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Hard Truth Hills

Hard Truth Hills

Hard Truth Hills is proof that dreams come true. Our adventure began in 2009 at the corner of Molly’s and Honeysuckle lanes in Nashville, Ind. with the original Big Woods restaurant. While brewing on a half-barrel system in a store-room behind the kitchen, here, we began to craft a look, a taste, and a one-of-a-kind experience for our guests. We carried that experience into more restaurants, moved our brewing operations to their own facility, and started a distillery. While all that was happening, we also began searching for the perfect place to re-imagine that original Big Woods experience. Hard Truth Hills' 325 acres of wooded hills, just down the road from our original restaurant in scenic Brown County, is that place. We began construction in summer 2017, and today, Hard Truth Hills is more than the home for our Hard Truth Distilling Co. — it's also an an incredible destination for our friends, fans, and folks who are interested in what we’re doing here up on the hill.

Swallow Hill Live Stream

Swallow Hill Online, Denver, Colorado

Founded in 1979, Swallow Hill Music is a nonprofit community for musicians and music lovers who appreciate the ability of music to bring people together. As a home for individuals and families who want to learn about, listen to and perform music, Swallow Hill Music enhances Colorado's cultural vitality and is a model for experiential music schools and performance spaces across the country. The organization serves more than 165,000 people through its school, outreach programming and concerts annually. Swallow Hill Music also presents and produces concerts at a wide range of venues across Denver. For more information, visit

Whiskey Chaser Trail Running Festival

Hard Truth Hills, Brown County, Indiana

Get rugged at the Second Annual Hard Truth Hills Whiskey Chaser Trail Running Festival in beautiful Brown County, Indiana! Featuring three extreme trail races, this is one running event you don't want to miss. About: Join us on the grounds of Hard Truth Hills for this 100% trail running event that tours the Hard Truth grounds and includes a Shot Mile where participants will do a shot of Hard Truth Toasted Coconut Rum each lap of the .33 loop around Hard Truth Lake. Brave tough trails through our 325 acres of native forest, then treat yo’self at The Sipes’ Smooth Finish Line Party where you can enjoy live music, while sipping on a Hard Truth Bloody Mary or Screwdriver. Event Info: Whiskey Chaser Trail Running Festival Saturday, October 17 at Hard Truth Hills Course Map: More Info & Prizes:


Free Music Fridays

American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Square, New York, NY

Solo Set of new songs from the upcoming album 'Moon Birds in Brooklyn' The Free Music Friday performances run from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, with three performers every evening! Each set is 35 minutes giving concertgoers a great sampling of music! Free Music Fridays are held most Fridays in the American Folk Art Museum at 2 Lincoln Square (Columbus Avenue between 65th and 66th Streets


Fundraisr for Our Friend John Parker

Superfine, 126 Front St, Dumbo, , Brooklyn NY 11201

Fundraiser for John Ensor Parker, local artist and friend in Dumbo for many years. John has been a big supporter of the Bklyn Americana Music Festival since day one. And has always encouraged and championed my own music. He takes time to tell me how much he enjoyed the last album, and wondered why I didn't put it out in the world more like I did previous projects. Now its my turn to give John a helping hand as he battles cancer and is recovering after stem cell transplant surgery.


Bluegrass Country Brunch

Superfine, 126 Front St, Brooklyn, NY

Our home away from home with the longest running bluegrass brunch in Brooklyn. Band Leader Jan Bell Birthday Brunch makes this a special occasion and an annual tradition for twenty years! A little bird told us LT the chef has been asked to be on Chopped! 



Panelist at Folk Alliance Int'l Conference

Folk Alliance International, Sheraton Hotel, New Orleans, LA

Women in Music: A Continued Call for Change

Moderator: Amy Reitnouer (The Bluegrass Situation)  Panelists:  Betsy Siggins, Patty Larkin, Jan Bell, Alysha Brilla Tanzanian

We are in a new era of women's rights advocacy. Many women in entertainment have bravely come forward in recent years and told their stories. Our panelists will discuss where we are now, what it will take to continue to move the needle forward, what initiatives seem to be working, and how all of us can be more aware of and make a difference to build a safer and more equitable environment for women in music.

Conference Registration Required


New Orleans Country Jamboree

The Dragon's Den, 435 Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans, LA

New Orleans’ original classic Americana music show features three bands each week (cajun, honky-tonk, songwriter, swamp pop, country blues, R&B and more), a potluck supper and free two-step lessons. The Classic Americana Show of New Orleans, hosted by a vibrant community of people dedicated to keeping live music a part of our everyday lives and culture



Greg Schätze Triple Bill

Buffa's, 1001 Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans, LA

On the Border of the Quarter since 1939, Buffa’s Bar & Restaurant is the quintessential New Orleans style neighborhood bar. Food and libations are served 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Stop in and check out our specials! No reservations necessary! Live entertainment



Solo Show w/Will Scott

The Starlight Lounge, 817 St. Louis Street, New Orleans, LA

Your 1779 Creole Cottage, French Quarter living room. Specialty Cocktails, Live Music, a Jukebox with grooves, Venezuelan Food, Late-Night DJ's - it's all here.



APAP Ken Waldman and friends

Don't Tell Mama, 343 W. 46th Street, New York, NY

Association of the Performing Arts Presenters - NYC Annual Conference: Jefferson Hamer, Janie Rothfield & Allan Carr, Stephanie Bettman & Luke Halpin, Liz Queler with Seth Farber and Joey Farber, Tom Bailey, Ken Waldman with Lizzie Thompson 

APAP Free or $30


The Maybelles Bluegrass Brunch

Superfine, 126 Front St, Brooklyn, NY

Rima Fand Violin, Tina Lama Upright Bass join Jan Bell in three part harmony originals, and classic country and old time tunes. 



Cider Daze Stage

Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 455 Flatbush Ave or 990 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY

MUSIC ALL DAY Cider Daze Stage Groove to sounds from around the block and around the world, all day long! 11:45a             Denver Milord from the Broadway hit Oklahoma - Start your day with “Oh What a Beautiful Morning” and “Surrey with the Fringe on Top”  12n-1p             Jan Bell and the Maybelles - Jan Bell and The Maybelles are Brooklyn based at the heart of the thriving grass roots folk music community playing regularly in DUMBO, and at the fabulous Jalopy Theatre and School of Music in Red Hook.

Entrances: 455 Flatbush Avenue990 Washington AvenueBrooklyn, NY 11225 Directions & Parking >



Brown County Inn

Brown County Inn, Nashville, IN


In the Round

Lyricists Corner, Muncie, IN


with Will Scott

House Concert, Richmond, IN