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* IRISH MUSIC NIGHTIRISH MUSIC NIGHT

Hosted and booked by Tom Rota. tom@boghat.com

* Eric MacDonald & Will WoodsonEric MacDonald & Will Woodson

Time: 7:30 pm


* IRISH SEISIUNIRISH SEISIUN

Time: 9:00 pm

"...a gathering of Irish traditional musicians for the purpose of celebrating their common interest in the music by playing it together in a relaxed, informal setting, while in the process generally beefing up the mystical cultural mantra that hums along uninterruptedly beneath all manifestations of Irishness worldwide." The general session scheme is that someone starts a tune, and those who know it join in. Good session etiquette requires not playing if one does not know the tune, and waiting until a tune one knows comes along. In an "open" session, anyone who is able to play Irish music is welcome. Most often there are more-or-less recognized session leaders; sometimes there are no leaders. At times a song will be sung or a slow air played by a single musician between sets. The objective in a session is not to provide music for an audience of passive listeners; although the punters (non-playing attendees) often come for the express purpose of listening, the music is most of all for the musicians themselves. The session is an experience that is shared, not a performance that is bought and sold.

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* SORCHASORCHA

Time: 7:00 pm

“Sorcha displays some serious bravado…impressive range…she travels all over the musical spectrum and unveils a suite of musical styles that shows a wide-ranging songwriting ability. . . witty verses with smart rhymes.” – Sam Pfeifle, Portland Phoenix

* Max Garcia Conover Swaps SongsMax Garcia Conover Swaps Songs

Time: 9:00 pm

Every first Thursday of the month Max will be joined by one of his favorite songwriters to swap songs from 9-11. MAX GARCIA CONOVER: Maine-based songwriter Max García Conover has released two EPs (EP #1, Birches Lo) and one full-length album, Burrow, in April 2013 through Clip Records. His quick-fingered, mostly acoustic songs are grounded in natural landscapes and flicker with revelation. In 2012 he was named Maine’s Best New Act in the Portland Best Music Awards.

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* CLOSED FOR THE 4TH!CLOSED FOR THE 4TH!

Sorry folks! We always sit inside watching people march towards the fireworks...this year we aren't going to watch people pass by, we are going to join the party. See you on the Promenade or at a BBQ near you!

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* JAZZ AT THE BLUEJAZZ AT THE BLUE


* Conor Linehan & Tom BrownConor Linehan & Tom Brown

Time: 6:00 pm

JAZZ

* Ed Lucie TrioEd Lucie Trio

Time: 8:00 pm

Berklee Professor & Bassist

* Kyle Friday QuartetKyle Friday Quartet

Time: 10:00 pm

JAZZ (trumpet)

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* Choro LoucoChoro Louco

Time: 8:30 pm

BRAZILIAN CHORO BAND! Nicole Rabata, flute Carl Dimow, guitar and flute Joel Eckhaus, ukelele Kris Day, bass

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* IRISH MUSIC NIGHTIRISH MUSIC NIGHT

Hosted and booked by Tom Rota. tom@boghat.com

* ART OPENING: Mary Powers ART OPENING: Mary Powers

Time: 6:00 pm


* Peter Maguire & Kieran O'HarePeter Maguire & Kieran O'Hare

Time: 7:30 pm


* IRISH SEISIUNIRISH SEISIUN

Time: 9:00 pm

"...a gathering of Irish traditional musicians for the purpose of celebrating their common interest in the music by playing it together in a relaxed, informal setting, while in the process generally beefing up the mystical cultural mantra that hums along uninterruptedly beneath all manifestations of Irishness worldwide." The general session scheme is that someone starts a tune, and those who know it join in. Good session etiquette requires not playing if one does not know the tune, and waiting until a tune one knows comes along. In an "open" session, anyone who is able to play Irish music is welcome. Most often there are more-or-less recognized session leaders; sometimes there are no leaders. At times a song will be sung or a slow air played by a single musician between sets. The objective in a session is not to provide music for an audience of passive listeners; although the punters (non-playing attendees) often come for the express purpose of listening, the music is most of all for the musicians themselves. The session is an experience that is shared, not a performance that is bought and sold.

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* Cumberland CrossingCumberland Crossing

Time: 7:00 pm

Contemporary Bluegrass with Erica Kingston (bass), Skip King (banjo), Bill Holden (dobro), Ronnie Gallant (guitar and mandolin) EVERY 2ND THURSDAY OF THE MONTH

* BLUEGRASS JAM SESSIONBLUEGRASS JAM SESSION

Time: 9:00 pm

Cumberland Crossing lead us into a good ol' fashioned Bluegrass jam session...so bring yer instruments, grab a drink and play some tunes. Or just come down for a drink and good tunes.

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* Muddy RuckusMuddy Ruckus

Time: 6:00 pm

Muddy Ruckus is led by one man band and songwriter "Muddy Ruckus" (aka Ryan Flaherty) - offering a flavorful stew of eclectic, original music. He parlays his skillful guitar chops and rambling vocals into sating and rebellious compositions, reflecting elements of americana, swing, punk, and New Orleans swamp n' stomp. Muddy Ruckus also plays drums with his feet, rounding out the acoustic sound with rocking, percussive grooves. The songs tell a story from many cities, many nights, many kisses and many fights. A hand shake here, a trickery there... The music never lies yet always resting double sided in the morning light of meaning and sonority. Contrary to playing solo, Muddy Ruckus is joined by upright bassist - Brian Durkin who lays down a burning low end and brings an untouchable energy of grass, rockabilly and punk elements that make resistance to crowd surfing nearly impossible. This kind of fiery chemistry that comes from two musicians is rare and ever so desirable in today's live music galaxy. Erika Stahl, lover of the blues and rock n roll, sings harmonies with Muddy Ruckus - a classy and provocative voice that brings grace and old time finesse to the "Mud"... a vocal "icing" on the cake if you will. Muddy Ruckus is always topped off by a virtuosic soloist - violin, mandolin, guitar or accordion. Most active in the solo chair is violinist Phil Bloch and guitarist Mike Arciero. One can never be sure which of these players will be featured with Muddy Ruckus at any specific show. But one can always be sure there will be musical wizadry in each performance, which is something the "Ruckus" pride themselves on. "These players not only show a great deal of respect for their instruments, but also for you the listener by jumping in with everything they’ve got and never looking back. They appreciate those precious first few moments of an impression and they own it with a verve and a tenacity that is rare. There is not a trace of lackluster to be found anywhere in this music." - Portland Press Herald.

* The Big LonesomeThe Big Lonesome

Time: 8:00 pm

Featuring catchy tunes, layered instrumentation, and a slight obsession with melody, The Big Lonesome is a Boston based Indie Rock band releasing their debut album this May. Having begun as a solo roots rock project by songwriter Chad Gosselin, the past two years has witnessed the creation of a ‘stick in your head’, dynamic group sound. With an emphasis on Indie Rock, a hint of Americana, and a sensibility for Pop the group consistently tours the Northeast, and is featured prominently in the press as they go. Richard Bouchard of Boston Band Crush describes The Big Lonesome as a “different sound which…brings a kind of rootsy pop along the lines of The Rationales”. Citing the band’s live show Johnny Katz of Allston music has called the Big Lonesome, “A perfect 10, with a hint of sloppy satisfaction.” Drawing influence from bands like Wilco, Delta Spirit, and Guided by Voices the band settles somewhere between the lines of Indie-Pop and Root’s Rock music.

* Matt Meyer & The Gumption JctMatt Meyer & The Gumption Jct

Time: 10:00 pm

Join Portland's Handsomest Band™ as they play their inimitable blend of old time mountain music, new roots, and sea shanties.

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* JAZZ AT THE BLUEJAZZ AT THE BLUE


* Hassan Muhammad & FriendsHassan Muhammad & Friends

Time: 6:00 pm

JAZZ AT THE BLUE featuring Hassan Muhammad. Ahmad Hassan Muhammad is a pianist and composer from Cincinnati, Ohio and a recent graduate of Bowdoin College (Brunswick, Maine, U.S.A). He began studying jazz in the ninth grade under the guidance of pianist William Menefield, who lit a fire inside of Ahmad through performing for his class one afternoon in the fall of 2002 at the School for Creative and Performing Arts. At Bowdoin College, Ahmad continued to grow as a pianist, composer and improviser under the inspiration and direction of Frank Mauceri, Naydene Bowder, Matthew Fogg and Steve Grover, and sought to expose his classmates, and audiences throughout New England, to jazz music and his other favorite improvisational activity, freestyle rapping. In his sophomore year at Bowdoin, Ahmad began commuting to Boston to study with pianist Aaron Goldberg—whose insightful mentorship pushed him even further—and to New York City, to study with other world-renowned improvisers such as Fred Hersch, Tony Malaby and Andy Milne. While on campus, Ahmad balanced an active performance career with passionate engagement with literature and philosophy. Having graduated from Bowdoin with a degree in English, Muhammad is currently based in Portland, Maine, and will be spending the fall touring high schools, middle schools and concert venues across the Northeast and Midwest with the ‘Improv Alive’ Collective.

* Chris Klaxton TrioChris Klaxton Trio

Time: 8:00 pm

Jazz (trumpet)

* Gideon Forbes TrioGideon Forbes Trio

Time: 10:00 pm

Jazz (sax)

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* Ken YatesKen Yates

Time: 8:00 pm

“Want to hear a great song? (I mean a REALLY great song?)” – John Mayer, one forty plus “Ken Yates’ music is solid as stone and clear as mountain air… he proves the future is in very good shape” – Livingston Taylor Born and Raised in London, Ontario, Ken Yates moved to Boston to study songwriting at Berklee College of Music. It was there that he developed his skills as a songwriter, releasing his first CD, “The Backseat EP”, and received the opportunity to play a song for one of his biggest influences, John Mayer. Mayer even posted a full page blog about Yates’ ability as a writer stating, “Ken Yates wrote a song called ‘I Don’t Wanna Fall In Love’… this song moved me when I first heard it and still does today”. Yates’ EP received high critical acclaim, leading to a slew of online covers from fans. He has toured with many notable names including veteran singer/songwriter and mentor, Livingston Taylor, Sister Hazel, Peter Katz, and Liz Longley and has songs in heavy rotation on Sirius XM’s The Coffee House where he was nominated for The Coffee House Songwriter Discovery of the Year. His debut full length album twenty-three, recorded in Holland and produced by Joren van der Voort is available now with Mishara Music

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* VIVAsingsVIVAsings

Time: 6:00 pm

After a month of touring Puerto Rico, Nicaragua and Costa Rica, the popular Latin Jazz vocalist Viva returns to Portland to sing with the best musicians New England has yet heard! Come see Viva and her swinging band at Blue, featuring the Latin master Rafael Freyre on bass, the unbeatable Chas Lester on drums, the incomparable Jesse Feinberg on keys, and that phenomenal trumpeter Matt Day! We bring you a night of romantic standards and fresh Latin grooves.

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* IRISH MUSIC NIGHTIRISH MUSIC NIGHT

Hosted and booked by Tom Rota. tom@boghat.com

* Locust Honey String BandLocust Honey String Band

Time: 7:30 pm

Heart Breaking Country Harmonies and Raging Old-Time Fiddle Tunes

* IRISH SEISIUNIRISH SEISIUN

Time: 9:00 pm

"...a gathering of Irish traditional musicians for the purpose of celebrating their common interest in the music by playing it together in a relaxed, informal setting, while in the process generally beefing up the mystical cultural mantra that hums along uninterruptedly beneath all manifestations of Irishness worldwide." The general session scheme is that someone starts a tune, and those who know it join in. Good session etiquette requires not playing if one does not know the tune, and waiting until a tune one knows comes along. In an "open" session, anyone who is able to play Irish music is welcome. Most often there are more-or-less recognized session leaders; sometimes there are no leaders. At times a song will be sung or a slow air played by a single musician between sets. The objective in a session is not to provide music for an audience of passive listeners; although the punters (non-playing attendees) often come for the express purpose of listening, the music is most of all for the musicians themselves. The session is an experience that is shared, not a performance that is bought and sold.

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* Quiet LionQuiet Lion

Time: 6:00 pm

Quiet Lion is a folk trio based in Vermont consisting of Tommy Alexander, Alanna Grace Flynn and violinist Tucker Hanson. Quiet Lion has shared the stage with acts such as; Night Beds, Spirit Family Reunion, Milo Greene, Kevin Devine, Melkit, Alpenglow, and jenny o. “Jenke Records latest release, Whatever You Say, by local duo Quiet Lion, is by far the label’s strongest to date. A full-length follow-up to QL’s self-titled 2012 debut EP, the album suggests not only maturation by the songwriting tandem of Alexander and Alanna Grace Flynn, but of the label itself” Dan Bolles, 7 Days VT. ”One listen of Alexander’s new EP, and you’ll see that what we’re dealing with is a modern day Jack Kerouac, whose penchant is for an on-the-road experience and whose mission is to capture what comes from the soul.” Jesse Aizenstat-, Huffington Post "Listening to the latest album from Quiet Lion entitled Whatever You Say feels like an organic, experience. It’s filled with warm acoustic instruments like guitars, fiddles and upright bass that when they play together feels intrinsic and natural. The whole listening experience has a rustic quality to it that reminded me of a homey cabin in the woods, simple pleasures and getting back to the basics. Whatever You Say does a great job at eliciting some of the most essential and pure emotions from ourselves as melancholy, hope and beauty are sometimes simultaneously experienced. Overall, this album is as pleasant as the sunrise and as honest as the fields the farmers work in. Do yourself a favor and take a listen." Matt Jensen, The Equal Ground

* Nico RiversNico Rivers

Time: 7:00 pm

Nico's unique, one-man band performances are filled with a raw passion that captivates audiences of all sorts. Using every limb to play multiple instruments at once, Nico puts on a show like no other with a sound that blurs the lines between the singer/songwriter, indie rock and folk genres.

* TRUTH or DARE w/ Heather StykaTRUTH or DARE w/ Heather Styka

Time: 9:00 pm

Heather Styka will share the stage with two new musicians every month and they will entertain you with song AND a little game of truth and dare. 9PM every 3rd THURSDAY Heather will bring a jar with "truth" prompts and "dare" prompts. The truths would be pretty harmless, nothing too risque or vulnerable (shucks, I know) -- more like "What did you have for breakfast today?" or "What was one of your most embarrassing moments?" And the dare prompts would involve songs, like, "Play a song that mentions a body of water," or "play your sappiest love song," or "play your saddest song," etc. #AmusingFunEntertainingAwesomeShow!

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* SHANNA In the RoundSHANNA In the Round

Time: 6:00 pm

Every month Shanna Underwood picks two musicians to share the stage with her for a Nashville "In the Round" style show.

* Marina EvansMarina Evans

Time: 8:00 pm

In 2005 Marina Evans moved to New York City, where she taught herself guitar and began writing songs that combined her background as a jazz vocalist with traditional folk and a rock edge. Within a year, she was performing as a solo acoustic act around New York and her home state of Massachusetts. Since that time Marina has recorded three original EPs and a full length album, and has taken her music from Rockport, MA all across the United States: from Portland to Nashville, New Orleans to Los Angeles, and everywhere in between. Marina has also made her way over to Europe, performing in London and touring across Italy every spring since 2011.

* WelterweightWelterweight

Time: 10:00 pm

Welterweight is a Faux Grass ( foie gras if you prefer) band from Portland, ME. We use traditional string instrumentation, around the non-traditional song writing of Doug Cowan to create something altogether new.

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* JAZZ AT THE BLUEJAZZ AT THE BLUE


* Sue'n'BlueSue'n'Blue

Time: 6:00 pm

Sue has joined talented jazz pianist Pete Blue in a swinging jazz duo! Their repertoire focuses on the Great American Songbook from the 1930's - 1950's, with an emphasis on jazz. Together they perform for events and venues, sharing jazz with their eager listeners. They have also had the opportunity to record some of these songs. PETE BLUE is a professional pianist, arranger and conductor. Born and bred in Los Angeles, he began his musical career in Seattle in the '60's, led lounge acts in Las Vegas during the Elvis era, was a recording session keyboardist in Nashville through the '70's, and then relocated to Manhattan where for three decades he worked on Broadway and Off-Broadway and in cabaret, jazz and country music venues. He became a full-time resident of Harpswell, Maine in 2010.

* Sean Mencher &His Rhythm KingsSean Mencher &His Rhythm Kings

Time: 8:00 pm

Sean Mencher and His Rhythm Kings play classic 1950's style Rockabilly music.

* Chris Spraque QuartetChris Spraque Quartet

Time: 10:00 pm

JAZZ (bass)

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* Calen Perkins & Ashley StorrowCalen Perkins & Ashley Storrow

Time: 7:00 pm

Calen is a versatile singer-songwriter and guitarist with a hearty appetite for catchy melodies, infectious rhythms and emotive lyrics that describe his socially conscious worldview, penchant for travel and longing for connection. Coming from a background in classical music studied on the clarinet and piano, he has spent time living in both New England and California, traveling extensively in Latin America and Europe, and working with at-risk youth at several non-profits, all of which contribute to the themes of his songs and his unique perspective as a writer. Before moving to Portland, Maine, Calen was deeply involved in the San Francisco music scene, spending two years as the lead guitarist for pop/rock band The Astral Force, and then finding an outlet for his folky side as one half of the acoustic duo Zej & Calen, which put out a 10 song album titled "Last Station" in July 2012. Calen recently released an album of his own songs, "Runaway", in the spring of 2013, that included the track "Argentina" which has been used in two promotional videos. See: Small Batch Preserves (http://vimeo.com/65194245)

* Sammie FrancisSammie Francis

Time: 10:00 pm

Sammie Francis was born, raised, and educated in Maine. Now, at twenty-six, she still calls it home. A high school English teacher by day and troubadour by night, Sammie writes acoustic music that blends folk, pop and jazz. Sammie’s latest album, The Kite and the Shore, was released in September 2013.

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* IRISH MUSIC NIGHTIRISH MUSIC NIGHT

Hosted and booked by Tom Rota. tom@boghat.com

* IRISH SEISIUNIRISH SEISIUN

Time: 9:00 pm

"...a gathering of Irish traditional musicians for the purpose of celebrating their common interest in the music by playing it together in a relaxed, informal setting, while in the process generally beefing up the mystical cultural mantra that hums along uninterruptedly beneath all manifestations of Irishness worldwide." The general session scheme is that someone starts a tune, and those who know it join in. Good session etiquette requires not playing if one does not know the tune, and waiting until a tune one knows comes along. In an "open" session, anyone who is able to play Irish music is welcome. Most often there are more-or-less recognized session leaders; sometimes there are no leaders. At times a song will be sung or a slow air played by a single musician between sets. The objective in a session is not to provide music for an audience of passive listeners; although the punters (non-playing attendees) often come for the express purpose of listening, the music is most of all for the musicians themselves. The session is an experience that is shared, not a performance that is bought and sold.

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* Morris & The East CoastMorris & The East Coast

Time: 7:00 pm

A folk rock band from Massachusetts. Christopher Morris – vocals and guitar James Rutter - guitar Ryan Crowley – bass David Davignon – drums

* Samuel James & Dana GrossSamuel James & Dana Gross

Time: 9:00 pm

SAMUEL JAMES is part Bill Withers, part Tom Waits, part James Brown, part Leo Kottke, and part P.T. Barnum. A roots troubadour of the highest order, James will sing you a song with raw, sweat-pouring soul, all the while playing the guitar with such commanding virtuosity you'll swear he's reinventing it. Then he'll tell you a story enrapturing you to the point where you'll almost forget he's a musician. http://therealsamueljames.com/ DANA GROSS: Drawing on the wealth of music stored in the hills of Appalachia and the Mississippi Delta, and based out of Portland, Maine, D. Gross creates lyrical songs rich in earth imagery, heart, and struggle. Performing since the tender age of 12, Dana has refined his intention and ability, entertaining crowds from Maine to The Carolinas, and most places in between. Bringing the roots to life, and creating new shoots, D. Gross crafts modern music for the ages... http://dgrossmusic.com/

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* Mick & JayMick & Jay

Time: 6:00 pm

Mick and Jay have been performing music together for over twenty years. They co-formed the Mick Roy Band in the early 90s and have continued to appear in various venues in the greater Portland, Maine area. They blend acoustic and electric instruments with tasteful vocal harmony, covering a variety of music genres. The mix is appealing for its creative arrangements and the song selection keeps listeners engaged.

* Brad ByrdBrad Byrd

Time: 8:00 pm

Indie-rock/Alt-country singer/songwriter Brad Byrd has been crafting hooky, timeless, left-of-center indie-rock-pop songs since the age of 21. His body of work has been described as “powerfully haunting and soulful”, and he was recently sited as “One of the top artists in New England alongside Paula Cole” in Boston’s popular music rag – “The Noise” (July 2012). With penetrating melodies and lyrical imagery that effortlessly deciphers the human condition, the elusive yet “on the verge” indie-rock singer/songwriter has been delighting crowds in the local bar/club, coffee shop scenes from LA, to NYC and all over New England consistently since his critically acclaimed and nationally distributed debut LP “The Ever Changing Picture” (2005). Brad’s sophomore effort, entitled “Mental Photograph”, was voted singer/songwriter album of the year! (2011) in Europe, via Melodic.net http://www.melodic.net/?page=bestOfYear&id=12 ahead of well known acts such as Bon Iver, Ryan Adams, Ben Howard, and Kurt Vile (to name a few)?!. His music has appeared in dozens of popular television shows such as FOX’s “Ben & Kate”, ABC’s “Happy Endings”, E! Entertainment’s “Keeping Up w/the Kardashians”, and various other hit reality shows on MTV, VH1, UPN, ESPN and even independent films, namely “Winner – Best Short Film Documentary (at the Maui Film Festival) “All Aboard the Crazy Train”, featuring cameo appearances by Ben Stiller and Eddie Vedder, and includes music by Pearl Jam, U2, Beck, Ben Harper, and Mr. Byrd. Brad has supported/opened for talents such as Everlast, Mike Doughty, Jurassic 5, Family of the Year, Willy Mason, Reel Big Fish, Barnaby Bright, Gold Motel, JBM, and many others worthy of note… Brad is currently focused on recording songs for his 3rd official album in Los Angeles, CA.

* Eric Quinn QuintetEric Quinn Quintet

Time: 10:00 pm

Dueling Trombones! Eric Quinn Quintet with special guest Dr. Chris Oberholtzer

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* Home by EightHome by Eight

Time: 6:00 pm

With a unique and very engaging all-string sound, Home By Eight plays the music of Louis Bonfi, Charlie Christian, Miles Davis, Bill Evans, Benny Goodman, Antonio Jobim, Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Wayne Shorter, Fats Waller, and other jazz composers as well as a number of Great American Songbook classics traditionally favored by jazz musicians. An acoustic trio (with a pro sound system as needed) focusing on American and Latin jazz, Home By Eight has been a regular at the Black Point Inn’s Tuesday Night Jazz Series over the last three summers and has also appeared at Peaks Island's Jones Landing’s Jazz Thursdays on Peaks Island, and at Restaurant Grace in Portland. Home By Eight frequently backs jazz and R&B vocalist Karen Mason as three fourths of the Karen Mason Quartet.

* Isaac Young QuartetIsaac Young Quartet

Time: 8:00 pm

2012 and 2013 Connecticut Music Award Winner Best Jazz 2013 and 2014 New England Music Award Nominee Best Jazz Act The Isaac Young Quartet featuring Isaac Young on saxophone, EWI, and piano, Stephen Cusano on drums, Jon Dostou on bass, and Jesse Combs on guitar, has become a venerable force in the Connecticut and New England music scenes. Adorned with two Connecticut music awards and two nominations from the prestigious New England Music Award committee, the IYQ has been turning heads and getting audiences on their feet dancing since the mid 2000s. Reshaping the preconceived notions of jazz, the quartet has revitalized and shown masterful proficiency for well-thought improvisations, compositions, and awe-inspiring live shows. Having never repeated the same show twice, the Isaac Young Quartet are continuously pushing the musical envelope with new compositions, rearrangements of popular songs, and exploratory improvisational sets. They have been deemed a "musicians' musician" by many of their contemporaries and continue to lead the way in the Northeast with their innovative sound.

* Hardy Brothers Jazz JamHardy Brothers Jazz Jam

Time: 10:00 pm

Participants for the jam session will have to sign up for 10 minute slots to play with the house rhythm section. Rhythm section players are welcome even though there will be a house section. The signup process is first come first serve. The horn line up is limited to three participants in any given configuration. Participants should bring lead sheets for tunes they want to play. No amps will be provided for keyboard or guitar, when in doubt bring your own. No original music please. The session is from 10pm to 12am on the 4th Saturday of each month.

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* COVER YOUR FRIENDS IIICOVER YOUR FRIENDS III

Time: 8:00 pm

A night hosted by Connor Garvey...come watch songwriters sing the songs of their friends!

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* IRISH MUSIC NIGHTIRISH MUSIC NIGHT

Hosted and booked by Tom Rota. tom@boghat.com

* IRISH SEISIUNIRISH SEISIUN

Time: 9:00 pm

"...a gathering of Irish traditional musicians for the purpose of celebrating their common interest in the music by playing it together in a relaxed, informal setting, while in the process generally beefing up the mystical cultural mantra that hums along uninterruptedly beneath all manifestations of Irishness worldwide." The general session scheme is that someone starts a tune, and those who know it join in. Good session etiquette requires not playing if one does not know the tune, and waiting until a tune one knows comes along. In an "open" session, anyone who is able to play Irish music is welcome. Most often there are more-or-less recognized session leaders; sometimes there are no leaders. At times a song will be sung or a slow air played by a single musician between sets. The objective in a session is not to provide music for an audience of passive listeners; although the punters (non-playing attendees) often come for the express purpose of listening, the music is most of all for the musicians themselves. The session is an experience that is shared, not a performance that is bought and sold.

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* Ehud Ettun & Haruka YabunoEhud Ettun & Haruka Yabuno

Time: 7:00 pm

Yabuno Ettun Project is a piano bass duo. Yabuno and Ettun are an incredibly talented jazz duo traveling up from NYC. It's always an amazing show with these two...NOT TO BE MISSED!

* AxiomAxiom

Time: 9:00 pm

ax·i·om[ak-see-uh m] noun 1. a self-evident truth that requires no proof. Axiom is a newly formed jazz trio featuring the classic organ-guitar-drums setting, inspired by groups from the 1950s and 1960s. Collaboratively led by members Lincoln Allen (gtr), Michael Beling (org), and Mark Barnette (dr), the sound is on the gritty side of the jazz spectrum with a focus on soulful blues, swinging groove, and improvisation. Drawing inspiration from the likes of Bobby Timmons, Cannonball Adderley, Horace Silver, and Grant Green, Axiom aims to live up to its definition!

     

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