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Jon Regen
June 11 | 7pm
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A protégé of the legendary pianist Kenny Barron, Jon Regen is a master of the sticky lyric and the penetrating piano hook. The Philadelphia Inquirer pronounced Regen “a supremely accomplished pop artist,” and JazzTimes deemed his music “as potent as anything crafted by Sting.” His new album, Stop Time, finds Regen at the peak of his songwriting and pianistic powers, with ten original tunes that brim with humor and heart.

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Regina Marie Williams
June 18 | 7pm
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A phenomenal actor and world-class vocalist, Regina Marie Williams consistently wows critics and leaves audiences enthralled, staying in high demand. This lady of the stage leaves cataracts of applause in her wake at such nationally renowned venues as The Guthrie Theater, Penumbra Theatre Company, Mixed Blood Theatre and The Dakota. For good measure, acclaim comes from no less a source than Angela Bassett who, in Entertainment Weekly, named Regina Marie Williams “the best singer you’ve never heard.”

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The Rad Trads and Brother Brothers
July 10 | 7pm
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Based in New York City, The Rad Trads have quickly gained a 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 and delta blues, and rock & roll. Featuring three 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 Brother Brothers offer rich harmonies and thoughtful songs accompanied by guitar, cello, violin and banjo. Already established players and composers in a wide spectrum of genres throughout the NY musical circuit, they are finally teaming up to bring their individual experiences together.

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Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder
August 7 | 7pm & 9pm
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Ricky struck his first chords on a mandolin over 50 years ago, and this 14-time Grammy Award winner continues to do his part to lead the recent roots revival in music.  With 12 consecutive Grammy-nominated classics behind him, the diverse and masterful tones made by the gifted Skaggs come from a life dedicated to playing music that is both fed by the soul and felt by the heart. His passion for his work puts him in the position to bring his lively, distinctively American form of music out of isolation and into the ears and hearts of audiences across the country and around the world. Ricky Skaggs is always forging ahead with cross-cultural, genre-bending musical ideas and inspirations.

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The Alarm
August 29 | 7pm
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The Alarm was made in Wales, UK and by the time of 1981’s debut single ‘Unsafe Building,’ featured a daring mix of amped-up acoustic guitars, harmonica and passionate vocals that invited the enduring description “Bob Dylan meets The Clash.” This is the sound of The Alarm that has been heard around the world ever since, with 17 Top 50 UK singles, a host of successful albums and over 5 million sales worldwide. Throughout the course of his musical career, Mike Peters (aka The Man in The Camo Jacket) has taken The Alarm from relapse to remission and back, creating a unique musical legacy amplified by its enduring message of Love, Hope and Strength.

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Chick Corea Sextet with Steve Gadd
October 10 and 11 | 7pm & 9pm
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Chick Corea has attained iconic status in music. The keyboardist, composer and bandleader is a DownBeat Hall of Famer and NEA Jazz Master, as well as the fourth-most nominated artist in Grammy Awards history with 63 nods – and 22 wins, in addition to a number of Latin Grammys. From straight-ahead to avant-garde, bebop to jazz-rock fusion, children’s songs to chamber and symphonic works, Chick has touched an astonishing number of musical bases in his career since playing with the genre-shattering bands of Miles Davis in the late ’60s and early ’70s.

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Over The Rhine
October 13 and 14 | 7pm
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When you listen to Over the Rhine, the supremely talented wife-husband duo of Karin Bergquist and Linford Detweiler, you quickly fall under the spell of Karin’s compelling voice, ethereal and earthy at once, and then you notice their subtle, satisfying arrangements, all the instruments so exquisitely balanced, and finally the lines of the songs start hitting you. Paste Magazine praises their “lovely, heartbreaking, and ultimately uplifting musical mosaic.” The Washington Post applauds their “understated, country-tinged charm.” The Wall Street Journal describes their album, Meet Me at the Edge of the World, as “subtle and elegant, with airy musical arrangements and breathtaking vocal harmonies that fit the title of the album.”




House of Waters
June 13 | 7pm
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Tickets for this show are $15-12 in advance, $20 at the door

House of Waters is a trio that incorporates elements of West-African, jazz, psychedelic, indie rock, classical and world music into their astonishingly unique sound. Five years after their groundbreaking Revolution, House of Waters now returns with its eponymous follow-up. Featuring Max ZT on hammered dulcimer, Moto Fukushima on six-string bass, and newly added percussionist Argentinian-born Ignacio Rivas-Bixio rounds out the touring trio. The album also features virtuosic cellist Dave Eggar, flautist Sam Sadigursky and the singer Priya Darshini.

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The Rad Trads & The Brother Brothers
July 11 | 7pm
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Tickets for this show are $15-12 in advance, $20 at the door

The night after they bring the house down at Dakota, this double billing heads to Vieux Carre!

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