After a winter holiday break Davis Odd Fellows Thursday Live! is back on February 2nd with an evening of Old Timey Americana music. Meredith Axelrod is back for her annual show at the hall. Opening the show will be Keith Cary with Tarek Isham

Meredith Axelrod is delightfully engaging and unassumingly comic. She envisions the limitless potential of early twentieth century music, whether it be Ragtime, Music Hall, Pop Standard, Boogie Woogie, Tin Pan Alley, String band, Jazz, Country, Blues or even Jug Band music, and embodies the spirit that brought the music into existence in the first place. Her vocal style is unusual, probably because she learned to sing by listening to how folks did it a century ago – through the medium of cylinders and 78-rpm records.

Opening the show will be Keith Cary with Tarek Isham. It’s always a pleasure when Keith Cary comes to the Hall alone or with another musician he’s introducing to us.

Keith Cary has played around the Davis and Winters area for many years. Keith plays steel guitar, mandolin, cello, string bass and harmonica, and builds many of the instruments he plays. Some of the groups he’s performed or recorded with are; Jolie Holland, Miss Lonely Hearts, John Tchicai, Devil Makes Three, The Cheap Suit Serenaders, and Axelrod, Cary and Foss. When not playing for an audience he builds and repairs musical instruments at his home in Winters.

Tarek Isham will join Cary on stage for this show. Isham found his musical voice while living in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward, where music and creativity make daily and deep impressions. Four years ago, he moved back to Clyde Park, Montana to help his mother with her Quarter Horse Ranch and to pursue an education in veterinary medicine, which has subsequently brought him to Davis, California. Before moving, he played many nights and weekends in the Bozeman area in a duo called Cottonwood Line. Tarek plays guitar, harmonica, foot-pedal drums and sings songs in country, blues, gospel and folk styles. Look for live shows and an upcoming demo album under the name Doc Tari, which was the name of a famous Quarter Horse.

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