« Week of September 19, 2010 »
Start: 09/19/2010 8:00 pm

Southern singer-songwriter, guitarist, and keyboardist, Jesse Winchester weaves gospel, folk, blues, and country threads into graceful, intelligent music that reflects his origins in Louisiana, rural Mississippi, and Memphis.

Start: 09/20/2010 8:00 pm

The Freight presents Vocal Jazz Open Mic—an evening that gives vocalists (including you!) an opportunity to step into the spotlight, backed by pianist/composer Ellen Hoffman.

Start: 09/21/2010 8:00 pm

As a young working musician in London in the 1970's, Laurence Juber got an extraordinary break when Paul McCartney picked him to become lead guitarist in his band, Wings—and the rest is history. Several decades, uncountable performances, and numerous critically acclaimed albums later, he's known as a world-class guitar virtuoso, the kind of guy Fingerstyle Guitar magazine would—and did—vote Fingerstyle Guitarist of the Year.

Start: 09/22/2010 8:00 pm

One of Ireland's hottest traditional bands, Lúnasa's fiery style features buoyant rhythms, wondrously tight playing, and inventive arrangements that seek out the heartbeat of each tune with its distinctive use of upright bass and percussive guitar. The resulting sound is distinctly Irish, yet informed by jazz and other improvisational music forms.

Start: 09/23/2010 8:00 pm

Christine Lavin celebrates 25 years of songwriting and performance with a new concert and a new book. My 25th Anniversary Concert: What Was I (EVER!) Thinking? pulls out all the stops as Christine reprises some of her early hits while introducing her latest. The concert is vintage Lavin combining signature songs with hilarious story as she recounts the people, events, near disasters and minor miracles that have defined her life and music.

Start: 09/24/2010 8:00 pm

Set to a background of country, folk, pop, gospel, and bluegrass, the beguiling songs of Po' Girl combine the grit of 1920s and 1930s blues women with spiritual insights that are far more contemporary.

Start: 09/25/2010 8:00 pm

A five-man rock band without instruments, the House Jacks offer a "no-holds barred" a cappella style that obliterates all preconceptions about the limits of the human voice. Deke Sharon, Austin Willacy, Roo Ahuja, Troy Horne, and Jake Moulton run the gamut from tender love ballads to mile-a-minute funk, complete with mind-blowing vocal percussion and riffs torn straight out of a whammy-bar guitar.