Nick Lowe has made his mark as a producer (Elvis Costello-Graham Parker-Pretenders-The Damned), songwriter of at least three songs you know by heart, short-lived career as a pop star, and a lengthy term as a musicians’ musician. But in his current ‘second act’ as a silver-haired, tender-hearted but sharp-tongued singer-songwriter, he has no equal.
It’s a Mardi Gras party featuring the King of Zydeco. American musical legend Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural Jr.—along with his band, Buckwheat Zydeco—is the preeminent ambassador of Louisiana zydeco music.
2010 marks Buckwheat Zydeco’s 30th anniversary, and Buckwheat is celebrating with the release of his new CD (and Alligator Records debut), Lay Your Burden Down.
Opener: Goodnight Moonshine featuring Molly Venter of Red Molly
Dayna is a remarkable singer songwriter. She has a voice that is equally at home singing blues, jazz, folk etc. Critic James Reed of the Boston Globe wrote in a review of Beautiful Yesterday that ‘there's no logical reason why singer-songwriter Dayna Kurtz is not a full-blown star.” I couldn’t agree more. She just released Secret Canon Volume 2. It is a beautiful record. DaynaKurtz.com
Austin-based singer/songwriter and guitarist Jimmy LaFave brings a passionate rock & roll energy to his original folk songs, whether he’s playing solo or with a band. LaFave grew up in Wills Point, east of Dallas, but at 17, his family moved to Stillwater, OK. When he was in his teens, his mother purchased his first guitar for him with green stamps.
"This woman is great. Period." — Music Row, Nashville
Cultivating a reputation as a daring and innovative performer with unforgettable live shows, Werner’s new Hayseed project is made up of 11 songs about American agriculture and farms. Werner sets out to pay homage to the hardworking farmers and resulting produce that Americans enjoy daily.
A genre-busting singer/songwriter, Werner traverses pop, folk, blues, country, roots, jazz, and gospel with grace and wit. www.susanwerner.com
As a courtesy to patrons, wine and beer will be served at this performance.
Legendary...a blues/rock institution...true innovators…just some of the ways Savoy Brown has been described over the past 40 years by critics and fans. From London's Soho night clubs in 1966 to headlining the world's most famous venues, Savoy Brown has done it all.
It all begins with a wager. Can two sisters stave off the advances of Albanian princes while their fiancés are away at war? What if the princes are their fiancés in disguise, testing their fidelity?
Enjoy some of Mozart’s most expressive music in this comedic yet poignant opera, sung in Italian with English supertitles. Stage directed by Ben Evett and music directed by Eve Budnick. Generously sponsored by the Roy L. Komack Memorial Fund. www.operadelwest.org
The event starts at 8pm but sign-up starts at 7:30pm.
The Folk Open Mic provides an intimate and supportive atmosphere for acoustic performers of all abilities to showcase their talents and partake in the area's vibrant folk/acoustic music community. TCAN Folk Open Mic
As a courtesy to patrons, wine and beer will be served at this event.
FYB fans…expect a spirited reunion at this annual summer event.
Way back, Fair, Yates, and Betschart began performing at a spooky little mansion--Timothy's Spirits Company--and they’re still packing the house with an unusual combination of bass pedals, drums, organs, and guitars and an eclectic mix of originals and covers ranging from Bowie to Genesis, Pure Prairie League to Zappa, Hendrix to Neil Young.