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8:00 pm showtime
First Sunday Blues Brunch 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

First Sunday Each Month

FIRST SUNDAYS BLUES BRUNCH
and Blues Jam Open Mic
• Philly Blues Society Meet-up
• featuring the Philly Blues Kings

FREE ADMISSION! 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Blues lovers and blues players have made the new Jamey's their home away from home for over a year now, and know that this is the best place to come for some really good and inexpensive eats, fresh ground coffee and espresso, great music, and friendly people. The vibe is home-like and cool, and the sound is out of this world. Jamey's provides a full professional grade backline, so players only need to bring their instrument to jump up on stage and jam.

The open mic jam runs from noon to 2:00 pm, and the smoking hot Philly Blues Kings lays down a set from 2:00 to 3 pm.

The Philly Blues Society hosts the monthly meet-up where members new and old can come to play, eat, chat and enjoy a day soaked in the blues. Many guests also like to host gatherings or parties during the brunch, as there are tables and chairs for dining, and comfortable seats to listen to the music - and it does not cost them a thing to meet up there! Plus, it is wheelchair accessible, is BYOB, and has plenty of free local parking. Being right in the center of downtown Lansdowne, next to the train station, there is abundant public transportation as well.

Check out the mouth watering brunch menu on our menu page.

No reservations are needed. Just load up some friends and head on down!

http://www.phillyblueskings.com

Friday, April 26, 2019

PRESTON REED

“… widely thought of as the world’s most gifted guitarist”
- Total Guitar

“Preston Reed invented integrated percussive guitar playing in the late 1980's, revolutionising the way the acoustic guitar is played and inspiring generations of musicians around the world ever since."

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


Rulebreaker. Trailblazer. Visionary. Phenomenon. And yet, even the breathless plaudits of the world press don’t quite do him justice. When Preston Reed picks up an acoustic guitar, words will fail you.

To watch Reed perform is to witness the bending of reality. The New York master tweaks the nose of musical convention, pokes the eye of received wisdom and burns the rulebook of the past. Using an evolution of the two-handed acoustic technique he pioneered in 1987, he fuses chord-based grooves, soaring melodic runs and polyrhythmic percussion that integrates the breathtaking potential of the guitar body. The power and depth of his original compositions are as unique as the man’s execution, from his roots in blues, rock, funk and jazz to explorations in Middle Eastern and neo-classical styles, Reed's music embraces familiar sounds in a fresh and original way. Preston Reed doesn’t need a band. He is the band.

Over 30 years after his idiosyncratic style was born, Reed’s seismic global impact has created a sea of guitarists playing in his style, many of them inspired by 1994’s hit instructional DVD, The Guitar Of Preston Reed: Expanding The Realm Of Acoustic Playing. Today at the height of his game, Reed's recordings and live performances still define the sound of the pioneering compositional guitar genre he invented over a quarter century ago.

The studio is his playground, but the road is Reed’s natural habitat. This is a man in motion. His music represents a border-hopping universal language, and fittingly, tour bookings have drawn him across the planet, for performances that leave cultural ripples in their wake, from Europe to Australia, China to the US and beyond.

Reed’s musical journey has endless twists and turns, but there’s one distinct line in the sand. It was drawn in the summer of 1987, as the guitarist sat in his Minneapolis apartment and wracked his brain for a way to escape his musical rut. Until that point, Reed’s path had been familiar. As a child of the ’60s, he cites his earliest memory as The Rolling Stones’ hit The Last Time, whose classic lick led him to early flirtations with the ukulele and a grounding in basic chords courtesy of his father. He wrote his first song at eight – a number called The Lonely Night – before a course of regimented classical lessons wilted his passion.

But fate wasn’t finished with Preston Reed. At 15, the bug bit again, as Reed attended a Hot Tuna show in New York and was floored by the bluesy fretwork of Jorma Kaukonen. That night, his guitar was retrieved from the closet and took up permanent residence on his lap, with Reed drawing inspiration from acoustic legends like John Fahey and Leo Kottke, developing his own voice along the way. He was still just 17 when whispers of his talent buzzed through the music circuit following a live debut in support of beat poet Allen Ginsberg at the Smithsonian Institute.

Starting with 1979’s Acoustic Guitar, a volley of thrilling albums spread Reed’s reputation, and by 1988 he had signed a major deal with MCA. But behind closed doors, the guitarist was frustrated. Though spellbinding by any standard, his playing had reached a plateau; his muse held in a stranglehold by the physical limitations of the instrument. Then the thunderbolt struck. Reed wiped his technique clean, stepped into the void and made his first attempt at the two-handed fretboard attack that would change his trajectory forever. Creatively and commercially, things would never be the same again.

If Reed were the type of musician to look back, he could reflect on four decades of glories, including gigs with Bonnie Raitt and Linda Ronstadt, burgeoning sales of his 16 (and counting) studio albums, sold-out venues across various continents, untold hits on YouTube and the praise of both the man on the street and fellow six-string pioneers like Al DiMeola and Michael Hedges. If he were a statistician, he might refer to the 1997 live satellite broadcast on Turkish television that saw an audience of 120 million in 17 countries flood the switchboards after his performance.

But Reed doesn’t deal in nostalgia. Some 31 years after he changed the face of the acoustic guitar, this trailblazing artist still tours and records with a passion that flows into the hearts, heads and feet of his audiences.

Preston Reed is an artist with a four-decade habit of defying expectation at every turn, nobody knows where his journey will take him next – not even the man himself. The one thing we know for sure is that it’ll be one hell of a ride…

https://www.prestonreed.com

Saturday, April 27, 2019

ANDY & JUDY DAIGLE

“Reflections was in the Top 25 on the Folk DJ Chart for 3 months, reaching a high of #9 and has been on the charts for 4 months."

“Andy and Judy are consummate singer-songwriters and, although their music was new to our audience, all joined in with gusto when the performers sang sing-alongs.”
-Richard Cichelli, Monocasy Creek House Concerts Nazareth, PA

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


Top Albums for Dec 2018 - #24 Reflections
Top Artists for Dec 2018 - #12 Andy & Judy
Top Albums for Nov 2018 - #9 Reflections
Top Artists for Nov 2018 - #9 Andy & Judy
Top Songs for Nov 2018 - #17 Turn Off the Noise
Top Albums for Oct 2018 - #25 Reflections
Top Artists for Oct 2018 - #25 Andy & Judy
Top Albums for July 2017 - #11 This Old Town
Top Songs for July 2017 - #14 I'll Call You When I Get There

New England natives Andy & Judy Daigle have been singing together since 2009. They began writing songs in 2011. Today, this talented folk duo performs regularly at coffeehouses, festivals, libraries, and stages where they have been featured artists, openers and headliners. They tour through New England, the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest and Great Lakes Regions and have been featured on popular folk music radio programs. Their third album, Follow Your Dream, was chosen #1 Top pick for 2015 by Four Strong Winds (John Rumsey), KVMR Nevada City, CA. This Old Town¸ their fourth album, was also chosen as a Top 10 pick for 2017 by Four Strong Winds, as well as being named a Top CD of 2017 by Nick Noble at WICN, Worcester, MA.

Andy & Judy do a masterful job of involving the audience in their performances. Sing-a-longs and smiles are the norm at one of their concerts. Their close harmonies blend Judy’s evocative alto and Andy’s deep baritone. Beginning instrumentally with a classic folk guitar base, Andy & Judy have deepened their sound through the addition of mandolin, banjo, piano, harmonica, ukulele, and with support musicians, bass, violin and percussion. The instrumental complexity presented on their five CDs, Riverbend, Dragonfly, Follow Your Dream, This Old Town, and Reflections, support the increasing lyrical depth of their compositions.

Even though their songwriting style has its roots firmly planted in traditional and folk music, the influences of country, gospel, blues, and bluegrass, can be heard in their songs. Historical people, places and events are common themes. Their songs are carefully crafted and performed so that the listener experiences all of the emotions woven into their music.

Judy is from southeastern Massachusetts where she was introduced to folk music at an early age through her mom’s Peter, Paul and Mary records. She started guitar lessons at age 6 with the hope of joining her church folk group. A few years later she stopped playing guitar and joined the school choir. When she started performing with Andy she went back to the guitar and added piano, mandolin, and ukulele to the mix.

Andy was born in Maine and spent most of his youth in upstate New York, where he grew up listening to folk and church music while traveling with his family before eventually settling in the Boston area. He has taught himself to play guitar, banjo and the harmonica.

http://www.andyjudysing.com/

Saturday, May 4, 2019

DAVE WEINER
AND THE PHILLY BLUES SYNDICATE

"Lead by frontman, Dave Weiner, longtime guitar player for the Steve Vai Band. A must-see"

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


Join us for a rare event - the nascent stirrings of a new blues band led by uber-guitarist Dave Weiner of the Steve Vai Band, and a crew of seasoned blues singers and players. We don't know what to expect - but it's bound to be awesome!

Friday, May 10, 2019

LIZZIE AND THE MAKERS

"...it is Lizzie’s “rocker- Janis Joplin” vibe that makes her a phenomenal front-woman born to perform. Strong and carefree is what we all want to be, and Lizzie And The Makers embody that dream through their music."

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


Lizzie Edwards
With influences ranging from Paul Butterfield and Ann Peebles to Lynyrd Skynyrd and Pink Floyd, Lizzie has been a guest at many NYC all-star jams, sharing the stage with the likes of James Carter and Sweet Georgia Brown, and has brought the house down as a vocalist for NYC’s most sought-after tribute collective, Murderers’ Row.

At age 4, Lizzie began studying Classical Piano and Music Theory at what was then known as Mannes College of Music and was an avid student there for 14 years. She also has studied under renowned vocal teacher, Don Lawrence, for upwards of 8 years. Lizzie's Dad was a constant on the 60’s rock scene, acting as sideman for Chuck Berry and touring with Martha and The Vandellas and the Dave Clark Five. Her grandmother a classical harpsichordist and her grandfather an opera singer, a love and ability for all music truly courses through her veins.

With Lizzie and the Makers, she has rocked up and down the East Coast, taken the West Coast by storm, and found a new musical family in Texas, after blowing the roof of her SXSW showcases in Austin. Dark and soulful lead vocals and lyrics by Lizzie Edwards and innovative arrangements by Greg McMullen combine the blues, rock and psychedelic soul of musicians like Freddie King, Sharon Jones and Led Zeppelin.

Greg McMullen
Greg describes his music style as "sonic deconstruction on electric/acoustic/resophonic/lap/pedal steel/bass guitars, and other devices..." Trying to bridge the gap between Arto Lindsay and Joe Walsh, Greg has played with Chris Whitley, Reeves Gabrels (David Bowie/The Cure), Meshell Ndegeocello, Trixie Whitley, Twilight Singers, Bonsai, Bentmen, Matt White, Speedbuggy USA, and the Glenn Branca Ensemble. He is supported by Ernie Ball/Music Man, Mesa/Boogie, Voodoo Labs, and Electro-Harmonix. Greg co-writes the majority of the Makers’ songs with Lizzie and they are already 8 songs into their second full-length album, due out in 2019.

Brett Bass
Brett Bass grew up in Lubbock, TX where he played as many local bars as possible throughout junior high and high school. In 1998 he moved to New York City and quickly began playing regularly on Bleecker street and the lower East Side with a variety of singers, songwriters, bands and pickup bands. Bass has toured the country and world with a diverse list of folks including Bernie Worrell, Regina Spektor, Enrique Iglesias, Chris Barron (the Spin Doctors), Darlene Love, and Gregg Allman. The core of the Makers' backbone, Brett has quietly been a hammer to the railroad of down home, down hard rhythm section for Lizzie and the Makers from the get go.

Bryan Bisordi
Bryan began studying with master drummer Michael Carvin, and has since graduated from his school of drumming. He has also studied with Kevin Norton, Bill Goodwin, Amy Putnam, and Scott Ketron. Bryan’s experiences have taken him all over the US, Europe, Japan and the Middle East, led to television and radio appearances on NBC, BBC (UK) and RTE (Ireland), and include performances at Lincoln Center, Terminal 5 and Hammerstein Ballroom in New York, Blue Note Jazz Clubs, and hundreds of other venues in NYC and around the country. Bryan has performed with numerous live acts all over the world. These include Ron Pope, Great Elk and Hesta Prynn. As well as Liptalk, Janita (Engine House Records), Bonsai, Zach Berkman, Nell Bryden (Cooked Vinyl), Gyroscone, Danny Ross (Ammul Records), Big Plastic and Speedbuggy. As an original member of the Makers, Bryan is currently working on his drum set method book, with completion planned for 2015.

Rob Clores
Rob Clores is an American, New York-based keyboard player, who has toured and recorded with The Black Crowes, Tom Jones, Enrique Iglesias, Men at Work frontman Colin Hay, Marius Muller Westernhagen, Joan Osborne, Blues Traveler frontman John Popper,[1] Spin Doctorsfrontman Chris Barron, Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, Jesse Malin, Willie Nile, The Dirty Pearls and James Maddock.

Jeff Hudgins
Saxophonist/Clarinetist Jeff Hudgins is a founding member of Brooklyn group Bombay Rickey, and a transplanted Texan sax player whose music has been described as "somewhat menacing” (New York Music Daily). Aside from Bombay Rickey, Lizzie & The Makers and Rembert & The Basic Goodness, his performance agenda has included premieres by John Zorn, Tim Berne and John Harbison, and he regularly writes music for the NYC groups Anti-Social Music and Opera On Tap.

http://www.lizzieandthemakers.com/

Saturday, May 11, 2019

DUKES OF DESTINY

"Philadelphia's best loved blues band"

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


Philadelphia’s Dukes of Destiny have been making music for over 34 years, producing their own style of rocking blues and old school R’n'B. With a lineup of songs that include their unique arrangements of blues and soul standards as well as heartfelt originals, the Dukes get audiences moving and grooving and having a great time. The Dukes have released four CDs, been a fixture at area clubs, and have played in many festivals and concert series including the Philadelphia Folk Festival, Chestnut Hill’s Garden and Fall for the Arts Festivals, The Media Blues Stroll, and the Phoenixville and Paoli Blues Fests. A high-energy six piece band with 5 outstanding instrumentalists and 5 soulful singers, the Dukes never fail to put on an exciting show that get people darning, singing along and having an absolute party. They continue their reign as “Philadelphia’s longest lived and best loved blues and soul band.” Come on out and experience the fun.

http://www.dukesofdestiny.com/

Saturday, May 18, 2019

JOHNNY NEVER & JOHN COLGAN DAVIS

"Authentic acoustic blues at its finest"

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


A veteran performer in blues festivals and venues on the east coast John Carleton Dorchester grew up in rural Pennsylvania listening to old blues records. He started performing on a dare back in 2005. Never thinking the music would amount to much he chose "Johnny Never" as a stage name. But the joke was on him. His music did catch on. Johnny delivers Delta, Piedmont and East Texas Blues with a passion and authenticity that has been noted by blues enthusiasts and blues societies from Memphis to Philly.

In 2014 Johnny, with harmonica player, Zep Harpo, was quarter-finalist in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. In 2011, Johnny, along with his band, was the only regional act of three national acts selected by the Philadelphia Folksong Society to perform in a concert honoring the 100th birthday of blues legend, Robert Johnson. Offering up performances of soft blues ballads, passionate Delta slide moans and driving Little Walter and Muddy Waters riffs, Johnny’s dynamic finger style guitar work and passionate voice have brought audiences to their feet in shows from Memphis to New Jersey.

John Colgan-Davis, harmonica and vocals, started playing the harmonica in local blues and folk clubs back in the late 1960s while he was still a high school student. He played and recorded with Philadelphia singer-guitarist Jesse Graves and played with Bonnie Raitt when she lived in Philadelphia in the early 1970's. Through Bonnie, John got to meet and play with Mississippi Fred McDowell, Arthur Crudup, Buddy Guy, Skip James, Mississippi John Hurt, and others. He has also jammed with James Cotton, John Hammond, Charlie Musselwhite, John Lee Hooker, Bill Dicey, and Louisiana Red. He has toured the Midwest and recorded two CDs—“Cold and Lonesome on a Train” and “Heroes and Hard Times”—with Tennessee bluesman Sparky Rucker, and played for three years with The John Cadillac Band. A founding member of The Dukes of Destiny, John also taught Social Studies at Friends Select School in Philadelphia for 29 years and has written articles and supplements for The Philadelphia Inquirer on Blacks in the American West, Black Literature, the History of Black Philadelphia, and other topics. He is also a guest columnist for the Chestnut Hill Local. John lives in the Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia.

https://johnnynever.com/
http://www.dukesofdestiny.com/

Friday, May 31, 2019

CAROLANN SOLEBELLO
AND JOE IADANZA

"If super-groups come as duos, this one is it"

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


Kindred spirits and longtime friends CAROLANN SOLEBELLO and JOE IADANZA are perhaps the yin and yang of performing songwriters. Solebello’s smooth, warm voice and precise rhythm guitar perfectly dovetail Iadanza’s raw, honest vocals and graceful six-string virtuosity. Smart songwriting chops and emotional eloquence possessed by both blur the lines between tough and tender, masculine and feminine, Americana and folk.

CAROLANN SOLEBELLO is a performing songwriter born and bred in New York City.  Best known to folk audiences as a founding member of Americana trio Red Molly, she now tours both solo and with modern folk quartet No Fuss and Feathers. Carolann’s smooth, compelling voice and warm acoustic guitar style surely nod to rural folk traditions, yet her decidedly urban sense of rhythm and sophisticated vocal phrasing bend those traditional forms into more contemporary shapes. She is a proud member of the Jack Hardy Songwriters’ Exchange and has won numerous songwriting awards. Carolann released her fifth solo album, Shiver, in February 2018. 

Born of Italian immigrants and union activists, JOE IADANZA understands the passionate struggle of the American dream. Recalling Springsteen, Leonard Cohen, and Cat Stevens, this Long Island native’s music is rooted in classic folk: honest and raw. Iadanza has been heralded for his deeply personal songwriting, and fluid, percussive guitar playing. He continues to work with artists as a producer and songwriting coach, including with Americana artist, Carolann Solebello on her newest release, Shiver; and on Spuyten Duyvil’s The Social Music Hour, Vol. 1, which was nominated by the folk community for an Album of the Year award. Look for a string of new original singles, Including the just-released “Thunder Road” and “Wrecking Ball.” Joe will be on the road with solo and co-bill shows beginning this fall. 

http://www.CarolannSolebello.com
http://www.JoeIadanza.com

Saturday, June 8, 2019

BIODUN KUTI AND THE
NEW NIGERIAN GYPSIES

Biodun Kuti is Paul Simon's guitarist, and is known as the "Jimi Hendrix of Nigeria"

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


Biodun Kuti grabbed the guitar at the early age of fifteen and started playing in churches, with his father’s band, and other local bands in Lagos, Nigeria. Descended from an ancestral lineage of Yoruba musicians, Biodun’s childhood was bound with Juju, Highlife and traditional drumming. “I grew up in a house in Lagos where you could find guitars in every corner of the house, and all of my brothers are musicians as well,” says Biodun. “My grandfather was the chief of the village of Ifewara – right next to Ife (in the state of Osun) which is believed to be the cradle of the Yoruba people. His house was filled with a hundred different traditional Yoruba percussions. So it was that I was brought up in both traditional and modern Yoruba music, finding a fluid style of guitar playing inflected with jazz and funk elements.” Biodun, brother Kayode, and Ik have played together for years. Along with American guitarist Jon Dichter, the New Nigerian Gypsies produce a unique and original sound with very deep West African roots.

In 2013, Collaborating Artists Mark Stewart and Jamey Haddad — both members of Paul Simon’s touring band — were deeply impressed by the cohort of musicians they met at the OneBeat residency. In particular, one musician stood out to them both, Nigerian guitarist Biodun Kuti — in fact, after Jamey Haddad returned home from visiting the residency, he immediately and excitedly asked Mark if he could imagine Biodun playing in Paul’s band, “in some other dimension” or circumstance, he had said. Five years later, after the tragic passing of Paul’s longtime guitarist, Vincent Nguini, Mark and Jamey both advocated for Biodun to have a chance at joining the final tour. “There was a feeding frenzy — a lot of guitarists were hoping to get that call,” says Mark. “But Paul was ambitious, and he hoped to find a great African guitarist who could lend the gravitas necessary to be on stage left. And so he aimed high — and after awhile, the list came down to just two guitarists. The first guitarist was brilliant, and after spending three days playing with him, Paul said he didn’t know how anyone could do better than that. And then in walked Biodun. And there it was — within an hour, I think Paul knew.”

Biodun continues touring with Paul Simon, and will be with him this August in Japan.

Biodun Kuti and The New Nigerian Gypsies consists of:
Biodun Kuti: guitar & vocals
Kayode Kuti: bass guitar
Ik Golden: drums
Jon Dichter: guitar & vocals

https://www.facebook.com/folusho.kuti

Saturday, June 15, 2019

TOBY WALKER

"Man, I just love your playing. You scare me"
- Hubert Sumlin, guitarist for the late Howlin' Wolf

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


Internationally and nationally acclaimed Toby Walker has been hailed as an award winning, roots music fingerstyle guitar virtuoso and songwriter who has toured the US, the United Kingdom, and Europe. Blending the styles of blues, ragtime, country, bluegrass, old-time jazz and rock, Walker has his own style and as such received numerous awards, including being the 1st place recipient of the International Blues Challenge Award in Memphis and the NY Music Award for best instrumental CD. Walker has also been inducted into the NY Blues Hall Of Fame.

Walker is a nationally recognized guitar instructor, having taught at Jorma Kaukonen's Fur Peace Ranch, Woody Mann's Guitar Seminars, The Swanannoa Gathering, and the National Guitar Workshop. Walker also has eight instructional DVD's on Happy Traum's Homespun Music Instruction, and has produced hundreds of instructional videos on his own.

Toby’s passion for blues, rags, folk, and other traditional American music drove him to leave an apartment crammed full of recordings, books and instruments for the Mississippi Delta, Virginia and the Carolinas where he tracked down some of the more obscure - but immensely talented - music makers of an earlier era. He learned directly from Eugene Powell, James "Son" Thomas,Etta Baker, and R.L Burnside, among others.

"If he doesn't get them with his phenomenal guitar playing or catchy songs, he gets them with his wonderful stories. True entertainers have an engaing spirit that puts a smile on your face. Arlo Guthrie has it. David Bromberg has it. And so does Toby. "
- John Platt - WFUV

"Flat out... you have to hear this great musician... I'm blown away"
Jorma Kaukonen of Hot Tuna and the Jefferson Airplane

"A fingerpicking guitar virtuoso"
- Happy Traum

https://www.littletobywalker.com/

Friday, June 21, 2019

MARYANN PRICE
with the EDGE HILL ROUNDERS

The voice of Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks, the Kinks, and Asleep at the Wheel meets four guys that love to swing...

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


At long last the voice behind Dan Hicks And His Hot Licks, The Kinks and Asleep At The Wheel is taking center stage. Jazz vocalist Maryann Price leads her own jazz trio and is one half of the eclectic duo Ethyl’n Methyl, along with Asleep At The Wheel alumnus Chris O'Connell. After singing commercial jingles in her native Baltimore and jazz in Las Vegas showrooms Price moved to San Francisco in 1969. She was immediately hired by the most original band in town, Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks, becoming one of the most popular groups on the west coast.

Upon hearing of the Hot Lick's breakup in 1973, the Kinks' Ray Davies asked Maryann to move to England and join the legendary British rockers. Davies penned several songs for Maryann and she stayed with the Kinks for a year, touring extensively and recording "Preservation Act 2". Returning to America, Maryann formed The Girtones with former Hot Licks guitarist John Girton and in 1980 Price was contacted by longtime fan Ray Benson, leader of the legendary band "Asleep At The Wheel" and soon she was logging countless road miles. She stayed with the "Wheel" for two years and recorded "Framed" with them before embarking on her solo career.

In 1991 Maryann organized the first reunion in 17 years of the original Hot Licks. The show packed Austin's Paramount Theater and culminated in an appearance on "Austin City Limits" which generated unprecedented viewer response. Maryann’s voice can be heard on numerous commercial jingles and along with Chris O'Connell she appeared on the Southwest Airlines television commercials. Maryann now resides in Austin, Texas where she performs regularly and her recordings are much sought after. Price's long awaited first solo album entitled "Etched In Swing" received critical acclaim as did her live, autographed CD "Hot 'n' Cole". Jazzland, released in 1998 features many of Maryann's favorite musicians and songwriters. "Milagros" is Texas Roots Music at its best, featuring Maryann and late husband Tary Owens. "Lone Star State O' Grace" was released in 2003 and in 2004 Maryann teamed up with fellow "Lickette" Naomi Ruth Eisenberg for a live album at the bay area club Freight & Salvage, but whether it's boogie, ballad, or jazz, the unifying element is the one-of-a-kind voice of Maryann Price.

The Edge Hill Rounders have a distinctive sound. Tim and Paul draw inspiration for their vocal harmonies from brothers like Ira and Charlie Louvin and from legendary pairings like Gram Parsons and Chris Hillman of the Flying Burrito Brothers. This is layered over bass, percussion and guitar with a healthy dose of mandolin picking. At an Edge Hill Rounders performance you will hear some of your favorite songs and some that you don't know but wish you had discovered a long time ago.

http://www.maryannprice.com/
http://www.edgehillrounders.com/

Saturday, June 22, 2019

ROB BALDUCCI BAND

"Balducci’s music is drenched in layers of sonic colors, each representing a tangible emotion, desire, depth, feeling, thought and mood. Rob said "There's this cliche that instrumental guitar music has gotten to be too much of a vehicle for soloing and showing off technique. That's completely the opposite of what I'm trying to do. My music is really like vocal songs with the guitar as the vocals.""

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


Back by popular demand! Rob will return with Kenji Tajima on drums and Andrew Kolba on bass.

They said ‘there is always room for improvement‘…
It can be said that this has been the driving force for New York based guitarist Rob Balducci. While continuing to improve not only as a player and performer, he has continued to grow not only as a writer, but as an artist with a truly unique voice, sound, and vision. Raised in an era when chops and image were far more important than substance and taste while absorbing the necessary influences of the day, somewhere along the way, Balducci carved out a truly identifiable style far deeper and wider than those of his peers or predecessors.

Having played guitar for the past 27 years, Balducci would go on to win a local contest sponsored by Guitar For The Practicing Musician proclaiming him as “New York’s Best Guitarist.” Balducci furthered his six-string education, earning a degree in Music performance and Theory from Five Towns College and releasing his debut CD, 1995’s BALANCE which reaped unanimous praise from press and guitar enthusiasts alike while heralding Balducci as a promising new talent to watch for.

After his debut CD Balance, Rob continued working on new material and shopping his music to various record companies before signing to Steve Vai’s record label Favored Nations Entertainment and releasing Mantra,The Color Of Light and Violet Horizon CDs worldwide.

Vai noted; “There are two things that make an effective musician, one is the technical ability to perform on the instrument and the second is an emotional investment in what you are playing. Rob has a really good equilibrium for the technical side of things and the emotional investment”

For a better part of the last decade, Balducci has been performing major concerts at leading venues and presenting clinics for many of the leading manufactures all over the globe (Ibanez Guitars, Intellitouch tuners, D’Addario Strings, Dimarzio Pick-ups, George L’s cables, Morley pedals, Keeley Pedals, Xotic pedals, Dunlop, Maxon, Floyd Upgrades, Studio Devil and Majic Box Pedals) from Los Angeles to London, Tokyo to Trenton, Rob has earned rave reviews, major distribution, and support from the musical community, who have taken notice of this guitar giant’s talents, with scores of global publications loudly singing his praises (most notably Guitarist UK, Guitar World, Young Guitar, and Burn).

This has all now culminated to the release of his most personal record to date, “821 Monroe Drive”. As personal a statement as any artist could make, this is the album in which Rob Balducci comes full circle and shows us just how deep that well of inspiration he draws from can be. Brimming with all the staples you have come to expect from Balducci; infectious melodies, stunning musicianship and gorgeous tones all shaped to take you, the listener on an aural journey that will not only surprise, excite and thrill you from the first note to the last, but leave you wondering ‘How did he do that?’

http://www.robbalducci.com

Friday, June 28, 2019

SLOAN WAINWRIGHT

with SHARON GOLDMAN
and RAINA SOKOLOV-GONZALEZ

An evening with an American icon, and two amazing artists, who also happen to be accomplished, powerful women

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


Defying standard categorization, singer/songwriter Sloan Wainwright, consistently demonstrates her easy command of a variety of American musical styles — pop, folk, jazz and blues — held together by the melodious tone of her rich contralto, with the end result being a unique and soulful hybrid. 

Her family tree (brother and folk-music luminary Loudon Wainwright, nephew Rufus Wainwright, nieces Martha Wainwright and Lucy Wainwright Roche) reads like a who’s who of contemporary folk music. Sloan’s incredible gift is not only her unique songwriting ability but also her dramatically voiced rendition of original songs. 

“She’s folk influenced, but the real star here is her voice. Warm and smoky and smooth, it makes her earthy, ominous lyrics seem all the more intense.” 

With a solid and impressive discography of 10 original CD releases to her credit, Sloan continues to write, sing and perform live and has won two songwriting awards at the annual EmPower Posi Music Awards.  In addition, Sloan has written numerous musical compositions for theater and dance and teaches at many of the best-known master songwriter series and workshops.

Sloan’s open spirit and first-hand experience is welcome –year after year– in the musical classrooms of such prestigious song camps as Richard Thompson’s Frets and Refrains, The Swannanoa Gathering, SummerSongs, WUMB Radio’s Summer Acoustic Music Week (SAMW), Winter Acoustic Music Weekend (WAMW), Moab Folk Camp, Cape Cod Songwriting Retreat and emPower Music & Arts Totally Cool Song School.

SHARON GOLDMAN is a New York-raised, New Jersey-based singer-songwriter whose "intense, insightful, vivid" storytelling is a "clinic in how to paint an indelible picture with the simplest images and symbols" (Alan Young, New York Music Daily)

Over several well-received albums (including 2016's KOL ISHA/A Woman's Voice, which was named one of the Top 10 Folk Albums of 2016 by WFDU's Ron Olesko) she has combined heartfelt portraits and memorable lyrics with unforgettable melodies and pure, precise, expressive vocals — taking a folk/pop sensibility to new artistic heights. She performs regularly at house concerts, folk coffeehouses, festivals, arts and cultural venues and community centers.

Sharon was honored with a showcase spot at the 2017 Northeast Regional Folk Alliance conference; a finalist spot at the 2017 South Florida Folk Festival songwriting competition and three Honorable Mentions at the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Songwriting Contest. She previously wrote the popular blog Songwriting Scene; hosts music regularly in her NJ hometown (most recently, she curated the popular Schoolhouse Songwriter Series in Metuchen, NJ); and is is also a proud longtime member of the Jack Hardy Songwriters Exchange and the SummerSongs community.

Raina Sokolov-Gonzalez is a Brooklyn based R&B, jazz and unique fusion artist, and a strong, soulful female singer/composer.

https://www.sloanwainwright.com
https://www.sharongoldmanmusic.com/
http://rainasokolovgonzalez.com/

Saturday, June 29, 2019

VENOM BLUES

Careful you don't get bit

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


The Mid-Atlantic's hottest Blues band performing original work and remakes of Blues greats such as Muddy Waters, Johnny Winter, Robert Cray, the Chambers Brothers and other Blues legends. Venom Blues appears throughout Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania and rolls out several sets of seriously smokin' Blues tracks that will have you out on the floor "stompin' yo' feet". This ain't your Grandmomma's Blues, so come prepared to hear a little something special and don't be surprised if you get bit by the seduction that is "The Blues"!

With the understanding that The Blues is an art form that deserves serious attention to detail, The Blues also leaves a lot of room for interpretation and innovation. Venom Blues carries that one step further into today's music scene with a bit more edge and a lot more energy. The musical dynamics and variety of styles presented at a Venom Blues show always leaves the crowd "wantin' mo", so c'mon down y'all, don't be shy. Give Venom Blues a try!

Venom Blues was formed in late 2005 by veterans of the Delaware and Northeast music scene, who collectively, have well over a hundred years of musical experience. They were brought together by an extreme desire to rekindle the flames of the artistry known as The Blues and carry it forward to a new generation. Delaware has seen it's share of the best Blues musicians that have toured the world. Venom Blues seeks to carry on that tradition, so keep your eyes open - The Blues can strike real fast...

http://www.venomblues.com/main.asp


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"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’s 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."

I'm a "venue snob" and this place is AWESOME ! Cozy, intimate, acoustically A+, comfy seating, bathroom is spotless, people are warm & friendly ... can't wait to return !

"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."

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"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
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