Sat. December 9, 2023
Join us at 7:00pm for a Holiday concert featuring
Craig Bickhardt, Halley Neal, Jesse Terry, and Sam Robbins.
Trinity Presbyterian Church in Berwyn, PA resumes their successful Spotlight Concert Series on Saturday December 9th at 7pm with a special Holiday Concert featuring Craig Bickhardt, Halley Neal, Jesse Terry, and Sam Robbins. You will be moved by all four performers, knocked out by their musicianship, and entertained by the wonderful, often hilarious stories they tell about their songs and careers. This show promises to be as good as Holiday shows get! All are welcome to join us for an enchanting and entertaining evening. Don't miss the opportunity to see these contemporary music legends LIVE!
Craig Bickhardt is a critically acclaimed folk/Americana performing songwriter with major writing credits, a poet’s voice, a virtuoso guitar style and a veteran’s experience. His songs have found their way onto platinum and Grammy-winning recordings by legends such as Johnny Cash, Martina McBride, Willie Nelson, Ray Charles, B.B. King, Jonathan Edwards, David Wilcox, Pam Tillis, Kathy Mattea and Alison Krauss. Craig's voice and songs can be heard in the Academy Award-winning film "Tender Mercies," starring Robert Duvall, as well as the films "Switchback" and "At Close Range." Craig and Thom Schuyler co-wrote and produced the classic Christmas album, Precious Child. Narrated by Guy Clark, it features guest performances by Vince Gill, Alison Krauss, Janis Ian, Michael Johnson, Dan Seals, Ashley Cleveland and a host of others. Website: www.craigbickhardt.com
Jesse Terry - Having always loved Christmas music, Jesse's new Christmas album "Peace" was made even more special by becoming a family affair - Michael Terry, Jesse's father, a longtime professional musician / producer, was brought on as co-producer and handled the vocal arrangements. His wife Jess took the photos included in the album packaging, many of which feature Jesse and Jess's daughter who many people will recognize from the weekly "Live from the Lily Pad" concerts. Jesse plays over 150 shows a year, from Bonnaroo to the Philadelphia Folk Festival, the 30A Songwriters Festival to AmericanaFest. His lyrical mastery, emotional depth, and soothing voice have often been compared to the likes of Jackson Browne, Jason Isbell, Paul McCartney and James Taylor. The Grand Prize winner of The John Lennon Songwriting Contest and The CMT/NSAI Song Contest, he has garnered worldwide acclaim including an official endorsement by Stonebridge Guitars International. Website: https://www.jesseterrymusic.com
Halley Neal is a folk singer and songwriter based in Nashville, TN. Inspired by artists like Joni Mitchell and Shawn Colvin, Halley’s sound combines inspirations of classic folk music and modern day singer-songwriters and her live shows center on themes of positivity and peace.
Sam Robbins is a Nashville-based singer songwriter, in the vein of classic writers like James Taylor and Jackson Browne, with an upbeat side. He’s the 2021 Kerrville Folk Fest New Folk winner and he was the first to sing a Jim Croce song on The Voice.
Together, Halley and Sam have released a collaborative Christmas album called “You and Me on Christmas Eve” featuring 5 original Christmas songs and 10 classic Holiday covers - recorded at Skinny Elephant Recording in Nashville, TN with producer Dylan Alldredge (Amy Speace, Mary Gauthier, Jesse Terry, Ordinary Elephant.)
The doors will open at 6:30 PM and the concert will begin at 7 PM. The concert is free, but a free-will offering of $25 per person is recommended. Please consider submitting your free-will offering electronically in advance at https://goo.gl/eLbtzH and fill in the amount on the "Spotlight Concert" line, and complete the rest of the submission form.
Trinity Presbyterian Church is located on Berwyn Avenue, 1 block south of Route 30 (Lancaster Pike) in Berwyn, Pennsylvania. Parking is free. The GPS address for the main church parking lot is 51 Waterloo Ave, Berwyn PA, 19312.