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Nobody’s Girl w/ Colin Gilmore  

Nobody’s Girl w/ Colin Gilmore

September 19, 2019 at 7:00pm

Nobody’s Girl is a new trio formed by award-winning songwriters Betty Soo, Grace Pettis and Rebecca Loebe. Luscious harmony singers, effortless instrumentalists, seasoned touring artists: the three women recognized what each had accomplished individually could be made all the stronger by collaboration.

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Dan Bern  

Dan Bern

September 17, 2019 at 7:00pm

A Mount Vernon native now based in Northern California, Bern is also an author and artist, whose paintings been exhibited at CSPS. Whether fronting his various bands, or as a solo performer, he is convincing, funny and timely, giving an unassuming tip of the hat to the spirits of the past greats, while always sounding fresh and original. His most recent releases include Hoody, Adderal Holiday, and a children’s album, Three Feet Tall. His current projects include new recordings with his much loved band, The International Jewish Banking Conspiracy.

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Les Filles de Illigadhad  

Les Filles de Illigadhad

September 13, 2019 at 8:00pm

Combining the sounds of Tuareg or 'desert' guitar, with the vocal tradition of tende, the trio has, in essence, created a traditional form that's completely new. The result is winning over fans and critics alike. In Total Eclipse, Joni Sadler called the band’s concert “the most stunning show I’ve seen all year. In addition to an amazing performance, they have an incredible story.” Raved the critic for Cyclic Defrost, “This is village music, raucous, hypnotic, life-affirming … a powerful, beautiful and fascinating cultural experience.”

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Halfloves w/ Nick Booth, Treesreach  

Halfloves w/ Nick Booth, Treesreach

September 7, 2019 at 8:00pm

We’re happy to welcome back Halfloves, with their brand-new release, Dazer. The sophomore album was recorded in a barn in the middle of an Iowa cornfield, where the classic NY studio “Magic Shop” has found its new home. Now dubbed the “Magic Barn”, the studio features the same 70’s NEVE console, piano, etc. that Bowie, Bjork, Coldplay and countless others used to make some of the defining records of our time.

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Holly Bowling  

Holly Bowling

September 6, 2019 at 8:00pm

Texture, nuance, and a gift for dexterous high-wire improvisation are the hallmarks of San Francisco pianist Holly Bowling, classically trained, and now infusing jam band music with her technically advanced, emotionally rich style. After studying piano performance at San Francisco State University, Bowling turned her agile mind and interpretive prowess to the works of Phish on 2013’s Distillation of a Dream, and to the Grateful Dead on her 2016 release Better Left Unsung. Her compelling playing, and unerring ability to successfully collaborate with other musicians in an impressive array of styles, has brought her to the attention of Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Gov’t Mule’s Warren Haynes, and other luminaries who’ve asked Bowling to perform with them. Already a rising star on the festival circuit, Bowling continues to expand her solo touring, and recently formed the new band Ghost Light with Tom Hamilton, Steve Lyons, Raina Mullen and Scotty Zwang.

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Sender  

Sender

August 22, 2019 - August 24, 2019

In the latest production from resident company Mirrorbox Theatre, Lynx returns to Chicago one year after he mysteriously disappeared, having been presumed dead by his friends and lovers. A presence that haunted everyone in his orbit, this enigmatic figure is suddenly resurrected like a Millennial Messiah. But Lynx and his friends are about to learn that not all mystical things are miraculous.

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Jocelyn & Chris Arndt  

Jocelyn & Chris Arndt

August 6, 2019 at 7:00pm

Her vocals have been compared to Janis Joplin and Grace Slick. His blues-inflected guitar work has been likened to Jimi Hendrix, David Gilmour and Joe Bonamassa. Siblings originally from Upstate New York, Jocelyn & Chris Arndt have taken their latest record to #1 on the Jambands Top 30, cracked the Billboard Triple A Top 40, and this spring made their national television debut on NBC’s Today Show.

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Seth Glier  

Seth Glier

July 30, 2019 at 7:00pm

Seth Glier (pronounced “Gleer”) recorded his latest album, Birds, in an airy loft in western Massachusetts. The room’s outfitted with a grand piano and floor-to-ceiling windows, and the birds roosting outside the windows became a sympathetic audience while he completed the album. “I felt a tremendous amount of comfort talking to the birds,” he says. “I’d check in with them regularly to see how they thought things were going so far.”

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The Sea the Sea and Freddy & Francine  

The Sea the Sea and Freddy & Francine

July 27, 2019 at 8:00pm

The Sea The Sea is an Upstate New York-based indie folk-pop duo featuring what Huffington Post calls, “Two of the loveliest male-female voices you might ever hear this or any other year.” The group has received praise from NPR, American Songwriter, and No Depression, among others, earning features across all major music platforms including Apple Music’s Best of the Week, The A-List Singer/Songwriter, and over 15 million streams on Spotify. The animated video for their song “Waiting” sparked viral interest at Buzzfeed, Pitchfork, and an international TED conference in 2015. Mountain Stage host Larry Groce calls The Sea The Sea “ready to take their place among the best young male/female duos now performing.”

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Winterland: Reckoning  

Winterland: Reckoning

July 26, 2019 at 8:00pm

Winterland is made up of eight area musicians, all active in the Midwest’s vibrant music scene, who’ve come together to enjoy, explore and emulate the music of The Dead. Their collective background ranges across nearly every musical genre, from jazz, funk and country, to blues, bluegrass and rock’n’roll. All these influences meld together beautifully as Winterland delivers what can only be described as Grateful Dead music.

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The Iguanas  

The Iguanas

July 9, 2019 at 7:00pm

What if Americana actually encompassed all of North America? You'd have the Franco-Acadian inflections of Canada, exemplified by accordion, blues and jazz, the only truly indigenous musics the US has ever produced, combined with the lilting grace and fiery passion of Mexican music. You'd also have New Orleans' premiere distillers of this continental musical melange, The Iguanas, and their latest album Juarez.

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Adam Ezra Group  

Adam Ezra Group

June 30, 2019 at 7:00pm

Five-time winners at the New England Music Awards, here’s a band whose reputation has been built on “sweaty, passionate and enduring” live performances that have earned them comparisons to Springsteen and U2. Jack Casey of Boston radio station WERS has proclaimed, “After two hours of non-stop playing, Adam Ezra’s given everything he has to the audience. Rarely have I seen a lead singer with his talent and charisma.” But not content to be “just a band,” members of the Adam Ezra Group sees themselves as activists and community leaders, out to change the world.

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