HISTORY & MISSION
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. Bringing neighbors, friends, and families together through listening room concerts in intimate settings, are opportunities to strengthen and build relationships and create vibrant arts communities, while supporting artists/singer-songwriters in sharing their talents, songs and music with us.
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 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 concerts on YouTube (links above). In 2016, in effort to expand listening rooms in Mid-Missouri, I cultivated new house concert series in my area.
My journey into talent booking began upon meeting John Batdorf (of Batdorf & Rodney fame) at a house concert in 2012. Soon after, I began assisting John with booking his annual tours to Missouri/Midwest. Over the years, I worked with several notable Folk/Americana artists as their agent, or by providing one-time or occasional assistance with tour booking. 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.
The pandemic brought everything to a halt for 2 years, but I am back and working with a wonderful roster of artists. I encourage you to visit their websites, attend their shows, join their Patreon and social media channels, and buy their music! Reach out anytime if you'd like to host any of them in a house concert.
Thanks so much for stopping by! -- Vicki
COVER PHOTO OF JOHN BATDORF & HIS GUITAR:
Kevin Dingman, Photographer
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