Frog Pond at Blue Moon Farm always a songwriters’ paradise
The Frog Pond at Blue Moon Farm, Cathe Steele’s songwriters’ shrine in Silverhill, will bill its Nov. 12 show as a FBISF gathering featuring Grayson Capps, Cruz Contreras, Molly Thomas, Cary Hudson, and Nikki Talley.
The shows are held on an outside stage in an idyllic country setting beginning at 2 p.m. on most Sundays through Dec. 19. Seat donations are usually $35 or $40 and all of the entry fees are distributed among the players.
Since the venue is part of Folk Alliance International, attendees must be on a guest list. Reservations can be made by emailing email@example.com in advance.
Inspired by the late Levon Helm’s Midnight Rambles, Steele built the Frog Pond, an outdoor stage under a 200 year old Cedar tree on family property as a way to bring musicians and serious listeners together in an informal but respectful house concert setting. The focus is firmly on the music and community built through artists and listeners.
It’s a place where musical magic happens in a true listening atmosphere where songwriters get back to their roots, and come together to woodshed.
Patrons bring their own chairs and beverages and are encouraged to participate in what is always a spectacular communal covered-dish dinner. Overnight camping is allowed.
Other Frog Pond Shows:
• Sunday Nov. 26: Grayson Capps, Will Kimbrough, Ra-Shad the Blues Kid, Johnny Sansone, John Fohl; On the side – Corky Hughes.
• Sunday Dec. 3: Grayson Capps, Lisa Carver, Abe Partridge, Scott Sean White, Corky Hughe, Katrina Miller.
• Sunday Dec. 17: Grayson Capps, Will Kimbrough & The Marlow Boys; The Krickets. On the side Corky Hughes & Gram Rae.