music notes 10-7-04
The Springfield Classical Guitar Society, now in its seventh year of presenting some of the world's best classical guitarists in the capital city, submits for your approval composer and performer Brad Richter at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at the First Presbyterian Church (321 South Seventh St.). Then, in an interesting scheduling move, the Abraham Lincoln Unitarian Universalist Congregation (735 Woodside Rd.) hosts Andrej Mentschukof, a student of both Andres Segovia and Julian Bream, at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10. Keep 'em coming, Henry.
Keith Urban, a star member of the cute country singers club, has just the right amount of stubble on his face and rock in his country to be "Nashville's newest superstar," as stated in his promotional copy. He was Billboard magazine's most played artist for 2003 and is known for the blockbuster hits, "Somebody Like You," "Who Wouldn't Wanna Be Me," and "Raining on Sunday." Catch the modern country music hullabaloo at the Peoria Civic Center (309-676-8700. www.peoriaciviccenter.com) on Saturday, Oct. 9. Get there early for the real treat, when gifted songwriter and amazing performer Katrina Elam opens the show at 8 p.m.
Lost and Found, a local music group out to showcase their original songs, will fill the Saturday morning downtown air with folk-tinged tunes from 9:30 to noon at the Old Capitol Farmers Market (Adams Street between Third and Fifth streets). The combo features singer-songwriter Dennis Darling on guitar and vocals, Donna Felton singing and playing percussion, and Charlie Brittin (King of the Piano Tuners) fingering the four-string bass guitar. It's called Music at the Market and brought to you by through the good graces of M.I.C.E. (Music in Communities and Education, 787-3316) and their friendly sponsors.
Rich Robinson, guitarist, vocalist and songwriter of the Black Crowes, is touring in support of his solo debut album, Paper. Backed by Gordie Johnson (from Big Sugar) on bass and Joe Travers on drums, Robinson is rocking out in small- to medium-sized bars across the country, including The Canopy (708 S. Goodwin, 344-2263) in Champaign-Urbana on Friday, Oct. 8.
What's a Syncro Joe? Find out at Marly's Pub on Friday or the Firehouse Tavern on Saturday. Good luck.