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Doors open at 7:00 for all shows- no advance ticket sales.

Open mic at 7:30 followed by featured performers

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Saturday July 5th

 Cricket Tell the Weather

 

Based in Brooklyn, Cricket Tell the Weather is an indie string band featuring bluegrass-inspired original music. Winners of the 2013 FreshGrass Award, Cricket is rooted in the bluegrass tradition, and expands to include rock, pop, and jazz elements. Award-winning songwriters Andrea Asprelli (fiddle) and Jason Borisoff (guitar) received a blue ribbon in 2011 at the Podunk Bluegrass Festival Songwriting Competition for their co-written song "Remington". They are joined by Doug Goldstein on the banjo and Jeff Picker on bass. The quartet's voice carries a new spirit that explores a century of influences, owing as much to the traditions that inspired bluegrass to the journey that follows. The band has been featured at Joe Val Bluegrass Festival, Del Fest, Ossipee Valley Music Festival, Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, Brandywine Folk Festival, and FreshGrass Festival, all in their first year. Cricket released their independent debut album in March 2014.

Saturday September 6th
Brett Hughs and the Honky Tonk Crowd
Details TBA
Brett Hughes loves songs. He love to sing 'em, write 'em, and play 'em. He's happiest singing harmony and accompanying soulful singers on guitar, but he's perfectly at home leading his own band through heart-broke, whiskey-soaked originals and the best of the Great American Honky Tonk Songbook. He's written and recorded music for vision and film, winning a 2005 regional Emmy Award for his Windy Acres soundtrack. He's toured with Mike Gordon (of Phish) and Ramble Dove, and the Americana songbird Shannon McNally. He's played in a million bands, among them Monoprix, Belle Pines, viperHouse, Chrome Cowboys, Whateverly Brothers, Whiskey Likkers, Wrecking Ball, The Decentz, Fortune Tellers and his weekly old-school country and western throw-down Honky Tonk Tuesday at the Radio Bean in Burlington for 8 1/2 years running.
 He'll be bringing his Honky Tonk Tuesday show to us for this special September concert.

Saturday October 4th 

Mike + Ruthy

"Quite a few folks have done this 'set-Woody's-lyrics-to-music thing' over the past couple decades.  I'm not sure anyone's ever done it better than this." - Peter Blackstock (co-founder of No Depression)

“Extraordinary . . . some of the most exquisitely expressive vocals you will hear in the roots music field . . . Anyone hearing this e.p will wish it had been a full album, such is the quality and diversity.” - AmericanRootsUK.com

“Mike + Ruthy have become a force to be reckoned with in the acoustic music world, and [The NYC EP] proves their mettle . . . Bold banjos rule, fiery fiddles run wild, and an expansive sound that threatens to raise the rafters prevails.” – The Daily Freeman”

Mike + Ruthy - Romance In The Dark from Live & Breathing on Vimeo.

 November 1st

Mark Erelli

 Discovered at an impromptu 3 am hotel room jam at a music conference when just 23 years old, Mark Erelli finished up a graduate degree in evolutionary biology shortly after his self-titled debut was released in 1999.  He has won several prestigious awards, from the Kerrville New Folk contest in 1999 to the 2006 International Song Contest, where a song he co-wrote with Catie Curtis bested 15,000 entries to win the grand prize.  For the past 10 years, he has maintained a rigorous, international touring schedule, sharing the stage with Dave Alvin, Gillian Welch, John Hiatt and others, as well appearing at many major folk festivals, including Newport, Philadelphia and Shrewsbury (UK).  In recent years, Erelli has gained notoriety as a multi-instrumentalist sideman, accompanying artists such as Lori McKenna and Josh Ritter everywhere from Nashville's Grand Ole Opry to London's Royal Albert Hall.  Erelli has seven records to his name, including collections of western swing(Hillbilly Pilgrim), lullabies (Innocent When You Dream) and songs of stirring social conscience (Hope & Other Casualties, WUMB Folk Radio's #1 record of 2006).  In 2009, he was one of eight artists invited to the UK to take part in the Darwin Song Project, a collaborative release featuring songs inspired by the life and work of Charles Darwin.   Mark Erelli is anticipating two new releases for 2010, a collection of murder ballads recorded with Jeffrey Foucault called Seven Curses, and Little Vigils, his ninth full-length studio record.

 "Erelli brings songs to life merely by wrapping them in his rich voice--you could call him the male counterpart to Neko Case."”– Twangville.com