Steve Smith and Hard Road

Steve Smith and Hard Road

Mar 1, 2012 |  0 comments

Stories abound where the prairie meets the hills – modern/retro harmonies and groove in original and traditional Americana and Bluegrass music. Life-long musicians Steve Smith (vocals, mandolin, mandola and guitar) and Chris Sanders (vocals and guitar) have captured audiences across the country with the depth of their songwriting and the power of their distinctive voices. Recent appearances include Pickin’ in the Pines, Bighorn Mountain Festival, Swallow Hill in Denver, Durango Bluegrass Meltdown, Albuquerque Folkfest, Wildflower Concerts, Berkeley’s Freight and Salvage and Hardly Strictly Bluegrass.  Steve and Chris are in demand as teachers and clinicians including Camp Bluegrass, Hill Country Acoustic Music Camp, California Coast Music Camp and Zoukfest.   They welcome the exciting groove of Anne Luna (bass, vocals) – she has appeared with April Verch, Spring Creek Bluegrass and recorded with Kenny Maines and Alan Munde. Their music grows from Steve’s love of...

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Carrie Elkin and Danny Schmidt

Carrie Elkin and Danny Schmidt

Feb 29, 2012 |  0 comments

Red House recording artist, Carrie Elkin is a soulful singer with a gypsy spirit, a songwriter with a keen eye. Inspired by her travels and the many places she has called home– Ohio, New Mexico, Colorado, Boston, Austin–she documents the human condition with sensitivity and humor, crafting songs that have garnered attention at prestigious songwriting contests, including Mountain Stage NewSong and the Falcon Ridge Emerging Artist Showcase. Carrie is a born performer, possessing an infectious energy that cannot be contained. As Maverick Magazine so eloquently put it: “We have never seen a performer so in love with the act of singing. Onstage Elkin was simply a force of nature.” With her dazzling voice and unpretentious charm, she wins over new fans at every show, whether playing at a headlining club gig, singing the national anthem in front of 20,000 at a Chicago Bulls game or opening for artists like Jesse Winchester, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Greg Brown. Named to...

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Dean Fields

Dean Fields

Feb 25, 2012 |  0 comments

1000 shows, 9 years, and 200,000 miles have passed since Dean Fields went on the road to pursue a career in music. During that time his address changed from Miami to Nashville to Boston until most recently returning to his hometown of Richmond, VA. Now, he hits the road again to promote his most recent release ‘Under A Searchlight Moon’ . His recent homecoming has found Fields selling out shows in Richmond VA, as well as nearby Washington DC. “Dean Fields writes lyrics like Leonard Cohen and sings like Jeff Buckley. It’s no surprise that there’s a serious buzz on this Virginia singer-songwriter.” (Free Times) While continuing to feed his passion for music, Dean is fueled by a single-minded love to perform, sharing the stage with KT Tunstall, Blues Traveler, Rosanne Cash, Eric Hutchinson, Colin Hay, Bob Schneider, Auqualung, Hootie and the Blowfish, John Hiatt, Cake, Bruce Hornsby, Rusted Root, Madeleine Peyroux, Carbon Leaf, among others. In addition, Fields’...

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The Blue Dogs – Lawrence Gray opens!

The Blue Dogs – Lawrence Gray opens!

Feb 24, 2012 |  0 comments

With nearly a million miles logged and 100,000 records sold, South Carolina’s BLUE DOGS continue to ride the highways, churn out new music, and win over new fans. Founded initially as a part-time love affair for writing and playing music, the BLUE DOGS spent the better part of the early 90’s honing their songs and live show at venues throughout Mid-Atlantic. Although the band has grown a legion of fans over the years, the BLUE DOGS’ musical diversity has been difficult to classify. Having started as a bluegrass/country/folk-rock duo, and then with the advent of a full band in 96, the BLUE DOGS found themselves with echoes of bluegrass, jam band rock, commercial roots pop/rock, and Americana….somewhere to the right of Americana and left of mainstream Nashville. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 day of show visit the website: http://www.bluedogs.com/

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The Free Rangers

The Free Rangers

Feb 23, 2012 |  0 comments

Presenting a night of Bluegrass and Swing! The Free Rangers play songs you want to hear again and songs you’ve never heard, an Americana blend of bluegrass, country, cowboy, swing, folk, blues and more. Tight vocal harmonies and acoustic instrumentation enhance their eclectic sound. Debbe (guitar & vocals) and Steve (bass & vocals) Peck have made music together for years and are joined by veteran musicians Rick Myers (guitar & vocals), Donn Geronimi (mandolin & guitar), and Jim Norman (dobro). Tickets are $8 at the door

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Susan Greenbaum

Susan Greenbaum

Feb 22, 2012 |  0 comments

Susan checks in for a “Homegrown Wednesday”, bringing audience favorites, both old and new, original or uniquely covered. Visit her website: http://www.susangreenbaum.com/

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