« Week of July 29, 2012 »
Start: 07/29/2012 8:00 pm

Ed GerhardWith influences ranging from Andres Segovia to Mississippi John Hurt, Ed Gerhard is one of the true masters of steel string finger style guitar. A Philadelphia native now residing in New Hampshire, Ed performs with passionate intensity and a sly sense of humor on 6-string, 12-string, and slide guitars—including the esoteric and beautifully toned Weissenborn (Hawaiian lap steel guitar).

Start: 07/31/2012 8:00 pm

All performers are welcome to participate in this event that has produced some of our brightest performers, including: Shawn Colvin, Dana Carvey, Alvin Youngblood Hart, and Patrick Landeza.

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS! One unique aspect of our Open Mic is that, unlike those held in noisy bars where people show up in spite of the fact that there's live music, you will be playing to a supportive group of friends and performers who are actually listening!!!

Start: 08/01/2012 8:00 pm

Brittany Haas & Lauren RiouxBrittany Haas of Crooked Still and Lauren Rioux from Darol Anger’s Republic of Strings join forces to make music steeped in intricate harmonies and filled with deep emotion.  Together, these two consummate young fiddlers bring their knowledge of Appalachian music and their experience at the forefront of the contemporary string band scene to weave a tapestry of heartfelt vocals and progressive grooves.

Start: 08/02/2012 8:00 pm

Paul ThornHailed as the “Mark Twain of Americana,” Paul Thorn brings his gritty, gospel-infused Southern rock straight from his hometown of Tupelo, Mississippi, where he grew up as the son of a Pentecostal preacher and went on to box in more than 50 professional bouts, including one with Roberto Duran—but that’s another story. Paul’s music mixes the hard-driving boogie of the Allman Brothers with the soulful wit of John Hiatt.

Start: 08/03/2012 8:00 pm

Tito y su Son de CubaHeriberto “Tito” Gonzales and his talented band return to the Freight to play rumba, guaracha, and son—traditional, high-energy Cuban dance music pioneered by greats like Arsenio Rodriguez and later revived by the film The Buena Vista Social Club.

Start: 08/04/2012 8:00 pm

Alex De Grassi, Walter Strauss, Franco MoroneAppearing together for the first time as a triple bill, these three masters serve up a smorgasbord of fingerstyle guitar flavored with musical influences from around the world.