If there was ever a dynamic duo in the performing singer-songwriter world, these two seasoned performers and musicians could most certainly fit the bill. The combination of Jill Manning’s rough and ready, lovely and literate voice backed by the superb and sublime, intense and intentional guitar playing of Jaigh Lowder is a delight to hear, see and experience in any way possible. On Oct. 21, they released their first collaborative record, Next Time Around, a collection of 11 self-penned tunes, recorded by Lowder and performed as a duo. They were chosen from many, as one of the few artists featured as Official Showcase performers at FARM, the annual Midwest region gathering of the Folk Alliance International held in St. Louis in 2013. They characterize their performances as “fun and entertaining” and claim the “goal of the artist is to connect, inspire and entertain.” Anyone who has experienced these two incredible, and very real musicians during a performance, know they certainly achieve those qualifications, often moving above and beyond, to flashes of transcendence and illumination.


Lowder and Manning
Friday, Dec. 13, 8pm
Norb Andy’s

Official Showcase Information

FARM Announces their 2013 Official Showcase Performers!

Reviving a tradition at Clayville

The Clayville Folk Music Festival comes to life Aug. 24


Join us for a great evening with a duo of local songwriters. Jaigh & Jill will be playing all the new songs they have written and some of the old standbys.

Homegrown songs from Lowder & Manning

Up Comings Shows

  • Jan 24
    Route 66 MotorHeads Bar, Grill, & Museum,  Springfield
  • Jan 25
    The Funky Monkey,  Taylorville
  • Feb 6
    Bunn Gourmet,  Springfield
  • Feb 13
    Island Bay Yacht Club,  Springfield
  • Feb 21
    Walnut Street Winery,  Rochester


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