Alas, the Spring Tuesday Concert Series is not to be.
Following excellent concerts by Folk in the Flow and Boys of the Prairie,
the remaining shows are hereby postponed.

SO, we are going into summer reruns.
Thanks to Stephen Smith, we are broadcasting weekly videos of past shows.
Join us, Tuesdays 7:30, for the latest video, posted on Facebook, #TuesdayConcert
Or watch previous shows with Beyond the Hearther, Rick Frydman & Lisa Harris-Frydman,
Euphoria String Band, Ann & Marvin Hunt, with more to come each week.
And, above all, be safe my friends.

Larry Carter -

PS John Prine Fest
Coming this fall to the Tuesday Concert Series

March 3 – Folk in the Flow

March 10 – Boys of the Prairie

March 17 – Beyond the Heather

March 24 – Allen Macfarlane
Mountain dulcimer

March 31- Alferd Packer Memorial Band

April 7 - Coreopsis
Old-time and more

April 14 – No Bow Tie

April 21 - Cafe Mundo Nouvo
Caribbean music

April 28 - Star Sister Revival

May 5 – Lisa Harris-Frydman & Rick
Frydman - Originals & Americana

May 12 - Susan Hancock

May 19 – Carswell & Hope
Alternative Rock

May 26 - 10th Annual Bob Dylan Fest
Dylan by a whole bunch of artists

Art by Howard Rains of Spencer & Rains

16 Years!
One-hour concerts by
Lawrence-area Musicians

Lawrence Arts Center

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

One-song opening by host & producer
Larry Carter

Tuesday Concert is another
Lawrence Old Guard Production

March 3 - Folk in the Flow - Originals, contemporary folk

Folk in the Flow, the Lawrence duo of Holly Taylor and Buck Brandt, have performed extensively in Kansas City, Wichita and Lawrence, and it is a pleasure to welcome them back to this series. 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." See their Facebook page @FolkInTheFlow for more info.

March 10 - Boys of the Prairie

This excellent Celtic band has been performing with various member changes since 1987. Frank Shopen (fiddle/cittern), Randy Brown (guitar/mandocello), Tony Silvestri (concertina, vocals) and Eric Ryan (flute/whistle) play traditional, instrumental tunes from Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, plus a song or two. In case you don't know, the Lawrence Irish Session, (Sundays, 5:30, Henry's Coffee Shop) is making quite a name for itself. These talented lads will show you how it's done. See their Facebook page for details about the band.

March 17 - Beyond the Heather - Irish Band

Get your Irish on! As a special 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), whistle), Mark Fricke (bass), Allie Ryan (fiddle) and Lee Likins (flute, whistle). Check out their Facebook page for more details about the band.

March 24 - Allen Macfarlane - Mountain dulcimer

Allen hasn’t performed in this series for a while, so it is a pleasure to welcome him back to the Tuesday Concert stage. He is a master of the mountain dulcimer, and has been performing for many years in the Lawrence and Topeka area. See “P Allen Macfarlane” on Facebook for more details.

March 31 – Alferd Packer Memorial String Band - Americana & Originals

I am delighted to welcome this band back to the series after an absence of almost 5 years. Behind the jokes and tomfoolery, expect to hear polished arrangements and musicianship that will knock your socks off. Their excellent 2011 album shows the depth of their songwriting skills as well. Members: Lauralyn Bodle - Fiddle, Bass, Vocals; Noah Musser - Banjo, Bass Vocals; Matt Kirby - Hammered Dulcimer, Button Accordions, Vocals, Percussion; Steve Mason - Fiddle, Guitar, Bass, Vocals; Mike Yoder - Guitar, Bass, Vocals.


April 7 - Coreopsis - Old-time music and more

Coreopsis formed in 2019 and has quickly become a popular area contra dance band. Whitney Baker (accordion), Lauralyn Bodle (fiddle), and Noah Musser (guitar) play a wide variety of instrumental music from near and far, including American old-time, Celtic jigs, French-Canadian reels, and original compositions. Please see their Facebook page for more details about upcoming events

April 14 - No Bow Tie - Classical-Folk

I have been wanting to get this duo into the series for a long time, and it is finally happening. They have been performing in the Lawrence area for several years, adding energy and a groove to classical compositions. From Latin to funk to blues to bluegrass, No Bow Tie explores rebellious approaches to classical music. Members include guitar virtuoso John Svoboda with rhythm guitarist Myra Svoboda.


April 21 - Café Mundo Nouvo - Caribbean music

It is my pleasure to welcome to the series Cafe Mundo Nouvo, the trio version of the eleven-member Kansas City band Mundo Nouvo. This is a side of the group that emphasizes the singer-songwriter-troubadour traditions of the Caribbean from Puerto Rican Plena to Trinidadian Calyspo with songs combining both Spanish and Haitian-Creole languages. Members include Cuban vocalist Ramon Terrada, acoustic guitarist Sean Mawhirter and Lawrence flutist Guy Montesz.

April 28 - StarSister Revival - Original & world music

Star Sister Revival has been performing frequently at festivals, spiritual gatherings, and churches in this area. Lana Maree Haas, Kim Lybarger and Holly Taylor perform original and sacred world folk music with three part harmonies, guitar, percussion and singing bowl accompaniment. Ever expansive as the soul journey, StarSister Revival’s music traverses the interconnected web of life. This concert will feature heavenly harmonies that you won't want to miss. See their Facebook page for more information.

May 5 - Rick Frydman & Lisa Harris-Frydman - Americana & Originals

Rick & Lisa will be performing original songs off their debut CD, "So Long Facebook," along with a few others that they pull out of their folk/bluegrass songbook. Both have been performing in the Lawrence area for many years, so come enjoy a polished performance featuring excellent songwriting and vocal arrangements.

May 12 - Susan Hancock - Jazz

It is an honor to introduce Susan to the Tuesday Concert Series as she has been getting rave reviews for her performances in Lawrence and the surrounding area. Susan's warm and sultry voice does everything from Frank Sinatra jazz to Pretenders' rock. As one of her fans put it, “She has a beautiful voice, perfect body movement, and stage presence to deliver this jazzy music! Very entertaining.”


May 19 - Carswell & Hope - Alt Rock

Carswell & Hope were formed in 2012 when Irishman Nick Carswell arrived in Lawrence with guitar in hand. He found Jason Slote (drums), Austin Quick (bass/keys) and Jordan Tucker (guitar) and they released their debut LP A Hunger in 2014, accompanied by an Irish tour. Since then, Ryan McCall has completed the line-up on keys.

May 26 - 10th Annual Bob Dylan Fest - STARTING 7:00 instead of 7:30

Join The Bopaphonics (Robert Baker, Roger Holden, Clark Jamison), David Ludwick (and the usual suspects), Julie Bennett Hume & Dick Powers, Graham Barnes, Larry Carter and others to be announced as we honor Dylan’s incredible legacy.

This is our semi-annual benefit for the Lawrence Arts Center. This series has never been an official LAC event, but they graciously let me use their lobby for free. In exchange, tonight's musicians have agreed that all proceeds from the tip jar will go to the LAC to express our appreciation for their support.

Please Thank Our Sponsors

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This series has never been a Lawrence Arts Center event. They are showing their support for local musicians by generously letting me use the lobby for free.
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Tuesday Concert is Number 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.

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 FREE Admission

Yes, admission is free. However... thanks to the generosity of our sponsors in covering expenses, 100% of the tip jar goes directly to the evening's artists. There has been a rennaisance in acoustic music in Lawrence over the 14 years of this series, and I'd like to think having this series where audience members listen intently without distractions has been a large part of the reason why. As you are able, a generous donation, purchase of a CD, or both, will encourage them to continue making excellent music.

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. In appreciation, we do two fund raiser events a year for the Lawrence Arts Center, Dylan Fest in the spring and Ukulele Fest in the fall.

As always, my thanks to Clay and staff at Signs of Life , the staff at the Lawrence Arts Center, JJ and staff at Beautiful Music Violin Shop, Scott at Mandolin Cafe, and Jim and staff at Mass Street Music for SUPPORTING LOCAL MUSICIANS!

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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