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KOPN's Porchlight Storytelling with Ironweed and Swampweed bands

Gather 'round for the return of Porch Light Storytelling, hosted by KOPN Columbia Missouri 89.5 fm, followed by traditional bluegrass and cajun music by treasured Como musicians.

Doors open at 7pm.

7:30-9:00 pm:
KOPN's Porch Light Storytelling

After a hiatus, YOU are invited to come together to connect through the sharing of personal stories in a safe, supportive environment. No experience is necessary to participate. All are welcome to speak or simply listen.

How it works: Contact Jackie through The Porch Light Facebook page, or show up when doors open to add your name to the list of storytellers. When your name is called, you get seven minutes (or less) to tell any story you'd like, or one inspired by the theme. 

Music 9:30-11:30

Ironweed Bluegrass Band 
With meandering roots from the Missouri Ozarks all the way to Tubingen, Germany, Ironweed brings you only the finest in bluegrass, vintage country and good ol’ hillbilly twang. The band features champion, Kelly Jones on fiddle, Joe Wieneman on mandolin, Jane Accurso on guitar and lead vocals, Dierik Leonhard on banjo, and Matthew Bossaller on upright, slap bass. From Jimmy Martin to Hazel Dickens, you can expect a poke full of tunes about trains, moonshine, dirt, heartache, pigs and girls named Sophronie. Ironweed is available for festivals, sidewalk gigs, parades, dances, school events, workshops and just about any sort of celebration you’re itchin’ to do.


Swampweed Cajun Dancehall Band
The Swampweed Cajun Band plays a bucket full of traditional, foot-stompin’, accordion-squeezed, French-howlin’ tunes from the swamps. The amazing Ehren Oncken is on button accordion, Dierik Leonhard is featured on Cajun fiddle, Jane Accurso sings Cajun French vocals and is on guitar, Matthew Bossaller fires up the dance beat on electric bass and Jimmy Joe Culbertson drives the rhythm on drums and percussion. Only the finest in Cajun Dancehall music!