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Semenya McCord Sings Tribute to Billie Holiday, Eric Jackson Narrates

Billie Holiday (April 7, 1915 - July 15, 1959) lived a life of musical passion and magnetic presence which continues to inspire singers and audiences today. Her ability to deliver popular songs with a memorable understanding of great storytelling lyrics and subtle rhythms touched countless lives worldwide.

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Sat, 07/20/2013 - 20:00

The Geoff Bartley / Howie Tarnower Duet (Folk, Blues)

The Geoff Bartley / Howie Tarnower Duet is an exciting new venture for these seasoned musicians. The alchemy is right and their material spans pre-war Country Blues and Delta Blues, traditional folk songs, southern mountain string band music, old-time country music, bluegrass, early jazz, novelty songs, and songs Bartley writes. Most songs feature ragged-but-right vocal harmonies. Geoff's flattop guitar, resonator guitar, and foot are the foundation of each song. They are then embellished with Howie's mandolin and banjo.

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Fri, 07/19/2013 - 20:00

Rico Barr Tribute to Johnny Mercer

What do Duke Ellington, Harold Arlen, Jerome Kern, Fred Astaire, Hoagy Carmichael, Andre Previn, Woody Herman, Jimmy Van Heusen, Benny Carter, Barry Manilow and Henry Mancini have in common? They all composed songs with the timeless lyrics of Johnny Mercer.

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Sat, 07/13/2013 - 20:00

Kate Campbell and Carolyn Waters (Folk Blues)

Since making her recording debut in 1995 with the heart-rending Songs From The Levee, singer/songwriter Kate Campbell has since put together a body of work matched only (perhaps) by Emmylou in consistency, Lucinda Williams in terms of pure, wrenching, honest self-examination and self-revelation. Kate Campbell Website

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Fri, 07/12/2013 - 20:00

Sam Baler and Centre Street (Rock, Pop, Blues)

Centre St. is a teenage band that plays jazz-infused rock music. We go for genuine, fun, and enjoyable music with a mix of recognizable covers and originals in many styles. The band consists of Guitar, Keyboard/Saxophone, Bass, and Drums; three of us sing. We like bringing improvisation into our songs and performances to add to the fun and interactivity of the show.

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Sat, 07/06/2013 - 08:00

The Ladyhips (with Jesse Combs) with Halfro Opening (Jump Blues / Rock)

Ladyhips was started early 2010 by guitarist Mike Dipanfilo and bassist Sean Rubin. After going to the Hartt School of Music for a few years, they met a transfer student and jazz drummer Sam Horan and freshman and jazz pianist Paul Philippone. After playing and jamming for countless hours and realizing the group had some serious musical chemistry, the band was created. This four piece band quickly began gigging regularly and tackling the Hartford music scene, as well as playing shows all around New England.

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Fri, 07/05/2013 - 20:00

The Carter Brothers

Originally from North Carolina, Tim and Danny Reid Carter are blood relatives of The Carter Family. They live outside Nashville in Ridgetop, TN where they reside in a 4,000sf. log home they call the TreeHouse complete with a 1,000 sf state-of-the-art recording studio and editing facility all on 5 beautiful hillside acres in the woods. Brother Tim is also a Grammy Award winning studio engineer and producer.

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Tue, 07/16/2013 - 20:00

Charlie Farren "an intimate evening of solo performance"

Charlie FARREN has long been known for great songs, great singing, and for outstanding live solo acoustic performances. Charlie is excited to be performing solo again. “It really gives me a chance to play more songs from my catalog – I’ve missed that.”

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Sat, 07/13/2013 - 20:00

Anya Rose family show

Anya Rose studied opera and music theory at Bard, jazz in Bangor, Maine, and bluegrass in Orono. She has been a member of various bands and musical groups, and currently performs shows for children. Recently, Miss Rose was privileged to try out some of her material on the third graders with whom she did her student teaching. They especially liked the song about her dad’s hat. Greatly influenced by Tom Lehrer as a child, Miss Rose’s songs are quirky, participatory, personal, and silly.

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Sat, 07/13/2013 - 15:30

Owen Plant

Jamaican-born troubadour Owen Plant lives in Northern California where he writes and performs his music and from whence he tours and peers out at the world. He refers to his own style as Jamaican-Born, California Folk. It is reminiscent of introspective singer/songwriters from the ’70s and contemporary acoustic artists but also incorporates his Caribbean roots on many songs. Owen’s strong vocals evoke the emotional depth of Cat Stevens and the soulful passion of Bob Marley and you can hear James Taylor, Paul Simon and Leonard Cohen in his guitar work and writing.

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Fri, 07/12/2013 - 19:00

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