Connecticut Acoustic Music Events
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September 2014

Sept 14

 

"Pickin' at the Ives"

Ives Concert Park

featuring...

3:00 pm - Local Bands
5:00 pm - Cabinet (PA)
7:00 pm - Greensky Bluegrass (MI)

 

Danbury, CT

ivesconcertpark.com

Advance: $25
Gate: $35

VIP: $50 (pre-sale only) includes VIP seating, food voucher, signed copy of Greensky’s new CD

Sept 14

 

Shady Creek

Quarry Ridge Golf Club
"Music at The Ridge"

6:00 pm

No Cover

 

9 Rose Hill Road
Portland, CT

860-342-1399

quarryridge.com

Sept 14

 

Big Apple'achia

House Concert
1:30 pm

$15

 

Everit Street
New Haven, CT

Seating Limited;
Reservations recommended via email:

Louis Audette
24everit@concentric.net

Sept 18

 

Ragweed

Best Video
8:00 pm

$5

 

1842 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT

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

Sept 21

 

Patuxent Partners
(MD / VA)

The Firebox
5:00 pm

Donations ~ Fill the Boot!

 

539 Broad Street
Hartford, CT

info: 203-650-3492

fireboxrestaurant.com

Sept 21

 

Cricket tell The Weather

Quarry Ridge Golf Club
"Music at The Ridge"

6:00 pm

No Cover - Donations accepted

 

9 Rose Hill Road
Portland, CT

860-342-1399

quarryridge.com

Sept 19

 

The David Bromberg Band

Infinity Music Hall & Bistro
Route 44
Norfolk, CT

8:00 pm

$54 -- $69

infinityhall.com

davidbromberg.org

 

In 2013, content with the balance of both his violin business and performing career, David Bromberg was ready to record again with his live band. David and his group entered Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, NY. Enlisting some of Levon Helm's former recording and touring musicians for added instrumentation, the "David Bromberg Band" emerged twelve days later with Only Slightly Mad, a return to his genre-bending albums of the 1970s - 80s. Blues, bluegrass, gospel, folk, Irish fiddle tunes, pop and English drinking songs happily co-existing as they can on a Bromberg album.

David remarked, “As a kid growing up in the 1940s - 50s, I listened to rock ’n’ roll and whatever else was on the radio. I discovered Pete Seeger and The Weavers... through them, Reverend Gary Davis. I then discovered Big Bill Broonzy, who led me to Muddy Waters and the Chicago blues. This was more or less the same time I discovered Flatt and Scruggs, which led to Bill Monroe and Doc Watson.”

You can tell a lot about a person from the company he keeps. When that company has included Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Emmylou Harris, Doc Watson, John Hiatt, Jerry Garcia, Dr. John, Pete Seeger, Willie Nelson, John Prine, Jerry Jeff Walker, Mississippi John Hurt [we'll stop the lengthy list here] -- well, you realize you’re dealing with a very special case.

For newcomers, Only Slightly Mad will be an introduction to a performer whose range and musical depth have delighted devoted audiences for over forty years.

 

  David Bromberg - guitars, mandolin, vocals
  Mark Cosgrove - guitar, mandolin, vocals
  Robert 'Butch' Amoit - bass, vocals
  Nate Grower - fiddle, guitar, mandolin, vocals
  Chris Brown - drums, vocals

 

Sept 28

 

Cabin Fever

Quarry Ridge Golf Club
"Music at The Ridge"

6:00 pm

No Cover - Donations accepted

 

9 Rose Hill Road
Portland, CT

860-342-1399

quarryridge.com

October 2014

Oct 4

 

BluesGrass

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

$75 per person
Table of 8 for $400

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.

 

135 Kirkland Street
Deep River, CT

 

 

Email your request for an invitation at:

killingworthmark@gmail.com

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 17

 

Bluegrass Gospel Project

Groton Congregational Church
7:30 pm

$20

 

162 Monument Street
Groton, CT

860-445-7409

Oct 12

 

- TBA -

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 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

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