Kathryn Scheldt at the AUUF on February 2


Kathryn Scheldt will perform at the AUUF on Saturday, February 2, at 7:30. The concert is a celebration of the release of the book The Quilt: The Poetry of Alabama Music, and the CD of the same name. In the book, Scheldt and co-author Frye Gaillard pay tribute to the literary legacy of Alabama’s songwriters, such as Kate Campbell, Emmylou Harris, Hank Williams, and many others. Dr. Joe Lammers, Music Department Chairman Emeritus of Queens University says “The Quilt is so full of conviction and enthusiasm… I can’t imagine anything that speaks as well of the Alabama “experience” past and […] Read more »

Eric Tayor w/Special Guest Josh Harty | Friday, January 25


The mention of Nanci Griffith, Lyle Lovett, Guy Clark, Steve Earle and the late Townes Van Zandt would be incomplete without mentioning Eric Taylor in the same breath. Yes, that’s some incredibly high praise, but it’s not unwarranted, and not unearned. Unfortunately, the 14-year gap between his (highly acclaimed) debut CD in 1981 and it’s (equally acclaimed) follow-up in 1995 caused some people to forget about him, and some weird music-world realities caused some of his earliest and best work to be all but unavailable to anyone who wasn’t willing to shell out big bucks for import versions of those […] Read more »

Joe Crookston | Friday, January 18


Artful, intense, and often transcendent…imaginative, and extremely engaging… If you love a moving song and magical madness, Joe delivers it all…the music, the lyrics, the energy, and the passion for exceptionally well written songs. Joe Crookston loves his audience, and it shows. If you were to look for the perfect folk song, it would be hard to find a better one than one called “Fall Down as the Rain.” It encompasses life, death, reincarnation…in short, the mysteries of the universe. When my life is over / And I have gone away I’m gonna leave this big ole’ world / And […] Read more »

The Sundilla Interview with Joe Crookston


We kick off the 2013 season of the Sundilla Acoustic Concert Series with Joe Crookston. Joe was gracious enough to sit down for an interview with Kelly Walker while taking a break from touring at his home in the Fingerlakes Region of New York state. There is a lot more to Joe than just his music, which is already pretty great. Joe and Kelly talked about his upcoming projects, drawing people’s stories from them, and making your way as an independent artist in the current music scene. Read more »

CD Review | This One’s For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark


“Let’s give her a good go, and make ol’ Guy proud of us.” With those words, Rodney Crowell launches into “That Old Time Feeling,” one of 30 Guy Clark tunes covered masterfully and lovingly by some of the top performers in the genre. Guy Clark’s songs have been covered by so many, and so often, that there was probably some discussion among those on this disc about who would sing what. Take “That Old Time Feeling,” for example: many people consider it a Jerry Jeff Walker classic. And JJW hasn’t been left out; he closes the collection with “My Favorite […] Read more »