Rod Abernethy and Kim Moberg Live From The Green Room

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Join me and my guest, award winning singer/songwriter friend Rod Abernethy where we'll share songs and stories!

Rod Abernethy is a unique blend of an authentic southern folk troubadour, master acoustic guitarist and award winning composer for film, TV and video games.

Rod is the Overall Grand Prize Winner of the 2021 International Acoustic Music Awards and the 2019 Winner of American Songwriter's Bob Dylan Song Contest.

His new album "Normal Isn't Normal Anymore" was released last February and produced by Grammy nominated producer Neilson Hubbard (Mary Gauthier, Kim Richey, Glen Phillips) and includes both songs and instrumentals that revolve around family, friends and places across the Deep South.

Rod's guitar instrumentals evoke styles of his favorite guitarists Leo Kottke, John Fahey, Michael Hedges and Tommy Emmanuel.

“Abernethy’s masterful guitar picking and poetic folk chanting combined with a lively melody captures a wholesome moment when it feels like sweetness is hard to come by. The entire world seems like it’s up in flames, but this moment Abernethy shared with a family of birds captured in song provides us a drop of desperately needed honey.” - BTRToday on “Birds In The Chimney”

Suzie Vinnick and Kim Moberg Live From The Green Room

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Join me and my guest, Canadian singer/songwriter friend Suzie Vinnick for an evening "In The Round"!

A Saskatoon native transplanted to the Niagara Region of Ontario, Suzie Vinnick is the proud owner of a gorgeous voice, prodigious guitar and bass chops, and an engagingly candid performance style.

Her career has seen triumph after triumph. Among her most recent successes: being awarded the Saskatchewan Jazz Festival 2019 Special Recognition Award and being nominated for a 2018 Canadian Folk Music Award for Producer of the Year with her co-producer, Mark Lalama.

Suzie achieved finalist status in the Solo/Duo Category at the 2013 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN; received the 2012 CBC Saturday Night Blues Great Canadian Blues Award and the 2012 Sirius XM Canada Blues Artist of the Year.

Suzie has won 10 Maple Blues Awards, 1 Canadian Folk Music Award for Contemporary Vocalist of the Year and is a 3X Juno Nominee.

Suzie has toured nationally with Downchild, Stuart McLean’s The Vinyl Café, the John McDermott Band and she has performed for Canadian Peacekeepers in Bosnia and the Persian Gulf. She was also the voice of Tim Horton’s for 5 years. Suzie’s latest album is a full band roots and blues extravaganza entitled Shake The Love Around. Tune your ears to one of Canada’s music greats, with “…a voice of spun gold and honey” Access Magazine

Two Way Street Coffee House

Two Way Street Coffee House Virtual Stream

Singer/Songwriter Kim Moberg performs a virtual one hour show of original songs. 8pm CT | 8pm ET

With almost 50 years of continuous operation, the Two Way Street Coffee House, located in Downers Grove IL, is the oldest music coffee house in the Midwest, and almost the oldest in North America.

During the 1950s and '60s, a number of churches across the country started coffee houses as an attempt at making contact with a segment of the community with whom they otherwise had no contact. Coffee houses took many forms. Some were political, some artistic, some activistic, some musical, some even religious. Together with other Downers Grove area groups, the high school youth of the First Congregational Church of Downers Grove wanted to do something to address this concern, especially for teens and young adults in the community.

Where music has been a major part of the coffee house, the real priority has been people. That extends to the performers. More than fifty percent of the performers are chosen from the local area to support those who face a shortage of good listening rooms. The coffee house also books national touring performers to create a reciprocal arrangement so local performers can find open venues when they tour the country. The Two Way Street has achieved an international reputation and is in great demand by performers from across North America and beyond.

Today, the Two Way Street continues as a community project of the First Congregational United Church of Christ, Downers Grove. It is a place for making new friends, enjoying old friends, and enjoying live folk music. We hope that the coffee house is fulfilling the original mission of providing an atmosphere in the community in which all people can communicate.


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