March 7th – - Mire Pral
Gypsy jazz

March 14th- - Fraoch - Irish band
Celebrating St Patrick's Week

March 21st- - Sissy & Earl
Original & traditional folk

March 28th- - Hide in the Shallows
Bilingual Indie Folk

April 4th – Acoustic Rooster
Acoustic blues & folk

April 11th – Saxophonia
Saxophone quartet

April 18th - Bob Dylan Fest
A variety of performers doing Dylan songs

April 25th – Pat Nichols & ChrisMillspaugh
Acoustic blues, guitar & harmonica

May 2nd – Spencer & Rains
High energy oldtime & original music

May 9th – Alonzo Beardshear
Originals & Americana

May 16th- - Melvin Litton & Dan Hermerck
Originals & Americana

May 23rd- Marianne Carter & Darrell Lea
Originals & Americana

May 30th- - Clowder
Folk-Rock band

Art by Howard Rains of Spencer & Rains

Starting Our 13th Year!

Spring 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

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

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March 7th - Mire Pral Trio - Gypsy Jazz

The 13th season of the Tuesday Concert Series kicks off with an excellent Gypsy jazz trio that features Scott Tichenor on mandolin, Mike Horan on acoustic guitar, and Paul Schmidt on bass. Mire Pral Trio plays the 1930s and 40s gypsy jazz of Django Reinhardt and others. They don't play out very often, so this is a rare opportunity to hear this type of music.

March 14th - Fraoch - 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). Fraoch is the Gaelic word for “heather" and, to reduce the confusion, they have recently started going by "Beyond the Heather."

March 21st - Sissy & Earl m- Americana, Country & Mountain Blues

Sissy (Terri Laddusaw, guitar & vocals) & Earl (Michael Paull, guitar & vocals) are an acoustic-based old-time soulful Country music duo in the vein of the Carter family, Rose Maddox, Gillian Welch, and Julie and Buddy Miller. Their main repertoire is originals, but they sprinkle in some distinctive covers as well. This upcoming show will also feature a rhythm section consisting of Michael Stephenson (bass) and Colby Earleywine (drums). 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. .

March 28th - Hide in the Shallows - Bilingual Indie Folk Rock

I am pleased to welcome this bilingual (English-Spanish) folk-indie trio back to the series. Hide in the Shallows features singer/songwriter Allen Arias on acoustic guitar and vocals, Hank Winterscheidt on percussion, and Stephen Barber on bass. Influences are artists such as Jose Gonzalez, Opeth, Dustin Kensrue, Damien Rice, and Sufjan Stevens. Allen played in rock bands in Costa Rica before moving to this area in 2005.

April 4th - Acoustic Rooster - Folk and Originals

"Easy G and the Blue Notes" was the band originally booked for tonight, but they needed to cancel due to sickness. Fortunately,m Greg Pelligreen (Easy G) is also in Acoustic Rooster, so they will be performing tonight instead. I've been wanting to get them in here anyway, so it is a treat to welcome the band for their first performance here. Members are Greg Pelligreen (guitar, harmonica), Dave Wright (guitar), Candee Wright (guitar) and Mark Lawrence (percussion).

April 11th - Saxophonia - Saxophone Quartet

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.

April 18th - 6th 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 include The Heebie Jeebies (Rick Frydman, Debbie Goldberg & Ian Ellis); Easy G & the Blue Notes (Greg Pelligreen, Mary Conn, Ross Black), Alonzo Beardshear & Friends (Ross Black & Greg Pelligreen), Graham Barnes & Linda Carter, John Bode & Friends (Matt Dollar & Doug Beyers), and Larry Carter. Two or three Dylan songs each - mostly favorites with occasional obscurities.

April 25th - 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.

May 2nd - Spencer & Rains -Oldtime Fiddles and Americana

Tricia Spencer & Howard Rains are taking time away from their busy tour schedule to squeeze in a return performance to this series. Known for their twin fiddle harmonies, they are also multi-instrumentalists and vocalists with a repertoire that ranges from Texas fiddle styles to American folk. Their high energy performance was one of the hits from last year, so this is a concert not to be missed. Howard is also an artist, including the fiddler portrait at the top of this page.

May 9th - Alonzo Beardshear - Americana, Folk, Originals

Alonzo, one of those musicians who can play about any instrument, is well-known in the Lawrence area as both a musician and a sound man. His original music is a mix of many different styles - blues, folk, rock, county and world. He is also an excellent singer/songwriter, and the combination of these talents makes for an outstanding concert.

May 16th - Melvin Litton - Americana

I have long been wanting to get Melvin into this series, and it is finally happening. He is well known in the Lawrence area as a singer/songwriter, leader of The Border Band, host of the occasional Gothic Cowboy Revie, and author of two novels (available on Melvin (guitar) will be joined by Mandolin Dan Hermerck (mandolin).

May 23rd - Marianne Carter & Darrell Lea

Marianne (violin, guitar, acoustic bass, vocals) performs as a soloist (Matty Stryker at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival) and has been in many folk bands, most recently Marianne Carter & Voyager. Darrell (guitar, vocals) has been the lead guitarist in some of the best class rock bands to have come out of this area, and currently performs solo and in Uncle Dirtytoes and Fortnight. They don't play out very often as a duo, so I highly recommend this one

May 30th - Clowder - Folk-Rock

Clowder, a folk-rock band with some well-known Lawrence players, has been performing around town for a while now, so it is a pleasure to welcome them to the series. The band is composed of Chelsy Larson is on lead vocals, Cody Case as songwriter and rhythm guitarist, K R Azad on drums and percussion, Michael Stephenson on bass (and guitar), and Will Treaster on keyboard. Expect to hear sweet, haunting melodies as they play a variety of originals mixed with rock, blues, folk and reggie.

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

"Reasons We Love Kansas"

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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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