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Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival
(The Clearwater Festival)
June 21 & 22, 2014
Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson, NY
ClearwaterFestival.org
(Kids 12 & under get in for free!)
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"One of the Top 4 Festivals in the US" Outside Magazine

Founded by Pete and Toshi Seeger, this year's Clearwater Festival will honor co-founders Pete and Toshi Seeger who passed away recently.

Over 100 artists will perform over 7 bio-diesel or solar powered stages including: The Mavericks, Rufus Wainwright, Norah Jones' new project Puss N Boots (featuring Norah, Sasha Dobson & Catherine Popper), moe.Acoustic, Richard Thompson, Martin Sexton, Josh Ritter, David Bromberg Big Band, Lake Street Dive, Bettye LaVette, Jake Shimabukuro, Buckwheat Zydeco, The Klezmatics, Holly Near, Tom Paxton, Tom Chapin, Toshi Reagon & Big Lovely, Bernice Johnson Reagon, Laurie Berkner, Dan Bern, Dar Williams, Garland Jeffreys and many more.

In addition to the 7 stages of music, there's also an Artisanal Food & Farmer's Market with musical performances and demonstrations, the Juried Handcrafts Village, Green Living Expo, Working Waterfront with rides on small boats and tall ships (including the sloop Clearwater and schooner Mystic Whaler), the Children's Area, Todd's Musical Petting Zoo, The Circle of Song (sing-alongs), Story Grove (professional storytellers) and so much more! Kids 12 & under get in for free!

Inspired by Pete Seeger’s desire to clean up the river over forty years ago, Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival initially helped raise the funds to build the sloop Clearwater, which has since become a world-renowned floating classroom and a symbol of effective grassroots action. Today, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Inc. is a non-profit organization that sails at the forefront of the nation’s environmental challenges. The revenue raised by the Revival goes to support Clearwater’s numerous educational programs and its work toward environmental and social justice—as well as keeping the sloop Clearwater afloat.

Early Bird tickets are on sale now so purchase early and save money. Clearwater Members receive 20% off advance ticket prices. Kids 12 & under get in for free! Visit our website for tickets and more info @ ClearwaterFestival.org.

SOUTH ORANGE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
1 Sopac Way
South Orange, NY
www.SOPACNow.org

Suzanne Vega
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 @ 7:30pm
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Widely regarded as one of the most brilliant songwriters of her generation, Grammy Award-nominated Suzanne Vega emerged as a leading figure of the folk-music revival of the early 1980s when, accompanying herself on acoustic guitar, she sang what has been labeled contemporary folk or neo-folk songs of her own creation in Greenwich Village clubs. Since the release of her self-titled, critically acclaimed 1985 debut album, she has given sold-out concerts in many of the world’s best-known halls. In performances devoid of outward drama that nevertheless convey deep emotion, Vega sings in a distinctive, clear vibrato-less voice that has been described as “a cool, dry sandpaper- brushed near-whisper” and as “plaintive but disarmingly powerful.” Vega is best known for her hits “Tom’s Diner” and “Luka.”

Tom Paxton & Holly Near
Friday, May 9, 2014 @ 8pm
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An evening with two legendary folk musicians. Tom Paxton has become a voice of his generation, addressing issues of injustice and inhumanity, laying bare the absurdities of modern culture, and celebrating the tender bonds of family, friends, and community. Paxton has been an integral part of the songwriting and folk music community since the early 60s Greenwich Village scene, and continues to be a primary influence on today’s “New Folk” performers. Holly Near is a unique combination of entertainer, teacher, and activist. An immense vocal talent, Near’s career as a singer has been defined by an unwillingness to separate her passion for music from her passion for human dignity. She is a skilled performer and an outspoken ambassador for peace who brings to the stage an integration of world consciousness, spiritual discovery, and theatricality.

The Mavericks
Thursday, May 15, 2014 @ 7:30pm
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The Mavericks are back! The country-steeped garage band with a Cuban American lead singer emerged from Miami in 1989 with their sultry debut that was equal parts innocence, intensity, and vintage influences, has recently reunited after an eight-year hiatus. Time has a way of melting when you're busy living life – and two decades have passed since their polyrhythmic brand of post-modern country has given the world "All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down," "Here Comes My Baby," and "Dance The Night Away."

An Evening With Barbara Cook
Saturday, May 31, 2014 @ 9pm
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Considered “Broadway’s favorite ingenue” during the heyday of the Broadway musical, Barbara Cook’s silvery soprano, purity of tone, and warm presence have delighted audiences around the world for more than 50 years. Whether on the stages of major international venues throughout the world or in the intimate setting of New York’s Café Carlyle or Feinstein’s at the Regency, Barbara Cook’s popularity continues to thrive - as evidenced a succession of 7 triumphant returns to Carnegie Hall (the most recent being her celebratory 85th Birthday concert) where she made a legendary solo concert debut in 1975 , and an ever-growing mantle of honors including the Tony, Grammy, Drama Desk and New York Drama Critics Circle Awards, her citation as a Living New York Landmark and her induction into the Theatre Hall of Fame. In 2011, Miss Cook returned to the Broadway stage after a 23-year absence, and was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance in the musical Sondheim on Sondheim, directed by James Lapine, for the Roundabout Theater Company.

The Smithereens
Saturday, June 7, 2014 @ 8pm
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The Smithereens are the seminal New Jersey rockers with irresistibly catchy hooks and rapturously fuzzed-out guitars. The group is best known for writing and playing catchy 1960s-influenced power pop that inspired countless alternative rockers including Kurt Cobain. The Smithereens gained popularity with 11, the album the spawned the hits “A Girl Like You,” “Blue Period,” and “Blood and Roses” which was featured in the 1986 action/thriller, Dangerously Close. More recently, The Smithereens were on tour with Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers and they also released 2011, their first album of new material in 12 years produced by Don Dixon.

NAKED SOUL
RUBIN MUSEUM OF ART

150 W 17th St, NYC 10011
212.620.5000 ext 344 www.rmanyc.org
Naked Soul is an all acoustic and unplugged (Naked) music series held at the Rubin Museum of Art (www.rmanyc.org). The Rubin is the only museum in North America whose entire collection is dedicated to artwork of the Himalayas (Soul). The series is held in the Rubin's intimate 137 seat cherry wood lined theater. When the artists arrive they are given a tour of the museum. Artists are encouraged to make connections between the art and their songs - slides of any piece of art that the artists choose are projected behind the artist during the performance. After the show, the audience is given a free tour of the museum. Tickets are available by calling the museum M-F 11am-5pm at 212-620-5000 ext 344.

Dan Bern
Friday, May 9, 2014 @ 7pm
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Dan Bern is best known as a prolific songwriter and electric performer who has released a dozen albums and has spent over a decade appearing everywhere from coffee shops to Carnegie Hall. Since 2007, Bern has focused much of his talent and sharp wit on writing songs for movies and other projects. He composed over a dozen songs for the Jake Kasdan/Judd Apatow spoof-biopic Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story and wrote the title song for Jonathan Demme’s documentary, Jimmy Carter: Man From Plains. Bern also composed songs that are included in the Judd Apatow film Get Him to the Greek, and he has had songs featured on the CW show Hellcats. Since 2009, Bern has self-released 2 live albums, a children's album Two Feet Tall, his first studio album in 6 years Drifter, an album of baseball songs Doubleheader, and an album based on the writings of Everett Ruess Wilderness Song, which will serve as the soundtrack for a Jonathan Demme-produced documentary of the same name.

Shelby Lynne
Friday, May 30, 2014 @ 7pm
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Grammy winning singer/songwriter Shelby Lynne, a jaw-dropping vocalist, makes her highly-anticipated Rubin Museum debut.

Jill Sobule
Friday, June 13, 2014 @ 7pm
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Jill Sobule is a Denver-born singer, songwriter, storyteller, guitarist and gypsy. Her recording career began in 1990 with her debut album Things Here are Different, recorded by Todd Rundgren. Her 1995 self-titled album, Jill Sobule, yielded the hit songs I Kissed A Girl (the original) and Supermodel. Since then, she has continued to record, produce and tour with an ever-growing loyal fan base. Jill is considered a pioneer in crowd sourcing, with her 2009 fan-funded record, California Years. She continues to be at the forefront of exploring and creating new models for artists in an ever-changing changing music industry. She’s performed with Neil Young, Billy Bragg, Steve Earle, Cyndi Lauper, Tom Morello and Warren Zevon and inducted Neil Diamond into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame.

Ben Sollee
Friday, June 27, 2014 @ 7pm
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Known for his thrilling cello playing that incorporates folk, bluegrass, jazz and R&B, Ben Sollee possesses rough, smooth, smoky vocal stylings and a knack for intricate arrangements.

Known for his thrilling cello playing that incorporates new techniques to create a unique mix of folk, bluegrass, jazz and R&B, Ben Sollee possesses rough, smooth, smoky vocal stylings and a knack for intricate arrangements. Sollee shares himself completely with his audience, whether it be by personal lyrics, or his commitment to the environment. In 2012, Sollee self-released his fourth album, Half-Made Man, a revealing, deeply moving album that explores a man trying to figure himself out, just as we all are. Sollee first gained major notice with his 2008 debut, Learning to Bend, which led NPR’s Morning Edition to call him one of the “Top Ten Great Unknown Artists” of the year. Later, All Things Considered called his debut “an inspired collection of acoustic, folk and jazz-flavored songs, filled with hope and the earnest belief that the world is good.”

John Gorka
Friday, September 5, 2014 @ 7pm
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John Gorka is an icon of the folk tradition. Energetic acoustic music that is not a trend, not a fad, but an expression of everyday life is his trademark. John's rich baritone voice and unique songcraft weave a magical spell that can only be described as 'Gorka.' "The preeminent male singer-songwriter of the New Folk Movement."

Janis Ian
Friday, September 19, 2014 @ 7pm
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In her fifth decade of writing songs and performing, Janis Ian recently won her second Grammy Award. After her Rubin Museum debut last year, she’s back by popular demand. Her 2013 Grammy (her second), presented at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony, was for Best Spoken Word Album for her audio book "Society's Child” (Audible.com).

She began her mostly stellar, sometimes stormy, professional life at the age of 12 when she wrote her first song and was published by Broadside Magazine. That led to her first “real” show, at New York’s venerable Village Gate, where she shared a stage with Tom Paxton (with whom she recently toured the east coast of the U.S.), Lou Gossett Jr., Judy Collins, Phil Ochs, and a host of other singer songwriters. At 14, she wrote "Society’s Child”. “At Seventeen” later became her trademark song and, along with the album on which it debuted, “Between the Lines,” it earned five Grammy nominations and wins including Best Pop Female Performance and Best Engineered Recording. The song has since joined “Society’s Child” as inductees in the Grammy Hall of Fame.

Music and lyrics are about life experiences and, as Janis’ life has been full and colorful, so have her songs as evidenced by her multiple awards, Grammy and Dove Award nominations and commendations. Her songs have been recorded by singers as diverse as Cher, John Mellencamp, Celine Dion, Hugh Masakela, Nana Mouskouri, Charlie Daniels and Roberta Flack.

Martha Wainwright
Friday, October 10, 2014 @ 7pm
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With a hugely expressive voice and an arsenal of powerful songs, Martha is a beguiling entertainer and a refreshingly different, new force in music.

Martha is the daughter of folk legends Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle and sister of acclaimed singer songwriter Rufus Wainwright. Undoubtedly her own person, with her own sense of style, Martha creates her own music with an extraordinary versatile and compelling voice. In the January 2005 issue of Mojo, Norah Jones listed her as one of the “best things she heard all year.” London’s Sunday Times included Martha in their songs of the year issue. Throughout her career, Martha has also contributed to albums by Dan Bern, Kate & Anna McGarrigle. Rufus Wainwright, Snow Patrol and Teddy Thompson amoung others.

Erin McKeown
Friday, October 17, 2014 @ 7pm
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Over the past decade, Erin McKeown has spent an average of 200 nights onstage each year. She has appeared on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," "Later with Jools Holland," NPR, BBC, and has had her music placed in numerous films, television shows, and commercials. She has even written a song via text message with her friend Rachel Maddow.

Erin's compelling and energy-packed stage show teamed with her seemingly effortless ability to bridge genres has garnered her international acclaim. She regularly collaborates and performs with her peers Andrew Bird, Anais Mitchell, Ben Sollee, Carrie Rodriguez, Mike Doughty, Amos Lee, and Josh Ritter. She has also performed at many of the world's esteemed music festivals including Bonnaroo, Newport Folk, Glastonbury, and Oxegen.

Melissa Ferrick
Friday, Novemver 7, 2014 @ 7pm
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Melissa Ferrick is back with her first self-produced album since 2004, the truth is. An evolution in the sound she has developed over the course of her expansive career and catalog, the record is also a creative departure in its collaborative approach to the recording process for the multi-instrumentalist. The result is a raw, rootsy record set to a sweeping Americana/alt-country soundtrack that layers steel guitars and background harmonies into some of the lushest, brightest songs of her 20-year career.

Signed to Atlantic Records in the mid-‘90s, Ferrick was part of a new wave of alt-rock females—including artists like Liz Phair and PJ Harvey—who sang about womanhood with sharp, unchecked honesty. Morrissey proved an early champion when he personally invited her to tour as his opening act. Ferrick eventually went on to found her own label and release a string of albums and EPs (more than 16 to date) in which she played almost every instrument herself. She tours regularly and plays to packed houses across the U.S.

Dana Fuchs
Friday, December 12, 2014 @ 7pm
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A rare phenomenon whose unique voice and stage presence alludes to those of Janis Joplin, Etta James and Otis Redding, Dana Fuchs is back on the Rubin’s stage after multiple on stage appearances. Arriving in NYC at the age of 19, Fuchs worked the blues circuit for a couple of years until deciding it was time to tell her story through her own music. She began compiling a solid body of original rock songs. “My personal ‘blues’ had a different story and I needed to tell it…and express my rock and roll side more.” Part of her self-exploration included playing the title role of Janis Joplin in the Off-Broadway musical hit Love, Janis, and "Sadie" in Julie Taymor's critically acclaimed film Across The Universe. Perhaps Stereophile Magazine said it best: "imagine a sultry, more emotive Janis Joplin, backed by a higher energy version of the late 60's Rolling Stones...Rock n' Roll doesn’t get any better." Dana tours in support of her new album, Bliss Avenue, her most honest and unflinching studio album.

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TARRYTOWN MUSIC HALL
13 Main Street Tarrytown, NY 10591
877.840.0457 www.tarrytownmusichall.org

Delbert McClinton
Friday, April 18, 2014 @ 8pm
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Delbert McClinton returns to the Music Hall! The three time Grammy award winner is a legend among Texas roots music aficionados, not only for his amazing longevity, but for his ability to combine country, blues, soul, and rock & roll as if there were no distinctions between any of them. A formidable harmonica player, he is a critics' darling and a favorite of his peers.

Indigo Girls
Sunday, April 20, 2014 @ 8pm
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We are thrilled to welcome the Grammy winning Indigo Girls back to the Music Hall! Amy Ray and Emily Saliers have been touring ever since their self-titled 1989 breakthrough album, an album that included the first hit, “Closer To Fine,” and went on to win Best Contemporary Folk Recording at the 1990 Grammys. Decades into their career, the Indigo Girls still amaze conventional pundits with their ability to grow and thrive no matter what the state of the music industry is at any given point. The duo’s constant touring, as well as staunch dedication to a number of social and environmental causes, has earned them a fervidly devoted following over the years.

Ani DiFranco
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 @ 8pm
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Ani DiFranco is a songwriter, vocalist and guitarist perpetually on the move. From the raw “folk punk” of her early albums through the jazz/funk grooves she created during her years touring with a five-piece band to the twists and turns of her current work as a solo artist, Ani’s restless creativity continually leads her and her listeners into ever more exciting territory. Over the course of more than 20 albums, including the live double-CD Living in Clip (1997) and the two-disc career retrospective Canon (2007), as well as her latest, Which Side are You On? (2012), Ani has never stopped evolving, experimenting, testing the limits of what can be said and sung.

Patti LuPone
Friday, April 18, 2014 @ 8pm
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The Music Hall is thrilled to present one of the most celebrated performers in the history of theater. Patti LuPone has won multiple Tony Awards, including her roles as Eva Peron in Evita and Madame Rose in Gypsy. In London, she won the Olivier Award for her performances as Fantine in the original production of Les Miserables and in the Acting Company production of The Cradle Will Rock. She also created the role of Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard. Miss LuPone’s most recent Broadway appearances include David Mamet’s The Anarchist and the new musical Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, for which she was nominated for Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards. She recently authored, Patti LuPone: A Memoir, a NY Times bestseller. THE GYPSY IN MY SOUL features songs from her brilliant Broadway career as well as some of her personal pop favorites.

Hair The Musical
Thursday, May 8, 2014 @ 8pm
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HAIR - a journey through the tumultuous 1960s America! This exuberant musical about searching for truth, peace and love in Vietnam War-era America continues to strike a resonant chord with audiences of all ages. The long list of chart-topping hit songs include “Aquarius,” "Let the Sun Shine in,” “Good Morning, Starshine” and “Easy to be Hard”, became anthems of counter-culture and the sexual revolution and continue to have a profound impact on audiences. Hair tells the story of the "tribe", a group of politically active, hippies of the "Age of Aquarius" living a bohemian life in New York City and fighting against conscription into the Vietnam War. They struggle to balance their lives, loves and the sexual revolution with their rebellion against the war and their conservative parents and society. The musical's profanity, its depiction of the use of illegal drugs, its sexuality, its irreverence for the American flag, and nude scene caused much comment and controversy when it arrived on Broadway.

Judy Collins & Don McLean
Saturday, May 10, 2014 @ 8pm
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Two legendary artists together for one incredible evening at the Music Hall! Judy Collins has thrilled audiences worldwide with her unique blend of interpretative folksongs and contemporary themes. Her impressive career has spanned more than 50 years. She won "Song of the Year” at the 1975 Grammy Awards was Judy's version of “Send in the Clowns,” a ballad written by Stephen Sondheim for the Broadway musical “A Little Night Music.” Don Mclean is best known for writing one of the most famous songs of all time, “American Pie”. It was voted number 5 in a poll of the 365 “Songs of the Century” compiled by the Recording Industry Association of America and the National Endowment for the Arts, joining such classics as “White Christmas” and “Over the Rainbow”. “Vincent” from the American Pie is also an American classic.

Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries
Thursday, May 15, 2014 @ 3:30 & 6:30 pm
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The much-loved Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. Gang take center stage in an all-new family musical, Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries, presented by Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Life Like Touring. Featuring everyone’s favorite characters from one of television’s longest-running animated series, Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries is set to thrill audiences here at the Music Hall. In this exciting new production, Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. Gang have been called upon to help solve an epic mystery. A trouble-making ghost is haunting a local theatre and Shaggy, Fred, Daphne, Velma, and Scooby-Doo are on their way in the Mystery Machine to crack the case. With crazy ghosts, perplexing puzzles, and an abundance of Scooby Snacks, it’s Scooby-Doo and friends at their best, travelling across the country, solving mysteries wherever they go.

Patty Griffin
Saturday, June 7, 2014 @ 8 pm
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Patty Griffin (w/ her combo) tours in support of her new album American Kid, her first album of mainly new material since Children Running Through in 2007. In between, she made the Grammy Award-winning Downtown Church (2010), her version of classic gospel. She also became a member of Band of Joy, the group in which leader Robert Plant and his cohorts meld British and American folk, rock and spiritual music. American Kid returns to typical Patty Griffin territory, which is to say that it features a group of remarkably powerful, personal and unpredictable songs arranged and performed in a style that doesn’t entirely repeat anything she’s done on her previous albums while drawing on all of them. Yet Griffin’s catalog is among the most unified in modern popular music, because her singing is as unmistakable and inimitable as her songwriting.

Rick Springfield
Stripped Down-Solo Acoustic

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 @ 8 pm
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A rare, intimate solo performance with music and storytelling from the pop star. With 25 million albums sold, 17 top-40 hits, including “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” “An Affair of the Heart,” “I've Done Everything for You,” “Love Somebody” and “Human Touch,” as well as a 1981 Grammy® for Best Male Rock Vocal win for his No. 1 hit single “Jessie’s Girl” behind him, Rick Springfield has more to say with his latest Universal Music Enterprises release, Songs for the End of the World.
PREMIUM SEATS INCLUDE MEET & GREET.

Barbara Cook
Saturday, June 14, 2014 @ 8pm
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Considered “Broadway’s favorite ingenue” during the heyday of the Broadway musical, Barbara Cook’s silvery soprano, purity of tone, and warm presence have delighted audiences around the world for more than 50 years. Whether on the stages of major international venues throughout the world or in the intimate setting of New York’s Café Carlyle or Feinstein’s at the Regency, Barbara Cook’s popularity continues to thrive - as evidenced a succession of 7 triumphant returns to Carnegie Hall (the most recent being her celebratory 85th Birthday concert) where she made a legendary solo concert debut in 1975 , and an ever-growing mantle of honors including the Tony, Grammy, Drama Desk and New York Drama Critics Circle Awards, her citation as a Living New York Landmark and her induction into the Theatre Hall of Fame. In 2011, Miss Cook returned to the Broadway stage after a 23-year absence, and was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance in the musical Sondheim on Sondheim, directed by James Lapine, for the Roundabout Theater Company.

Lucinda Williams
Sunday, June 15, 2014 @ 8pm
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A Music Hall/Music Without Borders Co-presentation, supported by WFUV. Special Guest: Kenneth Brian Band.
Best known for her Grammy nominated songs “Essence”, “Cold, Cold Heart”, “Get Right With God” and her Grammy Winning Best Country Song “Passionate Kisses” – performed by Mary Chapin Carpenter - Lucinda Williams has been the object of cultish adoration for years. Williams is universally hailed as a major talent by both critics and fellow musicians. Her meticulous attention to detail and staunch adherence to her own vision are exactly what helped build her reputation. This three-time Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter has been honored as "One of the Top 100 Women in Rock" by VH1 and voted "America's Best Songwriter" by TIME Magazine. Part country, folk, rock and blues, her evocative songs are acclaimed as brilliant, breakthrough musical narratives.

Happy Together 2014 w/The Turtles, Chuck Negron,
Mark Farner, Mitch Ryder and Gary Lewis & The Playboys

Friday, June 20, 2014 @ 8pm
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The Happy Together Tour of 2014 is once again highlighted by Flo and Eddie of The Turtles. Their debut single, Dylan’s “It Ain’t Me Babe,” went Top Ten in 1965 and launched the band on a brief string of hits: “Let Me Be,” “You Baby,” “Grim Reaper of Love,” and “Can I Get to Know You Better.” The Turtles weren’t content, however, and were about to break up; but first they released “Happy Together,” which proved to be their biggest hit, and one of 1967′s Top Ten records. With their career reinvigorated, “She’d Rather Be with Me,” “You Know What I Mean,” “Elenore,” and “You Showed Me” were their last single releases.

LEBANON OPERA HOUSE
51 North Park Street, Lebanon, NH 03766
603.448.0400 www.lebanonoperahouse.org

Joan Osborne
Saturday, April 19, 2014 @ 7:30pm
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Considered one of the great voices of her generation, Joan Osborne is a multi-platinum selling recording artist and seven-time Grammy nominee. Her debut album, Relish, wove together strands of American roots music, poetic lyrics and impassioned vocals, and produced the international hit “(What if God Was) One of Us.”

Since then she has released several albums, toured extensively with her own band and as a member of The Grateful Dead, appeared in the Grammy Award-winning documentary “Standing in the Shadows of Motown,” and shared the stage with Bob Dylan, Luciano Pavarotti, Stevie Wonder, Emmylou Harris and Patti Smith to name just a few.

Patty Griffin
Friday, June 13, 2014 @ 7:30pm
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Patty Griffin (w/ her combo) tours in support of her new album American Kid, her first album of mainly new material since Children Running Through in 2007. In between, she made the Grammy Award-winning Downtown Church (2010), her version of classic gospel. She also became a member of Band of Joy, the group in which leader Robert Plant and his cohorts meld British and American folk, rock and spiritual music. American Kid returns to typical Patty Griffin territory, which is to say that it features a group of remarkably powerful, personal and unpredictable songs arranged and performed in a style that doesn’t entirely repeat anything she’s done on her previous albums while drawing on all of them. Yet Griffin’s catalog is among the most unified in modern popular music, because her singing is as unmistakable and inimitable as her songwriting.

Acoustic Hot Tuna w/Leon Russell
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 @ 7:30pm
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Hot Tuna returns to LOH! From their days playing together as teenagers to their current acoustic and electric blues, probably no one has more consistently led American music for the last 50 years than Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady, the founders and continuing core members of Hot Tuna.

The ultimate rock & roll session man, Leon Russell’s long and storied career includes collaborations with a virtual who’s who of music icons spanning from Jerry Lee Lewis to Phil Spector to the Rolling Stones. A similar eclecticism and scope also surfaces in his solo work, which couches his charmingly gravelly voice in a rustic yet rich swamp pop fusion of country, blues, and gospel.