Kentucky Music Weekend 40th & final show!

KMW LogoThe 40th annual Kentucky Music Weekend (KMW) has a great line-up of acts all weekend long.  The shows start Friday evening, July 24 at 7 p.m.  Storefront performs on Friday.  Artts & crafts booths and workshops will take place on Saturday. Concerts continue Saturday evening and more fun on Sunday.  The Kentucky State Dulcimer Championship is also held at KMW.

Nancy Johnson Barker says ” . . . 40 years ago I wanted to create a folk and traditional music festival  . . . to create an opportunity for folks to learn about and enjoy this music and these artists . . . such an important part of our Kentucky heritage. I have been successful in reaching that goal.”

We have great memories of seeing so many iconic performers and meeting so many nice folks!  Hope you will join us, Nancy, and her crew to celebrate a job well-done!

Storefront Congregation kicks off 2015 season of Corydon’s Bluegrass On the Square, Saturday June 27

Come on out to Corydon, IN on June 27 for the first show of Corydon’s Bluegrass On the Square.  Sharing the show with us will be The New Balance at 4:00 pm, and Storefront takes the stage at 6:00 pm.

Remember folks, this show is FREE to the public.  All you need to bring is a lawn chair. We hope to see you all there.

Storefront Congregation LIVE ONLINE, Friday, May 15th


Dear friends,

We will be doing a live broadcast on Concert Window from LaGrange Coffee Roasters which starts at 7:30pm EDT on May 15. Wherever you are in the world, you can tune in! We’ll be doing a few old Storefront favorites as well as introducing a couple of fun new tunes we’ve worked up.

The concert will happen at Hope you can join us!

– Storefront Congregation

SFC Chandelier 2

Storefront to play inaugural show for “Grass In The Gallery”

The Tim Faulkner Gallery presents an evening of acoustic music with Storefront Congregation along with special guest, Michael Cleveland.

Join us on Thursday, February 19th from 8-10 pm as the Tim Faulkner Gallery kicks off “Grass in the Gallery”

In addition to Michael Cleveland, former Storefront bandmate Nathan Livers will be joining us on Mandolin, filling in for the vacationing Turner Hutchens.

More information can be found at:


Turner Hutchens is card-carrying official!

After two seasons of filling in as a “sideman” on mandolin, Turner Hutchens is now a full-fledged member of Storefront Congregation!  If you don’t like the way we sound or how we do business, IT’S ALL TURNER’S FAULT!  Just kidding – it’s only ¼ of his fault!  We’ve been so lucky that Turner has shared his musical talents with us.  He is an exceptional musician and we’re happy to be part of his journey and excited about our future direction!  Congratulations to all!Turner

Idaho is no small potatoes!

A valley in Idaho

A valley in Idaho

Just got back from our first trip on the Snake River aboard the American Empress steam boat.  She’s a beauty!  Just a little smaller than the American Queen, but she has the elegance of another great lady!  Here are some photos from our trip to Idaho & Washington with a minor side step to Oregon via Hell’s Canyon.

SFC guys at Hell's Gate

SFC guys at Hell’s Gate

Turner & Murrell at Hell's Canyon Dam

Turner & Murrell at Hell’s Canyon Dam

Show Room on the American Empress

Show Room on the American Empress

Paddlewheel of the American Empress and the mountains beyond.

Paddlewheel of the American Empress and the mountains beyond.

Coeur D'Alene Lake, Idaho

Coeur D’Alene Lake, Idaho




We’re looking forward to another season on the beautiful American Queen Steamboat on the Mississippi & Ohio rivers, as well as her sister the American Empress Riverboat on the Snake & Columbia rivers.  Come cruise with us this year!


Folk Festival in Boonville, Missouri

Another exciting gig on the schedule THIS WEEKEND is the Big Muddy Folk Festival.  We can’t wait to meet the folk folks in Boonville, Missouri and ‘show-me’ some SFC music!

On the ‘sidelines’!

In between gigs throughout the year, SFC band members often perform in other groups or special shows.

Storefront CongregationOne such performance is today, March 15, when bass player, Lauren White will join John Gage and Brigid Kaelin along with Cantor David Lipp for a musical celebration of Purim at Congregation Adath Jeshuran .  She also performs with Glenn Gibson as “Double Knot Spies” and is working on an annual Christmas program with friends Michael and Andrew Meehan.

“The MacDaddies” rock the house and kick up the country with SFC’s Kent Houchin on guitar and harmony vocals.  They also perform as a smaller group, “The Fiasco Brothers.”

SFC banjo player, Murrell Thixton sits in with “Eddie Wells and the Kettle Creek Ramblers” periodically as well as performs with other local talented musicians such as wife, Robin Roller Thixton and Matt & Alan Phelps, etc.

Aspiring country star, Turner Hutchens performs with various groups to feature his vocal and multi-instrument talents in addition to his role with SFC on mandolin.  He often performs with cousin, Jory Hutchens of Mickey Clark & Blue Norther.

The covert “operation” of SFC is revealed!

Kent on stage with guitar

Kent on stage with guitar

We are pleased to report that guitar player, Kent Houchin is recovering well from wrist and shoulder surgery over the winter!  This is in follow-up to an earlier surgery on the other arm last year.  He is almost a bionic man now and he’s in rehab getting ready to play some hot licks and killer rhythms on guitar again soon!