DBRL Programs

Andrew McKnight Concert
Columbia Public Library, Friends Room

Award-winning folk and Americana artist Andrew McKnight celebrates the lives and landscapes of rural American people with warmth and humor in story and song. Andrew left a corporate career over 10 years ago to trace the blue highways and backwater towns of America. Covering over a half a million miles since then, the singer/songwriter has earned critical acclaim and enthusiastic fan response. His performances are always compelling, infused with literary prose, an eye for intriguing details and soundscapes that vary from haunting blues to feisty anthems, rustic folk to a bit of swing. Adults and teens.

Remembering Pete Seeger: Spook Handy Concert
Columbia Public Library, Friends Room

One of Spook Handy’s goals is to demonstrate that the tradition of singing songs with social value is alive and well today. His tribute tour for Pete Seeger is a celebration of Pete's life and a nostalgic review of his great songs, but it is also an optimistic look at the world we live in today and the world we can create for tomorrow. Spook performed alongside Pete more than 50 times in the last 10 years of Pete’s life, learning many of his songs and the stories behind them. The audience will get to hear plenty of stories, and whether or not you followed his career, everyone will learn something new about one of America’s most important and influential musicians. Spook has been named “Best Folk Artist” by Upstage Magazine and several other publications. His songs have been used in theater and film. And his original compositions have reached as high as number six on the international folk radio charts. Adults and teens.

Remembering Pete Seeger: Spook Handy Concert
Fulton, Callaway Senior Center, 531 Commons Dr.

One of Spook Handy’s goals is to demonstrate that the tradition of singing songs with social value is alive and well today. His tribute tour for Pete Seeger is a celebration of Pete's life and a nostalgic review of his great songs, but it is also an optimistic look at the world we live in today and the world we can create for tomorrow. Spook performed alongside Pete more than 50 times in the last 10 years of Pete’s life, learning many of his songs and the stories behind them. The audience will get to hear plenty of stories, and whether or not you followed his career, everyone will learn something new about one of America’s most important and influential musicians. Spook has been named “Best Folk Artist” by Upstage Magazine and several other publications. His songs have been used in theater and film. And his original compositions have reached as high as number six on the international folk radio charts. Adults and teens.

Dino O’Dell Concert
Southern Boone County Public Library

It's a party! Come tap your toes and sing along with some of Dino's silly songs. Dino has two albums and, most recently, a book based on one of his songs, “Zar and the Broken Spaceship.” Families, ages 2-6.

Dino O’Dell Concert
Callaway County Public Library, Friends Room

It's a party! Come tap your toes and sing along with some of Dino's silly songs. Dino has two albums and, most recently, a book based on one of his songs, “Zar and the Broken Spaceship.” Families, ages 2-6.

Dino O’Dell Concert
Columbia Public Library, Children's Program Room

It's a party! Come tap your toes and sing along with some of Dino's silly songs. Dino has two albums and, most recently, a book based on one of his songs, “Zar and the Broken Spaceship.” Families, ages 2-6.

Dino O’Dell Concert
Columbia Public Library, Children's Program Room

It's a party! Come tap your toes and sing along with some of Dino's silly songs. Dino has two albums and, most recently, a book based on one of his songs, “Zar and the Broken Spaceship.” Families, ages 2-6.

Simply Strings Concert
Callaway County Public Library, Friends Room

Simply Strings is comprised of five women from central Missouri who have joined together to learn, enjoy and share the music they love. Collectively, these women play mountain dulcimers, violin, guitar, banjo, bowed psaltery and an eclectic collection of rhythm instruments that include the Cajón, washboard, spoons, bodhran and shakers. Enjoy a varied concert that may include American folk and Celtic folk music, fiddle tunes, ballads, music of the Civil War era, mountain music and old time hymns, as well as a bit of music history. The members of Simply Strings are Melanie Black of Jefferson City, Linda Tremain of Holts Summit, Peggy Kleine of Montgomery City, Mary Corderman of Madison and Carol Welch of Thompson.

Gloria Attoun Concert
Columbia Public Library, Friends Room

A songwriter, singer and performer of contemporary folk music with traditional roots, Gloria Attoun comes from the little river town of Augusta, Missouri. Hooked on guitar since she was 12, Gloria is now adept at many acoustic instruments including guitar, banjo, mandolin, harmonica and other gadgets. She writes clear, insightful songs about the magical and mundane moments of life and sings them with an honest and rich voice. Gloria's recordings, including her solo CD, “Seeds,” have had airplay all over the world. Her song, “Wrong Side of the Road,” was featured on NPR’s “Car Talk.” She also performs with her husband, Michael Bauermeister, and in the bands “Augusta Bottoms Consort” and “The Texas Giants.” Adults and teens.

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