Songs for the Community, a series of weekly performances to help boost the spirit of Columbus, spread joy, and inspire others in a time of unprecedented uncertainty. Recorded at the Foundation and released every Monday and Thursday at 5 p.m. on Facebook and YouTube through November 25, each video features a local artist or group in an energetic and personal performance.
Vance Gilbert, a singer-songwriter with jazz roots and an affinity for telling stories through acoustic folk music, burst onto the Boston scene at open mics in the early 1990s. This former multicultural arts teacher now has 12 albums to his name and a duo recording with Ellis Paul. He has opened for Aretha Franklin, Arlo […]
NOTE VENUE CHANGE: now held in DAVIDSON THEATRE, RIFFE CENTER! John Gorka has been writing songs and singing his truth since the 1970s, when he performed regularly at Godfrey Daniels, a neighborhood coffeehouse in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He gravitated toward New York City and became involved with Jack Hardy’s Fast Folk circle, thus furthering his musical […]
Carrie Newcomer, 2019 recipient of the Shalem Institute Contemplative Voices Award, returns to the Six String Concerts stage for a full evening of music. Newcomer’s album “The Point of Arrival” (2019), about beginnings and endings, love and grief, and all the in-between parts of our diverse lives, adds to a growing body of work. The […]
The Small Glories, the glorious, powerhouse roots duo Cara Luft and JD Edwards, both veteran singer-songwriters, was born of a serendipitous encounter at Winnipeg’s West End Cultural Centre. Luft–a founding member of The Wailin’ Jennys–and Edwards trade strong vocal leads and soaring harmonies, driven by her virtuosic banjo and his solid guitar. Their energetic performance […]
Susan Werner melds insightful lyrics with bold instrumentation to entertain diverse audiences with her wit and talent. She confidently crosses genres and evokes the influence of Judy Collins, Thelonius Monk, Keb’ Mo’, and Sting, with powerful stage presence and good humor. The piano stylings of Professor Longhair and Dr. John are evident in her latest […]
Glen Phillips founded Toad The Wet Sprocket in high school and added to this success with an impressive solo career. An avid collaborator, Phillips has enjoyed a long-standing association Nickel Creek–which resulted in one of his many side projects, The Mutual Admiration Society–and has toured and recorded with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and with […]