Acorn Coffeehouse
Burning Bush Art Gallery
216 N Main Street,  Wheaton, IL  60187
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Burning BushAcorn Coffeehouse is an exciting music and storytelling venue located in the beautiful newly renovated Burning Bush Art Gallery.  Concerts are on the 2nd Saturday of   each month (unless otherwise noted).  Enjoy a magnificent art exhibit and an evening of live music in a charming house built in the late 1890's. 
Concerts begin at 8:00 pm.  Doors open at 7:30.  Admission  $10.00

Check out the Jam  led by Dave Hodge
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Eric LambertJan 14th -  Eric Lambert

Chicago area musician Eric Lambert is a world-class flatpicking guitarist, sought-after educator, and outstanding performer. An international-touring artist with a career spanning over 40 years, Eric has distinguished himself as a songwriter, recording artist, musician, performer, record label owner, as well as a teacher of Americana music.  Lambert was most recently with the award-winning Chicago bluegrass outfit the Henhouse Prowlers. He currently performs solo as well as teamed up with other high-caliber musicians; a well-connected veteran, he knows the best of the best and plays with them often.
Audiences are dazzled by Eric’s original elixir of feel-good Americana infused with bluegrass, blues, rock, & soul whether he’s performing at crowded festivals or intimate house concerts. Recent accolades include a 2015 Best Entertainer Chicago Music Award.
Eric’s longtime desire to write and perform his own music became his sole focus since 2012. His authentic, heartfelt style and sound is an upbeat and eclectic blend, unbound by any specific genre. His creative output reflects the diversity of his influences, namely: Doc Watson, Tony Rice, Clarence White, Bill Monroe, Norman Blake, B.B. King, Bob Dylan, Jerry Garcia, The Allman Brothers, and Robert Johnson. But Eric’s music is distinctive; it’s his own homegrown, crowd-pleasing blend.
In 2013, Lambert released his critically-acclaimed fourth CD, Maiden Voyage. This pure Americana album captures the energy and raw expression of a live performance, backed up by a high-quality studio recording. “There is more improvisation and freedom in the music,” Eric said. “I like to provide the framework for a song, while leaving room for expression. I love to hear musicians really stretch out and play their instruments.”
“There is only one Eric ‘Feel Good’ Lambert,” claims Ernie Hill of NoDepression.com. Lambert’s palpable joy, earthy voice, and precision licks win audiences anew and retain fans, leaving them energized and inspired after a show.
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Alfonso Ponticelli
Feb 11   Alfonso Ponticelli
A multi-instrumentalist, Ponticelli won the 1994 U.S. National Mountain Dulcimer Championship and continues to perform solo mountain dulcimer and guitar. He has played both banjo and guitar with the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra and was invited to perform solo didgeridoo at the Chicago Symphony Center. Ponticelli has collaborated in Chicago with Arabic, Irish, bluegrass, Gypsy, Romanian and many other traditional folk musicians. Ponticelli has had the honor of performing at Chicago’s Millennium Park on its opening night as well as at every major museum in Chicago.

 Ponticelli is the 2009 recipient of the Leonardo da Vinci award for outstanding achievement in performing arts from Order Sons of Italy in America and holds a B.M. in Jazz Studies from DePaul University. Ponticelli has been to Cordoba, Spain (1994) to study with the great flamenco guitarists Rafael Riqueni and Manolo Sanlucar, New Mexico to study with Chuscales and Pedro Cortes and has had the great flamenco singer and guitarist Pansequito join his band for two years. He has performed at the Iridium in New York City where Les Paul invited Alfonso to play as a special guest with his trio.

 Ponticelli shares his education and love of music by teaching workshops at many festivals, including 13 years at the Midwest Gypsy Swing Fest in Madison, Wisconsin. He introduced Gypsy jazz to Chicago in the 1990s, when he began teaching a weekly Django-style class at the renowned Old Town School of Folk Music, where he has taught for 16 years.   Alfonso Ponticelli

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