Live music is a huge improvement on canned music, which takes up valuable pantry space and often spoils into noxious free jazz. Keep it fresh with this GrouponLive deal: for $15, you get two general-admission tickets to a Last Minute Folk concert series concert at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Topeka (a $30 value). Choose from the following concerts:
- Doug and Telisha Williams on Saturday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m.
- Danny Santos on Saturday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m.
- Beth Wood on Saturday, June 2, at 7:30 p.m.<p>
The Last Minute Folk concert series draws from across the country acoustic, roots, bluegrass, and contemporary songwriters who sing from the heart and write from the gut. Virginia’s Doug and Telisha Williams weave haunting harmonies around their hard-luck tales. Part of the No Depression roots movement, the couple charms and chills with euphonic dispatches from ghost towns where run-down factories and old-time religion lean in across decrepit barstools.
In May, Texas tunesmith Danny Santos stirs up tornados of country, folk, bluegrass, and blues. In the vein of Lone Star legends such as Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt, Danny sings of the wages of love with a demanding, soulful voice and a stage presence as gently gripping as the claws of a newborn tiger. Finally, multi-instrumentalist and chanteuse Beth Wood displays the soaring sonic craftsmanship she’s been honing throughout a career that began with 1996’s Wood Work, which the Austin Chronicle praised for its “intelligent and searching lyrics” combined with a “wonderful” voice.