The Songwriter’s Showdown – Round 11 Begins!

The Songwriter’s Showdown – Round 11 Begins!

Jan 27, 2015 |  0 comments

Round 11 begins!!!!! join us for a night of original song! Sign up is in advance, complete rules can be found on our “Showdown” tab.

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Mipso

Mipso

Jan 28, 2015 |  0 comments

Americana’s jailbreak from sleepy town squares and the scratchier bands of the AM dial has been a welcome development in American music. And the renegade traditionalists of Mipso — Jacob Sharp on mandolin, Joseph Terrell on guitar, and Wood Robinson on double bass — are doing their part to take three-part harmony and Appalachian influences into new territory. The three North Carolina songwriters have wandered off the path blazed by Earl Scruggs and Doc Watson to...

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Fado Nossa

Fado Nossa

Jan 29, 2015 |  0 comments

Featuring players from RVA groups including The Richmond Guitar Quartet, Gypsy Roots, Labragenda and Sambaiosis, Fado Nosso draws upon influences from jazz, classical, flamenco and folk, playing a fado that is true to its roots, yet decidedly original. This is “our fado” – o fado nosso. And here is a short description of fado itself: Fado is often described as portuguese blues, but that’s only part of the story. Songs are often mournful,...

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The Hot Seats

The Hot Seats

Jan 30, 2015 |  0 comments

“I wonder if ‘for a good time call The Hot Seats’ is written on every bathroom wall in Richmond, Virginia . . . The band has taken its raw talent and honed and crafted it precisely to sound easy and effortless.” –  Rochester City Paper The Hot Seats play stringband music with simple intentions: to keep the role of traditional musician as entertainer and commentator alive and kicking.  Homer and Jethro, The Skillet Likkers, George Formby, Harry Reser,...

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The Cary Street Ramblers

The Cary Street Ramblers

Jan 31, 2015 |  0 comments

Cary Street Ramblers play high energy, foot stompin’, old-time Appalachian string band music. Their diverse repertoire consists of a wide selection of fiddle tunes and songs performed in a manner that is true to the music. By letting the music play itself, they bring out the authentic essence of the tunes and capture the hearts of their audience. Their sense of fun and lightheartedness, combined with their musical prowess, keep their fans coming back for more. Band...

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Carsie Blanton – Milton opens!

Carsie Blanton – Milton opens!

Feb 3, 2015 |  0 comments

Carsie: I believe that music is magic, and everybody needs it. Here’s what you ought to know about me. First off, I love songs. I love pop songs, folk songs, jazz, soul, and rock songs. I write whatever kind of song gets my point across most clearly. My point, usually, is about the miraculous, ridiculous, confusing joy of being alive. I love American pop music from every decade (Louis Armstrong to Beyonce), any folk music with guts (Nick Lowe,Patty Griffin), and just...

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