New Gigs: Another Tribute Show, and Songwriters in the Round

During the past week, two new gigs have fallen in my lap.

First, I’m pleased to announce that the Living Legacy Band is going on the road. We’ll do the “Eagles/Chicago” tribute show again, this time in Coppell at FUMC Coppell.

Here’s the scoop on the show:

Tribute to the Music of The Eagles and Chicago
7 pm, October 15th
FUMC Coppell
420 South Heartz Road
Coppell, TX
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Admission to the show is free. But a love offering will be taken for

These tribute shows have raised almost $4,500 for this worthy cause, and I feel certain we’ll go well over $5K with the Coppell show.

So, if my notice for the last show was way too late, now you have about two weeks to make your plans.
I will also be playing at “Pearl’s” on Commerce Street in late October. This is a new venue owned by my old songwriter friend, Rick Yost. An although they focus on jazz, Rick just can’t leave the songwriters behind. So, once a month he invites three to come play. I’ll share the stage with Dallasite Todd Buckley, and Tyler native, Raymoth Gildean. We’ll do two “rounds” followed by a 40 minute solo set by each. Come to hear some talented songwriters, and experience this great new venue.

Songwriter Night at Pearl’s
Pearl and Commerce Streets
October 25th, 7 pm

Hope to see you at both show!


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Eric Folkerth is a minister, musician, author and blogger. He has been Senior Pastor of Northaven United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas since 2001. During his tenure, church membership has grown almost 30 percent, and a completely new church facility (sanctuary and education building) has been constructed. Northaven is a leading progressive Christian congregation in the Southwest. Northaven is an eclectic collection of gay and straight families, artists, musicians, theater folks, academic theologians, lawyers and judges (go figure), socially conscious community activists, people who don't "check their brain at the door," and a wide array of others who either see it as their "last chance" inside the "institutional church," or their first trip back in decades. Eric is an avid blogger and published author.  Eric is also an award-winning singer-songwriter, who performs throughout Texas and the Southwest. He's an engaging live performer whose first CD was released in 2000. His songs have won honorable mention in both the Billboard and Great American song contests; and he's been a finalist in the 5th Street Festival and South Florida Folk Festival songwriter competitions. Eric is also a leader of Connections, a unique band comprised of United Methodist clergy and layfolk from throughout North Texas. Connections performs "cover shows" of artists like Dan Fogelberg, Chicago, Eagles, Doobie Brothers, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder, James Taylor and others. Their shows draw crowds of between 300 and 1,000 fans, and they have raised more than $240,000 dollars for worthy charities. Eric has led or co-led hundreds of persons on mission trips around the globe, to places such as Mexico, Haiti, Russia, and Nepal. He has worked with lay persons to build ten homes, and one Community Center, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Dallas. He's a popular preacher, and often tackles challenging issues of social justice in his writings and sermons. His wife, Judge Dennise Garcia, is a State District Judge for Dallas, County. As judge of the 303rd Family District Court, she consistently gets high ratings from area lawyers, and was named "best judge" by The Dallas Observer. First elected in 2004, she was the first Latina ever elected to a county-wide bench in Dallas County. She was re-elected for a third term in 2010. They have the world's best daughter, Maria, and an incredible dog, Daisy. (As always, if you like this post, then "like" this on Facebook by clicking the box below, so others can see too...)

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