Live Bands & Events @ Cowboy Up

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Zaterdag/saturday 2 december 2017: Open Mic Jam session @ 21u30/9.30pm (Folk)

Open Mic jam sessie onder begeleiding en met The Teachers band uit Brugge.

Leuke namiddag met vrienden. Iedereen welkom en gratis ingang. Breng uw instrument mee

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Zaterdag/saturday 9 december 2017: John-Boy & The Waltons (NL) @ 21u30/9.30pm (RocknRoll/60’s)

*”From 1989, John-Boy & The Waltons will be able to book as the ultimate party band … The rock and rolls from the 1950s and ’60s are the starting point. Chuck Berry, Carl Perkins, Buddy Holly and so we can do for a while Continue to be able to and beyond .. Because of crackers, but also obscure, lovingly-forgotten pearls, their vision of the past is anything but unnoticed. Do not look so strange as a surf version of the Waltons theme of a mistake of years 70-piece. Pretendless fun in optima forma “. (OOR, Marcel Haerkens). And so it is. You will be joining John-Boy & The Waltons on every stage since 1989; at festivals, in pubs, party tents, on outdoor shows, at private parties and at theaters. Four happy frescoes in diamond blossoms, coming out of the loose wrist after the other request from past times, musical and vocal superstars; always good, always cozy! And very special: the current musicians have been over 20 years and 1000 performances of the party!

*”Vanaf 1989 staat John-Boy & The Waltons te boek als de ultieme feestband … De rock en rollen uit de jaren ’50 en ’60 zijn het uitgangspunt. Chuck Berry, Carl Perkins, Buddy Holly en zo kunnen we nog een tijdje doorgaan. Verder kan en mag alles. Gezien krakers maar ook obscure, op liefdevolle wijze aan de vergetelheid ontrukte pareltjes. Hun visie op het verleden is alles behalve eenkennig. Bekijk dus niet vreemd als een surfversie van het Waltons-thema van een fout jaren ’70 -hitje voorbijkomt. Pretentieloos plezier in optima forma “. (OOR, Marcel Haerkens). En zo is het. Je komt John-Boy & The Waltons sinds 1989 op elke podium tegen; op festivals, in kroegen, feesttenten, op buitenpodia, op besloten feesten en in theaters. Vier Vrolijke Franzen in ruitenbloes, die uit de losse pols komen na het andere verzoekje uit vervlogen tijden spelen, musical en vocaal superstrak; altijd goed, altijd gezellig! En heel bijzonder: de huidige muzikanten zijn al meer dan 20 jaar en 1000 optredens van de partij!

http://www.waltons.nl/

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Zondag/sunday 17 december 2017: O Brother, Where art Thou? film @15u30/3.30pm

Film namiddag met O Brother, Where Art Thou? op groot scherm in ons concert zaaltje.

Iedereen welkom en gratis toegang.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Vrijdag/friday 19 januari/january 2018: The Sugar Family (FR) @ 21u30/9.30pm (Bluegrass/Folk/Roots Music)

*In the wake of the Carter Family and the Kossoy Sisters, The Sugar Family enthusiastically carries the torch of the traditional American Folk music. Drawing their inspiration from the roots of Gospel, rambling through Old-Time
reels and ballads, the five Bretons sew enchanting melodies and jubilant rhythms, touching the hearts with the purest aural emotions. Their stories exalt, shatter and carry away, enlightened by poetic vocal harmonies and sonorous voices gracing ancient melodies. In a spirit of contagious fraternity, The Sugar Family’s music moves you right at the
crossroad of the rawest Bluegrass and crystal clear Folk, on a heartening and joyful trip throughout the America of the thirties.

*In het kielzog van de familie Carter en de Kossoy Sisters, The Sugar Family draagt enthousiast de fakkel van de traditionele Amerikaanse volksmuziek. Geïnspireerd door de wortels van het evangelie, rondzwervend door de oude tijd reels en ballads, de vijf Bretons naaien betoverende melodieën en juichen ritmes, het aanraken van de harten met de zuiverste auditieve emoties. Hun verhalen verheffen, versplinteren en wegvoeren, verlicht door poëtische vocalen harmonieën en sonore stemmen verheerlijken oude melodieën. In een geest van besmettelijke broederschap, de muziek van The Sugar Family beweegt je recht op de kruispunt van de rauwste Bluegrass en kristalheldere Folk, op een geruststellende en vreugdevolle reis door het hele Amerika van de jaren dertig.

https://www.facebook.com/thesugarfamily/

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Zondag/sunday 21 januari/january 2018: Jayke Orvis (USA) @ 15u30/3.30pm (Bluegrass/Roots Music)

*A founding member of The .357 String Band and current member of the Goddamn Gallows, Jayke Orvis is ahead of his time even though he plays timeless music. The songs on his solo effort “It’s All Been Said” are articles of the heart, exposing Orvis as a fragile, troubled soul. His depictions of love are raw and blue, the pages of his life littered throughout this album.

*Origineel en oprichtend lid van The .357 String Band en huidig lid van de Goddamn Gallows, Jayke Orvis is zijn tijd vooruit, ook al speelt hij tijdloze muziek. De liedjes over zijn solo-inspanning “It’s All Been Said” zijn artikelen van het hart, die Orvis blootstellen als een fragiele, verontruste ziel. Zijn liefdesverbeeldingen zijn rauw en blauw, de pagina’s van zijn leven zijn overal in dit album bezaaid.

 

https://www.facebook.com/jayke.orvismusic/


Zaterdag/saturday 27 januari/january 2018: Hyde The Jekyll (BE) @ 21u30/9.30pm (Blues/Folk/Roots Music)

*On a glorious day, Ms Hyde came out of the dark and dampy woods to catch her future band. She went into Sinner-town at nightfall and bashed all the scummy parties she could find. And that she did for six full days and six full nights. It wasn’t until the seventh day, after hopping from bar to bar with her double bass to jam with the most wanted singers and guitar players in town, that she found what she was looking for. Mr. D. and Mr. J. joined the redheaded Hyde and together they went back into the foggy woods to work on new songs. They say they made them with their bare hands but no one knows if they didn’t get the help of the mighty Jekyll. Some say they saw them together and others are pretty sure they heard them howl into the night. But finally after seven months, seven weeks and seven days they came back, walking from between the black trees. They didn’t bring the fearsome Jekyll to play along. He is still hidden in the woods. But hey, can’t you hear him howl and roar somewhere in the back at the time they make their souls be heard?

*Op een glorieuze dag kwam mevrouw Hyde uit het donkere en vochtige bos om haar toekomstige band te vangen. Ze ging Sinner-stad binnen bij het vallen van de avond en sloeg alle scummy-feesten die ze kon vinden. En dat deed ze zes volledige dagen en zes volledige nachten. Het duurde tot de zevende dag, nadat ze van de bar naar de bar met haar contrabas was gesprongen om te jammen bij de meest gezochte zangers en gitaristen in de stad, dat ze vond wat ze zocht. De heer D. en de heer J. sluiten zich aan bij de roodharige Hyde en samen gaan ze terug naar de mistige bossen om aan nieuwe liedjes te werken. Ze zeggen dat ze ze met blote handen hebben gemaakt, maar niemand weet of ze de hulp van de machtige Jekyll niet hebben gekregen.Sommigen zeggen dat ze ze samen zagen en anderen zijn er vrij zeker van dat ze hen in de nacht hebben horen janken. Maar uiteindelijk kwamen ze na zeven maanden, zeven weken en zeven dagen terug, lopend tussen de zwarte bomen. Ze brachten de angstaanjagende Jekyll niet mee om mee te spelen. Hij is nog steeds verborgen in het bos. Maar hé, kun je hem niet horen huilen en ergens achterin brullen op het moment dat ze hun ziel laten horen?

https://www.facebook.com/Hydethejekyllband/

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Zaterdag/saturday 3 februari/february 2018: Rockin’Em (UK) @ 21u30/9.30pm (RocknRoll/50’s)

*Rockin’em are a exciting 3 piece 50’s style Rock ‘n Roll Band guaranteed to stir up nostalgic memories of the 50’s even if you are not old enough to remember that far back!These guys will have you Jiving and Bopping and Having a Ball with great authentic sounds of Rock ‘n Roll. They play anything from Rock ‘n Roll Classics to Beautiful Ballads

*Rockin’em is een opwindende 3-delige 50’s-stijl Rock ‘n Roll Band die gegarandeerd nostalgische herinneringen opwekt uit de jaren 50, zelfs als je niet oud genoeg bent om dat ver terug te denken! Deze jongens zullen je Jiving en Bopping en een bal hebben met geweldige authentieke geluiden van Rock ‘n Roll. Ze spelen alles van Rock ‘n Roll Classics tot Beautiful Ballads

 

 

http://rockinem.weebly.com/

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Vrijdag/friday 9 februari/february 2018: Murder Murder (CAN) @ 21u30/9.30pm (Bloodgrass/Murder Balads)

They are back 🙂

*Northern Ontario’s Murder Murder are a full string band with suitcase percussion who create a unique blend of bluegrass and outlaw country. Their virtuosic musicianship and evocative songwriting are backed by a wealth of original and traditional murder ballads. Murder Murder has been touring and making records for three and a half years. They specialize in the folk tradition of murder ballads (hence the name) and have composed several dozen additions to the genre. Canadian culture and a fascination with their Northern surroundings are pervasive influences on their art, and they set all of their narratives in Canada, primarily in Northern Ontario. Functioning exclusively within the boundaries of the murder ballad tradition, the band makes a concerted effort to subvert the genre’s cliched narrative tropes and approach songwriting from the perspective of the modern social landscape. Rather than only imagining tales of slighted, male lovers exacting violent revenge on their female counterparts, the band explores more complex, modern scenarios that allow for more relevant, contemporary cathartic experiences. Currently, the band has two full-length albums and a third slated for an April/May 2017 release. The band logs a lot of kilometres – in the past year they have driven to showcase in Kansas City MO, toured Ontario, Quebec and the Canadian Maritimes twice, driven 5000km on the wrong side of the road across Ireland and the UK, and played a variety of music festivals including Fire in the Mountain (Wales, UK), Mariposa Folk Festival, The Fred Eaglesmith Picnic, Northern Lights Festival Boreal (opening for Bahamas). The band is also booked for a month long tour of mainland Europe in January 2017 (across 9 different countries) culminating in a trip to London for the Americana Music Assocation UK Conference & Awards, where Murder Murder is 1 of only 18 international acts selected to showcase.

*Noord-Ontario’s Murder Murder is een volledige band met koffer percussie die een unieke mix van bluegrass en outlaw country creëren. Hun virtuosistische muzikaliteit en evocatieve songwriting worden ondersteund door een schat aan originele en traditionele moordbalades. Moordmoord is voor drie en een half jaar touring en het maken van records. Ze zijn gespecialiseerd in de volksdeskiedenis van moordbalades (vandaar de naam) en hebben meerdere dozen toevoegingen op het genre samengesteld. Canadese cultuur en een fascinatie met hun noordelijke omgeving zijn doordrongen invloeden op hun kunst, en zij zetten al hun verhalen in Canada, vooral in Noord-Ontario. De band werkt uitsluitend binnen de grenzen van de moordbaladraditie. De band streeft ernaar om de gekliefde narratieve tropen van het genre te onderdrukken en liedjes te benaderen vanuit het perspectief van het moderne sociale landschap. In plaats van alleen te verbeelden verhalen van lichte mannenvrienden die hun gewelddadige wederpartijen gewelddadig wreken, verken ze de complexere, moderne scenario’s die meer relevante, hedendaagse katharische ervaringen mogelijk maken. Momenteel heeft de band twee full-length albums en een derde voor een april / mei 2017 release. De band logt veel kilometers – in het afgelopen jaar hebben ze twee keer in Kansas City MO getest, in Ontario, Quebec en de Canadese Maritimes getraind, 5000 km aan de verkeerde kant van de weg over Ierland en Groot-Brittannië gedreven. Verschillende muziekfestivals waaronder Fire in the Mountain (Wales, Verenigd Koninkrijk), Mariposa Folk Festival, The Fred Eaglesmith Picnic, Northern Lights Festival Boreal (opening voor Bahamas). De band is ook geboekt voor een maand lange tour van het vasteland van Europa in januari 2017 (over 9 verschillende landen), die uitmonden in een reis naar Londen voor de Americana Music Assocation UK Conference & Awards, waar Moordmoord 1 van slechts 18 internationale handelingen is geselecteerd om showcase.

https://murdermurder.net/

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Zondag/sunday 4 maart/march 2018: Zachary Lucky (CAN) @ 15u30/3.30pm (Folk/Country)

*Zachary Lucky is unapologetically old-school country, armed with a husky, baritone voice – He carries himself like a younger Richard Buckner or a heartier Doug Paisley and receives comparisons to songwriters such as Gordan Lightfoot and Kris Kristofferson. He sings of Canadian places and people as knowingly as he might Townes Van Zandt or the Rio Grande. It’s a relatable show on many levels, and conjures universal feelings that have passed through our collective timelines. Already hailed as a master storyteller by outlets ranging from No Depression to The Globe and Mail!, Lucky’s Everywhere A Man Can Be is his most powerful statement to date.

*Zachary Lucky is een onbeschaamd oud-schoolland, bewapend met een husky baritonstem – hij draagt zichzelf als een jongere Richard Buckner of een hartelijker Doug Paisley en ontvangt vergelijkingen met songwriters zoals Gordan Lightfoot en Kris Kristofferson. Hij zingt van Canadese plaatsen en mensen zo bewust als hij zou kunnen Townes Van Zandt of de Rio Grande. Het is een herkenbare show op veel niveaus en roept universele gevoelens op die door onze collectieve tijdlijnen zijn gegaan. Al geprezen als een meesterverteller door verkooppunten, variërend van No Depression tot The Globe en Mail !, Lucky’s Everywhere A Man Can Be is zijn krachtigste statement tot nu toe.

http://zacharylucky.com/


Zondag/sunday 18 maart/march 2018: Henhouse Prowlers (USA) @ 15u30/3.30pm (Bluegrass)

*Eleven years in the making, Chicago’s Henhouse Prowlers have built a reputation for hard work and non-stop touring, playing music inspired by the roots of bluegrass while branching out into a sound uniquely their own. From lightning fast picking, to sentimental ballads—playing storied original material, traditional songs, and contemporary covers—The Prowlers’ live show leaves no one wanting. Resting on no haunches, the Prowlers just released a new album “Still On That Ride” in the summer of 2015. Along with their cover of the Nigerian pop hit “Chop My Money,” the album consists of 13 original songs with each member collaborating in contribution. The band is beyond excited to put out their most self-authored work to date! The boys have worked with the US State Department on four separate trips in ten different countries in Sub-Saharan Africa as well as Russia, and put yet another notch in their European belt this summer, touring all over the Benelux and beyond. Continuing to push the envelope with their highly original songwriting, tight arrangements, and electrifying stage presence–with the bluegrass mantle on their shoulders and the best fans in the world by their side, The Henhouse Prowlers are here to stay for a long, long time.

*Elf jaar in de maak, Chicago’s Henhouse Prowlers hebben een reputatie opgebouwd voor hard werken en non-stop touren, het spelen van muziek geïnspireerd door de roots van bluegrass terwijl ze zich vertakken in een uniek geluid dat hun eigen is. Van razendsnelle picking tot sentimentele ballades – het spelen van legendarisch origineel materiaal, traditionele liedjes en hedendaagse covers – De live show van The Prowlers laat niemand tekort. De Prowlers hebben zonder aarzelen een nieuw album uitgebracht “Still On That Ride” in de zomer van 2015. Samen met hun cover van de Nigeriaanse pophit “Chop My Money” bestaat het album uit 13 originele nummers met elk lid samenwerkend in bijdrage. De band is dolenthousiast om zijn meest tot nu toe meest geschreven werk uit te brengen! De jongens hebben met het Amerikaanse ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken samengewerkt op vier verschillende reizen in tien verschillende landen in Sub-Sahara Afrika en Rusland, en zetten deze zomer nog een tandje hogerop in hun Europese gordel, waarbij ze door de Benelux en daarbuiten tourden. De enveloppen blijven doordringen met hun zeer originele songwriting, strakke arrangementen en opwindende podiumpresentie – met de bluegrass-mantel op hun schouders en de beste fans ter wereld aan hun zijde, The Henhouse Prowlers zijn hier voor een lange, lange tijd .

http://www.henhouseprowlers.com


Zondag/sunday 1 april 2018: The Dinosaur Truckers (DE) @ 15u30/3.30pm (Bluegrass/Roots Music)

*Since forming in 2006, the Dinosaur Truckers have toured extensively all over Europe and lately the US, gaining the reputation of a “can’t miss” live band, creating a steamy atmosphere and leaving the audience dripping with sweat begging for more at their shows. Whether they play at a break neck speed or temporarily slow it down for the occasional somber ballad, you won’t find them singing about sweet country sunshine. Instead they offer their fans pure, uncut, unadulterated music – potent and dangerous and not for the faint of heart. Although rooted deep in American music, the Dinosaur Truckers certainly aren’t just another folk act. This four piece band merges a wide range of styles, ranging from fast-paced bluegrass to country, punk, rockabilly with a dose of mariachi thrown in at times. They display a tremendous breadth of sound and influences and consistently deliver with an unparalleled energy.

*Sinds de oprichting in 2006 hebben de Dinosaur Truckers uitgebreid rondgereisd in heel Europa en de laatste tijd in de VS, waardoor ze de reputatie hebben gekregen van een “niet te missen” live band, waardoor een stomende atmosfeer ontstaat en het publiek loeiend van het zweet smeekt om meer op hun shows . Of ze nu met een halsbrekende snelheid spelen of tijdelijk afremmen voor de occasionele sombere ballad, je zult ze niet vinden zingen over de zoete landelijke zonneschijn. In plaats daarvan bieden ze hun fans pure, ongesneden, onvervalste muziek – krachtig en gevaarlijk en niet voor bangeriken. Hoewel diep geworteld in Amerikaanse muziek, zijn de Dinosaur Truckers zeker niet zomaar een folkact. Deze vierdelige band combineert een breed scala aan stijlen, variërend van snelle bluegrass tot country, punk, rockabilly met soms een dosis mariachi. Ze vertonen een enorme hoeveelheid geluid en invloeden en leveren consistent met een ongeëvenaarde energie.

https://www.facebook.com/dinosaurtruckers/

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Zondag/sunday 22 april 2018: The Harmed Brothers (USA) @ 15u30/3.30pm (Americana/Folk Rock/Indiëgrass)

*Nestled between the rolling farmland of Oregon’s Willamette Valley and the impossibly tall trees further south, the gold and timber town of Cottage Grove has always drawn an eclectic mix of dreamers, drifters and prophets to its downtown Main Street. For about a decade now, many of these frontier misfits have gathered to carouse and quench their thirst at the Axe & Fiddle Pub, and if the Harmed Brothers owe the path they’ve forged these past few years to any particular beer-soaked barroom along the way, it’s got to be the Fiddle. It’s more than likely the place where, in early 2009, singer/songwriter Ray Vietti — already the veteran of one ambitious but ill-fated musical dream — first encountered Alex Salcido, and it’s probably where the two musicians first decided to jam. Soon enough, Vietti would come to recognize Salcido as a kindred spirit in both vision and song, and the young tunesmith would help write the Harmed Brothers saga with an insightful, often wistful lyrical and instrumental voice that offers a fitting complement to Vietti’s gritty baritone and powerful chords. The fledgling duo paused in the Grove for a moment, gathering steam, trading tunes and talking possibilities, performing for crowds there and in nearby Eugene before striking out for the open road — their second home ever since and the undeniable inspiration for many of the songs and stories to follow. Soon after their first meeting, Vietti and Salcido quickly recorded and released their independent debut, “All The Lies You Wanna Hear,” and began to tell the tales of love, loss, hard-drinking and redemption that have since endeared them to legions of fans and fellow musicians. In 2011, the Harmed Brothers’ evolution as songwriters and as a touring act showed through with their sophomore effort, “Come Morning,” a release from Oklahoma-based Lackpro Records that sways with the rhythms of the road and the forlorn waltzes of a nation’s dive bars and dance halls. These days, they call it “indiegrass,” the rustic American musical blend that celebrates and chronicles the physical and emotional gauntlet the Harmed Brothers have always ridden, zigzagging endlessly in vans across the nation. It’s an inclusive sound, the melding of two unique voices adorned each night with the contributions of the many pickers, singers and songwriters the Brothers have encountered in their travels.

https://www.facebook.com/TheHarmedBrothers/


Maandag/monday 21 mei 2018: Mary Lee & The B-Side Brothers (Brasil) @ 15u30/3.30pm (Roots Music/Country)

Brazilian Loretta Lynn. Formed with Mary Lee, Mauro Montezuma, Gabriel and Fly . The band, outlaw country / bluegrass / Honky Tonk , Mary Lee and the B-side Brothers carry more and more fans wherever they go. Several times compared with June Carter and called “Johnny Cash with skirts”, a personal opinion, Mary Lee follows in the footsteps of Loretta Lynn, most irreverent and with personality, country singer in decades. Reason of national pride, the band continues with a busy schedule throughout the year doing shows in Brazil. Just got back from an European tour, where they played a show at Muddy Roots Europe , festival that happens in Waardamme in Belgium. Muddy Roots also have a north-american version in Tennessee.The first cd “Meet Mary Lee” was just a preview of what was to come, with more upbeat songs and a more cheerful tone , accompanied by covers of Cyndi Lauper and Ramones , was a big success in the outlaw country scene with the single “Everyday” . Now in 2014, with the second cd “Fighting Demons” ready for release at the beginning of 2015 , Mary Lee reached the highest depth and essence of the country music. In the words of her own , “The song Fighting Demons which gave name to the album, talks about the demons that we face in life, both external and internal and this ones I believe, are the most difficult to fight. We have to create strenght from where we don’t have to face them. Passing through things like, from going to hell to get someone out of there to go to the heaven with happiness with who you love the most.” The band is in the best possible shape, and their shows are full of energy, always engages the audience with songs created by the Brazilian. Mary Lee truly found herself and is doing a great job on vocals and acoustic guitar. It’s known as the “Harmed Family Roadshow,” and it’s as much a nightly happening as a sound in constant flux — from a jangly acoustic three-piece one night to a manic mariachi string band the next, a wall of rock-and-roll bombast at times giving way to the whispered incantations of two folk troubadours, often within the span of a single song. Two years more on the road brought a European tour and a host of new fans, and by 2013, Salcido and Vietti stood poised to offer their most ambitious album to date. “Better Days,” recorded in a St. Louis studio and released by Portland, Oregon-based Fluff and Gravy Records, draws inspiration from themes of personal growth and redemption as well as the hurdles, heartbreaks and mishaps that have always accompanied the traveler’s search for enlightenment. Praised as “honest and inspired, devoid of posturing and pretense,” “Better Days” features some of the Harmed Brothers’ deepest grooves and their most plaintive and enduring tunes to date. In the winter of 2015, the “Harmed Family Roadshow” gathered together in all its tattered glory in Portland, Oregon, the Brothers’ adopted home and headquarters, to begin amassing the riffs and recollections that will become their definitive recorded work. Due from Fluff and Gravy in early 2016, the album draws from the tales and talents of many of the duo’s closest collaborators and dearest friends. It promises textures never before captured on a Harmed Brothers release, brought together by the two visions and voices that propel the band toward an inspired and undeniable future.

https://www.facebook.com/MaryLeeTSB/

In 1992/93 he was musical director and performer on two successfull NRK TV-series (Norway’s leading TV network) called “Roots 92” and “Roots 93”. Among the guests were Garth Hudson, Townes Van Zandt, Emmylou Harris, Rick Danko, Paul Brady, Richard Thompson, Tony Joe White plus many more.

Rune Hauge released his first album (The One You Need) in 1995. It earned him critical acclaim from all over Norway, and in 1999, “Taxi” was released as a strong follow-up album. Both releases shows that Rune Hauge spans the range of acoustic music from straight-ahead bluegrass to jazz-influenced new acoustic music to songwriter-oriented folk.