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Comedian Randolph Terrance

Comedian Randolph Terrance

March 6, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

DC-based comic Randolph Terrance, who has worked with some of the biggest names in stand-up, is a consummate professional comedian with the ability to make any group of people laugh.

 

His comedic style has been said to be strictly for the grown and sexy, pairing a smooth delivery with sharp, funny material that engages your mind while tickling your funny bone!

 

Personal observations, family encounters, strong opinions, life experiences both good and bad all find their way into routines that are as hilarious as they are smart and universal.

 

As Randolph says, I once read a quote from Woody Allen that sums up my feelings on stand-up: If people come away relating to me as a person rather than just enjoying my jokes...if they come away wanting to hear me again no matter what I might talk about...then Im succeeding.’”

 

https://www.facebook.com/randolph.terrance

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Kat Parsons (Early Show)

Kat Parsons

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Two Shows!

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

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $15

 

Fair warning: Get your tickets early for one of these shows, because Kat has a lot of fans around here.

 

And why wouldn't she? Kat is a fearless performer whose soulful, emotionally honest music gracefully dances along the line between innocence and exuberance.

 

With strong vocals often compared with Carole King, she's also equally funny and effortlessly sexy.

 

If you haven't see Kat perform in the Stoltz before, now is your chance to see for yourself why Entertainment World says her "vocals and sound stand up against Norah Jones!"

 

http://katparsons.com/

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

Kat Parsons (Late Show)

Kat Parsons

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Two Shows!

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

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $15

 

Fair warning: Get your tickets early for one of these shows, because Kat has a lot of fans around here.

 

And why wouldn't she? Kat is a fearless performer whose soulful, emotionally honest music gracefully dances along the line between innocence and exuberance.

 

With strong vocals often compared with Carole King, she?s also equally funny and effortlessly sexy.

 

If you haven't see Kat perform in the Stoltz before, now is your chance to see for yourself why Entertainment World says her "vocals and sound stand up against Norah Jones!"

 

http://katparsons.com/

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9:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Katie Armiger

Katie Armiger

Thursday, March 12, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $30

 

Named by Country Weekly magazine as one of the 10 most beautiful women in country (right up there with Shania Twain, Carrie Underwood, and Danielle Bradbery), Katie's more than just a pretty face.

 

Her album Fall Into Me, the longest-charting indie female album in country music history, was on the album chart for 48 of 52 weeks last year. Katie has also shared stages with some of country music's leading artists, including Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, Little Big Town, Darius Rucker, and Josh Turner, to name just a few.

 

She recently played at the Grand Ole Opry and just spent over a week touring the UK for the first time, headlining the US Girls With Guitars tour and joined by Holly May and Madeleine Smith.

 

Don't miss this opportunity to see such great, new talent in the Stoltz!

 

http://www.katiearmiger.com/

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Livingston Taylor

Livingston Taylor

Friday, March 13, 2015

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

Avalon Theatre  $25

 

Were delighted to welcome back to the Avalon stage this incredible songwriter/singer/storyteller!

 

From Top 40 hits I Will  Be in Love with You and Ill Come Running to I Can Dream of You and Boatman, both recorded by his brother James, Livingstons inspired and varied repertoire demonstrates how hes equally at home with a range of musical genres--folk, pop, gospel, and jazz.

 

A natural performer, Livingston peppers his shows with personal stories, anecdotes, and ineffable warmth that create a natural bond between him and his audience. His relaxed onstage presence belies the depth of his musical knowledge, and fans might just as often be treated to a classic Gershwin or something from the best of Broadway.

 

http://www.livtaylor.com/

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8:00 pm
Avalon Theatre Easton, MD

The Met: Live in HD 2014-15 Season

La Donna del Lago (Rossini)

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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1:00 pm
Avalon Theatre Easton, MD

Radio Edit (Early Show)

Radio Edit

Saturday March 14, 2015

2 shows!

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

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $10

 

You can always count on a show by Easton's own Radio Edit to sell out pretty fast when they play the Stoltz.

 

That means a packed room (good for us), with a long line of fans who weren't able to see the show (bad for you).

 

So this time around, we've arranged for this popular pop/punk band to play two shows...but we still encourage you to get your tickets now while they last!

 

In addition to selling out the Stoltz a number of times, Radio Edit has released "Pancakes on Sunday" (an EP of original songs), won the Woodstoc Roc Battle of the Bands, and was one of the headliners at last year's Howard County Fair.

 

The members of the band are: Evan Lahman, who sings lead and plays guitar; Jack Connolly, who also sings and plays bass: Chris Hopkins, who plays guitar; and Chris Potthast, who drums with what's been called the fiery passion of a stallion.

 

http://radioeditband.com/

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7:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Radio Edit (Late Show)

Radio Edit

Saturday March 14, 2015

2 shows!

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

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $10

 

You can always count on a show by Easton's own Radio Edit to sell out pretty fast when they play the Stoltz.

 

That means a packed room (good for us), with a long line of fans who weren't able to see the show (bad for you).

 

So this time around, we've arranged for this popular pop/punk band to play two shows...but we still encourage you to get your tickets now while they last!

 

In addition to selling out the Stoltz a number of times, Radio Edit has released "Pancakes on Sunday" (an EP of original songs), won the Woodstoc Roc Battle of the Bands, and was one of the headliners at last year's Howard County Fair.

 

The members of the band are: Evan Lahman, who sings lead and plays guitar; Jack Connolly, who also sings and plays bass: Chris Hopkins, who plays guitar; and Chris Potthast, who drums with what's been called the fiery passion of a stallion.

 

http://radioeditband.com/

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9:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Keb' Mo'

Keb Mo

Keb Mo

TWO SHOWS! Sunday, March 15 & Monday, March 16

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

Avalon Theatre  $90/80/70

 

Yeah, you read that right: Three-time Grammy winner and visionary roots-music storyteller Keb Mo is coming to The Avalon stage!

 

This acclaimed singer-songwriters songs have been recorded by B.B. King, Buddy Guy, the Dixie Chicks, Joe Cocker and Robert Palmer, and his playing inspired leading instrument maker Gibson Brands to issue the Keb Mo Signature Bluesmaster acoustic guitar. Hes collaborated with a host of other artists including Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Brown, jazz diva Cassandra Wilson, Buddy Guy, Amy Grant, Solomon Burke and Little Milton.

 

AmericanSongwriter.com calls Kebs latest release, BLUESAmericana, a warm, relaxed and enjoyable set that creates an effortless and natural blues/soul groove.

 

http://www.kebmo.com/

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8:00 pm
Avalon Theatre Easton, MD

Keb' Mo'

Keb Mo

TWO SHOWS! Sunday, March 15 & Monday, March 16

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

Avalon Theatre  $90/80/70

 

Yeah, you read that right: Three-time Grammy winner and visionary roots-music storyteller Keb Mo is coming to The Avalon stage!

 

This acclaimed singer-songwriters songs have been recorded by B.B. King, Buddy Guy, the Dixie Chicks, Joe Cocker and Robert Palmer, and his playing inspired leading instrument maker Gibson Brands to issue the Keb Mo Signature Bluesmaster acoustic guitar. Hes collaborated with a host of other artists including Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Brown, jazz diva Cassandra Wilson, Buddy Guy, Amy Grant, Solomon Burke and Little Milton.

 

AmericanSongwriter.com calls Kebs latest release, BLUESAmericana, a warm, relaxed and enjoyable set that creates an effortless and natural blues/soul groove.

 

http://www.kebmo.com/

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8:00 pm
Avalon Theatre Easton, MD

The Henry Girls

The Henry Girls
Thursday, March 19, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

Terrific voices, great harmonies. Classic Northern Ireland noir. - BBC Radio 2

 

The Henry Girls are fast becoming one of the most talked about folk/roots acts to come out of Ireland in the last decade.

 

The group, consisting of three talented sisters hailing from County Donegal (Karen, Lorna and Joleen McLaughlin), has a unique sound that blends classic traditional Irish folk music with a hint of Americana, a nod to bluegrass, and many more roots influences.

 

Joined on stage by Ry Cavanaugh of Session Americana, The Henry Girls will capture the hearts and minds of fans of every style and genre of music with their repertoire of rediscovered treasures and original songs that have become instant classics.

 

http://thehenrygirls.com/

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Jeff Miller

Jeff Miller

Friday, March 20, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $15

 

Before his freshman year of high school, Jeff Miller decided to sell all of his video games and buy his first guitar. Soon after, songwriting and performing became deep passions for him...and he hasnt looked back ever since!

 

From earning a degree from Bostons prestigious Berklee College of Music, where he studied Guitar Performance and Songwriting, to his four solo albums (and an EP), and the over 100 shows hes played from 2004 to 2013, his recordings have received airplay at over 175 stations in the U.S. and abroad.

 

His music is timeless. Like other notable purveyors of pop, such as Todd Rundgren, Badfinger or Ben Folds, Miller isn't afraid to embrace and wield melody as a musical weapon. But instead of doing damage, the songs...are infectious delights... --The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

 

www.jeffmilleronline.com

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Van Williamson Quartet

Van Williamson Quartet

Saturday, March 21, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

Just in time to welcome Spring...

 

A Stoltz favorite returns to serve up a jazzy dose of straight-ahead, uncompromising cocktail music!

 

Whether you know jazz guitarist Van Williamson from his music-variety program Radio From Downtown (the classic NPR show that used to broadcast live from the Avalon), or from his various musical incarnations around DC, Annapolis, and the Shore, you know he always puts on a fun, toe-tapping show.

 

Come out and be a part of this great opportunity to shake your winter doldrums...among other things!

 

http://www.vanwilliamson.com/

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

10 String Symphony

10 String Symphony

March 26, 2015

Doors: 6:30 p.m.; Show: 8:00 p.m.

Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

The Nashville music scene is a famous home for world-class side musicians, as well as a plethora of legendary songwriters.

 

Now it presents us with a duo that combines the best of both worlds: skilled instrumentalists with an incredible amount of soul and a love of great songs!

 

10 String Symphony, with their mesmerizing acoustic innovation, blends the two distinct but equally vivacious musical voices of Rachel Baiman and Christian Sedelmyer, encompassing aggressive, almost discordant, Celtic and, dare I say, punk string-chording experimentations (The Bluegrass Situation).

 

Only two years old as a band, Rachel and Christian have already gained recognition and attention from some major festivals, landing slots at the ROMP festival in Owensboro, KY, the Strawberry Music Festival in Yosemite, CA, and a headlining slot at the 2014 Auckland Folk Festival in New Zealand.

 

http://www.10stringsymphony.com/

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Jim Brickman

Jim Brickman

Friday. March 27, 2014

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

Avalon Theatre  $40

 

Piano sensation Jim Brickman returns to the Avalon Theatre to commemorate two incredible decades of music with The Platinum Tour: Celebrating 20 Years!

 

Hailed by the Boston Herald as a crowd-pleaser, Brickman will showcase new music, along with the hits that made him the most charted (30) Billboard Adult Contemporary artist and earned him two Grammy nods and four gold albums.

 

The Platinum Tour: Celebrating 20 Years is an experience of emotion, intimacy, warmth, and humor thats fused together with hits like Valentine, Rocket to the Moon, Love of My Life and If You Believe.

 

Brickmans performance will take you on an enticing musical journey with his romantic piano melodies and engaging wit, making this concert event the must see of the season!

 

http://www.jimbrickman.com/ 

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8:00 pm
Avalon Theatre Easton, MD

Hannah Gill Band (Early Show)

Hannah Gill Band

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Two Shows!

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

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $10

 

Hannah Gill returns to the Stoltz stage to celebrate the recent release of her anticipated, new EP, I Feel Awake!

 

Though still in her teens, Hannah is already recognized (both here on the Shore and beyond) for her rich, mature vocals that draw comparisons to Beth Orton, Katie Melua, and Adele (to name a few).

 

But there's a depth of spirit to Hannah that sets her apart. As one critic notes, "The beauty and soul in her voice place her in a category that few vocalists, young or seasoned, could ever even dream of being in."

 

Be sure to come out and support this local, young artist who is certainly on her way to bigger things.

 

 

 

http://hannahgillmusic.com/

 

 

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7:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Hannah Gill Band (Late Show)

Hannah Gill Band

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Two Shows!

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

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $10

 

Hannah Gill returns to the Stoltz stage to celebrate the recent release of her anticipated, new EP, I Feel Awake!

 

Though still in her teens, Hannah is already recognized (both here on the Shore and beyond) for her rich, mature vocals that draw comparisons to Beth Orton, Katie Melua, and Adele (to name a few).

 

But there's a depth of spirit to Hannah that sets her apart. As one critic notes, "The beauty and soul in her voice place her in a category that few vocalists, young or seasoned, could ever even dream of being in."

 

Be sure to come out and support this local, young artist who is certainly on her way to bigger things.

 

 

 

http://hannahgillmusic.com/

 

 

 

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9:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

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, Massachusetts-based singer/songwriter/pianist/guitarist Seth Glier is a seasoned troubadour.

 

USA Today says that his exquisite tenor echoes Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel, but Seth has a style thats all his own. Averaging over 250+ live performances annually, hes gone from opening act to playing major folk festivals and headlining his own shows.

 

 

The Grammy-nominated performer has shared the stage with artists as diverse as James Taylor, Ani DiFranco, Martin Sexton, Emmylou Harris and Ryan Adams, and if you saw him the last time he played in the Stoltz you know why hes quickly becoming known for his passionate live sets.

The show will be opened by local singer-songwriter Brendan Gallagher.  The Salisbury University sophomore, has been performing his original music in his unique style since the age of 14.  His wonderful melodies, intricate lyrics and unique phrasing will grab you from the opening note.  If you like artists like Jack Johnson, John Mayer, Andrew Bird and Vampire Weekend, you'll want to catch this local artist.

 

 

 

https://soundcloud.com/brendan-p-gallagher

 

http://vimeo.com/117230340

 

 

 

http://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

 

Imagine, if you will, Django Reinhardt, the cast of Stomp, and the Beatles throwing a party at Tim Burtons house.

 

Caravan of Thieves would be the go-to band for such a shin-dig, rocking the place with their driving gypsy jazz rhythms, acoustic guitars, upright bass, and violin all combined with soaring vocal harmonies and fantastic stories.

 

Fortunately, you dont have to imagine such a raucous musical experience when this Stoltz favorite returns to celebrate the release of their third studio release, Kiss Kiss.

 

As they do with each new album, Caravan of Thieves pushes the boundaries with Kiss Kiss, exploring new song styles with a bigger variety of instruments and hats to wear!

 

Their shows are part concert, part Vaudeville, part musical theater and entirely enjoyable, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. The gypsy-folk outfit is anchored by the charismatic husband-wife duo of Fuzz and Carrie Sangiovanni. Their showmanship and spot-on harmonies hold the eclectic act together which is no small feat.

 

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

Heather Maloney

Heather Maloney

Thursday, April 30, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

"Heather Maloney is one of the most talented tradition-based singer-songwriters I have heard in some time...The writing is stunning." Blurt Magazine

 

Heather's had a breakout year since the last time she performed here in the Stoltz with indie-folk quartet Darlingside.

 

Along with releasing her joint EP with Darlingside featuring their exciting, new cover of Joni Mitchell's classic "Woodstock", she's shared stages with Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Anais Mitchell, Lake Street Dive, and many others.

 

Now with a new album on the way and fresh from performing at the SXSW festival in Austin, you'll want to catch this rising star when she returns to the Stoltz before she goes on to reach new heights!

 

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

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

Down Hollow

Down Hollow

Record Release Show!

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

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

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

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

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

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
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