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***Statement on COVID-19: The Lansdowne Folk Club is adhering to all CDC recommended practices for preventing the spread of COVID-19 within the venue. We will be seating at our full indoor capacity, and are requiring full COVID vaccinations (honor system) and masks to be worn inside the venue unless actively eating/drinking.***

Lansdowne Folk Club presents life-long troubadours Tom Paxton and The DonJuans on Thursday, December 2, 2021.

Held 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 $20 when purchased in advance online or with an advanced phone reservation and $25 at the door for each show, except Tom Paxton on December 2nd which is $30 (advance or door sale).

Left to right are Don Henry, Tom Paxton and Jon Vezner

After 56 years of performing around the world and writing and recording innumerable songs and recordings, Tom Paxton has found yet another outlet for his creativity; he has joined his friends and song-writing colleagues Jon Vezner and Don Henry––known collectively as The Don Juans––in a writing and performing experience calculated to keep them too busy to get into trouble. A trembling world awaits the results. Tom’s career has taken him from his days as a drama student at The University of Oklahoma to thousands of concerts in a variety of venues––from coffee houses in Greenwich Village to The Albert Hall in London to Carnegie Hall in New York; from festivals in Hong Kong to Denmark, from Tokyo to Oslo. He has done over 50 concert tours of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland and has recorded over 50 albums of his own songs.

Grammy award-winning songwriter, Nashville-based Jon Vezner is a tunesmith of rare sensitivity and dry wit. His catalogue of recorded songs, topped by the poignant “Where’ve You Been,” reflects his straight-to-the-heart sensibility and emotional awareness. Vezner weaves the particulars of his own feelings with the lives of people he has known into universal themes that deeply touch listeners’ emotions. Vezner was honored with a Grammy for “Best Country Song” and the Nashville Songwriters Association “Song of the Year” in 1990, for “Where’ve You Been” — the true story of Vezner’s grandparents — co-written with Don Henry, and recorded by Kathy Mattea. “Where’ve You Been” was also honored as “Song of the Year” by the Country Music Association (CMA) and the Academy of Country Music (ACM). Jon was also voted “Songwriter of the Year” by the Nashville Songwriters Association International. In Morgan Hill, California in the early 70’s, records like “The Band” by The Band and “Honky Chateau” by Elton John prompted Don Henry to begin writing his own lyrics to Jim Croce melodies. Then he learned to play guitar with a Paul Simon songbook.

After that it was an education in The Beatles, Cat Stevens, Harry Nilsson, Carole King, Cat Stevens, and Joni Mitchell. Then Randy Newman’s ‘Good Old Boys’ and ‘Old Number One’ by Guy Clark changed his life. In April of 1979, at 19, Don made his way to Nashville. At Don’s shows, you’ll easily spot those who have yet to hear his songs. Upon first experiencing them, the listener is often moved to laughter or tears, sometimes both at the same time! And everyone leaves humming, because Don Henry songs stay with you. So come step into the minds and the music of Tom Paxton, Don Henry, and Jon Vezner at Lansdowne Folk Club and at https://www.tompaxton.com/tom-paxton-the-donjuans.

Other upcoming concerts include Diana Jones on January 27, Harmonious Wail on February 17, IlyAIMY on March 24, Michael Clem (of Eddie From Ohio) on April 28, TBA on May 19, and Marc Berger on June 9.

Parking is available on the street and at the SEPTA train station approximately one block away. Handicap parking* is behind the building. For reservations, advance ticket sales and more information visit website www.folkclub.org, email Lfolkclub@gmail.com or call (484) 466-6213. Cash only accepted at the door.

*There is one ADA designated parking spot in the area behind the building, but we can set aside additional handicapped parking if you notify us in advance by email. Also, there is a wheelchair lift available near that parking area; please let us know in the email if you require the lift as well. Lfolkclub@gmail.com

Founded in 1993, the Lansdowne Folk Club is a 501(c) (3) all volunteer non-profit corporation dedicated to presenting folk, acoustic and blues music.