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Friday and Saturday Concerts 6:00 pm dinner, 8:00 pm showtime
Sunday Blues Brunch 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Every Sunday

SUNDAY BLUES BRUNCH
and blues jam open mic

Hosted by the PHILLY BLUES KINGS, featuring an open mic (12 to 1:30) for blues players followed by the Philly Blues Kings (1:30 to 3).

$4 at the Door, 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

No reservations needed. Grab your favorite axe, a bottle of wine and some friends and head on over. Mouth watering brunch, coffee and espressos will be served all day. What a great way to begin the new week with a happy stomach and an ear full of some of the best blues in the east.

http://www.phillyblueskings.com

Saturday, September 22, 2018

BENJAMIN VO BLUES BAND

"Favoring the deeper and darker blues, Benjamin’s band offers heavy swinging beats, smoky piano accompaniment, powerful vocals, and haunting lead guitar lines. From slow burning electric blues, to high energy slide guitar ditties, to mighty delta numbers, you are guaranteed a dynamic show."
- Rich Ruoff, Lancaster Roots and Blues

Concert - $15 online advance / $18 door
Dinner - 6pm, Showtime - 8pm

Born on October 20th, I guess that makes me a Libra-Scorpio cusp, huh? Don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing, but at least I'm alive and well. Well, I've got the blues. And with the help of a few of my good friends, I was able to get some of it on tape. A lot of it is slow burning electric blues but I threw in a couple acoustic pieces in there as well. Hope you enjoy, thanks for listening - Benjamin

"...intense yet tasteful playing, heartfelt singing with attractive vibrato and warm vocal tone, and a directness to the songs." - Bruce Iglauer (Alligator Records)

"The Bandcamp website is ideal for picking up an unprecedented blues rock talent from time to time. In this case, it is the thirty-year-old guitarist and singer Benjamin Vo." - Peter Marinus (Blues Magazine)

"...powerful voice, compelling songs, and sheer brilliance on guitar." - Sam Campbell (Gig Spots)

"The blues were solid from the young performer, and the talk around me showed every person there was paying attention." - Tory Gates (Broadway World Music)

"These guys laid down some truly unforgettable slow and powerful blues and Benjamin's guitar work was purely amazing, you could feel every note pouring from his soul..." - Tom Butler (Billtown Blues Notes)

"You play like a motherfucker!" - Bernie Worrell (Funkadelic/Parliament)

https://benjaminvo.bandcamp.com/

Friday, September 28, 2018

ASARAN EARTH TRIO

RUN THE WILLOW


“A cappella singing shines on its own with three gem-like voices such as these. … This amazing recording epitomizes the idiom ‘You could have knocked me over with a feather.’ ★★★★★”

"Lush and ethereal harmonies layered over earthy instrumentation will take you to other times, other places"

Concert - $15 online advance / $18 door
Dinner - 6pm, Showtime - 8pm

ASARAN

So a Brazilian, a Hungarian and an Italian walk into a bar…

A collective of vocalists from different corners of the globe (as well as the set up to a great punchline), Asaran Earth Trio is a group dedicated to singing beautiful music from around the world. With New York City as their figurative ‘bar’, Asaran came together out of the desire to take different traditions in new directions, combining folk elements together with the adventure of group improvisation and each member’s musical ‘history’. Together they sing, clap, play percussion and are known to cause groups of strangers to laugh, cry, sing, dance and shake some groovy shakers. Asaran features Anne Boccato from Brazil, Artemisz Polonyi from Hungary and Chiara Izzi from Italy. They love to share their music and stories all around the Earth – in living rooms, theaters, houses of worship, festivals, on the street and even in actual bars.

Anne Boccato is a vocalist, composer, pianist and percussionist born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil. She studied jazz piano at the State University of New York – Purchase College, and began pursuing voice when an injury kept her from playing piano for some time. Through a long rehabilitation process, Anne discovered her passion for “musical wellness”, bringing it to bear on all aspects of her playing and singing. She loves creating strong, energetic grooves while maintaining a feeling of ease and gentle strength, no matter how complex the music may seem on paper.

Anne has been living in the United States for over 10 years – immersed in the arts scene in New York City, teaching piano lessons and performing her own music, as well as collaborating with some wonderful musicians. She founded Asaran Earth Trio out of a desire to reach into our collective history found in tradition, while bringing different influences together to continue writing our stories into the future.

Her aim is to connect people to themselves and to each other through her compositions, be they instrumental or songs sung in Portuguese, English or Spanish. Her love of languages is matched only by her love of watching her students go “aha!” and smile with satisfaction.

Artemisz Polonyi is a singer and composer deeply immersed in jazz, folk, and choral music.

She fell in love with singing harmonies (her favorite being the middle voice) during her childhood in Hungary, when she was surrounded by the Kodaly tradition, singing folk songs and choral music.

Currently living in New York City, she gets a kick out of bringing various styles and musical traditions together in her performing and teaching.

These days she mostly sings the highest notes with the professional chorus of Brick Presbyterian Church of NYC, and the Composers/Conductors Choral Collective. She can also be seen singing and playing percussion with her beloved world music group: Asaran Earth Trio.

Artemisz has been pursuing her passion for teaching by leading her voice studio for more than a decade. In her voice and musicianship classes she enjoys helping students find their own unique, beautifully fearless voices.

She considers herself very lucky to be able to bring music and the joy of singing to the public schools of New York City through the Musical Introduction program of the 92Y, and the Students Compose Opera program of the Metropolitan Opera Guild.

Award winning Italian singer and songwriter Chiara Izzi has been described by Jazz Times as “a talent to be heard, admired and anticipated” after the release of her debut album, Motifs. She started her musical path in Italy by learning to play the piano and performing from an early age. Thanks to a string of performance opportunities in Italy and abroad (Belgium, Switzerland, France, United States, Finland, Germany), Chiara has acquired a vocal mastery of not only the jazz tradition, but also a wide variety of contemporary styles. Thus, she has developed a unique sound that allows her to interpret pieces by taking the musical content from different genres (jazz, pop, Mediterranean sounds), blending them, and exploring it all through a strong personality that unifies the songs in a nuanced and sophisticated manner.

Chiara is currently based in New York and performs regularly around the city in prominent jazz venues including the Iridium, the Apollo Theater, Smalls, and the Bar Next Door, with musicians such as Kevin Hays, Eliot Zigmund, Warren Wolf, Anthony Wonsey, Pat Bianchi, and Yotam Silberstein, to name a few. She has also caught the attention of and received praise from Quincy Jones, Bobby Watson, Benny Golson, Joel Frahm, Aaron Goldberg, David Kikosky, Greg Hutchinson, Jonathan Kreisberg, Dado Moroni and many others.

http://asaranearthtrio.com

RUN THE WILLOW

While spending their first 3 years crafting their recent debut, Run the Willow has developed a unique blend of earthy instrumentation and angelic harmonies that hinge around a profound, yet simple lyric. Composed as a 6-piece, the band’s singer-songwriter style songs carry the dynamic qualities of classical chamber music, the textures and tones of indie rock, the impactful lyrics of traditional folk, and soulful melodies/harmonies delivered by Vince Bruinsma and Rebekah Foster. Their album, ‘A Living Dichotomy’ ranges from full and powerful songs to careful and sudden arrangements dealing with a duality in most of us—a desire to settle and invest in a community versus satiating a wanderlust and desire to roam.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/runthewillow/

Saturday, September 29, 2018

MIKE TV (GET SET GO)

The obvious darkness of songs like "Die Motherfucker Die" and "My Wasted Life" belie a humor that oscillates between wry, ironic, and macabre, creating a sort of emo for grown-ups with a hearty dose of sangfroid. It's the kind of music that you either get or you don't, leaving Get Set Go with a very devoted pond of fans in an ocean of indifference and dislike. Mike TV is aware of the divisive nature of his music and embraces it.

Concert - $15 online advance / $18 door
Dinner - 6pm, Showtime - 8pm

Get Set Go is a band formed in 2002in Highland Park, Los Angeles, California. They are generally seen as indie rock. Their main songwriter is Michael "Mike TV". The band is known for their tendency to mix dark lyrics with upbeat or catchy melodies. Their songs have been featured on several episodes of Grey's Anatomy, appearing on the first two volumes of the series' soundtrack with the tracks "Wait" and an amended version of "I Hate Everyone".

The band has gone through a few lineups and name changes, originally called Vermicious K, and then All Your Bass Are Belong To Us, before settling on Get Set Go. Currently, Get Set Go is the solo project of Michael Torres.

https://www.popmatters.com/ready-for-primetime-an-interview-with-go-set-gos-mike-tv-2495709123.html

Friday, October 5, 2018

DUKES OF DESTINY

“Philly’s pride and joy... the city’s best and best-loved blues band.”

Concert - $15 online advance / $18 door
Dinner - 6pm, Showtime - 8pm

In 1985, five young, local musicians got together and began playing old blues songs in a rambling three-story house in Philadelphia. They decided to take the act on the road as The Dukes of Destiny, a name they got from a matchbook cover urging the reader to “Be the Captain of Your Own Destiny.” At first, The Dukes of Destiny played house parties in Germantown, generating interest by word of mouth. A gig at the now-defunct Taker’s Café in Germantown launched their public career, and 30 years later, they are still playing some of the hottest, most danceable blues and old school soul in the Philadelphia area. Today The Dukes of Destiny reign as Philadelphia’s longest-lived and best loved blues act. Featuring John Colgan-Davis, Arlyn Wolters, Rich Curtis, Bob Holden, "Chicago" Carl Snyder and Ian Laner.

http://www.dukesofdestiny.com/

Saturday, October 6, 2018

CINDY ALEXANDER
with Kevin Fisher

“Cindy is the personification of what it takes to be a superstar. Her writing is insightful and poignant. Her stage presence is utterly unforgettable, and her musicianship is flawless. She also possesses that rarest of charisma that one cannot manufacture: she was born to perform.”
– David Lawrence, Host and Executive Producer of NET MUSIC COUNTDOWN

Concert - $17 online advance / $20 door
Dinner - 6pm, Showtime - 8pm

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Cindy was trained at the acclaimed USC School of Drama but realized quickly that there was enough “drama” in real life and the best part she could play… was herself. So, she wrote what is now 9 cd’s (and added to numerous compilations and soundtracks) worth of her life, which she has performed all across the United States, Japan, Germany, Ireland, and islands as far as Barbados and Guantanamo Bay. Music has always been the key to her adventure, and she soaks up the stories of those she meets, the cultures, the geography, the spirit and the down and dirty details of the road she travels. As a seasoned writer and performer, she has tackled numerous subjects – not only the classic singer/songwriter confessional fare of dysfunctional relationships, marriage, and motherhood, but also her personal discovery and recovery from breast cancer, the perils of the entertainment business, classic literature, sexuality, spirituality, history and the human condition. There is no topic which is out of bounds – she tells The Truth.

“P-nut,” as she is affectionately known by her fans, has a voice that defies her petite stature. Classically trained, this coloratura soprano hits the high notes like an angel but also bellows with rich, velvety tones in the lower half of her over three octave range. She’s a storyteller, and her show benefits from the stories, humor and banter with the audience in between songs as it is does from the music and exceptional execution. Cindy Alexander CONNECTS, and her relationship with her fans has funded her recording projects and fueled her continued success as a touring indie musician.

She’s won a multitude of awards including David Foster’s/NBC Star Tomorrow, L.A. Music Awards Songwriter of the Year/ Independent Pop Album of the Year/ Producer’s Honors – Best of Last 25 Years Female Singer-Songwriters, All Access Magazine’s Best Female Pop Vocalist, Just Plain Folks Song of the Year/Female Artist of the Year, L.A. Music Critic’s Best Female CD (3 time winner) and Best Pop/Rock Artist. Even with accolades and a “record deal” as a prize for winning a reality show, she’s stayed independent on her own JamCat Records, which found the perfect partner in Blue Élan Records in ‘14.

Cindy has shared the stage with John Hiatt, Bacon Brothers, America, Suzanne Vega, Joan Osborn, Rick Springfield, Beth Hart, Everclear, The Bangles, Edwin McCain, Marc Cohn, etc. and has appeared on compilation cd’s along side Sarah McLachlan (Chilled Sirens- Water Music Records), Aimee Mann (Eclectic Cafe – Water Music Records) and Norah Jones (Sunday Brunch – Treadstone Records). She has also appeared on soundtracks: Sugar & Spice (Trauma Records) and has been featured in films (Here on Earth, Smokers, Sugar & Spice, Dorm Daze II, People I’ve Slept With, My Trip Back to the Dark Side etc.) and TV (Party of 5, Chasing Farrah, So You Think You Can Dance, VH1/MTV).

http://www.cindyalexander.com/

Kevin Fisher is a multi-platinum selling songwriter. Rascal Flatts, Sara Evans, Uncle Kracker and many others have recorded his songs. As and artist himself and a writer for others, his songs are being played all over the world.

His music has been featured on TV (True Blood, Pretty Little Liars, America’s Funniest Home Videos), in movies theaters, (Angriest Man In Brooklyn, Dear Dumb Diary, Frozen Ground) and on stage (Unbeatable: A Musical Journey, Empowerpack).

He also hosts a successful Songwriting Workshop at schools, music stores, and private homes. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.

http://www.kevinfisher.me/

Friday, October 12, 2018

GENE SMITH BAND

"One of the top 5 stage performances I've ever seen, up there with the Tokyo String Quartet in their heyday, and that Led Zeppelin reunion in '85. How they did it, after camping in a field for an entire week prior, is amazing, but The Gene Smith Band did it. See these guys as soon as you can."

Concert - $15 online advance / $18 door
Dinner - 6pm, Showtime - 8pm

Gene Smith has been writing songs for forty years; real songs about real life, some serious, some more whimsical. He has performed many of them with groups as varied as Boris Garcia, Psych-A-Billy, Sunhill Down, The Turnips, and Buddha’s Kitchen. All of these unique bands imparted their own flavor to the performances.

In 2013, Gene approached bassist Chris Henderson and asked if he would be interested in joining him on a project that would reimagine and come up with new arrangements of this vast catalog, performing them the way he envisioned the songs in his head when he wrote them.

Thus the journey that is “The Gene Smith Band” began. With contributions from a rotating cast of some of the Philadelphia Area’s best instrumentalists who join them for shows, The Gene Smith Band is realizing Gene’s vision of presenting these songs as they were originally conceived.

https://www.genesmithband.com/

Saturday, October 13, 2018

DENISE MOSER

"Denise's songs shine a mindful light on the everyday things of our lives, reflecting on their deeper meanings. Her voice is direct, honest, lovely and she leaves you feeling like you've found a new friend." 
- Anne Hills, singer/songwriter

Concert - $15 online advance / $18 door
Dinner - 6pm, Showtime - 8pm

Denise Moser is a singer/songwriter and a writer of custom songs and flash fiction. She has the unique gift of being both achingly insightful and poignantly clever.  Her songs have been compared with the early work of Joni Mitchell, Kate Wolf and Dar Williams.  

Songs from Denise’s albums, Bright Side Up and Here Right Now, have been played on various traditional and internet radio stations, including WXPN in Philadelphia. In response to Here Right Now, No Depression's review called her "the Norman Rockwell songwriter." 

https://denisemosermusic.com

Friday, October 19, 2018

HOUSE OF HAMILL

Whether House of Hamill is playing songs from their debut album "Wide Awake" (September 2016) or stomping through a set of original jigs and reels from their follow-up "March Through Storms" (2018), their chemistry onstage is always engaging and often hilarious. Spend an hour listening and you'll leave with tired feet, a huge smile, and a new appreciation for the versatility of folk instruments in a modern context. House of Hamill is on the bleeding edge of a new generation of traditional musicians.

Concert - $15 online advance / $18 door
Dinner - 6pm, Showtime - 8pm


Rose Baldino and Brian Buchanan met 10 years ago, late one night backstage at a theatre in rural Pennsylvania.

Brian's band Enter The Haggis and Rose's group Burning Bridget Cleary were sharing a stage that evening, and the two bonded over a love of Irish fiddle tunes, Radiohead, and 4 AM whiskey. Their paths crossed a dozen times over the next decade on the road, but it wasn't until the Folk Alliance 2014 conference in Kansas City that they finally became musical collaborators. Burning Bridget Cleary's guitarist and drummer had their flights canceled at the last minute, and Rose (in desperation) asked Brian to grab a guitar and join her onstage. The two performed with virtually no rehearsal for over an hour, and their connection was powerful and immediate. A few months later Brian moved from Canada to Philadelphia, and as a tribute to the first tune Rose ever taught Brian, House of Hamill was born.

Brian and Rose are both accomplished traditional fiddle players and classical violinists, and despite being young, have over 25 years of writing and performance experience between them. Together, they write unusual new fiddle tunes and exciting, unpredictable original songs while also breathing new life into traditional and contemporary songs. Both are confident and unique lead vocalists, and the blend of their two voices in harmony is hypnotic and irresistible.

https://houseofhamill.com

Saturday, October 20, 2018

BOBBY KYLE AND THE ADMINISTERS
with Tattar, Tucker, Moog and Jackson

Bobby Kyle’s mentors and heroes would be proud to know that the torch has been passed to a very deserving,  well respected blues man, who continues to perform and travel far and wide to educate audiences of all ages to the music that he loves - THE BLUES - Highly Recommended!

Concert - $18 online advance / $22 door
Dinner - 6pm, Showtime - 8pm


Bobby has had a passion for the blues all his life and has devoted much of it to pursuing that passion.

​In today's music scene there are hundreds of talented guitarists vying for the brass ring, and there are many, many great players out there. But there are very few with the heart and soul of Bobby Kyle. Blunt and to the point, Bobby's singular styling resonates with maturity, talent and inspiration, bringing us a genesis of contemporary music that is characteristically all his own.

Kyle, who now leads his own high-energy band at clubs and festivals around the Northeast, spent eight years touring the world with the late guitarist, songwriter and singer Johnny 'Clyde' Copeland. Copeland was one of contemporary blues' more gifted songwriters, breaking new lyrical and thematic ground with each new album he recorded through the 1980s and '90s.

Bobby was backing up Bill Dicey by the late seventies, and the pair later became a duo. In the early eighties, Bobby joined the house band at the Stuffed Pepper, a Tampa Bay blues mecca. There he worked with such luminaries as James Peterson, Johnny Shines, Raful Neal, Mary McClain Smith, and Tabby Thomas.

In 1984 Handy Award Nominee Eddie Kirkland invited Bobby to join his band. After six years with Eddie, Bobby joined the band of Grammy Award winner and 2017 Blues Hall of Fame Inductee, Johnny 'Clyde' Copeland. Bobby performed with this legendary Texas bluesman on major-label recordings, and in concerts, festivals, and clubs worldwide until Johnny's death in 1997.

Between touring dates with Eddie Kirkland and Johnny Copeland, Bobby took his solo act on the road, performing his own material at nightclubs and festivals throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. Bobby's emotional, soulful voice rings true, and is forged with a raw, distinctive quality all his own. Honest and forthright, Bobby's original songs tell the story of the every person, with a passion born of life, love, and loss.

Recently, Bobby has had the great honor of being inducted into The Blues Hall of Fame.
​He now tours with his band, The Administers, who are comprised of Everett Boyd on bass and Marc Copell on drums.

https://www.bobbykyle.com

Tattar, Tucker, Moog and Jackson

Tattar Tucker Moog Jackson is dedicated to honoring the root of music exploration. Whether it’s traditional Blues, Ragtime, Rock n Roll or Boogie-Woogie, it all comes back to the root. TTMJ takes audiences with them on a trip through the American roadhouse of beat, melody and honest musical expression.

Scott Tattar has been playing drums and singing since he was eight-years-old. He was born and raised in Philadelphia and is proud to call it his home today. His credits include keeping time for The Choppers, The Pleasure Dotz, The Bonnevilles, The Fercockter Cowboys, Alan Mann, Kenn Kweder, Zan Gardner, Rob Perna, Jamison Smoothdog, The Vice Grips, Seve and Jack Quigley & His Only Friend. His influences include Charlie Watts, Levon Helm and Johnny Otis.

Paul Tucker has played in Philly area bands since High School. He is happy to be playing with the ensemble of Tattar Tucker Moog Jackson. Prior to TTMJ, he played with Trouble Is and the Longrider blues bands. His influences include New Orleans pianists like Professor Longhair, Allen Toussaint and James Booker.

Carol Moog played for many years before launching the No Alibi Blues band in 1984. With vocalist Zan Gardner, the band quickly developed a loyal following at some of the area's top music venues. Beginning in 1987, Moog continued to play with what became the original Zan Gardner Blues Band (where she first teamed with Tattar). The high energy blues and funk band appeared with such legends as John Lee Hooker, Koko Taylor, Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, Jimmy Rogers, Leon Russell/Edgar Winter, John Mayall and Roy Buchanan. Moog has also appeared with such notables as Saffire, Ronnie Earl, Guy Davis, Kelly Joe Phelps and John Hammond. Her influences are varied and include Sonny Terry, Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson, Paul Butterfield, Hank Crawford, Fats Domino, Mose Allison, Muddy Waters, Dinah Washington and James Cotton.

Zita Jackson originally hails from Oklahoma City, OK and has lived in Philadelphia since 1985. She is the youngest daughter of a Southern Baptist Minister and has a strong musical background from singing and directing in the church choir at her father's church. She has played clarinet and flute in the past and is currently taking guitar lessons. Over the years, Zita has sung with various church choirs in Oklahoma, Illinois and recently in Philadelphia, where she was the Assistant Minister of Music in a local Baptist church. Her influences include Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Dinah Washington, and Rosetta Tharpe.

http://www.tattartuckermoog.com/

Friday, October 26, 2018

LONNIE SHIELDS BAND

Lonnie Shields is among the younger generation of Mississippi blues men keeping the music alive. Shields started his career learning from traditional musicians like Big Jack Johnson, Sam Carr and Frank Frost, but he also brings in more modern R&B and soul influences into his music.

Concert - $15 online advance / $18 door
Dinner - 6pm, Showtime - 8pm


Lonnie Shields is truly one of the finest of the next generation of the blues. He cut his blues teeth performing with The Jelly Roll Kings. His recording career has led him through a number of studios from Memphis and Clarksdale to tours all over the world. This Delta born guitarist, singer and songwriter's style is just the opposite of his demeanor. Lonnie comes across as a mild mannered southern gentleman with a laid back nature. On stage he is transformed into an extraordinary entertainer moving to his music and feeding off the energy of the audience. His music is deeply rooted in gospel, soul and R&B while his sound, like his soul is never too far from the home of the blues.

Lonnie was the first Delta artist that Rooster blues picked up after moving to Clarksdale, Mississippi in 1987. His CD “Portrait” was released in 1992 (named Album of the Year by Living Blues Magazine) and reads like a who’s who of Delta Blues Performers. Over the years, Lonnie has played with many Blues greats including Elvin Bishop, Sam Carr, Sonny Rhodes, Eddie Shaw and Big Jack Johnson just to name a few. In the years following his release of “Portrait” Lonnie’s career skyrocketed. He has performed all over the world and has released a string of impressive CDs featuring his soulful, “down home Blues” with a contemporary, yet juke-joint feel.

Lonnie’s hard work has paid in a fine compilation of music and a reputation of a man with the heart and soul of the Blues. Lonnie now resides just outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania but always has and always will be the Keeper of The Blues wherever he lays his guitar.

Currently, Lonnie is working on a new album featuring a young blues based artist, Jesse Loewy. This upcoming CD will consist of Lonnie's original material in addition to a tribute to BB King, Tyrone Davis, and Johnny Taylor, plus a bonus track in honor of Al Green (all of whom were extremely influential and inspirational to Lonnie's musical career).

http://www.lonnieshields.com/

Saturday, October 27, 2018

DUSTIN DOUGLAS AND THE ELECTRIC GENTLEMEN

Led by the transcendent lead guitarist/singer/songwriter Dustin Douglas (Lemongelli, The Badlees), The Electric Gentlemen (Tommy Smallcomb - Drums & Matt "The Dane" Gabriel-Bass) leave even the most discerning music fans with little left to ask for at the end of any live show!

Concert - $15 online advance / $18 door
Dinner - 6pm, Showtime - 8pm

Capturing the vibe of late 60’s and 70's blues-laced rock-n- roll, Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania’s premier power blues-rock trio, Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen mix retro-style and groove a-la (Jimi Hendrix Experience, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Led Zeppelin, Black Crowes) for a lightning charged, vintage style all their own.

Led by the transcendent lead guitarist/singer/songwriter Dustin Douglas (Lemongelli, The Badlees), The Electric Gentlemen (Tommy Smallcomb-Drums & Matt "The Dane" Gabriel-Bass) leave even the most discerning music fans with little left to ask for at the end of any live show!

Since the time he learned to walk Dustin Douglas has had a guitar in his hands and a song in is his soul. Performing his first show at the age of 13, Dustin has never stopped, first gaining popularity with his original power trio, Lemongelli. Lemongelli released three independent records and shared the stage with Heart, Cheap Trick, Def Leppard and Eddie Money to name a few.

Becoming one of the most sought after live and session guitarists in Northeastern Pennsylvania, Dustin joined the legendary Pennsylvania rock band, The Badlees in which he recorded "Epiphones and Empty Rooms" and supported Bob Seger on his 2013 arena tour.

In 2014, Dustin Douglas released "Black Skies and Starlight" his first solo record, to rave reviews. Self proclaimed as "A mix of big guitars, with pop-laced hooks and an alternative attitude," "Black Skies and Starlight" propelled Dustin back into the lead roll, leaving his Side-man days behind.

The following year, Dustin was ready to get back to his blues-rock roots. The self-titled, debut record from Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen sold out of its first pressing garnering attention from fans and critics alike. Tracks such as "Baby Girl" and "Ain't Your Poppa's Blues" found Dustin Douglas right back where he belongs, leading a bombastic power trio.

Summer 2017 found the release of BLUES 1, a collection of classic blues covers including cuts by John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Albert King and Freddie King, as well as a new original song. With BLUES 1 Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen have cemented themselves in the blues world.

With a full length album already in the works and set for release in 2018, Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen are taking the industry by storm.

http://www.dustindouglasmusic.com/

Friday, November 2, 2018

SIRENS ON STAGE

MARION HALLIDAY
Bluegrass and Bourbon Infused Original Women Powered Americana

MEGHAN CARY
Like Melissa Etheridge Singing the Stories of Bruce Springsteen to a Paul Simon Groove

LISA JEANETTE
Kaleidoscope Folk

An evening of stories and song featuring three premiere women songwriters

Concert - $15 online advance / $18 door
Dinner - 6pm, Showtime - 8pm

MARION HALLIDAY - originally from Louisville, Kentucky, has participated in a number of bands over the years, often with a Celtic or bluegrass flavor (My Darling Asleep; The Molly Blooms). After moving to Philadelphia full-time a few years ago, she began writing folksongs inspired by the city’s rich, 400-year history, including songs about the statue to the Lenape in Wissahickon Park, an escaped convict from Eastern State Pen, the founding of Laurel Hill Cemetery and the revolutionary war memorial at Washington Square. She has also written songs on more universal, contemporary topics such as domestic abuse, suicide, depression, and the scourge of heroin and meth addiction sweeping our country. Not all serious, Marion and her band’s music also include some amusing reflections on the challenges of relationships, as well as an abiding love of bourbon.

Marion, and her current band Trickster Sister, as described by John Gage, host of WFPK 91.9 Public Radio Show Kentucky Home-front, "brings together their diverse talents to create an enticing blend of indie, folk, and bluegrass musical styles, with lush vocal harmonies over-top." Marion was named “One of the Ones to Watch” by the Nashville Songwriters Association International in January of 2018.

http://www.trickstersister.com

MEGHAN CARY - Critically-acclaimed artist Meghan Cary serves up award-winning original tunes with powerful vocals and stage presence. Think Melissa Etheridge singing Bruce Springsteen songs to a Paul Simon Groove. Cary earned Billboard Magazine’s esteemed Critic’s Choice Award when she first hit the scene, and now the title track of her latest album, SING LOUDER, has found its way to #2 on the US/International Folk DJ Chart, with the entire album coming in at #6.

Cary didn’t mean to be a musician. But when her fiancé unexpectedly died, she picked up his guitar, figured out how to play it, and wrote her debut, earning her the Billboard nod. “I wrote my grief into music and sang my way out of the abyss. I keep making music to help others connect with their own stories and find joy in their lives.”

Known for her raw honesty and ability to connect with audiences through high-energy tunes, masterful storytelling, and deeply personal lyrics, Cary’s message of unity and the power of raising our voices together infuses every show, and “Sing Louder” has become an anthem for the music-loving community.
Backed by her 6-piece band of Analog Gypsies, Cary continues to win over audiences from the fields of Philly Folk Fest to NYC’s infamous Bleecker Street. Equal parts folk, rock, gypsy jazz and jam band, Meghan Cary with Analog Gypsies serve up an evening of great tunes, fun stories, singing from your seat, and dancing in the aisles. At the core of the band are Cary and keyboard player, Peter Farrell. The Keys and guitar duo lays down a big musical footprint with cool grooves and tight vocal harmonies. Add to that the unique bass musings of Jocko MacNelly, the rhythmic melodies of drummer Quint Lange, the not-your-typical-bluegrass banjo playing and vocal harmony of Stacy Weathers, and the soulful and rhythmic harp and flute lines of Bob Beach, and you have the Meghan Cary with Analog Gypsies experience. "You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll beg for more!" (Critic's Pick - The News and Observer)

http://www.meghancary.com

LISA JEANETTE - is a native Philadelphian and singer-songwriter who has recently released her debut album, Chasing Happy. The best way to describe Lisa’s style of music is "Kaleidoscope Folk", which represents a wide variety of genres in a diverse collection of songs. Listeners say they hear echoes of Joni Mitchell, Laura Nyro, Ani DeFranco, Elton John and Karen Carpenter, but her sound is very unique to her. Lisa is looking forward to performing her single track, Lansdowne, at Jamey's House of Music, another gem added to the beautiful landscape of the town!

"Attending a concert by Lisa Jeanette was one of the most enjoyable experiences I’ve had in years." - Emmet Robinson

http://www.lisajeanette.com

Saturday, Novermber 3, 2018

PETER CALO

…"one of the most engaging performers in the biz"
-
"Time Out" London

“Peter Calo is the musician you meet early in your career and all of a sudden you’re 70 years old and you’re lucky enough to still be playing and writing with him.  This album shows his ability to merge styles and introduce new structures and harmonies with himself singing lead vocals. Always an inspiration and always quite surprising. Life sure does shine bright on an ordinary day!!  Oh, wait a second, I think he wrote that!!”
- Carly Simon

Concert - $15 online advance / $18 door
Dinner - 6pm, Showtime - 8pm

Peter has performed and/or recorded with such diverse artists as Carly Simon, Dionne Warwick, Queen Latifah, Willie Nelson, Hall and Oates, Linda Eder, Sophie B. Hawkins, Andrea Bocelli, Jimmy Webb, Kris Kristofferson, Leonard Bernstein, Marc Shaiman, Frank Filipetti, Julie Taymor, Lesley Gore, Crash Test Dummies, Joel Grey, The Platters, Harvey Fierstein and more.

Calo has also produced many recordings including Carly Simon’s release, “Never Been Gone” and is featured in the documentary, “All You Need is Klaus”. He was guitarist for Showtime’s “Ray Donovan” and for the Tony and Grammy Award-winning original Broadway and film production of “Hairspray”.

Peter also contributed music for Carly Simons recently released autobiography Audio book,  “Boys In The Trees.”

Peter played to a sold out Carnegie hall as part of the” Lead Belly Tribute”, performing with Eric Burton (The Animals), Edgar Winter, Kenny Wayne Sheppard, Walter Trout and others

Peter was nominated for his 3rd MAC award for “Outstanding Ensemble instrumentalist”. Calo has just completed a TV spot for “I Can Connect” which is a FAA program that brings smart phone to the deaf and blind.

Peter Calo just released a new CD, “Time Machine.” Which has gone #9 Top Album on the Top 50 Alternative Album Chart With the single “Don’t Ever Go Away” # 6 Song on the Top 50 Alternative Folk Song Chart. “Don’t Ever Go away has gone to #1 on some radio stations.

Peter has released 5 CDs of his own music, “Wired To The Moon” and  “Cape Ann”, a CD featuring Peters’ special arrangements called “Cowboy Song” as well as Tribute CDs to The Beatles and the Eagles on Northstar Records.
Peter recently wrote and performed in the latest production of “The Mask Of The Jaguar King.”

"Calo is Captivating…Peter is a masterful guitarist... "
The Boston Globe

Peter’s guitar playing is featured in the film “100 Foot Journey” starring Helen Mirren as well as  Grammy winning Film “Hairspray, Across the Universe” and also TV shows “Ray Donovan” and “The Affair” and countless commercials.

http://www.PeterCalo.com

Friday, Novermber 9, 2018

THE JOST PROJECT

“The Jost project's invitation to rock fans to get their jazz-head on is a persuasive one; equally, these fine arrangements and the scintillating playing might just entice a few dyed-in-wool-jazz fans the other way across the divide."

Concert - $15 online advance / $18 door
Dinner - 6pm, Showtime - 8pm



Paul Jost (vocals, harmonica), Tony Miceli (vibraphones) and Kevin MacConnell (acoustic bass) make up the jazz collective initially formed by Tony and Kevin, with the purpose of performing the rock music they grew up with in a jazz format. The seeds of this idea were planted in Tony’s 2005 recording “Hippie Jazz”. When Tony heard Paul, a multi-talented musician as well as vocalist, he felt such a strong musical connection that he invited him to be part of the group. Because of Paul’s strong musical influence and arranging talent, Tony and Kevin were convinced the group should have Paul’s name and they became The Jōst Project.

The combination fit and The Jōst Project grew in popularity. Tony’s vibraphone stirs echoes of the famed Modern Jazz Quartet with Milt Jackson. Kevin’s lyrical playing is an essential element and Jost invokes blues, mainstream, and scat stylings in his unique introspective way bringing out the emotions contained in the songs. It’s immediately evident that these skilled artists each bring their distinctive experience and approach to this blended collective.

About the Music:

Standards from the Great American Songbook and the mainstream jazz repertoire have long held sway in jazz performances. But the so-called “baby boomers” and subsequent generations came of age with rock and roll, the Beatles, hard rock, and other genres which are rarely played by jazz groups. While the harmonies are not necessarily in line with more recognizable jazz progressions, such music is well within the scope of the modal and melody-based jazz of Miles Davis’ “Kind of Blue” and other post-bop developments in jazz.

The ever-expanding repertoire of The Jōst Project include rock/pop classics as “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” (Iron Butterfly), “What a Day For a Day Dream” (John Sebastian; Loving Spoonful); “Sunshine Superman” (Donovan); “Walk This Way” (Aerosmith); “Tennessee Waltz” (Redd Stewart and Pee Wee King); “Come Together” and “And I Love Her” (The Beatles); “Kashmir” (Led Zepellin); “Bridge Over Troubled Waters” (Simon and Garfunkel); “Maybe I’m Amazed” (Paul McCartney); and “Can’t Find My Way Home” (Blind Faith). For good measure, jazz compositions like “Don’t Forget the Poet” (Encrico Pierannuzi); “Caravan” (Dizzy Gillespie); “Waltz New” (Jim Hall); and “Passion Dance” (McCoy Tyner) are also included in the group’s playlists. Give a listen to “Can’t Find My Way Home”, and you’ll get a taste of the unique sound of The Jōst Project and their exceptional artistry, originality and imagination. 

http://www.thejostproject.com/

Saturday, Novermber 10, 2018

STEVIE AND THE BLUESCASTERS

BLUE BIZNESS

"Few but mighty, Stevie and Bluescasters demonstrate without a doubt that there IS such a thing as an intimate powerhouse! Just (but not merely!) a trio, their brand of deep-fried acoustic blues will rock your soul."
- Rusty Cloud (Keyboards) Blues Brothers Blues Band, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes

"This AIN"T yo' mama's blues! WE'RE GOING TO MOVE YOU! Blue Bizness and/or it's members have shared the stage with many accomplished artists including Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters, Splintered Sunlight, Jason Ricci and New Blood, The Deb Callahan Band, Beaucoup Blue and many more."

Concert - $15 online advance / $18 door
Dinner - 6pm, Showtime - 8pm



STEVIE AND THE BLUESCASTERS is an acoustic three-piece blues band from Philadelphia specializing in unique arrangements of Chicago, Delta, Piedmont, Texas, pre-war and country blues as well as old Gospel, old Country and a half-pint of R&B. 

They also include a smattering of International "Blues" - Mourna, Ladino, Sean Nos and Fado - sung in Portuguese, Spanish and Irish.

Their set consists of a variety of vocals, guitars, National Steel/Resonator, mandolin, harmonica, and even yodeling! Over the years playing together, they have crafted a unique sound that is based on skill and depth, but above all, sheer love for this kind of music.

They have opened for or shared the stage with many legendary artists including Muddy Waters, Roomful of Blues, Ronnie Earl, Magic Slim, Koko Taylor, Ana Popovic, Shemekia Copeland, Tab Benoit, etc. They have played at various festivals (State Street Blues Stroll, Riverfront Blues Festival (DE) Riverhead Blues Festival (NY) etc. as well as numerous clubs (St. Georges Country Store, Nora Lees, Mermaid Inn, Blue Earl Brewery, Lucky Well, the Twisted Tail, to name a very few) venues, theaters (Sellersville, Vail-Leavitt, Rittenhouse Soundworks, etc.) and regularly sold-out House Concerts (Philadelphia, Delaware, New Jersey.) They played many times for Doug Waltner at the legendary Philadelphia Blues Machine concerts.

They recently performed at the Philadelphia Folk Festival, Philly Fringe Festival, and the recent Winter Blues Festival at Longwood Gardens.

Athough the new album, ALL KINDS OF BLUES, was recently released, it has been played regularly on WXPN (Jonny Meister's "The Blues Show") WDVR-FM ("Soundings") G'Town Radio ("The Morning Feed") where they played live as well, WRDV-FM ("Rhythm Breakdown 2") Z88.9FM/95.1FM ("Roots Rock Review") and 92.9FM ("Artists Roundtable:The Creative Voices of Germantown") where they also played live.

https://stevieandthebluescasters.com/

Blue Bizness

This rocking blues quartet got started in 2004: their specialty is a particularly energetic and engaging setlist of blues music including originals, covers, and rare cuts from a wide range of traditional and modern blues masters.

Lead /slide guitarist, vocalist, and harmonica player Don "Zig" Zeller is a performing musician since age 15. His day job brings him lots of patients. Songwriter, fingerstyle guitarist and vocalist Michael Sproat is the master of expression while playing his heartfelt lines, and painter of local reknown. Drummer Chad Edstrom brings solid rhythm to the Bizness! Seasoned bassist Dick Donovan spent many years as a principle and luthier at a historic violin shop in Rittenhouse prior to establishing his own business specializing in the worldwide trade and appraisal of the finest violins on the planet.
Together, Blue Bizness' members promise to move you!

https://www.facebook.com/BlueBizness/

Friday, Novermber 16, 2018

CODY FRY

“A solo evening with one of Nashville's hottest new stars... intimate songs featuring guitar, keys, looping and backing tracks"

Concert - $15 online advance / $18 door
Dinner - 6pm, Showtime - 8pm



A lyrical and emotive performer, Nashville-based Cody Fry is a gifted singer/songwriter whose music touches upon soulful pop, jazz, electronic, and orchestral balladry. A native of Northfield, Illinois, Fry grew up in a creative family with a father who wrote commercial jingles for a living. By his teens, he was writing and recording his own songs, and ultimately went on to study music at Nashville's Belmont University. Graduating in 2012, he released his debut album, Audio:Cinema, and spent several years as a backing musician for other artists. A second album, Keswick, followed in 2014, after which he made it into the early audition rounds on the 14th season of American Idol. The exposure helped build his fan base, and in 2017 he returned with his third solo album, Flying, featuring the highly acclaimed single "Go". The album found Fry drawing upon his love of film scoring and coloring his songs with full orchestration.  

With an ever growing social media following and his publishing being synched with many TV shows and films, Cody's songs are steadily making their mark in the spotlight.  Known for his talent as one of Ben Rector's band members, Cody is stepping out of the shadows and into his own, opening for Ben, as well as Dave Barnes.

http://codyfry.com

Saturday, Novermber 17, 2018

DIRK HAMILTON

"One of the few legitimate poets on the scene."
-New York Press

Concert - $15 online advance / $18 door
Dinner - 6pm, Showtime - 8pm




“I began playing guitar and singing songs when I was 8 years old. I was writing stories and poems before that. I always thought of the two activities as completely different and separate -- writing was ‘serious’, playing and singing was ‘fun’. Then I discovered Dylan and learned that songs could be just as deep as the best poetry. It was an epiphany! At that moment I knew what I wanted to do with my life.”

By the early 70’s, he was playing professionally in nightclubs in the San Joaquin and Central Valleys and in the San Francisco Bay Area. In ’74, he moved to LA where he eventually signed with ABC records thanks to Steely Dan producer Gary Katz who produced his first album, ‘You Can Sing on the Left or Bark on the Right’. Dirk went on to record 3 more major label records, another one for ABC (‘Alias i’) and two for Elektra (‘Meet Me at the Crux’ and ‘Thug of Love’). He toured the country with his band for 5 years receiving good and rave reviews for his records and live performances but somehow never became a huge commercial success.

In the early 80’s, Dirk traded the record business for a seat at ‘The Shamrock’ a bar below a boxing gym in Stockton, California. To this day he says it was ‘the best deal I ever made’. When he ran out of money, he painted walls and guarded sugar as a rent-a-cop at the Holly Sugar plant near Tracy, California. Eventually he became a counselor for emotionally disturbed teenagers and joined a cover band with his buddy Dave Halford. During the following two years he rediscovered his calling as a songwriter, quit his counseling job and began playing solo in coffee houses and clubs with a new band.
In the decades that followed, Dirk toured Europe and the US every year, playing solo and with bands, and released 14 more CDs on Appaloosa, Fan Club and Comet Records in Italy, also on CORE (Nashville) and his own Acoustic Rock Records in the US.

Dirk currently lives in Texas, still writing and performing. His latest CD is called ‘Touch and Go”.

http://www.dirkhamilton.com


YOU SAID IT...

"BY FAR the best live music venue on the East Coast"

"Jamey Reilly couldn't possibly have created a finer oasis for musicians to perform. It's really a gem. SERIOUSLY! Everybody try and get a date there!!! (Just leave some room for us because we're definitely going back!!!)"

"Last night we debuted at Jamey Reilly’s Jamey’a House of Music. Jamey has outdone himself. He has an incredible backline, and the sound, which he engineers is exquisite. Working with Jamey helps make performing seamless. He knows what he is doing and is an excellent communicator. He is also a musician, which helps a great deal (the man has ears). The food at this venue is incredible. The flavor-I can’t begin to find the words to express how excellent it is. If you have not been to Jamey’s House of Music, get down there, catch a show. Get there early and enjoy the amazing cuisine. It will blow your mind."

"This small room is by far the best sounding music venue I've ever experienced. It's a truly exceptional labor of love..."

"THE place to Jam!!! Jamey is the man, the myth, the legend. Great equipment & exceptional drum set."

"We've played every kind of venue imaginable on several world tours, and I have to tell you that this is probably the best venue we have ever played. It's simply brilliant. Thank you for everything done to perfection."

"I tell everyone about Jamey and Jamey's House of Music. Everyone in Nashville knows about this place. I play some of the best rooms in the world, like the Bluebird, Douglas Corner, Third and Lindsley, places with great sound systems, and nothing beats the sound in this room. ...This is my favorite place to play in the whole world."

"The sound is absolutely perfect. I could hear every note of every instrument. Just incredible."

"Best. Venue. Ever."

"... a dream performance space. Perfect acoustics, top quality production values, a visually lovely setting, and an overall aesthetic ambience that, like a tea ceremony, lifts every gesture to it's highest level. It's perfection, both for the audience and the performers."

"Totally going again soon! A++++++!!!"

"I can't even explain how delicious everything was."

"One word. ..incredible!"

"Awesome food..."



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JAMEY'S HOUSE OF MUSIC
Livehouse and BYOB Cafe
32 S. Lansdowne Ave. Lansdowne PA 19050
Call or text - 215.477.9985 • Fax - 215-879-1457
jamey@jameyshouseofmusic.com

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