HELLO!

 

THIS WEEK AT BLUE…

 

IRISH MUSIC NIGHT featuring Velocipede | Wednesday, July 11, 2012 | 7:30PM

(Julia Plumb, fiddle and Baron Collins-Hill, mandolin and tenor guitar) Hailing from Portland and Oakland, Maine, Velocipede presents a smorgasbord of tunes from Scandinavia, Quebec, New England, and Appalachia, and will even serve up a tune or two in honor of Irish night. http://www.velocipedemusic.com/

COMING SOON…

Wednesday July 18 – Hanz Araki & Kathryn Claire

Wednesday July 25 – Meghan Mette & Owen Marshall

Wednesday August 1 – Sean Sheerins

Wednesday August 8 – Tumblin’ Bones

Wednesday August 15 – David Surrette

Wednesday August 22 – John Carew

Wednesday August 29 – Sligo Road

Heather Hardy & Nancy Sferra | Thursday, July 12, 2012 | 6PM

HEATHER HARDY writes and performs songs about the things that matter most to her: nature, love, society, family and ice cream. Heather blends her unique voice with rich melodies influenced by folk, blues and gypsy music. She lives in midcoast Maine, and is co-organizer of the Round Top Coffee House open mic in Damariscotta. http://www.reverbnation.com/heatherhardy

NANCY SFERRA is a singer-songwriter who performs in the mid-coast region of Maine. Although she has been playing guitar for over 40 years, she started songwriting about ten years ago (about the time she discovered barre chords and alternate tunings – all good things apparently must wait). Her songs are observations of life and circumstances with an occasional dose of humor. http://www.nancysferra.com/

Sweet Talk | Thursday, July 12, 2012 | 8PM

Sweet Talk is an exciting new trumpet, guitar and drums trio based in Brooklyn, New York. This trio utilizes their unique musical chemistry to explore new ground in the area between free jazz and sonic improvisation. Their sound is diverse, incorporating energetic improvisations, eerie melodies and beautiful lyricism into interpreting Jake Henry’s often sadistic, always intriguing compositions. The band is comprised of trumpeter Jake Henry (student of Tony Malaby, Ralph Alessi, leader: Jake Henry Quartet, Duo with Sean Ali), guitarist Dustin Carlson (student of Brad Shepik, Kermit Driscoll, member: Sunshine Soldier, Mutasm) and drummer Devin Drobka (student of Bob Moses, Nasheet Waits, member: Sons of Daughters, Jerry Bergonzi Quartet). http://cargocollective.com/sweettalk/Sweet-Talk

Trapparatus | Thursday, July 12, 2012 | 10PM

(Instrumental / Nu-Jazz / Funk) Trap’s members have been playing together for more then half a decade and have cultivated a sound that’s unique, exploratory and accessible to any listener. The Trapparatus’ completely original approach to re-working modern, familiar classics with a thrust towards mutual funk and hip/hop influences make for some impressive moments in musical time and space. http://www.facebook.com/TheTrapparatus

Clara Berry | Friday, July 13, 2012 | 6PM

Portland Press Herald said “When a chanteuse so young can package baroque turns in neat pop packages, folks take notice.” http://www.claraberry.com/

Brendan Hogan | Friday, July 13, 2012 | 8PM

“Elusive, transcendent, mercurial Americana.” – The Boston Globe

“Within the leagues of Ryan Adams, Pete Yorn, and even Tom Waits.” – Julia R. DeStefano, Performer Magazine

“A distinctive new musical voice.” – The Boston Phoenix

“A beguiling bluesman….” – Scott Alarik, The Boston Globe

http://brendanhogan.net/

 

The Four Legged Faithful | Friday, July 13, 2012 | 10PM

The Four Legged Faithful are a band made up of 4 ordinary men who all thrive on playing music together. Their aim is not to play traditional folk or bluegrass music, but instead to create beautiful, heart-felt, and genuine music using traditional folk/bluegrass instruments. They create a sound that is honest and reflects the band’s many musical influences from nearly all genres. All members sing; creating multiple combinations of 2, 3, and 4-part harmonies. All members write and sing songs about their thoughts, families, and the natural world that surrounds them. For a band without a drummer, The Four Legged Faithful achieve an incredible level of intensity using foot percussion and layered rhythms throughout every measure. http://thefourleggedfaithful.com/

Steamboat Gypsy | Saturday, July 14, 2012 | 8PM

Steamboat Gypsy is a band that meets at the crossroads of folk, bluegrass, old-time and country. Their varied sound includes crisp songwriting, driving fiddle tunes, traditional songs, subtle vocal harmony, and lonesome ballads. http://www.reverbnation.com/steamboatgypsy

JAZZ AT THE BLUE featuring Titus Abbott Trio | Saturday, July 14, 2012 | 10PM

An amazing talent returns to Blue!  Titus Abbott (saxophone), John Clark (bass), and Hayes Porterfield (drums)

“Titus brings a very personal approach to reeds performance and composition. He is presently investing his energy in both improvised music and film music composition. In the jazz field he has performed as leader and sideman in various ensembles in Canada, Europe and the US including performances at international jazz festivals in Canada and the UK. Titus co lead the group Delawareness a chamber jazz trio that played extensively in Toronto and Montreal and at festivals. That project culminated in the recording of the CD Excellent in Woe featuring Titus with George Koller on bass and Larry Lewis on classical guitar. In early 2006 he formed a jazz group, The Titus Abbott Collective which has been received enthusiastically wherever they perform. The collective which has an evolving personnel comes out of the vibrant Alt Jazz scene of NYC and Brooklyn presenting creative improvised music that is always searching for a fresh “in the moment” connection. Collaborations include performances with the outstanding pianists Curtis Clark and Frank Carlberg and the late Oud Master Al Gardner. http://www.titusabbott.com/

HAVE A FANTASTIC WEEK and I’LL SEE YOU AT BLUE!

 

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