Welcome to the online home of Adler & Hearne (updated October 29, 2021)  

LOOKING DOWN THE ROAD - Adler & Hearne performances coming up in 2021!...

Saturday, November 6, 2021 - Winnsboro Center for the Arts | Winnsboro, TX (our annual concert on The Bowery Stage! Doors at 7 / Music at 7:30 p.m.) KATE HEARNE-MEACHAM WILL BE OUR SPECIAL GUEST ON THIS NIGHT! Joining us on bass will be Tony Stubbs, and on keys WCA Prez of the Board Mary White!! Here's the direct link to tickets online: https://winnsborocenterforthearts.com/bowery_stage_tickets/

And on Sunday mornings for the remainder of this year we'll be leading the music at First United Methodist Church of Winnsboro at 10:50 a.m. We'd love to see you there!!

 

LOOKING IN THE REAR-VIEW MIRROR...

Sunday, October 24, 2021 - Harmony House Concert Series | Wildscape Acres 10 miles north of Bonham, TX (3-5 p.m.) https://www.http://wildscapeacres.com/

Saturday, August 28, 2021 - Tumbleweed Music Festival with Kate Hearne | Garden City, KS (We'll be performing early-ish in the day, along with facilitating a brief Songwriting workshop / Kate will be performing her own solo set too, plus leading in a brief Blues Guitar workshop) https://www.facebook.com/tumbleweedfestival/?ref=page_internal

Sunday, August 29, 2021 - Community Congregational Church | Garden City, KS (10 a.m. service) https://www.facebook.com/communitycongregationalchurch/

Monday, August 30 - Friday, Sept. 3, 2021 - RECORDING AT HOWLIN' DOG RECORDS | Alamosa, CO

Wednesday, September 8, 2021- Michael Hearne's Big Barn Dance Music Festival kick-off ART WALK | Taos, NM (we'll be performing at one of the art galleries featured along the way of Michael's famed Taos gallery stroll that's always a soulful beginning to an awesome weekend of LIVE music at Kit Carson Park in downtown Taos - we'll also be present at the festival and look forward to seeing you there!!!) https://www.facebook.com/BigBarnDance

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - Woody Guthrie Folk Music Center | Pampa, TX (6 p.m.)

TCA-SPONSORED PINEY WOODS TOUR BROUGHT ADLER & HEARNE TO FIVE EAST TEXAS COUNTIES THIS SUMMER! The Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) is sponsoring a rural outreach program to provide free performances by 34 Texas artists to designated rural counties. We're honored to be among those artists who were awarded tours -- and as fate would have it we were assigned the Piney Woods Tour! Following are the tour dates and places we played:

CARTHAGE, TX (Panola County) | NOON-1 p.m. Thursday, June 3 | Anderson Park Gazebo (in case of rain at the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame)

CENTER, TX (Shelby County) | 5-6 p.m. Thursday, June 3 | Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library on stage indoors in the library meeting room

SAN AUGUSTINE, TX (San Augustine County) | NOON-1 p.m. Friday, June 4 | Kick-Off concert for the Main Street Heritage Days festival

HEMPHILL, TX (Sabine County) | 10-11 a.m. Saturday, June 5 | Sabine County Farmers Market

JEFFERSON, TX | 1:30 p.m. workshop & 3 p.m. concert Saturday, July 17 | indoors at the Jefferson, TX Convention & Visitors Center | 305 East Austin St. 

 

We also LOVED playing the Whatley Center for Performing Arts in Mount Pleasant, TX on Sunday afternoon (June 6) in the spacious and lovely sounding lobby performance space. So cool, and a wonderful listening audience to boot.

THEN THERE WERE THESE SOULFUL GIGS TOO!!!...

Saturday, July 24, 2021 - Private Wedding | Salida, CO

Thursday, August 5, 2021 - Private House Concert | Afton, OK

Friday, August 6, 2021 - Private Memorial Service | Bartlesville, OK

Saturday, August 7, 2021 - Satanta Arts Council Community Concert & Picnic at Apache Park | Satanta, KS (6 p.m.) https://www.facebook.com/SatantaAreaArtsCouncil/?ref=page_internal

Sunday, August 8, 2021 - Satanta United Methodist Church | Satanta, KS (10 a.m. service) https://www.facebook.com/SUMChurch/

Tuesday, August 10, 2021 - Singer Hill House Concert | Golden City, MO (6 p.m.)

CALENDAR NOTE: Thank you for your patience as we get our NEW web site re-designed and up to date. (Our Hostbaby site migrated to a new Bandzoogle site in January 2020.) The remainder of 2020 was tough on us all due to the pandemic of course. But especially for Lynn as her father passed away on Palm Sunday, April 5, 2020. Six-plus months later on October 12 her mother passed away too due to complications from Covid-19. Because of the important restrictions in nursing homes, Lynn was unable to be with either parent at their passing. So we've just had to take a deep breath and get through all of this one day at a time.

As you can see listed above, we have had several concerts scheduled so far in 2021. Still, our work in the world remains greatly changed due to health concerns with the continuing and unfolding Delta variant of Covid-19 on the planet. FOR THE MOST PART, from mid-September through the end of this year (2021) and likely beyond, we will be returning to live-streaming concerts from our song farm home, rather than touring live and in-person concerts. 

Also, so ya know, we've both had our Covid-19 vaccines. This is reassuring to us, and we hope to you too.

In the months to come, thank you for checking back often to our Calendar page to see if we're headed your way. It's going to take some times obviously because of "the times," but we're trying to stay positive here and be open to the future. We welcome your invitations to bring our music to your concert series, community event/festival, house concerts and Sunday morning church gigs too -- as soon as it's safe to start gathering again on a regular basis.

SPECIAL NOTE TO TEXAS FOLKS -- if you're a decisionmaker (or know one) for a Texas municipality, not-for-profit organization, public school/college or public library -- when you schedule Adler & Hearne for your free-to-the-public events, YOU'RE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE GRANT DOLLARS from our wonderful Texas Commission on the Arts via its Arts Respond Performance Support program! It's super easy for your organization to get set up with an account, and the folks in the office there are HAPPY to help you receive this support. It's a great way TCA supports the livelihood of the artists honored to be included on the official Texas Touring Roster. AND it's a great way TCA supports bringing the arts to LIFE at community events across the state.

Just send Lynn a personal email at lynn.adler.songfarmer@gmail.com if you want to know more, and she'll follow up pronto!

 

OUR NOT-EXACTLY NEW NEWS!

Note: the following was posted early 2020. We'll update soon. We promise...

Like most folks we know, our past year of 2019 brought a mix of joys, adventures, heartaches and challenges. But we lived to tell about it, and sing about it too! As a couple whose journey began in friendship 40 years ago in Nashville, we decided our 2019 anniversary year was deserving of a momentous occasion. In a quiet tiny wedding officiated by two dear friends at our song farm home we tied the knot on November 20, 2019.

We'll continue to make music in the world as Adler & Hearne (our professional name for going on 20 years). Following our calling to make music together for our living has not always been the easiest choice, but most definitely the right one. The warm and wide circle of friendships we've made along the way certainly has brought much love, spirit and meaning to our life together. Thank you from the heart to our family and friends for your encouragement, love and support through the years. May the new year comfort you with memories of good times and of loved ones who've passed on, and fill you with anticipation of new life in all its forms -- new projects, work, music, art, writing, poetry, improved health, growing families, gardening, travels, lifted spirits, pursuit of dreams!

And for those of you we've not seen in too long, we'd love our paths to cross soon. (Hint: house concerts make for the best reunions. Perhaps you'd like to be on our 2020 Honeymoon Tour!) We care about you, and we'd love to hear from you!!! ~ Lynn & Lindy

P.S. We're taking some time off for self care early this year, while quietly regaining our footing with concert bookings and new creative works by summer. NOW is the time to reach out about summer, fall and winter dates on the calendar. That's not to say we're adverse to a last-minute booking this winter or spring. Just so ya know.

It's a journey of faith for us as we work future concert bookings into the nooks and crannies of our days. We very much appreciate your reaching out to us to schedule a concert in your home, community or church in 2020-2021. We're independent artists and we handle all of our own bookings. Don't be shy about reaching out!

REAR VIEW MIRROR

On October 27, 2019 we played the soulful Harmony House concert series at Wildscape Acres north of Bonham, TX at the home of hosts Faye Wedell and Scott Lipsett. It was a gorgeous fall Sunday afternoon, and we were so pleased to have a houseful of friends in attendance. And what SINGERS they were!!!

On September 14-26, 2019 we journeyed to New England and back, visiting dear friends and family and playing a handful of choice house concert gatherings in PA and CT, including the awesome Trinity Church on the Green Coffeehouse Concert and Sunday morning church service, which is always so beautiful and touching. 

On September 4-10, 2019 we enjoyed a few days out to Michael Hearne's Big Barn Dance in Taos, NM. En route to and from we played concerts in Amarillo, TX (at Chalice Abbey) and Moriarty, NM (a lovely house concert series there). It was also very special to be brought up on stage a couple of times during the Big Barn Dance 'love fest.' Always good medicine there.

On August 29, 2019 we returned home from a four-day Artist-In-Residency in Coffeyville, KS for the community's Humanities Project. We gave 17 performances over the four days -- at the community college and many nursing homes, including five programs for the high school in nearby Caney, KS. Oh yeah, and a house concert on our way back home to TX!

On Sunday, May 5, 2019, we wrapped up our delightful two-week High Plains Public Radio Music Ambassador Tour. Hats off to High Plains Public Radio and all our gracious concert hosts and helpers along the way. It was an amazing journey, and we made wonderful new friends in the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles (Perkins, OK too at dear friend Monica Taylor's sweet house concert gathering!!), and all up and down Western Kansas. The High Plains rock, and we encourage you all to put that region on your bucket list.

Our Fall 2018 month-long tour took us on another full sweep to the Upper Midwest down through Tennessee, over to South Carolina and back across the Gulf Coast states to Home Sweet Texas. and our Summer 2018 tour took us from the upper east side of Texas to Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, Illinois, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Delaware, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and Louisiana.

 

ADLER & HEARNE ARE ON THE TEXAS TOURING ROSTER!!!

TCA Logo 

The Texas Commission on the Arts once again accepted Adler & Hearne onto the Texas Touring Roster as official Texas Touring Artists, this time for the 2020-2022 touring season. It's a rigorous application process, and we're grateful to remain on the roster for another two-year term. Honored to have been on the roster since 2014. For more information, see our TCA Touring Artists page here on our web site. To read TCA's 2020 Facebook announcement about yours trulies being included on the Texas Touring Roster again, click here! HATS OFF TO TCA FOR INCLUDING US ON THE TEXAS TOURING ROSTER, again!

 

NOTE: As we already stated above, If you represent a public school, library, municipality or not-for-profit organization in Texas -- you can apply to the TCA for what's called Performance Support grant dollars that will cover up to 50 percent of Adler & Hearne's concert fee. How cool is that?! To learn more, click here:

https://www.arts.texas.gov/artroster/roster/show/all

Or shoot us a fast email, and we'll reply pronto. Write to us at lynn.adler.songfarmer@gmail.com.

 

HEAR ADLER & HEARNE ON "THE HEARNE FAMILY ALBUM" -- !

The two songs of ours featured on the recording are "Salty Town" co-written by Lindy Hearne and Kate Hearne, from our CD "Second Nature." And "When They Sing" penned by Lindy, from our latest double CD "Simpatico."

Wouldn't you like to add the HEARNE FAMILY ALBUM to your collection of Adler & Hearne CDs?!?! Here's the link to Howlin' Dog Records where you can order the CD. Or email us directly with your order, and we'll ship one to you!

https://howlindog-store.squarespace.com/new-releases-home/hearne-family-album

 

HEARNE FAMILY ALBUM

 

Speaking of albums... have you heard our latest?!

Front cover of our brand 2-CD release

Meet 'SIMPATICO" -- a 24-song celebration of 15 years of organic song farming in the world!!!

Our O'fficial Hometown CD Release concert was SAT., OCT. 1, 2016, at our beloved Winnsboro Center for the Arts, and even though this new music was released late in the year (October 2016) -- "Simpatico" was among the OFFICIAL FOLK DJ Most-Played CDs of 2016. WhooHOO and hats off to radio promotions magician ERIC BALKEY.

Please help others hear our music by requesting airplay of Adler & Hearne songs by your favorite FOLK DJ in the world. Thank you!

Simply click HERE to listen to and purchase any of our music online!

 

WANT ADLER & HEARNE TO PROVIDE SPECIAL MUSIC AT YOUR CHURCH? Check out our 'Sunday Mornings' page. It's where you can learn more about how these two organic song farmers plant songs in hearts on Sunday mornings, at church coffeehouses on Saturday nights, dinners on the ground, etc. 

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ADLER & HEARNE MAKE HISTORY!!!

We're honored to be included in this beautiful book penned by Maryann Miller and Bill Jones on the history of our adopted home town of Winnsboro, TX. Wow!! So cool...

Cover of the

Following is the history book page featuring yours trulies. The book is available for sale at the Winnsboro Center for the Arts, and at the Winnsboro Emporium. Truly a treasury of historic images and stories of our town, which was founded as "Crossroads" in 1854.

 Here we are on page 115. We made history in Winnsboro!! We are truly humbled to be featured in this way.

Thanks for stopping by our online home!

And for all you do to support organic song farmers like us in the world by showing up at shows, buying our music, and requesting it from your favorite FOLK DJs.

Thanks for visiting our BANDCAMP page too -- to listen and to purchase our music online, for yourself or for someone you love.

Y'all be safe out there, and be kind to yourself. 

 

Peace, love & healing through song always,

Lynn & Lindy

 

October 2021

Adler & Hearne

Spring Hollow Organic Song Farm | P.O. Box 979, Winnsboro, TX 75494

lynn.adler.songfarmer@gmail.com

song farm cell: (214) 952-6086 (voice or text)