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Frances Luke Accord w/ Pink Neighbor  

Frances Luke Accord w/ Pink Neighbor

November 13, 2019 at 7:00pm

When Nicholas Gunty and Brian Powers put their songs and their voices together, there is a delicate and powerful magic that commands the room to attention. The duo is known as Frances Luke Accord, and they are what NPR’s Mountain Stage calls “the definition of lean-in music.” Their soulful, effortless branch of indie-folk is orchestrated with spare and sophisticated acoustic threads woven into a lush backdrop for their intimate melodies. Rich, up-close tenor harmonies lend their timeless songwriting an urgency that honors the Simon & Garfunkel comparisons but pushes beyond into the world of Bon Iver, Jose Gonzalez, and progressive folk music.

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Pieta Brown w/ Alpha Consumer  

Pieta Brown w/ Alpha Consumer

November 9, 2019 at 8:00pm

The daughter of two preacher’s kids, Pieta Brown’s early upbringing in Iowa was in a rural outpost with no furnace, running water, or TV. There, she was exposed to traditional and rural folk music through her father, Greg Brown, the now beloved Midwestern folk singer. Later, while living with her mother in Birmingham, Alabama during her formative years, Pieta drew on and expanded these influences and began writing poems and composing instrumental songs on piano. By the time she left home at 18 she had lived in at least 19 different houses and apartments between Iowa and Alabama.

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Jack Klatt w/ Brian Johannesen  

Jack Klatt w/ Brian Johannesen

November 5, 2019 at 7:00pm

Part balladeer and part bluesman, Jack Klatt is a dedicated songwriter and finger-style guitarist based in Minneapolis. His sound pulls from a wide range of American music, from rhythm and blues, to early rock n’ roll, to country and folk. Throughout, Jack brings his own voice to all of his songs. In the words of Americana Roots UK, “Jack doesn’t rely on other writers for his diversity; he can write in pretty much any musical style of his choosing.”

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The Steel Wheels  

The Steel Wheels

October 23, 2019 at 7:00pm

Simultaneously familiar and fresh, the Steel Wheels bring a singular energy to every note they play, and sparkling craft to each song. This potent combination, paired with a robust tour calendar, have made the veteran band hands-down favorites of fans and peers alike. From their base in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, TSW have played some of the most prestigious festivals, listening rooms, and clubs in the world, cementing a reputation as one of the top independent bands on the scene today.

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Matt Andersen  

Matt Andersen

October 19, 2019 at 8:00pm

A powerhouse performer with a giant, soul-filled voice and commanding stage presence, Canadian bluesman Matt Andersen has built a following the old-fashioned way: touring worldwide and letting his stunned audiences and new devotees spread the good word of his righteous tunes all over. And the world has indeed woken up and discovered him, helping him amass over 18 million views on YouTube.

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Richard Shindell  

Richard Shindell

October 18, 2019 at 8:00pm

Originally from New York, now dividing his time between Argentina and the Hudson Valley, Shindell is a writer whose songs paint pictures, tell stories, juxtapose ideas and images, inhabit characters, vividly evoking entire worlds along the way and expanding our sense of just what it is a song may be. From his first record, Sparrow's Point in 1992, to his current release, Shindell has explored the possibilities offered by this most elastic and variable of cultural confections: the song. His talents as a writer, singer, storyteller and guitarist have been evident in his collaborations with the likes of Joan Baez, Larry Campbell, Dar Williams and Lucy Kaplansky, while his solo performances remain engaging and unforgettable.

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Karen Savoca & Greg Brown  

Karen Savoca & Greg Brown

October 12, 2019 at 8:00pm

Two of our favorite artists join forces to benefit Legion Arts.

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The Bros. Landreth  

The Bros. Landreth

October 11, 2019 at 8:00pm

Before they were a band, brothers Joey and Dave Landreth were only looking for a good excuse to spend a little more time together. They had spent their early years backing up other artists and touring the world as hired musicians until one particularly long and challenging tour prompted Joey to call his older brother with a simple proposal. “When I get home, let’s sit down and make some noise together.” The call was a turning point, and soon they were developing the roots rock sound that informed their debut album in 2015, Let It Lie.

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Royal Wood  

Royal Wood

October 9, 2019 at 7:00pm

Metro calls him “one of Canada’s major talents,” while Exclaim has dubbed him “the cream of Canada’s songwriting crop.” A singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer, Royal Wood has established himself as a true musical talent, ceaselessly continuing to evolve and hone his musical craft. He has earned multiple JUNO Award nominations (Canada’s equivalent of the Grammy) and along the way was named Songwriter of the Year by iTunes.

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Old Blind Dogs  

Old Blind Dogs

October 6, 2019 at 7:00pm

Since forming in the early 1990's, Old Blind Dogs have stood on the cutting edge of Scotland's roots revival. The Montreal Gazette calls the band “a Scots neo-traditional super group, with a bracingly modern musical attack." Indeed, the four musicians have developed their own trademark style, featuring an energetic mix of songs and tunes.

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John McCutcheon  

John McCutcheon

October 4, 2019 at 8:00pm

John McCutcheon is folk music’s Renaissance man: a master instrumentalist, powerful singer-songwriter, storyteller, activist and author. His 30 recordings have garnered every honor imaginable, including seven Grammy nominations. He is a master of a dozen traditional instruments, including hammer dulcimer, guitar, banjo, autoharp, mountain dulcimer, fiddle and Jew’s harp. “The most impressive instrumentalist I’ve ever heard,” he was called by none other than Johnny Cash. Moreover, his work with many of the legendary figures of Appalachian music resulted in a love of not only home-made music, but of community and rootedness. His commitment to grassroots political organizations has put him on the frontlines of issues important to working people, and the songs he sings, whether traditional or original, are political, socially conscious, and inevitably moving. This is music with a profound sense of place, family and strength. Says The Washington Post, “He has an uncanny ability to breathe new life into the familiar … his storytelling has the richness of fine literature”

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HAWKTAIL  

HAWKTAIL

September 29, 2019 at 7:00pm

They’re forging their own brand of roots music — one grounded in timeless tradition, crafted by top-shelf musicianship, and performed with jubilant comradery. While music fans will recognize them from their various other outfits (Punch Brothers, David Rawlings, Crooked Still, A Prairie Home Companion), and while three of the four members were previously a trio, HAWKTAIL presents an entirely new and unique offering. The instrumental talents of Brittany Haas on fiddle, Paul Kowert on bass, Jordan Tice on guitar, and Dominick Leslie on mandolin come together in an intricate tapestry of intertwining refrains. The music displays a breadth of acumen and ambition rarely heard in a band this young: Norwegian dance rhythms sit atop traditional Appalachian folk, while bluegrass is woven into the fundamentals of chamber music and jazz.

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