2018 Listening Room Season
Saturday, February 13th at 7:30 pm- Jackie Allen Band
Sunday, February 18 at 7:30 pm- The Mammals
Friday & Saturday nights, March 9th and 10th, 7:30 pm Darrell Scott
Friday, April 6th at 7:30 pm – Melodime
Friday, April 20th at 7:30 pm – Sweet Talk Radio
Friday, May 4th at 7:30 pm – Korby Lenker
Sunday, June 10th at 7:30 pm – Zoe Lewis & the Rubber Band
Friday, August 3rd at 7:30 pm
Although rooted in traditional bluegrass and old time music, The Railsplitters are pushing the boundaries of those genres in every sense. With their lush harmonies, instrumental virtuosity and non-conformist songwriting, The Railsplitters deftly demonstrate what happens when musical influences ranging from samba to hip hop merge with traditional Appalachian music.
Hailing from the Rocky Mountain front range in Boulder, CO, the Railsplitters spend their time on the road appealing to audiences all across the US and Europe. Their line-up features Lauren Stovall and her ‘Emmylou-esque’ vocals in the lead, Dusty Rider’s melodically intricate banjo licks, Peter Sharpe’s Brazilian and bluesy flare on mandolin, Joe D’Esposito’s New-England and Italian inspired fiddling and the ever-so-groovy Jean-Luc Davis on the double bass.
The Railsplitters have won multiple awards including first place in the RockyGrass Band Competition in 2013. They’ve also successfully crowd-funded all three of their studio albums, including their latest, which is to be released later this year. To celebrate the fifth anniversary of the band, The Railsplitters will release the new album in late 2017 featuring 10 tracks of all new, genre bending, original music.
Deliberate Kin will open the show !!!
Amanda Jo & Alex Reisenweber are Deliberate Kin. Striking out as a duo in February 2018, this musical husband and wife crafted an engaging mix of storytelling, tasty guitar licks, smooth harmonies and charm. With a great balance of lonesome folk and boot-stompin’ bluegrass, their original music speaks of adventures, mishaps, love, the occasional struggle bus and rising to the challenges of life.
Friday, September 14th at 7:30 pm
The Honey Dewdrops
Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish are celebrating their 9th year of touring full time as The Honey Dewdrops, having played stages and festivals far and wide in North America and Europe. With tight harmonies and an musical ensemble that includes clawhammer banjo, mandolin and guitars, the effect is to leave listeners with only what matters: the heart of the song and clarity over ornamentation.
After leaving their home base of Virginia and living on the road for 2 years, Laura and Kagey now call Baltimore, Maryland home and it’s where they wrote and recorded their fourth full-length album, Tangled Country, released May 2015. Acoustic Guitar Magazine describes the set of songs as “a handcrafted sound centered on swarming harmonies and acoustic guitars that churn like a paddlewheel and shimmer like heat waves on the highway.” And like their stage performance, these songs rock and reel, and then they console you when you come back down.
The Honey Dewdrops have a busy year ahead of them with festival appearances across the country and a new record on the horizon (slated for release Spring of 2019) along with their first UK tour in Jan/Feb 2019.
More info on The Honey Dewdrops