HOWARD JONES – SOLD OUT
ENGLISH BEAT – SOLD OUT
TAB BENOIT – Only 4 tickets remain!
PAULA POUNDSTONE – Only 40 tickets remain!
SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY – SOLD OUT
BLUE SKY RIDERS – Selling Fast!
THE BODEANS – SOLD OUT
AL STEWART – Selling Fast!
July 6 THE LEFT BANKE
The Left Banke produced two of the most enduring and bittersweet songs of the 1960’s – “Walk Away Renee” and “Pretty Ballerina” – which have been covered by everyone from Rickie Lee Jones to Alice Cooper.
However, the group’s impact goes far beyond their placement on the Billboard Top 20 charts. Their pioneering use of Classical string arrangements and lush vocal harmonies helped usher in the “Baroque Pop” movement—soon championed by The Beatles, Beach Boys, Love and Procol Harum. Interest in Left Banke’s now-classic catalogue has continued to soar in the intervening decades, with their out-of-print albums trading for over $150 online, until Sundazed Records reissued “Walk Away Renee/Pretty Ballerina” and “The Left Banke Too” in 2011 (selling over 15,000 units in the first months of release!). And the band’s huge influence is apparent in the new Baroque Pop revival exemplified by artists like Belle & Sebastian and Regina Spektor.
No longer able to resist the calls for a reunion, founding members Tom Finn and George Cameron have reformed The Left Banke for their first live performances since 1970. In order to recreate the unique sound of their recordings, Finn and Cameron have assembled some of New York City’s finest musicians, including long-time Left Banke collaborator Charly Cazalet on bass, Mike Fornatale (lead vocals, guitar), Paul Alves (guitar), Mickey Finn (keyboards), and the Grip Weeds’ Rick Reil on drums, along with a small string section. The recent NYC-area reunion shows (including 2 sold-out nights at Joe’s Pub, and a holiday performance with NYU’s All-University Choir) have generated a tremendous amount of buzz among music journalists and fan-sites, and the band is now gearing up to actively tour throughout 2012!
July 7 JOHN EDDIE
“John Eddie is a badass— Eddie writes like a cowboy poet, a rock ‘n’ roller and a country tunesmith all rolled into one. Part Steve Earl, part Guy Clark, part Springsteen, John Eddie is one hell of an artist, and if you didn’t already know him, you will soon.” – Performing Songwriter
Listen at JohnEddie.com
August 3 JEFF LEBLANC and BROOKS HUBBARD
Jeff LeBlanc – Sirius/XM “Discovery of the Year” nominee Jeff LeBlanc is using his college degree a little differently than he first envisioned. His immediately familiar-sounding blend of pop and acoustic rock quickly took him from dorm room concerts at Sacred Heart University to a 60-date tour of colleges across the country, where he was praised as everything from “the new John Mayer” to an artist “perfectly in tune with his audience.” Jeff’s latest album, “Worth Holding On To”, was self-released in August of 2011 and quickly reached #3 on the iTunes Top 200 Singer/Songwriter Chart. He’s spent most of the past few years on the road, headlining shows across the country and opening for the Goo Goo Dolls, Matt Nathanson, Ingrid Michaelson, David Archuleta, Augustana and many more. Listen at JeffLeBlancMusic.com
Brooks Hubbard’s voice, stage presence, and original songwriting are what make him unique as an artist. He is genuine and plays from the heart and his audience connects with him on a personal level. The success of his early career has already brought recognition on many music blogs including goodmusicallday.com, as well as strong support from listeners all over. He hopes to pursue a life of music and offers to “share all the love I can give”. Brooks Hubbard on Facebook
October 20 MARIA MULDAUR
Maria Muldaur went platinum just two years after her first solo album and was forever enshrined in the minds of baby boomers the world over. “Midnight at the Oasis” remains to this day a staple song on multi-format radio. Four albums on Warner Brothers followed including her acclaimed second disc, Waitress in a Donut Shop, which contained her next hit single, a remake of “I’m A Woman.”