C. Daniel Boling (Albuquerque, NM) www.danielboling.com
Caroline Spence (Nashville, TN) www.carolinespencemusic.com
Connor Garvey (Portland, ME) www.connorgarveysongs.com
Doors and potluck at 6 pm, show at 7 pm. $20 suggested donation, but no one will be turned away. All ages are welcome. Children under 12 are free.