SCHEDULE 2014-2015 For more information and descriptions go to the "Schedule" page.
Join us at Maple Street Chapel Folk Concerts where we present monthly acoustic/folk concerts (Sept-May) featuring both locally and internationally known artists. The American Gothic design of the 1870s Chapel provides the added benefit of superior, built-in acoustics. Come hear it for yourself.
SAT | MAY 2, 2015, 7:30pm | $15 Dave Rudolf & Friends including the 3 Wise Guys
SAT | MAY 30, 2015, 7:30pm | $15 Lambert & Walz Two mighty-fine pickers One fantastic show! Eric Lambert/ formerly of Henhouse Prowlers Chris Walz/ formerly of Special Consensus *Performing as a duo for the first time ever!
General Concert Information
Doors open 30 minutes prior to show time. Most concerts run about 2 to 2.5 hours including a short break (the performers play two different sets).
Day, Date, Time, and Ticket prices are as indicated on ourschedule.
Cash or Check only is accepted at the Chapel. However, credit cards are accepted for advanced ticket sales online.
Tickets may be purchased or reserved in advance for most concerts. Use the links on the schedule page. (To reserve tickets by phone, call 630/627-0171 and leave a message with your name, email or phone #, specify which concert and the number of tickets you desire.) Reserved unpaid tickets will be held until 10 minutes before show time.
Seating is first come first choice, with few exceptions. (Season subscribers get preferred seating.)
Simple refreshments are available usually for $1.00 each during intermission (coffee, water, bakery). Sometimes we offer homemade baked goods and just put out donation baskets.
See our "Schedule" page for more info and a peek and what's coming next season.
Award-winning Americana singer-songwriters.
Jonathan Byrd returns to Maple Street, starting off the first set and then turning it over to Sally Barris (who'll be debuting) to finish up before a brief intermission. The two will join forces during the second set to swap songs and play along with each other. Multi-instrumentalist, Johnny Waken, will be on hand to add some additional sound (including perhaps playing the saw and mandolin).
A Jonathan Byrd show is musical theater, bringing together the Texas songwriting tradition with southern storytelling and hot guitar picking in the line of North Carolina greats Doc Watson and Tony Rice. The Chicago Tribune has called Byrd, "One of the top 50 songwriters of the past 50 years."
"[Byrd] has John Prine's gift for stark little songs that tell big, complex stories, Guy Clark's lean melodicism, Lyle Lovett's wry mischief, and Bill Morrissey's knack for the revealing image," claims Scott Alarik of the Boston Globe.
Byrd will be joined by Sally Barris for this concert, an A-list Nashville songwriter. Barris has had songs covered by such top-level artists as Kathy Mattea, Martina McBride, and Lee Ann Womack. Her song, "Let The Wind Chase You," recorded by Trisha Yearwood and Keith Urban, received a Grammy nomination for vocal collaboration in 2009.
While her writing credits are mightily impressive, fans and peers are most captivated by her bright spirit and expressive mountain soprano voice. "Sally Barris has a voice like sparkling crystal. You could have knocked me over with a feather the first time I heard her," says country legend Kathy Mattea. "Her writing is from a deep, yet innocent, place and her point of view is just a bit off center." email@example.com 630-627-0171