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(Open Friday/Saturday nights only if a show is scheduled)
Friday and Saturday Concerts 6:00 pm dinner, 8:00 pm showtime
Sunday Blues Brunch 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Every Sunday

SUNDAY BLUES BRUNCH
and blues jam open mic

Hosted by the PHILLY BLUES KINGS, featuring an open mic (12 to 1:30) for blues players followed by the Philly Blues Kings (1:30 to 3).

$4 at the Door, 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

No reservations needed. Grab your favorite axe, a bottle of wine and some friends and head on over. Mouth watering brunch, coffee and espressos will be served all day. What a great way to begin the new week with a happy stomach and an ear full of some of the best blues in the east.

http://www.phillyblueskings.com

Friday, May 25, 2018

CHUCK HAWTHORNE


"Just when you thought you'd heard all the good music - Chuck Hawthorne."
- Ramblin' Jack Elliott

Concert - $15 online advance / $17 door
Dinner - 6pm, Showtime - 8pm

After spending 21 year as a Marine, Hawthorne retired and entered a second act of his life as traveling singer/ songwriter. A chance encounter at an airport in Chicago with renowned singwriter, Ray Bonneville led to the two of them collaborating on his debut record, Silver Line. The record and subsequent touring has garnered Chuck the eye of the national media and a growing fan base. Over the past few years Chuck has played stages all over the US as well as the UK, sharing the stage along the way with the likes of Michael Martin Murphey, Rambling Jack Elliott, Adam Carroll and Richard Dobson.

The 11 songs on Chuck’s debut album, Silver Line, were produced by Ray Bonneville at Shine Studios in Austin, Texas, and feature a roster of stellar guest musicians including Eliza Gilkyson and Gurf Morlix. The record recently caught the attention of Michael Martin Murphey, who heard Chuck play at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada. Murph has since invited Chuck to play shows with him at the Saxon Pub in Austin and the Franklin Theatre in Nashville, and along with Bonneville, he has become a musical mentor to Chuck. 

"...best songwriter I've heard in 20 or 30 years."  
- Michael Martin Murphey

“Hawthorne's voice is a hybrid of Eddie Vedder's and Gordon Lightfoot's, his instrumentation spare like Townes Van Zandt, and his songs...are deliberate workaday tales reminiscent of Nebraska-era Springsteen or James McMurtry."
- Mike Seely, No Depression

www.chuckhawthorne.com

Saturday, May 26, 2018

DAVE ORBAN & THE MOJO GYPSIES


ROCKIN’ RHYTHM & BLUES

Concert - $20 online advance / $25 door
Dinner - 6pm, Showtime - 8pm

Active since 1998 and based in the Philly area, Dave Orban & the Mojo Gypsies are a high-energy quartet that play a unique blend of up-tempo blues and old-school R&B. Bandleader Dave Orban – an International Blues Hall of Fame inductee – has performed with or supported such national acts as James Harman, Debbie Davies, Rick Estrin and the Nightcats, Steve Guyger, Lucky Peterson, Murali Coryell, and Selwyn Birchwood.

“The band’s music integrates many influences from the greater blues tradition – from Chicago and West Coast electric blues to southern country blues and even New Orleans-styled marches. With a repertoire that shines a light on lesser-known but compelling tunes from the pioneers of the blues form, the band looks to impart a contemporary feel to a traditional form, while not departing drastically from the foundational elements of this type of music.”

Their CD, "I Heard You Twice the First Time," containing 14 of Orban’s original tunes, is available now on iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, CD Baby, Spotify, etc.

“Influences ranging from Willie Dixon to Bob Dylan to the Rolling Stones and even Norah Jones can be heard in Orban’s original tunes. His songs are self-contained stories in their own right, and cover a variety of topics that can be both humorous as well as more serious.”

http://www.mojogypsies.com

Friday, June 1, 2018

JOHNNY NEVER & JOHN COLGAN-DAVIS


"evokes the heart and soul of the old southern blues, but at the same time there’s a jazzy, fresh and invigorating originality....”

Concert - $15 online advance / $18 door
Dinner - 6pm, Showtime - 8pm

A veteran performer in blues festivals and venues on the east coast John Carleton Dorchester grew up in rural Pennsylvania listening to old blues records.   He started performing on a dare back in 2005. Never thinking the music would amount to much he chose "Johnny Never" as a stage name.  But the joke was on him. His music did catch on. Johnny delivers Delta, Piedmont and East Texas Blues with a passion and authenticity that has been noted by blues enthusiasts and blues societies from Memphis to Philly.  

In 2014 Johnny, with harmonica player, Zep Harpo, was quarter-finalist in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. In 2011, Johnny, along with his band, was the only regional act of three national acts selected by the Philadelphia Folksong Society to perform in a concert honoring the 100th birthday of blues legend, Robert Johnson. Offering up performances of soft blues ballads, passionate Delta slide moans and driving Little Walter and Muddy Waters riffs, Johnny’s dynamic finger style guitar work and passionate voice have brought audiences to their feet in shows from Memphis to New Jersey.

John Colgan-Davis, harmonica and vocals, started playing the harmonica in local blues and folk clubs back in the late 1960s while he was still a high school student. He played and recorded with Philadelphia singer-guitarist Jesse Graves and played with Bonnie Raitt when she lived in Philadelphia in the early 1970's. Through Bonnie, John got to meet and play with Mississippi Fred McDowell, Arthur Crudup, Buddy Guy,  Skip James, Mississippi John Hurt, and others. He has also jammed with James Cotton, John Hammond, Charlie Musselwhite, John Lee Hooker, Bill Dicey, and Louisiana Red. He has toured the Midwest and recorded two CDs—“Cold and Lonesome on a Train” and “Heroes and Hard Times”—with Tennessee bluesman Sparky Rucker, and played for three years with The John Cadillac Band. A  founding member of The Dukes of Destiny, John also taught Social Studies at Friends Select School in Philadelphia for 29 years and has written articles and supplements for The Philadelphia Inquirer on Blacks in the American West, Black Literature, the History of Black Philadelphia, and other topics. He is also a guest columnist for the Chestnut Hill Local. John lives in the Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia.

https://johnnynever.com/
http://www.dukesofdestiny.com/

Saturday, June 2, 2018

THE JOST PROJECT


“The Jost project's invitation to rock fans to get their jazz-head on is a persuasive one; equally, these fine arrangements and the scintillating playing might just entice a few dyed-in-wool-jazz fans the other way across the divide."

Concert - $18 online advance / $20 door
Dinner - 6pm, Showtime - 8pm

Paul Jost (vocals, harmonica), Tony Miceli (vibraphones) and Kevin MacConnell (acoustic bass) make up the jazz collective initially formed by Tony and Kevin, with the purpose of performing the rock music they grew up with in a jazz format. The seeds of this idea were planted in Tony’s 2005 recording “Hippie Jazz”. When Tony heard Paul, a multi-talented musician as well as vocalist, he felt such a strong musical connection that he invited him to be part of the group. Because of Paul’s strong musical influence and arranging talent, Tony and Kevin were convinced the group should have Paul’s name and they became The Jōst Project.

The combination fit and The Jōst Project grew in popularity. Tony’s vibraphone stirs echoes of the famed Modern Jazz Quartet with Milt Jackson. Kevin’s lyrical playing is an essential element and Jost invokes blues, mainstream, and scat stylings in his unique introspective way bringing out the emotions contained in the songs. It’s immediately evident that these skilled artists each bring their distinctive experience and approach to this blended collective.

About the Music:

Standards from the Great American Songbook and the mainstream jazz repertoire have long held sway in jazz performances. But the so-called “baby boomers” and subsequent generations came of age with rock and roll, the Beatles, hard rock, and other genres which are rarely played by jazz groups. While the harmonies are not necessarily in line with more recognizable jazz progressions, such music is well within the scope of the modal and melody-based jazz of Miles Davis’ “Kind of Blue” and other post-bop developments in jazz.

The ever-expanding repertoire of The Jōst Project include rock/pop classics as “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” (Iron Butterfly), “What a Day For a Day Dream” (John Sebastian; Loving Spoonful); “Sunshine Superman” (Donovan); “Walk This Way” (Aerosmith); “Tennessee Waltz” (Redd Stewart and Pee Wee King); “Come Together” and “And I Love Her” (The Beatles); “Kashmir” (Led Zepellin); “Bridge Over Troubled Waters” (Simon and Garfunkel); “Maybe I’m Amazed” (Paul McCartney); and “Can’t Find My Way Home” (Blind Faith). For good measure, jazz compositions like “Don’t Forget the Poet” (Encrico Pierannuzi); “Caravan” (Dizzy Gillespie); “Waltz New” (Jim Hall); and “Passion Dance” (McCoy Tyner) are also included in the group’s playlists. Give a listen to “Can’t Find My Way Home”, and you’ll get a taste of the unique sound of The Jōst Project and their exceptional artistry, originality and imagination. 

http://www.thejostproject.com/

Friday, June 8, 2018

DANIELLE MIRAGLIA


"Straddling the line where folk/roots meets rock/blues, Miraglia has a voice that can go from a raspy come-hither purr to an Etta James-esque powerhouse belt, although she may be best known for her lead thumb — a heavy, thumping strike on her Gibson that’s backdrop percussion in itself." - Lauren Daley - The Boston Globe

Concert - $15 online advance / $18 door
Dinner - 6pm, Showtime - 8pm

Danielle Miraglia comes armed with a strong steady thumb on an old Gibson, an infectious stomp-box rhythm and harmonica with tunes ranging from heart-felt to socially conscious that will move both your heart and hips. Her latest "All My Heroes Are Ghosts," released with her band Danielle M and The Glory Junkies  touches on a lot of what might be on your mind these days – the loss of so many musical heroes on the title track, the chaos of “fake news” on “Monster,” our collective anxieties on “All On Fire,” and more..   The music itself blends influences of some of Miraglia’s own musical heroes - The Rolling Stones, Prince, Janis Joplin along with Danielle's lyrical ability to explore human nature at its best and worst.   Danielle was nominated for a 2015 Boston Music Award for Singer-Songwriter of the Year. 

"Danielle is a dynamic and captivating musician; her rich soulful voice and blues guitar mastery resonate in a performance both rare and unforgettable."
- Paul Patchel, State Street Blues Festival - Media, PA

Danielle has toured and played major venues across the United States and beyond, shining in both the Folk and Blues circuits including New York State Blues Festival, New Bedford Summerfest, The Narrows Center for the Arts (Fall River, MA), The Birchmere (Alexandria, VA), The Ramshead (Annapolis, MD), Sellersville Theater (Sellersville, PA) and the list goes on….

She has shared the stage with the likes of Johnny Winter, Bettye Lavette, John Hammond Jr., Joan Osborne, John Mayall, Sonny Landreth, John Oates, Colin Hay, Robert Cray, Rodney Crowell and many more.

Raised just outside of Boston in Revere, MA, where its famous beach is better known for girls with big hair than its history as a popular tourist attraction, Danielle was raised on a variety of popular music, from her parent's Motown records to the classic rock influences like The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin that encouraged her to learn to play guitar at thirteen. A passion for the arts and an outstanding gift for writing lead her to Emerson College in Boston's downtown theater district. After graduating with a degree in Creative Writing, she put her writing skills, originally intended for novels, towards songwriting and began performing at open mike nights in the Boston area.  Here she "found her tribe" as she describes it and set out on a full time musical career.  

Danielle's debut full length record  "Nothing Romantic" was a breakthrough for Miraglia as a serious songwriting force, who could put into words what so many feel - a true explorer of the complexities of the human condition.  Jon Sobel of Blogcritics.com described her song "You Don't Know Nothin'" as "One of the best new folk songs I've heard in years. Its depiction and dissection of human misunderstanding is both sharp and tender. All you need to know about what drives people apart and what draws them together can be witnessed in a few hours spent in a bar. Many of us feel something along those lines, but Danielle Miraglia is that rare songwriter who can put it into words."

Danielle's second release “Box of Troubles,” explores the highs and lows that life has to offer with bare bones instrumentation.  Alternate Root says “Danielle Miraglia’s guitar work keeps Delta traditions alive. Her steady thumb and playing style trace a direct line to the blues of the field and chicken shacks. Vocally, Danielle’s voice digs in, twisting within the delivery, seeming to break but more likely soaring before the fall. ‘Box of Troubles’ balances good times with the bad, her characters' roles’ defined and believable.”  

2015 Boston Music Award Nominee for Singer/Songwriter of the Year
Mountain Stage NewSong Northeast Regional Winner!  
NERFA Formal Showcase Artist!  
Falcon Ridge Emerging Artist!  
RedLine Roots Big Red Favorite Local Female Songwriter!
Honorable Mention - Telluride!

https://daniellem.com/

Saturday, June 9, 2018

KICKING DOWN DOORS


The music of songwriting team Autumn Walden (vocals) and Ernie Tokay (guitar/vocals) with special guests. Coming to you from Little Spiders Music Studio in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania.

Concert - $15 online advance / $18 door
Dinner - 6pm, Showtime - 8pm

"In many ways, Philly-area country folk combo Kicking Down Doors got together by accident. Singer / lyricist Autumn Walden came across singer-guitarist Ernie Tokay at his Little Spiders Have Big Dreams Studio in Chester County; before they’d even known each other for a day, they’d already written a song together. The two musicians clicked so readily and had such a productive streak of writing music together that the project quickly became a functioning band."

This spring the band recorded its debut album, "NOW". Last summer they performed at the 53rd Philadelphia Folk Festival. 

"Their songs are introspective and personal, addressing tragedy loss as well as the strength found in perseverance." ~ John Vettese of WXPN's The Key

Ernie Tokay, Guitar and Vocals, Autumn Walden, Lead Vocals. With great friends like: Stacy Weathers, Mike Slomo Brenner, Brian Flanagan, Steve Wheelock, Vincent Feliciano, Josh Steingard, Tony Gioia, Freddie Berman, and whoever else we discover has a thing for kicking down doors!

http://kickingdowndoorsband.com/

Friday, June 15, 2018

LARRY McKENNA QUARTET


"...the first call is to jazz great Larry McKenna. It's been that way for so long that most know his number by heart. And it's not just jazz bands that make that call. It was that way when he backed Sinatra at the Latin Casino; when he was part of the "MFSB Orchestra" for Gamble and Huff backing Patti LaBelle, Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes and other Philly greats; when director Alan Parker needed music and a player for the Nicholas Cage film, Birdy, and many other instances."

Concert - $18 online advance / $20 door
Dinner - 6pm, Showtime - 8pm

One of the world’s finest jazz saxophone players, Larry McKenna is known for his gorgeous, velvety tenor saxophone sound, the unparalleled beauty of his balladry, and his fluid, bebop- inspired improvisations. His national reputation as both a masterful jazz improviser in the be- bop and modern jazz styles of the 1950s and 1960s and an influential jazz educator is firmly established after six decades in his profession. Larry’s status as a jazz great has also been affirmed by his myriad fans and the jazz stars with whom he has played and recorded including Woody Herman, Clark Terry, Buddy DeFranco, Tony Bennett, Rosemary Clooney and Frank Sinatra.

Larry will perform with a stunning quartet including Kevin MacConnell on bass, Tim Brey on piano and Gusten Rudolph on drums.

Recently Larry McKenna’s composing, songwriting and arranging skills have received critical acclaim with the release of his latest CD, “From All Sides,” supported in part by a Subito Grant from the American Composers Forum. Among other originals, this CD introduced his bossa nova “One Falling Tree” with lyrics by Melissa Gilstrap sung by Joanna Pascale, voted the number two song of the year (out of 100) in 2013 by listeners of WRTI 90.1 FM Philadelphia. In addition, the Larry McKenna Jazz Orchestra debuted in 2014 as a 17-piece band including Joanna Pascale that is dedicated to presenting Larry’s original compositions and arrangements.

Recent performance highlights include Larry’s 2015 concert with the legendary pianist Barry Harris in a concert titled “Barry & Larry” at William Patterson University. Larry was also a featured soloist in two concerts in 2014 with The Philadelphia Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Terrell Stafford, together with Wynton Marsalis, Jimmy Heath, Kenny Barron, Randy Brecker, Bootsie Barnes and Tony Williams. In 2014 Larry additionally appeared with the Woody Herman Tribute Band in Los Angeles as part of the Los Angeles Jazz Institute Big Band Festival.

Larry is also esteemed in the classical music world. In 2011 the world-renowned Philadelphia Orchestra showcased him as a soloist in three concerts, performing movements from an arrangement of Duke Ellington’s “Nutcracker Suite.” Since 2002 he also has been a featured artist with PhilOrk Jazz, a group formed by members of The Philadelphia Orchestra which features guest artists chosen from the highest ranks of the Philadelphia jazz scene.

Larry is one of the most sought-out saxophone and jazz theory teachers in Philadelphia. He has taught countless students at University of the Arts, Temple University School of Music, West Chester University, Widener University, and Community College of Philadelphia. Many of his students have pursued successful careers in music. Larry’s influence, spanning decades, can be said to have established a Larry McKenna school of saxophone playing in the Philadelphia region.

In recognition of his extensive contributions to the jazz world, in 2015 Larry McKenna along with Pat Martino received a Jazz Legend Award from the Philadelphia Clef Club. In 2012 Larry was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award in jazz performance and education from the University of the Arts; the Jazz Master Award from the Media, Pennsylvania Business Authority; and the Making A Difference Award from The Jazz Bridge Project, a nonprofit organization serving Philadelphia-area jazz and blues musicians in crisis.

In addition to being a frequent guest on recordings by other top jazz players, Larry has released three other CDs under his own name to widespread critical acclaim. “Profile” (Dreambox Media 2009) mixes jazz standards with Larry’s original compositions, including the lovely and poignant ballad “Perhaps This Wintertime” with lyrics by Melissa Gilstrap. Premiered on the CD by vocalist Nancy Reed, this ballad was critically praised as “destined to become a new standard” and subsequently performed and recorded by other internationally known vocalists. Larry’s earlier CDs, “It Might As Well Be Spring” (Dreambox Media 2001) and “My Shining Hour – Music of Harold Arlen” (EPE Records 1995), received praise from jazz critics across the United States and Canada and remain in demand.

Music arranged by Larry McKenna has been performed on “The Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson and in the Nicholas Cage movie “Birdy,” in which Larry played and appeared. He has published many jazz-oriented arrangements for school concert bands which can be purchased from Northeastern Music Publications.

Larry resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with six cats (the feline variety).

https://www.facebook.com/The-Larry-Mckenna-Jazz-Orchestra-497937970318785/

Saturday, June 16, 2018

PHILLY BLUES KINGS
featuring Ramona Hunter

LISA CHAVOUS and the
Philadelphia Blues Messengers


“This is a blues lover's night to get down with two of Philly's best loved blues outfits in a double header guaranteed to satisfy”

Concert - $15 online advance / $18 door
Dinner - 6pm, Showtime - 8pm

The Philly Blues Kings is straight-ahead, low-down, hard-driving, hip-shaking, and super-hot electric blues...

PBK has been rocking blues fans in Philadelphia for many years, and has gone through numerous iterations based around groove bassist Jamey Reilly and guitar/keyboard master David Reiter. The current group has enjoyed the solid playing of Carol Moog on harp, and Bill Marconi on drums for a few years now, and has recently added the vocal powerhouse Ramona Hunter to the group. Each member has long histories playing professionally.

The group performs a broad mix of well known and obscure classics, as well as original tunes, with a solid rhythm pocket and jazzy phrasing.

www.phillyblueskings.com

Lisa Chavous and the Philadelphia Blues Messengers are a rock-solid innovative Philadelphia blues band. They have established their reputation as a good-time jam band by playing and singing the soulful music of Muddy Waters, Little Walter, and Elmore James. And their original compositions reflect the band's respect for and interest in groove-driven roots music. They have forged a connection to world beat music and avant-garde jazz through their long association with Philly saxophone legend Byard Lancaster and didgereedoo guru and percussion powerhouse Harold Smith. The Blues Messengers believe in the power of music to bring all people together, and in the power of the blues as an ancient connection to basic life energy.

http://thebluesmessengers.com/

Friday, June 22, 2018

DAVE POSMONTIER QUARTET


“Dave has performed and recorded with many jazz artists including Christian McBride, James Moody, Chris Potter, Duane Eubanks, Mickey Roker, Bobbie Durham, John Blake, John Swana, Mike Richmond, Bootsie Barnes, Tony Williams (sax), Bob Howell, Chico Huff, Larry McKenna, Steve Giordano, Grover Washington Jr., David “Fathead” Newman, and Johnny Hartman.”

Concert - $15 online advance / $18 door
Dinner - 6pm, Showtime - 8pm

Pianist Dave Posmontier brings his quartet to Jamey's House of Music where the group will include music from Dave's latest CDs, Posterity and Deep Pockets. The quartet consists of Dave on keyboard, saxophonist Bob Howell, bassist Dave Brodie and drummer Jimmy Coleman. The repertoire is an eclectic mix of swing, funk, gospel and Latin jazz consisting of Posmontier's original compositions as well as interpretations of jazz standards. The music has a varied flavor but it all grooves!  

Dave Posmontier (piano)      Dave Posmontier has been playing piano since the age of 7 and professionally for the past 40 years. A pianist, organist, composer, arranger and teacher, he has performed and recorded with many jazz artists including Christian McBride, James Moody, Chris Potter, Grover Washington Jr., David "Fathead" Newman, and Johnny Hartman. In celebration of its 100th birthday in 2007, the renowned Settlement Music School honored 100 alumni who have made a difference in the world of music. Dave and his brother Rich have been chosen to receive this honor. Dave's 2010 CD, Posterity features his original compositions as well as some well known standards and he has recently released a live acoustic trio CD, "Deep Pockets".

David Brodie(bass)      David Brodie started playing the electric bass at the age of thirteen and first took on the upright bass at nineteen while enrolled at Berklee College of Music. After a year in Spain, he returned to his native Philadelphia where he quickly joined up with guitarist Jimmy Bruno, with whom he played for the next several years. From that point, his reputation well established, Brodie has enjoyed a busy playing and recording career and has performed with some of the world's greatest jazz musicians including Kurt Rosenwinkel, Chris Potter and Randy Brecker while performing regularly with some of Philadelphia's finest such as Larry McKenna, John Swana, and Joanna Pascale

Jimmy Coleman (drums)      Philadelphia based drummer, Jimmy Coleman has worked with artists of such musical styles as R&B, Jazz, Funk, Pop and Electronica. A native of Indiana, he started playing at the age of 12 and soon after, began jamming in the garage with his childhood buddies. Jimmy attended Indiana University and since his arrival in the city of brotherly love, he has been paired with Grammy winner John Legend, toured and recorded with Eric Hutchinson, Siora, John Swana, Mikronesia and dozens of other world class musicians.

Bob Howell (sax)     Bob Howell was born in Philadelphia and left the city in 1965 to study at the Berklee School of Music in Boston and from there began to perform nationally and internationally, interrupted for two years by being drafted into the army and eventually and luckily being stationed in a post band. He returned to live in Philly permanently and continues to perform locally, nationally, and internationally. Bob's extensive performing background and recording experience in jazz and R&B enhance his work as a teacher. Bob has played with such notables as Jaco Pastorius, Joey Defrancesco, Clark Terry and Michael Brecker.

https://www.daveposmontier.com/

Saturday, June 23, 2018

SONS OF PITCHES


“From the first note of Dave Brubeck’s Blue Rondo A La Turk, to the final chord of Rossini’s William Tell Overture, Sons Of Pitches deliver an album which makes each and every track their “pitch” (or something which rhymes with that!). For these purveyors of “cowboy jazz”, let’s hope Sons Of Pitches will keep exploring the wild prairie for a long time to come...”

Concert - $18 online advance / $20 door
Dinner - 6pm, Showtime - 8pm

Always challenging their collective internal status quo with fresh ideas and new perspectives, Sons of Pitches bring their own brand of improvisation to the stage for a thrilling live event.  Their instrumental country jazz originals, and unique arrangements of standards affectionately called “Cowboy Jazz,” provide a musical landscape for staking their claim and pushing on to new frontiers. They swing, they rip, they dip, they dive, they fly…they melt hearts & faces.

Sons of Pitches hail from the Mason Dixon line on the Pennsylvania/Maryland border where Pheil owns a recording studio.  The band released its first self-titled album in November 2016.  Collectively, Sons of Pitches has thousands of shows under its belt.  The band has already received high praise for its live shows, varied set lists, and inspiring musicianship.  Their goal is to create music for ordinary folks.  Their brand of improvisation is meant to be visceral and tactile: music for the people. 

http://www.sonsofpitchesband.com/

Friday, June 29, 2018

MEGHAN CARY
with ANALOG GYPSIES


“As one critic exclaims: "You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll beg for more!" - Critic's Pick - The News and Observer

Concert - $15 online advance / $18 door
Dinner - 6pm, Showtime - 8pm

Winning over audiences from the fields of Philly Folk Fest to NYC’s infamous Bleecker Street, Meghan Cary with Analog Gypsies is equal parts folk, rock, gypsy jazz and jam band playing award-winning original tunes ranging from lean-in-and-listen ballads to get-up-and-shake-your-booty jams. At the core of the band are Meghan Cary and Peter Farrell. The Keyboard and guitar duo lays down a big musical footprint with cool grooves and tight vocal harmonies. Add to that the unique bass musings of Jocko MacNelly, the rhythmic melodies of drummer Quint Lange, the not-your-typical-bluegrass banjo playing and vocal harmony of Stacy Weathers, and the soulful and rhythmic harp and flute lines of Bob Beach, and you have the Meghan Cary with Analog Gypsies experience: an evening of great tunes, fun stories, singing in your seat, and dancing in the aisles.

Meghan Cary didn’t mean to be a musician. When her fiancé unexpectedly died, she picked up his guitar, figured out how to play it, and wrote her debut, earning her Billboard Magazine’s Critic’s Choice for Best Newcomer. “I wrote my grief into song, and sang my way out of the abyss. I keep making music to help others connect with their own stories and find their joy.”

Known for her unabashed willingness to connect with her audience, Cary brings listeners to their feet and at times to tears with high-energy tunes, masterful storytelling, and deeply personal lyrics that resonate universally. After pushing pause on performing to raise two children, Cary launched back onto the scene at Philly Folk Fest and was awarded an Emerging Artist Showcase at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. Cary’s smoky voice, emotional singing, and vulnerable writing garner favorable comparisons to Melissa Etheridge, Shawn Colvin, and even Bruce Springsteen.

Sing every day
Sing out loud sing out clear
If you don't know the words
Sing Louder!

Line up:
Meghan Cary
Peter Farrell
Jocko MacNelly
Quint Lange
Stacy Weathers
Bob Beach

and of course...a few special guests to be announced soon!!

http://www.meghancary.com/analog-gypsies/

Saturday, June30, 2018

ROB BALDUCCI BAND

VISIBLE@NIGHT
featuring DAVE WEINER of the
Steve Vai Band


Rob Balducci has the pleasure of working with and endorsing Ibanez Guitars, Cornford Amps, Intellitouch tuners, D’Addario Strings, Dimarzio Pick-ups, George L’s cables, Morley pedals, Keeley Pedals, Xotic pedals, Dunlop, Maxon and performs clinics around the world in support of these companies. The musical community has also taken notice of this guitar giant. Guitar For The Practicing Musician proclaiming him "New York's best guitarist".

Guitarist Dave Weiner has been a part of Steve Vai’s band since 1999, touring the world with him and recently opening his shows in front of European audiences. Weiner has received four Grammy nominations for his work as a guitarist and engineer on some of Vai’s albums. He also created and hosts Riff of the Week, an educational Web series that has millions of followers, and teaches guitar online.

Concert - $15 online advance / $18 door
Dinner - 6pm, Showtime - 8pm

They said ‘there is always room for improvement‘… It can be said that this has been the driving force for New York based guitarist Rob Balducci. While continuing to improve not only as a player and performer, he has continued to grow not only as a writer, but as an artist with a truly unique voice, sound, and vision. Raised in an era when chops and image were far more important than substance and taste while absorbing the necessary influences of the day, somewhere along the way, Balducci carved out a truly identifiable style far deeper and wider than those of his peers or predecessors.

Having played guitar for the past 27 years, Balducci would go on to win a local contest sponsored by Guitar For The Practicing Musician proclaiming him as “New York’s Best Guitarist.” Balducci furthered his six-string education, earning a degree in Music performance and Theory from Five Towns College and releasing his debut CD, 1995’s BALANCE which reaped unanimous praise from press and guitar enthusiasts alike while heralding Balducci as a promising new talent to watch for.

After his debut CD Balance, Rob continued working on new material and shopping his music to various record companies before signing to Steve Vai’s record label Favored Nations Entertainment and releasing Mantra,The Color Of Light and Violet Horizon CDs worldwide.

Vai noted; “There are two things that make an effective musician, one is the technical ability to perform on the instrument and the second is an emotional investment in what you are playing. Rob has a really good equilibrium for the technical side of things and the emotional investment”

For a better part of the last decade, Balducci has been performing major concerts at leading venues and presenting clinics for many of the leading manufactures all over the globe (Ibanez Guitars, Intellitouch tuners, D’Addario Strings, Dimarzio Pick-ups, George L’s cables, Morley pedals, Keeley Pedals, Xotic pedals, Dunlop, Maxon, Floyd Upgrades, Studio Devil and Majic Box Pedals) from Los Angeles to London, Tokyo to Trenton, Rob has earned rave reviews, major distribution, and support from the musical community, who have taken notice of this guitar giant’s talents, with scores of global publications loudly singing his praises (most notably Guitarist UK, Guitar World, Young Guitar, and Burn). 

This has all now culminated to the release of his most personal record to date, “821 Monroe Drive”. As personal a statement as any artist could make, this is the album in which Rob Balducci comes full circle and shows us just how deep that well of inspiration he draws from can be. Brimming with all the staples you have come to expect from Balducci; infectious melodies, stunning musicianship and gorgeous tones all shaped to take you, the listener on an aural journey that will not only surprise, excite and thrill you from the first note to the last, but leave you wondering ‘How did he do that?’ 

Here’s 821 Monroe Drive, in Balducci’s own words: "This CD is a very special one for me, the address of the title is from a house that has been in my family for over 50 years. My mom grew up the this house with her 10 siblings. When I was a young kid I would spend my summers at this house. I started playing guitar at age 11 and I remember going to 821 and spending time on the instrument for hours upon end. The inspiration for the songs on this CD are related to this house in one way or another because at the age when I started learning all my musical influences come from the music I was listening to growing up. This CD represents things in my life from when I was born until the present. 821 Monroe Drive marks another important milestone because all the guitar parts were recorded in my home studio Blue Buddha. I had time to spend on getting individual tones for each of the songs."

https://www.reverbnation.com/robbalducci

Established in 2008, Visible At Night is a trio Fusion band based in Philadelphia, PA.

The three members are:
Guitar: Dave Weiner (Steve Vai band, solo artist),
Drums: Mike Kernicky (Countdown to Ecstasy, Rob Balducci Band)
Bass: Rob Smith (Disciples of Groove, Zeroesque, The Endless March)

V@N’s music is a mix of Jazz, Funk, Blues, Rock and more.
From the start, the band‘s identity has been steeped in improvisation. The purpose is simple: write fun, challenging music but be inspired by what the moment brings to organically alter and explore. This improv-based culture breeds fresh versions of V@N’s music on a gig-to-gig basis and keeps their fans excited to attend shows and hear what happens!

http://www.visibleatnight.com


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