DAVID STODDARD, KAREN MAL & LAURIE McCLAIN in concert DAVID STODDARD Noted lyricist and composer David Stoddard is a songwriter and teacher living in the snowy wilds of Western Minnesota. He tours sporadically throughout North America and plays mostly concert venues, living rooms, and other dedicated listening environments. He's played at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville and at the Kerrville Folk Festival in Kerrville, Texas, and been featured on Wisconsin Public Radio's "Tent Show Radio." These days, he plays mostly house concerts. He's shared festival and concert stages with people like Juice Newton, Leon Russell, Rik Emmett, Lou and Peter Berryman, Michael Smith, and Pat Donohue. He has won the Kerrville New Folk award, as well as songwriting awards at the South Florida Folk Festival, the Minnesota Folk Festival, and others. KAREN MAL Karen Mal sings. From raw sensuality to shimmering bell-like clarity, her voice is both tender and powerful, and as effortless as a waterfall. There's a river that flows between Karen and her audience. It's about love. The possibility and the unbearable beauty of it. Elusive and abundant at the same time. Based in Austin, TX, Karen has created a name for herself as a captivating singer, instrumentalist and songwriter. Ranging from charming to seductive, impressionistic to philosophical, her songs have brought her nationwide acclaim. Shes won top awards from the Wildflower Arts and Music Festival in Texas, the Tucson Folk Festival and the Portland Songwriters Association and has also been a three time New Folk Finalist at Kerrville, emerging artist at Falcon Ridge and a finalist at the Sisters Folk Festival. LAURIE McCLAIN Laurie McClain is a singer songwriter based out of Nashville, Tennessee. She tours nationally on the folk/Americana concert circuit, and occasionally tours internationally. Her original heartfelt songs are messages of hope to a weary world. "Laurie's songs explore themes of identity, growth, friendship and love in a way that always honors the fundamental mysteries of the human journey. She conveys the stubborn optimism of the experienced innocent. In this Mecca of songwriters, she is a gem of uniqueness and authenticity." -JM Kearns
My guests will be Karen Mal and Claude 'Butch' Morgan!!