Welcome to our 19th Season!The Indy Acoustic Cafe Series began in 1996 with the purpose of bringing the best nationally and internationally known singer songwriters specializing in Folk, Americana and Blues in an acoustically perfect environment, a true listening room. This is the very first music series of it’s kind in Indianapolis giving musicians of the highest caliber the opportunity to play in Indianapolis while passing through the Midwest. I hope you’re able to check out the series and discover new and talented musicians from across the country.
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Ellis Paul - August 29, 2015
Ellis Paul is one of those gifted singer/songwriters. Though some may refer to him as a folksinger, he is more, for lack of a better word, a singular storyteller, a musician whose words reach out from inside and yet also express the feelings, thoughts and sensibilities that most people can relate to in one way or another, regardless of age or upbringing. The exhilaration of the open road. A celebration of heroes. The hope for redemption. Descriptions of those things that are both near and dear. The sharing of love... intimate, passionate and enduring.
Some artists document their lives through their music. Others chronicle their times. It's a rare artist who can do both, telling their own story through songs that also encapsulate the essence of people and places who have helped define their era overall.
Ellis is touring in support of his newest CD, "Chasing Beauty". Again, for those of you that have seen Ellis perform in the past, you already know how good he really is. If you’ve not seen him, well this will be a great time to find another possible favorite performer.
There is so much more to mention about Eliis, just go to his web site at www.EllisPaul.com.com and read more.
Vance Gilbert - August 29, 2015
It has been said to describe Vance as "the voice of an angel, the wit of a devil, and the guitar playing of a god". Also, "among the quintessential musical poets". I think that pretty much sums it up.
Vance burst onto the singer/songwriter scene in the early 90's when the buzz spread through the folk clubs of the Northeast about an ex-multicultural arts teacher who was knocking them dead at open mics. Word got out about this Philadelphia-area born and raised performer, and Shawn Colvin invited Gilbert to be a special guest on her 1992 Fat City tour. Gilbert took audiences across North America by storm.
Those of you that have seen Vance in the past know how talented he really is. If you've never seen Vance perform, well you're in for a real treat. Come check him out and you could just walk away with a new favorite. He is touring in support of his newest CD, "Nearness of You" and it's a very good one.
There is so much more to mention about Vance Gilbert, just go to his web site at www.VanceGilbert.com and read more.
Shawn Mullins - October 24, 2015
Shawn Mullins is truly one of the very best songwriters today.
His experiences included an indoctrination into the collaborative creative process by numerous bouts of intensive co-writing, in one instance putting him atop of the country charts via a key contribution to the Zac Brown Band's "Toes", marking his third #1 single, following 1999's "Lullaby" and the 2006 Triple A/Americana chart-topper "Beautiful Wreck." Further co-writing yielded nine of the 11 songs on the new album, which Mullins believes represents the strongest, most expressive writing of his distinguished career.
There is so much more to mention about Shawn, just go to his web site at www.ShawnMullins.com and read more.