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  When Gaelynn Lea won NPR Music’s 2016 Tiny Desk Contest, her two decades as a hardworking and talented musician finally crystallized in a beautiful moment of national recognition. It was also just the beginning of a grand adventure. With the wind of her award at their backs, Gaelynn and her husband Paul sold their house in Northern Minnesota, quit their jobs, bought a van, and hit the road.  On Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 9 p.m. she'll be performing at Iron Smoke Distillery’s World Famous Spirit Factory, Watering Room and Side Show (111 Parce Ave in Fairport on the other side of the American Can Factory). 

 

WRUR Different Radio is proud to be the presenter of this special performance, which is a free event! Drinks are available for purchase at Iron Smoke's bar.

 

by Suzanne Foschino

  Whether she's belting out a raucous blues-rocker, firing up a blistering soul-shouter, bringing the spirit to a gospel-fueled R&B rave-up or digging deep down into a subtle, country-tinged ballad, Shemekia Copeland sounds like no one else. With a voice that is alternately sultry, assertive and roaring, Shemekia's wide-open vision of contemporary blues, roots and soul music showcases the evolution of a passionate artist with a modern musical and lyrical approach.

Two Trains Runnin'

Jan 31, 2018

Two Trains Runnin', a documentary about the search for two forgotten blues singers, set in Mississippi during the height of the civil rights movement, will be shown at The Little Theatre, February 13th at 7pm and February 17th at 3pm as part of the "One Take" Documentary series. Director Sam Pollard will Skype with the audience after the screening on February 13th. 

The Little Concert Series presents: DURHAM COUNTY POETS Fri Jan 26th 2018, Little Theatre 1.
Doors at 7pm, show at 8. Tickets available online now $15 advance/ $20 door.
 

  The Durham County Poets are a lively and soulful group, who write and perform an eclectic blend of blues, folk and rock, with tinges of country, gospel and swing tossed in for good measure.