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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Saturday, Jan 7, 2017
Doors Open 7pm, Concert Begins at 7:30 pm

Admission: $15 at the door

Advance Admission: $12
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


Tim Grimm &
The Family Band

(www.timgrimm.com)

(this concert is sponsored by Glynn & Windell Horton)

Tim Grimm is a bit of a Rennaisance man in the performing arts world. He has for the past 15 years, blended his love for songwriting, travel, and the storytelling of acting. Tim’s songs are full of the rural rumblings that have shaped his life—rich with descriptive details, and sung with warmth and intimacy—recognizing the inextinguishable national romance with the idea of the family farm and the vanishing landscape of rural America. He walks the fine line between folk and country, while maintaining a strong footing in tradition. Critics searching for comparisons most often cite Johnny Cash, Woody Guthrie and Bruce Springsteen.

Tim has toured and recorded with his friend, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, appeared with Harrison Ford in the film Clear and Present Danger, and has shared the stage with writer and poet Wendell Berry. His recording, The Back Fields was named Best Americana Album in the 2006 Just Plain Folks Music Awards in Los Angeles (the largest and most diverse music awards in the world). Named 2000’s “BEST DISCOVERY in Roots/Americana Music” by The Chicago Sun-Times, and “2004 MALE ARTIST of The Year” by the Freeform American Roots DJs, his songs and performances have established him as a unique voice in Americana music.

Tim will be performing with The Family Band who just released their CD “Woody's Landlord” which was the #1 song on Folk Radio nationally in October ('16).


Saturday, Feb 4, 2017
Doors Open 7pm, Concert Begins at 7:30 pm

Admission: $15 at the door

Advance Admission: $12
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

Karen Mal
(www.karenmal.com)

(this concert is sponsored by Nanci Evans & Frank Woodington)

Karen Mal sings from raw sensuality to shimmering bell-like clarity, her voice is both tender and powerful, and as effortless as a waterfall. There's a river that flows between Karen and her audience. It's about love. The possibility and the unbearable beauty of it. Elusive and abundant at the same time.

Based in Austin, TX, Karen has created a name for herself as a captivating singer, instrumentalist and songwriter. Ranging from charming to seductive, impressionistic to philosophical, her songs have brought her nationwide acclaim. Shes won top awards from the Wildflower Arts and Music Festival in Texas, the Tucson Folk Festival and the Portland Songwriters Association and has also been a three time New Folk Finalist at Kerrville, emerging artist at Falcon Ridge and a finalist at the Sisters Folk Festival.

“Karen Mal has a storyteller's voice, sifting words like she is talking to you over coffee, effortlessly rising from dusky phrases to bell-pure highs. You believe every word and note and you could listen to her sing all night long.”

--Michael Devlin, Music Matters


Saturday, Feb 25, 2017
Doors Open 7pm, Concert Begins at 7:30 pm

Admission: $15 at the door

Advance Admission: $12
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

Crystal Yates
(www.crystalyatesmusic.com)

Crystal Yates was listening to a sermon at Cross Timbers Church in Argyle when she had a musical epiphany. "Stop trying to separate the secular and sacred by treating everything as sacred," implored the pastor, Toby Slough. It was then that the country singer-songwriter from McKinney realized her love of songwriting didn’t require her to compartmentalize her audience or subject matter.

Though the songs sung in the sanctuary are different than those performed on stages, the two types don’t necessarily come from different places. Yates has been influenced by Hank Williams Sr. more than by any other artist. Since the 1920s, the connection between the down-home tales of country and the God-fearing respect of gospel music — a combination Williams excelled at unlike few other artists in history — has been practically unbreakable.

Inspired by classic country singer songwriters like Merle Haggard and Motown artists like Etta James, Crystal Yates infectiously fuses soul, country, and rock into an emotional landscape. On her new album, The Other Side, is a compilation of songs that are true stories about overcoming struggles and offer the listener understanding and hope.

Crystal Yates, was crowned the national winner in the 2014 Texaco Country Showdown, the longest-running music competition, now she will be performing on our stage.


Saturday, Mar 11, 2017
Doors Open 7pm, Concert Begins at 7:30 pm

Admission: $15 at the door

Advance Admission: $12
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

Melissa Greener
(www.melissagreener.com)

(this concert is sponsored by Terry Hawkins)

 

Nashville based singer songwriter Melissa Greener knows how to feel her feelings.  She knows how to feel yours too.  She has that distinct equine quality of being able to magnify and reflect your senses back at you, forcing you to confront, and surrender to them.  A seeker through song, she fixes her gaze inward only to discover the universality in us all; the endearing as well as the defects.

Melissa is at once any combination of magnetic, delicate, fierce and tender. Her voice lulls and soothes all the while soaring over the cinematic effects of a sometimes raucous electric hollow-body guitar.

At the root of Greener's expansive sound are her songs which summon their truth from mountain ranges, holy places, deserts, oceans and forests, or the lonely stretch of blacktop from Old Route 66, to the Golden Gate, to the Tappan Zee. Musically, Greener's influences are as vast as the high desert plains before there was a border between West Texas and New Mexico.


FRIDAY, Mar 24, 2017
Doors Open 7pm, Concert Begins at 7:30 pm

Admission: $15 at the door

Advance Admission: $12
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

Emily Elbert
(www.emilyelbert.com)

(this concert is sponsored by John Harwood)

 

The wunderkind returns!!

Emily Elbert weaves together a rhythmic soul-folk blend that is equal parts introspection and celebration. With a global spirit and DIY-passion, she has lovingly carried her music around the world, playing over a thousand independent shows from Peru to Palestine. These experiences are reflected in her lyrics, touching on both personal journeys and the divine. Anchored by intricate guitar playing and an old-soul voice, Emily’s music offers progressive perspective while paying tribute to the timeless.

Emily has had the honor of opening for acts including G. Love & Special Sauce, Leon Russell, Victor Wooten, Emily King, Robben Ford, Kaki King, Nneka, Jorge Drexler, and Richie Havens, and collaborated with artists ranging from Ben Taylor to Dweezil Zappa. Her music has garnered praise from publications like the Washington Post, Utne Reader, and Glamour Magazine, won awards in the U.S. and U.K., and attracted over two million YouTube views.

“Emily is among the most glowing of the upcoming generation of American singer-songwriters, if ‘upcoming’ even applies to this phenom any longer."

__ Boston Folk Festival Notes


Saturday, Apr 8, 2017
Doors Open 7pm, Concert Begins at 7:30 pm

Admission: $15 at the door

Advance Admission: $12
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

Kipyn Martin
(www.kipynmartin.com)

(this concert is sponsored by Glynn & Windell Horton)

Kipyn Martin is an emerging Americana singer/songwriter whose roots sink into the banks of the Shenandoah River. She writes intensely personal songs whose music and lyrics call to mind a young Joni Mitchell, but the first thing you notice is her voice.

Kipyn's accolades include earning Gold Awards in recent Mid-Atlantic Song Contests for her songs "Dance Across the Sky" and "Nightbird", as well as having won the Washington Area Music Association (WAMMIE) Award for New Artist of the Year. A vitality of voice, both poetic and musical, makes this woman a performing artist not to be missed.

She arrives at a time when scores of twenty-something women fill the coffeehouses and folk clubs of America with a sound sweetly reminiscent of the 1970s era of Mitchell, James Taylor, Carole King and Jackson Browne

According to folk legend John Gorka, Kipyn is "a beauty of a singer."


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 8
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)

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