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Muncie Three Trails Music Series Announces Lineup for 5 Free Concerts

MUNCIE, Ind. – Some old favorites will join exciting newcomers to the music series Muncie Three Trails in the 2022 lineup.

The series’ ninth season will feature critically acclaimed national artists in four free concerts at Canan Commons in downtown Muncie, as well as a special “bonus” concert at the Cornerstone Center for the Arts, according to a statement.

All shows start at 7 p.m. and are for all ages.

James McMurtry

American artist James McMurtry will open the series on July 30. With eight albums, including American Music Awards Album of the Year winner “Childish Things,” a Grammy nomination, and having one of his songs, “We Can’t Make It Here,” nominated by acclaimed music critic Robert Christgau in 2010 as “Song of the Decade,” McMurtry’s list of accolades is impressive.His latest album, “The Horses and the Hounds,” continues his tradition of writing hardscrabble songs about good people. to bad extremes and about the disintegration of small towns flying over America.Muncie native Mike Martin and the Beautiful Mess will open the show.

The Little Glories

Canadian duo The Small Glories will be on stage at Canan Commons on August 13th. The folk duo includes Cara Luft, founding member of the Wailin’ Jennys, and her partner JD Edwards. The group won Album of the Year, Ensemble of the Year and Vocal Group of the Year at the 2020 Canadian Folk Music Awards, as well as an International Folk Music “Artist of the Year” award. Awards. Opening the show will be Flatland Harmony Experiment.

Latin Grammy winner Flor de Toloache, New York's first and only all-female Mariachi band, gave the final performance of the 2018 Muncie Three Trails musical series at Canan Commons.

Flor De Toloache

Flor De Toloache, an all-female mariachi ensemble, will return to the Canan Commons stage for the third concert of the year on August 27. The 2021 Grammy and Latin Grammy nominated group was founded in 2008 and is fronted by singers Mireya Ramos and Shae Fiol. They weave a variety of influences (salsa, bactata, cumbia, gypsy, Latin jazz, pop, hip-hop and soul) into their unique sound for a bold, versatile and fresh take on traditional Mexican music. They perform original songs, new arrangements of classic Mariachi tunes, plus an eclectic selection of covers that can include songs from artists such as Adele and Erykah Badu. Pavel & Direct Contact will open the show.

Pokey LaFarge performed to a crowd at Canan Commons as part of the 2016 Muncie Three Trails Music Series.

Pokey LaFarge

Three Trails favorite Pokey LaFarge will be featured at Canan Commons on the fourth show on September 10. bring him back, the statement said. His latest album, “In the Blossom of Their Shade,” signals another stylistic shift for Pokey, adding Southwestern, South American and Caribbean influences to his mix of hot swing, ragtime, country blues and americana. The Ball State University Jazz Ensemble will open the show.

Gwenifer Raymond

Finally, on September 24, the Muncie Three Trails series will present a fifth special concert at the Cornerstone Center for the Arts’ EB Ball Auditorium. This show will feature Welsh-born, London-based solo acoustic guitarist Gwenifer Raymond. Her specific area of ​​lead guitar is known as “American Primitive”, which in her case means that she blends Appalachian folk, pre-war Southern country blues, Indian ragas and music based about drones, plus hints of vintage gothic horror films and a healthy dose of Welsh folk weirdness. Lonesome With Company will open the show.

Learn more about Muncie Three Trails Music Series

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The Muncie Three Trails Music Series is a non-profit partnership between the Muncie Downtown Development Partnership, the Muncie Arts and Culture Council and Series Founder and Organizer Rick Zeigler. The mission of the series is to bring critically acclaimed national artists to perform at Canan Commons. A second mission is to promote the many recreational, artistic and cultural attractions located along or near Canan Commons and Muncie’s popular “Three Trails”: The White River Greenway, Cardinal Greenway and Muncie Arts and Culture Trail.