Sept 5 – Scott Tichenor & Friends
Old-time music with Chris Biggs, Bob Atchison and Rick Desko

Sept 12 – LAC not available

Sept 19 – Gerald Trimble Band
World music

Sept 26 – Kasey Rausch

Oct 3 – LAC not available

Oct 10 – Kelly Werts

Oct 17 – Sugarfoot Detour
Original & Americana

Oct 24 – Pickett, Paull & Jeans
Cafe-Jazz Americana

Oct 31 – No show because - you know

Nov 7 – Euphoria Stringband
Old-time & original music

Nov 14 - MGM
Original music from Greg Pelligreen, Mary Conn & Marc Briand

Nov 21 – N'umbs Up
Traditional Northumbrian music

Nov 28 - Ukulele Fest
Six uksters sharing ukulele magic

Dec 5 – Julie Bennett Hume, Kristin Hamilton, & Jenna McCarthy

Dec 12 – LAC not available

Dec 19 - Michaell Paull Band
Original music

Art by Howard Rains of Spencer & Rains

Continuing Our

Fall 2017


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

September 5th - Scott Tichenor & Friends - Old-time Music

Scott Tichenor is kicking off the fall 2017 season with the old-time band he brought in two years ago. Members of the quartet are Scott (mandolin), Chris Biggs (guitar), Bob Atchison (fiddle) and Rick Desko (bass). This excellent band "wowed" audiences last time and shouldn't be missed. Come get your pre-Winfield fix of great old-time music.

Sept 12th - No show. LAC isn't available

September 19th - Gerald Trimble's "Trio Jambaroque" - World Music

Gerald's band was one of the most popular concerts last year, and it is a great pleasure to welcome him back to Lawrence. His full band has agreed to join him in coming in from Kansas City to present new and traditional music at the crossroads of baroque, jazz and Eastern traditions performed on rare and ancient instruments. Band members are: Gerald Trimble - viola da gamba, Serdar Tuncten - percussion, Angela Carmack - violoncello, and Rick Diamond - double bass, plus special guests Clark Jamison - percussion and Mark Wickersham - violoncello da spalla. Don't miss this rare opportunity!

September 26th – Kasey Rausch - Singer/songwriter

Kasey played in the early days of this series, and it's a pleasure to welcome her back. She is well known around these parts both for her music and as co-host for Sunday morning's River Trade Radio on KKFI. She has been performing in many bands & duos over the years, but wanted to do this show solo. Let's welcome her back to Lawrence.

October 3rd - No show. LAC isn't available

October 10th - Kelly Werts - Americana

Kelly Werts returns! He is well known for his work with The Plaid Family, Connie Dover, Ashley Davis, and as a soloist throughout Kansas and Missouri. He is currently performing classic old-time and nearly old-time songs in the form of a dialogue between his voice and a vintage Gibson guitar. His appearances in concerts,festivals and schools have helped to keep the old songs alive for thousands of listeners, young and old. By constantly finding new ways of playing old-time music, he has helped to preserve and illuminate it for generations to come.

October 17th - Sugarfoot Detour - Original folk and Americana

Sugarfoot Detour features great songwriting, vocals & instrumentals. Members are Christen Buie, fiddle, percussion and vocals; Dan Sours, stand up bass; Patrick Broxterman, drums, harmonica, accordion, and vocals; and Byron James, vocals and guitar. Mostly originals with a few Americana standards.

October 24th - 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 occurred 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).

October 31st - No show know.

November 7th - 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.

November 14th - MGM - Original and Americana music

Mary Conn (vocals), Greg Pelligreen (guitar, harmonica, vocals) and Marc Briand (mandolin, vocals) will be playing a mix of folk and blues, both originals and covers. Their soaring three-part harmonies won first place in the Vocal Harmony Division at last month's Kansas Fiddling & Picking Championship.

November 21st – N'umbs Up! - Traditional Northumberland music

N'umbs Up! will play traditional music from Northumberland, the northernmost county in England. Though Northumbrian music is influenced by Scots, English, and Irish music, it has its own distinctive tunes and musical culture. The band will perform Northumbrian hornpipes, reels, waltzes, and polkas with intricate harmonies on fiddle, Irish flute, concertina, and guitar. They also plan to share historical tidbits about the composers and places that inspired the music. Carolyn Roy on fiddle, Carolyn Young on fiddle, Phil Collison rhythm guitar, Rex Armstrong Irish flute and concertina.

November 28th – 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 and willing to show off their skills. Join Linda Tilton, Emily Russell, Charlie Jones, Ray Rowden, Ardys Ramberg and Larry Carter for our 5th annual celebration this engaging instrument.

Dec 5th - Julie Bennett Hume & Friends - Singer/songwriter night

Scott Stuewe is unable to make it this evening, so Julie invited two of her Kansas City friends with Lawrence roots to join her for a night of singer/songwriters. Julie's recent album release has been getting good reviews, and she is known in Lawrence through her work with Scott Tichenor and with last summer's Carole King Tribute show downtown. Kristin Hamilton performs in the band "Under the Big Oak Tree" and Jenna McCarthy performs in "Jenna and Martin." All three recently performed together in Kansas City's "Uptown Sirens Collective" concert, and it is a pleasure to welcome them to Lawrence for a night of excellent original music.

December 12th - No show. LAC not available.

December 19th - Michael Paull Band - Original music

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. Come hear the live version of "Mercy Me", plus more recent works, performed with excellent (but as yet unspecified) musicians.

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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 ; Lacee Hanson and staff at the Lawrence Arts Center; JJ Hanson and staff at Beautiful Music; Scott Tichenor at 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?

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