A Year of Wednesdays

2 Nov

Well, a year of intermittent Wednesdays, but still a LOT of Wednesdays in 2019 were spent at Threadgill’s! I was honored to be asked to play a residency there in the Spring, and Midweek Modern Troubadours was born. I played (give or take) 4 months of weekly shows in May, June, September, and October. All of these kind, lovely, and TALENTED AS HECK musicians agreed to be my guests. Part of it still feels like a thing I just made up in my head of, “Wouldn’t it be cool if…?” But these people all joined me on stage and every single show was a unique little adventure.

Thanks to everyone who came once or twice or, for some of you…to just about most of these shows! I’ve stolen some of your photos…thank you for documenting these things when I was busy trying to play in the right key up there. (A bunch of these are by Spring Willow Lee…thanks Spring!)

I’ve linked to everyone’s websites – please check out their music and support them!

May 1, 2019: Shawnee Kilgore: The dynamic duo starts it off with a bang.

Shawnee Kilgore Jana Pochop

May 8, 2019: Susan Gibson: We go way back and we laughed a LOT.

Susan Gibson Jana Pochop

May 15, 2019: Bonnie Whitmore: she brought her 8 string bass and rock ‘n roll was born.

May 22, 2019: Kelley Mickwee: we learned a lot about hermit crabs.

Kelley Mickwee Jana Pochop

May 29, 2019: Mandy Rowden with guest host Susan Gibson: (I had to go see Imogen Heap play an acoustic show in a tiny room…these two kindly made the Threadgill’s scene hoppin’ without me!)

June 5, 2019: Chris Carroll and Adam Carroll: on the heels of their 2 new releases this summer…two of my favorite people!

Adam Carroll Chris Carroll Jana Pochop

June 12, 2019: Barbara Nesbitt: she is queen of many things including harmonies and delightfully inappropriate jokes.

Barbara Nesbitt Jana Pochop

June 19, 2019: Emily Shirley: old home week with my Homeslipper sister!

Emily Shirley Jana Pochop

September 4, 2019: Jeff Plankenhorn: we wrote 3 songs this summer and sung ’em all that night!

Jeff Plankenhorn Jana Pochop

September 11, 2019: Terri Hendrix: harmonica jams, beautiful songs, and a couple of decades of inspiration for me. Whew.

Terri Hendrix Jana Pochop

September 18, 2019: Michael O’Connor: the zen master of guitar and one of my favorite writers to boot.

Michael O'Connor Jana Pochop

October 2, 2019: Hardened & Tempered: two Scorpios and a Libra walk into a gig…

Hardened & Tempered Jana Pochop

October 9, 2019: Shawnee Kilgore: so nice we did it twice!

Shawnee Kilgore Jana Pochop

October 16, 2019: Mark Addison: Mark solo songs and onetwothreescream in the flesh!

Mark Addison Jana Pochop onetwothreescream

October 23, 2019: Grace Pettis: NERD SONGS ALL NITE LONG.

Grace Pettis Jana Pochop

October 30, 2019: Betty Soo: lots of Harry Chapin talk over the Astros/Nationals game 7 updates AND stellar accordion too!

Betty Soo Jana Pochop

2 Responses to A Year of Wednesdays



November 2nd, 2019 at 6:25 pm

So much fun! I’m happy I managed to make it to most of those shows!!! What a blast.



November 2nd, 2019 at 7:39 pm

I wish I’d seen them all! But I saw a lot – all wonderful xox

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