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With his laid-back vocal delivery and acoustic songwriting, Amos Lee draws inspiration from soul music, ‘70s folk, and contemporary jazz. With the release of his self-titled debut album in 2004, the Philadelphia-born former schoolteacher immediately earned the attention of discerning music fans and fellow artists alike for his adult alternative, indie/rock style. He makes his Englert debut as part of his 2014 Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song Tour, named for his most recent studio recording.
Dailey & Vincent is one of the most reputable and elite Bluegrass acts in America, carrying with them a highly acclaimed signature sound and live concert performance. The 3-Time Grammy nominees play over 115 shows per year to sold out crowds, and have one of the most loyal fan bases in all of music. Since the formation of Dailey & Vincent in 2007, the band has been recognized by the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) as 3-time ‘Entertainer of the Year’ and and 3-time ‘Vocal Group of the Year’ in addition to three Dove Awards and a myriad of other accolades.
On Saturday, August 9th, the Iowa City Community Theatre (ICCT) and Shelter House will host the second annual Shelter Our Community fundraiser at the Englert Theatre. This event, which benefits both organizations, will include a reception, a live auction, and entertainment. A pre-performance wine and dessert reception will begin at 7 p.m. in the Englert lobby. Tickets are $40 per person and include the reception.
Grammy-nominated flat-picking harmony duo The Milk Carton Kids have emerged in the last three years as a powerful voice defining the continuing folk tradition. A refreshing alternative to the foot-stomping grandeur of the so-called “folk revival,” an understated virtuosity defines The Milk Carton Kids to the delight of traditionalists and newcomers to the folk movement alike. Indeed, Garrison Keillor has called them “absolute geniuses in close-harmony,” while cultural purveyors like T Bone Burnett and Billy Bragg continue to refer the importance of The Milk Carton Kids among a group of new folk bands expanding and contradicting the rich tradition that precedes them. The Los Angeles Times lauds The Milk Carton Kids' latest Anti- Records release, The Ash & Clay, as displaying “absolute mastery of their craft” while Paste emphasizes the “intellectual sophistication of their songs, making The Milk Carton Kids an option for purists unsatisfied with some of the pop tendencies seeping in to the genre.” In addition to a Grammy nomination for Best Folk Album of 2013, The Milk Carton Kids also received a nomination for Emerging Artist of the Year at the 2013 Americana Music Awards. They are featured in T Bone Burnett & The Coen Brothers' concert film documentary, "Another Day/Another Time: Celebrating the Music of 'Inside Llewyn Davis'", alongside Joan Baez, Jack White, Gillian Welch, Marcus Mumford, Punch Brothers and many other folk luminaries and upstarts.
Old Capitol Opera’s premiere production will be none other than Chicago! Resounding through the iconic Englert Theatre will be the sounds of a jazz band trumpet, belting divas, and murderous gunshots. Filled with a star-studded cast, and an electric apprentice ensemble, this show is sure to knock your fishnet stockings off!
Louie Anderson is one of the most versatile and successful comedians working in Hollywood today, loved by the television audiences who never missed his nightly hit series "Family Feud," his FOX animated series "Life with Louie" and his appearances on late night talk shows. He is adored by standing-room-only crowds in Las Vegas and respected by readers of his books. He is worshiped by the rising comics he mentors and encourages with his honesty and wisdom. Louie recently finished writing his newest installment on family, The F Word: How to Survive Your Family. Now, Louie is traveling the States doing what Louie loves to do: stand up comedy. Louie again delivers to his fans his inimitable brand of humor and warmth.
The Handsome Family is a 20-year songwriting collaboration between husband and wife, Brett (music) and Rennie Sparks (words). Their track "Far From Any Road" was recently featured in the opening credits of the HBO series "True Detective." The Handsome Family's lyrics and music are very intense, highly descriptive and full of meticulously-researched narrative and exhilarating musical re-imaginings of everything from Appalachian holler, psychedelic rock, Tin Pan Alley and medieval ballad. Of course, you don’t have to be a music historian to love these songs. They are full of romantic longing for nature’s mysterious beauty and the tiny wonders of everyday life; they pair sweet melody with sad harmony, love poetry with dark beats. This is music that makes you shiver and cry, but also makes you happy to be alive.
There is something palpably immediate about Mary Gauthier’s songs. They don’t contain detours. Her music strikes an emotional chord and drives the point home with lyrics as straightforward as they are deeply resonant. Mary, quite simply, writes songs about us, all of us. She strips the veneer off of ordinary moments and leaves the splinters exposed. L.A. Weekly raves: “Gauthier’s skill in balancing a profoundly personal tale with classic underpinnings ultimately hints at the evocative idea that all our lives are full of events that touch on the mythic and the timeless.”
Join us for or our 2nd Annual Fall Friends Dinner, an intimate fundraiser for The Englert Theatre. The event will include: a cocktail hour in the Douglas and Linda Paul Gallery, a gourmet dinner served on our stage and dessert and coffee to wrap things up. Chef David Wieseneck (of the Motley Cow) will prepare the meal, Jamie Powers (of Deluxe) will make the desserts, and Cedar Ridge Winery will provide cocktails and wine. Our stage will be transformed into a warm, rustic dining area. Throughout the evening, select artists will treat guests to unique performances. This is a great opportunity to support our nonprofit arts organization, enjoy a great meal in the company of friends, and speak directly with the Englert executive staff and board.
Benji is the sixth full length record by Mark Kozelek's Sun Kil Moon. The album was released February 11, 2014, and features guest musicians Steve Shelley, Will Oldham and Owen Ashworth. On August 20 of 2013, Mark Kozelek's Caldo Verde Records released Mark Kozelek & Desertshore, the third record from Mark Kozelek and Phil Carney's side project, Desertshore. 2013 also saw the release of Like Rats, 2 live albums, and the Mark Kozelek and Jimmy Lavalle's collaboration, Perils From The Sea. Both Mark Kozelek & Desertshore and Perils From The Sea made Uncut's top 100 best albums of the year. In 2012, Mark Kozelek released an 18 track album under his Sun Kil Moon moniker, entitled Among The Leaves. Mark toured in support of the album and made his debut TV appearance on Jimmy Fallon performing with The Roots.
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