Saturday, December 9th at 7:30 pm – Bluestem / Robin Harrell & Carey McGehee

bluegrass, folk & americana

Blue Stem is a talented group of musicians, connected by family and a common love of music. Cindy Uden and Christy Peterson are sisters who grew up singing in their family band. Cody Carson Brown is their cousin from the sandhills, who started playing mandolin with her husband Todd Brown on guitar 15 years ago. Add to that mix, bluegrass guitarist Dan Deffenbaugh and you have a creative mix of blood, bluegrass and great harmonies.

Cindy was inducted into the Nebraska Bluegrass Hall of Fame 10 years ago. Christy and Dan were featured on NET Radio’s Friday LIVE a few months ago. Todd and Cody have performed on the Listening Room stage many times, performing Todd’s original songs. I guess what I’m trying to say is that these folks are Listening Room family and we’re happy to feature them and their talents.

Robin and Carey have been singing together for 25 years. Ha ha. I am Robin Harrell,the “mother” of the Listening Room and Carey McGehee is my daughter. Our set will include some of our new favorite songs by artists like Bonnie Raitt, Brandi Carlile, Richard Thompson and Rodney Crowell. We have several special guests planned and we look forward to performing together on the Listening Room stage for the first time since September 2008 !!!

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Saturday, February 13th at 7:30 pm- Jackie Allen Band

jazz

Jackie Allen is an American jazz vocalist, composer, and educator. She has released twelve records as a leader for labels such as Blue Note Records, Naxos Records, A440 Music Group, and Avant Bass.

Influenced by jazz, folk, and pop singers, Allen is perhaps best known for interpretations classic jazz ballads (“bringing out the beauty of the lyrics” -Scott Yannow, All Music Guide) and transformation of contemporary tunes (“her gift with more pop-oriented material is utterly distinctive and even innovative, since there isn’t another singer out there who phrases like her” -Thom Jurek, All Music Guide).

Rose Fingered Dawn is Jackie’s newest CD, released in October 2017.
It features ten tunes written for Jackie by Hans Sturm, performed by her working band and a three-horn section.

“Allen’s vocals cradle the lyrics gingerly. Rose Fingered Dawn is a culmination of her influences and experiences, favoring songs that move audiences emotionally and ultimately, profoundly.”       Susan Francis, BlogCritics

Learn more about Jackie- here

Tickets on sale December 15th

Sunday, February 18  at 7:30 pm- The Mammals

contemporary folk

A high-octane Americana quintet from New York’s storied Hudson Valley, The Mammals carry on the work of Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie with a deep original repertoire and signature “trad is rad” sound.

“ Some of the best songwriting of their generation.”  LA Weekly

“A string band at the core, The Mammals augment their sound with electric guitar and drums to create a collectively harmonized howl as thrilling and rocking as any band currently subverting folk traditions !!” No Depression

Founded in 2001 by Seeger’s grandson, Tao, second generation fiddler / singer, Ruthy Ungar and banjo / guitar songsmith, Mike Merenda, the Mammals reemerged in 2017  stronger than ever.

“The Mammals don’t suffer from multiple genre syndrome, they celebrate it as if gleefully aware that the sound barriers separating ole-timey music, vintage pop and contemporary folk are as permeable as cotton.”        The Washington Post

learn more about The Mammals HERE

Tickets on sale December 15th

 

Friday & Saturday nights, March 9th and 10th, 7:30 pm   Darrell Scott

i am travelling less these days
trying to figure out
how
to be in this world
music-ly
human-ly
at this age
at this time
in this world

“I look like an insider because of everything I‘ve done but I always felt like an outsider,” Darrell Scott says. “And that’s important—to be an outsider.”

He’s also a master. Witness his ability to make just about any instrument talk, listen to his vocals and songwriting to hear him contain every emotion between joy and pain within one verse in his singing and in his pen. Nowadays he’s taking the outsider role even more seriously; after 23 years in Nashville he spent the last year devoting himself to a self-sufficient lifestyle in the country while simultaneously putting together his best album in years. Couchville Sessions is that album, and it continues Scott’s long tradition of tackling the profound issues—loneliness, the demise of relationships, mortality—without ever becoming maudlin.

Darrell is also releasing a new LIVE CD, Live at Station Inn, which was recorded in Nashville in ____.

The fact is that Darrell has a lot of music recorded that has never been released. The time he is spending “off the road” has given him time to catalog and remix these vast archives of music. He also spent part of 2017 touring with The Zac Brown Band.

A Darrell Scott solo show is a rare treat. We have two nights for you to choose from. Or, what the heck? Just come to both shows. I guarantee they will be exceptional and different and memorable.

learn more about Darrell HERE

Tickets on sale December 15th

Friday, April 6th at 7:30 pm – Melodime

americana

Melodime’s americana-flavored songs merge a slight country twang with rock and roll, successfully blending stunning piano melodies with catchy guitar riffs and sing-along choruses.

Melodime, featuring Brad Rhodes (lead vocals, acoustic guitar), Sammy Duis (piano, organ, bass), Tyler Duis (drums), and Jon Wiley (bg vocals, guitar, mandolin, dobro), has performed 125+ shows annually throughout the continental United States, sharing the stage with such well-known acts as  Sam Hunt, Jonny Lang, A Thousand Horses, and Sister Hazel.

The band has also left its mark internationally with performances in Mexico, Canada, and Europe, all while founding and running a charity, ‘Now I Play Along Too,’ which provides musical instruments and lessons to underprivileged children in the DC area, Florida and Haiti.

Learn more about Melodime HERE

Tickets on sale December 15th

Friday, April 20th at 7:30 pm – Sweet Talk Radio

folk, pop

From their Facebook page:  Sweet Talk Radio write songs in their pajamas, enjoy laughing & pancake breakfasts. But mostly, they write songs & sing them.

It’s all about chemistry. SWEET TALK RADIO is the husband and wife team of Kathrin Shorr & Tim Burlingame. This dynamic duo, based in Los Angeles, draws on the combination of Shorr’s captivating vocals and Burlingame’s lyrical guitar. Their music has earned them recurring spots on the iTunes Singer Songwriter chart and the ears of music supervisors on some of today’s top tv shows.
 “With undeniable chemistry both on stage and off, STR create alternative-folk-pop songs full of depth and yearning, delivered with an earnest desire to connect.”
                  —Santa Barbara Independent

Tim And Kathrin have spent the past 6 years in Los Angeles, writing and recording songs for television. But the REAL reason that they stuck close to home is for Ben, their son. Now they are ready to brave the road with young Ben in tow. Welcome back !!! We may never let you leave.

Learn more about Sweet Talk Radio

Tickets on sale December 15th

Friday, May 4th at 7:30 pm – Korby Lenker

singer/songwriter, pop, folk

Learn more about Korby HERE

Tickets on sale December 15th

Sunday, June 10th at 7:30 pm – Zoe Lewis & the Rubber Band

folk

ZOË LEWIS-MUSIC LIKE A MAP!
Affectionately know as “a band in a body” Zoë plays jazz, jump jive, latin grooves, swing, international folk, funk originals on anything from the piano to the spoons! She’s traveled the globe picking up grooves and stories along the way. Troubadour/hot jazzer/vaudevillian/storyteller/singer-songwriter.
Originally from England, she now resides in Provincetown on Cape Cod.

Winner of the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Troubadour Award, Kerrville New Folk Contest and a Falcon Ridge Audience favorite. Her song SMALL IS TREMENDOUS was on 2 major TV commercials. Another song SHEEP was #1 in the satellite radio children’s charts. She’s written the soundtrack for a documentary on the VAGINA MONOLGUES; has just finished her first musical WAKE UP; and her songs have been appearing on Broadway.

 Her latest recording is entitled A CURE FOR THE HICCUPS.

She will be performing with Roxanne Layton ( Mannheim Steamroller ) and Kate Wolf.

Learn more about Zoe HERE

Tickets on sale December 15th