Connecticut Acoustic Music Events
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January 2015

Jan 23

 

Phil Rosenthal
"Songs of Pete Seeger"

Simsbury Public Library
7:30 pm

Free Program

 

725 Hopmeadow Street
Simsbury, CT

simsburylibrary.info

Jan 24

 

BluesGrass

Smokin' with Chris
8:00 pm

No Cover

 

59 West Center Street
Southington, CT

860-620-9133

Jan 24

 

* Charter Oak Bluegrass
* Nick Anderson & Shady Creek

Killingly Grange Hall
7:00 pm

$12

 

Route 101 & Dog Hill Road
Killingly, CT

Jan 29

 

* Last Fair Deal
* The Meadow Brothers

Infinity Music Hall & Bistro
8:00 pm

$19 - $24

 

Route 44
20 Greenwoods Road West
Norfolk, CT

Box Office: 1-866-666-6306

infinityhall.com

 

Jan 30

Béla Fleck
and The Knights

Infinity Music Hall & Bistro

8:00 pm
$60 - $105

Route 44
20 Greenwoods Road West
Norfolk, CT

Box Office: 1-866-666-6306

infinityhall.com


Bela Fleck
- banjos

The Knights - NYC Chamber Orchestra

 

Béla Fleck has advanced the art of the banjo more than anyone else in history. He’s brought excitement and wonder to audiences worldwide. From the jam-band pyrotechnics of the Flecktones to his mind-boggling fusions with musicians from Asia and Africa, Béla continues to rewrite the banjo playbook.

The Knights are technically a Chamber Orchestra. However these artists defy all preconceptions of the classic classical sounds. An eclectic aggregation of remarkably diverse talents, The Knights roster includes composers, arrangers, singer-songwriters, and improvisers, who bring a range of cultural influences to the group -- from jazz and klezmer, to pop and indie rock music.

This is not Bluegrass; it surely ain't Classical music. But any true fan of music, performed by such a talented successful collaboration, will not dare miss this most unique musical trip as they defy and supercede musical boundaries. This is one of a select few East Coast concerts before touring Austria.

 

February 2015

Feb 3

 

CTBMA Jam

February 3

CANCELLED
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Alternate jam scheduled at:

The Exchange Cafe
74 Bank Street
New London, CT
6:30 - 9:00 pm

info:  Email Kathie at klf622@gmail.com
Phone Johnny at 860-447-1157

 

Feb 7

 

Charter Oak Bluegrass

Buttonwood Tree Cultural Center

8:00 pm

No Cover -- Pass-the-Hat

 

Main Street
Middletown, CT

Feb 8

 

Deep Ellum

Smokin' with Chris
4:30 pm

No Cover

 

59 West Center Street
Southington, CT

860-620-9133

Feb 8

 

Amy Gallatin & Stillwaters

24 Everit House Concert Series

1:30 pm

$20

 

24 Everit Street
New Haven, CT

Reservations Required
24everit@concentric.net

 

amygallatin.com

Feb 15

   GuitarTownCT presents:

The Helen Highwater Band
(Nashville)

The Space

7:00 pm
$35

295 Treadwell Street
Hamden, CT
203-430-6020

guitartownct.com

David Grier - guitar/vocals
Missy Raines - bass/vocals
Mike Compton - mandolin/vocals
Shad Cobb - fiddle/vocals

 

 

David Grier was named one of Guitar Player Magazine's "Artists of the Decade" in 2000. He has received the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) "Guitar Player of the Year" award 3 times, and has played on 4 Grammy award-winning albums.

Missy Raines is a 7-time IBMA "Bass Player of the Year". Connecticut fans know Missy as a former member of the Claire Lynch band, her years with Eddie & Martha Adcock, and her duo with Jim Hurst. Missy now fronts her own ensemble, The New Hip.

Mike Compton is best known for his personal adaptation of Bill Monroe's right-hand style of mandolin playing. Mike was a charter member of The Nashville Bluegrass Band. He also toured with John Hartford during his last several years. Mike received Grammy Awards for his work on O' Brother Where Art Thou, and has played on projects for a wide variety of music genre masters from Dr. Ralph Stanley to Elvis Costello.

Shad Cobb is a major force in the country/bluegrass fidlle world. Yet he remains somewhat under-the-radar; perhaps by humble choice. In 1995, Shad moved to Nashville from his home state of Washington. He began recording with some of Nashville's top artists, including (among others) Grand Ole Opry members The Osborne Brothers and Marty Rabon & Shenandoah. Shad's resume also includes country music icons like Willie Nelson; singer-songwriters like Steve Earle; and old-time / bluegrass musician and comedian Mike Snyder. Shad currently tours with the John Cowan Band.

Feb 17

 

Charter Oak Bluegrass

The Outer Space

7:00 pm

$10

 

295 Treadwell Street
Hamden, CT

203-430-6020

Feb 20

 

BluesGrass

Chester's Barbecue
6:00 pm

No Cover

 

943 Poquonnock Road
Groton Shoppers Mart
Groton, CT

860-449-6868

Feb 21

 

Phil Rosenthal

All-American Valley General Store
7:00 pm

Free Program

 

16 Bank Street
Seymour, CT

203-828-6442

redcloverblossom.com

Feb 22

 

Corey Zink Band

Country Corner Coffeehouse
Morningstar Community Baptist Church

2:00 pm

$17

 

11 N. Main Street
South Hadley, MA

413-467-9394

countrycornermusic.com

Feb 28

   GuitarTownCT presents:

Beppe Gambetta
(Genoa, Italy)

Spaceland Ballroom

8:00 pm
$15 / $25

295 Treadwell Street
Hamden, CT
203-430-6020

guitartownct.com

beppegambetta.com

Beppe Gambetta is a multi-faceted acoustic guitarist well-versed in bluegrass, Italian classics and jazz... as well as his own stunning original music. From his unique background as an Italian musician and singer, in love with both American roots music and the music of his native country, Beppe has travelled the globe performing for (and charming) music enthusiasts of many cultures. He has produced  eleven CDs and several DVDs; conducts master classes, published instruction books, and collaborated with many of the world's master musicians. Beppe is even a published author -- a hardcover Italian cookbook (complete with musical suggestions and wines for each meal). He returns to Connecticut for an evening of music and friendship, as only Beppe can serve.

 

Feb 28

 

* Amy Gallatin & Stillwaters
* Nick Anderson & Shady Creek

Killingly Grange Hall
7:00 pm

$12

 

Route 101 & Dog Hill Road
Killingly, CT

 

amygallatin.com

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