There are two weekends left in April of Woodystock 2014, the Steelville Arts Council’s month-long celebration of musician Woody Guthrie and traditional, American folk music.
This Saturday night (April 19) at Gallery Zeke, Mark Bilyeu and Cindy Woolf will perform as an acoustic folk duo. The married couple hails from Springfield, Mo., and has played before at Zeke’s and also at Belmont Winery in Leasburg in recent years. They play duet music in the old, country-folk tradition of yesteryear.
The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Doors at Gallery Zeke open at 7 p.m., with limited seating. There is an admission fee of $5 per person to help defray costs associated with the event.
On Saturday, April 26, the art gallery will host Hootenanny Night. St. Louis folk singer Cassie Morgan will perform a set of her solo material, to be followed by a sing-a-long of folk songs. Local musicians are encouraged to bring an acoustic instrument and their favorite traditional folk song to the gallery, and get on stage to lead the crowd for a song or two.
The music starts at 7:30 p.m. Doors at the gallery open at 7 p.m. Seating is limited. Admission at the Hootenanny will be free. Bring a dish, snack, or drink refreshment for the community food table if you can! Cash donations for the arts council programs will also gladly be accepted.
Corey Woodruff’s photography exhibit will continue to be on display at Gallery Zeke throughout Woodystock. His 32 portraits—many of them of Missouri musicians—were inspired by Woody Guthrie’s New Year’s Rulin’s, a list of Guthrie’s somewhat serious, somewhat tongue-in-cheek resolutions.
The gallery is open to the public on Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and on Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. The exhibition is free. Gallery Zeke is located at 106 E. Main St. in downtown Steelville, next door to the MO Hick BBQ restaurant.