3rd Friday Folk
Coffeehouse at the Carnegie

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

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Joe LaMay & Sherri Reese

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3rd Friday Folk Coffeehouse at the Carnegie carries on the tradition of the American folk music venue by providing a listening space for artists and audiences to enjoy each other's company, music, and mutual encouragement.

Folk music has a broad definition, but remains centered in the traditional music brought to our shores by early immigrants - primarily from the British Isles - and filtered through the Appalachians to evolve into today's folk music.

In the 1960's just about every town in North America had a coffeehouse. Usually volunteer-run and held once a month, these were the musical breeding grounds for artists like Bob Dylan, Arlo Guthrie, Joan Baez, Don McLean, John Denver and so many others. Very often, the coffeehouses would be held in schools, church basements, clubs or even in living rooms.

Time moved on and the music scene changed, but the coffeehouses continued to present wonderful concerts. By the late 1980's and into the 90's artists like Suzanne Vega, Tracy Chapman, John Gorka, and Dar Williams cut their musical teeth in these small, hometown music venues.

The 3rd Friday Folk Coffeehouse at the Carnegie is our way of encouraging the resurgence of this musical tradition. Our mission is to present local, regional, and national touring folk musicians and songwriters, with an emphasis on roots music and its traditions.

Our monthly coffeehouse meets in the basement of the Carnegie Community Arts Center in Somerset, KY, on the third Friday each month. The music goes from 7 to 9 PM.

Suggested donation is $10.00, and reservations are suggested. To reserve a seat - call, email, or text.

Folk musicians interested is a possible booking, please call, email, or text a description of your music style and a website address.

 


 

GREG COMBS & KELLY CALDWELL are true Kentucky musicians. They each have played in a variety of ensembles over the years and joined their talents in 2010 to form The Mountain Connection bluegrass band, and more recently, Blind Rickey.

This is their 3rd appearance at 3rd Friday Folk as a duo. Their repertoire spans the folk and bluegrass roots music genre with excellent instrumentation and heartfelt vocals.

 


 
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