Friday, January 30, 2015 - 9:00pm
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Hailing from the beautiful Mountain State of West Virginia, The Hillbilly Gypsies have been making and performing their own brand of old time bluegrass and original mountain music for over a decade! Formed in 2001 from a chance meeting at the now infamous Wednesday night old time jam in Morgantown, WV; The Hillbilly Gypsies have been pickin' n’ grinnin' and entertaining their loyal fans ever since.

The band is best known for their high-energy live performances and have become a crowd favorite at major festivals, fairs and concert venues all across the mid-Atlantic region and abroad. They perform in the old fashioned style, playing around a single vintage ribbon microphone. This "Old Timey" approach adds an authentic high-energy barn party atmosphere to their show. Watching the whole band work around the mic is like taking a trip back in time. It'll sure make you want to get up and dance!

..and don't let the flash of their lively stage performance and choreography fool ya, these folks are all highly skilled musicians and seasoned entertainers! Their lightning fast award-winning picking skills and musical arrangements mixed with natural comedic wit and high lonesome mountain vocal harmonies are sure to catch your ear right away. Combine that with a knack for original songwriting and a strong passion for old time and traditional music and this makes for an all-around authentic and exciting musical experience that you won't soon forget. One listen and you'll know that you are getting the real deal! The Gypsies are more than a band; they are a tight knit family, mindful of tradition but bold explorers of new and authentic styles of acoustic music and entertainment!

Doors 8pm, Show at 9pm, Tickets $10
Watch and listen:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlRQ8mp5Qwg

Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 6:00pm
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Don’t miss the much anticipated, fully inflated, richly cultivated, 5th Annual Super Bowl Pot Luck Party at the Shepherdstown Opera House

This a free community event please Bring a dish and come see it in HD on the Big Screen.

Super Bowl XLIX is an upcoming American football game between the American Football Conference (AFC) champion New England Patriots and National Football Conference (NFC) champion Seattle Seahawks to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 2014 season. It will be the 49th edition of the Super Bowl and the 45th since the 1970 AFL–NFL merger. The game is scheduled to be played on February 1, 2015, at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.[7][8] Kickoff is scheduled for 4:30pm MST (6:30pm EST/23:30 UTC).[9] This will be the second Super Bowl played in that stadium (XLII), and the third one held in the Phoenix metropolitan area (XXX at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe). The game will be broadcast in the United States by NBC.[10]

Doors open at 6pm

Admission free

 

Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 9:00pm
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Holy Ghost Tent Revival has been heralded since 2007 for delivering a fast-paced, horn-driven rock and roll experience - crashing, oohing, wailing, and perhaps even shredding. But how does it all work? It's in the sound! Thanks to tastefully gritty guitars, bombastic drums and plunky bass -- not to mention the sweet vocal harmonies and fanfaric brass of trumpet and trombone -- HGTR delivers catchy, danceable numbers that will leave you humming and grinning time and time again. And it all comes straight from the heads and hearts of its talented young performers: six handsome gents from North Carolina who write dynamic, authentic songs and spend a whole lot of time traveling in a van together.

Opening for HGTR are The Judy Chops. They describe themselves as “an indomitable force in the VA music scene, rocking audiences with original tunes, remixed covers, and mash ups since 2008. Averaging over 150 shows a year, the Chops are a high-energy Americana 7-piece group who delight in wowing audiences throughout the Mid-Atlantic and beyond. Their many festival appearances and shows have included opening for acts like Lake Street Dive, The Black Lillies, Miss Tess & the Talkbacks, David Mayfield Parade, and J.P. Harris & the Tough Choices, and Igor & Red Elvises have proven the Chops to be consummate performers. The band’s sound is built around strong three part harmony vocals, acoustic guitar, baritone banjo uke, searing electric guitar and fiddle solos and a unique rhythm section featuring upright bass, cocktail drums, with the occasional horn player to round out the mix.”

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm, Tickets $10

Watch and listen:

http://vimeo.com/23695297

http://vimeo.com/92872282

Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 9:00pm
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Grammy Award winner and American musical legend Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural Jr. (a.k.a. Buckwheat Zydeco ) is the preeminent ambassador of Louisiana’s zydeco music. If you’ve gotten into zydeco music, or felt its influence, or watched the world celebrate this great aspect of Louisiana culture over the past 30+ years it’s likely been because of Buckwheat Zydeco. In February, 2010 the album Lay Your Burden Down won the Grammy Award for Best Zydeco or Cajun Music Album.

 The Big News in the Big Easy is Buckwheat Zydeco was named the honoree at the 2014 Annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation Gala. Past headliners at this event have included Willie Nelson, Ray Charles, B. B. King, Fats Domino, Smokey Robinson, Bonnie Raitt, Dr. John, and Little Richard.

 Over the course of Buckwheat Zydeco’s career, Buck has gigged with everyone from Eric Clapton and U2 to The Boston Pops. The band performed at the closing ceremonies of the 1996 Summer Olympics and at both of President Clinton’s Inaugurals. Television appearances include, the opening of the final episode of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,PBS’s tribute to Paul Simon where Buck performed with Lyle Lovett; The band has appeared six times on Letterman, and on CNN, The TodayShow, MTV, NBC News, CBS Morning News and many others.

We are proud to announce that Chelsea McBee will open for Buckwheat. She has been filling the valleys and mountains of West Virginia with down home, soul stirring tunes for years.  "Chelsea McBee's style of voice plays wonderfully into her roots-sounding mantra, all while maintaining her loyalty to a clear country music-bred background. Or, in other words, think about what it would be like if Nora Jones and Dolly Parton could have a daughter and that daughter just happened to grow up in West Virginia." -Colin McGuire, Frederick News Post. 

 Doors 8pm, Show 9pm

Tickets $20 in advance and $25 day of show

Watch and listen:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MH2eRRh4Bls

https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-cl=84838260&feature=player_embedded&x...

Friday, February 20, 2015 - 9:00pm
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Clayton Joseph Chenier born September 28, 1957 in Port Arthur, Texas is the son of Clifton Chenier, the great King of Zydeco, who was the first Creole musician to win a Grammy Award.

C. J.’s earliest musical influences were an eclectic mix of funk, soul, jazz and Motown and his first instruments were piano, tenor sax and flute. “As a teenager I played Fender Rhodes in a top 40 cover band, practicing soul, Ray Charles and Motown songs for 10 hours a day.” It wasn’t till his 21st birthday, after winning a scholarship and studying music at Texas Southern University though that he performed with his famous father and the legendary Red Hot Louisiana Band.

On the road his father showed him how to front a world class touring band and taught C.J. how to run the family business and how to develop his lifelong passion for music into a career. When Clifton died in 1987 his son adopted the Red Hot Louisiana Band and recorded his debut album for the great American independent label Arhoolie Records.

When Paul Simon recorded his 1990 album “Rhythm of the Saints”, he handpicked C.J. to play accordion then asked him to join his “Born at the Right Time Tour”. Then in 1995 C.J.’s appeared on the Jon Stewart Show and CNN which brought C.J. music to his widest audience. This attention didn’t change his philosophy towards his music. “You go to a gig by a jazz band,” he says “and everybody is sitting down, sipping drinks. You play zydeco and you see shoes flying off. You can’t come to my show and stay unhappy all night long. You’re going to break a smile and stomp your feet before too long. This is happy music and it makes you dance.”

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm, Tickets $20

Watch and listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-Q-SLnUwws

Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 9:00pm
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"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 and piano, Jared Pool on guitar and mandolin, Jesse Shultzaberger on drums, and Dave Van Deventer on fiddle. The Woodshedders have 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. 
Doors 8pm, Show at 9pm, Tickets $10

Watch and listen: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPRGfMA8Lk0#t=24

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 8:00pm
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Chance McCoy is an Indie Folk musician deeply rooted in traditional Appalachian and southern music. Raised in Harpers Ferry, WV he was steeped in the sounds of old time string band music. An award winning musician and singer, he has toured in the US and internationally, currently he performs with Old Crow Medicine Show as well as collaborating with other artists and performing solo.

His performances have an emotional impact and honesty that reveal a window into life in Appalachia past and present. Delving into a centuries old repertoire as well as bringing new songs to the tradition, his unique take on American Folk Music makes it once again as vivid and exhilarating as the pioneer America from which it was carved. Chance has collaborated with artists in diverse genres ranging from swing to rock to electronica music.

 In short, J.P. Harris plays country. Not “Americana” not “Roots,” “Folk,” or any other number of monikers used to describe a slew of spin-off genres: he plays from the foundation of those styles, the music that has influenced four generations of songwriters. In a world where prefixes have been added to the term “Country,” JP simply sticks to the old-fashioned sounds that have called to him. Referencing influences would be like describing each stitch in a quilt: every scrap of fabric tells a story of how the weathered and comfortable blanket came to be.

After a great response last winter, JP Harris (JP Harris and the Tough Choices) and Chance McCoy (Old Crow Medicine Show) have decided to do another duet tour this March! After years away from the old-time fiddler's conventions where they met, Chance and JP decided to get back to their roots (without all the electric guitars and wireless instruments) and play the fiddle-and-banjo music that led them to where they both are today.

 

Doors 7pm, Show 8pm

Tickets $10 in advance/ $12 day of concert 

Watch and listen:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZEKbkpxun0

Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 9:00pm
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Black Masala is an eclectic eight-piece group of Washington, DC based musicians from a diverse variety of musical traditions and backgrounds. The band’s music features a colorful mix of sounds that draw inspiration from the melodies of Eastern European brass bands, New Orleans jazz, Balkan grooves, Ambient/Experimental indie rock riffs, and even a hint of Appalachian twang. Expect a party!
Doors 8pm, Show 9pm, Tickets $10

Watch and listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hpE_Fqnsq8

Friday, March 13, 2015 - 9:00pm
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Deep Swell is a true rock band risen from the banks of the Potomac River near Shepherdstown, WV. Their first album “Lore of the Angler” was released by Weathermaker Music in October 2013. With a powerful female lead vocalist and precise rhythmic force, their sound is a mix of riff-based rock, funk-tinged psychedelia and mysterious, poetic lyrics.

Proximity and friendship first brought guitarist Tim Sult into collaboration with drummer Jesse Shultzaberger. Sult, best known as the guitarist and a founding member of the heavy rock band, Clutch, has a distinctive sound and unmatched ability to shred, a sentiment evidenced by his following of fans worldwide. Shultzaberger is a versatile drummer and studio musician who has backed bands spanning a range of genres with equal dexterity and skill. He currently tours with the Americana band, The Woodshedders. Former bassist, Logan Kilmer, helped shape the band's sound early on and contributed heavily in the creation of the first album. When he left the band in 2013, he passed his bass role on to the accomplished and incomparable Matt Lewis. Taking the low end in staggeringly varied directions, Lewis is the rhythmic linchpin for numerous bands, including the Grammy nominated hip hop act, Malachai. Perhaps the sound that most distinguishes Deep Swell, however, is that of their lead singer, Briena Pearl. A lifelong student of voice, theater, and dance, Pearl joined the group in 2012 and quickly proved the sheer force of her talent as a wailing vocalist, gifted songwriter, and mesmerizing performer. 

In February 2013, the band recorded “Lore of the Angler” at Magpie Cage Recording Studio in Baltimore, MD. Three months later, they were signed with Weathermaker Music, with the label overseeing distribution, touring and publicity. The current is pulling hard and for Deep Swell the tale is just beginning.

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm

Tickets $10 in advance and $12 day of concert

Watch and listen:

Listen: http://deepswell.bandcamp.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUS7YLgi55U

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbvTeJ2Eywg

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 8:00pm
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Keller-Gospel from the Left of Heaven

With his peculiar banjo playing, the deep pounding notes of his basspedal, brief kazoo solos, and a distinct vocal delivery, ex-cabbie and punk rock scoundrel Dad Horse Ottn (aka The Dad Horse Experience) has gone from stumbling through a hard and sinful life to picking himself up and pushing on towards redemption, with little more than a banjo in his hands, a bass pedal at his feet and a message on his tongue. A gospel preaching, banjo plucking outsider artist from Bremen, Northern Germany who howls "turn the shit into gold!" as his saving grace. Described as "Dark Roots" and "Outlaw Gospel", Ottn himself calls it Kellergospel, explaining that this is not the Gospel you would hear in the churches but the gospel to be howled in the dark and lonesome basements, the places where the light is most desperately needed.

Since 2008 The Dad Horse Experience has released two albums, an EP, four vinyl singles and a live-12", and contributed to several compilations all over the world. His constant touring has taken him to most corners of the world including Europe, Russia, Australia and the United States. Along with countless club shows between Melbourne, Memphis & Madrid he has played several international festival over the past 3 years including the Muddy Roots Music Festivals (Tennessee, USA & Belgium), the International Bluegrass Festival (Yekaterinburg, Russia), the Mona Foma Festival (Tasmania) & the Falls Art & Music Festival (Victoria, Australia).

Doors 7pm, Show 8pm, Tickets $5

Watch and listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EG6yYhcX6D8

Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 9:00pm
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"Freekbass isn’t just another funk artist who regurgitates traditions. Despite growing up in the same Cincinnati/Dayton funk hotbed that produced James Brown’s pioneering King Records catalog and Bootsy Collins and the Ohio Players, he’s produced a 21st century style over the course of six releases that meshes traditional elements of funk with decidedly more modern soundscapes. “As much as I listen to Sly Stone, Stevie Wonder, OutKast or George Clinton, I also listen to groove and feel groups such as Radiohead, Daft Punk, STS9 and DJ Shadow,” says Freekbass, whose current album, Junkyard Waltz, features guests like Mike Gordon, Buckethead, Bernie Worrell, Jen Durkin, and Gary “Mudbone” Cooper. “So, just like when P-Funk started and were influenced by groups like Zappa, Bowie, and The MC5, these groups of our era are what crawled into my funk.” Determined not to become a one-act show, he also plans to explore new dimensions of live electronica as a duo with turntablist Tobotius, contribute to the next Bootsy Collins record, release a third instructional DVD and develop a pilot for a children’s show."
Relix Magazine

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm, Tickets $10

Watch and listen:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqWLhKjYsCA#t=11

Friday, April 10, 2015 - 9:00pm
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"Wildly inventive, eclectic and the most fun you can ever have at an old-fashioned dance party, DC’s Bumper Jacksons have quickly gained national recognition for their blend of jazz, swing, blues and old-time country tunes, as well as original compositions that harken back to an era of white lightning, Appalachian hollers and New Orleans’ jazz clubs. With influences that range from Hank Williams to Bessie Smith and an impressive repertoire of tunes, both old-timey and brand spankin’ new, you could say the Bumper Jacksons have been there, done that; wrote the country song." Jane Roser, That Music Mag, 2014

Doors 8pm, show 9pm

Tickets $10 in advance and $12 day of concert

Watch and listen:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=69Cz4DJTuoI 

Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 9:00pm
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"Whiskey Tango arose one serendipitous evening in 2009 when the winds whispered ‘Side…Show…!’ across the flickering embers of some dance-school drop outs. From there the spark ignited and the Whiskey Tango Sideshow fire burns bright bringing together dancers, singers, musicians, costumers and performers of all varieties. Today, the sizzling sirens of W.T.S. are proud to showcase their special brand of performance art, dubbed "Cabaret Nouveau" across The Finger Lakes region and beyond! 
From some serious sass, to the downright bizarre, the Whiskey Tango Sideshow brings something for all…a true variety show experience. Every act is an original creation to dazzle the senses and tickle the soul. So remember, everyone is lavishly wealthy when the Whiskey Tango Sideshow is in town! Make sure mend that hole in your pocket and tuck junior in to bed…this is one ticket you don’t wanna lose!

Door 8pm,  Show 9pm, Tickets $15

Watch and listen;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGq80Rk6Yok

Friday, April 17, 2015 - 9:00pm
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"The Best Damn Band You've Ever Seen"



 

Based in New York City, The Rad Trads have quickly gained the reputation as one of New York’s most entertaining live acts. They bring their love of the game to a diverse style of soulful American music, with influences ranging from early jazz to New Orleans brass band, R&B, the Chicago Delta Blues and rock & roll.

Featuring four powerful horns, a driving rhythm section and three captivating lead vocalists, The Rad Trads consistently win over audiences with their relentless energy, charisma and enthusiasm. The band performs regularly in NYC at the Brooklyn Bowl, Webster Hall, The Blue Note, BB King’s and Radegast Hall when not touring across the USA an Europe. Notable 2014 festival performances include the Portland Waterfront Blues Festival, the Edinburgh Jazz & blues Festival, the Umbria jazz festival in Italy, the SILDA Jazz festival in Norway and the Opening Day for the Detroit Tigers. Members of the Rad Trads continue to perform with top groups such as Truth & Soul Record’s “Lee Field & The Expressions,” “Lady,” “EMEFE,” Broadway giant Jason Robert Brown, and have performed or recorded with artists such as Deer Tick, Jonathan Batiste & Stay Human, Antibalas, St Paul & the Broken Bones, Ikebe Shakedown, Lenny Pickett and Joe Lovano among many others. 

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm, Tickets $10

Watch and listen:

http://vimeo.com/83465247

Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 9:00pm
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Original Pennsyltucky Fried Sister Folk-

The Hello Strangers is an Austin-influenced, rural-Pennsylvanian, indie sister-folk sister duo comprised of Larissa Chace Smith and Brechyn Chace, whose haunting harmonies and original, wittingly noir songwriting style are the backbone of their sound. Besides from vocals Brechyn plays tambourine, harmonica, and accordion and Larissa plays rhythm guitar. They are joined by Tom Hoy on bass, Spencer Pheil on lead guitar and Trent Renshaw on drums.

Chris Spector of the Midwest Reveiw describes their sound as, "Post modern down home music...a total antidote and tonic for jaded ears that need some organic nourishment."

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm, Tickets $10

Watch and listen:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Brq4rKjMpa4