Here’s wishing you a fun summer in the sun!
We’ll see in you the fall when we begin our concert season!
Friday, September 9th
The Renfrees, Andi Renfree and Ren Renfree are prolific songwriter performers who’ve been making music together since 2003. They are music industry pros who are as comfortable and outstanding producing other performers as well as themselves.
Andi’s musical roots go back to 1970’s Austin, TX singing at places like The Broken Spoke, Flapjack Canyon and many others back in the day. She is a Veteran of the US Air Force where she served as a Sergeant and also performed in the USO, playing for our troops all throughout Europe. Upon her return to the States, she played and toured all over the country with numerous bands. After a 15 year hiatus to raise her family, Andi returned to music in 2001. She has since had over 30 Songs cut by various artists including “The Buffalo Grass” recorded by Chris LeDoux on his last studio record “Horsepower” on Capitol Records.
Ren’s musical roots go back to Southern California in the 1970’s. Ren played in numerous bands and toured the western region. Ren also co-owned a recording studio in Santa Ana, CA called Studio Orange. Ren got his engineer training from Don Dorsey (Disney Cheif Audio Engineer and musical arranger of the Boston 4th Of July Fireworks show. Ren is now an accomplished producer in his own right having produced numerous projects for a variety of artists.
Doors open @ 6pm and music starts @ 7pm. Bring a dish/beverages to share if you’d like!
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September 5th in LaMars, Iowa, Taylor Pie was inducted into the National Traditional Country Music Assn Hall of Fame, and performed on stage that evening with old friend Jerre Haskew, formerly of The Cumberland Trio, who received a Lifetime Achievement award from the association. His wife, Barbara was also there to accept folk album of the year for the Haskew family’s “Songs From the Fiery Gizzard.”
Here’s a picture of the three about to board plane in Sioux City heading home to Tennessee! From L to R: Barbara Haskew, Jerre Haskew, and Pie.
Sunday, August 9th, 2015 we lost a kindred soul, gifted songwriter performer and champion of human rights. Our grief is overwhelming…Audrey Auld performed at our very first house concert, and what a night it was! Remembering you with sweet, sassy thoughts, Audrey as I watch it again. I hope you’re making as much noise in that angel band as you made down here with us. Play on girl, play on.