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Friday Oct. 20 20178:00 pm
An Acoustic Evening with Donavon Frankenreiter and special guest Matt Grundy
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Donavon Frankenreiter’s new album, “The Heart,” officially marks the start of the singer-songwriter’s second decade as a solo recording artist. It’s been over ten years since the release of his self-titled debut, and in that time he has grown, not only as a musician, but also as a man. He’s raising a family and nurturing two creative careers-one onstage, one in the waves-but on top of all that, he’s still learning what makes him tick. And so, naturally, he named his album after his ticker.

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Donavon Frankenreiter’s new album, “The Heart,” officially marks the start of the singer-songwriter’s second decade as a solo recording artist. It’s been over ten years since the release of his self-titled debut, and in that time he has grown, not only as a musician, but also as a man. He’s raising a family and nurturing two creative careers-one onstage, one in the waves-but on top of all that, he’s still learning what makes him tick. And so, naturally, he named his album after his ticker.

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Saturday Oct. 21 20178:00 pm
Anuhea & Sammy J featuring Mahi at Live! at the Ludlow Garage
Anuhea & Sammy J featuring Mahi at Live!...
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Thursday Oct. 26 20178:00 pm
Willy Porter and Carmen Nickerson
Willy Porter and Carmen Nickerson
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Midwest artists Willy Porter and Carmen Nickerson are an exciting addition to the indie-duo scene. With their liquid harmonies and unassailable, playful performance chemistry, these two solo artists have joined their unique talents to create the unforgettable sound of Porter Nickerson.

 

Porter has been turning first time listeners into die-hard fans for more than two decades. His blistering guitar playing and rich songwriting provides the perfect architecture to support Nickerson’s lush vocals, complimenting and elevating Porter’s songs to make them feel both fresh and timeless. The pair first collaborated on the 2013 EP Cheeseburgers and Gasoline and again on Porter’s 2015 record Human Kindness. In 2016 the duo performed as the featured musical guests on NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion.

 

Porter Nickerson are excited to bring listeners the new disc, Bonfire to Ash, their first album of original co-writes produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Ben Wisch (Marc Cohn, Jonatha Brooke).

 

Bonfire to Ash charts experiences that bridge the intimate with the universal. From the thirsty shoots of new love (“Old Red Barn”), to the urgency to save love from skidding out of reach forever (“Loving On Her Mind”), and again in the anthemic elegy to relationships and legacies forged in America’s heartland on the song “Living Proof.” Porter and Nickerson perfect a unique dialogue through the songs on this record that carries over into their unassailable stage chemistry.

 

Together these highly accomplished artists take audiences on a singular musical ride full of heart, grit, energy, and fun that showcases the best of what live music has to offer.

 

 

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Ash burns brightest when Porter and Nickerson share their voices and different perspectives of a lonely relationship on “Echo of Love.”” -Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

 

“He’s an amazing guitar player, singer and songwriter. (Carmen Nickerson) produces a very smooth, accurate harmonic blend with him. Did I say I liked this? I REALLY do.” –Al Kooper, music legend/producer on Cheeseburgers and Gasoline

 

“Willy is an entertaining performer, an excellent guitarist, and someone who obviously loves what he does.” –No Depression

 

 

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Midwest artists Willy Porter and Carmen Nickerson are an exciting addition to the indie-duo scene. With their liquid harmonies and unassailable, playful performance chemistry, these two solo artists have joined their unique talents to create the unforgettable sound of Porter Nickerson.

 

Porter has been turning first time listeners into die-hard fans for more than two decades. His blistering guitar playing and rich songwriting provides the perfect architecture to support Nickerson’s lush vocals, complimenting and elevating Porter’s songs to make them feel both fresh and timeless. The pair first collaborated on the 2013 EP Cheeseburgers and Gasoline and again on Porter’s 2015 record Human Kindness. In 2016 the duo performed as the featured musical guests on NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion.

 

Porter Nickerson are excited to bring listeners the new disc, Bonfire to Ash, their first album of original co-writes produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Ben Wisch (Marc Cohn, Jonatha Brooke).

 

Bonfire to Ash charts experiences that bridge the intimate with the universal. From the thirsty shoots of new love (“Old Red Barn”), to the urgency to save love from skidding out of reach forever (“Loving On Her Mind”), and again in the anthemic elegy to relationships and legacies forged in America’s heartland on the song “Living Proof.” Porter and Nickerson perfect a unique dialogue through the songs on this record that carries over into their unassailable stage chemistry.

 

Together these highly accomplished artists take audiences on a singular musical ride full of heart, grit, energy, and fun that showcases the best of what live music has to offer.

 

 

Press Quotes:

 

Ash burns brightest when Porter and Nickerson share their voices and different perspectives of a lonely relationship on “Echo of Love.”” -Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

 

“He’s an amazing guitar player, singer and songwriter. (Carmen Nickerson) produces a very smooth, accurate harmonic blend with him. Did I say I liked this? I REALLY do.” –Al Kooper, music legend/producer on Cheeseburgers and Gasoline

 

“Willy is an entertaining performer, an excellent guitarist, and someone who obviously loves what he does.” –No Depression

 

 

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Friday Oct. 27 20178:30 pm
David Archuleta at Live! at the Ludlow Garage
David Archuleta at Live! at the Ludlow Garage
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Before

long, family, friends and neighbors started to notice, and at 9 years old, coaxed by the promise

of free quesadillas, he was singing for crowds at a local restaurant.

And in 2007, when the

then-16-year-old (now 26), appeared on

American Idol , the world started noticing. Receiving 44

percent of nearly 100 million votes, the shy, fresh-faced vocal prodigy was runner-up on the hit

show’s seventh season, finishing behind David Cook.

“I didn’t really want to pursue fame and stardom,” Archuleta, a devout Mormon, recalls. “But I

felt like it was something I needed to do to fulfill one of the assignments I’d been given in my

life.”

A record deal with Sony/Jive Records, arena tours, a No. 2 single (“Crush”) on the

Billboard Hot

100, acclaim from the likes Bruce Springsteen, Kelly Clarkson and Rihanna, and international

fame followed. But even after running the gamut from Top 40 pop to holiday music on six

studio albums and 21 singles, released over the past decade, including a two-year break from

music to embark on life-changing missionary work in Chile for The Church of Jesus Christ of

Latter-Day Saints, the TV personality, bestselling author and former

Star Search Junior Vocal

Champion and one of

American Idol ’s youngest breakout wunderkinds was still just finding his

voice.

“I think

American Idol , the whole process, from the momentum on afterwards, I never took

time to slow down and think about who I was,” the singer says. “People wanted me to work in

an adult world without growing up.

… When I went on my mission, it was the first time that I

took time to say, ‘Who am I? What do I want?’

“When I got back, I started doing music again, and that’s when I started working on this

project.”

He’s talking about a series of three four-song EPs that, due out over the course of this year (and

later as a full-length LP with additional songs), starting with the May 19

th release of Orion ,

combine to make a heartfelt artistic statement. Unburdened by the pressures and

focus-group-think of industry handlers, yet set to pop tones sure to pleasantly surprise old fans

and attract new followers to his already robust global fan base, it’s the first album the singer’s

co-written and recorded as an adult.

“The music is all about saying, ‘Wait a second, why am I doing this in the first place?’ ”

Archuleta says, explaining where his head was at when he relocated to Nashville to start writing

songs with Music City luminaries like Jeremy Bose, Trent Dabbs, Katie Herzig, producer Jamie

Kenney and others.

“It was therapeutic working with them,” Archuleta recalls. “I wrote these stories [my career so

far].

… That was a great experience and I learned a ton, and now I’m here and I’m like, ‘Wow! I

get to create music, but this time I have my own reason to do it.”

“I connect to my songs more now than I ever have,” he goes on to say. “Before, my team had

goals to fulfill; they didn’t really care about my story, they were just like, ‘Make sure you have

enough love songs that we can release, because that’s what people want to buy.’ I’ve never

been about romance and breakups and high school love and all that. I’ve always been about

life, and self-introspection.”

“I think I’ll take a second change,” Archuleta sings with a familiar bell-clear powerhouse croon

on lead-off single “Numb,” an airy pop tune with a refreshing calypso feel that shows some of

the Utah-by-way-of-Miami native’s Latin roots. The track premiered via

Billboard last

November.

“This is like a new beginning,” Archuleta explains excitedly, saying he’s never felt so intrinsically

fulfilled and electrified by his own music. “It’s not just taking another chance with music, it’s

taking another chance on myself.

… I need to be who I am or else I’ll go numb again.”

Like with “Numb,” the theme of the anthemic “Invincible” turns the phrase its title suggests.

“[It’s] about not having to be invincible,” Archuleta says. “I’ve felt too many times that I need to

be perfect, I need to be invincible, I can’t show any weakness. But really, that’s what creates

the battle with myself.

… [Then I have to tell myself], ‘It’s OK, you can let go. Let the armor

down. Put the sword away.’ ”

That idea carries on through

Orion ’s “Up All Night.” It’s a dance-pop gem Archuleta wrote about

a rural Tennessee fishing trip he took with a family he befriended. Coming during a rough patch

he was having in Nashville, the trip gave the singer some much-needed perspective at a time

when he was imposing a paralyzing amount of pressure on himself to prove himself.

“They just cared about each other,” Archuleta says of the family. “Whoever I was, they just

loved me and accepted me, and made me feel like a was a part of the family.

… I felt whole

again, I feel rejuvenated, and I went home and I couldn’t sleep that night. And all that

happened was I went fishing with this family. I was like, ‘I have to get this feeling out of me.’ So

I went over to the keyboard and [“Up All Night”] is what came out.”

“Say Me,” a string-section-boasting ballad co-written with Bose and Dabbs, is another

rumination on the singer’s battle for self-discovery. “I need you to say me,” the lyric goes.

“That can be interpreted as a love song,” Archuleta admits. “I need you to say you, basically —

believe in yourself.

… There’s a difference between being prideful and cocky and believing in

yourself.”

After a decade under the discerning eyes of

American Idol judges, TV viewers, record label

know-it-alls and music critics trying to shape and define his identity, Archuleta has discovered

he’s the only one who can find himself, and, with confidence winning out over self-doubt, that’s

what he’s done on

Orion .

“These songs are about the struggle of finding your own voice and how hard it can be

sometimes to believe in yourself.

… I’m David. I’m the kid who always sat in his backyard,

alone, singing to the cats. I don’t have to be cool, I just have to be David.”

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Before

long, family, friends and neighbors started to notice, and at 9 years old, coaxed by the promise

of free quesadillas, he was singing for crowds at a local restaurant.

And in 2007, when the

then-16-year-old (now 26), appeared on

American Idol , the world started noticing. Receiving 44

percent of nearly 100 million votes, the shy, fresh-faced vocal prodigy was runner-up on the hit

show’s seventh season, finishing behind David Cook.

“I didn’t really want to pursue fame and stardom,” Archuleta, a devout Mormon, recalls. “But I

felt like it was something I needed to do to fulfill one of the assignments I’d been given in my

life.”

A record deal with Sony/Jive Records, arena tours, a No. 2 single (“Crush”) on the

Billboard Hot

100, acclaim from the likes Bruce Springsteen, Kelly Clarkson and Rihanna, and international

fame followed. But even after running the gamut from Top 40 pop to holiday music on six

studio albums and 21 singles, released over the past decade, including a two-year break from

music to embark on life-changing missionary work in Chile for The Church of Jesus Christ of

Latter-Day Saints, the TV personality, bestselling author and former

Star Search Junior Vocal

Champion and one of

American Idol ’s youngest breakout wunderkinds was still just finding his

voice.

“I think

American Idol , the whole process, from the momentum on afterwards, I never took

time to slow down and think about who I was,” the singer says. “People wanted me to work in

an adult world without growing up.

… When I went on my mission, it was the first time that I

took time to say, ‘Who am I? What do I want?’

“When I got back, I started doing music again, and that’s when I started working on this

project.”

He’s talking about a series of three four-song EPs that, due out over the course of this year (and

later as a full-length LP with additional songs), starting with the May 19

th release of Orion ,

combine to make a heartfelt artistic statement. Unburdened by the pressures and

focus-group-think of industry handlers, yet set to pop tones sure to pleasantly surprise old fans

and attract new followers to his already robust global fan base, it’s the first album the singer’s

co-written and recorded as an adult.

“The music is all about saying, ‘Wait a second, why am I doing this in the first place?’ ”

Archuleta says, explaining where his head was at when he relocated to Nashville to start writing

songs with Music City luminaries like Jeremy Bose, Trent Dabbs, Katie Herzig, producer Jamie

Kenney and others.

“It was therapeutic working with them,” Archuleta recalls. “I wrote these stories [my career so

far].

… That was a great experience and I learned a ton, and now I’m here and I’m like, ‘Wow! I

get to create music, but this time I have my own reason to do it.”

“I connect to my songs more now than I ever have,” he goes on to say. “Before, my team had

goals to fulfill; they didn’t really care about my story, they were just like, ‘Make sure you have

enough love songs that we can release, because that’s what people want to buy.’ I’ve never

been about romance and breakups and high school love and all that. I’ve always been about

life, and self-introspection.”

“I think I’ll take a second change,” Archuleta sings with a familiar bell-clear powerhouse croon

on lead-off single “Numb,” an airy pop tune with a refreshing calypso feel that shows some of

the Utah-by-way-of-Miami native’s Latin roots. The track premiered via

Billboard last

November.

“This is like a new beginning,” Archuleta explains excitedly, saying he’s never felt so intrinsically

fulfilled and electrified by his own music. “It’s not just taking another chance with music, it’s

taking another chance on myself.

… I need to be who I am or else I’ll go numb again.”

Like with “Numb,” the theme of the anthemic “Invincible” turns the phrase its title suggests.

“[It’s] about not having to be invincible,” Archuleta says. “I’ve felt too many times that I need to

be perfect, I need to be invincible, I can’t show any weakness. But really, that’s what creates

the battle with myself.

… [Then I have to tell myself], ‘It’s OK, you can let go. Let the armor

down. Put the sword away.’ ”

That idea carries on through

Orion ’s “Up All Night.” It’s a dance-pop gem Archuleta wrote about

a rural Tennessee fishing trip he took with a family he befriended. Coming during a rough patch

he was having in Nashville, the trip gave the singer some much-needed perspective at a time

when he was imposing a paralyzing amount of pressure on himself to prove himself.

“They just cared about each other,” Archuleta says of the family. “Whoever I was, they just

loved me and accepted me, and made me feel like a was a part of the family.

… I felt whole

again, I feel rejuvenated, and I went home and I couldn’t sleep that night. And all that

happened was I went fishing with this family. I was like, ‘I have to get this feeling out of me.’ So

I went over to the keyboard and [“Up All Night”] is what came out.”

“Say Me,” a string-section-boasting ballad co-written with Bose and Dabbs, is another

rumination on the singer’s battle for self-discovery. “I need you to say me,” the lyric goes.

“That can be interpreted as a love song,” Archuleta admits. “I need you to say you, basically —

believe in yourself.

… There’s a difference between being prideful and cocky and believing in

yourself.”

After a decade under the discerning eyes of

American Idol judges, TV viewers, record label

know-it-alls and music critics trying to shape and define his identity, Archuleta has discovered

he’s the only one who can find himself, and, with confidence winning out over self-doubt, that’s

what he’s done on

Orion .

“These songs are about the struggle of finding your own voice and how hard it can be

sometimes to believe in yourself.

… I’m David. I’m the kid who always sat in his backyard,

alone, singing to the cats. I don’t have to be cool, I just have to be David.”

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Thursday Nov. 2 20178:00 pm
Kevin Griffin of Better Than Ezra at Live! at the Ludlow Garage
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Kevin Griffin made his professional debut in 1995 as the singer and songwriter for New Orleans-
based band Better Than Ezra. Their debut record,
Deluxe,
went double-platinum fueled in part by
the success of the #1 Modern Rock track “Good.” The band’s follow up record,
Friction Ba
by,
went Gold and contained two Top 10 Modern Rock tracks followed by another Top 10 Hit in
2001 with the single “Extra Ordinary.” In 2005, Better Than Ezra had a Top 10 Hot AC hit with
“Juicy” which was not only
licensed by several commercials and brands but also featured in the
promotional advertisements for the popular ABC television series
Desperate Housewives
. Better
Than Ezra’s most recent song, “Breathless,” was covered by Taylor Swift at the Hope for Haiti
telethon and during her world wide tour.
In 2006, Griffin branched into writing for other artists and soon scored a #1 hit with Howie Day’s
“Collide.” Most recently, he has written and produced for a variety of artists in Rock, Pop, and
Country. In 2010, Griffin had Sugarland’s #1 Country hit, “Stuck Like Glue” which according to
Yahoo Music! became the
11th most downloaded country music song of all time
.
Since then,
Griffin has penned singles for David Cook, James Blunt, Augustana, and Tristan Prettyman.
Other cuts include songs written and produced for artists such as Missy Higgins, Train, Blondie,
Shinedown, The Rouge, Get Scared, Daniel Powter, Josh Radin, Brendan James and more. To
date, Griffin has produced
,
written, and co-written albums and songs that have sold in excess of
30 million copies.
Kevin recently re-located from Los Angeles to Nashville where he continues writing and produc
ing in his newly built studio in the bucolic hills of Franklin, TN.
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WHEN: Thursday Nov. 2 2017

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Kevin Griffin made his professional debut in 1995 as the singer and songwriter for New Orleans-
based band Better Than Ezra. Their debut record,
Deluxe,
went double-platinum fueled in part by
the success of the #1 Modern Rock track “Good.” The band’s follow up record,
Friction Ba
by,
went Gold and contained two Top 10 Modern Rock tracks followed by another Top 10 Hit in
2001 with the single “Extra Ordinary.” In 2005, Better Than Ezra had a Top 10 Hot AC hit with
“Juicy” which was not only
licensed by several commercials and brands but also featured in the
promotional advertisements for the popular ABC television series
Desperate Housewives
. Better
Than Ezra’s most recent song, “Breathless,” was covered by Taylor Swift at the Hope for Haiti
telethon and during her world wide tour.
In 2006, Griffin branched into writing for other artists and soon scored a #1 hit with Howie Day’s
“Collide.” Most recently, he has written and produced for a variety of artists in Rock, Pop, and
Country. In 2010, Griffin had Sugarland’s #1 Country hit, “Stuck Like Glue” which according to
Yahoo Music! became the
11th most downloaded country music song of all time
.
Since then,
Griffin has penned singles for David Cook, James Blunt, Augustana, and Tristan Prettyman.
Other cuts include songs written and produced for artists such as Missy Higgins, Train, Blondie,
Shinedown, The Rouge, Get Scared, Daniel Powter, Josh Radin, Brendan James and more. To
date, Griffin has produced
,
written, and co-written albums and songs that have sold in excess of
30 million copies.
Kevin recently re-located from Los Angeles to Nashville where he continues writing and produc
ing in his newly built studio in the bucolic hills of Franklin, TN.
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Saturday Nov. 4 20178:00 pm
Tim Reynolds and TR3 with special guest Matt Schneider At Live! at the Ludlow Garage
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With a musical career spanning more than thirty-five years, guitarist, sonic innovator, and two time Grammy nominee Tim Reynolds is known for his masterful command of melody and timing and for his uncanny ability to improvise on any instrument he touches.  Having explored most musical styles, from rock, jazz and blues to classical and reggae, Reynolds’ wide-ranging musical versatility is evident each time he picks up his electric or acoustic guitar.  Technically brilliant, yet emotionally honest, Reynolds’ music is inspired and authentic.

It was in the mid 1980s in Charlottesville, VA, when Reynolds founded his breakthrough electric power trio, TR3 (Tim Reynolds Trio), known for their fusion of funk, rock, and jazz.  He toured with TR3 during the 1980s and 1990s, using a rotating cast of musicians.  It was at this time he befriended Dave Matthews and their ongoing musical collaboration began.  Tim eventually decided to relocate to Santa Fe, NM, and pursue a solo career.  His musical progression continued throughout his many years on the road as a solo guitar wizard, playing for packed houses and to crowds who quickly determined that Reynolds is one of the most talented and thoughtful musicians on the circuit today.

After a number of years in New Mexico, Reynolds relocated to the Outer Banks of North Carolina in 2007.  After a chance meeting with two talented musicians, bass player Mick Vaughn and drummer Dan Martier, a few rehearsals later and several stealth appearances throughout North Carolina, Reynolds decided to resurrect the electric TR3 and they’ve been touring ever since.  TR3 released their first double live CD, “From SPACE and Beyond” in June 2011.  In 2009, their first studio CD “Radiance” was nominated for Home Grown Music Network’s Album of the Year.   Electric, funky, operatic, edgy…their show is a mix of updated Reynolds’ classics to wild covers of everything from James Brown, Led Zeppelin, King Crimson and Focus to TR3’s ever-evolving catalogue of new material.

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WHEN: Saturday Nov. 4 2017

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With a musical career spanning more than thirty-five years, guitarist, sonic innovator, and two time Grammy nominee Tim Reynolds is known for his masterful command of melody and timing and for his uncanny ability to improvise on any instrument he touches.  Having explored most musical styles, from rock, jazz and blues to classical and reggae, Reynolds’ wide-ranging musical versatility is evident each time he picks up his electric or acoustic guitar.  Technically brilliant, yet emotionally honest, Reynolds’ music is inspired and authentic.

It was in the mid 1980s in Charlottesville, VA, when Reynolds founded his breakthrough electric power trio, TR3 (Tim Reynolds Trio), known for their fusion of funk, rock, and jazz.  He toured with TR3 during the 1980s and 1990s, using a rotating cast of musicians.  It was at this time he befriended Dave Matthews and their ongoing musical collaboration began.  Tim eventually decided to relocate to Santa Fe, NM, and pursue a solo career.  His musical progression continued throughout his many years on the road as a solo guitar wizard, playing for packed houses and to crowds who quickly determined that Reynolds is one of the most talented and thoughtful musicians on the circuit today.

After a number of years in New Mexico, Reynolds relocated to the Outer Banks of North Carolina in 2007.  After a chance meeting with two talented musicians, bass player Mick Vaughn and drummer Dan Martier, a few rehearsals later and several stealth appearances throughout North Carolina, Reynolds decided to resurrect the electric TR3 and they’ve been touring ever since.  TR3 released their first double live CD, “From SPACE and Beyond” in June 2011.  In 2009, their first studio CD “Radiance” was nominated for Home Grown Music Network’s Album of the Year.   Electric, funky, operatic, edgy…their show is a mix of updated Reynolds’ classics to wild covers of everything from James Brown, Led Zeppelin, King Crimson and Focus to TR3’s ever-evolving catalogue of new material.

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Saturday Nov. 11 20178:00 pm
High South at Live! at the Ludlow Garage
High South at Live! at the Ludlow Garage
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Blending the poetry of Greenwich Village in the 60’s with the unmistakeable harmony of Laurel Canyon in the 70’s, the High South sound exudes the magic and timelessness of both these eras, while infusing a palpable new millennium sensibility.

High South band mates – Kevin Campos, Jamey Garner and Phoenix Mendoza – three gifted “lead singer-songwriters” delivering one undeniable voice – are produced by Josh Leo

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Blending the poetry of Greenwich Village in the 60’s with the unmistakeable harmony of Laurel Canyon in the 70’s, the High South sound exudes the magic and timelessness of both these eras, while infusing a palpable new millennium sensibility.

High South band mates – Kevin Campos, Jamey Garner and Phoenix Mendoza – three gifted “lead singer-songwriters” delivering one undeniable voice – are produced by Josh Leo

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Thursday Nov. 16 20178:00 pm
Thompson Square at Live! at the Ludlow Garage
Thompson Square at Live! at the Ludlow Garage
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The duo of Keifer and Shawna Thompson are a force to be reckoned with in the modern day Country music landscape. International Country music stars, Thompson Square has topped the radio charts across the Unites States, Canada and Australia with #1 hits “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not,” “If I Didn’t Have You” and “Everything I Shouldn’t Be Thinking About,” respectively.

After taking its headlining “Just Feels Good Tour” across the U.S., Asia and Australia in 2014, Thompson Square took time off to collaborate in the studio with both Dann Huff and celebrated producer Mickey Jack Cones (Dustin Lynch/ Joe Nichols) to work on the Stoney Creek Records duo’s upcoming third album.

The result is a barefaced, emotionally charged and gutsy sound from the married duo that was honored as both the ACM and CMA “Vocal Duo of the Year” in 2012. Thompson Square continued its streak in 2013, once again securing the ACM Award for “Vocal Duo of the Year.”  In all, Thompson Square has scored three #1 hits, five Top 15 hits, seven mainstream industry awards, over 30 award nominations and appeared on major media franchises from The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Conan and CBS This Morning to Elle, Glamour, The Huffington Post, People, Rolling Stone, USA Today, USA Weekend and many more.

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WHEN: Thursday Nov. 16 2017

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The duo of Keifer and Shawna Thompson are a force to be reckoned with in the modern day Country music landscape. International Country music stars, Thompson Square has topped the radio charts across the Unites States, Canada and Australia with #1 hits “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not,” “If I Didn’t Have You” and “Everything I Shouldn’t Be Thinking About,” respectively.

After taking its headlining “Just Feels Good Tour” across the U.S., Asia and Australia in 2014, Thompson Square took time off to collaborate in the studio with both Dann Huff and celebrated producer Mickey Jack Cones (Dustin Lynch/ Joe Nichols) to work on the Stoney Creek Records duo’s upcoming third album.

The result is a barefaced, emotionally charged and gutsy sound from the married duo that was honored as both the ACM and CMA “Vocal Duo of the Year” in 2012. Thompson Square continued its streak in 2013, once again securing the ACM Award for “Vocal Duo of the Year.”  In all, Thompson Square has scored three #1 hits, five Top 15 hits, seven mainstream industry awards, over 30 award nominations and appeared on major media franchises from The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Conan and CBS This Morning to Elle, Glamour, The Huffington Post, People, Rolling Stone, USA Today, USA Weekend and many more.

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Friday Nov. 17 20178:00 pm
Ryan Montbleau at Live! at the Ludlow Grage
Ryan Montbleau at Live! at the Ludlow Grage
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BROOKLYN, NY — Hot-wired songwriter and performer Ryan Montbleau enters a new chapter of his career with the release of Growing Light on April 21st. The 10-song set is bold and barrier breaking, organically blending rock, funk, soul, folk and psychedelia to create a sonic kaleidoscope where tunes like the percolating first single “Pacing Like Prince” and the cinematic title track co-exist in refracted bliss. Montbleau will celebrate his new album with two CD release concerts at the Paradise Rock Club on Friday, April 17th with his original lineup of the Ryan Montbleau Band on Saturday, April 18th with players he has been working with over the past year.   Growing Light is a “perfect storm” recording. The album pairs Montbleau’s most artfully crafted and sincere lyrics with vocal performances of exceptional grace and heart. The songs also benefit from the near-telepathic rapport of Montbleau and his band, which developed over a decade of touring. And those qualities are enhanced by the adventurous production of Galactic’s Ben Ellman and inventive mixing by Mikael “Count” Eldridge, who has worked with DJ Shadow, Radiohead and No Doubt.    Growing Light is also poignant and personal. Montbleau’s new songs trace the bloom-and-fade cycle of finding and losing love through the arc of a relationship. They also come at the end of a decade-long era with his band – a group who
came of age together while touring the jam band circuit, where the Massachusetts-born Montbleau built his initial following.    “We knew this would be our last recording together as full-on road warriors when we entered the studio in May 2013,” Montbleau, who recently relocated to Brooklyn, explains. “That made the whole experience much more real and emotional and gave it a certain focus. We were about to split up, but not because of animosity or rifts in the band; it was all for good reasons.  After 10 years on the road it was time for some people to stay at home with their families, or to try other things, or just to move on.”   For Montbleau, Growing Light is part of a creative leap that began with 2012’s For Higher, his first collaboration with Ellman and Count. Ellman — who has produced albums for Galactic, Trombone Shorty and many others — assembled a crack band of New Orleans all-stars including bassist George Porter, Jr., keyboardist Ivan Neville, guitarist Anders Osborne and drummer Simon Lott to support Montbleau. The results were a muscular and spontaneous blend of cover tunes and originals.   This time, Montbleau wrote nine of the ten songs on Growing Light. Some, like the title number, which celebrates the transcendence of falling in love over a swelling ambient-folk backdrop, are plucked from his own life. Others were developed on the road. The funky celebration “Glad” grew out of jams at concert sound checks and shines like a lost gem from ’70s psychedelic soul kingpin Shuggie Otis. And “Pacing Like Prince” flat-out rocks, with electric guitar riffs stomping over an R&B power-beat while Montbleau cants lyrics inspired by a scene in the movie Purple Rain.    The album ends with the bittersweet “Together,” a guitar and vocal performance that returns Montbleau to his beginnings as a solo artist. The song’s arrangement is a reminder that regardless of the degree of sweetness, illumination or spacedout aural wallop that Ellman and Count bring to the album’s individual tunes, the warm butterscotch sound and multi-faceted emotional texture of Montbleau’s voice are always the focus.   It took Montbleau his first 21 years to begin to find that voice. “I was a late bloomer,” he allows. “I didn’t really start writing songs until I was in college. I’d be sitting in the back of a class in my chemical engineering program and writing poetry in my notebook. At that point, I knew something had to change.”   Until then Montbleau hadn’t really been bitten by music. His father was a rock bassist who drifted from playing as he raised a family. And although Montbleau was given a guitar as a kid, and he’d peck away at popular songs like Ozzy
Osbourne’s “Crazy Train” occasionally, things didn’t really catch fire. But as he attended college, he found that poetry — and by extension great songs and timeless songwriters like Bob Dylan, Robert Johnson and Bob Marley – captured the complexities of the adult life that he was beginning to experience, and Montbleau started chasing his muse. By the time he graduated from Villanova University with an English degree, the hook was set. And he became an omnivorous devotee of all kinds of styles and artists.   Montbleau began as a solo performer, appearing often on stage at the first House of Blues club in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and made his initial two recordings primarily with just his guitar. By 2006’s One Fine Color he’d formed the Ryan Montbleau Band and was branching out of the coffeehouse and folk scene into the jam world, spending much of each year on the road.    His next album, 2007’s Patience On Friday, brought his breakthrough song “75 and Sunny,” a reflective, brightly melodic celebration of maturity. Previous to For Higher, Montbleau also recoded two live albums, one solo and one with his group, as well as the Martin Sexton-produced studio disc Heavy On the Vine – a title that reflected the musical depth, versatility and skill Montbleau and his bandmates –  bassist Matt Giannaros, drummer James Cohen, keyboardist Jason Cohen, percussionist Yahuba, violist Laurence Scudder (and eventually guitarist Lyle Brewer) – had developed together on the road.    Today Montbleau continues to maintain a busy touring schedule, dividing gigs between solo shows and concerts with various line-ups of the Ryan Montbleau Band. “I loved playing with my original band and still do, whenever we may get the chance.  But touring with different musicians has taught me to be a better bandleader and forced me to be a better musician,” Montbleau reflects.   “Another thing I’ve learned is that as you continue your life as a songwriter and performer, you learn your limitations and grow into them,” he continues. “You learn how to push yourself to write lyrics that get as close to what you want to say as possible, or to find the right music to say it with, or to sing in a way that really carries the message in your heart. That’s where I feel like I’ve arrived today, and I’m excited to find out where I’m going next.”

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BROOKLYN, NY — Hot-wired songwriter and performer Ryan Montbleau enters a new chapter of his career with the release of Growing Light on April 21st. The 10-song set is bold and barrier breaking, organically blending rock, funk, soul, folk and psychedelia to create a sonic kaleidoscope where tunes like the percolating first single “Pacing Like Prince” and the cinematic title track co-exist in refracted bliss. Montbleau will celebrate his new album with two CD release concerts at the Paradise Rock Club on Friday, April 17th with his original lineup of the Ryan Montbleau Band on Saturday, April 18th with players he has been working with over the past year.   Growing Light is a “perfect storm” recording. The album pairs Montbleau’s most artfully crafted and sincere lyrics with vocal performances of exceptional grace and heart. The songs also benefit from the near-telepathic rapport of Montbleau and his band, which developed over a decade of touring. And those qualities are enhanced by the adventurous production of Galactic’s Ben Ellman and inventive mixing by Mikael “Count” Eldridge, who has worked with DJ Shadow, Radiohead and No Doubt.    Growing Light is also poignant and personal. Montbleau’s new songs trace the bloom-and-fade cycle of finding and losing love through the arc of a relationship. They also come at the end of a decade-long era with his band – a group who
came of age together while touring the jam band circuit, where the Massachusetts-born Montbleau built his initial following.    “We knew this would be our last recording together as full-on road warriors when we entered the studio in May 2013,” Montbleau, who recently relocated to Brooklyn, explains. “That made the whole experience much more real and emotional and gave it a certain focus. We were about to split up, but not because of animosity or rifts in the band; it was all for good reasons.  After 10 years on the road it was time for some people to stay at home with their families, or to try other things, or just to move on.”   For Montbleau, Growing Light is part of a creative leap that began with 2012’s For Higher, his first collaboration with Ellman and Count. Ellman — who has produced albums for Galactic, Trombone Shorty and many others — assembled a crack band of New Orleans all-stars including bassist George Porter, Jr., keyboardist Ivan Neville, guitarist Anders Osborne and drummer Simon Lott to support Montbleau. The results were a muscular and spontaneous blend of cover tunes and originals.   This time, Montbleau wrote nine of the ten songs on Growing Light. Some, like the title number, which celebrates the transcendence of falling in love over a swelling ambient-folk backdrop, are plucked from his own life. Others were developed on the road. The funky celebration “Glad” grew out of jams at concert sound checks and shines like a lost gem from ’70s psychedelic soul kingpin Shuggie Otis. And “Pacing Like Prince” flat-out rocks, with electric guitar riffs stomping over an R&B power-beat while Montbleau cants lyrics inspired by a scene in the movie Purple Rain.    The album ends with the bittersweet “Together,” a guitar and vocal performance that returns Montbleau to his beginnings as a solo artist. The song’s arrangement is a reminder that regardless of the degree of sweetness, illumination or spacedout aural wallop that Ellman and Count bring to the album’s individual tunes, the warm butterscotch sound and multi-faceted emotional texture of Montbleau’s voice are always the focus.   It took Montbleau his first 21 years to begin to find that voice. “I was a late bloomer,” he allows. “I didn’t really start writing songs until I was in college. I’d be sitting in the back of a class in my chemical engineering program and writing poetry in my notebook. At that point, I knew something had to change.”   Until then Montbleau hadn’t really been bitten by music. His father was a rock bassist who drifted from playing as he raised a family. And although Montbleau was given a guitar as a kid, and he’d peck away at popular songs like Ozzy
Osbourne’s “Crazy Train” occasionally, things didn’t really catch fire. But as he attended college, he found that poetry — and by extension great songs and timeless songwriters like Bob Dylan, Robert Johnson and Bob Marley – captured the complexities of the adult life that he was beginning to experience, and Montbleau started chasing his muse. By the time he graduated from Villanova University with an English degree, the hook was set. And he became an omnivorous devotee of all kinds of styles and artists.   Montbleau began as a solo performer, appearing often on stage at the first House of Blues club in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and made his initial two recordings primarily with just his guitar. By 2006’s One Fine Color he’d formed the Ryan Montbleau Band and was branching out of the coffeehouse and folk scene into the jam world, spending much of each year on the road.    His next album, 2007’s Patience On Friday, brought his breakthrough song “75 and Sunny,” a reflective, brightly melodic celebration of maturity. Previous to For Higher, Montbleau also recoded two live albums, one solo and one with his group, as well as the Martin Sexton-produced studio disc Heavy On the Vine – a title that reflected the musical depth, versatility and skill Montbleau and his bandmates –  bassist Matt Giannaros, drummer James Cohen, keyboardist Jason Cohen, percussionist Yahuba, violist Laurence Scudder (and eventually guitarist Lyle Brewer) – had developed together on the road.    Today Montbleau continues to maintain a busy touring schedule, dividing gigs between solo shows and concerts with various line-ups of the Ryan Montbleau Band. “I loved playing with my original band and still do, whenever we may get the chance.  But touring with different musicians has taught me to be a better bandleader and forced me to be a better musician,” Montbleau reflects.   “Another thing I’ve learned is that as you continue your life as a songwriter and performer, you learn your limitations and grow into them,” he continues. “You learn how to push yourself to write lyrics that get as close to what you want to say as possible, or to find the right music to say it with, or to sing in a way that really carries the message in your heart. That’s where I feel like I’ve arrived today, and I’m excited to find out where I’m going next.”

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Saturday Nov. 18 20178:00 pm
David Wilcox at Live! at the Ludlow Garage
David Wilcox at Live! at the Ludlow Garage
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Cleveland-born David Wilcox is a father, a husband, a citizen and a songwriter. First inspired to play guitar after hearing a fellow college student playing in a stairwell, Wilcox is now 18 records into a career marked by personal revelation and wildly loyal fans. His lyrical insight is matched by a smooth baritone voice, virtuosic guitar chops, and creative open tunings, giving him a range and tenderness rare in folk music.

Wilcox released an independent album in 1987, was a winner of the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk award in 1988, and by 1989 he had signed with A&M Records. His first release on the label, How Did You Find Me Here, sold over 100,000 copies the first year largely by word of mouth.

Considered a ‘songwriter’s songwriter’, his songs have been covered by artists such as k.d. lang and many others.  In addition to his writing prowess, his skills as a performer and storyteller are unmatched.  He holds audiences rapt with nothing more than a single guitar, thoroughly written songs, a fearless ability to mine the depths of human emotions of joy, sorrow and everything in between, and all tempered by a quick and wry wit.

Reflecting on well over 20 years of record-making and touring extensively around the US and world, Wilcox says, “Music still stretches out before me like the head-lights of a car into the night.  It’s way beyond where I am, but it shows where I’m going.  I used to think that my goal was to catch up, but now I’m grateful that the music is always going to be way out in front to inspire me.”

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WHEN: Saturday Nov. 18 2017

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Cleveland-born David Wilcox is a father, a husband, a citizen and a songwriter. First inspired to play guitar after hearing a fellow college student playing in a stairwell, Wilcox is now 18 records into a career marked by personal revelation and wildly loyal fans. His lyrical insight is matched by a smooth baritone voice, virtuosic guitar chops, and creative open tunings, giving him a range and tenderness rare in folk music.

Wilcox released an independent album in 1987, was a winner of the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk award in 1988, and by 1989 he had signed with A&M Records. His first release on the label, How Did You Find Me Here, sold over 100,000 copies the first year largely by word of mouth.

Considered a ‘songwriter’s songwriter’, his songs have been covered by artists such as k.d. lang and many others.  In addition to his writing prowess, his skills as a performer and storyteller are unmatched.  He holds audiences rapt with nothing more than a single guitar, thoroughly written songs, a fearless ability to mine the depths of human emotions of joy, sorrow and everything in between, and all tempered by a quick and wry wit.

Reflecting on well over 20 years of record-making and touring extensively around the US and world, Wilcox says, “Music still stretches out before me like the head-lights of a car into the night.  It’s way beyond where I am, but it shows where I’m going.  I used to think that my goal was to catch up, but now I’m grateful that the music is always going to be way out in front to inspire me.”

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Friday Nov. 24 20178:00 pm
CHRISTMAS WITH THE CELTS at Live! at the Ludlow Garage
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Ric Blair, founder of The Celts, was a promising jazz major at the University of Cincinnati’s prestigious College Conservatory of Music until a chance encounter changed the entire course of his life. “A buddy of mine said, ‘Hey there’s this Irish group playing tonight,’ American-born and Nashville based Blair remembers.  It took a little prodding, but he agreed to give the concert a shot. “I opened the doors, and people were literally dancing on the tables,” says Blair. “The music was so happy. As soon as I heard the pipes and Irish whistle, something in my blood hit me and said ‘this is what I want to do’.”  The Celts, pack concert halls all across North America.  “I’m proud of my Irish/Scottish roots, but I am equally proud of my American music roots.  So, our music has become a product of merging the two cultures.”

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WHEN: Friday Nov. 24 2017

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Ric Blair, founder of The Celts, was a promising jazz major at the University of Cincinnati’s prestigious College Conservatory of Music until a chance encounter changed the entire course of his life. “A buddy of mine said, ‘Hey there’s this Irish group playing tonight,’ American-born and Nashville based Blair remembers.  It took a little prodding, but he agreed to give the concert a shot. “I opened the doors, and people were literally dancing on the tables,” says Blair. “The music was so happy. As soon as I heard the pipes and Irish whistle, something in my blood hit me and said ‘this is what I want to do’.”  The Celts, pack concert halls all across North America.  “I’m proud of my Irish/Scottish roots, but I am equally proud of my American music roots.  So, our music has become a product of merging the two cultures.”

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Saturday Nov. 25 20178:00 pm
Christmas with Kory Caudill and Friends at Live! at the Ludlow Garage
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Saturday Nov. 25 2017 @ 8:00 pm ×
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Usually, when a toddler shocks his parents, it’s because of something negative. Not in Kory Caudill’s case. When the world-class pianist was just a few years old, his parents were stunned to see him walk to the piano and play the melody to John Williams’ “Theme from Superman” immediately after it aired on television. They knew their child had a gift, and they worked to provide him with every resource available to develop his musical abilities.

At the age of four, Caudill began his involvement with the Kentucky Opry at the Mountain Arts Center in Prestonsburg, Kentucky. As the Kentucky Opry’s popularity grew, Kory had not only become a key member of the organization, but he was the group’s most popular performer. To date, the young pianist has received hundreds of standing ovations for his performances, which have been called “touching” and “inspiring” by thousands of concert goers.

But don’t let aw-shucks demeanor and jeans, boots, plaid shirt and University of Kentucky ball cap attire fool you. He attended the highly-acclaimed Governor’s School of the Arts in Louisville and graduated from Belmont University in Nashville. Kory was he first instrumental student in the history of Belmont to perform in the school’s prestigious Commercial Showcase as well as the “President’s Concert.”

Fast forward to 2015, and Kory Caudill has traveled the world and has become one of America’s most sought after pianists. His fluency in nearly every genre, as well as his highly acclaimed virtuosity, has given him success in multiple facets of the music industry. Whether it be recording and producing projects for artists, touring with country superstars, or selling out concerts of his own, it has become clear that the Caudill is a force to be reckoned with in today’s music industry.

Kory constantly created his own brand of instrumental music, and always had a dream of recording and performing that music on a world-wide stage. His style has been described as “Yanni meets Eastern Kentucky” as a nod to his favorite artist.
His music caught the attention of Naxos of America, the #1 independent classical music distributor in the U.S. and Canada. The innovative and forward-thinking organization thought enough of Kory and his music to sign him as the flagship artist to their new imprint, Suite 28 records.

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WHEN: Saturday Nov. 25 2017

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Usually, when a toddler shocks his parents, it’s because of something negative. Not in Kory Caudill’s case. When the world-class pianist was just a few years old, his parents were stunned to see him walk to the piano and play the melody to John Williams’ “Theme from Superman” immediately after it aired on television. They knew their child had a gift, and they worked to provide him with every resource available to develop his musical abilities.

At the age of four, Caudill began his involvement with the Kentucky Opry at the Mountain Arts Center in Prestonsburg, Kentucky. As the Kentucky Opry’s popularity grew, Kory had not only become a key member of the organization, but he was the group’s most popular performer. To date, the young pianist has received hundreds of standing ovations for his performances, which have been called “touching” and “inspiring” by thousands of concert goers.

But don’t let aw-shucks demeanor and jeans, boots, plaid shirt and University of Kentucky ball cap attire fool you. He attended the highly-acclaimed Governor’s School of the Arts in Louisville and graduated from Belmont University in Nashville. Kory was he first instrumental student in the history of Belmont to perform in the school’s prestigious Commercial Showcase as well as the “President’s Concert.”

Fast forward to 2015, and Kory Caudill has traveled the world and has become one of America’s most sought after pianists. His fluency in nearly every genre, as well as his highly acclaimed virtuosity, has given him success in multiple facets of the music industry. Whether it be recording and producing projects for artists, touring with country superstars, or selling out concerts of his own, it has become clear that the Caudill is a force to be reckoned with in today’s music industry.

Kory constantly created his own brand of instrumental music, and always had a dream of recording and performing that music on a world-wide stage. His style has been described as “Yanni meets Eastern Kentucky” as a nod to his favorite artist.
His music caught the attention of Naxos of America, the #1 independent classical music distributor in the U.S. and Canada. The innovative and forward-thinking organization thought enough of Kory and his music to sign him as the flagship artist to their new imprint, Suite 28 records.

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Friday Dec. 1 20178:00 pm
Norman Brown's Joyous Christmas with Bobby Caldwell and Marion Meadows
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Norman Brown Joyous Christmas with Bobby Caldwell and Marion Meadows

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Saturday Dec. 2 20178:00 pm
Birds of Chicago at Live! at the Ludlow Garage
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In so many ways, we are a word weary culture, ever searching for ways to communicate in fewer and fewer words, letters, syllables…Our online, blogged out, you-tubed attention spans are truncated and fragmented like never before. Birds of Chicago, the collective centered around Allison Russell and JT Nero, reassert the simple notion – radical in these times – that beautiful words and music can still tap deep veins of emotion.

real midnight’s gonna come/ real midnight’s’ gonna come
real wolves at your door/ with blood on their tongues
now what you gonna do/ with your days left in the sun ?
ha da la ha

Stark, elemental imagery that feels like scripture, or a lost folk song recovered; the Birds draw heavily on the gospel tradition and the music feels like a new, secular gospel of sorts. For Birds of Chicago, every word counts. Every note counts. No gold-dusting, no filler. Music is the good news and Real Midnight, the band’s poignant new Joe Henry produced album, throbs with an urgency that feels quietly seismic.

Birds of Chicago was born in 2012 when Nero began writing for his vocal star-muse, Russell. Both were accomplished singer/songwriters with projects of their own, Nero with JT and the Clouds and Russell with the acclaimed Canadian roots outfit Po’ Girl, but together there was an unmistakable chemistry. Nero had found the perfect voice for his rock and roll psalms. Russell moved from being a primary songwriter to an interpreter, and her simmering restraint is deeply refreshing to a landscape scorched by post Voice/American Idol vocal gymnastics and over-emoting.

On Real Midnight, Birds of Chicago alternate moody rock swagger with the ghostliest of soundscapes. Produced by Joe Henry, a man who’s expert blending of light and shadow is well known, the album is a melancholy – but never shoe gazing – suite, full of wayward, joyful, lonesome voices raised up against the night.

Music this raw and soul-rich demands to be experienced live, and Birds of Chicago have developed a fervent following, touring 200 nights a year since their formation in late 2012.  For these Birds, singing for a room full of new people, hearts wide open, keeps off the cold and chases off the shadows. 2016 will find the band in constant motion – from sea to sea and beyond.

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WHEN: Saturday Dec. 2 2017

TIME: 8:00 pm

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In so many ways, we are a word weary culture, ever searching for ways to communicate in fewer and fewer words, letters, syllables…Our online, blogged out, you-tubed attention spans are truncated and fragmented like never before. Birds of Chicago, the collective centered around Allison Russell and JT Nero, reassert the simple notion – radical in these times – that beautiful words and music can still tap deep veins of emotion.

real midnight’s gonna come/ real midnight’s’ gonna come
real wolves at your door/ with blood on their tongues
now what you gonna do/ with your days left in the sun ?
ha da la ha

Stark, elemental imagery that feels like scripture, or a lost folk song recovered; the Birds draw heavily on the gospel tradition and the music feels like a new, secular gospel of sorts. For Birds of Chicago, every word counts. Every note counts. No gold-dusting, no filler. Music is the good news and Real Midnight, the band’s poignant new Joe Henry produced album, throbs with an urgency that feels quietly seismic.

Birds of Chicago was born in 2012 when Nero began writing for his vocal star-muse, Russell. Both were accomplished singer/songwriters with projects of their own, Nero with JT and the Clouds and Russell with the acclaimed Canadian roots outfit Po’ Girl, but together there was an unmistakable chemistry. Nero had found the perfect voice for his rock and roll psalms. Russell moved from being a primary songwriter to an interpreter, and her simmering restraint is deeply refreshing to a landscape scorched by post Voice/American Idol vocal gymnastics and over-emoting.

On Real Midnight, Birds of Chicago alternate moody rock swagger with the ghostliest of soundscapes. Produced by Joe Henry, a man who’s expert blending of light and shadow is well known, the album is a melancholy – but never shoe gazing – suite, full of wayward, joyful, lonesome voices raised up against the night.

Music this raw and soul-rich demands to be experienced live, and Birds of Chicago have developed a fervent following, touring 200 nights a year since their formation in late 2012.  For these Birds, singing for a room full of new people, hearts wide open, keeps off the cold and chases off the shadows. 2016 will find the band in constant motion – from sea to sea and beyond.

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Saturday Dec. 9 20178:00 pm
Kris Allen at Live! at the Ludlow Garage
Kris Allen at Live! at the Ludlow Garage
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On New Year’s Day in 2013, Kris Allen and his then-­pregnant wife Katy were in a head-­on collision that left the singer/songwriter/guitarist with a career-­threatening shattered wrist. In the two years that followed, he underwent three surgeries, re-­‐learned how to play guitar (despite regaining just 30 percent movement in the damaged wrist), recorded his third album, and toured relentlessly—including a two-­month-­long stint that started just one week after his accident. The American Idol season 8 winner ultimately retreated from the whirlwind and immersed himself in a songwriting spell that yielded more than 70 new tracks. Culled from that collection of songs, Allen’s fourth full-­length album Letting You In finds the Nashville-based artist delivering his most intimate and dynamic work to date.
The follow-­up to 2014’s Horizons, Letting You In builds off the soulful musicality Allen first showcased with his platinum-­selling 2009 single “Live Like We’re Dying.” But with its sophisticated songcraft and vulnerable lyrics, Letting You In reaches a new depth of feeling that infuses each track with undeniable emotional power. “Looking back, I think I tried to put off dealing with my feelings around the accident for as long as I could,” says Allen. “But in the past year I’ve realized how much it all affected me, and that definitely came out in the writing of this album.”

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On New Year’s Day in 2013, Kris Allen and his then-­pregnant wife Katy were in a head-­on collision that left the singer/songwriter/guitarist with a career-­threatening shattered wrist. In the two years that followed, he underwent three surgeries, re-­‐learned how to play guitar (despite regaining just 30 percent movement in the damaged wrist), recorded his third album, and toured relentlessly—including a two-­month-­long stint that started just one week after his accident. The American Idol season 8 winner ultimately retreated from the whirlwind and immersed himself in a songwriting spell that yielded more than 70 new tracks. Culled from that collection of songs, Allen’s fourth full-­length album Letting You In finds the Nashville-based artist delivering his most intimate and dynamic work to date.
The follow-­up to 2014’s Horizons, Letting You In builds off the soulful musicality Allen first showcased with his platinum-­selling 2009 single “Live Like We’re Dying.” But with its sophisticated songcraft and vulnerable lyrics, Letting You In reaches a new depth of feeling that infuses each track with undeniable emotional power. “Looking back, I think I tried to put off dealing with my feelings around the accident for as long as I could,” says Allen. “But in the past year I’ve realized how much it all affected me, and that definitely came out in the writing of this album.”

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Thursday Dec. 14 20178:00 pm
Sister Hazel at Live at the Ludlow Garage
Sister Hazel at Live at the Ludlow Garage
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Originating from Gainesville, FL, Sister Hazel is comprised of five gifted, seasoned musicians whose well-spring of natural talent has been called “one of the Top 100 Most Influential Independent Performers of the last 15 years” by Performing Songwriter Magazine. Song “All for You” topped the adult alternative charts during the summer of 1997 and the success propelled their album to platinum status. Sister Hazel has been equally attentive to connecting with their audience through social media. In their first showing on the country music charts they made a strong debut with “Lighter In The Dark” at #4 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, #6 on Billboard’s Independent Albums chart, #30 on Billboard’s Top Current Albums chart and #79 on the Billboard 200 album chart. Living up to their fan-centered reputation, the band hosts annual events like “Hazelnut Hang,” that focuses on fan involvement and are co-founders of the Rockboat, a cruise featuring nonstop opportunities for fan/artist interaction. In addition to the events and touring, the band also gives back with Lyrics For Life. Founded by singer Ken Block, the charity unites musicians and celebrities for concerts and auctions to benefit cancer research and patient-care charities.

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WHEN: Thursday Dec. 14 2017

TIME: 8:00 pm

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Originating from Gainesville, FL, Sister Hazel is comprised of five gifted, seasoned musicians whose well-spring of natural talent has been called “one of the Top 100 Most Influential Independent Performers of the last 15 years” by Performing Songwriter Magazine. Song “All for You” topped the adult alternative charts during the summer of 1997 and the success propelled their album to platinum status. Sister Hazel has been equally attentive to connecting with their audience through social media. In their first showing on the country music charts they made a strong debut with “Lighter In The Dark” at #4 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, #6 on Billboard’s Independent Albums chart, #30 on Billboard’s Top Current Albums chart and #79 on the Billboard 200 album chart. Living up to their fan-centered reputation, the band hosts annual events like “Hazelnut Hang,” that focuses on fan involvement and are co-founders of the Rockboat, a cruise featuring nonstop opportunities for fan/artist interaction. In addition to the events and touring, the band also gives back with Lyrics For Life. Founded by singer Ken Block, the charity unites musicians and celebrities for concerts and auctions to benefit cancer research and patient-care charities.

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Friday Jan. 26 20188:00 pm
Rik Emmett of Triumph - Acoustic Duo Performance with Dave Dunlop
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Rik Emmett gained international recognition as the lead singer/songwriter/guitarist with Triumph.  The adjectives ‘prolific’ and ‘eclectic’ frequently pop up in Rik’s profiles, after five decades in the biz.  Following over a dozen platinum albums from his Triumph years, he produced 19 more as an indie, ranging from rock to blues to jazz to folk to classical.  International notoriety earned him entry into three Canadian Halls of Fame, a star on the Walk of Fame in his hometown of Mississauga, and he picked up a few ‘Best Guitarist’ awards in various style categories from different organizations along the way.  Author of a GUITAR PLAYER magazine column for over a dozen years, the resulting compilation instruction book, “For The Love of Guitar”, recently landed at #4 in Shawn Persinger’s review of “The 50 Greatest Guitar Books”.  As a music educator, Mr. E. remains humbly proud of his long-standing inclusion on the heavily-respected Humber College faculty, where he’s taught Songwriting, Music Business and Directed Studies;  and he’s also been Artistic Director of the Songstudio Songwriting Workshop every summer for the past 12 years.  This show will be an acoustic duo performance with Dave Dunlop.

 

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WHEN: Friday Jan. 26 2018

TIME: 8:00 pm

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SHOW TYPE: Singer/Songwriter

RESTRICTIONS: 10 and up

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Rik Emmett gained international recognition as the lead singer/songwriter/guitarist with Triumph.  The adjectives ‘prolific’ and ‘eclectic’ frequently pop up in Rik’s profiles, after five decades in the biz.  Following over a dozen platinum albums from his Triumph years, he produced 19 more as an indie, ranging from rock to blues to jazz to folk to classical.  International notoriety earned him entry into three Canadian Halls of Fame, a star on the Walk of Fame in his hometown of Mississauga, and he picked up a few ‘Best Guitarist’ awards in various style categories from different organizations along the way.  Author of a GUITAR PLAYER magazine column for over a dozen years, the resulting compilation instruction book, “For The Love of Guitar”, recently landed at #4 in Shawn Persinger’s review of “The 50 Greatest Guitar Books”.  As a music educator, Mr. E. remains humbly proud of his long-standing inclusion on the heavily-respected Humber College faculty, where he’s taught Songwriting, Music Business and Directed Studies;  and he’s also been Artistic Director of the Songstudio Songwriting Workshop every summer for the past 12 years.  This show will be an acoustic duo performance with Dave Dunlop.

 

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Saturday Jan. 27 20188:00 pm
Rik Emmett of Triumph - Acoustic Duo Performance with Dave Dunlop
Rik Emmett of Triumph - Acoustic Duo Performance...
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Rik Emmett gained international recognition as the lead singer/songwriter/guitarist with Triumph.  The adjectives ‘prolific’ and ‘eclectic’ frequently pop up in Rik’s profiles, after five decades in the biz.  Following over a dozen platinum albums from his Triumph years, he produced 19 more as an indie, ranging from rock to blues to jazz to folk to classical.  International notoriety earned him entry into three Canadian Halls of Fame, a star on the Walk of Fame in his hometown of Mississauga, and he picked up a few ‘Best Guitarist’ awards in various style categories from different organizations along the way.  Author of a GUITAR PLAYER magazine column for over a dozen years, the resulting compilation instruction book, “For The Love of Guitar”, recently landed at #4 in Shawn Persinger’s review of “The 50 Greatest Guitar Books”.  As a music educator, Mr. E. remains humbly proud of his long-standing inclusion on the heavily-respected Humber College faculty, where he’s taught Songwriting, Music Business and Directed Studies;  and he’s also been Artistic Director of the Songstudio Songwriting Workshop every summer for the past 12 years.  This show will be an acoustic duo performance with Dave Dunlop.

 

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WHEN: Saturday Jan. 27 2018

TIME: 8:00 pm

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Rik Emmett gained international recognition as the lead singer/songwriter/guitarist with Triumph.  The adjectives ‘prolific’ and ‘eclectic’ frequently pop up in Rik’s profiles, after five decades in the biz.  Following over a dozen platinum albums from his Triumph years, he produced 19 more as an indie, ranging from rock to blues to jazz to folk to classical.  International notoriety earned him entry into three Canadian Halls of Fame, a star on the Walk of Fame in his hometown of Mississauga, and he picked up a few ‘Best Guitarist’ awards in various style categories from different organizations along the way.  Author of a GUITAR PLAYER magazine column for over a dozen years, the resulting compilation instruction book, “For The Love of Guitar”, recently landed at #4 in Shawn Persinger’s review of “The 50 Greatest Guitar Books”.  As a music educator, Mr. E. remains humbly proud of his long-standing inclusion on the heavily-respected Humber College faculty, where he’s taught Songwriting, Music Business and Directed Studies;  and he’s also been Artistic Director of the Songstudio Songwriting Workshop every summer for the past 12 years.  This show will be an acoustic duo performance with Dave Dunlop.

 

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Friday Mar. 23 20188:30 pm
We Banjo 3 with Special Guest Talisk
We Banjo 3 with Special Guest Talisk
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For all the innovation and invention that goes into modern music these days, it’s the inspiration derived from one’s roots that proves the most enduring. So credit Galway, Ireland’s We Banjo 3 for finding common ground between old world tradition and authentic Americana by plying their banjo, fiddle, guitar and mandolin in an innovation fusion of styles that they dub “Celtgrass.”

Four albums in — their latest, String Theory, was released in July of 2016 — the band’s rousing revelry, sheer virtuosity, power, passion and purpose have made them one of the music world’s most celebrated ensembles. Variously described as “astonishing,” “the Gold Standard of Irish and American Roots music,” and “the Irish Punch Brothers,” they’ve can claim the # 1 position in Billboard’s World Music charts, top honours from IMRO (the Irish Music Rights Organization), top sales numbers and the distinction of entertaining an American president, an Irish Prime Minister and members of the U.S. Congress at the annual “Friends of Ireland” luncheon on Capitol Hill. Little wonder then that We Banjo 3 is literally taking both sides of the Atlantic by storm, carving a reputation as one of the world’s most imaginative ensembles.

Of course, all results are generally due to the sum of the parts, and the individuals involved here all contribute to the common cause. Made up of two sets of siblings — brothers Enda Scahill (tenor banjo, vocals) and Fergal Scahill (fiddle, viola, dobro, percussion, guitar, mandolin, vocals) and brothers Martin Howley (tenor banjo, mandolin, vocals) and David Howley (lead vocals, guitar) – We Banjo 3 finds a natural symmetry as well as a cohesive chemistry that’s been imbued in the band ever since they were initially drawn to one another by their common creative interests. Inspired by the traditional Irish and Americana music they heard growing up, they placed three banjo players in the mix in the beginning, eventually diversifying their sound while broadening their boundaries as well.

Likewise, the individual members brought a credence that extended well beyond their family connections. Martin is a seven-time all-Ireland banjo champion and the first Irish musician to perform at the Grand Ole Opry. Enda has recorded with Ricky Skaggs, the Chieftains and many others, aside from being considered as one of the world’s leading authors and authorities on Irish banjo techniques. Fergal has performed with dozens of artists at home and abroad, and is widely recognized as an Irish champion of both fiddle and bodhran. David has been cited as a solo artist of exceptional skill, while Garry is a veteran of work with numerous bands and individual artists.

Likewise, the evolution in the group’s sound followed a natural progression that evolved early on. Their 2012 debut album, Roots of the Banjo Tree, leaned entirely on banjo music and the various styles implied by that instrumental arsenal. Their critically acclaimed sophomore set, Gather the Good, released in 2014, furthered that vantage point, an aural summation of the impressions and experiences gained while touring the U.S. and their initial introduction to Nashville that was followed by the release of 2015‘s Live in Galway, recorded in the same small hometown pub where the band performed their very first gig.

Their new album, String Theory, appears to be a change in their tack, but only slightly. Half traditional covers, half original material, it finds the band’s reverence for their roots given a contemporary twist, further solidifying the common bonds between the two styles. The various jigs and reels underscore the band’s celebratory stance, but on a tender ballad like the 17th century soliloquy “Two Sisters,” the mix of love, jealousy and evil intent sound tailor made for modern times. While the instrumental interplay is in evidence as always, each individual musician adds his own distinctive style, further affirming their collective cause.

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WHEN: Friday Mar. 23 2018

TIME: 8:30 pm

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For all the innovation and invention that goes into modern music these days, it’s the inspiration derived from one’s roots that proves the most enduring. So credit Galway, Ireland’s We Banjo 3 for finding common ground between old world tradition and authentic Americana by plying their banjo, fiddle, guitar and mandolin in an innovation fusion of styles that they dub “Celtgrass.”

Four albums in — their latest, String Theory, was released in July of 2016 — the band’s rousing revelry, sheer virtuosity, power, passion and purpose have made them one of the music world’s most celebrated ensembles. Variously described as “astonishing,” “the Gold Standard of Irish and American Roots music,” and “the Irish Punch Brothers,” they’ve can claim the # 1 position in Billboard’s World Music charts, top honours from IMRO (the Irish Music Rights Organization), top sales numbers and the distinction of entertaining an American president, an Irish Prime Minister and members of the U.S. Congress at the annual “Friends of Ireland” luncheon on Capitol Hill. Little wonder then that We Banjo 3 is literally taking both sides of the Atlantic by storm, carving a reputation as one of the world’s most imaginative ensembles.

Of course, all results are generally due to the sum of the parts, and the individuals involved here all contribute to the common cause. Made up of two sets of siblings — brothers Enda Scahill (tenor banjo, vocals) and Fergal Scahill (fiddle, viola, dobro, percussion, guitar, mandolin, vocals) and brothers Martin Howley (tenor banjo, mandolin, vocals) and David Howley (lead vocals, guitar) – We Banjo 3 finds a natural symmetry as well as a cohesive chemistry that’s been imbued in the band ever since they were initially drawn to one another by their common creative interests. Inspired by the traditional Irish and Americana music they heard growing up, they placed three banjo players in the mix in the beginning, eventually diversifying their sound while broadening their boundaries as well.

Likewise, the individual members brought a credence that extended well beyond their family connections. Martin is a seven-time all-Ireland banjo champion and the first Irish musician to perform at the Grand Ole Opry. Enda has recorded with Ricky Skaggs, the Chieftains and many others, aside from being considered as one of the world’s leading authors and authorities on Irish banjo techniques. Fergal has performed with dozens of artists at home and abroad, and is widely recognized as an Irish champion of both fiddle and bodhran. David has been cited as a solo artist of exceptional skill, while Garry is a veteran of work with numerous bands and individual artists.

Likewise, the evolution in the group’s sound followed a natural progression that evolved early on. Their 2012 debut album, Roots of the Banjo Tree, leaned entirely on banjo music and the various styles implied by that instrumental arsenal. Their critically acclaimed sophomore set, Gather the Good, released in 2014, furthered that vantage point, an aural summation of the impressions and experiences gained while touring the U.S. and their initial introduction to Nashville that was followed by the release of 2015‘s Live in Galway, recorded in the same small hometown pub where the band performed their very first gig.

Their new album, String Theory, appears to be a change in their tack, but only slightly. Half traditional covers, half original material, it finds the band’s reverence for their roots given a contemporary twist, further solidifying the common bonds between the two styles. The various jigs and reels underscore the band’s celebratory stance, but on a tender ballad like the 17th century soliloquy “Two Sisters,” the mix of love, jealousy and evil intent sound tailor made for modern times. While the instrumental interplay is in evidence as always, each individual musician adds his own distinctive style, further affirming their collective cause.

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Friday Dec. 1 20178:00 pm
Norman Brown's Joyous Christmas with Bobby Caldwell and Marion Meadows
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Norman Brown Joyous Christmas with Bobby Caldwell and Marion Meadows

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WHEN: Friday Dec. 1 2018

TIME: 8:00 pm

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Norman Brown Joyous Christmas with Bobby Caldwell and Marion Meadows

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Thursday Dec. 14 20178:00 pm
Sister Hazel at Live at the Ludlow Garage
Sister Hazel at Live at the Ludlow Garage
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Originating from Gainesville, FL, Sister Hazel is comprised of five gifted, seasoned musicians whose well-spring of natural talent has been called “one of the Top 100 Most Influential Independent Performers of the last 15 years” by Performing Songwriter Magazine. Song “All for You” topped the adult alternative charts during the summer of 1997 and the success propelled their album to platinum status. Sister Hazel has been equally attentive to connecting with their audience through social media. In their first showing on the country music charts they made a strong debut with “Lighter In The Dark” at #4 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, #6 on Billboard’s Independent Albums chart, #30 on Billboard’s Top Current Albums chart and #79 on the Billboard 200 album chart. Living up to their fan-centered reputation, the band hosts annual events like “Hazelnut Hang,” that focuses on fan involvement and are co-founders of the Rockboat, a cruise featuring nonstop opportunities for fan/artist interaction. In addition to the events and touring, the band also gives back with Lyrics For Life. Founded by singer Ken Block, the charity unites musicians and celebrities for concerts and auctions to benefit cancer research and patient-care charities.

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WHEN: Thursday Dec. 14 2018

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Originating from Gainesville, FL, Sister Hazel is comprised of five gifted, seasoned musicians whose well-spring of natural talent has been called “one of the Top 100 Most Influential Independent Performers of the last 15 years” by Performing Songwriter Magazine. Song “All for You” topped the adult alternative charts during the summer of 1997 and the success propelled their album to platinum status. Sister Hazel has been equally attentive to connecting with their audience through social media. In their first showing on the country music charts they made a strong debut with “Lighter In The Dark” at #4 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, #6 on Billboard’s Independent Albums chart, #30 on Billboard’s Top Current Albums chart and #79 on the Billboard 200 album chart. Living up to their fan-centered reputation, the band hosts annual events like “Hazelnut Hang,” that focuses on fan involvement and are co-founders of the Rockboat, a cruise featuring nonstop opportunities for fan/artist interaction. In addition to the events and touring, the band also gives back with Lyrics For Life. Founded by singer Ken Block, the charity unites musicians and celebrities for concerts and auctions to benefit cancer research and patient-care charities.

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Friday Nov. 17 20178:00 pm
Ryan Montbleau at Live! at the Ludlow Grage
Ryan Montbleau at Live! at the Ludlow Grage
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BROOKLYN, NY — Hot-wired songwriter and performer Ryan Montbleau enters a new chapter of his career with the release of Growing Light on April 21st. The 10-song set is bold and barrier breaking, organically blending rock, funk, soul, folk and psychedelia to create a sonic kaleidoscope where tunes like the percolating first single “Pacing Like Prince” and the cinematic title track co-exist in refracted bliss. Montbleau will celebrate his new album with two CD release concerts at the Paradise Rock Club on Friday, April 17th with his original lineup of the Ryan Montbleau Band on Saturday, April 18th with players he has been working with over the past year.   Growing Light is a “perfect storm” recording. The album pairs Montbleau’s most artfully crafted and sincere lyrics with vocal performances of exceptional grace and heart. The songs also benefit from the near-telepathic rapport of Montbleau and his band, which developed over a decade of touring. And those qualities are enhanced by the adventurous production of Galactic’s Ben Ellman and inventive mixing by Mikael “Count” Eldridge, who has worked with DJ Shadow, Radiohead and No Doubt.    Growing Light is also poignant and personal. Montbleau’s new songs trace the bloom-and-fade cycle of finding and losing love through the arc of a relationship. They also come at the end of a decade-long era with his band – a group who
came of age together while touring the jam band circuit, where the Massachusetts-born Montbleau built his initial following.    “We knew this would be our last recording together as full-on road warriors when we entered the studio in May 2013,” Montbleau, who recently relocated to Brooklyn, explains. “That made the whole experience much more real and emotional and gave it a certain focus. We were about to split up, but not because of animosity or rifts in the band; it was all for good reasons.  After 10 years on the road it was time for some people to stay at home with their families, or to try other things, or just to move on.”   For Montbleau, Growing Light is part of a creative leap that began with 2012’s For Higher, his first collaboration with Ellman and Count. Ellman — who has produced albums for Galactic, Trombone Shorty and many others — assembled a crack band of New Orleans all-stars including bassist George Porter, Jr., keyboardist Ivan Neville, guitarist Anders Osborne and drummer Simon Lott to support Montbleau. The results were a muscular and spontaneous blend of cover tunes and originals.   This time, Montbleau wrote nine of the ten songs on Growing Light. Some, like the title number, which celebrates the transcendence of falling in love over a swelling ambient-folk backdrop, are plucked from his own life. Others were developed on the road. The funky celebration “Glad” grew out of jams at concert sound checks and shines like a lost gem from ’70s psychedelic soul kingpin Shuggie Otis. And “Pacing Like Prince” flat-out rocks, with electric guitar riffs stomping over an R&B power-beat while Montbleau cants lyrics inspired by a scene in the movie Purple Rain.    The album ends with the bittersweet “Together,” a guitar and vocal performance that returns Montbleau to his beginnings as a solo artist. The song’s arrangement is a reminder that regardless of the degree of sweetness, illumination or spacedout aural wallop that Ellman and Count bring to the album’s individual tunes, the warm butterscotch sound and multi-faceted emotional texture of Montbleau’s voice are always the focus.   It took Montbleau his first 21 years to begin to find that voice. “I was a late bloomer,” he allows. “I didn’t really start writing songs until I was in college. I’d be sitting in the back of a class in my chemical engineering program and writing poetry in my notebook. At that point, I knew something had to change.”   Until then Montbleau hadn’t really been bitten by music. His father was a rock bassist who drifted from playing as he raised a family. And although Montbleau was given a guitar as a kid, and he’d peck away at popular songs like Ozzy
Osbourne’s “Crazy Train” occasionally, things didn’t really catch fire. But as he attended college, he found that poetry — and by extension great songs and timeless songwriters like Bob Dylan, Robert Johnson and Bob Marley – captured the complexities of the adult life that he was beginning to experience, and Montbleau started chasing his muse. By the time he graduated from Villanova University with an English degree, the hook was set. And he became an omnivorous devotee of all kinds of styles and artists.   Montbleau began as a solo performer, appearing often on stage at the first House of Blues club in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and made his initial two recordings primarily with just his guitar. By 2006’s One Fine Color he’d formed the Ryan Montbleau Band and was branching out of the coffeehouse and folk scene into the jam world, spending much of each year on the road.    His next album, 2007’s Patience On Friday, brought his breakthrough song “75 and Sunny,” a reflective, brightly melodic celebration of maturity. Previous to For Higher, Montbleau also recoded two live albums, one solo and one with his group, as well as the Martin Sexton-produced studio disc Heavy On the Vine – a title that reflected the musical depth, versatility and skill Montbleau and his bandmates –  bassist Matt Giannaros, drummer James Cohen, keyboardist Jason Cohen, percussionist Yahuba, violist Laurence Scudder (and eventually guitarist Lyle Brewer) – had developed together on the road.    Today Montbleau continues to maintain a busy touring schedule, dividing gigs between solo shows and concerts with various line-ups of the Ryan Montbleau Band. “I loved playing with my original band and still do, whenever we may get the chance.  But touring with different musicians has taught me to be a better bandleader and forced me to be a better musician,” Montbleau reflects.   “Another thing I’ve learned is that as you continue your life as a songwriter and performer, you learn your limitations and grow into them,” he continues. “You learn how to push yourself to write lyrics that get as close to what you want to say as possible, or to find the right music to say it with, or to sing in a way that really carries the message in your heart. That’s where I feel like I’ve arrived today, and I’m excited to find out where I’m going next.”

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BROOKLYN, NY — Hot-wired songwriter and performer Ryan Montbleau enters a new chapter of his career with the release of Growing Light on April 21st. The 10-song set is bold and barrier breaking, organically blending rock, funk, soul, folk and psychedelia to create a sonic kaleidoscope where tunes like the percolating first single “Pacing Like Prince” and the cinematic title track co-exist in refracted bliss. Montbleau will celebrate his new album with two CD release concerts at the Paradise Rock Club on Friday, April 17th with his original lineup of the Ryan Montbleau Band on Saturday, April 18th with players he has been working with over the past year.   Growing Light is a “perfect storm” recording. The album pairs Montbleau’s most artfully crafted and sincere lyrics with vocal performances of exceptional grace and heart. The songs also benefit from the near-telepathic rapport of Montbleau and his band, which developed over a decade of touring. And those qualities are enhanced by the adventurous production of Galactic’s Ben Ellman and inventive mixing by Mikael “Count” Eldridge, who has worked with DJ Shadow, Radiohead and No Doubt.    Growing Light is also poignant and personal. Montbleau’s new songs trace the bloom-and-fade cycle of finding and losing love through the arc of a relationship. They also come at the end of a decade-long era with his band – a group who
came of age together while touring the jam band circuit, where the Massachusetts-born Montbleau built his initial following.    “We knew this would be our last recording together as full-on road warriors when we entered the studio in May 2013,” Montbleau, who recently relocated to Brooklyn, explains. “That made the whole experience much more real and emotional and gave it a certain focus. We were about to split up, but not because of animosity or rifts in the band; it was all for good reasons.  After 10 years on the road it was time for some people to stay at home with their families, or to try other things, or just to move on.”   For Montbleau, Growing Light is part of a creative leap that began with 2012’s For Higher, his first collaboration with Ellman and Count. Ellman — who has produced albums for Galactic, Trombone Shorty and many others — assembled a crack band of New Orleans all-stars including bassist George Porter, Jr., keyboardist Ivan Neville, guitarist Anders Osborne and drummer Simon Lott to support Montbleau. The results were a muscular and spontaneous blend of cover tunes and originals.   This time, Montbleau wrote nine of the ten songs on Growing Light. Some, like the title number, which celebrates the transcendence of falling in love over a swelling ambient-folk backdrop, are plucked from his own life. Others were developed on the road. The funky celebration “Glad” grew out of jams at concert sound checks and shines like a lost gem from ’70s psychedelic soul kingpin Shuggie Otis. And “Pacing Like Prince” flat-out rocks, with electric guitar riffs stomping over an R&B power-beat while Montbleau cants lyrics inspired by a scene in the movie Purple Rain.    The album ends with the bittersweet “Together,” a guitar and vocal performance that returns Montbleau to his beginnings as a solo artist. The song’s arrangement is a reminder that regardless of the degree of sweetness, illumination or spacedout aural wallop that Ellman and Count bring to the album’s individual tunes, the warm butterscotch sound and multi-faceted emotional texture of Montbleau’s voice are always the focus.   It took Montbleau his first 21 years to begin to find that voice. “I was a late bloomer,” he allows. “I didn’t really start writing songs until I was in college. I’d be sitting in the back of a class in my chemical engineering program and writing poetry in my notebook. At that point, I knew something had to change.”   Until then Montbleau hadn’t really been bitten by music. His father was a rock bassist who drifted from playing as he raised a family. And although Montbleau was given a guitar as a kid, and he’d peck away at popular songs like Ozzy
Osbourne’s “Crazy Train” occasionally, things didn’t really catch fire. But as he attended college, he found that poetry — and by extension great songs and timeless songwriters like Bob Dylan, Robert Johnson and Bob Marley – captured the complexities of the adult life that he was beginning to experience, and Montbleau started chasing his muse. By the time he graduated from Villanova University with an English degree, the hook was set. And he became an omnivorous devotee of all kinds of styles and artists.   Montbleau began as a solo performer, appearing often on stage at the first House of Blues club in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and made his initial two recordings primarily with just his guitar. By 2006’s One Fine Color he’d formed the Ryan Montbleau Band and was branching out of the coffeehouse and folk scene into the jam world, spending much of each year on the road.    His next album, 2007’s Patience On Friday, brought his breakthrough song “75 and Sunny,” a reflective, brightly melodic celebration of maturity. Previous to For Higher, Montbleau also recoded two live albums, one solo and one with his group, as well as the Martin Sexton-produced studio disc Heavy On the Vine – a title that reflected the musical depth, versatility and skill Montbleau and his bandmates –  bassist Matt Giannaros, drummer James Cohen, keyboardist Jason Cohen, percussionist Yahuba, violist Laurence Scudder (and eventually guitarist Lyle Brewer) – had developed together on the road.    Today Montbleau continues to maintain a busy touring schedule, dividing gigs between solo shows and concerts with various line-ups of the Ryan Montbleau Band. “I loved playing with my original band and still do, whenever we may get the chance.  But touring with different musicians has taught me to be a better bandleader and forced me to be a better musician,” Montbleau reflects.   “Another thing I’ve learned is that as you continue your life as a songwriter and performer, you learn your limitations and grow into them,” he continues. “You learn how to push yourself to write lyrics that get as close to what you want to say as possible, or to find the right music to say it with, or to sing in a way that really carries the message in your heart. That’s where I feel like I’ve arrived today, and I’m excited to find out where I’m going next.”

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Friday Nov. 24 20178:00 pm
CHRISTMAS WITH THE CELTS at Live! at the Ludlow Garage
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Ric Blair, founder of The Celts, was a promising jazz major at the University of Cincinnati’s prestigious College Conservatory of Music until a chance encounter changed the entire course of his life. “A buddy of mine said, ‘Hey there’s this Irish group playing tonight,’ American-born and Nashville based Blair remembers.  It took a little prodding, but he agreed to give the concert a shot. “I opened the doors, and people were literally dancing on the tables,” says Blair. “The music was so happy. As soon as I heard the pipes and Irish whistle, something in my blood hit me and said ‘this is what I want to do’.”  The Celts, pack concert halls all across North America.  “I’m proud of my Irish/Scottish roots, but I am equally proud of my American music roots.  So, our music has become a product of merging the two cultures.”

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Ric Blair, founder of The Celts, was a promising jazz major at the University of Cincinnati’s prestigious College Conservatory of Music until a chance encounter changed the entire course of his life. “A buddy of mine said, ‘Hey there’s this Irish group playing tonight,’ American-born and Nashville based Blair remembers.  It took a little prodding, but he agreed to give the concert a shot. “I opened the doors, and people were literally dancing on the tables,” says Blair. “The music was so happy. As soon as I heard the pipes and Irish whistle, something in my blood hit me and said ‘this is what I want to do’.”  The Celts, pack concert halls all across North America.  “I’m proud of my Irish/Scottish roots, but I am equally proud of my American music roots.  So, our music has become a product of merging the two cultures.”

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Saturday Nov. 11 20178:00 pm
High South at Live! at the Ludlow Garage
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Blending the poetry of Greenwich Village in the 60’s with the unmistakeable harmony of Laurel Canyon in the 70’s, the High South sound exudes the magic and timelessness of both these eras, while infusing a palpable new millennium sensibility.

High South band mates – Kevin Campos, Jamey Garner and Phoenix Mendoza – three gifted “lead singer-songwriters” delivering one undeniable voice – are produced by Josh Leo

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Blending the poetry of Greenwich Village in the 60’s with the unmistakeable harmony of Laurel Canyon in the 70’s, the High South sound exudes the magic and timelessness of both these eras, while infusing a palpable new millennium sensibility.

High South band mates – Kevin Campos, Jamey Garner and Phoenix Mendoza – three gifted “lead singer-songwriters” delivering one undeniable voice – are produced by Josh Leo

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Friday Mar. 23 20188:30 pm
We Banjo 3 with Special Guest Talisk
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For all the innovation and invention that goes into modern music these days, it’s the inspiration derived from one’s roots that proves the most enduring. So credit Galway, Ireland’s We Banjo 3 for finding common ground between old world tradition and authentic Americana by plying their banjo, fiddle, guitar and mandolin in an innovation fusion of styles that they dub “Celtgrass.”

Four albums in — their latest, String Theory, was released in July of 2016 — the band’s rousing revelry, sheer virtuosity, power, passion and purpose have made them one of the music world’s most celebrated ensembles. Variously described as “astonishing,” “the Gold Standard of Irish and American Roots music,” and “the Irish Punch Brothers,” they’ve can claim the # 1 position in Billboard’s World Music charts, top honours from IMRO (the Irish Music Rights Organization), top sales numbers and the distinction of entertaining an American president, an Irish Prime Minister and members of the U.S. Congress at the annual “Friends of Ireland” luncheon on Capitol Hill. Little wonder then that We Banjo 3 is literally taking both sides of the Atlantic by storm, carving a reputation as one of the world’s most imaginative ensembles.

Of course, all results are generally due to the sum of the parts, and the individuals involved here all contribute to the common cause. Made up of two sets of siblings — brothers Enda Scahill (tenor banjo, vocals) and Fergal Scahill (fiddle, viola, dobro, percussion, guitar, mandolin, vocals) and brothers Martin Howley (tenor banjo, mandolin, vocals) and David Howley (lead vocals, guitar) – We Banjo 3 finds a natural symmetry as well as a cohesive chemistry that’s been imbued in the band ever since they were initially drawn to one another by their common creative interests. Inspired by the traditional Irish and Americana music they heard growing up, they placed three banjo players in the mix in the beginning, eventually diversifying their sound while broadening their boundaries as well.

Likewise, the individual members brought a credence that extended well beyond their family connections. Martin is a seven-time all-Ireland banjo champion and the first Irish musician to perform at the Grand Ole Opry. Enda has recorded with Ricky Skaggs, the Chieftains and many others, aside from being considered as one of the world’s leading authors and authorities on Irish banjo techniques. Fergal has performed with dozens of artists at home and abroad, and is widely recognized as an Irish champion of both fiddle and bodhran. David has been cited as a solo artist of exceptional skill, while Garry is a veteran of work with numerous bands and individual artists.

Likewise, the evolution in the group’s sound followed a natural progression that evolved early on. Their 2012 debut album, Roots of the Banjo Tree, leaned entirely on banjo music and the various styles implied by that instrumental arsenal. Their critically acclaimed sophomore set, Gather the Good, released in 2014, furthered that vantage point, an aural summation of the impressions and experiences gained while touring the U.S. and their initial introduction to Nashville that was followed by the release of 2015‘s Live in Galway, recorded in the same small hometown pub where the band performed their very first gig.

Their new album, String Theory, appears to be a change in their tack, but only slightly. Half traditional covers, half original material, it finds the band’s reverence for their roots given a contemporary twist, further solidifying the common bonds between the two styles. The various jigs and reels underscore the band’s celebratory stance, but on a tender ballad like the 17th century soliloquy “Two Sisters,” the mix of love, jealousy and evil intent sound tailor made for modern times. While the instrumental interplay is in evidence as always, each individual musician adds his own distinctive style, further affirming their collective cause.

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For all the innovation and invention that goes into modern music these days, it’s the inspiration derived from one’s roots that proves the most enduring. So credit Galway, Ireland’s We Banjo 3 for finding common ground between old world tradition and authentic Americana by plying their banjo, fiddle, guitar and mandolin in an innovation fusion of styles that they dub “Celtgrass.”

Four albums in — their latest, String Theory, was released in July of 2016 — the band’s rousing revelry, sheer virtuosity, power, passion and purpose have made them one of the music world’s most celebrated ensembles. Variously described as “astonishing,” “the Gold Standard of Irish and American Roots music,” and “the Irish Punch Brothers,” they’ve can claim the # 1 position in Billboard’s World Music charts, top honours from IMRO (the Irish Music Rights Organization), top sales numbers and the distinction of entertaining an American president, an Irish Prime Minister and members of the U.S. Congress at the annual “Friends of Ireland” luncheon on Capitol Hill. Little wonder then that We Banjo 3 is literally taking both sides of the Atlantic by storm, carving a reputation as one of the world’s most imaginative ensembles.

Of course, all results are generally due to the sum of the parts, and the individuals involved here all contribute to the common cause. Made up of two sets of siblings — brothers Enda Scahill (tenor banjo, vocals) and Fergal Scahill (fiddle, viola, dobro, percussion, guitar, mandolin, vocals) and brothers Martin Howley (tenor banjo, mandolin, vocals) and David Howley (lead vocals, guitar) – We Banjo 3 finds a natural symmetry as well as a cohesive chemistry that’s been imbued in the band ever since they were initially drawn to one another by their common creative interests. Inspired by the traditional Irish and Americana music they heard growing up, they placed three banjo players in the mix in the beginning, eventually diversifying their sound while broadening their boundaries as well.

Likewise, the individual members brought a credence that extended well beyond their family connections. Martin is a seven-time all-Ireland banjo champion and the first Irish musician to perform at the Grand Ole Opry. Enda has recorded with Ricky Skaggs, the Chieftains and many others, aside from being considered as one of the world’s leading authors and authorities on Irish banjo techniques. Fergal has performed with dozens of artists at home and abroad, and is widely recognized as an Irish champion of both fiddle and bodhran. David has been cited as a solo artist of exceptional skill, while Garry is a veteran of work with numerous bands and individual artists.

Likewise, the evolution in the group’s sound followed a natural progression that evolved early on. Their 2012 debut album, Roots of the Banjo Tree, leaned entirely on banjo music and the various styles implied by that instrumental arsenal. Their critically acclaimed sophomore set, Gather the Good, released in 2014, furthered that vantage point, an aural summation of the impressions and experiences gained while touring the U.S. and their initial introduction to Nashville that was followed by the release of 2015‘s Live in Galway, recorded in the same small hometown pub where the band performed their very first gig.

Their new album, String Theory, appears to be a change in their tack, but only slightly. Half traditional covers, half original material, it finds the band’s reverence for their roots given a contemporary twist, further solidifying the common bonds between the two styles. The various jigs and reels underscore the band’s celebratory stance, but on a tender ballad like the 17th century soliloquy “Two Sisters,” the mix of love, jealousy and evil intent sound tailor made for modern times. While the instrumental interplay is in evidence as always, each individual musician adds his own distinctive style, further affirming their collective cause.

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Saturday Nov. 25 20178:00 pm
Christmas with Kory Caudill and Friends at Live! at the Ludlow Garage
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Usually, when a toddler shocks his parents, it’s because of something negative. Not in Kory Caudill’s case. When the world-class pianist was just a few years old, his parents were stunned to see him walk to the piano and play the melody to John Williams’ “Theme from Superman” immediately after it aired on television. They knew their child had a gift, and they worked to provide him with every resource available to develop his musical abilities.

At the age of four, Caudill began his involvement with the Kentucky Opry at the Mountain Arts Center in Prestonsburg, Kentucky. As the Kentucky Opry’s popularity grew, Kory had not only become a key member of the organization, but he was the group’s most popular performer. To date, the young pianist has received hundreds of standing ovations for his performances, which have been called “touching” and “inspiring” by thousands of concert goers.

But don’t let aw-shucks demeanor and jeans, boots, plaid shirt and University of Kentucky ball cap attire fool you. He attended the highly-acclaimed Governor’s School of the Arts in Louisville and graduated from Belmont University in Nashville. Kory was he first instrumental student in the history of Belmont to perform in the school’s prestigious Commercial Showcase as well as the “President’s Concert.”

Fast forward to 2015, and Kory Caudill has traveled the world and has become one of America’s most sought after pianists. His fluency in nearly every genre, as well as his highly acclaimed virtuosity, has given him success in multiple facets of the music industry. Whether it be recording and producing projects for artists, touring with country superstars, or selling out concerts of his own, it has become clear that the Caudill is a force to be reckoned with in today’s music industry.

Kory constantly created his own brand of instrumental music, and always had a dream of recording and performing that music on a world-wide stage. His style has been described as “Yanni meets Eastern Kentucky” as a nod to his favorite artist.
His music caught the attention of Naxos of America, the #1 independent classical music distributor in the U.S. and Canada. The innovative and forward-thinking organization thought enough of Kory and his music to sign him as the flagship artist to their new imprint, Suite 28 records.

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Usually, when a toddler shocks his parents, it’s because of something negative. Not in Kory Caudill’s case. When the world-class pianist was just a few years old, his parents were stunned to see him walk to the piano and play the melody to John Williams’ “Theme from Superman” immediately after it aired on television. They knew their child had a gift, and they worked to provide him with every resource available to develop his musical abilities.

At the age of four, Caudill began his involvement with the Kentucky Opry at the Mountain Arts Center in Prestonsburg, Kentucky. As the Kentucky Opry’s popularity grew, Kory had not only become a key member of the organization, but he was the group’s most popular performer. To date, the young pianist has received hundreds of standing ovations for his performances, which have been called “touching” and “inspiring” by thousands of concert goers.

But don’t let aw-shucks demeanor and jeans, boots, plaid shirt and University of Kentucky ball cap attire fool you. He attended the highly-acclaimed Governor’s School of the Arts in Louisville and graduated from Belmont University in Nashville. Kory was he first instrumental student in the history of Belmont to perform in the school’s prestigious Commercial Showcase as well as the “President’s Concert.”

Fast forward to 2015, and Kory Caudill has traveled the world and has become one of America’s most sought after pianists. His fluency in nearly every genre, as well as his highly acclaimed virtuosity, has given him success in multiple facets of the music industry. Whether it be recording and producing projects for artists, touring with country superstars, or selling out concerts of his own, it has become clear that the Caudill is a force to be reckoned with in today’s music industry.

Kory constantly created his own brand of instrumental music, and always had a dream of recording and performing that music on a world-wide stage. His style has been described as “Yanni meets Eastern Kentucky” as a nod to his favorite artist.
His music caught the attention of Naxos of America, the #1 independent classical music distributor in the U.S. and Canada. The innovative and forward-thinking organization thought enough of Kory and his music to sign him as the flagship artist to their new imprint, Suite 28 records.

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Friday Oct. 20 20178:00 pm
An Acoustic Evening with Donavon Frankenreiter and special guest Matt Grundy
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Donavon Frankenreiter’s new album, “The Heart,” officially marks the start of the singer-songwriter’s second decade as a solo recording artist. It’s been over ten years since the release of his self-titled debut, and in that time he has grown, not only as a musician, but also as a man. He’s raising a family and nurturing two creative careers-one onstage, one in the waves-but on top of all that, he’s still learning what makes him tick. And so, naturally, he named his album after his ticker.

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Donavon Frankenreiter’s new album, “The Heart,” officially marks the start of the singer-songwriter’s second decade as a solo recording artist. It’s been over ten years since the release of his self-titled debut, and in that time he has grown, not only as a musician, but also as a man. He’s raising a family and nurturing two creative careers-one onstage, one in the waves-but on top of all that, he’s still learning what makes him tick. And so, naturally, he named his album after his ticker.

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