. The 2019 Sandburg Songbag Concerts are made possible thanks to a grant from the Mark and Celia Godsil Family Fund, a Donor Advised Fund of the Galesburg Community Foundation, and the Community Impact Fund at the Galesburg Community Foundation. The concert is presented by the Carl Sandburg Historic Site Association and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
David G. Smith
Carl Sandburg State Historic Site
A donation of $5 per person is suggested.
Singer/songwriter David G. Smith will open the 2019 Carl Sandburg Songbag Concert series.
For years, Smith has relied on real life stories to drive his songs. Living in Nashville, Tennessee and Blue Grass, Iowa provides Smith with time to spend on the backroads between both places. Smith earned First Place in the 2008 International Songwriting Competition in the Country Music category with “Made for You.” His song “Fear” was a semifinalist in ISC’s 2012 contest. His songs have been featured on TNT’s “Saving Grace,” Travel Channel’s “Rissi Palmer’s Country,” and Lifetime’s “Chasing Nashville.” For additional information visit his website https://davidgsmithmusic.com/home.
Carl Sandburg Songbag Concerts later this spring will include:
April 14: Dan Zahn and Kate Moretti, folk to blues, jazz to country swing
May 5: Ian Johnson and Manny Lopez III, funky guitar and keyboard
June 9: Last Acre - Mark and Molly Mathewson, father and daughter duo perform traditional bluegrass and folk music
July 14: David Berntson, blues harmonica
August 11: Andy Crawford and Harry Tonchev, jazz guitar and bass
Carl Sandburg was a collector and performer of America’s folk songs. The series is named in honor of Sandburg’s book “The American Songbag,” published in 1927. The Carl Sandburg State Historic Site includes the home where the famed poet and biographer was born. For more information, visit www.sandburg.org.