Lansdowne Folk Club presents the Reverend TJ McGlinchey’s Holiday Special on Thursday December 4 at the Twentieth Century Club, 84 S. Lansdowne Avenue, Lansdowne, PA.
Doors open at 7:00 PM and show begins at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $17 when purchased in advance online or with an advanced phone reservation and $20 without an advance reservation. Freshly prepared dinner and desserts will be available for an additional cost. Cash only will be accepted.
Parking is available on the street and at the SEPTA train station approximately one block away. For reservations, advance ticket sales or more information visit website www.folkclub.org, email Lfolkclub@gmail.com or call (484) 466-6213.
Reverend TJ McGlinchey is a man who grew up with a folk and bluegrass musician for a father, played punk rock in high school, honed his chops in blues clubs, studied classical music in college, and defies categorization in his current endeavors. McGlinchey’s 2012 debut album, Tell Me To Stay, is strongly rooted in American folk music, had a successful album release show at World Café Live and was swiftly followed by airplay on WXPN, cementing McGlinchey as one of Philadelphia’s hottest new recording artists. He attended West Chester University for music education and teaches private lessons for guitar, bass, piano, ukulele and double bass. Check him out at http://www.revtj.com.
For the night’s Holiday Special, Christopher Davis-Shannon, Lisa Watson and John Francis will be joining McGlinchey on stage.
Christopher Davis-Shannon‘s music follows the piedmont and delta fingerstyle blues traditions, his performances bring you back to a time of juke joints and smoky blues clubs of the early 20th century south. A modern vagabond he has toured the country as a performer the past 3 years, performing from Las Vegas to New Orleans and throughout the South.
Lisa Watson developed an infatuation with singing jazz classics early in life, accompanied on piano and accordion by her father, a Mummer and regular area nightclub performer. In her early twenties, she began writing original songs and gaining performance experience singing a cappella at several area open mics.
In 2013 John Francis played shows with Loretta Lynn and the Indigo Girls, toured in Europe for two months, played in Canada, and his live performance at the inaugural Johnny Cash Music Festival, in front of an 8000 person audience, was released internationally on DVD, and aired on national television multiple times. Like his songs, Francis is rooted in the real, vulnerable, and gritty stories of human experiences, his own and those he encounters.
Also that evening, our volunteer videographer, Ron Hartman will have some of his photography on display. Look for his table in the library, where he will be selling note cards and small prints. Do your Holiday shopping early! More of his work can be viewed at www.ronhartman.net.
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 concerts include Bill Staines on January 22, RUNA on February 12, Tracy Grammer on February 26, Marc Berger on March 26, Christian Lopez Band on April 23 and John Flynn and Family on May 14.
Celebrating 20 Years of Folk Music!
84 South Lansdowne Ave.
Lansdowne, PA 19050