Fine traditional music, where it started - right at home.
March 29, 2019 (Friday) - 8:00, $25
Jim Kweskin, with Samoa Wilson
These days Jim is best known as a singer and bandleader, but he also created one of the bedrock guitar styles of the folk revival, adapting the ragtime-blues fingerpicking of artists like Mississippi John Hurt and Pink Anderson to the more complex chords of pop and jazz. He has maintained a remarkably consistent musical vision since his jug band days, continuing to explore traditional folk and blues with the sophisticated sensibility of a jazz musician, and jazz with the communal simplicity of a folk artist.
Jim Kweskin's shows radiate charm, humor, sophistication and talent. Jim sings a collection of familiar songs by Benny Goodman, Johnny Mercer, the Sons of the Pioneers, Fats Waller, and Somethin' Smith & the Redheads. There's an endearing sense of good humor to Kweskin's interpretations that makes his performances a delight. Because of his vast repertoire and love of the music, Kweskin is recognized as one of the best interpreters of the great American songbook.
We'll have a pot luck an hour before the concert and a jam session afterward.
~~~~~~ COMING UP ~~~~~~~
March 29, 2019 - Jim Kweskin with Samoa Wilson - Jim of the jug band fame, plays blues, ragtime, early jazz, along with some novelty material. People have been surprised he would come here to such a small venue.
May 4 -Easy Ridin' Papas - early 20th century blues, ragtime, jazz, southern gospel, jug band music that fits together seamlessly, on guitar and.. trumpet, along with good harmony singing.
June 14 - Hoot and Holler - well-chosen old-sounding originals and traditional songs on fiddle and guitar, just good picking and singing.
We're booking for 2020 now.
11/09 – Beaucoup Blue, new blues, father/son harmony - from Pennsylvania
6/10 – Rick Hill, uplifting songs and traditional folk - from Maryland
11/10 – Sparky & Rhonda Rucker, Appalachian music - from Tennessee
11/10 – Paul Asbell, acoustic country blues - from Vermont
5/11 – Elizabeth & Sandy LaPrelle, Appalachian music, a cappella & accompanied - from Virginia
11/11 – Andy Cohen, blues and a mixed song bag - from Tennessee
4/12 – Gordon Bok, songs of the Maine sea and coast - from Maine
4/12 – Elizabeth LaPrelle & Friends, ballads and crankies - from Virginia, New York, & Maryland
12/12 - Sara Grey & Kieron Means, traditional music from all over the US, from Scotland & NY
4/13 - Larry Hanks & Deborah Robins, great old American songs from all over, from California
5/13 - Lipbone Redding, a virtual one man orchestra & what fun, from North Carolina
8/13 - John Byrne Band, traditional Irish and originals, from Pennsylvania
11/13 - Sparky & Rhonda Rucker - Civil War, Civil rights, environmental & just good songs, from Tennessee.
1/14 - Beppe Gambetta - Songs from Italy, Appalachia and all over, with thundering good flatpicking, from Italy and New Jersey
4/14 - Woody Pines - very uptempo trio, country blues to ragtime to rockabilly, from Tennessee
7/14 - Ann Armstrong & Steve Hughes - Delta blues, from Texas.
8/14 - Del Rey - blues & ragtime, from Washington State
11/14 - Larry Hanks & Deborah Robins, eminently singable but little-known songs, from California
3/15 - Mike + Ruthy (& Willy) , new songs that sound older, from the mid Hudson Valley
4/15 - GX3+, instrumental music from around the world, from the upper Hudson Valley
8/15 - Tom Akstens & Neil Rossi - old timey, from Vermont and NY
9/15- Jon Shain - Piedmont blues inspired songs, from North Carolina
10/15 - Roy Book Binder - blues and ragtime, from Tampa
1/16 - Beppe Gambetta - flatpicking virtuoso, from Italy and New Jersey
5/16 - Stu Fuchs w/Sarah Carlisle - all sorts of music, mostly uke, from New Hampshire
9/16 - Mele'uhane - modern Hawaiian, from - Hawaii
11/16 - Tim & Myles Thompson - blazing instrumentalists, from Nashville
3/17 - Andy Cohen, blues & blues history, from Memphis
4/17 - GX3+ - Latin-flavored guitar-centric, from the Capital District
9/17 - Kevin Neidig - mostly originals, from Pennsylvania
10/17 - Claude Bourbon - multi-styled guitarist from Europe
3/18 - Bob Bovee, traditional music, lots of cowboy songs, from Minnesota
4/18 - Blind Boy Paxton, blues, old jazz and more, from California via NYC
5/18 - John Byrne Band, Irish, from Philadelphia
9/18 - Corn Potato String Band, - variety of old time, crankies, flatfooting, classical banjo, from Michigan and Alabama
2/19 - Andrew Collins Trio -jazz, classical, Appalachian, bluegrass..., from Canada
Jon Shain - fingerpicking guitar
Andy Cohen - music theory
Andy Cohen - guitar
Paul Asbell - blues guitar