Rob Morseberger, songwriter - Peter Calo, folk rock/indie
Long known as a literate songwriter with a taste for eclectic source material, Rob Morsberger stretched even his own boundaries on his new CD ‘Ghosts’- he comments: “Themes are…gender, expatriation, art, and especially, again and again, mortality. There are several historical narratives also…This is probably the most eccentric and ambitious record I’ve made. It has several long form pieces that move in and out of contrasting styles, and features quite a bit of orchestration.” He’ll be featuring some of his new material.
Nikka Costa, soul/funk/rock - Miss Fairchild, pop/r&b - Anya Marina
Take Prince and add dash of Janis Joplin, and you get Nikka Costa, a music veteran who returns with the first of many planned EPs, Pro *Whoa!, a collection of edgier rock and soul which may surprise fans with its harder sound. Born in 1972, the daughter of famed arranger/producer Don Costa grew up surrounded by artists (Her godfather: Frank Sinatra) and gradually developed her own voice. By 1981 she released her first single, a cover of Irene Cara’s “(Out Here) On My Own,” which became a hit on the European charts.
Smooth Money Gesture is infectious groove funk with ear twitching space jams, face melting solos and tight rhythmic changes. Since the new millennium, the band has been honing in on their sound, bringing their music from the East Coast to Alaska; finally landing in Nederland, Colorado where the band permanently resides. The sextet’s sound is rooted in rock and roll with elements of funk, bluegrass, metal, and electronica producing a jam based high energy psychedelic creation all their own.
For over sixteen years Beatlejuice has been the #1 choice for Beatles fans looking to get their fix of the Fab Four. Faithfully reproducing some of the greatest songs ever written, Beatlejuice covers every era of the Beatles catalog and on to the solo careers of the boys from Liverpool.
Hailed by the New England press as “Boston’s best roots players” and a “roots supergroup,” the MYSTIX are rapidly gaining recognition across the U.S., Europe and Japan as one of the great Americana/Roots bands anywhere. Their latest CD, “Down to the Shore,” is a smash hit with radio listeners around the world, reaching #17 on the U.S. Americana Chart, #5 on the Euro-Americana chart, and #10 on the Jambands.com/Relix chart) and was listed as a potential Grammy Nomineefor Best Americana Album. Artist website
Multi-instrumentalist David Lindley performs music that redefines the word “eclectic.” Lindley, well known for his many years as the featured accompanist with Jackson Browne, and leader of his own band El Rayo-X, has long championed the concept of world music. The David Lindley electro-acoustic performance effortlessly combines American folk, blues, and bluegrass traditions with elements from African, Arabic, Asian, Celtic, Malagasy, and Turkish musical sources.
The Tom Appleman Band will perform Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” and also as a special treat, Led Zeppelin’s “Houses of the Holy”. Tom is one of the most respected teachers at Berklee College of Music and will bring in a great band along with him!
Julien wields his Stratocaster with awesome dexterity as he moves from original music to standard and back again. The textures, grooves, and sounds are rooted in blues/rock and funk while interplay of the musicians, vivid harmony, chromatic sensibility, and intertwining themes reveal high level jazz players displaying a rare marriage of virtuosity and musicality. The album features a guest appearance by Hammond B3 organist T Lavitz (of the Dixie Dregs, Widespread Panic, and Jazz is Dead).