The Old Firehouse
8241 FM 279 - Downtown Edom, TX 75754 - (903) 852-ART1(2781)
Original Singer/Songwriter Folk Music

Concert Calendar 10th Anniversary
Dedicated to the Memory of Rocky Fugate


Our small, intimate, smoke-free and alcohol-free "Coffeehouse" music room is host to singer/songwriters from all over the country who stop in Edom to entertain with their original music. With concerts approximately once each month, most of the money collected for ticket sales will go to the artist. Coffee, Soft Drinks, and Desserts are available before and during the concerts.

ADMISSION POLICY:
Since our room is relatively small (around 50-70 seats), we strongly recommend purchasing your tickets in advance to insure seating. If you purchase in advance, you will be on the "Early Entry List" and be the first to enter the music room! Admission prices are indicated for each concert. Advance ticket purchases can be made up to the day before the concert using the paypal button or by calling 903-852-2781 to arrange payment by check or by credit card. Checks must be received no later than 2 days prior to the concert (along with contact info in the event the concert is already sold out). Paypal and Credit Card payments will incur a service fee (amount indicated in each concert description) to cover the cost of processing and any other fees (so that performers will still get the full admission). PLEASE NOTE that we are NOT a non-profit organization so any donations are NOT tax-deductible. In order to maintain a quiet listening environment, we ask that members of our audience please be over 13 years of age unless otherwise indicated.

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The Old Firehouse is a "labor of love" brought to you by Jeff & Judy Gottesman. While we are not a "not for profit" organization, we still need to make a small profit in order to cover our expenses. Please consider making a donation to enable us to continue bringing the music we all love to Edom. Donations are NOT tax-deductible, but sure help us make ends meet. Thanks.....Jeff & Judy

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OUR 10th ANNIVERSARY SEASON
Dedicated to the Memory of Rocky Fugate


Saturday, December 15, 2018
Schmooze Hour Begins at 6:30pm, Concert Begins at 7:30 pm

Admission: $15 at the door

Seats Remaining For This Concert at the Door: 29


Tom Prasada-Rao
(www.tomprasadarao.com)

(This concert sponsored by Tanya Parrish)

Tom Prasada-Rao is a musician's musician - an unassuming presence on the folk scene since the early nineties. His rich, effortless voice belies his fine musicianship and extraordinary songs. From Rishi’s Garden with it’s homage to Ravi Shankar to the groove of Sleeping Beauty, Tom’s music is melodic, ambitious, and reverent.

From headlining major festivals 15 years ago, to the relative obscurity of a recording studio - Tom continues to mature as an artist. That work blossomed into an impressive resume of producing credits as well as cuts (his songs covered by other artists).

He's touring again after being featured on the nationally syndicated TV show Troubadour Texas and we're thrilled to have him back on our stage for the fourth time!


Saturday, January 19, 2019
Schmooze Hour Begins at 6:30pm, Concert Begins at 7:30 pm

Admission: $15 at the door

Advance Admission: $12 until 3pm Friday
by cash or check made out to The Old Firehouse,
by Credit Card $13.50 (includes $1.50 service fee)
(please call us at 903-852-2781 to arrange)
or
via Paypal $13.50 (includes $1.50 service fee) click button below:

Advance Seats Remaining For This Concert: 36


Andy Gullahorn
(www.andygullahorn.com)

Some people were born to be on stage. Some people were made to have their name in lights. Some people were born incredibly attractive. Some people read. Andy is not any of those people.

Andy was born and raised in the rich musical climate of Austin, TX and after graduation from college in Nashville, he spent a number of years as a staff writer for publishing companies while playing guitar on the road for singer/songwriter Jill Phillips (who he happened to be married to).

In 2004, after realizing that his second child was on the way and that his wife would need to come off of the road, Andy released “Room to Breathe” and began performing his own shows again for the first time in 5 years. He has since released three more records – “Reinventing The Wheel” (2007), “The Law of Gravity” (2009) and “Christmas” (2010).

He now spends his time playing concerts and house shows across the country, and has just released his new CD in November; “Everything As It Should Be” which he will be highlighting at this concert.

“Instead of trying to change the world with a song, I focused on working with what was right in front of me – my friends, my community, my family … my own heart.”

Andy was a Kerrville New Folk Winner in 2010 and was a runner-up at the 2009 Rocky Mountain Folks Festival, and we are thrilled to have him return to our stage.


Saturday, February 2, 2019
Schmooze Hour Begins at 6:30pm, Concert Begins at 7:30 pm

Admission: $15 at the door

Advance Admission: $12 until 3pm Friday
by cash or check made out to The Old Firehouse,
by Credit Card $13.50 (includes $1.50 service fee)
(please call us at 903-852-2781 to arrange)
or
via Paypal $13.50 (includes $1.50 service fee) click button below:

Advance Seats Remaining For This Concert: 40


Beyond The Pale
(www.beyond-the-pale.com)

True to their name, Beyond The Pale delivers a wild musical ride outside the boundaries of convention. Delighting audiences for over fifteen years, the band is grounded in the traditional roots music of America,  Ireland and  Northern Europe with imaginative ventures across musical borders. Where else can you experience fiery reels, haunting ballads, outrageously humorous songs and music from around the world including Mexican polkas and Texas swing?


They have developed their unique sound by blending a wide range of instruments including fiddle, flute, accordion, guitar, hammered dulcimer, tin whistle, saxophone, harmonica, concertina, clarinet, mandolin bodhran, percussion, and of course the voices of band members


“Brisk Irish flavored tunes with a jazzy edge—Nice!”
— Sing Out! Magazine

"Local treasures"
— Ft. Worth Star Telegram


Saturday, February 23, 2019
Schmooze Hour Begins at 6:30pm, Concert Begins at 7:30 pm

Admission: $15 at the door

Advance Admission: $12 until 3pm Friday
by cash or check made out to The Old Firehouse,
by Credit Card $13.50 (includes $1.50 service fee)
(please call us at 903-852-2781 to arrange)
or
via Paypal $13.50 (includes $1.50 service fee) click button below:

Advance Seats Remaining For This Concert: 40


Tom Kimmel
(www.tomkimmel.com)

 

Singer, songwriter, entertainer, poet and teacher, Tom Kimmel is all of these things and more. Once an eclectic rock and roller, Tom found his voice as a singer-songwriter while touring with Nanci Griffith in the early 90’s. A New Folk winner at the Kerrville Folk Festival in ’93, he began performing solo, stressing a lean, acoustic approach to his music and bringing a humorous spirit to his poetry and storytelling.

Since 1980 dozens of Tom’s compositions have been recorded by a host of major artists, including Linda Ronstadt, Johnny Cash, Joe Cocker and Randy Travis. They’ve been featured in films from Twins to Serendipity and Runaway Bride, and in television shows from Miami Vice to Touched By An Angel.

An award-winning artist in his own right, he has released seven solo albums, published a book of poems and led songwriting workshops and classes across the US and in Europe.

Bottom line: Tom Kimmel is a unique artist who continues to write, record, entertain and inspire at the highest levels!


Saturday, March 23, 2019
Schmooze Hour Begins at 6:30pm, Concert Begins at 7:30 pm

Admission: $15 at the door

Advance Admission: $12 until 3pm Friday
by cash or check made out to The Old Firehouse,
by Credit Card $13.50 (includes $1.50 service fee)
(please call us at 903-852-2781 to arrange)
or
via Paypal $13.50 (includes $1.50 service fee) click button below:

Advance Seats Remaining For This Concert: 40


Jacob Johnson
(www.jacobjohnsontunes.com)

Part virtuoso and part storyteller, you might say that Jacob Johnson does with a guitar what Gene Kelly did with dance. Although his songwriting has won awards and his guitar-playing has put him on stage with Tommy Emmanuel and Phil Keaggy, his ability as an entertainer is what has won fans throughout the southeast. He refers to himself as "a ham that just wants to be on stage" but he’s much more than that. Jacob is an amazingly talented guitarist and songwriter which, combined with a bit of a personality, makes for a wildly impressive stage performance.


"Part of the new breed of folk musicians who make their own rules"
-The Savannah Morning News (Savannah, GA)

"Johnson sounds like Norman Rockwell paintings and the open road. He is a virtuoso, expressing a working comprehension of dozens of techniques and styles. He has blended and blurred the lines of genres to craft a sound he calls 'Neo-Acoustic Folk/Funk'."
- The Florence Morning News (Florence, SC)



Saturday, April 6, 2019
Schmooze Hour Begins at 6:30pm, Concert Begins at 7:30 pm

Admission: $15 at the door

Advance Admission: $12 until 3pm Friday
by cash or check made out to The Old Firehouse,
by Credit Card $13.50 (includes $1.50 service fee)
(please call us at 903-852-2781 to arrange)
or
via Paypal $13.50 (includes $1.50 service fee) click button below:

Advance Seats Remaining For This Concert: 40


Edie Carey
(www.ediecarey.com.com)

Chicago-based singer-songwriter Edie Carey is known for her unmistakable, soulful voice, her intelligent, heart-grabbing songs, but perhaps most especially for her warm, engaging presence on – and off – stage. As much a part of her show as the music itself, Carey’s wry and often self-mocking humor makes audiences feel as though they have just spent an evening with a very close friend.

Carey has been singing at festivals, colleges, and listening rooms across the US, Canada and Europe since 1999, performing alongside Emmylou Harris, Lyle Lovett, Brandi Carlile, and Shawn Mullins. She’s also been a featured artist on NPR’s Mountain Stage.


Artists like Edie Carey provide a valuable, if underappreciated, public service. As per her official bio, Carey occupies that “middle ground between singing at weddings and being Madonna,” and while she might never be a pop star, this strumming balladeer poetess writes truthful, elegant songs for adults.
- M Music & Musicians

"Carey may have started out wanting to be a doctor but she found her true calling in music. Her pop-folk songs are smart tales of love, life and longing."
- Chicago Sun-Times


ATTENTION: Singer/Songwriters
If you are interested in being considered to perform at The Old Firehouse,
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The Old Firehouse - 8241 FM 279 - Edom, TX 75754
903-852-2781
info@theoldfirehouse.net


PREVIOUS PERFORMANCES

 

SEASON 10
Nov 24, 2018 - Beth Wood
Nov 10, 2018 - BrownRandy, Neal Katz, Connie Mims
Oct 20, 2018 - Tony Ramey
SEASON 9
Mar 24, 2018 - Sofia Talvik
Mar 10, 2018 - Rupert Wates
Jan 27, 2018 - Jeff Black
Jan 6, 2018 - BrownRandy, Dave Sherman, Heather Little
Dec 2, 2017 - Tom Prasada-Rao
Nov 11, 2017 - Pierce Pettis
Oct 21, 2017 - Dana Cooper
SEASON 8
Apr 8, 2017 - Kipyn Martin
Mar 24, 2017 - Emily Elbert
Mar 11, 2017 - Melissa Greener
Feb 25, 2017 - Crystal Yates
Jan 7, 2017 - Tim Grimm & the Family Band
Dec 3, 2016 - Danny Schmidt
Nov 19, 2016 - Dana Hubbard
Nov 5, 2016 - Adler & Hearne
Oct 22, 2016 - Jacob Johnson
SEASON 7
Apr 30, 2016 - Cherie Call
Mar 12, 2016 - Dana Cooper
Feb 20, 2016 - Pierce Pettis
Feb 12, 2016 - Peter Mayer
Dec 5, 2015 - The Sherpas
Nov 21, 2015 - Beth Wood
Oct 24, 2015 - Frank Martin Gilligan
Oct 3, 2015 - John Batdorf
SEASON 6
May 2, 2015 - Tony Ramey (Grady Yates opens)
April 11, 2015 - Jen Hajj
Mar 14, 2015 - Robby Hecht
Feb 21, 2015 - Jefferson Ross / Heather Little
Jan 24, 2015 - Chris Rosser & John Smith
Dec 21, 2014 - Amy Speace, Rod Picott, Doug & Telisha Williams
Dec 13, 2014 - Dana Cooper
Nov 15, 2014 - Adler & Hearne
Oct 25, 2014 - Andy Gullahorn
Sept 27, 2014 - Randy Brown
SEASON 5
April 26, 2014 - Amy Speace
March 15, 2014 - Louise Mosrie
February 8, 2014 - Beyond thePale
January 18, 2014 - Tom Prasada-Rao, Julie Bonk, Dirje Smith Childs
December 28, 2013 - Emily Elbert
November 23, 2013 - Edie Carey
October 26, 2013 - Tom Kimmel
September 21, 2013 - Bill Ward
SEASON 4
May 11, 2013 - Nick Annis
April 13, 2013 - Ellis
March 9, 2013 - Seth Glier
February 16, 2013 - Pierce Pettis
January 19, 2013 - Carrie Elkin
November 17, 2012 - Namoli Brennet
October 27, 2012 - Chris Kokesh / Michael Hatley (opening)
September 29, 2012 - Randy Brown / Mills Bryant (opening)
SEASON 3
May 12, 2012 - Ann Armstrong & Steve Hughes / Loretta Callens (opening)
April 14, 2012 - Tom Prasada-Rao
March 3, 2012 - Jefferson Ross
February 4, 2012 - Karen Mal
January 14, 2012 - Jill Philliips & Andy Gullahorn
December 10, 2011 - Adler & Hearne / Dave Sherman (opening)
November 19, 2011 - Danny Schmidt, Carrie Elkin, Sam Baker
October 22, 2011 - Namoli Brennet
September 17, 2011 - David LaMotte / Bill Nash (opening)
SEASON 2
May 14, 2011 - Chuck Brodsky
April 10, 2011 - Johnsmith
March 19, 2011 - Pierce Pettis
February 27, 2011 - LJ Booth / Chris Kokesh / David Hendley (opening)
January 22, 2011 - Chuck Costa & Eric Tate
December 12, 2010 - Greg Greenway
November 13, 2010 - Tim Chauvin / Vanessa Peters (opening)
October 23, 2010 - Rose Cousins & Edie Carey
September 19, 2010 - Tom Kimmel
SEASON 1
May 2, 2010 - BettySoo / Jeff Talmadge (opening)
April 11, 2010 - Andy Gullahorn / Miki Lynn (opening)
March 21, 2010 - Randy Brown / Byrd & Street (opening)
February 27, 2010 - Beyond the Pale
February 5, 2010 - Peter Mayer
December 19, 2009 - The Dreamsicles
November 22, 2009 - Dana Cooper
October 24, 2009 - Bill Ward / Tim Chauvin (opening)
OPENING NIGHT! - September 20, 2009 - Nick Annis / Neal Katz (opening)

Season 4
September 2012-May 2013

Nick Annis 5/11/13
Ellis 4/13/13
Joe Nerney with Seth Glier 3/9/13
Seth Glier & Joe Nerney 3/9/13
Seth Glier 3/9/13
Pierce Pettis 2/16/13
Michael Hatley 10/27/12
Namoli Brennet 11/17/12
Chris Kokesh & LJ Booth 10/27/12
Chris Kokesh 10/27/12
Randy Brown 9/29/12
Mills Bryant 9/29/12
Mills Bryant & Randy Brown 9/29/12
Randy Brown 9/29/12

Season 3
September 2011-May 2012

Ann Armstrong & Steve Hughes 5/12/12
Ann Armstrong 5/12/12
Steve Hughes 5/12/12
Loretta Callens 5/12/12
Tom Prasada-Rao 4/14/12
Dirje Smith accompanist for Tom Prasada-Rao
4/14/12
John & Dirje Smith fill in the sound for
Tom Prasada-Rao 4/14/12
Jefferson Ross 3/3/12
Jefferson Ross 3/3/12
Karen Mal 2/4/12
Karen Mal 2/4/12

Two Record Crowds in a Row!

The Old Firehouse Concert Series continues to grow!

Karen Mal 2/4/12
Jill Phillips & Andy Gullahorn 1/14/12
Our first "sellout" crowd
Andy Gullahorn 1/14/12
Jill Phillips 1/14/12
Andy Gullahorn & Jill Phillips 1/14/12
Adler & Hearne 12/10/11
Lynn Adler 12/10/11
Lindy Hearne 12/10/11
Dave Sherman 12/10/11
Dave Sherman 12/10/11
Danny Schmidt 11/19/11
Carrie Elkin 11/19/11
Sam Baker 11/19/11
Danny, Carrie, & Sam in the Round
Namoli Brennet 10/22/11
Namoli Brennet 10/22/11
Bill Nash 9/17/11
David LaMotte 9/17/11
David LaMotte & His Improvised Drum 9/17/11
Perhaps our New Mascot?

Our First & Second Seasons
September 2009 - May 2010, September 2010-May 2011

Our wonderful volunteers!
Neal Katz - Opening Night -9/20/09
Nick Annis - Opening Night - 9/20/09
Dana Cooper -011/22/09
Peter Mayer - 2/5/10
Beyond the Pale - 2/27/10
Our supportive audience.
Randy Brown - 3/21/10 it snowed!!
Andy Gullahorn - 4/11/10
BettySoo
Tom Kimmel
Tom Kimmel accompanied by
John & Dirje Smith - 9/19/10
Beginning of our Second Season
Rose Cousins - 10/23/10
Rose & Edie - 10/23/10
Rose & Edie - 10/23/10
Edie Carey -10/23/10
Tim Chauvin - 11/13/10
Tim Chauvin -011/13/10
Vanessa Peters - 11/13/10
Greg Greenway - 12/12/10
Greg Greenway - 12/12/10
Eric Tate & Chuck Costa - 1/22/11
LJ Booth - 2/27/11
Chris Kokesh 2/27/11
Chris Kokesh & LJ Booth - 2/27/11
Pierce Pettis -03/19/11
Pierce Pettis - 3/19/11
Pierce Pettis Playing to a Full House - 3/19/11
Johnsmith - 4/10/11
Chuck Brodsky - 5/14/11
Thanks for making our second season a great success!
Chuck Brodsky - 5/14/11

 

 

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