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The Accidentals

The Accidentals

Friday, July 24, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

Labeled by Billboard as a 'breakout act' at this year's South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival, multi-instrumentalists Katie Larson and Savannah Buist and drummer Michael Daust are creating quite a name for themselves among music lovers of all genres.

 

The Accidentals have released two albums, scored a pair of indie movies and are at work on record number three with the great songwriter Marshall Crenshaw.

 

Jonathan Frahm of YAHOO Voices says they are 'one of the most ground-breaking musical experiences one might just have in a lifetime. If you're looking for a new indie folk band to get into, you couldn't do much better than The Accidentals.'

 

Find out what the buzz around this exciting trio is all about when they come to the Stoltz as part of their national tour!

 

www.moreaccidentals.com

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Judy Collins

Judy Collins

Friday, August 7, 2015

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

Avalon Theatre  $60

 

It's an honor to welcome the legendary Judy Collins back to our stage!

 

She's inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable songwriting, personal life triumphs, and a firm commitment to social activism.

 

In the '60s, she evoked both the idealism and determination of a generation united against social and environmental injustices. Five decades later, she's as creatively vigorous as ever and her influence shines brightly on as new generations bask in the glow of her iconic 50-album body of work.

 

"A formidable contributor to the soundtrack of Boomer lives, her transcendent voice conjures memories like few others of any generation."
BroadwayWorld.com

 
Rachel Sage will open for Judy.

http://judycollins.com/

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8:00 pm
Avalon Theatre Easton, MD

Kenny Knopp and the Miles River Band

Kenny Knopp and the Miles River Band

Friday, August 14, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

A typical set for this talented Easton-based group includes everything from The Beatles to The Rolling Stones, from The Violent Femmes to Jack White, and even classic country from Willie, Merle, Hank, and the great (yet rarely performed) Townes Van Zandt.

 

Lead singer Kenny Knopp has a rich, deep voice that should reverberate nicely within the cozy Stoltz Listening Room. J. Guy George, formerly with the popular local act Grateful Floyd, plays lead guitar and occasionally bass. They're both rounded out by the heavenly vocals of Charish Arthur and pulsing rhythms of Shea Springer's drumming.

 

http://www.reverbnation.com/kennyknoppandthemilesriverband

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Liz Queler and Seth Farber

Liz Queler and Seth Farber
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Doors: 8:00 p.m.; Show: 8:30 p.m.
Stoltz Listening Room  $20

Hailed by Billboard as “a singer's singer,” the award-winning Liz Queler has written and performed everything from jazz standards to jingles. She’s garnered critical acclaim for her four albums and made her Carnegie Hall debut in Fall 2002 as a soloist in Leonard Bernstein’s “MASS.”

As music director for the late folk/blues legend Odetta, Seth Farber spent much of the last decade touring, arranging, producing and playing piano in concert and on her last three recordings, including Grammy-nominated “Blues Everywhere I Go” and “Gonna Let It Shine.”

And now, this husband and wife duo have developed an eclectic folk/rock, Americana and bluegrass style that, much like Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, and Bruce Hornsby, is rooted in storytelling and songwriting, bringing evocative text alive with exceptional music.
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8:30 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Talbot Mentors Presents Bryan Clark

Thursday, August 20, 2015 
Talbot Mentors Presents Bryan Clark
Doors at 7pm; Show at 7:30pm

$50

Easton becomes Vegas for one evening as Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Ray Charles, Elvis and more appear on stage at the Avalon Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 20, when singing impressionist Bryan Clark performs “Sinatra 2 Soul,” a concert to benefit Talbot Mentors. Guests will relive a Las Vegas evening of hits by legendary artists while enjoying complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.

Clark tours the mid-Atlantic region and nationally with a “Rat Pack” review as Sammy Davis, Jr. Citing inspiration from Sam Cooke, Frank Sinatra and other greats, along with gospel and soul, he shares his passion for keeping this musical tradition alive by recreating the classic Vegas-style of entertainment.

“I don’t try to impersonate them,” Clark says of the legends he salutes on stage, “but I try to ‘extract’ them…because I thought they were so classy.”

Clark engages audiences with a dynamic vocal range, as well as a few smooth dance moves, perfected in a career spanning more than thirty years. Videos of his performances can be seen on YouTube or at his website, BryanClarkSings.com.

Seating is limited and tickets are expected to sell out quickly for this one-night-only show. “Buy your tickets soon so you won’t miss this opportunity to see a world-class performer at an event that will be the talk of the town of Easton,” said Talbot Mentors Executive Director Natalie Costanzo, encouraging the community to come out for some great entertainment in support of the children of Talbot County.

Tickets are $50 and are available through the Avalon Theatre box office in Easton by calling 410-822-7299, or online at www.avalonfoundation.org. Proceeds benefit Talbot Mentors’ program of matching children with caring adult volunteers willing to offer youngsters their time and friendship.

For more information, to make a contribution, or to volunteer as a mentor, call Talbot Mentors at 410-770-5999 or visit www.talbotmentors.org.

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7:30 pm
Avalon Theatre Easton, MD

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

The Avalon Foundation’s Underground Actors Present

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Friday, August 21 at 8 pm

Saturday, August 22 at 8 pm

Sunday, August 23 at 2 pm

Adults $25 & Students $15

All general admission

 

 

Get out your dictionaries! Six quirky adolescents compete in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, run by three equally quirky grownups, occasionally interrupted by two overbearing fathers, and a very special visit from Jesus Christ himself. Interspersing recitations of some simple words and some not so simple words, Spelling Bee exposes hidden fears, frustrations, and the awkward typicalities of the pubescent stage. So brush up on your spelling (audience members are asked to participate onstage in the bee itself!) and prepare yourself for some spelling bee E-N-T-E-R-T-A-I-N-M-E-N-T!

 

The cast boasts the talents of Rachel Cox, Catharine Jacobs, Emma Langfitt, Lukas McGee, Nathan Mullen, Patrick Powell, Jonah Sanders, Joe Tyler, Tim Weigand, Markel Williams, Emily Wittman, and Jeremy Wolfberg. Direction is by Liz Clarke, musical direction by Kevin Thomas, and choreography by Iz Clemens.

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8:00 pm
Avalon Theatre Easton, MD

Miss Tess & the Talkbacks

Miss Tess & the Talkbacks

August 21, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

'Nashville meets Brooklyn...country chic.' Village Voice

 

With fans ranging from New York City to New Orleans and from Alabama to Alaska, Miss Tess & The Talkbacks have a well-deserved rep as a grooving rock 'n' roll band rooted in swinging blues, throwback country, and rockabilly.

 

At its heart of this tight, Brooklyn-based quartet is Miss Tess, a soulful songwriter and skilled guitarist whose voice is 'alternately seductive and sexy, and is a pure joy to listen to' (Pop Matters).

 

They've shared the stage with the likes of Lake Street Dive, NRBQ, Eilen Jewell, and The Holmes Brothers and have performed at such venues as Blissfest, Floydfest, Clearwater Jazz Holiday, and Ossippee Valley Music Festival.

 

http://www.misstessmusic.com/

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

The Avalon Foundation’s Underground Actors Present

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Friday, August 21 at 8 pm

Saturday, August 22 at 8 pm

Sunday, August 23 at 2 pm

Adults $25 & Students $15

All general admission

 

 

Get out your dictionaries! Six quirky adolescents compete in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, run by three equally quirky grownups, occasionally interrupted by two overbearing fathers, and a very special visit from Jesus Christ himself. Interspersing recitations of some simple words and some not so simple words, Spelling Bee exposes hidden fears, frustrations, and the awkward typicalities of the pubescent stage. So brush up on your spelling (audience members are asked to participate onstage in the bee itself!) and prepare yourself for some spelling bee E-N-T-E-R-T-A-I-N-M-E-N-T!

 

The cast boasts the talents of Rachel Cox, Catharine Jacobs, Emma Langfitt, Lukas McGee, Nathan Mullen, Patrick Powell, Jonah Sanders, Joe Tyler, Tim Weigand, Markel Williams, Emily Wittman, and Jeremy Wolfberg. Direction is by Liz Clarke, musical direction by Kevin Thomas, and choreography by Iz Clemens.

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8:00 pm
Avalon Theatre Easton, MD

Mary Fahl (Formerly of October Project)

Mary Fahl (Formerly of October Project)

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Doors: 7:30 p.m.; Show: 8:00 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.

 

The hallmark of their sound was Mary's awe-inspiring power vocals over gorgeous melodies played with passion and sophistication. As a solo artist, she's achieved even more exquisite heights with several compelling albums, including the fantastic re-working of Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" for V2 Records; her wonderful, original studio album "The Other Side of Time" on Sony Odyssey; and her acclaimed album 'Love and Gravity'.

 

Now Mary returns with her album 'Live at the Mauch Chunk Opera House', a collection of twenty-three tracks recorded live at one of America's oldest vaudeville theaters and winner of the Indie Acoustic Award for multi-genre 'Album of the Year'.

 

Fahl's elegant, cinematic songs draw on classical and world music sources, American art song, as well as thinking man?s folk-pop which she performs with an earthy, viscerally powerful contralto that Boston Globe critic Steve Morse calls 'a voice for the gods that can transport listeners to other realms'.

 

www.maryfahl.com

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

The Avalon Foundation’s Underground Actors Present

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Friday, August 21 at 8 pm

Saturday, August 22 at 8 pm

Sunday, August 23 at 2 pm

Adults $25 & Students $15

All general admission

 

 

Get out your dictionaries! Six quirky adolescents compete in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, run by three equally quirky grownups, occasionally interrupted by two overbearing fathers, and a very special visit from Jesus Christ himself. Interspersing recitations of some simple words and some not so simple words, Spelling Bee exposes hidden fears, frustrations, and the awkward typicalities of the pubescent stage. So brush up on your spelling (audience members are asked to participate onstage in the bee itself!) and prepare yourself for some spelling bee E-N-T-E-R-T-A-I-N-M-E-N-T!

 

The cast boasts the talents of Rachel Cox, Catharine Jacobs, Emma Langfitt, Lukas McGee, Nathan Mullen, Patrick Powell, Jonah Sanders, Joe Tyler, Tim Weigand, Markel Williams, Emily Wittman, and Jeremy Wolfberg. Direction is by Liz Clarke, musical direction by Kevin Thomas, and choreography by Iz Clemens.

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2:00 pm
Avalon Theatre Easton, MD

Robbin Thompson

Robbin Thompson

Friday, August 28, 2015

Doors: 7:30 p.m.; Show: 8:00 p.m.

Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

What's there not to love about one of the Mid-Atlantic region's best-kept musical secrets?

 

Not only was Robbin the lead singer in the Bruce Springsteen band Steel Mill, he's won the American Song Festival twice, wrote the unofficial state song of Virginia (Sweet Virginia Breeze), and he loves sailing the Chesapeake Bay.

 

With more than a dozen recordings to his name and his collaborations with Eagles bassist Timothy Schmit, Bonnie Raitt, Melissa Manchester, Bruce Hornsby, and Dave Mathews Band keyboardist Butch Taylor, it's no surprise that Indie-Music.com calls this entertaining singer-songwriter 'an artist with skill in several areas who knows how to assemble a talented support lineup. And while he brings variety to his offerings, it's in the blues where he really shines.'

 

http://www.robbinthompson.com/
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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Appleseed Collective

Appleseed Collective

September 12, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

'Not exactly the kind of stuff you're hearing on the radio, which is only half of what makes us think they're pretty darn cool...' Real Detroit Weekly

 

The Appleseed Collective represents Americana music rooted in globalist traditions from all over the world, regardless of era or genre, creating an uplifting and welcoming live experience that can't be replicated.

 

Mix the Hot Club of Paris with the sweaty soul of Dixieland, a healthy dose of Punch Brothers, a couple of blades of bluegrass, a pinch of ragtime beat and some western swing swagger, and you'll get a sense of the zesty sound this band serves up sizzling hot.

 

http://www.theappleseedcollective.com/

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Sue Matthews with Robert Redd

Sue Matthews with Robert Redd

Friday, September 18, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $25

 

Silky smooth, honey-toned, and expressive, Sue Matthews' voice captivates audiences and critics alike.

 

Joined by pianist Robert Redd, formerly of the Keter Betts Trio, Sue's special show will highlight the life and music of Jimmy Van Heusen, the 'in-house' composer for Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra. With songs like 'Here's That Rainy Day', 'The Second Time Around' and 'Call Me Irresponsible', Van Heusen is easily one of most successful songwriters of our Great American Songbook.

 

'Sue Matthews is a jazz vocalist with class, and a great sweet style that will attract a large listening audience.' Jazz Review

 

http://suematthewsmusic.com/

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Lee Ann Womack

Lee Ann Womack

Friday, September 25, 2015

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

Avalon Theatre  $50

 

Among her many accolades, Lee Ann has won a Grammy and Academy of Country Music Award for her collaboration with Willie Nelson, along with Album and Single of the Year from the Country Music Awards.

 

Beyond all the awards and being an artist in a demanding world of faster, harder, louder, however, Lee Ann has always remained true to something far more radical in her music and her life: to be real.

 

Beginning with her self-titled debut album in 1997, Lee Ann has established herself as a welcomed throw-back to some of country's greatest traditional leading ladies, including Tammy Wynette and Loretta Lynn, while continually pushing forward into bold, new territory.

 

'Lee Ann Womack is excellent live and her voice is as strong and vibrant as ever. Womack played a varied selection of songs from her numerous albums as well as gospel songs, cover songs, and songs from her new album, The Way I'm Livin'.' Ticketmaster.com Review

 

http://www.leeannwomack.com/

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8:00 pm
Avalon Theatre Easton, MD

Laura Baron

Laura Baron

Saturday, September 26, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

'...low-key, jazz-tinted musings...brisk and engaging.' Washington Post

 

Award-winning singer-songwriter Laura Baron is known for her passionate delivery, her beautifully crafted songs, and her expressive, sultry jazz and blues vocals.

 

Her special blend of contemporary folk, blues, and jazz fills any venue with the emotion of her lyrics and the beauty of her voice.

 

'Laura strokes your ears with her pure tones, superb lyrics, and fine arrangements...lie back, close your eyes, open your ears, and listen to the heart of this 'Musical Baroness' as she transports you with her award-winning songs.' Folk on the Fringe, Melbourne Australia

 

http://www.laurabaronmusic.com/

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Molasses Creek

Molasses Creek

Thursday, October 1, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $25

 

'The band's combination of harmony, humor, and love for the island they call home gives their work a distinct sound and vision.' Sing Out Magazine

 

The members of Molasses Creek live on the remote island of Ocracoke off the coast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina...an island that's long been home to pilots and a stopover for pirates (Blackbeard fought his final battle and lost his head right offshore!).

 

Reminiscent of life along the water here on the Mid-Shore, Molasses Creek's music captures the rich spirit of Ocracoke's community that's steeped in fishing and maritime history.

 

http://molassescreek.com/

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Jeanne Jolly

Jeanne Jolly

Friday, October 2, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $25

 

Award-winning singer-songwriter (and Stoltz fave) Jeanne Jolly is invigorating the music scene with her heartfelt lyricism, heavenly range, and soulful folk-pop beats tinged in Americana.

 

With her unmistakable signature voice and a new album coming out this year, she is a groundbreaking artist carving out music without boundaries that pulls from her classical training and folk sensibility.

 

If you haven't experienced her show in the Stoltz (the perfect venue for a vocalist like her), her voice is described as having the early belting power of Linda Rondstadt combined with the delicate lilt of Alison Krauss.

 

Atlanta Music Guide says, 'Damn, that Jeanne Jolly can sing. Imagine Jon Mitchell with Billy Holiday's stylings.'

 

www.jeannejolly.com

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Comedian Mike Finazzo

Comedian Mike Finazzo

Saturday, October 3, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

If you've seen Mike when he's done his hilarious stand-up in the Stoltz, you know he's a pretty basic guy.

 

Basically, he tells jokes and funny stories that have basically made him a huge favorite here among fans of good comedy. Basically.

 

Whether it's a two thousand seat theater or a cozy, comedy-club venue like the Stoltz, Mike uses his unique brand of storytelling to make audiences laugh. A Baltimore native, he's performed as far north as Canada and as far west as California, opening for the likes of Dennis Miller, Drew Carey, Brian Posehn, Nick Dipaolo, Godfrey, Judah Friedlander, and Carlos Mencia.

 

Mike's debut CD, Stupid Genius (2012), quickly charted on the iTunes Top 50, followed by last year's The Cheery Side of Denial.

 

http://www.thatmikefinazzo.com/

 

 

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Door at 6:30 p.m.; Show: 7 p.m.

Avalon Theatre  $40 adults/$25 students

 

"Absolutely the best of British." Michael Palin of Monty Python

 

"Wonderfully clever!" David Bowie

 

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain is a group of all-singing, all-strumming ukulele players, using instruments bought with loose change, which believes that all genres of music are available for reinterpretation...as long as they are played on the ukulele.

 

A concert by the Ukulele Orchestra is a funny, virtuosic, twanging, awesome, foot-stomping obituary of rock-n-roll and melodious light entertainment featuring only the 'bonsai guitar' and a menagerie of voices in a collision of post-punk performance and toe-tapping oldies.

 

There are no drums, pianos, backing tracks or banjos, no pitch shifters or electronic trickery. Only an astonishing revelation of the rich palette of orchestration afforded by ukuleles and singing (and a bit of whistling).

 

http://www.ukuleleorchestra.com/

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7:00 pm
Avalon Theatre Easton, MD

The DuPont Brothers

Dupont Brothers

Saturday, October 10, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

'The debut LP from The DuPont Brothers is so pretty it hurts.' -The Horn

 

This Burlington, Vermont brotherly duo has hit the ground running since they formed a band in 2013.

 

They've played their Vermont-style Folk-Americana at Austin's South By Southwest music festival, released their acclaimed debut album Heavy As Lead, and shared the stage with Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Ben Sollee, Gin Wigmore, Chris Thomas King, and Langhorne Slim, to name a few.

 

Their lush finger-style guitar work is complemented by the elegant prose of their lyrics, and a vocal blend that could only be matched by blood relation.

 

http://www.dupontbrothersmusic.com/

 

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Ricochet

Ricochet

Friday, October 16, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $15

 

This high-energy local band is deeply influenced by classic legends like The Beatles, Hendrix, and J.J. Cale as well as contemporary performers like Jack White.

 

Chances are, you've seen Ricochet playing at local venues like the Elks Club and Washington Street Pub, or at events like the Waterfowl Festival and Multicultural Festival.

 

Now here is your chance to see them play their first gig in the Stoltz!

 

Check them out on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1DTKsxW

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Mindy Rosenfeld and Ronn McFarlane

Mindy Rosenfeld and Ronn McFarlane

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Doors: 7:30 p.m.; Show: 8:00 p.m.

Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

Grammy-nominated lutenist Ronn McFarlane strives to bring the lute (the most popular instrument of the Renaissance) into today's musical mainstream and make it accessible to a wider audience. His original compositions are the focus of his solo CD, Indigo Road, which received a Grammy nomination for Best Classical Crossover Album in 2009.

 

Fluent in the music of several eras, Mindy Rosenfeld is a founding member of the highly respected Baltimore Consort, with whom she tours extensively, and of San Francisco's Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra ('the nation's premier early music ensemble' -The New York Times).

 

Together, they create music that TIME magazine says 'possess a timeless charm and pith.'

 

http://www.fluteandlute.com/

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Leo Kottke

Leo Kottke

Sunday, October 18, 2015

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

Avalon Theatre  $35

 

Guitar legend Leo Kottke's innovative fingerpicking style of guitar-playing has earned him five 'Best Folk Guitarist' wins (Guitar Player magazine), a 'Best Instrumentalist' win (Performance magazine), an induction into the Guitar Player Hall of Fame, and two Grammy nods, among other accolades.

 

With the 1968 appearance of his debut album, Twelve String Blues, he raised the bar for solo acoustic guitarists everywhere. From seminal albums like Ice Water and My Feet Are Smiling to his collaboration with Phish bassist Mike Gordon and beyond, there's no limit to the creative new heights this virtuoso explores.

 

In concert, Kottke intersperses humorous and often bizarre monologues with vocal and instrumental selections from throughout his acclaimed career, played solo on his signature 6- and 12-string guitars.

 

This is a must-see concert for acoustic music aficionados!

 

http://www.leokottke.com/

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8:00 pm
Avalon Theatre Easton, MD

Claude Bourbon

Claude Bourbon

Friday, October 23, 2015

Doors: 7:30 p.m.; Show: 8:00 p.m.

Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

Ready for a unique and talented take on a wide range of musical traditions?

 

Claude Bourbon is known throughout Europe and America for amazing guitar performances that take blues, Spanish, Middle Eastern, and Russian stylings into uncharted territories.

 

He?s played countless venues, including Glastonbury Festival, Isle of Wight Festival, and the Great British & Blues Festival, among others, and shared the stage with members of bands led by everyone from Elton John to Van Morrison to Mile Davis.

 

The BBC says: ?This accomplished artist offers tender, compelling performances through highly developed precision. His sound instantly creates ambience?from haunting Spanish moods to lyrical, romantic jazz, Claude Bourbon provides both a rich evening of music for lovers, and a real treat for music lovers.?

 

http://www.claudebourbon.org/

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Annabelle's Curse

Annabelle's Curse

Saturday, October 24

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

When you hear this five-piece alternative folk band, you'll wonder why they use 'curse' in their name instead of 'enchanting musical spell.'

 

Hailing from Bristol, Virginia, an area that throbs as the heart of Appalachian roots music, Annabelle's Curse has traveled beyond long-established folk to craft a profoundly distinctive and soaring sound. While deeply grounded in musical tradition, their songs offer the contrast of strong progression woven with striking banjo and guitar riffs, evocative lyrical harmony, stirring imagery, and infectious energy.

 

They lovingly produce dynamic and explosive music dealing with powerful themes of the human condition that resonate with each listener. Annabelle's Curse has generated a family of followers moved to stomp until the floorboards split, clap until their hands are numb, and howl until their voices crack.

 

http://www.annabellescurse.com/

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Jenny Van West

Jenny Van West

Friday, November 6, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

Jenny's original songs hit with passion and humor on the many facets of human vulnerability.

 

Nowhere is that more obvious than on her recently released debut album Something Real. This collection of heartfelt originals combines insightful poetry with inspired chord progressions and embodies the poignancy, joyfulness, tragedy and, above all, humor of being human.

 

Jenny's performances are delivered with a potent stage presence and vocal horsepower that listeners have compared to Alison Krauss and Emmy Lou Harris.

 

http://jennyvanwestmusic.com/

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Adrian Legg

Adrian Legg

November 19, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $30

 

For more than three decades, Legg's signature blend of music styles, insightful lyrics, and mastery of both acoustic and electric guitar technique have earned him legions of fans on both sides of the Atlantic.

 

Legg's acclaimed style is reminiscent of Robert Fripp's virtuoso guitar work combined with Garrison Keillor's earthy humor and wit, earning him multiple Guitar Player Magazine Awards along with Guitarist Magazine's 'Acoustic Guitarist of the Decade.'

 

'There are guitarists, there are axe-wielding maniacs, and then there are wizards. Adrian Legg is one of the wizards. He has enough technique to do just about anything he wants, but also the sensitivity to honour the contours of a melody.' Philadelphia Enquirer

 

http://adrianlegg.com/

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Tom Chapin & Eva

Tom Chapin & Eva

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Doors: 7:30 p.m.; Show: 8 p.m. 
Avalon Theatre  $40

 

Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Tom Chapin, whom The New York Times calls 'one of the great personalities in contemporary folk music,' shares this double-bill with Eva (formerly the Jammin' Divas) for a special evening of unforgettable folk music in the Avalon!

 

In a career spaning five decades, Chapin's infectious songs, sterling musicianship and personal warmth consistently shine through, whether he's performing on record or in a concert hall, an outdoor festival, in front of a symphony orchestra or in an intimate coffeehouse.

 

Drawing the audience into an experience that transcends three continents, Eva blend stunning renditions of traditional and contemporary original folk music and elements of improvisation with three-part harmonies and the plush melodies of the flute and double bass.

 

http://www.tomchapin.com/

http://thejammindivas.com/

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8:00 pm
Avalon Theatre Easton, MD

George Winston

George Winston

Saturday, November 28, 2015

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

Avalon Theatre  $45

 

We're delighted to welcome one of the most recognized solo pianists in the world back to the Avalon Theatre!

 

Winston's beautiful Winter Show will include melodic fall and winter type songs, some of Vince Guaraldi's Peanuts pieces, pieces inspired by the New Orleans piano and the stride piano traditions and songs from Winston's upcoming album, Spring Carousel: A Cancer Research Benefit, scheduled for release this year.

 

http://www.georgewinston.com/us/home

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8:00 pm
Avalon Theatre Easton, MD

Kathy Mattea Songs & the Seasons

Kathy Mattea

'Songs and the Seasons'

Friday, December 4, 2015

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

Avalon Theatre  $50

 

With close to thirty Top 40 country hits, twice-named Country Music Association Female Vocalist of the Year and Grammy award-winning Kathy Mattea celebrates the season with a thoughtful blend of old favorites and new songs from her celebrated holiday albums, Joy For Christmas Day and Good News.

 

From 'Christmas Collage,' an innovative, insightful medley of traditional carols, to the supple gospel call-and-response of 'Baby King,' and much more, she adds layers of artistic and spiritual growth to the long tradition of holiday music.

 

The singer's unmistakable voice combines timeless melodies and uplifting narratives resulting in a performance of joy and reverence that will enhance your seasonal celebration.

 

http://www.mattea.com/

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