Changing the sound of 70s music with hits including ‘Heard It in a Love Song’ and ‘Can’t You See,’ Marshall Tucker Band has been one of the greatest Southern rock bands of all time. Decades later, all six men know how to rock out and move audiences. They sing with passion and heart, dusting off hits and introducing them to a brand new crowd.
Thanks to the expanding scope of today’s music, a new generation of fans is learning what the rest of their fans have known for so long; good music knows no boundaries.
Lez Zeppelin performances are on point, packing StageOne over a dozen times. These four female rockers not only possess the reverence of The Mighty Zep, but the raw talent required to pull off an impeccable tribute. Lez Zeppelin’s larger-than-life stage presence outgrew StageOne years ago and they’re rarin’ to take on The Warehouse.
"There are a few jarring moments when it will feel like the most powerful all-female band in rock history…" - Chuck Klosterman, SPIN
Alongside Michelle Branch, Anna Nalick, and Sara Bareilles, Vanessa Carlton helped to usher in a new era of female singer songwriters. Her first single, “A Thousand Miles” was one of the biggest songs of 2002 and continues to get consistent airplay on radio and in TV and film. Other hits include “Ordinary Day,” “White Houses,” and her newest release “Blue Pool.”
"Her timbre is still cute and girlish, but it's far more restrained and controlled than in the past. There are hints of mentor Stevie Nicks's delivery style." - Slant Magazine
New Duke features Brian Torff’s arrangements of Duke Ellington’s Cotton Club period through the 1960s, infused with funk, hip-hop, reggae. This eight-piece jazz band attracts both jazz aficionados and general music-lovers alike. They’re modern, tight, and experts at mashups.
Support for this project comes in part from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
New Duke consists of Darryl Tookes, vocals; Brian Torff, bass, arranger and composer, harmonica, and vocals ; Jamie Finnegan, trumpet; Rick Sadlon, saxophone and flute ; Steve Moran, tenor and baritone sax; John Fumasoli, trombone ; Dave Childs, keyboards; and Don Mulvaney, drums.
Fuzz and Carrie Sangiovanni, the band's Bridgeport-based singer/songwriter core, are life-long performers who can't stop writing dark little masterpieces for their band of traveling street performers. Add the wailing violin ticklings of Ben Dean and the wiggly but sturdy backbone of Brian Anderson's double bass, and you’ve got one of the area’s most theatric, unique and most successful world-touring – and completely independent – bands. They're not bluegrass. They're not alt-country. They're not just gypsy jazz. They're all of that — with some John, Paul, George and Freddie Mercury thrown in.
Caravan’s latest record, Kiss Kiss combines the dark humor and sarcastic social commentary of the group’s previous albums with an added emphasis on love and all the beauty and danger it brings.
“When it comes to this Caravan Of Thieves the only thing you have to worry about them stealing is your heart, as their music sweeps you across the dance floor and then bounces your around quite a bit.” – Blog Critics Magazine
“There's something about the band's witty, spirited gypsy folk-jazz that is so new and yet so familiar all at once.” – Washington Post
It's an explosion of New Orleans party music, Soul in the style of Ray Charles and Al Green, a good helping of jam-bandy Roots Rock with a splash of powerful upbeat Gospel without the religious overtones.
In the name of a good time, BroJo is throwing a tent revival at FTC: Second Line, Funk, and Gospel pulsing with their signature 200% energy. More than just live music, BroJo is a theatrical performance. They break out parasols, parade through the audience and have been known to throw out hundreds of Mardi Gras beads over the course of a show. When the parade starts grooving.. try to stand still... we dare you. Come for the party and leave a bead covered convert.
FOR FANS OF: Yarn / Sol Driven Train / Love Canon
Booking: Brother Joscephus and the Love Revolution
Coming off a highly successful two-year run with Genesis Revisited, Steve Hackett returns to North America in celebration on his April 2015 release of ‘Wolfight.’ This brand-new tour Acolyte to Wolfight sprinkles in the Genesis that will satisfy old and new fans by broadening musical horizons.
This 2.5 hour show brings superb pieces including ‘Ace of Wands,’ ‘Lamb Lies Down on Broadway,’ ‘The Cinema Show,’ and other more favorites. For many, this is the total experience, spanning Steve’s prolific output from early Genesis days to today.
Booking: Steve Hackett
Sub Booking: (of Genesis)
Assembly of Dust
FOR FANS OF: Railroad Earth / moe. / String Cheese Incident
Over the last ten years Assembly of Dust has crafted a unique sound that recalls the likes of The Band, Traffic and Neil Young. They have taken that early 70's Americana swagger, put their own funky spin on it, and earned comparisons to the next generation of Americana heroes including Ryan Adams, Mumford and Sons, and Wilco. Hooky melodies, poetic lyrics, and a profound depth of musicianship prompted USA Today to say Assembly of Dust has what it takes to “dazzle the Alt-Country universe.”
The New York Times praised saying that AOD “puts forth one of the more lucid songwriting efforts to emerge in the long wake of the Grateful Dead.”
Melding the deep grooves of blues and R&B with guitar work that recalls J.J. Cale and Little Feat, Assembly of Dust is a New York-based quintet which has developed a sizable following on the East Coast for their rich country-accented melodies and impressive chops. Assembly of Dust was formed by lead vocalist and songwriter Reid Genauer after the breakup of his band Strangefolk.
Their latest release, Sun Shot, is one part Singer-Songwriter, one part Alt-Country and one part Rock and Roll, but the thread tying it all together is Genauer's heartfelt and beautifully written lyrics. In 2009 The New York Times praised Genauer's songwriting skills as some of the most eloquent “to emerge in the long wake of the Grateful Dead” and the songs on Sun Shot may be the best work of his career."
Dirty blues oozes out of Little Hurricane, who turn past their garage-rock influences to create a unique, personal sound. This duo boast female drummer Celeste “CC” Spina and the hulky guitar riffs of Anthony “Tone” Catalano. It’s no wonder these guys have already made it from Lollapalooza to SXSW. Little Hurricane is on the rise and for anyone who is a fan of The Black Keys, Gary Clark Jr., or Bronze Radio Return.
Led by a vocalist and axe man whose gritting voice matches the bourbon-soaked smokiness of Tom Waits, July Talk is straight out of blue-rock-roots land, backed by amped up heavy rock. He and female vocalist Fay sing with the chemistry of an old married couple. These two fire it up on the stage making it for a seriously dirty dance party.
Booking: Little Hurricane & July Talk
Jon McLaughlin is an artist on the crest of a personal renaissance. Since parting ways with Island Records he has experienced a groundswell of support and inspiration. His latest effort, Forever If Ever, is a fresh and honest new chapter for the Academy Award nominated singer songwriter. “There isn’t a note on the record that I didn’t spend hours scrutinizing over,“ says Jon, “I feel like it’s a real connection to me.” The record, released on Razor and Tie, gave him an opportunity to produce without the scrutiny of a major label. The lyrics are more personal this time around, and the attention paid to each tone gives the album a cleansing variety. Like his influences (think Billy Joel, Elton John, and Ben Folds) McLaughlin’s songs are sometimes topical, often personal, and always on point.
Satisfaction is the international touring tribute show dedicated to the "World's Greatest Rock & Roll Band". This glamorous show has been in production and touring since 2001 with over 2,000 performance dates to its credit. It is the only full time touring show of it's kind in the world. This highly acclaimed production showcases the most authentic cast and costuming audiences have ever witnessed. The likes of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and supporting cast bring a colorful performance to over 50 years of classic hits. Featured in dozens of national newspapers, magazines and television ads as the greatest show ever honoring the Rolling Stones and their legacy.
Booking: "Satisfaction" The International Rolling Stones Show
Northampton's finest folk rockers, the Stephen Kellogg Band, return to StageOne on the heels of Stephen's recent solo release Blundtstone Rookery. Reared on Jim Croce and Cat Stevens, Kellogg writes an exciting blend of Americana, rock and roll, and even a bit of pop.
FOR FANS OF: Ben Taylor, Marc Broussard, Pat McGee Band, Matt White
Known for their irresistible contemporary blues-rock and street-level grit and soul, Tommy Castro & The Painkillers are anxious to bring their newest release, The Devil You Know, to live on tour this Fall. This album features an array of FTC alum including Marcia Ball, Joe Bonamassa, Tab Benoit, and Samantha Fish. Each song comes loaded with emotional depth and muscular hooks courtesy of Castro’s soulful singing, insightful lyrics and dynamic, potent guitar playing.
“Phenomenal and funky...soulful vocals and inspired blues-rock guitar.” –The Washington Post”
“Tommy Castro and The Painkillers are a crackling, stripped-down band with plenty of grit and a rocking soul.” –Jambands.com
FOR FANS OF: Albert Cummings / Popa Chubby / Tab Benoit / Coco Montoya
Booking: Tommy Castro & The Painkillers
Why you should buy tickets now: These guys sell out every time they come to Fairfield. And for good reason, they’re FUN. Just watch the video below. If that doesn't make you want to snag a ticket, not much else will.
Sounds like: A Widespread Panic/Galactic hybrid; warm New Orleans funk and rock.
For fans of: Anders Osborne, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, JJ GREY and MOFRO
The Revivalists know how to infect a live venue with a sense of purpose and energy. Their performances wrap feel-good, danceable melodies around funky, shape-shifting jams as energetic fans latch on and get down to their grooves.
“What’s unique about The Revivalists is that the band defies categorization. They take elements of rock, soul, country, funk, roots, and folk, throw it in the pot, and cook up an addictive, spicy musical jambalaya. This is a band with solid chops, solid songs, and a range of styles and influences. Their wide array of musical colors and Shaw’s thoughtful lyrics give them a very rich palette to paint from in studio and on stage”. - Seattle Music Insider
An Irish folk singer drawing on the Neil Young songwriting tradition. Declan is a product of the folk-rock busking tradition which produced Damien Dempsey, Mundy, and Paddy Casey; all of of whom O’Rourke served his musical apprenticeship under. O’Rourke’s audience-friendly brand of acoustic-pop brought him multi-platinum success in Ireland and multiple returns to Fairfield.
Here's how renowned Irish folk singer Maura O'Connell described Declan O'Rourke:
"He is a phenomenal writer, singer, musician and entertainer. I can't do justice to his talent with words. I don't say that very often, but in this case it is true."
When someone of O'Connell's stature says that about a fellow Irish folkie, you pay attention. And when someone is referred to as the "Irish Leonard Cohen", you have to check him out.
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, led by Wynton Marsalis, is made up of 15 of the finest soloists, ensemble players, and arrangers in jazz music today. Drawing from an extensive repertoire that includes original compositions by Mr. Marsalis, Ted Nash, and other members of the orchestra, as well as the masterworks of Ellington, Mingus, Coltrane, and other great jazz composers, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis concerts are critically-acclaimed internationally.
"The finest big band in the world today," said the Daily Telegraph, UK.
Booking: Wynton Marsalis
Sub Booking: w/ Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
Drawing stylistic influence from Otis Redding and Brian McKnight while bearing the gruff vocals of John Hiatt and Dr. John, Broussard radiates soulful New Orleans with a strong essence of rock n roll. Marc Broussard returns to Fairfield for his sixth FTC show, and first performance in The Warehouse.
Marc Broussard's high octane take-off uses no formula at all. Instead he offers a blend of abilities, styles and enthusiasms uniquely adapted to himself on his debut album, Carencro. He calls himself "a white boy singing soul music." But that's deceptive because his music draws from everything he's absorbed. "I feel like I've melded a bunch of things together that people haven't focused on for a long time." In his songs can be heard influences and accents ranging from soul men like Stevie Wonder and Brian McKnight to Louisiana icons like Johnny Allan and G.G. Shin to road warriors like Dave Matthews. What the 32-year old Broussard takes from all of this is a sense of craft and above all, great depth of feeling. That's what makes him so soulful. Well, that and his husky baritone with a range similar to Wonder, or another influence, Donny Hathaway. Like them, Broussard moves up and down the scales without any sign of effort—the hard work he puts into his music isn't meant to show. When it comes to music, Broussard is like a bayou rendition of The Natural.
Broussard places no limit on his ambition. "The kind of artist I'd like to evolve into is Prince," he says. "My ambition is to do the whole thing as well as I can and have people dig it. I want to be a true entertainer." Just don't count on it happening in a predictable way . Marc Broussard is from a place off the maps of conventional pop culture. He might just force us to draw some new ones before he's done.
“Ever since Broussard's 2002 debut, Momentary Setback, the Louisiana-bred artist has been compared by critics to everyone from rock n' blues artist Delbert McClinton to soul greats like Otis Redding.” - Soul Tracks
Booking: Marc Broussard
Best known for his tenure fronting the hugely influential New York Dolls, David Johansen achieved commercial success under the pseudonym Buster Poindexter back in the 80s with his hit song, "Hot Hot Hot."
This jack-of-all-trades is a true chameleon; throughout his career which we’ve seen him him transform from a lipstick-smeared proto-punk hero into an urban blue-eyed soul man and most currently into a tuxedo-clad lounge lizard.
Today, he remains a rock n roll original, an unpredictable iconoclast, and a true cultural innovator.
FOR FANS OF: David Johansen / Big Bad Voodoo Daddy / Cherry Poppin’ Daddies / Brian Seltzer / New York Dolls
Misfits trailblazed the horror punk genre with lyrics and imagery inspired by 1950s B-movies about girls and ghouls back in 1977. They’ve since attracted an entirely new, youthful audience that emerge wearing skeleton t-shirts and an attitude to rock. The Glenn Danzig-era classics still sound lively enough to raise the dead, and skulls and Halloween prompt mass slam-dancing singalongs.
Halloween's coming, and you know what that means- it's time to listen to that timeless punk-rock institution, The Misfits. The songs are loud, fast, catchy and above all- fun! What else could you want for a night of horror movies, costumes, and candy…or booze…or both. Don’t miss the most insane Halloween party to hit Fairfield County - in The Warehouse!
FOR FANS OF: Tori Amos / Sara Bareilles / Ingrid Michaelson
Selling nearly three million copies and being blasted on national radio, Anna Nalick struck gold with her debut album and hit single, “Breathe (2AM).” It’s apparent that she is strongly influenced by her love of The Cranberries, John Mayer, and Fiona Apple when you listen to the passionate singer-songwriter. Her music has been recognized in television and film including Grey’s Anatomy and multiple stunning covers by Kelly Clarkson.
Mountainfilm on Tour takes you on a journey around the earth’s extremes with the men and women who document our far-flung corners. From the highest mountain to the deepest cave, Mountainfilm takes you on a visceral exploration of cultures, environment, and adventure.
FTC in partnership with Outdoor Sports Center present a Sunday of film screenings, vendors, and events. Join us for the evening screening (6:30PM) or the entire day of family friendly activities (2PM-5PM). Through the years, in and out of trends and fads, the festival has always been best described by one unchanging word: inspiring.
Band Together founders Jerry Vigorito and Rob Fried bring you a dance and funk show channeling the popular NY nightclub Studio 54 and the “scene” from the 1970’s and 80’s made popular by Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Donna Summer, The O’Jays, Jackson Five and more. Along with Jerry and Rob, this show features Sheila Fabrizio, Anthony Gadaleta, Kevin Franklin, Pete Hines, Nick Biello and Pat Marafiote.
All funds raised will support CLASP and their program to provide homes and opportunities for people with autism and related developmental disabilities. By offering high quality, personalized services CLASP is able to enhance each person’s independence, dignity and continued personal growth. Lets be part of helping others develop their ability to be contributing members of the community.
“The feel good nature of the Band Together thing is indescribable” .... The New York Times
Booking: A Night at Studio 54-
Sub Booking: A Benefit Concert for CLASP
Melvin Seals and the Jerry Garcia Band are keepers of the jamband flame, paying tribute to their fallen founder with every note. There are dozens of Grateful Dead tributes and side projects but only one man is fit to carry on as JGB’s frontman.
Melvin spun his Hammond B-3 magic with the Jerry Garcia Band for 18 years and in doing so, helped defined what jamband music is today. As nicknamed by Garcia himself, come see the Master of the Universe’s powerful presence in The Warehouse.
Tumbleweed Wanderers have risen through the ranks to become darlings of the NoCal folk-rock scene. They meld rock, soul, bluegrass, and folk into a genre they describe as “street folk and soulful rock n roll.”
A reputation as a not-to-be-missed live act, their real artistry shines through in their album, Realize. Produced by Brian Deck (Iron and Wine, Modest Mouse) and Brian Lucey (Black Keys, Arctic Monkeys), Realize is a rock n roll journey steeped in Americana with psychedelic twists at every turn.
FOR FANS OF: Fleet Foxes / Kings Of Leon / My Morning Jacket
Aspiring filmmakers Chris Stamp and Kit Lambert set out to search for a subject for their underground movie, leading them to discover, mentor, and manage the iconic band known as The Who and create rock 'n' roll history.
Showcasing the music of Gordon Lightfoot and Jim Croce, this trio captures the essence of two essential singer-songwriters. Named after Lightfoot’s 1975 release, Rainy Day People’s engaging performances bring together fine musicianship and interpretation. Look forward to hearing favorites like “Time In A Bottle,” “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown,” “If You Could Read My Mind,” and “Sundown.”
Booking: Rainy Day People/The Lightfoot and Croce Tribute
Anything from ‘average,’ Average White Band has never been quite what you’d expect. They burst onto the Northern soul scene in 1972 opening up for Clapton, mixing classic sounds of Memphis Motown and Philly R&B to produce serious hits including “Cut The Cake” and “Pick Up The Pieces.”
Undeniably funky; AWB packs enough soul and groove to make you move in any sized room. With that in mind, we’re excited for them to test The Warehouse’s limits.
Blue Öyster Cult rose from the 1970s ashes to become one of the nation’s all-time greatest hard-rock ensembles. With an incredible run of classic albums from the 70s through 80s, B.Ö.C. continues to tour hard and loud, kicking out jams at every opportunity.
From humble beginnings right across Long Island’s sound, B.Ö.C. gave us hits including “Burnin’ For You,” the tongue in cheek “Godzilla,” and the ghostly guitar and cowbell of “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper.” Radio hits, record breaking albums, and pop culture recognition on SNL, Blue Öyster Cult is a national treasure and FTC is pleased to welcome them to The Warehouse.
Formed from the ashes of The Yardbirds by Keith Relf and Jim McCartney, Renaissance’s Annie Haslam brought a feminine energy to the male-dominated genre. They were set slightly apart from other prog-rock bands throughout the 70s with talents on par with Genesis, YES, and Emerson Lake and Palmer.
“Renaissance's Annie Haslam brought a feminine energy to prog rock's sausage fest.” - Rolling Stone (yes...Rolling Stone Magazine said this)
"One of modern music's master storytellers has returned with the nostalgic and intensely personal Benji. Since the early 90s, former Red House Painters prolific frontman Mark Kozelek has assembled an impressive catalog, releasing one poignant recording after another. The brilliantly-crafted sixth studio album from the celebrated indie folk troubadour might possibly be the most beautifully candid record he has recorded under the Sun Kil Moon guise or any nom de plume." - PopMatters
This fall Sun Kil Moon make its first appearance at FTC, and we couldn't be more excited. Prepare for an intimate performance in an intimate space.
Kevin Griffin got his start writing tightly melodic and distortion-tinged tunes with 90s alt-pop powerhouse Better Than Ezra. The multiple award-winning hit songwriter has scored four #1 singles and sold over 30 million records over the course of his career with artists such as Train, Howie Day, Missy Higgins, Blondie, and more. He’s currently located down in Nashville penning songs for artists across all spectrums of the music industry. He’s also been covered by Taylor Swift - twice! We look forward to a night of Kevin Griffin originals, covers, and collaborations on StageOne.
Booking: Kevin Griffin
Sub Booking: of Better Than Ezra
He's got some Blind Willie McTell and some Fats Waller. Some Buddy Guy and some Taj Mahal. He's got some Zora Neale Hurston and some Garrison Keillor. But most importantly - Guy Davis has got the blues and he knows how to share 'em.
The blues permeates every corner of his creativity and throughout his career, he's dedicated himself to reviving the traditions of acoustic blues, bringing them to all the ears he can.
“Talent and charisma...Davis performs with authority.” - New York Times
FOR FANS OF: Taj Mahal / Bob Dylan / Tony Joe White
Their feel-good California vibe and off-the-wall, engaging live shows have made ALO (Animal Liberation Orchestra) a rising star in the jamband circuit. It’s music with mission to make you chill out, relax, and sing along. Music fans looking for the authentic laid-back, groovy vibe straight out of Cali will be sure to find it with ALO in The Warehouse. Their pop ‘n roll sound blends fun thoughtful song craft with danceable grooves, a mixture that always results in an unforgettable party.
TOP SONGS: “Girl, I Want To Lay You Down” / “Wasting Time” / “Barbecue”
FOR FANS OF: G. Love / Dispatch / Ryan Montbleau / Jack Johnson
Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes are a mighty mix of Stax R&B and heartland rock. Emerging from the Jersey Shore following Bruce Springsteen, Johnny Lyon has rolled through four decades of gritty, blues-rock hits, and of course 1976’s “I Don’t Want To Go Home.”
One of the finest eight-piece juke entourages around and a champion of a front man, Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes deliver exhilarating, fever pitch performances. Don’t miss these guys crank up music and corral the crowd this October.
Booking: Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes
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.
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
The mighty Steel Pulse, “perhaps the last great old-school reggae band left,” (NPR) came storming out of the UK in the late 70s and never let up. They’ve delivered Rastafarian reggae with relentless fire for 3+ decades including a show at The Klein last summer and they now bring it to The Warehouse this fall.
Merging classic roots-reggae with a rock and dancehall style, Steel Pulse puts on a show appealing to everyone from hardcore reggae folks to just about anyone who digs quality live music. They’re a raging fury of reggae and a must-add notch on the ‘ol "live concert belt" that hangs in every closet.
For fans of bluegrass, David Grisman needs no introduction. A prolific mandolin player and longtime Grateful Dead collaborator, Grisman developed a unique blend of bluegrass and gypsy-swing. Joining Grisman on stage will be friend and fellow music legend John Sebastian, founder and member of The Lovin’ Spoonful who delivered hits including “Do You Believe in Magic” and “Summer in the City.”
These two sold-out StageOne last October and we look forward to see another full-house in September.
Booking: An Evening with John Sebastian & David Grisman
There is no mistaking Brad Roberts' voice. He may look like an average guy, now in his mid- 40s, but then he opens his mouth and his majestic baritone voice immediately conjures fond memories of such Crash Test Dummies hits at "Mmm, Mmm, Mmm, Mmm" and "Superman." With Roberts at the helm, the band has touched on funk and soul, folk, and electronic music. Yet it is Roberts' voice and offbeat lyrical sensibility that has carried forth through his solo career.
Booking: Brad Roberts
Sub Booking: of Crash Test Dummies
ABOUT THE BAND MEMBERS:
Featuring legitimate long time members of The Band, Jim Weider and Randy Ciarlante, along with Marty Grebb (Bonnie Raitt, The Fabulous Rhinestones) Byron Isaacs and Brian Mitchell (Levon Helm Band), The Weight revisits the radio hits and deep tracks from one of America’s most loved and revered musical institutions. With three of the five original members of The Band now gone, who better than the iconic group’s “second generation” to keep the unique roots-rock sound alive? Jim Weider, who replaced Robbie Robertson on lead guitar in 1985, and Randy Ciarlante, who joined The Band as second drummer to Levon Helm in 1991, are keeping the tradition of one of America’s most beloved musical institutions alive.
One of the things that really made The Band was their golden idiosyncrasies. One of the things that makes The Weight the greatest touring The Band tribute act is their ability to nail those off-kilter roles. They’re able to fit the roles so well because they know The Band better than anyone. They’ve played in offshoots of The Band like The Rick Danko Band, and Levon’s Midnight Ramble Band. They’ve written songs with Richard Manuel. They’ve even played in different incarnations of The Band itself, playing in stead of Robbie Robertson and Levon Helm right before his passing. The Weight are extended family to The Band, carrying the torch to The Warehouse and beyond.
“The performances have inspired dancing in the aisles, reflecting the continued appeal of favorites like “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,” “Up on Cripple Creek” and “The Weight.” - New York Times
Booking: THE WEIGHT
Sub Booking: ft former members of The Band, Levon Helm Band, and Rick Danko Group
This British hard-rock treasure led the 70s avant-garde alongside Led Zeppelin, King Crimson, and Pentangle. With 20+ album releases and countless live performances, Wishbone Ash’s solo swaps, hard bass, and atmospheric melody has kept them relevant for decades.
Don’t miss their Fairfield debut to hear winding instrumentals, hypnotic drums, and a range of styles from rock to celtic to funk.
Special Pre-Sale Promo:
Wishbone Ash is celebrating the upcoming release of their live DVD, recorded in May during a three-day residency at Le Triton Theatre in Paris. The band is offering a sneak peek of the footage to anyone purchasing advance tickets for any of the North American shows on this fall's Road Warriors Tour.
Simply take a screen shot of your confirmed purchase (or, if purchasing by phone, your ticket order confirmation) and e-mail it to email@example.com . You'll receive a link to download the song “Open Road.” In addition, all valid proofs of purchase will be entered into a drawing to win the full DVD or an autographed copy of Andy Powell's autobiography, both set for October release.
FOR FANS OF: Jimmy Page / Jethro Tull / Jeff Beck / Humble Pie
FTC's Films That Rock Series is back! The Wrecking Crew was the collective of studio musicians in LA in the 60s who provided the back-beat, the bottom and the swinging melody that drove the hits for the Beach Boys, Frank Sinatra, Sonny & Cher, The Monkees, and many others. The amount of work that this group was involved in was tremendous. This fun and insightful documentary will have you tapping your toes with the first notes of every familiar tune. A must see for 60s and 70s music lovers.
Buckwheat Zydeco is the preeminent ambassador of Louisiana’s zydeco music. Infusing its naturally urbanized sound with touches of synthesizer and trumpet, his party music flawlessly ties together rock and R&B for a night on the town. They bring a down-home and high-powered celebration each and every time.
Since his bands inception, Buckwheat has collaborated and performed with Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Willie Nelson, Mavis Staples, Paul Simon, Ry Cooder, and many many more.
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 Pilot House’s programs for children and families with special needs. Show features Janet Gardner of Vixen, Bobby Harden, singer for the Original Blues Brothers along with Laura Merrill, Ryan Parrino, Drew McKeon, David Morgan, Jerry and Rob. Rock & Roll will never die!
This show will celebrate Band Together’s 50th performance since 2006 supporting local charities. Come down and celebrate with us!
“The feel good nature of the Band Together thing is indescribable” .... The New York Times
Booking: Rock in the USA - A The Pilot House Benefit Concert
Surprising himself and fans alike, Jeff Daniels’ latest role is of a traveling folk raconteur with 30 years worth of secret songwriting that lands him in Fairfield, CT.
Unlike those who use their celebrity status to prop mediocre hobbies, Daniels is a true musician who can growl a blue vocal or croon a gentle ballad. The guy can finger pick a nimble lead and back his blues stories with catchy riffs and biting humor.
World rockers Rusted Root has been bringing people together since the early 90s. With undeniably infectious anthems like “Send Me On My Way” and “Ecstasy,” they’ve captured hearts and minds while spreading their peaceful message around the world.
Combining a jam aesthetic and a global mindset, Rusted Root combines influences from Africa, The Middle East, and Latin America into a transcontinental brew. Since being included on their 1994 platinum album, When I Woke, “Send Me On My Way” has been featured in numerous film and television soundtracks including Ice Age, and Party of Five, and was even fired into space with the NASA Mars rover, Opportunity.
Exclusive area screening in collaboration with Telluride MountainFilm on Tour. In the high-stakes pursuit of big-wall climbing, the Shark's Fin on Mount Meru may be the ultimate prize. Sitting 21,000 feet above the sacred Ganges River in Northern India, the mountain's perversely stacked obstacles make it both a nightmare and an irresistible calling for some of the world's toughest climbers. In October 2008, renowned alpinists Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk arrived in India to tackle Meru. Their planned seven-day trip quickly declined into a 20-day odyssey in sub-zero temperatures with quickly depleting food rations. Despite making it to within 100 meters of the elusive summit, their journey, like everyone before them, was not a successful one.
Award winning bluegrass troupe, The Gibson Brothers, are making their mark in American traditional music. Hailing from Ellenburg Depot, NY this quintet may not all be brothers by blood; but their chemistry is undeniable. Reigning IBMA Entertainers of The Year (as well as IBMA’s Best Vocal Group for the second year in a row), The Gibson Brothers are at the top of the trad folk ladder.
Formed around the core of Eric and Leigh Gibson, The Gibson brothers are a five piece string band with guitar, bass, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, and some of the tightest harmonies you’ll ever hear. Together they make up what PopMatters called “pound for pound, the most impeccably fine-sounding traditional bluegrass band on the contemporary scene.”
For the second night of their run, PMW will treat us to American classic, ‘Graceland.’ Get ready for one full set of upbeat bluegrass followed by a second set of their interpretation of Paul Simon’s iconic album.
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.
Booking: Poor Man's Whiskey
Sub Booking: "Graceland"
An unforgettable concert experience: A bluegrass interpretation of Dark Side of the Moon
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. They return to StageOne to take on Pink Floyd with a bluegrass approach; “Dark Side of The Moonshine” kicks off their TWO-NIGHT run set to the backdrop of the Wizard of Oz on Friday. You’re invited to dress up like your favorite character to win prizes.
Booking: Poor Man's Whiskey
Sub Booking: "Dark Side of the Moonshine"
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."
A bit of rockabilly, funk, boogie-woogie, disco, jazz, and blues, this trio of english siblings play with a chemistry that can only come from family. Coming from a musical household: a studio engineer father and their mother being the drummer of 70s post-punk band The Raincoats, Kitty, Daisy & Lewis have had upwards of 30 years band practice together.
They’ve joined worldwide sold-out tours opening for acts including Coldplay, Razorlight, Richard Hawley, and more and now take on their own North American tour with the release of their third album, simply titled, The Third. In short, they're a mix up of dirty R&B, whiskey soaked country, haunting Hawaiian jungle drums and Gospel fever, with a punch in the face by Daisy's hard beatboxing!
FOR FANS OF: Wanda Jackson / JD McPherson / James Hunter / Stray Cats