Connecticut Acoustic Music Events
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October 2014

Oct 4

 

BluesGrass

Academy at Mount Saint John
5:00 - 9:00 pm

$75 per person
Table of 8 for $400

 

 

135 Kirkland Street
Deep River, CT

 

Email your request for an invitation at:

killingworthmark@gmail.com

The academy's first major fundraiser as an independant day school.  The Diocese of Norwich is supporting this startup school but need to raise funds in order to keep the program afloat.  The event at this 107 year old building (overlooking the Connecticut River across from Gillette's Castle) features live music, outdoor activities, appetizers on the spacious grounds of AMSJ... followed by an indoor buffet of harvest foods with wine pairing and desserts.

 

Oct 5

 

Eight Mile River Band
(Intermission guests: BluesGrass)

Quarry Ridge Golf Club
"Music at The Ridge"

6:00 pm

No Cover - Donations accepted

 

9 Rose Hill Road
Portland, CT

860-342-6113

quarryridge.com

Oct 10

 

BluesGrass

The Buttonwood Tree
8:00 pm

$10

 

605 Main Street
Middletown, CT

860-347-4957

thebuttonwoodtree.org

Oct 11

 

BluesGrass

The Gelston House
8:00 pm

No Cover

 

8 Main Street
East Haddam, CT

860-873-1411

 

Oct 12

 

The Ramblers

Quarry Ridge Golf Club
"Music at The Ridge"

6:00 pm

No Cover - Donations accepted

 

9 Rose Hill Road
Portland, CT

860-342-6113

quarryridge.com

Oct 15

 

Stuart Duncan
& Noam Pikelny

The Ridgefield Playhouse

8:00 pm

$38

 

80 East Ridge
Ridgefield, CT

203-438-5795

ridgefieldplayhouse.org

 

Multi-instrumentalist Stuart Duncan is perhaps best known for his long tenure with The Nashville Bluegrass Band. Stuart has since built upon his bluegrass roots to become an artist defying categorization. The consumate sideman, he has lent his particular taste and tone to countless artists and projects. Whether trading dizzying instrumental licks with the likes of Béla Fleck and Jerry Douglas, or adding complimentary fills for vocalists Alan Jackson and Barbara Streisand, Stuart has found a professional "home" both in the studio and on tours. From Robert Plant to Panic at the Disco, Stuart's playing and influence can be heard with many of today's top hit-makers.

As a founding member of The Punch Brothers, Noam Pikelny has been building a reputation as one of the most talented and virtuosic young banjo players alive since his 2004 solo debut In The Maze (Compass Records).  As the winner of the inaugural 'Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo & Bluegrass' Pikelny was praised by Martin as "a player of unlimited range and astonishing precision."

 

Oct 17

 

BluesGrass

Chester's BBQ
6:00 pm

No Cover

 

943 Poquonnock Road
Groton, CT

(every 3rd Friday of each month)

Oct 17

 

Bluegrass Gospel Project

Groton Congregational Church
7:30 pm

$20

 

162 Monument Street
Groton, CT

860-445-7409

Oct 19

 

Deep Ellum

Preston Ridge Vineyard
12:00 noon - 3:00 pm

No Cover

 

100 Miller Road
Preston, CT

860-383-4278

Oct 19

 

Bluegrass Gospel Project

Hampton Community Center
2:30 pm

$15

 

178 Main Street
Hampton, CT

860-445-9400

Oct 19

 

Tex's Troubadors

The Firebox

5:00 pm

Donations ~ Fill the Boot!

 

539 Broad Street
Hartford, CT

info: 203-650-3492

fireboxrestaurant.com

Oct 25

 

Providence Mandolin Orchestra
(Classical music and more)

Bread Box Theater
7:30 pm

$10

 

220 Valley Street
Willimantic, CT

860-429-4220

breadboxfolk.org

Oct 26

 

Shore Grass

Quarry Ridge Golf Club
"Music at The Ridge"

6:00 pm

No Cover - Donations accepted

 

9 Rose Hill Road
Portland, CT

860-342-6113

quarryridge.com

November 2014

Nov 1

 

James King Band
(Virginia)

The Firebox

Saturday Night
5:00 pm

Donations ~ Fill the Boot!

 

539 Broad Street
Hartford, CT

info: 203-650-3492
fireboxrestaurant.com


~  FINAL SHOW  ~
at The Firebox

Nov 2

 

The Shiny Lapel Trio

Quarry Ridge Golf Club
"Music at The Ridge"

6:00 pm

No Cover - Donations accepted

 

9 Rose Hill Road
Portland, CT

860-342-6113

quarryridge.com

Nov 8

 

Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem

Bread Box Theater
7:30 pm

$25

 

220 Valley Street
Willimantic, CT

860-429-4220

breadboxfolk.org

raniarbo.com

Nov 9

 

Four Bridges

Quarry Ridge Golf Club
"Music at The Ridge"

6:00 pm

No Cover - Donations accepted

 

9 Rose Hill Road
Portland, CT

860-342-6113

quarryridge.com

Nov 15

GuitarTownCT
Celebrates its 50th Concert...

Ralph Stanley
& The Clinch Mountain Boys

Unitarian Society Hall
8:00 pm
$50 general admission / $60 reserved

700 Hartford Turnpike
Hamden, CT
203-430-6020

guitartownct.com

The Stanley Brothers took mountain music nationwide starting in the early 1940s. After brother Carter's death in December 1966, Ralph Stanley took charge of the Clinch Mountain Boys -- and has never looked back. Ralph's career and personal life has been an interesting bit of American history, and a major contribution to American music history.

In October, Ralph Stanley (age 87) will have been a professional performing artist and songwriter for 68 years ~~~ Last of the original bluegrass pioneers.

                       Recommended Reading...

Lonesome Melodies:
The Lives and Music of the Stanley Brothers



by David W. Johnson (2013)
ISBN-13: 978-1-61703-646-0

 

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