3rd Friday Folk
Coffeehouse at the Carnegie

Carnegie Community Arts Center
107 North Main Street
Somerset, KY 42501

Coffeehouse Schedule

Passing Thru Series
Past Performers
Supporters & Sponsors


Hosted by:
Joe LaMay & Sherri Reese

Sponsored by:



ROBERT TINCHER is a master singer, musician, storyteller, and a collector and performer of old songs and ballads. He draws on his Appalachian roots, his passionate interest in music and cultural history, and decades spent learning from traditional singers on both sides of the Atlantic. He has a wonderful ability to make archaic words and ballad stories real and entertaining to modern audiences, and has been known to surprise folks with versions of more recent songs as well.

Robert's talent, knowledge, and authenticity appeal to fans of traditional folk, old-time, and Celtic music. He performs throughout Kentucky, and periodically in the Northeastern states. Notable appearances in recent years include the New England Folk Festival (NEFFA) in Mansfield, MA, and Irish music festivals in Dublin (OH), Pittsburgh, Louisville, and Cincinnati.

JOE LaMAY & SHERRI REESE met at a folk song gathering in 1998. They were drawn to each other's music and they soon began singing together. It wasn't long before they gained a solid reputation for their original songs and old-style harmony, as well as their well-honed repertoire of their favorite traditional and contemporary songs.

It has been said that Joe & Sherri "know a good song and write a good song." As a testament to their songwriting abilities, several of their original songs have been recorded and performed by other folk musicians and bluegrass bands, and they are perennial participants in festival songwriting workshops and concerts.

Joining Joe & Sherri, will be their banjo hero, PAUL DAVIS, from Stearns, KY. Paul has played in several bluegrass and country groups over the years and teamed up with LaMay & Reese about 4 years ago. Veteran musician, RANDY FRYE, will be providing the bass.



April 20, 2018 • 7PM

Dennis & Charlyn Dougherty • Holly Springs, NC

Phillip Gilbert & Kathy Tallichet
• Disputanta, KY

May 18, 2018 • 7PM

Henry York & Garold Sowder • Somerset, KY
Tim Bess • Somerset, KY

June 15, 2018 • 7PM

Mark Dvorak • Chicago, IL
Boogertown Gap • Pittman Center, TN

July 20, 2018 • 7PM

Chris Farrell • Chicago, IL
Zip Robertson • Miami, FL

August 17, 2018 • 7PM

John McQueary • Keno, KY

September 21, 2018 • 7PM

Sarah Morgan • Morehead, KY
LaMay & Reese • Somerset, KY

October 19, 2018 • 7PM

Alex Leach & Miranda Yochum • Jacksboro, TN
Square Thirteen • Logan, OH

November 16, 2018 • 7PM

Laura Elder • Lancaster, OH
Butch Ross • Chattanooga, TN

December 21, 2018 • 7PM

Somerset Songwriters Annual Concert

February 18 , 2019 • 7PM

Combs & Caldwell Berea/Annville, KY
Donovan Howard • Livingston, KY

April 19 , 2019 • 7PM

February Sky •Trout Lake, MI