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Open mic at 7:30 followed by featured performers
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Saturday June 6th
Our re-scheduled show with
Rani Arbo is a fiddler, guitarist, songwriter and song collector. She has toured nationally for more than 20 years, most of them with the quartet Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem (Signature Sounds), which frequents folk festivals from coast to coast. For this show Arbo pairs up for a rare duo show with master guitarist and Vermonter Greg Ryan. Ryan is an accomplished musician and performer, having toured for years as a singer/songwriter before forming the modern gypsy jazz group They Might Be Gypsies with his son Aidan. Their two records received rave reviews, with their debut album winning the Times Argus' Instrumental Album Of The Year. In addition to playing with They Might Be Gypsies, Greg performs with the gypsy jazz group The Queen City Hot Club.
On the set list will be many of Arbo’s wry, reflective originals, as well as traditional and cover songs, from Appalachian ballads to Ray Lamontagne. Acoustic Guitar Magazinewrites, “Arbo is blessed with an unmistakable voice, both light and sultry, with a hint of tremolo and smoke.” Together with Ryan’s rich, gravelly singing and emotive, powerful guitar, this duo casts a sweet and spooky musical spell.
Saturday July 4th
For over a decade, Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards have resonated with the lover of Americana, old country, and harmony singing, commanding crafted melodies and poignant, introspective lyrics, backing them with delicate arrangements on ukulele, clarinet, guitar and banjo. They began in the basements, coffee shops and art spaces of New England, and have since tested the stages of more traditional folk music venues, colleges, living rooms and bar rooms from Boston to Austin, Denver to Nashville, Asheville to Portland, and back 'round again. Hundreds of concerts have been given and thousands of records have been sold, all on their own steam with longtime support from indie label Nobody's Favorite Records. Over the years, Mandeville & Richards have shared the stage with acts like Garnet Rogers, Melanie Safka, Eric Brace & Peter Cooper, John Gorka, Pierce Pettis, Pokey LaFarge, Joan Osborne, Mustard's Retreat, Atwater & Donnely, Antje Duvekot, The Low Anthem, David Wax Museum and Brownbird.
Saturday Sept. 5th
Old Man Luedecke isn’t afraid to put his neck on the line. His latest album, Tender Is The Night, goes beyond his beloved solo, banjo-driven folk tunes. Driving a Nashville band from beginning to end with his recognizable voice, this is an artist honing his cunning lyrical flair – tenderly pushing the boundaries of his storytelling with his unique mix of folk, bluegrass and pop hooks.
Old Man Luedecke has a penchant for language. Based in Chester, Nova Scotia, the award-winning roots singer-songwriter’s latest album, Tender Is The Night, gives nod to F.R. Scott Fitzgerald’s famous novel, a title lifted from John Keats poem, ‘Ode To A Nightingale.’
With skillful precision and a storyteller’s heart, Luedecke’s narrative-driven folk songs are playful, coy, and soul warming. Rich in metaphor, heart and instrumentation, Tender Is The Night muses on love, art and purpose.
After touring the globe, winning multiple Juno Awards, and becoming a father to twin girls, Luedecke has finally found confidence in himself, and his art. Tender Is The Night is a balancing act, a collection of songs artfully crafted, and tenderly performed.
Recorded live in Nashville at The Butcher Shoppe in four days with producer Tim O’Brien, Old Man Luedecke’s fifth album Tender Is The Night, follows up My Hands Are On Fire and Other Love Songs (Black Hen Music, 2010), Proof of Love (Black Hen Music, 2008), Hinterland (Black Hen Music, 2006), and Mole In The Ground (2003).
As Nashville provided an inspirational backdrop, Luedecke surrounded himself with the top players in folk and bluegrass music, including: multi-instrumentalist and producer O’Brien, bassist Mike Bub and drummer Kenny Malone.
Saturday October 3rd
“Ana's an exceptional songwriter, listen to the lyrics...the folk Nina Simone!” — Lucinda Williams
“Ana Egge's songs are low and lonesome, big square-state noir ballads which she plays on a guitar she built with her own two hands and sings like she's telling us her deepest, darkest secrets.” — Steve Earle
“...we stumbled on the sublime art of Ana Egge. Egge is a damn good guitar player, with strong and forceful chops, balanced by an ethereal voice...” — David Inman, American Songwriter
“Ana has the rare gift of being so eloquent and simple that she takes your breath away. I just love her.” — Shawn Colvin
When Saskatchewan-born and Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Ana Egge set out to record her most recent album, 2011’s Bad Blood, she lined up some big time help. Steve Earle, who Egge first met when she sang on the Earle-produced Blue Boy album from Ron Sexsmith, served as the album’s producer, and the sessions were done in Woodstock at Levon Helm’s studio. The result is the most sonically immediate and impactful album of Egge’s decade and a half of releases.
Growing up with parents who “dropped out,” their chosen lifestyle to raise four girls in a lovingly cobbled together combination of a small farmhouse on the North Dakota plains, a bus on the California Coast, and a hot springs commune in rural New Mexico, scraping together dimes and hand me downs, Ana learned that her life was truly hers to create. When she got the musician bug as a teenager, she took matters into her own hands, building her own guitar and moving to Austin to observe, absorb and take musical risks. Seeing Ana perform live for the first time, you are immediately struck by the combination of this uncompromising fearlessness, her confidence in her place on stage and the earthy wit and kindness that is the lens she uses to see the world. Not to mention the crystal clear and uniquely affecting voice that is her vehicle. Living in Brooklyn, NY for the last 10 years, Ana continues to write and play live without losing the Western outlook that formed her.
Saturday November 7th
Incredibly talented multi-instrumentalists, dedicated performers, prolific songwriters, and gifted and expressive vocalists, Moors & McCumber have wandered beyond good and into the elusive land of great.
James Moors (vocals, guitars, ukulele, mandolin and Irish bouzouki) based in Superior, WI and Kort McCumber (vocals, keys, cello, guitars, Irish tenor banjo, Irish bouzouki, fiddle, mandolin, accordion, harmonica, upright and electric bass) based in Gold Hill, CO embrace a bigger sound than most duos, switching up instruments on almost every song, they create catchy melodies that are big, bright and electrifying to watch live!
More than a decade into their musical pilgrimage, they continue to define, and redefine, their sound, their persona, their love for music and their unwavering commitment to bringing great music to listeners throughout the United States and Ireland.
The recordings speak for themselves. Follow the musical pilgrimage through the years and listen to the evolution and revolution of their sound. Where does it go from here? Time will tell. But one thing is certain – the attention to detail and commitment to quality that forms the foundation of each and every seemingly new moment will always remain. In fact, that is the map that has led Moors & McCumber into, and will continue to lead them deeper into, the land of great.
” These guys should be playing every major Festival in the country. They bring it all to the stage and deliver it in a big way ” – Lloyd Maines. Grammy award winning Producer and Multi-instumentalist.
“Moors and McCumber take the vocal duet thing back to the days of Simon and Garfunkel or Crosby and Nash. Their recordings are great…” James Killen, Houston Music Review
“Multiinstrumentalist, Americana folk bluegrass newgrass groups are making waves in popular music these days (think Mumford and Sons, The Avett Brothers, Shovels and Rope, The Civil Wars, etc.) and Moors & McCumber are leaders in the revolution, not followers.” – Bailey Jones Sundilla Concert series
Saturday December 5th
Eli West is a Seattle-based multi-instrumental musician and interactive graphic designer. With an interest in angular phrasing and non-tradional improvisation within the historic precedents of bluegrass and old-time music, his playing both grounds and pushes the ensembles he is involved with.
He has released three records as half of the new/old-time duo Cahalen Morrison & Eli West, which tours regularly throughout the US and Europe. Eli is an active ingredient playing guitar, banjo, and bouzouki with both Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project and John Reischman and the Pine Siskens.
He is currently pursuing a solo record, collaborating with some favorite musicians, such as Moira Smiley, Bill Frisell, and others.
Tim O’Brien says, “Music like this doesn’t come along very often. This stuff just reassures me.”
More videos can be found at: EliDoes.com
This video with Cahalen Morrison