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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Jason Hawk Harris
May
12
7:00 PM19:00

Jason Hawk Harris

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

PRAISE FOR JASON HAWK HARRIS

"Jason Hawk Harris might be the guitarist for The Show Ponies, but he’s about to break out in his own light..." YabYum Music and Arts

Harris lets ballads catch fire and heated emotions cool off. His gospel is pretty on point, and the strength of his singing is going to make him an interesting one to watch." American Standard Time

"When people talk about the next big thing, they're talking about Jason Hawk Harris." Go See Live Music

"Imagine interpreting country music through the lens and filter of an orchestral conductor. That is Jason Hawk Harris." Twangri-La

"This is a very strong debut from a songwriter who makes it all seem effortless. His lyrics are literary in the same way that Todd Snider channels Raymond Carver, or Patterson Hood nods to Daniel Woodrell." 50 Third and 3rd

"If you didn't already know that Harris has one of the sharpest pens around, this EP is proof." Adobe and Teardrops

"It’s Jason’s ballad structured lyrics and intricate layering of sounds that make his music uniquely his own — raw, powerful, and enchanting. The moment you press play on any one of his songs you get transported into the depths of his mind."  Corduroy Soul

"One of 2017’s best EPs, you had better Get it now.  This artist is going places."  Indie Voice Blog

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Griffin House
May
11
7:00 PM19:00

Griffin House

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

“If you are looking to be blown away by raw talent, then look no further than Griffin House.” —American Songwriter

Griffin has played Brewminatti a few times before and always gives us a great performance.  We're happy to have him back...here's a quick snapshot of what he has accomplished...so far.

Recording and performing for over a decade, House has toured with Ron Sexsmith, Patti Scialfa, Josh Ritter, John Mellencamp, Mat Kearney, and The Cranberries. He received early critical acclaim on the CBS Sunday Morning, and his songs have since been featured in countless films and television shows such as One Tree HillArmy Wives, and Brothers and Sisters. He has also appeared on Late Night with Craig Ferguson. Most recently, CNN Newsroom invited House to perform “Paris Calling,” from So On and So Forth, live on the air, and the song has been picked up by radio prior to being serviced. House has released ten albums and continues to headline his own national tours. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee with his wife Jane and their two daughters.

Here's an older song - but a good one...

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The Lique
May
8
7:00 PM19:00

The Lique

Tix are only $5.  Available in-store or online at www.therootscellar.com

YES!  This band ventures just outside the lines of our usual musical offerings, and it won't be for everybody.  However, for the musically adventurous, this funky, groovy, jazzy, hip-hop fusion might be just what your Groove Doctor ordered.

The Lique’s (pronounced "Leak") debut album, “Democracy Manifest,” is the culmination of an 18 month journey together and the beginning of a multi-genre musical experience complete with a 4-piece band, spoken wordsmith, and a buoyant stage presence comprised of storytelling, fan interaction, and choreographed routines; all served with a suit and tie. The band’s history is deeply rooted in Las Vegas, by way of Rasar’s hometown of Sacramento, CA. It was in Vegas where an impromptu jam session between Rasar (MC), Jason (Keys), Sean (Guitar), Nick (Bass), and Jeremy (Drums) would eventually lead to being recognized as one of the “10 Acts To Watch in 2016” by Las Vegas Weekly, a prominent national feature in “AFROPUNK” as well as being named “Best Band” by Vegas Seven Magazine.

 

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Jared & The Mill
Apr
27
7:00 PM19:00

Jared & The Mill

We're 5 best friends from Arizona, we love our land, we love the desert, we love the mountains, and we love the people. We love each other. We love bonfires and chili lights and Sonoran dogs (look it up) we love dive bars drenched with neon signs, carne asada Tacos at 3 am, we love dirty jokes, we love asking each other what we think about things, we love margaritas, we love Van Halen and jimmy Buffett as much as we love Simon & Garfunkel, Kendrick Lamar, and Gregory Alan Isakov. We love dogs, we love our van Tamata (think "tomato" with a cowboy accent), we love you, it's true.

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

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Gurf Morlix
Apr
18
7:00 PM19:00

Gurf Morlix

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

We LOVE our singer-songwriter shows and we're delighted to have Gurf come back to visit us again.  You may not know his name, but we're willing to wager you own music that he's worked on.

Visiting planet Gurf has always been an enlightening experience. After all, this Gurf Morlix fellow – Buffalo born, Texas bred – has provided us with countless indelible musical moments in the last 40-plus years: his exemplary guitar and production work with Lucinda Williams; his instrumental accompaniment to artists ranging from Blaze Foley to Warren Zevon; his production of watermark albums for artists such as Ray Wylie Hubbard, Robert Earl Keen and Mary Gauthier – and, since 2000, a series of eight solo records that have a singular worldview and can be both harrowing and heartening, often at the same time.
Now, prepare yourself for “The Soul And The Heal”. Gurf Morlix’s ninth album is another chapter in a songbook that pithily relates the human condition. But though Morlix’s signatures are still present on this masterstroke – lyrics that don’t waste a syllable, instrumentation without a spare note – there is also a hopefulness and vulnerability not always readily evident on his recent releases. The fact that “The Soul And The Heal” is pivotal for Gurf is immediately clear from the striking front cover image of a heart-shaped cherry with its pit exposed, and from the stark title that he says speaks to “the healing of the soul from all the damage we inflict on ourselves”.

It would be too easy to attribute Gurf’s evolution to the fact that in February 2016 he suffered a heart attack while dead stopped in the fast lane, in a traffic jam, on his way to a gig. In fact these new songs were all written before this episode, from which he has fully recovered. But there’s no doubt the emotions stirred by the unexpected December 2014 passing of Gurf’s musical mate, rock keyboard legend Ian McLagan, contributed to the career pinnacle that “The Soul And The Heal” is for Morlix.

The album was recorded at his Rootball home studio. Morlix comes by his musical minimalism naturally: “It’s the way my brain is wired. I like to hear everything clearly.” It’s a solitary sound, different from the sonics he brought to his outside productions – but, as always, it’s anchored by Morlix’s sinewy, expressive guitar. The other constant is drummer Rick Richards – who shares Morlix’s straightforward aesthetic (and whose rhythms Gurf echoes with two foot drums during his almost 100 solo gigs a year).

This batch of songs yields the expected Morlix darkness and humor, but woven between are numbers imbued with a warm light. The call to positive action on “Move Someone,” the mindfulness of “Right Now” and the sensitive finale “The Best We Can” balance this focused collection, an album that manages to run the gamut of emotions without being cloying or obvious.
With “The Soul And The Heal” Morlix continues to create his own singular musical universe, but the yin and yang of his outlook has never been as in sync as it is now, making it even more inviting to join him on Planet Gurf.

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Jesse Dayton & Scott Biram
Apr
12
7:00 PM19:00

Jesse Dayton & Scott Biram

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

Jesse Dayton has played at Brewminatti twice before - with John Doe and with The Supersuckers.  He's been building a cult following around the globe playing festivals in North America and Europe for years with his guitar shredding, country-infused, Americana sound. As a critic’s darling for his first record on Justice Records, Raisin’ Cain (1995), and a number one Americana radio ranking, Jesse was hired at a young age to play lead guitar on some of the last recordings, and play live, by country legends Waylon Jennings, Ray Price, Johnny Bush, Willie Nelson & Glen Campbell and he’s been featured in many guitar magazines. Sensing a shift in the music business climate, Jesse formed his own label in 2002, Stag Records, and began his most prolific recording period. While recording five solo records, one duet record, one live record, all on Stag, as well as two soundtrack recordings (Devil’s Rejects, Halloween 2) for rocker/director Rob Zombie, Jesse managed to act in movies and music videos, produce several records for other artists (the latest being Supersuckers front man Eddie Spaghetti’s “The Value Of Nothing” on Bloodshot Records), write two screenplays, and most recently wrote and directed a new horror movie, “Zombex,” starring Malcolm McDowell, Sid Haig, John Doe, and Lew Temple (“Walking Dead). All while still performing 150 shows per year.

SCOTT BIRAM:  With the heart of a genuine Texas bluesman, the head (banging) of a Zappa and Lemmy disciple, and boots resting in the dust outside of town at sunrise, Scott H. Biram journeys through the harrowing human condition like no one else. A walk on the Biram side straddles the chasm between sin and redemption and The Bad Testament lands somewhere west of the Old Testament and south of an AA handbook. It’s a record of hard-grinding lost love, blues and deep, dark Americana.

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Terry Robb
Apr
6
7:00 PM19:00

Terry Robb

Tix are $12 advance / $17 day of show - at Brewminatti or www.therootscellar.com

Not much to say - Terry is THE MAN! A few career highlights - 

2017 - "Paul deLay" Muddy Award for Lifetime Achievement, Cascade Blues Assn (CBA)
- Blues Blast Music Award nominee: Best Acoustic Album - "Cool on the Bloom" (NiaSounds)
- Faculty, Britt Festival Guitar Weekend

2015 - Featured in Guitar World Magazine article on "Eight Acoustic Blues Masters"

2011- CBA Namesake Muddy Award: "Terry Robb" Acoustic Guitar

1992 – 2010 - CBA Muddy Award: Best Acoustic Guitar (19 consecutive years from inception until retiring from competition in 2011)

2005 - CBA Muddy Award: Best New Album – "Resting Place," recorded in Memphis at Sam Phillips Studios, reaches #9 on Living Blues charts (Yellow Dog Records)

1998 - Produced John Fahey's performance of "Desperate Man
Blues" in Oscar-nominated film The Horse Whisperer

1997 - "Stop This World" reaches #1 on Living Blues charts (Burnside Records)
- National tour with Steve Miller Band
- Guest of NBC's "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" 

1995 - National tour with Buddy Guy
1994 - CBA Hall of Fame Inductee

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Korby Lenker
Mar
24
7:00 PM19:00

Korby Lenker

NOTE:  This was originally scheduled as Sunday the 25th but has been moved to Saturday the 24th.

  Korby is one of those remarkably talented fellows who is pretty dang hard to pigeonhole.  His music defies genrefication...and there is something here to please everyone.  His lyrics are witty, even literary.  His music is engaging and hummable.  His stories are emotion-packed...from deeply moving to hilarious.  Oh, and he writes books.

You probably ought to come see this show.  Tix are $12 in advance / $17 day of show, available at Brewminatti or online at www.therootscellar.com

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Mary Fahl - formerly of October Project
Mar
17
7:00 PM19:00

Mary Fahl - formerly of October Project

“Sounding like no other singer of her generation” (Allmusic.com), Mary Fahl is an expressive, emotional singer/songwriter who first achieved fame as lead singer and co-founder of the mid-1990s NYC-based chamber-pop group OCTOBER PROJECT. The hallmark of their sound was Mary Fahl's awe-inspiring power vocals over gorgeous melodies played with passion and sophistication. As a solo artist, Mary has released several compelling albums, including the fantastic re-working of Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" for V2 Records; her wonderful, original studio album "The Other Side of Time" on Sony Odyssey; and her acclaimed album “Love and Gravity”. She has also written and performed songs for several major motion pictures, including the lead song (“Going Home”) for the Civil War epic Gods and Generals. Now Mary returns with her album “Live at the Mauch Chunk Opera House”, a collection of twenty-three tracks recorded live at one of America's oldest vaudeville theaters and winner of the Indie Acoustic Award for multi-genre “Album of the Year”. The show was filmed for PBS and is currently airing around the country. Fahl’s elegant, cinematic songs draw on classical and world music sources, American art song, as well as thinking man’s folk-pop which she performs with an earthy, viscerally powerful contralto that Boston Globe critic Steve Morse calls “a voice for the gods that can transport listeners to other realms”. Her upcoming performance will include “Exiles”, a song written for Anne Rice’s new audiobook “The Wolves of Midwinter”, a stunning cover of the Joni Mitchell classic “Both Sides Now”, and many October Project favorites.

Tix available at Brewminatti or online at www.therootscellar.com

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The T Sisters
Mar
2
7:00 PM19:00

The T Sisters

The T Sisters, born and raised in California and now based in the creative hub of Oakland, embody harmony. It's in their blood, bones, and history. Erika, Rachel and Chloe have been singing and writing music together since childhood, and the lifetime of practice shows. The three sisters' inventive songwriting is supported by their own acoustic instrumentation as well as upright bass (Steve Height), mandolin/guitar (Andrew Allen Fahlander), and drums (Marlon Aldana). Their sound represents a continuum of music, from traditional to pop influences, moments of breathtaking a cappella to swells of energetic indie Americana.

In the last two years, they've been honored to support such acts as Amos Lee, The Wood Brothers, Todd Rundgren, The Waybacks, Laurie Lewis, ALO, Elephant Revival, The California Honeydrops, and more. Notable performances include Merlefest, Kate Wolf Music Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass (support role), Sisters Folk Festival, Strawberry Music Festival, Americana Music Association Festival, Music City Roots, and Garrison Keillor's ‘A Prairie Home Companion'. Following their 2014 debut album Kindred Lines (produced by folk/bluegrass legend Laurie Lewis), the T Sisters released their self-titled full-length album in October of 2016. T Sisters has already received extensive airplay leading to a top position in the Roots Music Reports and continues to climb in the Americana Charts.

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Tinsley Ellis
Feb
22
7:00 PM19:00

Tinsley Ellis

Tix available at Brewminatti or online at www.therootscellar.com

Tinsley Ellis wears his Southern roots proudly. Born in Atlanta in 1957, he grew up in southern Florida and first played guitar at age eight. He found the blues through the back door of British Invasion bands like The Yardbirds, The Animals, Cream, and The Rolling Stones. He especially loved the Kings — Freddie, B.B. and Albert. His love for the blues solidified when he was 14. At a B.B. King performance, Tinsley sat mesmerized in the front row. When B.B. broke a string on Lucille, he changed it without missing a beat, and handed the broken string to Ellis. Tinsley’s fate was sealed; he had to become a blues guitarist. And yes, he still has that string. Averaging over 150 live shows a year, Ellis has played in all 50 states, as well as Canada, Europe, Australia and South America. Whether he’s out with his own band or sharing stages with major artists like Buddy Guy, The Allman Brothers, Gov’t Mule or Widespread Panic, he always digs deep and plays, as Guitar Player says, “...as if his life depended on it.” Ellis' most recent tour with Blues At The Crossroads II: Muddy & The Wolf with the Fabulous Thunderbirds featuring Kim Wilson, James Cotton, Jody Williams and Bob Margolin was by all accounts one of the best shows of 2013.

“Feral blues guitar...non-stop gigging has sharpened his six-string to a razor’s edge...his eloquence dazzles...he achieves pyrotechnics that rival early Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton.”
- Rolling Stone
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Peter Case
Feb
16
7:00 PM19:00

Peter Case

HE'S COMING BACK!  Triple Grammy Nominee!  PETER CASE!  One of our long-time favorites...

Peter Case, founding member of the Nerves and leader of the Plimsouls, and the first troubadour of the post-punk era, returns with his first album of new songs since 2010’s Wig! The Nerves’ 1976 “Hanging on the Telephone” EP, its title song covered by Blondie, remains a classic and has earned the band a strong following of young fans around the world. The Plimsouls song “A Million Miles Away” is a power pop classic. Case’s debut solo album, produced by T-Bone Burnett, earned him his first Grammy nomination and spearheaded a songwriter movement, now dubbed Americana. Twelve solo albums and two more Grammy nominations followed, including one for his 2007 album Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John

All along, Case has continued to tour consistently. HWY 62 collects tales from his journey, and brilliantly encompasses every facet of his diverse and critically acclaimed career. Much like a travelogue, HWY 62 includes pieces of Americana, blues, pop, and folk — all anchored by Case’s knack for creating the perfect hook.

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Planes on Paper
Feb
9
7:00 PM19:00

Planes on Paper

An amazing neo-folk duo that is garnering national attention.  PoP has incredible harmonies that are reminiscent of the sweet, sweet sounds of the Everly Bros..  They write clever and intelligent lyrics and match them with challenging, yet hummable melodies.  They will sound GREAT in the intimate space at Brewminatti.

Tix available at Brewminatti or online at www.therootscellar.com

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Seth Walker
Feb
2
7:00 PM19:00

Seth Walker

SETH WALKER Y'ALL!! Hands down, one of our favorite performers. He killed it at the Brewminatti Block Party and he's coming back to give us a GREAT show with his trio. If you haven't seen him yet - plan ahead. This will likely sell-out.

It's a cool, bluesy, New Orleansy, funky vibe with a whole lotta soul!

Tix available at Brewminatti or online at www.therootscellar.com

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Freddy & Francine
Jan
27
7:00 PM19:00

Freddy & Francine

Freddy & Francine is an Americana-Soul duo comprised of Bianca Caruso & Lee Ferris. With voices reminiscent of Aretha Franklin & Van Morrison, their songs blend Soul, R&B, Folk, and Americana with a modern, yet timeless appeal to all ages. 

“Ferris and Caruso have found their respective vocal soulmates, the kind of perfect harmonies that send a gripping shiver down the backbone of the listener” says The Deli Magazine.

No Depression says, “Freddy & Francine currently top my list. There is definitely a palpable chemistry between these musicians, with their vocals blending like milk and honey.”

National audiences continue to be drawn to the duo as they “bring it all out on stage from a lullaby so sweet you’d swear a choir of angels were harmonizing just for you; to gut-busting, foot stomping tunes befitting a New Orleans gospel choir.“ - Flagstaff AZ Daily Sun

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Harpdog Brown & The Travelin' Blues Show
Jan
19
7:00 PM19:00

Harpdog Brown & The Travelin' Blues Show

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. 

Harpdog Brown is a gifted vocalist and an imaginative harmonica player. He is a three-time Maple Blues Award Winner (2014, 2015 and 2016), Fraser Valley Music Award Winner, three-time Western Canadian Music Awards Nominee, Juno Nominee and the only Canadian to win the coveted Muddy Award. In 2016 he was nominated for 3 Maple Blues Awards (Harmonica Player, Male Vocalist and Album of the Year) for his latest release Travelin’ With The Blues. The new album features a duet with Charlie Musselwhite and was produced by the Beale Street Blues Bopper himself, Little Victor with guest appearances from Kid Andersen, Big John Atkinson and more. 

The band was juried to showcase at Blues Summit in Toronto, and Folk Alliance International in Kansas City. They also represented the White Rock Blues Society in the 2017 International Blues Challenge in Memphis.

Tix available at Brewminatti or online at www.therootscellar.com

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Ian Moore
Jan
12
7:00 PM19:00

Ian Moore

Ian's musical journey has been vast and ambitious. His first two records pushed the envelope of the Blues Rock genre, including psychedelic, power pop, and heavy art influences, and predating bands such as My Morning Jacket and Gomez by many years. His mid period, coinciding with a move to the Pacific Northwest, found him exploring psychedelic folks on records such as his YepRoc records, Luminaria, which No Depression said belonged alongside Grant Lee Phillips and Wilco, channeling Scott Walker and the Beach Boys. Around 2006 Ian's records took a turn into the noise rock, power pop realm, as he released To Be Loved and El Sonido, now being compared to Matthew Sweet and Big Star. Pop Matters put it succinctly as they summed up his career to date, saying " Sure, he’s got his peers, but he’s ballsier than Josh Rouse, bluesier than Josh Ritter, grittier than Matthew Sweet, brainier than Ryan Adams, and more muscular than Grant-Lee Phillips. Moore’s transformation from trade bluesman to restless pop chameleon maybe most closely echoed by Chris Whitley" which is short form of saying that Moore is not easily tagged by genre and comparison, and in his diversity and understanding of form, he is unique in his time.

Tix available at Brewminatti or online at www.therootscellar.com

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Western Centuries
Dec
29
7:00 PM19:00

Western Centuries

Round up a country band and an early R&B group with three lead vocalists, weave in a hefty amount of vocal harmony and witty turns of phrase, and let ‘em rock out like The Band. The sound of roots music mavericks Western Centuries sits at these crossroads, and their debut album Weight of the World introduces a band as skillful in their musicianship as they are innovative in their writing. With upbeat, barroom dance numbers, lilting, introspective tunes of heartbreak, and everything in between, the album strikes an oft strived for but rarely achieved balance between genre busting experimentation and thoughtful continuity.

Comprised of Seattle based country musician Cahalen Morrison, jam band veteran Jim Miller (co founder of Donna the Buffalo), R&B and bluegrass by way of punk rock songwriter Ethan Lawton, pedal steel player Rusty Blake, and bassist Dan Lowinger, Western Centuries are clearly a diverse bunch. The band is collaborative in nature, but they are – albeit subtly – helmed by Morrison. After years of performing in prominent roots duo Cahalen Morrison & Eli West (whose music made fans of Tim O’Brien, Jim Lauderdale, Dirk Powell, and BBC Radio’s Bob Harris along the way), Morrison formed and led the band Country Hammer, made up of members who have mostly crossed over into Western Centuries. 

Tix available at Brewminatti or online at www.therootscellar.com

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Xmas with Tingstad & Rumbel
Dec
16
7:00 PM19:00

Xmas with Tingstad & Rumbel

Each and every season for 31 years, Grammy Award-winning artists, Eric Tingstad and Nancy Rumbel have been home for the holidays creating a longstanding tradition with Northwest families. Their holiday presence illuminates the enduring spirit of the season with a gift of song.

The perfect blend of Americana fingerstyle guitar, double reeds; and the ocarina emitting the nostalgic sound of penny whistles, lends magic to the season that fills the world with hope through the redeeming power of music. The enduring relationships Tingstad & Rumbel have created through the years continue to bring family and friends together as memories are made and cherished thereafter. 

Festive and reverent, solemn and lively, the repertoire Eric and Nancy bring to audiences year after year are perennial favorites that have been passed down through the ages. Eric and Nancy first collaborated in 1985 recording their debut CD, The Gift which quickly became a holiday classic. Their holiday discography includes, Comfort and Joy, Star of Wonder, and Peace on Earth.

Well-known throughout the country and throughout the music industry, Tingstad & Rumbel won the Best New Age Grammy Award in 2003 in support of Acoustic Garden. Tingstad’s latest ensemble release, Southwest was nominated for a Grammy in 2007.

Eric Tingstad's latest CD - Mississippi went to #1 on the radio charts world Wide last July and came in at #2 in the Top 100 for the year.  His CD was also Nominated for Album of the Year and Best Contemporary Album at the ZMR Music Reporter Awards held in New Orleans.

Tix are $25 in advance / $30 day of show
in-store or online at therootscellar.com

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Nora Jane Struthers
Nov
30
7:00 PM19:00

Nora Jane Struthers

Nora Jane Struthers is guided by fire.  Struthers has [come] up with some of the most quietly powerful narratives within the new wave of Americana artists.  …  The sound of the Party Line has progressed to include propulsive electric guitar and drums, and Struthers’ sweet voice is showing an edge, the better to meet the challenge.”  Ann Powers, NPR Music.

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Jason Hawk Harris
Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

Jason Hawk Harris

Hey Show Ponies Fans!  Jason Hawk Harris has been to Brewminatti before, as the guitarist and part-time vocalist with the Ponies.  He has ventured out on a solo career and is receiving great reviews.  Plus he will be accompanied on this tour by Philip Glenn, who was the fiddler with the Show Ponies.  This should be a great night.

The Smoke And The Stars is a stunning weary ballad akin to Jason Isbell and Ryan Bingham. It’s the kind of song that flat out refuses to be background music. It will pull you in, make you emotional and after 5 minutes and 22 seconds, you’ll play it again."  50 Third and 3rd.

"Tracks like this keep me blogging; honestly it’s the kind of song that you just don’t expect and it knocks you back in your seat. The layers of harmonics and brilliant sounds lead into a powerful melody full of raw depth and emotion. Fans of Noah Gundersen and David Ramirez will enjoy this track. It’s the real deal."  Ear To The Ground Music

"Describing his music as Meta-Apocalyptic Country/Americana Grief-Grass we get the idea that you’re never going to pin down exactly what Harris will deliver next but you can be sure that it will contain a meticulous amount of soul and passion. We cannot wait to hear more."  Big Bad Buckle

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

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Beth Whitney
Nov
11
7:00 PM19:00

Beth Whitney

Fresh off a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund a new album, Beth will be coming to Prosser to perform new songs as well as songs from previous albums.  Perhaps you may remember her as half of the amazing duo "The Banner Days", but Beth has a body of solo work that is just as captivating.  We're excited to have her back to share what the new and the old.  Her music is personal and passionate, melodic and soulful...everything good music should be.

Tix are $10 in advance / $15 day of show
in-store or online at therootscellar.com

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New West Guitar Group
Nov
4
7:00 PM19:00

New West Guitar Group

New West Guitar Group (NWGG) has developed a wide spread reputation as one of the premier guitar ensembles in the world. Featuring guitarists Perry Smith (NYC) John Storie (LA) and Will Brahm (LA), they perform recognizable covers, jazz standards and exciting originals. Their signature sound comes from an innovative style that highlights rhythm, beauty and virtuosity through combining acoustic and electric guitars. Smith and Storie founded the group 10 years ago and today they continue to tour as a trio with Brahm throughout the United States and abroad.

Tix are $12 in advance / $15 day of show
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Marty O'Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra
Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

Marty O'Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra

The live performance is at the core of this project: the band enters a trance and the music is born again as something new every night. They go from raw gospel blues to cinematic epics, from heavy driving grooves to delicately arranged folk songs. They leave the stage out of breath, the ground littered with broken strings and bow hairs. It's hard to describe, impossible to categorize. Yet people who know the music will try to explain it to you, just as you might struggle to explain a dream in the morning. The visions might slip away as you recount them, but the feeling remains.

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Tony Furtado
Oct
13
7:00 PM19:00

Tony Furtado

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

Very few musicians of any stripe so personify a musical genre as completely as Tony Furtado embodies Americana roots music. Tony is an evocative and soulful singer, a wide-ranging songwriter and a virtuoso multi-instrumentalist adept on banjo, cello-banjo, slide guitar and baritone ukulele who mixes and matches sounds and styles with the flair of a master chef (he’s also an accomplished sculptor, but that’s another story). All of the music of America is in Tony’s music.

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Lightnin' Willie
Oct
7
7:00 PM19:00

Lightnin' Willie

Bluesman and all-around gentleman Lightnin Willie plays a mean brand of blues that is ultra-heavy on the groove, and his fans are moved to dance wherever he plays.  And, he’s sho’ nuff played in some fancy places, too.  He’s performed at Willie Nelson’s Fourth Of July Picnic, alongside Willie,  Dylan, and Leon Russell.  Also, he’s been part of the Ignite Series at the Royal Albert Hall over across the pond!  His latest album’s title sums up his outlook on music–“No Black No White Just Blues,” for Little Dog Records.  The blues needs more characters, y’all, and Lightnin’ Willie is one of the good ‘uns.  A great man once said the blues is color blind, and “No Black No White Just Blues” backs up that statement in spades!

Tix are $12 in advance and $17 day of show
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Blair Crimmins & The Hookers
Sep
28
7:00 PM19:00

Blair Crimmins & The Hookers

“Atlanta’s genre blending ensemble Blair Crimmins and The Hookers have been creating a sound that is both unique and inspired for years. Crimmins himself began developing it some time ago, honing in on the magic of ragtime and the 1920’s, coupled with some Dixieland jazz. The fourth studio album from Crimmins’ impressive creative mind is due out in February of 2017, and we haven’t been this excited in quite some time.” – Impose Magazine

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

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An Evening with Griffin House
Sep
16
7:00 PM19:00

An Evening with Griffin House

“If you are looking to be blown away by raw talent,
then look no further than Griffin House.” —American Songwriter

Recording and performing for over a decade, House has toured with Ron Sexsmith, Patti Scialfa, Josh Ritter, John Mellencamp, Mat Kearney, and The Cranberries. He received early critical acclaim on the CBS Sunday Morning, and his songs have since been featured in countless films and television shows such as One Tree HillArmy Wives, and Brothers and Sisters. He has also appeared on Late Night with Craig Ferguson. Most recently, CNN Newsroom invited House to perform “Paris Calling,” from So On and So Forth, live on the air, and the song has been picked up by radio prior to being serviced. House has released ten albums and continues to headline his own national tours. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee with his wife Jane and their two daughters.

Tix are $15 in advance / $20 day of show

Online at www.therootscellar.com

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