Enjoy selected photos of our previous concerts since Cousin Andy’s beginnings in 1994, initially based at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, then the Church of the Good Shepherd, and recently at the Unitarian Fellowship in Carbondale, plus other occasional venues.
Volunteer sound crew, 1994. Founding board members, Vern and Lenore, at Vern’s 50th birthday celebration and concert, December 1994.
Music comes first at Cousin Andy’s. Article by Tracy James, The Southern Illinoisan, December 4, 1994.
Home Brewed CD that helped benefit purchase of the PA system, along with the December 1994 benefit concert.
ca. 1995 A few early concerts. People we’ve know over the years at Kerrville Folk Festival.
A few of the 2009 concerts.
Spring 2010 concerts.
2020 had a few in-person concerts before the COVID pandemic changed our world. We’re glad to have hosted among Michael Smith’s last concerts. We were happy to reunite virtually for founding board members, Vern and Lenore’s, annual birthday-holiday visit with Small Potatoes (albeit a few days delayed).
A few of the 2019 concerts.
We remember our longtime volunteer, Bryan Kelso Crow, who departed September 29, 2019. He did watch Kyle Carey play a few months earlier. Over many years, Bryan invited a number of Celtic musicians to Cousin Andy’s, helped run sound, set up chairs, bought cookies and coffee, promoted shows, and sometimes he also played music. Read more in The Southern: https://thesouthern.com/news/local/obituaries/bryan-kelso-crow-was-an-ambassador-of-irish-music-locally-and-nationwide/article_459a74e1-8865-5ecf-8059-ff71d5c4a305.html
A few 2018 events.
Small Potatoes, 2016.
Some of the 2015 concerts.