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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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, 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: 47

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
Doors Open 2:30 pm, Concert Begins at 3:00 pm

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) click button below:

Advance Seats Remaining For This Concert: 48

Decembersongs 2014
A special Holiday and Solstice Concert with
Amy Speace

Doug & Telisha Williams (of Wild Ponies)
Rod Picott
This Concert is Sponsored by Terry Hawkins

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.

 


Saturday, Jan 24, 2015
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

Chris Rosser
(www.chrisrosser.com)

Chris Rosser is his own tour de force. This Asheville, NC-based musician is an accomplished producer and instrumentalist, a graceful writer and a proficient singer. Rosser doesn't preach or judge in his lyrics, instead asks questions or lends his observations for our consideration.

With an abundance of talent, Rosser gives a lot to his listeners and in keeping with his gentle perspective, doesn't keep track of how much he receives in return.

"Chris' songs are good medicine. Kind and heartfelt and beautifully written."
—David Wilcox

"Rosser possesses...a guileless generosity of spirit, and an implicit kindness that places life - and all its sweet, little victories - on a pedestal, and that uncovers light and hope in dark places."
—Frank Rabey, Mountain Xpress, Asheville, NC


Saturday, Feb 21, 2015
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

Jefferson Ross
(www.jeffersonross.com)

This Concert is Sponsored by Glynn & Windell Horton

Based in Savannah, Georgia, where the spanish moss hangs from ancient oaks like long torn veils, Jefferson Ross employs his unique acoustic guitar style and southern soulful voice to spin some of the finest story songs to come out of Deep Dixie in a long while.  His song craft has been compared to Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt, Rodney Crowell and Jesse Winchester.  His vocal style is fresh yet wizened by years on the road.

Ross spent over a quarter century honing his music in Nashville, working as a staff songwriter and traveling musician.  Returning home to The Peach State in 2010, he now brings his solo show of original material to folks from Texas to Nova Scotia and tours Europe yearly.

An evening of Jefferson Ross is an evening of fantastic tunes and tales that the listener will not forget! .


Saturday, Mar 14, 2015
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

Robby Hecht
(www.robbyhecht.com)

Across his three indie releases, internationally touring Nashville-based singer-songwriter Robby Hecht has distinguished himself as the second coming of James Taylor, or a gentler Damien Jurado. But,whatever the comparison, it’s hard to miss that his songwriting is distinct and individual. He doesn’t shy from the obvious rhyme, but manages it with a delicate audacity, placing it only where it best serves the story or the mood.


"Robby Hecht sings like a whisper, like a hesitant truth that simply can’t go unsung anymore. His songs can invoke starry nights and fog rolling in on the beach. Lights turning off. Front porch silences and morning walks alone. Holding hands for the first time, letting go for the last."
—Kim Ruehl, No Depression

Robby has won many prestigious performing songwriter awards including Kerrville New Folk, Telluride Troubadour and the Rocky Mountain Folks Fest Songwriting Competition.


Saturday, Apr 11, 2015
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

Jen Hajj
(www.jenhajj.com)

Comfort food in musical form, delivered with an angel's voice. It's what you'd want to hear while sharing a warm blueberry muffin with a dear friend, or settling down in your favorite chair for a delicious nap. It is the music you want while you pet a purring cat. It is deeply thoughtful, yet confident, rousing. It stirs you to be the person you want to be.

That's Jen!

Jen hails from the tiny mountain town of Idyllwild, California, where the mayor is a golden retriever. She has been writing songs and performing them in various venues for nearly a decade.

Among her accolades in 2014, she was the winner of the Walnut Valley Festival Newsongs Competition, Finalist at the Tumbleweed Music Festival in Richland, WA, Finalist at the San Diego County Fair Singer/Songwriter Competition, and Finalist at the Wildflower! Art and Music Festival Performing Songwriter Competition in Richardson, TX.


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
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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