Take a dollop of Stevie Ray Vaughan, a pinch of Santana and a helping of Ritchie Valens and you might come up with a band that sounds a lot like Los Lonely Boys. Their hit single ‘Heaven' became a Top 20 pop hit and reached #1 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary Chart also winning a GRAMMY Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.
Los Lonely Boys are an impressive act. The brothers are a tightly woven unit of masterful musicians who’ve managed to step beyond the Hendrix-Santana roots of their beginnings to create their own unique sonic blend. Yes, you can hear the history in what they play, but there is an overlay of style that is subtle, yet a noticeably different mainstream style.
The venerable Delbert McClinton is a legend among Texas roots music aficionados, not only for his amazing longevity, but for his ability to combine country, blues, soul, and rock & roll as if there were no distinctions between any of them.
For the uninitiated, this is as fine a place as any to be introduced to some gritty Texas rhythm & blues, hard honky tonk blues, slippery acoustic country, and killer funky white boy Southern soul.
"Smoking, jumping big-band blues and gospel-rooted '60s soul honed to a razor sharp edge in the Texas juke joints. Jalapeno-hot!" - Los Angeles Times
Northern California’s outlaw music bards bring a reputation for high-energy live shows and an incomparable fusion of bluegrass/old time, southern rock, and old school jam to stages and festivals worldwide. This "High-Octane Hootenanny" will certainly delight those interested in a foot-stompin’ good time. Poor Man’s Whiskey has evolved into a ragged, spontaneous beast pulling from equally deep wells of story-telling originals, expertly crafted covers, and zany on-stage shenanigans.
Two of the most fun live bands join together to bring you not only a concert, but a rock n roll event. It’s NRBQ vs Los Straitjackets.
NRBQ's music casually mixes up barrelhouse R&B, British Invasion pop, fourth-gear rockabilly, exploratory free jazz, and dozens of other flavors. The bottom line is that these guys give a stomp-down rhythm that gets fans dancing in the aisles.
Los Straitjackets are the leading practitioners of the lost art of the guitar instrumental. Whether you’re drawn in by the driving rhythms, the surging surftastic guitars, you have been given access to one wild and rollicking rock n roll party.
Julian Lage is arguably one of the most influential and youngest versatile guitarists in the jazz world today. A child prodigy, Lage played alongside jazz giants such as Carlos Santana, David Grisman, and played on stage at the Grammys by the time he reached 12 years old.
Now 28, Lage has expanded his long list of prominent jazz collaborations with the likes of Gary Burton, Jim Hall, Béla Fleck, and Charles Lloyd. Come see Julian Lage make his StageOne debut this spring and expect to be blown away by this phenomenal musician.
"While guitarist Julian Lage came to prominence as a jazz prodigy, as he has matured he has concentrated less on wowing with technique, instead focusing on developing a universal versatility and working with an ever-expanding catalog of artists." -KansasCity.com
Tribal Seeds bring an energetic vibe with groove-laden beats and stomping bass that instantly makes you feel like you’re on the beach. If you've caught any other reggae shows at FTC venues, you know how fun a reggae show can be.
They've toured with Slightly Stoopid, Rebellution, and SOJA and have a killer authentic sound. Tribal Seeds are inspired by roots-reggae from Jamaica but take a seriously distinct rock cue from Southern California.
For Fans Of: Ziggy Marley / Ozomatli / The Wailers
Improvisation, where music is concerned, is the act of composing or arranging without previous preparation. It is also a hallmark of traditional jazz and what Spyro Gyra lives and breathes.
Taking cues from Weather Report and Return to Forever, Spyro Gyra creates a cultivated brand of pop-fusion which dazzles music lovers across the world. They are an artful blend of R&B, pop, Caribbean, and jazz; with a style equally focused on technicality and dance-ability. It comes as no surprise that Spyro Gyra is one of the most enduring and popular acts in contemporary jazz. See them make their StageOne return in 2016.
We are excited to welcome back Jeff LeBlanc for his fifth headlining appearance on StageOne. A native New Yorker, 29 year-old Jeff LeBlanc’s new album, Vision, looks to distinguish him from a crowded field of singer/songwriters. Somewhat R&B and somewhat soulful, the record elevates his signature blend of smooth pop to a higher level – all the while tackling sounds and topics he has yet to explore in his previous efforts. “I really challenged myself on this record” LeBlanc says. “I went into the studio each and every day, focused to create something deeper than I ever had before”.
Jeff's trajectory only continues to rise; he spent 2015 touring around the US and Canada with Tori Kelly, Parachute and Chris Isaak and is now in heavy rotation Sirius/XM's Coffee House.
The New Mastersounds are all about the pocket, the groove, and getting you out of your seat. This Leeds, UK band is one of the funkiest around, blending fusion chops and a vintage funk/soul aesthetic.
Think Isaac Hayes. Think Marvin Gaye. Think infectious drums, and ultra slick bass. With shimmering organ and chunky guitar work, NMS is out of control hardcore funk.
Moon Hooch captured the imaginations of thousands with its infamous stints busking on subway platforms and elsewhere in New York City: two sax players and a drummer whipping up furious, impromptu raves. This happened with such regularity at the Bedford Ave station in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, that the band was banned from playing there by the NYPD. The trio’s subsequent tours with They Might Be Giants, Lotus, and Galactic as well as on their own have only broadened the band’s appeal. Wherever Moon Hooch plays, a dance party soon follows.
Booking: The New Mastersounds w/ Special Guests Moon Hooch
The Blind Boys’ live show is a roof-raising musical event that uplifts with all audiences and cultures. Though they live without the traditional sense of sight, the Blind Boys of Alabama are one of the few groups who truly see what it means to perform Gospel music.
Five-time Grammy Award and Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winners, The Boys have been singing messages of hope and inspiration with gritty, revival-style, "I dare you not to get up and dance" enthusiasm. Get out for a spirit-infused, soul-enriching night as we soak up the vibrant gospel sounds of the Blind Boys of Alabama.
"A superweapon of roots-music uplift.." — Rolling Stone
We’re excited to have one of our favorite musicians return. Ryan Montbleau Band is building a bridge between 70’s soul, ragtime, blues-folk-Americana, and the contemporary singer-songwriter vibe of artists like Martin Sexton and Ray LaMontagne. Ryan has found a home in the jamband world as much as the folk world throughout his career, able to draw the listener in with soul-gripping lyrics just as well as he can move bodies with a powerhouse band.
Grammy-nominated flat-picking harmony duo The Milk Carton Kids have emerged in the last three years as a powerful voice defining the continuing folk tradition. A refreshing alternative to the foot-stomping grandeur of the so-called “folk revival,” an understated virtuosity defines The Milk Carton Kids to the delight of traditionalists and newcomers to the folk movement alike. Indeed, Garrison Keillor has called them “absolute geniuses in close-harmony,” and has invited them onto A Prairie Home Companion three times in 2013, while cultural purveyors like T Bone Burnett and Billy Bragg continue to refer the importance of The Milk Carton Kids among a group of new folk bands expanding and contradicting the rich tradition that precedes them.
The Los Angeles Times lauds their latest Anti- Records release, The Ash & Clay (March 26, 2013), as displaying “absolute mastery of their craft” while Paste emphasizes the “intellectual sophistication of their songs, making The Milk Carton Kids an option for purists unsatisfied with some of the pop tendencies seeping in to the genre.” In addition to a Grammy nomination for Best Folk Album of 2013, The Milk Carton Kids also received a nomination for Emerging Artist of the Year at the 2013 Americana Music Awards. They are featured in T Bone Burnett & The Coen Brothers' concert film documentary, "Another Day/Another Time: Celebrating the Music of 'Inside Llewyn Davis'", alongside Joan Baez, Jack White, Gillian Welch, Marcus Mumford, Punch Brothers and many other folk luminaries and upstarts.
“Listening to the way their voices meld into one over exquisite guitar work, one can’t help but liken them to other great duos including the Everly Brothers and Simon & Garfunkel.” — The Washington Times
Band Together founders Jerry Vigorito and Rob Fried take you on a tour through cities and radio stations to play the most popular rock music of the last generation all to support Pink Aid’s compassionate breast cancer care services. Show features Bobby Harden, singer for the Original Blues Brothers along with Tracy James, Jessica Antonette, Fuzz, Tyger MacNeal, Scott Packham, Jerry and Rob.
Ticket price includes a festive pre-party at 6:30pm with food and drink in FTC Foyer and Art Gallery.
“The feel good nature of the Band Together thing is indescribable” .... The New York Times
Booking: "Pink Rock" To Benefit Pink Aid
Sub Booking: Featuring Band Together
David Wax Museum is an indie-folk and roots rock band who seamlessly blends traditional Mexican music with an Americana twist. Husband and wife collaborators David Wax & Suz Slezak had their breakthrough in 2010 after winning a contest for a spot at the Newport Folk Festival. Paste Magazine dubbed The Museum “the break out act” of the festival. After releasing several critically acclaimed albums, they are now touring on their fourth and boldest studio album to date, Guesthouse. In typical David Wax Museum fashion, the songs on Guesthouse are simplistic and sophisticated, elegant and plainspoken all at once.
Darlingside (Don Mitchell, Auyon Mukharji, Harris Paseltiner, and David Senft) are a Massachusetts-based ensemble whose sound is an eclectic blend of 60s folk, clever wry wit, classical arrangements, soaring harmonies, and a modern indie-rock sensibility. The four vocalists and multi-instrumentalists construct every piece collaboratively, pooling ideas so that each song bears the imprint of four different writing voices. The final product threads the collective memory of the four songwriters, nodding to the music of their parents’ generation while establishing a sound that is all their own.
Booking: David Wax Museum & Darlingside
Lucy Kaplansky is a rare vocal talent, "a truly gifted performer...full of enchanting songs" (New York Times). Blending country, folk and pop styles, she has the unique ability to make every song sound fresh. One of the most in-demand harmony singers, Lucy has sung on countless records, performing with Suzanne Vega, Bryan Ferry, Nanci Griffith and Shawn Colvin.
"New York songwriter Lucy Kaplansky is becoming the troubador laureate of modern city folk." - Boston Globe
Booking: Lucy Kaplansky
Early Elton will perform 11-17-70 in its entirety. Plus a set of Favorites!
A tribute to the Elton John, Dee Murray and Nigel Olsson trio tours from 1970 - 1972 featuring members of Southside Johnny, Bon Jovi, The Fab Faux, and Ian Hunter Band.
Early Elton used rare video and recordings in shaping their collective vision of Elton's trio period to create the ultimate homage to Sir Elton. If you can imagine those lucky enough to have been at A&R Studios in 1970, you can understand what it'll be like to share a night with these fellow music lovers.
Having originally featured most of the members of the Grateful Dead, The New Riders of the Purple Sage still brings honor to psychedelic country/rock, a genre they helped create. Anyone who enjoyed the Grateful Dead's Workingman's Dead or American Beauty and wanted more, then or now, this show is for you. Plus, who wouldn't want to hear the Riders' reefer-themed hit "Panama Red"?
Keeping the dream live, the New Riders have just released a brand new studio album, 17 Pine Avenue, that features twelve new songs, seven of which were written by David Nelson and Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter -- including "Prisoner of Freedom," "Fivio" and "Suite at the Mission." The NRPS renaissance continues to grow with the release of 17 Pine Avenue. It's psychedelic Americana at its finest.
Booking: New Riders of The Purple Sage
Over the last 40 years, Robben Ford has established himself in the somewhat gray area between gutbucket blues, exploratory jazz, and soulful R&B. His latest release, ‘Into The Sun’ is gutsy and guest-filled with cameos by Warren Haynes, Keb’ Mo’, Robert Randolph, and ZZ Ward.
Robben Ford brings his trio including Brian Allen on Bass and Wed Little on drums. From winning the Louis Armstrong Jazz award to performing at President Barack Obama's inaugural ball, these guys are some of the most interesting and esoteric players on the scene.
"One of the Top 100 guitarists of all time" - Musician Magazine
The magnetic reggae hero returns to StageOne. A native of Maroon Town, Jamaica and a descendant of the only remaining unified tribe in Jamaica. "Mystic Bowie" is the name bestowed on him by tribal elders based on powers they sensed in him.
Since 1992, Mystic has delighted audiences around the world as the lead vocalist for the Tom Tom Club, a musical collaboration featuring Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz of Talking Heads. Sure, for Mystic, home could mean Jamaica, the islands or any number of other places he's lived. But if you ask him, he'll make it clear that Fairfield is home. Expect top-notch roots reggae and plenty of dancing!
Since 1995, Enter The Haggis have led the charge among Celtic Folk Rock bands, delighting fans with their memorable performances, inspired songwriting, musical proficiency and high quality recordings. The Toronto-based band has released eight acclaimed studio albums, the most recent debuting at #9 on the U.S. national Billboard Heatseekers charts.
The band’s new single, “Mrs. Elliott”, is a triumphant return to form, showcasing Enter The Haggis’ signature sound and instrumentation; bagpipes blaze over a powerhouse hard-rock rhythm section. “Mrs. Elliott” is the opening track on the band’s 20th Anniversary retrospective double album “Cheers and Echoes”, which features the band’s best loved songs.
Pushing the boundaries of rock & roll, R&B, gospel and soul into a smooth, almost otherworldly territory, this show will be a powerful extension of Steve Kimock's musical vision. For nearly 40 years he has earned a reputation as a guitarist with an enlightened approach to melodic improvisation and a relentless pursuit of the art of the guitar. Get ready for an experience with the man coined "The Guitar Monk" by Relix magazine.
It’s been more than 20 years since Ben Ellman, Robert Mercurio, Stanton Moore, Jeff Raines and Rich Vogel began exploring the seemingly limitless musical possibilities born out of their work together as Galactic. Since then, the seminal New Orleans band has consistently pushed artistic boundaries on the road and in the studio, approaching their music with open ears and drawing inspiration as much from the sounds bubbling up from their city’s streets as they do from each other.
A key part of that creative spark comes from the teamwork of Mercurio and Ellman, whose ever-evolving production and arranging skills helped usher the band into a new phase of studio work beginning with the loop-centric “Ruckus” in 2007. A series of albums focused around specific concepts followed, as did collaborations with guests hailing from worlds outside the one Galactic calls its own.
On “Into the Deep,” the band members look within themselves instead, drawing inspiration from people and ideas that have long been close to their hearts – and, in turn, close to the development of their unique sound. Shot through with soul, funk, blues and rock, the result is an organic riff on elements of Galactic’s past, filtered through the lens of where they’re headed in 2015.
As said by Paste Magazine, “Musically, the album bears all the hallmarks of vintage funk and R&B, but inventive production techniques help distinguish the band from their contemporaries.” ‘Into the Deep,’ is a menagerie of both old and new and will make ya shake ya booty.
FOR FANS OF: Lettuce / Soulive / Dirty Dozen Brass Band / Dumpstaphunk
Sub Booking: Into The Deep Tour 2016
A night of music devoted to the groundbreaking group that blew open the conventions of Rock with their influences of Jazz, Folk & Progressive Rock. Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, Dave Mason & Chris Wood's visionary band remains as relevant, rocking and fresh today, as it was in its 1967 inception.
Musicians Mark Rivera, Jeff Kazee & Rich Pagano—bandmates & sidemen to many of the largest names in Rock (Billy Joel, Ringo Starr, Bon Jovi, Roger Waters, to name just a few)—are excited to share their passion for the music of Traffic, with a setlist that features such classics as: Freedom Rider, Dear Mr. Fantasy, The Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys, Empty Pages, and Pearly Queen—plus some deep cuts and other Traffic-related material that'd make any Rock-loving fan swerve the car.
Mark notes, "It's been a dream of mine to perform this incredible music—a band, whose records I grew up spinning endlessly—with my good friends Jeff and Rich, who just happen to share the same love for all things Traffic."
Meeting serendipitously at a Boston open mic in 1971, folk-rock duo Aztec Two-Step, whose name comes from a poem by beat poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, burst upon the scene in 1972 with their self-titled debut album on Elektra Records. Their first album, along with their subsequent albums for RCA Records were staples of progressive FM and college radio and helped to bring the music of the 1960s into the 70s and beyond. Since then Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman have spent a lifetime making music together, and after 45 years of non-stop touring, they continue to impress audiences with intelligent songwriting, dazzling acoustic lead guitar, and inspiring harmonies. They remain one of acoustic music's most respected and enduring acts.
"In the midst of pure-as-silk harmonies and tight pop-rock-folk arrangements, Fowler's songs are biting commentaries of contemporary society." - Boston Globe
"Cult folk-rockers who can still carry off their sweet, supple harmonies and bouncy acoustic pop with aplomb." -Billboard
In an era when the term 'legendary' gets applied to auto-tuned pop stars, this singular blues harp player, singer, songwriter, and guitarist has earned and deserves to be honored as a true master of American classic vernacular music.
Musselwhite has won countless awards during his career including induction into the Blues Hall of Fame and collaborating with innumeral music giants including Muddy Waters,Tom Waits, and Eddie Vedder. Most recently, Musselwhite teamed up with Ben Harper to record an album that won the Best Blues Album Grammy Award.
His skill is uncanny and stage energy is an experience you do not want to go without.
The FUV Dance Party is back.. and this time it's all 70s!
Come out with your friends and family and join us on the dance floor and support FUV at the same time. Join fellow music lovers and party people and FUV DJs Rita Houston, Carmel Holt, Corny O'Connell and Alisa Ali as they keep you partying all night long.
We'll have giveaways and contests. Your ticket includes one free drink!
Booking: The FUV 70s Dance Party!
Sub Booking: with FUV DJs Rita Houston, Carmel Holt, Corny O'Connell and Alisa Ali
The Northeast’s premiere acoustic jam duo, The Kind Buds, entertain their audiences with inspiring covers & incendiary originals, trading fiery-sweet licks on a roller coaster of tension & release. A truly acoustic act, Bud and Budd perform raucous, intuitive, wide-open jams with stunning guitar interplay. Tight vocal harmonies compliment and complete their sound. No effects of any kind are used in live performances.
Close your eyes and be transported from Spain to Morocco, from France to Colombia, and from Africa back home again with more stops in between. Jesse Cook’s rumba flamenco style is aggressive, seductive, and note for note perfection. Firmly entrenched as a Jazz Fest favorite, his comfortable Spanish guitar-meets-world-music formula is familiar to all who are present.
A dubbed ‘Techno Geek,’ Cook is no stranger to digital technology. Many tracks off of his newest release incorporates drum loops and various types of electronica to make for a fast, furious, expressive, and clean take on flamenco.
“Jesse Cook plays with a proficiency and style that most guitarists can only conjure up in their sleep.” – Tucson Lifestyle
FTC teams up with FC Beat magazine to present A Beautiful Spectacle 4, a dazzling celebration of the arts and food of Fairfield County. The Warehouse will serve as backdrop, transformed into a “Fantasy Gallery” of colorful, abstract art work (and an interactive display) in a bold show curated by Jahmane. Musically, modern pop duo Che-Val and soulful rockers Baby Dynamite headline with OG deejay Dooley-O serving as the evening’s turntable-ringmaster. A high energy urban hip hop dance performance by La Kutur, cocktails courtesy of FTC and Beat sponsors, a tasting provided by Bar Sugo, Cask Republic, Shell & Bones, Washington Prime, El Segundo, Parallel Post, and others, and many more surprises are all included in the ticket price. Cash bar also available. 21 and over.
We’ve had our fair share of American Idol contestants perform at FTC and we’re excited to welcome Season 7 winner, David Cook’s Digital Vein Tour in March.
Cook's latest offering runs the gamut of upbeat rockers (his single "Criminals" packs both an infectious hook and epic guitar riff) to experimental tracks (he reinterprets Chris Isaak's "Wicked Game"). David Cook is not your typical American Idol winner - the inspiration for his new single “Criminals” came from equal parts Muse and The Wallflowers. Expect to be up dancing to loud pop-rock and catchy riffs.
VIP Ticketing Information:
• Meet/Greet with David Cook
• Photo with David
• Personalized copy of "Digital Vein"
• VIP laminate
• Early access to the show
Booking: David Cook
Sub Booking: The Digital Vein Tour
Shredfest8, sponsored by Phoebe's Phriends and Shred Kids Cancer, will take place on Saturday, March 5, 2016 from 7-10 pm. Doors open at 6:30. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Shredfest8 features an awesome battle of the bands with celebrity judges and one of a kind silent auction items. Come have some fun and help us raise money for Pediatric Cancer Research!
A tour de force of horn-fired blues. So tight, and so right: a masterful combination of jumping, horn-heavy, hard-edged blues and R&B.
Since 1967, the group's deeply rooted blend of swing, rock 'n' roll, jump, blues and soul has earned it five Grammy Award nominations and a slew of other accolades, including seven Blues Music Awards. These guys are a non-stop hip-shaking party. It's clear why People magazine said Roomful's music "can turn a dull evening at home into a heel-clicking night of fun."
You’d find little debate about calling Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn the king and queen of the banjo—Fleck, a master who has won 15 Grammy awards and taken the instrument across multiple genres, and Washburn as someone who re-radicalized it by combining it with Far East culture and sounds.
Stripped down to its raw elements, Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn gives everything the duo needs to deliver a modern masterpiece of Americana: two banjos, two voices, and occasional percussion vibrating dust off the wooden floorboards.
Booking: Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn
Following his January 2015 StageOne sellout, the coffee house and college circuit veteran returns to Fairfield. He is known for his energetic, heartfelt shows, where he connects with audiences through the strength of his songwriting and his quirky sense of humor. After sales of over a million albums and two Top 10 hits, Day is back on the road showcasing old favorites, as well as new material from his upcoming studio release.
The Boston Globe called Day “gorgeously seasoned, far beyond his years” with “a brave, beautiful singing voice.”
Since selling out six shows on StageOne, we welcome The Wood Brothers back to FTC and in The Warehouse. A ticket to see this band is always a fail-safe purchase. Like the work of Leon Russell, early Tom Waits, or Dr. John, these songs possess a timeless quality. Somehow The Wood Brothers wondrously manage to fuse Southern rock, American traditions, NOLA funk, and Manhattan free-jazz ever so seamlessly, flawlessly, and lovingly.
"There is so much warmth, soul and musicianship at a Wood Brothers show, it's no surprise that the band's audience keeps growing." - NPR
FOR FANS OF: Tramples By Turtles / Jackie Greene / Old Crow Medicine Show
Booking: The Wood Brothers
"Dog Days Of Winter" is the first feature documentary on the start up of organized freestyle skiing during the early 1970's in America. Told from the point of view of some of the most influential pioneers of the sport, 'Dog Days' tells the story of key people and events that set the stage for the birth of the sport, the spirit that freestyle is rooted in, factors that took the 'free' out of freestyle and reflects on what has become of the sport today.
The James Hunter Six has performed on StageOne four times over the last two years and its no wonder. If Otis Redding, James Brown, and Aretha Franklin were the gold standard by which all soul singing is measured, he is soul singing at its finest. The music of James Hunter Six purposely resembles soul music from the 60s more than anything from the last 40 years.
In the words of Van Morrison, Hunter is “one of the best voices and best kept secrets in British R&B.”
FOR FANS OF: Booker T. Jones / Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings / JD McPherson / Allen Toussant
Booking: The James Hunter Six
Join us Saturday February 27th at 1:00PM for a review of contemporary Broadway Hits to benefit Make-A-Wish Connecticut! Produced and directed by Michael Patrick Dominick, Broadway Wishes will feature regional talent hailing from all around New England, along with many Wish Kids performing hits from some of your favorite shows. Broadway Wishes is a fun family event that theater-goers of all ages will enjoy. From classic performances from Hello Dolly! to modern hits from Wicked, Chicago, and even Les Miserables, there’s something in the show for everyone.
Come out and support Connecticut Wish Kids for an afternoon of Broadway classics, and help make wishes come true for kids with life-threatening medical conditions! For more information on Make-A-Wish Connecticut, visit CT.WISH.ORG or call 203.261.9044.
Kids/Students $15 (High School and College Students must show Student ID)
Group Rates Also Available – Contact Michael Patrick Dominick at 215-272-5032 for more information.
It’s a match made in bluesy, rock n roll heaven. The stars aligned and brought together two regular StageOne sell outs to join together in The Warehouse.
Sultry goddess Dana Fuchs is powerful, passionate, and a blues-based shouter. Imagine a sultry, more emotive Janis Joplin, backed by a higher energy version of the late 60s Rolling Stones. Match her up with the rough, gruff, and tough bluesman Popa Chubby, and you’ve got one hell of a loud, rockin show. Two Bands. Two Sets. One Night. Double trouble!
Booking: Dana Fuchs Band & Popa Chubby
After selling out StageOne solo and acoustic last April, the folksy acoustic-based pop rock singer Lee DeWyze returns along with piano pop act Wakey Wakey. Both artists are celebrating their individually released albums (DeWyze 2/12, Wakey Wakey 2/26) together on StageOne this February.
DeWyze’s rough-hewn voice and laid-back charm won over millions of viewers as the 2010 season winner of American Idol. Since his competition days, DeWyze has toured globally selling out time and time again.
Wakey Wakey (Michael Grubbs) is one-man piano project from Brooklyn. Since having his music featured on One Tree Hill and earning himself a season part on the show, Wakey Wakey releases his third album “Overreactivist” which is officially out on February 26. From Billboard Top 200 and a #1 spot on the Heatseekers Chart, Grubbs is on the rise and only gaining notoriety.
“Gorgeous lyrics tell one soulful story after another.” - Chicago Sun-Times
“Four Stars” - People Magazine
FOR FANS OF: Phillip Phillips / Kris Allen / Jon McLaughlin / Tyler Hilton / Joshua Radin
The Felice Brothers are timeless. You may find them among the old tin sorrows of the dust bowl, behind the bolted door of a speakeasy, or taking center stage in their own tall tale. They are the sons of a carpenter and the Catskill mountains, good time buddies, buskers, dreamers, and drifters; giving voice to the ghosts of America’s past.
The Felice Brothers began their career in the subways stations of New York. They have since taken stages from the street to the coliseum; belting their somber stories out in all of their ram-shackled glory. Inhabiting these stories are bootleggers, welterweights, crooked reverends, tragic beauties, and other such characters painted so vividly you’ll swear they must live and breathe. Writing from the heart of America’s dark side, The Felice Brothers have strummed life into some of the finest modern folk tales. A musical celebration societies underbelly and the hopeful souls who live there.
After two years of hounding the booking department to bring this band to FTC, we are so excited for you all the hear The Lone Bellow’s distinctive Americana crossover. Their energetic live shows and heart-stopping harmonies have garnered so much buzz that this show is sure to sell out.
With their belting, soulful voices, any of the three members of the Lone Bellow would make a formidable solo act. Together, the Brooklyn-based indie-folk trio multiplies that talent, exploring distant galaxies of harmony and countermelody. Acoustic guitar, banjo, mandolin and plenty of foot stomping make the roiling undercurrent of these earnest, tempestuous and ecstatic songs. No bells and whistles here, and no smoke and mirrors: just heartfelt vocal performances.
"The Lone Bellow has been the complete package since day one." — NPR Music
"The trio shape folk, gospel and blues influences into straight-ahead roots rock somewhere between the Lumineers and Lady Antebellum – from broad-shouldered anthems like 'Green Eyes and a Heart of Gold' to tear-in-your-craft-beer ballads like 'Two Sides of Lonely'.." - Rolling Stone
This is a critical moment, with more refugees today than anytime in the last century. In Syria alone, more than 4 million people have fled the country to escape the atrocities of war. Right now, we are at risk of losing a generation of youth, destabilizing the region, and perpetuating a cycle of violence and poverty. In an effort to better understand refugee life, we spent one month this winter living alongside displaced families in the Za’atari refugee camp. As the first filmmakers ever allowed by the United Nations to be given a tent and registered inside a refugee camp, we were able to get a never before seen look into the world’s most pressing crisis. Our experience uncovered overwhelming trauma but also the untapped potential our uprooted neighbors posses. With the right programs we can support healing, ease the burden on host countries and even empower the disenfranchised by unleashing people’s creativity.
Please Note: This is a FREE Event, however, advance ticket reservation is necessary. Please reserve your tickets either online, in person at our box office, or over the phone at 203-259-1036.
If you were attending college in the late 90s, you undoubtedly crushed a few brews with The Pat McGee Band blaring in the background. A modern-day troubadour and rock-music stalwart, Pat McGee channels the vintage warmth of singer-songwriters from the Laurel Canyon scene of the 1970s, including James Taylor, Jackson Browne and Crosby, Stills and Nash. He takes his rock roots and transforms them into excellently crafted music uniquely his own.
Singer, songwriter, sideman, bandleader, and American treasure Leon Russell has done it all. Russell became a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011 in recognition of a career that has brushed against many of rock's most influential and elite characters. It's a belated honor to one of the true unsung greats of the game.
Whether you've heard him pumping out his own hits like "Tight Rope," or hammering the 88s behind the likes of Bob Dylan and Joe Cocker, you know Russell the moment he enters your ears.
Bits of blues, rock, gospel, bluegrass, and more come bounding out of his tunes, sometimes all at once, making up a style whose only possible label is simply "Leon Russell.”
Booking: Leon Russell
The Soul Rebels ft. Talib Kweli
2014-2015 has been explosive for The Soul Rebels who are riding high from touring four continents including Europe, Australia, debuting in China and Japan, selling out shows in New York City, opening for Bruno Mars, and collaborating live with artists spanning from Macklemore & Ryan Lewis to Marilyn Manson and Joey Bada$$. The Soul Rebels started with an idea – to expand upon the pop music of the radio and the New Orleans brass tradition they grew up on.
These guys bring a resurgent energy, filled with the most exciting, head-spinning, body-pumping music to emerge from New Orleans in years. Combine that with Talib Kweli’s lyrically sharp tongue, and you’ve got yourself one mind boggling show.
Try to stand still... we dare you. This February The Soul Rebels Sound System ft Talib Kweli comes to The Warehouse with a high-horn-powered set that will shake the walls and bandstand your very constitution as a music lover.
"The Soul Rebels, New Orleans' finest brass ensemble..." -VICE
FOR FANS OF: Trombone Shorty / Bonerama / New Mastersounds
Booking: The Soul Rebels ft. Talib Kweli
Marcia Ball, born on the Texas/Louisiana border, has long been a superb live performer, delivering her swampy blend of zydeco, blues and gritty R&B with all the force of a Saturday night locomotive. She's is a living example of how East Texas blues meets southwest Louisiana swamp rock. Classy and subdued yet bubbling with passion, emotion, and a love of Southern-style music that explodes out of every song, few things in life are as reliable as a Marcia Ball performance. Get ready, folks. Marcia Ball is coming back to crank out top-notch blues.
"Rollicking, playful, good time blues and intimate, reflective balladry." - Rolling Stone
From The Black Crowes to Phil Lesh to his solo albums, the California guitarist jams across genres. Jackie Greene sings in a honeyed tenor over music that synthesizes elements of classic rock, folk, soul, blues, country, psychedelia and A.M. pop – think the Band, Bob Dylan and Tom Petty after soaking up a few 70s So-Cal rays.
If you’ve seen him join The Black Crowes or Phil Lesh and Friends, or Trigger Hippy, you know the guy rules at guitar and performance. Following several sell out performances on StageOne, get ready for Jackie Greene to make his Warehouse debut this February!
A consummate craftsman, his shows are just that - a full and seamless performance peppered with anecdotes and histories. As a performer he is both impressive and endearing. A professor of voice at Berklee College of Music and a solo artist who has toured alongside the likes of Linda Ronstadt, Jimmy Buffett, and Jethro Tull, Livingston Taylor is beyond proficient in his art.
From his well-crafted, introspective songwriting to the beautiful melodies he creates, to the warmth he generates during his live performances, Taylor has mastered the craft of being able to take his listeners on a journey.
**Please note: This show has been rescheduled from January 23rd to February 13th. **
This is a GENERAL ADMISSION show. There will be limited seats available on a first come, first served basis
The Warehouse at FTC was a dream which quickly became a reality. Together we made history! To officially celebrate this momentous occasion, we cordially invite you to the We Built The Warehouse Party; a true celebration of what we have accomplished together. This is an opportunity for us to come together with all of you who shared the vision and provided the financial backbone for this amazing performing arts venue.
Please join us as we welcome the reunion of iconic rock group, Tom Tom Club. Husband-wife team Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth have had a wild ride. From playing together in the Talking Heads to working with everyone from Lou Reed to Grandmaster Flash to Sly & Robbie, they have been crucial to music as a whole.
Tom Tom Club hasn’t performed together in over two years and are making their triumphant return to our new stage. The members of Tom Tom Club have become an integral part of the FTC family and community over the years and we are honored and excited to have them turn this celebration into an epic party.
Booking: Tom Tom Club
Sub Booking: We Built The Warehouse Party!
Ana Popovic is a triple threat: she is an excellent singer, an excellent guitarist, and an excellent songwriter. Sprinkle in her fiery stage performance and you’ve got yourself one badass blues player.
Ana has made a name for herself in the blues circuit as being the first female artist-in-residence at the internationally acclaimed Crown Guitar Fest as well as playing a searing set at Jazz Fest that brought hardcore guitar aficionados to their feet.
Keller Williams, the ultimate one man band, has made his mark playing from coast to coast with his Boss Loop Station. Creating kaleidoscopic tunes one layer at a time, Keller is a one man jam band and a legend in the making.
A mainstay on the festival circuit, and a favorite in all of his various incarnations, Keller is one of the most diverse performers in the jam scene, keeping his schedule full with dates all around the country and releasing albums almost annually.
For his Warehouse debut, Williams will be playing with his newest group, Keller Williams KWahtro. The foursome is made up of:
Keller Williams • A self-taught musician, he usually performs with a variety instruments connected to a Boss Loop Station RC-300 phrase looper pedal, which allow him to play a riff once on an instrument, record, and repeat it. He often then records and loops an accompanying instrument. This allows him to play unaccompanied on stage, helping him to recreate the sound of a full band. He also uses a wide variety of effects, including an envelope filter expression pedal, wah pedal, a Line 6 tap delay, a Roland GR-55 guitar synth, a Line 6 M13 Stompbox Modeler Guitar Multi Effects Pedal, and a Talk Box.
Gibb Droll • American guitarist known for his blues-infused rock. He is the founder of the Gibb Droll Band, but more recently has played with the group Keller Williams with Moseley, Droll and Sipe (formerly the WMDs), Brandi Carslile and he is currently a member of Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers.
Danton Boller • jazz bassist who has performed and recorded with the likes Alvin Queen, Willie Jones III, Jon Fishman, Matt Munisteri, Ronnie Mathews, Steve Nelson,The Village Vanguard Orchestra, and many more.
Rodney Holmes • He has worked with Santana, Steve Lukather, Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Wayne Shorter, Joe Zawinul, Maceo Parker, Rob Thomas, Al Jarreau, Paul Gilbert, Jim Weider, Bill Evans, Daryl Jones, Alphonso Johnson, Mike Mainieri and Steps Ahead and many others. His work with Santana garnered Holmes a higher level of respect within the industry along with multiple Grammy Awards. Rodney played on the hit song “Smooth” from Santana’s “Supernatural” album. He’s also earned Grammys for his work on the Brecker Brothers ” “Out Of The Loop” album. Rodney’s amazing solos have evoked standing ovations worldwide.
Booking: Keller Williams KWahtro
Sub Booking: Keller Williams, Gibb Droll, Danton Boller & Rodney Holmes
Samantha Fish plays up a storm with her trademark guitar work and soulful vocals. By age 18, Fish was already trailblazing her brand of blues-inspired guitar on the local blues circuit. Although never one to stray far from those roots, Fish's music also contains a tasteful amount of rock mixed in with a little country and Americana for good measure.
“This girl learned to play her Telecaster like a Goddess of rock, belt out a song – any song – at a minute’s notice with flawless delivery, play three full sets in one day without breaking a sweat, beat the tar out of handsy fans and club owners alike, and – get this – she can write.” - QRO Mag