(Girlyman performing at The Red Cat on Dec. 16, 2011; photo by Gerry Daniel Photography)
LIVE ACOUSTIC FOLK MUSIC FOR LIVE ADULTS!
At The Red Cat we love music. Our venue, which can hold 93 people, officially, is quickly becoming one of the premier locales for the nation's best acoustic singer/songwriters to showcase their talents. Located in the historic Martin Biscuit Building, The Red Cat sports high ceilings, an abundance of windows, and a wide-open space. Along with coffee that is roasted on site, The Red Cat also carries an array of fine beers and wines. Come imbibe your favorite beverage and soak up the harmonies. Music keeps Birmingham awake!
Typically doors open 45 minutes to an hour before the show time.
*PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL OUR SHOWS ARE "NO-COVER" SHOWS: PERFORMERS ALWAYS PERFORM THEIR OWN SONGS*
, May 20, Monday, 7:30 pm. FREE!
Please join us for another fabulous chamber concert at the Red Cat Coffee House in Pepper Place! This is a FREE show with music by Britten, Bolling, Turtle Island String Quartet, and much more, featuring members of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra and friends.
Anne Donaldson, violin
Sarah Nordlund, violin
Rene Reder, viola
Mara McClain, cello
Avi Friedlander, cello
Andrew Dunn, cello
Richard Cassarino, bass
Chip Williams, piano
Diana Dunn, oboe
Show starts at 7:30, but come early to grab a table and some refreshments! Beer, wine, coffee drinks and food will be available for purchase.
STEPHEN KELLOG w/MILOW
, June 5, Wednesday, 8 pm. $15 in advance/$18 day of show.
COUNTDOWN TO BLUNDERSTONE TOUR
Austin, TX phenom Stephen Kellogg is stopping by The Red Cat as part of his "Countdown to Blunderstone Tour," in support of his new (and first) solo album, "Blunderstone Rookery," due to be released on June 18th.
Stephen traces his musical style back to his father’s record collection, which included albums from Jim Croce and Cat Stevens to Eagles and The Band. He also grew to appreciate the showmanship of Van Halen, the Grateful Dead, and John Prine. Tom Petty figures in as a favorite.
In November of 2012, Stephen's band of the last ten years decided to take a hiatus. They performed their final show at Webster Hall in New York City for three hours and said goodbye for now. He then turned his attention to a solo career, resulting in the forthcoming release entitled "Blunderstone Rookery." The title comes from the boyhood home of his favorite character in his favorite book, “David Copperfield”. The music was played by the friends he has made across the industry, including Travis McNabb and Annie Clements from Sugarland, Sean Watkins from Nickel Creek, Jerry DePizzo from OAR. The end result was an album that truly expressed Stephen's world view and said exactly what he wanted to say.
Visit http://stephenkellogg.com to learn more about the new album, to watch a new video, and for a free download of the new song "Thanksgiving."
Opening for Stephen will be European star Milow. Having spent a lot of time in Europe, I can tell you that Milow is one of the most popular performers on the continent there, and for good reason. His music is simply beautiful. I encourage you to check out his performances on YouTube: You'll discover that his live performances have hit-counts in the millions. Download his 2010 live album from iTunes. Seriously. This may be your only chance to see Milow in a small venue. God knows you could never see him in a small venue in Europe!
CATHERINE FEENY, July 25, Thursday, 8 pm. $10 in advance; $14 on the day of show.
Feeny has played internationally as a headline act and in support of: Wilco, Belle and Sebastian, Suzanne Vega, John Prine and The Indigo Girls. Her song "United" is the 2013 winner of the Peace Promotion Grand Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Competition.
CALLAGHAN, August 3, Saturday, 8 pm. $8 in advance / $10 at the door.
Callaghan’s debut album, Life In Full Colour, released in spring 2012. The release is the culmination of a journey which brought the singer-songwriter across the Atlantic from London to live and record in the USA.
A long-time Shawn Mullins fan, Callaghan contacted the Atlanta singer-songwriter through MySpace, and after being knocked out by her music he agreed to a rare collaboration. Callaghan left her London digs and boarded a plane headed for the American South: the experience was the inspiration for the opening track and first single from her album, Best Year.
Life in Full Colour was tracked in and around Atlanta with Mullins both producing and playing on the record. Its 12 songs present Callaghan’s dynamic style, and combine shades of folk, country, rock and pop into a fusion of feeling and melody.
Performing live Callaghan plays piano and guitar and delivers a vocal which earns frequent comparisons with artists like Sarah McLachlan and Emmy Lou Harris. Her songs chronicle stories and moments from her own life and from others. You’ll enjoy thoughtful lyrics, haunting vocals, and catchy melodies which make you smile. Since making Georgia her home, Callaghan has been selling out shows at local venues and in summer 2012 Insite Atlanta’s music edition labelled her ‘Atlanta’s hottest new act’ . She’s also performed across 25 states, including at SXSW.
Life in Full Colour has been getting a great reaction. The Huffington Post describes the album as “joyful listening”, while InLiveMusic says “Callaghan’s voice is stunning, clear and is perfect for the story telling of her songs”
Watch Callaghan harmonize with Matthew Perryman Jones on "Only You."
, December 10, Tuesday, 8 pm. $15 in advance; $20 on the day of show.
SOME OF THE MUSICIANS WHO HAVE PERFORMED AT THE RED CAT!
MATTHEW PERRYMAN JONES
CHUCK E. COSTA
CAHALEN DAVID MORRISON
THE WAYMORES (TOM KIMMEL, SALLY BARRIS, DON HENRY)
ANNIE AND THE BEEKEEPERS
THE SMART BROTHERS
HIGH TIDE BLUES
CHRISTABEL AND THE JONS
MISS TESS AND THE BON TON PARADE
BRIAN VANDER ARK (of the Verve Pipe)