This will be the last of our concerts for the 2013 series and we’ve got a good one! But don’t worry, we’re working on an amazing line up for 2014!
Mare Wakefield and Nomad graced our outdoor concert under the award-winning burr oak tree during the 2012 Apple Jack festival. Now, they are back for an up close and personal concert inside.
“Daddy was a seeker,” says Mare Wakefield. “Eventually he became a Salvationist minister. Mama was more of a gypsy, loving nothing more than a long, clear stretch of open highway.”
Mare grew up with wanderlust embedded in her DNA, and lived in 8 different places by the time she was 10 years old. “It was a roller-coaster way to grow up, but my brother and I learned to fit in fast,” she says. “We had our rural Wisconsin accents down in two weeks flat. And eighteen months later we were drawling like native Texans.”
This versatility and love for travel is evident in Mare’s music as well. Listeners roam through Arizona deserts, Oklahoma oil fields and South Dakota plains, and take side-trips to ancient Babylon or the streets of Amsterdam. The journeys go inward too, exploring valor and valentines, hope and heartbreak, and the occasional whiskey-soaked barroom brawl. Story and song are woven seamlessly together by Mare’s intimate delivery and gift for melody.
Currently based in Nashville, Mare—pronounced Mary—continues her journey by co-writing with hit songwriters and burning up the highways with her piano-playing husband (aptly named Nomad!) and Martin acoustic guitar in tow.
Have a listen to Mare.
House Concert Details:
Show starts at 7 PM, show up any time after 6:30 PM.
Simple snacks are provided or you’re welcome to bring a snack to share.
Guests are encouraged to bring their own adult beverages or if available, may enjoy samplings from sponsoring local wineries or non-alcoholic drinks.
A $15 -$20 donation per person that goes directly to the performers the night of is suggested.
Guests should RSVP in advance to reserve a seat by contacting Jeanna Stavas, Owner/Innkeeper at 402-873-5850 or email@example.com.