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

Concert Calendar


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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Season Sponsor of The Acoustic Concert Series



FRIDAY, Feb 12, 2016
Doors Open 7pm, Concert Begins at 7:30 pm

Admission: $15 at the door

Advance Admission: $12 (through 3pm Thursday)
by cash or check made out to The Old Firehouse,
or by credit card ($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: 37

Peter Mayer
(www.petermayer.net)

(this concert sponsored by Jeff & Judy Gottesman)

 

A SPECIAL CONCERT TO CELEBRATE VALENTINE'S DAY WEEKEND

Peter Mayer writes songs for a small planet—songs about interconnectedness and the human journey; about the beauty and the mystery of the world. Whimsical, humorous, and profound, his music breaks the boundaries of "folk", and transcends to a realm beyond the everyday love song, to a place of wonder at the very fact of life itself.

Peter began playing the guitar and writing songs when he was in high school. He studied Theology and music in college, and then spent two years in seminary. After deciding that the priesthood wasn't for him, he took a part-time job as a church music director for 8 years, while performing at clubs and colleges, and writing and recording his music. In 1995, he quit his job and started touring full-time. Since then, Peter has gradually gained a dedicated, word-of-mouth following, playing shows from Minnesota to Texas, New England to California. He has nine CDs to his credit, and has sold over 70 thousand of them independently.

"Peter Mayer is a magician...(his) universe is full of metaphor and meaning, story and symbol — everything contains more than meets the eye."
— Bill Reed, music editor, Colorado Springs Gazette


"His guitar work is breath-taking, his lyrics mind-spinning, his singing soul-soothing and his feet-on-the-ground optimism nothing short of healing."
— Marilyn Rea-Beyer, music director, WUMB Radio, Boston

"I’m a huge Peter Mayer fan, but only when I don’t feel like killing him for being so good. I love Peter’s work, though it irritates me that he plays so much better than I do. If I rocked half as hard as Peter does, I’d own the world by now."
— Janis Ian, Singer/Songwriter

We have been trying to get Pete back on our stage for years...and he's finally here!!



Saturday, Feb 20, 2016
Doors Open 7pm, Concert Begins at 7:30 pm

Admission: $15 at the door

Advance Admission: $12 (through 3pm Friday)
by cash or check made out to The Old Firehouse,
or by credit card ($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: 41

Pierce Pettis
(www.piercepettis.com)

(this concert sponsored by Anonymous Supporters)

Pierce Pettis, adored by both critics and public alike, is one of this generation's most masterful songwriters. His music is distinguished by his uncanny ability to capture universals in human experience by drawing on the humor and trials in daily life. Pettis' music can simultaneously pull on our hearts and keep us laughing. The beautiful harmonies, inventive yet subtle percussion, strong guitar, and Pierce's rich vocals are a constant throughout his body of work.

During his long career Pierce Pettis has been a writer at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios in Alabama, recorded for Fast Folk Musical Magazine in New York, won the prestigious New Folk songwriting competition at the Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas, and was a staff songwriter at Polygram/Universal Music Publishing in Nashville.

“Pierce Pettis doesn’t write mere songs, he writes literature...End to end the songwriting is brilliant...Pierce Pettis albums are events in my listening. His writing just gets better all the time and his singing is marvelous, wry and warm..." --Sing Out!



Saturday, Mar 12, 2016
Doors Open 7pm, Concert Begins at 7:30 pm

Admission: $15 at the door

Advance Admission: $12 (through 3pm Friday)
by cash or check made out to The Old Firehouse,
or by credit card ($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: 45

Dana Cooper
(www.danacoopermusic.com)

(this concert sponsored by Ken Carpenter Jewelry)

Out of the heartland of America, stomping grounds of Truman and Twain, “powerhouse” troubadour Dana Cooper dedicated himself to a life of music over 40 years ago. This song poet engages and inspires audiences around the world with his quick wit, insightful stories and commanding presence. His prolific endeavors have resulted in over 20 albums and he has been invited to participate in songwriting workshops from Belfast to Copenhagen to Austin.

Dana is the recipient of the 2014 Heritage Musician Award from Pilgrim Center for the Arts in Kansas City, MO. He was also named the 2015 Spirit of Folk award winner by Folk Alliance International. He has performed on Austin City Limits, Mountain Stage
and the Kerrville Folk Festival where he was nominated for their Hall of Fame. Cooper’s songs have been recorded by top-notch artists such as bluegrass star Claire Lynch; Irish vocalist Maura O’Connell; and luminary songwriters Pierce Pettis and Susan Werner. Cooper’s mixture of flat-picking, finger-picking and percussive strumming style is legend among other guitarists. An expressive singer his voice is ageless evoking a rich lifetime of experience.



Saturday, Apr 30, 2016
Doors Open 7pm, Concert Begins at 7:30 pm

Admission: $15 at the door

Advance Admission: $12 (through 3pm Friday)
by cash or check made out to The Old Firehouse,
or by credit card ($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: 45

Cherie Call
(www.cheriecall.com)

(this concert sponsored by Neal Katz)

Cherie Call was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona and has been writing music since her early teens. March of 2014 marks the release of Cherie’s eighth full length album, “Homeless Songs.” Some highlights of Cherie’s performing life include playing “in the round” at Nashville’s famous Bluebird Cafe, being a finalist in the prestigious Kerrville Newfolk songwriting competition, opening for bluegrass legend Tim O’Brien at the University of Utah, and performing with the beloved hymn revival supergroup, “The Lower Lights”. Cherie’s songs have been included on several soundtracks to many independent films, including God’s Army, Charly, and the Banff Award winning film, “True Fans”.

“Homeless Songs” is 100% homegrown. If you hear it, buy it, and love, it, the best thing you can do for Cherie is to tell your friends. We found Cherie at the 2015 Wildflower Music Festival....and we're glad we did!!




ATTENTION: Singer/Songwriters
If you are interested in being considered to perform at The Old Firehouse,
please click here for our Booking Policies.


The Old Firehouse - 8241 FM 279 - Edom, TX 75754
903-852-2781
info@theoldfirehouse.net


PREVIOUS PERFORMANCES
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

 

SEASON 6
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)

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