All music is folk music. I ain’t never heard a horse sing a song. – Louis Armstrong
This month, The Cedar features some of the finest folk musicians in America. Join us as we welcome masters of the genre David Bromberg, Dar Williams, Larry Long, John Gorka, Richard Shindell, Mary Gauthier, Gretchen Peters, and Eliza Gilkyson to our stage.
Monday, November 7 (TONIGHT) – $25 Advance / $30 Day of show
American folk musician Richard Shindell’s songs paint pictures, tell stories, and juxtapose ideas and images, vividly evoking entire worlds along the way and expanding our sense of just what it is a song may be. He plays The Cedar tonight, November 7th with local opener Dan Israel.
Friday, November 11 – $20 Advance / $25 Day of show
Larry Long is an American singer-songwriter who has made his life work the celebration of everyday people. He has written hundreds of ballads and given voice to struggling Midwest farmers, embattled workers, and veterans for over four decades. Join Larry Long in celebration of his 65th orbit around the sun and the release of his new album, Dove With Claws, as he returns to his musical roots at The Cedar on Armistice-Veterans Day.
Monday, November 14- $40 Center Section / $30 General Admission
Getting his start in the 1960’s Greenwich Village folk scene, David Bromberg is still going strong. A musician’s musician, Bromberg’s mastery of several stringed instruments (guitar, fiddle, Dobro, mandolin), and multiple styles is legendary. His guitar work remains a marvel; amped electric lead – both slide and fretted – and delicately powerful acoustic fingerpicking propel songs forward with force.
Wednesday, November 16 – $38 Center Section / $31 General Admission
Dar Williams returns to The Cedar performing her classic album “Mortal City” twenty years after its release. This 1996 album was a breakthrough for Dar Williams, and many of its songs–“Iowa,” “The Family,” “The Christians and the Pagans”–have become live-set favorites.
Thursday November 17 – $30 Advance / $35 Day of show
Three women, three guitars and the words, music, and hard-won wisdom from three lifetimes spent in pursuit of the song. Three Women and The Truth is Mary Gauthier, Gretchen Peters, and Eliza Gilkyson, a trio of female songwriters whose songs cut through the murky layers of life’s complexities. Writing from their own experience, these songwriters hint at the evocative idea that all our lives are full of events and incidents that touch on the mythic and the timeless.
Saturday, November 19 – $22 Advance / $25 Day of show
From New Jersey, John Gorka is a world-renowned American folk musician singer-songwriter who got his start at a neighborhood coffeehouse in eastern Pennsylvania In 1991, Rolling Stone magazine called him “the preeminent male singer-songwriter of what has been dubbed the New Folk Movement.”