9pm: Mark Erelli (Ticketed Event)
Friday Apr 28th, 2017
Mark Erelli finished up a graduate degree in evolutionary biology shortly after his eponymous debut was released on Signature Sounds in 1999. He has won several prestigious awards, including the Kerrville New Folk contest and the International Song Contest, where a song he co-wrote with Catie Curtis ("People Look Around") bested 15,000 entries to win the grand prize. For the past 18 years, he has maintained a rigorous touring schedule, appearing onstage everywhere from coffeehouses and major folk festival stages (Newport, Philadelphia) to Fenway Park, where he once sang the national anthem before a Red Sox game. In recent years, Erelli has gained notoriety as a multi-instrumentalist sideman and producer, accompanying GRAMMY-winning artists such as Lori McKenna, Paula Cole and Josh Ritter everywhere from Nashville's Grand Ole Opry to London's Royal Albert Hall. In addition to producing two records for McKenna, Erelli's own diverse discography includes collections of western swing, lullabies, bluegrass (with his band Barnstar!) and songs of stirring social conscience, as well as several highly-acclaimed collaborations (2009's Darwin Song Project and 2010's Seven Curses, a collection of murder ballads recorded with Jeffrey Foucault). His tenth and newest solo album, For A Song (released in 2016), was likened to "the best of Paul Simon or Jackson Browne’s work...stories that are immediately relatable and reflective of the small moments in our lives." (No Depression)
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6 PM: First Thursday Wide Open Mic
Thursday May 4th, 2017
Join us for an evening of, well, anything! Bring your music, your poetry, your comedy, your juggling, whatever you've got!
10am-2pm, Sunday Music Brunch featuring The Dystractions at noon
Sunday May 14th, 2017
Great food from 10-2, a great vibe, and great music by The Dystractions from 12-2.
Sunday Music Brunch (Menu starts 10am, music at noon) Jim Colbert & Friends
Sunday Jun 25th, 2017
Bellefonte Singer songwriter Jim Colbert is no stranger to Webster's, having played here for almost as long as there has been a Webster's. With multiple first places in national songwriting competitions, Colbert has performed his lyric-driven originals at festivals, coffeehouses, house concerts and listening rooms from New Hampshire to California. He has shared the stage with such notables as Danny Schmidt, Red Molly, Ben Bedford, Verlon Thompson, Small Potatoes and Pat Wictor. Jim was the original host of the Wide Open Mic at Webster's, and is involved behind the scenes in numerous acoustic music and poetry-oriented events.
“Jim Colbert has a passion for writing songs that few people have these days. He is a craftsman and a writer who is constantly listening and honing songs that illuminate, narrate, and entertain."
- Joe Crookston, singer/songwriter, Ithaca, NY
“Opening for Red Molly, Jim Colbert entered a room full of strangers and left a room full of fans and friends, all won over by his engaging personality, warm voice, and a set of well-crafted, personal songs.”
-Gene Frey, Court House Concerts, Merrick, NY
“I was proud to bring Jim Colbert’s songs on my Americana in Paris radio show, in the company of Richard Shindell and Johnny Cash. Jim’s songs are about the real life, when it’s tough and when it hurts. When I realized I was whistling Pale Green Eyes to myself like a good David Olney tune, I knew Colbert had caught me straight in the heart.”
-Hervé Oudet, Americana in Paris