Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Old Friends, New Faces for Last Minute Folk ; Folk: Seven Acts to Perform in Spring 2015

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Old Friends, New Faces for Last Minute Folk ; Folk: Seven Acts to Perform in Spring 2015

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Old friends will mark the spring 2015 session of Last Minute Folk concerts, as five of the seven performers are alumni of the acoustic music series.

Returning for encore shows in the listening room atmosphere of Scanland Hall at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Topeka, 4775 S.W. 21st, will be Dennis Warner in January, Greg Klyma in February, Sparky and Rhonda Rucker in March, Paul Cataldo in April and Truckstop Honeymoon in May.

Making their Last Minute Folk debut will be finger-picking guitarist Claude Bourbon in March and Cleveland-based singer- songwriter Charlie Mosbrook in June.

Tickets for each concert will be $15 and on sale at the door or in advance online through the series website at or Brown Paper Tickets at

Season tickets are available for $85, a savings of $21 from the single ticket price. Season tickets can be purchased online or at the first two concerts. Credit cards are accepted at the door.

Here are the details of the spring Last Minute Folk programs, all of which have a 7:30 p.m. starting time and on a Saturday night:

- Jan 17: Dennis Warner, a Minnesota-based performer who has performed in all 50 states, will return to the capital of Kansas for his third appearance before a Last Minute Folk audience, having last entertained the venue in November 2013. Warner's ninth CD, "Seeds," which was released during the winter of 2012, was named one of the year's top albums by FOLK-DJ, the organization that charts radio play around the world for folk music. The three-time finalist in the New Folk competition at the internationally acclaimed Texas-based Kerrville Folk Festival also is the author of a popular children's book, "Beads on One String." Learn more at

- Feb. 7: Greg Klyma, who last performed for the series in September 2011, impressed the audience with his songs, stories and multi-intrumental talents. One folk music venue owner said his concerts evoke "a flavor of Mark Twain, Woody Guthrie and David Sedaris." A veteran of dozens of national tours, Klyma has released his eighth album, "Another Man's Treasure," samples of which can be found at Klyma, who began playing guitar at 13 and had written more than 100 songs by the time he turned 21, has crisscrossed the country as a true troubadour.

- March 7: Claude Bourbon, a series newcomer, was born in France in the early 1960s and grew up in Switzerland. The classically trained guitarist has developed his own style, which fuses classical and jazz with ethereal Eastern influences, Spanish and Latin elements and a stain of Western folk. The United Kingdom-based guitarist, who uses all five digits on each hand independently but in unison to pluck, pick and strum at such high speed and precision that his fingers seem to melt into a blur, can be heard at www. …

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