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.

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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Dedicated to the Memory of Rocky Fugate

Saturday, October 20, 2018
Schmooze Hour Begins at 6:30pm, Concert Begins at 7:30 pm

Admission: $18 at the door

Advance Seats Remaining For This Concert: 28

Tony Ramey

(This concert is sponsored by an Anonymous Donor
In Memory of Rocky Fugate

With music that reflects his real life, real people, and the landscapes shaping their destinies, Tony Ramey embodies the substantive American soul. His music doesn't fit into any specific, folk, or americana...but based on previous audience reactions, whatever it is gets a standing ovation every time.

Tony Ramey grew up in West Virginia on Bluegrass and Bill Withers, found Willie, Waylon, Cash, and Kristofferson at eleven (who fueled an already firy passion to write songs), then he heard Steve Earle whose songs convinced him to move to "Guitar Town" (Nashville) to hone his craft. He would eventually leave for Texas when the road called him out again...

With the release of his 11th album, Ramey has the respect of industry folk, and keeps growing his audience with his undeniable prowess as a singer/songwriter. His tour schedule and his passion for performing are evidence that he prefers the troubadour life-style. We are thrilled to have him return to The Old Firehouse as he always fills the house with happy listeners.

Saturday, November 10, 2018
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)
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Advance Seats Remaining For This Concert: 41

BrownRandy & Friends

(This concert sponsored by Tanya Parrish)



Neal Katz



Connie Mims

Imagine if Charles Darwin met Guy Clark and Van Morrison at an MIT barbecue in honor of Albert Einstein’s birthday and you’ll have some sense of the smartly clever mind and music of BrownRandy. After an 8 year career with Jealousy Motel producing 2 CDs and a great deal of success, BrownRandy decided that a solo career fit him better and in the past 11 years he's won a number of songwriting awards as well as recording 2 solo CDs.

He once again brings some friends to The Old Firehouse to perform “in the round.” The last time we entertained this kind of format, the house was full and the audience couldn'tget enough.

Neal Katz (
Neal Katz has been making folk music for over twenty-five years. Originally from Virginia Beach, VA, he is now a local folk musician who performs his music at coffee-houses, folk festivals, living room concerts, and more. Over the years, Neal has been an opening act for a number of popular musicians as they passed through East Texas. He was also a regular at local venues in Tyler, and has played at coffeehouses in other parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Ohio, and Virginia.

In 2009, Neal released "Day Will Come," his debut folk CD filled with 13 original songs, and in 2010, he was chosen as a finalist for the Kerrville Folk Festival's New Folk Competition.

Connie Mims
Connie Mims began her career in Houston in the seventies with the Texas band WHEATFIELD which evolved into the band ST. ELMO'S FIRE. After disbanding in 1979, Connie pursued a solo career as a performing songwriter and studio vocalist, appearing on numerous radio ads and in the classic Blue Bell Ice Cream TV commercial, "Texas Musicians".

Her discography includes two albums, "Go Deep"(2008), and “Gettin’ There” (2012). In 2009, she was awarded “Singer/Songwriter of the Year”, by the Academy of Texas Music, the first woman to receive the honor and in 2015, she was voted The Best Singer/Songwriter of Upper East Texas by a reader’s poll in County Line Magazine.

Saturday, November 24, 2018
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)
via Paypal $13.50 (includes $1.50 service fee) click button below:

Advance Seats Remaining For This Concert: 41

Beth Wood

Beth Wood is a modern-day troubadour and believer in the power of song. Her exceptional musicianship, crafty songwriting, and commanding stage presence have been winning over American audiences for eighteen years. Beth’s music is soulful, organic, intelligent, barefoot, high-energy communication of joy.

Beth began writing her own songs in Austin, after taking a detour from her classical music studies, where she picked up a degree in literature and guitar. She quickly discovered a feeling of musical freedom that she has been hooked on ever since.

She just completed her 11th CD after 20 years on the road, and we are thrilled to have her back at The Old Firehouse for a special “Turkey Show” to introduce this new album which definitely is NOT a turkey!

“Beth Wood is a musical triple-threat —
a thoughtful songwriter and talented multi-instrumentalist with a supple, soulful voice.”
Washington Post

“Lord have mercy…Wood is a down-home, old-fashioned girl with a wicked streak”


Saturday, December 15, 2018
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)
via Paypal $13.50 (includes $1.50 service fee) click button below:

Advance Seats Remaining For This Concert: 41

Tom Prasada-Rao

(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!

Tentative Remainder of Season
January 19, 2019 - Andy Gullahorn
Feb 2, 2019 - Beyond the Pale
Feb 23, 2019 - Tom Kimmel
March 23, 2019 - Jacob Johnson
April 6, 2019 - Edie Carey

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The Old Firehouse - 8241 FM 279 - Edom, TX 75754



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
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
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
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
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
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)
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)
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
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
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
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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