Lydaco Music & Booking sprang from my life-long passion for music, appreciation for the craft of songwriting and a desire to make a positive difference through music and art. Bringing neighbors, friends, and families together around shared musical experiences in intimate settings, are opportunities for us to strengthen and build relationships and create vibrant arts communities, while supporting independent artists/singer-songwriters.
Established in Columbia, MO in 2012, Lydaco Music has served as a diverse platform for my music interests and projects. Early on, Lydaco Music hosted 5 local songwriting workshops taught by Buddy Mondlock, Melissa Greener, Owen Temple and Dave Isaacs. I also presented 15 listening room shows. The "Lydaco Concert Series" featured some outstanding artists, including The Honey DewDrops, Jonathan Byrd & The Pick Up Cowboys, Buddy Mondlock, Owen Temple, Kelley Mickwee, John Batdorf & James Lee Stanley, Natalia Zukerman, Jeff Campbell, Danny Schmidt & Carrie Elkin, Noah Earle, ilyAIMY, Rachael Sage, Neptune's Car, Lyal Strickland and Jack Williams. Despite intense promotion, attendance was disappointing, so I canceled the series. You can view videos from the concert series on YouTube (links to live videos above). In 2016, in an effort to expand listening rooms in Mid-Missouri, I cultivated new house concert series, while encouraging other folks to occasionally host a house concert.
My journey into talent booking began upon meeting John Batdorf (Batdorf & Rodney fame) at a house concert in 2012. I started assisting John with booking his tours to Missouri/Midwest. Over the years, I worked with other notable folk/americana artists as their agent, or by providing them one-time, or occasional assistance. These included: Adler & Hearne, John Batdorf, Ben Bedford, Carrie Elkin & Danny Schmidt, Jeff Campbell, Korby Lenker, Melissa Greener, Jonathan Byrd & The Pickup Cowboys, Kelley Mickwee, Kira Small, Michelle Lewis, Owen Temple, Neptune's Car, Steff Mahan, Rod Picott, Mark Stuart, The Honey Dewdrops, and These Fine Moments.
I also book Music/Songwriting seminars and workshops and you can find that information at the Music Workshops tab. Thanks so much for stopping by! -- Vicki