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.

COME EARLY - ENJOY EDOM!
Visit our galleries and shops
Have lunch or dinner in one of our restaurants
Spend the night in one of our B&Bs

NEW RESTAURANT OPEN RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET
CHIEF'S FIREHOUSE BBQ

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

 

The Old Firehouse in Edom


2012-13 Concert Series CD



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(This CD includes a BONUS track!!)


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NEW 2014-15 SEASON

 

Randy Brown performs Border Radio with Kurt Bittner on Electric Guitar and John Smith on Percussion.


Saturday, Oct 25, 2014
Doors Open 7pm, Concert Begins at 7:30 pm

Admission: $15 at the door

Advance Admission: $12 until Friday 4pm before the concert
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: 48

Andy Gullahorn
(www.andygullahorn.com)

This Concert is Sponsored by Glynn & Windell Horton
(get your tickets early. Andy sold out last time!)

 

 


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

Andy was born and raised in the rich musical climate of Austin, TX where he later 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).

Andy has a unique ability to level the playing field between performer and audience by mixing vulnerable personal stories with his self-deprecating humor. He writes songs to "let people know they aren't alone" or "at least let them feel better about their lives by sheer comparison."

As a songwriter and performer, Andy has been described as a surgeon who uses laughing gas to deaden the pain before he cuts you open. Whether he is writing about marriage, honesty, faith, community or his friend's lawnmower accident, Andy's songs all come from the same desire. "I really want to write songs that can act as healing agents," Andy says. "Sometimes that healing might come through laughter and sometimes it comes from exploring deep sorrow. I try to be up for whatever it takes."

He spends his time playing concerts and house shows across the country, accompanying other artists on the road, and providing his three kids with plenty of stories to tell their counselors in 20 years.

Andy was a Kerrville New Folk Winner in 2010 and was a runner-up at the 2009 Rocky Mountain Folks Festival.


     "Only a very few writers can create songs that are hilarious, inspiring, happy, sad – and sometimes all at once. Andy writes and performs these songs with unselfconscious precision
and grace.”
– Pierce Pettis

     “Andy Gullahorn is my favorite new musical discovery of the past five years. He’s a brilliant writer, a fine musician and a generous spirit.”
– David LaMotte


Saturday, Nov 15, 2014
Doors Open 7pm, Concert Begins at 7:30 pm

Admission: $15 at the door

Advance Admission: $12 until Friday 4pm before the concert
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: 50

Adler & Hearne
(www.adlerandhearne.com)

This Concert is Sponsored by Glynn & Windell Horton

In concert, Lynn Adler and Lindy Hearne blend their voices and instruments in a spirited signature sound that reflects the duo’s second-nature connection through song. The two met in Nashville while on solo musical journeys. Years later their paths merged in Texas, where they formed the duo Adler & Hearne, along with their indie label Spring Hollow Records.

Adler & Hearne's music has grown deep roots in the sandy soil and piney woods of their Spring Hollow Organic Song Farm. The duo’s musical formative years share common experiences in folk, gospel and classical music – organic influences that inform their singing and songwriting. But the subject matter of their songs knows no bounds, nor does their musical style. Their live sets range from crooning songs of love and longing, losing and finding – to covering touchy subjects with unexpected musical overtones – to camping it up with modern day spirituals steeped in dry wit. And they pride themselves on their multigenerational audience appeal.

We welcome them back to The Old Firehouse and once again expect a full house.


Saturday, Dec 13, 2014
Doors Open 7pm, Concert Begins at 7:30 pm

Admission: $15 at the door

Advance Admission: $12 until Friday 4pm before the concert
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: 50

Dana Cooper
(www.danacoopermusic.com)

 

 

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

Cooper eventually moved to Texas writing, performing and recording with Shake Russell in the late 70s and with his own power trio, DC3 during the early 80s. Returning to his roots as a solo performer Cooper relocated to Nashville in 1988. He has become an integral figure in the Music City songwriting community collaborating with renowned writers such as Tom Kimmel, Sally Barris, Kim Carnes and Don Henry. Cooper has been invited to participate in songwriting workshops from Belfast to Copenhagen to Austin.

We welcome his return to The Old Firehouse...you will too!

“This veteran song poet is a self-contained road warrior--a man of many tunes and tunings, and a right hand few guitarists will ever know.
His music is vital, and live you see him channel all his energy into the song. The songs are smart, but they come from his heart.”

—Frank Goodman, puremusic.com

“He’s clever, deep, crafty, poetic, melodic, ironic, and hilarious-- in short, the best.”
—Kate Wallace Trinity Backstage

“...the kind of idealistic Whitmanesque songs of experience that not many people are singing these days. Put all this together and you
have something that sounds suspiciously
like wisdom.”

—James M. Manheim, Ann Arbor Observer


Sunday, Dec 21, 2014
Time to be Determined

Admission: $18 at the door

Advance Admission: $15 until Friday 4pm before the concert
by cash or check made out to The Old Firehouse,
by Credit Card $16.50 (includes $1.50 service fee)
(please call us at 903-852-2781 to arrange)
or
via Paypal $16.50 (includes $1.50 service fee) advance tickets will go on sale later in the season.:

Advance Seats Remaining For This Concert: 50

Decembersongs 2014
A special Holiday and Solstice Concert with
Amy Speace

Doug & Telisha Williams (of Wild Ponies)
Rod Picott

Decembersongs '14: An East Nashville Holiday Concert comes to East Texas

...with critically-acclaimed songwriters Amy Speace, Rod Picott and Doug & Telisha Williams (of Wild Ponies). Imagine if The Bluebird Cafe moved to East Texas, where folkies and hippies, rockers and hit songwriters all collide in a funky neighborhood that is enjoying a bohemian renaissance. Decembersongs is a little bit low rent, a whole lotta great new songs, some sentimental favorites and a lot of belly laughs.

Amy Speace’s songs hang together like a short story collection…it’s a gift to hear a heart so modest, even when it’s wide open,” writes legendary rock critic Dave Marsh in his liner notes to Speace’s latest release, “How To Sleep In A Stormy Boat.”

Doug and Telisha Williams offer dead right, honest songwriting delivered in a hauntingly beautiful yet gritty, neo-traditional Americana wrapper. Hailing from Martinsville, Virginia, in the shadow of The Blue Ridge Mountains, Doug and Telisha write and sing songs about dying small towns, and when they do, they know what they're talking about.

Rod Picott's songs are inhabited by sheetrock hangers, drinkers, circus hands, boxers and working girls and he sings about his characters with intimacy. Listening to a Rod Picott album you can smell the gasoline on a mechanics hands and the perfume of lovers in dark corners.

This will be a Sunday concert. Stay tuned for more information later in the year


SAVE THE DATES
ADDITIONAL CONCERTS THIS SEASON

Chris Rosser - Jan 24, 2015

Jefferson Ross / Heather Little opens (sponsor: Glynn & Windell Horton) - Feb 21, 2015

Pierce Pettis - March 2015

Jennifer Hajj - Apr 11, 2015


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 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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