We’re please to announce the Night Idea CD release party and the first stop on their tour of the US and Canada! Night Idea is a band whose obsession with odd time signatures, slowly building momentum and simple, chanted vocals make for a serendipitous take on orchestral indie rock. It’s a unique, playful approach to progressively weirder indie rock that is written to awaken and surprise the listener at every turn. Witness these masters of strange pedal work, rhythmic syncopation and explosive breakdowns perform live on The Mainline stage at Ashland Coffee & Tea!
“This is the blues kids used to sneak away from their parents to hear. This is the blues that used to get banned from the radio. This is is the blues said the things that god folk didn’t have the guts to hear.” Free-floating ensemble of local talent crystallizing the original songs of ex-pat Brit P.T.Pawsey and featuring the songwriting talents of Penne Sandbeck. Read and hear more at:
Oh, Jeremiah is the singer/songwriter duo made up of Jeremiah Stricklin and his wife Erin. Starting out in southern Mississippi and currently residing in Athens, GA, the couple draws its inspiration from the storytelling nature of their home state, echoing the likes of Paul Simon and Bob Dylan. Oh, Jeremiah is known for its harmonies in the style of early Damien Rice and their peculiar onstage banter. Their debut album, the Other End of Passing Time, is available now. Check out a sample video: Oh, My Brother (Studio Performance) | Oh Jeremiah Live Studio recording of Oh, My Brother from our album The Other End of Passing Time. We love playing live with extra strings. Thinking about adding some to our next few shows…Video by our good friend Jared Hollingsworth Posted by Oh Jeremiah on Friday, October 21, 2016
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
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,...
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.