Join us for our 4th of July Weekend Party with The Woodshedders & Katie Powderly & the Unconditional Lovers
“The Woodshedders catchy, original dance sound keeps crowds on their feet and yelling for more. Be sure to catch these yardbirds at a festival, concert, or party near you!” -Dorian Jarmouth, NYC Roots
The Woodshedders bring the influence of vintage American music forward in its songwriting. The band is known for fun, danceable shows that swerve between different genres to create exciting original sounds. The lineup includes Dwayne Brooke on guitar and vocals, Ryan Mayo on upright bass, Jared Pool on guitar and mandolin, Jesse Shultzaberger on drums, and Dave Van Deventer on fiddle. The band has played Bristol Rhythm & Roots Festival, Mountain Stage, New Song Fest, PBS Song of the Mountains, WAMU’s Capital Americana, and are the host band of Virginia’s Watermelon Park Fest.
Katie Powderly & The Unconditional Lovers will open the show.
The singer/songwriter has been on PBS & NPR, and has toured from New York to Colorado, Texas to Tennessee. She has shared bills with Tony Rice, Del McCoury Band, Yonder Mountain String Band, The Black Lillies, Lake Street Dive, Langhorne Slim, The David Mayfield Parade, Woody Pines, Jill Andrews, The Honeycutters, J.P. Harris & The Tough Choices, The Deadstring Brothers, and many others. She and her band have sold out every show they have played in their home town in the last year, and have recently played and headlined local and regional festivals. Her singing and harmonies have been likened to Gillian Welch (Isthmus, Madison, WI) and Gram Parsons (City Paper, Rochester, NY.)
The Unconditional Lovers comprised of Kevin Etzler, Colin Shultzaberger, Neil Durr, and Evan Durr are Katie’s hot little back up band in her new home of Frederick, MD.
Doors 8pm, Show 9pm, Tickets $10
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On Hitchcock, Grace & Tippi
Despite her husband's (Tim Roth) misgivings, Grace Kelly (Nicole Kidman) considers returning to Hollywood to star in "Marnie," but a political dispute between Monaco and France forces her to make a difficult choice.
8pm - Marnie (1964)
In Alfred Hitchcock’s Marnie, Mark, (Sean Connery), marries Marnie, (Tippi Hedren) although she is a habitual thief and has serious psychological problems, and tries to help her confront and resolve them.
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“A 20th century sound through 21st century songs”
Drive through Pennsylvania’s countryside and you’re bound to end up crossing one of the many avenues named Colebrook Road. They’re all over the state, in many different counties. The band derives their name from this commonly driven thoroughfare, and has been using it since their inception in 2009. A unique sound is achieved by combining musicians of varied backgrounds with college degrees ranging from music to medicine to biology, to sound engineering.
Based out of Harrisburg Pennsylvania but performing all over the MidAtlantic region, Colebrook Road is an original band. Almost ninety percent of what they perform is from original compositions within the band. They are a group of dynamic performers who bring excitement, introspection and enjoyment to each performance. The unique sound of the band comes from years studying music theory and bluegrass music in particular, while putting a modern spin on that old sound through original songwriting, highly creative and detailed song arrangement, and polished three and four part vocal harmony.
The band was named winners of the 2015 Podunk Bluegrass Festival in Connecticut, the 2014 Watermelon Park Fest band contest in Virginia, and the 2011 Pickin’ In The Panhandle band contest in West Virginia. With an ever-increasing touring schedule that covers a wide geographic range, the music of Colebrook Road brings energy to any stage and every audience.
The Gypsy Ramblers will open for Colebrook Road. They are a five-piece acoustic band who play a blend of gypsy, jazz, 'dawg', and blues music. Their repertoire is a mix of instrumental and vocal songs, more than half of which is original material written by the band.
The band features Matt Robinson on mandolin, Jeff Kauffman on guitar, Bill Unger on bass, Butch Sanders on percussion, and Lavinia Reid on violin. Influences include David Grisman, Joe Craven, Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli, Irvin Berlin, Louis Armstrong and BB King, to name a few, and the sound is reminiscent of these artists.
The group is comfortable playing any venue and the music is well-suited for any audience. Whether you want to sit back and listen or get up and dance, the Gypsy Ramblers are sure to satisfy!
Doors 8pm . Show 9pm . Tickets $10
Watch & listen to Colebrook Road: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VU8B7KjYacQ
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Join us for our hot summer party event with CJ Chenier and The Red Hot Louisiana Band and T’Monde.
C.J. Chenier and The Red Hot Louisiana Band:
“One of the best zydeco party bands on the planet” - Jazz Police
“The heir to the Zydeco Throne, an unparalleled party starter” – Billboard
“The crown prince of Zydeco” – Boston Globe
“The best living Zydeco singer and accordionist “ – Living Blues
C.J. Chenier, a Creole born and raised in an indigenous American culture with its distinct language, cuisine and music, delivers a soulful vocal and accordion! Chenier, a GRAMMY® nominated world renowned musician and recording artist, has performed alongside many internationally recognized artists including his GRAMMY® awarded father, Clifton Chenier “The King of Zydeco”, Paul Simon, Joe Sample and Ray Parker, Jr., The Gin Blossoms, and John Mayall. He has appeared on the Jon Stewart Show, CNN and was featured on VH1 and Entertainment Weekly.
C.J. has exhibited his musicianship at many large festival venues such as the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Chicago Blues Festival and Austin’s SxSW Music Conference. In addition to a GRAMMY® award nomination in the Best Regional Roots Music Album category, C.J. has received many major awards inclusive of the Living Blues Critics’ Poll Award, Indie Award (from AFIM) for Best Zydeco Album, Coups de Coeur (Blows of Heart) Blues Category Award from l'Académie Charles Cros (France) and Best of the Beat Best Zydeco Album (Offbeat Magazine).
The Red Hot Louisiana Band:
The Red Hot Louisiana Band's bayou beats with elements of funk, blues and ballads, puts the foot tapping, can't stand still sounds throughout traditional Zydeco.
For more about CJ Chenier and The Red Hot Louisiana Band go to: http://officialcjchenier.com/
T’ Monde will open the evening.
As in most cases in south Louisiana, bands are formed through friendships and pure love for the music they play; this is no different with T'Monde. Playing together since 2011, Drew, Megan and Kelli have developed a unique sound that is unmatched in all of Cajun music. Bringing together influences ranging from early Country music to ancient French and Creole ballads to present day Cajun music, T'Monde plays music that is made for the ears as well as the feet. They have shared the stage with some of Louisiana's top bands including the Pine Leaf Boys, Feufollet, and Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys. Although consisting of only three members, T'Monde brings their own wealth of musical knowledge to make a big sound. With their new album, "Yesterday's Gone", the band showcases their influences and musicianship which makes their sound so special.
For more about T’Monde go to: www.tmonde.com
Doors 8pm . Show 9pm . Tickets $20
Learn about & listen to CJ Chenier: http://www.pbs.org/video/2365765401/
Watch & listen to T’ Monde: https://vimeo.com/124931959
A Jim Jarmusch Double Feature
6pm - Night on Earth (1991)
Five stories, each involving the relationship between a cab driver and his or her passenger, that take place simultaneously around the globe during the course of one night.
8pm - Mystery Train (1989)
Three stories are connected by a Memphis hotel and the spirit of Elvis Presley.
Doors 5:30 . Films start at 6pm
Entrance FREE but donations are appreciated.
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As Locust Honey, Chloe Edmonstone and Meredith Watson bring their experience in Old-Time, Bluegrass, and Pre-War Blues to both their original material and the traditional songs and tunes of the American Southeast. With a rotating instrumentation of fiddles, open-back and resonator banjos, acoustic and resonator guitars, they set an emphasis on lively arrangements that showcase their signature vintage vocal harmonies. Joined by Shepherdstown’s own John R. Miller, (The Fox Hunt, The Hackensaw Boys), on upright bass, they have been touring the US, UK and Ireland since 2012.
Their original song, "When The Whiskey's Gone," was featured in the 2014 film "Time Out of Mind," starring Richard Gere and directed by Oren Moverman. Their record "Never Let Me Cross Your Mind" was released to critical acclaim in 2014 and remained in the top ten on the Folk DJ Charts for 4 months.
Doors 8pm . Show 9pm . Tickets $10
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Families with Very Strange Problems
6pm - What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
Directed by Robert Aldrich, a crazed, aging star, (Bette Davis), torments her sister, (Joan Crawford), in a decaying Hollywood mansion.
8:15pm - Stoker (2013)
A film by Park Chan-Wook.After India's, (Mia Wasikowska) father dies in an auto accident, her Uncle Charlie (Matthew Goode), who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her emotionally unstable mother Evelyn, (Nicole Kidman). Soon after his arrival, she comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives, but instead of feeling outrage or horror, this friendless girl becomes increasingly infatuated with him.
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“One of the most entertaining ‘live’ bands on the planet.” - R2 magazine
Close to the end of the set, she sang a Bessie Smith blues with the line, ‘I’m as good as any woman in your town.’ In New Orleans music, that’s a bold statement – but she is, and better, too.— Alison Fensterstock, New Orleans Times-Picayune
“Prozac for the soul!” - The Hairy Bikers
Direct from New Orleans, multi-time winner of 'Best Female Vocalist' and 'Best Traditional Jazz Artist,' Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns are some of the finest performers in New Orleans today. This grassroots organization has been at the forefront of the traditional jazz revival in New Orleans and has worked hard to create all of their own opportunities and successes. They have performed their signature brand of stomps, rags, blues, swing and early R&B at major jazz festivals both internationally and throughout the U.S, made appearances in film and television, including, NCIS and HBO’s Treme, and received glowing reviews and mentions from The New Yorker, DownBeat, the BBC and NPR.
Ms. Lake and her band of lowlifes and mischief makers are hard at work promoting their latest addition to America’s jukeboxes, with the band’s third record, Bad Kids Club. Fourteen songs that are anthems for reprobates, laments for the broken hearted, and odes to livin’ just a little bit dirty.
Doors 8pm, Show 9pm, Tickets $10
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The Black Lillies are a band for the ages: rich, rootsy tunes performed with as much heart as technical virtuosity. If you ask them, they’ll tell you they play “Tennessee music” combining strains of swampy Memphis soul and blues with Nashville’s classic country and East Tennessee’s traditional Appalachian style while Rolling Stone describes it as “country music with a soul-rock infusion, supported by bandleader Cruz Contreras' smart songwriting and tight musicianship.” Either way, it’s music that stirs your soul, touches your heart and makes you want to dance.
Their raucous live show has earned them festival slots and enthralled audiences at venues ranging from Bonnaroo and Stagecoach to the legendary Grand Ole Opry, where they hold the distinction of having performed more often than any other independent band. The music is breakneck, brazen and beautiful; sultry soul, honky-tonk heartache, winding jams and flat-out rock’n’roll, tied together with soaring harmonies that “bring back echoes of practically every great male/female duo of the past several decades…[the sound is] one for the ages, and, one suspects, ages yet to come,” according to Glide Magazine.
Make no mistake: when you see The Black Lillies live, you definitely won’t be hard to please.
Doors 8pm . Show 9pm . Tickets $15
Watch & listen to the Black Lillies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWlPUdP8ico
Nagavora, Noetic Pull, and Nice Couch are combining to bring you a true triple bill event. 3 bands, 3 sets, 1 full night of Rock N’ Roll! Join us for an evening of original music and stellar musicianship. A full audio visual spectacle…
Nagavora, pronounced Nah - guh - vawr - uh, is a three piece rock band originating from Shepherdstown, WV. Their influences range from go-go and funk to underground punk rock and everything in between. Launched in 2015, Nagavora took time crafting an all or nothing sound by focusing on original compositions and influences from all members. This group features drummer, Steve Wattay, and his brother and guitarist, Will Jackson. It’s the first time have brought their musicianship together to form a full time band. Ethan Grace, on bass, is the glue that puts it all together, Their individual styles culminate into a driving, textured, high energy sonic tsunami of progressive rock n’ roll.
For more on Nagavora: https://www.reverbnation.com/nagavora
Noetic Pull is energy. Conceived in 2006, dubbed ‘Bass Aliens’, no one seems to notice Noetic does not employ a guitar player. Purely original: two bass players, drums, voice and percussion are the ingredients for the Noetic Pull recipe. Logan on 5-string bass and vocals has been bringing the thunder since 1992. Tommy layers in the percussion and mad lib vocals. Drew holds the line with potent 4-string bass riffs. The drummer Tom, aka “The General”, keeps it locked down with his creative funk and reggae infused grooves. Noetic Pull will have you chanting, “We Like Bass!” For more on Noetic Pull: http://www.noeticpull.com/
Nice Couch is a regional touring rock band out of the mountains of Southwest Virginia. Their music has been described everywhere from Psychedelic-Funk to Progressive Rock and everywhere in-between. Nice Couch pulls influences from Classic Rock to 90s Alternative while at times even touching on some type of Thrash-Metal and Punk. Blending these while not stemming off of their pure original sound, while letting the music come as natural as possible, Nice Couch has created some kind of a new sound described as Slay-Rock. Nice Couch has a freshly released self titled EP and they are working on finishing their first full-length studio album. For more on Nice Couch: http://www.nicecouch.net/
Doors 8pm . Show 9pm . Tickets $7
Watch & listen to Nagavora: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ebr3mouXlpU
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Watch & listen to Nice Couch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJt7KAGf6HE
Larry Groce is a singer, songwriter and one of the founders of West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s Mountain Stagedistributed nationally by NPR to over 150 stations He’s been host and artistic director of the show since its beginning in 1983. Mountain Stage is one of the longest running national radio programs in the country and Larry’s taste and judgment have shaped its two-hour format into the most intriguing and stylistically diverse collection of live performances found on radio or television.
Mountain Stage helped introduce Lyle Lovett, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Sheryl Crow, Barenaked Ladies, Alison Krauss, Ani DiFranco, Phish, Counting Crows, Ben Harper, Ryan Adams, Sarah McLachlan, Tori Amos, Lucinda Williams, David Gray and The Avett Brothers to the American public. It has featured rock/pop icons Randy Newman and Warren Zevon, presented American legends Bill Monroe, Ralph Stanley, Doc Watson, Pops Staples, Joan Baez, Judy Collins, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Allen Ginsburg and Brownie McGee and modern superstars REM, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley and Norah Jones.
Larry has recorded twenty-four albums. The most recent, “Live Forever” released in 2016, was produced by Don Dixon (REM, The Red Clay Ramblers, James McMurtry). Larry’s top ten hit novelty single “Junk Food Junkie” was Dr. Demento’s Song of the Year in 1976. Larry’s albums span styles from folk/Americana to hymns to children’s recordings for Walt Disney records, one of which was nominated for a “Children’s Record of the Year” Grammy.
and other national publications have profiled him and he performed on The Tonight Show, The Merv Griffin Show, American Bandstand, The Midnight Special, The Rich Little Show, Nashville Now, The Disney Channel, Doctor Demento and A Prairie Home Companion.
Larry has performed in almost every state of the USA as well as in Canada, Mexico, Venezuela, France, England, Italy, Greece and Russia. He has appeared on television and radio shows in Canada, England and Russia. He continues to perform select dates with the Mountain Stage Band, with his wife Sandra or solo
Accompanying Larry on this tour is Sandra Groce his wife and violist with The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra and Michael Lipton Mountain Stage guitarist and leader of The Carpenter Ants band.
Doors 8pm . Show 9pm
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Buddhagraph Spaceship is an American rock band from Blacksburg, Virginia with roots stretching from the old time to the far side and all foundations between. Creating a bridge between accoustic and electronic improvisation, they blend elements of Funk, Jam, Folk, Bluegrass, Gypsy Jazz, Americana, Progressive Rock, Reggae, and much more to achieve their eclectic sound. With a passion for creativity and the motivation to push boundaries, the band functions upon a musical paradigm for the further of artistic expression.
Buddhagraph Spaceship was created in the spring of 2014 and has since been an active influence on the Virginia music scene. The band consists of six members and a variety of instruments including: Zach Lutman on guitar and vocals, Jake Lutman on guitar, keys, mandolin and vocals, Patrick Gallagher on violin, Hector Padella on bass, Seth Wright on drums and Ndiame Gueye on percussion.
Doors 8pm . Show 9pm . Tickets $10
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Rising Appalachia brings to the stage a collection of sounds, stories, and songs steeped in tradition and a devotion to world culture. Intertwining a deep reverence for folk music and a passion for justice, they have made it their life’s work to sing songs that speak to something ancient yet surging with relevance. Whether playing at Red Rocks or in rail cars, at Italian street fairs or to Bulgarian herbalists, this fiercely independent band has blazed a unique and colorful path across the globe. 11 years into their movement, Rising Appalachia believes that the roots of all these old songs are vital to our ever evolving soundscape.
Led by the collective voice of sisters Leah and Chloe, and joined by their beloved band – percussionist Biko Casini and bassist/guitarist David Brown – Rising Appalachia is a melting pot of folk music simplicity, textured songwriting, and those bloodline harmonies that only siblings can pull off. Listen for a tapestry of song, clawhammer banjo tunes, fiddle, double bass, acoustic guitar, djembe, barra, bodhran, spoken word, and a wealth of musical layering that will leave you called to action and lulled into rhythmic dance simultaneously. It is both genre bending and familiar at the same time. Proudly born and raised in the concrete jungle of Atlanta, Georgia, sharpening their instincts in the mountains of Appalachia, and fine tuning their soul on the streets of New Orleans they have crafted a 6-album career from the dusts of their passion.
Doors 8pm . Show 9pm
Tickets $25 in advance/$30 DOS
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Join us for our Halloween Party with The Christian Lopez Band.
Christian Lopez Band (CLB) is not merely riding the wave of Americana Music, the West Virginia natives, are bending it to its knees. With the will of his voice and the stomp of a steady beat, Christian Lopez and his band are pioneering their own brand of Alt. Folk Country Rock. Like a young Whitman, Lopez translates the iconic America before him into rousing romps and searing serenades employing crisp and thoughtful imagery and storytelling. Lopez is turning traditional songwriting on its head. Lopez takes listeners on a heartfelt rampage through emotion, energy and excitement caring less about the hook than hooking them in with the range and passion in his voice. One moment the music traverses the depths of one’s interior life and the next it rips the listener into a frenzy - a call to stomp, romp and roll.
Doors 8pm . Show 9pm
Tickets $10 in advance/$12 DOS
Watch & listen to The Christian Lopez Band: