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Kim Richey

Kim Richey

Sunday, May 1, 2106

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $25

 

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

 

Tender, poetic and aching with life's truths, Kim's songs transport you to her world, where words paint pictures and melodies touch the soul. And then there's her voice. Pure, arresting and honest, it makes you take notice; Kim has the kind of voice where if emotions were ribbons, they'd 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

 

http://www.kimrichey.com/

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7:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Tim and Savannah Finch with The Eastman String Band

Tim and Savannah Finch with The Eastman String Band

Thursday, May 5, 2016

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $20

Tim and Savannah Finch with The Eastman String Band return to the Avalon with a shining new album  ‘Neath a Midnight Sky where they’ll bring their thrilling brand of Alt’Grass that melds the roots of Bluegrass with Americana. 

 

 

“Whenever the Eastman String Band plays at a festival, there are a few things you can depend on – Savannah Finch’s silky vocals, Tim Finch’s wacky humor, and hot picking. . Sunday’s show at the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival was no exception. The band lives firmly in the alt-grass/new grass neighborhood, giving festival goers a dash of what they expect, along with a heaping serving of something else — sometimes all in one song.."

 - Bluegrass Today Magazine

 

Expect an entire evening of soaring harmonies, prodigious pickin’, and great songs!

 

www.eastmanstringband.com

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Jennifer Knapp

Jennifer Knapp

Friday, May 6, 2016

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $25

 

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Jennifer Knapp returns to the Stoltz for an evening of her beautifully intimate style of alternative country/folk/rock.

 

Metro Weekly praises her most recent release, Set Me Free, as “an engaging collection of melodic folk-rock sung in Knapp’s sweet voice which is a bit of a mix between Sarah McLachlan and Emmylou Harris. It’s hard to classify Knapp’s music exactly – – it’s in that same hybrid world of folk, rock, blues and country that Lucinda Williams inhabits. Set Me Free should appeal to fans of all those genres.”

 

http://www.jenniferknapp.com/

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7:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Amy Vachal with Matt Sucich

Amy Vachal with Matt Sucich

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $25

 

Brooklyn-based singer songwriter Amy Vachal, who was a semi-finalist on The Voice last year, has a honey-smooth voice that’s as beautiful as her spirit.

 

Amy began writing her first songs while recovering from a traumatic lacrosse injury in college and discovered her life’s passion. After independently releasing two EPs, “Appleseed” and “Crinkle Bloom”, and playing shows in small clubs throughout New York City, she successfully auditioned for NBC’s hit TV show The Voice.

 

Performing weekly to a live primetime network audience, Amy received critical acclaim for her creative renditions of cover songs that charted as high as #4 on iTunes and #24 on Billboard’s Digital Songs chart.

 

Now she’s touring the U.S. workshopping new material to record for an upcoming album.

 

Amy will be joined in the Stoltz by Matt Sucich (pronounced Sue-Sitch), a singer-songwriter from Queens who has performed at Firefly, Bonnaroo, Newport Folk, and SXSW, and whose influences range from Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, and Bruce Springsteen to M. Ward and My Morning Jacket.

 

http://www.amyvachal.com/

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Seth Glier

Seth Glier

Friday, May 13, 2016

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

Stoltz Listening Room $20

 

Despite his relatively young age, Seth Glier is a seasoned troubadour.

 

This Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist 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.

 

"...a modern-pop crooner...preserving heartfelt songwriting..." Billboard Magazine

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

The Zombies

The Zombies
with Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent
Monday, May 16, 2016
Doors at 6:30, Show at 7:00 p.m.
Avalon Theatre $65

VIP tickets available by calling the box office directly at 410-822-7299. Includes front row seats and a meet and greet. $150

“Aside from the Beatles and perhaps the Beach Boys, no mid-‘60s rock group wrote melodies as gorgeous as those of The Zombies.” AllMusic.com

 

The Zombies defined an era of rock music with enduring, classic hits like “Time of the Season”, “She’s Not There”, and their unique blend of vocal harmonies and jazz/classical-influenced organ and piano sound.

 

Rolling Stone ranks their 1968 album “Odessey and Oracle” at 100 on its list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. The acclaimed band is still alive and kicking with their latest release, “Still Got That Hunger”, which harkens back to their vintage sound while also exploring fresh musical and lyrical territory.

 

In its review of the album, SPIN magazine writes: “The Zombies show no sign of slowing down as they continue to blow our minds…”

 

This is truly a must-see show for fans of classic ‘60s rock as well as anyone who loves smart, catchy, hook-filled songs!

 

 

www.thezombiesmusic.com/

California-based singer/songwriter and industry veteran, Bruce Sudano will open for The Zombies.

https://soundcloud.com/brucesudano/one-beautiful-life?in=brucesudano/sets/the-burbank-sessions

 

 

 

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7:00 pm
Avalon Theatre Easton, MD

Hackensaw Boys

Hackensaw Boys

Friday, May 20, 2016

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $25

 

“The band infuses their grassy tornado with brazen punk attitude and catchy pop structure, while simultaneously remaining vehemently sincere.” Pitchfork

 

While they may come across as Americana, the Hackensaw Boys have a grittier, almost punkish side to their old-timey string band sound.

 

Their unique style and solid songcraft have enabled them to tour with a bevy of diverse acts, including: The Flaming Lips, Cracker, Modest Mouse, Camper Van Beethoven, The Detroit Cobras, Cake, Railroad Earth, Cheap Trick, and De La Soul. With their deep, Virginia string-band roots, the Hackensaw Boys were also honored to serve as Charlie Louvin’s backing band on the Country Music Hall of Famer’s 2003 national tour.

 

“Steeped in generations of melody and shadings of old-time mountain and string band…” No Depression

 

http://hackensawboys.com/

 

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Mule Train

MuleTrain

Saturday, May 21, 2016

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

MuleTrain has become one of the Mid-Shore’s favorite Americana bands. If you have missed a MuleTrain show in the past, get your tickets early as they have sold out each time they have played the Stoltz Room.     Their stage presence and palpable bond as friends and musicians is welcoming and magnetic to all who listen.   With each performance they show the ability to surprise us with a variety of set lists (covers & originals), instruments and special guests.   This performance will be dedicated to songs of 70’s, showcasing multiple genres.  And of course, expect a special guest or two.  There is no doubt, you will leave this show with a smile on your face.

 

https://www.facebook.com/muletrainmusic/?fref=ts

 

 

 

sold out
8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Milk Carton Kids

The Milk Carton Kids

Monterey Spring Tour

Sunday, May 22, 2016

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

Avalon Theatre  $35

 

Grammy-nominated flat-picking harmony duo The Milk Carton Kids have emerged in the last three years as a powerful voice defining the continuing folk tradition. A refreshing alternative to the foot-stomping grandeur of the so-called “folk revival,” an understated virtuosity defines The Milk Carton Kids to the delight of traditionalists and newcomers to the folk movement alike. Indeed, Garrison Keillor has called them “absolute geniuses in close-harmony,” and has invited them onto A Prairie Home Companion three times in 2013, while cultural purveyors like T Bone Burnett and Billy Bragg continue to refer the importance of The Milk Carton Kids among a group of new folk bands expanding and contradicting the rich tradition that precedes them.

The Los Angeles Times lauds their latest Anti- Records release, The Ash & Clay (March 26, 2013), as displaying “absolute mastery of their craft” while Paste emphasizes the “intellectual sophistication of their songs, making The Milk Carton Kids an option for purists unsatisfied with some of the pop tendencies seeping in to the genre.” In addition to a Grammy nomination for Best Folk Album of 2013, The Milk Carton Kids also received a nomination for Emerging Artist of the Year at the 2013 Americana Music Awards. They are featured in T Bone Burnett & The Coen Brothers' concert film documentary, "Another Day/Another Time: Celebrating the Music of 'Inside Llewyn Davis'", alongside Joan Baez, Jack White, Gillian Welch, Marcus Mumford, Punch Brothers and many other folk luminaries and upstarts.

Margaret Glaspy will open for The Milk Carton Kids.
http://atorecords.com/artists/margaret-glaspy/

 

http://www.themilkcartonkids.com/

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8:00 pm
Avalon Theatre Easton, MD

Session Americana

Session Americana Early Show

Session Americana
Friday, May 27, 2016
TWO SHOWS! 7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.
Stoltz Listening Room  $25

 

 

Session Americana is a rock-band tempest in a tea cup, or possibly a folk band in a whiskey bottle.

 

This band/collective of talented musicians craft an musical experience unlike any other. On stage is a collapsible bar table wired with microphones, a vintage suitcase recast as a kick drum, an old Estey field organ, a pre-war parlor guitar, a mandocello and all of its smaller siblings, and an assortment of other instruments that get passed around in this freewheeling modern hootenanny.

 

The anything-could-happen feel of a Session show depends on craft that’s not accidental or easily won; they bring a kind of ease and genuineness to this timeless music, sometimes presenting the latest batch of original songs, sometimes reaching back into depths of the American “song bag,” but always delivering an unforgettable musical experience.

 

http://www.sessionamericana.com/

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7:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Session Americana

Session Americana Late Show

Session Americana
Friday, May 27, 2016
TWO SHOWS! 7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.
Stoltz Listening Room  $25

 

 

Session Americana is a rock-band tempest in a tea cup, or possibly a folk band in a whiskey bottle.

 

This band/collective of talented musicians craft an musical experience unlike any other. On stage is a collapsible bar table wired with microphones, a vintage suitcase recast as a kick drum, an old Estey field organ, a pre-war parlor guitar, a mandocello and all of its smaller siblings, and an assortment of other instruments that get passed around in this freewheeling modern hootenanny.

 

The anything-could-happen feel of a Session show depends on craft that’s not accidental or easily won; they bring a kind of ease and genuineness to this timeless music, sometimes presenting the latest batch of original songs, sometimes reaching back into depths of the American “song bag,” but always delivering an unforgettable musical experience.

 

http://www.sessionamericana.com/

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9:30 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Rusted Root

Rusted Root $45
Saturday, May 28, 2016
Doors 7:30 pm, show 8 pm

Having collaborated for two decades, Rusted Root has honed the perfect combination of musical intuition, freedom and virtuosity, which has allowed them to organically shape their music into it’s own distinct and undeniable vision. With eight albums under their belt, over three million records sold and countless nights on the road, Rusted Root transcends age, cultures and musical styles. Liz explains that the members of Rusted Root are drawn to and have explored virtually every form of music. “I am very inspired vocally by anything from Indian to African to Middle Eastern sounds and scales having grown up with a lot of Hebrew music” she says. Michael Glabicki cites the Bee Gees, Elvis Costello, Neil Young, Toni Childs, Black Keys, Black Sabbath and various Afro Pop music as among his influences. The powerhouse ensemble’s hypnotic live performances have allowed them to tour alongside Santana, Dave Matthews Band, The Allman Brothers Band, Plant & Page and many others. Now with the release of their newest album, The Movement, the journey continues.

http://www.rustedroot.com/

https://www.facebook.com/RustedRoot/?fref=ts

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8:00 pm
Avalon Theatre Easton, MD

Alejandro Escovedo

Alejandro Escovedo (Solo)

Sunday, May 29, 2016

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

Stoltz Listening Room$60

 

"His set was rumbling roots-punk guitar gunslinging at its most fierce and hip" Alison Fensterstock, writing about Escovedo's 2014 performance at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

 

With over a lifetime spent traversing the bridge between words and melody, Alejandro Escovedo has ranged over an emotional depth that embraces all forms of genre and presentation with a resolute voice that weathers the emotional terrain of our lives.

 

Regardless of the style he plays "everything from his early days with punk band The Nuns (which opened for The Sex Pistols at Winterland) to his work with the post-punk band Rank and File and The True Believers" Escovedo's crafty, intelligent music always goes right to the heart of his audience.

 

"Escovedo keeps getting better at an age when most artists are on cruise control."  Chicago Tribune

 

http://www.alejandroescovedo.com.

sold out
7:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

The Slambovian Circus of Dreams

The Slambovian Circus of Dreams

Thursday, June 2, 2016

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $25

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

http://slambovia.com/

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles

Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles

Friday, June 3, 2016

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

http://www.sarahborges.com/

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Mary Fahl (Formerly of the October Project)

Mary Fahl (Formerly of October Project)

Mary Fahl

(Former lead singer of the October Project)

Saturday, June 4, 2016

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $30

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

http://maryfahl.com/

 

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Idlewheel (Acoustic)

Idlewheel (Acoustic)

Featuring Jack Sundrud (of POCO) and Craig Bickhardt

Sunday, June 12, 2016

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $25

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

www.idlewheel.com

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Dave Mason's Traffic Jam

Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam

Thursday, June 16, 2016

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

Avalon Theatre  $50

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

http://www.davemasonmusic.com/

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8:00 pm
Avalon Theatre Easton, MD

Rebecca Pronsky

Rebecca Pronsky

Saturday, June 18, 2016

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

http://www.rebeccapronsky.com/

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Rachael Sage

Rachael Sage

CD Release Show

Friday, June 24, 2016

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

http://rachaelsage.com/

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Rachel B

Rachel B

Saturday, June 25, 2016

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

http://www.rachelbmusic.com/

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Toby Walker

Toby Walker

Friday, August 5, 2016

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

http://www.littletobywalker.com/

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

The Kennedys

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

Lee Zimmeraman - No Depression

 

http://www.kennedysmusic.com/home.html
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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Frank Viele and Kentavius Jones

An Acoustic Evening with Frank Viele

with Special Guest Kentavius Jones

August 12, 2016

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

http://www.frankvielemusic.com/

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

An Intimate Solo / Acoustic Listening Performance by Citizen

An Intimate Solo / Acoustic Listening Performance by Citizen Cope

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

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

Avalon Theatre  $56

 

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

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

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

http://citizencope.com/

 

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

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

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8:00 pm
Avalon Theatre Easton, MD
Tickets go on sale for the public on 05/06/2016 at 10:00 am EST

Danny Burns

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

They call it “Irish heart, American Soul.”

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Country Gentlemen Tribute

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

http://www.countrygentlementributeband.com/

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Bumper Jacksons

Bumper Jacksons

Thursday, August 25, 2016

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

http://bit.ly/1XvOCI0

http://www.bumperjacksons.com/


 

 

 

 

 

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8:00 pm
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Anna Burgess and Jayme D

Jayme D and Anna Burgess

Friday, August 26, 2016

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

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

 

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

 

http://www.jaymerocks.com/

https://www.reverbnation.com/annaburgess

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Comedian Krish Mohan

Comedian Krish Mohan

Saturday, September 10, 2016

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 


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

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

http://ramannoodlescomedy.com/

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8:00 pm
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Sue Matthews and Robert Redd

Sue Matthews and Robert Redd

Frank Sinatra Tribute Show

Saturday, October 1, 2016

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $25

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

 

http://suematthewsmusic.com/

http://www.robertredd.net/

 

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Brooks Williams

Brooks Williams

Friday, October 28, 2016

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

http://brookswilliams.com/

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD
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