Lydia Sylvia Martin with Emily Martin

Lydia Sylvia Martin with Emily Martin

Mar 17, 2017 |  0 comments

Join us for Appalachian banjo and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! We will play Irish music and old time Appalachian music. Live performance by sisters Lydia and Emily Martin, with accompaniment by Josh Henderson and Elora on flute. Lydia’s new album just hit #5 nationwide on the folk charts, come and hear some of it live and in person! “Inspired by family ties in the traditional music of the Appalachian region, Emily Martin, of the Martin Family Band, carries on the tradition of playing, performing and teaching Old Time and Irish on the mandolin, mountain dulcimer and tenor banjo.” www.emilybmartin.com “Raised the eyebrows, as well as the roof!” -Archie Fisher “Lydia is a wonderful banjo player with depth and technical expertise. Her unaffected singing is beautiful as well.” –Tony Trishcka

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Amadou Kouyate & Nathanial Braddock

Amadou Kouyate & Nathanial Braddock

Mar 16, 2017 |  0 comments

The Global Sound Series at at The Mainline at Ashland Coffee & Tea presents world class musicians under the influence of Africa with Amadou Kouyate (solo kora and djembe) and Nathanial Braddock (solo guitar) Nathaniel Braddock is the leader of the internationally touring Occidental Brothers Dance Band Int’l and Trio Mokili, and was a ten-year faculty member of Chicago’s Old Town School of Folk Music. Braddock has performed extensively with African artists from Mali, Ghana, Zambia, and Congo, and with many American and Australian indie rock bands. His instrumental solo guitar and mandolin sets feature the crossroads of African roots music and American primitive guitar, with original compositions that extend into modern harmonies and rhythms with the complexity of chamber music. His record of original instrumental solo guitar music, “Quadrille & Collapse”, will be released in April of 2017 on Invertebrata Records. In 2016 Braddock relocated from Sydney,...

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Brooksie Wells

Brooksie Wells

Mar 11, 2017 |  0 comments

Brooksie Wells grew up in the South with parents who fought for Civil Rights and the Equal Rights Amendment. She moved to New York City in the 1970s, where the thriving folk music scene heavily influenced her music. Bobby Darin discovered Brooksie at the age of 19, and she wrote for years for Chappell Music, with several of her songs used in recordings and movie soundtracks. She later recorded with John Lennon’s band Elephant’s Memory and as a singer with Kid Creole and The Coconuts. After raising two children, Brooksie began recording again and her last album, Down Home Divas, went to #2 on the Roots Americana Charts.

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The Harry Gore & Friends Band

The Harry Gore & Friends Band

Mar 10, 2017 |  0 comments

This month’s special guest Friend is Vernon Knight on bass from The Big Guys! Richmond legend Harry Gore jumps on The Mainline once a month with his band, Harry Gore & Friends. You never know what other legends his special guests may be! Described as a Human Jukebox, Harry plays vintage top 40 hits as well as deep cuts from the 50s, 60s, and 70s. There’s room for dancing, delicious local food for dinner, a bar, milkshakes, and of course, lots of coffee and tea. Make it your monthly tradition! Portions of our proceeds go to local music programs! Read more about Harry in this recent article published by Style Weekly: http://www.styleweekly.com/richmond/listen-closely-to-this-richmond-busker-to-hear-a-lifetime-of-musical-memories/Content?oid=2384427

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Ani Cordero with Malhombre

Ani Cordero with Malhombre

Mar 4, 2017 |  0 comments

Ani Cordero’s new album, Querido Mundo (Dear World), is (as they used to say on MTV) a call to stop being polite and start getting real. “I made this record as a reaction to recent political events,” says the former drummer for Brooklyn band Pistolera. “Music is my main form of activism and it’s my hope that these songs will encourage political participation and much needed conversations.” The album’s first single, “Corrupción,” couldn’t be more current, or more timeless. “Corrupción has two levels, a direct level — aimed at politicians in Puerto Rico where nepotism and corruption are rampant,” says Cordero, who grew up in Atlanta in a Puerto Rican family. “And at a wider level it’s about the corruption of governments world-wide, calling out their abuse of power and resources.” The inciting protest song is accompanied by an optimistic video by illustrator and animator Stephanie Wieland, and premieres below with...

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The New Schematics

The New Schematics

Mar 3, 2017 |  0 comments

Nashville’s The New Schematics spent their first fifteen months as a band proving that the Born Without Borders Tour was indeed the right name for their tour that spanned 97 shows in 42 cities across the US and Canada. As a band that quickly put so many shows under its belt, it is no wonder as to why they’ve gained the reputation as a live act with “the crowd control skills of preachers” (Cougar Microbes) whose “passion for their art is palpable” (Valslist). The band officially began as a duo, with Cory Bishop (vocals, guitar) and Michael Bare (bass, vocals), who brought a rotating cast of bandmates on the road with them. A few months after they pulled him on stage for a guitar solo in New York City, Shanan Lau left the band that was opening for The New Schematics in order to join Cory and Michael as a full-time third member. They now usher in 2017 with the title track from their upcoming sophomore EP, Your Year (Feb 24). The sprawling rock’n’roll soundscape coupled...

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