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The Slambovian Circus of Dreams

The Slambovian Circus of Dreams

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Doors: 7:30 p.m.; Show: 8 p.m.

Stoltz Listening Room  $25

 

The Slambovian Circus of Dreams have been called  “the hillbilly Pink Floyd,” which is an apt description, particularly if you throw in elements of Incredible String Band, Neil Young, The Band, Dylan, and maybe even some Frank Zappa as well. 

 

But if you’ve seen them when they’ve taken over the Stoltz before, you already know that. For the uninitiated, the band taps a broad palette of styles, ranging from dusty Americana ballads to huge Pink Floydesque cinematic anthems.

 

Having recently finished a year-long tour of the U.K., U.S., and Canada, they’re ready and eager to spread more of their contagious brand of quirky Americana back here on the Shore!

 

http://slambovia.com/

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Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles

Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles

Friday, June 3, 2016

Doors: 7:30 p.m.; Show: 8 p.m.

Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

"Sarah Borges took the stage, plugged in her guitar for a few numbers, uncorked a wall-rattling wail and blew everybody's head off." -Hollywood Reporter

 

Celebrate Sarah's new release Good and Dirty when this eclectic musical dynamo returns to the Stotlz stage!

 

Praised by Rolling Stone for her "friendly pop-rock with bits of twang, rockabilly, and '50s pop," Borges has dug deep into unexplored territory for the new songs on this release (out in March). However, "digging deep" has never been a problem for someone with her amazing talent.

 

Whether it be through engaging live performances or her honest, heartfelt writing, Borges has learned to dazzle and do it well.

 

http://www.sarahborges.com/

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Mary Fahl (Formerly of the October Project)

Mary Fahl (Formerly of October Project)

Mary Fahl

(Former lead singer of the October Project)

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Doors: 7:30 p.m.; Show: 8 p.m.

Stoltz Listening Room  $30

 

“Sounding like no other singer of her generation.” Allmusic.com

 

Mary Fahl is an expressive, emotional singer/songwriter who first achieved fame as lead singer and co-founder of the mid-1990s NYC- based chamber-pop group October Project, whose hallmark sound was Fahl’s awe-inspiring power vocals over gorgeous melodies played with passion and sophistication.

 

As a solo artist, Mary has released several compelling albums, including the fantastic re-working of Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” for V2 Records and her wonderful, original studio album “The Other Side of Time” on Sony Odyssey.  She has also written and performed songs for several major motion pictures, including the lead song (“Going Home”) for the Civil War epic Gods and Generals. 

 

Her most recent album “Live at the Mauch Chunk Opera House”, winner of the Indie Acoustic “Album of the Year” award, is a collection of twenty-four tracks recorded live at one of America’s oldest vaudeville theaters that captures the soaring vocals and musical breadth that makes the Mary Fahl concert experience what the Portland Press called “soul-permeating”. 

 

http://maryfahl.com/

 

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Ruut

Ruut

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Doors: 7:30 pm, Show: 8:00 pm

The Stoltz Listening Room $20

 

“Power and subtlety, passion and control, Ruut’s voice is a gift to musical storytelling. ”

-Aaron Henkin, WYPR-

 

“It only takes one listen. With one live performance, anyone can see that Ruut lives and breathes music. The natural ability she has for grasping the human spirit with her earnest lyrics and rolling chords is apparent.”

-American Superstar Magazine-

 

 

For over a decade, Ruut has been coined Baltimore’s “piano girl”. Recording in both LA and Maryland, her sixth independent, self produced, fan funded album, “Untold Stories” came out on iTunes March 11th. A soul-stirring collection of honest, piano-driven acoustic songs, “Untold Stories” features the lush string arrangements of DC’s Americana String Quartet, Invoke

 

Ruut has collaborated with renown songwriters and producers, Billy Steinberg, Jeff Trott and Frank Wolf, and performed on legendary stages, such as The Wolftrap, Hamilton, The Fillmore (DC), Hotel Cafe, The Roxy, The Mint (LA), and Cutting Room and Living Room (NYC).

 

Ruut never fails to silence and wow her audiences with a sophisticated and heartfelt performance. Touring in 2016 with Invoke String Quartet, Ruut brings a truly unique and powerful experience to anyone craving a fresh authenticity in the singer songwriter scene.

 

 

http://www.ruutmusic.com/ruut.html
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Idlewheel (Acoustic)

Idlewheel (Acoustic)

Featuring Jack Sundrud (of POCO) and Craig Bickhardt

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Doors: 7:30 p.m.; Show: 8 p.m.

Stoltz Listening Room  $25

 

Besides his solid bass playing in the band Poco, Jack Sundrud has written and been the lead vocalist on several of the group’s songs, his voice adding sweet harmony to its soaring vocals.

 

Craig Bickhardt’s songs have been recorded by such musical luminaries as Johnny Cash, BB King, Ray Charles, and Alison Krauss. What he’s really known for, though, are his live performances.

 

Playing together as Idlewheel, the acoustic duo crafts songs that show these guys know the high road of Americana/country-rock better than most.

 

And they do it all with a wry nonchalance that belies their uncommon craftsmanship, combining easy-flowing rhythms with bluegrass, country, folk, a dash of Southern California country-rock, and flashes of personal revelation and homespun irony that invite you in like an oddly familiar (or familiarly odd) small town.

 

“...chock full of sparkling songs, emotions and performances...spare and honest harmonic joy...their bar remains very high, indeed.” - Mark T. Gould, Sound Waves

 

www.idlewheel.com

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Dave Mason's Traffic Jam

Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Doors: 7:30 p.m.; Show: 8 p.m.

Avalon Theatre  $50

 

Take a journey back to the greatest days of rock with Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dave Mason’s sight and sound experience, Traffic Jam.

 

Join the co-founder of the legendary band Traffic for an evening of music history as he retraces the earliest days of his career with Traffic and the works that launched his successful solo career.

 

Mason founded Traffic with Steve Winwood while both were still teenagers, and created music that would find its way into the hearts of generations of music lovers. He would go on to establish himself as a successful songwriter, guitarist and solo artist.

 

http://www.davemasonmusic.com/

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Rebecca Pronsky

Rebecca Pronsky

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Doors: 7:30 p.m.; Show: 8 p.m.

Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

Rebecca Pronsky is a born and raised Brooklynite whose music is "as urban as it is rural, not afraid to be sophisticated" (Maverick).

 

Her songs are gritty and dark, layered and dreamy, bravely disobeying the usual conventions of the Americana genre. She "sounds like The Smiths relocated to Nashville" (Northern Sky) and "her voice conveys the wisdom of experience, over a wash of noirishly twangy guitars" (NPR).

 

In nearly a decade of touring, Rebecca has criss-crossed the US and Europe and shared the stage with Josh Ritter, Shawn Colvin, Freedy Johnston, Patty Larkin, Peter Case, Loudon Wainwright III, Amy Rigby, Wreckless Eric, Blame Sally, and Steve Forbert.

 

http://www.rebeccapronsky.com/

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Rachael Sage

Rachael Sage

CD Release Show

Friday, June 24, 2016

Doors: 7:30 p.m.; Show: 8 p.m.

Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

“A great gift...of incredible talent and beauty.” Judy Collins

 

Come out and celebrate the release of Rachael’s new CD!

 

This soulful vocalist and innovative multi-instrumentalist has shared stages with Judy Collins (with whom she’s recently recorded a duet), Sarah McLachlan, A Great Big World, Shawn Colvin, Marc Cohn, and Jamie Cullum, to name just a few.

 

Rachael has earned a loyal following for her dynamic piano playing, delicate guitar work, soulful vocals, and improvisational audience interaction. She’s performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and received numerous songwriting awards, including The John Lennon Songwriting Contest (Grand Prize) and several Independent Music Awards.

 

“…her keen ironic sense of humor and quirky sense of the profound is what makes her special as a songwriter…Sage is the stitch between the great rock and pop traditions of the past and what those traditions have wrought in the hypermodern world of the present.” Billboard

 

http://rachaelsage.com/

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Rachel B

Rachel B

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Doors: 7:30 p.m.; Show: 8 p.m.

Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

If Amy Winehouse, Norah Jones, and Janis Joplin had a baby, she’d probably sound a lot like Rachel B!

 

Drawing much of her inspiration from the likes of these vocal powerhouses as well as Ella Fitzgerald and Minnie Riperton, Rachel B is a singer-songwriter thriving in her self-appointed genre of soul empowerment pop that blends vivacity and uplifting melodies with hints of sass.

 

Recipient of the prestigious Johnny Mercer Songwriting Award and Berklee’s Women’s Composer Award, Rachel B’s magnetic stage presence has opened opportunities for her to perform at venues across the country, including Chicago Symphony Hall, Berklee Performance Center, South Park Amphitheater, and Flood City Music Festival.

 

http://www.rachelbmusic.com/

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Toby Walker

Toby Walker

Friday, August 5, 2016

Doors: 7:30 p.m.; Show: 8 p.m.

Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

A big favorite among the guitar enthusiast crowd, acclaimed Toby Walker is hailed as a roots music fingerstyle guitar virtuoso who knows how to wow any crowd.

 

Walker blends the styles of blues, ragtime, country, bluegrass, rock, and old time jazz into his own unique style. Jorma Kaukonen of Hot Tuna and the Jefferson Airplane says “Flat out... you have to hear this great musician... I'm blown away.”

 

Acoustic Live says: “When Toby Walker straps the guitar on, the notes fly at a rate that is dizzying. They dance with speed, grace and precision. The effect is one of steel-like strength. His blues are a flash of muscle and his gentle fingerstyle ballads speak poetry.”

 

Not convinced? Just take a look at him playing Tampa Red’s classic “Boogie Woogie Dance”: http://bit.ly/1UAsnS5

 

http://www.littletobywalker.com/

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The Kennedys

The Kennedy’s
Saturday, August 6, 2016
Doors: 7:30 p.m.; Show: 8 p.m.
Stoltz Listening Room  $25

 

 

Pete and Maura Kennedy, both East Coast natives, met in Austin, Texas, joined forces with Nanci Griffith’s Blue Moon Orchestra for a couple of years, and set out on a road that, for two decades, has led them not only west but all over the US and the UK many times.

 

Now celebrating their twentieth anniversary both as a band and a married couple, Pete and Maura have released a new album, “West,” an instant Kennedy’s classic seamlessly weaving together their influences over the last two decades: Buddy Holly-style roots, the tuneful cadences of the Everly Brothers, and the ringing 12-string jangle of the early Byrds, all interspersed with darker moments that recall British folk rock a la Fairport Convention.

 

“The Kennedys are worthy of the title First Couple of American Folk and Americana.”

Lee Zimmeraman - No Depression

 

http://www.kennedysmusic.com/home.html
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An Intimate Solo / Acoustic Listening Performance by Citizen

An Intimate Solo / Acoustic Listening Performance by Citizen Cope

An Intimate Solo / Acoustic Listening Performance by Citizen Cope Friday, August 12, 2016

Doors: 7:30 p.m.; Show: 8 p.m.

Avalon Theatre  $56

 

"...Cope melds hip-hop with folk, soul and blues...and "feels" this combination deeply....Cope's uncommon chords and harmonies combine delicate dissonance with unexpected flashes of beauty..." Rolling Stone dug deep into the rich soil of American music, Cope's roots are complex, you may think of Bill Withers or Neil Young or John Lee Hooker or Van Morrison or Willie Nelson or Al Green.

Yet, listening to Cope, you also may think of none of the above. You may not think at all, but rather feel a man exposing stories that haunt his heart.

Cope's a one-man band, trying to make sense of all the nonsense that marks the 21st Century. Join him on this musical journey during a special, solo acoustic performance in the Avalon!

http://citizencope.com/

 

$1.00 of every Citizen Cope ticket purchased will go to purchasing musical instruments for students at Red Lake Middle School in Red Lake, MN. Red Lake is a part of Turnaround Arts, a program of President Obama?s President?s Committee on the Arts and Humanities that is using arts education to help students succeed.

For more info, visit: http://turnaroundarts.pcah.gov.

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Frank Viele and Kentavius Jones

An Acoustic Evening with Frank Viele

with Special Guest Kentavius Jones

August 12, 2016

Doors: 7:30 p.m.; Show: 8 p.m.

Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

Making “New Music with an Old Soul,” Frank Viele may very well be the “everyman” of singer/songwriters.

 

A bourbon drinking, cartoon watching, blue-collar entrepreneur; his musical roots started on his grandmother's piano as a young child, developed as a teen tailgating with an acoustic guitar in the parking lots of Dave Matthews Band concerts, and blossomed on the road as a young adult performing as the quintessential “weekend warrior” in the East Coast jam and singer/songwriter scenes.

 

Now with the 2015 release of his first full-length album, Fall Your Way, Viele has found himself singing his heart out on stages and radio stations across the country supporting a range of acts as eclectic as his song catalog.

 

“Frank Viele has a fierce passion for rocking out on stage!” No Depression

 

The Mid-Shore’s very own favorite singer, Kentavius Jones, will be Viele’s guest for this special evening of music.

 

http://www.frankvielemusic.com/

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An Intimate Solo / Acoustic Listening Performance by Citizen

An Intimate Solo / Acoustic Listening Performance by Citizen Cope

An Intimate Solo / Acoustic Listening Performance by Citizen Cope Friday, August 12, 2016

Doors: 7:30 p.m.; Show: 8 p.m.

Avalon Theatre  $56

 

"...Cope melds hip-hop with folk, soul and blues...and "feels" this combination deeply....Cope's uncommon chords and harmonies combine delicate dissonance with unexpected flashes of beauty..." Rolling Stone dug deep into the rich soil of American music, Cope's roots are complex, you may think of Bill Withers or Neil Young or John Lee Hooker or Van Morrison or Willie Nelson or Al Green.

Yet, listening to Cope, you also may think of none of the above. You may not think at all, but rather feel a man exposing stories that haunt his heart.

Cope's a one-man band, trying to make sense of all the nonsense that marks the 21st Century. Join him on this musical journey during a special, solo acoustic performance in the Avalon!

http://citizencope.com/

 

$1.00 of every Citizen Cope ticket purchased will go to purchasing musical instruments for students at Red Lake Middle School in Red Lake, MN. Red Lake is a part of Turnaround Arts, a program of President Obama?s President?s Committee on the Arts and Humanities that is using arts education to help students succeed.

For more info, visit: http://turnaroundarts.pcah.gov.

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Danny Burns

Danny Burns
Friday, August 19, 2016
Doors: 7:30 p.m.; Show: 8 p.m.
Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

 

Hailing from the wild hills of Donegal in northwest Ireland, Danny Burns comes to America with heartfelt songs, unforgettable melodies, and a voice that commands you to stop and listen.

 

Based now in Washington, D.C., together with a crack crew of pickers, players, singers, and kind souls, the Danny Burns Band wants to take you on a journey from Ireland’s stormy coast to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia to the glowing streets of Nashville and back again.

 

They call it “Irish heart, American Soul.”

 

Danny has been touring since the age of 17, learning his craft on the road, playing and living in New York, Nashville, New Orleans, and Chicago, and has extensive experience on the European and Scandinavian circuits.

 

His influences not only come from his traditional upbringing, but also from legendary singer/songwriters such as John Martyn, Van Morrison, Richard Thompson, and Christy Moore.

 

This Donegal man has drawn great inspiration from the culture and passion of New Orleans, which he connected with soon after first arriving there, rapidly establishing a loyal fan base. He has recorded and performed with legendary New Orleans musicians George Porter, Jr. (The Meters) and Mean Willie Green (Neville Brothers Band, Bob Dylan).

 

http://www.dannyburnsband.com/about/

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Country Gentlemen Tribute

Country Gentlemen Tribute
Saturday, August 20, 2016
Doors: 7:30 p.m.; Show: 8 p.m.
Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

 

Don’t miss this tribute to one of the most influential bands in bluegrass history.

 

It was back in 2005 when Bill Yates, a 20+ year member of the acclaimed bluegrass band Country Gentlemen, created a tribute to his old band that was an instant hit with fans, friends and fellow musicians alike.

 

Yates went on to front the band until he tragically passed away last year. His musical spirit lives on, however, in this new configuration of skilled bluegrass performers dedicated to carrying on the Country Gentlemen’s legacy.

 

This ensemble puts its heart and soul into each performance to masterfully re-create each tune—vocally and musically—to keep that legacy alive and filling the air with it classic bluegrass sound.

 

According to one long-time “Gents” fan: “I was absolutely blown away with how eerily close the Tribute Band sounds to the original. Everyone was on their game and the crowd loved the show as much as I did…nothing short of sensational.”

 

http://www.countrygentlementributeband.com/

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Bumper Jacksons

Bumper Jacksons

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Doors: 7:30 p.m.; Show: 8 p.m.

Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

Recognized as the region’s “Best Traditional Folk Band” at the 2013 and 2014 Washington Area Music Awards, the Bumper Jacksons are playfully creative with their originals and re-imagining roots music with both power and tenderness. 

 

Bursting at the seams with some of the richest threads of old America, Bumper Jacksons bring you into the center of a party where everyone's invited and the dance floor never sleeps.

 

“Bumper Jacksons evoke a bygone era of American music, integrating early jazz, bluegrass, blues, swing, and folk into a raucous, all-inclusive hybrid that sounds as loud and energetic as it had to have sounded decades and decades ago.” Pop Matters

 

Words don’t really do a band like Bumper Jacksons justice, though, so here they are performing “Darlin’ Corey” on Brad Kolodner’s WAMU show:

 

 

http://bit.ly/1XvOCI0

http://www.bumperjacksons.com/


 

 

 

 

 

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Anna Burgess and Jayme D

Jayme D and Anna Burgess

Friday, August 26, 2016

Doors: 7:30 p.m.; Show: 8 p.m.

Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

With her “smooth, soulful singing and heartfelt original songs” (Eastern Shore Savvy), you will hear Jayme play a variety of genres, from jazz and blues to the popular music of the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s, and even what's on the radio right now.

 

Anna’s been singing like a songbird since as long as she can remember, joining her dad in local churches and nursing homes, and now the aspiring singer-songwriter is doing what songbirds do best: filling the world with beautiful music.

 

http://www.jaymerocks.com/

https://www.reverbnation.com/annaburgess

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Comedian Krish Mohan

Comedian Krish Mohan

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Doors: 7:30 p.m.; Show: 8 p.m.

Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

As an immigrant from India with a quirky attitude, charming personality, and intelligent humor, Krish tells stories focused on adapting to life in the US and his experiences with race, religion, culture, and relationships.

 

As a comedian and writer who regularly performs at comedy clubs, colleges, bars, theaters, and coffee shops across the country, he’s also opened for nationally touring headliners such as Cameron Esposito, Henry Phillips, Dave Coulier, and Dom Irerra).

 

Krish has been featured in the Arch City Comedy Festival and The Cleveland Comedy, and is a regular contributor to the Indie Bohemian, a radio show which airs on iHeartRadio and affiliates all across the country. He’s also the host, writer and creator of Fork Full of Noodles, a weekly satire web series that focuses on societal and political issues.

 

 


Read about Krish's featured comics he's bringing with him, Dave Coulter and Denise Taylor.

Dave Coulter: Hailing from places west, David Coulter is a DC-based comic with a long history of writing (and thinking about) funny things. He's the host of the podcast 'Advice! with Dave & Kat' and the producer of 'Barenaked Comedy' which was a highlighted show in the 2015 Capital Fringe. His comedy comes from personal places, relationships, experiences, and the world around him; Sometimes surrealist, sometimes sincere, you see him perform all over the DC area.

 

 

 

 

Denise Taylor is a young stand-up comic who performs all over the DC/Md/Va area. She's wanted to be a comedian ever since her fourth grade teacher called her a "ringleader" for distracting the class with jokes. Denise goes to law school now, where teachers are still frustrated with her. She loves two things: satire and attention.

 

 

 

 

 

http://ramannoodlescomedy.com/

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Sue Matthews and Robert Redd

Sue Matthews and Robert Redd

Frank Sinatra Tribute Show

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Doors: 7:30 p.m.; Show: 8 p.m.

Stoltz Listening Room  $25

 

In this special evening celebrating the musical legacy of Ol’ Blue Eyes himself, Sue Matthews and Robert Redd tap their rich jazz talents to create a magical night of Sinatra songs that will fly you to the moon!

 

With fans on both sides of the Atlantic, Sue’s “laid back effortless delivery and smoky voice is something to be savoured and enjoyed,” according to the South Wales Evening Post.

 

Her silky, honey-toned vocals are the perfect match for a talented pianist like Robert Redd, who has performed with the Charlie Byrd Trio, the Keter Betts Trio, and in such prestigious venues as Blues Alley and the Kennedy Center.

 

You can find out more about Sue’s vocal talents in her bio on AllMusic.com:

http://www.allmusic.com/artist/sue-matthews-mn0000586385/biography

 

 

http://suematthewsmusic.com/

http://www.robertredd.net/

 

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Brooks Williams

Brooks Williams

Friday, October 28, 2016

Doors: 7:30 p.m.; Show: 8 p.m.

Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

“Ranked in the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists, Brooks Williams is one of the most versatile and entertaining performers on the acoustic roots music scene today.” Spiral Earth

 

Brooks Williams is a man on a mission. He not only tours like a hellhound’s on his trail, but creates a super-charged music that is electrifying and fighting-fit. His influences fly so fast and furious they blur, yet his sound… Well, no one does it like Brooks Williams.

 

He stands on tradition but he doesn’t stand still.

 

http://brookswilliams.com/

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