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Pony Bones & Friends

Pony Bones

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Laurence Juber

Laurence Juber

Thursday, May 28, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $25

 

"A master!" Pete Townsend

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

http://www.laurencejuber.com/

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Session Americana (Early show)

Session Americana

Friday, May 29, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $25

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

http://www.sessionamericana.com/

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7:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Session Americana (Late show)

Session Americana

Friday, May 29, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $25

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

http://www.sessionamericana.com/

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9:30 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

The Kennedys

The Kennedys

Saturday, May 30, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $25

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

http://www.kennedysmusic.com/

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Martin Sexton

Martin Sexton

Saturday, May 30, 2015

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

http://martinsexton.com/mixtape/

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8:00 pm
Avalon Theatre Easton, MD

New Sweden

New Sweden

Thursday, June 4, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

http://www.newswedenmusic.com/

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

David Mayfield Parade

David Mayfield Parade

Friday, June 5, 2015

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

Avalon Theatre  $25

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

http://davidmayfieldparade.net/home

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8:00 pm
Avalon Theatre Easton, MD

Comedian Ben Rosen

Ben Rosen

Stand-Up Comedy in the Stoltz

Friday, June 5, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

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

 

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

 

http://www.rosencomedy.com/

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Shenandoah Run

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


http://www.shenandoahrun.com/

 

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

The Wailers

The Wailers

Sunday, June 7, 2015

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

Avalon Theatre  $45

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

http://wailers.com/

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8:00 pm
Avalon Theatre Easton, MD

Steve Poltz

Steve Poltz

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $25

 

Poltz in the Stoltz returns!

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

http://poltz.com/

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Nellys Echo

Nelly's Echo

Thursday, June 11, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

http://nellysecho.com/

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Baltimore Improv Group

Baltimore Improv Group

Saturday, June 13, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

http://www.bigimprov.org/

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9:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Glen Campbell "I'll Be Me"

Glen Campbell I'LL BE ME

Tuesday June 16, 2015

Doors: 6:00 p.m.  Show 6:30 p.m.

Tickets $25

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

 

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

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

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6:30 pm
Avalon Theatre Easton, MD

Comedian Jason Saenz

Comedian Jason Saenz

Thursday, June 18, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

http://www.jasonsaenzcomedy.com/

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Bruit with special guest Sarah Hughes

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

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Black Dog Alley

Black Dog Alley

Friday, June 26, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $15

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

http://www.blackdogalley.com/

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

The Accidentals

The Accidentals

Friday, July 24, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

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

 

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

 

Jonathan Frahm of YAHOO Voices says they are ?one of the most ground-breaking musical experiences one might just have in a lifetime. If you?re looking for a new indie folk band to get into, you couldn?t do much better than The Accidentals.?

 

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

 

www.moreaccidentals.com

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Judy Collins

Judy Collins

Friday, August 8, 2015

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

Avalon Theatre  $60

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

http://judycollins.com/

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8:00 pm
Avalon Theatre Easton, MD

Kenny Knopp and the Miles River Band

Kenny Knopp and the Miles River Band

Friday, August 14, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

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

 

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

 

http://www.reverbnation.com/kennyknoppandthemilesriverband

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Liz Queler and Seth Farber

Liz Queler and Seth Farber
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Doors: 7:30 p.m.; Show: 8 p.m.
Stoltz Listening Room  $20

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

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

And now, this husband and wife duo have developed an eclectic folk/rock, Americana and bluegrass style that, much like Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, and Bruce Hornsby, is rooted in storytelling and songwriting, bringing evocative text alive with exceptional music.
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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Miss Tess & the Talkbacks

Miss Tess & the Talkbacks

August 21, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

http://www.misstessmusic.com/

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Mary Fahl (Formerly of October Project)

Mary Fahl (Formerly of October Project)

Saturday, August 22, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $30

 

Sounding like no other singer of her generation? (Allmusic.com), Mary Fahl is an expressive, emotional singer/songwriter who first achieved fame as lead singer and co-founder of the mid-1990s NYC-based chamber-pop group October Project.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

www.maryfahl.com

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Robbin Thompson

Robbin Thompson

Friday, August 28, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Appleseed Collective

Appleseed Collective

September 12, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

http://www.theappleseedcollective.com/

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Sue Matthews with Robert Redd

Sue Matthews with Robert Redd

Friday, September 18, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $25

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

http://suematthewsmusic.com/

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Lee Ann Womack

Lee Ann Womack

Friday, September 25, 2015

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

Avalon Theatre  $50

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

http://www.leeannwomack.com/

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8:00 pm
Avalon Theatre Easton, MD

Laura Baron

Laura Baron

Saturday, September 26, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

http://www.laurabaronmusic.com/

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Molasses Creek

Molasses Creek

Thursday, October 1, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $25

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

http://molassescreek.com/

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Jeanne Jolly

Jeanne Jolly

Friday, October 2, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $25

 

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

 

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

 

If you haven?t experienced her show in the Stoltz (the perfect venue for a vocalist like her), her voice is described as having the early belting power of Linda Rondstadt combined with the delicate lilt of Alison Krauss.

 

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

 

www.jeannejolly.com

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Comedian Mike Finazzo

Comedian Mike Finazzo

Saturday, October 3, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

http://www.thatmikefinazzo.com/

 

 

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The DuPont Brothers

Dupont Brothers

Saturday, October 10, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

http://www.dupontbrothersmusic.com/

 

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Ricochet

Ricochet

Friday, October 16, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $15

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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8:00 pm
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Mindy Rosenfeld and Ronn McFarlane

Mindy Rosenfeld and Ronn McFarlane

Saturday, October 17, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

http://www.fluteandlute.com/

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Leo Kottke

Leo Kottke

Sunday, October 18, 2015

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

Avalon Theatre  $35

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

http://www.leokottke.com/

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8:00 pm
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Claude Bourbon

Claude Bourbon

Friday, October 23, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

http://www.claudebourbon.org/

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Annabelle's Curse

Annabelle'?s Curse

Saturday, October 24

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

http://www.annabellescurse.com/

8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD
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Mars 4-tet

MARS 4-Tet

October 30, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $20

 

?The quartet?s performance was one of the tightest, most powerful I have heard by any jazz artist, at any venue.?  Baltimore Jazz Alliance

 

Channeling the classic jazz tradition and infusing it with a smorgasbord of contemporary vibes, the MARS 4-Tet creates a whole new sound on the scene.

 

They create exceptionally beautiful melodies, combined with pockets of fierce groove, in a mix of original compositions and engaging re-imaginings of classics by Thelonious Monk, Keith Jarrett...and even Led Zeppelin.

 

Anyone who?s seen this out-of-this-world quartet in the Stoltz will tell you to get ready to blast off for an evening jazzy energy, humor, and groove!

 

http://www.mars4tet.com

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8:00 pm
Stoltz Listening Room Easton, MD

Adrian Legg

Adrian Legg

November 19, 2015

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

Stoltz Listening Room  $30

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

http://adrianlegg.com/

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