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The Steel Wheels

The Steel Wheels

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $25

 

They?re part of this year?s Wintergrass Music Festival line up and have a new album on the way...Yeah, the Steel Wheels have rolled a long way since the last time they visited Easton!

 

The Steel Wheels have captured audience across the country with their heady brew of original soulful mountain music and their deep commitment to roots and community.

 

Based in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and renowned for their raw energy and chemistry on stage, this dynamic four-piece string band marries old-time musical traditions with their own innovative sound and lifestyle, generating a truly magnetic revival.

 

http://www.thesteelwheels.com

 

Check them out on Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/the-steel-wheels/sets/2015-release/s-3JpVO

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Seth Glier

Seth Glier

Friday, April 3, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

Despite his relatively young age, MPress recording artist Seth Glier is a seasoned troubadour. A singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist who averages over 250 live performances annually, Seth has gone from opening act to headlining his own shows and playing major festivals. He’s shared the stage with artists as diverse as James Taylor, Ani DiFranco, Edwin McCain, Martin Sexton, Emmylou Harris and Ryan Adams, and has quickly become known for his passionate live sets and powerful command of both piano and guitar. His music has also caught the ears of fans, industry and critics alike, with USA Today stating that his “exquisite tenor echoes Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel." Building on the acclaim of his Grammy®-nominated sophomore album The Next Right Thing, Glier’s subsequent record Things I Should Let You Know landed him his first Daytrotter session, was called “a genuine revelation” by Blurt Magazine, and was praised by M Music & Musicians Magazine for its “shimmering, seductive melodies”.

On his fourth album for MPress Records, If I Could Change One Thing (April 2015), Glier embraces a genuine modern-pop direction, marking a bold departure from his previous, more acoustic recordings and the beginning of an exciting relationship with Los Angeles-based producer/songwriter Bill Lefler (Ingrid Michaelson, Joshua Radin, Dashboard Confessional). “Bill's energy, drive, and experience gave me a safe place to get creative and tap into a deeper part of my inner voice that has yet to be heard on any of my previous albums.” The album includes a gorgeous duet with American Idol’s Crystal Bowersox, as well as musical appearances by Pat Matera (Katy Perry) and Daniel Rhine (Sara Bareilles). Featuring collaborations with renowned songwriter Trent Dabbs (“Girls Chase Boys” / Ingrid Michaelson), hitmaker Steve Seskin (Tim McGraw, Peter Paul and Mary, Peter Frampton), and Alex Wong (Delta Rae, Vienna Teng), If I Could Change One Thing merges genres seamlessly, with universal songs about falling in and out of love and social action that capture a songwriter and performer at the peak of his young abilities.

As an advocate for Musicians On Call and a national spokesperson for ChildFund International who has helped over 200 children find sponsors, Seth has become increasingly comfortable expressing his social beliefs, both onstage and off. He participated in the 2012 ROCK THE VOTE Road Trip, and took home Best Social Action Song for his track “The Next Right Thing” at the 11th Annual Independent Music Awards, his second IMA win. For his 2013 Things I Should Let You Know Release tour, he teamed up with Autism Speaks and raised over $5,000 for the not-for-profit organization. The last two years have also garnered Seth musical placements on television (Lifetime and Bravo),  as well as coveted slots on the Cayamo Cruise, at the Penang Jazz Festival in Malaysia, and as a performer for former House Speaker Eric Cantor. For more information on Seth and an updated tour schedule, visit www.sethglier.com

 

 

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7:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Tom Principato Band

Tom Principato Band

Saturday, April 4, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $25

 

Tom Principato is one of the most unique guitarists around, combining his rich blues background with high-energy rock, and a highly charged, emotionally expressive delivery.

 

For over 40 years, Tom has been setting his telecaster on fire all across the globe and making ground-breaking American blues enjoyed by fans the world over.

 

In the ?70s, he led the legendary band Powerhouse, a critically acclaimed East-Coast phenomenon. Today, his current band enjoys the passionate virtuosity of Jay Turner on bass, Joe Wells on drums, and John Howell on congas, percussion, vocals, and harmonica.

 

http://www.tomprincipato.com/

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Big Timing Comedy

Big Timing Comedy

Friday, April 10, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

Big Timing Comedy is THE Baltimore comedy showcase production and promotion group bringing the creme de la creme of local and national comedy to venues like the Stoltz.

 

Don't take our word for it...Just check out this laugh-packed line-up they?ve put together for this hilarious comedy show!

 

Headliner: Justin Schlegel: Like he does when co-hosting 98Rock?s morning radio show every day, Justin's stand-up combines a high-energy, improvisational style soaked with a striking bluntness that's bordering on the goofy.

 

Feature: Wendi Townsend: This Baltimore-based comedian's material ranges from relationships, family stuff, to social commentary, sex, and her job...though not all together at once. That would be weird.

 

Special guest: Ryan Neser: An up-and-coming comic who's making quite a name for himself along the East Coast through sharing the stage with the likes of Howard G (of HBO's "The Wire").

 

MC/Host - Stefan Subotich: Co-founder of the powerhouse comedy super label, Big Timing Comedy, that's making this incredible night of laughs possible!

 

http://www.bigtimingcomedy.com/

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

The Grand Slambovians

The Grand Slambovians

Saturday, April 11, 2014

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $25

 

Were happy to welcome back to the Stoltz a band Sing Out calls One of Americanas most original ensembles.

 

For more than a decade, The Grand Slambovians have pioneered the alt-folk/americana genre, staying on the fringes of the music industry while producing several critically acclaimed studio albums.

Their melodic avant-folk conjures a quirkier Tom Petty or a fuller Buffalo Tom with an exotic instrumental arsenal. If you like Dylan, Bowie, The Decemberists, youll find a lot to love about this band which features an other-worldly slide mandolin, accordion, cello and styles ranging from dusty Americana ballads to Pink Floydesque cinematic anthems.

 

Headlining major music festivals and venues across the U.S., Canada and the UK, they built their career from the ground up with a loyal fan base supporting them all the way.

 

Songs imbued with mystical stirrings and idealism they take the stage by storm! The NY Times

 

http://slambovia.com/

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Lucy Kaplansky

Lucy Kaplansky

Sunday, April 12, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $30

 

Lucy Kaplansky is a rare vocal talent, ?a truly gifted performer...full of enchanting songs,? according to the New York Times.

 

Blending country, folk, and pop styles, she has the unique ability to make every song sound fresh, whether singing her own sweet originals, covering country classics by June Carter Cash and Gram Parsons, or singing pop favorites by Lennon/McCartney and Nick Lowe.

 

A Billboard-charting singer who has topped the folk and Americana radio charts, Lucy has sung on countless records, performing with Suzanne Vega, Bryan Ferry, Nanci Griffith and Shawn Colvin.

 

Sounds like she?s the kind of talent that?s custom made for the Stoltz!

 

http://lucykaplansky.com/

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7:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

David Wilcox

David Wilcox

Thursday, April 16, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $30

 

For over fifteen years David Wilcox has been making music that bravely navigates a path through the emotional static of modern life towards a better place.

 

With a style that The Boston Globe says "Combines the best of both pop and modern folk aesthetics," he writes songs that are wake-up calls to the heart and balm for the soul.

 

Drawing on influences from James Taylor to Motown to Joni Mitchell (she inspired him to explore alternate tunings), Wilcox has created a sound that is both highly personal and emotionally forthright.

 

He says about his musical interests, "I'm drawn to artists who disclose something about themselves and let you in their world."

 

Don't miss this chance to enter the rich, musical world of Wilcox in an intimate venue like the Stoltz!

 

http://www.davidwilcox.com/

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Summer Snead

Summer Snead

Friday, April 17, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $15

 

You may have seen Summer Snead perform at First Night Talbot or in local musicals or when she opened for Stoltz favorite, Danielle Ate the Sandwich.

 

If you haven?t heard of this local 15-year-old singer/song writer with an endearing alternative/folk sound yet, we have a feeling you will soon.

 

Summer?s already released a debut EP and is in the process of recording a full-sized album.

 

If you love supporting local talent, you'll want to see this rising star shine in the Stoltz!

 

http://summersneadmusic.com/

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7:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Kim Richey

Kim Richey

Saturday, April 18, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $25

 

Two-time Grammy-nominated Kim is a storyteller, a weaver of emotions, and a tugger of heartstrings.

 

Tender, poetic and aching with lifes truths, Kims songs transport you to her world, where words paint pictures and melodies touch the soul.

 

And then theres her voice. Pure, arresting and honest, it makes you take notice; Kim has the kind of voice where if emotions were ribbons, theyd be streaming in rainbow colors from your iPod.

 

Richey entices you with sad and unembellished music that reveals an original spirit - and then she ensnares you for keeps by making you consider all the noiseless sensations that no songs can ever contain. Billboard Magazine

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Kim Richey

Kim Richey

Saturday, April 18, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $25

 

Two-time Grammy-nominated Kim is a storyteller, a weaver of emotions, and a tugger of heartstrings.

 

Tender, poetic and aching with lifes truths, Kims songs transport you to her world, where words paint pictures and melodies touch the soul.

 

And then theres her voice. Pure, arresting and honest, it makes you take notice; Kim has the kind of voice where if emotions were ribbons, theyd be streaming in rainbow colors from your iPod.

 

Richey entices you with sad and unembellished music that reveals an original spirit - and then she ensnares you for keeps by making you consider all the noiseless sensations that no songs can ever contain. Billboard Magazine

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9:30 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Caravan of Thieves

Caravan of Thieves

Sunday, April 19, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room $20

 

When Fuzz and Carrie Sangiovanni of Caravan of Thieves first met, there was an instant spark, an intimate connection and passion for life and adventure, which has continued through their personal and artistic relationship. In the spring of 2008, Fuzz and Carrie extended their journey to include fiery violinist Ben Dean and double bass maestro, Brian Anderson completing their colorful vision. Since then, the four of them ran away from home and never looked back.

 

Within that first year, Caravan of Thieves began to win immediate praise for their unique blend of gypsy swing and popular music, inspiring them to record and release the debut full-length album Bouquet (2009). To accompany this collection of dramatic and satirical tales, they built an interactive stage set of percussive junk and the quartet took their newly animated show on the road, sharing stages with world renowned artists such as Emmylou Harris, Dan Hicks, Glen Campbell, Nanci Griffith, The Decemberists, Keb Mo, Tom Tom Club, Iron and Wine, Punch Brothers, Tony Trischka, John Hammond, John Jorgenson and many others. The Caravan successfully connected with audiences on each of these diverse bills, proving their act to be understood and appreciated by folk, pop, rock and jazz audiences of all ages.  The group continued to reach new fans with each release, Mischief Night (2010) and The Funhouse (2012).  

 

Now the group gear up for their newest release, KISS KISS, which comes out March 31. KISS KISS combines the dark humor and sarcastic social commentary of their previous efforts with an added emphasis on love and all the beauty and danger it brings. They have created the music to match, adding in tuba, beat box, and everything including the kitchen sink to draw listeners in to the Caravan of Thieves’ world. 

 

According to Fuzz and Carrie, “We enjoy writing about concepts that most listeners can relate to while seeing how far we can bring it to the edges of our imaginations, and try to use as many unexpected images and comparisons as we can to illustrate them. One of the main themes behind KISS KISS is love, which is already so complex, so we tried to cover as many angles as possible, the good the bad and yes, even the ugly.”

 

KISS KISS finds Caravan of Thieves expanding their wheelhouse further than ever before.  On “Disappear,” Spanish guitar style and Middle Eastern string arrangements accompany haunting vocal melodies. The fun and festive feel of “Home” is colored by the tuba, marching snare, bass drum and cymbals, along with circus organ and lots of colorful chimes. “Dead Wrong” reflects on love gone wrong, with dark lyrics and a bluesy melody conjuring up an old timey feel. “Must Be Love” takes the opposite approach, about being head over hells in love, with lush strings and dreamy orchestra bells. 

 

Caravan of Thieves hearken back to a day gone by, the swing era, when music and entertainment reached a creative height but was not yet diluted by big business and commercialism. Tin pan alley songwriters, late romantic and early 20th century classical composers, early jazz and swing musicians and vaudeville entertainers guided them to the sound they made their own. Artists such as Duke Ellington and Django Reinhardt brought an elegance and style along with a fun and free spirit and precision craftsmanship to their music, which Caravan have taken in and absorbed.

 

According to Fuzz and Carrie, “Our ultimate goal is to always thoroughly entertain our audience, in concert and on our records, and to build a community who we can feel connected to, and who feels connected to us. As we see it, or maybe just imagine it, the traveling camps of gypsies or traveling circus performers lived outside the social norms, lived a more bohemian lifestyle. They had communities and families they were a part of and made music and performed with them. This is the world we are trying to create. We avoid living a life that might be expected of us through social norms and conformity, and we live to create these communities 

 

through our music. And we try to embody the spirit and liveliness of the old time entertainers to help invite more and more people into our timeless world.”

 

http://caravanofthieves.com/

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7:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Willy Porter

Willy Porter

Thursday, April 23, 2015

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

Stoltz Listenign Room  $35

 

Guitarist and singer/songwriter Willy Porter has been turning first time listeners into die-hard fans for more than two decades. He and singing partner, Carmen Nickerson, bring their brand of righteous indie-folk for a night of high-test tunes and tons of fun. Willy’s signature finger-picking guitar work and rich songwriting creates a one-of-a-kind musical ride that has energized audiences all over the world from stages shared with icons such as Jethro Tull, Tori Amos, Paul Simon, and Jeff Beck.

 

Carmen Nickerson’s soulful vocals and playful singing style pairs exquisitely with Willy’s grooves to produce soaring harmonies that add fresh layers and new depth to Willy’s songs.

 

The duo is touring in support of Willy’s new record, Human Kindness (2015), his most sophisticated production to date. Human Kindness combines Willy’s acoustic, electric, and multi-string chops to bear on a stunning group of songs that explore themes about connection, compassion, and the triumphs and struggles of the human journey. From the Who-influenced anthem “Freedom” to the lighter than air love song “Roses in the Rain” to the powerful wake-up call of the title track, “Human Kindness,” this record is a full musical experience.

 

Willy’s warmth and wit on stage keep people grinning, but it’s his music that keeps them coming back for more.

 

 

http://www.willyporter.com/latest_news/

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Vance Gilbert

Vance Gilbert

Friday, April 24, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $25

 

One of the Stoltz?s favorite singer-songwriters returns for an evening of his thought-provoking music that spans the hilarious and the heartbreaking...and includes everything in between!

 

Vance burst on the music scene back in the ?90s after Shawn Colvin invited him to open for her national Fat City tour. Taking audiences by storm, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram raved about his performance: ?With a voice of an angel, the wit of a devil, and the guitar playing of a god, it was enough to earn him that rarity: an encore for an opener.?

 

Eight accomplished albums later, and having shared the stage with artists as varied as Arlo Guthrie, Anita Baker, and the late George Carlin, Vance continues to refine his unlikely union of humor, virtuosity, and the unexpected.

 

http://www.vancegilbert.com/

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

The Met: Live in HD 2014-15 Season

Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci (Mascagni/Leoncavallo)

The Met:Live in HD Series brought world class opera to The Eastern Shore in 2010 and we are proud to announce the 2014-15 Metropolitan Opera Season. The Avalon Theatre is THE ONLY performing arts venue in Maryland to host these live transmissions.

DATES for 2014-15

10/11 Macbeth (Verdi)
10/18 Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart)
11/1 Carmen (Bizet)
11/22 Il Barbiere Di Siviglia (Rossini)     
12/13 Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg (Wagner)
1/17 The Merry Widow (Lehar)
1/31 Les Contes d'Hoffman (Offenbach)
2/14 Iolanta/Bluebird's Castle (Tchaikovsky/Bartok)
3/14 La Donna del Lago (Rossini)
4/25 Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci (Mascagni/Leoncavallo)

We hope you will join us in one of the fastest growing forms of entertainment this year as The Met brings us LIVE transmissions in HD from Lincoln Center in New York City on Saturday afternoons. Please click on links for individual Opera schedules, conductors, and run times. We hope you will join us for any one of these truly spectacular performances.


The Met: Live in HD series is made possible by a generous grant from its founding sponsor, The Neubauer Family Foundation. Global corporate sponsorship of The Met: Live in HD is provided by Bloomberg. The HD Broadcasts are supported by Toll Brothers. www.metoperafamily.org
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12:30 pm
Avalon Theatre Easton, MD

Jennifer Knapp

Jennifer Knapp

Saturday, April 25, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

Jennifer Knapp's remarkably accessible songwriting speaks to music lovers from all walks of life, whether those are longtime devotees from her Grammy-nominated Contemporary Christian Music career or converts from her newer mainstream folk albums.

 

Her beautifully intimate new album, Set Me Free, and her candid, recently published memoir, Facing the Music, put Knapp's musical integrity and uncommon honesty front and center when she performs in intimate venues like the Stoltz.

 

Jenniferknapp.com

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Andrew Tawney-LLS Man of the Year Benefit Concert

Andrew Tawney 2015 LLS Man of the Year Benefit Concert

Andrew Tawney-LLS Man of the Year Benefit Concert

Sunday, April 26
4-10 p.m.
$30


Come out and enjoy an evening filled with fun and musical enjoyment while helping to raise funds for a great cause. Andrew Tawney, an Easton native and leukemia survivor, is running for 2015 Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Man of the Year and this benefit concert is one of his many events that will be held throughout the 10 week fundraising campaign. Every dollar raised counts as a vote to ensure that Andrew wins the Man of the Year title and this event is a great way to raise funds while having a lot of fun in the process. Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) is a non-profit organization who's main goals are to fund research projects to cure cancer and to provide higher quality of life for cancer patients. 78% of all funds donated to LLS go directly to achieving these goals.

 

 

Tickets will be $30 in advance or at the door which will give general admission access to the floor level and balcony level seating. Banning's Tavern will be providing table service for light pub fare throughout the night at tables on the floor level of the Avalon and will be donating a portion of food and beverage sales to the campaign. There will be a bar in the Avalon and guests will also be able to visit Banning's Tavern directly next door for specialty drinks or to access to the full Banning's Tavern menu.

 

The website is: http://www.mwoy.org/pages/md/mdes15/tawneystrong

 

And the facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Andrew-Tawney-for-2015-LLS-Man-of-the-Year/761443243949764
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4:00 pm
Avalon Theatre Easton, MD

Heather Maloney

Heather Maloney

Thursday, April 30, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

When singer-songwriter Heather Maloney decided the time was right to make a new album, she wanted to create an indie-rock record with a sound as big and dynamic as she could, without compromising one single heartfelt lyric.

 

And that?s just what she's done on her newest LP, Making Me Break.

 

Working with Grammy-nominated Bill Reynolds (Band of Horses, Avett Brothers), the two have crafted an artistic vision that merges Maloney?s folk roots with indie rock.

 

And while influences ranging from Fiona Apple, Tori Amos, and Aimee Mann still infuse her style, Maloney feels her newest music is the closest she?s come to a sound that?s truly herself.

 

Be among the first to experience it when this talented performer takes to the Stoltz stage!


Will Dailey, three-time winner of the Boston Music Award for Best Singer/Songwriter, will open for Heather.


http://www.willdailey.com/

Heathermaloney.com

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Free Range

Free Range

Friday May 1, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $15

 

Free Range is a Caroline County-based acoustic ensemble comprised of Ali Reed Quillen on guitar and vocals, Steve Quillen on fiddle and vocals, Curt Fox on banjo and vocals, and Phyllis Dodd on bass.

 

Together they make a down-home sound primarily rooted in traditional Bluegrass and seasoned with a bit of old-time Irish and Folk. Their performances and repertoire are authentic and engaging, with a style pleasing to aficionados of traditional music and general audiences as well.


http://goo.gl/8ZKaBT

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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

Anna Burgess and Jayme Dingler

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

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!

 

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

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

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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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Robbin Thompson

Robbin Thompson

Friday, September 11, 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

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

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
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