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Fri, August 22

All Ages Show! Terry Bozzio Drum legend Terry Bozzio presents a solo musical performance on the world´s largest tuned drum and percussion set

Genre: Rock
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

Terry Bozzio celebrates the 50th anniversary of his first drum lesson with "An Evening With Terry Bozzio" coast-to-coast North American tour.  During the course of this tour, Terry Bozzio will hit over 40 cities from San Diego to Jacksonville to Montreal to Vancouver to Los Angeles and everywhere in between.  This will be a night of solo drumming and include compositions from throughout his career, as well as improvisation.  It is by no means a clinic or a workshop.  Enjoy an intimate evening of Terry Bozzio and his monster sculpture of a drum kit together for the first time in seated venues across North America.An Evening of Solo Drum Music" is a unique, intense, dynamic, spiritualistic, melodic, orchestral, atmospheric, and musical performance on the largest tuned drum & percussion set in the world.  Unless you have seen Terry, you have no idea what you are in for.  Bozzio is an enigmatic, evocative, and engaging musician whose instrument just happens to be the drums.  Terry Bozzio is able to accompany himself with bass note patterns and, at the same time, melodically solo on top with highly developed coordination skills to express a complete musical statement on the drum set alone.  Drawing from jazz, classical, & ethnic percussion styles from around the world, Terry Bozzio is "a storyteller," able to weave a hypnotic spell over audiences and enthrall them with an eclectic experience filled with contrast, variety, intimacy, excitement, & passion.
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Sat, August 23

All Ages Show! Terry Bozzio Drum legend Terry Bozzio presents a solo musical performance on the world´s largest tuned drum and percussion set

Genre: Rock
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

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Terry Bozzio celebrates the 50th anniversary of his first drum lesson with "An Evening With Terry Bozzio" coast-to-coast North American tour.  During the course of this tour, Terry Bozzio will hit over 40 cities from San Diego to Jacksonville to Montreal to Vancouver to Los Angeles and everywhere in between.  This will be a night of solo drumming and include compositions from throughout his career, as well as improvisation.  It is by no means a clinic or a workshop.  Enjoy an intimate evening of Terry Bozzio and his monster sculpture of a drum kit together for the first time in seated venues across North America.An Evening of Solo Drum Music" is a unique, intense, dynamic, spiritualistic, melodic, orchestral, atmospheric, and musical performance on the largest tuned drum & percussion set in the world.  Unless you have seen Terry, you have no idea what you are in for.  Bozzio is an enigmatic, evocative, and engaging musician whose instrument just happens to be the drums.  Terry Bozzio is able to accompany himself with bass note patterns and, at the same time, melodically solo on top with highly developed coordination skills to express a complete musical statement on the drum set alone.  Drawing from jazz, classical, & ethnic percussion styles from around the world, Terry Bozzio is "a storyteller," able to weave a hypnotic spell over audiences and enthrall them with an eclectic experience filled with contrast, variety, intimacy, excitement, & passion.
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Fri, August 29

Peter Bradley Adams with Emily Earle

Genre:
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

Peter Bradley Adams was formerly one half of the duo, eastmountainsouth, signed by Robbie Robertson (of The Band) to DreamWorks Records in 2002. Adams co-produced their debut album with Mitchell Froom and toured extensively for the next year and a half with the likes of Lucinda Williams, Tracy Chapman, Joan Baez and Nelly Furtado. Their single, "You Dance" was a #1 AAA radio hit (top 5 for 2 months) in 2003, which led to a performance on Late Night with Conan O'Brien on September 24, 2003. Their last show was later that same month at the Hollywood Bowl with Shelby Lynne and Lyle Lovett. It was not long after that when Adams decided to venture on his own and become a solo artist. Peter's arrangement and interpretation of Stephen Foster's "Hard Times", the opening track on the eastmountainsouth CD, appeared in Cameron Crowe's film, "Elizabethtown" and also was included on the soundtrack album. Peter's songs and music from eastmountainsouth (as well as solo) has appeared in over 30 films and television shows in the US, including One Tree Hill, Smallville, The Mentalist and Alias. Years later, sales of eastmountainsouth's self-titled and only release rank in the top 20 in Amazon.com sales under the Alternative Folk category. Meanwhile, Adams has released three solo records and is set to release his fourth ,"Between Us", on June 14th of this year. Originally from Alabama, he has also lived in Los Angeles and Nashville, though he calls Brooklyn home these days. "Adams is fast developing as a songwriter who both inspires and questions" - Nic Harcourt / Los Angeles Times Magazine - Jan 2010
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Sat, August 30

Ramblin' Jack Elliott

Genre: Folk
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

One of the last true links to the great folk traditions of this country, with over 40 albums under his belt, Ramblin' Jack Elliott is considered one of the country's legendary foundations of folk music. Long before every kid in America wanted to play guitar — before Elvis, Dylan, the Beatles or Led Zeppelin — Ramblin' Jack had picked it up and was passing it along. From Johnny Cash to Tom Waits, Beck to Bonnie Raitt, Ry Cooder to Bruce Springsteen, the Grateful Dead to The Rolling Stones, they all pay homage to Ramblin' Jack Elliott. In the tradition of roving troubadours Jack has carried the seeds and pollens of story and song for decades from one place to another, from one generation to the next. They are timeless songs that outlast whatever current musical fashion strikes today's fancy. His tone of voice is sharp, focused and piercing. All that and he plays the guitar effortlessly in a fluid flat-picking perfected style. He was a brilliant entertainer.... Most folk musicians waited for you to come to them. Jack went out and grabbed you..... Jack was King of the Folksingers. Bob Dylan, Chronicles: Volume One There are no degrees of separation between Jack and the real thing. He is the guy who ran away from his Brooklyn home at fourteen to join the rodeo and learned his guitar from a cowboy. In 1950, he met Woody Guthrie, moved in with the Guthrie family and traveled with Woody to California and Florida, from the redwood forests to the Gulf Stream waters. Jack became so enthralled with the life and composer of This Land Is Your Land, The Dust Bowl Ballads, and a wealth of children's songs that he completely absorbed the inflections and mannerisms, leading Guthrie to remark, "Jack sounds more like me than I do." In 1954, along with folksinging pals Frank Robinson and Guy Carawan, Jack journeyed south through Appalachia, Nashville and to New Orleans to hear authentic American country music. He later made this the basis for his talking song, 912 Greens. In 1955 Jack married and traveled to Europe, bringing his genuine American folk, cowboy and blues repertoire and his guitar virtuosity, inspiring a new generation of budding British rockers, from Mick Jagger to Eric Clapton. When he returned to America in 1961, he met another young folksinger, Bob Dylan at Woody Guthrie's bedside, and mentored Bob. Jack has continued as an inspiration for every roots-inspired performer since. Along the way he learned the blues first-hand from Leadbelly, Mississippi John Hurt, the Reverend Gary Davis, Big Bill Broonzy, Brownie Mcghee and Sonny Terry, Jesse Fuller and Champion Jack Dupree. He has recorded forty albums; wrote one of the first trucking songs, Cup of Coffee, recorded by Johnny Cash; championed the works of new singer-songwriters, from Bob Dylan and Kris Kristofferson to Tim Hardin; became a founding member of Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue; and continued the life of the traveling troubadour influencing Jerry Jeff Walker, Guy Clark, Tom Russell The Grateful Dead and countless others. In 1995, Ramblin' Jack received his first of four Grammy nominations and the Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album, for South Coast (Red House Records). In 1998, President Bill Clinton awarded Jack the National Medal of the Arts, proclaiming, "In giving new life to our most valuable musical traditions, Ramblin' Jack has himself become an American treasure." In 2000, Jack's daughter, filmmaker, Aiyana Elliott produced and directed The Ballad of Ramblin' Jack, her take on Jack's life and their fragile relationship, winning a Special Jury Prize from the Sundance Film Festival. Through it all—though agents, managers, wives and recording companies have tried—Jack resisted being molded into a commercial commodity. He played his shows without a written set list or including any songs that did not ring with his gut feeling of what mattered to him. Ramblin' Jack's life of travels, performances and recordings is a testament to the America of lore, a giant land of struggle, hard luck and sometimes even of good fortune. Ramblin' Jack takes us to places that spur us on to the romance and passion of life in the tunes and voices of real people. At seventy-seven, Ramblin' Jack is still on the road, still seeking those people, places, songs and stories that are hand-crafted, wreaking of wood and canvas, cowhide and forged metal. You'll find him in the sleek lines of a long haul semi-truck, in the rigging of an old sailing ship, in the smell of a fine leather saddle.
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Fri, September 5

Tickets on sale 8/1 at 10AM! Harold Rapp III with JoFoke

Genre: Jazz
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

The title of Harold Rapp III’s explosive breakthrough full length album Set Apart perfectly captures his captivating and edgy blend of R&B, Hip Hop, Pop and Gospel vibe with the sizzling horn textures the versatile alto saxophonist uses to enhance the emotion of his flowing melodic lines. It also reflects the incredible whirlwind/roller coaster of a life journey he has been on to get to this point in his career, which is flourishing via performances throughout his home base of Denver and key endorsement deals with Jupiter Music (the nation’s largest distributor of public school instruments), Neotech (neck straps), Reunion Blues (cases) and Legere Reeds. Rapp continues to excel by recently receiving his first Global Artist Endorsement from Hercules stands. Rapp’s collaboration with local keyboardist and producer James Roberson to produce Set Apart was a partnership in launching his recording career with his locally released debut album Third Degree. His latest project was the release of his holiday collection Expressions of Christmas by Harold Rapp III & Friends. “The music on Set Apart conveys my belief that in this life, there is nothing that you cannot accomplish with God,” says Rapp. “Sometimes I just hear and feel the music that comes to me and I just start moving to the beats in my head. I digest the music and then put out what I’m hearing and continue to build the energy.” “My textured approach on the sax is inspired by the way gospel vocals are recorded, and it’s also a popular vibe with contemporary R&B artists like Rihanna and Tank. The best part of creating Set Apart and having the opportunity to get it out there is that I now have a chance to explain my full story through the music.”
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Sat, September 6

Wishbone Ash

Genre: Rock
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

Wishbone Ash, one of the most influential guitar bands in the history of rock, returns to North America in September for the second leg of their Blue Horizon Tour. Due to popular demand, the group will feature their bestselling “Live Dates” album in its entirety, in addition to tracks from their new studio album, “Blue Horizon.” After logging more than 10,000 miles touring the South and West Coast this spring, the group will traverse the middle and northeastern portions of the country for the fall tour. Dates are scheduled in 15 states from Colorado to Connecticut with more dates are being added. Formed in 1969, Wishbone Ash has to its credit 24 original studio recordings, 10 live albums and four live DVDs along with a DVD rockumentary (“This is Wishbone Ash”). The band is led by founding member Andy Powell on guitar and vocals, trading licks with Finland’s guitar wizard Muddy Manninen. Bassist Bob Skeat, a 17-year veteran of the band and in-demand studio musician, sets the pace with Joe Crabtree, one of the best of Britain’s new breed of drummers whose performance credits include Pendragon and David Cross of King Crimson. Recorded on tour and released in 1973, “Live Dates” is Wishbone Ash's best-selling album, even outpacing the perennially popular “Argus” (1972), which attained gold status. “We played all these old town halls in Britain in the 1970s and used the Rolling Stones mobile recording truck,” says Andy Powell. “These Victorian venues have great acoustics for rock and roll, so the sound to tape was overall really good; and the audiences were extremely lively, adding to the atmosphere. We had the luxury of choosing between many takes of different songs in many different locations.” Earlier this year, Wishbone Ash released “Blue Horizon” (Solid Rockhouse Records) to international acclaim. Praised for its stylistic variety and masterful performances, the album features guest artist Pat McManus (Mama's Boys) on fiddle for two tracks. “Blue Horizon” also includes two songs written by Aynsley Powell (Andy Powell's son) and one by former Wishbone Ash guitarist Roger Filgate.
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Tue, September 9

Tickets on sale 7/7 at 10AM! Midge Ure

Genre: Rock/Acoustic
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

An artist who has received Ivor Novello, Grammy, BASCAP awards along with a flotilla of gold and platinum records, really needs very little introduction. Musical success is seldom measured in time spans of more than a few years, if not Andy Warhol's often quoted "fifteen minutes", so the fact that by the time Midge's single "If I Was" went to No1 in 1985 he had already crammed several musical lifetimes into a 10 year professional career speaks volumes - Slik, The Rich Kids, Thin Lizzy, Visage, Ultravox and of course the most famous one off group in musical history Band Aid had by then all had the guiding hand of his musical navigation. Then you have to take account of Midge's musical directorship of a series of rock concerts for The Prince's Trust, Wicked Women for Breakthrough and in honour of Nelson Mandela; a Lord Provost award for services to Scottish music; record production for Phil Lynott, Steve Harley and countless others; his video direction of memorable hits by the Fun Boy Three, Bananarama and others, or a whole swathe of landmark singles by Ultravox; TV, theatre and film music credits ranging from 'Max Headroom' to stage and big screen.
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Thu, September 11

Tickets on sale 8/8 at 10AM! Spencer Day

Genre: Jazz/Singer/Songwriter
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

ALL AGES SHOW!

For Spencer, the past year was spent rediscovering who he is both as a person and an artist. “I really have come to believe that my job as an artist is to help people access their emotions. My first job is to help people feel something; anything. I want us all to be able to celebrate our shared humanity, regardless of where we come from.” With this revived energy, Spencer spent the winter of 2014 in the studio working on his fifth album and latest release Daybreak, which is now available from www.spencerday.com. Daybreak is filled with a selection of classic tunes from the 60s in addition to five original songs that he wrote in a style to pay homage to them. “The whole album is really a reflection of where I stand at this moment; more happy than I’ve ever been in my adult life.” Spencer was raised in the small town of Pinetop, Arizona by his mother, an accomplished music teacher and soprano vocalist. Her talent and love of music encouraged and influenced him to become the singer and musician he is today. Spencer found inspiration in the works of Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Roy Orbison, Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon and many others. These artists are the foundation of Spencer’s creative process and continue to influence his writing and performance style. Over the years, Spencer’s fan base has grown immensely and continues to grow. A clear tipping point was in 2007 when he was asked to perform at the San Francisco Jazz Festival, which led to many requests to headline in a number of music venues including: Yoshi’s in San Francisco and Oakland, the Plush Room, the Great American Music Hall, Monterey Jazz Festival and the Hollywood Bowl in LA. On the east coast, he has earned rave reviews for performances at Town Hall, Joe’s Pub, and the Canal Room in New York City. He has also headlined internationally in England, Japan, Australia and Mexico. The beginning of 2014 has been jam-packed with international touring, writing and recording new music. He is also looking forward to traveling to Spain to perform at the Mallorca Smooth Jazz Festival this May and he has Daybreak CD release parties scheduled for Birdland Jazz in NYC, Feinstein’s at the Nikko in SF, Jazz Alley in Seattle and other venues in the US and abroad. “I create music that is sophisticated but teeming with raw emotion and fire under the surface. It is in life’s contradictions where the most beautiful things are created.”- Spencer Day
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Fri, September 12

An Evening With Kim Waters

Genre: Jazz
Doors: 6:00PM
Show: 7:00PM

In truth, one look at the titles of his hit albums from only the past decade proves that KIM WATERS knows quite a lot about romance and love with such stellar achievements as Love’s Melody, One Special Moment, From The Heart, Someone to Love You, In the Name of Love, All For Love, You Are My Lady and Love Stories, his classic 2010 collection. Inspired by such jazz icons as Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Coleman Hawkins, Herbie Hancock, George Benson, Paul Desmond and Cannonball Adderley, Kim was born into a musical family. The Maryland native picked up his first instrument, the violin, at the age of eight. "That didn't go over well with the fellas," says Waters, who later found his true calling on the alto and soprano saxophones at age 13. Shortly afterwards he began playing in a band with his brothers, James (who he still performs with) and Eric, and his old friend, jazz piano legend Cyrus Chestnut. Over the years, KIM WATERS has shared stages with many of the best including Ray Charles, Al Green, Isaac Hayes, Phyllis Hyman, Gerald Albright and Grover Washington, Jr. to name a very few. Waters recently relocated to Elk Grove, California from his longtime Baltimore area home. MY LOVES is sure to further captivate all KIM WATERS fans and earn him innumerable new ones as well again affirming that he has rightfully been acclaimed The #1 Urban Jazz Saxophonist and is here to stay! In this regard, Kim once stated, “I enjoy helping others and it is my hope that my music in some way brings positivity to the world. I believe that the world cannot live without new music - I know I can’t!”
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Fri, September 12

An Evening With Kim Waters

Genre: Jazz
Doors: 9:00PM
Show: 10:00PM

In truth, one look at the titles of his hit albums from only the past decade proves that KIM WATERS knows quite a lot about romance and love with such stellar achievements as Love’s Melody, One Special Moment, From The Heart, Someone to Love You, In the Name of Love, All For Love, You Are My Lady and Love Stories, his classic 2010 collection. Inspired by such jazz icons as Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Coleman Hawkins, Herbie Hancock, George Benson, Paul Desmond and Cannonball Adderley, Kim was born into a musical family. The Maryland native picked up his first instrument, the violin, at the age of eight. "That didn't go over well with the fellas," says Waters, who later found his true calling on the alto and soprano saxophones at age 13. Shortly afterwards he began playing in a band with his brothers, James (who he still performs with) and Eric, and his old friend, jazz piano legend Cyrus Chestnut. Over the years, KIM WATERS has shared stages with many of the best including Ray Charles, Al Green, Isaac Hayes, Phyllis Hyman, Gerald Albright and Grover Washington, Jr. to name a very few. Waters recently relocated to Elk Grove, California from his longtime Baltimore area home. MY LOVES is sure to further captivate all KIM WATERS fans and earn him innumerable new ones as well again affirming that he has rightfully been acclaimed The #1 Urban Jazz Saxophonist and is here to stay! In this regard, Kim once stated, “I enjoy helping others and it is my hope that my music in some way brings positivity to the world. I believe that the world cannot live without new music - I know I can’t!”
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Sat, September 13

Mandolin Orange

Genre: Americana/Folk
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

On Mandolin Orange’s third release, This Side Of Jordan, there’s a Lightnin’ Hopkins lyric, “If fate’s an old woodpecker then I’m an old chunk of wood.” “I love the imagery that creates,” Andrew Marlin, the duo’s lyricist says, “You just picture death as this woodpecker that lands on your shoulder and starts chipping away at you until there’s finally nothing left.” In 2011 around the release of Mandolin Orange’s acclaimed Haste Make/ Hard Hearted Stranger, Marlin had a near fatal accident. “It was scary,” Emily Frantz, the other half of the North Carolinian duo says, “But ultimately it brought us together during a time when we needed a nudge in that direction.” This Side Of Jordan is the story of that healing process, with tales of love and loss, told honest and bare. The opener, “House of Stone,” quietly fades in with the hush of Frantz’s fiddle then Marlin’s guitar joins her, blooming. This moment of beauty is a gentle easing into the record that’s drenched deep in the traditional music of Southern Appalachia. Since meeting at a local jam in Chapel Hill in 2009, Marlin and Franz have intertwined gospel, folk, and bluegrass but never so seamlessly as now. Recorded at the Fideltorium in Kernersville, North Carolina with bassist Jeff Crawford and a backing band, This Side Of Jordan still maintains Mandolin Orange’s modest aesthetic with pure and calming sounds. It’s a fitting juxtaposition to Marlin’s undeniable lyricism. Religious faith and fable thread throughout the record with Biblical references used to “convey a different point,” Frantz says. “In the south especially, we hear the Bible construed in any and every way to justify people’s comforts and discomforts,” Marlin further explains, “and it’s so frustrating to watch those stories be used to limit people’s happiness.” This sentiment inspired “Hey Adam,” where Marlin and Frantz urge in unison during the chorus, “Our Father loves you all ways.” But this is not strictly a lyrical record. The duo’s understanding of classic country, rock, and blues naturally appears. “Waltz About Whisky” swings like a honky tonk thanks to Nathan Golub’s bending pedal steel as Marlin and Frantz plead, “Won’t someone dance with me to a waltz about whisky and turn my sad songs to lullabies?” When Marlin’s busy guitar weaves “Black Widow,” Josh Oliver’s sparse piano chords frame the track until its eerie conclusion. And “Morphine Girl” lazily trudges to James Wallace’s drum while Ryan Gustafson conjures on electric guitar. The closer, “Until The Last Light Fades,” was written before Marlin met Frantz. With just Marlin’s mandolin and Frantz’s guitar, it’s the most fragile track on the record. Although it’s always been one of the duo’s favorites to play, it didn’t feel right on either of their previous releases. “It was so rewarding to have held out and have it come full circle,” Frantz explains in choosing the track to end the record. And as Frantz sings, “Born to die, born to die, darling you’ll live no longer than your years,” it comes across like an old adage, something faintly familiar. Marlin and Frantz have rambled through the dark and came out together on This Side Of Jordan more confident than ever. They’ve made simply structured songs with easy chords and humble harmonies. These are the hymns that Mandolin Orange was meant to offer.
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Tue, September 16

Rocco Deluca

Genre: Rock
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

Music has been a part of DeLuca's makeup from the start. "My dad was a touring guitar player for some amazing blues artists. I remember he and my uncles would have these late night jam sessions and I would hang out with them and then end up crawling into Uncle Joe's bass drum and falling asleep to the drone," smiles DeLuca. As he got older, he discovered the DOBRO® steel guitar and it wasn't long before primitive folk music from both the south and the Appalachian Mountains made their way into his world. "Most of my friends were into punk and my family's roots where in blues, so the two extremes were really all I listened to," he explains. After playing out at parties and penning songs, Deluca spent the next decade honing his musical craft. He became the local opener for Taj Mahal, John Mayall and John Lee Hooker, played with Johnny Cash and after a series of eye-opening experiences in Europe; he returned to the States and landed a 2-year residency at the Gypsy Lounge just outside of Los Angeles. After years of performing and touring, the time came for DeLuca to take his experiences and lay them down in the form of a demo, but not without a certain amount of hesitation. "I always thought of the 'music industry' as this drunk girl at a party who forgot who she came with. I loved making music, but being a cog wasn't for me. At the same time no one was putting out the kind of music I wanted to hear, so I cut my demo and tried to keep it as honest as possible." In 2004, that demo was passed on to Jude Cole and Kiefer Sutherland's Ironworks label and it was clear to both of them that what they were seeing was something amazing. "We thought of him as a real diamond-in-the-rough," says Cole, "and that's exactly what we were looking for."
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Fri, September 19

Benefit Concert for Project C.U.R.E Charlotte Sass

Genre:
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

Charlotte Sass and her exceptional band will perform at The Soiled Dove Underground on Friday, Sept. 19th to benefit nationally renowned charity, Project C.U.R.E. Tickets are $20 – all proceeds go to Project C.U.R.E. Cocktails and meet & greet with Douglas Jackson, CEO at 7:00 p.m. and show at 8:00 p.m. The show is sponsored by WhippleWood CPA’s. To learn more, visit www.whipplewoodcpas.com. Join us for an evening of live music and meaningful giving. Charlotte’s music is consistently described as arrestingly intimate, fine-tuned, beautiful, and full of playfulness. Stylistically, she has been described as a mix between Norah Jones and Tori Amos. Her band is made up of some of the “best of” Denver, drawing from classical, jazz, and indie roots.

Soiled Dove Underground is not handling ticketing for this event, for questions or help please call 720-490-4022 or email laurieporter@projectcure.org
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Sat, September 20

Bobby Caldwell

Genre: R&B/Jazz
Doors: 6:00PM
Show: 7:00PM

Bobby Caldwell's live performances are always electrifying! Drawing from his vast repertoire of rousing R&B, intimate smooth jazz stylings, and big band songs, Bobby entertains at any venue for fans of all ages. His timeless classic,What You Won't Do For Love has been recorded and sampled by more than 100 artists, including a rendition by Boys II Men on their recent comeback album.

*approximate running time for this show is 75-90 minutes.
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Sat, September 20

Bobby Caldwell

Genre: R&B/Jazz
Doors: 9:00PM
Show: 10:00PM

Bobby Caldwell's live performances are always electrifying! Drawing from his vast repertoire of rousing R&B, intimate smooth jazz stylings, and big band songs, Bobby entertains at any venue for fans of all ages. His timeless classic,What You Won't Do For Love has been recorded and sampled by more than 100 artists, including a rendition by Boys II Men on their recent comeback album.

*approximate running time for this show is 75-90 minutes.
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Sun, September 21

Tickets on sale 8/20 at 10AM! Shemekia Copeland

Genre: Blues
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

At a young age, Shemekia Copeland is already a force to be reckoned with in the blues. While only in her early 30's, she's opened for the Rolling Stones, headlined at the Chicago Blues Festival and numerous festivals around the world, scored critics choice awards on both sides of the Atlantic (The New York Times and The Times of London), shared the stage with such luminaries as Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Mick Jagger, and Eric Clapton, and has even performed at the White House for President and Mrs. Obama. Heir to the rich tradition of soul-drenched divas like Ruth Brown, Etta James and Koko Taylor, the singer was presented with Taylor's crown by her daughter, Cookie, on June 12, 2011 at the Chicago Blues Festival and given the honor of the new "Queen of the Blues" by official proclamation of the City of Chicago and the State of Illinois. Copeland's passion for singing, matched with her huge, blast-furnace voice, gives her music a timeless power and a heart-pounding urgency. Her music comes from deep within her soul and from the streets where she grew up, surrounded by the everyday sounds of the city – street performers, gospel singers, blasting radios, bands in local parks and so much more. Born in Harlem, New York, in 1979, Copeland actually came to her singing career slowly. Her father, the late Texas blues guitar legend Johnny Clyde Copeland, recognized his daughter's talent early on. He always encouraged her to sing at home, and even brought her on stage to sing at Harlem's famed Cotton Club when she was just eight. At the time, Shemekia's embarrassment outweighed her desire to sing. But when she was fifteen and her father's health began to fail, her outlook changed. "It was like a switch went off in my head, and I wanted to sing," she says. "It became a want and a need. I had to do it." At only 19, Shemekia stepped out of her father's shadow with the Alligator release of 1998 debut recording, Turn the Heat Up!, and the critics raved. The Village Voice called her "nothing short of uncanny," while the Boston Globe proclaimed that "she roars with a sizzling hot intensity." A year later, she appeared in the Motion Picture Three To Tango, while her song "I Always Get My Man, was featured in the film Broken Hearts Club. Her second album, Wicked, released in 2000, scored three Handy Awards (Song of the Year, Blues Album of the Year, Contemporary Female Artist of the Year) and a GRAMMY nomination. Two years later, New Orleans R&B legend Dr. John stepped in to produce her third recording, Talking To Strangers (2002), which Vibe called "a masterful blend of ballsy rockers and cheeky ballads." Copeland released The Soul Truth in 2005. The album was produced by legendary Stax guitarist Steve Cropper (who also played on the CD), and featured generous doses of blues, funk and Memphis-flavored soul. Never Going Back, her 2009 debut on Telarc, a division of Concord Music Group, captured Copeland at a crossroads on that artistic path. While Copeland will always remain loyal to her blues roots, Never Going Back took a more forward view of the blues, and in so doing pointed her music and her career in a new direction. Produced by Oliver Wood, guest players included John Medeski, Marc Ribot and Chris Wood. "I've had success in my career, and I'm happy with that," she says. "But that doesn't mean I don't want to continue to grow. In order for an artist to grow – and for a genre to grow – you have to do new things. I'm extremely proud to say I'm a blues singer, but that doesn't mean that's the only thing I'm capable of singing, or that's the only style of music I'm capable of making." She adds: "I want to keep growing. My main goal when I started this was that I was going to do something different with this music, so that this music could evolve and grow. I got that idea from my father. He didn't do the typical one-four-five blues. He went to Africa and worked with musicians there. He was one of the first blues artists to do that. I want to be the same way. I want to be innovative with the blues."
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Fri, September 26

Norman Brown

Genre: Jazz
Doors: 6:00PM
Show: 7:00PM

GRAMMY® Award winner Norman Brown is on close intimate terms with his audience. For almost two decades, it has been an engaging, mutually rewarding relationship, with the multitalented guitarist, composer and singer offering tasty sonic tidbits of classic R&B and contemporary jazz and his fans melting into satisfied aural bliss with every succulent, jazz inflected note. It‟s a veritable “love fest” – and Brown keeps the good vibes going on his long- awaited new release, Sending My Love, arriving this June on Peak Records. “I‟m a loving guy -- I hear that a lot. I started reading my emails and the fans were sending me so much love that I wanted to send them love back,” explains the artist, who wrote nine of the ten tunes on this offering. “The CD is about pure love, love in all its many aspects: a personal relationship and a general love for the planet and for people. We should be kind to each other,” he adds.

*Approximate running time for this show is 75-90 minutes*
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Fri, September 26

Norman Brown

Genre: Jazz
Doors: 9:00PM
Show: 10:00PM

GRAMMY® Award winner Norman Brown is on close intimate terms with his audience. For almost two decades, it has been an engaging, mutually rewarding relationship, with the multitalented guitarist, composer and singer offering tasty sonic tidbits of classic R&B and contemporary jazz and his fans melting into satisfied aural bliss with every succulent, jazz inflected note. It‟s a veritable “love fest” – and Brown keeps the good vibes going on his long- awaited new release, Sending My Love, arriving this June on Peak Records. “I‟m a loving guy -- I hear that a lot. I started reading my emails and the fans were sending me so much love that I wanted to send them love back,” explains the artist, who wrote nine of the ten tunes on this offering. “The CD is about pure love, love in all its many aspects: a personal relationship and a general love for the planet and for people. We should be kind to each other,” he adds.

*Approximate running time for this show is 75-90 minutes*
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Sat, September 27

All Ages Show! Lily Kershaw with Bobby Bazini & Taylor Berrett

Genre: Singer/Songwriter
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

Sometimes a song is more than just a song. Sometimes a song can be a mirror to the world, or to the hidden selves we are or want to be. Lily Kershaw's debut album, Midnight In The Garden, explores emotional landscapes and heart clutching melodies that say the unsaid things we struggle to say ourselves. The album takes root in the titans of folk music…those classic songsmiths who weave tapestries of sound with fingerpicking and tales of often unspoken truths. In song, Kershaw is an old soul, but in person, she's a kinetic 22 year-old, a "nearly life-long Los Angeleno," she says. She's ebullient and lively, quick with a joke and an infectious smile. Raised adjacent to the Hollywood machine, Kershaw offers an antidote to the long-mythologized Los Angeles glitz; she's authentic, and honest, self-effacing and, above all, she is herself.
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Mon, September 29

All Ages Show! Parker Millsap with Del Barber

Genre: Americana
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

Don't miss one of this year's nominees for the Americana Music Association's Emerging Artist of the Year! An Oklahoma native brought up in the Pentecostal church, which he's since departed, 20-year-old Parker Millsap will make you a true believer with his self-titled Okrahoma Records/ Thirty Tigers debut album. Accompanied by his collaborators, high school buddy Michael Rose on bass and fiddle-player Daniel Foulks, the young tunesmith delivers his religious-laced parables, character-driven narratives and relationship tales with the fire-and-brimstone fervor of a preacher, restoring our faith in the power of song. Influenced by the dust-bowl neutrality of John Steinbeck, Millsap's memorable creations include the wife-murdering bible-thumper of "Old Time Religion," the self-made church-on-wheels minister in "Truck Stop Gospel," the questioning believer of "When I Leave," the meth cooks in "Quite Contrary" and the gambler who spends all his money buying lottery tickets in "Yosemite." Filled equally with ghosts and guilt, as well as an objectivity that invites listeners to paint themselves in each picture, Millsap's songs teeter on the fine line between gospel and the blues, sin and redemption, God and the devil, heaven and hell… from the pulpit to the back pew.
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Tue, September 30

All Ages Show! Justin Nozuka

Genre: Singer/Songwriter
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

With his new album Ulysees, Toronto singer-songwriter Justin Nozuka crafts a world that fully explores the space and vibrancy that resonates within the purity of minimalism. There is a deeply-rooted calmness to Ulysees that echoes like a sustained note held through the 10 tracks of the album— a natural grace tempered with passion that creates an ambiance of delicate space around the music. "To me the songs feel generous and spontaneous," he explains. "I wanted to create a world with this album, an experience that is unique and unified." It is a new perspective for Nozuka, who says that finding the heart of Ulysees was a winding process. A marked departure from his previous work, the journey of creating it was a slow transformation and free-flowing experiment of sorts that began in 2011. Following his debut album Holly, and the follow-up You I Wind Land and Sea, Nozuka took his time to create his third work. "Making this album was really quite a long process, during which some key things happened. I was urged to get into production by a good friend, so I took his advice and decided to learn to produce. I was also able to work together with an aesthete, a friend with whom I created Ulysees," says Nozuka. The bold move to produce on his own brought a depth and instinct to his music that was previously untapped. While he looks back fondly on his previous work, this evolution in his creative process heralds a departure into new territory that he now relishes. With the new freedom of working from a home-based studio, and the experimentation of sitting in the producer's chair for the first time, as Nozuka pursued songs and refined them a specific aesthetic emerged within the music he was writing that would eventually become Ulysees. "Dreaming/Eyes Changing Colour" symbolizes the journey the album takes listeners on, enveloping them in a gentle night. The lead single "Right By You" evokes a languid, sensual feeling while delving further into a unique and soothing dream-like world Nozuka so deftly weaves together through the album. Listeners can almost feel the raw and transformative experience it has been for Nozuka. And so with Ulysees, Nozuka's artistry is ready to be embraced anew as a cherished pause and an intention for balance in an otherwise frenetic world.
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Sat, October 4

The Sax Pack Featuring Jeff Kashiwa, Steve Cole and Jackiem Joyner

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Doors: 6:00PM
Show: 7:00PM

THE SAX PACK is a class act consisting of three signature sax players; Jeff Kashiwa, Steve Cole and Jackiem Joyner. Backed by a tight rhythm section, the talented trio combine their life-long love of music and their passion for performance, to make an impact on audiences that love music as much as they do. Committed to sharing the excitement, spontaneity and creative energy that flows between them on stage, THE SAX PACK inspires an audience far beyond the duration of a show.

*estimated run time for this show is 75-90 minutes.
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Fri, October 10

Face - All Vocal Rock Band

Genre: Acapella/Rock
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

Face is an all-vocal rock band from Boulder, Colorado that has been thrilling audiences for over a decade. Using only five voices and a beat boxer, Face creates a high-octane rock music phenomenon that must been seen to be believed. The band competed on the hit NBC series “The Sing-Off,” as well as “America’s Got Talent,” and were named “Best Local Band” in 2014 by Boulder Weekly, and in 2013 by Denver A-List Awards. Having recently released their fifth album, Face regularly performs for sold-out audiences around Colorado in classic venues such as Paramount Theatre, Boulder Theater, and Soiled Dove Underground. Nationally, Face has touched crowds from San Francisco to Chicago, Dallas to Minneapolis, as well as headlining at Detroit's famous Fox Theatre and Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. Critics and fans nation-wide describe Face as “nothing short of spectacular,” “a six-voice bomb blast,” and “among the top ten singing groups in the country.” With their incredible vocal harmonies, heart pounding vocal drums and more than a touch of humorous stage presence, Face has proven themselves to be a world class act for audiences of all ages.
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Sat, October 11

Josh Blackburn Band

Genre: Rock
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

Josh Blackburn Band is a new project of local and extremely talented individuals. This is a very new collaboration of original music ranging from a country feel to an adult contemporary classic rock conception.
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Sun, October 12

Glenn Tilbrook (of Squeeze)

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Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

Mention Glenn Tilbrook and most people may immediately think of Squeeze. After all, with his writing partner Chris Difford, Tilbrook was responsible for Top Ten hits all around the world such as "Tempted", "Hourglass", "Cool For Cats" and "Up The Junction". Ever since their first EP in 1977, Squeeze has delighted audiences with their brand of honky-tonk new wave and pithy lyricism, while their stock in the music world has seen the likes of Jools Holland, Paul Carrack and Elvis Costello all contribute to their work. However, since an acrimonious split in 1998 Squeeze has been on the backburner. Although you might forgive him for resting on his laurels after 13 albums and countless tours all over the world, Tilbrook has continued to write and perform with the same enthusiasm that he brought to Squeeze's earliest recordings. With his two solo albums, "The Incomplete Glenn Tilbrook" and "Transatlantic Ping-Pong", he proved he's lost none of the joie-de-vivre that became Squeeze's trademark. For 2009's album "Pandemonium Ensues", he injected some fresh faces by recruiting a new band, The Fluffers, and some prestigious guests in the shape of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis. This has been complemented by a conversational live show that is delightfully shambling in its approach – Tilbrook loves blurring the boundary between crowd and performer by performing requests and even taking his audience for walkabouts to set up impromptu gigs!
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Mon, October 13

Griffin House with Special Guest

Genre: Singer/Songwriter
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

Although Springfield, OH native Griffin House didn't begin playing guitar and writing songs until he was 18, the power of his music struck an emotional connection with audiences immediately. The athletic gifted House shocked his family by turning down a golf scholarship to focus on a new path making music. "Sports were really a big part of me and how I grew up," he says. "So deciding not to take that scholarship was a turning point for me in choosing a new path for myself, a new life making music." There were some issues to deal with first, however – he couldn't play the guitar he'd bought from and friend, nor had he ever written a song. "I took a couple of guitar lessons and got so frustrated that one day I kicked the strings off my guitar," he recalls with a laugh. "It sat there for about a year, but I took it to school (at Miami of Ohio) with me and made up my mind I was gonna learn how to play. One night I picked up my guitar and wandered around campus till I could barely keep my eyes open, trying to play this one chord over and over. Finally, around 4 a.m., my hand got used to it and I formed my first G chord." Not long afterward, he wrote his first song for the high school sweetheart with whom he'd parted ways after graduation. When she came for a visit, House played it for her, and it brought her to tears. "Then I was hooked," he says, "I thought, 'Oh, man, if I can make people cry, I'm gonna keep doing this. I'm gonna make as many people cry as I can!'" After laughing at the memory, he puts the experience in perspective: "What I was drawn to was the power of the song, how it could affect people emotionally." The epiphany caused the neophyte's creative juices to bubble over, and he got really good really fast. After graduating, he joined some of his buddies who'd moved to Nashville, and started doing solo gigs at the bottoms of bills in local clubs. Within months, he was headlining, surprising himself at his rapid development. "I was working in a gift shop downtown for $6.50 an hour," he remembers, "and four months later I was flying to L.A. and New York for meetings with record labels." House signed with Nettwerk and banged out his first CD with his band in five days, before moving from Nashville to Cincinnati. He spent most of the subsequent three years on the road, while also finding time to record several "direct-to-fan" releases, a pair of EPs (House of David Vol. 1 & 2) and the 2006 digital release Homecoming. He didn't fully understand at first, but writing and recording these songs about his "own issues" was the best sort of help he could possibly offer others, friends and strangers alike. His intelligent and heart-felt lyrics and melodies in such songs as "The Guy Who Says Goodbye to You Is Out of His Mind" and "Better Than Love" have garnered commercial and critical acclaim alike. From being featured on the CBS Sunday Morning Show, to touring with the likes of John Mellencamp and the Cranberries, House continues to gain national recognition and currently is headlining his own tour across the U.S.
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Fri, October 17

An Evening With Ian Tyson

Genre: Country/Folk
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

Internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter and multi award winner, Ian Tyson, is celebrating 5 decades of performance in 2011 with a full schedule of concerts planned from coast to coast in both Canada and the United States. Throughout 2008, Tyson shot a TV Music/Documentary Special for Canada's Bravo Chanel which aired in January 2010 and, along with additional live footage, a second TV special was also produced for the CBC Network. These shows are now available in a double DVD package titled "Ian Tyson, This Is My Sky". In December 2010, Ian's memoir for Random House of Canada - "The Long Trail" - became an instant Best Seller. From the superstar status of Ian & Sylvia in the 1960's to the legendary Tyson of today, Ian continues to keep his loyal fans in awe with songs that range from his classics - Four Strong Winds (named Canada's top song of the 20th century), Someday Soon, and Navajo Rug, to his newest works which he continues to write with inspired vigor. Now in his mid 70's, Tyson combines a busy touring performance schedule with the work on his Alberta ranch, nestled in the foothills of the Rockies south of Calgary. It's a workload that would exceed that of most people generations his junior.
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Wed, October 22

Shook Twins

Genre: Folk/Roots
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

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Born and raised in Sandpoint Idaho, Shook Twins are an Indie folk-pop band now hailing from coniferous forested Portland, Oregon. Identical twins, Katelyn and Laurie Shook, Kyle Volkman and Niko Daoussis form the core quartet. Central elements of the Shook Twins' sound are a wide range of instrumentation, including banjo, guitar, electric and upright bass, mandolin, electric guitar, electronic drums, face drum (beatbox), glockenspiel, ukulele, banjo drumming and their signature golden EGG. Beautiful twin harmonies, layered upon acoustic and electric instrumentation coupled with Laurie’s inventive use of percussive and ambient vocal loops, and Katelyn’s repurposed telephone microphone, set their sound apart, creating a unique and eccentric blend of folk, roots, groove and soul. The twins are the main songwriters but they have recently started backing up their band members, Niko Daoussis (Cyber Camel) and Anna Tivel (Anna and the Underbelly) and adding their stunning songs to the mix. Each Shook Twins song tells a story, distinctive, sharp, genuine, and well – sometimes quirky. Drawing from their life experience, select subjects include, being potters’ daughters, imagined superpowers and a chicken named ‘Rose’ they befriended. Shook Twins also pull out unexpected takes on classic hits, retellings of their musician friends’ songs, heartfelt ballads and rhythm driven dance numbers. After releasing their first album "You Can Have the Rest," the twin sisters moved to Portland in December of 2009, conceptualizing their 2011 release "Window" (featuring Bonnie Paine and Bridget Law of Elephant Revival). Both albums were recorded and produced in Santa Cruz, California, at InDigital Studios. Favorable reviews, extensive radio airplay and a busy tour schedule have created an ever growing fan base & kudos from many major musicians. Shook Twins and their full band, including Niko Daoussis (mandolin, electric guitar, vocals), Kyle Volkman (bass), Anna Tivel (violin, vocals), and Russ Kleiner (drum kit, percussion), recently finished recording their third album “What We Do” (releasing 4/8/14) with Grammy nominated producer Ryan Hadlock at Bear Creek Studios as well as partnering and recording an album, with fellow Portland musician Ben Darwish on his epic concept piece, "The Clear Blue Pearl." National and regional press accolades have poured in since the April 8th, 2014 release of "What We Do," including USA Today touting, "The Portland, Ore., folk group is ready to rattle the music world with its 'What We Do' album." Acoustic Guitar Magazine says, "'What We Do' is a nearly flawless album that pushes the band into unexplored sonic territory…this is a band that packs a tremendous amount of artistry and talent into their compositions." Indie-music mecca Portland, OR's weekly newspaper Portland Mercury states, "'What We Do' is the sound of two preternaturally talented siblings making the music they want to make with a wide-eyed sense of wonder and the good sense to absorb whatever the world puts in their path." Shook Twins have shared the stage with artists including: Ryan Adams, David Grisman, Mason Jennings, Blizten Trapper, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Sarah Jarosz, Laura Veirs, The FruitBats, Jonatha Brooke, JJ Grey and MoFro, The Indigo Girls, Crooked Still, Jason Webley, The BoDeans, Elephant Revival, The Head and The Heart, The Lumineers and many more. Eclectic, amusing and whimsical, Shook Twins' laid-back and fun stage presence draws the listener in, allowing them to take the audience away on the adventure that is their live show.
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Fri, October 24

Euge Groove

Genre: Jazz
Doors: 6:00PM
Show: 7:00PM

Born in Hagerstown, Maryland, Euge Groove graduated from the University of Miami School of Music in 1984. A rather late-bloomer in the genre, Groove did not record his first solo album until 2000. Prior to that, he had replaced Richard Elliot in the Tower of Power when Elliot decided to pursue a solo career, and he also did session work with various pop acts, most noticeably the Miami girl group Expose. He has a sax solo on their #1 hit "Seasons Change," and another on their 1993 hit "I'll Never Get Over You (Getting Over Me)." Grove adopted the name Euge Groove, which consists of a shortening of his middle name and a very frequent mispronunciation of his last. While initially it was presumed to be coined by fans who saw him perform in Europe, Grove later indicated in an interview on XM Radio during the summer of 2006 that his Mother-in-Law conceived the idea for his stage name. Euge Groove's best-known solo hits include "Sneak a Peek," "Slam Dunk," "Rewind," "Don't let me be lonely tonight," "Livin' Large" and "XXL." His most recent hits include "Get 'Em Going" and "Chillaxin'." Solid albums include; Born 2 Groove (2006), Livin' Large (2004) and Play Date (2002). He has recently released another album, titled "Sunday Morning." In 2008 he went on Tour with the legendary Tina Turner.

*approximate running time for this show is 75-90 minutes.
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Fri, October 24

Euge Groove

Genre: Jazz
Doors: 10:00PM
Show: 11:00PM

Born in Hagerstown, Maryland, Euge Groove graduated from the University of Miami School of Music in 1984. A rather late-bloomer in the genre, Groove did not record his first solo album until 2000. Prior to that, he had replaced Richard Elliot in the Tower of Power when Elliot decided to pursue a solo career, and he also did session work with various pop acts, most noticeably the Miami girl group Expose. He has a sax solo on their #1 hit "Seasons Change," and another on their 1993 hit "I'll Never Get Over You (Getting Over Me)." Grove adopted the name Euge Groove, which consists of a shortening of his middle name and a very frequent mispronunciation of his last. While initially it was presumed to be coined by fans who saw him perform in Europe, Grove later indicated in an interview on XM Radio during the summer of 2006 that his Mother-in-Law conceived the idea for his stage name. Euge Groove's best-known solo hits include "Sneak a Peek," "Slam Dunk," "Rewind," "Don't let me be lonely tonight," "Livin' Large" and "XXL." His most recent hits include "Get 'Em Going" and "Chillaxin'." Solid albums include; Born 2 Groove (2006), Livin' Large (2004) and Play Date (2002). He has recently released another album, titled "Sunday Morning." In 2008 he went on Tour with the legendary Tina Turner.

*approximate running time for this show is 75-90 minutes.
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Sun, November 2

Square Peg/Sherpa Concerts Present Home Free

Genre: A Cappella/Country
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

When country a cappella band Home Free was crowned Season 4 Champions of NBC's The Sing-Off this past December, their victory was by no means the beginnings of a career for the five country stars from Minnesota… rather it was a satisfying culmination of nearly a decade of hard work and commitment to a vocal craft growing in popularity. Founded by brothers Chris and Adam Rupp during their college years in the early 2000s, Home Free had been perfecting their live show for years prior to The Sing-Off--performing together for crowds in countless State and County Fairs, on college campuses, in Fortune 500 companies, and in theaters all across the country. It was their experience on the road that carried them to a Sing-Off victory, swelling their fan base and bringing their homegrown country style into a national spotlight. ALL AGES SHOW!

Home Free continues to entertain audiences with their high-energy show peppered with quick-witted humor that meshes Nashville standards with pop hits dipped in country flavor. This spring they continue their journey as they take part in the 32-city, 36-show Sing-Off Tour Live! on the heals of their Columbia Records debut release, Crazy Life, in stores February 18.
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Sat, November 8

Tickets on sale 8/1 at 10AM! Jeff Lorber Fusion

Genre: Jazz
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

By the late 1970s, trailblazing keyboardist/composer/producer Jeff Lorber had become a prominent figure in the new movement known as jazz fusion – a marriage of traditional jazz with elements of rock, R&B, funk and other electrified sounds. Lorber and his band, the Jeff Lorber Fusion, first honed their craft in the Portland, Oregon, club scene and rapidly expanded their reach to a national and international audience via a combination of complex harmonies, unconventional time signatures and compelling rhythms. In subsequent years, Lorber dropped the term “fusion” from his billing as the movement evolved into what is currently known as contemporary jazz. Still, he continued to explore the innovative, improvisational potential of grafting other musical forms to the jazz idiom. More than three decades after his earliest recordings, Lorber has come full circle. His new recording, Galaxy, set for release January 31, 2012, on Heads Up International, a division of Concord Music Group, revisits a sound he helped pioneer. The album takes the experiment that he started with his last GRAMMY®-nominated CD, Now is the Time, up a notch with 11 exciting and energetic new compositions performed by some of the biggest names in jazz today. Core members Lorber, bassist Jimmy Haslip and saxophonist Eric Marienthal are in rare form, aided by the explosive playing of drummer Vinnie Colaiuta and guest appearances by trumpeter Randy Brecker, percussionist Lenny Castro, guitarists Paul Jackson Jr. and Larry Koonse, and drummer Dave Weckl.
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Fri, November 14

Mason Jennings

Genre: Folk/Acoustic
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

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Recorded at Minneapolis studio The Terrarium, ‘Always Been’ builds on the rugged, acoustic-guitar-driven indie-folk of Jennings’s earlier work (from his 1998 self-titled debut to 2011’s highly acclaimed Minnesota) with sunnier melodies and more hi-fi sonics. While Jennings credits the album’s joyful spirit in part to “letting go and getting help from all these great musicians”—including Greg Brown upright-bassist Gordon Johnson, string virtuoso David Mansfield, singer/songwriter Pieta Brown, and several members of The Pines—at the heart of Always Been’ is an undeniable sense of the wonder he rediscovered during his winter-long writing session. “Staying open to the feeling of awe, the feeling of being moved by things—that’s the most important part of songwriting for me,” says Jennings. “When I’m able to stay in a childlike state that’s more about the heart than the head, that’s when the songs really come in.”
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Sat, November 15

Mason Jennings

Genre: Folk/Acoustic
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

ALL AGES SHOW!

Recorded at Minneapolis studio The Terrarium, ‘Always Been’ builds on the rugged, acoustic-guitar-driven indie-folk of Jennings’s earlier work (from his 1998 self-titled debut to 2011’s highly acclaimed Minnesota) with sunnier melodies and more hi-fi sonics. While Jennings credits the album’s joyful spirit in part to “letting go and getting help from all these great musicians”—including Greg Brown upright-bassist Gordon Johnson, string virtuoso David Mansfield, singer/songwriter Pieta Brown, and several members of The Pines—at the heart of Always Been’ is an undeniable sense of the wonder he rediscovered during his winter-long writing session. “Staying open to the feeling of awe, the feeling of being moved by things—that’s the most important part of songwriting for me,” says Jennings. “When I’m able to stay in a childlike state that’s more about the heart than the head, that’s when the songs really come in.”
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Tue, November 18

Tickets on sale 8/15 at 10AM! Ricky Nelson Remembered starring Matthew & Gunnar Nelson

Genre: Rock
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

He is the only artist to have a No. 1 song, No. 1 movie and No. 1 TV show in the same week. Life Magazine coined the phrase 'Teen Idol' after him and he is credited with pioneering the country rock sound. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ricky Nelson's life and music touched millions; his twin sons, multi-platinum recording artists in their own right, relive the music and memories in their multi-media event, Ricky Nelson Remembered Starring Matthew & Gunnar Nelson. Featuring hit songs like "Hello Mary Lou," "Poor Little Fool," "Travelin' Man," "I'm Walkin'," "I Gotta Feeling," "Teenage Idol," "Garden Party" and many more, RNR showcases his life with never-before-seen interviews from artists he influenced, including Paul McCartney and Chris Isaak. Matthew and Gunnar's musical event is heartfelt and full of laughter. Ricky Nelson died in a plane crash on his way to perform a New Year's Eve concert in 1986. His legacy includes 53 hit singles on the Billboard Hot 100 and nineteen other top-ten hits. He is one of the biggest-selling artists of all time, a Golden Globe winner for his performance alongside John Wayne in Rio Bravo and in the Rockabilly Hall of Fame. From Ozzie and Harriet to Ricky to Matthew and Gunnar, the Nelson's are listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the only family in history with three successive generations of No. 1 hit makers. Matthew and Gunnar are also nephews of NCIS star, Mark Harmon, on their mother's side.
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Wed, December 31

New Year's Eve! Cracker & Camper Van Beethoven

Genre: Rock
Doors: 8:00PM
Show: 9:00PM

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Alt-rock icons Cracker have signed with 429 Records and have unleashed a collection of new songs, SUNRISE IN THE LAND OF MILK AND HONEY. Long-time musical cohorts David Lowery and Johnny Hickman have teamed up again with drummer Frank Funaro and bassist Sal Maida and along with stellar producer David Barbe (Drive By Truckers), have created a uniquely eclectic trove of new tunes. Well-worn words used to describe their sound—brash, irreverent, sharp-witted, anthemic and riveting—all descriptives are in full-effect on the new project that bursts with their trademark rock, punk, glam, surf and country aesthetic. Friends John Doe, Patterson Hood and Adam Duritz also make spirited guest turns on SUNRISE... Taking a new approach to their creative process, SUNRISE IN THE LAND OF MILK AND HONEY is a truly collaborative effort for the band. Suprisingly self-disciplined, the whole band would take time out to write together one week every two months between tours over the course of a year. Focusing on a goal of two songs per day, their individual musical influences combined in refreshing and distinctive ways. On the outside it was a straight ahead work ethic, but the process resulted in the band clicking creatively with a renewed energy. Says Lowery: “We weren’t kicking back on an island in the Caribbean, waiting for the muse to hit us. We got down to work, found the punk and glam rock in our blood and woke up to Sunrise In The Land Of Milk And Honey.”

Back in the day, before alternative rock was invented and indie rock was still shy of roots music and other folk elements, Camper Van Beethoven's merging of punk, folk, ska, and world music was truly a revelation. Singer/songwriter David Lowery's smart-aleck lyrics, delivered in laid-back California style, combined with Jonathan Segel's violin as lead instrument, were the band's instant trademarks. Decades after their inception, CVB's sound is still remarkably fresh and their influence on alternative music undeniable and resounding.