Ocean Versus Daughter = Jake Moore opens

Jun 27, 2012 |  0 comments

Dreamy but never droney, Prague-rockers Ocean Versus Daughter are really good at the achingly beautiful thing. Things tend to start simply and starkly, maybe just the American-born Flanna Sheridan’s snow-angelic voice, some strings, a little piano. But as the melody expands and the sound adrenalizes with riffs and beats, pretty new sonic worlds open up. Smart stuff to sway to. –Philadelphia City Paper, June 2011

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John Gorka

John Gorka

Jun 23, 2012 |  3 comments

John Gorka was born in Newark, NJ on a Sunday in July, 1958 under Eisenhower skies. He grew up in Colonia, NJ and at age ten got his first guitar as a Christmas present. Before John’s fingers were strong enough to press the strings down his older brother claimed the guitar for himself. and carved his name in it. The younger Gorka never recovered from this blow. A few years later he took up the banjo to retaliate. The family was never the same. In high school Gorka started writing songs and singing with a church folk group. When he moved away from home to go to Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA, he started performing in the school coffeehouse programs and the Razzy Dazzy Spasm Band, a non-traditional bluegrass, country, blues and folk band. Future songwriter and recording artist Richard Shindell was asked to join the band as the lead guitar player when the others learned he could play Black Magic Rag. Fellow Spasm member Doug Anderson took Gorka to a coffeehouse that had just...

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Red June – CD Release Concert!

Red June – CD Release Concert!

Jun 22, 2012 |  0 comments

Red June is an acoustic trio based in Asheville, NC creating and performing beautifully distilled Americana music. They are making waves with their dynamic, yet refined sound that features striking 3-part harmonies, tasteful instrumental work and honest, soulful songwriting that seamlessly blends old-time, bluegrass, roots rock and traditional country music. Poised to release their second full-length album, Beauty Will Come, on June 5th, 2012, listeners can expect an album to fall in love with. “The record is a brilliant integration of old-time, bluegrass, and beyond, and feels like a holding of hands… the blend is beautiful,” says singer/songwriter Kari Sickenberger of Polecat Creek. Red June is made up of Will Straughan on resonator guitar, vocals and guitar, John Cloyd Miller on mandolin, vocals and guitar, and Natalya Weinstein on fiddle and vocals. The three have been longtime friends and first jammed together at a pickin’ party in Asheville in 2005. In late 2008 they...

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Ray Wylie Hubbard – The Honeycutters open!

Ray Wylie Hubbard – The Honeycutters open!

Jun 21, 2012 |  1 comment

Ray Wylie Hubbard writes the kind of songs that make you want to ride along no matter where he’s going, because you know it’s gonna get strange somewhere along the way. The references to Muddy Waters being as deep as William Blake (“I really do believe it,’’ Ray says) and lipstick pickups, resonator slides, the dreams of drunken poets, deceased call girls, opium, wasp’s nests, clouds growing a tail, his ability to segue seamlessly from primal exclamations of carnal lust into songs about salvation without pausing for irony; and a craftsmanship that manages to rhyme mescaline and gasoline and Volkswagen with dragon while painting vivid portraits of characters both real and unreal, all evoke a sense of place that is larger than life but in no way made up. Anyone who’s followed Ray Wylie Hubbard over the long and winding path he has traveled already knows he possesses the kind of exceptional gift for observation that any songwriter yearns for. His sense of wonder is tempered...

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Paul Curreri

Paul Curreri

Jun 16, 2012 |  0 comments

Musician,  producer, guitar master, and husband to Devon Sproule, Paul Curreri returns to the  United States (after living in Germany) and the Listening Room stage! “Such a fluent fingerpicker that he’s free of all convention or blues device, grooving and improvising all over the place. …And truth be told,  there’s hardly a stanza not worth quoting.” – Puremusic.com  His  release, California, has been generating rave reviews: Uncut magazine gave it four stars; and MOJO described the album as “13 intimate, luminously produced tracks, and his multi-instrumental skills consistently impress…at their best, give (Dylan, Joe Henry, and Springsteen) a run for their money.” His latest, The Big Shitty, is also gathering good words from the critics and fans alike. Now living in Austin, Texas, it  has been a long wait for all his fans in Virginia, but thankfully Paul’s now back to touring the US and to amazing his fans old and new. Visit his website:...

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Bill Kirchen

Bill Kirchen

Jun 15, 2012 |  0 comments

Bill Kirchen and his Tele – A Rockin’ Solo Show!! Get ready to be blown away by Bill’s reknown licks!  Bill Kirchen has become widely known for the trademark big-rig guitar riffs that powered the Commander Cody hit “Hot Rod Lincoln” into the Top 10 in 1972. Since 1993, he has recorded seven critically acclaimed albums of his own that have made him one of the musical elder statesmen of today’s Americana music, which in truth was pioneered by acts like Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen back in the ‘70s. Visit his website:http://billkirchen.com

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