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  • OCTOBER 25 2019 FRI 8:00PM $15/$18
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  • Josh White, Jr. became, a 'hit' literally overnight at the age of four, by performing with his legendary father JOSH WHITE one night at New York's famed "Café Society" night club (America's first integrated nightclub). For the next five years, Josh, Jr. performed with his father from New York to Boston to Philadelphia. In 1949, Josh, Jr. landed his first role on Broadway, and as Josh says, "It was typecasting..." he played his father's son in How Long Til Summer? with Dorothy Gish and Don Hanmer. While continuing a solo acting career, Josh went on to perform and record with his father for the next seventeen years on radio, television, Broadway, concert halls and nightclubs around the world.s a concert artist, Josh, Jr. has performed on the world's greatest stages of four continents, including Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Odeon Hammersmith Hall, Berlin Philharmonic Hall, and Madison Square Garden to name a few.
  • Special guest Claude Butch Morgan is a triple threat on the Texas music scene; he is a songwriter, storyteller, and guitarist who is constantly pushing his limits as a performer. Tonight we get a slightly extended set from him!
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  • NOVEMBER 08 2019 FRI 8:00PM $15/$18
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  • Tom Prasada Rao has been a very long time favorite at Uncle Calvin's Coffeehouse... having played 11 solo shows since 1994, 2 shows with the Sherpas (Tom Kimmel and Michael Lille), and numerous other appearances with performers as one of the most consummate side players we have ever known. He is considered a musician's musician - an unassuming presence on the folk scene since the early nineties. His voice belies his musicianship and his extraordinary songs. From Rishi's Garden with it's homage to Ravi Shankar to the groove of Sleeping Beauty , Tom's music is melodic, ambitious, and reverent. Much of Tom's time over the last few years has been taken up by his love for engineering and producing other singer/songwriter's music, with many credits under his belt. After numerous months of health issues, we are extremely happy to have Tom return to our humble hall, and with him, Julie Bonk and Dirje Childs, we know this will be a very special evening!
  • Julie Bonk is one of those rare musicians who expresses from deep within her soul, giving unique life and color to everything she plays. She is the 2014 winner of the Sammons Center for the Arts Jazz Musician of the Year. She graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy where she developed her love for Jazz, Blues and songwriting. Her studies continued at UNT where she received her Bachelor of Music Degree in Jazz Performance. Julie has performed and recorded with such notables as Bob Hope, Buggs Henderson, The Supremes, The Drifters, The Platters, Z.Z. Hill, Henry (The Skipper) Franklin and Sunship, Suede, Rusty Burns, Guthrie Kennard, Tom Prasada-Rao, Andrew Jr. Boy Jones. Currently living in Texas, Ms. Bonk is a well-respected and accomplished piano teacher in Jazz and Blues improvisation, composition, music theory, performance techniques and vocal styling. Some of her better-known students have included Grammy Award Winner Norah Jones, Scott Hoying from the Pentatonics, Allie Farris and Amy Abbott Owsley (American Chills).
  • Dirje is a reelance improvisational cellist, accompanying various artists in multiple genres, based out of Johnson City, Texas. She has supported many artists in the studio and live on the road for 20-plus years. She also is a prolific, self-taught composer, performing and recording orignal music. Most recent release is a contemplative CD with lush multi-layered cello and beautiful narration by Kate Potter. Many musicians are constantly leaning on her talents to make their own music so much more with her than without her. What performers say: Tom Prasada Rao said, "She (Dirje) plays the cello like it's an extension of the heart; every hidden hurt, every secret joy comes alive when her bow hits the strings." Billy Crockett from Blue Rock Studios said, "Dirje's cello sings of a deep river. Her smile does too." Pierce Pettis said, "Dirje Childs is the total musician, classically trained, but also with an incredible gift for improvisation. I've never known a better sideman or a quicker study. Performing with her is a seamless joy. Dirje is the King Kong of Cello!"
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Uncle Calvin’s Coffeehouse is a not-for-profit, volunteer-run live music venue, presenting concerts nearly every Friday night in the fellowship hall of Northpark Presbyterian Church in Dallas, TX. Our goal is to bring you the best possible environment for listening to music, with clear, pristine sound, free of smoke, alcohol, and conversation. In addition to the music, we offer fine coffees, teas, juices, desserts, and salty snacks. Find out more about us here.

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"The intimate setting of Calvin's makes it easy to see and hear musicians....the gold standard of Dallas area coffeehouses, and for that matter, the nation...." --Michael Granberry, DMN

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