Taking inspiration from his Chicano heritage, a musical legacy ranging from Hank Williams to the Beatles and his Texas-sized determination, singer-songwriter Danny Santos creates a unique mix of country and folk tinged with bluegrass and the blues. His songs illuminate the joys of true love, the woe of love lost and the weary longing of a heart still searching. Danny's grit and drive are evident onstage in his strong expressive voice and compelling presence. Born in South Texas, Danny began playing the guitar at age 13 and started singing and writing songs soon after. Heavily influenced by the likes of Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark other Texas singer-songwriters. When he's not appearing solo, he also fronts the acoustic band Los Bluegrass Vatos. Adults and teens.
Share your story of small town America with a friendly audience at this open mic night. Stories are encouraged to be true, told without notes and inspired by themes present in the One Read selection, including but not limited to tales about Mom, adventures in eldercare or growing up gay in the rural Midwest. With permission, we will broadcast your tale on KOPN 89.5 FM after one of the One Read audiobook broadcasts.
Come see this award-winning adaptation of Aesop’s fable “Hare and Tortoise." The traditional moral we know is “slow and steady wins the race," but in this fresh retelling, the playwright includes an ongoing relationship between the two characters, and we discover lessons about patience, accepting others for who they are and what it means to be a true friend. Families, ages 3 and older.
Cindy Woolf and Mark Bilyeu have been playing together for more than a decade and recently began performing as the folk rock duo The Creek Rocks. Their collaboration began when Bilyeu (formerly of Big Smith) produced and played on Woolf’s debut CD, “Simple and Few.” He was also at the helm for Woolf’s third and most recent album, “May.” "Wolf Hunter" marks their first recorded output as a musical duo. The Columbia Daily Tribune says "… wedding their life and craft, the pair has become a true power couple…whose greatness is best expressed through a humble folk-rock sound and heart-piercing lyrics.” Adults and teens.