The Old Firehouse is an intimate, smoke-free and alcohol-free “coffeehouse” that has made a name for itself by bringing national folk musicians and their all-original music to Edom’s unique listening room and stage. Info can be found at theoldfirehouse.net or by calling (903)852-2781.
Concerts are typically scheduled each month from October through April and can be found at theoldfirehouse.net along with links to samples of the music.
Admission prices for concerts are $12 in advance and $15 at the door, and events are on Saturday evenings beginning at 7:30pm with doors opening early so the audience can enjoy coffee and desserts that are always available.
Saturday, March 11th, Melissa Greener will be in concert.
Nashville based singer-songwriter Melissa Greener knows how to feel her feelings. She knows how to feel yours too. She has that distinct equine quality of being able to magnify and reflect your senses back at you, forcing you to confront and surrender to them. A seeker through song, she fixes her gaze inward only to discover the universality in us all; the endearing as well as the defects. Melissa is at once any combination of magnetic, delicate, fierce, and tender. Her voice lulls and soothes all the while soaring over the cinematic effects of a sometimes raucous electric hollow-body guitar.
At the root of Greener’s expansive sound are her songs that summon their truth from mountain ranges, holy places, deserts, oceans, and forests, or the lonely stretch of blacktop from Old Route 66, to the Golden Gate, to the Tappan Zee. Musically, Greener’s influences are as vast as the high desert plains before there was a border between West Texas and New Mexico.
For more info and to sample some of Greener’s music go to melissagreener.com.
Friday, March 24th, Emily Elbert will be in concert. The wunderkind returns! Emily Elbert weaves together a rhythmic soul-folk blend that is equal parts introspection and celebration. With a global spirit and DIY-passion, she has lovingly carried her music around the world, playing more than a thousand independent shows from Peru to Palestine. These experiences are reflected in her lyrics, touching on both personal journeys and the divine. Anchored by intricate guitar playing and an old-soul voice, Emily’s music offers progressive perspective while paying tribute to the timeless.
Emily has had the honor of opening for acts including G. Love & Special Sauce, Leon Russell, Victor Wooten, Emily King, Robben Ford, Kaki King, Nneka, Jorge Drexler, and Richie Havens and collaborated with artists ranging from Ben Taylor to Dweezil Zappa. Her music has garnered praise from publications like the Washington Post, Utne Reader, and Glamour Magazine, won awards in the U.S. and U.K., and attracted more than two million YouTube views.
For more info and to sample some of Elbert’s music go to emilyelbert.com.
The series concludes on April 8th with emerging Americana singer/songwriter Kipyn Martin, whose roots sink into the banks of the Shenandoah River.
Concerts at The Old Firehouse in Edom are all original music. Cover tunes are never allowed on their stage. All the music is performed by the songwriters who wrote them.