Jason Hawk Harris
Sep
27
7:00 PM19:00

Jason Hawk Harris

WOO! We were big fans of The Show Ponies and although they are no longer a band, one of the upshots of their demise is the emergence of Jason as a front-man. We knew the first time he came to play...post-Ponies...that he was gonna do well. Now he's got a new record coming out on Bloodshot Records ( a great label ) and he's got a great band going out on the road - which will include a couple of familiar faces to Show Ponies fans. This is gonna be a good show and we are PUMPED!

VIDEO: Cussing At The Light


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Max Hatt / Edda Glass
Oct
3
7:00 PM19:00

Max Hatt / Edda Glass

We’re pretty excited about this one. Max Hatt / Edda Glass have "an incomparable spook” (Nashville Scene) and a "unique sound" (Larry Groce, NPR) that's taken them across the county from NPR Mountain Stage to NYC's Lincoln Center, DC's Kennedy Center, and the Sundance Film Festival. Praised for her "impeccable vocal command" (PopMatters) and compared to a gamut of singers from Astrud Gilberto to Billie Holliday, Glass's voice ultimately "one of a kind...you cannot confuse her with another artist" (New York Theatre Guide). Hatt's equally distinctive guitar work combines the harmonic innovations of jazz and classical with the melodic resonance of folk, creating music that's "subtly poignant, elegantly funky, and haunting without trying to be" (Nels Cline, Wilco). Together with Glass's literate lyrics, this Jazz Americana evokes the grandeur of the western landscape, telling intimate stories of little people on great plains, and leaving audiences with a feeling both light and deep. 

VIDEO: “Teaser Video”

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Lula Wiles
Oct
9
7:00 PM19:00

Lula Wiles

What will we do? For Lula Wiles, the trio made up of Isa Burke, Eleanor Buckland, and Mali Obomsawin, the question is central to the creation of their music—and it’s the title of their sophomore album, out in 2019 on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. “We wanted to make an album that reflected, in a current way, what we are all staying up late thinking about and talking about over drinks at the dinner table,” says Obomsawin. “What is everyone worried about, confiding in their friends about, losing sleep about?” Anchoring the band’s sharp, provocative songcraft is a mastery of folk music, and a willingness to subvert its hallowed conventions. They infuse their songs with distinctly modern sounds: pop hooks, distorted electric guitars, and dissonant multi-layered vocals, all employed in the service of songs that reclaim folk music in their own voice. The musicians take turns in different roles––Burke and Buckland on guitar and fiddle, Obomsawin on bass, all three singing and writing—but no matter who’s playing what, they operate in close tandem. All three members grew up in small-town Maine, and the band came of age in Boston’s lively roots scene. Since then, they have toured internationally, winning fans at the Newport Folk Festival and the Philadelphia Folk Festival, garnering acclaim from NPR Music and a Boston Music Awards nomination, and sharing stages with the likes of Aoife O’Donovan, the Wood Brothers, and Tim O’Brien. Lula Wiles exists in the tense space where tradition and revolution meet, from which their harmonies rise into the air to create new American music.

VIDEO: Nashville Man

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Liz Longley
Oct
11
7:00 PM19:00

Liz Longley

Make no mistake - Liz is one of our absolute favorite vocalists.

Best known for her stop-you-in-your-tracks voice, Liz Longley is an accomplished singer-songwriter based out of Nashville. Known for her deeply emotional music, Liz has earned accolades from some of the most prestigious songwriting competitions in the country, including the BMI John Lennon Songwriting Scholarship Competition. Signed with Sugar Hill Records, her self-titled debut album received critical acclaim, being described as “a thing of beauty” (Pop Dose) and “packed with instantly memorable pop rock songs…” (Popmatters) Her follow up album Weightless, released in 2016, was praised as “stunning” (HuffPost) and “something more; a cleverness, a wit and a mix of musical styles” (Dallas Morning News) Liz’s music has been featured on tv shows such as Lifetime’s "Army Wives,” ABC’s "Beauty & The Beast" and MTV’s “Scream.”

In her latest single, Longley delivers on her ability to craft intimately personal portraits through music with her emotional take on the Four Tops’ “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)”. The Berklee College of Music alum worked alongside 5-time Grammy-nominated producer, Paul Moak, on her much awaited sixth album set to release in late 2019.

VIDEO: I Can’t Help Myself

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Sam Reider and The Human Hands
Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

Sam Reider and The Human Hands

Sam Reider is an American accordionist, pianist, composer, and singer-songwriter. He’s been featured at Lincoln Center and on NPR and collaborated with pop stars, jazz and folk musicians around the world. Reider is the leader of a “staggeringly virtuosic band” (RnR Magazine) of bluegrass and jazz musicians based in Brooklyn called The Human Hands.

"The perfect distraction for insomniac bluegrass fans" - Songlines, Top of the World

"A staggeringly virtuosic band" - RnR Magazine

"Too Hot To Sleep is simply stunning, one to get utterly lost in." - Northern Sky Magazine

"He's got rhythm. And for someone his age, plenty of soul, too.” - San Francisco Chronicle

"Dashes of folk influences from around the world are sprinkled into its string band aesthetic.. Reider’s accordion is the unyielding anchor, giving a dose of soulful, raw timelessness, but with a modern crispness and confidence.” - The Bluegrass Situation

“It is always moving to see fellow musicians playing with such passion, thank you Sam Reider!” - Taraf de Haidouks

VIDEO: Swamp Dog Hobble

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Jacob Jolliff Band
Oct
31
7:00 PM19:00

Jacob Jolliff Band

The up-and-coming mandolinist continues to tour with YMSB and has recently started a new project. He called on a handful of his favorite jamming buddies--some of the most virtuosic young pickers in the northeast--and started a progressive bluegrass ensemble, The Jacob Jolliff Band. The group features a lot of Jacob's original instrumentals, as well as showcasing his singing, which has been a big part of what he does in recent years. 

Halloween Night! It’s a Boo-Grass Show!

Over the years, Jacob has had pleasure of sharing the stage with many legendary musicians spanning many genres including Darol Anger, Sam Bush, Ronnie McCoury, Jerry Douglas, Bryan Bowers, John Popper, The David Grisman Quintet, Widespread Panic, The String Cheese Incident, Michael Daves, and many more. Currently, he lives in New York City, and can be heard around town playing with his own projects as well as sitting in with his friends' groups in a wide range of styles.

VIDEO: Sheerson Crosses The Mountains

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Patrick Sweany
Nov
8
7:00 PM19:00

Patrick Sweany

"If the blues torch stands a chance of being passed down to the next generation, it’s going to be by the works of artists like Gary Clark Jr. and Patrick Sweany. These guys, and others, take the raw basics of the blues – gritty honesty, riff-driven swamp, wired, emotional playing and singing – and swirl them in their own artistic juices. That yields, in Clark’s case, a jammy, psychedelic attitude and in Sweany’s, a gutsy singer-songwriter approach. Both are influenced by, but not beholden to, traditions.

By mingling the spirit of the blues with a firm singer-songwriter grasp, Patrick Sweany has tapped into a gripping musical direction that feels like a natural and effective way to update the basics of the genre without losing, or worse diluting, its inherent edge."  American Songwriter Magazine

VIDEO: First of The Week

VIDEO: Up And Down

VIDEO: Blue All The Time

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Tim O'Brien Band
Nov
20
7:00 PM19:00

Tim O'Brien Band

In 2014, O'Brien won a Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album for "The Earls of Leicester"

2013 Inducted into the West Virginia Music Hall Of Fame http://www.wvmusichalloffame.com/TOBrien.html

In 2005, O'Brien won a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album for Fiddler's Green.

In 1993 and 2006, O'Brien was honored with the International Bluegrass Music Award (IBMA) for Male Vocalist of the Year.[7]

His band Hot Rize was the IBMA's first Entertainer of the Year in 1990.

A new Tim O’Brien release comes out Mid March, featuring the five piece acoustic lineup of Tim on vocals, guitar, mandolin and fiddle, Mike Bub bass and vocals, Shad Cobb fiddle, Jan Fabricius vocals, and Patrick Sauber banjo, guitar and vocals.
 The new recording features five O’Brien originals, including co-writes with Shawn Camp, Dan Auerbach, and Jan Fabricius, plus songs by old friends Norman Blake, Hal Cannon, J.D. Hutchison, and Dirk Powell.  Rounding out the song list are a Washboard Sam blues turned bluegrass (Diggin’ My Potatoes), traditional pieces learned from  Kevin Burke and Jeff Davis, and a Woody Guthrie standard, (Pastures of Plenty). 

While Tim has walked many musical paths in his career -- from singer songwriter and honky-tonk crooner to Celtic troubadour and old time cultivator - he takes a couple steps into the bluegrass mainstream here. 
“Our lineup is classic bluegrass, but these folks play in any style you want, so we can reach pretty deep in my song bag when it’s called for.”

O’Brien adds that each band member brings their own personality.
“Patrick is a world class five string expert who also channels some Clarence White  sounds when he picks up a guitar.  Bub is an old standby and has played with me off and on over the past twenty years.  Jan and I used to just sing around the house, but now she’s on the recordings and on stage and makes us look better too.  Shad is a fiddle hero with his own expressive style and I love playing second fiddle with him now and then.”  Known in bluegrass circles for his mandolin playing, Tim concentrates on guitar in this setting saying, “It’s been really fun because I started in bluegrass as a guitar player 45 years ago, and now I try to ape my early heroes like Lester Flatt and Larry Sparks.”

VIDEO: Grandma’s Hands

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Kasey Anderson
Dec
7
7:00 PM19:00

Kasey Anderson

Kasey is a gifted singer-songwriter who is well-acquainted with the temptations and perils of modern life. Fortunately for us all, he is also well-equipped to share his struggles and insights...written down in 3 minute poems set to music. His songs are personal - yet universal. They are haunting and encouraging...at times dark and yet brimming with hope. This will be a great night of music for those who like their music melodic and meaningful.

VIDEO: From A White Hotel

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Christmas with Tingstad and Rumbel
Dec
14
7:00 PM19:00

Christmas with Tingstad and Rumbel

Well this has become something of a Christmas tradition...hosting an evening with Tingstad & Rumbel. It really is the perfect antidote to the sometimes frantic, hectic and stressful month of December. They are consummate professionals who manage to combine folk and classical in a sonic soundscape that is technically outstanding and altogether soul-soothing. Throw in a heavy dose of mostly-familiar Christmas tunes and your jangled nerves are calmed and you're ready to the face the holiday season...and your relatives. This has sold out the last 2 years, so plan ahead.

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Luke Jackson
Sep
20
7:00 PM19:00

Luke Jackson

We're going international for this one...!!!

Luke is a Singer-Songwriter from Canterbury, Kent, who in 2013 was nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for both the Horizon Award for Best Emerging Talent and The Young Folk Category. He was also winner of Fatea’s “Male Artist of the Year 2014” and 2016 and his live album ‘Solo:Duo:Trio’ was voted 2018 Album of the Year by Laurel Canyon.

Over the past few years he has steadily developed a reputation for himself in the Folk, Roots, Americana & Acoustic circuits, either through his solo shows, many festival appearances or when opening for such luminaries as Fairport Convention, Show of Hands, Steve Knightley, Martyn Joseph, Seth Lakeman, Karine Polwart, Oysterband, Paul Brady, Glen Tilbrook and Sarah Jarosz .

"Two words, bloody brilliant" – Maverick 5 star review

"Jackson is one of the most dynamic and exciting live performers of his generation" – Folk Radio UK

VIDEO: Baby Boomers

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Blair Crimmins & The Hookers
Sep
5
7:00 PM19:00

Blair Crimmins & The Hookers

This is high-octane entertainment - a must-see live show! 

Blair Crimmins began his current music career in Atlanta, Georgia, with a determination to bring Ragtime and 1920's style Dixieland Jazz to new audiences. While playing small rock clubs around the Southeast he developed a sound that is at once modern while being deeply rooted in the past. Now four years, and five hundred shows later, he has toured the country playing large venues and has opened for acts such as Mumford & Sons and Preservation Hall Jazz Band. A multi-instrumentalist and music academic, Crimmins writes songs and arrangements for a classic New Orleans style horn section consisting of trumpet, clarinet and trombone.

VIDEO: State Hotel

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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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Freddy & Francine
Aug
23
7:00 PM19:00

Freddy & Francine

Freddy & Francine plan to release their latest Nashville-recorded EP in September. The six-song “Moonless Night,” co-produced by Dan Knobler (Lake Street Dive, Rodney Crowell) finds Freddy & Francine — which has often used full bands on its recordings — still produced but more intimately portrayed, a sound closer to the duo’s live performances. But don’t call it folk music. It’s too energetic. “We’re performers. We’re not just folk musicians who play and sing mellow songs with little voices… there’s screaming,” Caruso said.  Don’t call it Americana either. They don’t wear hats. Besides, Caruso says, “The minute you think one of our songs is an Americana song, it can turn into a retro pop song.” Despite the reaction of most roots music fans to the dreaded “P” word, Caruso says she doesn’t mind Freddy & Francine being labeled a pop band.

“Pop music gets a bad rap, but it comes from the word ‘popular.’ I’d love to be popular,” she said. “I never discriminate against a song because it’s popular if it stays in your head … every Beatles song is a pop song.” But mostly, Freddy & Francine sounds like Freddy & Francine. It ain’t the easiest thing to explain, but it makes sense when you hear it, and finally, it makes sense to the two people who matter most. “I’m really happy with who I am and I'm happy with the life I have,” Ferris said. At the end of the day, or road, authenticity is internal. Watch your step.

VIDEO: Half A Mind

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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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DAVE ALVIN with special guest CHRIS MILLER Celebrates The 25TH Anniversary of KING OF CALIFORNIA
Aug
2
7:00 PM19:00

DAVE ALVIN with special guest CHRIS MILLER Celebrates The 25TH Anniversary of KING OF CALIFORNIA

This is just so…we can’t even…we ain’t got the words. Dave Alvin. Prosser.

Recorded in Los Angeles the day after the historic 1994 Northridge earthquake and produced by Greg Leisz, King of California had its genesis in the album’s title track, a readymade folk ballad, written for his mother, in which an aspiring suitor heads west to make his fortune in the wild, still-young Golden State. “’King of California’ is when I decided I would let the song tell me what it sounds like,” says Alvin. “Ever since then, that’s been my rule.”

Featuring acoustic interpretations of some of the finest songs in his catalog, along with new, folk-inflected compositions, and notable covers, Dave Alvin found the true measure of his own voice with King of California. “It was ironic that for a guy who was known as a loud guitar player and questionable singer, his best seller was an acoustic album,” says Alvin. Included are songs written and originally recorded during the ‘80s like: “Barn Burning” from American Music (1980), “Bus Station” and “Leaving” from the Blasters’ Non Fiction (1983), “Little Honey,” written with X’s John Doe and featured on the Blasters Hard Line (1985), and the “Fourth of July,” which

appeared on both X’s See How We Are (1997) and on Romeo’s Escape (1987). “Every Night About This Time” also appeared on the album.

Like the records he made as a member of the Blasters, King of California features a variety of covers, including Tom Russell’s’“Blue Wing,” Dallas singer-pianist Whistlin’ Alex Moore’s “West Texas Blues,” retitled “East Texas Blues,” Memphis Slim’s classic “Mother Earth,” and “What Am I Worth,” a George Jones song, featured here as a duet with the incomparable Syd Straw. The album also includes cowrites with Rosie Flores (“Goodbye Again”) and John Doe (“Little Honey”). “I’m real proud of it twenty-five years later,” Alvin says. “The whole process was a revelation, to record with everybody in the studio sitting roughly in a circle. Sitting there on the edge of my chair with an acoustic guitar knowing that if I blow this chord we have to start over. And I could use my voice; when I was recording electric my voice couldn’t lead the band. In this situation I could. That allowed a certain openness and freedom I hadn’t experienced before. And for Greg, this was his baby, his chance to produce me and get my voice right. His calmness in all of this led to the vibe of the record.”

VIDEO: King of California

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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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Greyhounds
Jul
18
7:00 PM19:00

Greyhounds

Yep.  We LOVE these guys.  Equal parts Americana twang and soulful R&B, they are a great live band.

Greyhounds are the Austin trio of Anthony Farrell (vocals, keyboards), Andrew Trube (vocals and guitar) and Ed Miles (drums). Many music fans remember Farrell and Trube as key members of JJ Grey's band MOFRO for many years. After parting with Grey in 2016 to focus full-time on Greyhounds, the band has only left the road to record and release three full-length records.

VIDEO: No Other Woman

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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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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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Bradford Loomis w/ Brian Ellefson
Jun
29
7:00 PM19:00

Bradford Loomis w/ Brian Ellefson

Brewminatti loyalists may remember Bradford from his previous appearances with Beth Whitney, with whom he performed as The Banner Days.  Bradford has since moved to Nashville to continue to strengthen and deepen his commitment to song craft - both writing and performing.  

Bradford Loomis marries grit and melody to dig to the roots of American folklore and speak of the raw reality of the human condition with passion. His stories span several lifetimes of relatable emotions; bitterness & loss, deep longing & regret, enduring hope & love, elation & joy.

Bradford’s influences include Chris Stapleton, the Swell Season, Johnny Cash T-Bone Burnett.  And that ain't bad...  He will be joined by friend and fellow-PNW musician Brian Ellefson.

VIDEO: In The Time Of The Great Remembrance

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An Evening With Nellie McKay
Jun
27
7:00 PM19:00

An Evening With Nellie McKay

Nellie has won a Theatre World Award for her portrayal of Polly Peachum on Broadway in The Threepenny Opera, performed onscreen in the films PS I Love You and Downtown Express, and her music was used in Rumor Has It, Monster-in-LawPS I Love YouGasland, Last Holiday and Private Life. 

“The new record takes the concept of a ‘dark, foggy drive along Highway 1’ and evokes a sultry, wee-hourly landscape,  thanks to McKay’s tinkly, jazzy piano and dreamy vocals.” —LA Weekly

 “McKay is wonderfully unpredictable and spontaneous.” —Philadelphia Inquirer

“The bottom line for McKay, it would seem, is that there’s always another level, a deeper layer…Could she be singing to a sense memory, or a ghost?  Every possibility seems plausible.” — NPR Music  

“a cunning blend of Blossom Dearie’s slyness, Julie London’s smokiness and Lee Wiley’s sophistication.” — JazzTimes  

“her outwardly warm renditions of songs like “My Romance” contain haunting undercurrents.” — Downbeat 

“the most lonely romantic album imaginable” — Star-Tribune

VIDEO: The Gentleman Is a Dope

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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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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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SEASON PASS
Jun
10
to Jun 30

SEASON PASS

Welcome to the next round of the Brewminatti Season Pass!   

One double admission pass is good for:

  • admission for 2 to every concert at Brewminatti with a ticket value of $25 or less.  There are several potential shows on the schedule that will have a ticket price above $25.  For those shows, cardholders will have to pay the difference between $25 and actual ticket price to attend those shows.

  • 10% off food and beverage purchases on concert nights

  • as always - the cards may be shared with family or friends if the cardholder is unable to attend

UPDATE:  If you would like to attend the Dave Alvin show on August 2, there is an additional charge for those tickets.  This will be a Sold Out show, so we will need to know whether or not you plan to attend as soon as possible.  Included on this page is the option to add Dave Alvin Tickets to your order.  (NOTE: One double pass will require purchase of 2 Alvin tickets)

Email any questions to Marty @ therootscellar@gmail.com

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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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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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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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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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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

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

Kyle Cook with Special Guest - Paul McDonald

TIX ON SALE…3/1/19…..10 am

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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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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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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