Chan Hall

Chan Hall

Oct 21, 2017 |  0 comments

Jazz pianist and composer Chan Hall’s soothing grooves provide a vibrant, expansive landscape of poetry in motion; influenced by Herbie Hancock, George Duke, Chick Corea, and George Benson. The July 2011 release of Chan’s debut album Dreaming Afterdark has gained buzz throughout the mid-Atlantic jazz community. The project is the culmination of a lifetime of dreams deferred for this jazz keyboardist. A native of Wilson, North Carolina, William “Chan” Hall started playing the piano by ear at the age of 15. But it was playing basketball that ruled his teenage years. He dreamed of becoming a superstar athlete at North Carolina State University. At the same time, he was a standout percussionist in his high school concert band. He was featured on the xylophone, vibes, marimba, bass drum, and auxiliary percussion instruments. During those years, his band instructor introduced him to jazz music. He instantly fell in love and even more so when the possibility of playing college...

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David Jacobs-Strain and Bob Beach

David Jacobs-Strain and Bob Beach

Oct 19, 2017 |  0 comments

David Jacobs-Strain is a slide guitarist and modern roots singer-songwriter whose musical journey begins in the wellspring of Delta blues but ranges far afield from there. In his mid-twenties, he already channels age-old wisdom and heartache with such dexterity, energy, and passion that you feel good, even about feeling bad. He tours nationally and has numerous festival credits, which include the Strawberry Music Festival, MerleFest, the Lugano Blues to Bop Festival in Switzerland, the Newport Folk Festival, and the Montreal Jazz Festival. He’s also served as faculty at guitar workshops, most notably at Jorma Kaukonen’s Fur Peace Ranch. In 2008 and again in 2010 Boz Scaggs chose him to open for his summer tour.

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Chad Elliott

Chad Elliott

Sep 23, 2017 |  0 comments

Like the dark earth of his Iowa origins, Chad Elliott’s life has served as fertile ground for music. Elliott has turned love, loss, fatherhood, divorce and homelessness into lyrics. He performs more than 200 shows each year, has cultivated more than 1,000 songs and released his 20th album in October of 2015. In this latest album, “Wreck and Ruin”, Elliott dives into his love of roots-rock, soul and blues music with a rocking band behind his artfully crafted songs. Producer and drummer, Ken Coomer (Wilco, Uncle Tupelo) lined up the best rhythm and lead players in Nashville to create Elliott’s greatest album to date. Guitarist and bassist Kenny Vaughan and Dave Roe, legendary Nashville players, add the needed touches to rocket Elliott’s songs into a new arena of hard driving Americana. Elliott is currently working on his 21st album, “RINGGOLD,” which he plans to release in 2017. “Chad Elliott has assembled not only a great group of songs, but some of...

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Peter Ciluzzi

Peter Ciluzzi

Sep 22, 2017 |  0 comments

Guitarist Peter Ciluzzi’s music transports listeners on a journey through virtuosic, evocative compositions that tell a story without words.  His acclaimed solo instrumental work has accumulated millions of views on YouTube and more than 6 million plays on Spotify. Ciluzzi is a recording artist on Candyrat Records, which represents more than thirty musicians from ten countries and features some of the finest guitar-based music from around the world. With what has been described as a distinctive, timeless sound that is both familiar and unexpected, his music defies easy categorization and reflects a wide range of influences including jazz, classical, rock, bluegrass, and world music.  He was a finalist in the 2007 Canadian Fingerstyle Guitar Competition and has performed with guitarists such as Antoine Dufour and Ewan Dobson.  His works released on Candyrat records include his debut album “Music Without Words”, and the 2016 follow-up album “Still Without Words”. The broad...

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Suzie and the G-Tones present “So Happy Together: A Tribute to 1967 – The Summer of Love”

Suzie and the G-Tones present “So Happy Together: A Tribute to 1967 – The Summer of Love”

Sep 16, 2017 |  0 comments

Suzie and the G–Tones present “So Happy Together:  A Tribute to 1967 – The Summer of Love”. “Suzie and the G-Tones” strikes a perfect chord between youthful energy and old soul. Featuring the passionate, full-throated singing of Susan DePhillip and the thrilling fretwork of John Georgiou, Suzie and the G-Tones play an eclectic mix of rock cover tunes and originals that are always sure to please. Think vocal harmonies with smooth rock and bluesy grooves. Think The Beatles, Van Morrison, Fleetwood Mac, Lucinda Williams, Susan Tedeschi, and a whole lot more. Expect innovative arrangements, instrumental prowess, and a surprise or two along the way. With Scott Young on saxophone and keys, and a rhythm section of Chris Colohan on bass and Gary Williams on drums, this seasoned five piece delivers major entertainment. Fun times, familiar songs, great music: Rock done right.

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Glenn and Ellen Birch with Frank Coleman

Glenn and Ellen Birch with Frank Coleman

Sep 15, 2017 |  0 comments

It’s a special night when Ashland residents Glenn and Ellen Birch are joined by their musical collaborator Frank Coleman. The trio delivers original, traditional and popular folk tunes, blending stories, harmony and humor into their rich performances. Together they share original songs that tell of devastating floods, daring escapes and crazy quilts, interspersed with classics from folk, country, singer-songwriter and old-time traditions. Frank Coleman, an award-winning composer, arranger, singer and multi-instrumentalist, adds his many talents to the Birches’ pleasing harmonies.

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