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The producers of Thoreau Woods Coffeehouse wanted a more intimate and flexible venue for off-season concerts. Johnson Studio House Concerts is a member of Folk Alliance International, and is listed in Concerts in Your Home.

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RSVP required. Email to request reservation, and the address and directions will be included in the confirmation. Call 936-661-6332 for more information. Suggested donation $10-$20.

Upcoming Shows:

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Sunday concerts: Potluck at 5 pm, Concert 6-8 pm.
Saturday concerts: Potluck at 6 pm, Concert 7-9 pm.

March 25, 2018, Sunday: Sofia Talvik

Even though this young lady is from Sweden, I’d place her at the forefront of the American vanguard. One listen will tell you why and how." wrote PopDose’s Rob Ross about Sofia Talvik’s latest album. And it’s no wonder since this Swedish singer/songwriter now toured through 46 states in her little 1989 tour RV otherwise known as Lil’Chief. She’s seen more states, and more places in the USA than the average american, and she seems to love it. Her latest album ”Big Sky Country” (named one of the 5 best Americana albums of the year by British newspaper The Telegraph) celebrates her love for the vast plains, big mountains and sandy coastlines in the states that she toured through, as well as the warm and quirky people she met on the road. She’s played the big festivals like Lollapalooza and SxSW, opened for artists like Maria McKee and David Duchovny (X-files, Californication) but the intimate setting of a smaller stage where she can casually joke and communicate with the audience is really where her strength as a performer shines the most. After all she’s in it for the music, not the fame and fortune. "A singer/songwriter who is able to evoke the essence of Laurel Canyon circa the ’60s." writes Lee Zimmerman on NoDepression, and continues to compare her to giants like Joni Mitchell and Judy Collins. ”In many ways, Talvik seems destined to become their heir apparent, given that her songs are striking in an effervescent and incandescent sort of way.” he continues.

June 24, 2018: Hans York

Past Shows:

January 13, 2018, Saturday: Mystery Loves Company

December 17, 2017: Ordinary Elephant

November 5, 2017: Jordi Baizan Benefit Concert with Jordi and special guests Alice Hasen and Mystery Loves Company

July 9, 2017: Tom Meny & Jaimee Harris

June 4, 2017: Kenny White

March 5, 2017: Vellamo

January 22, 2017: Rob Lytle

December 4, 2016: George Ensle

August 6, 2016: Ken Gaines

July 17, 2016: Roy Zimmerman

June 19, 2016: Daniel Boling

January 17, 2016: Byrd & Street

July 5, 2015 Ganey Arsement

June 21, 2015 Dan Weber

February 22, 2015 J. R. Byrd

January 18, 2015 Roy Schneider

August 17, 2014 Laura Marie

July 12, 2014 Flagship Romance

June 21, 2014: Steve Brooks

Political Satire Night at the Coffeehouse

January 12, 2014 Andrew McKnight

August 25, 2013: Byrd & Street

June 30, 2013: Mitch Marcoulier

February 17, 2013: Vellamo (from Finland)

February 10, 2013: Mary Flower

January 20, 2013: All Wood and Stones:

James Lee Stanley and John Batdorf

January 13, 2013: J. R. Byrd

November 11, 2012: Tim Grimm

August 12, 2012: Connie Mims & Brian Kalinec

June 24, 2012: Susan Herndon

April 1, 2012: Kevin Higgins & Barbara Malteze

February 4, 2012: Rebecca Loebe

past contestant on The Voice

October 9, 2011: M.J. Bishop & Paula Held