We are pleased to announce a concert series for 2018 at St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church. The programs are planned for the first Sunday of the month for the fall season (October, November, December) and again for spring (March, April, May). The concerts are free to the public with refreshments following, and any donations will be given to the artists. The concerts are underwritten through the generosity of Ed and Ellie Tom.
Audie Blaylock & Redline
October 7 at 2pm
Audie Blaylock and Redline have an unofficial motto of sorts: It’s all the same thing. Classic cars, forward rolls, love, art, loss, faith...life. This cohesive connectedness and a willingness to see the world through the lens of tradition without boundaries makes Redline, now in its second decade of existence, a unique fixture in the world of bluegrass, where at times the music can indeed sound like “the same thing.” But for Redline, “the same thing” means it all comes from the same place, which enables them to create music that honors tradition through innovation. And they are not the only ones to have noticed. Audie has garnered such prestigious awards as the IBMA’s Instrumental Group of the Year and Entertainer of the Year, he’s been nominated for both Guitar Player of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year, he’s had numerous #1 and charting singles on the charts, his music has been featured as the theme song for Travel Channel’s series entitled Backroads Gold, he has even been nominated for a Grammy. That’s just to say that though Audie and Redline are singular in their approach, they are not just more of “the same thing.” They are a force to be reckoned with; with all the power of classic cars, forward rolls, love, art, loss, faith, and life behind them, thrusting them into the future. Honoring tradition through innovation. For Redline, they are the same thing. (Taken from Facebook page "About")
Oblates of Blues
Hailing from Notre Dame, the Oblates of Blues are known to offer up a intellectually smokin' mix of Chicago-style Blues with a shot of South Bend soul. Around since the beginning of time, the band has been composed of faculty, post-doctoral scholars, under-and-graduate students, and Notre Dame graduates who are devotees of both Theology and the Blues. Since their debut at Legends in 2000, the Oblates have exploded onto the local blues scene, playing shows ranging from the legendary Midway Tavern to Notre Dame's new Irish Green as well as at community events in South Bend, Mishawaka, and St. Joe's.
When, at the age of nine, I told my parents I wanted to play harp, their wisely cautious response was to give me piano lessons. After a year of unabated passion, they agreed I was really interested and I started playing harp. Now, I enjoy performing in many different forums, including churches, weddings, funerals, orchestras, harp ensembles, corporate and private events. I play monthly at several senior communities and regularly play with my Church. Learn more about me and my harps at annahagenharpist.com