Susan Shore & Michael Cockram will present a fine acoustic concert on Sunday, October 20th, at 2:00 PM.
What began as a casual musical get-together grew into a partnership of like musical minds: Susan Shore and Michael Cockram merged their solo careers when they met in early 2010. Both are versatile multi-instrumentalists, songwriters and singers. Shore and Cockram have an appetite for striking and unusual songs, and they've built an eclectic repertoire that ranges from high lonesome traditional ballads to swing and contemporary folk songs.
Susan Shore is an east coast transplant whose childhood home was filled with music. Raised by a big-band musician dad and an adventure-loving mother, Susan was encouraged to play music. She moved to Iowa and toured widely in the 1980's with Bell and Shore. Susan established a solo career in 1990 and relocated to Fayetteville in 1999. Her two albums with Bell and Shore met with critical acclaim, including a 3-1/2 star review in Rolling Stone; her two solo albums were also enthusiastically received, "Book of Days" cited as one of the best folk/bluegrass albums of the year by Option Magazine.
Michael Cockram is an Arkansas native who became a banjo player in his teens; a quick study and a virtuoso player, he promptly added fiddle, guitar and mandolin to his stable of instruments. Michael's checkerboard life as architect, professor, freelance writer and artist led him around the world, music remaining a constant companion. He returned to Arkansas in 2008 and now calls Fayetteville home. An award-winning songwriter, Michael won first place in the 2011 Ozark Folk Festival songwriting contest and the Willamette Valley Folk Festival new song contest.
Doors open at 2:00 and the concert is 3:00 to 5:00.
$15 suggested admission donation
BYOB and hors d'oeuvres are welcome!