Music on the Mountain: May 7 - Willi Carlisle
May 7, 2021 @ 6:30PM — 9:00PM Central Time (US & Canada)
Willi Carlisle is, according to The Washington Post, "powerful...both down-home and brainy." With years of collecting folklore, playing or calling square dances, and working in the avant-garde, Willi Carlisle is a multi-faceted writer, performer, and instrumentalist. With a style forged in the fire of Ozark oldtime music and his ever-growing collection of antique music, Carlisle’s musical stories hoot, stomp, and saunter through joys and troubles uniquely southern and timelessly true. Equally comfortable on banjo, accordion, fiddle, and guitar, Carlisle has earned accolades for his versatility with performances in the UK, Canada, and across the USA, appearing with acts like Dom Flemons, Mary Gauthier, Los Texmaniacs, Cory Branan, Carson McHone, and more! While his big frame and expressive voice draw comparison to old balladeers and bluesmen, Willi sings new songs for the oldest reasons: love, heartache, and joy. People who watch and listen will find that he laughs and sheds a tear onstage almost as often as his audiences do, fire- and-brimstone proof of larger-than-life songs and stories.
Doors open at 6:00 pm and music will begin at 6:30 pm. Please bring your own chairs or a blanket for the event. You may bring your own food and drinks to this concert, so pack a picnic and enjoy some wonderful outdoor music!
Tickets are $40 for a safely distanced circle. You may have up to 4 people in your circle (if you have children, we do allow for 5 people to be in the same circle).