A Tale of Two Trios, Two Cities: Jason Yeager Trio and the ''Words Beyond Trio'' featuring Alon Nechushtan (Israel / U.S.A)
They've never met, and yet pianists Jason Yeager and Alon Nechushtan share much in common. Having both spent formative years in the Boston area, both studied at New England Conservatory. Nechushtan and Yeager are now making unique and exciting contributions to the bustling New York jazz scene. So it's fitting that they make a joint return to the Boston area.
Says Michael Moran, founder and executive director of Amazing Things, "Two New York City Piano trios. Very chic. The music is every bit as exciting as the concept!"
Roy Book Binder w/ Peg Espinola opening (Country Blues)
"Nobody writes in the idiom better than Roy Book Binder. He is a master player, singer, writer and teller of tales. He wrote THE PREACHER PICKED THE GUITAR and passed it on to me. It is an honor to include it here." Jorma Kaukonen 2/16/07
Stephen Collins Unlaunched Voices presents ''Shake-Scene''
Who had more effect on the English language than William Shakespeare? He created over 1700 common words that before him were either used in a new manner or didn't exist at all. He did this by changing nouns into verbs, changing verbs into adjectives, connecting words never before used together, adding prefixes and suffixes, or just invented entirely new words from scratch.
Billy Kelly is a guy with a guitar and shoes and a head and band called The Blahblahblahs and other stuff. His songs are humorous as well as funny. National Public Radio said that Billy has "an endearingly oddball since of humor," but sadly they did not say anything about his sense of smell, which is pretty good too. Billy Kelly's live performances feature sing-alongs, dance-alongs, yell-alongs, and snowman-alongs, among other types of 'alongs' too numerous to enumerate here. Billy Kelly thanks you for reading this whole bio!
Cabaret - ''Potholes and Pumpkins'' w/Barbara Larson and Sara Brodsky Directed by John O'Neil
Come laugh at the ups and downs of life in this hilarious, and often touching, musical review. Cabaret performers, Barbara Larson and Sara Brodsky will delight you with their joie de vivre and hands-on knowledge of how to pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again.
Framingham native Larson (Babs) started singing in her twenties and won't stop! By day, she is an interior designer, but when the sun goes down, the entertainer comes out.
Steve Sansoucie presents :''If There Is Music There'' (Rock Pop Blues)
Steven SanSoucie's newest show, "If There Is Music There" will be honoring and celebrating the lives of popular musicians who left us too soon. SanSoucie and his band will be featuring songs that span a wide range of decades (50's to today), anything from Buddy Holly to Elvis to Whitney Houston.
SanSoucie is normally backed by his 4 piece band, but for this show he's bringing in backup vocals by Keri Boisclair and Jill Stewart.
Here it is!!! Your favorite community get-together! The Amazing Things Membership Mixer! This year it'll be more fun than ever! We are using both floors of our beloved firehouse - food upstairs and performance downstairs. We will will be continuing the tradition we started in last years wonderful event as we spotlight on our mid week events! You'll be seeing some of your favorites and some new talent as the group leaders pull some of the finest talent from their respective communities.
The cool breezes of Maine's northlands have flowed through the songs of David Mallett for nearly four decades. In addition to being featured on his fourteen albums, Mallett's pen has provided material for an eclectic list of artists that includes Pete Seeger, Alison Kraus, Emmylou Harris, Kathy Mattea, John Denver and the Muppets. His tune, The Garden Song, is one of America's most popular folk songs, having been recorded more than 150 times and sung around the world.He has toured consistently in folk clubs, concert halls and festivals for thirty years.