Connecticut Acoustic Music Events
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August 2014

August 1

 

Phil Rosenthal

Old State House

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Free Lawn Concert

 

800 Main Street
Hartford, CT

860-522-6766

August 2

 

Charter Oak Bluegrass

The Buttonwood Tree

7:00 pm

$10

 

Main Street
Middletown, CT

charteroakbluegrass.weebly.com

August 6

 

Phil Rosenthal
'Songs of Pete Seeger'

East Lyme Public Library

7:00 pm

Free Concert

 

33 Society Road
Niantic, CT

860-739-6926

August 7

 

Jerry Douglas Band

Fairfield Theater Company's
"StageOne"

70 Sanford Street
Fairfield, CT

8:00 pm

$65

fairfieldtheatre.org

Dobro® Master and 13-time Grammy winner Jerry Douglas is arguably the world's most renowned and in-demand resophonic guitar player, with more than 2000 recording credits. Testimonials from his peers include the likes of John Fogerty, proclaiming Douglas to be his "favorite all-time musician".

Jerry is a connoisseur's musician, a man of many musical borders. He takes you to the frontier of bluegrass, country, blues, folk and Indie Rock without ever breaking a sweat (well, almost!) The phrase 'living legend' may indeed be over-used, but in the case of the master reso-guitarist Jerry Douglas, it's also an understatement.

  Jerry Douglas - resophonic guitars, Weissenborn guitar + more
  Luke Bulla - violin, voice
  ?   - guitar
  Viktor Krauss - bass
  Omar Hakim - drums / percussion

 

August 8


The Avett Brothers

Oakdale Theater

8:00 pm

$35 - $45 - $55

 

95 South Turnpike Road
Wallingford, CT

oakdale.com

theavettbrothers.com

August 9

 

Sommers - Rosenthal Family Band

St. Annes Episcopal Church

7:00 pm

Free Concert

 

82 Shore Road
Old Lyme, CT

860-434-1621

August 10

 

Jerry Douglas Band

Infinity Music Hall & Bistro
Route 44
Norfolk, CT

7:30 pm

$45 / $65

infinityhall.com

Dobro® master / 13-time Grammy winner Jerry Douglas has elevated, transformed, and reinvented the resophonic guitar in countless ways. Known for his role as a key member of Alison Krauss and Union Station, to his more recent collaboration with Mumford & Sons and Paul Simon for a remake of “The Boxer”, Douglas’ influence and contribution to Americana, bluegrass and beyond is undeniable. This particular evening of Reso-master Jerry Douglas and his band will their Infinity Music Hall debut.

  Jerry Douglas - resophonic guitars, Weissenborn guitar +
  Luke Bulla - violin, voice
  ?   - guitar
  Viktor Krauss - bass
  Omar Hakim - drums / percussion

 

August 10

 

Sommers - Rosenthal Family Band

Whitney Center
Cultural Arts Auditorium

4:00 pm

$ = ??

 

200 Leeder Hill Drive
Hamden, CT

203-281-6745

August 12

 

Hot Club of Cowtown

Ballard Park

Concert Happenings in
Ridgefield Parks
(CHIRP)

7:00 pm

Free Lawn Concerts

rain location:
Ridgefield Playhouse

On concert days call
203 431-2760 after 4:00pm
to confirm rain location if needed

 

Main & Gilbert Street
Ridgefield, CT

41°17'01.7"N / 73°29'57.8"W

info: 203 431-6501

chirp.org/events/2014-concerts

theduhks.com

 

Visit this venue's website --
the summer lineup is OUTSTANDING!

August 13

 

Last Fair Deal

Litchfield Town Green

6:30 pm

Free Lawn Concert

rain date: August 14

 

Jct. Routes 63 - 202 - 118
Litchfield, CT

 

lastfairdeal.com

August 14

 

Tumbling Bones

Ballard Park

Concert Happenings in
Ridgefield Parks
(CHIRP)

7:00 pm

Free Lawn Concerts

rain location:
East Ridge Middle School

 

Main & Gilbert Street
Ridgefield, CT

41°17'01.7"N / 73°29'57.8"W

info: 203 431-6501

chirp.org/events/2014-concerts

On concert days call
203 431-2760 after 4:00pm
to confirm rain location if needed

Visit this venue's website --
the summer lineup is OUTSTANDING!

August 14

 

Shore Grass

The Landing

6:30 pm

Free Gazebo Concert

rain location:
Deep River Town Hall

 

River Street
Deep River, CT

860-526-6036

shoregrass.com

August 14

 

Sommers - Rosenthal Family Band

Guilford Free Library

4:00 pm

Free Lawn Concert

 

67 Park Street
Guilford, CT

203-453-8282

August 15 - 17

 

Summer Jam 2014
August 15 - 17

Overnight lodging, meals, workshops and performances

(No other details available at this time - check for website updates)

Camp Wightman
207 Coal Pit Hill Road
Griswold, CT

cwsummerjam.com

 

August 14

 

Sommers - Rosenthal Family Band

Madison Beach Hotel

7:30 pm

Free Lawn Concert

 

94 West Wharf Road
Madison, CT

203-254-1404

August 23

 

Last Fair Deal

Southbury Gazebo Concert

12:00 noon

Free Lawn Concert

 

Town Center
Southbury, CT

 

lastfairdeal.com

August 24

GuitarTownCT  presents:

Dale Ann Bradley

...featuring
Steve Gulley & Phil Leadbetter

Spaceland Ballroom
2:30 pm

$25 General Seating
$35 Table Seating

Dale Ann Bradley - guitar, vocals
Steve Gulley - guitar, vocals
Phil Leadbetter - resophonic guitar
Bryan Turner - bass, vocals
Scott Powers - mandolin
Sturat Wyrick - banjo

 

295 Treadwell Street
Hamden, CT

theouterspace.net/ballroom.php

guitartownct.com

 

Dale Ann Bradley has always expressed in her recordings the boundlessness of Bluegrass music and its musicians and vocalists by incorporating songs from all musical styles into her shows and recordings. Throughout all the ups and downs, happy and sad times, Dale Ann has always had a song. No one has handed her anything. She has worked hard, very hard. Dale Ann has garnered international success -- from the Grand Ole Opry to Japan -- doing the music she loves.

Wherever the words, strings and melodies take her is where you will always find Dale Ann Bradley... and in Hamden, CT this month!

August 24

 

Hot Mustard
(VT)

The Firebox

5:00 pm

Donations ~ Fill the Boot!

 

539 Broad Street
Hartford, CT

info: 203-650-3492

fireboxrestaurant.com

August 30

 

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder

Infinity Music Hall & Bistro
Route 44
Norfolk, CT

8:00 pm

$69 / $94

infinityhall.com

2014 marks the 55th year since Ricky Skaggs struck his first chords on a mandolin -- about the same time as his appearance onstage with Flatt & Scruggs at the age of 5. As a teenager, he joined Ralph Stanley as a Clinch Mountain Boy and has been traveling the road music ever since. This 14-time Grammy Award winner continues to do his part in promoting the recent roots revival in American music.

KENTUCKY THUNDER:

  Andy Leftwich - fiddle
  Cody Kilby - lead guitar
  Paul Brewster - tenor & lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  Eddie Faris - baritone vocals, rhythm guitar
  Justin Moses - banjo, harmony vocals
  Scott Mulvahill - bass, bass vocals 

 

September 2014

Sept 11

 

Phil Rosenthal
'Songs of Pete Seeger'

Brainerd Memorial Library

6:30 pm

Free Concert

 

920 Saybrook Road
Haddam, CT

860-345-7735

Sept 19

 

Sam Bush Band

Infinity Music Hall & Bistro
Route 44
Norfolk, CT

7:30 pm

$59 / $79

infinityhall.com

sambush.com

Grammy Award winning multi-instrumentalist Sam Bush doesn't seem old enough to be a musical legend. And he's not....But then, he is. Alternately known as the King of Telluride and the King of Newgrass, Bush has been honored by the Americana Music Association and the International Bluegrass Music Association. Though Bush is best known for his mandolin prowess, he is also a 3-time National Junior Fiddle Champion and Grammy award winning vocalist.

Bush has helped to expand the horizons of bluegrass music, fusing it with jazz, rock, blues, funk and other styles. He's the co-founder of the genre-bending band, New Grass Revival. Sam has been an in-demand musician who has worked with everyone from his idol Bill Monroe, Del McCoury, Emmylou Harris and Bela Fleck to Charlie Haden, Lyle Lovett and Garth Brooks. 

Sam says:

"In the acoustic world, I've been pretty lucky to play with almost every one of my heroes. I've gotten to play with Bill Monroe, Doc Watson, Earl Scruggs... I've been to the mountain". But his greatest contribution may be his impact on the future: "You just have to stand there and applaud the great young talent. Chris Thile, Wayne Benson, Shawn Lane, Matt Flinner, Ronnie McCoury, Mike Marshall—they play in ways that I can't play," he says of today's younger generation of mandolin players. "I'm hoping to be around for is the next generation that comes along after that group. That's going to be something. The music keeps evolving. 

  Sam Bush - mandolin, fiddle, vocals
  Stephen Mougin - guitar, vocals
  Scott Vestal - banjo, vocals
  Byron House - bass
  Chris Brown - drums / percussion

 

Sept 21


The Gibson Brothers
plus Bear Minimum

Canterbury Town Hall
Community Room

2:30 pm

$30

 

One Municiple Drive
Canterbury, CT

canterburyhistorical.org

gibsonbrothers.com

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