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Concerts are held in the performance space at the 
Unitarian Universalist Church of Indianapolis.  UUI is located at 615 W. 43rd St. Indianapolis, IN 46208, 
just south of Butler University.  Directions

Tickets: $15-$25 (Student/Senior Discount)  
Age 12 and under: free

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Announcing our Fourteenth Season:  2014-2015
Saturday, October 18, 2014   7 p.m. (Doors open at 6:15)
Winner of the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards “Best Folk/Americana Act” of 2011, Shiny and the Spoon blends the heart of American folk music with catchy-pop melody lines and lyrics. The band features Amber Nash on vocals, guitar, and ukulele; Jordan Neff on vocals, guitar, and harmonica;   Pete Brown on upright bass, and Matt Frazer on percussion -- all coming together to create head-turning vocals, a vibrant acoustic core, and good old-fashioned boot-stompin’ fun.


Our season opener features Indianapolis favorites Katie Burk on fiddle & Julia Conway on double bass, both singing harmonies that highlight their performance. The duo has been delighting audiences with their own take on acoustic roots music since 2008, and has recently focused on writing and recording their own original songs. In 2012, they were chosen from more than 1000 entries to perform in a duets competition on Public Radio’s A Prairie Home Companion, where they wowed the crowd and took home third place.  



Open Mic Night Benefit
Proceeds benefit WITT 91.9 FM Community Radio
Saturday, November 29, 2014  7 p.m.  (Performers arrive at 6:00 to sign up)
Emerging Artists: Ladies Night
Saturday, January 17, 2015      7 p.m. (Doors open at 6:15)
Saturday, September 20, 2014  7 p.m. (Doors open at 6:15)
Saturday, February 21, 2015   7 p.m. (Doors open at 6:15)
An Evening with Carrie Newcomer
Saturday, March 14, 2015   7 p.m. (Doors open at 6:15)
Saturday, April 18, 2015  7 p.m. (Doors open at 6:15)
Saturday, May 9, 2015   7 p.m.  (Doors open at 6:15)

Share a magical evening with three amazing singer-songwriters.
Tim GrimmKrista Detor, and Joe Crookston, together as the Good Bad Luckys --
in the round and served up with a side of Holiday cheer. The audience, the band, and the volunteers had so much fun when The Luckys played last year that we’re doing it again!

Tickets at the Door:  Adults: $15;  Students/Seniors 65 and up:  $10;  Age 12 and under: free 
The Good Bad Luckys
Special date and time:   Sunday, December 14, 2014   6 p.m. (Doors open at 5:15)
Advance Tickets  go on sale October 18 at www.BrownPaperTickets.com 
Adults: $20 in advance, $25 at the door
Students/Seniors 65 and up:  $15 in advance, $20 at the door
Age 12 and under: free 
Our annual Thanksgiving weekend tradition continues.  

Pros try out new material; aspiring performers get a stage and warm reception. 

www.919witt.org



Adrienne Frailey is a northern Indiana singer-songwriter whose vibrant, acoustic sound has recently caught the attention of folk-indie and Americana DJs. Her guitar and keyboard melodies are innovative and memorable. A late-2012 effort with her third self-produced CD Definitely moved her to eighth place in Hoosier artists receiving radio airplay across the U.S. (Roots Music Review January, 2013.)
Briagha McTavish, a Lafayette based singer-songwriter, plays piano and guitar, as well as violin and viola.  She was a finalist for the August 2013 SongwriterUniverse Song of the Month for "Simple Things." Briagha also won the SAMI Shirley Martin Scholarship for Young Songwriters for the song "Sick" and was named a winner in the BloomingTunes Songwriting Competition.

Presenting some of Central Indiana’s finest up and coming talent:  Adrienne Frailey and Briagha McTavish, playing one set each, will offer a fresh young perspective on today's acoustic roots music.  Catch these rising stars while you can! 
Two girls, two years, two albums, two movies scored, thirteen instruments, forty-five original songs, thousands of fans, 500 live shows...still in high school. That is the story of Katie Larson & Savannah Buist of the Traverse City, MI duo The Accidentals – winner of “Red Hot Best” of Northern Michigan Music Awards.  
Described as a “prairie mystic” by the Boston Globe and “a soaring songstress” by Billboard, Carrie Newcomer is a Grammy winning songwriter, recording artist, performer and educator. Weaving her life and her art together – with music, community activism, and personal concerns all playing a role – Newcomer's music explores the intersection of the spiritual and the daily, the sacred and the ordinary. With a keen ability for observation, she has attracted a devoted following with a voice as rich as dark chocolate, exquisite melodies, and an irreverent yet spiritual view of the world.

Raised in Indiana, Carrie lives in the woods outside Bloomington with her husband Robert and two shaggy rescue dogs. True to her Midwestern roots, she has a big garden and cans salsa in the summer.


A little bit bluegrass, a little bit folk, and whole lot original. With lyrics depicting wanderlust, political issues, and extraordinary love, their sound is rooted in the folk tradition yet simultaneously explores new territory. This trio of classically trained young musicians is making an impact wherever they play, bringing an exciting and distinctive sound to the Americana genre.
Playing traditional American string band music with energy levels usually associated with extreme sports, these boys will take you back to that high lonesome sound of yesterday’s bluegrass. Expect a mix of haunting Appalachian ballads, gospel standards, and high octane blazing bluegrass instrumentals – all delivered with a pedal-to-the-metal intensity of a moonshine runner.
Tickets at the Door:  Adults: $15;  Students/Seniors 65 and up:  $10;  Age 12 and under: free 
Tickets at the Door:  Adults: $15;  Students/Seniors 65 and up:  $10;  Age 12 and under: free 
Tickets at the Door:  Adults: $15;  Students/Seniors 65 and up:  $10;  Age 12 and under: free 
Tickets at the Door:  Adults: $15;  Students/Seniors 65 and up:  $10;  Age 12 and under: free 
Tickets at the Door:  Adults: $15;  Students/Seniors 65 and up:  $10;  Age 12 and under: free 

Indy Folk Series     615 W. 43rd St. Indianapolis, IN 46208   |   IndyFolkSeries(at)gmail.com
Advance Tickets  go on sale January 17 at www.BrownPaperTickets.com 
Adults: $20 in advance, $25 at the door
 Students/Seniors 65 and up:  $15 in advance, $20 at the door
Age 12 and under: free 
Tickets at the Door:  Adults: $15;  Students/Seniors 65 and up:  $10;  Age 12 and under: free