JIMMIE VAUGHAN – SOLD OUT
EDWIN McCAIN – SOLD OUT
SHAWN COLVIN – Selling fast.
THE WAILIN’ JENNYS – Selling fast.
AL STEWART – SOLD OUT
NATALIE MACMASTER – Only 36 tickets remain!
AL DiMEOLA – Only 32 tickets remain!
Wednesday, June 15 CARRIE RODRIGUEZ
FREE PATRON APPRECIATION SHOW!
Carrie Rodriguez is a soulful singer, songwriter and fiddler/guitarist who grew up in Austin, TX. Over the years, as part of a duo (with Chip Taylor), as a side-woman (with Alejandro Escovedo), and as a solo artist – Carrie Rodriguez has dazzled critics and audiences alike with her prowess as a musician. With 2006′s solo debut album, Seven Angels On A Bicycle (Trainwreck/Back Porch – EMI) she proved herself as a frontperson with a vision. With 2008′s follow up, She Ain’t Me she proved to be a world class songwriter in her own right. Carrie has recently been featured on Austin City Limits and Mountain Stage.
Thursday, June 16 SUBWAY COMEDY TOUR
National touring comedians Auggie Smith and Dax Jordan take the stage for a great night of laughs. This is going to be a VERY funny show!
Friday, June 17 JIMMIE VAUGHAN
This show is SOLD OUT.
Saturday, June 18 GRANITE STATE BLUES SOCIETY CHALLENGE
Last year’s blues challenge sold out and was a great night of amazing music by local blues artists competing for a spot at the National blues competition.
Sunday, June 19 RODNEY CROWELL
Here are some things you probably already know about Rodney Crowell. In 1977, he formed his own group, The Cherry Bombs, and in 1978 released his first album, Ain’t Living Long Like This. In 1988 he released Diamonds and Dirt, which generated an unprecedented five number-one singles, including “It’s Such a Small World,” with Rosanne Cash, his wife and partner at the time. They split up in 1992, but they are still friends.
His acclaimed autobiographical album, The Houston Kid, in 2001 marked his break from the constraints of mainstream record labels. There have been some awards along the way: Rodney won a Grammy in 1989 for the Best Country Song: “After all This Time.” He was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2003. After he re-formed The Notorious Cherry Bombs in 2004 with his old pal Vince Gill, the band was nominated for a CMA Top Vocal Group award. Hundreds of versions of his songs have been recorded over the years.
August 11 ERIC JOHNSON
Eric Johnson’s stature as one of the premier guitar players in contemporary music is his artistic trump card, backed by a Grammy Award and five nominations, platinum album, Top 10 hits like “Cliffs Of Dover,” praise from critics and the esteem of his peers. But the full hand of his talents marks him as well as a gifted songwriter, dynamic live performer, singer, pianist, song interpreter, and creator of a rich and diverse musical legacy.
November 12 RIK EMMETT
Come join Rik Emmett, lead singer and guitarist for the rock band Triumph, for a special performance at Tupelo! Rik will be performing a mix of classics, acoustic , jazz and blues, as well as performing as part of the Strung Out Troubadours with guitarist Dave Dunlop. It is a show not to be missed as these two master guitarists duke it out on stage.
Emmett and Dunlop (from the rock band Full Nine) first played together during a master class session at the National Summer Guitar Workshop in 1990. Much of their material originates from their acoustic guitars, with Rik singing lead vocal on some selections.
In 2007, Strung-Out Troubadours won “Album of the Year” and “Group/Duo Of The Year” at the Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards, where they were the most heavily-nominated act. Both Rik and Dave were also nominated for “Best Guitarist”, a category that Emmett had captured back in 2005.
November 25 JUDY COLLINS
Judy Collins was born in May, 1939 in Seattle, Washington. She began as a classical pianist, with her first performance at the age of 13. Soon after that, however, she discovered the work of Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, and other folk singers, and fell in love with traditional and contemporary topical music. When she was 22, she released her debut album. She began her career singing both traditional songs and contemporary folk tunes written by songwriters like Bob Dylan and Phil Ochs. She also brought great attention to songs by artists like Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell. It wasn’t until 1967 that she began recording her own original compositions. She has received two Grammy Awards and an Academy Award Nomination. She has made 39 records, and continues to tour internationally.
January 14 PETER YARROW
“We’re part of a long train ride,” is the way Peter Yarrow visualizes the many events that have highlighted a career spanning more than four decades. With characteristic care, Yarrow places the success he’s had within a greater context, seeing his accomplishments as part of a tradition, to be credited and carried on. “When I was in high school,” he recalls, “I heard The Weavers’ concert at Carnegie Hall where they sang songs such as ‘If I Had a Hammer,’ and ‘Wasn’t That a Time.’ It was inspiring, and it showed me the extraordinary effect that music of conscience can have.” That lesson launched Peter on a lifelong path that is now, perhaps, in its most vital phase.
Over the years, many issues have moved Peter to commit his time and talent: equal rights, peace, the environment, gender equality, homelessness, hospice care and education. All have utilized his skills as both a performer and an organizer. Along with his singing partners, Paul and Mary, Peter participated in the Civil Rights Movement, which brought them to Washington in 1963 to sing for the historic march led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as well as the equally historic Selma-Montgomery march in 1965. He went on to produce and coordinate numerous events for the Peace/anti-Vietnam War movement, including festivals at Madison Square Garden and Shea Stadium. These efforts culminated in his co-organizing the 1969 Celebration of Life, a now-famous march on Washington, in which some half-million people participated.