PAULA POUNDSTONE – Only 15 tickets remain for first show.
SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY – SOLD OUT
BLUE SKY RIDERS (with Kenny Loggins) – Only 27 tickets remain!
THE BODEANS – SOLD OUT
SONNY LANDRETH – Only 40 tickets remain!
AL STEWART – Only 28 tickets remain!
MARIA MULDAUR – Selling fast!
CARBON LEAF – Selling Fast!
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.
Brooks Hubbard – “Brooks Hubbard spent his teenage years in Enfield, honing his guitar playing, singing and songwriting, all the while listening to Jason Mraz, Jack Johnson, and John Mayer. Now, thanks to his mellow, guitar-driven melodies, he draws frequent comparisons to his musical influences.” – Valley News
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”.
August 9 BIG BROTHER AND THE HOLDING COMPANY
Evolving out of the San Francisco rock scene of the mid-1960s, Big Brother was in the forefront of the psychedelic music movement. Originally called the Blue Yard Hill, with various members floating in and out, Big Brother became a reality in September of that year. They played their first official gig in January 1966 at the Open Theater in Berkeley. Within a short time they became the house band for Chet Helms at the Avalon Ballroom and began to develop a loyal following of fans. Highlights of their early performances included “Coo Coo”, “That’s How Strong My Love Is”and “Hall Of The Mountain King” usually relying on Peter Albin for lead vocals. Later, Peter would also sing the lead on the early versions of “Down On Me”, and “Summertime”.
Janis Joplin debuted with Big Brother on June 10, 1966, at the Avalon Ballroom. The majority of Big Brother fans approved of the addition, and Janis became an instant hit.
The current edition of Big Brother & The Holding Company is one you don’t want to miss. The hits are as alive today as they were back in the 60’s.
August 10/11 PAULA POUNDSTONE
Appearing on stage with a stool, a microphone, and a can of Diet Pepsi, Paula Poundstone is famous for her razor-sharp wit and spontaneity. The Boston Globe said, “Poundstone improvises with a crowd like a Jazz musician, swinging in unexpected directions without a plan, without a net”. Paula is so quick and unassuming that audience members at her live shows often leave complaining that their cheeks hurt from laughter and debating whether the random people she talked to were “plants.”
November 30 JEFF PITCHELL and TEXAS FLOOD with special featured guest guitarist Johnny A
Jeff Pitchell is an internationally acclaimed (#7 album Billboard Charts), award winning singer, songwriter, guitarist (won best guitarist at age 15), and an actor, who reminds fans of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, BB King etc. but most of all, is a top drawing, best selling artist whose explosive guitar playing and impassioned vocals have drawn rave reviews from fans and critics alike for simply playing music that Jeff himself has written!
On its own, a Jeff Pitchell show rocks. We’ve “stepped it up” and added special feature guest guitarist Johnny A to this show to play alongside Jeff. Put on your seatbelts for this one. We’re gonna blow the roof off!