3rd Friday Folk
Coffeehouse at the Carnegie

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

Coffeehouse Schedule

Passing Thru Series
Supporters & Sponsors


Hosted by:
Joe LaMay & Sherri Reese

Sponsored by:
McNeil Music Center



LAURA ELDER is a singer/songwriter who was drawn to traditional folk music in 1991 when she took up the mountain dulcimer as her instrument of choice. Self taught, she honed her skills by performing in schools, libraries, church functions, coffeehouses and folk festivals.

Her eclectic playing style ranges from Celtic to Appalachian folk traditional to progressive folk. She has performed and instructed mountain dulcimer and workshops at Harmony Harvest, Central Ohio Folk Festival, Dulci-more, Southeast Ohio Dulcimer Festival, Kentucky Music Week, Fort New Salem Dulcimer Festival and Great American Dulcimer Convention.

BUTCH ROSS transforms the mountain dulcimer into a virtuoso's instrument, drawing from it unexpected power and expressiveness. He mixes old country and Appalachian songs with his own wordy, literate, poetic ballads about people, places, and situations you might read about in a good book of short stories. He has a strong clear voice and a stage presence of boyish charm.

"Butch Ross is a rockstar. He plays the mountain dulcimer and in case you're thinking "Rockstar? Mountain Dulcimer? Doesn't compute," let me fill you in on a little something. Butch Ross does something that no one else can touch. What he does is amazing. His genius is in the fact that he found something unique to him and he just worked it to a point where no one can come close to matching it. He's seriously brilliant"
--Hayley Graham



November 17, 2017 • 7PM

February Sky • Trout Lake MI
Jim Needler

December 15, 2017 • 7PM

Somerset Songwriters Annual Concert

January 19, 2018 • 7PM

John McQueary • Keno, KY
Joel Curtis • Louisville, KY

February 16, 2018 • 7PM

Combs & Caldwell • Berea/Annville, KY
Rebecca State
s • Hazard, KY

March 16, 2018 • 7PM

Robert Tincher • Lexington, KY
LaMay & Reese • Somerset KY

April 20, 2018 • 7PM

Dennis & Charlyn Dougherty • Holly Springs, NC

June 15, 2018 • 7PM

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

July 20, 2018 • 7PM

Zip Robertson • Miami, FL