Last Minute Folk at the Jayhawk is delighted to present acclaimed singer-songwriter-storyteller David Massengill for a concert at the Jayhawk Gallery, 720 SW Jackson on December 10th, 2016 at 7pm. Local bluegrass group “Donkey Show” with Stuart Yoho will open the show.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students and available online at www.lastminutefolk or at the door. Refreshments are available and provided for free-will offering by UUFT Social Justice Committee.
New York-based David Massengill has been involved in folk music, particularly the New York Fast Folk community, for over two decades. Renowned as a brilliant writer of songs noted for their universally applicable themes and their faithfulness to American folk traditions, he has also earned a reputation as an excellent guitarist and mountain dulcimer player, in addition to being a top-notch storyteller. In 1987 Massengill released two independent cassettes — Great American Bootleg Tape and Kitchen Tape — that both received rave reviews throughout the folk community. He then signed to Flying Fish Records, releasing Coming Up for Air in 1992 and Return in late 1995. In 1998 Twilight the Taj Mahal came out, followed by his Gadfly debut, 2002’s My Home Must Be a Special Place. Four years later We Will Be Together was released, followed by Dave on Dave in 2007.
David will be presenting a mountain dulcimer workshop for local musicians on Saturday, December 10th at 1:30pm at Manning Music and a children’s concert at The Kansas Children’s Discovery Center, 4400 SW 10th on Sunday, December 11th at 3pm. Both of these programs are free to the public and supported by Last Minute Folk at the Jayhawk, ArtsConnect Topeka, Manning Music, and the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center.
In addition, David will be providing special music at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship service at 10:30 am Sunday and will do a program at Thornton Place Retirement Community Sunday afternoon. Call 785-2330-4499 for additional information.