Music

August 25th

Date: August 25th, 2017

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Tickets: Pre-sale tickets $18, day of show $22

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If electric blues guitar as we’ve celebrated it throughout these four collections is going to thriveor even survivein years to come without degenerating into watered-down blues-rock, it requires an infusion of committed youngblood axemen who revere and intuitively understand the hallowed tradition while steering it into fresh directions that aren’t too far removed from the past. That’s a mighty difficult proposition; many try, but only a precious few succeed.
 
In case you haven’t had the pleasure yet, meet Nick Moss. The burly guitarist has been anointed as a savior of traditional Chicago blues, his albums on his own Blue Bella label reflecting a deep love for his Windy City blues ancestors. “That’s what I learned how to play,” says Moss, born December 15, 1969 and a native of Chicago’s northwest suburbs. “Like I’ve always told people that always ask me, I kind of got stuck with this label over the last couple of years of being the torchbearer of Chicago blues. I didn’t set out to do that. I live in Chicago, and I was taught by the guys that played Chicago blues pretty much what I know.”
 
Those famous teachers included guitarists Buddy Scott and Jimmy Dawkins. Back when he was in their respective bands (Nick was only 18 but big for his age when he joined Scott), Moss played electric bass. He’d mastered the instrument through headphones during a six-month stay in the hospital with serious kidney problems while he was a teenager. His older brother Joe, now a popular Chicago blues guitarist himself, brought him the earphones and was an essential influence.
 
Read more at: https://www.bear-family.com/moss-nick/
 
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September 23rd

Date: September 23rd, 2017

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Tickets: $20.00

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Popa Chubby, born Ted Horowitz, has been hard rocking the blues in his fierce and soulful way for more than 25 years. Over the course of a career that dates back to 1994, he has been a force of to be reckoned with on the guitar, and his tempestuous, soulful playing has never been more powerful. An imposing figure with a shaven head, tattooed arms, a goatee and a performance style he describes as the Stooges meets Buddy Guy, Motörhead meets Muddy Waters, and Jimi Hendrix meets Robert Johnson,” Popa Chubby is an endearing character who is one of the genres most popular figures.
 
His career has always been about moving forward and carving a place for himself in the imposing terrain of the music business, overcoming odds to continue growing and maturing as a creative force. He has built a constantly increasing base of fans across the world, where in many territories he is a star. A native New Yorker, Horowitz’s first gigs were in the NYC punk scene as a guitarist for what he reflects was a “crazy Japanese special effects performance artist in a kimono called Screaming Mad George who had a horror-movie inspired show.
 
To continue reading – go to: https://www.popachubby.com/bio
 
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October 14th

Date: October 14th, 2017

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Tickets: $25

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Come out and listen to the beautiful voice of Mary Fahl!
 
Sounding like no other singer of her generation (Allmusic.com), Mary Fahl is an expressive, emotional singer/songwriter who first achieved fame as lead singer and co-founder of the mid-1990s NYC- based chamber-pop group October Project. The hallmark of their sound was Mary Fahls awe-inspiring power vocals over gorgeous melodies played with passion and sophistication. As a solo artist, Mary has released several compelling albums, including the fantastic re-working of Pink Floyds Dark Side of the Moon for V2 Records and her wonderful, original studio album The Other Side of Time on Sony Odyssey. She has also written and performed songs for several major motion pictures, including the lead song (Going Home) for the Civil War epic Gods and Generals.
 
Her most recent album Live at the Mauch Chunk Opera House, winner of the Indie Acoustic Album of the Year award, is a collection of twenty-four tracks recorded live at one of Americas oldest vaudeville theaters that captures the soaring, soul-permeating vocals and musical breadth that makes the Mary Fahl concert experience what the Portland Press called soul-permeating. The show was filmed for PBS and is currently airing on PBS affiliates around the country. Fahls elegant, cinematic songs draw on classical and world music sources, American art song, as well as thinking mans folk-pop which she performs with an earthy, viscerally powerful contralto that Boston Globe critic Steve Morse calls a voice for the gods that can transport listeners to other realms. Her music appeals to a wide range of musical enthusiasts, including a large, loyal fan base of Mary Fahl evangelists.
 
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October 15th

Date: October 15th, 2017

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Tickets: $35.00 ($37.22 w/ service fee)

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In join some incredible guitar with Martin Barre from the Jethro Tull band. An incredible chance to see one of the greatest performers!
 
Martin Barre has been the guitarist of Jethro Tull for 43 years, his sound and playing having been a major factor in their success. Album sales have exceeded 60 million units and they continue to be played worldwide, representing an important part of classic rock history.
 
As well as numerous Jethro Tull albums, Martin has worked with many other artists including Paul McCartney, Phil Collins, Gary Moore, Jo Bonamassa and Chris Thompson and has shared a stage with such legends as Hendrix, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin.
 
Don’t miss this opportunity to see an unbelievable show!
 
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November 4th

Date: November 4th, 2017

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Tickets: $25.00 ($26.87 w/service fee)

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On February 3, 2017 singer/songwriter Steve Forbert’s joyride of a new album, Flying at Night, will be available in the U.S. as an import. The set was officially released last October in the U.K. Recorded as a collaboration with Forbert’s longtime friend, multi-instrumentalist Anthony Crawford, Flying At Night is a pleasure from beginning to end.
 
My booking agent in England asked me if I could possibly come up with a release to precede last year’s Fall UK tour, says Forbert. I completed nine unfinished songs that span several decadesa couple from way back before I left Mississippi, one about my post-rehab life in a culture of alcohol advertisements, one about a rare hour of downtime I had while on tour in 1988 with Edie Brickell and the New
Bohemians.
 
Anthony Crawford and I have worked together off and on since he guested on my album The American in Me (Geffen Records, 1992), says Forbert. As producer of Flying at Night, he ran free with the tunes, adding whatever he wanted from his home studio toy boxlead guitar, bass, drums, fiddle, and mandolin. Crawford, a recording artist in his own right, has toured with Neil Young, Steve Winwood,
and Dwight Yoakam.
 
To read more about Steve Forbert – go to: http://www.steveforbert.com/media.html
 
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