Lansdowne Folk Club presents the singer/songwriter folk duo Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen on Thursday September 25 at the Twentieth Century Club, 84 S. Lansdowne Avenue, Lansdowne, PA.
Doors open at 6:45 PM and show begins at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $17 purchased in advance or with an advance reservation and $20 without an advance reservation. We can only accept cash at the door. Freshly prepared dinner and desserts will be available for sale for an additional $8 per person and new this year, meals require an advance reservation of at least one week prior to the show. Please see our website wwww.folkclub.org for the September menu. Snacks, soda and coffee will still be available for sale without a pre-order. The fall season series cost is $60 for the four shows.
Parking is available on the street and at the SEPTA train station approximately two blocks away. For ticket and dinner reservations, advance ticket sales or more information visit website www.folkclub.org, email Lfolkclub@gmail.com or call (484)-466-6213.
Steve and Cindy have been performing together for 25 years, bringing together their love of traditional music and their wealth of original songs. Accompanying themselves with guitars and concertinas, their live performances are known for rich harmony, compelling songs and a good dose of humor. Their six duet albums have appeared on many folk Top Ten lists, from the WFMT Midnight Special (Chicago) to The Boston Globe.
Steve Gillette has been writing songs since the 1960′s. Since Ian and Sylvia first recorded “Darcy Farrow” in 1965, Steve’s songs have been covered by John Denver, Garth Brooks, Linda Ronstadt, Tammy Wynette, Waylon Jennings, Josh Ritter, and many others. But Steve’s own versions are some of the best, with his warm baritone voice and his unique finger-picking guitar style (using a flat-pick and two fingers). Steve has many solo and duo (with Cindy Mangsen) recordings available. His solo album, Texas and Tennessee, was named one of the Top Ten Folk Albums of the Year by Tower Records. Steve has conducted songwriting workshops all over the US and Canada, and has been a long-time participant in The Kerrville Folk Festival. He is author of the book Songwriting and the Creative Process, a standard text in songwriting groups.
Cindy Mangsen is “one of the finest singers in American folk music” (Come for to Sing). Accompanying herself on guitar, banjo, concertina, or mountain dulcimer, Cindy is known for her compelling interpretations of traditional ballads, as well as for her own writing and her wonderful ear for harmony. She has recorded several solo albums (Songs of Experience received the Editor’s Choice Award from Crossroads), as well as collaborations with Steve Gillette, Priscilla Herdman, Anne Hills, and Michael Smith. Her latest solo album, Cat Tales, is devoted to “songs of the feline persuasion.” Cindy has led singing and ballad workshops at the Augusta Heritage Center in West Virginia and The Woods in Ontario, Canada. Learn more about them at their website http://www.compassrosemusic.com.
The Lansdowne Folk Club, founded in 1993, is a 501(c) (3) all volunteer non-profit corporation dedicated to presenting folk, acoustic and blues music. Friend the club on Facebook Lansdowne Folk Club.
Other upcoming 2014 concerts include Dave Nachmanoff with special guest Cassendre Xavier on October 23, An Evening with Harmonious Wail on November 20 and Rev. TJ McGlinchy’s Holiday Special on December 4.