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Live Music - Dave Moore and Phil Heywood - First Street Community Center
LILFEST PRESENTS An intimate concert in a relaxed setting on Saturday, November 17th at 7:30 pm (doors open at 7:15 pm), in the Uptown Theatre. Recently Dave Moore and Phil Heywood have been sharing stages, trading songs and embroidering rich instrumental accompaniment on each other’s songs and melodies. Mount Vernon's Phil Heywood plays fingerstyle guitar with a bluesy swing and a bucketful of whatever it takes to turn an instrumental piece into an arresting lyrical narrative. His lucid playing encompasses the down-home rhythmic groove of a Mississippi John Hurt or Leadbelly, and the sheer fluidity and melodic flair of such contemporaries as Leo Kottke. The internationally renowned Kottke once handpicked Mr. Heywood to tour and perform duets with him. Eastern Iowa's Dave Moore writes and plays guitar, button accordion and harmonica in a country blues/folk and conjunto style. He is a veteran of A Prairie Home Companion, winner of Iowa Arts Council grants and recipient of the 2017 Folk Tradition Midwest Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the Folk Alliance Region Midwest (FARM). Presented by LilFest Extraordinary music in an intimate setting, an opportunity to meet the musicians, hear a great performance, listen, laugh, have a memorably musical evening.