Animal Farm's show blends original music, storytelling, hilarious antics and games. The Boston-based trio of musicians and educators explores themes of friendship, community and self-expression through the eyes of furry, feathered, scaly and shell-dwelling friends. A pig gets greedy, a two-headed tortoise tries to get along with itself, and a baby bat struggles with his fear of the dark. www.animalfarmband.com
Yoron Israel, a native Chicagoan, is one of the most gifted musicians of his generation. Yoron's exciting and tasteful drumming, along with his compositional talents are spotlighted throughout his recordings: "Basic Traneing", "Chicago", "Live at the Blue Note" and "A Gift for You" These fine works have received enthusiastic praise from journalists, musical peers and fans alike. They represent the extensive depth of his musicianship as he continues to evolve as a leader.
Internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter and pianist Grayson Hugh will be appearing here tonight. Performing with Hugh is his wife and harmony singer Polly Messer.
Known for his global mega-hits ("Talk It Over", "Bring It All Back", "How Bout Us") and his songs in blockbuster movies "Thelma & Louise" and "Fried Green Tomatoes", Hugh has been wowing audiences and gathering fans around the world for more than two decades with his soulful singing, poetic lyrics and masterful piano playing.
THE NUTOPIANS (formerly the JOHN LENNON SONG PROJECT)
The Nutopians is a unique and compelling 8-piece ensemble that celebrates the genius and artistry of John Lennon, one of the greatest songwriters of all time. Created and led by Rex Fowler of Aztec Two-Step and Tom Dean of Devonsquare, the ensemble gives remarkably fresh treatments to Lennon’s best and least known Beatles and solo songs that often inspire a whole new appreciation for John’s music. TheNutopians.com
The Godfather of the British Blues scene. John had a key eye for talent, wooing Clapton from the Yardbirds and discovering Peter Green and Mick Taylor. Literally hundreds of great bluesman have been a part of the Bluesbreakers and learned from the master himself.
Nearly fifty years later, he still has one of the finest blues bands on the planet. He brings a big sack of blues classics and is bound to get the “ Room to Move.” johnmayall.com
Considered one of the most uniquely identifiable voices in rock-n-roll, John Waite found success three times in his career as lead vocalist for The Babys (“Isn’t It Time”) and Bad English (“When I See You Smile”), as well as a solo career that has produced numerous Billboard Top 40 hits including the #1 smash “Missing You.”
Known for his stellar live shows, Waite will be performing all his classic hits and fan favorites with a full electric band. JohnWaite.com