Connecticut Acoustic Music Events
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April 2014
April 19

   GuitarTownCT ~ Neighborhood Music School Of New Haven ~ Yale University
proudly present
:

"Give Back To Tony Rice"
~ A Very Special Benefit Performance ~

As so often is the case in Blue Grass music, our pioneers occasionally come upon hard times ~ both financially and physically. Such is the case with true guitar legend, Tony Rice.

In recent months, Tony and his wife Pam have had to come to terms with the fact that playing guitar has become an impossible and too painful a task. Tony has been battlng hand issues for many years. Often his cancellations have resulted in various rumors regarding his health. But the truth of the matter is that Tony has all too often had severe pain in his hands and fingers and simply could not perform.

Unfortunately Tony's music has been - and still is - his primary means of income. Thus this benefit concert. Hopefully the first of several to come across this country in which Tony has driven countless gig miles in his car.

As John Lawless so aptly wrote in his 'Bluegrass Today' column:
"This isn't charity, this is giving back to Tony."

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Artists who have signed-on thus far:

Rob Ickes (resophonic guitar), Tony Trischka (banjo), Tim Stafford (guitar/vocals), Josh Williams (guitar/vocals), Chris Eldridge (guitar/vocals), Luke Bulla (fiddle), Cody Kilby (guitar/vocals), Jesse Brock (mandolin/vocals), Sam Grisman (bass with "The Deadly Gentlemen"), Dominick Leslie (mandolin with "The Deadly Gentlemen")   ~~ more TBA

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General Admission: $50   /   Reserved: $65

Showtime * 7:00 pm

Unitarian Society Hall
700 Hartford Turnpike
Hamden, CT
203-430-6020

guitartownct.com

 

April
19

 

Walt Michael & Co.

The Sounding Board Coffeehouse
Universalist Church of West Hartford

8:00 pm

$18  General Admission
$16  SB Members
$10  Students

 

Walt Michael is one of the premier players and connisseurs of the Hammered Dulcimer in the entire world. Walt’s wide repertoire ranges from old-time Southern Appalachian to Celtic, to original compositions. He is a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and has recorded 14 albums and instructional videos. Walt's 40 years of performing has taken him from the coal camps of Appalachia to the White House.

 

50 Bloomfield Avenue
Hartford, CT

860-635-7685

folknotes.org

waltmichael.com

April
19

 

Last Fair Deal

The Buttonwood Tree
8:00 pm

$10

 

605 Main Street
Middletown, CT

860-347-4957

buttonwood.org

April
26

 

Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem

The Sounding Board Coffeehouse

VENUE CHANGE:
The Unitarian Society of Hartford

8:00 pm

$20  General Admission
$18  SB Members
$10  Students

 

50 Bloomfield Avenue
Hartford, CT

860-635-7685

folknotes.org

raniarbo.com

April
27

 

Grass Routes
(CT)

The Firebox

5:00 pm

Donations ~ Fill the Boot!

 

539 Broad Street
Hartford, CT

info: 203-650-3492

fireboxrestaurant.com

May 2014

May 3

 

The Kropp Dusters

plus
Bluegrass Band Competition

Hyde School Auditorium
Starts 12:00

$15 advance / $18 door

 

Route 169
South Woodstock, CT

Email for info: bbond@vegware.us

 

Jam, Food & Drinks: 12:00 - 3:00pm

Band Competition, Kropp Dusters concert:
3:00pm - 10:00pm

May
17

 

The Steel Wheels

Northwest Park Nature Center
8:00 pm

$20

Based in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, this dynamic four-piece string band marries old time musical traditions with their own innovative sound and lifestyle

 

145 Lang Road
Windsor, CT

860-347-4957

northwestpark.org

thesteelwheels.com

May
18

 

Dick Bowden's Flying Circus

The Firebox

5:00 pm

Donations ~ Fill the Boot!

 

539 Broad Street
Hartford, CT

info: 203-650-3492

fireboxrestaurant.com

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