Acoustic Columbia: Singer/Songwriter Showcase - a Benefit for Blues in the Schools!

Acoustic Columbia: Singer/Songwriter Showcase

Join us for Acoustic Columbia: a Singer/Songwriter showcase of musicians from the Mid-MO area!

a Benefit for Blues in the Schools!

The Roots N Blues N BBQ Foundation mission statement is simple, but represents the heart and soul of the organizations efforts: to positively impact the lives of musicians, fans and our society at large. Through the efforts of the volunteer leadership and the capable professional staff, the music industry, music fans, sponsors and musicians, we will provide resources and energy to promote all aspects of roots and blues music. It is our belief that music is the universal way to bring harmony, diversity and compassion to our daily lives.

Paul Weber

Paul Weber is a local songwriter with a knack for songs about love, heartache, and metal recycling. Some recent favorite songs of his are "She Used to Love My Music (Now She Hates My Guts)", "200 Scrap", "Scrapper's Lullaby (Too Good For Iron)", "Trouble Is...", "Grindin' Up The Bones" and "Everybody's Love Drunk (I'm Just Regular Drunk). You can also catch him playing the harmonica and tuba with the The Hooten Hallers.

Ben Green

Ben Green is a Deep Roots Blues songwriter with an original slide guitar style. For nearly twenty years, Ben has performed as a solo artist & has become a favorite among his listeners.

His latest album, "Westboro Blues", was released in 2008 and is a heavy dose of what he refers to as a "Front porch pickin' kind of music".

With a dozen plus new songs, Ben is looking forward to hitting the studio soon with his fourth CD, and promises to be a collector's piece for old-style blues lovers.

Performing on a variety of acoustic six & twelve string guitars, Ben is more than ready to get the Blues & ALWAYS leaves you wanting more!!

Ben Green represented MO Blues Association Inc in the 2009 International Blues Challenge as a semi-finalist in the Solo/Duo Category. He was one of sixty challengers from around the world.

Ben has been married to his lovely wife, Carlene for 14 years and together they have four beautiful children. Ben is a hard working man and father whose music is often inspired by his work and family.

John Galbraith

Former guitarist, songwriter, singer and founding member of The Goldbugs, Mondo, The Harrows and Polly Finn. Has also played with Steven Carrel and The Sad Bastards and The Wild Cat Daddies among others. Currently playing with John Galbraith and The Broken Promises.

Ruth Acuff

Ruth Acuff is an American singer-songwriter and harpist. She is paternally related to country music singer Roy Acuff. Her 2013 album, This is the Dream, was classified as "Indie-folk" with "echoes of well as traces of an earthier form of chamber music."

Naked Dave

Colin LaVaute

Colin LaVaute is a member of the rock band Decadent Nation. Since 2005, the group has charted a course of their own, touring nationwide and sharing the stage with the likes of Les Claypool, Three Days Grace, and Chevelle. After two EPs and the release of their critically acclaimed 2010 full-length album So There Will Be No Doubt, DN embarked on a tour of military bases across the U.S. Entering into 2012, the band has begun work on their follow-up album titled Fortaleza. DN promises the effort to be “a collection of songs that would make seventies Rock Gods proud.”

Their sound infuses the sounds of rock, metal, reggae and folk music. Their live show is epic to say the least. DN leaves the crowd begging for more on a nightly basis.

Jesse Mudd

Pippa Letsky & the Straw Men

I was born in England, but I grew up in Montreal and Vancouver, Canada, and then in Canberra, Australia. My family returned “home” to England when I was ten years old, but I was already an Aussie at heart, in love with radio and the old American country songs, and the old convict songs from Botany Bay, based on the same songs and Scots-Irish fiddle tunes as the songs and tunes at the root of bluegrass music.

When I arrived in the States in 1986, I was thrilled to find KOPN Community Radio in Columbia, Missouri, where they had some phenomenal bluegrass shows on Saturday and Sunday. And since 1987, I’ve been hosting the “High Lonesome Sound” on KOPN Radio on Sunday nights. I go by the name of B.G. Brown, that’s B.G. for Blue Grass.

And I’ve been playing bluegrass music on the guitar (mandolin, bass, or fiddle) since I was twelve.

Add Steve O'Dell with Dave Bandy and you have Pippa Letsky & The Strawmen.

Robert Watson

Robert Watson is the mandolin, guitar, and vocals for River Ghost Revue.

RGR specializes in rural American folk music. Our unique (or basterdized...) sound comes from a blending of elements from bluegrass, country & western, and singer-songwriter Americana. We strive to create music that would work as well in Washington Square as it would on a front porch in the Ozarks. We like songs that ramble. Songs that shuffle. And songs that fight back. We're not a throwback group, but rather a tip of the hat to the music that's come before us. As always, we've got four new tires and a tank of gas, so grab your banjo and come along...


Tickets Available at the Door

Join us for Acoustic Columbia: a Singer/Songwriter showcase of musicians from the Mid-MO area! Door proceeds benefit BLUES IN THE SCHOOLS! For more information on this incredible program that brings music education to children in mid-Missouri, please click here!

MINORS: $2 cash surcharge at the door for anyone under the age of 21.

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The Blue Note (MO)


Acoustic Columbia: Singer/Songwriter Showcase - a Benefit for Blues in the Schools! with Paul Weber, Ben Green, John Galbraith, Ruth Acuff, Naked Dave, Colin LaVaute, Jesse Mudd, Pippa Lets...

Saturday, August 10 · Doors 7:00 PM / Show 7:30 PM at The Blue Note (MO)

Tickets Available at the Door