Doors 7:30 PM, Music begins at 8:00 PM.
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ABOUT AMY KUCHARIK
The 2015 Kerrville New Folk winning songwriter explores all dimensions of her ukulele, both exploiting and defying its reputation as a novelty instrument. Her lyrics recount tales of reluctant love, heartbreak, and grit. Performing as a one-woman-band with foot percussion and mouth trumpet, Amy’s Vaudevillian charm and infectious, danceable swing transport her audience to a place both timeless and familiar. Drawing from blues and Dixieland traditions and with a street-smart stagecraft honed in the subways of Boston, Amy’s “modern vintage” grooves have earned her comparisons to Lake Street Dive, Maria Muldaur and the Asylum Street Spankers. Amy has been touring for the last couple of years, sharing stages with Rod Picott, Daphne Lee Martin, and Danielle Ate the Sandwich.
“Combining a gorgeous voice with skilled ukulele playing and witty, finely crafted songs, Kucharik offers music and entertainment of the highest quality. It has been a pleasure including her on my radio show.” – Lilli Kuzma, host/producer of “Folk Festival” (WDCB Chicago and radiowayne)
“Whether solo or with band, the superb musicianship and songwriting combined with stage presence that can only be earned is an experience not to miss.” – Tom Bianchi, host of the Burren Backroom Concert Series
ABOUT DANIEL BOLING
A 2014 Winner of the Kerrville New Folk songwriting contest, C. Daniel Boling was previously a gun-toting Park Ranger and Criminal Investigator in National Parks and Public Lands across the west for three decades and started music touring full time at age 50.
A balladeer/songwriter with seven albums to his credit, Daniel tours the U.S. and Europe, sharing original story/songs and a deft fingerpicking style. His clear tenor draws positive comparisons to John Denver and Pete Seeger, and there’s a lot of Steve Goodman in his delivery and storytelling. Other songwriting awards include Walnut Valley Festival, Santa Fe Bluegrass and Old Time Festival, Albuquerque Folk Festival, and Woody Guthrie Folk Festival.
“Think of a subtle intertwining of Steve Goodman, John Prine and Tom Paxton.” – Real Roots Cafe – Dutch music magazine
ABOUT MARTIN SWINGER
Martin Swinger’s songs span Alzheimer’s, Autism, oysters, dyslexic theology and the lively adventures of Betty Boop and Buddha – lyrically and melodically illustrating the variety of human emotions in powerful story-songs. Surprising, humorous, intimate, outrageous, universal – each song sung with the skill and panache of a seasoned performer.
Martin is an atypical 50-something singer/songwriter celebrated for his fluid voice and engaging personality. With many albums, local and national songwriting awards, Martin is a repeat performer at Kerrville Folk Festival and counts among his fans Pete Seeger, Peter Yarrow, Paul Stookey, Billy Jonas, Ezra Idlet, Vance Gilbert and John Waters.