3rd Friday Folk
Coffeehouse at the Carnegie

Carnegie Community Arts Center
107 North Main Street
Somerset, KY 42501

Coffeehouse Schedule

Passing Thru Series
Past Performers
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Hosted by:
Joe LaMay & Sherri Reese

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JOEL CURTIS grew up on the shore of Lake Michigan. The soundtrack of his childhood featured church hymns, the Prairie Home Companion, folk legends like John Prine and Nanci Griffith, and his dad picking Beatles songs in the next room while Joel fell asleep. Around 15 years old, Joel first heard Bob Dylan's "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright" and fell under a lifelong spell. He was inspired to pick up an old guitar his uncle had abandoned and teach himself how to play.

In the rare hours he was not playing the guitar, Joel was devouring books, especially quintessentially American novelists like Kerouac and Steinbeck, as well as the great "wisdom literature" of the West. Before too long, he was penning his own material and regaling his church and local coffeehouses with original tunes sung in a fledgling baritone. After living and playing in Grand Rapids, Michigan for about a year, he fell for a girl from Kentucky (who inspired at least one of his songs) and moved south to be with her and peddle his tunes in the Big Little City of Louisville – which he still calls "Looey-vill."

SAMMIE & DAN SUGGITT: Sammie has been singing since 1995. Ever since she first opened her mouth to sing, she hasn't been able to shut up since! Some of her biggest influences are Alison Krauss, The Isaacs, Doris Day, Patty Lovelace, The Chapmans, David Phelps, and so many others.

Dan was born and raised in Cambridge England and found solace in music from an early age. He joined a garage band and began playing the guitar in his own finger picking style. The music changed for him when he met Sammie! He was introduced to the musical stylings of Alison Krauss, Dolly Parton, Shenandoah, and many other American artists. Thus was born the sound of the Appalachian mountain girl and the English country boy!



February 16, 2018 • 7PM

Combs & Caldwell • Berea/Annville, KY

March 16, 2018 • 7PM

Robert Tincher • Lexington, KY
LaMay & Reese • Somerset KY

April 20, 2018 • 7PM

Dennis & Charlyn Dougherty • Holly Springs, NC

Phillip Gilbert & Kathy Tallichet
• Disputanta, KY

May 18, 2018 • 7PM

Henry York & Garold Sowder • Somerset, KY
Tim Bess • Somerset, KY

June 15, 2018 • 7PM

Mark Dvorak • Chicago, IL
Boogertown Gap • Pittman Center, TN

July 20, 2018 • 7PM

Chris Farrell • Chicago, IL
Zip Robertson • Miami, FL

August 17, 2018 • 7PM

John McQueary • Keno, KY

September 21, 2018 • 7PM

Sarah Morgan • Morehead, KY
LaMay & Reese • Somerset, KY

October 19, 2018 • 7PM

Donovan Howard • Livingston, KY

November 16, 2018 • 7PM

Laura Elder • Lancaster, OH
Butch Ross • Chattanooga, TN

December 21, 2018 • 7PM

Somerset Songwriters Annual Concert

April 19 , 2019 • 7PM

February Sky •Trout Lake, MI