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* After the RodeoAfter the Rodeo

Time: 7:00 pm

After the Rodeo is an innovative and imaginative new Americana act that is a harbinger of their genre. Featuring some of Vermont’s busiest and most sought after musicians, After the Rodeo is an amalgamation of talent that blends seamless, melodic musicianship along with supple three-part harmonies that transcends beyond the typical musical landscape. Taking their combined interests in a variety of genres, After the Rodeo brilliantly infuses meandering jazz, traditional blues and bluegrass along with the reminiscent charm of cowboy folk, associated with such artists as Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt. Not only is this trio creatively breaking ground musically, they also have a shared gift individually and as a group, for songwriting. Crafting each song with attention to detail and literary precision, their original compositions both instrumental and lyrical, evoke timeless images that tend to linger in the imagination long After the Rodeo is through.

* Joe Walsh & Lincoln MeyersJoe Walsh & Lincoln Meyers

Time: 9:00 pm

JOE WALSH is a musician who legendary fiddler Darol Anger called “one of my favorite musicians on earth.” Recognized as one of the foremost contemporary mandolinists, Joe has also won acclaim and affection for his vocals and his talents on a number of other instruments, including guitar and octave mandolin. With two solo albums to his credit, he tours internationally with the award-winning bluegrass supergroup The Gibson Brothers, and was recently named Managing Director of the American Roots Music Program at the Berklee College of Music. LINCOLN MEYER is a native to the mid-west, Indiana and Missouri, but has been established in New England since the early 90's. Over the years Lincoln has been a part of numerous bands and recording projects throughout the region: played and toured with The New England Bluegrass Band, banjo extraordinaire Tony Trischka, the incredibly talented April Verch and most recently he's been on the road with Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen. Meyers teaches guitar and mandolin and has taught and been involved in numerous guitar, banjo and mandolin workshops around the country.

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* Silent Sam & The EvansSilent Sam & The Evans

Time: 6:00 pm

Silent Sam and the Evans are a trio based out of Portland, ME. Drawing on rock, blues, folk and bluegrass influences we strive to make music that is new and engaging while retaining the roots that we love.

* OKBARI with belly dancersOKBARI with belly dancers

Time: 8:00 pm

Okbari presents music from the richly varied contemporary and historic cultural traditions of the Middle East including Ottoman Turkish Classical compositions, rural Turkish folk and devotional songs, Arabic classical and folk music, and dance music from the Armenian and Turkish immigrant diasporas.

* The Evan King GroupThe Evan King Group

Time: 10:00 pm

Soul, jazz...remixed. You're going to love it!

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* Mike Beling TrioMike Beling Trio

Time: 10:00 pm

"The Michael Beling trio presents a unique and exciting take the entire history of our unique American art form— jazz. From the Great American Songbook, to hard bop, bossa, and contemporary music, you are sure to hear a wide variety of styles and sounds from this energetic and tasteful group."

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* Heather HardyHeather Hardy

Time: 8:00 pm

Heather Hardy is a singer- songwriter from midcoast Maine. Heather blends her unique voice with rich melodies, often highlighting mouth trumpet instrumentals in her songs. In July of 2012, she placed second in the New England Songwriting Contest at the Ossipee Folk Festival for the song, "Hospice and Cleavage." She is co-organizer of the Round Top Coffee House in Damariscotta, Maine.

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* Starlight HoneysStarlight Honeys

Time: 7:00 pm


* Darlin' Corey Darlin' Corey

Time: 9:00 pm

The most recent and exciting new project for Matt and Erica as they combine forces as a duo and play an array of instruments and repertoire with delightful blend of vocal harmonies. Accompanied by fiddle, banjo, mandolin and guitars they put their unique spin on an Americana mix of bluegrass, old time, folk and original songs. Given both of their musical backgrounds and experience, the possibilities are always fun and exciting.

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* Britt Connors &Bourbon RenewalBritt Connors &Bourbon Renewal

Time: 8:00 pm

Singer/Songwriter Britt (Sawdon) Connors, born and raised in West Boylston, MA, is hard at work preparing to record her second album, a follow-up to to her acclaimed 2010 release “The Bad Side of Good”. For the past decade, Britt has been honing her craft as a songwriter while building a loyal following and performing at some of the top venues in the Boston area. In the past year, Britt has performed at renowned Boston clubs such as the Beehive, Ryles, the Lizard Lounge, Copperfield's, and to sold-out audiences at the Regattabar and Johnny D’s, legendary concert clubs. She has also performed up and down the east coast from Maine to Florida. Britt’s current working band, "Bourbon Renewal," is comprised of some of Boston’s most in-demand musicians, a tight working unit that that brings her bluesy, pop-oriented music to new heights. Britt also performs her music solo and in various duo and trio settings for more intimate venues. With her talented band and formidable songwriting and singing, Britt plans to continue her momentum and reach larger audiences with her next album.

* Gabe Terracciano TrioGabe Terracciano Trio

Time: 10:00 pm

Gabe has played violin for the past 17 years, and bass for the last 9. Experienced musician in many styles, including classical, jazz, funk, latin, middle eastern, rock, and other alternative music genres, he's played in settings varying from big bands to combos to orchestras to solo acts using loop pedals.

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* Lincoln Allen JazzLincoln Allen Jazz

Time: 6:00 pm


* John Funkhouser TrioJohn Funkhouser Trio

Time: 8:00 pm

The John Funkhouser Trio is an energetic, accessible blend of modern jazz, funk, blues, 20th century classical, Indian classical, and European and American folk music which create a funky, groove oriented, fresh and original sound. Although the band consists of the standard jazz trio instrumentation of piano, bass and drums, the sound of the band is anything but standard. Fired by Berklee Professor John Funkhouser’s “explosive piano playing” (Boston Globe) and set in bold relief by his “exquisite, tight originals” (The Octopus, Champaign, IL) the band stretches the limits of traditional jazz forms. One piece in the band’s working repertoire is over half an hour of continuous music. Funkhouser draws for inspiration on great composers of extended musical works from all genres, like Charles Mingus, Frank Zappa, Igor Stravinsky, and Phish leader Trey Anistasio. Smoothly integrating composed music with improvisation, “FunkHouse takes the listener on a ride through the gamut of emotional territories,” (North Denver Tribune, Denver, CO), from wild, funky romps to sumptuous, Keith Jarrett inspired ballads to burning modern jazz, often in unusual meters. As pianist Kenny Werner put it, the band is “definitely on to something special.” The John Funkhouser Trio is developing an increasing reputation, building its enthusiastic fan base one concert at a time. The band has headlined the Jazz In June festival in Oklahoma City, and has played at several major music festivals, including the Riverbend Festival in Chattanooga, TN, the Mellon Jazz Festival in Pittsburgh, PA, and Jazz In The Sangres in Westcliffe, CO. They have shared festival billings with the likes of Tuck & Patti, Javon Jackson, Mose Allison, Chicago, and Jethro Tull. The Trio has mounted two national tours, performing in nineteen cities including New York, Chicago, Washington DC, Kansas City and Denver. The band has played in such New York clubs as the Knitting Factory, Small’s, and Cornelia St. Café. Funkhouser’s Trio was based in New York City until 2000, and is now based in Boston with a new rhythm section of Mike Connors on drums and Greg Loughman on bass. Please see the Bio pages for further info about the members of the band. The band has three CDs of original material to its credit: FunkHouse, released in 1998 and FunkHouse II, released in 2003, which includes two extended suites and three shorter compositions, and Time, released in 2010.

* Roving SoulRoving Soul

Time: 10:00 pm

Spanning decades and world cultures, Roving Soul blends traditional and modern folksongs that speak the common language of the human experience. Their unique form of composed, reinterpreted and improvised music is multi-ethnic, imaginative, and playful.

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* Tina and Her PonyTina and Her Pony

Time: 8:00 pm

With warm smiles and honest simplicity, Tina & Her Pony bring fresh life to old-time music. The charming duo adds a unique sound to the American folk tradition, featuring original songs that echo familiar melodies while creating new waves with radical, queer lyrics and uncommon instrumentation. Tina & Her Pony formed in Asheville, N.C., in 2009 following the chance meeting of Tina Collins (tenor banjo, tenor ukulele, guitar, vocals) and Quetzal Jordan (cello, guitar, vocals). Collins and Jordan spent the last two years holed up in the high desert mountain town of Taos, N.M., making music and friends, and becoming one of the iconic artist colony's most beloved performing acts.

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* Sylvain's Acadian AcesSylvain's Acadian Aces

Time: 7:00 pm

Sylvain's Acadian Aces keeps the ‘cajun flame alive in old Acadie with an energetic brand of raw, rootsy 'cajun music derived directly from the source. The vocal power of guitarist Robert Sylvain and charismatic fiddler Hawk Kallweit supplies a one-two punch that’s instantly compelling and distinctive. With Maine's own true accordian ace Junior Stevens on button-box, and the unstoppable combination of Tom Jacques on upright bass and Kris Day on drums, Sylvain's Acadian Aces deliver heartwrenching lovesongs and electrifying dance numbers that can bring even the most stoic New Englanders to their feet. Rooted in classic cajun two-steps and waltzes, the repertoire also folds in elements of creole and zydeco traditions along with original Americana and rock 'n roll sensibilities.

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* Let's DuetLet's Duet

Time: 7:00 pm

Jeff Trippe and Jake Henry: AN AMERICAN DUET Playing bluegrass, gospel, folk, blues, and country for all ages. > > JEFF TRIPPE is a three-time finalist in the New England Songwriting Contest. He has been a part of some of the area’s premier bands including the Kevin Midgley Players (Delta blues), the Mutineers (country/folk), Hoffman and Trippe (Celtic); in the southeastern U.S., he was a member of Meridian (Celtic) and Maniacal Bozo (blues/rock). JAKE HENRY has become a familiar face on the bluegrass concert and festival circuit in recent years, as his band the New North wowed audiences throughout the Midwest with their hard-driving style and original songs. Their self-titled album won high praise in publications such as Volume One Magazine and Bluegrass Today. Jake is also an award-winning songwriter. His current band projects include the touted My Bluegrass Romance as well as the Barn Swallows, a fixture on the New England acoustic music scene.

* The Leavitt BrothersThe Leavitt Brothers

Time: 8:30 pm


* Geneviève BeaudoinGeneviève Beaudoin

Time: 10:00 pm

A budding singer-songwriter currently based in Manhattan, Geneviève Beaudoin is 19 but she’s not young. Genevieve’s music has been shaped by a vibrant family life and energized by the places she has called home — a small town in the heart of rural Maine, the cosmopolitan city of Lyon, France, and now New York. She draws on cultural influences from both the Old World and the New, and to that end, Geneviève’s original songs are raw, multi-faceted, and mature. With their perception and poetry, her lyrics reflect a solidified spirit – and the voice that sings them is one skilled beyond others of her years. Her folk and blues compositions are at times playful and witty; other times, achingly poignant. Regardless of its emotion, though, or the language in which it’s sung, Geneviève’s art is always stirring.

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* Shanna In the RoundShanna In the Round

Time: 6:00 pm

Shanna Underwood, Sean Mencher, and Scott Link (Diesel Doug)

* Matt Meyer & The Gumption JCTMatt Meyer & The Gumption JCT

Time: 8:00 pm

New Roots, Sea Shanties, & Old Time Mountain Music

* Mark Kilianski & Moonshine RaMark Kilianski & Moonshine Ra

Time: 10:00 pm

Mark Kilianski and the Moonshine Ramblers will be dishin' out some good ol' fashion bluegrass for us! Mark Kilianski is a versatile guitar player and composer living in Boston, MA. He is skilled in Jazz, Rock, Bluegrass, Old-Time, Celtic, and Blues guitar and bass playing, composing, songwriting, and singing.

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* Hee HawkHee Hawk

Time: 6:00 pm

Hee Hawk is a jazz, folk, and new music ensemble. The group has been performing across New England for the past year and is a rising force in the world of acoustic music. Hee Hawk performs the original compositions of pianist Adam Lipsky. With strong roots in the jazz tradition, the players in Hee Hawk apply their harmonic awareness and improvisation technique to the original pieces. While some pieces have more open melodies reminiscent of Appalachian string music, others have subtle, more intricate harmonic content that shows influence from such masters as Duke Ellington and Charles Mingus. With the highly emotive sensibilities of Appalachian and Depression-era folk music, the group weaves between consonance and dissonance bringing out all the soul of the blues. The sound of Hee Hawk is raw, elegant, and urgently vital.

* Duncan Hardy TrioDuncan Hardy Trio

Time: 10:00 pm

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* Erik NielsonErik Nielson

Time: 8:00 pm


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* Zach Ovington & FriendsZach Ovington & Friends

Time: 7:00 pm

Zach will be joined by Irish singer Sean Sheerins, and rockabilly guy Scott Link (diesel doug) ZACH OVINGTON is a "singer and multi instrumentalist from east tn, winner of best jazz act phoenix poll 2008 and 2009, Nominee for Best Instrumental Album Nashville Music Awards 1998"

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* Chris Robley Chris Robley

Time: 7:00 pm

CHRIS ROBLEY: "Dark fractured folk & lush orchestral indie-pop with exposed, sparking wires—or a little bit like John Lennon w/ Attention Deficit Disorder." http://blog.chrisrobley.com/

* 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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* Martin EnglandMartin England

Time: 8:00 pm

The heart-trip soundtrack of Martin England’s music is that of all great American troubadours; Americana, folk, roots rock, and occasional old school country. It’s the common language he shares with contemporaries like Ray Lamontagne and founding legends like Johnny Cash, equal parts light and shadow cast in emotionally-charged, heart-harvesting songs.

* Emmett Harrity TrioEmmett Harrity Trio

Time: 10:00 pm

JAZZ!

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* Nicholas Thompson-Brown Quart.Nicholas Thompson-Brown Quart.

Time: 6:00 pm

Instrumental jazz quartet featuring many accomplished young musicians who have all played at blue in the past

* Hardy Brothers TrioHardy Brothers Trio

Time: 8:00 pm

JAZZ AT THE BLUE

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* Jesse ChazinJesse Chazin

Time: 8:00 pm


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* Jake HenryJake Henry

Time: 7:00 pm


* Cumberland CrossingCumberland Crossing

Time: 9:00 pm

Contemporary Bluegrass

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* Robby Simpson & Aaron NadeauRobby Simpson & Aaron Nadeau

Time: 9:00 pm

Robby Simpson is a mid-coast folk rock favorite with a Dylan-esque lyrical style, you can find Robby at coffee shops, bars, and festivals from Portland to Belfast. On his recent debut album, Traveling Without Weapons, his acoustic and electric styles reveal one who has worshipped the 60’s guitar gods, and the blues gods before them. Aaron Nadeau combines masterful guitar with his own blend of poetic lyrics. His soulful tones are sung with deep conviction and sensitivity. His music is an inspiration.

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* Gunther BrownGunther Brown

Time: 6:00 pm

Pete Dubuc: Rhythm Guitar, Lead Vocals Chris Plumstead: Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals Derek Mills: Drums

* Eric OttEric Ott

Time: 8:00 pm

Singer/songwriter Eric Ott possesses a raw, open-soul approach to both songwriting and performing, exposing nerves at that root while making listeners feel as though they’re part of something larger than themselves.

* The Last SipThe Last Sip

Time: 10:00 pm

When your best friend picks up a guitar and writes a respectable song, that’s when it’s time to do the same thing. Inspired by friends, Vince Nez began playing music by just that: picking up instruments and playing music. In the decade since, Nez has built a large library of recordings under various names. The recordings vary as much as the instruments Nez plays (guitar, fiddle, banjo, and trombone included). But despite the wide array of sounds in his catalog, Vince’s commitment, intention, and vision remain consistent. The Last Sip is about fluidity, friendship, and what can happen when people work together. Most importantly though, it is about the music. http://www.myspace.com/jamsterbation

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* Hattie Simon & Kinnon ChurchHattie Simon & Kinnon Church

Time: 6:00 pm

Jazz vocalist/pianist Hattie Simon brings a pristine and contemporary approach to enduring jazz standards, modern and original jazz compositions and music of alternative artists. Her influences include jazz greats Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Bobby McFerrin and Abbey Lincoln and finds inspiration in contemporary artists Gretchen Parlato, Kurt Elling, Esperanza Spalding, Diana Krall and Jamie Cullum. Hattie was recently named a 2013 National YoungArts Foundation Honorable Mention Award Winner for Jazz Voice. Hattie is joined by Kinnon Church on bass. Hattie’s debut EP 'La Vie En Jazz' (2011) is available on iTunes, Amazon and cdbaby.com

* Wurlibird JazzWurlibird Jazz

Time: 8:00 pm

Wurlibird Jazz features Tom Whitehead on Wurlitzer Electric piano & bass, Bob Hamilton on guitar, Hayes Porterfield on Drums and Zach Lange on trumpet. Bebop, originals, groove and everything in between.

* Amory Raymond TrioAmory Raymond Trio

Time: 10:00 pm

A little funky, rockin' jazz for you: Amory Raymond w/Tony Polumbo and Jacob Forbes

 

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