Lake Street Dive

Classic soul and R&B, jazz, and British invasion form the backdrop for the quirky and irreverent brand of pop for which Lake Street Dive has become known. Combine this with the unstoppable joy of their live shows and near viral collection of Youtube videos, and you get the sum of the Lake Street Dive equation: pure pop music fun. Knock- your-socks-off vocals and virtuosic instrumentals top it all off, and with the release of their third and self titled record on Signature Sounds, which Popmatters calls ‘a staggering, monumental disc,’ this Brooklyn based quartet is garnering a growing fan base in and beyond their native East Coast. Incorporating the unlikely elements of upright bass and jazz-inflected trumpet along with more traditional rock staples, drum set and electric guitar, Lake Street Dive are equally at home in a jazz club, a dive bar or a festival stage.

Dave Alvin and the Guilty Ones

Dave’s been mining Americana music before the term was coined. He started with The Blasters, then moved onto X. He just released his 11th solo album aptly titled Eleven Eleven. Eleven Eleven, described as the ‘King of California’s’ most driving, electric blues and rock oriented album since 2004’s critically acclaimed Ashgrove, includes 11-tracks, for the first time in his career, written and recorded on the road and during breaks while on tour. Combining elements of blues, folk, R+B, rockabilly, Bakersfield country and garage rock and roll with lyrical inspiration from local writers and poets like Raymond Chandler, Gerald Locklin and Charles Bukowski, Alvin has mixed his varied musical and literary influences into his own unique, updated version of traditional American music. ‘My songs are just like California,’ says Alvin. ‘A big, messy melting pot.’

BAGGAGE

Baggage is what we carry when we travel, and what we bring to relationships. Baggage contains belongings and our emotions. It gets dragged, lugged, carried and shipped from place to place. It can take many shapes and hold many things. The work in this exhibit responds to the theme in both literal and metaphorical ways.

The diverse and dynamic exhibition includes sculpture, painting, drawing, and photography from the following 25 artists:
Aparna Agrawal
Milcah Bassel
Harry Bernard
Merilee Bowers
Wendy Brusick
Alyana Cabral
Andrea Cabral
Deborah Carlson
Donna Catanzaro
Emily Corbato
Kate Doyle
Virginia Fitzgerald
Fran Forman
Caron Gonthier
Chrystee Governo
Jacqueline Henry
Jennifer Jope
Grace Koshinsky
Michael Kurgansky
Susan Lirakis
Charles McGill
Filipe Miguel
Susan Post
Stephanie Silvi
Hollianne Wood-Carruthers
Artists Reception will take place on Sunday, August 14 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm. Admission is free. The public is cordially invited.

Celebrating our 10th Anniversary with Rosanne Cash

At 18 she joined The Johnny Cash Show, further absorbing his influence along with that of his legendary touring show partners Carl Perkins and the Carter Family. The Carter Family’s June Carter later became Rosanne’s stepmother when she married Cash in 1968. Rosanne went on to study drama at Nashville’s Vanderbilt University and at the Lee Strasberg Institute in Los Angeles before focusing on her music. In the 30 years since she has released 12 albums including Right or Wrong, Seven Year Ache,Somewhere in the Stars, Rhythm and Romance, King’s Record Shop, Interiors, The Wheel, 10 Song Demo, Rules of Travel, Black Cadillac, and most recently, The List. She has also recorded 11 No. 1 singles, blurring the genres of country, rock, roots and pop. In 1985 she won the Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Performance, Female, for her hit ‘I Don’t Know Why You Don’t Want Me,’ and has received nine other nominations.

Comedy Night featuring Paul Nardizzi, Mitch Stinson, and Chris Pennie

Paul Nardizzi is the owner of a sharp wit who captures audiences with his rapid-fire lines. His television credentials include three appearances on the Conan O’Brien Show, the Comcast Comedy Spotlight, and A&E’s Evening at the Improv. Nardizzi is a past winner of the Boston Comedy Festival and he is a past winner of HBO’s U.S. Comedy and Arts Festival as well as having been a finalist in the San Francisco International Comedy Competition. The author of a number of comedy based books, Nardizzi has also compiled two humor CDs and he performs at the major clubs around the country. Mitch Stinson is one of Boston’s comedy stars who has been a Semi-Finalist Sierra Mist/Improv ‘Next Great Comic Search, a past winner of Rhode Island’s Funniest Stand-Up, and has been an invited performer at both the Boston and Rhode Island Comedy Festivals. Stinson is a regular at the Comedy Connections in New England, hosts his own show every week in Boston and has performed at prestigious clubs such as Laugh Stop, Houston, TX, Crackers, Indianapolis, IN, Funny Bones, Columbus, OH and more. Stinson is a former aircraft-carrier aviator for the United States Navy who, has recently risen through the comedy ranks discussing his unique insight into the transition from hot-shot Navy pilot to everyday civilian life. Chris Pennie is a rising star on the New England comedy scene and has been a finalist in the Plymouth Rock Comedy Festival and the Beantown Comedy Riots as well as being invited to the Laughing Skull Festival in Atlanta and the Boston Comedy festival. Recently Chris was a finalist in the Mohegan Sun ‘Funniest Amateur Comic in New England.’ Drawing on his life long status as a bachelor but now making the change from part-time dad to full-time dad Chris says he is ‘relying on his dysfunctional family for advice and support,’ making for some off beat and humorous stories.

David Wilcox

Possessing a smooth, rich honeyed voice and exquisite guitar stylings, David Wilcox has been at the forefront of the singer songwriter movement for over 20 years. Armed with mega hits, Eye of the Hurricane and Rusty Old American Dream, David continues to thrill audiences with his showmanship and impeccable artistry.

Red Molly

Red Molly consistently brings concert-goers to their feet with stunning three-part harmonies, crisp musicianship and a warm, engaging stage presence. They have earned a devoted and ever-widening fan base, and have begun to tour nationally. Laurie MacAllister, Abbie Gardner and Carolann Solebello have a lot of fun on stage, and it’s contagious. The Boston Globe says: ‘Everything Red Molly sings is delivered with tick-tight arrangements, crystalline vocals, and caramel harmonies. But what is most striking is the ardor they bring to everything they do, whether snuggling into the sweet parochialism of an old spiritual, or the gritty pathos of a Gillian Welch tune. They come on less like stars strutting for their minions than pals

David Bromberg Quartet

A singular performer/writer/arranger, Bromberg’s remarkable musical versatility and innovative resourcefulness have earned vast critical and popular acclaim. He is also impossible to classify, as one critic perceptively wrote, ‘David Bromberg fits no pigeonholes. He is part of everything contemporarily musical. He is a product of blues, country, jazz, folk, and classical music. From his early success as a guitar virtuoso, Mr. Bromberg has developed into a brilliant entertainer.’ He will be touring behind his Latest release Use Me featuring Dr. John, Levon Helm, Linda Ronstadt, John Hiatt, Los Lobos etc. Always a great show.