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Folklore Hall prepares to outdo itself with a Golden back-to-back opportunity

June 3, 2009

On Friday, June 19, at 8:00PM, Blues/Jazz performer Eden Brent will perform at the Folklore Hall, located at 123 s. Main Street, right at the Peabody trolley stop. Tickets will be $15 in advance and $18 the day of the show.

Then, on Saturday, June 20 at 8:00PM,
New South Singer/Songwriter Kate Campbell will take her turn onstage at the Folklore Hall. Tickets will still be $15 in advance and $18 at the door.

Both shows provide the opportunity to secure an intimate experience in a $25 Golden Circle ticket(per show), with seating reserved in the first three rows, complementary beverages, and a Meet & Greet at the Folklore Shop from 6:30-7:30 the night of the show.

During the intermission, the performers will share the story behind their music with the audience in a session moderated by Judy Peiser, Executive Director of the Center for Southern Folklore.

To purchase tickets, go to

A little info about the two, from their websites:

Eden Brent

The person and the performer, is a proud product of Mississippi Delta country. The uniquely Southern blend of blues, jazz, soul, gospel and pop she grew up HEARING, provided the soundtrack for her life. Alternately sweet and sassy, her vocal stylings have been described by one critic as “Bessie Smith meets Diana Krall meets Janis Joplin.” Eden developed her soulful vocal-and-piano chops via family sing-a-longs before earning a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of North Texas. But it was a 16-year apprenticeship with Greenville, Mississippi’s late blues pioneer Boogaloo Ames, who ultimately dubbed his protg “Little Boogaloo,” that cemented her passion for a career in music. “Music school taught me to think, but Boogaloo taught me to boogie-woogie,” says Brent, who appeared alongside her mentor in the 1999 PBS documentary “Boogaloo & Eden: Sustaining the Sound.” Eden has long been associated with the Center for Southern Folklore, performing at the Center’s annual Memphis Music & Heritage Festival on Labor Day weekend. In 2006 she won the Blues Foundation’s 2006 International Blues Challenge held at the Center and in June of 2008, the Center hosted a CD release party for her CD “Mississippi Number One.”

Eden’s Website:

Kate Campbell

Compassionate, insightful, and a tad quirky: that’s the classic Kate Campbell approach. As the daughter of a Baptist preacher from Sledge, Mississippi, Kate Campbell’s formative years were spent in the very core of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s, and the indelible experiences of those years have shaped her heart, character and convictions ever since. Growing up in a family of musicians left Kate well-versed in a wide variety of folk, blues, country and gospel tunes. This musical foundation serves her lyrics well, rooted as they are in the rich Southern storytelling tradition. Over the years, Kate has crafted a musical niche for herself telling stories that explore complex topics such as race, religion, history and human relationships making her one of the best of her generation of New South singer/songwriters. As wonderful as her CDs are, to fully appreciate Kate Campbell you have to see her in concert where she weaves a lifetime of stories and songs about growing up Southern into a performance marked by laughter, remembrances and hope.

Kate’s Website:

Other Upcoming Events at the Center for Southern Folklore

Tori Norton
Thursday, June 4 @ Noon to 1 p.m.
Singer Songwriter
Free Brown Bag Concert

Randal Morton
Friday, June 5 @ Noon to 1 p.m.

Master of the Banjo
Free Brown Bag Concert

Blind Mississippi Morris and Brad Webb
Saturday, June 6 @ 9:00 p.m.
Blues from the Delta
Admission: $5.00

Milton Craft
Thursday, June 11 @ Noon to 1 p.m.
Trumpet Virtuoso – Jazz, Gospel, Contemporary, R&B, Neo-Soul
Free Brown Bag Concert

Slidin’ Clyde Roulette
Friday, June 12 @ Noon to 1 p.m.
Blues and Rock
Free Brown Bag Concert

Hope Clayburn
Saturday, June 13 @ 9 p.m.
Funk, Jazz, R&B, Worldbeat
Admission: $5.00

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