Friday, June 23, 8 p.m.
One voice is all it takes. The right vocalist can make you fall in love at first listen, elicit tears, or bring you back to a different era altogether. A microphone and a stage remain the only necessities. That holds true for Juilliard-graduate and New York-based soul singer, songwriter, and Broadway chanteuse Morgan James. James has previously collaborated and toured with Postmodern Jukebox. Now, with the backing of her own band, shell perform work from her full-length indie record, Reckless Abandon, and cast an unbreakable spell with a powerhouse voice, theatrical swing, and a soulful poise.
"A phenomenal talent whose feel for classic soul music is bone deep... This woman is on fire." ~The New York Times
Brent Rowan & Friends: Featuring Tanya Tucker
Sunday, July 2, 8 p.m.
Silent Auction Night
Over the course of 30 years in Nashville, Brent Rowan has played with countless pop and country artists to record more than 15,000 sessions. As a producer, Rowan has released multiple gold and platinum records. Tanya Tuckers sultry voice and vivacious stage presence make her one of the most respected female vocalists in country music. Her accomplishments include top-40 albums and singles, as well as numerous awards. She has provided some of the biggest country music hits of each decade, including "Delta Dawn Together". Rowan and Tucker present an acoustic duo performance highlighting their guitar and vocal talents.
"Tucker's vocal delivery and stage presence still have every bit of the fire that made her a teenage star." - cleveland.com
Chatham County Line
Friday, July 7, 8 p.m.
Chatham County Line has crafted top-notch, original modern bluegrass music that draws upon American roots while acknowledging its own members backgrounds in rock n roll. Characterized by poignant songwriting and inventive arrangements, Chatham County Lines latest album, Autumn, sees the quartet working comfortably in its sweet spot. Built around songwriter/guitarist Dave Wilsons clever lines and compelling vignettes, the record is a treasure trove of the wistful balladry and dynamic toe-tappers thatve become the bands hallmarks. John Teer (mandolin/fiddle), Chandler Holt (banjo), and Greg Readling (bass) add vocal harmonies and contribute impeccable yet unconventional picking. Catch them at Strings before they open for the Avett Brothers at Red Rocks on July 8!
"The bands unique roots-based bluegrass is steeped in tradition but with a twist that can only be described as fun" - The Huffington Post
Friday, July 14, 8 p.m.
Mandy Harvey is an award-winning singer, songwriter and motivational speaker. She has released multiple critically acclaimed albums, won the VSA's International Young Soloist Award, and has performed at the Kennedy Center in DC several times, including with pianist Jon Kimura Parker. She performs regularly at Dazzle Jazz Lounge in Denver, voted one of the top 100 Jazz venues in the world. Though her hearing loss is profound, her timing, pitch, and passion are perfect. With support from friends and family, Mandy continues to find joy in the music. Together with her band, Mandy provides unforgettable performances.
"From the first note, Mandy Harvey tames her audience into stunned appreciation as she glides pitch-perfect from breathy jazz standard to growling blues." - The LA Times
Ben Sollee & Kentucky Native
Saturday, July 15, 7 p.m.
Kentucky-born cellist Ben Sollee's music is difficult to pin down. He transitions seamlessly from Appalachian Mountain Music, to classical, to blues. Its Ben's quality of narrative and presence on stage that unifies his musical influences. Sollee has composed score for the documentary film Maidentrip, performed at Carnegie Hall as part of a tribute to Paul Simon, toured through Europe, and returned to the United States to perform with the Charlotte Ballet. Ben's music can be heard on ABC's Parenthood, HBO's Weeds and the film Killing Season starring John Travolta and Robert De Niro, among others.
"Sollee shares himself completely with his audience, whether it be by personal lyrics, or his commitment to the environment. Sollee can often be found riding a bicycle to his concerts (cello strapped to the back), which have become legendary for their intimacy." -The Carolina Theatre
Mary Chapin Carpenter
Friday, July 21, 8 p.m.
Over the course of her career, Mary Chapin Carpenter has recorded 14 albums and sold more than 14 million records. With hits like Passionate Kisses and He Thinks Hell Keep Her, she has been honored with five Grammy Awards, multiple CMA awards, and Academy of Country Music awards. A Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, Carpenter performs songs from her expansive catalog and from her latest record The Things That We Are Made Of. The Huffington Post praises, The Things That We Are Made Of is an uplifting and very human account of Mary Chapin Carpenter
"... that she remains one of the most grounded, sentient songwriters of her generation." - Rolling Stone
Sunday, July 30, 8 p.m.
Raul Malo and his musical comrades Paul Deakin, Eddie Perez, and Jerry Dale McFadden believe in bringing people together in the name of good times and great music. From their earliest shows as a garage band playing the clubs on Miami Beach, The Mavericks have had a skill for getting people to groove. Drawing on a mix of classic country, cow-punk, and standards, Malo and company left South Florida, bringing their rhythmic fervor and Latin machismo, along with Malo's lush baritone, to the world.
Dance Alert: Spontaneous, joyous dancing could erupt at any moment. Please choose your seats wisely.
Stephen Stills and Judy Collins
Thursday, August 3, 8 p.m.
The joint summer tour of Stephen Still and Judy Collins marks the first time the two have been on stage together. For this once in a lifetime experience, these music legends pull from their rich catalogs, debut songs from their upcoming album, and share warm and intimate stories from their past. Stills is known for his work with Buffalo Springfield; Crosby, Stills & Nash; and his solo work. He's a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and ranked #28 in Rolling Stone Magazines The 100 Greatest Guitarists Of All Time. Collins is known for her eclectic palette as a solo artist, melding folk, rock, classical, and jazz into a singular aesthetic. She's earned five Grammy nominations.
Asleep at the Wheel
Tuesday, August 8, 8 p.m.
Asleep at the Wheel started with Ray Benson and a simple goal: to play and help revive American roots music. The band got their big break in 1971 when Van Morrison mentioned them in an interview with Rolling Stone Magazine.Since then, the band has released more than 25 studio albums, garnered nine Grammy Awards and won such honors as Touring Band of the Year (CMAs, 1976) and Lifetime Achievement in Performance (Americana Music Awards 2009). Asleep at the Wheel has created their own living and creative genre of music with no intention of slowing down anytime soon.
This is a general admission show with a dance area in front of the stage.
"Now in their 41st year, the band continues to introduce western swing to a new generation on tour and takes audiences on the ride of a lifetime" -CMT
Friday, August 11, 8 p.m.
Take 6 is the most awarded a cappella group in history with more than 30 accolades including ten Grammy Awards, ten Dove Awards, and a Soul Train Award. In their performances, six virtuosic voices unite in harmony against a backdrop of syncopated rhythms, innovative arrangements, and funky grooves. Take 6 has toured across the globe and collaborated across genres. The group shares memories on stage as they celebrate their 25th Anniversary with a brand new show.
"The baddest vocal cats on the planet!" - Quincy Jones
Wednesday, August 16, 8 p.m.
Silent Auction Night
Having played with leaders of soul and funk, Maceo Parker has made a name that's synonymous with funky music and solidified and impeccable pedigree. Parker started his career with James Brown, then jumped aboard the Mothership with George Clinton, and finally played an ongoing part in Prince's tours. Since the 1990s Maceo Parker has been enjoying a blistering solo career and traveled with a band of his own, building a new funk empire that is both fresh and stylistically diverse. Because of the unique quality of his sound, Parker is one of the most sampled musicians around.
"Maceo Parker is a funk titan. His body of work is as important to the genre as those belonging to James Brown, George Clinton and Bootsy Collins, all of whom have collaborated with Parker. On a broader level, Parker must be regarded as simply one of the all-time great saxophonists. He stretched the boundaries of music, fashioned a new style of playing and, most importantly, made some truly great music." - Mercury San Francisco
Sunday, August 20, 8 p.m.
A prominent part of the soundtrack to our times, Michael McDonald has been awarded an impressive five Grammys. In the course of his forty-year career, he has collaborated with great artists such as Kenny Loggins, Van Halen, Patti LaBelle, and Aretha Franklin; served as an integral member of both Steely Dan and the Doobie Brothers; and maintained a stunning solo career.While a member of the Doobie Brothers, McDonald sang lead on the hits "Takin' It to the Streets", "Minute by Minute", and "What a Fool Believes", among others. As a solo artist, McDonalds hit "I Keep Forgettin' (Every Time You're Near)" peaked at #4 on the Billboard Pop Singles charts and has been heavily sampled.
"His instantly identifiable, soulful vocals have made him a pop culture icon." - Rolling Stone
Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn
Friday, September 8, 7 p.m.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, April 25 at 10am MDT
Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, “the king and queen of the banjo” (Paste Magazine), share a unique musical partnership. Béla Fleck is a sixteen-time Grammy Award winner who has taken the instrument across multiple genres, and Abigail Washburn a singer-songwriter and clawhammer banjo player who re-radicalized the instrument by combining it with Far East culture and sounds. The pair performs music from their self-titled debut for which they took home the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Folk Album.
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