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Season Lineup 2021 –2022

MADELEINE PEYROUX


Born in Athens, GA, Peyroux cites iconic Edith Piaf as an influence on her music, and recorded a rendition of the classic La Vie En Rose, soulfully capturing the tune’s romanticism and melancholy. Much like songbird Piaf, Madeleine Peyroux spent her teenage years busking the busy streets of Paris after moving there in 1987, and just like the ‘little sparrow’, befriended the city’s street musicians and made its Latin quarter her first performing stage. Thirty years after her formative busking days, Peyroux is the proud curator of nine beguiling albums and an accomplished performer with sell out worldwide tours under her belt. Her atmospheric version of Serge Gainsborough’s La Javanaise was used in the soundtrack of Oscar Winner The Shape of Water and her countless accolades include the coveted BBC International Artist of the Year honor.

October 4 & 5, 2021
7:30 p.m.

PAULA COLE


You may recognize Paula Cole for her hit singles “Where Have All the Cowboys Gone” and “I Don’t Want to Wait." She has taken the Grammy for Best New Artist one time with an additional six nominations. Her second album hit double-platinum, and she went on to become a Grammy-nominated producer and founder of her own 675 record label, as well. Now touring her tenth album, Revolution, she fulfills the promise of her 1994 debut. Titled Harbinger, it hinted at what was to come in the singer-songwriter’s life and career. Born the day after Martin Luther King Jr. was shot, social justice and spirituality themes have remained a constant in her music and in her life. To quote a song from her latest album, "I want to get militant, I want to divide and scream; But I think on Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream; I know that in ev’ry soul regardless of their skin; Or age or sex or identity lies the empathy within."

November 4 & 5, 2021
7:30 p.m.

Take 6 Setting at a Bar

TAKE 6


With ten Grammy Awards, ten Dove Awards, two NAACP Image Awards, a Soul Train Award and three Gold albums to their credit, Take 6 has come a long way from their days at Huntsville, Alabama’s Oakwood College where Claude McKnight formed the group as The Gentleman’s Estates Quartet in 1980. April 2018 marks the release of their sixteenth album, aptly titled ICONIC, and the debut of a PBS special, The Summit, alongside The Manhattan Transfer. Like a fine-tuned vocal orchestra, the group has admirably and adeptly pushed the boundaries of creativity across most musical genres, from straight-ahead jazz to pop to adult R&B to doo wop to blues with every new release and with their ever-evolving live performances. Take 6 has performed with and won praise from such luminaries as Stevie Wonder, Brian Wilson, Ben E. King, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Al Jarreau, Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles and Whitney Houston to name a very few. Some of the honors they have enjoyed over the past few years include being chosen as the first musical group to perform in Cuba at the normalization of relations between our two countries, and their induction into The Gospel Music Hall of Fame.

December 4, 2021
7:30 p.m.

DAVID PHELPS


A graduate from Baylor University, David Phelps is credited among today’s most spectacular voices. His seemingly endless vocal range, which extends more than three octaves, coupled with his gift for communicating a song, has brought the house down in the world’s most prestigious venues. For nearly 20 years, David served as a member of the popular and prestigious Gaither Vocal Band, and during that time, received numerous Dove Awards, Grammy Awards and multiple platinum-selling recording projects. As a solo artist, he received the 2009 Dove Award nominations for Male Vocalist of the Year and Long Form Video for the Christmas DVD, O Holy Night to add to his many awards and honors. Since 2012, David has topped the Billboard charts time and time again with releases such as the 2012 live DVD Classic (#1), the 2015 live DVD Freedom (#1), the 2017 live DVD The Best of David Phelps (#1 topping such popular video releases as The Beatles’ "Eight Days a Week"), and most recently, the 2018 live DVD It Must Be Christmas (#2). The various recordings have been featured on numerous television networks, including the Public Broadcasting System (PBS), and have received acclaim in both secular and gospel music genres.

Janurary 20 & 21, 2022
7:30 p.m.

LIVE FROM LAUREL CANYON


Laurel Canyon originates from its intersection with Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood and slices its way through the Hollywood Hills. The show, Live from Laurel Canyon, created by master composer Brian Chartrand, is a 90-minute retrospective of music and stories of some of the most influential artists of the era such as The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, Carole King, James Taylor, the Mamas & the Papas, Joni Mitchell, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, The Eagles, Linda Ronstadt and Jim Morrison who resided there from 1965 through 1976, forever changing the landscape of American pop music. Much more than a “tribute” act, Live from Laurel Canyon not only performs the music you love, but takes you on a journey through the stories that inspired the songs when an entire generation of youth were searching for a sound to define them.

February 23 & 24, 2022
7:30 p.m.

DANÚ


Hailing from historic County Waterford, Danú is one of the leading traditional Irish ensembles today. Their standing room only concerts throughout Ireland are true events featuring high-energy performances and a glorious mix of ancient Irish music and new repertoire. For two decades, Danú’s virtuosi players on flute, tin whistle, fiddle, button accordion, bouzouki and vocals (Irish and English), have performed around the globe and recorded seven critically acclaimed albums. Their live DVD, One Night Stand, was filmed at Vicar St. Dublin. Winners of numerous awards from the BBC and Irish Music magazine, Danú has toured throughout Europe, the Middle East, and North America with stops at The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Symphony Space in New York City and major concert engagements in the United Kingdom, India, Israel and across Europe. Danú takes its audiences on a musical journey to their native Ireland, offering a moving and memorable concert experience. Danú’s popular recordings are available on the Shanachie label and live performances are often broadcast on NPR, the CBC and the BBC. 2020 marked Danú’s 25th anniversary.

March 3 & 4, 2022
7:30 p.m.

RHONDA VINCENT
& THE RAGE


Rhonda Vincent is a seven-time Grammy nominee, winning the Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album in 2017. In 2020, she was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry. Vincent and her band, The Rage, are the most awarded band in bluegrass history. To date, they have won one Grammy, nineteen International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Awards , including the top Entertainer of the Year honor in 2001 and consecutive Female Vocalist of the year wins between 2000 and 2006, and 89 Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPBGMA) Awards. A fifth-generation musical family, you also might recognize the name Vincent from Library Theatre seasons gone by. Her brother Darrin Vincent is a member of the Grammy Award-winning bluegrass group Dailey and Vincent and has played our stage seven times. Rhonda's musical career started at age five, when she sang gospel songs with her family's band, which was later known as the Sally Mountain Show, picking up the mandolin at age eight. With the release of her album Back Home Again in 2000, Vincent returned to bluegrass with the goal of expanding both the musical reach and the accessibility of the genre.

May 4 & 5, 2022
7:30 p.m.