Peter Case
Apr
25
7:00 PM19:00

Peter Case

One of our absolute faves…

Three-time Grammy nominee, Peter Case’s work sets the bar for authenticity, passion and imagination and spans a number of genres, including folk, blues, and rock. Raised in Buffalo, NY, Case came to the Bay area in 1973 and worked as a street musician and played in the seminal power pop group The Nerves, before moving to Los Angeles to form the Plimsouls, landing a deal with Geffen Records.

The Plimsouls achieved success with the hit single “A Million Miles Away,” which landed them a role in the movie Valley Girl, as the band performing during the club scenes. Case’s 1986 solo Geffen Record debut revealed deep roots in folk and blues, and earned him his first Grammy nomination for the song “Old Blue Car” as well as the Number 1 spot on the NY Time’s 1986 Best CDs list. Six CDs later, Case earned another nomination for Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John, a remarkable collection of songs that features Case’s voice and a single guitar. It’s clear that Case is a major talent on the Americana troubadour landscape.

Case’s 2010 CD, Wig!, emphasized the rock and blues side of Case’s repertoire, while 2007’s Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John demonstrates what Case can do with just his voice and a guitar. With or without a backing band, Case delivers his songs with both intense passion and introspective nuance.

VIDEO: Underneath The Stars

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Kyle Cook with Special Guest - Paul McDonald
Apr
27
7:00 PM19:00

Kyle Cook with Special Guest - Paul McDonald

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KYLE COOK
For two decades, Kyle Cook spent the bulk of his musical life as the lead guitarist of matchbox twenty. He co-wrote some of the songs and invented many of the instrumental riffs that have become distinguishing parts in such radio staples as “Real World,” “Unwell” and “Bent.” But plenty of his creative persona was held in check as he collaborated in a team effort.

With Wolves, his solo debut, Cook invests so much of himself in the project that a discerning listener can get a good idea of who the guitar player really is. He’s a studied musician with an all-American Midwestern background, a guy who has a penchant for classic rock with just enough classical training to make him dangerous, and an adult whose experiences with the cycle of love and loss are extraordinarily familiar.

VIDEO: Wolves

PAUL MCDONALD
The troubadour has spent the past decade playing with rock bands The Grand Magnolias, Hightide Blues, & a duo with actress Nikki Reed, utilizing his raw yet melodious and expressive voice to deliver a handful of albums. Paul’s broadly resonant musicality has garnered him international acclaim and coverage from the likes of Rolling Stone, Billboard, MTV, and enabled him to tour the world and share the stage with a diverse array of classic and current icons. Select performance highlights include sharing the stage and touring with artists such as Stevie Wonder, John Mayer, Crosby, Stills, & Nash, The Revivalists, Zac Brown, Hanson, Father John Misty, Emmylou Harris, and appearing at festivals such as Bonnaroo, SXSW, Live On the Green, and Hangout Festival and performing on nationally televised shows like “Good Morning America”, “The Today Show”, “NBC’s Parenthood”, and “The Tonight Show.”

VIDEO: Wildcard

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Wayne "The Train" Hancock
May
3
7:00 PM19:00

Wayne "The Train" Hancock

The only other guy who has more Hank Williams in him than me is Wayne ‘The Train’ Hancock...Very few people can be real purists, but Wayne is a purist all the way.       Hank Williams III

A Wayne “The Train” Hancock album is as refreshing as a beer pulled from a tub of ice on a summer’s day. You stick your hand deep into that tub, you know it’s gonna be cold, and you know it’s gonna be beer, but, dang, if it ain’t always a kick how surprisingly JUST RIGHT it is. Slingin’ Rhythm is just right, a finely honed, day-in-the-life brand of juke joint rhythm sitting in the sweet spot of American music invention between country, hillbilly, jazz and western swing

And while “The Train” is indeed a throwback, the funny thing is, the more retro he gets, the fresher he sounds. His songs about the everyday and the everyman, with their driving pulse and live-in-the-moment vibe, have a character and passion that go beyond a particular time.

VIDEO: Slingin’ Rhythm

Partnering with our friends at VARIETAL BEER, Sunnyside WA on this show!!

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Dead Winter Carpenters
May
4
7:00 PM19:00

Dead Winter Carpenters

Hailing from North Lake Tahoe, Calif., Americana band Dead Winter Carpenters has built a reputation for pouring their heart and soul into each performance. In just a few years, they have positioned themselves, wrote Portland Metronome, “at the forefront of a youthful generation trying to redefine what string music is and what it can do.” That progressive nature comes through loud and clear – from instruments plugged and unplugged – in the band's new release, Washoe (February 26, 2016). The band's fourth studio project, the 12-song collection of originals was recorded in Reno's Sierra Sonics Studio (Ozzy Ozbourne, Eminem, Dr. Dre, Collective Soul) and co-produced by Dead Winter Carpenters and Zachary Girdis.

"Judging from its penchant for California country, North Lake Tahoe band Dead Winter Carpenters sounds like it has its finger on the quickening pulse of a 'High--mountain-town vibe.'" - San Francisco Chronicle

"Effortless five-part harmonies, capped off by the sweet, soft voice of Charles, bring a surprising smoothness to the tone of the entire EP. Each track tells a story, just as each instrument and voice coalesces into the band's rich and textured sound." - No Depression

VIDEO: Long Arm of The Law

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Upstate
May
11
7:00 PM19:00

Upstate

For Upstate, the last few years have been a time of profound exploration and self discovery.  As the band knocked off milestone after milestone on the road, their sound, their lineup, and even their name all underwent dramatic metamorphoses. Challenging and thrilling all at once, those changes have finally culminated in the sextet’s dazzling new album, a collection that showcases both their remarkable growth and their adventurous blend of folk, R&B, jazz, gospel, and rock and roll. 

Recorded primarily over six days at the Clubhouse studio in Rhinebeck, NY, ‘Healing’ is the band’s first release with new member Allison Olender, their first with four contributing songwriters, and their first since shortening their name from Upstate Rubdown. It’s also their first project to be produced by Wood Brothers percussionist Jano Rix, who helped the group embrace their transformation and lean in to their unique lineup without sacrificing any of the gorgeous harmonies, eclectic arrangements, and unforgettable performances that have defined the band since their earliest days.

Upstate first emerged from New York’s Hudson Valley in 2015 with their critically acclaimed debut, ‘A Remedy.’ The Poughkeepsie Journal raved that the group “need[s] nothing more than their voices to channel rhythm and stoke your emotions,” while Chronogram hailed their “infectiously sunny organic stew,” and The Alt called them “toe-tapping, contagious, and fun.” The album earned the band festival performances from Mountain Jam to FreshGrass, as well as a slew of national headline dates and support slots with everyone from The Felice Brothers and Phox to Marco Benevento and Cory Henry.

VIDEO: Marietta

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LOGAN LEDGER w/ Molly Parden
May
17
7:00 PM19:00

LOGAN LEDGER w/ Molly Parden

Native Californian Ledger came to music fairly early: he began singing as a young child and started playing old-time and bluegrass music on guitar at age 12. Enamored of early roots music recordings of Appalachian ballads and string bands from the 1930s, he soon discovered the music of Hank Williams and George Jones – he describes it as “a bomb going off in my mind” – and devoted himself wholeheartedly to learning all he could about country music.

After college, he briefly returned to the Bay Area where he played with a bluegrass band, but Nashville’s pull on him was strong. As he explains, “This was a further expression of my archaeological impulse with regard to music-making – I’ve always believed that in order to create something new with purpose, one must be steeped in the past and work from within the tradition.”

Upon his arrival in Nashville, he threw himself into writing and performing and was quickly embraced by the city’s thriving music community. He was signed by Burnett, who brought him to the attention of Rounder. Ledger’s as-yet untitled album will be released next year.

VIDEO: Starlight

With Special Guest - Molly Parden

VIDEO: Who Did You Leave For Me

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Anthony D'Amato
May
25
7:00 PM19:00

Anthony D'Amato

Produced by Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, First Aid Kit) and recorded with an Omaha all-star team of musicians including Conor Oberst and members of Bright Eyes, The Faint, and Cursive, ‘Cold Snap’ is Anthony D’Amato’s most ambitious, incisive, and sophisticated collection yet, with a larger-than-life sound propelled by dual drummers, explosive guitars, infectious hooks, and erudite lyrics. Written primarily during a touring hiatus forced by a broken finger, the songs explore the schisms between perception and reality, projection and truth, who we are and how we’re seen.

The record follows D’Amato’s 2014 New West debut, ‘The Shipwreck From The Shore,’ which was inspired in part by his time studying with the Pulitzer Prize-winning Irish poet Paul Muldoon and earned raves on both sides of the pond, with NPR lauding that “he writes in the tradition of Bruce Springsteen or Josh Ritter” and Uncut proclaiming that his songwriting “echoes with early Bob Dylan.” USA Today declared that the album “strikes every right note,” SPIN praised the way he “turns heartbreak into cheery folk,” and Entertainment Weekly said the music “calls to mind Simon & Garfunkel’s more amped-up moments.” Songs from the record collectively cracked more than two million plays on Spotify and turned up on ABC’s hit series Nashville, while the album earned additional love everywhere from the New York Times and WSJ to NY Mag and Billboard. D’Amato hit the road hard for a year straight to promote the album, touring on three continents and sharing bills with Ben Folds, Josh Ritter, Shawn Colvin, Rhett Miller, Justin Townes Earle, Bleachers, and more along the way.

VIDEO: Ballad of the Undecided

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Jim Basnight Band
Jun
15
7:00 PM19:00

Jim Basnight Band

We needed a little post-punk, indy-rock inspiration. And here he is…

Jim has been working with the Jim Basnight Band at a pace of between 150-200 dates per year since 1997. Prior to that he fronted and composed with the Meyce (1975-77), the Moberlys (1978-89), various bands and recording projects (1989-93) and the Rockinghams (1993-97).

Jim's music spans blues, country, soul, punk, pop, folk and all styles of rock and roll. Basnight has appeared on radio and television and on bills with many famous musicians over the years including, the Ramones, the Police, Suzanne Vega, the Romantics, Billy Idol, the Smithereens, the Band and many others.

Jim’s also shared the stage with original members of many famous acts such as Guns and Roses, Janes Addiction, Blondie, Yes, The Monkees, Nirvana, REM, Pearl Jam, Paul Revere and the Raiders and Madonna. Basnight’s produced or co-produced shows with acts as diverse as Quiet Riot, Charley Pride, Lou Rawls, Crystal Gayle, Ronnie Milsap, Duke Ellington Orchestra, Gordon Lightfoot and Firesign Theater. 

VIDEO: Code To Live By

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Skybound Blue
Jun
22
7:00 PM19:00

Skybound Blue

A Brewminatti Fave!!  This is a Must-See Show!  If they don't give you the feels at least once, you may need a check-up.

"Skybound Blue's world class vocals and truly great hooks set them apart from being just another Americana band" Arial Publicity.  

Skybound Blue is harmony-driven, dig-deep-and-tell-the-story-in-your-bones Americana. Fronted by married duo Matt and Jenny Behnke, Skybound Blue is magic on stage - entertaining, funny, and down to earth. Their songwriting and musicianship hold their own in the vein of Americana greats like Shovels and Rope, Brandi Carlile, and Patty Griffin. 

VIDEO: Vessel

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Lipbone Redding
Jul
5
7:00 PM19:00

Lipbone Redding

Lipbone Redding is an award-winning vocalist, guitar player, voice-strumentalist, storyteller, songwriter, author, teacher and traveler. He is best known for his one-man orchestra show; simultaneously playing, singing and making the instrument sounds with his mouth and without the use of a loop pedal. Lipbone incorporates a full spectrum of musical styles from American Roots and Jazz to throat singing and Indian Classical.

Theaters, festivals, house concerts and private parties make up the bulk of Lipbone’s schedule of 200 performances per year. He has shared the marquis with Marcia Ball, John Mayall, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Tab Benoit, Cyril Neville, Jimmy Hall, Jonathan Edwards, Rita Wilson, Shemekia Copeland, Tommy Castro, The Kentucky Headhunters, Black Oak Arkansas, Carolyn Wonderland, Dr. John, The Steeldrivers, The Screaming J’s, and many others. Lipbone collaborates regularly and performs often as a special guest. Depending on local conditions, you might experience Lipbone as a solo act, a duo, a trio, or a quartet and its always a good time.

VIDEO: Cowgirls Meet on Guadalupe St.

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Honeysuckle w/ special guest Bart Budwig
Jul
11
7:00 PM19:00

Honeysuckle w/ special guest Bart Budwig

Honeysuckle is a progressive folk act that blends older influences and traditional instrumentation with modern effects and inspiration. Comprised of Holly McGarry, Benjamin Burns, and Chris Bloniarz, the trio can frequently be found performing in the Boston area and surrounding cities in the Northeast, playing alongside bands like Drive-By Truckers, The Ballroom Thieves, Boy & Bear, Sam Moss, The Western Den, The Novel Ideas, Shook Twins, John Craigie, Grey Season, Damn Tall Buildings and others. In 2015, Honeysuckle performed at Newport Folk Festival, was chosen as a Converse Rubber Tracks artist, and was nominated for Best Folk Artist of the Year, and Best Americana Artist of the Year at the annual Boston Music Awards. In 2016 the group played Lollapalooza on the Pepsi Stage as well as CMJ in New York City.They have also been nominated again for the categories Best Americana and Best Folk Artist at the 2016 Boston Music Awards, as well as new nominations, Americana/Roots Act Of The Year and Album Of The Year for Red Line Roots' 2016 Big Reds. As a recipient of Club Passim's Iguana Music Grant, Honeysuckle recently released a new full-length album on March 24th, 2016 to a sold out crowd at Club Passim. Also available is their debut EP, "Arrows," released on April 29th, 2015.

Bart Budwig has made a name for himself as one of the better singer-songwriters in the Pacific Northwest.  He's developed a growing fan base and has recently released his 6th LP.

VIDEO: Greenline

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The Barefoot Movement
Aug
1
7:00 PM19:00

The Barefoot Movement

Heartfelt, energetic, and down home. Heralded by CMT Edge as "one of the most promising bands on the bluegrass scene," the music of the Nashville based group The Barefoot Movement is as down to earth as their intention for members of their audience: sit back, relax, take your shoes off, and stay a while.  It has now been seven years since The Barefoot Movement took off their shoes and took to the stage. Hard work and talent have taken them from east coast to west, from north to south, and even across the Atlantic Ocean. They have appeared in Country Weekly Magazine, RollingStone.com, CMT Edge, Music City Roots, and Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour. Their original music was featured on the Outdoor Channel's program "Huntin' the World: Southern Style" and their music video for their popular song "Second Time Around" has been seen nationally on the Zuus Country Network. They have been selected as showcase artists at both the International Bluegrass Music Association and the Americana Festival conferences and were first runners up at the 2013 Telluride Bluegrass Festival's New Band Competition.

VIDEO: Rocky Island

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Missy Andersen
Aug
16
7:00 PM19:00

Missy Andersen

You know how we loves us some Missy Andersen - the powerhouse Blues / Soul / R&B singer.  This will be her 3rd visit and each time she KILLS IT!  Missy is accompanied by her guitarist / husband Heine, who, we swear, sounds like he's at least two guys playing one guitar.  If you haven't seen her yet, catch her this time around.

VIDEO: Reach Out

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Missy Raines
Aug
30
7:00 PM19:00

Missy Raines

From her tenure playing with The Claire Lynch Band, Eddie Adcock, Josh Graves, Jim Hurst, Kenny Baker, and Jesse McReynolds to her 7 International Bluegrass Music Association Bass Player of the Year awards, Missy Raines has proven herself without doubt as an iconic bluegrass instrumentalist.  But with her newest release, Royal Traveller, Raines has stepped into the spotlight as a songwriter for the first time. The album digs deep into Raines' family life and her upbringing in West Virginia.  Featuring previous and current members of her live band, as well as cameos from other bluegrass greats such as Stuart Duncan and Tim O'Brien, the album is a gorgeous look into the perspective, history, and musical influences of one of Nashville’s most beloved musicians, Missy Raines.

Royal Traveller is Raines' third album for Compass Records, and the first produced by Compass' owner and founder, and renowned banjo player Alison Brown.  "I went into this project with Alison with the mindset that I wanted to stretch myself and see what I could do. I think we achieved what I was looking for, which is something further reaching and bigger than what I would have accomplished on my own," says Raines.

In 1998, Raines became the first woman to win IBMA's Bass Player of the Year award and she went on to win the title repeatedly for the next several years.  Royal Traveller highlights this particular piece of Raines' history with the stand out track “Swept Away”, which features the 5 first women to win IBMA instrumentalist awards, Raines, Brown, Sierra Hull, Becky Buller, and Molly Tuttle. “Swept Away” was named 2018 IBMA Recorded Event of the Year.

With her new album, Raines tells her story with a vulnerability and bold honesty that rings clear, spoken through beautiful arrangements and well chosen musical collaborations.  With nods to many of the varied and challenging chapters of her life, the songs speak volumes of Raines tenacity and musicianship, and her ability to rise to bluegrass fame despite the various confinements of the times.  The listener is presented with a striking window into the up and down ride of a very royal traveller, the one and only Missy Raines.

VIDEO: Allegheny Town

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Tony Furtado w/ Stephanie Schneiderman
Apr
12
7:00 PM19:00

Tony Furtado w/ Stephanie Schneiderman

Always love to have Tony in the house.  And this time with a "special guest"...Stephanie Schneiderman.

Tony Furtado is a major musical force without a doubt. He has his black-belt in voice and bottleneck guitar and his banjo playing scares the crap out of me.”
– David Lindley, musical adventurer

Since her solo career began with a coveted spot in the Lilith Fair, Stephanie has earned extensive NW radio play, a devout following and multiple appearances with some of the nations top touring acts- including Aimee Mann, Hall & Oates, Heart, Train, Pat Benatar, Chicago, Madeleine Peyroux, Andy Summers, Marc Cohn and many more.

VIDEO: Amazing Grace - Tony Furtado

VIDEO: Daughters - Stephanie Schneiderman

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An Evening with Korby Lenker
Mar
30
7:00 PM19:00

An Evening with Korby Lenker

So much could be said about Korby.  He's a singer-songwriter...and a good one.  He's an author...and an engaging one.  More recently, he has emerged as creator-actor in a web series called Morse Code.  Korby is a true renaissance man with a wicked sense of humor.  Most of all - whether he is singing or acting, writing or reading, Korby is darned entertaining...which is why we keep having him back.  If you haven't seen him yet - the loss is yours.

VIDEO: If You Love Somebody - Korby Lenker & Liz Longley

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Hawks and Doves
Mar
22
7:00 PM19:00

Hawks and Doves

The new and highly anticipated musical project from Kasey Anderson...a man with a remarkable story and an incredible gift for songwriting.  This will be good.

“Recorded with his new band Hawks & Doves, From a White Hotel shines its spotlight on a new, improved Anderson: sober, sharp and ready to make up for lost time.” — ROLLING STONE

VIDEO: Get to know Hawks and Doves

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Terry Robb w/ Broke in Stereo
Mar
15
7:00 PM19:00

Terry Robb w/ Broke in Stereo

"Eight Acoustic Blues Masters...Buddy Guy, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, Tommy Emmanuel...Rory Block...Eric Clapton ...Muddy Waters...Terry Robb..." – April 2015  Guitar World Magazine

Not sure there's more we can add to that quote.  Terry has been one of out favorites since we opened our doors and we're always happy to have him back.

VIDEO: Judge Boushay’s Blues

Opening for Terry is Broke in Stereo.  Whether with a band or solo, Brooklyn-based Cabell Harris delivers a solid set of songs.  Here's what others have said:

"It touts a bluesy vibe...subdued yet dynamic with delivery....fuses elements of post-rock and reaches some impressive peaks...one talented artist"     - The Even Ground

"Broke in Stereo might prove itself as the new talked about Brooklyn band...combines alternative rock with a classic blues influence."     - FlavorPill

VIDEO: Brooklyn Voodoo / Artisans of Earth

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The Quebe Sisters
Mar
7
7:00 PM19:00

The Quebe Sisters

When the Quebe Sisters from Texas take a stage, and the triple-threat fiddle champions start playing and singing in multi-part close harmony, audiences are usually transfixed, then blown away.  It’s partly because the trio’s vocal and instrumental performances are authentic all-Americana, all the time, respectful of the artists that inspired them the most.

Along with headlining their own shows to ever-growing audiences, they’ve shared stages with American music legends like Willie Nelson, George Strait, Merle Haggard, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Ray Price, Connie Smith, Marty Stuart, Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel, Riders in the Sky and many others.

The Quebes’ unbridled passion for American music, along with their talent, skills and a lot of hard work, have taken them far beyond their wildest early aspirations.

“One thing is for sure, you don’t see a group like The Quebe Sisters come along every day,” famed Opry announcer Eddie Stubbs told listeners on his own show on Nashville’s WSM. “Give them your undivided attention, and if you’re not already, you too, will become a fan.”

VIDEO: Teardrops From My Eyes

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Seth Walker
Feb
28
7:00 PM19:00

Seth Walker

This will be Seth's 4th appearance - because he's just that good.  His music is a tasty gumbo of blues, roots, and americana with a healthy dash of New Orleans funky.  This is one of our "can't miss" shows...when Seth's in town, town comes to see Seth.  Buy your tickets early. 

VIDEO: Spirit’s Moving

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Valentine's Day with Reed Turchi
Feb
14
7:00 PM19:00

Valentine's Day with Reed Turchi

This is a fun one and a great DATE NIGHT!

What began as an obsession with Mississippi Hill Country blues has become a burgeoning blues orchestra at the vanguard of a new American roots music. Raised in the Swannanoa valley of Western North Carolina, multi-instrumentalist Reed Turchi is a producer, label head, band leader and solo artist. He's also a master of guitar driven blues that shape-shift seamlessly between acoustic slide, electric juke joint boogie, and the improvisational, groove-driven, massive sound of his Nashville based Kudzu Orkestra. His latest albums Tallahatchie, and Live At Soulshine evince his ability to play elemental blues solo, and to lead entire improvisational orchestras on the very same theme. 

He's been lauded by Greg Vandy of KEXP as "a familiar reality in this time of cultural and political uncertainty" and praised by American Standard Time as "The sound of a new American music". Reed has been featured in Rolling Stone, American Songwriter, Oxford American, and Fretboard Journal.

In addition to a great night of music, you can start your Valentine's Day celebration off with a fine meal prepared by Neighbors BBQ.  Food service will start at 5:30, concert will start at 7 pm. This special meal is limited in number and will not be available unless pre-ordered. There will be concert food options available after 6.

Meal Options are Brisket Dinner or Chicken Parmagiana Dinner. See Details on Ticket Link.

VIDEO: Reed Turchi Live


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Elizabeth Cook / Chris Shiflett / Kendell Marvel
Feb
7
7:00 PM19:00

Elizabeth Cook / Chris Shiflett / Kendell Marvel

SOLD OUT!

Hard to believe - 3 great acts in 1 amazing night! TIX ON SALE FRIDAY 11/30!!

Kendell Marvel - an award winning songwriter who has had his songs recorded by Christ Stapleton, George Strait, and others, has recorded and released his first solo record - Lowdown & Lonesome - and is touring to support his new release.

VIDEO: Lowdown & Lonesome

Chris Shiflett - Chris is touring to support his latest solo record "West Coast Town".  The record highlights Chris' love of country and americana music, a fact which is also in display on his popular podcast "Walking The Floor."  In addition to his own writing, recording, performing, and podcasting, Chris also passes the time by touring as the lead guitarist for The Foo Fighters.  True Story.

VIDEO: West Coast Town


Elizabeth Cook - Elizabeth Cook is a Nashville-based Singer Songwriter from Wildwood, Florida. As a critically acclaimed live act and recording artist, the New York Times lauds her “a sharp and surprising country singer”. A veteran SiriusXM Outlaw Country Radio DJ, hosting her own show, Apron Strings, nationwide for the last 10 years, she is also a favorite of David Letterman, a regular performer on the Grand Ole Opry, and a frequent guest star on Adult Swim’s long-running hit cartoon series “Squidbillies” on Cartoon Network.

In the words of the Drivin’ and Cryin’s legendary Kevn Kinney, “Elizabeth is so far ahead and under the radar you better have a supercharger for that fastback if you’re going to catch up! Enjoy the ride…”

VIDEO: Exodus of Venus

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Sway Wild (ft. Mandy Fer & Dave McGraw)
Jan
25
7:00 PM19:00

Sway Wild (ft. Mandy Fer & Dave McGraw)

Known as a standout electric guitarist and multi-instrumentalist, Mandy Fer fills the stage with her strong yet poised guitar solos, defying long-held gender barriers for female guitarists. Dave McGraw’s emotional songwriting riffs on natural elements of the world around him. McGraw spent a decade as a wildlife biologist, studying endangered birds in remote locales from the deserts of Mexico and the Grand Canyon to the mountainous rainforests of Washington. McGraw and Fer joined forces in Flagstaff, Arizona in 2010 before relocating to the Pacific Northwest in 2012.

The duo’s 2014 release Maritime charted at #1 on the EuroAmericana Chart for two consecutive months and was praised by The Telegraph for “…soulful songs, intuitive musicianship, and fine singing.” Together, their exceptional vocal harmonies coupled with Fer’s pioneering electric guitar work have become a vehicle to carry them around the world. The pair has honed their skills touring extensively throughout the US and Europe, sharing stages with fellow troubadours including Iron & Wine, Lake Street Dive, Glen Hansard, Gregory Alan Isakov, Mandolin Orange and many others. Winning over audiences anywhere from Alaska to Amsterdam, McGraw and Fer are harnessing much more than just the sun and wind with the worldwide release of their new album, Off-Grid Lo-Fi Summer 2016.

VIDEO: La Loba

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Matthew Perryman Jones
Jan
11
7:00 PM19:00

Matthew Perryman Jones

with Special Guest Molly Parden

We like great singer-songwriters, so we're happy to present Matthew Perryman Jones.

Originally from Pennsylvania, Matthew grew up in Georgia and cut his artistic teeth in the Atlanta music scene before heading north to Nashville. His debut release, Nowhere Else But Here, dropped in 2000, followed by three subsequent albums — Throwing Punches in the Dark (2006), Swallow the Sea (2008), and Land of the Living (2012) —  and three additional EPs as well as a handful of singles. Songs from across his catalog have been featured in dozens of film and TV placements, and tours have taken him across the U.S. and abroad to share stages with legends like Shawn Colvin and Patty Griffin, as well as the Ten Out of Tenn songwriter collective of which he is a part.

VIDEO: Lovers In Another Life
VIDEO: Molly Parden - Who Did You Leave For Me

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Christmas - Tingstad & Rumbel
Dec
15
7:00 PM19:00

Christmas - Tingstad & Rumbel

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to All!  We are delighted to present the return of Tingstad & Rumbel.

For over 32 years, Grammy Award-winning artists, Eric Tingstad and Nancy Rumbel have performed and recorded music together.

Their perfect blending of Americana finger-style guitar, double reeds; and the ocarina lends magic to any season and fills the world with hope and beauty through the redeeming power of music.  When all of that is combined with Christmas holiday music, it makes for a very special evening.

VIDEO: It Came Upon A Midnight Clear

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Jim Lauderdale
Dec
7
7:00 PM19:00

Jim Lauderdale

Jim Lauderdale is both a "songwriter's songwriter," who's written/co-written many modern classics for iconic artists, as well as an intuitive sideman, who's enhanced the music of a bevy of esteemed musicians. As a solo artist, since 1986 up until now, he's created a body work spanning 29 albums of imaginative roots music, encompassing country, bluegrass, soul, R&B and rock, as well as helping pave the way for the current Americana movement.

A longtime ambassador of the Americana genre, Jim received the WagonMaster Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by George Strait, on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, as part of the 15th annual Americana Honors & Awards.

He is the second most recorded writer in George Strait’s canon, as well as responsible for country hits for Patty Loveless, George Jones, Mark Chesnutt and the Dixie Chicks. He’s also recorded albums with Dr. Ralph Stanley, the North Mississippi Allstars, Donna the Buffalo, Elvis Presley’s band, Elvis Costello and Buddy Miller, as well as collections written whole albums with long time Grateful Dead collaborator Robert Hunter. He’s the co-hosts a weekly radio show on SiriusXM with Buddy Miller, "The Buddy & Jim Show". He is also co-host of Music City Roots, the weekly live and radio, podcast and PBS series.

June 30th Lauderdale released his 29th album, London Southern that was recorded in London at Goldtop studios and produced by Neil Brockbank and Robert Trehern. London Southern features co-writes with Dan Penn, Joan Oates, Odie Blackmon and Kendell Marvell alongside six Lauderdale solo compositions and a host of celebrated guest musicians.

VIDEO: Time Flies

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Jesse Dayton
Nov
17
7:00 PM19:00

Jesse Dayton

Jesse Dayton’s story reads like a who’s who of American music.  He records his first solo record titled “Raisin’ Cain” for Justice Records with featured guest luminaries, Doug Sahm, Flaco Jiminez and Johnny Gimble that hits Number 1 on the Americana Radio Charts. Jesse tours around the world opening for punk legends Social Distortion, The Supersuckers and X.  Jesse is then asked to help arrange and play guitar on The Supersuckers biggest selling record, “Must’ve Been High.”   While in Nashville doing press, Waylon Jennings spots him on Nashville TV show ‘Crook & Chase’ and calls Jesse out of the blue at his hotel to play lead guitar on his record, “Right for The Time.” Dayton blows off his flight back to Austin, heads to Woodland Studios where Waylon has sent a car for him, and knocks on the door. Johnny Cash answers it and says, “we’ve been waiting for you.” This leads to Dayton recording guitars on records and film with Cash, Ray Price, Willie Nelson, Johnny Bush and Glen Campbell.

Just when you thought the story couldn’t get any cooler, horror director/rockstar, Rob Zombie hears Dayton’s record at a party, hunts him down, and calls him to write and record a soundtrack for his film ‘The Devils Rejects’ which lands him in Rolling Stone magazine.  Then they co-write songs for Rob’s follow up franchise film, ‘Halloween 2’ (which Dayton appears in playing the part of character ‘Captain Clegg’). Then Dayton writes and records songs for a third Rob Zombie film (this one animated) titled, ’The Haunted World of El Super Beasto.’  After years of pounding the pavement day-in and day-out, Jesse buys a house in Austin, and heads back on tour in his 40-foot redneck RV with his band of hillbilly punks.

And he comes to Prosser - for the 4th time. 

VIDEO: May Have To Do It

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T Sisters
Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

T Sisters

The T Sisters are a genuine sister group based in the creative hub of Oakland, California. The group is made up of Erika (guitar, vocals), Rachel (guitar, banjo, vocals) and Chloe Tietjen (percussion, vocals). Distinguished by close harmonies, catchy melodies and potent lyricism, the T Sisters’ sound represents a continuum of music: from traditional to pop influences, moments of breathtaking a cappella to swells of energetic indie Americana.  The sisters' contemporary yet classic sound invites a range of likenesses, from the Andrews Sisters and the Pointer Sisters to modern family bands like the Avett Brothers and First Aid Kit. With their soaring sibling harmonies, sassy stage presence, and inventive songwriting, these three sisters embody a fresh and soulful take on folk/Americana music.

VIDEO: Too Late

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Dori Freeman
Nov
10
7:00 PM19:00

Dori Freeman

DORI FREEMAN IS A SINGER AND SONGWRITER FROM GALAX, VIRGINIA. HER MUSIC BLURS THE FINER LINES OF AMERICANA AND SHINES NEW LIGHT ON THE LEGACY OF TRADITIONAL MUSIC. SHE BRINGS A MODERN AND HONEST PERSPECTIVE - BOTH LYRICALLY AND VOCALLY - TO THE GENRE. HER SOPHOMORE ALBUM "LETTERS NEVER READ" WAS RELEASED IN OCTOBER, 2017.

“The purity of Dori Freeman’s voice and the directness of her songwriting reflect not only her Appalachian hometown — Galax, Va. — but also a determined classicism, a rejection of the ways modern country punches itself up for radio and arenas.” – Jon Pareles, The New York Times

“A strong contender for Americana debut of the year” —Rolling Stone Country

VIDEO: You Say

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Lindsay Lou
Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

Lindsay Lou

Raised with a sense of community that was cultivated by a humble but culturally enriched and musical family, Lindsay is an absolute powerhouse. Her singing seems to float over the instrumental mastery and deep groove of her band soulfully fierce intensity and a tender intimacy that demands your attention. In the words of David Grier, "Lindsay...sings the way you would want to if'n you could. Phrasing, tone, emotion, it's all there. Effortless seemingly. Simply mesmerizing. Riveting! Don't miss the musical force that is Lindsay Lou." Her sound is made even more recognizable by talented multi-instrumentalists and harmony singers; Joshua Rilko, PJ George and Jeff Wilson.

They continue to be featured at music festivals nationally and internationally and have been garnering praise along the road, including being named one of NPR Music's 12 best live performance sessions of 2015 by Mountain Stage with Larry Groce, a program which has featured acts like Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, Amos Lee, Joan Baez, Regina Spektor, Norah Jones and PHISH.

VIDEO: Roll With Me

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Harpdog Brown & The Uptown Blues Band
Oct
18
7:00 PM19:00

Harpdog Brown & The Uptown Blues Band

Canada's premier 'old school' harp wizard has never sounded better. Harpdog's effortless vocal delivery is a rare and natural gift. - Holger Petersen - CKUA, CBC and SiriusXM Broadcaster and Stony Plain Records President.

Charlie Musselwhite says Harpdog's got a smokin' band playing and he's singing the real deal, old school blues just like you want to hear it. The tune I did with Harpdog, Moose On The Loose, was a whole lotta fun. I ain't lyin'!

They love the traditional early electric blues sound and they perform that style with authenticity. Some call it a Chicago Blues sound. Harpdog calls it Classic Blues. Late 40's and early 50's vintage electric blues. They perform mostly originals yet they often include great songs of the masters from that era. Think Howlin' Wolf, Sonny Boy Williamson, Little Walter, Jimmy Reed and of course, Muddy Waters. Audiences say that they love hearing that lo-fi vinyl sound live on stage. They do it all while using vintage gear as well. 

VIDEO: Headin’ Out

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The Jacob Jolliff Band
Oct
13
7:00 PM19:00

The Jacob Jolliff Band

The Jacob Jolliff Band is the next generation of bluegrass supergroups, led by one of the country's premier contemporary bluegrass mandolinists.

Before joining Yonder Mountain String Band in 2015, Jacob Jolliff founded the beloved New England roots band Joy Kills Sorrow while attending Berklee School of Music on a full scholarship. The band logged three records, hundreds of shows, and thousands of miles of worldwide touring. In 2012, Jolliff had the distinctive honor of being named the National Mandolin Championship winner. A fixture of the national bluegrass community, he has collaborated and shared the stage with Darol Anger, Sam Bush, Ronnie McCoury, Jerry Douglas, Chris Thile, and David Grisman to name a few. When Joy Kills Sorrow disbanded in 2014, Jolliff got the call to join progressive bluegrass giant Yonder Mountain String Band.


The Jacob Jolliff Band features a rotating cast of some of the most virtuosic and innovative young pickers in the country, including Alex Hargreaves (Grand Master Fiddle Champion, Turtle Island Quartet, Jerry Douglass), Stash Wyslouch (The Stash! Band, Molsky's Mountain Drifters, The Deadly Gentlemen), Jeff Picker (Ricky Skaggs, Sarah Jarosz), Mike Barnett (Kentucky Thunder, Deadly Gentlemen), and others.

Jacob Jolliff continues to tour extensively with Yonder Mountain String Band year round, assembling his namesake band when his schedule permits, for rare, not to to be missed performances.

VIDEO: Lost

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Roosevelt Dime
Oct
11
7:00 PM19:00

Roosevelt Dime

With a name appropriated from a coin minted in 1946, it comes as no surprise that historical reference points underscore the music of the East Coast based quartet Roosevelt Dime. This engaging brotherhood of musicians traces the rich tributaries of Americana – Blues, Bluegrass, and New Orleans juke joint Rhythm & Blues, enduring genres newly electrified with a modern charge.

The hard-touring band gathers no moss. Featuring Eben Pariser on electric guitar, harmonica and lead vocals; Andrew Green on five string banjo and backup vocals; Tony Montalbano on drums and backup vocals, and upright bassist Craig Akin, Roosevelt Dime travels from New York City's Union Square to the California coast. Whether heading north to Canada or south to Virginia, at festivals, listening rooms, clubs, whiskey bars or church basements an embracing sense of community and sterling musical interplay engages, connects and entertains audiences across a broad spectrum of ages and demographics.

VIDEO: Ophelia

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Greyhounds
Oct
6
7:00 PM19:00

Greyhounds

Not sure how to describe them…other than…they just KILL it. Whether they play blues-tinged rock or rock-tinged blues with funky-groovy-soul music dripping down the sides...they just KILL it.

Rolling Stone recently wrote - “Before forming the Americana trio Greyhounds with drummer Ed Miles, songwriters Anthony Farrell and Andrew Trube toured together for years as members of JJ Grey & Mofro. They shine a light on those live-performance chops with Greyhounds’ newest release, Cheyenne Valley Drive, whose songs were recorded to analog tape during a three-day session at Sun Studio in Memphis.

On “No Other Woman,” the guys fire twin barrels of sticky Memphis soul and swampy, old-school rock & roll. It’s a sound that suits the history of Sun Studio, where Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and other rock & roll pioneers molded the sounds of the south into something new. Tracked live, “No Other Woman” also nods to the bandmates’ own history together, without any post-production gloss cluttering up the group’s dynamic.”

Goodness.

VIDEO: No Other Woman

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John Doe Folk Trio
Sep
21
7:00 PM19:00

John Doe Folk Trio

The JOHN DOE Folk Trio ? ! ? WHAT THE WHAT ! ? ! Doesn't he play punk rock w/the band X ? Doesn't he have The John Doe Rock'n Roll Band? This Folk Trio concentrates on Doe songs like a solo acoustic show but w/ more OOMPH ! There will be favorites from solo records, favorite X songs & some Knitters too but all in a FOLK style. It's like the desert or the plains, there's miles & miles of space w/ beauty and harshness. Come & hear for yourself.

VIDEO: A Little More Time - solo

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Shannon McNally
Sep
14
7:00 PM19:00

Shannon McNally

Man-Oh-Man...check this out:

With a time-stopping voice, born in New York but simultaneously roughed up and refined by New Orleans and Mississippi, Shannon McNally has cut a singular path through the musical landscape - one that includes a Grammy nomination and a place on the stage with a who's who of rock, country and soul: Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Bonnie Raitt, Vince Gill, Levon Helm, Dr. John, Bobby Rush, Derek Trucks, and most recently, Americana legend Rodney Crowell who took the producer's chair for her upcoming release on Compass Records, a collection of transcendent folk-blues and country-rock songs that are poised to solidify her place as a peerless Americana songwriter and performer.

"Only Gram Parsons' term "Cosmic American Music" begins to touch her mercurial, changeling roots aesthetic, . . . McNally is a Zen-like, post-Beat song poet" —Thom Jurek, All Music

"A smoldering gumbo of country, blues, R&B, soul, gospel and rockabilly — the first of McNally's promising albums to deliver her smoky tones and Southern storytelling with a consistently winning set of songs."
– Bliss Bowen/Pasadena Weekly

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Karl Blau
Sep
7
7:00 PM19:00

Karl Blau

Karl Blau – Skagit Valley born and bound multi-instrumentalist birthed many varieties of records as well as a quantity around 45 titles by 2017. Anticipating another Bella Union, (London label) release in November entitled "Out Her Space" which features a funk and jazz rock variety, 2016's first BU release "Introducing Karl Blau" garnered Blau a title for crooner in the country/soul sound. Karl Blau toured Europe, specifically the UK, extensively in 2016 and 17 and by contrast you could see him at Anacortes Farmer's Market playing for folks there in his home town. His band members for this tour will be members of Heatwarmer, who will also play an opening set.

Video: That's How I Got To Memphis by Karl Blau


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Liz Longley
Aug
24
7:00 PM19:00

Liz Longley

Liz is THE BOMB! One of our favorite vocalists to date.

Weightless is the highly anticipated follow-up to Longley’s 2015 self-titled release, which garnered praise from American Songwriter, Huffington Post and CMT Edge, to name a few. The new album delivers bold, thick pop with rock-and-roll edges. The starkly personal lyrics explore complexities and even dysfunction of relationships. Her award-winning songwriting is stronger than ever, and producer Bill Reynolds, the bassist of Band of Horses (also produced The Avett Brothers, Lissie) helps embrace a lush pop-rock approach which marks a musical evolution for Longley.

Opening the show will be Kat Bula and Cory D. Ward. Kat has been with us a few times, playing her fiddle alongside Jessica Lynne.

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Jason Eady
Aug
22
7:00 PM19:00

Jason Eady

On his last two albums, Jason Eady earned major acclaim for his ahead-of-thecurve take on classic country, a bold departure from his earlier excursions into blues-infused Americana. Now with his sixth album, the Mississippi-bred singer/guitarist merges his distinct sensibilities into a stripped-down, rootsoriented sound that starkly showcases the gritty elegance of his songwriting. The follow-up to 2014's critically praised Daylight/Dark—an album that "belongs on a shelf next to Dwight Yoakam's Buenos Noches from a Lonely Room, Joe Ely's Letter to Laredo, and yes, even Willie Nelson's Phases and Stages," according to AllMusic—Eady's latest finds the Fort Worth, Texas-based artist again teaming up with producer Kevin Welch. Now longtime collaborators (with their past efforts including 2012's AM Country Heaven, a top 40 debut on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart), Eady and Welch worked closely in crafting the album's acoustic-driven yet lushly textured aesthetic. "At the beginning I told everyone I wanted to make a record where, if the power went out, we could still sit down and play all the songs the exact same way," says Eady, who points out that steel guitar is the only electric instrument featured on the album.

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Daring Greatly w/ Kasey Anderson
Aug
17
7:00 PM19:00

Daring Greatly w/ Kasey Anderson

TICKETS are $15 in advance / $20 day of show in-store or online at www.therootscellar.com

Originally from Calgary, Alberta; DARING GREATLY has spent the last three years touring Western Canada, the North-Western US and parts of California, perfecting their own modern style of Hippy-Rock with "blood harmonies". These years of relentless touring and collecting life experiences, influenced the bands' creativity and writing tremendously, releasing 2 independent albums, ‘Cornerstones' in 2016 and 'Works of Art' in 2017. They were dubbed, "The hardest working band in San Diego" by Boogie Magazine. Inevitably, this earned them the right to open for Bon Jovi at the Las Vegas T-Mobile Arena, as well as The Doobie Brothers & The Struts in 2017.

Fronted by powerful, 3-part, “blood harmonies” provided by father, Dail Croome (50 years old - bassist), and his sons, Patrick (23 years old - acoustic guitar) and Liam Croome (21 years old - keyboards), the combination of familiar voices, each with their own unique tone and melody, create a magical vocal tapestry, like no other. With controlled dynamics, perfectly inserted fills and emotional turns, rhythmic drummer Brayden Tario (24 years old) brings the band's rhythm section to life and uses his voice to add a 4th harmony. Brandon Haddow (22 years old) hoists the electric lead guitar and rips out killer  solos, and then casually steps back, to provide soulful fills and rhythm. 

Kasey Andersen - I met Kasey Anderson in 2007, shortly after the release of his second full-length LP, The Reckoning. Within a few months of our first meeting we’d become close friends - close enough that when he ran off the rails it took months before I could listen to his voice. But once I did I remembered that in spite of Kasey’s well-publicized crime, and subsequent Bipolar I diagnosis and trips to rehab and prison, there was never anything bogus about Kasey’s music. The songs he had written - the songs that made fans and friends of the likes of Jason Isbell, Steve Earle, Counting Crows, and others - were honest and true, and still sounded as great as they ever had. When Kasey got out of prison and told me he was done with writing and performing I encouraged him to think again. After a few months of coaxing, he agreed to at least give it a try.  I helped him get a show at Portland’s Skyline Tavern and offered a little assistance on keyboards. His songs rang true that night and as we played a handful of other shows over the next year or so, I watched Kasey slowly, carefully, find his feet again. 

In March of 2016, Adam Duritz asked Kasey to contribute something to Fierce, a benefit compilation for a friend undergoing treatment for Stage 4 cancer, so Kasey reached out to longtime cohort and producer-engineer-guitarist Jordan Richter, many-handed musician Ben Landsverk and Jesse Moffat and asked if they’d be interested in donating a track. They convened at Richter’s newly constructed Room 13 Recording and cut a sizzling cover of  Tender Mercies’ “Wiseblood” for the benefit. That session spawned a series of informal jams in the fall of 2016, with the four adopting the moniker Hawks and Doves and Richter rolling tape for posterity’s sake in case anyone happened upon an idea they wanted to chase around later. Soon Kasey started scratching out new songs of his own, building from scraps he’d compiled during his prison stint. The straight ahead rocker “Chasing the Sky” came first, followed by “Lithium Blues” and the wickedly insightful “Get Low.” When Kasey started passing around Richter’s recordings of the early Hawks and Doves rehearsals, he asked me and a few old friends - Eric Ambel, Chip Robinson and BJ Barham (American Aquarium) among them - “is there a record here?”

Great musician with an interesting story...

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The Brother Brothers
Aug
8
7:00 PM19:00

The Brother Brothers

"The Brother Brothers is the closest thing you can find to Simon & Garfunkel in this century" - SAVING COUNTRY MUSIC

Identical twins Adam and David Moss are a musical duo unlike most others. The Brother Brothers sound is striking and undeniably captivating. At times leaning towards the darker elements of Appalachian, klezmer, and bluegrass traditions, their songs are laden with near perfect sibling harmonies or unison singing, compelling writing, and imaginative arrangements. The acoustic duo features David on cello and guitar and Adam on the 5-string fiddle. Both with individual storied careers in the Americana music scene, the Moss brothers are now finally teaming up to bring their experiences together.

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Missy Andersen
Aug
2
7:00 PM19:00

Missy Andersen

Tix are available in-store or online at www.therootscellar.com - $12 advance / $17 day of show

Born in Detroit and living in San Diego by way of Queens, New York, Missy Andersen follows her self-titled debut with a timeless follow-up of blues going straight to the spirit and body. With her band leader/guitarist/husband Heine Andersen, she has again created a personal soundtrack for good times and the pain and joys of love.

As a child, Missy was exposed to her parent’s extensive music collection that included soul, R&B, blues, jazz, and gospel. It didn’t matter what the genre was as her favorite songs were always the ones that told a story. Later she would discover Dinah Washington, Sarah Vaughn, and Billie Holiday and that eventually lead her to O.V. Wright, Bobby Bland, Little Milton, James Carr, Ray Charles, Ann Peebles, and Irma Thomas.

In October 2014, the duo won the chance to represent San Diego in the International Blues Competition in Memphis along with other blues acts from all over the world. Two months later, they were ineligible to compete because Missy received a 2015 Blues Music Award nomination in the Soul Blues Artist Female category. IBC registrants cannot appear on a final ballot of the BMAs as it is considered to be the top honor in the blues. It was the first time a contestant was disqualified since the rule was instated. Says Missy, “A BMA nomination is a good problem to have.”  Indeed.

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