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Friday Dec. 15 20178:00 pm
Red Wanting Blue and The Alternate Routes Quartet
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WHEN: Friday Dec. 15 2017

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Saturday Dec. 16 20178:00 pm
Rumours - A Fleetwood Mac Tribute" at Live! at the Ludlow Garage
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Rumours is the Southeast’s premier Fleetwood Mac tribute band. Based in Atlanta, GA, Rumours captures the energy of Fleetwood Mac at the height of their career by blending perfect harmonies, precise instrumentation, and a visually engaging stage show. The six members of Rumours are professional musicians with experience across the spectrum of genre – folk, blues, country, rock, and everything in between. Rumours’ diverse background, coupled with a professional approach to the craft, has propelled them to their status as one of the most highly regarded tribute bands in the country.

Rumours has recreated the Mac experience for a loyal fan base across the eastern United States – selling out venues like The Georgia Theater in Athens, GA, and Daryl’s House in Pawling, NY, and playing to packed House of Blues venues in Orlando, Myrtle Beach, and New Orleans.

Do you believe in miracles? Do you believe in the ways of magic?  Rumours does!

Rumours is Mekenzie Jackson(lead vocals),  Doug Easterly(lead and backing vocals, guitar and percussion), Alex Thrift(lead guitar), Adrienne Cottrell(keyboards, lead and backing vocals), Jerry Tew(bass) and Gabriel Pline(drums).

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Rumours is the Southeast’s premier Fleetwood Mac tribute band. Based in Atlanta, GA, Rumours captures the energy of Fleetwood Mac at the height of their career by blending perfect harmonies, precise instrumentation, and a visually engaging stage show. The six members of Rumours are professional musicians with experience across the spectrum of genre – folk, blues, country, rock, and everything in between. Rumours’ diverse background, coupled with a professional approach to the craft, has propelled them to their status as one of the most highly regarded tribute bands in the country.

Rumours has recreated the Mac experience for a loyal fan base across the eastern United States – selling out venues like The Georgia Theater in Athens, GA, and Daryl’s House in Pawling, NY, and playing to packed House of Blues venues in Orlando, Myrtle Beach, and New Orleans.

Do you believe in miracles? Do you believe in the ways of magic?  Rumours does!

Rumours is Mekenzie Jackson(lead vocals),  Doug Easterly(lead and backing vocals, guitar and percussion), Alex Thrift(lead guitar), Adrienne Cottrell(keyboards, lead and backing vocals), Jerry Tew(bass) and Gabriel Pline(drums).

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Thursday Dec. 28 20178:00 pm
Peter White at Live! at the Ludlow Grage
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Over the years, Peter White has maintained a reputation as one of the most versatile and prolific acoustic guitarists on the contemporary jazz landscape. Armed with an unparalleled combination of lyricism and energy, he combines elements of jazz, pop and classical guitar to create a sound that is singular and at the same time accessible to a broad audience.

Born in 1954 in Luton, a small town north of London, White and his family moved to nearby Letchworth shortly after he was born. As a child, he learned to play several musical instruments, including the clarinet, trombone, violin and piano. And of course, like so many youngsters growing up during the heyday of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, he gravitated to the guitar.

He learned his first chords on an acoustic guitar, then bought his first electric guitar in his early teens and studied the recordings of the reigning guitar gods of the day – Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page. But his musical aspirations ultimately veered back in an acoustic direction following an accident that doomed his beloved electric guitar. The axe was destroyed in a fire, one that White’s younger brother Danny – an aspiring pianist – accidentally started.

“The funny thing is that Danny didn’t actually admit to setting that fire for at least twenty-five years,” says White. “I had been kind of obsessed with the electric guitar at that point in my life, so that episode kind of forced me to go back to playing the acoustic. In retrospect, that’s a good thing.”

Indeed, White’s interests after the accident shifted more toward the music of acoustic artists like Crosby, Stills and Nash, James Taylor, and Joni Mitchell. Plugged or unplugged, he had decided by his late teens that music was his calling, and his first professional gig was at a holiday resort in England when he was 19 years old.

Barely a year later, he was invited to join Al Stewart’s band as a keyboardist for a tour of England, Scotland, and the U.S. in 1975. In addition to opening for artists like Linda Ronstadt, Billy Joel and Queen, White worked with Stewart in the studio in the making of Year of the Cat, which became a huge hit for Stewart in 1976. The tour and the album marked the beginning of a twenty-year association with Stewart. In that time, the two musicians co-wrote numerous songs, including Stewart’s 1978 hit, “Time Passages.”

By the beginning of the ‘80s, White and Stewart had relocated to Los Angeles, formed a band called Shot in the Dark, and established a music publishing company called Lobster Music. Around the same time, Danny White – he of the burning guitar incident several years earlier – formed a group called Matt Bianco, which included a talented Polish singer named Basia Trzetrzelewska. Danny White and Basia splintered off to launch the singer’s solo career with the 1987 debut album, Time and Tide, which featured Peter White on guitar.

After fifteen years as a backup musician and a session player, White launched his solo recording career with the 1990 release of Reveillez-Vous (French for “Wake up,” a title chosen by White in honor of his French mother). The album included several unused songs that White had written for Stewart, and it became a favorite among contemporary jazz radio stations.

He followed with three records on the Sindrome label – Excusez-Moi (1991), Promenade (1993) and Reflections (1994) – before signing with Columbia for the 1996 release of Caravan of Dreams. He maintained an ambitious release schedule through the ‘90s and beyond, but also found time to appear on recordings  by many of his friends, including Dave Koz, Rick Braun, Richard Elliot, Jeff Golub, Lee Ritenour, Kirk Whalum, Boney James and many others.

On the road, he has participated in numerous “Guitars and Saxes” tours with the aforementioned players, and has established an annual “Peter White Christmas Tour” – the latter enterprise fueled by the success of his two highly regarded holiday albums, Songs of the Season (1997) and A Peter White Christmas (2007).

Good Day, released in 2009 on Peak Records, a division of Concord Music Group, was White’s first collection of original songs in several years. “I just started going through my backlog of material – songs that I’d never finished, some going as far back as ten or fifteen years – and I discovered that I had a lot of gems that I really wanted to show to the world,” he says. “I wanted to record them in my own time and in my own way, without any outside influence or interference.”

White released Here We Go in 2012 on Heads Up International, a division of Concord Music Group. The 11-song set, produced by White and DC (George Benson, Larry Carlton, Bob James, Patty Austin), featured several high-profile guest musicians, including saxophonists David Sanborn and Kirk Whalum, and pianist Philippe Saisse, and included a range of original material written in the recent and distant past. “I wanted variety,” says White. “I wanted songs that moved me, in the hopes that they’ll move the listener as well. I’m on a journey, and I want to bring with me anyone who’s willing to follow.”

Smile, released on October 7, 2014, is the final CD in White’s trilogy of albums consisting entirely of his own material. Co-produced with DC, the recording features ten tracks – some were written recently, some White wrote along the way with close friends and some were from the vault. Special guests include Mindi Abair (vocals), Rick Braun (horns), Euge Groove (soprano sax) and Philippe Saisse (keyboards, piano and orchestra programming). White’s daughter, Charlotte, plays violin on one song.

In a career that spans nearly four decades, over a dozen solo recordings and countless performances, White insists that it’s the faces in the crowd and the fans that keep the experience fresh. “I’ll play a live show, and someone will come to me afterward and say, ‘Oh, I loved this CD,’ or ‘This song helped me through a bad time,’” he explains. “Or I get emails from people saying, ‘Oh, I love the way you covered one of my favorite songs on your record back in 1994.’ The idea that someone can write me an email and tell me about something I did on a record that was released fifteen years ago – you can’t buy that. That’s priceless. That’s what keeps me going – the idea that people out there really care about what I do, the idea that I’ve made a difference for someone.”

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WHEN: Thursday Dec. 28 2017

TIME: 8:00 pm

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Over the years, Peter White has maintained a reputation as one of the most versatile and prolific acoustic guitarists on the contemporary jazz landscape. Armed with an unparalleled combination of lyricism and energy, he combines elements of jazz, pop and classical guitar to create a sound that is singular and at the same time accessible to a broad audience.

Born in 1954 in Luton, a small town north of London, White and his family moved to nearby Letchworth shortly after he was born. As a child, he learned to play several musical instruments, including the clarinet, trombone, violin and piano. And of course, like so many youngsters growing up during the heyday of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, he gravitated to the guitar.

He learned his first chords on an acoustic guitar, then bought his first electric guitar in his early teens and studied the recordings of the reigning guitar gods of the day – Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page. But his musical aspirations ultimately veered back in an acoustic direction following an accident that doomed his beloved electric guitar. The axe was destroyed in a fire, one that White’s younger brother Danny – an aspiring pianist – accidentally started.

“The funny thing is that Danny didn’t actually admit to setting that fire for at least twenty-five years,” says White. “I had been kind of obsessed with the electric guitar at that point in my life, so that episode kind of forced me to go back to playing the acoustic. In retrospect, that’s a good thing.”

Indeed, White’s interests after the accident shifted more toward the music of acoustic artists like Crosby, Stills and Nash, James Taylor, and Joni Mitchell. Plugged or unplugged, he had decided by his late teens that music was his calling, and his first professional gig was at a holiday resort in England when he was 19 years old.

Barely a year later, he was invited to join Al Stewart’s band as a keyboardist for a tour of England, Scotland, and the U.S. in 1975. In addition to opening for artists like Linda Ronstadt, Billy Joel and Queen, White worked with Stewart in the studio in the making of Year of the Cat, which became a huge hit for Stewart in 1976. The tour and the album marked the beginning of a twenty-year association with Stewart. In that time, the two musicians co-wrote numerous songs, including Stewart’s 1978 hit, “Time Passages.”

By the beginning of the ‘80s, White and Stewart had relocated to Los Angeles, formed a band called Shot in the Dark, and established a music publishing company called Lobster Music. Around the same time, Danny White – he of the burning guitar incident several years earlier – formed a group called Matt Bianco, which included a talented Polish singer named Basia Trzetrzelewska. Danny White and Basia splintered off to launch the singer’s solo career with the 1987 debut album, Time and Tide, which featured Peter White on guitar.

After fifteen years as a backup musician and a session player, White launched his solo recording career with the 1990 release of Reveillez-Vous (French for “Wake up,” a title chosen by White in honor of his French mother). The album included several unused songs that White had written for Stewart, and it became a favorite among contemporary jazz radio stations.

He followed with three records on the Sindrome label – Excusez-Moi (1991), Promenade (1993) and Reflections (1994) – before signing with Columbia for the 1996 release of Caravan of Dreams. He maintained an ambitious release schedule through the ‘90s and beyond, but also found time to appear on recordings  by many of his friends, including Dave Koz, Rick Braun, Richard Elliot, Jeff Golub, Lee Ritenour, Kirk Whalum, Boney James and many others.

On the road, he has participated in numerous “Guitars and Saxes” tours with the aforementioned players, and has established an annual “Peter White Christmas Tour” – the latter enterprise fueled by the success of his two highly regarded holiday albums, Songs of the Season (1997) and A Peter White Christmas (2007).

Good Day, released in 2009 on Peak Records, a division of Concord Music Group, was White’s first collection of original songs in several years. “I just started going through my backlog of material – songs that I’d never finished, some going as far back as ten or fifteen years – and I discovered that I had a lot of gems that I really wanted to show to the world,” he says. “I wanted to record them in my own time and in my own way, without any outside influence or interference.”

White released Here We Go in 2012 on Heads Up International, a division of Concord Music Group. The 11-song set, produced by White and DC (George Benson, Larry Carlton, Bob James, Patty Austin), featured several high-profile guest musicians, including saxophonists David Sanborn and Kirk Whalum, and pianist Philippe Saisse, and included a range of original material written in the recent and distant past. “I wanted variety,” says White. “I wanted songs that moved me, in the hopes that they’ll move the listener as well. I’m on a journey, and I want to bring with me anyone who’s willing to follow.”

Smile, released on October 7, 2014, is the final CD in White’s trilogy of albums consisting entirely of his own material. Co-produced with DC, the recording features ten tracks – some were written recently, some White wrote along the way with close friends and some were from the vault. Special guests include Mindi Abair (vocals), Rick Braun (horns), Euge Groove (soprano sax) and Philippe Saisse (keyboards, piano and orchestra programming). White’s daughter, Charlotte, plays violin on one song.

In a career that spans nearly four decades, over a dozen solo recordings and countless performances, White insists that it’s the faces in the crowd and the fans that keep the experience fresh. “I’ll play a live show, and someone will come to me afterward and say, ‘Oh, I loved this CD,’ or ‘This song helped me through a bad time,’” he explains. “Or I get emails from people saying, ‘Oh, I love the way you covered one of my favorite songs on your record back in 1994.’ The idea that someone can write me an email and tell me about something I did on a record that was released fifteen years ago – you can’t buy that. That’s priceless. That’s what keeps me going – the idea that people out there really care about what I do, the idea that I’ve made a difference for someone.”

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Thursday Jan. 25 20188:00 pm
Bad Plus at Live! at the Ludlow Grage
Bad Plus at Live! at the Ludlow Grage
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Thursday Jan. 25 2018 @ 8:00 pm ×
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Since its outset, iconic trio The Bad Plus has dared to be different, challenging all preconceived notions of jazz. Through a provocative style of arrangements and compositions they call “avant-garde populism”, their unique blend of influences, ranging from experimental jazz, indie rock, pop, and classical music has earned this “audacious, rule-breaking jazz trio” (Billboard) a reputation as one of the most universally well-respected bands in jazz today. In 2017, the founding members — bassist Reid Anderson, pianist Ethan Iverson, and drummer David King — will hit the road performing music from the band’s most recent release, It’s Hard.

2018 heralds a new and exciting chapter for the band. Anderson and King will be joined by pianist Orrin Evans, whose fresh sound and complementary style will be featured on The Bad Plus’ highly anticipated new album due out that year. Raised in Philadelphia, Evans has led various projects and has recorded and performed with the likes of Christian McBride, Sean Jones, and many more. The BBC summed up the band best when they said, “from album to album, The Bad Plus continues to evolve and improve.” They will never stop doing just that.

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WHEN: Thursday Jan. 25 2018

TIME: 8:00 pm

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Since its outset, iconic trio The Bad Plus has dared to be different, challenging all preconceived notions of jazz. Through a provocative style of arrangements and compositions they call “avant-garde populism”, their unique blend of influences, ranging from experimental jazz, indie rock, pop, and classical music has earned this “audacious, rule-breaking jazz trio” (Billboard) a reputation as one of the most universally well-respected bands in jazz today. In 2017, the founding members — bassist Reid Anderson, pianist Ethan Iverson, and drummer David King — will hit the road performing music from the band’s most recent release, It’s Hard.

2018 heralds a new and exciting chapter for the band. Anderson and King will be joined by pianist Orrin Evans, whose fresh sound and complementary style will be featured on The Bad Plus’ highly anticipated new album due out that year. Raised in Philadelphia, Evans has led various projects and has recorded and performed with the likes of Christian McBride, Sean Jones, and many more. The BBC summed up the band best when they said, “from album to album, The Bad Plus continues to evolve and improve.” They will never stop doing just that.

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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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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
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Saturday Jan. 27 2018 @ 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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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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Saturday Feb. 3 20189:00 pm
An Evening with The Ark Band Performing the Songs of Bob Marley
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Bob Marley Birthday Tribute

Featuring an Evening with The Ark Band Performing  the Songs of Bob Marley

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WHEN: Saturday Feb. 3 2018

TIME: 9:00 pm

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Bob Marley Birthday Tribute

Featuring an Evening with The Ark Band Performing  the Songs of Bob Marley

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Saturday Feb. 24 20188:00 pm
The Ballroom Thieves at Live! at the Ludlow Garage
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The Ballroom Thieves fought through a year of tribulations with their sophomore album, 2016’s Deadeye, as their shield and sword. Only through continuing to write and perform together were guitarist Martin Earley, cellist Calin Peters, and drummer Devin Mauch able to fend off their darker days. While the skies may not be completely clear, the path ahead is — and the trio take their first steps forward today.

The next phase begins with their new single, “Only Lonely,” a track that harnesses the Thieves’ handsome harmonies and nimble, sturdy acoustic folk. Though disarmingly warm, the lyrics expose the terrible version of oneself that emerges when an unhealthy mental state gains control. “I think anyone who has struggled with depression, anxiety, or profound loneliness can identify with the idea that sadness is at once a passenger and a conductor,” says Earley, “and sometimes it’s difficult to tell the difference.”

Just as the Thieves survive on the strength of their reliance on each other, however, the chorus of howls throughout the song remind the listener that we never battle alone. “Depression can be an isolating maze, but despite the reclusive heaviness of the words in the song we attempt to keep a team mentality when a band mate, partner, or friend is living in the darkness,” says Peters. “The band remains and gains strength after the touring years have taken their toll, sometimes howling as one, other times answering the cry of distress, but always relentlessly singing.”

That pack mentality pervades all aspects of the upcoming EP from which “Only Lonely” stems. It’s what pushed Peters to step into the writer’s role more than ever, a challenge she admits she may never have undertaken if not for the buoying of Early and Mauch.

” I feel powerful and proud of myself for trying something new, and also sort of protected and encouraged by the guys,” she proclaims. They’ve also rallied a brand new team for this latest outing, with producer Ryan Hadlock joining them for the first time and the support of a new label, Nettwerk Records. “They believed in what we were doing artistically and they weren’t going to try to affect that,” says Earley. “That’s a really incredible thing to hear from a label, especially one of that size and that reputation.”

More details on the EP are forthcoming, but their Nettwerk debut single makes one thing clear: The Ballroom Thieves are stronger together than ever, and they’re ready to confront both inner and outer demons with the assurance of a band that’s only begun to rise.

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WHEN: Saturday Feb. 24 2018

TIME: 8:00 pm

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SHOW TYPE: Bluegrass

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The Ballroom Thieves fought through a year of tribulations with their sophomore album, 2016’s Deadeye, as their shield and sword. Only through continuing to write and perform together were guitarist Martin Earley, cellist Calin Peters, and drummer Devin Mauch able to fend off their darker days. While the skies may not be completely clear, the path ahead is — and the trio take their first steps forward today.

The next phase begins with their new single, “Only Lonely,” a track that harnesses the Thieves’ handsome harmonies and nimble, sturdy acoustic folk. Though disarmingly warm, the lyrics expose the terrible version of oneself that emerges when an unhealthy mental state gains control. “I think anyone who has struggled with depression, anxiety, or profound loneliness can identify with the idea that sadness is at once a passenger and a conductor,” says Earley, “and sometimes it’s difficult to tell the difference.”

Just as the Thieves survive on the strength of their reliance on each other, however, the chorus of howls throughout the song remind the listener that we never battle alone. “Depression can be an isolating maze, but despite the reclusive heaviness of the words in the song we attempt to keep a team mentality when a band mate, partner, or friend is living in the darkness,” says Peters. “The band remains and gains strength after the touring years have taken their toll, sometimes howling as one, other times answering the cry of distress, but always relentlessly singing.”

That pack mentality pervades all aspects of the upcoming EP from which “Only Lonely” stems. It’s what pushed Peters to step into the writer’s role more than ever, a challenge she admits she may never have undertaken if not for the buoying of Early and Mauch.

” I feel powerful and proud of myself for trying something new, and also sort of protected and encouraged by the guys,” she proclaims. They’ve also rallied a brand new team for this latest outing, with producer Ryan Hadlock joining them for the first time and the support of a new label, Nettwerk Records. “They believed in what we were doing artistically and they weren’t going to try to affect that,” says Earley. “That’s a really incredible thing to hear from a label, especially one of that size and that reputation.”

More details on the EP are forthcoming, but their Nettwerk debut single makes one thing clear: The Ballroom Thieves are stronger together than ever, and they’re ready to confront both inner and outer demons with the assurance of a band that’s only begun to rise.

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Saturday Mar. 10 20188:00 pm
Howard Jones Solo - The Songs & Stories With Special Guest Rachael Sage
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Howard Jones Solo – The Songs And The Stories is an intimate trip through Howard’s 30-year music career. Many of his best known songs were composed on his favorite instrument, the piano, and these solo shows will find Howard performing them solo with piano only. Howard shares behind-the-scenes stories and reveals the inspiration behind the songs in these rare stripped-down shows. Of these special dates, Howard commented, “I love the piano shows as it gives me a chance to revisit my songs and give them a new twist, and tell some tales along the way.”

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Howard Jones Solo – The Songs And The Stories is an intimate trip through Howard’s 30-year music career. Many of his best known songs were composed on his favorite instrument, the piano, and these solo shows will find Howard performing them solo with piano only. Howard shares behind-the-scenes stories and reveals the inspiration behind the songs in these rare stripped-down shows. Of these special dates, Howard commented, “I love the piano shows as it gives me a chance to revisit my songs and give them a new twist, and tell some tales along the way.”

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Wednesday Mar. 14 20188:00 pm
Stephen Kellogg at Live! at the Ludlow Garage
Stephen Kellogg at Live! at the Ludlow Garage
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Over the last decade Connecticut native Stephen Kellogg has performed more than 1500 concerts around the world, raised thousands of dollars for causes close to his heart, been named Armed Forces Entertainer of the Year, and penned singles for artists like “American Idol” winner Nick Fradiani and legendary guitarist Robert Randolph. He’s also had his songs covered by international major label acts and released eight albums of his own that have yielded hundreds of thousands of ticket and album sales.

When it comes to performing, CBS radio has called him “the best live act you’ve never seen” and another writer for No Depression gives him the oddly flattering title “the best songwriter you’re not listening to.” Filmmaker Peter Harding was so moved by the underground nature of Stephen’s story that he made a documentary called “Last Man Standing” which went on to become an Amazon exclusive film. While it’s true that Kellogg may not currently be a household name to everyone, he has persisted in building a substantial career that has landed him onstage with some of the biggest and best touring bands in the world (Train, Sugarland, Jason Isbell, Sara Bareilles, Hanson and OAR to name a few). Kellogg’s music has found it’s way onto the Billboard charts and been featured in numerous films and TV shows. His Americana-tinged, folk, pop and rock stylings can make his sound hard to define, but to his core this musician and father of four brings heart and incredible energy to everything he does.

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Over the last decade Connecticut native Stephen Kellogg has performed more than 1500 concerts around the world, raised thousands of dollars for causes close to his heart, been named Armed Forces Entertainer of the Year, and penned singles for artists like “American Idol” winner Nick Fradiani and legendary guitarist Robert Randolph. He’s also had his songs covered by international major label acts and released eight albums of his own that have yielded hundreds of thousands of ticket and album sales.

When it comes to performing, CBS radio has called him “the best live act you’ve never seen” and another writer for No Depression gives him the oddly flattering title “the best songwriter you’re not listening to.” Filmmaker Peter Harding was so moved by the underground nature of Stephen’s story that he made a documentary called “Last Man Standing” which went on to become an Amazon exclusive film. While it’s true that Kellogg may not currently be a household name to everyone, he has persisted in building a substantial career that has landed him onstage with some of the biggest and best touring bands in the world (Train, Sugarland, Jason Isbell, Sara Bareilles, Hanson and OAR to name a few). Kellogg’s music has found it’s way onto the Billboard charts and been featured in numerous films and TV shows. His Americana-tinged, folk, pop and rock stylings can make his sound hard to define, but to his core this musician and father of four brings heart and incredible energy to everything he does.

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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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Friday Mar. 30 20188:00 pm
Christopher Cross at Live! at the Ludlow Garage
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Christopher Cross made history with his 1980 self
titled debut album, winning five Grammy
Awards, including
for the first time ever
the four most prestigious awards: Record of the Year
(for the single “Sailing”), Album of the
Year, Song of the Year (also for “Sailing”), and Best New
Artist.
Now, 30+ years after his extraordinary emergence into the music business, Cross continues his
recording and performing career with a new album,
Secret Ladder, that evokes the artistry of su
ch
great singer
songwriters as Joni Mitchell and Randy Newman while addressing contemporary
concerns head
on
a combination which is sure to please his loyal fan base.
Indeed, the 13 tracks, mostly written with his longtime collaborator Rob Meurer, contin
ues the
exploration of adult subject matter broached in his preceding album
Doctor Faith (2011). “My
passion and commitment to music haven’t diminished a bit, and I make no apologies for exploring
mature subjects,” says the San Antonio native, now living i
n Austin after decades in Southern
California.
“Of course, I’m still a romantic at heart,” adds Cross, whose classic hits
including “Ride Like the
Wind,” from
Christopher Cross, and the Oscar
winning “Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do)”
f
rom the film starring Liza Minelli and Dudley Moore
remain staples on radio to this day.
This romantic side is readily evident on
Secret Ladder
songs like “Simple,” in which he elicits the
tuneful sense of love and serenity that marked “Sailing.” But fro
m the album’s first song, Cross
evinces a sharpened focus in addition to his
magic melodic touch.
The bluesy “Reverend Blowhard” “is an unvarnished commentary on TV evangelists,” says
Cross.
He acknowledges a definite cynicism in this opening song that be
ars the influence of both
Newman and Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen and Walter Becker, “who are lifelong influences on the
songs Rob and I write.”
There are other
hard
hitting
songs on
Secret Ladder, most notably “Got To Be a Better Way,” which
rails against a
man “seething in his world of carbohydrates and TV” while lacking any empathy for
his fellow man, and “Island of Anger.” “We look back at our lives and see the idealism when we
were kids,” Cross reflects, “and then look at the way things are now
and see ho
w so many are
disillusioned and almost immobilized with outrage.”
Yet Cross remains a spiritual, if not religious, artist, and the
Secret Ladder
album title manifests this.
The conceptual album cover art, by photographer/graphic designer Sandrine Lee, expr
essly suggests
a Magritte painting in its depiction of human figures climbing the fretboard of an upright acoustic
guitar
surrounded by a blue sky filled with clouds, at the same time invoking Joni Mitchell’s lyric in
“For the Roses”
“And pour your simple
sorrow / To the sound hole and your knee.”
“I write my songs on the guitar, and that’s how I realize my spirituality” says Cross. “Music is the
source, the wellspring. The people coming out of the guitar’s sound hole on the cover are climbing
the ladd
er to a higher plane.”
Cross also notes that Secret Ladder’s “I Don’t See it Your Way” is a Joni Mitchell
influenced
track.
“I dedicated my last album to her,” says Cross. “She
remains my
biggest influence,
musically.
She’s
a hero to both Rob and me.
Th
is song is
about the end of a relationship, and we
tried to write it in a very Joni
like feel and style.”
As always, Cross enlisted the finest support musicians, including bassist Will Lee (of the Fab Faux
and
Late Night with David
Letterman), drummer Kei
th Carlock (Steely Dan and Toto), guitarist Eric Johnson, saxophonist
David Mann, and vocalists Michael McDonald and Jeff Foskett (Brian Wilson’s musical director).
“Eric and Michael are usually on every record I make,” says Cross, and in McDonald’s c
ase, he joins
Cross vocally on the poignant and uplifting anthem, “Light the World,” which also features an
African chorus alternating the lyrics in Swahili.
“I have
travelled
to Africa
with my kids, my daughter was a youth AIDS ambassador,” explains
Cross
. “She helped with testing in a village in Tanzania and spent another week in Kenya. I was very
touched by the people I encountered there.
I wrote the song with Stephen
Bray
who is a close
friend
and a wonderful collaborator. He worked with Madonna early
in her career and composed music
for
The Color Purple
on Broadway.
For the Swahili chorus, we enlisted the assistance of the
interpreter we had in Africa who was the head of African Studies at UCLA. It is really
a magical
component to the song. You feel l
ike you know what they’re saying, even though you don’t.”
“The Times I Needed You” employs a vocal chorus, arranged by Meurer, intentionally reminiscent
of the Beach Boys. “It’s very much a tribute,” says Cross. “Brian Wilson’s writing was a big
influ
ence on me
and
Carl Wilson was my No. 1 vocal influence growing up. Years later, we became
very close.
Carl
sang on my second album (1983’s
Another Page), and we did a lot of touring
together and vocal sessions for other artists. He’d always say, ‘We make
a nice sound’
I just
treasure that.”
While Cross is an avowed pacifist, he is a big supporter of those who serve in the armed
forces.
Secret Ladder
includes the late
added track, “We Will Remember You,” as a means of
honoring their service.
“My fath
er was an Army doctor and my mother, a nurse,” he says. “I feel strongly that returning vets
and those who made the ultimate sacrifice deserve to be recognized and never forgotten. The song
itself is neither pro
nor anti
war. The children’s choir
really e
nhances the message. We recorded it
after the album was finished, but
I
felt
that it definitely needed to be included.”
Cross’ own children influenced the instructive “Wonderland,” a dreamy, lyrical take on reality which
is enlivened by Johnson’s rock
guitar play. “It’s a general thesis on where things are, a way of
looking at life,” says Cross, “and how we’re wishful for our kids
and their future. At the same
time,
it’s hard not to be frustrated and cynical.”
Secret Ladder
ends with the loving, l
ushly orchestrated “A Letter to My Children.” “It’s a very
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Christopher Cross made history with his 1980 self
titled debut album, winning five Grammy
Awards, including
for the first time ever
the four most prestigious awards: Record of the Year
(for the single “Sailing”), Album of the
Year, Song of the Year (also for “Sailing”), and Best New
Artist.
Now, 30+ years after his extraordinary emergence into the music business, Cross continues his
recording and performing career with a new album,
Secret Ladder, that evokes the artistry of su
ch
great singer
songwriters as Joni Mitchell and Randy Newman while addressing contemporary
concerns head
on
a combination which is sure to please his loyal fan base.
Indeed, the 13 tracks, mostly written with his longtime collaborator Rob Meurer, contin
ues the
exploration of adult subject matter broached in his preceding album
Doctor Faith (2011). “My
passion and commitment to music haven’t diminished a bit, and I make no apologies for exploring
mature subjects,” says the San Antonio native, now living i
n Austin after decades in Southern
California.
“Of course, I’m still a romantic at heart,” adds Cross, whose classic hits
including “Ride Like the
Wind,” from
Christopher Cross, and the Oscar
winning “Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do)”
f
rom the film starring Liza Minelli and Dudley Moore
remain staples on radio to this day.
This romantic side is readily evident on
Secret Ladder
songs like “Simple,” in which he elicits the
tuneful sense of love and serenity that marked “Sailing.” But fro
m the album’s first song, Cross
evinces a sharpened focus in addition to his
magic melodic touch.
The bluesy “Reverend Blowhard” “is an unvarnished commentary on TV evangelists,” says
Cross.
He acknowledges a definite cynicism in this opening song that be
ars the influence of both
Newman and Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen and Walter Becker, “who are lifelong influences on the
songs Rob and I write.”
There are other
hard
hitting
songs on
Secret Ladder, most notably “Got To Be a Better Way,” which
rails against a
man “seething in his world of carbohydrates and TV” while lacking any empathy for
his fellow man, and “Island of Anger.” “We look back at our lives and see the idealism when we
were kids,” Cross reflects, “and then look at the way things are now
and see ho
w so many are
disillusioned and almost immobilized with outrage.”
Yet Cross remains a spiritual, if not religious, artist, and the
Secret Ladder
album title manifests this.
The conceptual album cover art, by photographer/graphic designer Sandrine Lee, expr
essly suggests
a Magritte painting in its depiction of human figures climbing the fretboard of an upright acoustic
guitar
surrounded by a blue sky filled with clouds, at the same time invoking Joni Mitchell’s lyric in
“For the Roses”
“And pour your simple
sorrow / To the sound hole and your knee.”
“I write my songs on the guitar, and that’s how I realize my spirituality” says Cross. “Music is the
source, the wellspring. The people coming out of the guitar’s sound hole on the cover are climbing
the ladd
er to a higher plane.”
Cross also notes that Secret Ladder’s “I Don’t See it Your Way” is a Joni Mitchell
influenced
track.
“I dedicated my last album to her,” says Cross. “She
remains my
biggest influence,
musically.
She’s
a hero to both Rob and me.
Th
is song is
about the end of a relationship, and we
tried to write it in a very Joni
like feel and style.”
As always, Cross enlisted the finest support musicians, including bassist Will Lee (of the Fab Faux
and
Late Night with David
Letterman), drummer Kei
th Carlock (Steely Dan and Toto), guitarist Eric Johnson, saxophonist
David Mann, and vocalists Michael McDonald and Jeff Foskett (Brian Wilson’s musical director).
“Eric and Michael are usually on every record I make,” says Cross, and in McDonald’s c
ase, he joins
Cross vocally on the poignant and uplifting anthem, “Light the World,” which also features an
African chorus alternating the lyrics in Swahili.
“I have
travelled
to Africa
with my kids, my daughter was a youth AIDS ambassador,” explains
Cross
. “She helped with testing in a village in Tanzania and spent another week in Kenya. I was very
touched by the people I encountered there.
I wrote the song with Stephen
Bray
who is a close
friend
and a wonderful collaborator. He worked with Madonna early
in her career and composed music
for
The Color Purple
on Broadway.
For the Swahili chorus, we enlisted the assistance of the
interpreter we had in Africa who was the head of African Studies at UCLA. It is really
a magical
component to the song. You feel l
ike you know what they’re saying, even though you don’t.”
“The Times I Needed You” employs a vocal chorus, arranged by Meurer, intentionally reminiscent
of the Beach Boys. “It’s very much a tribute,” says Cross. “Brian Wilson’s writing was a big
influ
ence on me
and
Carl Wilson was my No. 1 vocal influence growing up. Years later, we became
very close.
Carl
sang on my second album (1983’s
Another Page), and we did a lot of touring
together and vocal sessions for other artists. He’d always say, ‘We make
a nice sound’
I just
treasure that.”
While Cross is an avowed pacifist, he is a big supporter of those who serve in the armed
forces.
Secret Ladder
includes the late
added track, “We Will Remember You,” as a means of
honoring their service.
“My fath
er was an Army doctor and my mother, a nurse,” he says. “I feel strongly that returning vets
and those who made the ultimate sacrifice deserve to be recognized and never forgotten. The song
itself is neither pro
nor anti
war. The children’s choir
really e
nhances the message. We recorded it
after the album was finished, but
I
felt
that it definitely needed to be included.”
Cross’ own children influenced the instructive “Wonderland,” a dreamy, lyrical take on reality which
is enlivened by Johnson’s rock
guitar play. “It’s a general thesis on where things are, a way of
looking at life,” says Cross, “and how we’re wishful for our kids
and their future. At the same
time,
it’s hard not to be frustrated and cynical.”
Secret Ladder
ends with the loving, l
ushly orchestrated “A Letter to My Children.” “It’s a very
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Thursday Apr. 5 20188:00 pm
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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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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With a reputation for spectacular live performances, the multi-pla

tinum alternative

rock band The Verve Pipe are recognized worldwide for their ra

dio hits

Photograph

,

Hero

,

Happiness Is

,

Never Let You Down

and the #1 smash single

The Freshmen

.

In addition to their success on radio, TV and film, sold-out co

ncert dates

throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe and Australia, features in Rolli

ng Stone,

Interview Magazine and many more, and videos on MTV and V

H1, the band has

made numerous television appearances, including

The Tonight Show With Jay

Leno

and

Late Night With David Letterman.

Between recording rock albums, including the most recent release

Parachute,

and

their first-ever live album Villains

Live & Acoustic, featuring an acoustic

reimagining of their platinum debut album Villains

,

The Verve Pipe expanded

their repertoire to include writing and recording A Family Alb

um, their critically

acclaimed introduction to the world of children

s music, as well as their follow up

family oriented release, Are We There Yet?

.

With a new lineup and a renewed energy and focus, lead singer

/principal

songwriter and founder Brian Vander Ark and the band cont

inue to deliver

original music that is distinguished by innovative arrange

ments, soul-searching

lyrics and layered vocals.

The Verve Pipe perform both rock and kids shows throughou

t North America

,

including notable appearances at

Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits Festival,

Lincoln Center, Hangout Music Festival, SummerStage

in Central Park, and

many more.

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With a reputation for spectacular live performances, the multi-pla

tinum alternative

rock band The Verve Pipe are recognized worldwide for their ra

dio hits

Photograph

,

Hero

,

Happiness Is

,

Never Let You Down

and the #1 smash single

The Freshmen

.

In addition to their success on radio, TV and film, sold-out co

ncert dates

throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe and Australia, features in Rolli

ng Stone,

Interview Magazine and many more, and videos on MTV and V

H1, the band has

made numerous television appearances, including

The Tonight Show With Jay

Leno

and

Late Night With David Letterman.

Between recording rock albums, including the most recent release

Parachute,

and

their first-ever live album Villains

Live & Acoustic, featuring an acoustic

reimagining of their platinum debut album Villains

,

The Verve Pipe expanded

their repertoire to include writing and recording A Family Alb

um, their critically

acclaimed introduction to the world of children

s music, as well as their follow up

family oriented release, Are We There Yet?

.

With a new lineup and a renewed energy and focus, lead singer

/principal

songwriter and founder Brian Vander Ark and the band cont

inue to deliver

original music that is distinguished by innovative arrange

ments, soul-searching

lyrics and layered vocals.

The Verve Pipe perform both rock and kids shows throughou

t North America

,

including notable appearances at

Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits Festival,

Lincoln Center, Hangout Music Festival, SummerStage

in Central Park, and

many more.

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Christopher Cross made history with his 1980 self
titled debut album, winning five Grammy
Awards, including
for the first time ever
the four most prestigious awards: Record of the Year
(for the single “Sailing”), Album of the
Year, Song of the Year (also for “Sailing”), and Best New
Artist.
Now, 30+ years after his extraordinary emergence into the music business, Cross continues his
recording and performing career with a new album,
Secret Ladder, that evokes the artistry of su
ch
great singer
songwriters as Joni Mitchell and Randy Newman while addressing contemporary
concerns head
on
a combination which is sure to please his loyal fan base.
Indeed, the 13 tracks, mostly written with his longtime collaborator Rob Meurer, contin
ues the
exploration of adult subject matter broached in his preceding album
Doctor Faith (2011). “My
passion and commitment to music haven’t diminished a bit, and I make no apologies for exploring
mature subjects,” says the San Antonio native, now living i
n Austin after decades in Southern
California.
“Of course, I’m still a romantic at heart,” adds Cross, whose classic hits
including “Ride Like the
Wind,” from
Christopher Cross, and the Oscar
winning “Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do)”
f
rom the film starring Liza Minelli and Dudley Moore
remain staples on radio to this day.
This romantic side is readily evident on
Secret Ladder
songs like “Simple,” in which he elicits the
tuneful sense of love and serenity that marked “Sailing.” But fro
m the album’s first song, Cross
evinces a sharpened focus in addition to his
magic melodic touch.
The bluesy “Reverend Blowhard” “is an unvarnished commentary on TV evangelists,” says
Cross.
He acknowledges a definite cynicism in this opening song that be
ars the influence of both
Newman and Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen and Walter Becker, “who are lifelong influences on the
songs Rob and I write.”
There are other
hard
hitting
songs on
Secret Ladder, most notably “Got To Be a Better Way,” which
rails against a
man “seething in his world of carbohydrates and TV” while lacking any empathy for
his fellow man, and “Island of Anger.” “We look back at our lives and see the idealism when we
were kids,” Cross reflects, “and then look at the way things are now
and see ho
w so many are
disillusioned and almost immobilized with outrage.”
Yet Cross remains a spiritual, if not religious, artist, and the
Secret Ladder
album title manifests this.
The conceptual album cover art, by photographer/graphic designer Sandrine Lee, expr
essly suggests
a Magritte painting in its depiction of human figures climbing the fretboard of an upright acoustic
guitar
surrounded by a blue sky filled with clouds, at the same time invoking Joni Mitchell’s lyric in
“For the Roses”
“And pour your simple
sorrow / To the sound hole and your knee.”
“I write my songs on the guitar, and that’s how I realize my spirituality” says Cross. “Music is the
source, the wellspring. The people coming out of the guitar’s sound hole on the cover are climbing
the ladd
er to a higher plane.”
Cross also notes that Secret Ladder’s “I Don’t See it Your Way” is a Joni Mitchell
influenced
track.
“I dedicated my last album to her,” says Cross. “She
remains my
biggest influence,
musically.
She’s
a hero to both Rob and me.
Th
is song is
about the end of a relationship, and we
tried to write it in a very Joni
like feel and style.”
As always, Cross enlisted the finest support musicians, including bassist Will Lee (of the Fab Faux
and
Late Night with David
Letterman), drummer Kei
th Carlock (Steely Dan and Toto), guitarist Eric Johnson, saxophonist
David Mann, and vocalists Michael McDonald and Jeff Foskett (Brian Wilson’s musical director).
“Eric and Michael are usually on every record I make,” says Cross, and in McDonald’s c
ase, he joins
Cross vocally on the poignant and uplifting anthem, “Light the World,” which also features an
African chorus alternating the lyrics in Swahili.
“I have
travelled
to Africa
with my kids, my daughter was a youth AIDS ambassador,” explains
Cross
. “She helped with testing in a village in Tanzania and spent another week in Kenya. I was very
touched by the people I encountered there.
I wrote the song with Stephen
Bray
who is a close
friend
and a wonderful collaborator. He worked with Madonna early
in her career and composed music
for
The Color Purple
on Broadway.
For the Swahili chorus, we enlisted the assistance of the
interpreter we had in Africa who was the head of African Studies at UCLA. It is really
a magical
component to the song. You feel l
ike you know what they’re saying, even though you don’t.”
“The Times I Needed You” employs a vocal chorus, arranged by Meurer, intentionally reminiscent
of the Beach Boys. “It’s very much a tribute,” says Cross. “Brian Wilson’s writing was a big
influ
ence on me
and
Carl Wilson was my No. 1 vocal influence growing up. Years later, we became
very close.
Carl
sang on my second album (1983’s
Another Page), and we did a lot of touring
together and vocal sessions for other artists. He’d always say, ‘We make
a nice sound’
I just
treasure that.”
While Cross is an avowed pacifist, he is a big supporter of those who serve in the armed
forces.
Secret Ladder
includes the late
added track, “We Will Remember You,” as a means of
honoring their service.
“My fath
er was an Army doctor and my mother, a nurse,” he says. “I feel strongly that returning vets
and those who made the ultimate sacrifice deserve to be recognized and never forgotten. The song
itself is neither pro
nor anti
war. The children’s choir
really e
nhances the message. We recorded it
after the album was finished, but
I
felt
that it definitely needed to be included.”
Cross’ own children influenced the instructive “Wonderland,” a dreamy, lyrical take on reality which
is enlivened by Johnson’s rock
guitar play. “It’s a general thesis on where things are, a way of
looking at life,” says Cross, “and how we’re wishful for our kids
and their future. At the same
time,
it’s hard not to be frustrated and cynical.”
Secret Ladder
ends with the loving, l
ushly orchestrated “A Letter to My Children.” “It’s a very
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Christopher Cross made history with his 1980 self
titled debut album, winning five Grammy
Awards, including
for the first time ever
the four most prestigious awards: Record of the Year
(for the single “Sailing”), Album of the
Year, Song of the Year (also for “Sailing”), and Best New
Artist.
Now, 30+ years after his extraordinary emergence into the music business, Cross continues his
recording and performing career with a new album,
Secret Ladder, that evokes the artistry of su
ch
great singer
songwriters as Joni Mitchell and Randy Newman while addressing contemporary
concerns head
on
a combination which is sure to please his loyal fan base.
Indeed, the 13 tracks, mostly written with his longtime collaborator Rob Meurer, contin
ues the
exploration of adult subject matter broached in his preceding album
Doctor Faith (2011). “My
passion and commitment to music haven’t diminished a bit, and I make no apologies for exploring
mature subjects,” says the San Antonio native, now living i
n Austin after decades in Southern
California.
“Of course, I’m still a romantic at heart,” adds Cross, whose classic hits
including “Ride Like the
Wind,” from
Christopher Cross, and the Oscar
winning “Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do)”
f
rom the film starring Liza Minelli and Dudley Moore
remain staples on radio to this day.
This romantic side is readily evident on
Secret Ladder
songs like “Simple,” in which he elicits the
tuneful sense of love and serenity that marked “Sailing.” But fro
m the album’s first song, Cross
evinces a sharpened focus in addition to his
magic melodic touch.
The bluesy “Reverend Blowhard” “is an unvarnished commentary on TV evangelists,” says
Cross.
He acknowledges a definite cynicism in this opening song that be
ars the influence of both
Newman and Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen and Walter Becker, “who are lifelong influences on the
songs Rob and I write.”
There are other
hard
hitting
songs on
Secret Ladder, most notably “Got To Be a Better Way,” which
rails against a
man “seething in his world of carbohydrates and TV” while lacking any empathy for
his fellow man, and “Island of Anger.” “We look back at our lives and see the idealism when we
were kids,” Cross reflects, “and then look at the way things are now
and see ho
w so many are
disillusioned and almost immobilized with outrage.”
Yet Cross remains a spiritual, if not religious, artist, and the
Secret Ladder
album title manifests this.
The conceptual album cover art, by photographer/graphic designer Sandrine Lee, expr
essly suggests
a Magritte painting in its depiction of human figures climbing the fretboard of an upright acoustic
guitar
surrounded by a blue sky filled with clouds, at the same time invoking Joni Mitchell’s lyric in
“For the Roses”
“And pour your simple
sorrow / To the sound hole and your knee.”
“I write my songs on the guitar, and that’s how I realize my spirituality” says Cross. “Music is the
source, the wellspring. The people coming out of the guitar’s sound hole on the cover are climbing
the ladd
er to a higher plane.”
Cross also notes that Secret Ladder’s “I Don’t See it Your Way” is a Joni Mitchell
influenced
track.
“I dedicated my last album to her,” says Cross. “She
remains my
biggest influence,
musically.
She’s
a hero to both Rob and me.
Th
is song is
about the end of a relationship, and we
tried to write it in a very Joni
like feel and style.”
As always, Cross enlisted the finest support musicians, including bassist Will Lee (of the Fab Faux
and
Late Night with David
Letterman), drummer Kei
th Carlock (Steely Dan and Toto), guitarist Eric Johnson, saxophonist
David Mann, and vocalists Michael McDonald and Jeff Foskett (Brian Wilson’s musical director).
“Eric and Michael are usually on every record I make,” says Cross, and in McDonald’s c
ase, he joins
Cross vocally on the poignant and uplifting anthem, “Light the World,” which also features an
African chorus alternating the lyrics in Swahili.
“I have
travelled
to Africa
with my kids, my daughter was a youth AIDS ambassador,” explains
Cross
. “She helped with testing in a village in Tanzania and spent another week in Kenya. I was very
touched by the people I encountered there.
I wrote the song with Stephen
Bray
who is a close
friend
and a wonderful collaborator. He worked with Madonna early
in her career and composed music
for
The Color Purple
on Broadway.
For the Swahili chorus, we enlisted the assistance of the
interpreter we had in Africa who was the head of African Studies at UCLA. It is really
a magical
component to the song. You feel l
ike you know what they’re saying, even though you don’t.”
“The Times I Needed You” employs a vocal chorus, arranged by Meurer, intentionally reminiscent
of the Beach Boys. “It’s very much a tribute,” says Cross. “Brian Wilson’s writing was a big
influ
ence on me
and
Carl Wilson was my No. 1 vocal influence growing up. Years later, we became
very close.
Carl
sang on my second album (1983’s
Another Page), and we did a lot of touring
together and vocal sessions for other artists. He’d always say, ‘We make
a nice sound’
I just
treasure that.”
While Cross is an avowed pacifist, he is a big supporter of those who serve in the armed
forces.
Secret Ladder
includes the late
added track, “We Will Remember You,” as a means of
honoring their service.
“My fath
er was an Army doctor and my mother, a nurse,” he says. “I feel strongly that returning vets
and those who made the ultimate sacrifice deserve to be recognized and never forgotten. The song
itself is neither pro
nor anti
war. The children’s choir
really e
nhances the message. We recorded it
after the album was finished, but
I
felt
that it definitely needed to be included.”
Cross’ own children influenced the instructive “Wonderland,” a dreamy, lyrical take on reality which
is enlivened by Johnson’s rock
guitar play. “It’s a general thesis on where things are, a way of
looking at life,” says Cross, “and how we’re wishful for our kids
and their future. At the same
time,
it’s hard not to be frustrated and cynical.”
Secret Ladder
ends with the loving, l
ushly orchestrated “A Letter to My Children.” “It’s a very
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Saturday Feb. 24 20188:00 pm
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The Ballroom Thieves fought through a year of tribulations with their sophomore album, 2016’s Deadeye, as their shield and sword. Only through continuing to write and perform together were guitarist Martin Earley, cellist Calin Peters, and drummer Devin Mauch able to fend off their darker days. While the skies may not be completely clear, the path ahead is — and the trio take their first steps forward today.

The next phase begins with their new single, “Only Lonely,” a track that harnesses the Thieves’ handsome harmonies and nimble, sturdy acoustic folk. Though disarmingly warm, the lyrics expose the terrible version of oneself that emerges when an unhealthy mental state gains control. “I think anyone who has struggled with depression, anxiety, or profound loneliness can identify with the idea that sadness is at once a passenger and a conductor,” says Earley, “and sometimes it’s difficult to tell the difference.”

Just as the Thieves survive on the strength of their reliance on each other, however, the chorus of howls throughout the song remind the listener that we never battle alone. “Depression can be an isolating maze, but despite the reclusive heaviness of the words in the song we attempt to keep a team mentality when a band mate, partner, or friend is living in the darkness,” says Peters. “The band remains and gains strength after the touring years have taken their toll, sometimes howling as one, other times answering the cry of distress, but always relentlessly singing.”

That pack mentality pervades all aspects of the upcoming EP from which “Only Lonely” stems. It’s what pushed Peters to step into the writer’s role more than ever, a challenge she admits she may never have undertaken if not for the buoying of Early and Mauch.

” I feel powerful and proud of myself for trying something new, and also sort of protected and encouraged by the guys,” she proclaims. They’ve also rallied a brand new team for this latest outing, with producer Ryan Hadlock joining them for the first time and the support of a new label, Nettwerk Records. “They believed in what we were doing artistically and they weren’t going to try to affect that,” says Earley. “That’s a really incredible thing to hear from a label, especially one of that size and that reputation.”

More details on the EP are forthcoming, but their Nettwerk debut single makes one thing clear: The Ballroom Thieves are stronger together than ever, and they’re ready to confront both inner and outer demons with the assurance of a band that’s only begun to rise.

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The Ballroom Thieves fought through a year of tribulations with their sophomore album, 2016’s Deadeye, as their shield and sword. Only through continuing to write and perform together were guitarist Martin Earley, cellist Calin Peters, and drummer Devin Mauch able to fend off their darker days. While the skies may not be completely clear, the path ahead is — and the trio take their first steps forward today.

The next phase begins with their new single, “Only Lonely,” a track that harnesses the Thieves’ handsome harmonies and nimble, sturdy acoustic folk. Though disarmingly warm, the lyrics expose the terrible version of oneself that emerges when an unhealthy mental state gains control. “I think anyone who has struggled with depression, anxiety, or profound loneliness can identify with the idea that sadness is at once a passenger and a conductor,” says Earley, “and sometimes it’s difficult to tell the difference.”

Just as the Thieves survive on the strength of their reliance on each other, however, the chorus of howls throughout the song remind the listener that we never battle alone. “Depression can be an isolating maze, but despite the reclusive heaviness of the words in the song we attempt to keep a team mentality when a band mate, partner, or friend is living in the darkness,” says Peters. “The band remains and gains strength after the touring years have taken their toll, sometimes howling as one, other times answering the cry of distress, but always relentlessly singing.”

That pack mentality pervades all aspects of the upcoming EP from which “Only Lonely” stems. It’s what pushed Peters to step into the writer’s role more than ever, a challenge she admits she may never have undertaken if not for the buoying of Early and Mauch.

” I feel powerful and proud of myself for trying something new, and also sort of protected and encouraged by the guys,” she proclaims. They’ve also rallied a brand new team for this latest outing, with producer Ryan Hadlock joining them for the first time and the support of a new label, Nettwerk Records. “They believed in what we were doing artistically and they weren’t going to try to affect that,” says Earley. “That’s a really incredible thing to hear from a label, especially one of that size and that reputation.”

More details on the EP are forthcoming, but their Nettwerk debut single makes one thing clear: The Ballroom Thieves are stronger together than ever, and they’re ready to confront both inner and outer demons with the assurance of a band that’s only begun to rise.

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Thursday Jan. 25 20188:00 pm
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Since its outset, iconic trio The Bad Plus has dared to be different, challenging all preconceived notions of jazz. Through a provocative style of arrangements and compositions they call “avant-garde populism”, their unique blend of influences, ranging from experimental jazz, indie rock, pop, and classical music has earned this “audacious, rule-breaking jazz trio” (Billboard) a reputation as one of the most universally well-respected bands in jazz today. In 2017, the founding members — bassist Reid Anderson, pianist Ethan Iverson, and drummer David King — will hit the road performing music from the band’s most recent release, It’s Hard.

2018 heralds a new and exciting chapter for the band. Anderson and King will be joined by pianist Orrin Evans, whose fresh sound and complementary style will be featured on The Bad Plus’ highly anticipated new album due out that year. Raised in Philadelphia, Evans has led various projects and has recorded and performed with the likes of Christian McBride, Sean Jones, and many more. The BBC summed up the band best when they said, “from album to album, The Bad Plus continues to evolve and improve.” They will never stop doing just that.

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Since its outset, iconic trio The Bad Plus has dared to be different, challenging all preconceived notions of jazz. Through a provocative style of arrangements and compositions they call “avant-garde populism”, their unique blend of influences, ranging from experimental jazz, indie rock, pop, and classical music has earned this “audacious, rule-breaking jazz trio” (Billboard) a reputation as one of the most universally well-respected bands in jazz today. In 2017, the founding members — bassist Reid Anderson, pianist Ethan Iverson, and drummer David King — will hit the road performing music from the band’s most recent release, It’s Hard.

2018 heralds a new and exciting chapter for the band. Anderson and King will be joined by pianist Orrin Evans, whose fresh sound and complementary style will be featured on The Bad Plus’ highly anticipated new album due out that year. Raised in Philadelphia, Evans has led various projects and has recorded and performed with the likes of Christian McBride, Sean Jones, and many more. The BBC summed up the band best when they said, “from album to album, The Bad Plus continues to evolve and improve.” They will never stop doing just that.

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With a reputation for spectacular live performances, the multi-pla

tinum alternative

rock band The Verve Pipe are recognized worldwide for their ra

dio hits

Photograph

,

Hero

,

Happiness Is

,

Never Let You Down

and the #1 smash single

The Freshmen

.

In addition to their success on radio, TV and film, sold-out co

ncert dates

throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe and Australia, features in Rolli

ng Stone,

Interview Magazine and many more, and videos on MTV and V

H1, the band has

made numerous television appearances, including

The Tonight Show With Jay

Leno

and

Late Night With David Letterman.

Between recording rock albums, including the most recent release

Parachute,

and

their first-ever live album Villains

Live & Acoustic, featuring an acoustic

reimagining of their platinum debut album Villains

,

The Verve Pipe expanded

their repertoire to include writing and recording A Family Alb

um, their critically

acclaimed introduction to the world of children

s music, as well as their follow up

family oriented release, Are We There Yet?

.

With a new lineup and a renewed energy and focus, lead singer

/principal

songwriter and founder Brian Vander Ark and the band cont

inue to deliver

original music that is distinguished by innovative arrange

ments, soul-searching

lyrics and layered vocals.

The Verve Pipe perform both rock and kids shows throughou

t North America

,

including notable appearances at

Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits Festival,

Lincoln Center, Hangout Music Festival, SummerStage

in Central Park, and

many more.

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With a reputation for spectacular live performances, the multi-pla

tinum alternative

rock band The Verve Pipe are recognized worldwide for their ra

dio hits

Photograph

,

Hero

,

Happiness Is

,

Never Let You Down

and the #1 smash single

The Freshmen

.

In addition to their success on radio, TV and film, sold-out co

ncert dates

throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe and Australia, features in Rolli

ng Stone,

Interview Magazine and many more, and videos on MTV and V

H1, the band has

made numerous television appearances, including

The Tonight Show With Jay

Leno

and

Late Night With David Letterman.

Between recording rock albums, including the most recent release

Parachute,

and

their first-ever live album Villains

Live & Acoustic, featuring an acoustic

reimagining of their platinum debut album Villains

,

The Verve Pipe expanded

their repertoire to include writing and recording A Family Alb

um, their critically

acclaimed introduction to the world of children

s music, as well as their follow up

family oriented release, Are We There Yet?

.

With a new lineup and a renewed energy and focus, lead singer

/principal

songwriter and founder Brian Vander Ark and the band cont

inue to deliver

original music that is distinguished by innovative arrange

ments, soul-searching

lyrics and layered vocals.

The Verve Pipe perform both rock and kids shows throughou

t North America

,

including notable appearances at

Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits Festival,

Lincoln Center, Hangout Music Festival, SummerStage

in Central Park, and

many more.

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Saturday Mar. 10 20188:00 pm
Howard Jones Solo - The Songs & Stories With Special Guest Rachael Sage
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Howard Jones Solo – The Songs And The Stories is an intimate trip through Howard’s 30-year music career. Many of his best known songs were composed on his favorite instrument, the piano, and these solo shows will find Howard performing them solo with piano only. Howard shares behind-the-scenes stories and reveals the inspiration behind the songs in these rare stripped-down shows. Of these special dates, Howard commented, “I love the piano shows as it gives me a chance to revisit my songs and give them a new twist, and tell some tales along the way.”

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Howard Jones Solo – The Songs And The Stories is an intimate trip through Howard’s 30-year music career. Many of his best known songs were composed on his favorite instrument, the piano, and these solo shows will find Howard performing them solo with piano only. Howard shares behind-the-scenes stories and reveals the inspiration behind the songs in these rare stripped-down shows. Of these special dates, Howard commented, “I love the piano shows as it gives me a chance to revisit my songs and give them a new twist, and tell some tales along the way.”

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Wednesday Mar. 14 20188:00 pm
Stephen Kellogg at Live! at the Ludlow Garage
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Over the last decade Connecticut native Stephen Kellogg has performed more than 1500 concerts around the world, raised thousands of dollars for causes close to his heart, been named Armed Forces Entertainer of the Year, and penned singles for artists like “American Idol” winner Nick Fradiani and legendary guitarist Robert Randolph. He’s also had his songs covered by international major label acts and released eight albums of his own that have yielded hundreds of thousands of ticket and album sales.

When it comes to performing, CBS radio has called him “the best live act you’ve never seen” and another writer for No Depression gives him the oddly flattering title “the best songwriter you’re not listening to.” Filmmaker Peter Harding was so moved by the underground nature of Stephen’s story that he made a documentary called “Last Man Standing” which went on to become an Amazon exclusive film. While it’s true that Kellogg may not currently be a household name to everyone, he has persisted in building a substantial career that has landed him onstage with some of the biggest and best touring bands in the world (Train, Sugarland, Jason Isbell, Sara Bareilles, Hanson and OAR to name a few). Kellogg’s music has found it’s way onto the Billboard charts and been featured in numerous films and TV shows. His Americana-tinged, folk, pop and rock stylings can make his sound hard to define, but to his core this musician and father of four brings heart and incredible energy to everything he does.

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Over the last decade Connecticut native Stephen Kellogg has performed more than 1500 concerts around the world, raised thousands of dollars for causes close to his heart, been named Armed Forces Entertainer of the Year, and penned singles for artists like “American Idol” winner Nick Fradiani and legendary guitarist Robert Randolph. He’s also had his songs covered by international major label acts and released eight albums of his own that have yielded hundreds of thousands of ticket and album sales.

When it comes to performing, CBS radio has called him “the best live act you’ve never seen” and another writer for No Depression gives him the oddly flattering title “the best songwriter you’re not listening to.” Filmmaker Peter Harding was so moved by the underground nature of Stephen’s story that he made a documentary called “Last Man Standing” which went on to become an Amazon exclusive film. While it’s true that Kellogg may not currently be a household name to everyone, he has persisted in building a substantial career that has landed him onstage with some of the biggest and best touring bands in the world (Train, Sugarland, Jason Isbell, Sara Bareilles, Hanson and OAR to name a few). Kellogg’s music has found it’s way onto the Billboard charts and been featured in numerous films and TV shows. His Americana-tinged, folk, pop and rock stylings can make his sound hard to define, but to his core this musician and father of four brings heart and incredible energy to everything he does.

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Friday Dec. 15 20178:00 pm
Red Wanting Blue and The Alternate Routes Quartet
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Thursday Dec. 28 20178:00 pm
Peter White at Live! at the Ludlow Grage
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Over the years, Peter White has maintained a reputation as one of the most versatile and prolific acoustic guitarists on the contemporary jazz landscape. Armed with an unparalleled combination of lyricism and energy, he combines elements of jazz, pop and classical guitar to create a sound that is singular and at the same time accessible to a broad audience.

Born in 1954 in Luton, a small town north of London, White and his family moved to nearby Letchworth shortly after he was born. As a child, he learned to play several musical instruments, including the clarinet, trombone, violin and piano. And of course, like so many youngsters growing up during the heyday of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, he gravitated to the guitar.

He learned his first chords on an acoustic guitar, then bought his first electric guitar in his early teens and studied the recordings of the reigning guitar gods of the day – Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page. But his musical aspirations ultimately veered back in an acoustic direction following an accident that doomed his beloved electric guitar. The axe was destroyed in a fire, one that White’s younger brother Danny – an aspiring pianist – accidentally started.

“The funny thing is that Danny didn’t actually admit to setting that fire for at least twenty-five years,” says White. “I had been kind of obsessed with the electric guitar at that point in my life, so that episode kind of forced me to go back to playing the acoustic. In retrospect, that’s a good thing.”

Indeed, White’s interests after the accident shifted more toward the music of acoustic artists like Crosby, Stills and Nash, James Taylor, and Joni Mitchell. Plugged or unplugged, he had decided by his late teens that music was his calling, and his first professional gig was at a holiday resort in England when he was 19 years old.

Barely a year later, he was invited to join Al Stewart’s band as a keyboardist for a tour of England, Scotland, and the U.S. in 1975. In addition to opening for artists like Linda Ronstadt, Billy Joel and Queen, White worked with Stewart in the studio in the making of Year of the Cat, which became a huge hit for Stewart in 1976. The tour and the album marked the beginning of a twenty-year association with Stewart. In that time, the two musicians co-wrote numerous songs, including Stewart’s 1978 hit, “Time Passages.”

By the beginning of the ‘80s, White and Stewart had relocated to Los Angeles, formed a band called Shot in the Dark, and established a music publishing company called Lobster Music. Around the same time, Danny White – he of the burning guitar incident several years earlier – formed a group called Matt Bianco, which included a talented Polish singer named Basia Trzetrzelewska. Danny White and Basia splintered off to launch the singer’s solo career with the 1987 debut album, Time and Tide, which featured Peter White on guitar.

After fifteen years as a backup musician and a session player, White launched his solo recording career with the 1990 release of Reveillez-Vous (French for “Wake up,” a title chosen by White in honor of his French mother). The album included several unused songs that White had written for Stewart, and it became a favorite among contemporary jazz radio stations.

He followed with three records on the Sindrome label – Excusez-Moi (1991), Promenade (1993) and Reflections (1994) – before signing with Columbia for the 1996 release of Caravan of Dreams. He maintained an ambitious release schedule through the ‘90s and beyond, but also found time to appear on recordings  by many of his friends, including Dave Koz, Rick Braun, Richard Elliot, Jeff Golub, Lee Ritenour, Kirk Whalum, Boney James and many others.

On the road, he has participated in numerous “Guitars and Saxes” tours with the aforementioned players, and has established an annual “Peter White Christmas Tour” – the latter enterprise fueled by the success of his two highly regarded holiday albums, Songs of the Season (1997) and A Peter White Christmas (2007).

Good Day, released in 2009 on Peak Records, a division of Concord Music Group, was White’s first collection of original songs in several years. “I just started going through my backlog of material – songs that I’d never finished, some going as far back as ten or fifteen years – and I discovered that I had a lot of gems that I really wanted to show to the world,” he says. “I wanted to record them in my own time and in my own way, without any outside influence or interference.”

White released Here We Go in 2012 on Heads Up International, a division of Concord Music Group. The 11-song set, produced by White and DC (George Benson, Larry Carlton, Bob James, Patty Austin), featured several high-profile guest musicians, including saxophonists David Sanborn and Kirk Whalum, and pianist Philippe Saisse, and included a range of original material written in the recent and distant past. “I wanted variety,” says White. “I wanted songs that moved me, in the hopes that they’ll move the listener as well. I’m on a journey, and I want to bring with me anyone who’s willing to follow.”

Smile, released on October 7, 2014, is the final CD in White’s trilogy of albums consisting entirely of his own material. Co-produced with DC, the recording features ten tracks – some were written recently, some White wrote along the way with close friends and some were from the vault. Special guests include Mindi Abair (vocals), Rick Braun (horns), Euge Groove (soprano sax) and Philippe Saisse (keyboards, piano and orchestra programming). White’s daughter, Charlotte, plays violin on one song.

In a career that spans nearly four decades, over a dozen solo recordings and countless performances, White insists that it’s the faces in the crowd and the fans that keep the experience fresh. “I’ll play a live show, and someone will come to me afterward and say, ‘Oh, I loved this CD,’ or ‘This song helped me through a bad time,’” he explains. “Or I get emails from people saying, ‘Oh, I love the way you covered one of my favorite songs on your record back in 1994.’ The idea that someone can write me an email and tell me about something I did on a record that was released fifteen years ago – you can’t buy that. That’s priceless. That’s what keeps me going – the idea that people out there really care about what I do, the idea that I’ve made a difference for someone.”

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Over the years, Peter White has maintained a reputation as one of the most versatile and prolific acoustic guitarists on the contemporary jazz landscape. Armed with an unparalleled combination of lyricism and energy, he combines elements of jazz, pop and classical guitar to create a sound that is singular and at the same time accessible to a broad audience.

Born in 1954 in Luton, a small town north of London, White and his family moved to nearby Letchworth shortly after he was born. As a child, he learned to play several musical instruments, including the clarinet, trombone, violin and piano. And of course, like so many youngsters growing up during the heyday of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, he gravitated to the guitar.

He learned his first chords on an acoustic guitar, then bought his first electric guitar in his early teens and studied the recordings of the reigning guitar gods of the day – Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page. But his musical aspirations ultimately veered back in an acoustic direction following an accident that doomed his beloved electric guitar. The axe was destroyed in a fire, one that White’s younger brother Danny – an aspiring pianist – accidentally started.

“The funny thing is that Danny didn’t actually admit to setting that fire for at least twenty-five years,” says White. “I had been kind of obsessed with the electric guitar at that point in my life, so that episode kind of forced me to go back to playing the acoustic. In retrospect, that’s a good thing.”

Indeed, White’s interests after the accident shifted more toward the music of acoustic artists like Crosby, Stills and Nash, James Taylor, and Joni Mitchell. Plugged or unplugged, he had decided by his late teens that music was his calling, and his first professional gig was at a holiday resort in England when he was 19 years old.

Barely a year later, he was invited to join Al Stewart’s band as a keyboardist for a tour of England, Scotland, and the U.S. in 1975. In addition to opening for artists like Linda Ronstadt, Billy Joel and Queen, White worked with Stewart in the studio in the making of Year of the Cat, which became a huge hit for Stewart in 1976. The tour and the album marked the beginning of a twenty-year association with Stewart. In that time, the two musicians co-wrote numerous songs, including Stewart’s 1978 hit, “Time Passages.”

By the beginning of the ‘80s, White and Stewart had relocated to Los Angeles, formed a band called Shot in the Dark, and established a music publishing company called Lobster Music. Around the same time, Danny White – he of the burning guitar incident several years earlier – formed a group called Matt Bianco, which included a talented Polish singer named Basia Trzetrzelewska. Danny White and Basia splintered off to launch the singer’s solo career with the 1987 debut album, Time and Tide, which featured Peter White on guitar.

After fifteen years as a backup musician and a session player, White launched his solo recording career with the 1990 release of Reveillez-Vous (French for “Wake up,” a title chosen by White in honor of his French mother). The album included several unused songs that White had written for Stewart, and it became a favorite among contemporary jazz radio stations.

He followed with three records on the Sindrome label – Excusez-Moi (1991), Promenade (1993) and Reflections (1994) – before signing with Columbia for the 1996 release of Caravan of Dreams. He maintained an ambitious release schedule through the ‘90s and beyond, but also found time to appear on recordings  by many of his friends, including Dave Koz, Rick Braun, Richard Elliot, Jeff Golub, Lee Ritenour, Kirk Whalum, Boney James and many others.

On the road, he has participated in numerous “Guitars and Saxes” tours with the aforementioned players, and has established an annual “Peter White Christmas Tour” – the latter enterprise fueled by the success of his two highly regarded holiday albums, Songs of the Season (1997) and A Peter White Christmas (2007).

Good Day, released in 2009 on Peak Records, a division of Concord Music Group, was White’s first collection of original songs in several years. “I just started going through my backlog of material – songs that I’d never finished, some going as far back as ten or fifteen years – and I discovered that I had a lot of gems that I really wanted to show to the world,” he says. “I wanted to record them in my own time and in my own way, without any outside influence or interference.”

White released Here We Go in 2012 on Heads Up International, a division of Concord Music Group. The 11-song set, produced by White and DC (George Benson, Larry Carlton, Bob James, Patty Austin), featured several high-profile guest musicians, including saxophonists David Sanborn and Kirk Whalum, and pianist Philippe Saisse, and included a range of original material written in the recent and distant past. “I wanted variety,” says White. “I wanted songs that moved me, in the hopes that they’ll move the listener as well. I’m on a journey, and I want to bring with me anyone who’s willing to follow.”

Smile, released on October 7, 2014, is the final CD in White’s trilogy of albums consisting entirely of his own material. Co-produced with DC, the recording features ten tracks – some were written recently, some White wrote along the way with close friends and some were from the vault. Special guests include Mindi Abair (vocals), Rick Braun (horns), Euge Groove (soprano sax) and Philippe Saisse (keyboards, piano and orchestra programming). White’s daughter, Charlotte, plays violin on one song.

In a career that spans nearly four decades, over a dozen solo recordings and countless performances, White insists that it’s the faces in the crowd and the fans that keep the experience fresh. “I’ll play a live show, and someone will come to me afterward and say, ‘Oh, I loved this CD,’ or ‘This song helped me through a bad time,’” he explains. “Or I get emails from people saying, ‘Oh, I love the way you covered one of my favorite songs on your record back in 1994.’ The idea that someone can write me an email and tell me about something I did on a record that was released fifteen years ago – you can’t buy that. That’s priceless. That’s what keeps me going – the idea that people out there really care about what I do, the idea that I’ve made a difference for someone.”

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