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Musician and producer, Jay Stollman is an essential character on the East Coast music scene. Stollman performs in a broad range of styles, switching effortlessly between Blues, Rock and Roll and Blue Eyed Soul. He’s carved out a niche not only as a gifted vocalist, but also as a dynamic entertainer and bandleader. In addition to his studio work, Jay continues to perform live, out of love for his craft and the stage.
The Jay Stollman Blues Band has won over audiences around the world playing with the likes of James Brown, Wilson Pickett, Joan Osborne, Tower of Power, and Blues Traveler.
With powerhouse grooves and an electrifying front man, JSBB has everything they need to move your spirit, your soul and your feet.Booking: Jay Stollman w/ Special Guest, Debbie Davies Sub Booking:
Singer-songwriters Deb Talan & Steve Tannen began writing together the night they met, and soon formed indie band The Weepies. On the strength of their simple yet insightful songwriting and distinctive harmonies, they quietly sold more than a million records, with over 17 million streams on Spotify, and 20 million views on YouTube. They married and had three children, rarely touring but continuing to release music, with five records over seven years.
In 2014, Deb beat cancer, and The Weepies recorded the best album of their career. Coming back from the edge sharpened their skills and focus. At 16 songs and almost an hour long, SIRENS shows a band at the height of its powers.
SIRENS will be released by Nettwerk worldwide on April 28, 2015.Booking: The Weepies Sub Booking:
Dar Williams has become a major force on the New England folk scene. An idiosyncratic songwriter who writes folk songs from a unique, often insightful perspective, Williams takes pains to avoid the coy and the quirky; her songwriting and performing style has been compared to that of Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez, but with a few acidic and at times hilarious twists.
Williams, a native of Mount Kisco, N.Y., is a classic made-for-coffeehouses artist, writing about the world around her, her encounters in it, and the conclusions she’s drawn; she’s as comfortable rhapsodizing about a favorite babysitter (“The Babysitter’s Here,” from her self-released debut, The Honesty Room) as she is inveighing against the evil political monolith (see “Empire,” from 2005’s acclaimed My Better Self).
At the core of Williams’ work is a belief in the innate ability of people to make a better world, the product of countless observations in her travels and conversations with her fans. If anything, her optimism has intensified as she’s crisscrossed America during the tough times of recent years. “My big secret,” she says, with a twinkle in her eye, “is that we are gonna make it — but we’ll be the last to know.”
“Williams has a vocal style quite like that of Joan Baez (who happened to be one of Williams’s early supporters): a variable, semi-operatic, vibrato-laced, high-pitched tone full of passion.” – Bershire Living MagazineBooking: Dar Williams Sub Booking:
New England’s own Albert Cummings first picked up the guitar after hearing the music of the late Stevie Ray Vaughan. Struck with inspiration, he poured himself into the blues, and soon found a home in the circuit with his band, Swamp Yankee. A chance encounter with Stevie Ray’s band, Double Trouble, led to Albert recording with his heroes in Austin Texas. In 2003 Albert Cummings and Double Trouble released From The Heart; Cummings’ first solo record.
He’s since released three more albums, and shared the stage with such heroes and legends as B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Charlie Musselwhite, John Hammond, Susan Tedeschi, Tommy Castro, The Neville Brothers, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Sheryl Crow, and Duke Robillard.Booking: Albert Cummings Sub Booking:
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.
When LA born Afro-Funk ensemble Orgone comes to town you know that you're about to be thrown into a pool of heavy dance-beckoning rhythms and soulful singing. A myriad of groove-oriented styles pulling from the deep funk of the 60s and 70s, psychedelic rock and 60s memphis soul/blues. You'll dance, you'll feel it, and you might just find your new favorite band.Booking: The New Mastersounds and Orgone Sub Booking:
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 in the best time-honored Texas tradition.
If you ask the critics about Delbert's dynamic vocals and harmonica style, you'll hear descriptions ranging from 'honky-tonk,' 'blue-eyed soul,' and 'Texas stomp' to 'country rock' and 'blues.' Delbert's music rebels against traditional categorization, ask him what kind of music he plays and he'll say, "Fun music."
For McClinton fans, this will be a major cause to celebrate. 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.
At the end of the day, three-time Grammy winner Delbert McClinton is the quintessential Texas roadhouse rocker, applying his well-traveled rasp to songs from the hard-loving intersections of blues, country and 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
"Breathtaking, hardcore roadhouse rhythm & blues." --Rolling StoneBooking: Delbert McClinton Sub Booking:
Bruce Cockburn is a hypnotic performer. Famed for his effortless and idiosyncratic guitar work, as well as his political, and often spiritual messages, Cockburn is a beloved fixture in the Canadian and US circuit. He has traveled the world bringing music and good will with him. He has made himself truly indispensable to the art world through his collaboration with musicians like Emmylou Harris, and Jackson Browne, filmmaker Robert Lang, and work in conjunction with USC Canada and The David Suzuki Foundation.
This fall saw the release of “Rumors of Glory,” a true Cockburn compendium featuring his long awaited memoir and a nine disk box set of material; a masterfully delivered cross section of his varied and consistently impressive body of work.Booking: Bruce Cockburn Sub Booking:
A sort of sultry country goddess, singer Shelby Lynne doesn't let pesky genres tie her down. You can't box in Shelby Lynne as a country singer; blending deep soul, Southern twang, and cosmopolitan pop, her sound has more sides than a debate club. There's a little bit of soul in everything Alabama girl Shelby Lynne does. It's a sonic tattoo that won't wash off.
Her music can bounce from a luscious mix of '60s-Aretha influence and '70s Philly-soul sheen to streamlined folk-pop to a kick-up-your-heels Southern soul honky-tonkin' stomper that casts a fond glance back towards Patsy Cline.
Lynne recently told Rolling Stone that this tour will focus tightly on her new album and on "I Am Shelby Lynne," the one that won her a Grammy for best new artist 14 years ago. "One long, two-hour show," she says. "I want to give people their money's worth. No intermission, two great albums. Boom!"Booking: Shelby Lynne Sub Booking:
“The Bard of Salford,” John Cooper Clarke is a seminal punk. His poems leaps deftly, surreal and vitriolic, poking wry fun at a little bit of everything. Wild youth, the underprivileged, fashion (specifically track suits), crooked cops, and the potent discomfort of curse words are As an artist he has unflinchingly done the unfathomable; touring - as a performance poet - with the likes of The Sex Pistols, The Clash, Elvis Costello, and The Buzzcocks. Joy Division were supporters of his cause, as are The Arctic Monkeys, and Jarvis Cocker. He has left an indelible mark on popular culture through his sharp prose, his framing of the punk ethos, and his iconic style - the drainpipes, the mess of hair, and the Cuban heeled boots - which have become a trademark punk look favored by many and reference by more.Booking: John Cooper Clarke Sub Booking:
Michael Allman has been blazing a trail in southern blues rock with The Michael Allman Band. It’s Allman’s experience more than anything that has lead him to sing the blues, and though bearing a striking resemblance to his father, Gregg Allman, Michael performs with quality that is unquestionably his own.
Charles Neville has perhaps the most diverse musical background of anyone in his storied family. Having played R&B, funk, Native American traditional, and bop (amongst other jazz styles), Neville has played alongside and supporting artists including James Brown, BB King, Ray Charles, and Allen Toussaint.
Jeff Pitchell is a Connecticut legend, having been recognized as the best guitarist in the state at the early age of 15. He honed his craft with the influence of players like Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and played passionately for anyone who would listen.Booking: Allman, Neville, Pitchell Show Sub Booking:
Legendary in the history of American ska and rock fusion by combining equal parts of deep funk, high-energy punk, and frantic ska, Fishbone was one of the most distinctive and eclectic alternative rock bands of the late '80s.
It's hard to put into words the sheer thunder of Fishbone live. The mix of bass, keyboards, 3 brass instruments, 5 vocalists, drums, guitar and a loud PA combine to create a molten mix of deep funk / frantic ska / high-energy punk that has solidified their undisputed reputation as one of the best live acts in music history.
"One of the most incredible bands I've ever seen, period." — Jerry Cantrell, Alice in Chains
"Fishbone is the greatest band that the world ignored." — Questlove, The Roots
"They're definitely original. There was no pre-Fishbone. It was just them. They get to wear that crown to their grave." — Ice-T
"Fishbone is the world's greatest live band... I've been blown away by them many times." — Les Claypool, Primus
"Fishbone is the band that influenced me the most. On many occasions, my excitement level has erected to a place that could go no higher when seeing them play live. This is the best live band I have ever seen. Thank you Fishbone for years of inspiration." — Adrian Young from NO DOUBT
"If you haven't seen [Fishbone] then they are the best band you haven't seen. And if you have seen them then you know what I'm talking about." — Tim RobbinsBooking: Fishbone Sub Booking:
NRBQ is that rare group that's eclectic, stylistically innovative, and creatively ambitious while sounding thoroughly humble and accessible.
At its best, 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.
Over the course of more than 40 years, NRBQ has earned a sizable, passionate cult of fans including Elvis Costello, Paul McCartney, Keith Richards, and Bonnie Raitt.Booking: NRBQ Sub Booking:
"Jeff LeBlanc makes music you can drive to..." - Pulse Magazine
Sirius/XM "Singer/Songwriter Discovery of the Year" nominee Jeff LeBlanc returns to Fairfield after his much talked about performance on StageOne last year.
LeBlanc's latest album, "My Own Way There", was his second consecutive to break the Top 10 of the iTunes Top 200 Singer/Songwriter Chart. The enthusiasm for the record and his frequent touring have landed him support slots for household names like Gavin DeGraw and Chris Isaak as well as rising stars such as Colbie Caillat, Parachute and Ingrid Michaelson to name just a few.
His highly anticipated fourth album is slated for release in the Spring of 2015.Booking: Jeff LeBlanc Sub Booking:
It's Bela Fleck meets The Wailers meets the Allman Brothers. Live, you hear a range of bluegrass, blues, country, rock and reggae - often at the same time - tightened up with sweet harmonies and danceable rhythms.
Dangermuffin is genre-shattering; blending breezy reggae grooves and roots rock, their folk feel is complimented by dueling guitars and twangy rock making them the Allman-esque sweet southern band for you.
If you appreciate soulful, stirring numbers that are infused with the fun spirit of late night romps, Dangermuffin has that taste you crave.Booking: Dangermuffin Sub Booking:
Larry Coryell presents a roundtable of todays best jazz guitarists. Equally dexterous in the smoothest standards, and heaviest fusion and bop; Jimmy Bruno, Jack Wilkins, Vic Juris, and Joe Cohn span the scope of Jazz guitar. Each player has played a decisive role in modern jazz, a genre that has always appreciated a push of the envelope. Together these high flyers represent a veritable state of the instrument.
At the helm of this crew is Larry Coryell, jazz-rock pioneer. One of the founding fathers of fusion, Coryell was instrumental in introducing a harder edge to jazz. His classic album, Spaces is a cornerstone in the birth of jazz fusion, and showcases Coryell leading one of the finest bands ever assembled: John McLaughlin and Billy Cobham of Mahavishnu Orchestra, Chick Corea, and Miroslav Vitous.Booking: Strings Attached ft. Larry Coryell Sub Booking:
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.
PMW has released 6 studio albums, “Like a River”, released in 2012, “Goodbye California” (2011), “Dark Side of the Moonshine” (a double disk set featuring original music as well as the bluegrass interpretation of the Pink Floyd classic album) (2009), “Roadside Attraction”(2005), “Train to California” (2003), and “Hunnerd Proof”(2002).Booking: Poor Man's Whiskey Sub Booking:
English Soul singer James Hunter brings bravado, superb pipes, and an explosion of classic soul. Hunter has been on the scene since the early nineties, hitting the club circuit in the UK before catching the ear of Van Morrison. Soon He joined Morrison both on tour and on record. In the mid 2000’s, a chance encounter while busking led Hunter to a deal with Go Records, and the release of his first American issued record, People Gonna Talk. The album was praised for its echoes of Sam Cooke and Jackie Wilson, and made many of 2006’s top ten lists. The release of his latest album, The Hard Way, has brought even more critical acclaim, and sound James Hunter a home touring with the likes of Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Chris Isaak, Boz Scaggs, and more.Booking: The James Hunter Six Sub Booking:
Andrea Gibson’s poetry investigates and instigates, unpacking often uncomfortable truths about our world and the way we fit into it. They exemplify the struggle to be recognized that exists within all art - speaking frankly of politics, social norms, and the problems we all too often ignore.
As a poet Andrea Gibson has garnered the praise of peers like Buddy Wakefield, Carlos Andres Gomez, and Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz, and appeared on the BBC, the National Poetry Slam, and became the first winner of the Women of the World Poetry Slam.
As an activist they have been present at numerous rallies and take-backs, and worked with feminist collective Vox Feminista in order to “comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.”Booking: Andrea Gibson Sub Booking:
In the early 1980’s, L.A. band The Motels personified new wave. With hits like “Only The Lonely,” and “Suddenly Last Summer,” The Motels and their frontwoman Martha Davis led Californias avant-garde and helped to catalyze the MTV era.
Davis has lead the group through all of it’s iterations, including it’s latest reformation, in 1997. Featuring Nick Johns, Clint Walsh, Brady Wills, Eric Gardner, and Marty Jourard, this latest incarnation may be the bands strongest. Touring consistently since 98’ Martha Davis and The Motels have played more and longer than any past version. Martha and The Band will be making their first appearance at Fairfield Theatre Company this spring.Booking: Martha Davis and The Motels Sub Booking:
Blues legends don't stop in downtown Fairfield all that often. And it's certainly rare for them to play a 200 seat venue. Thanks to another booking miracle, FTC has the privilege and honor of bringing a large-venue touring band to the smallest stage of their tour AND offering the biggest Member Discount in FTC history.
The moniker Taj Mahal came to Henry Saint Clair Fredericks in a dream, and now stands proud as shorthand for one of the prime movers on the blues, folk, and roots music scenes. To really feel the man's essence, trust us when we say: it's rewarding to hear him live.
"Taj is the most important bridge we have between blues, rock n roll and contemporary music. He's as bad as they get." - Bonnie RaittBooking: Taj Mahal Trio Sub Booking:
Pat Travers first picked up a guitar after seeing Jimi Hendrix perform in his native Toronto. Though he cut his teeth on the blues, it was the visceral hard rock played by the likes of Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, and Cream that truly caught his attention. He began honing his own blues tinged rock and roll and quickly became a favorite among crowds and musicians alike, being cited as a prime influence by Metallica's Kirk Hammett. Pat's talent has seen him collaborate with a veritable who's who of rock and metal icons over the years, including tours with prog legends Rush, and Rainbow, and a collaborative hit with Leslie West of Mountain.
The Pat Travers Band has also featured an impressive cast including Tommy Aldridge, Carmine Appice, and a pre-Iron Maiden Nico McBrain. In keeping with it's tradition of excellence, the current Pat Travers Band is made up rock and roll stalwarts: guitarist Kirk McKim , bassist Rodney O'Quin, and drummer Sandy Gennaro (Cyndi Lauper, Joan Jett, Michael Bolton).Booking: Pat Travers Band Sub Booking:
The self taught guitarist Johnny A plays like he’s talking with an old friend. His natural approach has taken him a long way through stints with members of Creedence Clearwater Revival, Santana, Derek And The Dominoes, and J. Geils Band. Walking the line between jazz and heavy blues, Johnny A is a talent you can’t quite pin down. Think Hendrix, think Page, Clapton, or Prince.
James Montgomery might know the blues better than anyone. Having played with with a laundry list of legends like B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, and John Lee Hooker, Montgomery has had a wealth of hands on experience with the storied genre. As the leader of the James Montgomery Blues Band he has embodied the best in the blues, playing passionately and honestly, and fronting a group that has been wowing audiences for over 40 years.Booking: Johnny A. Band and James Montgomery Band Sub Booking:
The name Spyro Gyra is synonymous with a turning point in the history of jazz. Taking cues from Weather Report and Return to Forever, they created a cultivated brand of pop fusion which confused critics and dazzled music lovers the world over.
Now in their 40th year as a band, Spyro Gyra has played thousands of shows, and released over 30 albums, including platinum and gold records. Their sound is an artful blend of R&B, pop, Caribbean music, and jazz. With a style equally focused on technicality and dance-ability, it comes as no surprise that they are one of the most enduring and popular acts in contemporary jazz.Booking: Spyro Gyra Sub Booking:
Lee DeWyze VIP ticket includes: Early entry, special poster, meet-and-greet, 2-song sound-check performance.
*To Purchase VIP Tickets, Please Call the Box Office at 203-259-1036
Lee DeWyze launched the pivotal stage of what was already a high-profile musical career with his Vanguard Records debut – Frames, in the summer of 2013. What followed was a high-caliber list of praise from the LA Times, Chicago Tribune, Yahoo Music, Rolling Stone, and dozens upon dozens more. “I hunkered down and wrote an album,” the Chicago native explains. “I wanted to take it back to what I’m really about, which is writing emotionally charged, meaningful songs. It wasn’t like I wanted to find a label and then decide what kind of album to make. I knew what kind of album I wanted to make and knew I could make. It’s going back to the kind of music I’ve always loved. I grew up listening to Cat Stevens, Simon & Garfunkel—folk-based acoustic music. Don’t get me wrong—my experience on the show was great. But for someone like me and the kind of music I make, that only takes you so far. It feels really good to get back to the grass roots of what I’m about. The way I see it, everything that’s happened throughout my career has happened so that I can make this record.”
The show DeWyze is referring to is American Idol, which he won in 2010. DeWyze played guitar, piano, mandolin, banjo and drums during the recording sessions, during which he collaborated with renowned producer/songwriters Toby Gad, Drew Pearson, Matthew Wilder and Phil Allen, as well as mixer extraordinaire Jim Scott. “I’ve never felt a connection with my music, more than I do right now,” DeWyze says, making no effort to hide his excitement. “It’s a very real thing, and it feels right.”Booking: Lee DeWyze Sub Booking:
Delivered in flannel and stocking feet, George Winston’s performances are transcendent and unadorned. Introspective and tranquil, he plays atmospheres in which an audience may lose itself. A self described “rural folk piano” player, Winston plays everything classical pieces, original compositions, and even transforms rock and pop hits into solo piano pieces with a pastoral sweetness for which he is known.
Though influenced early on by instrumental artists like Booker T, and The Ventures, George Winston’s playing really took off when he discovered stride piano. The work of stride greats like Fats Waller and Teddy Wilson opened Winston’s ears and served as a chief inspiration in the making of his first record, Ballads and Blues 1972. George Winston has recorded numerous albums with themes ranging from the season, the great plains, and memorials to The Peanuts, and the music of The Doors.Booking: George Winston Sub Booking:
Plays to be announced
Lunch by Garelick & Herbs
Tickets on sale Tuesday, September 23 at 10am
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Call 203.293.8729Booking: Play With Your Food Sub Booking:
The Neville's have made some serious sounds over the years; but none heavier or funkier than Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk. This is funk like a runaway train, the sound of a good time that just can't stop rolling.
Dumpstaphunk's latest release, Dirty Word, re-imagined their genre, holding true to the vintage funk of Sly & the Family Stone and Parliament Funkadelic, but with a modern edge that forays into gospel, blues, second-line, R&B and straight-up rock n roll.
"Dumpstaphunk, the band that plays the city’s hardest-hitting funk." - Rolling StoneBooking: Dumpstaphunk Sub Booking:
Citizen Cope is effortless cool, the heat of the Memphis sun, the deep melting pot of the American south, a melding of hip hop and the blues in a way so natural that you have to wonder why no one’s done it before. Songs like Son’s Gonna Rise, Sideways and Bullet And A Target simmer somewhere between haunted and hopeful; the kind of songs that get written because they need to be. Listening to Cope you can hear the steady stir of modern life, the voice of abundant humility and aspiration. Citizen Cope’s writing is refreshingly candid; revealing him as an optimist in an often unfair world. Political, lyrical, poetic, and alive.
This spring, Citizen Cope presents a unique acoustic tour. An even more intimate side of today's most genuine songwriters. Come and see this self realized writer/performer/producer the way that he is, has been, and will be; a man and a guitar.
Citizen Cope Meet & Greet Package
(Limited Availability - $150 Value)
- One reserved ticket located in the first 5 rows
- VIP early entry into the venue
- Exclusive meet & greet with Citizen Cope
- Personal photograph with Citizen Cope
- Autographed, silk-screened tour poster
- Exclusive tour merchandise item
- Official meet & greet laminate
To purchase a VIP Package, please call the Box Office at 203-259-1036
Drew Holcomb and his band, The Neighbors, are made of surprises. Holcomb himself is a beautiful tangle of seeming contradictions; a bourbon drinking divinity scholar with a penchant for duck hunting and first edition books. The Neighbors (Ellie Holcomb, Nathan Dugger, and Rich Brinsfield) are a close knit group of friends and family who, together with Drew, have hit a new stride.
Ten years and 1500 shows into their career, they have sold out headlining tours and played alongside the likes of The Avett Brothers, Ryan Adams, Los Lobos, and Susan Tedeschi.
Their sixth studio album, Good Light shows the band at a new peak and taking their brand of Americana back to the basics. Says Drew, “On past albums I was searching for my voice, both literally and figuratively. I co-wrote a lot of songs, peppered the music with too many influences, and let too many other voices in my head.”
Good Light brings us the essentials; it’s pragmatic approach shows us what might be the band's best material to date.Booking: Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors Sub Booking:
As solo artists, Lucy Kaplansky and Richard Shindell have been making critically acclaimed albums since the early 1990s, and each have contributed harmonies to every one of those albums. But with the exception of 1998’s one-off Cry Cry Cry album with Dar Williams, the two songwriters have never made an album together - that is, until now. And it’s been worth the wait. As The Pine Hill Project, Lucy and Richard have released Tomorrow You're Going, (Signature Sounds), an Americana masterwork produced by multi-instrumentalist and two-time Grammy Award winner Larry Campbell.
Tomorrow You’re Going is an evocative, sometimes rollicking, deeply moving collection of 11 songs from writers as diverse as Greg Brown (“Lately”), Nick Lowe (“I Live on a Battlefield”), even U2 (“Sweetest Thing”), and Elizabeth Ziman ("Open Book"). There’s also the lovely, wistful country twang they bring to Little Feat's “Missing You”, and Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton's "Making Plans” from which the album’s title is culled.
Pine Hill Project is an opportunity to see Kaplansky and Schindell revisit the chemistry that made Cry Cry Cry’s self titled album a modern folk classic.Booking: Lucy Kaplansky and Richard Shindell - The Pinehill Project Sub Booking: with Special Guests LARRY CAMPBELL and TERESA WILLIAMS
"Its been a long time since 3-part harmonies this lush were yoked to songs this melodically gorgeous." -Boston Herald
“If you have a chance to see these guys live, do!” -Metromix
As their sold-out shows up and down the east coast attest, The Sweet Remains are an authentic and exciting new force on the folk-rock scene. Returning to StageOne, Greg Naughton, Rich Price & Brian Chartrand's lush three-part harmonies and strong lyrical song-writing invite comparisons to folk-rock "super-groups" like Crosby, Stills & Nash, the Eagles, etc. And while these influences are joyously celebrated in TSR's sound -- along with those of more current emissaries of the "singer-songwriter" genre, like Ray Lamontagne, or John Mayer -- the songs, harmonies and personalities that comprise this new "super-group" are uniquely their own.Booking: The Sweet Remains with special guest Jesse Terry Sub Booking:
What do you get when you cross the inconceivable technical prowess of Keller Williams, the smooth island beats of Bob Marley, and the sheer vocal perfection of Stevie Wonder? You get music—elevated. And this heightened musical trip can be experienced at every live performance of Zach Deputy
Maybe no one can describe Zach Deputy as well as he can describe himself: “Island-Infused Drum N’ Bass Gospel Ninja Soul.” With cohorts like Jack Johnson and Slightly Stoopid, and influences including Al Green and Ray Charles, Zach Deputy is a true gumbo of good time soul sounds.
Having climbed to the top of the festival circuit with his electrifying full band performances and his tight-rope like live looping sets, Zach Deputy can be depended on to deliver in any context.Booking: Zach Deputy Sub Booking:
Mary Gauthier spun a turbulent youth in the American south into an honest and distinctive career in songwriting. She found her feet in the early nineties and, with a newfound sense of direction, dedicated herself full time to writing music. Her latest record, Trouble and Love, is a raw and innovative masterpiece. The performance of the record focuses on feeling and instinct, putting the performers on the record into uncharted territory and emphasizing a ‘first reaction is best’ philosophy. The result is a haunting and poignant portrait of a writer who has always thrived on uncertainty.
Allison Moorer cut her teeth singing as a backup and session vocalist before releasing her debut record, Alabama Song (MCA). “Her song, A Soft Place To Fall” was a breakout hit, featured in Robert Redford’s The Horse Whisperer, and earning an Academy Award nomination. The sister of country singer Shelby Lynne, and spouse of folk singer Steve Earle, Allison Moorer comes with a provenance that she more than lives up to. She has gone on to produce eight records, and collaborate with the likes of David Byrne, The Chieftains, and Sheryl Crow.Booking: Mary Gauthier and Allison Moorer Sub Booking:
Pat McGee is a personal songwriter and an earnest storyteller. His latest record, No Wrong Way To Make It Right, is a collection of material compiled over the last several years.
The songs it contains are confessional and revelatory; messages that McGee longs to send, delivered through the folk instruments that have always fascinated him. Guitars, mandolins, dobro, bouzouki, and more make appearances wielded deftly by legends like Jeff Pevar and Leland Sklar. Playing with such greats and writing with artists like Jason Mraz, members of Sister Hazel, Tonic, Alternate Routes, and Punch Brothers has put Pat McGee at the peak of a craft he’s been developing since 1995. Joining McGee for his return to Fairfield, will be a stellar group of musicians to create the ultimate singer-songwriter rock show.Booking: Pat McGee Band Sub Booking:
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."Booking: Roomful of Blues Sub Booking:
The Royal Southern Brotherhood is a southern rock, blues, R&B, and soul super-group of sorts, with a pedigree that is pretty impressive. Any group that brings together Cyril Neville (of The Neville Brothers), Devon Allman (son of Gregg Allman), and newcomer Bart Walker, definitely merits interest from fans of Southern rock and New Orleans music.
Royal Southern Brotherhood goes beyond the expected to create a supple yet gritty sound laced with an expansive jam-band spirit. After some 40 years in the business, Neville could play the elder statesman here. Instead, he gets down and funky with passionate idealism. Allman does his family name proud with his tender-to-fiery guitar work. Bassist Charlie Wooten and drummer Yonrico Scott: both heavyweight names in their own right, with Charlie’s bass chops celebrated on the Southern jam scene for his sets with the Woods Brothers, and Yonrico hitting the skins for luminaries including the Derek Trucks Band, Gregg Allman and the Allman Brothers themselves.
All five members give the impression that they’ve been around the block a few times and have nothing left to prove to anyone. The vibe is almost tangible--If you like your soul with attitude, jump on the RSB bus.
*Please note - for this performance seats in the third row and standing room stools alongside the right side of the stage will be removed to provide an area for people to dance. If you’re interested in dancing in that area please purchase a standing room ticket.Booking: Royal Southern Brotherhood Sub Booking:
When legendary finger picking guitarist Jorma Kaukonen, a founding member of both Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna, tours with mandolin master Barry Mitterhoff, there’s a sort of telepathic energy shared between them that can’t be explained. Get ready for at least two long sets, spanning at least two hours, of some fine bluesy, folky and rock-driven acoustic collaboration. Building and improvising harmonies and feeding off each other’s musical energy, the two virtuosos join to make an impressive stage duo. Playing a wide range of deep, old, storied blues, folk rock and Dead-era classics, it’s an acoustic night for every live music lover. StageOne is honored to have them.
“And while the duo never strove to show off, even as they sped up during "I Know You Rider" late in the performance, the expertise and the consummate touch they share deserved the standing ovation they received after so many rounds of applause during the course of the two sets.” – AllAboutJazz.comBooking: Jorma Kaukonen & Barry Mitterhoff Sub Booking:
Come see Fuzz and Cyrus Madan from Deep Banana Blackout, join Band Together founders Jerry Vigorito and Rob Fried to support Alzheimer's Association as they advance research to end Alzheimer's and dementia while enhancing care for those living with the disease. Featuring vocalists Tracy James, Jean Marie Rivera and Carrie Sangiovanni from Caravan Of Thieves, drummer Mike Marble, saxophonist Jim Clark and Frisky A Go Go Dancers.
“The feel good nature of the Band Together thing is indescribable” .... The New York Times
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Andy McKee is a new kind of guitar hero. A finger style player from Topeka Kansas, Andy was discover - not by an agent or talent scout, but by the entire nation all at once. McKee rose to prominence after posting videos of himself performing to YouTube. His video's went viral; most notably "Drifting," from his 2001 album Nocturne, has been viewed almost fifty million times.
McKee's appeal is instant and simple. He showed people something they hadn't seen before. His unorthodox and demanding playing captivated and bewildered us; one half musician and the other somehow gymnastic. He taps, drums, slides, and re-tunes his instrument with a placid ease that belies the intensity it takes to do the work of a full band with just one guitar and two hands.Booking: Andy McKee Sub Booking:
LEM Presents another great night of comedy at StageOne featuring Joe Devito. Whether taking on relationships, his Italian-American family, or current events, Joe's dead-on timing, unexpected twists and sheer flights of lunacy make him a favorite at clubs and colleges across the USA, and at the top venues in New York City.
Joe's TV appearances include two performances on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on CBS, Comedy Central's Live at Gotham, and a semi-finalist turn on season five of NBC's Last Comic Standing, as well as comedy.tv on the HD channel.
"...one of the NYC scene's most promising rising stars." --from "Five Comics We Love" Stage Time Magazine
The host for this show , Adam Lucidi has been featured on Live at Gotham and is also an incredibly talented comedian.Booking: LEM Presents: Comedian Joe Devito Sub Booking:
Plays and lunch caterer to be announced
Tickets on sale Tuesday, September 23 at 10am
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Call 203.293.8729Booking: Play With Your Food Sub Booking:
Born in Cleveland, OH, singer-songwriter Marc Cohn will forever be associated with another great American city by virtue of his signature hit, "Walking In Memphis," the melodic, literate and dramatic masterpiece that debuted the same year Cohn won the GRAMMY for Best New Artist.
Cohn is a noble storyteller with the rebel attitude of Jesse Winchester and the intellectual posture of Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and James Taylor. The gruff-voiced bluesy folk singer's singalong choruses, introspective lyrics, and vocal stylings reveal his '60s soul and '70s singer/songwriter influences. Come out and see one of our favorite StageOne performers, as we welcome him back for the fifth time.Booking: Marc Cohn Sub Booking:
Hailed as the new Janis Joplin, even before she played the legendary rock icon in the off-Broadway hit Love, Janis, Dana Fuchs is a raspy-voiced blues-rock singer with one of the best and most gripping voices in her genre today.
Fuchs and her band do freight-train blues-rock but it's her voice that steals the show. Powerful and passionate, Dana Fuchs is a throwback to another time: the late '60s and early '70s, when blues-based shouters like Robert Plant were capturing the attention of a generation.
"Imagine a sultry, more emotive Janis Joplin, backed by a higher energy version of the late 60s Rolling Stones… Rock n' Roll doesn't get any better." Stereophile MagazineBooking: Dana Fuchs Band Sub Booking:
The Bob Margolis Blues Band has been playing in the Connecticut area for a number of years. Over that time they have had many successful gigs at Black Eyed Sally's in Hartford.
This will be their first performance at FTC.
Bob has been influenced by many Chicago and Mississippi blues performers. His harmonica playing has been influenced by Junior Wells, Sonny Boy Williamson and more. Bob has surrounded himself with several veteran blues performers from around the state.Booking: An Evening of Blues with The Bob Margolis Blues Band Sub Booking:
A child of both swamp and Chicago blues, Tab Benoit was – without exaggeration – born directly on and around the Bayou. He grew up hanging out with blues guitar greats like Tabby Thomas, Raful Neal and many others at the Baton Rouge’s Blues Box music club and learned from the best, first hand. Benoit is one of the most passionate and focused blues guitarists on the circuit today and with such a fast playing style. We always wonder how the music flows so easily through his fingers, and are never surprised when his strings only last through a couple songs. Going beyond the music, Benoit works hard to save the land that birthed the blues by raising awareness of the receding wetlands all over Louisiana, with his “Voice of the Wetlands” organization.
“Almost nobody can beat Tab Benoit for playing raw, dirty-sounding roadhouse blues. There is something about when he gets to rocking that gets everybody going in the way the best blues and rock ‘n’ roll should. Even his guitar tone has that slash-through-your-speakers/earbuds psycho tone that everyone from Travis Wammack to Johnny Guitar Watson to Earl King perfected in the middle of last century. – Off BeatBooking: Tab Benoit Sub Booking: