Last spring, it was announced that the long-running UU Coffeehouse folk and acoustic music concert series hosted by the Unitarian Universalist congregation would not continue. But apparently there was enough support for it that organizers have arranged to move it to the Tree Of Life synagogue on North Trenholm Drive, renaming it the TOL Coffeehouse Series.
Over nearly two decades, the concerts in their original form presented national touring musicians, mostly in the folk realm, and brought both well-known artists and new faces from Tom Russell to The Honey Dewdrops, The Kennedys, Dayna Kurtz, and many more.
The first season as TOL Coffeehouse offers a lineup very similar to the last few years, however, with Jack Williams (Jan. 6), Harpeth Rising (Mar. 17), and Vance Gilbert (April 21) also on the calendar.
The biggest change may be more on the culinary front. TOL has partnered with Groucho’s Deli to offer optional, additional-charge food options, meaning one can now make the coffeehouse an opportunity for a dinner and a show, possibly widening its appeal outside diehard folk fans.