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Louis Ledford kicks off Princeton Coffeehouse season Aug. 24

PRINCETON — Singer, songwriter Louis Ledford opens the Princeton Coffeehouse 2013-14 season at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Open Prairie, UCC.

Ledford first received notice as part of the band, Used Carlotta, which emerged as part of the Mid-Atlantic roots movement in the late ‘90s. When “Reverie,” his debut solo album, was released in 2004, his career as a solo performer was established. While Ledford’s music continues to be inspired by his Virginia upbringing and the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina, Ledford has lived for the last few years in Bellingham, Washington.

Louis Ledford’s forthright, Southern tales match the songwriting craftsmanship of Kris Kristofferson with the rolling piedmont fingerpicking style exemplified by Etta Baker,” according to Andrew Calhoun of Waterbug Records.

Sponsors of the Louis Ledford show are Roger and Linda Gustafson.

The Princeton Coffeehouse offers a full season of traditional and modern folk, blues and bluegrass music. Season subscriptions are available for $90 (nine concerts between August and May). Subscriptions may be purchased at the first or second concert or by sending a check to the Princeton Coffeehouse, c/o Paul Kautz, 922 South Euclid, Princeton, IL 61356. A single show admission is $12 at the door.

The Princeton Coffeehouse is located at the Open Prairie UCC Church, 25 E. Marion St. in downtown Princeton. The venue is completely accessible and there is ample free parking. Doors open at 7 p.m. Fair trade coffee, tea, and homemade desserts are available.

For more information, call 815-872-6501 or visit www.theprincetoncoffeehouse.com.

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