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

Elizabeth Cook / Chris Shiflett / Kendell Marvel

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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Hawks and Doves
Feb
9
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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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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Jason Hawk Harris
Mar
2
7:00 PM19:00

Jason Hawk Harris

WELCOME HOME JASON!  Jason Hawk Harris looks to extend his record for most appearances ever at Brewminatti - and we're thrilled.  After the break-up of The Show Ponies, Jason set off on a solo career and continues to grow as songwriter and performer.  Jason will be touring with a full band in support of his newest release, and you may even recognize a few band members.  This is gonna be a good time.

VIDEO: I’m Afraid

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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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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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Caleb Caudle
Jul
26
7:00 PM19:00

Caleb Caudle

Tix are $17 in advance / $22 day of show...in-store or online at therootscellar.com

Growing up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, singer-songwriter Caleb Caudle was raised on rock n’ roll and Southern hospitality. Influenced by bands like The Clash and Velvet Underground, Caudle was playing North Carolina’s punk rock circuit by the age of 15. Naturally, his music matured with his age and he became more lyrically driven, adopting a love for collecting vinyl. In 2012, he decided to quit his day job and focus solely on music -- five years and four albums later, Caudle is gaining the traction he deserves. He was recently dubbed “the musical equivalent of high-proof bourbon – rich in flavor, with a subtle, satisfying bite,” by Rolling Stone editors for their list of “10 New Country Artists You Need To Know”. He’s played Nashville’s famed AmericanaFest multiple times and his song, “Borrowed Smiles” was featured on last season’s dramatic season finale of CMT’s Nashville. And as 2018 approaches, he’s not slowly down; he’s on the lineup for the 11th Annual Cayamo, the musical cruise that travels from New Orleans to Cozumel, Mexico, and Belize, next to icons like John Prine, Buddy Miller, Brandi Carlile, Patty Griffin, and Lee Ann Womack. And most importantly, he’s gearing up to release his eighth and most refined album yet, Crushed Coins.  Caleb will be touring with his band.

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Too Slim and the Taildraggers
Jul
20
7:00 PM19:00

Too Slim and the Taildraggers

Tix are $15 in advance and $20 day of show...in-store or online at therootscellar.com

What can you say - Tim "Too Slim" Langford is a legend, in the Northwest and points beyond.  It's a great live show and aways a good time.

"Too Slim (Tim Langford) is not only a master of slide guitar, But he's also a composer of the highest regard. A supremely talented performer and composer who ranks with the best that blues/rock has to offer." - Graham Clarke, Blues Bytes

"If it is possible to be a natural-born guitarist, Langford fits the description." - Rick Allen, Vintage Guitar Magazine

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Heather Maloney
Jul
14
7:00 PM19:00

Heather Maloney

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

"LYRICS THAT CUT TO THE CHASE”  – HUFFINGTON POST

“UTTERLY GORGEOUS – VISCERAL.”  – VAL HALLER, NEW YORK TIMES

“HER NOT-SO-SECRET WEAPON IS THAT VOICE — PRETTY BUT NOT PRECIOUS, FULLY ABLE TO LAUNCH INTO AURAL BACKFLIPS BUT PERHAPS MORE AFFECTING WHEN INTIMATELY EXPRESSIVE.” – BOSTON GLOBE

“DELICIOUS… REALLY EXCELLENT” – GRAHAM NASH (CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG)

“…STUNNING, BREATHY, AND STARKLY MEMORABLE.” / “THE PRODUCTION ON (MAKING ME BREAK) DONE MASTERFULLY BY BAND OF HORSES AND AVETT BROTHERS COLLABORATOR BILL REYNOLDS — IS ROUNDED AND LUSHLY WARM.” / “SOUNDS LIKE LUCINDA WILLIAMS AND NANCY SINATRA TAKING TURNS ON LEAD, WITH THE CIVIL WARS AS THEIR BACKING BAND.” – SPIN MAGAZINE

“HEATHER MALONEY HAS CRAFTED AN UNFORGETTABLE ALBUM WITH MAKING ME BREAK. SLATED TO HIT THE STREETS IN LATE APRIL, THE NEW DISC IS A FASCINATING LISTENING EXPERIENCE FRONT TO BACK, COMBINING INTRICATE MELODIES WITH DYNAMIC MUSICAL ARRANGEMENTS AND THOUGHTFUL LYRICS — CULMINATING IN ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING RECORDS WE’VE HEARD IN A LONG TIME.”  – DIFFUSER FM

“HER MUSIC IS RIVETING, HER VOICE ADVENTUROUS, HER LYRICS THOUGHT-PROVOKING…” – NO DEPRESSION

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Sundae + Mr/ Goessel
Jul
6
7:00 PM19:00

Sundae + Mr/ Goessel

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

BEST JAZZ ACT OF 2017 - Seattle Weekly

VOCALIST OF THE YEAR - Earshot Magazine

"Overall, Sundae + Mr. Goessl is more than a vintage duo, their authenticity and commitment to the genre rings true, and the genuineness shines through in their renditions of these classic gems. The duo takes you through delightfully fun romps, to late night after hours sounds. Like listening to Billie Holiday, you feel you are taking two friends along with you on your day – it has that instantaneous likeability."  H. Allen Williams - Jazz Times

Sundae + Mr. Goessl are Seattle's premier Vintage Jazz Duo featuring Earshot Magazine's Vocalist of the Year, Kate Voss, and Seattle's busiest freelance guitarist, Jason Goessl. Together, this dreamy duo delivers a show packed with wit, charm, nostalgia and serious chops! The celebrated newly-wed couple has been providing entertainment to music-lovers since 2014 and has left quite an impression -- from the casual listener to critics alike. With 4 albums, 6 national tours, 2 sponsorships and over 500 shows, this industrious duo has a new album coming in 2018 coupled with extensive national touring. 

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The Mondegreens
Jun
28
7:00 PM19:00

The Mondegreens

The Mondegreens is a group of five Seattle-based musicians, carving out a niche in the cityʼs prolific indie rock scene, one that centers on wide dynamic swings and ever present three-part harmonies. The groupʼs two frontmen, David Friedlander and Russell Rabut, draw on over a decade of singing together, spinning harmonic webs across the peaks and valleys of the groupʼs vibrant sound, their voices as likely to combine over a selection from Neil Youngʼs back catalog, as a slacker rock anthem from their youth.

NOTE: We expect this to be the first in the Alley Concert Series for 2018. We’ll update once we get it all worked out.

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Eilen Jewel
Jun
23
7:00 PM19:00

Eilen Jewel

Tix are $17 in advance / $22 day of show...available in-store or online at therootscellar.com 

Eilen has been on our radar for a while now.  Here's a few reviews from recent albums to explain why we like her:

Paste: "The big tent of the blues encompasses a host of styles, and Down Hearted Blues runs the gamut, from the scorching electric fury of Otis Rush’s “You Know My Love” to the jaunty swing of Little Walter’s “Crazy Mixed Up World” – both penned by the great Willie Dixon – to the unplugged elegance of Memphis Minnie’s “Nothing in Rambling.” Unlike clumsier white interpreters who have tried over the years to signify credibility by resorting to histrionics or tackling obvious standards (“Stormy Monday,” “Crossroads,” et al.), or both, Jewell doesn’t claim undue authenticity, happily remaining her resolutely unflappable self."

NPR Music: The result is a rootsy, rocking record-collectors’ love affair of old songs that Jewell and her husband and bandmate, drummer Jason Beek, have a fondness for. “We really love to uncover the past. It’s almost like digging for buried treasure,” Jewell says about the new album, out on September 22 on Signature Sounds.

“Packed with vivid lyrics, steel guitars, and hot licks, Jewell’s Americana-driven brand of country music sounds tailor-made for sweltering, stagnant summer nights.”   – Eric Renner Brown, Entertainment Weekly

“It’s not an overstatement to say that Eilen Jewell is Johnny Cash reincarnate… Jewell packs a punch that doesn’t bruise until after the meaning of her work sets into listeners’ bones.” – Kate Everson, Country Standard Time

“She’s got a sweet and clear voice with a killer instinct lurking beneath the shiny surface.” -  NPR Song of the Day

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Luke Winslow-King
Jun
21
7:00 PM19:00

Luke Winslow-King

Luke Winslow-King has collaborated with New Orleans legends and wunderkinds alike, including Dr. John, John Boutté, Luti, Little Freddy King, Washboard Chaz, and Meschiya Lake. In addition to holding down residencies at numerous venues and releasing four studio records over the course of nine years, he has toured extensively in North America and Europe, appearing on notable stages such as Austin City Limits, New Orleans JazzFest, Azkena Rock Festival (Spain), Paradiso (Netherlands), Maverick Festival (UK), and countless more.

Luke Winslow-King’s latest album is an example of craftsmanship at the highest level, radiating a warmth and timeless elegance. Adept at mixing country, blues, R&B, rock ‘n’ roll, and folk influences intuitively and masterfully, Luke shapes a mood from many sources and shepherds it to a unifying place of acceptance and hope. Blue Mesa is both stately and approachable, manifestly proficient but deeply personal.

What sets this album above the singer and guitarist’s previous work is how he’s absorbed the offerings of a life in music. Born and raised in the Northern Michigan town of Cadillac, he moved to New Orleans at 19 and spent the next 15 years fully immersing himself in the musical waters that flow through there. Now that he’s moved on, it is the larger world, and the people and places in it, that enthralls him. From these travels and friendships comes a deeper and richer perspective on the American musical traditions he fell in love with at an early age. 

From the first track, Luke effortlessly draws the listener into his genre-expansive, dynamic world. “You Got Mine,” co-written with friend and legendary local musician “Washboard” Lissa Driscoll (who passed away in September 2017), enchants with its laid back grace. Delicate touches of Paul Simon and Robert Cray color this paean to unconditional friendship and camaraderie. With crisp guitar lines evoking Mike Campbell, the gospel-tinged call-to-action “Break Down the Walls” and the easy-country amble “After the Rain” sit astride the solemn and the uplifting. The subtle Stax-inflected soul of the title track casts a disintegrating relationship against the inspirational scenery of the desert Southwest. “Farewell Blues,” a song written after he found out about his late father’s cancer diagnosis, has a resolute drifter’s wandering heart to guide it.

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Slaid Cleaves
Jun
14
7:00 PM19:00

Slaid Cleaves

Tix are $18 in advance / $23 day of show...in-store or online at therootscellar.com

Rolling Stone says - "Slaid Cleaves may be the Americana genre's most under-appreciated songwriter. With a knack for giving breath to perpetually down-on-their-luck characters on albums like 2000's excellent Broke Down, the Austin by way of Maine artist evokes writers from Guy Clark to Tom Petty, crafting detailed portraits of barflies, drifters and day laborers. On June 23rd 2017, he releases his latest album, Ghost on the Car Radio, another collection of songs that reinforce Cleaves' reputation as a master storyteller, one influenced not by the shine of pop-culture but by the dirt of real life."

Slaid says - “I tend to think of songs as the whiskey of writing. Distilled down to the essence, powerful, concentrated, immediate. You can take it all in and really feel it in just seconds.”

We say - "You should really come see this show."

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The Hackensaw Boys
Jun
8
7:00 PM19:00

The Hackensaw Boys

Tix are $18 in advance / $23 day of show...in-store or online at therootscellar.com

“The Hackensaw Boys have an infectious musical spirit that’s pure and delightful. It was a thrill to get to work with these guys.” — Larry Campbell

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

“Before string bands were a “thing” in popular culture, there was the Hackensaw Boys. Before The Avett Brothers were selling out arenas, before Mumford & Sons were becoming the biggest band in music in a given year, before everybody and their brother was growing a beard and wearing suspenders and playing in jug bands, the Hackensaw Boys were mixing bluegrass and old time music with a punk attitude, and reshaping what a modern old school string band could sound like.” — Saving Country Music

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Eric Tingstad / Carl Tosten
Jun
2
7:00 PM19:00

Eric Tingstad / Carl Tosten

Tix are $20 in advance / $25 day of show...in-store or online at therootscellar.com

TINGSTAD / TOSTEN - Guitar Party of Two!

ERIC TINGSTAD
Eric Tingstad (born December 16, 1954) is an American Grammy Award-winning multi-genre record producer, musician and songwriter / composer. He was born and raised in Seattle, WA where he currently resides. Best known as a fingerstyle guitarist, Tingstad has performed, recorded, and produced Alternative Country, Blues, Americana, Rock, Smooth Jazz and Ambient / New Age music.  In addition to his Grammy-winning work with Nancy Rumbel, the always-adventurous Eric continues to record music that challenged and inspires him.

CARL TOSTEN
Carl Tosten has been redefining the way the acoustic guitar has been played for the last 25 years. A world class guitarist on both acoustic and electric guitars, has won him sponsorships with notable companies such as Gibson Guitars and most currently Yamaha Guitars as well as Elixir Stings, where he performs clinics and product demonstrations throughout the U.S. His music has been used in commercials and in film and he’s had the great fortune to play with notable musicians such as Lee Ritenour, Mike Stern, Nokie Edwards and many others. His song “What Can I say” was chosen for the prestigious Guitar Masters Cd, Volume 1,  which featured such luminaries as Jeff Beck, John Scofield, Joe Satriani and many others. Not content with just playing guitar, he is also an award winning singer/songwriter. Tuck and Patti said of Carl,  “Carl is a great guitarist and vocalist, I wish more people wrote songs like his”  Wayd Drake, Barnstormers Theater says of Carl, “ He has such a presence on stage and amazing songs” Using multiple capos and as many as 25 tunings, he is able to sonically change the instrument and the mood of his music to captivate and inspire his audiences.  A guitarist not to be missed!

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