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Shawn Taylor - Bull Run SoundStage

With a thumping thumb, dancing fingers, deep, gritty, soul stirring vocals, and poetic blue collar lyrics, Taylor's songs ooze American roots. His voice has been compared to Tom Waites, Bruce Springsteen, Chris Smither, Bob Dylan and Eddie Vedder. Shawn makes the journey from Connecticut for his return Soundstage appearance!

Shawn will share the evening with western Mass. singer songwriter Amy Herrera.

* This show is in the Ballroom, which is not wheelchair accessible.

Event Date: 
Thu, 05/24/2012 - 19:00

Air Traffic Controller with Special Guests

Serving in the US Navy as a real-life air traffic controller, singer/songwriter Dave Munro sent home 4-track demo tapes of songs written during his deployment. With his enlistment up, Munro returned to hometown Boston and discovered an impressive number of fans upon his arrival, prompting the genesis of the aptly-named roots rock band Air Traffic Controller.

Event Date: 
Fri, 06/29/2012 - 20:00

Slaid Cleaves with Rod Picott

When Slaid Cleaves moved from Portland, Maine, to Austin, Texas, at the tail end of 1991, he landed on South Lamar Boulevard, a few blocks from the legendarily seedy Horseshoe Lounge. But as he points out on his new live album, "It was many years of drivin' by before I worked up the courage to come in through the door."

Event Date: 
Thu, 06/28/2012 - 20:00

Heather Maloney, The Rafters, Elizabeth Lorrey

Heather Maloney's latest release and second full length album "Time & Pocket Change" is both deep and playful; the Portland Phoenix has dubbed it "Richly orchestrated post-coffee shop pop held together by pipes and lyrics well beyond her years." WUMB Boston Radio's Jason Moberg says: "This album is incredible, I'm blown away." 

Event Date: 
Sat, 06/23/2012 - 20:00

THE FLATLANDERS - 40th Anniversary Tour

The fact that Texas music titans Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Butch Hancock - on their first go-round as The Flatlanders in 1972 - were completely rejected by the country music establishment is surprising in retrospect but, ultimately, poetic. That each went on to have formidable solo careers is a testament to their talent and determination.

Event Date: 
Fri, 06/22/2012 - 20:00

Paul Thorn Band

It has been said that a Paul Thorn concert is like "taking a 6-pack to church!" - Proof to that can be found by listening to his song "Mission Temple Fireworks Stand". The first thing you notice is"the voice," distinctively soulful and funky, of a man who has walked a long, hot span over dusty Mississippi country roads.

Event Date: 
Sun, 06/17/2012 - 19:00

Southside Johnny & the Poor Fools

For more than 35 years, Southside Johnny, aka John Lyon, has delivered a soul-searing brand of raucous blues and R&B that has made he and his Juke's a seminal force as All-American rock n' roll song-slingers. Now, the affable new Jersey rock icon is setting his sights on a long-desired project that will deliver an intimate, acoustically-mined live stage show billed as Southside Johnny and The Poor Fools. 

Event Date: 
Fri, 06/15/2012 - 19:00

7Horse (Joie Calio & Phil Leavitt of Dada)

7Horse is Joie Calio and Phil Leavitt, two of the three players from the band "Dada", whose hits, "Dizz Knee Land" and "All I Am" rocked the charts in the 1990's. 7Horse is what happens when you dump accelerant on the smoldering embers of creativity. Their music burns where cosmic country meets dirty blues, where primal urges unfold into bawdy nights, and where two friends, and longtime band mates, discover radically new sides of each other.

Event Date: 
Sat, 06/09/2012 - 20:00

Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion (Ballroom)

Sarah Lee was two years old when she made her singing debut as part of a children's chorus on Arlo's 1981 album "Power of Love." Although growing up within a celebrated music family, it wasn't until after graduating high school that she discovered her love for making music. Together with Irion, the budding artist realized her true calling of being a songwriter. Sarah Lee would forgo attending college, and pursued a career in music.

Event Date: 
Fri, 06/08/2012 - 20:00

Longwood Symphony, Ronny Feldman, conductor Narek Hakhnazaryan, cello

For this concert there will be a pre-concert talk in Jordan Hall at 7:00pm.

Cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan won the Gold medal at the 2011 International Tchaikovsky Competition with his performance of Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations. Guest conductor Ronny Feldman—a former Boston Symphony Orchestra cellist—joins the Longwood Symphony Orchestra as Hakhnazaryan brings his prizewinning performance to Boston audiences. Vaughan-Williams’ beloved Fantasia and Brahms’ pastoral Symphony No. 2 round out the LSO’s season finale.

Event Date: 
Sat, 06/09/2012 - 20:00

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