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Ellen Carlson and the Moonshiners

Thursday, August 7, 2014: 8:00 PM
$12.00 Admission: BYOB: Air Conditioned
Ellen Carlson
Ellen Carlson has been performing on fiddle for over thirty years and is dedicated to bringing the many forms of fiddle music to as many people as she can. EC and the Moonshiners performs seasoned music from seasoned musicians. Hillbilly, jazz, western swing, classic country and songs from the American songbook.  Bringing you back to the days of Bob Wills, Milton Brown, Gershwin, Louis Armstrong, Stephane Grapelli, Hank Williams, and Buck Owens. Fun.  Danceable. Brings back memories and inspires more. Brendan Dowd, bass, Ellen Carlson, fiddle/vocals, Rob Kneeland, drums/vocals, Jim Prendergast, guitar/vocals.  Lauded by critics from Portland to Nashville, Beyond the Foothills has received a coveted highlight review in Bluegrass Unlimited, the premier bluegrass journal. “The vocals are tight and true; the instrumental work impressive, the songs a pleasure to hear repeatedly,” raves reviewer Dave McCarty, adding “High Range has forged a tight, compelling ensemble sound that is highly musical and thoroughly entertaining.”













STREETCAR SUMMER SERIES



AUGUST 19


SHOWTIME 7 PM

NO RAIN, NO SUN, JUST TONS OF FUN

NO COVER CHARGE

LIGHT REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SOLD


PERFORMANCE BY SKYT: 4 SEASONS”

DINNER WITH THE MCGUFFINS

POST IT’S



Occidental Gypsy

Saturday, August 2, 2014: 8:00 PM
$15.00 Admission: BYOB: Air Conditioned
Occidental Gypsy
Nationally recognized Occidental Gypsy plays a dynamic, multi-genre mix of original vocal and instrumental pieces along with many notable covers like a  “gypsyfied” take of Michael Jackson’s Thriller. The Boston Globe has named them a “Best Bet for Weekend Entertainment,” and musician David Bromberg said of the group, “great singing, fantastic guitar and violin work, with high energy originals that leave the crowd crazy. An awesome band.” 

A typical Occidental Gypsy concert consists of a mix of original pieces, traditional gypsy jazz from 1930s and ’40s icon Reinhardt, and covers of songs from other genres — the Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” the theme song from the Harry Potter movies — but with a gypsy jazz spin.

Eli Bishop – violin,  Jonathan Hurley – vocals & rhythm guitar,  Jeff Feldman- bass,  Erick Cifuentes – percussion and Brett Feldman – lead guitar

“Great singing, fantastic guitar and violin work, with high energy originals that leave the crowd crazy. An awesome band." - David Bromberg
Comedy Night: Paul Gilligan, Dan Crohn

Saturday, October 18, 2014: 9:00 PM
$15.00 Admission: BYOB: Air Conditioned







Comedy Night:
Mark Scalia, Sean Bedgood, Matt Barry



Saturday, September 13, 2014: 9:00 PM
$15.00 Admission: BYOB: Air Conditioned








Ladies of the Blues

Friday, August 22, 2014: 8:00 PM
$15.00 Admission: BYOB: Air Conditioned
 of the Blues
Boston's DIANE BLUE is a soul-stirring vocalist, skillful harmonica player and a crowd-pleasing entertainer. Voted "Outstanding Female Singer" in The Blues Audience 2011 Readers' Poll, Ms. Blue is a soulful and sassy performer with a strong and energetic delivery, serving up her own spin on soul, blues and R&B. She won the 2010 Massachusetts Blues Challenge, earning the honor of competing at the 2011 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee. She was nominated "Best Blues/R&B Act" and "Best Female Vocalist" in 2007 by the Providence Phoenix and also nominated "Best Local Blues Act" by Motif Magazine in 2007. Ms. Blue is the featured vocalist on Ronnie Earl’s recently released CD, “Good News” (4 songs), and also on his previous CD, “Just For Today.”

Powerhouse bassist and frontwoman LISA MANN is a proud inductee into the Cascade Blues Association’s Hall of Fame after winning the Muddy Waters Award for Bass Player of the Year three times in a row. In Nov of 2012, Lisa took home the Muddy for Bass yet again, and to top that off, she took home Female Vocalist of the Year and her “Really Good Band” won Contemporary Blues Act of the Year. Her influences run the gamut, from low down blues sisters Etta James and Koko Taylor, to singer- songwriters like Bonnie Raitt and Sheryl Crow, to R&B belters like Little Milton. Her recent CD, “Move On” has been on the Living Blues Charts and Roots Music Report Charts since its release in March of 2014.

Since LYDIA WARREN’s 2001 debut at the ripe old age of 17, she has been turning heads in the blues scene. The guitarist/singer/songwriter cut her teeth opening for blues and classic rock luminaries B.B. King, Buddy Guy, and Little Feat throughout New England, earning a Boston Music Award nomination and a feature on NBC’s Today Show. While touring throughout Lebanon, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Canada, and the United States, Lydia independently released six albums to great acclaim and international airplay. Filled with original songs, her records showcase Chicago blues aesthetics, modern musicality, and soulful rock sensibilities.



STREETCAR SUMMER SERIES



AUGUST 5


SHOWTIME 7 PM

NO RAIN, NO SUN, JUST TONS OF FUN

NO COVER CHARGE

LIGHT REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SOLD


SCENE FROM “THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ERNEST”

BLIND DATE

PRIMORDIAL OOZE

Comedy Night:
George Hamm, Johnny Cail, Mike Prior



Saturday August 16, 2014: 8:00 PM
$15.00 Admission: BYOB: Air Conditioned
Hamm Cail Prior
Comedian George Hamm is well known to Maine audiences as a frequent visitor to Portland's Comedy Connection. Hamm has performed his comedy routines across the U.S. including the Bellagio in Las Vegas, the Improv in Los Angeles, The Comedy Store and the Laugh Factory in Hollywood and the Laugh Factory in Hawaii. In the past couple of year's George has taken his act to the far east, performing a comedy tour in China and just recently returned from Mexico. In August of 2007 one of George's lifelong dreams became a reality when he performed on Broadway, under the big bright lights of Times Square in New York City! Hamm has also opened for bands such as Cheap Trick, Tower of Power and blues legend Leon Redbone. He has opened for comedians Jay Mohr, Robert Schimmel, Bob Marley, Kevin Nealon, Anthony Clark and Harland Williams among others. Hamm has appeared in three independent films over the past several year's Sundowning, Open-Mic, and Pennyweight.

Mike Prior  has toured with several national recording artists such as  Weird Al Yankovick, and Randy Travis.  He was one of the featured performers on a Comedy Central special in 2004, and has played supporting roles in commercials for the New England Aquarium and Boston Center for the Arts.  His ability to work clean has made him a fan favorite at hundreds of corporate and college venues. Mike has an amazing ability to turn life’s most frustrating moments into hilarious stories in which everyone can relate.  The victim of a recent mugging, Mike now calls himself a professional victim.  He believes that if there was ever a school for professional criminals, he would be the first homework assignment.

Johnny Cail grew up in a trailer in Westbrook, Maine. As a matter of fact.. he still lives there with his mother. He's really hoping that comedy will change that. Thats just one of the aspects of Jon's life that he touches on in his stand-up comedy routine.  Jon Cail is now considered one of the hottest opening acts in the New England area. He has recently opened for national headlining acts such as Bob Marley, James Stevens III, Artie Fletcher and Butch Bradley. He can also be seen opening for New England comedy heavy weights George Hamm, DJ Hazard, Paul Nardizzi and a long list of others. Dont miss a chance to see this hot and sexy up and comer at clubs and colleges all across New England along with the World Famous Laugh Factory in New York City.You wont be sorry. If youre lucky, you may just leave the show with Jons phone number. If thats the case, you definitely wont be sorry... 
 
Cheryl Arena

Friday, August 1, 2014: 8:00 PM
$12.00 Admission: BYOB: Air Conditioned
Cheryl Arena
Cheryl sizzles with excitement as she mesmerizes audiences with her sultry voice and powerhouse energy. She is a triple threat- a great songwriter, vocalist and blows harp like there's no tomorrow...

Hailing from Boston, she began playing harmonica and immersing herself into the Blues in 1987 She has recorded on several cds with her most recent one, being her 1st solo effort, "Blues Got Me" including 7 original songs, backed by a stellar 7 piece band and produced by Duke Robillard, who also plays on a few cuts.

The harmonica has brought her to many exotic places and afforded her a wealth of wonderful experiences - whether it's on a big festival stage fronting her own band, playing an acoustic duo in some cozy little wine bar, singing and playing with a 20 piece orchestra in Dallas TX, touring around Italy, being a side person in someone else's band, giving harmonica lessons on Skype or teaching at Jon Gindick's Jam camps, Cheryl's beloved pocket pal is always close to her side ready for the next musical adventure! 




Professor Harp

Friday, August 8, 2014: 8:00 PM
$12.00 Admission: BYOB: Air Conditioned
Professor Harp
Although born and raised as Hugh Holmes of Boston, Ma., the emanations from his harmonica and vocals make it clear that Professor Harp has the blues of Texas and the whole wide Delta coursing through his veins.

Primaily playing a sparse, yet full-sounding brand of no-nonsense, no-frills Texas style blues, Professor Harp specializes in what he calls, 'roots music'. "It's whatever makes me feel good and moves me, so to speak." Indeed it has evolved while continuing to move audiences for decades.

Under the influence of many diverse blues greats, Professor Harp has developed a robust playing style. He often utilizes the Leslie rotating-speaker sound system to give his harp a Hammond organ timbre, while he alternately and simultaneously employs the standard or traditional 'electrified' blues harp. The Professor tops this off by singing the blues with an infectious fervor, supported at his strictest insistence by only top-flight musicians on guitar, bass, and drums.

Professor Harp performed with various bands throughout the Northeast including legends Solomon Burke and Luther 'Guitar Jr.' Johnson and played live on NBC's Today Show. Among the legions of hot performances at rocking blues clubs, the memories that often stand out for The Professor are the nights his harp helped to swell the room, in a spontaneous jam with his old mentor, the inimitable bluesman Muddy Waters. Professor Harp will perform with Howard Randall and his band.




The Ken Clark Organ Trio With Special Guest
Myanna on Sax



Friday, August 15, 2014: 8:00 PM
$15.00 Admission: BYOB: Air Conditioned
Ken Clark Myanna
Ken Clark is internationally known as one of the world's greatest jazz organists. However, there is much more to his music than jazz organist, he also plays R&B, Funk, and blues. The Boston resident (who plays electric keyboards and acoustic piano as secondary instruments) isn't the type of organist who is content to emulate Jimmy Smith's seminal ‘50s and ‘60s recordings, but he is also influenced by Larry Young, John Medeski (of Medeski, Martin & Wood fame), and Charles Earland. In 1992, he formed the Ken Clark Organ Trio, employing Mike Mele (whom he knew from Berklee) on guitar -- and 11 years later, the group was still together.

Joining Ken and his Trio will be one of the hottest and most soulful saxophonists to be based in Massachusetts, Myanna plays music that mixes together jazz improvisation with funky rhythms, expressive playing and catchy tunes. Her music, whether it is an original or a cover tune, is colorful and infectious, and she is a consistent crowd pleaser.