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Easton, MD 21601
 
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Chris English

Chris English

Thursday, May 7, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

Although Chris English is part of the Music Department faculty at Salisbury University, the blues is anything but academic to this lively blues musician.

 

Chris delivers the musical one-two punch of deep traditional blues and his own solid original material. Delta blues is his forte, singing, playing guitar and harp, stamping out the time on an old wooden coca cola crate like a possessed street-corner performer. He uses vintage guitars from the '20s and '30s to replicate the sound and feeling of the blues he has studied and loves.

 

'His warm voice can display a rough edge one minute and then captures a mournful quality as it easily slip into a higher register. His guitar playing is stellar and his harmonica provides a nice complement without being overdone.' 'Crossroads Blues Society'

 

www..chrisenglishblues.com

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Dan Navarro

Dan Navarro

Friday, May 8, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $30

 

We are pleased to welcome back this acclaimed (and highly entertaining) singer-songwriter to the Stoltz stage!

 

Dan Navarro has spent the past 30 years of his life working and playing as a singer, guitarist, recording and touring artist, and voice actor.

 

His illustrious career encompasses being part of the acoustic folk-roots duo Lowen & Navarro, co-writing the enduring Pat Benetar hit We Belong, writing songs for and contributing to recordings by artists ranging from Neil Young and Jose Feliciano to Susanna Hoffs and Jon Anderson of Yes, and even doing voice work on popular animated TV shows like Family Guy and American Dad.

 

Citing Jackson Browne and Bob Dylan among his musical influences, Navarros songs are rich with insight and experience and delivered with honesty and passion.

 

http://www.dannavarro.com/dannavarro/home.html

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Down Hollow

Down Hollow

Record Release Show!

with Fox Twin Trilogy and New and Used Bluegrass Saturday, May 9, 2015

Doors: 6:30 p.m.; Show: 7:00 p.m.

Avalon Theatre $20

 

Don't miss this special evening with some of the Mid-Shore's finest musical talent on one stage together as Easton's Down Hollow celebrates the release of their new album!

 

Four years in the making, the album features 12 local musicians--the seven members of Down Hollow with several special guest appearances--all performing original songs by Cody Finkner and recorded by Pete Hanlon and Shea Springer.

 

Contributing to Down Hollow's self-described "classic country/Motown/Stax-style soul" will be the sweet, three-part harmonies of Fox Twin Trilogy and driving, bluegrass rhythms of New and Used Bluegrass.

 

Be prepared for plenty of musical surprises and even free CD giveaways (while supplies last)!

 

www.facebook.com/downhollow

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7:00 pm
Avalon Theatre Easton, MD

Comedian Andy Kline

Comedian Andy Kline

Saturday, May 9, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

Andy Kline is a veteran of the comedy world who's been performing stand-up comedy in some of the best rooms in the country. He's also opened for some of the biggest names in comedy, including: Emo Philips, Wanda Sykes, and Dave Chappelle.

 

He has an amazing ability to take what most would consider to be a simple observation or thought, delve into it, and pull out comedic insights where you didn't or wouldn't realize there would be any.

 

https://www.facebook.com/andykline

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Walter Parks

Walter Parks

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Doors: 6:30 p.m.; Show: 7:00 p.m.

Stoltz Listen Room   $20

 

Veteran blues and jazz guitarist Walter Parks has built an international career as the lead guitarist for Woodstock legend Richie Havens, as half of the folk-duo The Nudes, and as leader of the neo-southern rock group Swamp Cabbage.

 

He's an honest-to-goodness authentic original. You can always be sure that a Walter Parks show in the Stoltz will be a night of soulful, Americana rock you won't soon forget.

 

Judy Collins says that "Walter Parks is an extraordinary singer whose songs can break your heart as well as get you dancing. Lyrical and political, personal and otherworldly at the same time, transcendent as well as down to earth, Walter is a musical treasure, an artist of the highest caliber. To hear him is to be lifted into a mystical sphere. I adore him."

 

http://www.walterparks.com/website/

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7:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Maire Ni Chathasaigh & Chris Newman

Maire Ni Chathasaigh & Chris Newman

Thursday, May 14, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

Check out the words that the UK press are using to describe this enchanting Irish duo:

 

Virtuosic, fascinating, dramatic, original, inspired, gloriously adventurous, dazzling brilliant, stunning, impassioned, electrifying, bewitching, moving, achingly beautiful, influential, revered, unique??

 

That doesn't leave many superlatives for us to use, does it?

 

Can we just say, then, that these two are really good?

 

The celebrated virtuoso partnership of the doyenne of Irish harpers (Scotland on Sunday) and one of the UK's most staggering and influential acoustic guitarists (Roots), has by now brought its special musical vision to venues large and small--from the tiniest of historic churches in England, Germany and Italy to palaces in Kyoto and Istanbul, London's Barbican, and the Sydney Town Hall.

 

Their performances are rooted but eclectic...emotional but adventurous: a breathtaking blend of traditional Irish music, hot jazz, bluegrass and baroque, coupled with striking new compositions and Chris's delightfully subversive wit.

 

http://www.mairenichathasaigh.com/aboutmairechris'.html

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Sean Pietras Student Showacase

Sean Pietras Student Showcase

2015 Student Showcase

Friday, May 15, 2015

Doors: 6:30 p.m.; Show: 7 p.m.

Avalon Theatre  $12 (Adult); $8 (Student)

 

There is no end to the bumper crop of young musical talent we have here on the Mid-Shore...

 

But, just like the Avalon Foundation, these young musicians need your support to help them fill the air with music.

 

Come enjoy an evening of local young talent to benefit these up-and-coming young performers and the Avalon Foundation, which does so much to foster the cultural life of our community.

 

The kids have been working hard with guitar wiz Sean Pietras and are extremely excited to showcase what they can do at the historic Avalon Theater stage!

 

Please Join Us!

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7:00 pm
Avalon Theatre Easton, MD

Anna Burgess and Jayme D

Anna Burgess and Jayme Ploff-Dingler

Friday, May 15, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $15

 

We are delighted to welcome back two of our favorite local singer-songwriters, Jayme Ploff-Dingler and Anna Burgess, for an evening of the smooth, soulful vocals and heartfelt, original songs.

 

Jayme's original music is inspired by her own life experiences. From love to love lost, illness to betrayal, nothing is off limits. She plays a variety of genres, from jazz to blues and from the '60s to what's popular now. But her true passion is sharing her life through her songs.

 

Anna's been singing like a songbird since as long as she can remember. Joining her guitarist/music teacher dad, Glenn Burgess, she began singing in local churches and nursing homes by the age of 6, and now she's doing what songbirds do best: filling the world with beautiful music.

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

The Psychedelic Furs

The Psychedelic Furs

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

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

Avalon Theatre  $45

 

They're back!

 

People are still raving about the great time they had when the Furs played here last year. And why wouldn't they?

 

Although they've been around since the rising New Wave scene of late '70s, The Psychedelic Furs is a band with real staying power. Seen as a major inspiration by many of today's top alternative rock artists, the Furs have consistently won over fans and critics alike by combining poetic lyrics, innovative rhythms and melodies driven by an aggressive, punk desperation.

 

Whether they're playing their major hits like "Love My Way" and "Pretty in Pink," or songs from their decades' long catalog...You can always count on The Psychedelic Furs delivering a show to remember.

Indie-Rock band Black English will open for The Furs.

 

http://thepsychedelicfurs.com/index.html
http://blackenglishofficial.com/

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8:00 pm
Avalon Theatre Easton, MD

The Black Lillies

The Black Lillies

Thursday, May 21, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $25

 

'With one foot planted firmly in Appalachian music culture and the other always expanding and evolving, The Black Lillies have created a unique sound embraced by fans old and young.' Vanity Fair

 

Vanity Fair's not alone in recognizing this talented band from Knoxville, Tennessee.

 

Their album Runaway Freeway Blues dominated the Americana radio scene after its release in 2013, spending three months in the top 5 on the radio charts and claiming the #18 spot on the Americana Music Association's Top 100 Albums of the year.

 

Garnering praise from such diverse media outlets as PASTE Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Relix Magazine, The Black Lillies have also won over audiences at large festivals like Bonnaroo as well as in more intimate venues like our very own Stoltz Listening Room.

 

http://www.theblacklillies.com/

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Samantha Crain

Samantha Crain

Friday, May 22, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

Samantha Crain was raised in rural Shawnee, Oklahoma, a town whose remote location influenced her quirky, earthy interpretation of folk music.

 

A Choctaw Indian, Crain grew up listening to her father's Dylan and Grateful Dead records. With other influences ranging from Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, the Flaming Lips, and even legendary Oklahoma troubadour Woody Guthrie, she's gone on to develop her own take on modern folk and Americana music that resonates with a variety of musical tastes.

 

One critic raves, 'Her voice was a masterful vessel, which navigated her songs from smoky, whiskey-dried lows through deep, whispery shadows and on up to longing, sometimes desperate, highs. She accompanied this with only a guitar, sturdy and expertly played.'

 

http://samanthacrain.com/

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Bradford Lee Folk

Bradford Lee Folk

Saturday, May 23, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

If there's one rock-solid certainty in this world, it's Southern native Bradford Lee Folk works hard and plays hard.

 

By day he's out on a John Deere tractor on a 400-acre-row crop operation in Nashville, tilling the land for a living.

 

By night he's back home, tearing it up on stage with his Bluegrass Playboys, playing the rough-edged blend of bluegrass tradition and true country grit that's his stock-in-trade.

 

Americana UK calls "Somewhere Far Away," Bradford's latest release, "the best, the most rounded and intelligent album that you'll get to hear this year. It really is that good. In an ideal world it would sell a million and spend a year or more on the charts -- a bluegrass Dark Side of the Moon."

 

http://www.bradfordleefolk.com/

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Pony Bones & Friends

Pony Bones

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

Join local indie-folk rock favorite Pony Bones and their special guests Meridian and Pinch Hitter for an evening of cutting-edge music from the Shore, America?s heartland, and from half way ?round the world!

 

With their two cellos and haunting arrangements that stick with you long after the last chord reverberates, Pony Bones features Shea Springer on vocals, guitar, and bass; Glenn Hanner on cello, moog, and guitar; Sam Papke on drums and celeste; Ahren Buchheister on bass and pedal steel; and Collie Moon on cello.

 

Hailing from Cleveland, Ohio, Meridian?s energetic, Midwestern folk alt-rock?s style is derived from The Weakerthans, Wilco, The Avett Brothers, English folk-punk performer Frank Turner, and being raised on a volatile combo of punk rock and folk music.

 

According to Kill Your Stereo, Australia?s Pinch Hitter consists of just ?two boys wielding banjos; however, it?s quickly apparent that they are...spectacular in their instrumental intricacies and heavily affecting in their tragic songwriting.?

 

https://www.facebook.com/ponybonesmusic/info?tab=page_info

 

https://www.facebook.com/meridianohio/info?tab=page_info

 

http://www.mic-loud.com/artist/pinch-hitter

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Laurence Juber

Laurence Juber

Thursday, May 28, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $25

 

"A master!" Pete Townsend

 

Fusing folk, jazz, and pop styles, two-time Grammy-winner and fingerstyle guitarist of the year Laurence Juber creates a multifaceted performance that belies the use of only one acoustic guitar.

 

First internationally recognized as lead guitarist for Paul McCartney's solo band Wings, Juber has since established himself as a world-renowned guitar virtuoso, composer, and arranger.

 

"The melodies and textures and harmonies he coaxes out of an acoustic guitar are absolutely spellbinding." Guitar Player Magazine

 

http://www.laurencejuber.com/

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Session Americana (Early show)

Session Americana

Friday, May 29, 2015

Doors: 6:30 p.m.; Show: 7:00 p.m.

Stoltz Listening Room  $25

 

If youve seen Session Americana during one of their sold-out shows in the Stoltz, you know this band/collective of talented musicians craft a musical experience unlike any other.

 

The anything-could-happen feel of a Session show depends on craft thats not accidental or easily won; they bring a kind of ease and genuineness to this timeless music and hootenanny-style performances, sometimes reaching back into the depths of the American song bag and sometimes, like for these two shows, performing new songs from their latest album coming out in April.

 

Trust us...youll want to get your tickets early; Session shows sell out fast!

 

http://www.sessionamericana.com/

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7:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Session Americana (Late show)

Session Americana

Friday, May 29, 2015

Doors: 9:00; Show: 9:30 p.m.

Stoltz Listening Room  $25

 

If youve seen Session Americana during one of their sold-out shows in the Stoltz, you know this band/collective of talented musicians craft a musical experience unlike any other.

 

The anything-could-happen feel of a Session show depends on craft thats not accidental or easily won; they bring a kind of ease and genuineness to this timeless music and hootenanny-style performances, sometimes reaching back into the depths of the American song bag and sometimes, like for these two shows, performing new songs from their latest album coming out in April.

 

Trust us...youll want to get your tickets early; Session shows sell out fast!

 

http://www.sessionamericana.com/

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9:30 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

The Kennedys

The Kennedys

Saturday, May 30, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $25

 

In a career that now spans two decades, the New York duo Pete and Maura Kennedy have traversed a broad musical landscape together.

 

During their early days in Austin, TX, they surveyed power pop, acoustic songwriting, and organic rock before evolving a Byrds inspired jangle that drew the attention of Roger McGuinn, Steve Earle, and most notably Nancy Griffith (whose latest CD The Kennedys co-produced).

 

With three CDs of their own coming out this year (wow...talk about a hat trick!), The Kennedys are always tuning into their muse as they mature from their early, style-conscious pop to todays burnished, unclassifiable sheen.

 

http://www.kennedysmusic.com/

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Martin Sexton

Martin Sexton

Saturday, May 30, 2015

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

Avalon Theatre  $40 (reserved)/$30 (general admission)

 

Martin Sexton, one of acoustic music scene's most popular artists, returns to the Avalon Theatre to celebrate the release of his latest album, "Mixtape of the Open Road"!

 

Blending folk, rock, jazz, country, blues, and soul, Sexton has an original sound and style that has given him a reputation as a musician?s musician. John Mayer says he's 'the best live performer I've ever seen,' while Rolling Stone compares his 'soul-marinated voice' to the likes of Van Morrison and Steve Winwood.

 

He's collaborated with the legendary Peter Frampton, performed at the Newport Folk Festival, Bonnaroo, and Carnegie Hall, and even had his music featured on NBC's Scrubs and Parenthood as well as Showtime's hit series Brotherhood.

 

Now he's on the road sharing his new material with his legions of fans!

Fortune House will open for Martin Sexton
http://www.reverbnation.com/jamesbyous

 

http://martinsexton.com/mixtape/

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8:00 pm
Avalon Theatre Easton, MD

New Sweden

New Sweden

Thursday, June 4, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

Philadelphia's WXPN, the premier guide for discovering new and significant artists in rock, blues, roots, and folk, calls New Sweden's sound "an instantly like-able blend: a little bit of Bright Eyes, a little bit of The Avett Brothers, a little bit of The Clash."

 

But if you've seen them perform in the Stoltz before, then you already knew that.

 

With sincere lyrics characteristic of Americana folk combined with the intense melodies of indie-rock, New Sweden's style is a distinct and complex fusion of raw emotion wrapped up and presented in an artful array of musical flair.

 

http://www.newswedenmusic.com/

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

David Mayfield Parade

David Mayfield Parade

Friday, June 5, 2015

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

Avalon Theatre  $25

 

If you've seen David Mayfield perform with The Avett Brothers, Mumford & Sons, Jessica Lea Mayfield, at Bonnaroo or the last time his Parade played here, you've caught the charisma, the heart, and the comedy, and we're betting your ready to come back for more.

 

And on his latest release, 'Strangers', he demonstrates his considerable musical prowess with a tour de force stretching from the avant gard to Mayfield's musical roots, which are buried deep in the blue grass tradition.

 

Mayfield is clearly going places, fueled by a deadly combination of infectious energy and songwriting chops that only come around once in a blue moon.

 

You'll definitely love his musical Parade when it returns to the Avalon stage!

 

http://davidmayfieldparade.net/home

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8:00 pm
Avalon Theatre Easton, MD

Comedian Ben Rosen

Ben Rosen

Stand-Up Comedy in the Stoltz

Friday, June 5, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

Among his many accolades, Ben was named Baltimore's Funniest Person by the Baltimore Comedy Factory in 2010.

 

He has since moved to New York City and has appeared in the Limestone Comedy Festival, David Brenner Presents, 'What's So Funny?', and made his national television debut on FOX's show, Laughs.

 

http://www.rosencomedy.com/

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Shenandoah Run

Shenandoah Run—think New Christy Minstrels with a contemporary flair—is a nine-member folk group from the Washington DC area that has been performing for 3-1/2 years. Their individual musicality, vocal and instrumental talent, combined with a strong desire to keep folk music alive and fresh, have proven key to the group’s success.  Their repertoire features the songs and sounds of American folk, country, and bluegrass music, with the occasional infusion of songs from other lands. Their blend of vintage and contemporary folk music, treated with lush, vocal harmonies and skillful instrumental backing, defines what is becoming their signature recognizable sound.  Their arrangements are fresh, varied, and unique, and are delivered in a manner that delights audiences of all ages. 


http://www.shenandoahrun.com/

 

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

The Wailers

The Wailers

Sunday, June 7, 2015

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

Avalon Theatre  $45

 

It's always a party when the reggae legend known as The Wailers come to town, and this show will be no different!

 

For over three decades (they celebrated their 35 anniversary last year in the historic Apollo Theater with Bob Marley's son Kymani and surprise guest Lauryn Hill, among others), the heartbeat rhythms they made with Bob have inspired so much of what's followed in world music since.

 

They've sold in excess of 250 million albums worldwide and have performed with everyone from Sting and Carlos Santana to Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, and Burning Spear.

 

You'll want to catch their reggae sunsplash vibe when one of our enduring favorites returns to the Avalon!

 

http://wailers.com/

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8:00 pm
Avalon Theatre Easton, MD

Steve Poltz

Steve Poltz

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $25

 

Poltz in the Stoltz returns!

 

Steve is one of those rare artists who, all alone on stage with just a guitar and oodles of talent, can keep an audience hanging off every funny and insightful story he tells and every original song he performs.

 

He famously co-wrote 'You Were Meant for Me' with is friend Jewel, fronted the semi-legendary Rugburns, met Elvis Presley (who hugged his sister for far too long), and has created a body of work admired by his legions of devoted fans and fellow performers (John Doe of X among them).

 

If you saw him in the Stoltz the last time he was here, you know that Steve positively owns a crowd when he's on stage. No two shows are alike - and he can take an unsuspecting audience from laughter to tears and back again in the space of a single song.

 

Trust us. Steve's a must-see. Check him out and bring a friend.

 

'A gifted singing songwriter...a fearless solo performer whose mixture of songs and stories make for good art, good music and a good time' -San Antonio Express-News

 

http://poltz.com/

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Nellys Echo

Nelly's Echo

Thursday, June 11, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

Nelly's Echo has self-released three successful albums, performed as a member of team Christina on season 3 of NBC's The Voice, performed at over 150 colleges in the past year, and entertained the troops in Cuba...and the best is yet to come!

 

Accomplished singer-songwriter and guitarist, Nelson "Nelly" Emokpae (who draws comparisons to John Mayer and Jason Mraz), originally hails from Nigeria, Africa. With his blend of soul, reggae, and blues, plus infectious hook lines and tremendous vocals, Nelly instinctively knows how good music can be medicine for the aching heart, a trumpet for the joyous soul, and a road map in navigating the tricky journey of life.

 

Climb on board and experience the musical journey that is Nelly's Echo...you'll be pleasantly surprised where it takes you!

 

http://nellysecho.com/

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Baltimore Improv Group

Baltimore Improv Group

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Doors: 8:30 p.m.; Show: 9 p.m.

Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

When it comes to seeing great improvisational comedy, you can't go wrong when you go BIG: the Baltimore Improv Group!

 

Charm City's best improve comedy troupe invents scenes and characters right on the spot based on your suggestions. In addition to their regular stage show and workshops, they've hosted the annual Baltimore Improv Festival since 2007, and, in an average year, performs for around 4,000 people.

 

So, yeah...BIG is kind of a big deal in the Baltimore comedy scene. You just know hilarity will ensue when this talented team takes to the intimate Stoltz stage and creates comedy on-the-spot based on ideas you throw at them.

 

http://www.bigimprov.org/

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9:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Glen Campbell "I'll Be Me"

Glen Campbell I'LL BE ME

Tuesday June 16, 2015

Doors: 6:00 p.m.  Show 6:30 p.m.

Tickets $25

Proceeds to benefit the expansion of services at the Samuel and Alexia Bratton Memory Clinic at Bayleigh Chase (formerly William Hill Manor)

 

In 2011, music legend Glen Campbell set out on an unprecedented tour across America. He thought it would last 5 weeks, instead it went for 151 spectacular sold out shows over a triumphant year and a half. What made this tour extraordinary was that Glen had recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

He was told to hang up his guitar and prepare for the inevitable. Instead, Glen and his wife went public with his diagnosis and announced that he and his family would set out on a "Goodbye Tour.” The film documents this amazing journey as he and his family attempt to navigate the wildly unpredictable nature of Glen’s progressing disease using love, laughter and music as their medicine of choice.

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6:30 pm
Avalon Theatre Easton, MD

Comedian Jason Saenz

Comedian Jason Saenz

Thursday, June 18, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

The NY Post calls Jason Saenz 'the new poster boy for Brooklyn comedy'.

 

This hilarious comedian and writer was recently featured as a New Face at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal and he's ready to bring his Brooklyn comedy laced with Montreal laughs directly to Stoltz comedy fans!

 

In addition to being a contributing writer on Comedy Central's 2015 Night of Too Many Stars, his other work can be seen on Fox, MTV, MTV.com, Funny or Die, Above Average, Roof Top Comedy, Time Out New York, HuffPo, Jest.com, College Humor...whew! it might just be easier to list the one or two places his work can't be seen!

 

A founding member of the UCB sketch group Onassis, Jason won the 2011 Friar's Club Sketch Competition and was a Finalist at the 2012 Comedy Central Pilot competition.

 

Are you impressed? Trust us, check him out...you will be.

 

http://www.jasonsaenzcomedy.com/

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Bruit with special guest Sarah Hughes

Bruit with special guest Sarah Hughes
Saturday, June 20, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

Taking their name from the French word for "noise" or "rumor," Bruit plays jazz, blues, folk, pop, and rock standards with a vibrant and energetic acoustic touch, often infusing pop and rock tunes with a jazzier edge.

 

Bruit is comprised of former UMBC music students Jacqueline Morgia (vocalist and percussionist), Eric Brightfield (guitar), and Joe Martone (bass), three friends who share a love for performing some of the best songs ever written in a style all their own.

 

They'll be joined by the incredible Sarah Hughes on alto saxophone (Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra, Brad Linde Ensemble).

 

Expect a memorable evening of selections from the Great American Songbook, Beatles' classics, Amy Winehouse, Aretha Franklin, and much more!

 

http://www.reverbnation.com/bruit
www.facebook.com/bruitband

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Black Dog Alley

Black Dog Alley

Friday, June 26, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $15

 

This Easton-based trio is on a musical mission to move, groove, and rock you to your soul.

 

Playing at major venues and events in the region such as the Trocadero in Philedelphia, Fish Head Cantina in Baltimore, Plein Air-Easton, and the Party Block in Ocean City, this high-energy act plays everything from Led Zeppelin to Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix to Stevie Ray Vaughn, and The Doors to ZZ Top (along with their own originals).

 

There is nothing like the real thing, live and in person. See for yourself...Black Dog Alley is sure to satisfy.

 

http://www.blackdogalley.com/

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

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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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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Mary Fahl

Mary Fahl

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's elegant, cinematic songs draw on classical and world music sources, American art song, as well as thinking man's folk-pop...all of 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.'

 

She first achieved fame as lead singer and co-founder of the mid-1990s chamber-pop group October Project, whose hallmark sound was Mary's awe-inspiring power vocals over gorgeous melodies played with passion and sophistication.

 

Since the band disbanded, Mary has released several compelling albums, including the fantastic re-working of Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side of the Moon', her wonderful, original studio album 'The Other Side of Time', and her acclaimed album 'Love and Gravity'.

 

Expect the beautifully unexpected when you see this show!

 

www.maryfahl.com

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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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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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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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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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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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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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