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Banjo Dan and the Mid-nite Plowboys

Banjo Dan and the Mid-nite Plowboys have been playing great bluegrass around New England longer than anyone else on the planet. This summer marks their Fortieth Anniversary Tour! Over a long and successful career the Plowboys have established themselves firmly in the forefront of the Northeast's acoustic music scene. Long known for compelling vocals and dynamic instrumental work, the band presents a show full of energy and fun - a formula that has won them a strong following throughout the region.

Event Date: 
Fri, 06/15/2012 - 20:00

The Rich Greenblatt Group with special guest Jerry Bergonzi

Rich Greenblatt is a vibraphonist with "dazzling speed and a truly magical touch" writes John Blenn in Good Times Magazine. Recording Artist on Brass Taco Records with 3 CD's released as a leader; Rich combines the swinging, bluesy style of Milt Jackson with the four-mallet approach of Gary Burton. Rich's original compositions encompass "swinging modality, heartfelt lyricism, compositional angularity, and dark beauty" writes world-renowned, fellow vibist Joe Locke.

Event Date: 
Sat, 06/09/2012 - 20:00

Paul Rishell and Annie Raines w/ TBA opening

Beer and Wine Night

W.C. Handy Award Winners Paul Rishell & Annie Raines heat up the stage with their fiery blues. Steel guitarist Rishell, who played with the legendary Son House, is a master of the intricate and rhythmic fingerpicking styles of Blind Blake, Blind Lemon Jefferson, and Robert Johnson. He sings with a depth and resonance that will liquefy your bones. Raines, hailed everywhere as the world's best female blues harmonica player, sings her own blues songs and also plays mandolin and piano.

Event Date: 
Fri, 06/08/2012 - 20:00

Dan Crossley Standup Comic

Dan Crossley is an experience unlike other. While most comedians are the same, Dan has a style completely unique unto his own. Whether imitating centaurs, satirizing TV, or impersonating the most unlikely of characters, Dan leaves an impression unlike any other. Having won several awards, accolades, and received praise from some of comedy's biggest names, Dan not only leaves you entertained, but saying "I've never seen that before!"

Event Date: 
Sun, 06/03/2012 - 14:00

Bombay Jim and the Swinging Sapphires

Since the release of their 2001 CD ''Keep Honkin'', Bombay Jim and the Swinging Sapphires is hailed as one of the country's hottest swing bands! Featured on the HBO Series, "Family Bonds", and heard on jazz and swing radio stations throughout the nation. Bombay Jim and the Swinging Sapphires has opened for the Cherry Poppin' Daddies and the Les Brown Orchestra. They have performed at The Great Connecuticut Jazz Festival and the Cape Cod Jazz Festival to name a few. Members of the band have backed industry luminaries such as, Tony Bennett, Rosemary Clooney, Mel Torme, and Frank Sinatra.

Event Date: 
Sat, 06/02/2012 - 20:00

The Mystix play a benefit show for Amazing Things!

Beer & Wine Night !!!!!!

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 chart) and was listed as a potential Grammy Nominee for Best Americana Album.

Event Date: 
Fri, 06/01/2012 - 20:00

Folk Open Mic w/feature Cheryl Perreault

Poetry -  Poetry -  Poetry

Event Date: 
Thu, 06/28/2012 - 19:30


Enjoy Stacy Kendro along with host Dave Hornfischer and our PG13 miquers doing all things comedic

Stacy Kendo's comedy has been called funny, irreverent, gracious, and even cutting as she has performed the comedy circuit including cruises, Las Vegas, and the Boston scene. So avoid the cost of travel to these expensive places, and check out this veteran comedienne as she brings her unique humor to our monthly show.

One reviewer said this of Stacy, " She is a fun, irreverent comic with a bad attitude that is cunning, yet gracious, and above all, funny."

Event Date: 
Wed, 06/27/2012 - 19:30

Jazz Show & Jam w/ host: Jamie Stewardson, guitar

Jamie directs the Jazz program at the Rivers Music School. He received his MM degree in jazz composition from the New England Conservatory and has recently recorded two CDs of original works with Tony Malaby, George Schuller, Alexei Tsiganov, John Hebert and John Lockwood.

Jamie's band is always very high level with the Rivers faculty forming the heart of the group.

Ticket Prices: $6 ($5 Mem)

Event Date: 
Tue, 06/26/2012 - 20:00

Jazz Jam w/host: Jesse Combs'

Jesse currently studies jazz performance at the Hartt School in Hartford, Connecticut. We are calling his jam "Youth is Served" w/ Jesse Combs Band. His jam will be open to all as all of our jams are but we hope will attract many of our area high school and college age players to this one in particular.

Ticket Prices: $6 ($5 Mem)

Event Date: 
Tue, 06/19/2012 - 20:00


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