Shatner, a one man force of nature, delivers a larger than life performance complete with his laugh-out-loud humor, signature storytelling and choice musical selections in his inimitable style. Through anecdotes, songs, jokes and even some poignant moments, you will experience his phenomenal path from classically trained Shakespearean actor to cultural icon, to the larger-than-life and most important character he has ever played, William Shatner. VIDEO
A major force in the New England folk scene, singer-songwriter Dar Williams lives at the intersection of pop and folk by fusing blues, rock, and jazz resulting in a uniquely organic sound. In the early 1990s, she rose from the Northeast coffeehouse circuit to the national spotlight when Joan Baez recorded several of her songs and invited Dar to tour with her. Williams has also performed and recorded with the likes of Mary Chapin Carpenter, Shawn Colvin, Ellis Paul, Allison Kraus, Béla Fleck, and many more.
Maceo Parker stands among the legends of Funk, forging the first half of his stellar career as a sideman for the genre’s forefathers James Brown and George Clinton. From being an essential voice in Brown’s horn section to helping steer George Clinton and Parliament’s MothershipConnection to platinum status, his soulful saxophone playing and vocals are part of funk music history.
Although an instrumentalist, Johnny thinks like a singer as he plays, composes and improvises on guitar. "I'm always interested in dynamics and tone far more than the amount of notes played," Johnny explains. "What's most important is that every song has a strong, clear melody; not how fast or flashy the solo is going to be.
A Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter, Marc Cohn is a natural storyteller whose soulful voice balances the exuberant with the poignant. He has a unique ability to write songs that touch people’s lives and communicate the stories with the passion of a great soul man. Primarily known for his critically-acclaimed, self-titled debut album released in 1990, with the break-out hit of “Walking in Memphis,” his songs like “Silver Thunderbird” and “True Companion” tell stories that have touched millions.