Acoustic Brew 20th Anniversary Season
 SPRING 2012 
January February March April May
14 Jeffery Foucault 25 Simple Gifts 31 The Stray Birds 28 Steve James 12 Tish Hinojosa

Full Fall 2012 Season Info coming soon! Here's a quick synopsis:

9/29 -- Traditional folk w/ Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donelly
10/20 -- Singer/songwriter James Keelaghan
11/10 -- Bluegrass w/ Town Mountain
12/4 -- Jazzjamblueswhatnewsingerhalfgrass w/ Joy Kills Sorrow at WPSU -- LIVE BROADCAST!

Jeffery Foucault

Sat. Jan. 14 7:30 PM WPSU Studios, Innovation Park, $16

Raw, weathered emotion, passionate delivery and tight guitar work are the hallmarks of Foucault's character-driven songwriting, which has drawn praise from sources as varied as Greil Marcus, The New Yorker and The Utne Reader.


20th Anniversary Festival featuring Simple Gifts

Sat. Feb. 25 WPSU Studios at Innovation Park
F R E E (Ticket required)

The Brew turns 20 this year and, to celebrate, we’re heading back to where it all began with a performance by Simple Gifts, our first artist from the spring of 1992. Come early for a showcase of other great local talent, enjoy a potluck dinner, and bring your instrument for a jam afterward.

more about our 20th Anniversary Festival…

The Stray Birds

Sat. Mar. 31 7:30 PM Center for Well Being, Lemont, $16

Hailing from southeastern Pennsylvania, The Stray Birds are a group of young musicians have crafted an original sound that draws upon the richness of American folk music traditions. Talented multi-instrumentalists who perform with captivating musicality, the signature power of their sound lies in outstanding songwriting that soars in three-part harmony.


Steve James

Sat. Apr. 28 7:30 PM Center for Well Being, Lemont, $16

"Flawless fingerpicking and slide guitar paired with an idiosyncratic writing style and an exuberant performance persona makes Steve James come on like a full band." – Dirty Linen


Tish Hinojosa

Sat. May. 12 7:30 PM Center for Well Being, Lemont, $16

Tish Hinojosa’s music crosses borders – between cultures, languages and musical genres. Moving with equal grace through folk, country, pop and Latino styles, her music reflects contemporary America’s multicultural richness.

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