I am currently booking for
the spring 2019 series.

BANDS thus far include:

Beyond the Heather

Kind Soul

Folk in the Flow

Star Sister Revival

Sissy & Earl

The Bopaphonics

Matthew Mulnix

And, of course, the 8th annual
Bob Dylan Fest


If you are interested in performing,
read the notes linked at the bottom
of this page and, if still interested
contact me soon.

Larry Carter

Art by Howard Rains of Spencer & Rains


14 Years
Featuring terrific local musicians

Lawrence Arts Center

7:30 SHARP to 8:30ish - Tip Jar

One-song opening by host & producer
Larry Carter

Tuesday Concert is another
Lawrence Old Guard Production

Fall 2018 Schedule

September 25th - Euphoria Stringband - Oldtimey Music

Euphoria's repertoire comes from the western plains, southern plantations, Appalachian Mountains, and the Grand Ole Opry - featuring the music that was in demand at dances, weddings, quiltings, barn raisings and other social events that define us as Americans. Members are Pete Gilbreath (banjo), Richelle Basgall (fiddle, bodhran), Dick Powers (guitar), and Pat Dickey (fiddle, mandolin, banjo ukulele). This is a fun band with driving rhythms and soaring harmonies.

October 2nd - Pat Nichols & Chris Millspaugh - Acoustic Blues & Delta Roots

Pat (guitar & vocals) and Chris (harmonica) play a dynamic combination of finger-style/bottleneck slide guitar and harmonica. They plays songs by the greats of the 1920s and 1930s - Blind Boy Fuller, Big Bill Broonzy, Robert Johnson, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee and many others, as well as some originals. Hear stories of how the music came about and get a sense of the song, the artist and the times.

October 9th - Sugarfoot Detour - Original folk and Americana

Sugarfoot Detour returns! This band, featuring great songwriting and vocals, is composed of Christen Buie, fiddle, percussion and vocals; Dan Sours, stand up bass; Patrick Broxterman, drums, harmonica, accordion, and vocals; and Byron James, vocals and guitar. Come hear original compositions interspersed with folk/rock, and tasty classic covers.

October 16th - The Hunts -

Ann and Marvin Hunt’s music draws from the fertile musical territory of ol’ school R&B, American Standards, and torch ballads. Their duo focuses on material from greats like Dinah Washington, Ruth Brown, Camille Howard and BB King, and they add plenty of their original compositions. Their band, the House Jumpers, performs regularly in the region and released their second album in 2018.

October 23rd – Ukulele Fest

Tiny Tim will probably not be joining us this year - not surprising since he never has before and is now deceased. However, other ukesters from Lawrence are eager to show off their skills. Join Linda Tilton, Ray Rowden, Emily Russell, Ardys Ramberg, Matthew Mulnix, Steve Smith and Larry Carter for our 6th annual celebration of this simple, yet complicated, instrument.

This is our fall benefit for the Lawrence Arts Center. This series is not an official LAC event; rather, they generously made an exception to their usual $1350/night charge and agreed to let me to use the lobby for free. Ukulele Fest and Dylan Fest are our ways of saying "Thanks for supporting local musicians."

October 30th - Pickett, Paull & Jeans - Cafe Jazz Americana

The original idea was to play 30's style cafe jazz as a nod to D'jango Reinhardt and Stephan Gappelli. Somewhere down the road, however, a wrong turn occured and romantic, bluegrass and other influences infiltrated. Now they basically play anything they want in their own Cafe-Jazz-Americana style. The band features some of Lawrence's most accomplished acoustic folk musicians - Joe Pickett (mandolin), Jim Jeans (guitar, mandolin & mandocello) and Michael Paull (bass).

November 6th - Scott Tichenor & Friends - Old-time Music

Scott Tichenor is bringing back his excellent Americana/Old time music band. Members are Scott (mandolin) and Chris Biggs (guitar), Bob Atchison (fiddle) and Rick Desko (bass). This band "wowed" audiences last time they came in, and this will be a great concert.

Nov 13- LAC not available

November 20th - Adrian Jacobs & Friends - Songs of Freedom
NOTE: Originally scheduled for Nov 27th

Local musician Adrian Jacobs and special guests will play a selection of traditional and not-so traditional protest and songs of freedom from Woodie Guthrie and Pete Seeger to Christy Moore and Billy Bragg as well as a few original compositions along the way.

November 27th - Saxophonia - Saxophone Quartet

NOTE: Originally scheduled for Nov 20th

Saxophonia, a saxophone quartet featuring prominent regional saxophonists John Childers, Bob Duffer, Jade Brown, and Heather Brown will play an hour of the widest imaginable saxophone quartet repertoire. This is an excellent quartet with professional players and they are always a big hit for the series. It's a saxophone odyssey.

December 4th - Smoke Damage - Originals, 30's swing, blues, Americana

Smoke Damage plays original tunes, 30’s swing, blues and Americana. This fun group from Lawrence is comprised of Kevin J. Dixon (vocals & guitar), Benton Peugh (vocals & guitar) and Ross Black (bass). Benton and Ross both performed on Kevin’s CD “Get Your Own Damn Narrator”.

December 11th- LAC not available

December 18th - Michael Paull's Christmas Concert - Seasonal songs

Michael Paull is one of those musicians often described as a Lawrence treasure - a multi-talented instrumentalist and singer who recently released an excellent CD of original music. I have no idea what he'll do with Christmas music, but I'm sure it will be excellent and I'll be surprised if it doesn't involve the usual cast of terrific musicians.

Please Thank Our Sponsors

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Mandolin Cafe

Lawrence Arts Center

This series is not part of the LAC programs, but they graciously allow me to use their lobby.

Mass Street Music

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Tuesday Concert is #5!!!

OK, that might not sound like much - unless you know this is from the

"Reasons We Love Kansas"

list in the Fall 2014 edition of Kansas! Magazine

Maybe I'll make t-shirts.

About FREE Admission
Yes, admission is free. However, there are certain expenses involved with putting on this series, not to mention the talents of the musicians that would go otherwise unrewarded, so if you are able we hope you will support this series with a donation to the tip jar, purchase a CD, or both.

About the Series

As Lawrence Old Guard Productions I created the Tuesday Concert Series in 2005 with the goal of providing a classy, low-pressure venue for local acoustic musicians. It was held at Signs of Life bookstore in downtown Lawrence until moving as a "guest production" to the Lawrence Arts Center in the fall of 2010. As always, my thanks to Clay and staff at Signs of Life ; Kimberly, Lacee and staff at the Lawrence Arts Center; JJ and staff at Beautiful Music; and Jim and staff at Mass Street Music for SUPPORTING LOCAL MUSICIANS!

Mission Statement

“None of us succeeds alone, and there’s room enough for all of us out there. You don’t have to love each other’s music. But if you respect each other’s hard work and dedication to the craft, lend a hand and support one another... Come together and help one another succeed!” Anonymous
About the Host
Larry Carter is a four-time champion in the Kansas Fiddling & Picking Contest between 1989 and 2010. In addition to solo performances, he does original children's music/storytelling, contemporary folk with Cordelia Brown in Forest Green and spiritual chanting with Whole Earth Kirtan. As "Lawrence Old Guard Productions," he produces this series (including "Ukulele Fest" in fall and "Dylan Fest" in spring), the monthly Chanting by Lamplight series, and the annual Lawrence Bhakti Fest.

Previous "Tuesday Concert" Performers
Lawrence is blessed with an abundance of outstanding musicians who have graced this series with their talents, including Ashley Davis (left) who set the record for the most audience members. See who has performed over the last 12 years at Tuesday Concert.


Would you or your band like to perform in the Tuesday Concert series?

Read these PERFORMER DETAILS and if you're interested contact me.

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