Michael Martin Murphy had a family emergency and the concert had to be rescheduled. The Concert date is now November 10, 2016
In the early 1970s, Rolling Stone Magazine called Michael Martin Murphey “one of the best songwriters in America.” Since that time, Murphey has left an indelible mark on the American Music Landscape crafting and recording such iconic hits as “Wildfire,” “Carolina In The Pines”, “Geronimo’s Cadillac”, “Cowboy Logic,” “Cherokee Fiddle”, “Boy From The Country” and more. In the process, he has topped the Pop, Country, Bluegrass and Western Music charts, earned six gold albums and multiple Grammy nominations.
A native Texan, Murphey’s songs have always reflected his lifestyle, and are understandably seen through a Western lens, often built on outdoor themes with the sensibilities of his cowboy lifestyle. From the first notes of the bluegrass-driven “Peaceful Country,” Red River Drifter takes listeners on a journey through the broad spectrum of music Murphey absorbs while traveling from city to city — up to 200 dates a year — from coast to coast.
“Singer/songwriter Jacob Daniel Beers, hailing from a small town in southern Missouri, is an explorer of sound. His influences include a broad spectrum of folk, rock, R&B, and indie artists. With songs based around vocal harmonies, introspective questions, and subtle sarcasm, the Sea Monsters EP describes a sailing expedition across the soul.”
“In the past, I’ve told stories that were mostly inspired by my own life,” the former prizefighter and literal son of a preacher man offers. “This time, I’ve written 10 songs that express more universal truths, and I’ve done it with a purpose: to make people feel good.”
Which explains numbers like the acoustic-electric charmer Don’t Let Nobody Rob You Of Your Joy, where Thorn’s warm peaches-and-molasses singing dispenses advice on avoiding the pitfalls of life. The title track borrows its tag from a familiar saying among the members of the African-American Baptist churches Thorn frequented in his childhood. “I’d ask, ‘How you doin’, sister?’ And what I’d often hear back was, ‘I’m too blessed to be stressed.'” In the hands of Thorn and his faithful band, who’ve been together 20 years, the tune applies its own funky balm, interlacing a percolating drum and keyboard rhythm with the slinky guitar lines beneath his playful banter.
Dinner will be served from 6:30-8:00 pm arrive anytime during that time frame for seating
Here is a group of Local artists that already have a name among the Bluegrass and Classic Rock world.
“The Jacobson’s” or also known as the “Lonesome Hill Gang” have had the privilege of opening for many such acts as: America, Little River Band, Los Lobos, Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Ricky Skaggs and more. They will delight you with their youthful enthusiasm, family harmony, originality and impeccable timing.
It’s hard to name the exact genre of their sound, but it has all the makings of New-grass/Americana, sprinkled with a little of Blues and Jazz. So what is it? Maybe it’s the start of a whole new genre, come see for yourself, “Originality” at it’s best!
It was so very nice to meet you last week at the Mike Farris concert. What a show! I am still on an emotional and spiritual high after the wonderful music, food and fellowship served up by Mike and your staff at the Soda Fountain last week. Everyone was tremendously friendly and full of energy! We met many people in Steelville and enjoyed the visit to Wildwood. We had a great time rafting on the Meramec River the day after the show. We had a great shopping spree at the General Store. Every person we met at Steelville was friendly, welcoming and informative. You have a magical place there that you should be very proud of. The scenery was beautiful, the music was off the charts and the atmosphere was second to none. We will be back for one of your shows very soon.
You should take great pride in one of the world’s best kept secrets right there in River City. All the best to you, your staff and your families for a prosperous and healthy spring and summer season.