The Thoreau Woods Coffeehouse will host an odd couple this Saturday evening – a guitarist who describes himself as “a ham” and a rabbi from Tyler.
The long-running acoustical music coffeehouse at the Thoreau Woods Unitarian Universalist Church, 1400 East Mosley Lane, will kick off its ninth fall-winter season with will is Jacob Johnson, part virtuoso and part storyteller. He has performed with some of the top singing and picking acts on the acoustical circuit. Best Video said of him “Jacob Johnson, long considered the Sinatra of Neo-Acoustic Folk/Funk, attacks his guitar like a man possessed…like a fella who’s just discovered the instrument and is hell-bent on figuring out what the dag-blasted thing can do.”
Opening for Johnson will be Rabbi Neal Katz. Katz, who has spoken at Thoreau Woods several times, come back with his music for the coffeehouse and the TWUUC service at 10:30 Sunday morning. Katz has four solo CDs to his credit and has been involved with several musical productions. He has focused on Jewish music but also has ventured into folk. In 2010 he was a finalist in the Kerrville Musical Festival’s New Folk Contest.
The doors open at 6 :30 p.m. and the music starts at 7. A suggested ticket price of $20, with seniors and students $15, is requested and all proceeds go to the musicians. Refreshments are sold. The coffeehouse was created by, and is overseen by, James and Pam Johnson and Johnson Studio, with volunteer help. They have staged more than 100 concerts in the Huntsville area and are members of the Southwest Regional Folk Alliance.
For more information visit website https://twuuc.org/coffeehouse-html/, or call (936) 661-6332.