March 6 – Gwyneth Whistlewood - Flute wizard

March 13 – Beyond the Heather - Irish

March 20 – Scott Tichenor & No Mt String Band - Bluegrass

March 27 – Dan Bliss - Guitar wizard

April 3 – Folk in the Flow- Contemporary folk

April 10 – Acoustic Rooster - Contemporary folk

April 17 – JP Coffin - Singer/songwriter, Americana

April 24 – Jim Krause - Singer/songwriter, Americana

May 1 - Kind Soul - Soul jazz

May 8 - LAC not available

May 15 – Sissy & Earl - Americana

May 22 – Fortnight - Classic folk rock

May 29 – Dylan Fest - Bob Dylan songs

Art by Howard Rains of Spencer & Rains

Starting Our 14th Year!

Spring 2018


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

March 6th - Gwyneth Whistlewood - Flute wizard

An intimate evening of flutes of many shapes, sizes and sounds. Whistles, Ancestor Pueblo Flute, Wooden and Glass Flutes to name a few. Ephemeral musical creations and tuneful dreams of early Spring. Gwyneth has been performing in this area for many years and is well known through the KC Renaissance Festival and her two solo CDs.

March 13th - Beyond the Heather - Irish Band

Get your Irish on! As a special Pre-St Patrick's Day treat, I am very pleased to welcome this 5-piece Irish band back to the series. Expect to hear rousing pub songs, merry dance tunes, soulful ballads, haunting airs, and more. Members are Jeff Smith (guitar, keyboard, whistle, bodhran), Paula Ryan (guitar, vocals), Eric Ryan (Irish flute, whistle), Mark Fricke (bass), and Allie Ryan (fiddle).

March 20th - No Mountain String Band - Bluegrass and more

I think this is the hottest traditional bluegrass band around these parts, so if you like bluegrass you won't want to miss this one. Scott Tichenor (mandolin, vocals) will be joined by Brett Hodges (guitar, vocals), Neal Hudson (acoustic bass) and Jim McGreevy (banjo, vocals)for an evening of great bluegrass. Long ago (1985) and in a far-away place (Nashville), 3 of the 4 members of this band called themselves "Last Kansas Exit" and won the international Bluegrass Band Contest, so trust me when I say this will be terrific!

March 27 - Dan Bliss - Acoustic blues, swing, ragtime, folk

Dan Bliss is an excellent guitarist, singer and songwriter, including consistently placing as a finalist in the International Fingerstyle Guitar Championship at the Walnut Valley Festival. He has been invited to perform several times at the prestigious New York State Blues Festival and has opened shows for artists such John McCutcheon and Marcia Ball. Dan is a Kansas City favorite who is coming in to share his music with us, and this is a show you won't want to miss. "Eyes may bug and jaws may drop at this Kansas City cat’s ability to play three parts on the same guitar at the same time, but the real seduction is in Dan Bliss’ voice.… This style of blues both soothes and riles in its collision of complex picking patterns and simple charm. It’s downright mesmerizing.” City Newspaper - Rochester, New York

April 3 - Folk in the Flow - Original contemporary folk

Folk in the Flow, the Lawrence duo of Holly Taylor and Buck Brandt, have been playing extensively in Kansas City, Wichita and Lawrence in recent months, so it is a pleasure to welcome them to their first Tuesday Concert performance. Featuring original songs and flowing harmonies, these multi-instrumentalists describe their music as creating "an inviting atmosphere of harmonic resonance for body, mind and soul to enjoy."

April 10 - Acoustic Rooster - Originals and folk rock

Acoustic Rooster is a local folk rock group that features Dave Wright (guitar) and Candee Wright (bass) with Greg Pelligreen (harmonica) and Mike Lawrence (percussion). They perform Classic Rock, Blues, Americana, and a little Country. They played in this series last year and it is a pleasure to welcome them back.

April 17 - JP Coffin - Original and contemporary folk

JP is new to this series, although his band, JP and the Coffintones, have been playing in this area for some time. He plays a mix of original songs and covers.

April 24th - Jim Krause - Americana & Original Folk

Jim has been playing banjo, fiddle & guitar in the Lawrence area for many years. You may have heard him at the Farmer's Market or, previously, with the Euphoria Stringband. One minute he'll be singing a traditional Appalachian ballad, maybe followed by a raggy blues or a country song, followed by one of his own original compositions. He has taught for many years at Americana Music Academy.

May 1st - Kind Soul - Soul jazz

Bradford Hoopes (keyboard) and Tim O'Brien (upright bass) are accomplished musicians who have played separately in the series in various configurations, but this is the first time for this duo. Tim says "we play funky, groovy, dancey, trancey jazz, mostly of the "soul jazz" description, meaning tunes from BobbyTimmons, Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, the Grateful Dead, et al., and add our own improvisational spin, hoping to draw upon the spiritual powers of ancient ancestors." So, there you have it.

May 15th - Sissy & Earl Americana, Country & Mountain Blues

Sissy (Terri Laddusaw, guitar) & Earl (Michael Paull, guitar and who-knows-what) are an acoustic-based old-time soulful country music duo in the vein of Rose Maddox, Gillian Welch, and Julie and Buddy Miller. Their main repertoire is originals, but they sprinkle in some distinctive covers as well. They have won a couple of first place awards in Ensemble Folk Singing at the Kansas Fiddling & Picking Contest, so expect to hear lovely harmonies backed by stellar instrumentals. This upcoming show will also feature a rhythm section consisting of Mike Lawrence on drums as a regular member and Sonny Sparks on bass for this performance.

May 22nd - Fortnight - Classic folk rock

Fortnight is a band of seasoned performers who bring a fresh approach to classic rock and modern styles. Emphasizing acoustic guitar and hand percussion, their music covers a palette ranging from Led Zeppelin to Gnarls Barkley, with many unique sidings along the way. Band members are Sebastian Alfie (electric & acoustic guitar), Maria Anthony (acoustic guitar, flute), Bryan Foster (electric bass), Steve Riley (percussion), and Darrell Lea (acoustic guitar). This is one of my favorite bands, and it’s always a pleasure to welcome them back to the Tuesday Concert series.

May 29th - 7th Annual Bob Dylan 70th Birthday Bash - STARTING 7:00 instead of 7:30

Bob Dylan is one of the most important songwriters today, so we are joining the rest of the known universe in honoring his musical legacy. Musicians/bands to be announced, but there are so many that we're starting a half hour early to get everyone in. Two or three Dylan songs each, mostly favorites with occasional obscurities. This show is one of our semi-annual benefits for the Lawrence Arts Center. In case you don't know, this series is not an official LAC event, but they graciously let me use their lobby without charge. This is our way of saying "thank you for sharing your beautiful space."

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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.


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