Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards with special guests Eli West & Cahalen Morrison
Welding the propulsive grace of ancient fiddle styles to disarmingly open-hearted original pop songs, Laura Cortese has emerged among the most intriguing and versatile, musicians in the bountiful New England post-folk scene. At home in any number of traditional styles, her highly-visible work as a supporting musician (on fiddle, vocals, and bass) includes appearances with Uncle Earl, Tao Seeger, Band of Horses, and - as part of Pete Seeger's 90th birthday celebration at Madison Square Garden - Patterson Hood and Michael Franti.
In addition to sharing the stage with folk icons such as Peter Yarrow and Tom Rush, and recently releasing her debut album “Where the Artists Go", Hayley Reardon has spent the past few years inspiring her peers to express themselves and create positive change through her role as Peer Spokesperson for PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center.
Sub Rosa - Songs from the Three Mile Island Retreat
Lost: The Musical
What happens when a dozen songwriters get stranded for a week on a primitive island in Lake Winnipesaukee? Come listen and find out. It's an evening of all-new works from Rose Cousins, Sean Staples, Miss Tess, Dinty Child, Laura Cortese, Dave Champagne, Kristin Andreassen, Dietrich Strause, Caitlin Canty, Dave Godowsky, Annie Lynch & Zachariah Hickman.
Join Donna Martin and Gail Wade in a rare split bill performance. These two veteran performers are joining forces for a night of rich songwriting, great guitar playing and beautiful harmonies as they weave their way through their combined catalogs of folk, country, bluegrass and beyond.
Based in the greater NYC area, Cricket Tell the Weather is a five-piece indie string band featuring bluegrass-inspired original music. Winners of the 2013 FreshGrass Award, Cricket is strongly influenced by American traditional music, and also includes rock, pop, and jazz elements, contributing to the growing genre of progressive bluegrass. Award-winning songwriters Andrea Asprelli (fiddle) and Jason Borisoff (guitar) received a blue ribbon in 2011 at the Podunk Bluegrass Festival Songwriting Competition for their co-written song “Remington”.
Known for its drive and bounce on up-tempo numbers, and soul and depth of emotion on the slower tunes, Charter Oak Bluegrass is the essence of bluegrass. The band is comprised of veteran performers who have played together for years. The band is a true unit — keenly attuned to and complementing one another, leaving the maximum amount of space for each to shine. The band truly enjoys providing the audience with an evening of fun, toe tapping music that you can only get from traditional bluegrass music!
Nathan Day is a New England singer/songwriter with 4 albums of original music released independently, ranging from folk to pop to bluegrass. Nathan’s voice is often compared to James Taylor and John Denver, and he has been playing live music for more than 15 years. All of Nathan’s albums can be found at his website: www.nathandaymusic.com Video Clip
World-renowned trumpeter Saskia Laroo and international pianist/vocalist Warren Byrd together create a smorgasbord of music for a wide palette of occasions from the grand gala-fest to the intimate hang. Whether performing dance classics, the American songbook, hot afro-Latin grooves, or their own catchy, poignant originals this unique two can manifest as a soothing background pad, a party-rousing tandem, or a grand showpiece. Laroo and Byrd can unleash their potent charm anywhere anytime. At an opportune request, Saskia and Warren can transmute from state of the art duo into full band.
The Buttonwood Presents: A night of music (2 sets!) with Ellen Bukstel and opener Eric Kuhn. Bukstel is well-traveled and seasoned performer. Some quotes about her style and performance during recent shows in both North and South Carolina follow below:
“Ellen is a warm, passionate woman, and her spirit was contagious.” - Neal Jones / Americans United For Separation of Church and State / Voices United Concert / Columbia, SC
Pianist and composer Noah Haidu is evidence that 21st century jazz can be adventurous, fresh and swing hard. He is an exciting, modern pianist who can play memorable melodies and soulful grooves. His powerful Posi-Tone Records debut SLIPSTREAM garnered rave reviews and 8 weeks in the top 50 national jazz radio charts. Now, even as tracks from SLIPSTREAM remain in heavy rotation, Noah has released another acclaimed recording, MOMENTUM.